January 13, 2019


Sunday Worship Gathering 9:30 Sunday Fellowship 10:45am

Order of Service

Call to Worship Pastor Mike Kurrle

Praise Songs Behold Our God

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Holy Spirit


Message Happy New Year!?

Psalm 30:5, Revelation 21:1-5

Parting Song #630 What a Friend We Have in Jesus



Today (January 13)

Worship Service – 9:30am

Fellowship Time – 10:45am

Annual Business Meeting – 7:00pm

This Week (January 14-19)

TV Service – January 16, 6:00pm
(Local cable channel 12)

AWANA/FRED Jr – Jan 16, 6:30pm

FRED Sr – January 16, 8:00pm

(en)courage – January 17, 7:00pm

Next Week (January 20-26)

Worship Service – Jan 20, 9:30am

Fellowship Time – Jan 20, 10:45am

Council of Elders – Jan 21, 7:00pm

AWANA/FRED Jr – Jan 23, 6:30pm

FRED Sr – January 23, 8:00pm

Nursery Schedule

January 13 – Kevin & Judy De Kam

January 20 – Sandi Stump & Louise Meyer


Annual Business Meeting: Our annual business meeting will be held this evening at 7:00 p.m. We will discuss the annual budget, changes to bi-laws, etc., and will vote vote for officers & elders. Ballot for 2019: Deacon—Kyle Schrick, Treasurer—Pete McCarthy, Assistant Treasurer—Keith Kooiker, Clerk—Kristal Drenth

(en)courage: January (en)courage will be this Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. Shelly Popkes will host at her home, 914 S Story St in Rock Rapids (please enter through the garage). All ladies of the church are invited!

Care Centers: Our church’s turn to serve at the Care Centers is coming up on Sunday, January 27, beginning at 3:15. In an effort to involve more people in these services, we have put a sign-up sheet on the lobby table. There are a number of ways to serve. Please consider joining us to minister to the residents of the Health Centre and Lyon Manor.

FRED Sr at Union Gospel Mission: On Sunday, January 27, FRED Sr will be taking another turn serving at the Union Gospel Mission chapel service. UGM has changed the starting time for their service. From now on, we will meet at the church at 6:00 p.m. to head into Sioux Falls. Please let Pastor Jeff know if you plan to join the group on January 27.

Card Shower: Evelyn Itterman will be turning 90 on January 30. If you would like to send her a card or note, the mailing address is 3408 Ralph Rogers Rd. 117B, Sioux Falls, SD, 57108.

From the Family of Georgia Schubert: We would like to express our gratitude for the love and kindness you have shown us in our time of loss. Thanks for remembering us in so many different ways—cards, prayers, gifts of money, words of comfort, and attendance at the visitation and funeral service. Now that both of our parents have gone on to be with the Lord, we are especially grateful to have such a compassionate church family. God bless you all!

Sermon & Discussion Questions

Title: Happy New Year!?

Text: Psalm 30:5, Revelation 21:1-5

No outline

Discussion Questions

1.What stood out to you in the service today?

2.Do you generally see grief as something bad or something good? Why?

3.Why should we associate grief with loss rather than just death?

4.What questions were raised for you today regarding grief?

5.How is God leading you to apply today’s message?