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High School Youth Retreat

Camp Foster was an incredible place to connect with God and with each other last weekend on the high school retreat. Our group of students focused on developing habits that would bring them nearer to the heart of God, and it was evident by the end of the retreat that all of them were growing in their faith. We had much fun and spent much time experiencing God together. Praise God for His presence and His goodness!

Monday's Here!

"DO... LOVE... WALK" We heard a familiar text yesterday in Micah 6 - "Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God."  

Our eyes fall first on three words: Justice, kindness (or mercy) and humbly.  But a closer look points to an emphasis on the verbs - Do, love, walk.  And, it's likely that the reverse order is necessary to get to "do."  That is, our life in the Kingdom begins with walking with God.  Walking with God leads us to loving what God loves - kindness.  Loving kindness will prompt us to do - to do justly and act with integrity and faithfulness to others in our community.

What's your next step?  If you don't know, just start by walking with God.

If you missed worship, you can always view it by clicking HERE.

In addition to great music and the message, you'll hear Michelle Christy (9:00 a.m.) and Jamie Jongerius (10:20) talk about their time in Haiti.

YOUTH GROUP IN MISSISSIPPI!

youth groupOur summer of mission continues this week with high school students at Cary Christian Center in Mississippi! They've gotten off to a great start, but one of the sponsors is not feeling well today.  Let's lift up Jason in prayer.

SENIOR LADIES BIBLE STUDY OUTING

This Thursday, July 16 the Senior Ladies Bible Study will be meeting at Nederlanders Grill at 11:30 a.m. for lunch.  Afterwards we will be touring the Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte PC office, with dessert following at Lori Van’t Hof’s house 302 Juneau Ave SE, Orange City.  If you plan to attend please call Joyce Van Gorp at 737-4601, so they know how many to plan on.

CLOTHE-A-CHILD DRIVE

Clothe A Child -WeekdayThe Clothe-A-Child drive continued yesterday. This is a drive which will help nine local elementary students within our school district be able to have new clothes for the 2015/2016 school year.  You can stop in the office during office hours to sign-up during the week. All purchases will need to be brought to church by this Sunday, July 19.

MOM MONDAYS @ TRINITY

Mom Mondays at TrinityOn Monday mornings July 27, Aug 3, 10, and 17 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. we will be offering a time for moms and women of Trinity to come enjoy coffee and fellowship.  There will be coffee and refreshments in the Cafe area.  Childcare will be provided.  Contact Kristin Brouwer at 737-4542 if you have any questions.

TUESDAYS @ TRINITY

Tuesdays at TrinityOn Tuesday evenings July 28, Aug 4, 11, and 18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. we will be having some fun family activities outside on the lawn at Trinity (moving inside if inclement weather).  All are welcome - bring your friends!  Contact Kristin Brouwer at 737-4542 if you have any questions.

DEEP CLEANING

Deep Cleaning Aug 2015Mark your calendars! We are planning to do a church-wide deep cleaning Aug 3-5 and Aug 10-12 with cleaning shifts from Noon-8:00 p.m. each day.  It will be similar to the big clean we did before moving in the building. Be watching for sign-up opportunities in the coming weeks.

JAPANESE HANDBELL CHOIR CONCERT

Japanese Handbell ChoirOn Monday, July 27 Trinity will be hosting the Japanese Handbell Choir.  They will be giving a concert in the sanctuary from 7-8:30 p.m.  A free-will offering for the choir will be received.

Sunday's Coming ~ July 12, 2015

"What have I done to you?"

Hi-Fi Bulletin Cover lo-resThis week and next, we’ll begin to feel more of God’s intense love for his people in the invitation of the prophets.

In Micah (Sunday), we feel God’s pain as a loving parent whose child walks away from the Father’s kindness and pursues a life being unkind to others, even stealing from the poor.

God asks the pained parent’s question: “What have I done to you?  How have I wearied you?”

And yet, we we’ll see again, that God’s relentless love, his “high fidelity” to us, is unmatched and unstoppable.  The prophet’s book drips with mercy and points us to Jesus, the most perfect gift of our most heavenly Father.

Future weeks will feature Hosea (July 19), Haggai (July 26), and Zechariah (August 2).

Going to be gone? You can worship with us live on our Webcast – click HERE

Our Adult Sunday School Opportunities this week are:

  • Sunday School Guide (Adult Room 1)  10:10-10:50 a.m.
    • This week we will be studying Lesson 43.

