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Welcome to

VOGEL CENTER CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

“A body of believers dedicated to worshiping, reaching out, and serving in the name of Christ Jesus.”

“The Seven Days of Creation”

Genesis 1:1-2:3

Morning Worship @ 10:00 AM

Sunday School and Catechism – 11:15am

Refreshments and fellowship following the service.

Pastor Adam Barton

January 29, 2023

Order of Worship – 10:00 a.m.

Prelude

Welcome

Announcements

Invocation

*Mutual Greeting

*Call to Worship – 2 Corinthians 4:5-6

*Opening Praise

“All Creatures of Our God and King”

“God of Wonders”

Profession of Faith – Kaylee Lucas

Morning Prayer

Offertory

Offerings for General Fund & Cadets

Children’s Worship – Children ages 3-5 leave when “Jesus Loves Me” is played

*Song – “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

Scripture – Genesis 1:1-2:3

Message – “The Seven Days of Creation”

Message Prayer  

*Song – “How Great Thou Art”                                                                                                                                                         

*God’s Blessing

*Doxology – “All Creatures of Our God and King”                                                                                                                       

Postlude

Pastor: Adam Barton                                   

Accompanist: Karen Westmaas

Praise Team: Danielle Hoekstra, Molly Nienhuis, Larry Westmaas

                                                      

Serving This Week – January 29

Pastor: Adam Barton

Accompanist: Karen Westmaas

Sound Booth: Seth DeZeeuw, Zeb Broersma

Offerings: General Ministries & Cadets

Nursery: Miriam Hoekwater, Sandy Lutke, Katelyn England

Greeters: Jared & Alyssa Huttenga, Jake & Emily Huttenga

Coffee Prep: Jerry & Donna Quist

Coffee Hosts: Marv & Donna Bode & Elders

Children’s Worship: Jacie VandePol, Kenda Gernaat, Kaylie Gernaat

 

Serving Next Week – February 5

Pastor: Adam Barton

Accompanist: Sally Westmaas

Sound Booth: Dan Hoekstra, Chris Martz

Offerings: General Ministries & Ukrainian family

Nursery: Kimber Westmaas, Sara Quist, Bret Benthem, Marley Martz

Greeters: Kyle & Kathleen Heuker, Phil & Miriam Hoekwater

Coffee Prep: Keith & Carol Buning

Coffee Hosts: George & Lois Berkompas, Brad & Lori Gernaat

Children’s Worship: Kristen Hughston, Sherrie Quist, Tessa Hughston

 

Prayers and Praises

Remember these with ongoing prayers for God’s Mercy and Blessing:  

Health concerns:

Praise God that Cecil DeZeeuw is home with his family!  Pray for complete recovery and good health for him!

Continue prayers for Kaylie Gernaat as she recovers from corrective back surgery.  Pray for restored mobility and freedom from pain.

Chris DeBoer has returned to Autumnwood.  Continue to pray for healing for Chris and peace for both Al and Chris.

Rich Herweyer, Mickey Lockhart, Jim Miller, John & Diane Lutke, Terry Lutke, Jerry & Freda Velzen, Maranda Koopman, Jack Van Drie, and all others who are experiencing health concerns or are healing from surgery. 

Isaiah Benevides, Alan Simmons, Laurie Koning, Betty Kamrath and Sherrie Bisballe and all those in our church and community who are walking a cancer journey.

Homebound, Elderly & Mourning:

Ken Westmaas, Shirl VandePol, Chris DeBoer, Agnes Euwema, Lisa Proctor, Vivian Reinink, and Edie Meyering and others who are in care facilities and/or homebound.

Senior saints and all who are limited in their daily activities due to age or illness and all those who mourn the loss of loved ones. 

Missionaries & Military:

Shaarda’s, Crickmore’s, Hoekwater’s, and Crossroads Community Church.

Jessica Campbell and her family and all others we know who serve in the military.  Thank you for your service.

Praising and thanking God:

Praise God that we are celebrating the profession of faith of Kaylee Lucas in our morning service.  God is good!

"Thank you to all our supporters.  The financial goals for the 2023 Dominican mission trip projects of construction, well drilling, sewing and "Magda's house" were all met through your generous donations.  Please pray that Jesus will be glorified in all our work projects and that the volunteers will experience health and safety throughout the trip.  Thanks so much!" – Project Canefire team

 

Church Announcements

Today, Sunday, January 29

10:00 AM worship – Welcome to worship in person or livestreamed on the church Facebook page, celebrating Kaylee Lucas publicly professing her faith .

Nursery is available as well as the “Quiet” bags.

