Bulletin for Sunday, February 28, 2016

Link to Print Copy: ANNOUNCEMENTS02-28-16
Link to Print Copy: Order of Worship02-28-16

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, February 28, 2016
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NEW CHURCH DIRECTORIES are now ready and available for pick up at the table in the back of church! Please take 1 per household.

THE DORDT COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR from Sioux Center, Iowa, invites you to a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at Cloverdale United Reformed Church (3580 North Cloverdale Road in Boise). The concert is part of a spring music tour with performances in South Dakota, Montana, Washington, British Columbia, Idaho, Colorado, and Iowa. Directed by Dr. Benjamin Kornelis, the ensembles will perform a wide variety of choral music, ranging from music of the Renaissance and Baroque to recently composed works, as well as folk songs and hymn arrangements. The concert is free, with a freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.

SAFE PLACE MINISTRIES: Safe Place would like to invite you to their annual benefit dinner on Friday, March 4th at 6PM. Safe Place provides counseling, support and services to women whose lives have been touched by abuse so they can begin to heal and grow. Cloverdale URC has purchased a table for 8 at the event so let’s fill it up and come alongside this ministry. Those interested in attending or for more information, please contact Lisa Byce (861-1975) or Joanie Arendse (871-2749).

DINEER FOR DORDT STUDENTS: We need to feed the Dordt choir at our church on Friday, March 11 before their concert. If you can help with this large task, please sign up on the sheet provided on the table at the back of church. See Deb de Jong if you have any questions.

HOUSING FOR DORDT STUDENTS: We need to find housing for about 60 members of the Dordt choir from Friday, March 11 after their concert until Saturday morning. They will need a place to sleep Friday night and then breakfast and a ride back to the church Saturday morning. If you would be willing to host several of these students, please sign up with Lori Den Hartog.

MERIDIAN BIBLE STUDY will meet next on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30PM at the home of John & Judy to study Heroes of Faith Lesson 5, and again on March 31 to study Lesson 6.

MERGE: Our next meeting is this Wednesday, March 2. We will be discussing Chapter 6 of Kevin DeYoung’s Just Do Something. We will discuss Chapter 7 on March 16. Mark your calendars and plan to join us! Any young adults are welcome! See Deb de Jong for details.
YOUTH GROUP will meet next week at 4:30PM. We will discuss chapter 11, and the de Jong family will provide snacks.

PRAYER CORNER
*Pray for Al & Marita Noyes as Al battles cancer and begins treatments.

*Dave Howerzyl is in his last week of radiation, so pray that upcoming tests will reveal these treatments have been a success in wiping out all signs of cancer.

*Cybrina De Vries will be going on a mission trip with other Dordt College students beginning on March 4 and returning March 14. Please pray for Cybrina and her team as they drive across the country to various locations to Put Love Into Action (PLIA) in the name of the Lord.

*Caleb Herman will be traveling to Guatemala this coming week to work with a group from Grand Rapids to help build a hospital there. Please pray for safe travels and for their work and interaction with the people there.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please put these important dates of upcoming events at Cloverdale on your calendars, and then watch the bulletin for more information:
Mar 4 Safe Place Annual Benefit, 6PM
Mar 11 Dordt Choir Concert, 7:30PM

IN GOD’S SERVICE

HOST FAMILIES
Today Tom & Cindy Ferch
Mar 6 Ben & Renae Bieri
Mar 13 Darwin & Jane Vander Stelt

GREETERS
Today Judd & Renee McNicol
Mar 6 Herm & Margaret Roest
Mar 13 Doug & Nancy Rotman

KITCHEN/COFFEE
Today Bernice Cooper, Julie Ribbens
Mar 6 Lori Den Hartog, Joanie Arendse
Mar 13 Mel & Marilee Landers

COOKIES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 13
Renee McNicol, Sue Pastoor, Julie Ribbens, Margaret Roest, Audra Sherman

ACCOMPANISTS
Ministry of Music Contacts: Kim/Deb/Sue
Today AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: Kim VG
PM: S. Cooke
Mar 6 AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: Kim VG
PM: Kim VG
Mar 13 AM: O: S. Cooke
P: Kim VG
PM: S. Wigboldy

NURSERY
February Contact: Brooke Vander Stelt

Today AM: Yvette Ilunga, Janine Ropp
PM: Margaret Roest, Ella de Jong
Mar 6 AM: Audra Sherman, Laura Stenquist
PM: Alyssa & Emma Groen
Mar 13 AM: Carrie VS, Morgan Schulz
PM: Maddie Cooke, Annetta de Jong

USHERS
Today Ben Bieri, Richard Tuscany
Mar 6 Nicolas Herman, Chris Brandsma
Mar 13 Josh de Jong, Matt Cooper

SOUND
Feb: Henry Vander Stelt
March: Scott Den Hartog

PM SONG SERVICE
Today Paul Miedema
Mar 6 Jesse Groen
Mar 13 Bill Pastoor

PRAYER & SHARE
Today Scott Den Hartog
Mar 6 Jesse Groen
Mar 13 Pastor Herman

THIS WEEK
SUN: 9:30AM Morning Worship Service
11:00AM Sunday School/Catechism
11:00AM New Member’s Class
6:00PM Evening Worship Service
TUE: 9:30AM Ladies’ Bible Study (Lesson
#50: 1 & 2 Corinthians)
WED: 7:30PM MERGE @ de Jong’s
FRI: 6:15AM Men’s Book Study
6:00PM Safe Place Ministries Benefit

Deacon’s Report for February 21, 2016
General Fund: $4,661.00
Missions: $937.00

Today’s Offering
Building Fund: Money collected is placed in a fund to be used for special remodeling projects to improve our current facilities.

Next Week’s Offering: Christian Education Assistance Fund & General Fund

Bulletin for Sunday, February 21, 2016

Link to Print Copy:ANNOUNCEMENTS02-21-16
Link to Print Copy:Order of Worship02-21-16

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, February 21, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to Matthew & Kim Scheid who welcomed a healthy baby boy – Ian Hu – on Thursday, February 11 at 9:27PM. Praise God for the gift of new life!

FROM THE DEACONS: Beginning this Sunday, we will be switching from plates to bags to collect our offerings. The burgundy bags will be for the first offering and the black bags will be for the second offering. If you have any questions about this change, please see Jesse Groen.
GEMS FATHER/DAUGHTER NIGHT: The GEMS would like to invite all their dads/grandpas to a fun night planned for Wednesday, February 24 at 6:45PM at the church!

Word & Deed Presentation TONIGHT: Rick Postma of Word & Deed will be providing a brief introduction and overview of Word & Deed Ministries following the evening service
TONIGHT. A recent trip to India and Nepal will be highlighted along with the current status of rebuilding efforts in the Philippines.

NAMPA CHRISTIAN COUNTRY FAIR & AUCTION: All are welcome to attend Nampa Christian School’s Annual Fundraiser this week Friday-Saturday. There will be a dinner Friday night with a live auction and kids’ carnival. And on Saturday there is breakfast, live and silent auctions, a Dutch booth selling stroop waffles & other goodies, and a kids’ carnival. Come out to join the fun and support the school!

LOVE INC. BOISE ANNUAL BENEFIT EVENT: Please plan to attend the Love INC benefit “Faith in Action” on Friday, February 26 at 7PM at Vineyard Christian Church (4950 N. Bradley, Boise). There will be entertainment and a delicious dessert auction! For tickets, call the Love INC office at 377-3502, ext. 3.

SAFE PLACE MINISTRIES: Safe Place would like to invite you to their annual benefit dinner on Friday, March 4th at 6PM. Safe Place provides counseling, support and services to women whose lives have been touched by abuse so they can begin to heal and grow. Cloverdale URC has purchased a table for 8 at the event so let’s fill it up and come alongside this ministry. Those interested in attending or for more information, please contact Lisa Byce (861-1975) or Joanie Arendse (871-2749).

