SERMON NOTES “Light for DR. ROB RENBERG, PASTOR FEBRUARY 5, 2012 Dark Days” February 5, 2012 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 10:45 a.m. Pastor Rob Renberg “Light for Dark Days”5 Reasons we suffer: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 1. To _________________ our _______________. 2. To ___________ _____________ in our life. 3. To _________ in __________________ with God. 4. To __________________ _____________________. 14461 James Street, Holland, MI 49424 5. To ___________ ___________ to God. 616-399-4410 firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail) www.parksidebiblechurch.com (website)4 ways we can encourage the sufferer: 1. Offer _________________________. 2. Offer _________________________. 3. Offer _________________________. Our Mission: Learning from God’s Word… 4. Offer _________________________. Growing in God’s Grace…Reaching with God’s Love!3 Benefits from Suffering 1. The ability to ___________________ others. (2Cor.1:1-2) MINISTRY TEAM: 2. To foster a ___________________ on God. (2Cor.1:8-9) Pastor: Rob Renberg - 738-7840 (email@example.com) 3. Learning to ________ ___________ in everything. (2Cor.1:10-11) Youth Pastor: Matt Amundsen - 786-2699 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Church Secretary: Judy Timmer - 399-4410 (email@example.com) “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass Elder of the Week: Rick Taylor - 392-6349 through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through Deacon of the Week: Barry Dekker - 786-3296 the fire, you will not be burned...For I am the LORD, your God...Since you are precious in my sight, and because I love you.” Isaiah 43:2-4
Information For Your First Time At ASSISTING IN WORSHIP TODAY Parkside Bible…1. WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU WITH US TODAY. PLEASE FILL OUT A WELCOME USHERS GREETERS Len Deroo Russ Hoek Vic & Breva Grasmanis (Front Door) CARD LOCATED IN THE PEW. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CARD TO THE Larry Rees Craig Dykstra Bryan & Linda Booker (Welcome Center) WELCOME CENTER TO RECEIVE YOUR GIFT & WELCOME PACKET. Sub: Brian Mokma For prayer requests or decisions, please check the appropriate box on the back. NURSERY 2. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE OUR NURSERY & CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES. Our children’s programs provide a warm, nurturing & well-supervised program for your SUNDAY SCHOOL INFANT (9:30 a.m.) (10:45 am Age birth– Age 2) child. Your child will be much happier with our trained volunteers than in the worship Angi Fogerty Mitch & Charlys Boucher service and sermon presentation. Lessons are taught at an age appropriate level utilizing Katie Preikszas music, games, drama & multimedia & other methods. 3. PLEASE DO NOT FEEL OBLIGATED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OFFERING. CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY (Age 3-Kindergarten) Linda Bradfield The offering is for regular attendees who consider Parkside Bible their church home. Connie & Janay Bean As our guest, we only ask that you turn in your welcome card, or bring it to the Luke Dekker Welcome Center behind the fireplace for a gift. FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS Rick Taylor-Elder Terry Agal Barry Dekker-Deacon Greg Fishnick Craig Dykstra Scott Miles Mark Hansen Ryan VanderHaar ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY This Week Coming UpToday 9:15 am B.I.G. (Bible Instruction Group) Feb. 12 9:30 am Sunday School All AgesTonight 5:30 pm Youth Superbowl Sunday! Feb. 13 6:30 pm Women’s Board Meeting USHERS GREETERSMon. 7:00 pm Volleyball at the Church Feb. 16 6:30 pm Ladies Bible Study John Preikszas Eloy Ramos Mike & Brenda VanderToorn (Front Door)Tues. 7:00 pm Cash Clippers Feb. 17 6:00 pm B.R.I.D.G.E. @ Turk’s Al Tennant Trent Ramos Jim & Kelly DeFrell (Welcome Center)Tues. 7:00 pm Men’s Bible Study Feb. 18 9:00 am Men’s Personal Study Group Sub: Steve StevensWed. 6:30 am Men’s Prayer Group Feb 18 6:00 pm Youth Fundraising Pasta DinnerWed. 6:00 pm Pioneer Clubs Family Dinner Night Feb. 19 5:00 pm Child Protection Seminar NURSERYWed. 6:30 pm Pioneer Clubs Feb. 20 7:00 pm Board MeetingWed. 6:30 pm Jr. High Youth Group Feb. 22-26 Missions Festival SUNDAY SCHOOL INFANTThurs. 