November 17, 2013
“The Role of Suffering”
November 17, 2013
“The Role of Suffering”
14461 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
Our Mission: Learning from God’s Word…
Growing in God’s Grace…Reaching with God’s Love!
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: Kevin Mason - 283-4603
Deacon of the Week: Doug Poynter - 616-886-7899
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
(Usher Training 9:30 am)
Art Seibert (Front Door)
Paul & Patti Wolters (Welcome Center)
Judy Timmer, Lila Diemer,
Fay Griffin, Becky Taylor
Age birth– Age 2)
(Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten)
Gwen Klemm and Family
ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY
Tonight 5:00 pm B.I.G. Class
Tonight 6:30 pm Family Movie Night
Tonight 6:30 pm Senior High Youth Group
Mon. 7:00 pm Board Meeting
Tues. 6:00 pm Parkside Runners/Walkers
Wed. 6:30 am Men’s Morning Group
Wed. 6:30 pm Junior High Youth Group
Wed. 6:30 pm Pioneer Clubs
Wed. 7:30 pm Adult Choir Practice
Thurs. 6:30 pm Ladies Bible Study
Sat. 9:00 am Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
Nov. 24 9:30 am Sunday School (all ages)
Nov. 24 10:45 am Baby Dedication
Nov. 24 5:00 pm Sunday School Meeting
Nov. 27 6:30 pm NO JH Youth Group
Nov. 27 6:30 pm NO Pioneer Clubs
Nov. 28 9:00 am Thanksgiving Service
Dec. 1 6:00 pm Dessert & Discussion w/Pastor
Dec. 6 9:15 am Circle of Moms
Dec. 6 5:30 pm B.R.I.D.G.E. Potluck/Party
Dec. 6 6:30 pm 3 G’s
Dec. 8 6:30 pm Christmas Caroling
Dec. 11 6:00 pm Women’s Coordinator’s Party
Dec. 15 10:45 am Sunday School Program
11/17 Vicki Strobel
11/21 Steve Kamphuis
11/22 Lucas Lesher
(Usher Training 9:30 am)
Sub Claudio Burgos
Marty & Cheryl DeHaan (Front Door)
Eloy & Patty Ramos(Welcome Center)
Age birth– Age 2)
Lynn, Brook, & Anna Van Kampen
(Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten)
Katie Poynter, Vicki Strobel,
No Prayer Partners
New Prayer Requests:
t Pray for Al Jacobs who was readmitted to Blodgett Hospital
last weekend with more physical issues and some emotional
t Pray for Michael Tiffany’s brother who is in Spectrum Hospital with a
serious staph infection. He has had three surgeries so far to remove the
infection from his bones.
t Pray for peace for Elizabeth Wierenga and her family as her oldest
grandson, Michael, passed away 11-8.
t Pray for Jan VanDyke’s sister, Marlene Horley, was who admitted to a
nursing home in Allendale with many medical issues. Pray for healing and
that she will be able to return home soon.
t Pray for peace for Fay Griffin’s good friend, Dorothy, whose husband
passed away last week and for complete healing for Dorothy who is still
recovering in a nursing home from a serious fall down her steps.
t Pray for Gordon Rosenberg, a regular attendee of the Men’s Wednesday
morning Prayer group, as he will be having hernia surgery on Wednesday.
Continued Prayer Requests:
t For all who have had recent illnesses or surgeries;
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 and that the healthy marriages may grow even stronger.
Church Families of the Week:
♥ Steve & Karen Stevens, Connor and Elani
♥ Bob & Annette Stone, Grace and Eric
♥ Tom & Vicki Strobel and Nathaniel ♥ Burt & Elaine Taylor
♥ Joe & Kara Taylor, Aidan, Kallie, Kenzie and Elise
♥ Rick & Sally Taylor, Kyle and Becky
♥ Mike & Ella Ten Harmsel and Sarah
GGF Sister Church of the Week:
† Georgetown Grace Church in Hudsonville, Pastor Robert Davis
(Adam Renberg is the guest speaker today at Georgetown Grace Church!)
Missionaries of the Week:
♦ Jeff & Sally Roth, Missionaries to Costa Rica
FAMILY MOVIE FUN NIGHT TONIGHT!
Plan to attend tonight‟s movie night hosted by the Sr. High Youth Group
from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the church. We‟ll be showing “Symphony” with
Louie Giglio and Dr. Seuss‟s “Horton Hears a Who.” Popcorn and drinks
will be provided.
ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
If you‟re not already part of the Adult Choir, you are welcome to join!
We will be practicing Christmas songs every Wednesday evening
at 7:30 p.m. (except Nov. 27) and will be singing during the worship
service on December 15, the day of the Sunday School musical.
LADIES EVENING BIBLE STUDY
Join the Ladies Evening Bible Study this Thursday, November 21, for
a verse by verse study of the Book of James. The study is held on the
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the church.
Study questions can be picked up at the Women‟s Ministry Counter.
No childcare is provided. Questions, contact Amy Renberg.
Sign up at the Women‟s Ministry Counter for the B.R.I.D.G.E.
Christmas Potluck/Bingo Night held on Friday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m.
at the church. Bring two $5.00 wrapped gifts for exchange and
sign up to bring a dish to the potluck! Ham will be provided.
We‟re having a Thanksgiving morning service on November 28!
Come and express thanks to the Lord for your many blessings
from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Invite your friends and family to attend
with you. Coffee, donuts and great fellowship provided before and
after the service.
CHILD & BABY DEDICATION
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Dedication forms located on Children’s Ministry Counter.
Dessert & Discussion with the Pastor
JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM
This Wednesday - Games, Food & Lesson on “The Birth Right”
Bring a friend!
Next Wednesday - No youth group due to Thanksgiving
SR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM
Tonight - Service Night - We’ll be hosting Family Fun Night
with movies for all ages. Plan to be at the church at 6:15 p.m.
Next Sunday - Small group night with dinner and games!
ALL YOUTH! The deadline to sign up for next year’s
Harrisburg summer trip on June 29-July 5, 2014, is
TODAY, November 17.
SAVE THE DATE!
JR. HIGH CHRISTMAS PARTY @ DE FRELL’S
DECEMBER 18 6-8 :30 PM
SR. HIGH CHRISTMAS PARTY @ THE CHURCH
DECEMBER 22 6-8 PM
Join Pastor Rob Renberg on Sunday, December 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for an
informative time of learning about Parkside Bible Church. Pastor Rob will be
sharing the core values and mission-driven focus that provide the foundation
for our ministry. This “Dessert & Discussion” provides a place to connect with
others on your spiritual journey and it will show you how to make a difference
and enjoy the community that comes through journeying together here at
Here’s an opportunity to begin finding your way in the life of our church and to
catch a glimpse of Parkside’s vision to impact people for Jesus Christ as we
serve our community, encouraging personal spiritual growth in an atmosphere
of grace, forgiveness and acceptance.
We will be looking at our mission and vision and the biblical convictions that
define us and make Parkside the special place that it is! This class is also a
prerequisite for membership, but many participate as an information gathering
starting point as well. Nursery will be provided if needed. Please RSVP with the
tear off slip below so that we know how many people to plan for.
P.S. You don’t have to become a member if you attend this class! If you just
want to know more about Parkside Bible Church, feel free to be a part of this
informative time of fellowship and learning! RSVP and just come!
P.S.S. If you have already attended a Pastor’s Class in the past, you have
fulfilled the “meeting” requirement for membership and don’t have to
attend again (unless you’d like a great dessert!). Check the box below.
Tear off and place in offering plate
___YES! I/We would like to attend the “Dessert & Discussion” Pastor’s
Membership Class on Sunday, December 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thank you to the Parkside Church family
for your prayers, concern and kindness
during my eye surgery and healing. The
thoughts, cards and meals were greatly
___YES! I/We have already attended the Pastor’s Class and would like to become
members at this time. Please contact me/us with the necessary information.
We will need nursery and/or children’s care.
Children & Ages: ________________________________________________
What’s the most
in our church?
That’s right, the Nursery! A key element of our vision is to reach
families in the Holland area with the gospel and a well rounded
balance of opportunities for spiritual growth. Studies show that
parents make their decision to stay at a church because of the quality
of preaching, friendliness, and most importantly — the Nursery!
Our Nursery is central to our mission.
If you have a heart for sharing the love of Jesus with the “littlest of
these,” then we want you to be a part of our Nursery ministry!
Please consider helping during one of our regular services.
You can expect to serve once about every 2-3 months.
If you want to become a part of this special ministry that
really makes a difference, then fill out this reply today!
(You don’t have to do anything to remain on the
Parents of Nursery aged Children (infant - 2 years old): Please sign
up & take a turn with the childcare for this ministry. Your participation
on a regular basis is necessary to it’s success and impact!
