June 7, 2015 – 10:00 AM

Welcome (Lois Knooihuizen)

*We Greet Each Other

*Time of Praise: Holy Holy Holy, Revelation Song, Hallelujah Holy is the Lamb

Reader’s Theatre: The Apostles’ Creed

Response: Because We Believe

Offering: Church Ministries and Faith Promise Commitments

Offertory: (Shari Ilbrink)

Morning Prayer

Bible Passages: Genesis 1:1-3 (p.1), John 14:15-17 (p.1046), John 10:30 (p.1040)

Message (Pastor Brent Kladder) The Divine Community


 *Response The New Doxology


 *Please stand if you are able


5:00 PM

Evening Worship in the Main Gathering Room

Pastor Brent Kladder

Message: Love Overcomes (I John 5:1-5)

Offering: The Bible League


























MONDAY (June 8)

    5:30 PM   Incoming 7th graders White Caps Outing (West Wing Lodge)

8:00 PM   Building Rental (West Wing Lodge)


TUESDAY (June 9)

    7:00 AM  Men’s Business Group (Connections Room)

11:00 AM  Tuesday Tales (West Wing)

    6:00 PM   Zumba (West Wing Activities Center)

    6:45 PM   Pastoral Team Meeting (Main Gathering Room)

    7:00 PM   AA Meeting (Connections Room)

    7:45 PM   Shepherding Team Meeting (Main Gathering Room)

    7:45 PM   Service Support Team Meeting (Library)



    7:00 PM   Women’s AA Meeting (Library)

    7:00 PM   Student Ministries Team Meeting (Conference Room)


THURSDAY (June 11)

    8:00 AM  Bulletin Announcement Deadline

    6:00 PM   Wedding Rehearsal (Worship Center)

    8:00 PM   Men’s Basketball (West Wing Activities Center)


FRIDAY (June 12)         

    Church Office Closed

    6:00 PM   Wedding Ceremony (Worship Center)


SATURDAY (June 13)

    1:00 PM   Building Rental (West Wing Lodge and Activities Center)



    10:00 AM

      One Morning Worship Service (Worship Center)

Pastor Tony Meyer’s message will be Creation

      based on Genesis 1 and Revelation 1:1-5

  Offering: Church Ministries

Kids for Nursery Age – Age 5

5:00 PM

      Evening Worship Service (West Wing)

      Worship Service and Send Off for the Guatemala Team

      Offering: The Bible League







Student Ministries (1st – 12th Grades)


Summer Family Movie Nights

Summer Family Movie Nights will be held beginning at 7 PM on Friday, June 26 (Big Hero 6), Friday, July 17 (Toy Story) and Friday, August 21 (Home) in the Main Gathering Room. Bring your own pillows and blankets and invite your friends! Pop and popcorn will be provided.


Students Entering 7th Grade

All students entering seventh grade for the 2015-2016 school year are invited to attend a White Caps game with some middle school leaders and fellow classmates on Monday, June 8 from 5:30 – 10:00 PM. Meet in the West Wing for pizza and pop prior to the game. Cost: $6 which covers supper and ticket.


Rally (7th & 8th Grades)

The 2015 Middle School Serve Event for all current 7th and 8th graders will be 4 PM, July 19 – 10 PM, July 22. Students will be locked in the church for three nights while serving local organizations in the Grand Rapids area during the day while growing closer to Jesus and each other. Cost is $60 which includes all activities and food. Payment is due now. You can sign up by going to www.ivanrestcrc.org. This is where serving gets fun! We can’t wait to see you all there. If you are interested in participating in this event, contact Justin ASAP!


Connect (Grades 9-12)

Chicago Mission Trip – August 2-5. We will be serving with LampStand Ministries in Chicago and will be rehabbing two Christian apartment complexes. They will be housing us with showers and full kitchen. We will have a day to explore downtown Chicago as well. Cost is $60. A $25 deposit is due now and a final payment of $35 is due June 28. If you are interested, contact Justin ASAP!


Middle and High School Students

Make sure to like Ivanrest Student Ministries on Facebook and follow us on Twitter iministries616. Make sure the church office has your email, cell phone number and cell carrier to get up to date information for summer events.


Adult Ministries



(Pre-Retirees and Retirees)

Lunch and Speaker – Join us on Wednesday, June 17 from noon – 2 PM in the Main Gathering Room. Following a pizza lunch, John Edwards, resident agent in charge of the Secret Service in the Grand Rapids Resident Office, will speak on Scams and Frauds. There will be time for stories and questions. Sign up on the sheet in the back of church by June 14.







