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BULLETIN

Our church’s weekly announcements can be found below.

Should you want to submit a bulletin announcement, please contact office@bridgecrc.org

Each week, announcements need to be submitted by noon on Wednesdays.

Bulletin for Sunday, May 19, 2024

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WORSHIP NOTES

--The message: Pastor Gail will continue the sermon series, “Practicing the Way.” Sermon title: “A Rule of Life” Summary: How do we come as we are, grow in grace, and go and serve? How do we turn our vision of practicing the way into a reality? A rule of life. 

--Communion: This morning we’ll celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

--Offerings will be taken for the General Fund and Inspiration Hills Camp & Retreat Center. Inspiration Hills’ mission is to provide an environment for an individual to come to know and grow in Christ and be challenged for life in God’s Kingdom. The vision of the Board is to be a uniting presence for churches of all denominations to collaborate in kingdom work. To learn more, go to: https://inspirationhills.org/home.html

 

Next Sunday, May 26, Maddie Bosma will profess her faith in Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OUR CHILDREN:

  • A NURSERY is provided for children from birth through 2 years old. You can find it down the hallway from the gym; look for the banner that indicates its location.

  • PROMISE LAMBS is for children 3 through TK. They are dismissed part-way through the service and can meet their teachers by the gym door. This is the last day of Promise Lambs before their summer break; they will resume after Labor Day.

  • SUNDAY SCHOOL, for TK/K through high school students, meets September through April following the worship service. They are currently taking a break for the summer months.

The Shepherd nomination process continues: 

Below are the names of those who have been nominated by the body and agreed to have their name remain in the selection process. To better acquaint yourself with each nominee, they have been asked to fill out an online questionnaire. Go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t7NdDujJ9lUFGN7gTerff8YnkaqI-iQi4NqzfHE_rRM/edit?usp=sharing to read their responses. If you checked before, you may want to check again as nominees are able to fill out the form.

Pastoral Shepherd Nominees: Daren Dieleman, Ellen Korver, Christina Postma

Service Shepherd Nominees: Tom Coulander, Koty Vande Griend, Dustin Vanden Hull

  • TODAY, we will have a brief “body” (congregational) meeting following worship to affirm those who have been placed in nomination. This is done by ballot. ABSENTEE BALLOTS are available on the information table TODAY. They can be returned by giving them to Glen Boer or filled out and turned in right away in the provided ballot box, or dropped off at the Ministry Center by Wednesday the 15th.

  • On Sunday, June 2, we will cast lots from those who were affirmed by the body. One (1) name will be chosen for Pastoral Shepherd and one (1) for Service Shepherd.

  • On the 30th of June we will install those who have been chosen. That afternoon the incoming, outgoing and remaining Shepherds will meet for Council Orientation.

BOH Sioux Center Christian families:  Please plan on attending the SCCS legacy plan meeting TODAY, following the morning service AND after the vote for affirming shepherds. Important information will be shared regarding the legacy partnership between BOH & SCCS and how BOH will be financially supporting your student in the 2024/25 academic year. We will also be sharing information regarding the Iowa Educations Savings Accounts and how they financially impact BOH and Christian day school families.  If you cannot attend on the 19th, please contact Derrick Postma @ 712-578-9778 or dczpostma@gmail.com.

Practicing the Way LINK Small Group will meet following the worship service TODAY and on May 26 in Room 2133 (first classroom on the left in the north hallway).

Youth Ministry (CONNECT—6th-8th & UNITE—9th-12th;  Kira Ouwinga, Youth Director kira@bridgecrc.org)​ 

An exciting opportunity--a couple of new CONNECT leaders are needed for next year! This is an opportunity to “grow followers of Jesus” through youth ministry. Have questions? Contact Kira, she would LOVE to tell you more!  kira@bridgecrc.org.

Additional announcements can be found in the Community Activities Sheet, a weekly publication of activities/events pertaining to the Christian Reformed churches in Sioux Center, as well as other churches within our community. It originated because of the repetitive nature of the common announcements being printed in Sioux Center church bulletins. It can be found here.

