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  1. 1. MINISTRY TEAM: Pastor: Rob Renberg - 738-7840 ( Youth Pastor: Matt Amundsen - 786-2699 ( Worship Arts Director: Chad Lippincott - 251-554-9955 ( Church Secretary: Judy Timmer - 399-4410 ( Elder of the Week: Kevin Mason - 283-4603 Deacon of the Week: A.J. Van Kampen - 886-4876 14461 James Street, Holland, MI 49424 616-399-4410 (e-mail) (website) Our Mission: Learning from God’s Word… Growing in God’s Grace…Reaching with God’s Love! SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 10:45 a.m. Dr. Rob Renberg, Pastor “Thanks Living” Ephesians 5:20 SERMON NOTESSERMON NOTES Pastor Rob RenbergPastor Rob Renberg September 22, 2013September 22, 2013 “Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Ephesians 5:20 1. The _________________ of Thanks Living. “_____________________.” 2. The _________________ of Thanks Living. “_____________________.” A. It may help ____________________ you. B. It may develop you with a deeper ____________________ on God. C. It may confirm your ____________________ with others. D. It may cause ____________________ and more Christ-likeness. 3. The _________________ of Thanks Living. “to _____________________________ in the name of ___________________________________.” Ephesians 5:20Ephesians 5:20
  2. 2. This Week Tonight 6:30 pm Senior High Youth Group Tues. 6:00 pm Parkside Runners/Walkers Tues. 7:00 pm Beach Volleyball Wed. 6:30 am Men’s Morning Group Wed. 6:30 pm Junior High Youth Group Wed. 6:30 pm Pioneer Clubs Thurs. 6:30 pm LEO Book Exchange Sat. 10:30 am Heart to Heart Ministry 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 TODAY USHERS GREETERS Al Tennant Pete Jimmerson Tim & Dawn Tibbitts (Front Door) Craig Dykstra Dave Timmer Russ & Laurie Hoek (Welcome Center) Sub Doug Dibkey SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY INFANT NURSERY Linda Furbush (10:00 am Age birth– Age 2) Sabrina & Katie Preikszas Dawn VandenBrink CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY (Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Ginny Tennant Amy, Olivia & Aaron Cooke FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS Kevin Mason-Elder Bryan Booker A.J. Van Kampen-Deacon Keith Welch Dirk Bronsink Brian Mokma Mike Cooke ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY USHERS GREETERS Al Tennant Pete Jimmerson Tim & Phyllis Mars (Front Door) Craig Dykstra Dave Timmerr Rick & Connie Bean (Welcome Center) Sub Doug Dibkey SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY INFANT NURSERY Linda Furbush (10:00 am Age birth– Age 2) Sally VanderHaar Katie Poynter, KT Manifold CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY (Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Sarah Ten Harmsel Lisa & Caleb Kimbel, Sarah Ten Harmsel FINANCIAL TEAM PRAYER PARTNERS Jay Riemersma-Elder Tom Foulkes Barry Dekker-Deacon Mark Leidy Dale Bronsink Ryan VanderHaar Doug Dibkey 9/25 Mike & Melissa Fairchild Coming Up Sept. 29 9:30 am Sunday School (all ages) Sept. 29 5:00 pm Sun. School Teacher’s Meeting Sept. 29 5:00 pm First B.I.G. Class Sept. 29 6:00 p.m. Church Hymn Sing Oct. 3 6:30 pm Ladies Evening Bible Study Oct. 4 9:15 am Circle of Moms Oct. 4 6:30 pm 3 G’s Oct. 4-5 Jr. High Trip to Cedar Point Oct. 6 10:15 am Fellowship Coffee Oct. 6 Noon Parent/Youth Meeting Oct. 8 6:30 pm Women’s Board Meeting Oct. 9 6:00 pm PC Family Dinner Night Oct. 14 7:00 pm Annual Church Meeting 9/22 Claudia Van Dyke 9/22 Jim DeFrell 9/23 Dawn Tibbitts 9/24 Grace Duwe 9/26 Alexis VanAelst 9/26 Kay Agal 9/27 Matt VanOrder 9/27 Avery Hodgson 9/28 Cheryl DeHaan 9/28 Larry Rees 9/28 Skyler Goar
  3. 3. New Prayer Requests: t Pray for healing for Eric Stone who is home from college fighting severe strep and mono. t Pray for peace and guidance for Jenna Kuiken, daughter of Terry & Kim, who lost her home in Colorado due the floods. Her cat is unaccounted for and she is not allowed back into the area for several months. t Praise the Lord that Al Jacobs has been moved to Tender Care following his second heart cath and an adjoining room is ready for Shirley as soon as she is well enough to be released from the hospital. t Praise the Lord that Frankie Zwiers did not need to have a mastectomy as no cancer was found in her lymph nodes. t Praise the Lord that Karen Visser is doing great following her emergency hip replacement. Continued Prayer Requests: t For all who have had recent illnesses or surgeries including 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 restored and that the healthy marriages may grow even closer; 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: ♥ Dennis & Gwen Klemm, Dieter, Bina, Duncan, Lieza, and Gabriel ♥ Ken & Donnette Koester ♥ Theresa Korneisel, Dani and Caleb ♥ Chris & Barb Koning, Kenzie, Elaina and Grace ♥ Barb Kroll ♥ Ken & Dottie Kruis, Kayleigh and Johnathon GGF Sister Church of the Week: † Volney Bible Church in Bitely, Pastor Jeff Shirley Missionaries of the Week: ♦ Tim & Debbe Meier, Missionaries to Zambia Grace Church of Zambia, P. O. Box 80236, Kabwe, Zambia Email: upcoming events! LADIES EVENING BIBLE STUDY A verse by verse study of the Book of James is being held the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the church. If you missed the first class, that‟s ok—join us for the next session on October 3! Get deep into the Word and get to know other church women more personally! Study questions can be picked up at the Women‟s Ministry Counter. No childcare is provided. Questions, contact Amy Renberg. CIRCLE OF MOMS Join moms of all ages on Friday, October 4 from 9:15 - 11:00 a.m. at the church and learn the art of couponing! Lots of tips, tricks and helpful information will be provided along with childcare. Questions, contact Amanda Zandstra or Marilu Burgos. 