1. SERMON NOTES
Pastor Rob Renberg
November 24, 2013
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into His presence with singing!
Know that the LORD, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!
Give thanks to Him; bless His name!
For the LORD is good; His steadfast love endures forever,
and His faithfulness to all generations.
November 24, 2013
Dr. Rob Renberg, Pastor
“Attitude of Gratitude”
The Basis Of Our Thanksgiving: The LORD God Almighty
“Every time I write something significant, every time I read
my words and think that they are wonderful, and begin to
feel proud of myself, I look at the turtle on top of the fence
post and remember that he didn’t get there on his own.
He had help.”
Alex Haley, author of “Roots”
Five Thanksgiving Commands:
14461 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
Our Mission: Learning from God’s Word…
Growing in God’s Grace…Reaching with God’s Love!
1. “Make a joyful __________ to the Lord, _____ the earth!”
2. “_________ the Lord with gladness.”
3. “Come into His presence w/ _____________ .”
4. “Know that the Lord, He is God. It is He who _________...”
5. “Be _____________, ___________ His Name.”
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: Daniel Furbush - 616-403-7830
Deacon of the Week: Jim DeFrell - 616-218-6071
2. 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
(Usher Training 9:30 am)
Sub Claudio Burgos
Marty & Cheryl DeHaan (Front Door)
Eloy & Patty Ramos(Welcome Center)
Age birth– Age 2)
Lynn, Brooke, & Anna Van Kampen
(Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten)
Katie Poynter, Vicki Strobel,
Tonight 5:00 pm B.I.G. Class
Tonight 5:00 pm Sunday School Meeting
Tonight 6:30 pm Senior High Youth Group
Tues. 6:00 pm Parkside Runners/Walkers
Wed. 6:30 am Men’s Morning Group
Wed. 6:30 pm NO Jr. High Youth Group
Wed. 6:30 pm NO Pioneer Clubs
Wed. 7:30 pm NO Adult Choir Practice
Thurs. 9:00 am Thanksgiving Service
Dec. 1 9:30 am Sunday School (all ages)
Dec. 1 6:00 pm Dessert & Discussion w/Pastor
Dec. 1 10:15 am Fellowship Coffee
Dec. 5 6:30 pm Ladies Bible Study
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 - Games & Snacks
Dec. 8 6:30 pm Christmas Caroling
Dec. 11 6:00 pm Women’s Coordinator’s Dinner
Dec. 14 9:00 am SS Program Dress Rehearsal
Dec. 15 10:45 am Sunday School Program
11/24 Aaron Cooke
11/28 Steve Stevens
11/28 Nancee Smith
11/29 Sally VanderHaar
11/29 Pam DeBoer
11/29 Tim Mars
ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY
(Usher Training 9:30 am)
Don & Gwen Lawton (Front Door)
Randy & Cindi Arendsen (Welcome Center)
Elise Van Kampen,
Janet & Olivia Lesher
Age birth– Age 2)
(Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten)
Dirk & Sara Bronsink
3. New Prayer Requests:
t Pray for Milt Kimber who was admitted to Holland Hospital on
Wednesday with heart issues;
t Pray for continued healing for Al Jacobs who was was released
from the hospital and is back at Tender Care in Holland.
t Pray that Jane Tiffany will receive good results for her recent stress
test and also pray for Michael’s brother, Terry Tiffany from Howard City,
who will be receiving rehab for 6 weeks following having his ankle bones
scraped due to a serious infection.
t Pray for Judy Timmer’s nephew, Mike Schlaack from St. Joseph, who was
just diagnosed with acute leukemia and will spend the next 4 weeks at
University of Chicago receiving chemotherapy.
t Pray for the dad of one of Lynn VanKampen’s Girl Scout troop members,
Thom, who was diagnosed with brain cancer which is inoperable.
t Pray for safety and a Godly means of financial support for Art Seibert’s
close single Christian friend, Joy O., from Nigeria, who lives in an area
where Christians are being persecuted and killed and she is forced to
panhandle in dangerous areas to get enough food to eat.
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:
♥ Al & Ginny Tennant
♥ Harold Ter Beek
♥ Ida Mae Ter Beek
♥ Tim & Dawn Tibbitts, Kyle & Skyler Goar
♥ Michael & Jane Tiffany
♥ Dave & Judy Timmer
GGF Sister Church of the Week:
† Grace Bible Fellowship in Jenison, Pastors Pat McGillicuddy
& Caleb Befus
Missionaries of the Week:
♦ Travis & Patti Nielsen, AIM Air (Africa Inland Mission) in Kenya
We’re having a Thanksgiving morning service this Thursday!
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.
Due to Thanksgiving, there will be no Choir Practice, Pioneer Clubs or
Jr. High Youth Group on Wednesday. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with
family and friends!
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.
3 G’s (God’s Gifted Gals)
God‟s Gifted Gals will be meeting on Friday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m.
at the church. It‟s “Bring a Treat to Share” night! Join the group for fun,
food, fellowship, and a chance to work on any projects that you bring.
