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CHURCH CALENDAR: EARLY BIRD & SWEETHEART DINNERS

Sunday, February 6, 2011


TODAY (2/6):
9:30 Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Gillett
10:50 Children’s Sunday School
11:00 Youth & Adult Sunday School CORNER OF STATE & 26TH STREET
5:30 Senior High Youth Group The Pillar Christian Reformed (630 STATE STREET, HOLLAND, MI 49423)
4:00 Rev. Zhen Cuihua at Pillar Church
MONDAY (2/7):
12:00 Zumba Class Church and First Reformed (616) 392-8085
6:00 Yoga Class
TUESDAY (2/8): Church Youth invite you to www.firstchurchofholland.org
9:00 Women’s Bible Study
7:00 Consistory meeting
WEDNESDAY (2/9):
celebrate Valentine’s Day with us The family of First Church welcomes you to our services today. You are our guest and we are glad you
7:15 Men’s Prayer Group have chosen to worship with us. The following are services available to assist you: barrier-free entrances
1:30 Staff meeting on Saturday, the twelfth of and restrooms; an elevator to the lower level; supervised child care for infants and toddlers in our spacious
3:30 Care Closet nursery; a hearing assistance system for use with hearing aids with the t-coils or headsets; pre-kindergarten
4:30 Biggest Loser Weigh in
5:00 Fellowship Supper
February, Two Thousand and to fifth grade children’s worship bags to aid your child during the service and volunteers who are ready to
answer any questions at the Information Post at the rear of the worship center. If we can be of assistance
5:30 Bell Choir during the week, please call the church office at 392-8085. If you are looking for a church home, please
6:00 Cadets, GEMS, & Kingdom Kids Eleven. accept this as an invitation to ‘check us out.’ There is ALWAYS A WELCOME HOME for you.
6:00 Bible Study
6:15 Junior High Youth Group
6:15 Zumba Class MORNING WORSHIP - 9:30 A.M.
6:30 Chancel Choir practice Let us take care of you and your sweetheart for an
THURSDAY (2/10):
9:30 Women’s Bible Study unforgettable evening in the Family “Love” Center at THE APPROACH TO GOD
6:00 Eggers basketball THE PEALING OF THE BELLS
6:30 Care Closet #2 Let the Pealing of the Bells be a call to silent meditation and prayer.
8:00 Risedorph basketball First Reformed Church. Great food, dancing, fellowship
FRIDAY (2/11): PRELUDE - “It Is Well With My Soul” - Janet Linker and Jane McFadden
8:00 Embody basketball and entertainment from the youth and other special guests.
SATURDAY (2/12):
6:30 Sweetheart Dinner ANNOUNCEMENTS
SUNDAY (2/13): We look forward to celebrating with you!
9:30 Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Gillett PASSING OF THE FRIENDSHIP REGISTER
10:50 Children’s Sunday School Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m.
11:00 Youth & Adult Sunday School MINISTRY MOMENT - “Mission Shares”
5:30 Senior High Youth Group
6:00 Evening Worship here at Church
Dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m.
GREETING ONE ANOTHER
Dress to impress. INTROIT - “The Lord Is Here!” - Jessie S. Irvine
KIDS OWN WORSHIP
Suggested donation of $25 per single or $50 per couple. SENTENCES
Children ages 3yrs. old through 2nd grade are dismissed Leader: Praise the Lord, O my soul; and all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
during the hymn of preparation, meeting the teacher at the ______________________________________ Congregation: Praise the Lord, O my soul; and forget not all his benefits.
top of the stairs to proceed downstairs for a worship experi- Leader: Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey
ence that is age appropriate. 3 & 4yr. olds are in Room L4 ;
K – 2nd grade are in Room L16. Parents must pick up their his word.
children immediately following the worship service. Chil- Please reply to Jason Naber by February 6, 2011 Congregation: Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do
dren will not be dismissed without a parent. his will.
Leader: Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion.
Congregation: Praise the Lord, O my soul.
LIBRARY NOTES Name ___________________________________________________
*HYMN OF PRAISE - #2 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”
LOTS OF NEW BOOKS have been added to the library
this past week. Come, see the display and check them out. Number of persons attending ______________________________ *INVOCATION & SALUTATION
CHECK OUT the WISH TREE in the library! Take a leaf *THE SUMMARY OF THE LAW
from the tree and donate a book or DVD (or the money to Entrée choice:
purchase the item) for the First Church Library.
ANTHEM - “Sing to the Lord a New Song” - Franz Joseph Haydn
THE LIBRARY IS PHASING OUT all cassettes and VHS _____________________ Chicken _____________________ Beef Sing to the Lord, sing a new song. All the earth, in joyful chorus, sing, O sing a new
tapes. If you are interested in having any of these; please song. Lift up your voice, let all rejoice, give praise to the Lord. With harp and trumpet,
stop by the library sometime this week and help yourself. sing forth your joyful praise. Let hills rejoice, let rivers clap their hands; let fields with
We welcome your donations of family and kid friendly gladness ring, unite in joyful praise. Sing to the Lord, sing a new song. All the earth, in
DVDs and CDs. Thank you. Contact Libby for more infor- joyful chorus, sing, O sing a new song. Sing to the Lord, sing a new song. Great is the
mation. Lord, the Lord Almighty; Sing a joyful song. Sing hallelujah, Amen.
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CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER EVENING WORSHIP - 4:00 P.M. at PILLAR CHURCH OUR CHURCH FAMILY
THE WORD OF GOD
Tonight Pillar Church has the privilege of hosting Rev. Zhen Cuihua, Pastor and Chaplain at Yanjing Our sympathy to the family and friends of AMY
*HYMN OF PREPARATION - #536 “Open Our Eyes, Lord” STRABBING who died on Wednesday, February 2.
Seminary in Beijing, China. This seminary is one of three registered seminaries in China. The church in
China has been growing and this is a rare occasion to experience the preaching of pastor from a registered
(Children 3 yrs. old through 2nd grade are dismissed at this time for Kids Own church. We are holding the service at 4:00 PM in hopes that those who also want to watch the Superbowl For further “Church Family” updates, please call the Prayer
Worship.) will consider attending this unique opportunity. Rev. Zhen will be preaching in Chinese and a translator Line throughout the week. The local number is 395-3282.
will be providing the English. This is truly a unique event for Western Michigan. Out of town members should call 1-866-392-8085. If you
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION have a prayer concern to be added or changed, or would like
to receive Prayer Line updates by e-mail please call the
SCRIPTURE - Psalm 123 (page 604) ANNOUNCEMENTS church office.

