Pastor: Rob Renberg - 738-7840 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Youth Pastor: Matt Amundsen - 786-2699 (email@example.com)
Worship Arts Director: Chad Lippincott - 251-554-9955 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Church Secretary: Judy Timmer - 399-4410 (email@example.com)
Elder of the Week: Rick Taylor - 218-8100
Deacon of the Week: Barry Dekker - 786-3296
14461 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
Our Mission: Learning from God’s Word…
Growing in God’s Grace…Reaching with God’s Love!
August 18, 2013
Dr. Rob Renberg, Pastor
“Imitators of God ”
SERMON NOTESSERMON NOTES
Pastor Rob RenbergPastor Rob Renberg
August 18, 2013August 18, 2013
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
“Be imitators of God.” Eph.5:1a
1. Imitating His __________________ (vv.1-2)
Because ________________ __________________ is the
supreme evidence of God’s love, it will also be
the most convincing proof of our love.
2. Imitating His __________________ (vv.3-7)
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked for whatever 0ne
sows, that will he also reap. The one who sows to his own
flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who
sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
3. Imitating His __________________ (vv.8-14)
If you want to change the darkness…
Let your ________ ________! (Matt.5:16)
Ephesians 5:1Ephesians 5:1--1414
Mon. 7:00 pm Board Meeting
Tues. 6:00 pm Parkside Runners/Walkers
Tues. 6:00 pm Women’s Ministry Kickoff Event
Tues. 7:00 pm Beach Volleyball
Wed. 6:30 am Men’s Morning Group
Thurs. 8:30 am Youth & Parent’s Tigers Game
Fri. 5:30 pm Furbush’s Pool Evening
Information For Your First Time At
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
Dennis Klemm Claudio Burgos Dick & Fran Harig (Front Door)
Paul Wolters Russ Hoek Owen & Nancee Smith (Welcome Center)
(10:00 am Age birth– Age 2)
Lynn, Brooke & Anna Van Kampen
CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY
(Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Vonnie Bazan
Joe & Kara Taylor
FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS
Rick Taylor-Elder Terry Agal
Barry Dekker-Deacon Eloy Ramos
Dirk Bronsink Trent Ramos
Mike Cooke Ryan VanderHaar
ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY
Al Walters Bob Boardman Brian & Hannah Hodgson (Front Door)
Daniel Furbush Larry Rees Al & Ethel Riemersma (Welcome Center)
(10:00 am Age birth– Age 2)
Judy Timmer, Lila Diemer
Fay Griffin, Caleb Kimbel
CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY
(Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Ginny Tennant
Lynn, Brooke & Anna Van Kampen
FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS
Jay Riemersma-Elder No Prayer Partners due
A.J. Van Kampen-Deacon to Bolivia Mission Service
8/18 Lila Diemer
8/18 Katie Preikszas
8/18 Mike Cooke
8/19 Larry Fishell
8/20 Josh Dykstra
8/20 Samatha Fishell
8/21 Nelvie Van Kampen
8/21 Hailey Fairchild
8/22 Eric Rash
8/23 Jeff Nieboer
8/23 Barb Furbush
8/24 Randy Riegler
8/24 John Preikszas
Aug. 25 10:00 am Bolivia Team Service
Aug. 26 6:00 pm Rally Day!
Aug. 30 5:30 pm Furbush’s Pool Evening
Sept. 6 6:30 pm 3 G’s (Gods’ Gifted Gals)
Sept. 8 9:30 am Sunday School Kickoff
Sept. 8 10:45 am Service Time Change
Sept. 8 6:00 pm Church Picnic @ Tunnel Park
8/18 Craig & Mary Ann Dykstra
8/18 Cal & Sally Heyd
8/20 Ray & Janay Bean
8/21 Paul & Patti Wolters
New Prayer Requests:
t Pray for peace for the Hoek family as Laurie’s mom went to be
with the Lord last Thursday.
t Pray for Don Lawton who will be having hernia surgery and
surgery to put in a dialysis port this Thursday at St. Mary’s.
t Pray for Shirley Jacobs who was in the hospital last week with
complications from a hiatal hernia. She was released on Wednesday
and is waiting for a date for surgery.
t Pray for Fay Griffin’s 78 year old friend, Dorothy Lyster, who fell backwards
down some stairs and hit her head on cement on 8/11. She has been in ICU at
Bronson Hospital since that time and is not doing well.
t PTL that Larry & Angie Rees’ great granddaughter, Peyton Rees who was born on
7/30 with pneumonia, was finally able to go home!
Continued Prayer Requests:
t For continued healing for all who have had recent surgeries and illnesses
including Jean Heller’s daughter, Khristina Oleksy who was severely burned, and
Lois Cosby’s son, Gary, who was paralyzed from a stroke;
t For the homebound: Mary Carmichael, Judy Blauwkamp, Kay Everett, and
t For all marriages in the church - that those that are strained may be restored;
t For our children of all ages to lead Godly lives and make wise choices;
t For our country and that we as a nation will turn to Christ for guidance.
