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  • 1. MINISTRY TEAM: Youth Pastor: Matt Amundsen - 786-2699 (pmparkside@sbcglobal.net) Worship Arts Director: Chad Lippincott - 251-554-9955 (parksidechad@sbcglobal.net) Church Secretary: Judy Timmer - 399-4410 (parksidejudy@sbcglobal.net) Elder of the Week: Rick Taylor - 616-218-8100 Deacon of the Week: Jim DeFrell - 616-218-6071 14461 James Street, Holland, MI 49424 616-399-4410 parksidebible@sbcglobal.net (e-mail) www.parksidebiblechurch.com (website) Our Mission: Learning from God’s Word… Growing in God’s Grace…Reaching with God’s Love! April 20, 2014 10:45 a.m. Pastor Matt Amundsen “He is Risen!” SERMON NOTESSERMON NOTES Pastor Matt AmundsenPastor Matt Amundsen Easter 2014Easter 2014 THREE CROSSES Rejection-Redemption-Reception Turn back the pages of time, if you will to three crosses that stood on Calvary’s Hill; Three crosses that tell the story of man - The sinner’s, the Savior, and the Father’s plan. The season should bring us renewed reflection, First the cross signifying the world’s rejection - The thief who scorned and would not believe the One who would have him, he would not receive. The cross of redemption, the Savior’s cross, the sinner’s salvation, the sin-bearer’s loss. Legions of angels to save Him were nigh, but unyielding love made Him willing to die. On the cross of redemption, the other thief died, and in anguish and pain to the Savior he cried. His belief assured him of glory untold; his faith then ushered him into God’s fold. “IT IS FINISHED!” all heard the triumphant cry; The crosses blocked out by a blackened sky. Crucifixion beholders felt the trembling sod, One cried,” This was truly the Son of God!” On the golden morn of Resurrection Day, His followers found the tomb’s stone rolled away. The believer’s victory, the unbeliever’s losses - All told in the story of the three crosses. By Doris Corrigan
  • 2. Information For Your First Time At Parkside Bible… 1. WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU WITH US TODAY. PLEASE FILL OUT A WELCOME CARD LOCATED IN THE PEW. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CARD TO THE WELCOME CENTER TO RECEIVE YOUR GIFT & WELCOME PACKET. For prayer requests or decisions, please check the appropriate box on the back. 2. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE OUR NURSERY & CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES. Our children’s programs provide a warm, nurturing & well-supervised program for your child. Your child will be much happier with our trained volunteers than in the worship service and sermon presentation. Lessons are taught at an age appropriate level utilizing music, games, drama & multimedia & other methods. 3. PLEASE DO NOT FEEL OBLIGATED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OFFERING. The offering is for regular attendees who consider Parkside Bible their church home. As our guest, we only ask that you turn in your welcome card, or bring it to the Welcome Center behind the fireplace for a gift. ASSISTING IN WORSHIP TODAY USHERS GREETERS Al Walters Vaughn VandenBrink Doug & Marti Dibkey (Front Door) Russ Hoek Larry Rees Casey & Angi Fogerty (Welcome Center) Sub: Jim DeFrell SUNDAY SCHOOL INFANT NURSERY NURSERY (10:45 am Age birth– Age 2) Linda Furbush Lynn, Brooke & Anna Van Kampen Annette Stone, Regan Zandstra CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY (Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Fay Griffin Katie Poynter Abby Pierce, Lieza Klemm FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS Rick Taylor-Elder No Prayer Partners Jim DeFrell-Deacon Doug Poynter Dale Bronsink ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY USHERS GREETERS Al Walters Vaughn VandenBrink Judy Timmer, Heather Moore (Front Door) Russ Hoek Larry Rees Bob & Rosey Boardman (Welcome Center) Sub: Jim DeFrell SUNDAY SCHOOL INFANT NURSERY NURSERY (10:45 am Age birth– Age 2) Linda Furbush Joe & Kara Taylor Marti Dibkey, Sara Ten Harmsel CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY (Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Ginny Tennant Michelle & Megan Postma Jill Welch FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS Jay Riemersma-Elder Ryan VanderHaar Barry Dekker-Deacon Eloy Ramos Vaughn VandenBrink Craig Dykstra Keith Welch Coming Up Apr. 27 9:30 am Sunday School Apr. 27 10:45 Service w/Guest Mark Sooy Apr. 27 4:00 pm AED Training Apr. 27 5:00 pm Sunday School Meeting May 2 6:30 pm 3 G’s May 4 10:15 am Fellowship Coffee May 4 6:30 pm All-Church Prayer Event May 10 8:00 am Yard Clean-Up Day May 17 9:00 am 5K Run May 17 10:00 am Secret Heart Sister Reveal Day 4/22 Anna Van Kampen 4/24 Hannah Hodgson 4/25 Brennen Fogerty 4/21 Joel & Cassandra Tooke This Week Today EASTER SUNDAY! Today 6:30 pm NO Sr. High Youth Group Mon. 7:00 pm Board Meeting Tue. 6:00 pm Parkside Runners/Walkers Tues. 7:00 pm M&M Coordinators Meeting Wed. 6:30 am Men’s Morning Prayer Group Wed. 6:30 pm Jr. High Youth Group Wed. 6:45 pm Men’s Bible Study Thurs. 