Children’s Worship – ages 3-5 – Leaving when “Jesus Loves Me” is played

                                        Lesson – “God is Number One”

Sunday School – 11:15 AM - Lesson – Large Group Wrap-up Session

Catechism – 11:15 AM – NO CLASS THIS WEEK

VIBE Middle School group – 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Thursday, February 2 – Ladies’ Bible Study @ 1:30pm - Lesson 10

Saturday, February 4 – Grief Share @ 9:00am.

Next Sunday, February 5

Profession of Faith of Alaina Rozeveld

Integrate Fun Ski Day!

Today, Jan 29, we will be leaving from church after Sunday School, stopping for lunch, and hitting the slopes at Crystal Mtn until they close at 6pm. $10 covers your lift ticket and rental. Invite a friend or two! Please let us know if you plan to join so we can arrange enough tickets and transportation.

Senior Fellowship

Senior Fellowship will meet on Wednesday, February 8 @ 1:30pm.  Danielle Hoekstra will join us to share about her new role with Love INC for Wexford and Missaukee Counties and the way in which they support local area churches.  Please bring a container of laundry soap as a donation for their "Love and Laundry" Ministry.  All seniors and retirees are welcome.

Wednesday Ladies’ Bible Study Nursery Helpers Needed   February 8, 22, March 8,22, April 5   If you would be able to help out in the nursery for an hour or so on one of these dates, would you please contact Kim Winkel @ (231) 920-7752.  You will be paid for your time.  Thank you!

Grief Share

Vogel Center CRC is hosting a weekly Grief Share support group beginning on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 9AM through April 1, 2023.  This group will offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. More information or questions can be directed to the church office (231) 825-2053.

Faith Formation Family Tip

“Pausing with children to read and to wonder about meanings in words and in illustrations of Bible stories is a spiritual practice,” writes Elizabeth Caldwell in I Wonder: Engaging a Child’s Curiosity about the Bible. For a list of some wonderful Christian picture books, visit bit.ly/FFpicturebooks. 

Outreach Committee Request

The Outreach Committee is looking for anyone that would be willing to help with providing food for families in our church and/or community. We are in need of hot meals, freezer meals, breads, and desserts. If you are interested in helping, please let Betsy Diemer, Amanda Barton, or Dawn Zuiderveen know. We will also have a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

Deacon’s Request

The church is in need of a new lawnmower.  If you are interested in contributing financially, please contact one of the deacons.  Thanks!

Office Request

If you are wishing to borrow an item that belongs to the church, please fill out the form that is found on the small clipboard in the office.  Thanks!

Mississippi Trip – 2023

Applications are being taken for the annual Mississippi Mission Trip -March 24-April 1, 2023.  If you are interested and want details, please talk to Scott & Linda Peterson or Jim & Molly Nienhuis.

Love Your Neighbor Food Drive

Please take note of the insert regarding this important food drive happening February 1-14.  In addition, Community Hope can always accept financial gifts to go towards purchasing food for food pantries. Contributors can make checks out to Community Hope and put “food pantry” in the memo line. Our mailing address is Community Hope, PO Box 265, Lake City MI 49651. The donations will help us to be able to purchase food from other places than Feeding America as needs arise. People who are interested in helping to transport food contributions on Feb. 15 should contact our church office.

United – Night of Worship

United is back!  A night of worship for junior high and high school students along with their youth leaders is happening on March 19, 2023 @6-8PM at McBain School Auditorium.  Mark the date and invite a friend!

Start Your Comet Journey

Are you looking for Preschool, Young 5's or Kindergarten? Join us at Northern Michigan Christian School on March 21st for an information night where future Comets can meet their teacher, explore classrooms, and receive information about registration for the 2023-24 School Year! Informational meetings will be as follows: Preschool, 5:30 PM, Young 5's, 6:00 PM, Kindergarten, 6:30 PM  If you are unsure if your student is ready for Kindergarten, feel free to join us and we have readiness testing available! 

Missaukee Area Chamber of Commerce Winterfest

Missaukee Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a broomball tournament during the annual Winterfest on February 4, with registration starting at 9am at the warming tent. First game will be played at 9:30am, with prizes for the top 3 teams. Games will be played on the lake behind Hammer's, or on a provided rink depending on the weather. You can register online at www.missaukeechamber.com under the events tab. Come check out all the events for Winterfest 2023! Fun for the whole family. 

Community Hope Cookbooks

Taste Tested Hometown Cooking Books are available at the office.  Please pick up a cookbook and leave your payment in the designated envelope.  Checks should be made payable to Community Hope.  Books will be on sale here through January.

Indoor Walking for Adults

Do you need a safe place to walk in the winter?  Join us from 1-2PM in the Falmouth Community Center on Mondays – Thursdays.  Please check in at the library for access to the gym.  Falmouth Area Library 219 E. Prosper Rd. (231) 826-3738.