DORDT CHOIR CONCERT: Mark your calendars! We are excited that the Dordt College Choir will be visiting Boise! They will be giving a concert at our church on Friday, March 11 at 7:30PM.

DINEER FOR DORDT STUDENTS: We need to feed the Dordt choir at our church on Friday, March 11 before their concert. The dinner will include soups, salads, and buns with meat/cheese. We will need at least 7 soups, and 5 large salads/veggie trays. We will also need buns, butter, meat & cheese platters and drinks for 60 people, as well as help with set up and clean up. We will also be having a time of fellowship with coffee & cookies following the concert. If you can help with any of these items, please sign up on the sheet provided on the table at the back of church. See Deb de Jong if you have any questions.

HOUSING FOR DORDT STUDENTS: We need to find housing for about 60 members of the Dordt choir from Friday, March 11 after their concert until Saturday morning. They will need a place to sleep Friday night and then breakfast and a ride back to the church Saturday morning. If you would be willing to host several of these students, please sign up with Lori Den Hartog.

MERIDIAN BIBLE STUDY will meet on Thursday, Feb 25 at 7:30PM at the home of John & Judy to study Heroes of Faith lesson 4: Isaac (Hebrews 11:17-20, Gen 27:1-40).

YOUTH GROUP will meet TODAY at 4:30PM. We will discuss chapters 9 & 10, and Nicolas & Anna Herman will provide snacks.

Mid-America Reformed Seminary invites you to join a live-stream event featuring Dr. Derek Thomas, Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, for this year’s Spring Conference entitled “The Problem of Pain.” This series of lectures will concentrate on the Book of Job, the question of why Christ had to suffer, and rejoicing in tribulation. Dr. Thomas will present these three lectures on March 22, at 2:00, 3:30, and 5:00 pm. For more information and to register for live-streaming, go to midamerica.edu/news/47/2016-spring-conference or call Mid-America Reformed Seminary at 219-864-2400.

PRAYER CORNER
*Al Noyes was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in both lungs, so keep AL & Marita in prayer.

*Pray for Matthew & Kim Scheid and baby Ian.

*Continue to pray for Dave Howerzyl as he goes through radiation treatments.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please put these important dates of upcoming events at Cloverdale on your calendars, and then watch the bulletin for more information:
Feb 21 Word & Deed Presentation, 7:30PM
Feb 24 GEMS Father/Daughter Night 6:45PM
Feb 26 Love INC Benefit Event, 7PM
Feb 26-27 Nampa Christian Fair & Auction
Mar 4 Safe Place Annual Benefit, 6PM
Mar 11 Dordt Choir Concert, 7:30PM

IN GOD’S SERVICE

HOST FAMILIES
Today Terry & Julie Ribbens
Feb 28 Tom & Cindy Ferch
Mar 6 Ben & Renae Bieri

GREETERS
Today Paul & Lynda Miedema
Feb 28 Judd & Renee McNicol
Mar 6 Herm & Margaret Roest

KITCHEN/COFFEE
Today Darwin & Jane Vander Stelt
Feb 28 Bernice Cooper, Julie Ribbens
Mar 6 Lori Den Hartog, Joanie Arendse

COOKIES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 13
Renee McNicol, Sue Pastoor, Julie Ribbens, Margaret Roest, Audra Sherman

ACCOMPANISTS
Ministry of Music Contacts: Kim/Deb/Sue
Today AM: S. Cooke
P: Kim VG
PM: Kim VG
Feb 28 AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: Kim VG
PM: S. Cooke
Mar 6 AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: Kim VG
PM: Kim VG

NURSERY
February Contact: Brooke Vander Stelt

Today AM: Juliane, Jillian, Jenna Oppedyk
PM: Julie & Katie Ribbens
Feb 28 AM: Yvette Ilunga, Janine Ropp
PM: Margaret Roest, Ella de Jong
Mar 6 AM: Audra Sherman, Laura Stenquist
PM: Alyssa & Emma Groen

USHERS
Today Gregg Russell, Matt Howerzyl
Feb 28 Ben Bieri, Richard Tuscany
Mar 6 Nicolas Herman, Chris Brandsma

SOUND
Feb: Henry Vander Stelt
March: Scott Den Hartog

PM SONG SERVICE
Today Herm Roest
Feb 28 Paul Miedema
Mar 6 Jesse Groen

PRAYER & SHARE
Today Henry C. Vander Stelt
Feb 28 Scott Den Hartog
Mar 6 Jesse Groen

THIS WEEK
SUN: 9:30AM Morning Worship Service
11:00AM Sunday School/Catechism
11:00AM New Member’s Class
4:30PM Youth Group
6:00PM Evening Worship Service
7:30PM Word & Deed Presentation
TUE: 9:30AM Ladies’ Bible Study (Lesson
#49: Romans)
WED: 6:45PM GEMS Father/Daughter Night
6:45PM Cadets(Snacks: Seth Herman)
THUR: 7:30PM Meridian Bible Study
FRI: 6:15AM Men’s Book Study

Deacon’s Report for February 14, 2016
General Fund: $3,835.00

Today’s Offering
General Fund: Money collected goes to the day-to-day operations and expenses of this church.
Missions: Money collected goes to the financial aid of three missionaries and their families, Reformed University Fellowship which serves the students of BSU, Middle East Reformed Fellowship and Reformed Mission Services, all of which this church supports.

Next Week’s Offering: Building Fund

Bulletin for Sunday, February 7, 2016

Link to Print Copy: ANNOUNCEMENTS02-07-16
Link to Print Copy: Order of Worship02-07-16

Announcements for Sunday, February 7, 2016

PUPLIT EXCHANGE: Pastor Russ is doing a pulpit exchange with Covenant URC and Nampa URC today, so we welcome Rev. Nick Smith to our pulpit while Pastor Russ preaches in Twin Falls.

FROM THE DEACONS: Tax receipt letters as required by the IRS for 2015 contributions have been prepared and placed in the church mailboxes. If you did not get a receipt letter and wish to have one, let one of the deacons know and we will get you a receipt.
PRAYER MEETING: Join us Wednesday night at 7:00PM for a time of corporate prayer and study. We will be looking at Psalm 6 as we continue working through the Psalms and seeing how they are wonderful aids for prayer.

NO YOUTH GROUP SERVICE DAY ON FEB. 13: Our service day that was scheduled for Saturday, February 13 is currently being rescheduled. Watch the bulletin for future announcements about the new date and time.

Word & Deed Presentation on Sunday, Feb. 21
Rick Postma of Word & Deed will be providing a brief introduction and overview of Word & Deed Ministries following the evening service on Sunday, Feb. 21. A recent trip to India and Nepal will be highlighted along with the current status of rebuilding efforts in the Philippines.

SAFE PLACE MINISTRIES: Safe Place would like to invite you to their annual benefit dinner on Friday, March 4th at 6PM. Safe Place provides counseling, support and services to women whose lives have been touched by abuse so they can begin to heal and grow. Cloverdale URC has purchased a table for 8 at the event so let’s fill it up and come alongside this ministry. Those interested in attending or for more information, please contact Lisa Byce (861-1975) or Joanie Arendse (871-2749).

DORDT CHOIR CONCERT: Mark your calendars! We are excited that the Dordt College Choir will be visiting Boise! They will be giving a concert at our church on Friday, March 11 at 7:30PM. Look for future announcements in the bulletin. We will be looking for help with hosting a dinner at our church, as well as providing housing for the choir. See Deb de Jong if you’d like to help with the dinner, and Lori Den Hartog if you can help with the housing.