FOOD PANTRY DISTRISTRIBUTION

Food Pantry DistributionWe will be packaging and delivering food for the local Food Pantry this Saturday, July 11th. We will be meeting at American Reformed Church and packaging the food at 8:30 a.m. and at 9:00 a.m. we will be delivering and blessing over twenty families in our community.

If you would like to volunteer to help, please arrive between 8:30-9:00 a.m. on Saturday at the American Reformed Church.

PRAISE THE LORD!

To end this week's e-mail, how about an amazing story of God's grace in the life of Don Riibe.  He shared this on Caring Bridge this week:

A little over four years ago I was diagnosed with stage three esophagus cancer. My odds of surviving were zero. My odds of surviving five years increased to 10% after chemotherapy and radiation treatments. I made it up to 20% after major surgery. But the best odds they would give me of surviving the five years  was 50/50. Yesterday I went to see the Oncologist. There were no signs of cancer. I no longer have to schedule oncology appointments... I am clear of this cancer. My odds of surviving are up to 99%.
I want to thank all my doctors and nurses. I want to thank everyone for their prayers. Praise the Lord.
Don

Tuesday's Here

If you missed worship, you can always view it by clicking HERE.

FOOD PANTRY DISTRISTRIBUTION

Food Pantry DistributionWe will be packaging and delivering food for the local Food Pantry this Saturday, July 11th. We will be meeting at American Reformed Church and packaging the food at 8:30 a.m. and at 9:00 a.m. we will be delivering and blessing over twenty families in our community. We are still in need of several volunteers for this event.

To sign-up, please call the office at 712-737-4542 or email trinityoc@gmail.com.

CLOTHE-A CHILD DRIVE

Clothe A Child -WeekdayThe Clothe-A-Child drive started yesterday. This is a drive which will help nine local elementary students within our school district be able to have new clothes for the 2015/2016 school year.  You can stop in the office during office hours to sign-up during the week, and again next Sunday at their sign-up area. All purchases will need to be brought to church by July 19.

DEEP CLEANING

Deep Cleaning Aug 2015Mark your calendars! We are planning to do a church-wide deep cleaning Aug 3-5 and Aug 10-12 with cleaning shifts from Noon-8:00 p.m. each day.  It will be similar to the big clean we did before moving in the building. Be watching for sign-up opportunities in the coming weeks.  We are also currently looking for a few volunteers to help Sara Crane and Lisa Schutt in the initial organization and overseeing of this event.  Please contact Sara Crane at 737-4542 / trinityoc@gmail.com to volunteer or if you have any questions.

SENIOR FELLOWSHIP THIS THURSDAY

Senior Fellowship will be meeting this Thursday, July 9.  We will be meeting at Landsmeer Retirement Community at 2:00 p.m. for a time of coffee, refreshments, and conversation.

 

Sunday's Coming ~ July 5, 2015

SUNDAY'S COMING

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This week we will hear from Nahum. Nahum’s is a special kind of prophesy - short and graphic. He pulls no punches and lays everything out there as he predicts the destruction of one of Israel’s biggest and meanest enemies - the Assyrians. They are such an evil and corrupt nation that God has finally had it with them. He showed mercy 130 years earlier when He sent Jonah to preach to them. But now it’s different. Now, the ending will not be so pleasant for the Ninevites.

What we have to remember as we approach the text is that inside of all of us is that same evil impulse that the Assyrians had. At our core, we are broken and sinful people. What Nahum does for us - and what many minor prophets do for us - is hold up a spiritual mirror. Yes, we see the sin and the evil in Assyria and in lots of other places and peoples. But when Nahum puts up that mirror, we cannot escape the image we see: a sinful person in desperate need of a Savior.

That’s the principle I want us to wrestle with: it’s easy to see sin in others, but it’s difficult to see sin in ourselves. That’s why we need the spiritual mirror that Nahum offers. That’s why, even though this is a bad sequel to Jonah, we need to read Nahum.

And as we approach the Table on Sunday to celebrate communion, we'll remember that the only way our fate will be any different from the Assyrians’ is through Jesus Christ. We are saved from our sin through the blood of Jesus Christ, and it’s His sacrifice that allows us to stand on the day of judgment.

Going to be gone? You can worship with us live on our Webcast – click HERE

You can also view past services in their entirety – click HERE

Our Adult Sunday School Opportunities this week are:

  • Sunday School Guide (Adult Room 1)  10:10-10:50 a.m.
    • This week we will be studying Lesson 43 on the topic of: Judgment.

