September 20, 2020                            Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Liturgical Color - Green

We will love God, share the good news of Jesus Christ, and serve others.

T O D A Y   A T   FI R S T   C H U R C H

WELCOME TO FIRST REFORMED CHURCH! Welcome to worship and Christian education, a time to reconnect and form new connections. May the Lord enrich our time together.

OUR CHURCH HELPERS TODAY * Greeters-Ken Vanderploeg & Arnie Vogel. Greeter-Ramp Door-Allen Dykstra. After Worship Greeters-None. Usher-None. Nursery-None. Children’s Sermon-None. Scripture Reader-Renee Huckaby. Sound System-Bob Kuehl. Projector-Jerry Bush. Song Leader-Eric & Carol Janvrin. Social Time-None. Food Pantry-Irma Bland. Elder Prayer After Worship-Randy Dykstra. Thank you for your help!

THIS MORNING Pastor Chuck will lead us in worship. Offering will not be taken during the service. We will also receive our $1 World Vision Offering. You are asked to place your offering in the plate at the back of the sanctuary. Following worship, you are all asked to go directly outside. If you wish to visit with people, we ask that you do that outside and social distance.

T H I S   W E E K   A T   F I  R S T   C H U R C H :

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23:

9:00 A.M. * Creative Crew.

11:30 A.M. * Senior Meal. The meal is Tator Tot Casserole, Roll, Veggie, and Dessert.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

11:30 A.M. * Senior Meal. The menu is Creamed Chicken on Biscuit, Mixed Veggie, and Dessert.

NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:

          9:00 A.M. * Pastor Chuck will lead us in worship.

          CHURCH HELPERS * Greeters-Phil Hook & Allen Dykstra. Greeter-Ramp Door-Ken Vanderploeg. After Worship Greeters-None. Usher-None. Nursery-None. Children’s Sermon-None. Scripture Reader-Ron Pessman. Sound System-Art Kilburg. Projector-Brian Bush. Song Leader-Eric & Carol Janvrin. Social Time-None. Food Pantry-Irma Bland. Elder Prayer After Worship-Randy Dykstra.

          2:30 P.M. * Classis Meeting.

          3:00 P.M. * Installation Service for Pastor Chuck.

PERSONAL ITEMS:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Maxine Whistler on September 23. Have a wonderful day!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Bruce & Diane Christensen. On September 23 they will be married for 43 years. Arnie & Marilyn Huizenga will celebrate 62 years together on September 26. Also celebrating on the 26 will be Allen & Nancy Dykstra. They will be married for 45 years. Congratulations!

UPDATE ON THE HOSPITALIZED & PRAYER CONCERNS:

Dean Brackemyer had surgery on Monday to relieve a pinched nerve. He is home recovering. Lawrence Tegeler is in Mercy One Hospital for an infection. Judy Vanderploeg will have a thyroid biopsy done at Mercy One on Monday. Please keep all the members of our congregation in your prayers.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS OF INTEREST:

LIVE STREAM SERVICES are being posted on Facebook. Just go to www.facebook.com/groups/firstfulton. If you are currently not a member of our page you will have to request membership. Once approved you will be able to see the page, events, videos and the live stream. If you have any questions, call the church office.

WITH MORE PEOPLE coming back to church we ask that you use the middle of the pews as well. There is plenty of space to still social distance. So if you are the first person in the pew that morning, try moving to the middle. You might like it!

17 NEW LIBRARY BOOKS have been added to the church library. They are on the cart. Check them out!

FREE TO GOOD HOME! There are some books in a box in the library that are free for the taking. Check them out!

THE SENIOR MEALS will have a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on October 14. They get 10% of all the proceeds and tips. This includes carry outs.

SAVE THE DATE of October 17 at 4:00 P.M. We have our missionaries, Rev. Bob & Amy Abel coming to share their ministry with us. The event will be held in the library. A letter about their ministry is in the bulletin.

CAR CRUISE TIME! On October 18 we will leave from the church parking lot at approximately 10:30 A.M. We will cruise on up to Cajun Jacks bar and grill in Elizabeth, IL. Then travel to Dairy Queen in Mount Carroll for dessert (of course Art has to stop for ice cream (). If you have any questions, see Art Kilburg.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for October 28. That will be our Pizza Ranch Fundraiser for the football breakfasts.

THE FOOD PANTRY ITEMS for September are Instant Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrots, Peas or Corn. Please help support the pantry by bringing a donation to church.