SERMON - “Eye and hand signals.” What’s biggest than the Australian Open, the Hope-Calvin rivalry, and the Super Bowl combined? It’s the
SECOND FIRST AMAZING RACE, scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. It’s not too early to
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
SONG OF BLESSING AND PREPARATION - #776 “Let Us Break Bread Together” (verses 1 & 2) start thinking about who will be part of your dream team. Registrations will begin after Spring Break.
Pray this week for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in
COMMUNION This week the CARE CLOSET would appreciate donations of mouthwash, liquid dish soap, and size 4 Egypt.
diapers. Thank you for your continued support of the Care Closet.
COMMUNION ANTHEM - “Come to the Table of the Lord” -Patrick M. Liebergen
Come, eat the bread at the table of the Lord; the bread of life shall set you free. Come, The COOKIE BANK could use your donations of cookies for the Sunday Fellowship Coffee time. Please
bring in your donations anytime to the main floor kitchen. Thank you. TV WORSHIP SCHEDULE
eat the bread at the table of the Lord; on the cross my Savior died for me. Come, drink
the cup at the table of the Lord; His blood was poured at Calvary. Come, drink the cup CAMP GENEVA & CRAN HILL RANCH CAMPERS: The 2011 Summer camp brochures are now First Church morning worship services can been seen every
at the table of the Lord; Now He lives! Proclaim the victory, He died for me! As available at the Information Post. NOTE: The Endowment Fund has funds available for children week on Comcast Channel 24/916. Monday at 7:00 a.m.,
prophets long ago foretold, the Son of God we now behold; He came to earth from (includes Embody Christ) attending either Camp Geneva or Cran Hill Ranch. Please complete one of the Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Services can
God above, the King of love! He gave His life at Calvary, He died for me! My Savior purple reimbursement forms located by the summer camp brochures at the Information Post and return it also be seen on Mac-TV on AT&T U-verse. Go to channel
lives eternally! Come, Christians, come to the table of the Lord; the bread and cup are to the Church office as soon as possible. Please complete a separate form for each child. When enrolling 99, choose Holland Community TV from the list of avail-
here to share. Come, Christians, come to the table of the Lord; be with Him in His your child for either Camp Geneva or Cran Hill Ranch, you must pay all (100%) of the fee directly to able stations, and then choose Mac-TV 24 Public for our
loving care. Be with Him in His loving care. Camp Geneva or Cran Hill Ranch. The Church Endowment Fund will make the reimbursement to you. It program.
PRINTED BY PERMISSION will not be sending payments to Camp Geneva or Cran Hill Ranch. When completing the form, enter the
C.C.L.I. No. 1052025 total cost of the camp. Please do not include extra camp expenses, such as transportation, DVDs, or
punch cards. Reimbursement paid to the parent is 50% of the total camp registration fee up to $200. If the SERVING THE CHURCH TODAY
COMMUNION VOLUNTARY - “Communion Contemplation” - arr. William E. Moats child is a 5th grader who has completed all memory work, then reimbursement will be 100% of the regis-
