Pastor: Rob Renberg - 738-7840 (email@example.com)
Youth Pastor: Matt Amundsen - 786-2699 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Worship Arts Director: Chad Lippincott - 251-554-9955 (email@example.com)
Church Secretary: Judy Timmer - 399-4410 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Elder of the Week: Kevin Mason - 283-4603
Deacon of the Week: Doug Poynter - 886-7899
14461 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
Our Mission: Learning from God’s Word…
Growing in God’s Grace…Reaching with God’s Love!
SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
Dr. Rob Renberg, Pastor
“This is the Time”
SERMON NOTESSERMON NOTES
Pastor Rob RenbergPastor Rob Renberg
September 8, 2013September 8, 2013
“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Eph.5:16 (KJV)
1. Time is a _________________ opportunity (v.14)
2. Time is a _________________ opportunity (v.15)
“One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward
to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the
upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
A. The Apostle Paul had forget past ________________.
B. The Apostle Paul had forget past ________________.
C. The Apostle Paul had forget past ________________.
3. Time is a _________________ opportunity (v.16)
Principles for redeeming time and opportunities for the LORD:
A. The ____________________ principle.
B. The ____________________ principle.
C. The ____________________ principle.
D. The ____________________ principle.
“The 10 second rule:” “Just do the next thing you’re reasonably
certain Jesus wants you to do.”
4. Time is a _________________ opportunity.
Ephesians 5:14Ephesians 5:14--1818
Tonight 6:00 pm Church Picnic @ Tunnel Park
Tues. 6:00 pm Parkside Runners/Walkers
Tues. 6:30 pm Women’s Board Meeting
Tues. 7:00 pm Beach Volleyball
Wed. 6:30 am Men’s Morning Group
Wed. 6:30 pm Junior High Youth Group Kickoff
Wed. 6:30 pm Pioneer Clubs Kickoff
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 THIS MORNING
Owen Smith Vaughn VandenBrink Doug & Marti Dibkey (Front Door)
Barry Dekker Noah Dekker Casey & Angi Fogerty (Welcome Center)
Sub Jim DeFrell
SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY INFANT NURSERY
Lisa Kimbel (10:00 am Age birth– Age 2)
Cindi & Kinsey Arendsen
CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY
(Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Fran Harig
KT Manifold, Lauren Fairchild
FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS
Kevin Mason-Elder Kevin Mason
Doug Poynter-Deacon Brian Hodgson
Scott Miles Bob Renberg
ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY
Owen Smith Vaughn VandenBrink Diane Cartwright/Tom Arens (Front Door)
Barry Dekker Noah Dekker Rick & Connie Bean (Welcome Center)
Sub Jim DeFrell
SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY INFANT NURSERY
Amy Renberg (10:00 am Age birth– Age 2)
Amy, Olivia & Alex Cooke
CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY
(Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Vonnie Bazan
Cara, Sophie & Trip Riemersma
FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS
Daniel Furbush-Elder Dennis Klemm
Jim DeFrelle-Deacon Pete Jimmerson
Keith Welch Bob Boardman
9/10 Ginny Tennant
9/12 Amy Cooke
9/12 Caleb Korneisel
9/14 Rick Bean
9/14 Kinsey Arendsen
9/14 Don Brookhouse
Sept. 15 9:30 am Sunday School (all ages)
Sept. 15 5:30 pm B.I.G. Informational Meeting
Sept. 15 6:30 pm Senior High Youth Group Kickoff
Sept. 16 7:00 pm Church Board Meeting
Sept. 19 6:30 pm Ladies Bible Study Begins
Sept. 20 5:30 pm B.R.I.D.G.E.
Sept. 26 6:30 pm LEO Book Exchange
Sept. 28 10:30 am Heart to Heart Ministry
Sept. 29 5:00 pm First B.I.G. class
9/9 Kyle & Jordon Kamphuis
9/14 John & Sabrina Preikszas
New Prayer Requests:
t Pray for healing for Angie Rees who fell on 8/31 in
Ludington and severely cut the top of her head (over 50
t Pray for Donnette Koester who had repeat detached
retina surgery on 8/27 and has to remain face down for 3
weeks from the surgery date basically doing nothing. She
will not be able to return to work for at least 12 weeks.
t Pray for healing for Hannah Mokma and her friend Josh who both broke
a leg in a watercraft accident on 9/1.
t Pray for peace for Bob Tasma and family as Ann has been place in
t Praise the Lord that Annette Stone’s mom’s knee replacement went well!
