Bible League, August 2017

“We know God sent us this Project Philip Bible study after so many years of praying because now we can understand God’s Word and how to help others see the Gospel,” a believer from the Mieng tribal people living in northern Vietnam offers. “After so many years without God’s Word, thanks to you we have this gift.” Most are farmers in the Nguyan Province, about 100km north of Hanoi, and others live in rugged mountainous areas beyond roads, “but today there is a church of Mieng believers and God has blessed us because we can now understand the Bible.” This is how God’s Word is transforming lives today—because of your help, lives are being transformed. Continue reading “Bible League, August 2017”

Bible League, September 2017

To get to the remote church in Mtendere, Zambia, you travel dusty roads through crowded, makeshift slums, and the smoke of smoldering fires choking the air. But then you see the tin-roofed church and dozens of children running to the sound of singing from within. “My girl’s life has completely changed,” a mother says, “you can ask her yourself—she’s right there. Her name is Sarah.” When the Project Philipfor Children Bible study ends, Sarah skips toward her mother and answers a simple question this way, “The Bible taught me about Jesus, and I love Jesus because he loves me.” Sarah’s mother adds, “The reason Sarah can read is because of this Bible study. There is no school for her because we are poor. But this has changed her life. It has changed all our lives.” Continue reading “Bible League, September 2017”

Upcoming Events, Week of 9/17/2017

September 17, 2017
9:30 A.M. Worship in the Sanctuary
Romans 6:1-14
Father of Holiness
Pastor Don White will preach.
Moment for Mission Mike Davis – 2018 Mexico Mission Trip
Children age 4- gr. 4, are excused at some point during the worship service for KIDS Church

10:45-11:00 A.M.
Coffee & Fellowship

11:00 A.M. – Noon
Starting Point
Refuge Youth Room in Ed. Build

11:15 A.M
Children’s SS
Adult Sunday School

4:30 – 6:00 P.M. REFUGE Youth Groups Resume
For those entering Grades 5th-12th
(meet in the Education Building)
5-8th grade & 9-12th grade teams

6:00 P.M. Evening Bible Study/Prayer Gathering
Wednesday 9/20
No A.M. Ladies Bible Study This Week. Will resume 9/27
(Philemon) Lesson 20, pg. 131

2:00- 5:00 P.M. Marion Youth Center Community after school program begins.
(Wednesdays) (following school schedule) GYM & Lower Ed. Building

Thursday
4:00 P.M. Bible Study/Prayer Resumes

Wednesday September 27
SEE YOU AT THE POLE
FIX OUR EYES – Hebrews 12:1-3
LET US FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS!
THEREFORE, SINCE WE ARE SURROUNDED BY SUCH A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES, LET US THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS AND THE SIN THAT SO EASILY ENTANGLES, AND LET US RUN WITH PERSEVERANCE THE RACE MARKED OUT FOR US. LET US FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS, THE AUTHOR AND PERFECTER OF OUR FAITH, WHO FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS, SCORNING ITS SHAME, AND SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF GOD. CONSIDER HIM WHO ENDURED SUCH OPPOSITION FROM SINFUL MEN, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT GROW WEARY AND LOSE HEART.

Saturday September 30
Harvest in the Hamlet

Sunday October 1
Worship Service in the GYM

Sunday October 8 Consistory Nominations Close
Nomination Forms are on the back table.
Please be sure to receive permission from the person that you would like to nominate.

Saturday October 14
Men’s Breakfast

Sunday October 15
Communion Service

Tuesday October 31
Marion Seniors Luncheon Meeting
Fellowship Hall

Tuesday October 31
TRUNK or TREAT

Sunday November 5
Worship Service in the GYM
Daylight Savings Ends

Saturday November 11
Men’s Breakfast

Wednesday November 15
Annual Congregational Meeting – 7:00 P.M.

Wednesday November 22
Thanksgiving Eve Service

Thursday November 23
Thanksgiving – Church Office Closed

Sunday November 26
First Sunday in Advent

Tuesday November 28
Marion Seniors Luncheon Meeting
Fellowship Hall

Upcoming Events, Week of September 10th, 2017

September 10, 2017
Worship in the GYM

9:30 A.M.
Matthew 28:16-20
Dedicate Ministry Staffs
Pastor Don White will preach.
K.I.D.S. Church Kick-off
Children age 4- gr. 4, are excused
at some point during the worship
service for KIDS Church

Consistory Nominations begins.
Nomination Forms are on the back table.
Please be sure with the person that you would like to nominate.