6:30 pm LEO Women’s Banquet Fri./Sat. Youth Purity Conference
  • 3. Upcoming events!New Prayer Requests: t Pray for Donna Bronsink who will be having surgery this Friday morning at Spectrum in Grand Rapids. t Pray for continued recovery and improvement in strength for Ken Lentz and Al Jacobs. t Pray for Pastor Rob as he begins preaching today at Calvary Chapel in Massillon, Ohio. t Pray for the Youth Purity event this Friday & Saturday at the church and that many teens will commit to purity in their lives. Continued Prayer Requests: t For continued healing for all who have had recent illnesses, surgeries and medical procedures. t For the homebound: Mary Carmichael, Judy Blauwkamp, Kay Everett, Nelvie VanKampen and Barb Kroll. t For all marriages in the church - that those that are strained may be restored and that the healthy marriages may grow even stronger. t For all the singles in our church - that they would find friends at church and the Lord would sustain them in their lonely moments. t For our country and that we, as a nation, will turn to Christ for guidance. Church Families of the Week: ♥ Steve & Deb Pierce, Nathan, Noah, Abby and Jacob ♥ Kurt & Michelle Postma, Megan and Madison ♥ Doug & Katie Poynter, Natalie and Luke ♥ John & Sabrina Preikszas, Katie and Matt ♥ Bill & Cathie Raby ♥ Eloy & Patty Ramos and Trent GGF Sister Church of the Week: † Grace Bible Church in Midland, Pastor John Records Missionaries of the Week: ♦ Chuck & Joy Befus, Missionaries to Costa Rica WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S GROUP Join other men from the church on Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Area. Come when you can...leave when you must. Enjoy devotions, fellowship and a great cup of coffee! AED TRAINING The church has received a new and upgraded AED (automated external defibrillator) unit! We would like to offer free training to all interested on Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the church. Please sign up at the Growth and Outreach Counter, call the church office at 399-4410 or reply to parksidejudy@sbcglobal.net if you would be interested in the training. We would love for every ministry to be represented at the training. It is a very simple procedure that could save the life of someone in our church! (You are protected from liability under the Good Samaritan law.) Questions...talk to Jane Tiffany. YOUTH FUNDRAISER Mark your calendar to help support Parkside’s Harrisburg and Phillipines mission teams by purchasing a frozen yogurt from Orange Leaf on Thursday, May 1. The new store is located downtown at 184 South River Avenue and they have agreed to give a percentage back to our teams for all sales that day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. GUEST SPEAKER We are excited to have as a guest speaker on April 27 and May 4 Mark Sooy who is a pastor, author, teacher, theologian, worship leader and musician. His experience has led him through opportunities in pastoral church ministry, Bible college instruction, worship leading, authoring, conference speaking and leading, private music instruction and other forms of Christian service. We will also have guest Tommy Bailey from Nashville leading the worship service next Sunday. Be sure to attend for a great message and worship! LADIES EVENING OUT BANQUET THIS THURSDAY! Today is the last day to sign up. See details in the bulletin! SAVE THE DATE FOR AN ALL-CHURCH PRAYER EVENT!! The Parkside Board would like to invite all members and attendees to unite in prayer on Sunday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the church. The time spent in prayer will be to praise God for His past blessings, seek His blessing for the future and ask for His guidance in the transition to our next pastor.
