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  • 1. MINISTRY TEAM: Pastor: Rob Renberg - 738-7840 (pastorrobjr@sbcglobal.net) 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 - 218-8100 Deacon of the Week: Barry Dekker - 786-3296 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! August 18, 2013 10:00 a.m. Dr. Rob Renberg, Pastor “Imitators of God ” Ephesians 5:1-14 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.” Galatians 6:7-8 3. Imitating His __________________ (vv.8-14) If you want to change the darkness… Let your ________ ________! (Matt.5:16) Ephesians 5:1Ephesians 5:1--1414
  • 2. This Week 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 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 Dennis Klemm Claudio Burgos Dick & Fran Harig (Front Door) Paul Wolters Russ Hoek Owen & Nancee Smith (Welcome Center) INFANT NURSERY (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 Olivia Lesher 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 USHERS GREETERS Al Walters Bob Boardman Brian & Hannah Hodgson (Front Door) Daniel Furbush Larry Rees Al & Ethel Riemersma (Welcome Center) INFANT NURSERY (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 Rex DeBoer Vaughn VandenBrink 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 Coming Up 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
  • 3. 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 Nelvie VanKampen; 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 Email: coryhodgson@gmail.com upcoming events! PARKSIDE WALKERS/RUNNERS 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. BEACH VOLLEYBALL 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. 3 G’s 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.
  • 4. 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 OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES 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 cori.frasso@lpcenters.com. 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 penpal@barnabasmin.org. 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 at spreikszas@charter.net. 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! Gr COLLEGE STUDENTS: YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR “HEADING TO COLLEGE” BASKET TODAY!
  • 5. 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, MAGAZINES, COOKBOOKS, DEVOTIONALS, CHILDREN’S BOOKS, ETC 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!” LEO’s Team: 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 money-saving coupons!) Dear Friends, 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
  • 6. 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, our Conductor! 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 “Serving Together in Harmony!” SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8 AT TUNNEL PARK COME ANYTIME... POTLUCK AT 6:00 P.M. Hot dogs and burgers will be provided… 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 Name: ______________________________________________________________ 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! ===================================================================================================================================