Church Families of the Week:
♥ Mike & Melissa Fairchild, Hailey and Lauren ♥ Tom & Jean Foulkes
♥ Larry & Kit Fishell, Samantha & Nicole ♥ Dan & Barb Furbush
♥ Casey & Angi Fogerty, Brennen, Drake, E.J., and Moira
♥ Daniel & Linda Furbush and Jessica
GGF Sister Church of the Week:
† Croton Community Church in Newaygo, Pastor Dwight Reed
Missionaries of the Week:
♦ Cory & Kim Hodgson, Missionaries to Tanzania
P. O. Box 77, Sumbawanga, Tanzania
Every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah out by Ottawa Beach next to Dune Dogs
Run the 239 steps and the 1.3 mile trail or just take your time walking!
Questions, contact Tony Van Houten at 616-218-0205.
Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Holland State Park!
Meet in the North parking lot - all ages & skill levels are invited!
MEN’S MORNING GROUP
Come to the Men’s Group every Wednesday morning at 6:30 p.m.
Come when you can...leave when you must!
Enjoy devotions, fellowship and a great cup of coffee.
Ladies, join God’s Gifted Gals on Friday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a “cross-stich
for beginners” demo presented by Kari DeBoer. It will consist of a brief intro to
cross-stitch and how to begin. Attendees will receive a free cross-siitch kit.
Questions...contact Kari DeBoer or Laurie Hoek. Hope to see you there!
SERVICE TIME CHANGE ON
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 —
SUNDAY SCHOOL @ 9:30 AM
WORSHIP SERVICE @ 10:45 AM
DON’T FORGET THE WOMEN’S
MINISTRY KICKOFF EVENT
This tuesday, AUGUST 20
@ 6:00 P.M.
Learn what new and exciting ministries await you!
IF yOU HaVEN’T SIGNED UP yET, SEE KElly DEFREll THIS
MORNING aT THE WOMEN’S MINISTRy cOUNTER.
YOUTH GROUP KICKOFF DATES:
JR. HIGH - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 6:30 PM
SR. HIGH - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 6:30 PM
FAMILY FUN & FELLOWSHIP AROUND FURBUSH’S POOL
August 23, August 30 and September 6 (depending on the weather)
Come any time after 5:30 p.m. All youth-group aged kids ,
their families and youth sponsors are invited. Bring
your swim wear, towels, safety floatation devices
(for younger children) and your dinner if you want
(the grill will be fired up.) Held at the Furbush’s,
4781 Crestwood Avenue in Holland.
Questions, call 616-335-2660 or 616-212-5558
FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION Community Action Partnership will be distributing food to income-qualified families of
Ottawa County this Friday, August 23, at Community Action House, 345 W. 14th Street in Holland from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
For more info, pick up a brochure at the Growth & Outreach Counter.
MARANATHA FREE SUMMER CONCERTS Looking for a fun weekend activity? Plan to attend a free concert held
at Maranatha, 4759 Lake Harbor Road in Norton Shores! On 8/24 there is Shaun Groves and on 8/31 the Annie
Moses Band. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the concerts beginning at 7:00. For more information, call 231-798-2161
or visit www.VacationWithPurpose.org.
MICHIGAN’S VOICE: NO TAXES FOR ABORTION INSURANCE PETITION Parkside is taking part in gathering
signatures for a petition to initiate legislation to remove automatic abortion payments from health insurance. Thus, we
will not be forced to pay for someone else’s abortion and those who want it would have to purchase a separate rider
from any insurance plan in Michigan, whether public, private or plans under Obama Care. By gathering 400,000 valid
signatures throughout Michigan, we as citizens will be putting the legislation before our Michigan legislature for a veto-
proof vote. The governor’s signature will not be needed. If interested, please sign a petition located on the table
outside the church office. Be sure to sign on the correct page for your county. If you would be interested in taking
home a petition to have friends and family sign it, you can pick one up on the table.
CALLING ALL GOLFERS! Lakeshore Pregnancy Center is now registering golfers for their 12th annual “One Day
100-Hole Golf Marathon” on Sept. 6 at Diamond Springs Golf Course in Hamilton. For more information and to
reserve your spot, call Cori at 616-396-5840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER AT LAKESHORE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Lakeshore Habitat is always looking for volunteers.
If you can help out in any of the areas listed, please call Judi Hill at 393-8001, ext. 103—office volunteer at Riley
Street location, volunteers at The ReStore building on Riley and general building construction. Lakeshore Habitat for
Humanity is a Christian Housing Ministry working to provide qualified families along the lakeshore with safe, decent
and affordable housing.
FAMILY BIBLE CONFERENCE RECORDINGS The recordings of the 2013 Family Bible Conference are now
available to listen to from the GGF website - http://ggfusa.org/conferences/recordings.
