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  1. 1. November 3, 2013 10:45 a.m. SERMON NOTES Pastor Rob Renberg November 3, 2013 #5 Ephesians 4:32 & 1 Kings 17:1-24 “Suddenly Single” The story of how Elijah touched the widow of Zarephath in her sorrow models a ministry of compassion needed in every church. 1. When the Brook ____________ ___________. (vv.1-7) 2. When the Hurt _____________ ___________. (vv.8-16) Dr. Rob Renberg, Pastor All In the Family #5 “Suddenly Single” Ephesians 4:32 & 1 Kings 17:1-24 14461 James Street, Holland, MI 49424 616-399-4410 (e-mail) (website) 3. When the World ____________ __________. (vv.17-20) “ „For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,‟ declares the LORD. „As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.‟” Isaiah 55:8-9 4. When a Friend ____________ ____________. (vv.21-24) Open your heart and your home to the suddenly single person. There’s many ways to say “God loves you and so do I!” Just do it… (see James 1:27) Our Mission: Learning from God’s Word… Growing in God’s Grace…Reaching with God’s Love! 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: Jay Riemersma - 616-217-6631 Deacon of the Week: A.J. VanKampen - 616-886-4876
  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. This Week Today 10:15 am Fellowship Coffee/Nametag Sun. Tonight 5:00 pm B.I.G. Class Tonight 6:30 pm NO Senior High Youth Group Tues. 6:00 pm Parkside Runners/Walkers Wed. 6:30 am Men’s Morning Group Wed. 5:15 pm Junior High Youth Group Wed. 6:30 pm Pioneer Clubs Thurs. 6:30 pm Ladies Bible Study Fri. 5:00 pm LEO Dumpling Making Sat. 9:00 am LEO Pie Baking 11/3 Mark & Jackie Schaap 11/4 Hal & Cris Hoppa Coming Up Nov. 10 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 23 Nov. 28 9:30 am 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 6:30 pm 9:00 am 9:00 am Sunday School (all ages) Women’s Board Meeting Pioneer Clubs Family Dinner NO B.R.I.D.G.E. Contemporary Worship Svc. Family Fun Night PBC Holiday Arts/Crafts Fair Thanksgiving Service ASSISTING IN WORSHIP TODAY USHERS (Usher Training 9:30 am) Dale Bronsink Dirk Bronsink Owen Smith Mark Leidy Sub Brian Mokma SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY Linda Furbush Duane Hoops Paul Ash Luke Dekker Arthur Seibert Brian Mokma Ken Koester Randy Arendsen Lauren Rosenberger Sharon Amundsen Vonnie Bazan INFANT NURSERY (10:00 am Age birth– Age 2) Joe & Kara Taylor Marti Dibkey, Sarah Ten Harmsel CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY (Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Linn Bradfield Elise Van Kampen, Sara Bronsink Regan Zandstra FINANCIAL TEAM Jay Riemersma-Elder A.J. Van Kampen-Deacon Mike Cooke Rex DeBoer PRAYER PARTNERS Jay Riemersma Brian Mokma Don Lawton ASSISTING IN WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY USHERS (Usher Training 9:30 am) Dale Bronsink Dirk Bronsink Owen Smith Mark Leidy Sub Brian Mokma SUNDAY SCHOOL NURSERY Linda Furbush 11/3 11/3 11/3 11/3 11/4 11/5 11/6 11/8 11/8 11/8 GREETERS Chris & Barb Koning (Front Door) Ryan & Sally VanderHaar (Welcome Center) GREETERS Claudio & Marilu Burgos (Front Door) Michael & Jane Tiffany(Welcome Center) INFANT NURSERY (10:00 am Age birth– Age 2) Gwen, Bina & Lieza Klemm Diane Cartwright CHILDREN’S CHURCH LIBRARY (Dismissed from Service-Age 3-Kindergarten) Tammy Grabiel Lynn, Brooke & Anna VanKampen FINANCIAL TEAM Ryan VanderHaar-Elder John Preikszas-Deacon Doug Dibkey Vaughn VandenBrink PRAYER PARTNERS Terry Agal Eloy Ramos Trent Ramos
  3. 3. New Prayer Requests: t Pray for speedy healing for Pastor Rob’s thumb that was severely injured in a cross bow accident. t Pray for Michael Wierenga, Elizabeth Wierenga’s oldest grandson, who is still at University of Michigan in ICU with more complications with his bladder, kidney and liver. He has had 4 surgeries in the last couple weeks and is fighting an infection. t Pray for Ginny Pete’s daughter, Lynn, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is awaiting results from blood work to see if the cancer is genetic. t Pray for Dave Timmer who will return to Cancer Treatment Centers of America today for his 