MERGE: Our next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 18. We will discuss Chapter 5 of Kevin De Young’s book Just Do Something. All young adults are welcome to join us! See Deb de Jong if you have any questions.

MERIDIAN BIBLE STUDY will meet on Thursday, Feb 11 at 7:30PM at the home of John & Judy to study Philemon. Our second meeting for February will be on Thursday, Feb 25 and we will study Heroes of Faith lesson 4: Isaac (Hebrews 11:17-20, Gen 27:1-40).

YOUTH GROUP will meet today at 4:30PM. We will discuss chapter 8, and Glenn & Rhea will provide snacks.

PRAYER CORNER
*Al Noyes was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, so keep AL & Marita in prayer.

*Pray for Brandie Cooper & her new pregnancy, that she and baby will remain healthy and safe.

*Janine Ropp’s daughter Melissa had a healthy baby girl, Oswin Berendina, born on Tuesday and weighing 8 lbs. Praise God!

*Continue to pray for Dave Howerzyl as he goes through radiation treatments.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please put these important dates of upcoming events at Cloverdale on your calendars, and then watch the bulletin for more information:
Feb 10 Prayer Meeting @ Church, 7PM
Feb 10 GEMS/Cadets, 6:45PM
Feb 18 Merge @ de Jong’s, 7:30PM
Feb 21 Word & Deed Presentation, 7:30PM
Feb 24 GEMS/Cadets, 6:45PM
Mar 4 Safe Place Annual Benefit, 6PM
Mar 11 Dordt Choir Concert, 7:30PM

IN GOD’S SERVICE

HOST FAMILIES
Feb 7 Mike & Lisa Byce
Feb 14 Ken & Joanie Arendse
Feb 21 Terry & Julie Ribbens

GREETERS
Today Curtis & Cindy De Vries
Feb 14 Ryan & Katie Kroes
Feb 21 Judd 7 Renee McNicol

KITCHEN/COFFEE
Today Rose VS, Lynda Miedema
Feb 14 John & Judy Vander Woude
Feb 21 Darwin & Jane Vander Stelt

COOKIES FOR NEXT WEEK SUNDAY, FEB 14
Renae Bieri, Rhea Vander Woude, Katie Kroes, Laura Herman, Nikky Howerzyl

ACCOMPANISTS
Ministry of Music Contacts: Kim/Deb/Sue
Today AM: O: S. Cooke
P: S. Wigboldy
PM: S. Wigboldy
Feb 14 AM: O: S. WIgboldy
P: Sara
PM: S. Wigboldy
Feb 21 AM: S. Cooke
P: Kim VG
PM: Kim VG

NURSERY
February Contact: Brooke Vander Stelt

Today AM: Brooke Vander Stelt, Olivia Groen
PM: Jeni & Lily Brandsma
Feb 14 AM: Julie & Allie Howerzyl
PM: Lauren & Anna Pastoor
Feb 21 AM: Juliane, Jillian, Jenna Oppedyk
PM: Julie & Katie Ribbens

USHERS
Today Ryan Kroes, Nate Stenquist
Feb 14 Ed Oppedyk, Judd McNicol
Feb 21 Gregg Russell, Matt Howerzyl

SOUND
Feb: Henry Vander Stelt
March: Scott Den Hartog

PM SONG SERVICE
Today Bruce Cooper
Feb 14 Simon de Jong
Feb 21 Herm Roest

PRAYER & SHARE
Today Bruce Cooper
Feb 14 Pastor Russ
Feb 21 Henry C. Vander Stelt

THIS WEEK
SUN: 9:30AM Morning Worship Service
11:00AM Sunday School/Catechism
11:00AM New Member’s Class
4:30PM Youth Group
6:00PM Evening Worship Service
TUE: 9:30AM Ladies’ Bible Study (Lesson
#47: Expansion of Church)
WED: 6:45PM GEMS
Snacks: Lydia Herman
Drinks: Natalie Ferch
6:45PM Cadets (Snacks: Micah R.)
7:00PM Prayer Meeting
THUR: 7:30PM Meridian Bible Study
FRI: 6:15AM Men’s Book Study

Deacon’s Report for January 31, 2016
Building Fund: $3,469.00

Today’s Offering
General Fund: Money collected goes to the day-to-day operations and expenses of this church.

Christian Education Assistance Fund: Money collected is placed in a fund to be used by members of our church for Christian education.

January Sunday School Offering: $74.82

Next Week’s Offering: General Fund

Bulletin for Sunday, January 31, 2016

Link to Print Copy:ANNOUNCEMENTS01-31-16
Link to Print Copy:Order of Worship01-31-16

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, January 31, 2016

PUPLIT EXCHANGE: Pastor Russ will be doing a pulpit exchange with Covenant URC and Nampa URC next week, so we will welcome Rev. Nick Smith to our pulpit next week Sunday, February 7 while Pastor Russ preaches in Twin Falls.

FAMILY VISITATION will begin this coming week and continue Tuesday/Thursday evenings through March. Please look over the insert included in the bulletin and if you have a conflict with your scheduled date/time, please contact your elder to rearrange.

MERIDIAN BIBLE STUDY will meet on Thursday, Feb 11 at 7:30PM at the home of John & Judy to study Philemon. Our second meeting for February will be on Thursday, Feb 25 and we will study Heroes of Faith lesson 4: Isaac (Hebrews 11:17-20, Gen 27:1-40).

YOUTH GROUP will meet next week at 4:30PM. We will discuss chapter 8, and Glenn & Rhea will provide snacks.

PRAYER CORNER
*Al Noyes was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, so keep AL & Marita in prayer as they work with the doctors to determine the best treatment plan.
*Pray for Brandie Cooper & her new pregnancy, that she and baby will remain healthy and safe.

*Pray for Rick Van Grouw who is suffering from a relapse of West Nile and trying to navigate some unexpected changes in his job description.

*Janine Ropp’s daughter Melissa is due with her first baby any day.

*Continue to pray for Dave Howerzyl as he goes through radiation treatments.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please put these important dates of upcoming events at Cloverdale on your calendars, and then watch the bulletin for more information:
Feb 4 Merge @ de Jong’s, 7:30PM
Feb 10 Prayer Meeting @ Church, 7PM
Feb 10 GEMS/Cadets, 6:45PM
Feb 13 Youth Group Service Day
Feb 18 Merge @ de Jong’s, 7:30PM
Feb 24 GEMS/Cadets, 6:45PM

IN GOD’S SERVICE

HOST FAMILIES
Today Doug & Nancy Rotman
Feb 7 Mike & Lisa Byce
Feb 14 Ken & Joanie Arendse

GREETERS
Today Tom & Cindy Ferch
Feb 7 Curtis & Cindy De Vries
Feb 14 Ryan & Katie Kroes

KITCHEN/COFFEE
Today Herm & Margaret Roest
Feb 7 Rose VS, Lynda Miedema
Feb 14 John & Judy Vander Woude

COOKIES FOR FEBRUARY 14
Renae Bieri, Jeni Brandsma, Katie Kroes, Laura Herman, Nikky Howerzyl

ACCOMPANISTS
Ministry of Music Contacts: Kim/Deb/Sue
Today AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: S. Cooke
PM: Kim VG
Feb 7 AM: O: S. Cooke
P: S. Wigboldy
PM: S. Wigboldy
Feb 14 AM: O: S. WIgboldy
P: Sara
PM: S. Wigboldy

NURSERY
February Contact: Brooke Vander Stelt

Today AM: Bernice Cooper, Ashley Cooper
PM: Laura, Anna, Lydia Herman
Feb 7 AM: Brooke Vander Stelt, Olivia Groen
PM: Jeni & Lily Brandsma
Feb 14 AM: Julie & Allie Howerzyl
PM: Lauren & Anna Pastoor