6:30 pm Ladies Evening Out - Sign Party Feb. 26 10:45 am Missions Sunday! (9:30 a.m.) (10:45 a.m. Age Birth-2)Sat. 7:30 am Letters from Dad March 2 9:15 am Circle of Moms Karen Stevens Sally VanderHaar Olivia Cooke 2/5 Trent Ramos 2/9 Judy Timmer CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY 2/5 Terry Agal 2/9 Frankie Zwiers (Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Fay Griffin Deb Kooistra 2/6 Lieza Klemm 2/10 Amanda Zandstra Elise Van Kampen & Sarah Ten Harmsel 2/6 Angie Becerra 2/10 Jenna Kuiken 2/7 Mike Ten Harmsel 2/10 Elise Van Kampen FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS 2/7 Dave Rosenberger 2/11 Ria Nieboer Jay Riemersma-Elder Kevin Mason 2/8 Ashley Travis 2/11 Emma Bean A.J. Van Kampen-Deacon Paul Wolters 2/8 Kasey Miles 2/11 Sharon Holmquist Kevin Mason Barry Dekker 2/8 Tara Fishnick Brian Mokma Brian Hodgson
New Prayer Requests: t Pray for Scott VanderPloeg, Steve’s brother, as his brain tumor is progressing and he is now at Hospice of Holland. upcoming events! Keep Steve & his family in your prayers too. MEN’S BIBLE STUDY “Lord, Change My Attitude” begins this t Pray for Cal Hey’d mom who has advanced Parkinson’s and is Tuesday, February 7, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the church. Thisliving at Hospice House in Holland; is the first of 11 weekly sessions to understand how attitudes cant Pray for healing for Bob Ross who oversees the food distribution at Beacon of Hope affects our lives.as he recently had heart surgery; CASH CLIPPERS If you like to save money and want to learnt Pray for healing for Kyle Taylor’s friend and swim buddy, Darrin Driesenga, who more about couponing, come to Cash Clippers this Tuesday,had heart surgery last Wednesday to remove “bumps” on his heart; February 7, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the church. If you have anyt PTL that Larry Pete is home from the hospital! He is on blood thinners which should questions, please see Candy Lynch or Amanda Zandstra.dissolve the blood clots in his lungs;t Pray for safe pregnancies for Sara Bronsink who is due mid-April, for Ashley Travis WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S GATHERING Please joinwho is due early May and for Judy Timmer’s daughter-in-law, Kim, who just learned Pastor Rob and other Parkside men for a time of devotions,she is pregnant for twins. praying together, talking about life and enjoying a good cup of coffee! Stop by the church from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Wednesday Continued Prayer Requests: mornings. Come when you can...leave when you must!t For healing for those in our church who have had recent surgeries and illnesses; LADIES EVENING OUT - MAKE & TAKE SIGN PARTY! Thankt For the homebound: Mary Carmichael, Judy Blauwkamp, Kay Everett, and you to all the ladies who signed up already for the February 9Nelvie VanKampen; “Make and Take Sign Class.” We still have room for a few more!t For God’s love and mercy for those who have lost loved ones recently; Please contact Laurie Hoek at 772-4522 if you are interested. Thet For the unsaved-that they will accept Jesus as their personal Savior; class will be held at the church from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per sign.t For all who have lost jobs and that employment opportunities will arise for them;t For healthy marriages and renewal & restoration of troubled marriages; LETTERS FROM DAD This Saturday, February 11, at 7:30 a.m. is the firstt For all of our children-no matter what age-that they may lead Godly lives and make gathering for those who signed up for this group which will be meeting in thewise choices; board room on the 2nd Saturday of each month through May. You will learnt For safety and spiritual, emotional and physical strength for our military troops how to write the things you’ve always wanted to say but didn’t know how, leaveand missionaries around the world. treasured letters of love that will be read long after you are gone, and store, in letter form, the only 3 things that remain: Faith, Hope and Love. If you didn’t Church Families of the Week: pre-register and are interested in this group, see Pastor Rob ASAP. ♥ Jim & Kelly DeFrell, Brielle and KT ♥ Don & Deb DeJonge B.R.I.D.G.E. (Building Relationships in Dinner & Games Each ♥ Marty & Cheryl DeHaan, Stephanie, Audra and Ross Month) Ladies, plan to attend BRIDGE on Friday, February 17. ♥ Mark & Katie DeJong, Brittney and Trevor ♥ Len & Barb Deroo We have a special room reserved at Turk’s at 6:00 p.m. (Turk’s is ♥ Barry & Lisa Dekker, Nick, Noah and Luke ♥ Doug & Marti