~ Church Family ~
Rev. Ray and Linda Lanning (District 5) Phone: 459-9530415 Paris SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Please Remember in Our Prayers:
Mr. Dave Huisjen, Mr. Case Kwekel
We commend our grieving families to your prayers and love. SisterCindy V
andenToorn’s mother passed away last week. The funeral was onThursday in Chatham. You may recall that Cindy’s father passed away just
a few weeks ago. May God comfort the grieving.
Mr. Vincent Faasse, Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock, Mr. Cornelius Jobseand Mr. Case Kwekel.
Dan Arnoudse, Jacob Hubach and Tyler Prince.
~ Nursery ~
A: Michelle Bilkes, Hannah KleynB: Aileen Rittner, Diane VanderZand
A Jane Bilkes, Trienna MoerdykB: Kim Kleyn, Meta Moerdyk
Jamie Beeke, Kathy Pols, Maddie Prince
Next Week: AM
A: Cherise Bergsma, Naysi PenningsB: Laura DeJong, Karen VanderSloot
A: Marlies Procee, Makenna PronkB: Julie Spaans, Lisa VanStrien
~ Ushers ~
Next Week AM
~ Offerings ~
Today Next Week
collection: General Guatemala Mission2
collection: Denominational EducationBox at Exits: Christian Ministry to Israel Christian Rest Home
Word & Deed
~ Denominational News ~
The Free Reformed Theological Education Committee is thankful toannounce that, at its meeting on March 23, it had liberty to recommend toSynod 2012 that
Synod accept brothers
Clarence Veld (Vineland) andKen Pennings (St. Thomas) as students for ministry in the Free Reformedchurches. The committee commends these brothers and our two currentstudents, Rob VanDoodewaard (4
year) and John Procee (1
year), toyour prayers.
Dr. Jerry Bilkes was led to
decline the call
to serve our Hamilton FRC.
Please pray that our brother’s decision may be confirmed by the Lord. Prayalso for our vacant congregations as we seek pastors after God’s heart.
Chatham FRC Annual Youth Meeting -
Friday and Saturday,
April13th and 14th i
s the date. E-mail Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org orWanda at email@example.com, with questions
2012 FRC YOUTH CAMP WEST
Our annual youth camp happens this year in Alberta from
.Check out more information and registration at www.frcyouth.webs.com.
Registration for this camp is limited to 40 people, so registering early isrecommended. Questions, contact Martin Overduin. All contact informationis on the website.
~ Misson News ~
Free Reformed Mission
- This month it will be good if we concentrateour prayers on pastor Xicara. Reports to the Mission Committee about himare very positive and encouraging. God has sent a man to Cubulco who hasa genuine calling to minister the Word to the Achi. Pastor Xicara has a lovefor the people and expresses that in a kind and caring way. Although he isnot a young man he consistently makes the arduous treks to visit theoutlying Aldeas. He is building rapport with the obreros and helping them tobe more effective in their leadership roles. During Sunday School classeshe is giving instruction using the catechism. The nearby hospital sees himon a regular basis ministering to the sick and injured. A busy scheduleindeed. Please pray that he can maintain his stamina; that his ministry willbe fruitful; that his rapport with leaders and people will strengthen more andmore.
Word & Deed Update
In Malawi, the Church of Central Africa,Presbyterian (CCAP) has over a million members, but the leadership ofthese members is weak. Many church leaders do not have access to biblical
education at the high school level, let alone at the seminary level. This has
resultedin leaders and churches that are weak in biblical knowledge, worship and godliness.Word & Deed has been partnering with Logos Ministries since 2007 to provide theselocal church leaders with training in theology and Christian living. Each month, up tofour seminars are hosted. Please pray that Rev. Chisauka, Manuel and Confex(Logos staff) would be wise as they plan and present curriculum and that, throughLogos Ministries, the CCAP
would be strengthened for God’s