2nd chemo treatment tomorrow morning. Pray for limited side effects from the chemo. Continued Prayer Requests: t For all who have had recent illnesses or surgeries; t For the homebound: Mary Carmichael, Judy Blauwkamp, and 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 children of all ages to lead Godly lives and make wise choices. Church Families of the Week: ♥ Randy & Beth Riegler, Joe and Ben ♥ Allen & Ethel Riemersma ♥ Jay & Cara Riemersma, Sophia, Trip & Nick ♥ Paul & Melva Russcher ♥ Dave & Tina Rosenberger, Joshua and Lauren ♥ Tabatha Sampson GGF Sister Church of the Week: † Robinson Grace Church in Grand Haven, Pastor Bill Russell, Jr. Missionaries of the Week: ♦ Bill & Sue Vinton, Missionaries to Congo upcoming events! MEN’S MORNING GROUP Come to the Men’s Group every Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. Come when you can...leave when you must! Enjoy devotions, fellowship and a great cup of coffee. LADIES EVENING BIBLE STUDY Join the Ladies Evening Bible Study, a verse by verse study of the Book of James, on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the church. The next study is this Thursday, November 7! 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. B.R.I.D.G.E. There will be no B.R.I.D.G.E. in November; however, join the ladies on Friday, December 5, for a Christmas Potluck/Bingo party at the church at 5:30 p.m. Plan to bring two $5.00 wrapped gifts for exchange! THANKSGIVING SERVICE. 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 and donuts will be provided! LEO EVENTS THIS WEEKEND! Plan to join the ladies this Friday for Apple Dumpling Making from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at the church and on Saturday morning for apple pie making from 9:00 to 11:00! Details and signup forms are in the bulletin today.
  4. 4. “ADOPT A LAWN PROGRAM” Last Chance to sign up! 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. JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM Tonight - Abraham Part 2 “A Strange Command” November 13 - ”Parkside’s Got Talent” If you have a talent you’d like to share (singing, playing an instrument, juggling, touching your tongue to your nose, whatever... plan to share it with the group! SR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM Tonight - B.I.G. will be held; however, there will be no youth group due to the retreat. November 10 - Sr. High Karaoke Night with special guest speaker Kelly DeBoer. Come ready to sing your favorite songs and hear Pastor Matt attempt to sing! November 17 - Service Night - We’ll be hosting Family Night Out from 6:30-8:00 p.m. with movies for all ages. Contemporary Worship Service Saturday night, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. The evening is geared for Sr. High and College & Career ages; however, anyone can attend! The worship service will be followed by the L.I.G.H.T.S. Coffee House. We are asking church families to “adopt a lawn” for someone in need. If you can help out by raking another’s lawn, please sign up at the Youth Counter. 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. Thank you! Thank you to our Parkside family for your kindness, prayers and concern for both of us while we were in the hospital and at Tender Care. The cards, visits and meals were greatly appreciated! We’re doing so much better and are happy to be able to return to church and be with our brothers and sisters in Christ again! Al & Shirley Jacobs OUTSIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOOD GIVE AWAY! Surplus food commodities will be distributed by Ottawa County Community Action Agency to low-income residents on Friday, November 8, at Community Action House, 345 W. 14th St. in Holland from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Proof of income is verbal; however, proof of residence is required. Pick up a flyer at the Growth & Outreach Counter. CHRISTMAS PARTY DATES: JR. HIGH-DECEMBER 18 6-8 PM SR. HIGH-DECEMBER 22 6-8 PM HAPPY TOWN CHRISTIAN TRAVELERS Want to go on a day trip to Chicago shopping on 11/9? Pick up flyers with more information at the Women’s Ministry Counter or talk to Gwen Lawton (298-8674.)
