WELCOME GUESTS! If you are a guest today, know that we are happy to meet you, and hope you will be blessed by the worship service and our fellowship time afterwards. It is our goal to show you the love and the hospitality of Christ. Welcome! Please note that childcare volunteers are provided in our wonderful nursery for all of those who are under 4 years old!
OUR FLOWERS this morning are in appreciation for all the quiet things people do for others.
NKPC FISHING CONTEST UPDATE:
Chet is currently in the lead in Adult Division with a huge pumpkinseed entry. Morgen is currently in the lead in Youth Division with an 18 inch large mouth bass. Check out the photos in Fellowship Hall. What can you enter to compete? Remember to take a photo of your fish next to a tape measure and send the photo to Pastor Karen to enter the contest.
2019 Summer Sermon Series
Questions from The Congregation
Aug. 4th: Pastor Karen off on vacation.
Aug. 4th: Cara leads worship. Is God a Micro Manager?
Aug. 11th: What about Hell? Is God Vengeful like in the Old Testament?
Aug. 18th: Are there Modern Prophets?
Aug. 25th: Pastor Karen off. Taking Elisa to MTU. Brian Beecher leads worship.
Sept. 1: What is "Just War" Theology?
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to send our kids to CAMP GREENWOOD! Reports are coming back with fabulous experiences, amazing stories and strengthened faith! You made this possible!
Thank you to everyone who helped with the fallen tree and branches clean up at the church! You are very much appreciated!
J.O.Y. Bicycle Ministry Summer 2019 Schedule
August 10th, Saturday. 8:00 am Fred Meijer Trail.
September 7th, Sunday. 1:00 pm Millennium Park
September 28th Saturday. 9:00 am Musketawa Trail
(Please see the flyer for details.)
Safe Haven Ministries: The Mission Committee is sponsoring a “reverse offering” for Safe Haven again this August. Wish List Items include: Bleach Pods, Sponges, Dishwasher Pods, Swiffer Mop Pads, Brooms and Dustpans, Pregnancy Tests, Hair Brushes, Twin XL Mattress Covers, Disinfecting Wipes, Black Pepper Spice, Potatoes/ Instant Mash Potatoes, AAA Batteries, Diapers Size 4, Baby Wash, Clorox Wipes. We will have a collection box out for the month of August and deliver donations at the end of August. Safe Haven Ministries provides shelter and support for abused women and children in our area. Safe Haven Ministries’ residential and non-residential services are available to women and their children who have experienced or who are experiencing domestic abuse. They serve all women equally regardless of age, race, religious belief, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic status. Please support this worthy cause as you are able. Many thanks, The Mission Committee.
Fundraising Concert for Family Promise: Our congregational friends, Bostwick Lake Congregational UCC are hosting a benefit concert on Sunday, August 11th, 2019 from Noon until 3:30 p.m. The band is Lake Effect from Grand Rapids covering songs from many different genres of music. All donations and funds from the food sales (Hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, garden burgers, chips, drinks and desserts) go toward funding Family Promise in Northern Kent County. Bring your lawn chairs, and your appetites for good food and music for a good cause!
Family Promise: Mark your calendars! We are tentatively scheduled for our first Family Promise guests the week of November 10th, 2019. Opportunities for volunteer training will occur August, September, and October. Watch for more details coming soon to the NKPC yellow pages!
This Week of July 28, 2019 through August 4, 2019
Sunday July 28
10:00 am: Traditional Sunday Service
Monday July 29
10:30 am: Free Play Group
7:00 pm: Boy Scouts
Tuesday July 30
7:30 am: Men’s Breakfast Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.
7:00 pm: Women’s AA
Wednesday July 31
8:00 am: Women’s Breakfast Russ’s 3966 Plainfield Ave.
7:00 pm: AA
Thursday August 1
7:00 pm: AA Step Workbook Group
Friday August 2
9:00 am: Morning AA
Saturday August 3
Next Sunday August 4
10:00 am: Traditional Sunday Service
11:00 am: Deacons Meeting
Congratulations to our philosopher pianist, Michaeleen Kelly! Micki has just had her article, Interality and Legal Rights published in the China Media Research Journal issue 15.4 (2019). The paper philosophically explores the legal rights of those who are in an “in between” state, such as the dying, the transgendered, and refugees without a country. (Copies of the paper are available if you would like to read it.) Congratulations, Micki!
Pastor Karen will be on vacation and out of town, July 30th - August 5th. If you are in need of pastoral care, please call: Rev. Tom Lawton: 616-874-7045; Rev. Laurie TenHave-Chapman: 616 866-2412; or Rev. Helen Havlik: 616 363-6864. Thank you for this time of rest and recuperation!