(based on Lord Jesus Think On Me, Ah, Holy Jesus, and Go to Dark Gethsemane) tration fee. Contact the church office if you have any questions. We are thankful for our RCA camps, ex-
tremely supportive of our kids, and grateful for what God will do this summer. COURTESY GREETERS: (2/6) M. & C. LaDuke, A. & A.
Laman, H. & M. Laman. (2/13) C. & K. Lance, J. & J.
COMMUNION PRAYER & SONG - (insert) HEALTHY COOKING CLASS: Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. Join Clarence Liang in the main floor Langeland, B. & M. Larson.
kitchen. The theme will be SOUP. One will be a vegetarian soup and the other is PHO, a Vietnamese USHERS: (2/6) D. Walkotten, D. Geertman, D. Rumrill, J.
SONG OF RESPONSE AND THANKSGIVING - #776 “Let Us Break Bread Together” (verse 3) soup. We will begin with fresh and raw materials and share the finished product. Printed materials will be Geerlings. (2/13) S. Miller, S. VanHekken, C. Lance, L.
provided to take the mystery out of soup making. Wisner.
THE RESPONSE TO GOD ELDERS: (2/6 AM) N. Unema, J. Geertman, J.
OFFERING For those who have been depositing paper in the PAPER GATOR dumpster outside, there is now an- VanderStoep, S. Vlietstra. (2/13 AM) B. VanDoornik, D.
other labeled bin in the entryway by the church office. You are welcome to use either and thank you! Ebels, C. Kleinheksel, B. Carlson. (2/13 PM) T. Aalberts,
OFFERTORY - “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” - Raymond Henry G. Bylsma.
CONSISTORY MEMBERS: The February Packets have been e-mailed to you or are in your mail slot if
(based on The Worshiping Church No. 642) requested, for the Consistory meeting this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Please read and be prepared to discuss in BUS DRIVER: (2/6) D. Rumrill / 399-1292. (2/13) T.
small groups, Chapter 3. Aalberts / 355-0924.
*DOXOLOGY - #808 “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” HALL MONITOR: (2/6) M. Sall. (2/13) T. Aalberts.
KIDS OWN WORSHIP: (February, 3 yr old - Preschool)
*OFFERTORY PRAYER Cosgrove. (February, Kindergarten - 2nd grade) Naber/
Fredericksen.
*HYMN OF RESPONSE - #374 “Now Thank We All Our God” NURSERY, AM WORSHIP: (2/6) J. Klooster, C. Immink,
A. Bosgraaf, S. Toth. (2/13) J. Klooster, K. Ashby, A.
*BENEDICTION Hoffman, E. Schrotenboer, K. Sundararajan, J. Aalberts.
NURSERY, SUNDAY SCHOOL: (2/6) A. Doeden, S.
*CHORAL CLOSING - “The Lord Is Here!” - Jessie S. Irvine VanDoornik. (2/13) K. Ashby, K. Lance.
NURSERY, WEDNESDAY: (2/9) J. Toth, N. Kleinheksel.
*POSTLUDE - “Now Thanks We All Our God” - Sigfrid Karg-Elert (2/16) M. Boogaart, B. Evenson.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLEAN UP CREW: (2/9) M. &
A.M. PARTICIPANTS: B. DeVries. (2/16) Riemersma, R. Nykerk.
All of us gathered. WEDNESDAY NIGHT DISHWASHERS: (2/9) D. & C.
Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Gillett -preaching Nienhuis. (2/16) D. Geertman, M. Gorman.
Rev. Paul Reynen -worship leading FELLOWSHIP COFFEE: (2/6) Arendsen. (2/13) D. & C.
Intern Jerry DeBoer -worship leading Nienhuis.
The Bell Choir DEACONS COUNTING TEAM: (February) J. Russcher,
The Chancel Choir R. Gorman, B. Geerlings, M. Sall.
Cheryl VanOss -director
Richard VanOss -organist
Education Opportunities: Remember there is always an EXTRA CHAIR! Invite a friend!
TODAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011