  5. 5. Mark your calendar for: FAMILY FUN NIGHT! Sunday, November 17 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Hosted by the Sr. High Youth Group) Plan to attend Movie Night! “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 “These things are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing, you may have life in His name.” John 20:31 We’ll be showing “Symphony” with Louie Giglio for the adults and “Horton Hears A Who” for the children. Popcorn & Drinks will be provided. The Parkside Runners/Walkers are now meeting 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. DATE October 6 & 13 Year to Date Thru 10/13 GENERAL FUND OFFERING BUDGET NEW: Mixed Adults: The Gospel of John Ch.9 - 21 +/- $9,797 $10,716 - $ 919 $193,817 $219,678 -$25,861 A note from the deacons: Thank you for your generosity and consistency in giving to the Lord! Please consider how you can help us meet our budget shortfall to date. So begins and ends the Gospel of John, which emphasis on the glorious theme Jesus Christ is God! This interactive class will continue the Bible exposition of the Gospel of John that began last year 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. NEW: Men’s Class: “The Man In The Mirror” Solving the 24 Problems Men Face Do you know anyone who has ever won the rat race? Probably not! And yet, everywhere you go, you see men who are tired -- worn out from trying to win this race that nobody wins. Is there hope? According to author Patrick Morley, yes...absolutely! The Man In The Mirror shows how to live successfully with the man in your mirror. This video teaching series and discussion time is designed for you, the man grappling with the pressures and stressors of everyday life. Continued: Women’s Class -- Gideon  Yes, I’m planning on being a part of the Gospel of John class! Name: ____________________________  Yes, I’m planning on being a part of the Man In The Mirror class! Name: ____________________________
  6. 6. Can you help advertise our November 23 Arts & Crafts Fair? Brochures and small flyers are available for pickup at the Welcome Center. Take a bunch for work, your friends and your family. We have 70 vendors this year, all with hand-crafted items! Plan to attend. Over 1500 attended last year and we’re expecting the same or more this year! to Judy Timmer or Jane Tiffany. Would you be willing to donate home-baked goods for Parkside’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair being held at the church on Saturday, November 23, from 9-3? All bake sale money will be going toward Parkside’s Youth Outreach Program. Suggested donations include but are not limited to: Pies (not cream), Cakes, Cookies, Breads Cinnamon Rolls or Dinner Rolls Brownies, Cupcakes Fudge or other Holiday Candy Items specifically for children & diabetics Bringing your “gift” pre-plated will lessen our sale day preparation. Please mark your item if there are ingredients in it that might cause an allergic reaction (i.e nuts.) You do not need to price it. Wednesday, November 13 Pioneer Clubs will be hosting “Family Dinner Night” on Wednesday, November 13, in the Family Life Center before Pioneer Clubs from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. The menu is oven fried chicken, potato wedges, fruit, biscuits, monster cookie bars and drinks. In order to know how much food to prepare, please complete the form below and put it in the offering plate today. The cost is $5.00 per family. ------------------------------------------ The following is suggested: 6 or 12 rolls per plate; 12 cookies per plate; 1 large piece of pie or cake per plate; one large brownie per plate or 4-6 per plate; 4-6 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 on Friday, Nov. 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. or on Saturday, November 23, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. For more information, please see Judy Timmer or you can call her at 399-4410 or email her at For planning purposes, please tear off the bottom half of this form and place it in the offering plate. PIONEER CLUBS FAMILY DINNER RESERVATION FOR 11/13 NAME: __________________________________________________ NUMBER ATTENDING: __________ ADULTS____________________ CHILDREN _____________________ YES, I would be willing to donate the following to Parkside’s Holiday Bake Sale: Item: ______________________________________________________________ Name: ________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Pre-plated? Yes ________________ No __________________