Missaukee Area Food Pantries

***There is free food available for families who need it at this time. See the distribution places and time on the foyer bulletin board or pick up a copy from the foyer table to pass on to those who could benefit from this service to the community.  Rehoboth Ref. Church (every Thursday), Good Neighbor Food Pantry at Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lake City (1st & 3rd Thursdays), or Prosper CRC (every other Thursday – January 26, February 9 & 23)

VOGEL CENTER CRC COUNCIL OFFICERS

President – Jerry Quist

Vice-president – Loren Quist

Alternate – Al Diemer

Clerk – Ray Hoekwater

Chair of Deacons – Kyle Zuiderveen

Secretary of Deacons – Josh Quist

Treasurer- Jake Huttenga

VOGEL CENTER COUNCIL MEMBERS

Elders – Al Diemer, Ray Hoekwater, Jerry Quist

               Jason Hoekwater, John Quist, Loren Quist

Deacons - Jake Huttenga, Josh Quist, Kyle Zuiderveen

                 Jacob England, Dan Hoekstra, Austin Lucas

                  

District Elders                                           Church Contact Information                                

A-C  John Quist                                       Church address – 1789 E. Stoney Corners Rd.      

D-Hoekstra  Loren Quist                                                        McBain, MI 49657

Hoekwater – K  Jerry Quist                     Church website – www.vogelcentercrc.org

 L-P  Ray Hoekwater                               Church email – vccrc@outlook.com

Q-T  Jason Hoekwater                             Church office – (231) 825-2053

 V-Z  Al Diemer                                      Church Office Hours – Tues. – Friday   

  Marquette – Andy Liimata                                                8:30 am – 1:00 pm

                                                                 Bulletin information by Thurs. at 1:00 pm

      

Pastor’s Church Office Hours & Prayer Requests

Tuesday and Thursday mornings – 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Wednesday afternoons – 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Pastor Adam can be reached at (231) 825-2038 or (616) 566-7937 for prayer requests and other concerns. District elders can also be called for prayer requests and other items of concern.

 

Welcome to

VOGEL CENTER CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

“A body of believers dedicated to worshiping, reaching out, and serving in the name of Christ Jesus.”

“The Three-fold Ministry of Jesus”

Matthew 4:12-25

Morning Worship @ 10:00 AM

Sunday School and Catechism – 11:15am

Refreshments and fellowship following the service.

“I Will Yet Praise Him”

Psalm 42-43

Evening Worship @ 6:00 PM

Pastor Adam Barton

January 22, 2023

Order of Worship – 10:00 a.m.

Prelude

Welcome

Announcements

Invocation

*Mutual Greeting

*Call to Worship – Mark 1:14-15

*Opening Praise

“Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”

“Living Hope”

Profession of Faith and Baptisms – Kyle Heuker & Kyle Heuker, Jr.

                                                        Hunter, Carmen & Denver Kitson

Baptism and Morning Prayer

Offertory

Offerings for General Fund & Benevolence

Children’s Worship – Children ages 3-5 leave when “Jesus Loves Me” is played

*Song – “Glorious Day”

Scripture – Matthew 4:12-25

Message – “The Three-fold Ministry of Jesus”

Message Prayer  

*Song – “Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult””                                                                                                                                                    

*God’s Blessing

*Doxology – “By the Sea of Crystal”                                                                                                                

Postlude

Pastor: Adam Barton                                   

Accompanist: Shelly Jenema

Praise Team: Keith & Carol Buning, Marv Quist, Carrie Rozeveld

                                                      

Serving This Week – January 22

Pastor: Adam Barton

Accompanist: Shelly Jenema

Sound Booth: Chris Martz, Brian Hoekwater

Offerings: General Ministries & Benevolence

Nursery: Michelle Frisbie, Lori Gernaat, Linda Peterson

Greeters: Sandy Huttenga, Darren & Rachelle Kamphouse

Coffee Prep: Jerry & Donna Quist

Coffee Hosts: Jerry & Donna Quist & Elders

Children’s Worship: Heather Quist, Josh Quist, Alaina Rozeveld

PM Offering: Crossroads Christian Fellowship -Marquette

 

Serving Next Week – January 29

Pastor: Adam Barton

Accompanist: Karen Westmaas

Sound Booth: Seth DeZeeuw, Zeb Broersma

Offerings: General Ministries & Cadets

Nursery: Miriam Hoekwater, Sandy Lutke, Katelyn England

Greeters: Jared & Alyssa Huttenga, Jake & Emily Huttenga

Coffee Prep: Jerry & Donna Quist

Coffee Hosts: Marv & Donna Bode & Elders

Children’s Worship: Jacie VandePol, Kenda Gernaat, Kaylie Gernaat

Prayers and Praises

Remember these with ongoing prayers for God’s Mercy and Blessing:  

Health concerns:

Keep on praying for Cecil DeZeeuw, infant son of Brandon and Amber, in DeVos Children’s Hospital with complications due to RSV.  Pray for complete recovery for him and endurance for his family!

