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  1. 1. December 22, 2013 10:45 a.m. SERMON NOTES December 22, 2013 Christmas is about God's sovereign timing in our lives. 1. God is aware of every __________ ________ in our lives. Ecc.3:1-8 2. God has set __________________________ in our hearts. Ecc.3:11 “Incarnation”  = “In The Flesh” Dr. Rob Renberg, Pastor “The Presence of the Incarnation” Luke 2:1-7 The Incarnation is about God becoming man. Mary & Joseph may have felt the timing of Christ’s birth was bad because... 1. Their marriage was not yet ___________________________. 2. The ________________ had totally disrupted all their plans. 3. There was no _____________ ____________ in Bethlehem. In the light of prophecy, the timing of the Incarnation was perfect. The Old Testament said the Messiah would... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Emerge _________________________________. Genesis 3:15 Come from the nation of ___________________. Genesis 1:2 Come from the tribe of ____________________. Genesis 49:8-12 Come from the house of ___________________. 2 Samuel 7:12-13 Be born of a _____________________________. Isaiah 7:14 Be born in _______________________________. Micah 5:2 Be visited and honored by __________________. Is.60:3-9; Ps. 72:10 In the light of history, the timing of the Incarnation was perfect. Historical conditions prepared for the birth of Christ through... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The ________________________________ of the Jews. A favorable _________________________ atmosphere. A favorable _____________________________ climate. A favorable _____________________________ setting. A favorable _____________________________ environment. 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! 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: Kevin Mason - 283-2603 Deacon of the Week: Doug Poynter - 616-886-7899
  2. 2. 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 THIS MORNING USHERS (Usher Training 9:30 am) Dennis Klemm Paul Wolters Mike TenHarmsel Don DeJonge Sub: Don Lawton SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY Sharon Amundsen GREETERS Tammy Grabiel, Doug Reyers (Front Door) Bryan & Linda Booker (Welcome Center) INFANT NURSERY (10:45 am Age birth– Age 2) Sabrina & Katie Preikszas Katie Poynter CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY (Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Ginny Tennant Janet & Olivia Lesher Jean Heller FINANCIAL TEAM This Week Tonight 5:00 pm NO B.I.G. Class Tonight 6:00 pm Sr. High Youth Group Party Tues. 6:00 pm NO Parkside Runners/Walkers Wed. 6:30 am NO Men’s Morning Group Wed. 6:00 pm NO Jr. High Youth Group Wed. 6:30 pm NO Pioneer Clubs Coming Up Dec. 29 9:30 am NO Sunday School Dec. 29 5:00 pm NO B.I.G. Class Jan. 3 9:15 am Circle of Moms Jan. 3 6:30 pm 3 G’s Jan. 5 10:15 am Fellowship Coffee Jan. 7 6:30 pm Women’s Board Meeting 12/22 Jacob Pierce 12/23 Nell Kimber 12/23 Daniel Furbush, Jr. 12/23 Colleen Stauffer 12/23 Christian Tummel 12/24 Patty Ramos 12/25 Kirby Arendsen 12/27 Ryan VanderHaar 12/27 Laura Coppersmith 12/28 Linda (Bradfield) Aalderink 12/28 Deb VanHouten 12/28 Steve VanderPloeg PRAYER PARTNERS Kevin Mason-Elder Doug Poynter-Deacon Vaughn VandenBrink Craig Dykstra Prayer Partners will resume on January 5 after our annual December break ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY USHERS (Usher Training 9:30 am) Al Walters Vaughn VandenBrink Russ Hoek Bob Boardman Sub: Jim DeFrell SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY No Nursery due to no Sunday School this morning GREETERS Tom & Janet Lesher (Front Door) Mike & Amy Cooke(Welcome Center) INFANT NURSERY 10:45 am Age birth– Age 2) Linda & Jessica Furbush Sally Vanderhaar CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY (Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Sarah Ten Harmsel Sabrina & Katie Preikszas Bina Klemm FINANCIAL TEAM 12/23 Tom & Vicki Strobel 12/23 Bob & Jean Heller 12/27 Ade & Sharon Van Houten PRAYER PARTNERS Daniel Furbush-Elder Jim DeFrell-Deacon Brian Hodgson Scott Miles Prayer Partners will resume on January 5 after our annual December break
