February 16, 2014
“Prayer Is Paramount”
February 16, 2014
Matt Amundsen, Youth Pastor
Spiritual Warfare Series
“Prayer is Paramount”
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: Jay Riemersma - 616-217-6631
Deacon of the Week: A.J. Van Kampen - 616-886-4876
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
Sub: Rick Bean
Judy Timmer, Lila Diemer,
Fay Griffin, Caleb Kimbel
Tonight 5:00 pm B.I.G. Class
Tonight 6:30 pm S.H. Youth Group
Mon. 7:00 pm Board Meeting
Tues. 6:00 pm Parkside Runners/Walkers
Tues. 6:30 pm Ladies Couponing Class
Wed. 6:30 am Men’s Morning Group
Wed. 6:30 pm Jr. High Youth Group
Wed. 6:30 pm Pioneer Clubs
Wed. 6:45 pm Men’s Bible Study
Thurs. 6:30 pm Ladies Bible Study
Fri. 5:30 pm B.R.I.D.G.E. at Turk’s
Feb. 23 9:30 am Sunday School
Feb. 23 10:45 am Home Missions Sunday
Feb. 23 5:00 pm Sunday School Meeting
Feb. 23 5:00 pm Child Protection Class
Feb. 26 6:30 pm Mission Youth Group
Feb. 27 6:30 pm Missions Ladies Game Show Night
Feb. 28 6:30 pm Men’s Missions Harvest Feast
Mar. 1 7:00 pm Missions Coffee House-Young Adults
Mar. 2 9:30 am NO Fellowship Coffee
Mar. 2 10:45 am World Missions Sunday
Mar. 2 7:00 pm Missions Closing & Dessert Potluck
2/16 Mark DeJong
2/16 Regan Zandstra
2/17 Nancy Kuiken
2/17 Carol VanderHaar
2/17 Nathan Pierce
2/18 Joel Tooke
2/20 Barry Dekker
2/21 Katy DeJong
Age birth– Age 2)
(Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten)
Sharon Amundsen, Lieza Klemm
Kevin & Marcia Mason (Front Door)
Daniel & Linda Furbush (Welcome Center)
ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY
Sub: Brian Mokma
Pete & Marge Jimmerson (Front Door)
Jay & Cara Riemersma (Welcome Center)
Lynn, Brooke & Anna Van Kampen
Age birth– Age 2)
(Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten)
Marcia & Kyle Mason
New Prayer Requests:
t Pray for speedy healing for Kyle Mason who fell and
broke his wrist last week.
t Pray for Dave Timmer as he receives another chemo
treatment in Zion, Illinois, tomorrow.
t Pray for Judy Blauwkamp’s daughter-in-law, Jean, who
was in the hospital last week with congestive heart failure.
t Pray for our upcoming Missions Conference that God will touch hearts
and our goals will be met.
t Praise the Lord that Jan Van Dyke’s sister, Marlene, who was in serious
condition in the hospital last week with severe liver problems, is doing
Continued Prayer Requests:
t For continued healing for all who have had recent illnesses, surgeries
and medical procedures.
t For the homebound: Milt Kimber, Mary Carmichael, Judy Blauwkamp,
Kay Everett, Nelvie VanKampen and Barb Kroll;
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 country and that we, as a nation, will turn to Christ for
t For our safety for our military troops all over the world.
Church Families of the Week:
♥ Kay Everett
♥ Mike & Melissa Fairchild, Hailey, and Lauren
♥ Wayne & Pat Fieldhouse
♥ Scott & Kayla Fletcher & Evelyn
♥ Casey & Angi Fogerty, Brennen, Drake, E.J., and Moira
♥ Tom & Jean Foulkes
GGF Sister Church of the Week:
† Frontline Bible Church in Byron Center, Pastor John Lowder
Missionaries of the Week:
♦ Tim & Judy Heath, Missionaries in Malaysia,
Things To Come Mission
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
“The Biblical Man”
Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m.
in the board room.
See details in the bulletin today
and plan to be part of this study!
WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S GROUP
Join with other men from the church on Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. in the
Fellowship Area. Come when you can...leave when you must. Enjoy
devotions, fellowship and a great cup of coffee!
COUPONING CLASS OUTREACH
Come and learn how to coupon...plus learn lots of other money savings tips at
this class hosted by Circle of Moms this Tuesday, February 18, at the church
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Questions...talk to Amanda Zandstra.
WOMEN’S EVENING BIBLE STUDY
The next Ladies Evening Bible Study will be this Thursday, February 20. This is
a verse by verse study of the Book of James held on the 1st and 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. Newcomers are
always welcome! Questions, contact Amy Renberg.
B.R.I.D.G.E. (Building Relationships in Dinner & Games Each Month)
Ladies, plan to attend B.R.I.D.G.E. this Friday, February 21. We’ll be meeting at
5:30 p.m. at Turk’s then coming back to the church for cards, board games and
snacks. We need to know how many restaurant reservations to make so please sign
up at the Women’s Ministry Counter if you plan to go to dinner with the group. This
is a great way to get to know other church women in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
If you have questions, please contact Ginny Pete or call the church office.