Questions…see Kari DeBoer or Laurie Hoek.
CIRCLE OF MOMS
Join Moms of all ages on Friday, December 6, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
at the church. It‟s “Game Day” in the board room. Nursery will be
provided. Questions, contact Amanda Zandstra.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
“Bed, Bethlehem and Beyond”
Sunday December 15 10:45 a.m
DRESS REHEARSAL: December 14 9:00-11:00 a.m.
4. Dessert & Discussion with the Pastor
JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM
This Wednesday - No youth group due to Thanksgiving
SR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM
Tonight - Small group night with dinner and games!
December 8 - 6:30 p.m. Christmas Caroling at a local nursing home
Bring the whole family!
ALL YOUTH - DEADLINE EXTENDED!
If you haven’t turned in your registration and deposit for the
Harrisburg summer trip scheduled for June 29-July 5, 2014,
the deadline has been extended until today. Please put your
items in Pastor Matt’s mail basket in the copy room or give
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 December 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
___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: ________________________________________________
5. DEDICATING YOUR CHILD
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.
As Christian parents, we take seriously our responsibility to raise any children
God entrusts to us in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. It is our desire to
publicly declare that commitment, as a testimony of our complete dependence
on the Wisdom found in God's Word, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, for
success in our role as the parents and spiritual guardians of our children.
We also pray that our public commitment to godly parenting will remind other
parents of their great privilege and responsibility before God. We understand
that no supernatural grace or benefit is imparted to our child through this
dedication service, but rather we are pledging ourselves, as Christian parents,
to exert every possible godly influence on this child; to demonstrate to him,
our godly example, the power and truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; to
endeavor to lead him/her to a saving faith in the Savior; and to faithfully teach
our child the precious truths contained in the Word of God.
We request the blessing and support of our Church Family to help us to “train
up our child in the way he should go.”
November 24, 2013
Hunter Allen Bean
Son of Ray and Janay Bean
Jack Edward Hodgson
Son of Brian and Hannah Hodgson
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR
SECRET HEART SISTER THIS MONTH!
For those involved in the SHS program,
remember her with a note, a card or a small
gift monthly and let her know that she is in
your prayers . If you have questions on the
Secret Heart Sister program, please talk to
Thank you so much to all who helped make the 5th annual
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair a success! Special thanks to
Rex DeBoer, Julie Hapke, Ruthann VanAelst, Pastor Matt,
Tony Van Houten, Bob & Rosey Boardman, Harold Kimbel,
and all the other volunteers who helped with parking, setup,
cleanup and with the vendors. Thanks to all the bakers who
made the bake sale very profitable!
Co-Chairs Judy Timmer & Jane Tiffany
P.S. If you took an outside sign to put up in your area,
please return it to the church ASAP. Thanks.
6. 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 tomorrow 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 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 email@example.com if you have questions.
FELLOWSHIP COFFEE NEXT SUNDAY!
Join us next Sunday in the Family Life Center after our
Sunday School Kickoff at 9:30 a.m. and enjoy coffee and
baked goods while you visit with your church friends! The
following ladies are scheduled to bring goodies that morning. Thanks to each of you for blessing our church family!
It is also Nametag Sunday so please wear your nametag located on the
tables in front of the Welcome Center. If you don’t have a nametag and
are a regular at Parkside, please make one but also sign up for one so it
will be available the 1st Sunday of each month.
The Holland Sentinel is donating Sunday newspapers to the
church in support of youth outreach. If you would like to
support this cause by making a donation for the paper, the
newspaper rack is located in the front entranceway.
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.
The Parkside Runners/Walkers meet downtown Holland in
front of the Knickerbocker Theater on 8th Street at 6:00 p.m.
every Tuesday. Join them as they run downtown and keep
your running going all winter! When the snow comes, they
will run the snow-melt system on 8th Street and enjoy some
warmth at JP‟s coffee after the run/walk. Questions...
Contact Tony Van Houten at 616-218-0205.
BARNABAS MINISTRIES GIFT OF HOPE This Christmas season Barnabas Ministries is
giving a full-sized Bible, reading and study material and a personal message for youth across
Michigan who are incarcerated or away from their families this Christmas. For every $25
donated, they will be able to place a gift of hope into the hands of a youth. Please make
checks payable and mail to Barnabas Ministries, Inc. at 10500 Chicago Dr. #40, Zeeland, MI
49464 or you can donate online at www.barnabasmin.org and click on the „donate now‟
button. If you have further questions, please email Emily at Emily@barnabasmin.org call
the Barnabas office at 748-8435.
MEN’S RETREAT Think Spring! Get your guy friends together and plan to attend “Spring
Training” at Grace Adventures on March 14-16 or March 21-23, 2014. The all-inclusive
weekend rate is $104 which includes accommodations, meals and activities. For more info,
go to www.graceadventures.org.