  • 4. OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES GENERAL FUND BUDGET +/- OFFERING March Monthly Giving $21,165.22 $26,790.08 -$5,625.58 Year-To-Date Giving $59,245.30 $69,656.08 -$10,410.78 MEN’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY Join “The Biblical Man” Bible study, being taught by Shane Lambert, on Wednesday nights from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in the board room now through April 30. The men’s study designed to awaken the awareness of biblical manhood and to provide a portrait of the man God created. MEN’S GOLF LEAGUE If you are interested in being on a men’s golf league at Macatawa Legends on Tuesday nights, please pick up a sign-up form on the Growth & Outreach table and sign up by calling or emailing Brandon DeBolt at brandon@macatawalegendssgcc.com or 616-212-2600. Regular season starts May 6th & runs 16 weeks until Aug. 26th. FAMILY BIBLE CONFERENCE Save the date for the world-changing message of Ephesians at Grace Gospel Fellowship’s Family Bible Conference held July 16-19 at Family Bible Confer- ence in Minneapolis. There will be lots of activities, workshops, great speakers, service pro- jects, challenging Bible teaching, youth and children’s programs, fellowship, fun and food! Go to www.ggfusa.org for more information for pick up a signup form at the Growth & Outreach Counter. The deadline to register without a late fee is May 15 for families and May 30 for teens. SENIOR HIGH EVENTS Jr. High Youth Group Wed. at 6:30 p.m. The lesson this Wednesday will be on the life of Moses “The Closing Song - Part 1 ” Also Games, Fun, Snacks! There will be no Sr. High Youth Group tonight. Please join us next Sunday at 6:30 p.m. as we study the life of Moses “The Offering.” Also May 4 is Tulip Time Night, and we’ll be heading downtown for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship! Harvest of Generosity Purity Event THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY! All youth are invited to an overnight event at the church with a theme of purity starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, and ending on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. There will be live music, guest speakers, food, community service, and tons of fun! This is a free event. Sign up at the Youth Counter by Wednesday! JUNIOR HIGH HAPPENINGS May 17 - 2nd Annual Parkside Pure 5K Registration forms are available at the Youth Counter or you can signup online at active.com for Parkside’s 5K event starting at the church at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 17. If you sign up by Friday, May 9, the cost is $15 for children and teens and $20 for adults. After that date, the prices go up $5. All proceeds will benefit the 2014 youth mission trips to Harrisburg, PA and the Philippines. HARRISBURG AND PHILIPPINES TEAM MEETING There will be a short meeting for all teen members and parents next Sunday, April 27, in the youth room immediately following the morning service. Jr. High - Looking Ahead…..May 7 is our annual Tulip Time Themed Event Night at the church and May 14 is a Mother’s Day Celebration honoring expectant mother Elise VanKampen. THE ROGER KUIKEN MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FALL. MORE DETAILS WILL BE COMING SOON.