USHERS
Today Matt Cooper, Sean Cooper
Feb 7 Ryan Kroes, Nate Stenquist
Feb 14 Ed Oppedyk, Judd McNicol

SOUND
Jan: Trenton Ribbens
Feb: Henry Vander Stelt

PM SONG SERVICE
Today Terry Ribbens
Feb 7 Bruce Cooper
Feb 14 Simon de Jong

PRAYER & SHARE
Today Dan Van Grouw
Feb 7 Bruce Cooper
Feb 14 Pastor Russ

THIS WEEK
SUN: 9:30AM Morning Worship Service
11:00AM Sunday School/Catechism
11:00AM New Member’s Class
6:00PM Evening Worship Service
TUE: 9:30AM Ladies’ Bible Study
THUR: 7:00PM Bible Study @ the Russell’s
7:30PM Merge @ de Jong’s
FRI: 6:15AM Men’s Book Study

Deacon’s Report for January 24, 2016
General Fund: $4,201.00
Cadets: $637.01

Today’s Offering
Building Fund: Money collected is placed in a fund to be used for updates and repairs to our current church facilities.

Next Week’s Offering: General Fund & Christian Education Assistance Fund

From Reformed Mission Services:
TASC 2016: Phase 1 of the TASC registration Begins TOMORROW MORNING! Youth Leaders, you should have received a packet containing information concerning the three phases of registration for TASC. If you have not received your packet, the TASC Handout Sheet is available to view on our website. Your Primary Contact can register your group at a particular TASC event to reserve your spot. The sites have limited space so you want to register as soon as you can. The sites, dates, and capacities are up on our Facebook page (Reformed Mission Services) and on the website, www.rms.org.
Mount of Olives Orphanage, Mexico, FEBRUARY 6-13, 2016: Please pray for the group will be travelling to the orphanage this Saturday. The participants are from NJ, VT, MI, CA, MI, and Alberta, Canada. Please pray for safety in travel and work. Pray that the work that will being done will be God-glorifying and edifying to the people there and God’s Good News of Jesus Christ will be spread by those on this trip. Also pray for travelling mercies for the group coming from Lethbridge on the 12th.

Council Minutes: January 4, 2016
1. Committee Reports:
a. Education: Terry still in South Africa.
b. Evangelism: (Ken) MSP to broadcast at 1:30 PM on KBXL. We will start with Russ’s series on Ephesians.
c. Fellowship and Worship: No new action
d. Building & Grounds: (Scott) Reported on new light fixture in the back of the parking lot.
e. Website: Updates currently being done with a web designer.
4. Fund Reports
a. General-Budget: (Ryan) – Balance of $26,414.93.
b. Benevolence: (Paul) – Approximate balance of $2,000.00
c. Building: (Henry) – Balance of $29,200. We still have to pay $3,000 on kitchen expenses and $4,000 for the sign. Brick base scheduled for the future. Reported on other project ideas that are being researched and prioritized.
d. Christian Education Assistance Fund: (Paul) – Fund is doing well with all payments current
e. Deacon’s Report – $500 was sent to Rev. Njuka to help with him with his traveling expenses to Synod
6. Reminders & Old Business
a. Dordt choir concert: Will take place on March 11 at 7:30 PM. Simon de Jong is coordinating the event.
7. New Business
a. Council granted Russ permission to preach at Heritage Reformed in Hull, Iowa while he is on vacation this summer.
b. Will need pulpit supply on June 12 while Russ is at Synod and on July 17 and 24 during Russ’s vacation.
8. Round table discussion
a. Approved the distribution of Mark’s Marvelous Book which is a children’s book for kids ages 3-8 that goes along with the current series in Mark.
b. Nick Smith will be preaching here on February 7th. Russ will be preaching in Twin Falls.
9. Items from Consistory: No meeting in December
12. Next Scheduled Meeting- Monday, February 1, 2016.
Jason Cooke, Clerk

Bulletin for Sunday, January 24, 2016

Link to Print Copy:ANNOUNCEMENTS01-24-16
Link to Print Copy:Order of Worship01-24-16

ANNOUNCEMENTS for Sunday, January 24, 2016

ATTENTION ALL LADIES OF CLOVERDALE URC: Please join us on Saturday, January 30 from 2-4PM at the church kitchen for a kitchen shower in celebration of Miss Kitch Orange becoming Mrs. Kitch Alabaster. Let us help accessorize her vibrant modern new look! No gift is too large or too small. Mrs. Alabaster is registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target under the name “Cloverdale URC Kitchen.” For consistency and efficiency, we would appreciate if all items were purchased off the registry and brought unwrapped and unnamed to the shower. Gift cards are always welcome too. Cash donations are also encouraged to purchase items not found on the registry, and any checks can be written to CURC Building Fund. Talk to Sue Pastoor or Carrie Vander Stelt with questions.

CADET SUNDAY: This morning we celebrate Cadet Sunday. The Cadets will help lead us in worship by showing us how they begin each of their Wednesday meetings. We are thankful for each counselor who so willingly gives of his time to minister to our boys through Cadets!

FEBRUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Rhea will be printing the February calendar of church events/birthdays this week, so if you have anything you would like included, please email the dates to the church office by Tuesday, January 26.

YOUTH GROUP will meet today at 4:30PM. We will discuss chapter 7, and Lily Brandsma will provide snacks.

YOUTH GROUP MOVIE NIGHT: This Saturday, January 30 at 6PM, Youth Group will meet at the home of Henry & Carrie Vander Stelt to watch the movie “Woodlawn” & enjoy a bake potato bar for dinner. Please RSVP to Rachel or Rhea, and feel free to bring friends!

PRAYER CORNER
*Al Noyes was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, so keep AL & Marita in prayer as they work with the doctors to determine the best treatment plan.

*Continue to pray for Dave Howerzyl as he goes through radiation treatments.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please put these important dates of upcoming events at Cloverdale on your calendars, and then watch the bulletin for more information:
Jan 30 Church Kitchen Shower, 2-4PM
Jan 30 Youth Group Movie Night

ATTENTION BAKERS! Our Love INC annual fundraiser and dessert auction is just 6 weeks away! We need your talents to help supply 60 delectable delights to bid on. Sign up to donate a dessert with Nancy at boiseloveinc.office@gmail.com or 208-377-3502 ext 3. And mark your calendars to attend The Calling the Final Friday in February! You can find more details on our website; www.boiseloveinc.org

IN GOD’S SERVICE

HOST FAMILIES
Today Henry & Carrie Vander Stelt
Jan 31 Doug & Nancy Rotman
Feb 7 Mike & Lisa Byce

GREETERS
Today Glenn & Rhea Vander Woude
Jan 31 Tom & Cindy Ferch
Feb 7 Curtis & Cindy De Vries

KITCHEN/COFFEE
Today Mel & Marilee Landers
Jan 31 Rose VS, Lynda Miedema
Feb 7 Herm & Margaret Roest

COOKIES FOR FEBRUARY 14
Renae Bieri, Jeni Brandsma, Brandie Cooper, Laura Herman, Nikky Howerzyl

ACCOMPANISTS
Ministry of Music Contacts: Kim/Deb/Sue
Today AM: O: S. Cooke
P: Kim VG
PM: Kim VG
Jan 31 AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: S. Cooke
PM: D. deJong
Feb 7 AM: P: S. Cooke
O: Kim VG
PM: S. Wigboldy

NURSERY
January Contact: Lynda Miedema

Today AM: Amanda Tuscany, Renae Bieri
PM: Joanie Arendse
Jan 31 AM: Bernice Cooper, Ashley Cooper
PM: Laura, Anna, Lydia Herman
Feb 7 AM: Brooke Vander Stelt, Olivia Groen
PM: Jeni & Lily Brandsma