LAKESHORE PREGNANCY CENTER VOLUNTEERS If you would be interested in being a Client Advocate for
LPC, visit www.lpcenters.com for more details.
ENJOY WRITING & HELPING YOUTH? Join Barnabas Ministries Pen Pal Program and share the hope and healing
of Jesus through a weekly letter. Willing to donate greeting cards? Help them spread cheer with special occasion
cards. For more information, call 748-8435 or email@example.com.
GRACE ADVENTURES WOMEN’S RETREATS Pick up a flyer at the Grace Adventures kiosk located across from
the kitchen to learn about several women’s retreats coming up this fall! For more information, call 231-873-3662 for
go to www.graceadventures.org.
DETROIT TIGERS GAME - AUGUST 22
We’re almost all set for Sunday School but could
use 2 teachers for our 3 year olds.
If you are willing to help out, please see
Sabrina or John Preikszas or email Sabrina
All youth and their families are
invited to a Detroit Tigers Game this
Thursday. Tickets are still available for
purchase for $20 (includes the ticket
and transportation but not food.)
We’ll be leaving the church at 8:30 a.m.
and plan to return around 8:00 p.m. See
Pastor Matt today if you haven’t signed
up yet but want to go!
COLLEGE STUDENTS: YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR
“HEADING TO COLLEGE” BASKET TODAY!
A Home in Drayton Valley by Kim Vogel Sawyer
When Hope Blossoms by Kim Vogel Sawyer
A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Wings of a Dream by Ann Mateer
The Mercy by Beverly Lewis
The Judgment by Beverly Lewis
Song of My Heart by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Unwritten by Charles Martin
Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer
WOMEN’S MENTORING MINISTRY
Ladies, are you looking for a chance to connect
to other women in meaningful relationships?
Check out “HEART TO HEART” an all new
Women’s Mentoring Ministry which facilitates
1 on 1 mentoring relationships based on
wisdom, mutual encouragement, and friendship
between women. Pick up an informational
packet on the Women’s Ministry table in the
fellowship hall or contact Emily Renberg or
Dawn VandenBrink for more info. Consider
being a mentor or being mentored today!
Congratulations to Ben & Heather Otis on the birth of their second child,
Harrison Gray Otis, last Tuesday at 2:45 a.m. weighing 7 lbs 6 oz and 20”
long. Congratulations also to grandparents Brian & Jane Mokma and
great grandparents Dick & Fran Harig.
In anticipation of the Women’s Kick-off this Tuesday,
we’re announcing BIG changes for:
L adies E vening O ut
We encourage you, as you are preparing your family
for your fall schedule, to
PLEASE DUST OFF YOUR BOOKS,
and plan to bring them to our exciting
LEO September 26 Book Exchange!
Details coming soon but please start looking through
your items to see what you would like to “exchange!”
Lisa Dekker 772-5149
Sabrina Preikszas 399-5906
Annette Stone 786-0956
Connie Bean 396-5280
The Holland Sentinel is donating Sunday
newspapers to the church in support of youth
missions. If you would like to support this
cause by making a donation for the paper,
the newspaper rack is located in the
entranceway between the 2 front doors.
(The paper is full of
Thank you all for all the cards you sent to help
us celebrate our 50th anniversary. It was quite
a surprise. Ronda planned for us and friends
came from far and wide. Needless to say, we
enjoyed a wonderful time. Thanks to all who
made it such a “special” day!
Ron & Jacquie
Rally Day 2013
Who: This event is for all youth and adults serving, volunteering,
teaching and coordinating in the Children’s and Youth
Ministries here at Parkside. (Nursery, Children’s Church,
Sunday School, Pioneer Clubs, Youth Group)
What: A fun night of food, fellowship, and hearing the plans for
this ministry year! Dinner will be served so come hungry!
Where: Parkside Bible Church
When: Monday, August 26th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Why: This event is an opportunity to build “harmony” in our
Children’s & Youth Ministries, seeing us all working
together as in a Symphony bringing praise & glory to God,
If you have any questions, please see Amy Renberg,
Lisa Kimbel, Lynn Van Kampen or Connie Bean!
We look forward to seeing you there!
"Live in harmony with one another;
be sympathetic, love as brothers,
be compassionate and humble."
1 Peter 3:8
AT TUNNEL PARK
POTLUCK AT 6:00 P.M.
Hot dogs and burgers will
bring your own beverage,
table service & table covering
if desired and a dish to pass!
Meet at the South Picnic Shelter at Tunnel Park!
Enjoy games, fellowship and great food!
Yes, I/we plan to attend the Church Picnic on September 8
Number Attending (including guests) ____________________________________
Sorry Can’t Attend ____________ Not Sure-Might Attend _______________
To plan for food, we need an estimate of how many will be attending.
Please fill out the bottom section and put in offering plate today!