Calvin Church info for week of 5/14/2023

Calvin Announcements…

Ministries this Week…

 Kids Church – Outdoors: today during worship.
 Mom’s Bible Study: Wednesday at 1:00 PM.
 Men’s Prayer Breakfast: Thursday at 8:00 AM (Russ’).
 Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry: Friday at 5:00 PM.

Meetings this Week…

 Council: tomorrow at 7:00 PM.

Offerings of the Day…

 May 21 – Missionaries: the Meyer family
 May 28 – Western Michigan Christian Schools
 June 4 – Household Pantry of Calvin: donated household items distributed to those in need in our community.

Unspecified offering donations will be placed in the General Fund.

Next Sunday’s Scripture is 1 Corinthians 13

If you are new to Calvin and/or would like more information on a ministry and/or have a prayer concern, please take a moment to fill out a Connection Card located in the pew or at the Info Center and place it in the offering plate.

The following people have been nominated for elder and/or deacon and have accepted the nomination:
Elder Nominees: Dennis Berens, Kathy Hoogstra, Kathy Jansen, Dick Kraft, Gail Kraft, Merlin McPheron, Mike Prince, Tom Shepherd, Vern VanHouten, Steve VerMerris, Paul Wilson, Bill Ypema
Deacon Nominees: Dennis Berens, Ruth Boomer, Lynn Cooper, Kathy Jansen, Steve VerMerris
On Sunday, June 11, 2023, during the Congregational Meeting following worship, we will draw 3 Deacons and 2 Elders by lot who will serve on the Council for the next three years.

As graduation time approaches, if you will need to borrow tables and chairs, please contact the church office 231-737-5207 to reserve.

Have you taken time to experience our Prayer Trail lately? This wonderful trail was created for our neighbors, community, and church family to share in God’s amazing creation. Please enjoy!

Please remember to wear your nametag. If you are in need of one, please let Vickie in the office know by calling 231-737-5207 or emailing (lanyard or magnet styles available)

Activity Tote Bags are available for kids during worship today and are located in the narthex. Feel free to grab one as you head into worship. Before you leave, please return totes with books/toys.

Coming this Summer… Cedar Point Trip for Middle School students (currently in 6th, 7th, 8th grade) on Wednesday, June 21st! More info & Consent Forms available at the Info Center. Pick yours up today!

Attention ladies! Look what’s coming this fall… If interested, please see/contact Courtney Kingshott 616-485-2739 ASAP to sign up!
What: A Women’s Retreat
When: October 13-15
Where: Grace Adventures (Mears, MI.)
Cost: $237 (hotel included)
Speaker: Amy Siefert

Our sanctuary is equipped with an Induction Loop Assistive Listening System. To utilize, switch your hearing aid, cochlear implant or tactile device to “T” (Telephone) or you may need to contact your provider for assistance.

We still have a few heavy wood top tables, and they are available for FREE. Please contact Bert VanAndel 231-327-2744 if interested.

Opportunities to Serve

Once again, we are participating in Baby Bottle Blessing which begins today! By simply filling a bottle with change, bills, or checks you will be helping to change lives and save lives. Please pick up a bottle in the narthex and return it by Sunday, May 28th. Your support will allow Muskegon Pregnancy Services to provide FREE services to our community. “Your change…will help bring change!”

The Children’s Message sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board by the drinking fountain. Is there a story you’d like to share with our young ones? Children’s Messages are a part of worship on Family Worship Sundays, which means No Children in Worship (Communion Sundays… Holidays… Summertime). Please consider signing up today!

Attention High School Students! Are you interested in joining us on a SERVE mission trip to Minneapolis, MN this summer? Consent Forms are available at the Info Center. See Pastor Brian for more information.

If you are a high school student or young adult who is interested in SERVing as an intern for SERVE Muskegon this summer, applications are available. See Pastor Brian if you would like to apply.


Prayer Opportunities

You have an open invitation to join us for Prayer Group in the Fireside Room every Sunday morning beginning at 9:30 AM as we pray over the following concerns/praises. All ages are welcome!

Please Pray for…

• John Wickerink as he continues his recovery at American House in Spring Lake.
• Fran Weaver as she continues her recovery.
• Howard & Marie Allen as Marie continues her recovery at home.
• Jim Graves as he continues his battle with cancer.
• Paul Bergmann, John & Virginia Dantuma, along with our other Special Friends.

Praises to Our God for…

• The smile on my face, love in my heart, trust in Your Name, and You in my thoughts.
• Family and friends of our church: Jen Konyndyk, Al Henderson, Dick Kraft, Ric Scott, Maryann Wolffis.

Do you have a prayer concern, praise, thanks, or update? If so, please let us know by visiting/calling/emailing the church office 231-737-5207/ or filling out a Connection Card, so we can lift you and your loved one(s) up in prayer.

Attention Men: You have an open invitation to join us for breakfast/prayer at Russ’ Restaurant on Henry St. on Thursday mornings at 8:00 AM as we pray for the needs of the congregation while enjoying Christian fellowship and a wonderful breakfast.

Requested Announcements…

Have you ordered your Unity Tickets yet? Contact Anita Hasper to place your ticket orders by May 31st. Tickets must be paid in full either by check made out to Alive on the Lakeshore or cash, along with providing your name, phone number, email address.

The 2023 appeal for The Banner, the CRC’s award-winning monthly magazine, has started. The Banner is delivered free in print and online, and this annual donation appeal makes it possible. To help keep this community conversation going please give online now at:


Order of Worship 

Rev. Mark Milkamp, leading

Piano:  Joni Wagenmaker

Flute:  Linda Gould

Guitar:  Craig Folger

Bass Guitar:  Casey Gould

Praise Team:  Ted Hewitt, Bruce Hoffman, Scott Huyser, Doug LaFayette, Dave Mellema


Gathering Music by the Praise Team:  “His Mercy Is More”

* Welcome & Call to Worship

* Songs of Praise & Worship:  “Great and Mighty”, “Our God”, “How Deep

the Father’s Love”

Faithful Family Verse for April:  2 Corinthians 13:11

Offertory Prayer/Offering of the Day:  Missionaries (the Holtrop family)


Morning Prayer

Message Series:  “We Are the Body”

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 12:27-30

Message:  “The Most Excellent Way”

* Song:  “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”

* Words of Blessing

* Closing Song:  “My Life Is in You”

* Parting Music


* Please stand if you are able.


Please join us for Coffee Fellowship in the Family Life Center following the service.