USHERS
Today Glenn VW, Trenton Ribbens
Jan 31 Matt Cooper. Sean Cooper
Feb 7 Ryan Kroes, Nate Stenquist

SOUND
Jan: Trenton Ribbens
Feb: Henry Vander Stelt

PM SONG SERVICE
Today Bill Pastoor
Jan 31 Terry Ribbens
Feb 7 Bruce Cooper

PRAYER & SHARE
Today Bill Pastoor
Jan 31 Dan Van Grouw
Feb 7 Bruce Cooper

THIS WEEK
SUN: 9:30AM Morning Worship Service
11:00AM Sunday School/Catechism
11:00AM New Member’s Class
4:30PM Youth Group
6:00PM Evening Worship Service
TUE: 9:30AM Ladies’ Bible Study
WED: 6:45PM GEMS (Snacks: Anna Cooke/Avery Bieri)
6:45PM Cadets (Snacks: Lukas Ferch)
FRI: 6:15AM Men’s Book Study
SAT: 2-4PM Church Kitchen Shower
6:00PM Youth Group Movie Night

Deacon’s Report for January 17, 2016
General Fund: $2,889.43
Benevolence: $835.26

Today’s Offering
General Fund: Money collected goes toward the day-to-day operations and expenses of this church.
Cadets: Money collected is used to help fund the monthly supplies/events for our CURC Cadet group and also to support the nationwide Cadet organization.

Next Week’s Offering: Building Fund

Thank You Letter from New Covenant URC
To the Churches of Classis Pacific Northwest
Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ,
Greetings! How do we begin to say thank you for your very generous support for the purchase of a church building? We had asked that you might give us $30,000; instead you have given us nearly $70,000! You have greatly exceeded our expectations and hopes. Because of your assistance we have been able not only to purchase our own building, but also to set aside money for the purchase of church furniture and for much needed renovations. Our immediate concern had been to simply acquire the building, but God, in his providence, has enabled us to have on hand the funds that will be needed to move in.
The building is presently rented out to a private school, which has a contract that expires June 2017. This definitely made us carefully consider whether it was worth it to purchase a building we may not be free to use for a year and a half. From the counsel we received and with the doors God opened, it became clear that God was leading us to proceed with the purchase of the building. If the school finds a new place they may be out as early as this summer. Please join us in praying that God would allow us to have the use of our new building this summer.
We praise God on account of you and rejoice in your demonstration of love and care for us. Your gift is more than a gift of money. It is truly a gift of encouragement and a sign of God’s favor upon us. Paul rejoiced in the grace of God given among the churches of Macedonia by which they gave with joy and beyond their means; their giving “overflowed in a wealth of generosity” (2 Cor. 8:2). We rejoice in the grace of God given you to bless us in this manner and we pray that you might truly have the greater blessing which Jesus spoke of when he said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). May your love and care for us return into your lap with blessing upon blessing. And may the Lord of the church be pleased to make the light of the glory of Christ shine ever so brightly from our congregation and yours. To God be the glory in Christ Jesus!
Sincerely,
The consistory and congregation of New Covenant United Reformed Church

Bulletin for Sunday, January 17, 2016

Link to Print Copy: ANNOUNCEMENTS01-17-16
Link to Print Copy: Order of Worship01-17-16

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, January 17, 2016
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ATTENTION ALL LADIES OF CLOVERDALE URC: Please join us on Saturday, January 30 from 2-4PM at the church kitchen for a kitchen shower in celebration of Miss Kitch Orange becoming Mrs. Kitch Alabaster. Let us help accessorize her vibrant modern new look! No gift is too large or too small. Mrs. Alabaster is registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Target under the name “Cloverdale URC Kitchen.” For consistency and efficiency, we would appreciate if all items were purchased off the registry and brought unwrapped and unnamed to the shower. Gift cards are always welcome too. Cash donations are also encouraged to purchase items not found on the registry, and any checks can be written to CURC Building Fund.

MERGE: Our Merge group has started up again. We are studying Kevin De Young’s book Just Do Something. We’d love to have any young adults join us! Our next meeting will be Monday, January 18 at 7:30PM at the home of Simon & Deb de Jong. See Deb if you have any questions.

CADET SUNDAY: Lord willing, we will celebrate Cadet Sunday next week, January 10, during our morning worship service. Parents, please have your son wear his cadet shirt and be at church by 9:15AM to meet the counselors before walking into church together.

FEBRUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Rhea will be printing the February calendar of church events/birthdays this week, so if you have anything you would like included, please email the dates to the church office by Tuesday, January 19.

NEW ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: A new Adult Sunday School Class is starting this Sunday after our morning service. We will be studying the book Knowing God by J.I. Packer. If you have any questions please see Gregg Russell.

MERIDIAN BIBLE STUDY: We will meet on Thursday, Jan. 21 to study Colossians 4:2-18, at
7:30PM at the home of John and Judy Vander Woude. All are welcome to join us.

YOUTH GROUP will meet next week at 4:30PM. We will discuss chapter 7, and Lily Brandsma will provide snacks.

NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS: Anyone who is considering making public profession of faith should plan to attend our New Members’ Class beginning TODAY after our morning worship service in Pastor’s office. The class will continue through February. If you have any questions, please see Pastor Russ.

PRAYER CORNER
*Jane & Darwin Vander Stelt’s infant granddaughter Olivia will be having surgery on January 21.

*Dave Howerzyl has begun radiation treatments.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please put these important dates of upcoming events at Cloverdale on your calendars, and then watch the bulletin for more information:
Jan 20 Merge @ deJong’s, 7:30PM
Jan 23 Idaho March for Life @ Julia Davis
Park, 1PM
Jan 24 Cadet Sunday
The Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Jan 30 Church Kitchen Shower, 2-4PM
Jan 30 Youth Group Movie Night

ATTENTION BAKERS! Our Love INC annual fundraiser and dessert auction is just 6 weeks away! We need your talents to help supply 60 delectable delights to bid on. Sign up to donate a dessert with Nancy at boiseloveinc.office@gmail.com or 208-377-3502 ext 3. And mark your calendars to attend The Calling the Final Friday in February! You can find more details on our website; www.boiseloveinc.org

IN GOD’S SERVICE

HOST FAMILIES
Today Dan & Kim Van Grouw
Jan 24 Henry & Carrie Vander Stelt
Jan 31 Doug & Nancy Rotman

GREETERS
Today Ryan & Audra Sherman
Jan 24 Glenn & Rhea Vander Woude
Jan 31 Tom & Cindy Ferch

KITCHEN/COFFEE
Today Ed & Anne Van Grouw
Jan 24 Mel & Marilee Landers
Jan 31 Rose VS, Lynda Miedema

ACCOMPANISTS
Ministry of Music Contacts: Kim/Deb/Sue
Today AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: D. de Jong
PM: S. Cooke
Jan 24 AM: O: S. Cooke
P: Kim VG
PM: Kim VG
Jan 31 AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: S. Cooke
PM: D. de Jong

NURSERY
January Contact: Lynda Miedema

Today AM: Katie Kroes, Rose VS
PM: Emma Groen, Maddie Cooke
Jan 24 AM: Amanda Tuscany, Renae Bieri
PM: Joanie Arendse
Jan 31 AM: Bernice Cooper, Ashley Cooper
PM: Laura, Anna, Lydia Herman

USHERS
Today Chris Brandsma, Josh de Jong
Jan 24 Glenn VW, Trenton Ribbens
Jan 31 Matt Cooper. Sean Cooper

SOUND
Jan: Trenton Ribbens

PM SONG SERVICE
Today Jesse Groen
Jan 24 Bill Pastoor
Jan 31 Terry Ribbens

PRAYER & SHARE
Today Jason Cooke
Jan 24 Bill Pastoor
Jan 31 Dan Van Grouw

THIS WEEK
SUN: 9:30AM Morning Worship Service
11:00AM Sunday School/Catechism
11:00AM New Member’s Class
6:00PM Evening Worship Service
MON: 7:00PM Consistory Meeting
7:30PM Merge @ deJong’s
TUE: 9:30AM Ladies’ Bible Study
THUR: 7:00PM Bible Study @ the Russell’s
7:30PM Meridian Bible Study
FRI: 6:15AM Men’s Book Study
SAT: 1:00PM Idaho March for Life

Deacon’s Report for January 10, 2016
General Fund: $5,578.01
Missions: $2,634

Today’s Offering
General Fund: Money collected goes toward the day-to-day operations and expenses of this church.