FUNERAL HELP NEEDED

We are still in need of several volunteers for Berdella Brown's funeral on Monday, July 5.

If you can help serve lunch, bring a cake, or usher, please call Sara Crane at 712-441-1757.

 

Funeral Volunteers Needed

ThumbnailWe extend our sympathies to the family of Berdella Brown, who passed away on Wednesday, July 1. There will be a visitation from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 6th at Trinity Reformed Church.

The funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 6th at Trinity with a lunch and then burial following.

Arrangements are being completed by Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

We are in need of 2-3 volunteers to help with serving lunch, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

We are in need of 2 volunteers to help usher, beginning at 2:15 p.m.

We are in need of 6 cakes, to be at church by 11:00 a.m.

If you are able to help, please call or text Sara Crane at 712-441-1757.

Monday's Here

"Knowing what you know about yourself and the world, what are you going to do?" That question from novelist Walker Percy ended our worship yesterday, following up the harder questions in Obadiah:

  • Am I brother's keeper?
  • Where am I being aloof?

Obadiah provided a stunning feast from such a small book.  If you missed worship, you can always view it by clicking HERE.  (Next week we'll hear from the prophet Nahum).

We also shared a short video about a study group going to Israel / Palestine next year with RCA global personnel, Marlin and Sally Vis, along with Children's Ministry Director Kristin Brower and Tara Woodward.  You can see the video below.  Anyone with any level of interest is invited to inquire by letting the church office know that you want to be included in more information.

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Peace Project Tour from RCA on Vimeo.

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL CONNECTING POINT

IMG_0940We’ve come to the final lesson of our series on the Armor of God. We’ve protected ourselves with the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, and the belt of truth. We’ve also armed ourselves with the sword of the Spirit. The last piece of the puzzle goes on our feet. Paul calls it the readiness that comes with the gospel of peace, and it’s a very fitting piece of armor to go on our feet.

Having your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace isn’t about protection like many of the other pieces of armor. It’s being ready to take the gospel to the world, to share it with those who need it. Sharing the gospel is the final command that Jesus gave his followers when he went back to Heaven.

Click HERE for a link to this weeks Gospel Project Family Journal Page

SYMPATIES

ThumbnailWe extend our sympathies to Craig & Shannon Beaty and Nate & Tanya Vaas and their families in the loss of their father / grandfather, Bennet Vaas, who passed away on Sunday, June 28.

Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Oolman Funeral Home.  Click HERE for service details.

Sunday's Coming ~ June 28, 2015

Hi-Fi Bulletin Cover lo-resThis week we'll hear from Obadiah. I've never preached on Obadiah! So, this is going to be fun. It's a one-chapter book with only 21 verses. Read it today, and you'll have one Bible book down and 65 to go!

Obadiah's book is really a vision he had from God about Judah's neighbors - people called "Edomites." They are distant relatives to the people Judah, but they did nothing to help Judah when the Babylonians attacked. In fact, they stood by cheering and even joined in the looting.

Studying the book this week left me with two questions: the first is "What is it like to be hung out to dry by someone you know?" The second may surprise you. It did me. In fact, it rocked my world. Lean in with me and listen for it.

Also, Kristin Brouwer and Tara Woodward will share about an experience they are working on with missionary Marlin Vis for a trip to Israel next summer.

See you Sunday,

~Pastor Jon

Going to be gone? You can worship with us live on our Webcast – click HERE

You can also view past services in their entirety – click HERE

Our Youth Sunday School is 10:20-11:20 a.m. for ages K-5th Grade will be meeting in the Kid’s Area.

Our Adult Sunday School Opportunities this week are:

  • God’s Great Story (Adult Rooms 3 & 4) 10:20-11:20 a.m.
    • This Adult Sunday School opportunity will be going until the end of June.  The study is called God’s Great Story, and we will be walking through the New Testament together. 
  • Sunday School Guide (Adult Room 1)  10:10-10:50 a.m.
    • This week we will be studying Lesson 42 on the topic of: Punishment, Iniquity, and Mourning.

NEW BABY

We celebrate with Jake & Sara Nessa with the birth and adoption of Cobie Grace, who was born on Tuesday, June 23rd.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please be in prayer for John Vander Stelt, Bruce Vander Stelt's father, who is struggling with leukemia and undergoing continued treatments.