Dibkey located in the Family Fare plaza off of Butternut.) We’ll be coming back to the church for cards, board games and snacks after our meal. Sign up at the Women’s Ministry Counter so we know how GGF Sister Church of the Week: many to count on for supper. † Beacon Light Community Church in Muskegon, Pastor John Shyne, Jr. MEN’S PERSONAL STUDY GROUP This new men’s group will he starting up on Saturday, February 18, and will be meeting in the North Room at Parkside Missionaries of the Week: from 9:00-10:15 a.m. The group will be studying the book “Every Man’s Battle” which will offer a practical, detailed plan for any man who wants to re-align his♦ Lawrence & Barbara Trumbower, Missionaries to Puerto Rico eyes, mind and heart with the God-given standard. The group will be meeting Apartado 1416, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico 00795 on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month for 6 or 7 sessions. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Homeward Trilogy—Series by Lisa T. Bergren 1 “Breathe” 2 “Sing” 3 “Claim” JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP SR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP Faith on the Home Front—Series by Penelope J. Stokes Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Sundays 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 1 “Home Fires Burning” 2 “Till We Meet Again” 3 “Remembering You” JUNIOR HIGH HAPPENINGS: Series by Jerry S. Eicher 2/8 Outreach Game Night 1 “A Wedding Quilt for Ella” 2 “Ella’s Wish” 3 “Ella Finds Love Again” 2/15 Sledding at VanRaalte “Unlocked” by Karen Kingsbury 2/22 Presidential Event Night “To Win Her Heart” by Karen Witemeyer LOOKING AHEAD: 4/20-4/22 “Abandon” Spring Retreat @ “Head in the Clouds” by Karen Witemeyer Avalanche Bay—Registration forms are at the Youth Counter. “Maid to Match” by Deanne Gist “Beguiled” by Deanne Gist/J. Mark Bertrand PARENTS & TEENS - QUAD CITIES MISSION TEAM: If you were not able to attend last Wednesday’s meeting regarding the Jr. High mission trip, please be sure to see Pastor Matt this week. Parkside’s Youth Group is again participating in the D&W School Days and Family Fare Cash for Class programs to earn money for their group. Shop any D&W SENIOR HIGH EVENTS: or Family Fare store today through Saturday and give the checkout person our ―school code‖ 99456 or mention 2/12 Game Night! Parkside Bible Church. A percentage of your purchase will go back to our youth group. 2/19 Small Group and Dinner Night (Parents: We need you to sign up to bring a portion of the meal!) OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES 2/25 Saturday - Mission Festival Outreach Concert GRACE ADVENTURES MEN’S RETREAT Join other men for “Spring Training” at Grace LOOKING AHEAD: 3/2- 3/3 “Abandon” Winter Retreat @ Adventures March 16-18. Stay Friday night and all day Saturday for $89 or stay Saturday night- Grace Adventures - Registration forms are at the Youth Counter. Sunday morning for an additional $10. Enjoy speaker Dan Seaborn in additional to paintball, $49 includes lodging, activities, transportation & most meals. skeet/target shooting, horseback riding, basketball, football, a climbing tower, volleyball and other sports and great meals and high-energy music. For more information or to register, go to: www.graceadventures.org or call 231-873-3662. You can also pick up a brochure from the GraceSUPERBOWL BASH OUTREACH EVENT TONIGHT!!!! Adventures kiosk located on the wall across from the kitchen. (If you register with the church, you get $10 off - See Pastor Rob if interested.) 5:30 p.m. for all Jr. High, LAKESHORE PREGNANCY OPPORTUNITY LPC is offering a 30 hour training session for Sr. High and college students! anyone interested in becoming a volunteer peer counselor to impact the lives of women in our communities. If interested, please call Sherry at 396-5840, ext. 25. Guest Speaker: John Spooner from GBC RIGHT TO LIFE ORATORY CONTEST RTL of Holland is sponsoring its 23rd annual Oratory Contest on March 15 for students in grades 9-12. Topics include abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, GREAT FOOD & LOTS OF PRIZES PLUS cloning or embryonic stem cell research. Prizes range from $100 to $250. Call 396-1037 for GBC’S “NEWband” details or go to Upcoming Events at www.rtlofholland.org. You can pick up a flyer at the Growth No charge, but donations will be accepted to help offset the costs. and Outreach Counter.
YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISER! CHILD PROTECTION CLASS “THE NEVER-ENDING PASTA” SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (for adults age 18 and up) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 @ 6:00 PM If you currently minister to our children or would like to help Endless Pasta - Salad in this area and have never attended our Child Protection Breadsticks - Dessert Seminar, there will be a class held at the church on Sunday,February 19, from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. Completing this course $10 per person is required, for the safety of our children and our church, of anyone who helps with our childrens ministry (VBS, Nursery, Childcare will be available for infant throughYouth Group, Sunday School, Pioneer Clubs, Jr. & Children’s 5th grade at a cost of $5 per child. This will Church, etc.) The class will include an interview with the include dinner and dessert for the children, Christian Education Committee. along with entertainment. If you have questions, see Pastor Matt. PLEASE SIGN UP AT THE Please sign up at the table in the Fellowship Hall CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COUNTER! today or next Sunday. Reservations are required. ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARD JR. & SR. HIGH RETREATS. Would you be willing to help with Sr. High Dinner Night on Sunday, February 19? Weneed the following for 20-25 youth and sponsors: Salad or Soup Main Dish Dessert Beverage Please sign up at the Youth Counter. Thank you! Be sure to check out our new website! We still have a little work to do on it… We are so appreciative of the prayers, cards and expressions of but it’s up and running! sympathy in the death of my father. Thank you too, Pastor Rob and Pastor Matt for your caring and concern. My dad was a Thank you, Scott Travis, for all your special man and will be greatly missed by his family. Mark & Elaine Hansen work on the new site and thank you, Duane Hoops, for your years of Thank you to all the very special people, Rex and Kelly DeBoer, Steve Pierce, maintaining our previous website.Dennis Klemm, Dirk Bronsink and any others not mentioned here, who took the time You’re both amazing and we last Sunday during the service to shovel snow and clean off cars. It was greatly appreciate you so much!!! appreciated!
Adult Sunday School Electives 2012 MISSIONS FESTIVAL! 2 choices for spiritual growth and fellowship… Make Sunday School a part of your life! “To Make Christ Known” 9:30 -10:25 a.m. February 22 - 26 Max on Life – featuring Max Lucado Watch for more details next week! Understanding Your Bible – featuring Craig MacDonald Pioneer Clubs VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! Pioneer Clubs will be hosting their monthly Mark your calendar for “Family Dinner Night” this Wednesday, from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Vacation Bible School 2012! This month’s menu includes enchiladas, fruit, Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22 chips and salsa, brownies and drink. 9:15 a.m. –12:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 per family.Please visit the VBS informational table set up in the Fellowship Hall! In order to know how much food to prepare, There are volunteer job descriptions and a course overview for this year’s theme “God Meets our Needs” which will take place in a please complete the form below and national park! A VBS Staff Sign-Up sheet is in the bulletin today. put it in the offering plate today. Please consider volunteering! =========================================================== Our VBS vision statement for 2012 is: ”Mission In-side-out: connect within, work side by side, and reach out!” PIONEER CLUBS FAMILY DINNER RESERVATION Please pray how God would like you to take a part Name: _________________________________________ in this multi-generational ministry. Total Number Attending on February 8 Ria Nieboer (VBS Co-Director) & Adults: _____________ Children: _______________ Scott Nieboer (VBS Youth Coordinator)