3 G’s (God’s Gifted Gals) Enjoy an evening out to scrapbook, sew, stamp or just come for the fellowship on Friday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Cider and donuts will be provided. HYMN SING NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Join us next Sunday, September 29, at 6:00 p.m. for some of your favorite hymns as our Worship Leader Chad Lippincott plays and leads us in this new “monthly” feature at Parkside. The guest leaders for our next hymn sing on October 27 will be Ade & Sharon VanHouten. Invite your friends! LEO BOOK EXCHANGE THIS THURSDAY! What a great opportunity to ask your friends to Parkside! There is still time to sign up (at the women’s ministry counter.) Bring your books and trade for new ones. Come and hear our very own Carol VanderHaar share her passion for books and reading this Thursday, September 26, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the church. We still have a need for a few more card tables! Could you help out? If so, please have them at the church by Wednesday evening or let us know if you would like us to pick it up. See Lisa Kimbel, Sabrina Preikszas, Connie Bean or Annette Stone if you have questions.
  4. 4. JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP WEDNESDAY AT 6:30 P.M. “Days of Creation, Part 2” Games, Food, Small Groups - Invite a friend! SR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP TONIGHT 6:30 PM “In the Beginning” (first of four sessions) taught by Ken Kruis Games, Food, Small Groups - Invite a friend! B.I.G. (Bible Instruction Group) Starting up 9/29 from 5-6 p.m. for students in 8th-11th grades. OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES MEALS NEEDED Barnabas Ministries is in need of individuals to provide dinner for their Girls Group on Mondays and “on the go” sack dinners for their Guys Group on Tuesdays. Contact Emily Renberg at or 616-748-8435 if you are interested in learning more about assisting with meals or being a group mentor or transportation provider. 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, September 22, at the signup sheet on the Women’s Ministry Counter. WOMEN’S RETREATS If you’d like to get away to be pampered both physically and spiritually, you can choose from 3 dates at Grace Adventures: Sept. 27-29 with Guest Speaker Wendy Pope, Oct. 4-6 with Rose Anne Coleman and Oct. 11-13 with Robyn Dykstra. Worship, rest time in God’s Word, great food and fellowship are all included in this weekend package for $114. To register or for more information, call 231-873-3662 or go online at BARNABAS GOLF OUTING Want a fun golf challenge? Plan to be part of Barnabas’s Golf Outing held on Saturday, October 5, at Clearbrook Golf Club. Registration and tee assignments are at 10:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10:30. A registration form can be downloaded at or contact or 616-748-8435 with questions. DAMARIS CARBAUGH CONCERT Damaris is a talented singer who appeared regularly on the “Day of Discovery” TV program and has been a featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and on the Moody Radio Network. Her concert is on Friday, October 4, at 4:00 p.m. at Beechwood Church in Holland. No charge...but a freewill offering will be taken. ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING! OCTOBER 14 AT 7:00 P.M. Come & hear what’s happening at Parkside! All are invited but only members can vote. FALL RETREAT FOR SR. HIGH! November 1-3 at Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park! We’ll be teaming up with all West Michigan Grace Churches for a great time of fun and fellowship! The cost is $65 which covers all expenses. FALL TRIP FOR JR. HIGH! Mark your calendar for an overnight trip to Cedar Point on October 4-5! The cost is $50 which includes lodging, admission and transportation. Please bring money for two meals. ATTENTION ALL 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 and next summer! SR. HIGH PARENTS: Can you help out with the Sr. High Small Group Dinner Nights by signing up to bring a dish for their meal? A sign-up is available at the youth counter. Thanks! PARKSIDE’S ADOPT A LAWN PROGRAM Rather than Rake „N Run this year, we are asking families to sign up at the youth counter to rake a lawn. (This is not a youth fundraiser.) Families in need can sign up to have their lawn raked and a couple families per yard are needed to do that. Annual Reports are due to Judy by October 1.