Kaylie Gernaat has returned home and is continuing to recover following corrective back surgery.  Pray for restored mobility and freedom from pain.

Ken Westmaas was moved to a home this past week to better care for his needs. Please continue to pray for him to be able to adjust. His new address if you would like to send him a note or a card: Horizon Senior Living Standish  218 Airpark Drive  Standish, MI 48658

Chris DeBoer has been in Cadillac Hospital for an infection in sore on her leg and also abdominal surgery. Pray for healing for Chris and peace for both Al and Chris.

Rich Herweyer is recovering from pneumonia and has now moved to Autumnwood in McBain for care.  Pray for healing and a good adjustment.

Mickey Lockhart, Jim Miller, John & Diane Lutke, Terry Lutke, Jerry & Freda Velzen, Maranda Koopman, Jack Van Drie, and all others who are experiencing health concerns or are healing from surgery. 

Isaiah Benevides, Alan Simmons, Laurie Koning, Betty Kamrath and Sherrie Bisballe and all those in our church and community who are walking a cancer journey.

Homebound, Elderly & Mourning:

Shirl VandePol, Chris DeBoer, Agnes Euwema, Lisa Proctor, Vivian Reinink, and Edie Meyering and others who are in care facilities and/or homebound.

Senior saints and all who are limited in their daily activities due to age or illness and all those who mourn the loss of loved ones. 

Missionaries & Military:

Shaarda’s, Crickmore’s, Hoekwater’s, and Crossroads Community Church.

Jessica Campbell and her family and all others we know who serve in the military.  Thank you for your service.

Praising and thanking God:

Praise God that we can celebrate the profession of faith of Kyle Heuker and Carmen Kitson, the adult baptism of Hunter Kitson and the baptism of Kyle Heuker, Jr, infant son of Kyle and Kathleen and Denver Kitson, daughter of Hunter and Carmen today.  All praise and glory to God!!

Thank God that Project Canefire is happening again this year!  Pray for safety for all participants and a successful, productive trip.

Church Announcements

Today, Sunday, January 22

10:00 AM worship – Welcome to worship in person or livestreamed on the church Facebook page, celebrating Kyle Heuker and Carmen Kitson publicly professing their faith and adult baptism for Hunter Kitson and also Kyle Heuker, Jr. and Denver Kitson being baptized.

Nursery is available as well as the “Quiet” bags.

Children’s Worship – ages 3-5 – Leaving when “Jesus Loves Me” is played

                                        Lesson – “The Bible is God’s Story”

Sunday School – 11:15 AM - Lesson –“The Paralyzed Man”

Catechism – 11:15 AM – Go immediately to the classroom for snacks.

GEMS & Cadets– 4:30- 6:00 PM

Evening Worship – 6:00 PM “Put Your Hope in God”

Integrate High School group – 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, January 24 – Project Canefire mission trip begins.

Saturday, January 28 – Grief Share @ 9:00am.

Next Sunday, January 29

Profession of Faith of Kaylee Lucas

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

In honor of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Wexford/Missaukee will be holding a "Silent March" at 2pm on January 22nd at the Northern Light Church at 115 Cobb Street in Cadillac.  We will be marching to Mt. Carmel Cemetery where we will have 55 black crosses representing the 55 abortions in Wexford and Missaukee Counties in 2021. After a short eulogy, refreshments will be served back at the church.

Grief Share

Vogel Center CRC is hosting a weekly Grief Share support group beginning on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 9AM through April 1, 2023.  This group will offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. More information or questions can be directed to the church office (231) 825-2053.

Integrate Fun Ski Day!

Next Sunday, Jan 29, we will be leaving from church after Sunday School, stopping for lunch, and hitting the slopes at Crystal Mtn until they close at 6pm. $10 covers your lift ticket and rental. Invite a friend or two! Please let us know if you plan to join so we can arrange enough tickets and transportation.

Deacon’s Request

The church is in need of a new lawnmower.  If you are interested in contributing financially, please contact one of the deacons.  Thanks!

Office Request

If you are wishing to borrow an item that belongs to the church, please fill out the form that is found on the small clipboard in the office.  Thanks!

Wednesday Ladies’ Bible Study Nursery Helpers Needed   February 8, 22, March 8,22, April 5   If you would be able to help out in the nursery for an hour or so on one of these dates, would you please contact Kim Winkel @ (231) 920-7752.  You will be paid for your time.  Thank you!