Also please remember in your prayers those on the Haiti Mission Trip from June 25 - July 3; Andrea Anderson, Angie Boersma, Pat Brenneman, Madalyn Christy, Michelle Christy, Jordan Heemstra, Jamie Jongerius, Mattie Ostrowski, Brady Schutt, Bruce Schutt, Michael Stokes, Roman Stokes, Breanna Ten Clay, Jaycee Vander Berg, Alyssa Vander Stelt, and Bruce Vander Stelt.

Funeral Volunteers Needed

ThumbnailThere will be a memorial service for Paul Koets on Saturday, June 27, at 10:30am, at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. The Revs. Jonathan Opgenorth, Robert De Boer, and Donald Lenderink will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a family prayer service on Saturday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

We are in need of 7 volunteers to serve with the lunch, beginning at 9:45 a.m.

We are in need of 2 volunteers to help usher, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

If you are able to help, please contact Sara Crane at the church office 737-4542 or trinityoc@gmail.com

Monday's Here

"One Person's Junk is Another Person's Treasure" That line pretty much sums up both the meaning of Zephaniah's name and the message he delivered to Judah.  You may feel like your life has a lot of junk goin' on, but God sees your future.  God sees your future deliverance, salvation, and beauty.  You are not junk.  You are his treasured possession!

If you missed worship, you can always view it by clicking HERE.

PAUL KOETS UPDATE

Paul continues in ICU at Mercy Medical.  We are praying today for Mary's (Paul and Fran's daughter) safe travel to Sioux City.  And we continue to lift up Fran and son David as they continue to watch beside him.

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL CONNECTING POINT

FullSizeRenderWeek 3 - Ye Olde Hook and Buckle We added two more pieces to our armor this week. Paul tells us to wear the belt of truth and to wield the sword of the Spirit. When we listen to God’s Holy Spirit, we will know God’s truth, and we can find direction for our lives.. MEMORY VERSE: “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” - Ephesians 6:11 (NIV)

Click HERE for a link to this weeks Gospel Project Family Journal Page.

FESTIVAL LATINO ON WEDNESDAY

June 2015 Festival LatinoYou are invited to come out to celebrate and  support our neighbors, friends, and the wonderful residents of our community at the Festival Latino this Wednesday, June 24 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at the Windmill Park in Orange City. It will be a wonderful night of food, music, and Latino culture.  We are still in need of volunteers to help watch the jumpy house and serve cake from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Please contact Kristyn Howe at 737-4677 to volunteer and with any questions.

Sunday's Coming ~ June 21, 2015

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This Sunday we meet Zephaniah.  What a cool name!  It means, "Hidden Treasure of God."  Literally, we think he was hidden as a child to avoid persecution by the wicked king Manasseh of Judah.  But God used him for an incredible message to the people of Judah, who themselves felt shame from their sin and heard the taunts of others like a school-yard bully.

His message must have given them hope as they heard of God's delight in his people. Last week, the message of Amos showed us we cannot escape God's gaze over our current, sinful condition.  This week, the message of Zephaniah shows us God's delight over us because God's gaze also falls on our future condition.

And what a glorious future it is!  Zephaniah makes the staggering promise that if we will seek the Lord, he will hide us (like he did Zephaniah), he will turn our shame to praise, and he will himself sing songs over us!

What shame do you feel today that you long for God to turn to praise?  Let's seek him together.

See you Sunday,

~ Pastor Jon

Going to be gone? You can worship with us live on our Webcast – click HERE

You can also view past services in their entirety – click HERE

Our Youth Sunday School is 10:20-11:20 a.m. for ages K-5th Grade will be meeting in the Kid’s Area.

Our Adult Sunday School Opportunities this week are:

  • God’s Great Story (Adult Rooms 3 & 4) 10:20-11:20 a.m.
    • This Adult Sunday School opportunity will be going until the end of June.  The study is called God’s Great Story, and we will be walking through the New Testament together. 
  • Sunday School Guide (Adult Room 1)  10:10-10:50 a.m.
    • This week we will be studying Lesson 41 on the topic of: Pride, Greed & Complacency.

Prayers Requested

Friends, please join us in praying for Paul Koets.  Paul fell yesterday and hit is head on a basement floor.  He also broke a hip.  He was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center.  He is in ICU and sedated.  We ask for prayers that there would be no more swelling in his brain and for Fran as she waits with him. Remember also our brothers and sisters in Charleston who are grieving the loss of a pastor and church members after a shooting last night in a church prayer meeting.

Monday's Here

MONDAY'S HERE One of the probing questions surfaced in yesterday's message on Amos 1 and 2.