  3. 3. New Prayer Requests: t Pray for healing for Jessica Furbush who had her tonsils out on Friday. t Pray for Melva Russcher’s mom, Leona Huyser, who is under Hospice care and has been given weeks to live and also for her dad, Al Huyser, who is struggling with some medical issues. t Pray for comfort and peace for Ray Reidsma as his sister, Luella “June” Barber, passed away last Tuesday. Pray also for June’s husband. t Pray for Brian & Jane Mokma’s daughter, Hannah, who had surgery again on her leg that she broke in September in a watercraft accident as her leg is not healing correctly. Pray that the surgery will correct the problem and nothing further will need to be done. t Pray that the “Reach for Life” books intended for youth in Bolivia will arrive soon as they are now being held up in Chile due to paperwork issues. t PTL the surgeries were successful for Bob Renberg, Al Tennant and Art Seibert, but please pray for continued healing. t PTL that the breathing problems for Paul & Patti Wolters’ newborn twin grandsons born 12/9, has cleared and and they are now home. Continued Prayer Requests: t For all who have had recent illnesses, surgeries and medical procedures. 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. t For our safety for our military troops all over the world. Church Families of the Week: ♥ Keith & Jill Welch, Alexia, Brielle, Jordyn and Paityn ♥ Elizabeth Wierenga ♥ Ronda Woldring ♥ Paul & Patti Wolters and Erin ♥ Maxine York ♥ Andrew & Amanda Zandstra, Regan, Rysa and Elijah ♥ Frankie Zwiers GGF Sister Church of the Week: † Berean Church in Muskegon, Pastor Craig Apel. Mssionaries of the Week: ♦ Jerry & DeAnna Olson, Missionaries in Puerto Rico Upcoming Pastor Rob will be on vacation next week. In his absence, please direct any questions/concerns to Pastor Matt, the elder or deacon of the week as noted in the bulletin or the church office. Thank you. Pioneer Clubs are on Holiday Break and will resume on January 8 with their Pioneer Clubs Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study will resume on January 16. There will be no Parkside Running Group on 12/24 or 12/31 and no adult Sunday School on December 29. BIG will start up again on 1/12. There will be no Men’s Wednesday morning group this Wednesday or the next, no Jr. High Youth group on 12/25 and 1/1 and no Sr. High Youth Group on 12/29. HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS! CIRCLE OF MOMS Join Moms of all ages on Friday, January 7, from 9:15-11:00 a.m. at the church for “Knitting/Crocheting Day.” If you’re interested in learning how to knit or crochet, plan to join us around the fireplace. Bring one skein of yarn (available at Meijer or Walmart for $3-$4) and knitting needles or a crochet hook (size J about $3 at Walmart.) Teachers will be on hand to help if you’re new to knitting or crocheting. If you already know how to do either, please join us and help encourage those who are new to yarn art! Child care will be provided. MEN’S BREAKFAST Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 11, for a Men’s Breakfast! Steve Hofman from Man in the Mirror Ministries is our special guest and Heartland will be providing free blood pressure readings as we begin “Heart Health” for 2014 in our Ironman Ministries! More details soon! ATTENTION ALL USHERS AND USHER PROSPECTS! If you haven’t attended the required Usher Training yet this year or are interested in what is involved in being on the Usher Team, please plan to attend a short training session on Dec. 29 at 9:30 a.m. (There will be no Sunday School that morning.) Coffee, juice, donuts and fruit will be provided. Questions...contact Eloy Ramos at 393-5992 or email him at eloy_ramos@sbcglobal.net. (Ushers who have already attended the training session are welcome to attend also!)