Outreach Committee Request

The Outreach Committee is looking for anyone that would be willing to help with providing food for families in our church and/or community. We are in need of hot meals, freezer meals, breads, and desserts. If you are interested in helping, please let Betsy Diemer, Amanda Barton, or Dawn Zuiderveen know. We will also have a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

Faith Formation Family Tip

“Marking faith milestones makes us sensitive to the work of the Holy Spirit in our midst and helps us identify and share our stories of faith. As we celebrate milestones, we become a community of seekers as well as believers, always on the lookout for God’s hand at work, always expecting to join in God’s mission.” —from Celebrating the Milestones of Faith, available from FaithAliveResources.org. How might you mark faith milestones in your family or household this year?

Shaarda Newsletters

New newsletters have been received from Josh and Mandy Shaarda.  Feel free to pick up a copy in the narthex.

Josh & Popy Buning Update

Thank you for your prayer and financial support over the past years during their ministry with Lamb Hospital in Bangledesh.  In the best interest of their children and family, Josh and Popy will not be returning to Bangledesh.  Josh has accepted a new position in Minnesota. 

Mississippi Trip – 2023

Applications are being taken for the annual Mississippi Mission Trip -March 24-April 1, 2023.  If you are interested and want details, please talk to Scott & Linda Peterson or Jim & Molly Nienhuis.

Love Your Neighbor Food Drive

Please take note of the insert regarding this important food drive happening February 1-14.  In addition, Community Hope can always accept financial gifts to go towards purchasing food for food pantries. Contributors can make checks out to Community Hope and put “food pantry” in the memo line. Our mailing address is Community Hope, PO Box 265, Lake City MI 49651. The donations will help us to be able to purchase food from other places than Feeding America as needs arise. People who are interested in helping to transport food contributions on Feb. 15 should contact our church office.

United – Night of Worship

United is back!  A night of worship for junior high and high school students along with their youth leaders is happening on March 19, 2023 @6-8PM at McBain School Auditorium.  Mark the date and invite a friend!

Please join us in welcoming Oleksandr & Alina and family

Vogel Center CRC is planning to welcome an immigrant family from the Ukraine into our community.  Please join us in praying for Oleksandr and Alina, along with Nazar (7yo), Amelia (5yo) and Anna (13 months).

When will they arrive?

They are scheduled to leave their home on Tuesday, January 24 and finally arrive at the airport in Traverse City on Friday night January 27.

Where will they live?

When they first arrive, they will live in the parsonage with Pastor Adam and Amanda. Later, we hope to find a home to rent in our community. 

Will they be able to work?

Alexander is a builder and Alina an accountant, but it will take some time to be able to work (soc sec #’s, etc.)  We will give them some support from the benevolence fund until they can support themselves. 

How can we pray?

Thank God for all paperwork and arrangements finally being in place for them to travel.

Thank God for the generosity of our church and community that make this possible.

Please pray for traveling mercies over a long journey.  

Pray for safety as their neighborhood has received missile attacks from the Russians the past few days.

Missaukee Area Chamber of Commerce Winterfest

Missaukee Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a broomball tournament during the annual Winterfest on February 4, with registration starting at 9am at the warming tent. First game will be played at 9:30am, with prizes for the top 3 teams. Games will be played on the lake behind Hammer's, or on a provided rink depending on the weather. You can register online at www.missaukeechamber.com under the events tab. Come check out all the events for Winterfest 2023! Fun for the whole family. 

Community Hope Cookbooks

Taste Tested Hometown Cooking Books are available at the office.  Please pick up a cookbook and leave your payment in the designated envelope.  Checks should be made payable to Community Hope.  Books will be on sale here until in January.

Indoor Walking for Adults

Do you need a safe place to walk in the winter?  Join us from 1-2PM in the Falmouth Community Center on Mondays – Thursdays.  Please check in at the library for access to the gym.  Falmouth Area Library 219 E. Prosper Rd. (231) 826-3738.

Missaukee Area Food Pantries

***There is free food available for families who need it at this time. See the distribution places and time on the foyer bulletin board or pick up a copy from the foyer table to pass on to those who could benefit from this service to the community.  Rehoboth Ref. Church (every Thursday), Good Neighbor Food Pantry at Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lake City (1st & 3rd Thursdays), or Prosper CRC (every other Thursday – January 26, February 9 & 23)

 

VOGEL CENTER CRC COUNCIL OFFICERS

President – Jerry Quist

Vice-president – Loren Quist

Alternate – Al Diemer

Clerk – Ray Hoekwater

Chair of Deacons – Kyle Zuiderveen

Secretary of Deacons – Josh Quist

Treasurer- Jake Huttenga

VOGEL CENTER COUNCIL MEMBERS

Elders – Al Diemer, Ray Hoekwater, Jerry Quist

               Jason Hoekwater, John Quist, Loren Quist

Deacons - Jake Huttenga, Josh Quist, Kyle Zuiderveen

                 Jacob England, Dan Hoekstra, Austin Lucas

                  

District Elders                                           Church Contact Information                                

A-C  John Quist                                       Church address – 1789 E. Stoney Corners Rd.      