  • When the gaze of God falls on your heart, what does he see?

It was (and is) a hard question.  We looked at how none of us can escape God's gaze.  And yet he makes an amazing invitation - that if we will seek him we will live.

Another helpful quote came from singer Mark Lowry.  It was a tweak on an older saying: "Love the sinner, hate my sin."

There is a YouTube clip where Mark shares more that story.  You can see it below: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aWIQFogJAc]

In case you missed Sunday's service, click HERE to watch the service.

If the message of Amos shows us God's view of our present condition, next week's message from Zephaniah will show us God's view of our future condition and is unblushing delight in us.  It's only 3 chapters - read & enjoy it this week.

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL CONNECTING POINT

Kaden Arrrmor of GodOn Sunday we learned the meaning of faith and how and how faith helps us to live a righteous life. We added the breastplate of righteousness to our helmet of salvation.  Kaden is our Arrrrmor of God model!

Click HERE for a link to this weeks Gospel Project Family Journal Page.

SENIOR LADIES BIBLE STUDY

The Senior Ladies Bible Study will meet this Thursday, June 18, at 2:00 p.m.  We will be meeting Adult Room 2.

MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCK-IN

Who knew pantyhoes were so much fun?

The Ignite Middle School Lock-in was a lot of fun Friday night.  Here are some photos from their event.

 

 

Sunday's Coming ~ June 14, 2015

Wow!  What a great time we had at Trinity with week!  Kristin and her amazing crew of volunteers and helpers led our fun-filled Summer Kids Adventure VBS.  It was a great time where we learned about what it means to live, move, and exist because of Jesus. Here's a peek of some of the fun that went on!

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Summer Kids Adventure G-Force from Trinity Reformed Church on Vimeo.

SUNDAY'S COMING

Hi-Fi Bulletin Cover lo-resOur summer messages focus on a group of short books in the Bible often called "Minor Prophets."

This week we'll meet Amos.  He was tending his sheep when God gave him a message for people in the northern kingdom of Israel.  We'll encounter the unblinking gaze of God and hear some tough questions, like "When God's gaze falls on my heart, what does he see?"

We'll hear again God's invitation to seek him and find what is true and lasting and real.  Helping to lead worship this week is a traveling worship team from Dordt College, featuring Trinity's own Marta Vander Top! Marta will also be interning with us during the upcoming school year.

Going to be gone? You can worship with us live on our Webcast – click HERE

You can also view past services in their entirety – click HERE

Our Youth Sunday School is 10:20-11:20 a.m. for ages K-5th Grade will be meeting in the Kid's Area.

Our Adult Sunday School Opportunities this week are:

  • God’s Great Story (Adult Rooms 3 & 4) 10:20-11:20 a.m.
    • This Adult Sunday School opportunity will be going until the end of June.  The study is called God’s Great Story, and we will be walking through the New Testament together. 
  • Sunday School Guide (Adult Room 1)  10:10-10:50 a.m.
    • This week we will be studying Lesson 40 on the topic of: Amos 5.

MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCK-IN

The middle school lock-in will be tonight, June 12th from 8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  It will be a night of food, movies, games, and hanging out.  Bring your friends!  There will be a time of quiet and sleep, and breakfast will be served in the morning. Please contact Ben Vos or Ashley Doran with any questions.

Summer Kids Adventure Picnic

CHANGE IN PICNIC LOCATION Due to the rain and wet forecast, we will be moving the Summer Kids Adventure Family Celebration and Picnic indoors tonight.

We ask that you use the main doors and go directly to the back Children's Area where we will be meeting.  There is a wedding setting up and rehearsing in the building, so please be mindful and respectful of them as you come through.

There will be hot dogs, chips, watermelon and brownies to eat, and we'll start serving at 6:00 p.m.  There will be a slide show of photos and you're welcome to come and go as needed.

Thank you to all the volunteers, helpers, and children who came out the last three nights to help make this years Summer Kid's Adventure VBS such a great success!

Monday's Here

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Summer Kids Adventure starts tonight!

If you volunteered for bringing bars, please have your Rice Krispie bars here by 5:30 p.m. tonight and the brownies by 5:30 p.m. tomorrow night.  Volunteers please be sure to be here by 5:30 p.m.

And kids - you are welcome to still bring your friends and neighbors.  It's sure to be a great week!

Monday - Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - Family meal and closing, meeting outside on the west lawn.