  5. 5. “WEDNESDAY MEN’S GATHERING” Consider being part of The Men‟s Group which meets every Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. at the church. Come when you can and leave when you must. Enjoy devotions, fellowship and a great cup of coffee! _______Yes, I would like to be part of the Usher Team! _______ I would like more information about the Usher Team. Name: ______________________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Email: ________________________________ Don’t forget to bring in canned goods and non- perishable items for our on-going project of providing food for the needy. We deliver these items to Beacon of Hope on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month so please consider giving on a regular basis. The collection box is located on the west side of the Fellowship Hall near the library. KITCHEN USE POLICY If you plan to use the kitchen for a church or a personal function, be sure to complete a Kitchen Request form located outside the kitchen door. You can return the completed form to the same location. Questions, talk to Elise Van Kampen at 218-3970. IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE NEW HEART TO HEART WOMEN’S MINISTRY MENTORING PROGRAM AS EITHER A MENTOR OR MENTEE, BE SURE TO ATTEND THE “MEET YOUR MATCH” BREAKFAST THIS SATURDAY AT 9:30 A.M. AT THE CHURCH! (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!) IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL EMILY RENBERG AT 616-283-1299 OR DAWN VANDENBRINK AT 399--9776. 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
  6. 6. Women’s Class -- Gideon -- Now through Dec. 15 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. Meets in the far “North Room.”  Mixed Adult Class -- Now through Oct. 27 Christianity, Cults and Religions This DVD women’s class facilitated by Ria Nieboer explores the story of Gideon, about God and His people - His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of, even through, their weakness. If you’ve ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent or outnumbered, this study is for you! The cost for the study guide is $14. You are still welcome to come if you didn’t sign up in advance; however, you won’t have the study guide to start. Please contact Ria ASAP at 786-3372 or for more information. Meets in the “Board Room.” This two-year course is designed to give those students in 8th-11th grade a thorough knowledge of the Bible. The first year focuses on the basics of the Bible and introduces the Old Testament history from creation to Israel‟s return from exile. It is foundational to a proper understanding of the New Testament and will equip the student with Bible Study tools and insights they will use their entire adult life. The 2nd year covers the New Testament and essential Christian doctrines. It is a two-year commitment. If you are a Sr. this year, you will be allowed & encouraged to participate in this important Old Testament course. THE PARENT/CHILD AGREEMENT MUST BE SIGNED & TURNED IN BEFORE COMING TO THE CLASS. IF YOU WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE PARENT’S MEETING LAST SUNDAY AND ARE INTERESTED IN B.I.G. FOR YOUR CHILD, SEE PASTOR ROB OR PASTOR MATT TODAY. CHURCH SPORTING OPPORTUNITIES PARKSIDE WALKERS/RUNNERS Meeting every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah out by Ottawa Beach next to Dune Dogs. You can 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. BEACH VOLLEYBALL As long as weather permits, the Volleyball group will be 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 or if you‟re ques- tioning if it will be held, contact Daniel Furbush or Harold Kimbel. This week, September 22-28, 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 visit to link your card to Parkside‟s youth group (99456) by clicking on „My profile. If you don‟t have a „yes‟ card, you can sign up for one online at 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 our youth group. “ADOPT A LAWN PROGRAM” If you or someone you know, is unable to maintain their lawn and really needs some help with raking, sign them up at the Youth Counter. We will not being doing “Rake ‘N Run” this year as a youth project but will be asking church families to “adopt a lawn” for someone in need.
  7. 7. We all want a loving family but it doesn’t happen by accident. Whole, healthy, happy family relationships take quality time, wisdom and intentional effort. And when it comes to raising kids and maintaining your marriage, a little outside help can make all the difference between success and failure. Join us at Parkside for a new sermon series beginning 9/29/13 entitled “All In The Family” from the book of Ephesians as we explore practical insights from God’s Word to put the pieces together for great marriages and family relationships! 14461 James St.14461 James St. Holland, MI 49424Holland, MI 49424 616616--399399--44104410