Additional Announcements


Tuesday Tales

Hey Moms! Join your young children (8 and under) in the West Wing for a delightful time of stories, songs, action rhymes, crafts and a pizza lunch! Each day will have a special theme: June 9 – Miraculous Magician, July 14 – Surprising Super Heroes and August 11 – Crazy Carnival. The fun begins promptly at 11:00 AM and pizza will be served at noon. Join us and bring some friends!


Director of Community Connections and Outreach Position

Ivanrest Church seeks a qualified individual who is passionate about growing God’s Kingdom in the community by assessing, leading, supporting and encouraging community outreach opportunities. The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree and experience in the areas of community development, social services or missions, as well as a working knowledge of community resources. Full-time or part-time applicants will be considered. For the job description and an overview of Ivanrest Church, visit the website www.ivanrest.org. Job descriptions are also available in the church office. Resumes with a cover letter may be sent to applications@ivanrestcrc.org. Resumes will be accepted through June 25.


Mackinaw Striders: A Walk to Benefit the National MS Society

From August 26 to September 7, Sari Swets will be leading a group of walkers from Grand Rapids to Mackinaw City. It is our hope to raise awareness and funds for the National MS Society. This is a 222 mile walk, ending on Labor Day with the Mackinac Bridge Walk. The walk begins at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids. Would you like to join us for ANY part of      the walk? Would you like to donate to the team? More details can be found    on the bulletin board near the Library or at the team website http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/mackinawstriders. Approximately 15 people have signed up to walk at least one day. Please let Sari knowby July 13 if/when YOU would like to walk by emailing her at sariswets@comcast.net. Multiple Sclerosis affects the central nervous system. It causes a range of symptoms from vision problems and dizziness to paralysis in limbs and inability to function properly. Some of these symptoms go away and others are permanent. The MS society works hard at finding not only treatments, but hopefully, in the near future, a cure.


Interested in Online Giving?

Ivanrest Church has the ability to process online gifts! If you are interested in setting up online gifts to the church, please contact Betsy Miedema at accountant@ivanrestcrc.org for more information.


Serving Opportunities


Weston Apartments Birthday Party

The next Weston Apartments Birthday Party will be Thursday, June 11. All donations of laundry soap, dish soap, shampoo, body wash and men’s and women’s razors would be appreciated. Collections tubs for your donations are located in the hallway by the church offices. If you have any questions, contact Brenda Goodyke or Sue Vanderheide.


Serving Opportunities


Donations for Guatemala

Thank you for your donations so far! We received an email from Paradise Bound stating that they are in desperate need of ibuprofen (200 mg), hydrocortisone cream/anti-itch cream, anti-fungal cream and Tussin children’s cough syrup. They also can use donations of anti-bacterial soap, naproxen/Aleve, antacids, hemorrhoid suppositories, triple antibiotic ointment. From now through June 20, here will be a table in the hallway by the church offices for your donations. Also needed are small toys, nail polish, toothpaste/brushes, hard candy and coloring books to name a few. A detailed list of items is on the counter in the back of church. Please keep in mind that we need toys that don’t require batteries or electricity and candies that will not melt. Thank you for your generosity and continued support!


iKids Coordinators Needed

We are looking for a Green iKids Coordinator/Helper and two Yellow iKids Coordinators next year! It takes roughly 1 to 2 hours per week. Lessons are all planned out and so the coordinator just has to get supplies, put them together and set up the room for the teachers each week. There will be iKids team meetings once per month from Late July early August to May. Some of those will be done by email. If you have a friend who would do it with you, you can trade off months, weeks or seasons even. Please email Anna Zylstra at ikids@ivanrestcrc.org if you are interested or have questions.


Advance Dates


Monday, July 6, 7:00 PM:                       Facilities Team Meeting

Tuesday, July 7, 7:00 PM:          Administrative Leadership Team Meeting

Tuesday, July 14, 6:45 PM:        Shepherding & Service Support Teams Meetings

Tuesday, July 14, 8:00 PM:        Council Meeting


Ivanrest Finances


Financial Summary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     April                                                          YTD (11 months)

Budget                                                                                               $ 82,083                                   $ 902,917

Actual Receipt                 $ 74,740                                          $ 948,102

Actual Expenses                                                          $ 93,811                                   $ 887,461

Excess/(Short) Receipts              ($ 19,071)                             $   60,641


A Few Reminders


Please note that we are a nut-free facility. Do not bring any food items containing nuts, including peanut butter, to your ministry events or rental functions. Thank you.


Please make sure that all lights have been turned off and doors locked after your ministry events. If you have turned on lights or opened up the building, you are responsible for turning off the lights and locking the building after your event. Thanks!

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