  • 5. Get in shape with the Parkside Runners/Walkers! They will be moving back to Mt. Pisgah this week! Join them every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. for some exercise and fellowship. You can either run the 239 steps and the 1.3 mile trail or take your time walking. It’s a beautiful view of Lake Mac and Lake Michigan from the top! For more information, contact Tony Van Houten, Rex DeBoer, or the church office. MIXED CLASS: (For both Men & Women): “The Three Tenses of Salvation”- Romans 1-8 Taught by Bryan Booker FOR THE LADIES: “Ephesians: Discovering Your Identity & Purpose in Christ” If you have questions on this study, please contact Ria Nieboer at 786-3372 or email her at rianieboer@gmail.com. CLEAN-UP DAY AT THE CHURCH! With Spring finally upon us, it’s time again to spruce things up around the church grounds. Church Clean-up Day, for all able and semi-able bodies, will be on Saturday, May 10. We will start at 8:00 a.m. and should be finished by noon. Remember many hands make short work! Coffee, juice, and donuts will be provided. Please bring rakes, shovels, pitch forks and wheel barrows. For more information, please see Rex DeBoer. YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! SECRET HEART SISTER REVEAL & SIGN-UP DAY BRUNCH! SATURDAY, MAY 17 10:00 A.M. AT THE CHURCH This is a special day for all current SHS’s and for those who would like to become one this year or would like to learn more about the program. Secret Heart Sisters is a one year commitment to uplift your special secret friend with daily prayer and occasional cards and gifts while you are being uplifted by your Secret Heart Sister. If you have questions about the SHS Program, talk to Sharon Hoogendoorn or Cris Hoppa. PLEASE SIGN UP TO ATTEND AT THE WOMEN’S MINISTRY COUNTER! GIVEN BY IN MEMORY OR IN HONOR OF… Sue & Carrie Brisboe Corrine Petersen Shirley Brookhouse Jeremiah Brookhouse Maureen Cooke Dick Cooke Pam DeBoer Roger & Sandy VanDePol/Paul & Marilyn DeBoer Don & Deb DeJonge Fannie DeJonge & Theresa Whitbey Laurie Hoek Henry & Nellie Hoek, Robert & June Tromp Lee Hulett Don Hulett & Scott Van Dyke Laurie Luke Al & Myra Van Beek Lisa McGee PBC Circle of Moms Angi Fogerty, Cris Hoppa & Kelly DeFrell Deb Pierce Barbara Van Slambrouck Ray Reidsma Kay Reidsma Paul Russcher Leona Huyser and Glenn Russcher Bob & Annette Stone Phyllis Stone, Fred & Maxine Maichele Judy Timmer Harriel Griffin Jr. and Sr. Kathy Trantham Jerry Trantham Amanda Zandstra William S. McCombs & Alberdene Keuning Thank you to all who purchased spring flowers to help decorate our Worship Center today! (You can pick up your flowers after the service today. Names are on the inside of the colored foil near the top.)
  • 6. Vacation Bible School STAFF SIGN UP Monday, June 16–20 9:15 am–12 pm Before/after VBS, I would like to help by: (check one or more) Registration:  Coordinator Publicity:  Help Decoration:  Help  Providing materials Prayer:  Coordinator  Praying for team and children  Providing craft materials  Providing snack ingredients Outreach (at Leisure Estates, a mobile-home park):  Helping at a Carnival Style Outreach Event on Saturday, 6/ 7 from 3-6 pm (set-up, games, clean up, and sign-up for VBS) During VBS, I would like to help in one or more of the following areas (please check) Registration:  Assistant (Monday – Wednesday) Group Guide:  Guide (grade preferred: ______ ) Bible Story Center:  Coordinator  Teacher  Assistant Pre-K (for staff’s children):  Coordinator  Assistant Nursery:  Coordinator  Assistant (Available dates: ________) Bible Games Center:  Coordinator  Assistant LOCAL Mission Project:  Coordinator  Assistant Craft Center:  Coordinator  Assistant Outreach:  Van Driver  Pick-up/Drop-off Assistant Worship Team:  Youth Worship Team Member Skit:  Opening Assembly Skit Actor  Closing Assembly Bible Story Skit Actor Tech Team:  Audio/visual tech Snack Center:  Assistant Name: ______________________________________________ E mail Address: _____________________________________ Phone: _____________________________________________ Adult T-shirt Size: ________________ Please put this form in an offering plate, or give it to Ria, Angi, or Hannah. Job descriptions are available at VBS table in the fellowship hall. THE LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP Women and Girls: You’re invited to our Celebration of Women Banquet “Your PURSE-onality!” This Thursday, April 24 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Refreshments, Photos, Shopping 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner and Program Free photos for the family and friends! Shopping: Celebrating our time together while helping to give back to the community: buy a purse from one of our 3 purse vendors. Proceeds go to Barnabas Ministries. This Banquet is FREE but by Reservation Only **Kids meal for Girls 11 and under Attire: Casual Dress but no jeans please. If you have not RSVP’d yet, please sign up at the LEO’s table located near the front door or complete the signup below and put it in the offering basket today! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Yes, I/we plan to attend LEO’s Celebration of Women Banquet on 4/24! NAME(S) PHONE NUMBER ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ # of Adult Meals Number of Children’s Meals ________ ________