Koinonia Prayer Requests: Prayer requests on Sunday mornings at Bridge of Hope have historically been taken verbally during worship. To help make sharing requests more accessible to all, a google form has been created so that people can share requests at a different time and method than verbally on Sunday morning. Prayer requests submitted this way will be included in the email that gets sent to the body each week on either Monday or Tuesday. (Please note: Any prayer requests submitted after the Koinonia Prayer email has been sent that week will wait to be emailed out until the following week. Also, requests made here will not be verbalized on Sunday mornings by the Pastoral Shepherd leading Koinonia Prayer.) Submitting an online prayer request can be done by following this link: http://tinyurl.com/28ehb28b.

OUR CHURCH FAMILY

This week the community of believers in Sioux Center is praying for the congregation of Central Reformed Church and Pastor Jesse Henkle.

CONGREGATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

Today, May 19

Nursery: Desiree C, Jordyn P, Raleigh O

Promise Lambs: Abby F, Kara F, Bailey VM

Coffee Service: Sandoukas

Greeters/Shepherd Duties: Mark B & Tina F

Additional Mic Runner: Ryan P

Check-ins: Miriam B, Rachel P, Aimee VM

Next Sunday, May 26

Nursery: Lindsey VP, Elizabeth P, Joel VP

Promise Lambs: Summer Break

Coffee Service: Coulanders

Greeters/Shepherd Duties: Robb DH, Mark O

Additional Mic Runner: Dave R

Check-ins: Cindy, Jill

BRIDGE CONNECTION GROUPS

The body is divided alphabetically (by last names) into groups with an assigned Pastoral & Service Shepherd to offer care and support. Feel free to contact your Shepherd should a need arise. The groups are as follows:

A-B: Robb De Haan & Klay Byker

C-G: Dave Mulder & Andrea Westerbeek

H-M: Glen Boer & Mark Oostra

N-T: Tim Foreman & Marcus Van Zee

U-Z: Mark Buss & Tina Folkerts

STAFF & LEADERSHIP CONTACT INFORMATION

Pastors ● sam@bridgecrc.org and gail@bridgecrc.org

Ministry Coordinator/Administrator ● ruth@bridgecrc.org or office@bridgecrc.org 

Youth Director ● kira@bridgecrc.org

Sunday School Director ● sarah@bridgecrc.org

Congregational Caregiver ● judy@bridgecrc.org

Congregational Caregiver ● aimee@bridgecrc.org

Worship Coordinator ● missy@bridgecrc.org

Council ● council@bridgecrc.org

Pastoral Shepherds ● bohps@bridgecrc.org

Service Shepherds ● bohss@bridgecrc.org

Office ● office@bridgecrc.org

GENERAL INFORMATION

Sunday Worship • 9:30am • Intermediate School Gym • 950 4th Ave NE

Office Hours ● Tuesday and Thursday 9-12 & 1-4

Mailing address ● 43 2nd Street NE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250

Offices located 1 block south & ½ block east of the downtown stoplight.

Like us at www.facebook.com/BOHMinistry

Website ● www.bridgecrc.org

GIVING BACK / WAYS TO TITHE

  1.   Online: go to Bridge’s website (www.bridgecrc.org) and hit the “give” button on the home page; or go to https://bridgecrc.churchcenter.com/giving

  2.   Giving App: Instructions on how to use the online giving app: https://pcogiving.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/217380608-Give-Online-with-Church-Center

  3.   Text-to-give: First time users: Text 84321. Click on the link sent back to you, select Bridge of Hope, add an email address, and enter your payment information. Or follow these instructions: https://pcogiving.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/217380608-Give-Online-with-Church-Center. After the initial set up, just text 84321, enter in the amount you would like to give and hit send. (Only the dollar amount is needed if it is to the General Fund. If it’s to the second offering indicate dollar amount and “second” {i.e., $10 second}; if it’s to the Building Fund indicate amount and “building” {i.e., $10 building}.)

  4.   E-tithing: Contact a Service Shepherd to get set up. (bohss@bridgecrc.org)

  5.   Drop off at or mail to: Bridge of Hope; 43 2nd St NE; Sioux Center

NOTE: At the Intermediate School, a First Aid kit can be found in the storage room in the north hallway. An AED (automated external defibrillator) can be found on the wall near the entrance to the building.

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