Benevolence Fund: Money collected is placed in a fund which is used to help individuals of the church family and those in the community who are in financial need.

Next Week’s Offering: General Fund & Cadets

From Reformed Mission Services:
TASC 2016: Check out the website for the locations and dates for the TASC events this summer. Churches it is important to delegate a Primary Contact person to begin the registration process. More details coming soon!

Mount of Olives Orphanage, Mexico, FEBRUARY 6-13, 2016: Please pray as the preparations are being made for the 24 participants. Pray that the work that is being prepared for them will be God-glorifying and edifying to the people there.

PRAY: Be fervent in your prayers for the Missionaries and Pastors throughout the world as they work to bring the Gospel to the people around them. Pray too, for opportunities from God to be a witness of the Good News to those around you. And remember His promise, that as He gives these opportunities, He will also give you the words to speak.

Bulletin for Sunday, January 10, 2016

Link to Print Copy:ANNOUNCEMENTS01-10-16
Link to Print Copy:Order of Worship01-10-16

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, January 10, 2016
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NEW BOOK AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES: This morning Pastor Russ will begin a sermon series on the gospel of Mark. In order to help young children understand this gospel a little better, there is a book located on the coffee table in the narthex entitled Mark’s Marvelous Book. This book is intended for children ages 3-8, so if you would like a copy for your family, please feel free to take one home!

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM: All classes will resume today.

NEW ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: A new Adult Sunday School Class is starting this Sunday after our morning service. We will be studying the book Knowing God by J.I. Packer. If you have any questions please see Gregg Russell.

PRAYER MEETING: Join Pastor Russ at church this Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00PM for a time of prayer.

MERIDIAN BIBLE STUDY: We will meet on Thursday, Jan. 21 to study Colossians 4:2-18, at
7:30PM at the home of John and Judy Vander Woude. All are welcome to join us.

YOUTH GROUP will meet TODAY at 4:30PM. Wilhelm & Jillian Oppedyk will provide snacks.

NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS: Anyone who is considering making public profession of faith should plan to attend our New Members’ Class beginning TODAY after our morning worship service in Pastor’s office. The class will continue through February. If you have any questions, please see Pastor Russ.

PRAYER CORNER
*Jane & Darwin Vander Stelt’s infant granddaughter Olivia will be having surgery on January 21.

*Dave Howerzyl has begun radiation treatments.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please put these important dates of upcoming events at Cloverdale on your calendars, and then watch the bulletin for more information:
Jan 13 Prayer Meeting, 7PM
Jan 17 Communion, AM Service
Jan 20 Merge @ deJong’s, 7:30PM
Jan 30 Youth Group Movie Night

BASKETS OF BLESSING UPDATE: Love INC partner churches made connections, encouraged and prayed with over 65 families in the Boise community during the past two weeks! Thank you! We couldn’t do it without you and look forward to what God has in store in 2016.

IN GOD’S SERVICE

HOST FAMILIES
Today Bill & Sue Pastoor
Jan 17 Dan & Kim Van Grouw
Jan 24 Henry & Carrie Vander Stelt

GREETERS
Today Nate & Laura Stenquist
Jan 17 Ryan & Audra Sherman
Jan 24 John & Bev deKruyf

COOKIES FOR TODAY
Alyssa Groen, Audra Sherman, Jane Vander Stelt, Aimee Russell, Candace Cooper
KITCHEN/COFFEE
Today Glenn & Rhea Vander Woude
Jan 17 Ed & Anne Van Grouw
Jan 24 Mel & Marilee Landers

ACCOMPANISTS
Ministry of Music Contacts: Kim/Deb/Sue
Today AM: O: S. Cooke
P: D. deJong
PM: S. Wigboldy
Jan 17 AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: Kim VG
PM: S. Cooke
Jan 24 AM: O: S. Cooke
P: D. deJong
PM: D. deJong

NURSERY
January Contact: Lynda Miedema

Today AM: Cindy & Jonelle Kamper
PM: Jane Vander Stelt, Annetta deJong
Jan 17 AM: Katie Kroes, Rose VS
PM: Emma Groen, Maddie Cooke
Jan 24 AM: Amanda Tuscany, Renae Bieri
PM: Joanie Arendse

USHERS
Today Richard Tuscany, Nicolas Herman
Jan 17 Chris Brandsma, Josh de Jong
Jan 24 Glenn VW, Trenton Ribbens

SOUND
Jan: Trenton Ribbens

PM SONG SERVICE
Today Paul Miedema
Jan 17 Jesse Groen
Jan 24 Bill Pastoor

PRAYER & SHARE
Today Pastor Herman
Jan 17 Jason Cooke
Jan 24 Bill Pastoor

THIS WEEK
SUN: 9:30AM Morning Worship Service
11:30AM Sunday School/Catechism
11:30AM New Member’s Class
4:30PM Youth Group
6:00PM Evening Worship Service
TUE: 9:30AM Ladies’ Bible Study
WED: 6:45PM GEMS (Snacks: Keelin/Kelsey)
6:45PM Cadets (Snacks: Willem DH)
7:00PM Prayer Meeting
FRI: 6:15AM Men’s Book Study

Deacon’s Report for January 3, 2016
Christian Ed Fund: $2,739
General Fund: $2,881.00

Today’s Offering
General Fund: Money collected goes toward the day-to-day operations and expenses of this church.

Missions: Money collected goes to the financial aid of three missionaries and their families, Reformed University Fellowship which serves the students of BSU, Middle East Reformed Fellowship and Reformed Mission Services, all of which this church supports.
Next Week’s Offering: General Fund & Benevolence

Bulletin for Sunday, January 3, 2016

Link to Print Copy: ANNOUNCEMENTS01-03-16
Link to Print Copy: Order of Worship01-03-16

Announcements for Sunday, January 3, 2016:

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM will not meet today for Christmas Break. All classes will resume next week Sunday, January 10.

CHURCH CLOSET CLEAN OUT: We have many closets at church that are in need of a good cleaning! On Friday, January 8 from 7-9PM and on Saturday, January 9 from 10Am-4PM, we will have work days when we will take down all the Christmas decorations and clean out/organize closets. We need your help because many hands make light work! Please consider signing up to help, especially if you have knowledge about a particular closet and its contents. If you would be able to volunteer a few hours of your time, please sign up on the sheet provided at the back of church. Talk to Jeni Brandsma with questions.

MERIDIAN BIBLE STUDY will meet on Thursday, Jan. 7 @ 7:30PM, at the home of John and Judy Vander Woude. We will be studying Colossians 3:18-4:1. All are welcome to join us. We will meet again on Thursday, Jan. 21 to study Colossians 4:2-18.

YOUTH GROUP will meet next week Sunday, January 10 at 4:30PM. Wilhelm & Jillian Oppedyk will provide snacks.

NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS: Anyone who is considering making public profession of faith should plan to attend our New Members’ Class beginning on January 10, 2016, after our morning worship service. The class will continue through February. If you have any questions, please see Pastor Russ.

PRAYER CORNER
*Remember our students of all ages as they look forward to beginning a new semester.

*Dave Howerzyl will begin radiation treatments after the first of the year.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please put these important dates of upcoming events at Cloverdale on your calendars, and then watch the bulletin for more information:
Jan 8/9 Church Closet Clean Out
Jan 10 New Member’s Class, 11:30AM
Jan 10 SS/Catechism Classes Resume

IN GOD’S SERVICE

HOST FAMILIES
Jan 10 Bill & Sue Pastoor
Jan 17 Dan & Kim Van Grouw
Jan 24 Henry & Carrie Vander Stelt

GREETERS
Today Tim & Diana Schulz
Jan 10 Nate & Laura Stenquist
Jan 17 Ryan & Audra Sherman

COOKIES FOR NEXT WEEK, JANUARY 10
Alyssa Groen, Audra Sherman, Jane Vander Stelt, Aimee Russell, Candace Cooper

KITCHEN/COFFEE
Today John & Judy Vander Woude
Jan 10 Glenn & Rhea Vander Woude
Jan 17 Ed & Anne Van Grouw

ACCOMPANISTS
Ministry of Music Contacts: Kim/Deb/Sue
Today AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: Kim VG
PM: Kim VG
Jan 10 AM: O: S. Cooke
P: D. deJong
PM: S. Wigboldy
Jan 17 AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: Kim VG
PM: S. Cooke

NURSERY
January Contact: Lynda Miedema

Today AM: Candace Cooper, Lori Den Hartog
PM: Lynda Miedema
Jan 10 AM: Cindy & Jonelle Kamper
PM: Jane Vander Stelt, Annetta deJong
Jan 17 AM: Katie Kroes, Rose VS
PM: Emma Groen, Maddie Cooke

USHERS
Today Matt Howerzyl, Ben Bieri
Jan 10 Richard Tuscany, Nicolas Herman
Jan 17 Chris Brandsma, Josh de Jong

SOUND
Jan: Trenton Ribbens

PM SONG SERVICE
Today Herm Roest
Jan 10 Paul Miedema
Jan 17 Jesse Groen

PRAYER & SHARE
Today Gregg Russell
Jan 10 Pastor Herman
Jan 17 Jason Cooke

THIS WEEK
SUN: 9:30AM Morning Worship Service
6:00PM Evening Worship Service
WED: 7:30PM Merge @ de Jong’s
THUR: 7:30PM Meridian Bible Study
FRI: 6:15AM Men’s Book Study
7-9PM Church Closet Clean Out
SAT: 10AM-4PM Church Closet Clean Out

Today’s Offering
Christian Education Fund: Money collected is placed in a fund to be by members of this congregation for Christian education.
General Fund: Money collected goes toward the day-to-day operations and expenses of this church.

Sunday School Offering for Nov/Dec: $36.50
**Our obligation to support Claudine is $38/month, so we were short the past two months**

Next Week’s Offering: General Fund & Missions

Bulletin for Sunday, December 27, 2015

Link to Print Copy: ANNOUNCEMENTS 12-27-15
Link to Print Copy: Order of Worship12-27-15

Announcements for Sunday, December 27, 2015

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM will not meet for the next 2 weeks for Christmas Break. All classes will resume on Sunday, January 10.

GAME DAY: Pastor Russ and his family would like to invite the congregation to come to church for games and goodies on Saturday, January 2, 2016, from 1-5PM. It is Pastor’s birthday and he would love to spend it with any from the church family who would like to come for fun and fellowship-playing games and eating together. Cake, snacks and drinks will be provided. The Hermans will be bringing some games but please feel free to bring your favorites as well.

CHURCH CLOSET CLEAN OUT: We have many closets at church that are in need of a good cleaning! On Friday, January 8 from 7-9PM and on Saturday, January 9 from 10AM-4PM, we will have work days when we will take down all the Christmas decorations and clean out/organize closets. We need your help because many hands make light work! Please consider signing up to help, especially if you have knowledge about a particular closet and its contents. If you would be able to volunteer a few hours of your time, please sign up on the sheet provided at the back of church. Talk to Jeni Brandsma with questions.

MERIDIAN BIBLE STUDY will meet on Thursday, Jan. 7 @ 7:30PM, at the home of John and Judy Vander Woude. We will be studying Colossians 3:18-4:1. All are welcome to join us. We will meet again on Thursday, Jan. 21 to study Colossians 4:2-18.

THANK YOU to the many hands that helped put up the decorations for Christmas! What a blessing your willing spirits are to the church!

NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS: Anyone who is considering making public profession of faith should plan to attend our New Members’ Class beginning on January 10, 2016, after our morning worship service. The class will continue through February. If you have any questions, please see Pastor Russ.

A NOTE FROM COUNCIL: The Council would like to ask parents to please remind your children to refrain from running in the hallways and playing in the classrooms and nursery after church. This is disruptive to the adult Sunday School and Catechism classes taking place during that time. The fellowship hall is free after children’s’ Sunday school singing, so please encourage them to gather there to play. If you have any questions, please see any member of Council.

FROM GEMS GIRLS’ CLUBS: The Esther School in Zambia, Africa, an outreach ministry of GEMS Girls’ Clubs, has openings for elementary school teachers for the 2016-17 school year. If you or someone you know is a teacher, would like to work in a cross-cultural mission setting where co-teaching with a Zambian teacher is the norm, and wants to experience a beautiful, African environment, contact Jill Postma at 616.241.5616 ext. 3054 or email jill@gemsgc.org for more details. The job description can be viewed at http://www.estherschool.org/get-involved/teaching-positions/. This is a wonderful mission opportunity for an individual, couple, or family looking to invest in children’s lives.

PRAYER CORNER
*Terry & Julie Ribbens will be traveling in South Africa over the next two weeks, so pray for safety and traveling mercies.

*Dave Howerzyl will begin radiation treatments after the first of the year.

*Pray for Rick Van Grouw as he begins a new job and settles into life in a new city.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please put these important dates of upcoming events at Cloverdale on your calendars, and then watch the bulletin for more information:
Jan 2 Game Day, 1-5PM
Jan 8/9 Church Closet Clean Out
Jan 10 New Member’s Class, 11:30AM
Jan 10 SS/Catechism Classes Resume

IN GOD’S SERVICE

HOST FAMILIES
Jan 10 Bill & Sue Pastoor
Jan 17 Dan & Kim Van Grouw
Jan 24 Henry & Carrie Vander Stelt

GREETERS
Today Matt & Candace Cooper
Jan 3 Tim & Diana Schulz
Jan 10 Nate & Laura Stenquist

COOKIES FOR JANUARY 10
Alyssa Groen, Audra Sherman, Jane Vander Stelt, Aimee Russell, Candace Cooper

KITCHEN/COFFEE
Today Joanie Arendse, Nancy Rotman
Jan 3 John & Judy Vander Woude
Jan 10 Glenn & Rhea Vander Woude

ACCOMPANISTS
Ministry of Music Contacts: Sara/Sharon
Today AM: O: Robin VS
P: S. Cooke
PM: S. Cooke
Jan 3 AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: Kim VG
PM: Kim VG
Jan 10 AM: O: S. Cooke
P: D. deJong
PM: S. Wigboldy

NURSERY
December Contact: Janine Ropp

Today AM: Renee, Malia & Elli McNicol
PM: Judy Vander Woude
Jan 3 AM: Candace Cooper, Lori Den Hartog
PM: Lynda Miedema
Jan 10 AM: Cindy & Jonelle Kamper
PM: Jane Vander Stelt, Annetta deJong

USHERS
Today Judd McNicol, Ed Oppedyk
Jan 3 Matt Howerzyl, Ben Bieri
Jan 10 Richard Tuscany, Nicolas Herman

SOUND
Dec: Jesse Groen
Jan: Trenton Ribbens

PM SONG SERVICE
Today Simon de Jong
Jan 3 Herm Roest
Jan 10 Paul Miedema

PRAYER & SHARE
Today Simon de Jong
Jan 3 Gregg Russell
Jan 10 Pastor Herman

THIS WEEK
SUN: 9:30AM Morning Worship Service
6:00PM Evening Worship Service
SAT: 1-5PM Game Day @ Church

Deacon’s Report for Dec 20, 2015
General Fund: $3,227.25
RMS: $2,095.00

Today’s Offering
Building Fund: Money collected is placed in a fund to be used for special remodeling projects to improve our current facilities.