Continued Prayer Requests:
t For all who have had recent illnesses or surgeries including Shirley
Jacobs, Laurie Luke’s mom, Ethel Riemersma’s friend Kandi, Fay Griffin’s
friend Dorothy and continued healing for Jean Heller’s daughter, Khristina.
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
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:
♥ Sharon Holmquist ♥ Sharon Hoogendoorn
♥ Duane & Deb Hoops ♥ Hal & Cris Hoppa
♥ Henry & Shirley Hudson ♥ Lee Hulett
GGF Sister Church of the Week:
† Grace Community Church in Belmont, Pastor Tim Hall
Missionaries of the Week:
♦ Travis & Patti Nielsen, African Inland Mission
in Kenya Email: email@example.com
(They just returned to Africa this week!)
ALL-CHURCH PICNIC TODAY!
Come to Tunnel Park anytime this afternoon but be sure to be there by 6 p.m. as that’s
when we’re eating! Meat will be provided but bring a dish to pass, your own beverage,
table service and table covering. Meet at the South Picnic Shelter. If you want to park
inside the park and do not have a season pass, there is a $5 fee for Ottawa Co. residents
& $7 for non-residents.
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.
As long as it’s nice weather, the Volleyball group is meeting every Tuesday
at 7:00 p.m. at Holland State Park! Meet in the North parking lot - all ages &
skill levels are invited! For more info, contact Daniel Furbush or Harold Kimbel.
MEN’S MORNING GROUP
Come to the Men’s Group every Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. Come when you
can...leave when you must! Enjoy devotions, fellowship and a great cup of coffee.
Ladies, plan to attend BRIDGE on Friday, September 20! We’ll be eating at The Farm
House in Zeeland (formerly Jay’s Again) at 5:30 p.m. then coming back to the church for
snacks and simple games! Sign up at the Women’s Ministry Counter.
KICKOFF DATES TO REMEMBER!!!
Pioneer Clubs This Wednesday, 9/11 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Jr. High Youth Group This Wednesday, 9/11 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Sr. High Youth Group Next Sunday, 9/15 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
B.I.G. (Bible Instruction Group) Sunday, 9/29 5:00 p.m.
(B.I.G. Parent/Student Information Meeting next Sunday, 9/15, at 5:30 p.m.)
LADIES EVENING BIBLE STUDY BEGINS 9/ 19!
This study of the Book of James will be held the 1st & 3rd
Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the church. Get
deep into the Word with this verse by verse study and get to know
other church women more personally! Taught by Amy Renberg.
Questions...call Amy at 738-7840.
No Childcare provided.
YOUTH GROUP KICKOFF DATES:
JR. HIGH - NEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 6:30 PM
SR. HIGH - NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 6:30 PM
Invite a friend as we kickoff the school year with
games, prizes, pizza, ice cream, and a devo!
B.I.G. Parent/Student Info Meeting next Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
All youth from 8th-11th grade & those who have already completed the
first year are encouraged to take this course.
GBC 14TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC Interested in a day of golf to benefit scholarships for Grace Bible
College? The date is this Friday, September 13, at Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club in Pierson. More information
is available at the Growth & Outreach Counter.
HAPPY TOWN CHIRSTIAN TRAVELERS The next trip will be on 10/8 called “Tasty Treats & Treasures”
for a fall color tour, scavenger hunt and mystery trip. Want to go to Mackinac Island with the group on
10/17-10/18, Frankenmuth/Birch Run on 10/26 or Shipshewana and Essenhaus on 10/29? Pick up flyers
with more information at the Women’s Ministry Counter or talk to Gwen Lawton (298-8674.)
GBC WOMEN’S CONNECTION KICKOFF You are invited to join other Western Michigan women for
the annual Fall Kick-off Brunch by Grace Bible College Women’s Connection. Enjoy a special program,
prayer with a purpose, fantastic food and fellowship from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, 9/28 at GBC. A love
offering will be taken. RSVP by Sunday, Sept. 22, at the signup sheet on the Women’s Ministry Counter.
FALL RETREAT FOR SR. HIGH!
November 1-3 at Avalanche Bay Indoor
Water Park - We’ll be teaming up with Rush
Creek Bible Church for a great time of fun
and fellowship! The cost will be $69 which
covers all expenses.
FALL TRIP FOR JR. HIGH!
Mark you calendar for a great day at
Cedar Point on Saturday, October 5!
PIONEER CLUB REGISTRATION
SIGN UP YOUR CHILDREN (GOING INTO
1ST-5TH GRADE) AT THE REGISTRATION
TABLE IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL AFTER CHURCH TODAY.