THINK SPRING...THINK GOLF!
It’s a great time to dream about warm weather and what to do
when it finally arrives! Parkside is considering having another
golf league at Macatawa Legends on Tuesday nights.
Please email or talk to Pastor Rob if you are interested.
PUT ON YOUR RUNNING SHOES & START TRAINING
FOR THE HOLLAND-HAVEN MARATHON HELD ON
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6!
Parkside is one of the sponsors of the event (and the starting point)
for the 26.2 mile course from Holland to Grand Haven. You can
also participate by doing the Half Marathon which is 13.1 miles
from West Olive to Grand Haven. More info is available at:
www.hollandhavenmarathon.com. Spread the word!
JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP WEDNESDAY NIGHT
This Wednesday - The lesson will be “The Life of Moses: Miracles and
Misery.” Join us for a great lesson, snacks and games!
SR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP SUNDAY NIGHT
Tonight: The lesson tonight is “The Life of Moses: Miracles and Misery.”
Next Sunday Ken Kruis will do Part 2 of his series “Egypt and the
REST HAVEN SERVICE PROJECT TODAY!
All youth are invited to Rest Haven to participate in a service to their
residents. We’ll be leaving the church at 2:30 p.m. and returning at
4:30 p.m. Plan to be a blessing in the lives of the residents.
MARCH 1 - SATURDAY NIGHT COFFEE HOUSE
Parkside will hold a contemporary worship service and the L.I.G.H.T.S.
Coffee House on March 1 at 7:00 p.m., geared for Sr. High & college/career
young adults. Worship will be led by Chad Lippincott.
Hear our special missionary guest Talo Vergara from Argentina.
HARRISBURG TEAM MEETING
There will be a brief meeting for all who have signed up for the
Harrisburg mission trip, along with the parents, in the youth room
immediately following the morning worship service on February 23.
MISSION OPPORTUNITY FOR SENIOR HIGH & COLLEGE STUDENTS
Volunteer to help rebuild 21 Grace churches in the Philippines damaged by Typhoon
Haiyan while also reaching out to their communities in the name of Christ! The dates
are June 29-July 16. Pick up a flyer at the Youth Counter or download an application
at www.gracem.org/EXITE and send it in by tomorrow.
MEN’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Where is my John Wayne?
Where is my happy ending?
Where is my Marlboro Man?
Where is my lonely ranger?
Where is my prairie song?
Where have all the cowboys gone?
Where is his shiny gun?
Where have all the cowboys gone?
All of these questions were asked by Paula Cole in a 1990s song titled,
Where Have all the Cowboys Gone? With the recent passing of the man
who portrayed the Marlboro man, it seems that there is no hope for Mrs.
Cole. The church in America has found itself asking a similar question:
Where have all the men gone?
The Biblical Man is a 12 week Bible study designed to awaken the
awareness of biblical manhood. This study will provide a portrait of the
man God created. The study specifically focuses on the three main areas
of every man's life: personal, work and family. This study will answer
questions such as, how do I balance work and family, how do I get
along with my boss, how do I get along with my wife, and how do I do
all of these things and honor God at the same time?
Join this Men’s Study, being taught by Shane Lambert,
on Wednesday nights from 6:45-7:45 p.m. in the board room
now through April 30. There is no charge for the class.
Please bring your Bible, pen and note paper.
Series by Tracie Peterson:
#1 The Icecutter’s Daughter
#2 The Quarryman’s Bride
#3 The Miner’s Lady
Series by Traci Pererson & Judith Miller:
#1 Daughter of the Loom
#2 A Fragile Design
#3 These Tangled Threads
Gone South by Meg Moseley
The House that Love Built by Beth Wiseman
Missions FAITH-PROMISE Giving
Our 2014 Missions Festival provides us with the opportunity to renew our
Faith Promise commitments to missions, or to begin a pattern of regular
giving toward missions work through Parkside Bible Church. Why do we
utilize this model of giving? We believe it is God’s way!
The Faith-Promise plan of missionary support giving works beyond
expectations because it is based on the principles of God’s Word.
Some of the principles are:
You purpose in your heart to give because you have first surrendered yourself to Christ. You promise to give an amount to the Lord’s work
through missions, above and beyond your regular church giving, because you
believe the amount would be a God-honoring proportion of your income.
Then you are encouraged to trust God to meet this promise.
A Faith-Promise involves a regular giving pattern weekly or monthly
to the Lord’s work in a proportionate manner.
The amount you promise is a transaction between you and God. No one will
ask you for it. This plan leads you to not only face your responsibility before
the Lord, but it enables you to enter into the great blessings of His promises.
“Whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
This plan permits our missionaries to know that you are committed to support a
portion of His work. As we give we are reminded to pray, for “where a person’s
treasure is, there will his heart be also.”
Because “God so loved...that He gave...” Will you give your life
and love to Him? Then help our effort to reach “Every Neighbor,
Every Nation” and step into a new vital experience of Missions
“Faith-Promise” giving that will enhance your life now and will
bring honor and glory to our blessed Lord for time and for eternity.
May God bless you in your Missions “Faith-Promise” commitment!
