Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The new year has arrived and with it we begin a new sermon series for Sunday morning worship: Follow Me: The Gospel According to Mark. I’m excited to embark on this new journey in Mark’s Gospel with you, and to spend an extended time as a congregation beholding Jesus, our living King. The sermon text for this Sunday will be Mark 1:1-13.
Click here for the livestream (9:30 am).
Sunday School: Resuming January 14
Sunday school for all ages will resume this Sunday at 11:00am. The adult Sunday school class will continue the study of Gospel in Life by Timothy Keller, picking up with session 5.
Women’s Bible Studies
Tuesday Nights (7:00pm-8:30pm): The Parables of Jesus by Douglas Sean O’Donnell. Begins January 23 (location TBA). Book cost is $5.00. Please contact Jenny Johnson to register.
Wednesday Mornings (10:00am-11:30am): Habakkuk by Lydia Brownback. Meets in Room 3/4. Our study continues from last fall. Please contact Amy-Jo Wierenga for additional details.
The Divine Dance: A Chamber Music Concert: January 27 (6:30pm)
Join us for a musical concert performed by Jake and Hannah Muzzy entitled “The Divine Dance.” The concert will be held in the Worship Center on Saturday, January 27 at 6:30pm. Be sure to invite friends and family! Musical selections will include Viennese Waltz, Baroque Dance and more. To reserve seats, go to realconcerts.us or contact Jake Muzzy. The concert is “pay what you want.” You can make a donation online when you reserve your seat or at the concert by check or cash.
Prayer Service and Congregational Meeting: Sunday, January 28
On January 28 we will gather for a brief service of prayer following our worship service and before our congregational meeting. Our time of prayer will focus upon praising God for his faithfulness to our congregation over the past 50 years and bringing to him in prayer our anticipations and concerns of the coming year. There will be a time following the worship service to get refreshments in the Narthex before we begin the prayer service.
Mike Horyn: Please continue to pray for Mike as he begins treatment next month to address tier 1 bladder cancer.
Gary and Karla Van der Molen: Pray for encouragement and strength for both Gary and Karla as they address Karla’s ALS.