CHILDREN, YOUTH, & ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

CHILDREN:
Parents, To assist us in serving you and your child’s best interest and safety during the times that you have
entrusted them to our children’s ministry leaders we ask that each week a parent or designated adult register/
sign in your child and pick up him/her at the end of class. There will be a check in sheet at the entry point of
each classroom. Also, Please note the time changes! 2 & 3 years old – 11:00 -11:45 – in Room L10. 4 years old
& Kindergarten – 10:50 – 12:00 in Room L2. Faith Journeys 1st – 5th grade – 10:50 – 12:00 in Room L19.

YOUTH:
11:00-12:00. 6th – 8th grade in Room L23. 9th – 12th grade in Room L22

ADULT:
Coffee and Current Events: Grab a cup of coffee and join facilitator, Bruce Eckert, in the library every Sunday
for an informal discussion of current events and their relationship to our life and faith.

FEARLESS, a Max Lucado DVD study series, Room L11 Imagine your life without fear. And faith as your
default reaction to threats. This DVD study addresses how to fear less and trust more by taking an honest
hopeful look at what can happen when fear meets faith. Pastor Mary is facilitating.

February 6, 13, & 20 FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS: The Book of Esther as a Guide for
Today’s Church in Room L6: Teacher: Rev. Dr. Carol Bechtel Christians have often been
confused as to how to appropriate the book of Esther. (Martin Luther said it was “full of
pagan naughtiness.”) In this class we well explore some of the ways this book can guide
modern Christians in how to be faithful in the midst of an unfaithful culture. The Rev. Dr.
Carol Bechtel is Professor of Old Testament at Western Theological Seminary in Holland,
Michigan. She recently served as President of the RCA’s General Synod and moderator of its
General Synod Council. She is author of several books and bible studies. She and her
husband have four children.

SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP

Senior High Youth Group meets at 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011

ZUMBA CLASS

ZUMBA CLASSES are offered on Mondays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. in the
windowless lower level youth classroom (L23). Contact Diane Schrotenboer or Pastor Mary for more informa-
tion.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011

WOMEN’S TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Attention women! If you are interested in making committed connections with other women and being chal-
lenged to read daily, memorize, and study the scripture perhaps Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 a.m., will be of interest to
you. We are studying the book of Colossians. Any questions? please contact Pastor Mary.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS

THE BIGGEST LOSER WEIGH-IN, 4:30-8:00 p.m. on the lower level.

FELLOWSHIP SUPPER will be served from 5-6:00. A donation of $3.50/person or $10/ family is suggested
for those who are able to help offset the cost. This year we have a separate menu for the adults and the kids
and as always, dessert and salad bar. On the menu (2/9): Dutch theme night: Pig in the Blankets, Pea Soup and
Education Opportunities: Remember there is always an EXTRA CHAIR! Invite a friend!

Dutch Apple Pie.

CADETS/GEMS/KINGDOM KIDS for ages 4- 5th grade is from 6-7:30 p.m.

JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP meets at 6:15 p.m.

WED. NIGHT BIBLE STUDY 6:00-7:00 “The Bible, the Land, and the People” Pastor Mary will be sharing
insights she learned from her trip with scholar Ray Vanderlaan that sometimes challenge, sometimes enhance,
and sometimes expand our understanding of many familiar Bible stories.

ZUMBA CLASS will be offered Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. in the windowless lower level youth class-
room (L23). Contact Diane Schrotenboer or Pastor Mary for more information.

The CHANCEL CHOIR rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room downstairs. It’s never too late to join the
Chancel Choir. Join us this week.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011

MOMS IN TOUCH

Moms of children, infant through Kindergarten and their children, meet weekly on Thursday from 9:30 - 11:00
a.m. in the nursery for faith and fellowship. All are welcome.

BIBLE STUDY

The Thursday night Bible Study class meets at 7:00 p.m. We will continue our study of Psalms - Lessons by
Eugene Peterson. All are welcome.