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January 23, 2022 Bulletin

Bible Passage: Galatians 5:16-18; 24-25
Message: Would the Real Me Please Stand Up?
Pastor Tom Baird

Our Church Family: Condolences to the Sikma family on the passing of Diny on Jan. 15, the funeral was held this past Thursday in Tweed. Congratulations to Beverly Mackenzie as she celebrates her 82nd birthday today and to Patti DeKorte as she celebrates her 85th birthday on Tuesday. Bruce Glenn remains in Palliative Care at Westgate Lodge. Henry Huiskamp’s leukemia has come back with a vengeance. He is in palliative care at their house. They ask for no visitors at this time. Please continue to keep our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

Team Today: Keyboard: Jessica Broekema, Acoustic Guitar: Aidan Van Roon, Drums: James Stickland, Lead Guitar: Jordan Hall, Bass: Harrison Noble, Percussion: Powell Slimmon, Vocals: Adam Stickland. Interpreter: Evelyn Batelaan.

Offerings: Each week we hold an offering for a cause and for budget. This week the offering is for Local Christian Education and next Sunday, Jan. 30 the offering will be New Life Women’s Home.

Jan. 16 Giving: Total: $13,589.00 including Budget: $10,062.00, Building: $2,842.00, Tuition Assistance: $450.00, Tokens: $100.00, Other Causes: $135.00. This includes the Pre-Authorized payments for January.

College Students Near and Far: We are looking to compile a list of the young men and women of our church family who are studying at College/University. If you are a college student or are a family member of one, could you please email Adam at To the community at large; let’s remember the students we have represented within our church, whose faces we no longer see on a regular basis. Having a praying and supportive home community is an important undergirding and encouragement for our students during a season of pressure, excitement and an ever-opening world before them.

Thank You to everyone who gave to the Benevolence Committee for the Christmas Sharing Grocery cards. They are very appreciated by all of the recipients. We also gave poinsettias and baked goods to those in long term care and retirement homes as well as soup mixes and flowers to all that we know of who are struggling with long term health issues. Thank you for helping us to be able to bring these gifts to many from our church family and also some from the community. Benevolence Committee

Natasha Roblin Update: Please know that Natasha safely arrived at her destination on Jan. 18 despite having COVID delays, and leaving later than planned, all is done in God’s timing. Your continued prayers of support and encouragement are greatly appreciated. More information will follow when available.

Personal Prayer: If you would like some prayer, encouragement or support throughout the week, prayer teams are available to pray with you between 11:30am-1:30pm on Tuesdays through Fridays, starting this week! Come in the back door near the chapel anytime during those hours to receive encouragement from the Lord and one another during these challenging times. Or simply come enjoy a personal time of prayer and worship in the chapel. Prayer will be in groups of 3 in classrooms, observing COVID protocols. For more information, please contact Deborah at This is for everyone!

Maranatha Birthday and Event Calendars for February are at the table in the foyer. If you would like your birthday included on the calendar, please contact the church office.

We are looking for a half-time Director of Social Media. Are you passionate about using social media to create a warm, interactive, online experience for our church and broader community? For a full job description and to apply visit

We are searching for a Director of Congregational Life and Mission (60% position): If you are excited about reaching people who are living far from God, welcoming them into our church, and then seeing them grow in their relationship with Christ, we are looking for you. We need a friendly, outgoing, and people-oriented person to play this vital role in our church’s mission. For a full job description and to apply visit:

Senior/Junior High: Youth is going online via Zoom! Check your social media platforms and check in with your leaders if you have any questions. Contact James Stickland for Senior High (Grades 9-12) and Shelley Schamehorn for Junior High (Grades 6-8).

Thrift Store: All yellow stickers/tags are $1. The store is looking for clean plastic bags The store is accepting donations once again. Any questions, talk to Tineke Bouma or Margriet Basaur.

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