First Christian Reformed Church of Seattle
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January 15, 2017 Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Pastor: Don Piper Message: Your Response
Today Nursery: The Nursery is available downstairs for children (newborn–age 3) during the morning service.
Volunteers Thanks to those who are serving in volunteer roles: Greeters
Children’s Church (ages 4-8) meets today. Teachers and helpers will be in the lobby area to meet you.
Judy Corning Tim Vanden Bos
Brian & Ivonne Vander Vlies
Sunday School classes will meet after the morning service and will dismiss by noon. All children from K-Grade 12 are invited!
Table Talk - Church Identity: We will hold another session today for those who missed the first one on November 13. For more information, please see page 4. Grow Groups (Senior Adults): We will meet at 3:00 p.m. to continue our current study the book of Galatians.
Next Week Sunday's Message: Steve Ulmer will be our guest pastor, bringing a sermon entitled, "Overcoming the Circumstances," taken from Habakkuk 3:16-19. Two Offerings: During this coming week, please prepare your heart to hear the Lord’s direction on how He would want you to give for the two offerings next Sunday. The first one will be directed toward our Local Operating Budget (LOB), and the second will go to Ministry Shares. Thank you for being a prayerful and generous church body!
Dan & Chris Kredit
Ken & Carla Hoekzema
Coffee Set-Up January
Tim & Julie Vanden Bos
John DeKoekkoek Steve DeKoekkoek
Coffee Clean-Up Today
To be determined
Nursery (Newborn - age 3) Today
Jan Loesche Renita Korf Geneva Boersema
Erika Bakker Kathy Martin Ava DeKoekkoek
Children’s Church (ages 4-8) Today
Ivonne Vander Vlies Joan Oordt Pat Holly
Ivonne Vander Vlies Joan Oordt Pat Holly
For more info, contact the Church Office
Order of Worship Prelude
Welcome & Announcements * Call to Worship
Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above #465 v. 1,2,4
* God’s Greeting * Songs of Praise and Commitment
Holy Is The Lord
Here Is Love
The Goodness of the Lord
Tithes & Offerings Prayer Offerings I Exalt Thee
Local Operating Budget
Children ages 4-8 may be dismissed for Children’s Church Congregational Prayer Scripture
* God’s Parting Blessing * Closing Song
Let There Be Glory and Honor and Praises
Postlude Prayer Support: The Pastor and Elders are available at the front to pray with and for you. Parents: Thank you for picking up your children from the Nursery immediately after the service. Coffee and Fellowship: Please join us in the Foyer for coffee and fellowship.
* Please stand if you are able Offering schedules are available on the table in the foyer 206.364.3021 firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcements Table Talk—Church Identity TODAY @ 11:30 a.m. in MPR Our recent Table Talks on Church Identity have shown that there is widespread eagerness to participate in the discussion about how to identify ourselves to the community we serve. As we consider a pending church name change, we want to be clear and compelling in communicating who we are and what we're about. Because the last Table Talk was so well-attended, the Council is hosting another one to allow for more participation. This will be a repeat of the 11/13 session, so don't feel a need to attend again if you came to the first one. If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Clousing.
Shoreline Christian School Chili Feed The annual SCS Chili Feed will have an interesting new twist this year. Not only will we enjoy a great night of food, fun and fellowship, this year's event will feature a "Chili Cook-Off" competition. Several staff members will be cooking up batches of their personal chili recipes, and you'll be able to vote for your favorite. Friday, January 27 5:00-7:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall This event is free, but SCS appreciates your donations which help fund professional development for the SCS staff. You are also invited to attend exciting basketball action earlier that afternoon as the SCS Chargers take on Orcas Island - BJV at 2:00 pm, GV at 3:30 pm, and BV at 5:00 pm.
Come join us at January Series each weekday through January 24 at First CRC. Lectures are shown via a “live feed” from Calvin College and covers topics ranging from reimagining healthcare, closing the gender gap in technology, global poverty and violence, vocation and calling, race and reconciliation and so much more by top experts in their fields. Sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and last for about one hour. Visit the website at www.calvin.edu/january.
Table Talks – Worship Renewal In recent weeks, the Council has been engaging in discussions about Worship Renewal with the talented and dedicated people who plan and lead worship. We would now like to offer our church family an opportunity to discuss what we like about our worship experiences, and dream together about how we can all grow and improve our worship services. February 12 11:30 a.m. March 12 11:30 a.m. These will be identical sessions, so if you are interested, you only need attend one of them. Hope to see you there!