D-Hoekstra  Loren Quist                                                        McBain, MI 49657

Hoekwater – K  Jerry Quist                     Church website – www.vogelcentercrc.org

 L-P  Ray Hoekwater                               Church email – vccrc@outlook.com

Q-T  Jason Hoekwater                             Church office – (231) 825-2053

 V-Z  Al Diemer                                      Church Office Hours – Tues. – Friday   

  Marquette – Andy Liimata                                                8:30 am – 1:00 pm

                                                                 Bulletin information by Thurs. at 1:00 pm

      

Pastor’s Church Office Hours & Prayer Requests

Tuesday and Thursday mornings – 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Wednesday afternoons – 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Pastor Adam can be reached at (231) 825-2038 or (616) 566-7937 for prayer requests and other concerns. District elders can also be called for prayer requests and other items of concern.

Welcome to

VOGEL CENTER CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

“A body of believers dedicated to worshiping, reaching out, and serving in the name of Christ Jesus.”

“The Second Adam Put to the Test”

Matthew 4

Morning Worship @ 10:00 AM

Sunday School and Catechism – 11:15am

Refreshments and fellowship following the service.

Pastor Adam Barton

January 15, 2023

Order of Worship – 10:00 a.m.

Prelude

Welcome

Announcements

Invocation

*Mutual Greeting

*Call to Worship – I John 4:8b-11

*Opening Praise

“Yet Not I, But Through Christ in Me”

“O How I Love Jesus”

Profession of Faith and Baptisms – Lucas & Amber Peterson & Oliver Douglas

Baptism and Morning Prayer

Offertory

Offerings for General Fund & VIBE Middle School group

Children’s Worship – Children ages 3-5 leave when “Jesus Loves Me” is played

*Song – “Lord, I Need You”

Scripture – Matthew 4

Message – “The Second Adam Put to the Test”

Message Prayer  

*Song – “Before the Throne of God Above””                                                                                                                                                 

*God’s Blessing 

*Doxology – “The Family of God”                                                                                                                    

Postlude

Pastor: Adam Barton                                   

Accompanist: Sally Westmaas

Praise Team: Alyssa Bode, Molly Nienhuis, Kim Winkel

                                                      

Serving This Week – January 15

Pastor: Adam Barton

Accompanist: Sally Westmaas

Sound Booth: Phil Hoekwater, Zeb Broersma

Offerings: General Ministries & VIBE Middle School Group

Nursery: Kristen Hughston, Tessa Hughston, Emily Huttenga

Greeters: Keiana & Karen Koster, Steve & Tammy Koetje

Coffee Prep: Jerry & Donna Quist

Coffee Hosts: Jason & Kerry Hoekwater & Elders

Children’s Worship: Heather Haverkamp, Miriam Hoekwater,

                                                                                 Aubrie Kamphouse

Serving Next Week – January 22

Pastor: Adam Barton

Accompanist: Shelly Jenema

Sound Booth: Chris Martz, Brian Hoekwater

Offerings: General Ministries & Benevolence

Nursery: Michelle Frisbie, Lori Gernaat, Linda Peterson

Greeters: Sandy Huttenga, Darren & Rachelle Kamphouse

Coffee Prep: Jerry & Donna Quist

Coffee Hosts: Jerry & Donna Quist & Elders

Children’s Worship: Heather Quist, Josh Quist, Alaina Rozeveld

PM Offering: Crossroads Christian Fellowship -Marquette

Prayers and Praises

Remember these with ongoing prayers for God’s Mercy and Blessing:  

Health concerns:

Continue to pray for Cecil DeZeeuw, infant son of Brandon and Amber, in DeVos Children’s Hospital with complications due to RSV. 

Vivian DeZeeuw, their daughter, has returned home to continue her recovery from RSV.  Pray for healing for these little ones and peace and strength for their family!

Kaylie Gernaat spent time in DeVos Children’s Hospital this week following corrective back surgery.  She hopes to return home this weekend.

Ken Westmaas was moved to a home this past week to better care for his needs. Please continue to pray for him to be able to adjust. We so appreciate the prayers and support we have received from our church family over the past month. Thank you to all who have prayed for us and offered assistance in various ways. His new address if you would like to send him a note or a card: Horizon Senior Living Standish  218 Airpark Drive  Standish, MI 48658

Chris DeBoer has been admitted to Cadillac Hospital for an infection in sore on her leg.  Pray for recovery for Chris and peace for both Al and Chris.

Continue to pray for Rich Herweyer as he recovers and regains strength.  Pray for recovery for him and peace and energy for his family.

Mickey Lockhart, Jim Miller, John & Diane Lutke, Terry Lutke, Jerry & Freda Velzen, Maranda Koopman, Jack Van Drie, and all others who are experiencing health concerns or are healing from surgery. 