Attending a Protection Seminar is required for this ministry.
Contact Sharon Amundsen if you have any questions!
Please tear off and place in the offering plate or send to the church office.
YES! I am willing to serve the Lord by serving our families in
the Nursery during the morning worship service (10:45 - 12:00)!
Yes No I have taken the Protection Seminar at PBC.
PARKSIDE’S 5th ANNUAL HOLIDAY
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
9:00-3:00 P.M. AT THE CHURCH
OVER 70 VENDORS
ALL HAND-CRAFTED ITEMS!
BAKE SALE & LUNCHEON!
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND AND
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
It’s a great time to pick up some
hand-made Christmas Gifts!
Also can you help us advertise?
We want our vendors to do well so if you could help us advertise,
it would be greatly appreciated! Pick up a flyer or two and some small
handouts at the Welcome Center for your friends, work or a business
that you frequent. Invite your friends via email and post it on Facebook
or Twitter. Pick up a sign to post today in your yard or neighborhood.
TOYS FOR TOTS AND
FOR OUR CHURCH FAMILY!
This year we are again participating in the Toys For
Tots Drive as well as our own drive to help some of
our church family. Gifts for teens and babies are very
much in demand. If you would like to donate, please
place your unwrapped toys in the Toys For Tots box
located near the church office.
This week, November 17-23, our youth group will be participating
in both the D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare Cash for Class
programs to earn money for their group. As a “yes” card holder,
you need to link your card to Parkside‟s youth group (99456) by
visiting www.myyesrewards.com to and clicking on „My profile.
If you don‟t have a „yes‟ card, you can sign up for one online at
www.myyesrewards.com and clicking on “Join yes” and completing the form. Be sure to
link your card to Parkside - 99456. You can then pick up your „yes‟ card in-store at the
Customer Service desk. A percentage of your purchase this week will come back to
Parkside‟s youth group.
Adult Sunday School Electives
Choices for spiritual growth and fellowship…
Mixed Adults: “The Gospel of John” Ch. 9 - 21
Men’s Class: “The Man in the Mirror”
Women’s Class: “Gideon”
Make Sunday School a part of your life!
SUNDAYS from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m.
Would you be willing to donate home-baked goods for Parkside‟s Holiday
Arts & Crafts Fair Bake Sale being held at the church next Saturday, Nov. 23,
from 9-3 at the church? All bake sale money will be going toward Parkside‟s
Youth Outreach Program.
Suggested donations include but are not limited to:
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
If you would like to help with the Church’s Food Drive for
needy families, please bring your food donations to
church by Nov. 24 and place them on the table located
near the Women’s Ministry Counter. Fresh items such as
rolls, fruits, vegetables, milk, juices, and other items that
might be used for a Thanksgiving meal can be dropped
off on Nov. 24 and we’ll keep them refrigerated until
delivery time. If you would be willing to provide a
meat, a canned ham would be preferred but turkeys
will be accepted. Please contact the church office at 399-4410 or email Judy
at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Though Mountains Fall by Dale Cramer
Where Yesterday Lives by Karen Kingsbury
Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist
A Thousand Tomorrows by Karen Kingsbury
Just Beyond the Clouds by Karen Kingsbury
Intervention by Terri Blackstock
Series by Beverly Lewis:
#1 The Preacher‟s Daughter
#2 The Englisher
#3 The Brethren
Pies (not cream), Cakes, Cookies, Breads
Cinnamon Rolls, Dinner Rolls, Brownies, Cupcakes
Fudge or other Holiday Candy
Specialty Items (gluten free, sugar free)
Bringing your “gift” pre-plated will lessen our sale day preparation.
Please mark your item as far as what it is and if there are ingredients in it
that might cause an allergic reaction (i.e nuts.) You do not need to price it.
The following is suggested: 6 or 12 rolls per plate; 6 or 12 cookies per plate;
1 large piece of pie or cake per plate; one large brownie per plate or
4-6 per plate; 6 pieces of fudge or candy per plate, and 4-6 cupcakes
per plate. Whole pies, cakes, and breads would also go over great as
the sale is just before Thanksgiving.
Items can be dropped off at the church this Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. or on Saturday,
from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
For more information, please see Judy Timmer or call her at
399-4410 or email her at email@example.com.
For planning purposes, please tear off the bottom half of this form
and place it in the offering plate.
YES, I would be willing to donate the following to Parkside’s Holiday Bake Sale:
Name: ________________________________ Phone: ______________________