Women's Evening Bible Study Resumes Our Women's Evening Bible Study will resume on Monday, January 16, meeting from 7:00–9:00 p.m. in Rooms 201-202. We will use the study guide "Embracing God's Grace—Colossians and Philemon." Please join us if you are able. For more info, contact the Church Office
Mark Your Calendars - This Week Sunday, January 15 10:00 a.m Worship Service 11:30 a.m. Table Talk—Church Identity 3:00 p.m. Grow Groups Monday, January 16 9:30 a.m. January Series Simulcast 7:00 p.m. Men's Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Women's Evening Bible Study Tuesday, January 17 9:30 a.m. January Series Simulcast 6:00 p.m. Council Meeting Wednesday, January 18 9:30 a.m. January Series Simulcast 3:00 p.m. KidReach 7:00 p.m. GEMS Girls' Club - Badge Night 7:00 p.m. Cadets' Boys Club - Derby Cars 7:00 p.m. MAC Junior High Group 7:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal Thursday, January 19 9:30 a.m. January Series Simulcast 12:30 p.m. Outreach Team Meeting 1:30 p.m. Monthly Prayer Meeting Friday, January 20 9:30 a.m. January Series Simulcast Saturday, January 21 8:00 a.m. Pastor Search Team Meeting 6:30 p.m. Couples' Club
Auditorium Multi-Purpose Room Various Homes Auditorium Council Room Rooms 201-202 Auditorium Council Room Auditorium Shoreline Christian School Foyer, 201-202, 206, Council Rm Fellowship Hall Multi-Purpose Room Auditorium Auditorium Council Room Council Room Auditorium Council Room Deelstra Home
dates to remember January 22 January 24 January 27 January 27-28 February 12 March 18-19
High School Youth Group January Series Concludes SCS Annual Chili Supper & Cook-Off Winter Youth Retreat @ Mill Creek Community Church Table Talk - Worship Renewal Annual Missions Conference
Getting Connected We encourage you to get connected with a community group for fellowship and mutual support. It is far too easy to simply come to church on Sunday and then slip out. We want to get to know you better, so join us! If you would like more information about any group, please contact the Church Office. Cadets (Boys grades 3-6) The goal of Cadeting is to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life—devotional, mental, physical, and social. The Cadets meet most Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall during the school year. GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), a club for girls in grades 3-6, meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in various rooms at church. Our activities include Bible lessons, praise/worship, badges, crafts and other fun things. MAC (Made Alive in Christ) MAC Junior High students meet together most Wednesdays during the academic year. Come join the fun at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. High School Youth Group The High School Youth Group meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month during the school year. We have a meal together and get caught up on each other's lives before learning about discipleship in Christ. Grow Groups (Adults) Grow Groups meet once a month in various homes every third Sunday from September through May. We are continuing our study of Galatians.
Couples Club (for Couples of All Ages) This groups meets one Saturday evening per month from October through May Our next meeting will be on Saturday, January 21. HOST: Clarence & Lois Deelstra HELP: Mike & Kelly Vedders Ed & Denise Einfeld Men’s Bible Study The Men’s Bible Study meets most Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room. We use a John Stott study guide as we focus on 1st Timothy and Titus. Women's Morning Bible Study The ladies meet most Thursday mornings from 9:30–11:00 a.m. in Rooms 201-202. We are using a Bible study guide entitled, "The Girl's Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World" by Liz Curtis Higgs. We are currently on break and we'll resume on February 2 in Lesson 5 of our study. Women’s Evening Bible Study The Women's Evening Bible Study meets most Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in Rooms 201-202. We are using the study guide "Embracing God's Grace— Colossians and Philemon." Please join us if you are able.
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 (NLT)
For more info, contact the Church Office
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First Christian Reformed Church of Seattle is a gospel and grace-centered community learning how to follow Jesus. We belong to a broader community called The Christian Reformed Church. What does this mean? We call ourselves… Christian… Because we belong to Jesus Christ and want to be his followers. Reformed… Because we’re part of the historic branch of the Christian church that follows the teachings of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation, who struggled to return Christianity to its biblical roots. Church… Because God has called us to be a fellowship of his people in the world.
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ELDERS Eric Buist Wayne Clousing Clarence Deelstra Tim Vanden Bos
DEACONS Laurie Dykstra Dale Fakkema Dora van der Giessen Brian Vander Vlies