Isaiah Benevides, Alan Simmons, Laurie Koning, Betty Kamrath and Sherrie Bisballe and all those in our church and community who are walking a cancer journey.

Homebound, Elderly & Mourning:

We express our sympathy to Pastor Adam, Amanda and the Barton family in the homegoing of his mother, Margaret Barton, earlier this week.  May God bring comfort and peace to them at this time!

Shirl VandePol, Chris DeBoer, Agnes Euwema, Lisa Proctor, Vivian Reinink, and Edie Meyering and others who are in care facilities and/or homebound.

Senior saints and all who are limited in their daily activities due to age or illness and all those who mourn the loss of loved ones. 

Missionaries & Military:

Shaarda’s, Crickmore’s, Hoekwater’s, Crossroads Community Church, and the Josh and Poppy Buning family.

Jessica Campbell and her family and all others we know who serve in the military.  Thank you for your service.

Praises and Thanks

Praising and thanking God:

Praise God that we can celebrate the profession of faith of Lucas Peterson, the adult baptism of Amber Peterson and the infant baptism of Oliver Douglas Peterson, infant son of Lucas and Amber today.  God is good!

“The family of Thelma Yonkman thanks our church family for your many prayers and concerns during our mom’s recent heart attack and surgery. She is making great gains in healing. To God be given all the glory in His care over her life.”   -Tina Rozeveld & Gary Yonkman

“It is with sincere thanks that we received your donation last month.  Even though we were not successful in defeating proposal 3, we know God is still in control.  We are seeking His will and plan for us as we move forward. With that said, we will have our silent march, Sunday, Jan 22. at 2 pm at the Northern Light Church in Cadillac. We want to show our citizens we are not giving up and that life is precious to God and us.  Please join us.  Thanks.”  Wexford-Missaukee Right to Life

Church Announcements

Today, Sunday, January 15

10:00 AM worship – Welcome to worship in person or livestreamed on the church Facebook page, celebrating Lucas and Amber Peterson publicly professing their faith and Amber and baby son Oliver being baptized.

Nursery is available as well as the “Quiet” bags.

Children’s Worship – ages 3-5 – Leaving when “Jesus Loves Me” is played

                                        Lesson – “Loving God Completely”

Sunday School – 11:15 AM - Lesson –“Disciples Follow Jesus”

Catechism – 11:15 AM – Go immediately to the classroom for snacks.

VIBE Middle School group– 6:00- 7:30 PM

Wednesday, January 18

Ladies’ Bible Study – 10:30 AM with nursery provided, watching video #4.

Wednesday, January 18

Cadets – Special meeting @4:30-6:00 PM at Jeff Hamman’s shop

Thursday, January 19

Ladies’ Bible Study – 1:30 PM  Lesson 9

Saturday, January 21 – Grief Share @ 9:00am.

Next Sunday, January 22

Profession of Faith of Kyle Heuker & infant baptism of Kyle Jr. and Adult baptism of Hunter Kitson, Profession of faith of Carmen Kitson and baptism of their daughter, Denver Kitson

Grief Share

Vogel Center CRC is hosting a weekly Grief Share support group beginning on Saturday, January 22, 2023 at 9AM through April 1, 2023.  This group will offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. More information or questions can be directed to the church office (231) 825-2053.

Wednesday Ladies’ Bible Study Nursery Helpers Needed  January 18, February 8, 22, March 8,22, April 5   If you would be able to help out in the nursery for an hour or so on one of these dates, would you please contact Kim Winkel @ (231) 920-7752.  You will be paid for your time.  Thank you!

Faith Formation

Check out the new kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. Did you know words have power? Your words. Your neighbor’s words. Everybody’s! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. knew that. He used his word power to help people see each other as equals, no matter their skin color. Check out all the great content at kidscorner.net like the The Bible in One Year Plan.

 

Men’s Bible Study

A new men’s Bible study is forming.  We will be meeting at Reedy’s Restaurant in McBain on Thursdays at 6:00 PM.  Contact Pastor Adam for more information.

Looking for Good Devotions Suggestions

We are hoping to recommend several devotionals for our February Faith Formation resources.  What has been a blessing to you and your family?   Please drop off ideas to the office or text to Pastor Adam.

Outreach Committee Request

The Outreach Committee is looking for anyone that would be willing to help with providing food for families in our church and/or community. We are in need of hot meals, freezer meals, breads, and desserts. If you are interested in helping, please let Betsy Diemer, Amanda Barton, or Dawn Zuiderveen know. We will also have a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

Mississippi Trip – 2023

Applications are being taken for the annual Mississippi Mission Trip -March 24-April 1, 2023.  If you are interested and want details, please talk to Scott & Linda Peterson or Jim & Molly Nienhuis.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

In honor of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, Wexford/Missaukee will be holding a "Silent March" at 2pm on January 22nd at the Northern Light Church at 115 Cobb Street in Cadillac.  We will be marching to Mt. Carmel Cemetery where we will have 55 black crosses representing the 55 abortions in Wexford and Missaukee Counties in 2021.  We will have a short eulogy. Refreshments will then be served back at the church.