With Missions Work Highlights from:
Tanzania; Brazil; Malawi; Central America;
& around Holland, Michigan.
February 23-March 2
Serving with Grace Ministries International:
Home Missions Speakers and PBC
Youth Summer Mission Team
Ladies Evening Out: Celebration of Missionaries
Game Show Night
Jr. High - Women of all ages
Men & Boys Missions
Saturday night coffee house
March 1 @ 7:00 pm
sr. High & College/career
with Special worship & missionary guests
World Missions Speakers at
all Sunday School classes and
10:45 a.m. Worship service
Family Night Closing Program
All-church Dessert potluck 7:00 p.m.
With special Roundtable Missionary Discussion
Costa Rica & Nicaragua
Costa Rica & Nicaragua
Serving with AIM Air:
Serving with InterServe:
Total Giving to Missions Fund
in 2013: $45,930.08
Total Dispersed from Missions
Fund in 2013: $38,695.66
Goal for 2014
Serving with Things To Come Mission:
Beacon of Hope
Bible Doctrines To Live By
Daily Vacation Bible School
Grace Gospel Fellowship
Grace Bible College
Grace Youth Camp
Holland Rescue Mission
Lakeshore Pregnancy Center
O.A.T.H. Orphan Fund
PBC Mission Trip Fund
PBC Vacation Bible School
Our 2013 Bolivia missions team raised about $35,000.00 as well as many
people supporting other missions efforts outside of church support!
Ladies Evening Out presents:
2014 Men & Boy’s
Wild game dinner
Friday Night, February 28,
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Join with other Parkside men & friends for this evening of food, challenge
and fellowship. We will have some missionary guests from around the
world to share their harvest stories of souls for Jesus!
FOR WOMEN FROM JR. HIGH
TO ADULTS OF ALL AGES!
Thursday, Feb. 27
Come join us for a fun-filled evening of
getting to know the testimonies of our home
church and international missionaries.
FEATURING: KAY AGAL, EMILY RENBERG,
GRACE STONE, SALLY VANDERHAAR,
SHARON VAN HOUTEN, SUE VINTON,
SOPHIA SIMTOWE AND MICHELLE CAMPOS.
Invite a friend or co-worker for the event and enjoy a
buffet of wild game and other dishes and desserts.
We’ll have some great door prizes too! Join us for this
“Harvest Beast Feast” as we celebrate God’s bountiful
harvest of grace and salvation with our missionary
guests and brothers in Christ.
REFRESHMENTS & DOOR PRIZES!
Reserve your ticket and sign up today! Bring a friend
and get entered into a Grand Prize drawing!!
------------------------------------------------Name: ______________________________ # attending: __________
YES! I plan to attend the Women’s Game Show Night on 2/27.
Tear off & put in offering
Name: ______________________________ # attending: __________
YES! I plan to be there for the “2014 Missions Harvest Wild Game Dinner”.
Names of all attending:
YES! I can bring the following wild game dish: _______________________
OR: I will bring the following food or dessert to share: ________________
Vacation Bible School
Staff Sign Up
Monday, June 16–20
Ladies’ Sunday School
9:15 am–12 pm
Before/after VBS, I would like to help by: (check one or more)
Registration: Coordinator Publicity: Help
Decoration: Help Providing materials
Prayer: Coordinator Praying for team and children
Providing craft materials
Providing snack ingredients
Outreach (at Leisure Estates, a mobile-home park):
Helping at a Carnival Style Outreach Event on Saturday, 6/ 7 from
3-6 pm (set-up, games, clean up, and sign-up for VBS)
During VBS, I would like to help in one or more of the following
areas (please check)
Registration: Assistant (Monday – Wednesday)
Group Guide: Guide (grade preferred: ______ )
Bible Story Center: Coordinator Teacher Assistant
Pre-K (for staff’s children): Coordinator Assistant
Nursery: Coordinator Assistant (Available dates: ________)
Bible Games Center: Coordinator Assistant
LOCAL Mission Project: Coordinator Assistant
Craft Center: Coordinator Assistant
Outreach: Van Driver Pick-up/Drop-off Assistant
Worship Team: Youth Worship Team Member
Skit: Opening Assembly Skit Actor
Closing Assembly Bible Story Skit Actor
Tech Team: Audio/visual tech
Snack Center: Assistant
E mail Address: _____________________________________
Adult T-shirt Size: ________________
Please put this in an offering plate, or give this
form to Ria, Angi, Hannah or Judy.
Job descriptions are available at VBS table in the fellowship hall.
Your Identity and Purpose
(Discover Together Bible Study Series)
This insightful Bible study
uses the example of Paul’s
church in Ephesus to show
readers how they can be
victorious Christians, living
in God’s Word, and free
A group member will work on a weekly lesson at home
from a 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, March 23 and ends on May 11.
Please sign up by March 2 to secure a study book
for March 23. The cost of the study book is $10.
If you have any questions, please see Ria.
(Please tear off and place in the offering plate.)
----------------------------------------------Yes, I’m planning on being a part of the Ephesians Ladies
Sunday School class!
Number of Study Guides: ________________________________________