Sunday School Offering for Nov/Dec: $36.50
**Our obligation to support Claudine is $38/month, so we were short the past two months**

Next Week’s Offering: Christian Education Assistance Fund & General Fund

From Reformed Mission Services:
On behalf of the RMS Board of Directors: We would like to thank you for your support in 2015. As this year draws to a close, please continue to remember RMS in your prayers and in your possible year-end giving. May God bless you in in this season, celebrating the birth of our Savior, and as we go forward into the New Year.

Mount of Olives Orphanage, Mexico, FEBRUARY 6-13, 2016: Register soon as the registration will end Tomorrow! We have quite a few people registered so far from California, New Jersey, Canada and the Midwest. Prayerfully consider being a part of this team. Details and registration for this trip is on our website, www.rms.org. If you have any questions about this trip please contact Rob at rob@rms.org.

Bulletin for Sunday, December 20, 2015

Link to Print Copy: ANNOUNCEMENTS 12-20-15

Link to Print Copy: Order of Worship12-20-15

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, December 20, 2015

SUNDAY SCHOOL/CATECHISM will not meet for the next 3 weeks for Christmas Break. All classes will resume on Sunday, January 10.

GAME DAY: Pastor Russ and his family would like to invite the congregation to come to church for games and goodies on Saturday, January 2, 2016, from 1-5PM. It is Pastor’s birthday and he would love to spend it with any from the church family who would like to come for fun and fellowship-playing games and eating together. Cake, snacks and drinks will be provided. The Hermans will be bringing some games but please feel free to bring your favorites as well.

ADULT CHOIR: The adult choir will meet for rehearsal today after the morning worship service.

A NOTE FROM THE SECRETARY: Rhea will be out of the office during the week after Christmas, so please email any announcements for the January 3rd bulletin to the office by this week Wednesday, December 23. Thank you!

NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS: Anyone who is considering making public profession of faith should plan to attend our New Members’ Class beginning on January 10, 2016, after our morning worship service. The class will continue through February. If you have any questions, please see Pastor Russ.

A NOTE FROM COUNCIL: The Council would like to ask parents to please remind your children to refrain from running in the hallways and playing in the classrooms and nursery after church. This is disruptive to the adult Sunday School and Catechism classes taking place during that time. The fellowship hall is free after children’s’ Sunday school singing, so please encourage them to gather there to play. If you have any questions, please see any member of Council.

A NOTE OF THANKS: To the congregation of Cloverdale URC — Thank you so much for your heartwarming love and tangible generosity in sending us such a large Christmas gift! Your love and prayers mean very much to us! We are really glad that we had the opportunity to visit with you as a family this past summer and renew our friendship with you as well as enjoy the bonds that tie us together through Christ our Messiah! We pray for His richest blessings on each of you, your families and your congregation as a whole. You are very dear and special to us! — With thankful hearts, in Christ’s deep love, Heero, Anya, Juliette and Christian Hacquebord

PRAYER CORNER
*Dorothy Woods is recovering from pneumonia.

*Dave Howerzyl will begin radiation treatments after the first of the year.

*Pray for Jason Cooke’s mom as she recovers from surgery.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please put these important dates of upcoming events at Cloverdale on your calendars, and then watch the bulletin for more information:
Dec 24 Christmas Eve Service, 7PM
Jan 2 Game Day, 1-5PM
Jan 10 New Member’s Class, 11:30AM

IN GOD’S SERVICE

HOST FAMILIES
Today Darwin & Jane Vander Stelt
Jan 10 Bill & Sue Pastoor
Jan 17 Dan & Kim Van Grouw

GREETERS
Today John & Judy Vander Woude
Dec 27 Matt & Candace Cooper
Jan 3 Tim & Diana Schulz
KITCHEN/COFFEE
Today Audra Sherman, Renee McNicol
Dec 27 Joanie Arendse, Nancy Rotman
Jan 3 John & Judy Vander Woude

ACCOMPANISTS
Ministry of Music Contacts: Sara/Sharon
Today AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: S. Cooke
PM: D. de Jong
Christmas Eve: O: S. WIgboldy
P: D. de jong
Dec 27: AM: O: Robin VS
P: S. Cooke
PM: S. Cooke
Jan 3: AM: O: S. Wigboldy
P: Kim VG
PM: Kim VG

NURSERY
December Contact: Janine Ropp

Today AM: Margaret Roest, Janine Ropp
PM: Julie & Katie Ribbens
Christmas Eve: Laura Stenquist, Johanna de Jong
Dec 27 AM: Renee, Malia & Elli McNicol
PM: Judy Vander Woude
Jan 3 AM: Candace Cooper, Lori Den Hartog
PM: Lynda Miedema

USHERS
Today Ryan Kroes, Sean Cooper
Christmas Eve: Nate Stenquist, Glenn VW
Dec 27 Judd McNicol, Ed Oppedyk
Jan 3 Matt Howerzyl, Ben Bieri

SOUND
Dec: Jesse Groen
Jan: Trenton Ribbens

PM SONG SERVICE
Today Terry Ribbens
Dec 27 Simon de Jong
Jan 3 Herm Roest

PRAYER & SHARE
Today Terry Ribbens
Dec 27 Simon de Jong
Jan 3 Gregg Russell

THIS WEEK
SUN: 9:30AM Morning Worship Service
6:00PM Evening Worship Service
MON: 7:00PM Consistory Meeting
THUR: 7:00PM Christmas Eve Service

Deacon’s Report for Dec 13, 2015
General Fund: $3,860.00
RMS: $1,644.12
Twin Falls Church Assistance: $2,100.00

Today’s Offering
General Fund: Money collected goes toward the day-to-day operations and expenses of this church.
Missions: Money collected goes to the financial aid of 3 missionaries and their families, Middle East Reformed Fellowship, Reformed University Fellowship which serves the students of BSU and Reformed Mission Services, all of which this church supports.

Sunday School Offering for Nov/Dec: $36.50
**Our obligation to support Claudine is $38/month, so we were very short the past two months**

**Upcoming Offerings:
Christmas Eve: Lifeline Pregnancy Center
Dec 27: General Fund & Building Fund

From Reformed Mission Services:
On behalf of the RMS Board of Directors: We would like to thank you for your support in 2015. As this year draws to a close, please continue to remember RMS in your prayers and in your possible year-end giving. May God bless you in in this season, celebrating the birth of our Savior, and as we go forward into the New Year.

Mount of Olives Orphanage, Mexico, FEBRUARY 6-13, 2016: Register soon as the registration will end Tomorrow! We have quite a few people registered so far from California, New Jersey, Canada and the Midwest. Prayerfully consider being a part of this team. Details and registration for this trip is on our website, www.rms.org. If you have any questions about this trip please contact Rob at rob@rms.org.