Kid’s Church Staff Meeting
(Directly after the service in the
Kids Church room for all teachers.)

10:45-11:00 A.M.
Coffee & Fellowship

11:00 A.M. – Noon
Starting Point begins, Refuge Youth Room in Ed. Build. This session runs September 10 – October 29
Back to Sunday School Kick-off
4th Annual Bible Verse Balloon Launch
Refreshments
Bible Jeopardy Game w/prizes

11:15 A.M.
Adult Sunday School

6:00 P.M. Evening Bible Study/Prayer Gathering

Starting Point begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Youth Room in the Ed Building September 10 – October 29

Wednesday Sept. 13 Wednesday Ladies Bible Study Resumes at 9:30 a.m.
(Philemon) Lesson 20, pg. 131

Sunday
Sept. 17
Service In the Sanctuary
Moment for Mission Mike Davis
2018 Mexico Mission trip

REFUGE Youth Group will resume in the
Ed Building. 4:30 -6:00 P.M.
5-8th grade team & 9-12th grade team

Tuesday
6:30-7:30 P.M. Elders Mtg.; 7:30 P.M. Consistory Mtg.

Wednesday
September 27
SEE YOU AT THE POLE
FIX OUR EYES – Hebrews 12:1-3
LET US FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS!
THEREFORE, SINCE WE ARE SURROUNDED BY SUCH A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES, LET US THROW OFF EVERYTHING THAT HINDERS AND THE SIN THAT SO EASILY ENTANGLES, AND LET US RUN WITH PERSEVERANCE THE RACE MARKED OUT FOR US. LET US FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS, THE AUTHOR AND PERFECTER OF OUR FAITH, WHO FOR THE JOY SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS, SCORNING ITS SHAME, AND SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF GOD. CONSIDER HIM WHO ENDURED SUCH OPPOSITION FROM SINFUL MEN, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT GROW WEARY AND LOSE HEART.

Wednesday
Sept. 20
Marion Youth Center
Community after school program begins.
(Wednesdays) following school schedule.
GYM & Lower Ed. Building

Thursday
4:00 P.M. Bible Study/Prayer Resumes

Upcoming Schedule, 5/28/2017

The Lord’s Day
May 28, 2017

9:30 A.M. Worship in the Sanctuary
I Corinthians 15:1-34
Pastor Don White will preach.
Don Di Crasto, Taylor Boerman bring a Moment for Mission report on Scarlet Thread/Marion Youth Center.
K.I.D.S. Church Children age 4- gr. 4, are excused at some point during the worship service for KIDS Church

10:45-11:15 A.M. Coffee & Fellowship
11:15 A.M. Sunday School for All Ages

NO Refuge Youth Group

6:00 P.M. Evening Bible/Prayer Gathering
Proverbs 11:12ff

Monday, May 29th – In Observance of Memorial Day The Church Office will be Closed
Wednesday
NO Ladies Bible Study. Will resume 6/7, (It will be the last study until fall.)
2:00-5:00 P.M. Marion Youth Center – (Ed Building & GYM)

Thursday
NO Bible Study/Prayer (Will resume 6/8)

Special offering for Casa de Refugio building fund to be received during the closing hymn next Sunday, 6/4. If you are giving to this, and by check please make checks out to Second Reformed Church. Thank you for your consideration.

– Your Consistory.

Sunday, June – 4 Service in the GYM
9:30 A.M. I Corinthians 15:35-49; Resurrection of Christ: Explaining the Resurrection Jim Harden will preach.
10:45-11:15 A.M. Coffee & Fellowship
11:15 A.M. Sunday School
4:00-5:30 P.M. Refuge Youth Group
NO Bible Study/Prayer Gathering. (Pastor on study leave, will resume 6/11).

VBS Staff Meeting Monday, June 5th, 6:30 P.M.
Please be in prayer about serving at VBS. We would be excited to have you join us. VBS does not happen without volunteers! If there are any questions, please call Deborah Hill at the church office, 926-4235. The Sign-up Sheet is on the back table.

Sunday, June – 11 Sunday School RALLY Day
Sunday, June – 18 Father’s Day
Graduate Recognition Day
Scholarship Award
Sunday, June – 25 Service in the GYM
VBS Staff Dedication

Monday- Friday June 26th-30th CAVE QUEST VBS
9:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Save the Date!
All Church Picnic – July 23rd
approx. Noon
B. Forman Park

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