THE KICKOFF IS THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
FROM 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Questions...see Jay or Cara Riemersma or Todd or Michelle Crook.
ATTENTION ALL YOUTH AND PARENTS!
There will be an informational meeting after church on October 6. It is
important that all parents attend to find out the plans for the school year!
NEW BOOKS IN THE CHURCH LIBRARY!
“Prophet”, “Illusion” & “Monster” by Frank Peretti
“The Book of Virtues” by William J. Bennett
“The Mandie Collection” Volumes 1 & 2 by Lois Gladys Leppard
“Miss Katie’s Rosewood” by Michael Philllips
“Edge of Apocalypse” & “Thunder of Heaven” by Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall
“The Sword of Truth” & “The Shield of Honor” by Gilbert Morris
“Riven” by Jerry B. Jenkins
“Plague Maker” by Tim Downs
“Lies Women Believe” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
“Dark Passage” by Paul McCuster
“A Hound for Hannah” by Eric Wiggins
“The Mayflower Adventure” by Colleen L. Reece
“International Children’s Story Bible”
SR. HIGH PARENTS: Can you help out with the S.H. Small Group
Dinner Nights by signing up to bring a dish for their meal? A sign-up
is available at the youth counter. Thanks!
LEO’S BOOK EXCHANGE
is just around the corner!
Start gathering your books to share…
go home with new books to read:
Children’s books, fiction books,
biographies, devotionals, cookbooks,
or just come for a free night of fun and
fellowship at our ladies coffee bar/café.
We’re inviting ALL women 18 and older to come
and make new friends at Parkside.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
6:30 - 8:30 P.M.
An RSVP would be appreciated: Either sign up at the Women’s
Ministry Counter or tear off the signup below and place in the
Offering Plate today.
We are looking for 1-2 women that are willing
to help with child care for Circle of Moms
which meets the first Friday of every month
from 9:15 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. These
are paid positions.
If interested, please contact: Amanda Zandstra
at 616-403-7776 or email her at
_______Yes, I would like to be part of the Usher Team!
_______ I would like more information about the Usher Team.
Phone: ______________________ Email: ________________________________
________Yes I want to attend LEO’s Book Exchange!
________ I have a card table that I can let you borrow.
Phone: _____________ Email: _____________________
Thank you for the great response for
volunteers to teach and help with Children’s
Church. We only need a few more helpers:
10/20 a child or adult to help Ria Nieboer,
11/24 a child or adult to help Katie Poynter,
and 12/22 an adult and a child to help
Jean Heller. The sign-up form is on the
Children’s Ministry Counter. Helpers can be
age 11 and up. Questions…see Katie Poynter.
NOTE: Children’s Church will now be meeting
in the Toddler Nursery Room!
Yes, I want to be a part of the Priscilla Shirer Ladies Sunday School class!
Yes, I would like _______ study guide(s) at $14.00 each
Starting Sunday, September 22nd, a new
Ladies Sunday School Class will begin!
This all new study explores the story around Gideon,
about God and His people – His love for them, as well as His
strength operating in spite of, even through, their weakness.
Gideon emerged as Israel’s hero, filled with God’s presence
and His passion for deliverance.
This all-women’s class will encourage us to recognize
our weakness as the key that the Lord gives us to unlock the
full experience of His strength in our life. If you’ve ever felt
insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this
study is for you.
This is a DVD led format with a study guide for the
teaching session notes and 5 days worth of personal reflec-
tions and questions. One week we will watch the DVD and
the next, we will discuss the study guide questions that
accompany that DVD session. This study will take 13 weeks
to complete, ending on December 15.
The cost of the study guide is $14.00. If you have
any questions, please see Ria Nieboer.
Tear off and place in offering plate
Women’s Class -- Gideon (see details in
bulletin) -- Sept. 22 - Dec. 15
Many Christians believe they can’t understand the Bible without the interpretation
of theologians or pastors. But the Bible was written to ALL people -- including you --
and everyone can understand its message.
This two week combined adult class will help you understand how the Bible is
organized, how to effectively read the Bible, interpretation and look at various
tools for studying the Word of God for your own pleasure and growth.
Know what you believe and why! How is Mormonism different from Christianity?
What do Jehovah’s Witnesses actually believe about Jesus Christ? What is the
difference between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims? You will learn about the most
common world religions and cults and how they compare to Christianity, and
discover what to say to a friend, neighbor or co-worker of another faith.
All Adults: Sept. 8 & 15
Bible Study Boot Camp (How to study the Bible)
Mixed Adult Class -- Sept. 22 - Oct. 27
Christianity, Cults and Religions