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL CONNECTING POINT

Arrrrrmor of God. We did our best pirate imitations yesterday as we looked at the first piece of our armor the Helmet of Salvation.  A helmet guards your head and what’s inside your head - your mind. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, that’s a decision we make with our minds. Wearing the helmet of salvation means we need to remember that deci­sion. We no longer live by the ways of the world. We made a choice to live God’s way. When we remember this, we will keep our mind focused on Jesus and we can protect ourselves from temptation and sin!

Take up the helmet of salvation, and guard your mind so you can live for Christ!

Click HERE for a link to this weeks Gospel Project Family Journal Page.

MONDAY'S HERE

Hi-Fi Bulletin Cover lo-resPastor Bob led us so powerfully in the message of Malachi.  He tapped into an experience most of us had - those times when God seems distant and we wonder where God is or doesn't seem to come through, even though we try to do all the right things.

He asked some probing questions:

  • Where have I held back from God?
  • Where has my heart been cold to God?
  • Where have I been running from God?

And, he offered the incredible promise to us of God's never-ending and unfailing love.  Wow!

Click HERE to watch the service.

Next week, Pastor Jon takes us to the book of Amos.

SENIOR FELLOWSHIP

Senior Fellowship will meet this Thursday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m.  We will be meeting at Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community.  We'll gather in the main dining hall.

  • Coffee, tea, & home-baked goodness!
  • Elaine Elgersma sharing about a new ministry that God has opened for her.
  • Everyone 65 and up is invited to join us.

MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCK-IN

The middle school lock-in will be this week Friday night 8:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning.  It will be a night of food, movies, games, and hanging out.  Bring your friends!  There will be a time of quiet and sleep, and breakfast will be served in the morning.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BONFIRE

Here are a few photos from the Middle School bonfire last night at the Alton Roadside Park.

 

 

Sunday's Coming ~ June 7, 2015

Hi-Fi Bulletin Cover lo-resThis week is the third Sunday in our summer worship series "Hi-Fi." Last week we looked at Jonah and the message God had for the people of Israel and for us through that prophet. This week we'll look at the last minor prophet – Malachi. The message we found in Jonah was simply this: you can run from God, but you can't outrun God. He will wait for you. He will chase you. He will pursue you. He will set events in motion that work toward bringing you back to Him.

In the book of Malachi there are a series of questions that are being asked of God, or by God, throughout the book – How do you love us God?  How do we despise you God?  How do we weary God?  How are we to return to God?

Where are you at with God? 

Are you delighting in him, or does he feel distant from you?

As we journey through life we can often wonder why the life of faith we entered into has not met our hopes and expectations for how it would turn out.  In response we can let our faith slip.  We can argue and complain against God.  We can place our faith on the back-burner.  We can turn away from God completely.  The book of Malachi speaks to a people who are going through the same kinds of questions and concerns.  Join us this week to hear what God wants to communicate to us to call us to the life he has for us.

Going to be gone? You can worship with us live on our Webcast – click HERE

You can also view past services in their entirety – click HERE

Our Adult Sunday School Opportunities this week are:

  • God’s Great Story (Adult Rooms 3 & 4) 10:20-11:20 a.m.
    • This Adult Sunday School opportunity will be going until the end of June.  The study is called God’s Great Story, and we will be walking through the New Testament together. 
  • Sunday School Guide (Adult Room 1)  10:10-10:50 a.m.
    • This week we will be studying Lesson 39 on the topic of: Punishment

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER KIDS ADVENTURE VBS

This is the last week to get registered for Trinity’s VBS Summer Kids Adventure.  If you haven’t already signed your children up, please do ~ and be sure to invite your neighbors and friends as well!  click HERE

For more information about this years VBS Summer Kids Adventure, and to sign your children up, click HERE or you can call the church at 737-4542.

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GForceVBS promo from Trinity Reformed Church on Vimeo.

 

Monday's Here

Hi-Fi Bulletin Cover lo-res"You can run from God, but you can’t outrun God" So grateful for Ben's message yesterday on Jonah!  Perhaps, like me, you were gone yesterday, I want to encourage you to listen to his message.  What a blessing!

To view this or any of our service archives, click HERE.

Have a blessed week,

~ Pastor Jon

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER KIDS ADVENTURE VBS

This is the last week to get registered for Trinity’s VBS Summer Kids Adventure.  If you haven’t already signed your children up, please do ~ and be sure to invite your neighbors and friends as well!  click HERE

For more information about this years VBS Summer Kids Adventure, and to sign your children up, click HERE or you can call the church at 737-4542.

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