  4. 4. JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP WEDNESDAY NIGHT This Wednesday - There will be no Jr. High Youth Group this Wednesday or next due to the holidays. SR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP SUNDAY NIGHT SR. HIGH CHRISTMAS DINNER @ THE CHURCH TONIGHT 6-8 PM Holiday-themed Games - Bring a $5.00 gift for exchange and please dress “nicely!” ALL YOUTH & PARENTS! All youth and parents are invited to a morning of skiing, tubing, and snowboarding at Pando Park on Saturday, January 18! The cost is $20 but please bring additional money for lunch and drink. (Skis and snowboard rentals are extra.) We’ll be leaving the church at 9 AM and returning at 3 PM. Sign up at the Youth Counter! HOLIDAY SCHEDULE There will be no Jr. High Youth Group on 12/25 and 1/1 and no Sr. High Youth Group on 12/29. IF YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS WOULD LIKE TO GO OUT TO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH FOR A FREE MEAL WITH PASTOR MATT DURING THE HOLIDAYS, PLEASE SIGN UP AT THE YOUTH COUNTER. SAVE THE DATE-SUPERBOWL FAMILY OUTREACH ON FEBRUARY 2! THE WINTER/SPRING YOUTH SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE NEXT SUNDAY! A new church directory will be published in January. If any information about you (home address, phone number or family members) has changed in the last year, please email Judy at parksidejudy@sbcglobal.net or call the church office at 399-4410. If you are interested in a new picture, please let Judy know ASAP. Pictures can be taken any Sunday or during the week by appointment. If you’re new to Parkside but attending regularly, we’d love to take your picture and include you in our next directory and also put your picture on our Church Family Board located in the hallway outside the kitchen. This will help others get to know you by name! Please pick up your offering envelopes from the table in the Fellowship Hall. If you don’t currently have offering envelopes but would like them, please sign up on the form next to the envelopes or contact Judy at 399-4410 or email her at parksidejudy@sbcglobal.net. If you have had offering envelopes in the past but now do automatic deposit and no longer need them, please let Judy know. (Remember to indicate either on the offering envelope or on your gift(check or cash) how you want your money designated. If you are planning to purchase or receive a new laptop for Christmas and wonder what you will do with your old one, consider donating it to the church to be used in our Christian Education Wing. We could use a couple workable laptops capable of running basic programs such as Word and Power Point. We don’t require a lot of RAM memory as it will not be used for games. Thanks! Thank you Parkside for meeting some needs in our community this month! Pioneer Clubs raised $510 for Beacon of Hope through their annual coin war and 72 gifts were provided for Toys for Tots. This is an awesome church!
  5. 5. Starting Sunday, January 5, a new Ladies Sunday School Class will begin! NEW: “Grace” - DVD study with Max Lucado Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. We say grace before dinner. But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, “Do you believe in grace?” who could say no? Max Lucado asks a deeper question ... Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. Let’s make certain grace gets you. There are 10 participant guides available for $5 and 10 of Max’s bestselling book “Grace” available for $10. These are not required for being part of this 7 session mixed adult class but will add to your growth as you experience “Grace!” Continued: The Gospel of John This mixed adult class continues the Bible exposition of the Gospel of John and will include class discussions led by various Parkside teachers as we seek to grow in our faith and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, revealed in Scripture so that we may have life in His name. Tear off and place in offering plate  Yes, I’m planning on being a part of the Gospel of John class! Name(s): ____________________________ Jesus often showed women acceptance, compassion, and understanding. In each lesson of this insightful study of Luke, we will focus on a conversation between Jesus and a woman, showing how he helped free them of their negative feelings and destructive behaviors---and encouraged them to embrace healthy attitudes and positive actions. You will have your own encounter with Jesus and learn how truly valuable you are to him. A group member will work on a weekly lesson at home from “Luke: Finding Truth and Healing in Jesus' Words to Women” study book by Sue Edwards, and will participate in a group discussion during the class. A lesson/teaching will be also provided by various facilitators/teachers of our church during the class. The study starts on Sunday, January 5 and ends on March 16. Please sign up by 12/22 to secure a study book for the Jan. 5th introduction class. The cost of the study book is $6.00. If you have any questions, please see Ria. Tear off and place in offering plate  Yes, I’m planning on being a part of the Grace with Max Lucado class! Name(s): ____________________________ Yes, I want to be a part of the New Ladies Sunday School class!  Yes, I would like _______ study guide(s) at $5.00 each Name: _____________________________________  Yes, I would like _______ hardcover book at $10.00 each  Yes, I would like _______ study guide(s) at $6.00 each
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