Community Hope Cookbooks

Taste Tested Hometown Cooking Books are available at the office.  Please pick up a cookbook and leave your payment in the designated envelope.  Checks should be made payable to Community Hope.  Books will be on sale here until in January.

Indoor Walking for Adults

Do you need a safe place to walk in the winter?  Join us from 1-2PM in the Falmouth Community Center on Mondays – Thursdays.  Please check in at the library for access to the gym.  Falmouth Area Library 219 E. Prosper Rd. (231) 826-3738.

AREA JOB OPENINGS

Friends Ministry

Friends Ministry has a position open for a part time Office Administrator.  Employee would be responsible with assisting clients with needs related to crisis relief and self-sufficiency.  Position is shared with another employee and will average 30 hours every two weeks.  Interested applicants should contact Friends Ministry for more information. 

Lake City CRC

Church Administrator (Full-time): Lake City Christian Reformed Church is currently seeking a person who has a passion to oversee, coordinate and direct key ministries of LCCRC including a direct role in facilities management. The Church Administrator is a full-time, salaried position. The position description is available on the church website at https://lakecitycrc.org/opportunities or by contacting the church office at office@lakecitycrc.org. Resumes/Applications may be emailed to office@lakecitycrc.org or mailed to Lake City CRC, P.O. Box 659, Lake City, MI 49651. 

Church Administrator (Part-time): Lake City Christian Reformed Church is currently seeking a person who has a passion to oversee, coordinate and direct key ministries of LCCRC. The Church Administrator is a part-time position. The position description is available on the church website at https://lakecitycrc.org/opportunities or by contacting the church office at office@lakecitycrc.org.    Resumes/Applications may be emailed to office@lakecitycrc.org or mailed to Lake City CRC, P. O. Box 659, Lake City, MI 49651.

Young Children’s Ministry Coordinator: Lake City Christian Reformed Church is seeking a person who has a passion to oversee and coordinate the programming for children ages birth to school age. The Young Children’s Ministry Coordinator is a part-time/hourly employee who will normally work 8—10 hours per week. The position description is available on the church website at https://lakecitycrc.org/opportunities or by contacting the church office at office@lakecitycrc.org. . Resumes/Applications may be emailed to office@lakecitycrc.org or mailed to Lake City CRC, P.O. Box 659, Lake City, MI 49651.

Missaukee Area Food Pantries

***There is free food available for families who need it at this time. See the distribution places and time on the foyer bulletin board or pick up a copy from the foyer table to pass on to those who could benefit from this service to the community.  Rehoboth Ref. Church (every Thursday), Good Neighbor Food Pantry at Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lake City (1st & 3rd Thursdays), or Prosper CRC (every other Thursday – January 26, February 9 & 23)

VOGEL CENTER CRC COUNCIL OFFICERS

President – Jerry Quist

Vice-president – Loren Quist

Alternate – Al Diemer

Clerk – Ray Hoekwater

Chair of Deacons – Kyle Zuiderveen

Secretary of Deacons – Josh Quist

Treasurer- Jake Huttenga

VOGEL CENTER COUNCIL MEMBERS

Elders – Al Diemer, Ray Hoekwater, Jerry Quist

               Jason Hoekwater, John Quist, Loren Quist

Deacons - Jake Huttenga, Josh Quist, Kyle Zuiderveen

                 Jacob England, Dan Hoekstra, Austin Lucas

                  

District Elders                                           Church Contact Information                                

A-C  John Quist                                       Church address – 1789 E. Stoney Corners Rd.      

D-Hoekstra  Loren Quist                                                        McBain, MI 49657

Hoekwater – K  Jerry Quist                     Church website – www.vogelcentercrc.org

 L-P  Ray Hoekwater                               Church email – vccrc@outlook.com

Q-T  Jason Hoekwater                             Church office – (231) 825-2053

 V-Z  Al Diemer                                      Church Office Hours – Tues. – Friday   

  Marquette – Andy Liimata                                                8:30 am – 1:00 pm

                                                                 Bulletin information by Thurs. at 1:00 pm

      

Pastor’s Church Office Hours & Prayer Requests

Tuesday and Thursday mornings – 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Wednesday afternoons – 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Pastor Adam can be reached at (231) 825-2038 or (616) 566-7937 for prayer requests and other concerns. District elders can also be called for prayer requests and other items of concern.