Calvin Church info for week of 5/28/2023
Vickie Curtis

Calvin Announcements…


Ministries this Week…

  • Men’s Prayer Breakfast: Thursday at 8:00 AM (Russ’).


Meetings this Week…

  • Finance Committee: Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30 PM.


Offerings of the Day

  • May 28 – Western Michigan Christian Schools
  • June 4 – Household Pantry of Calvin: donated household items distributed to those in need in our community.
  • June 11 – SERVE of Calvin: hosting youth mission teams to do service projects in our community for one week in July.  Your donations will help with this mission.  Thank you!

Unspecified offering donations will be placed in the General Fund.


The church office will be closed tomorrow, Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.  Also, summer hours will begin this week (9AM-2PM)


Next Sunday’s Scripture will be Exodus chapters 2,3,14 (select verses).


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, Verne VanHouten, Steve VerMerris, Paul Wilson, Bill Ypema

Deacon Nominees:  Dennis Berens, Ruth Boomer, Lynn Cooper, Kathy Jansen, Steve VerMerris

During the Congregational Meeting following worship on Sunday, June 11, 2023, we will draw 3 Deacons and 2 Elders by lot who will serve on the Council for the next three years.


Check out our NEW church website!  Same info, great new look!  Go to (Calvin Church Muskegon) to find worship services, bulletin info, children & youth ministries info, Faithful Family Verse of the month, denomination info, and so much more.


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)


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


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.


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


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!


There are many excellent books to borrow in our Church Library which you may like to take home and enjoy.  These books can be found in the Fireside Room.  Questions?  See Lois Veenstra.


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.


Another way to give at Calvin is through VENMO.  Go to our website,, click on the GIVE tab and follow the steps.  Or go to your Venmo app, search for the Profile Name, Calvin-Muskegon (make sure it is the correct Calvin by looking for the tree) and follow the steps.


Opportunities to Serve

We are looking for volunteers to help “clean up the brush pile” from the woods behind the church.  We’ll begin at 9:00 AM this Saturday, June 3rd.  Sign-up sheet available in the narthex.  Please come, give us a hand!  See Marc Lakatos if you have questions.


Baby Bottle Blessing ends today!  By simply filling a bottle with change, bills, or checks you are helping to change lives and save lives.  Please make sure to return your filled baby bottles TODAY!  Your support allows Muskegon Pregnancy Services to provide FREE services to our community.  “Your change…will help bring change!”


Calvin Church is hosting Family Promise the week of June 11th.   Please check your calendar to see if you can help provide a meal during this week.  Sign-up sheets are available in the narthex.  This is your opportunity to share the love of Christ with homeless families in our community.


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!


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 & Ellen Rop as John is now in Hospice care.
  • John Wickerink as he continues his recovery at American House in Spring Lake.
  • 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 blessings of life, breath, loving, and sharing.
  • Family and friends of our church: Tom Veldman, Ruth Keessen, Justin Staley, Mary Konyndyk, Kristi Rop.


Moment of Thanks…

Thank you so very much to my church family for all your cards and especially prayers that you lifted to the Lord.  I am doing much better and I know this is the reason why.

                                                                        Marie Allen

Thank you so much, I appreciate all of the cards and visits I’ve received.  The kid’s cards are such a blessing to me.<3  Inside joke… “the goats got out of the pen!” (If you’ve visited me lately, you’ll get it.)

                                                       Mary Jane Wolffis


Do you have a prayer concern, praise, thanks, or update?  If so, please let us know by filling out a Connection Card or you may visit/call/email the church office 231-737-5207/ 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 this Wednesday, 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.


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Order of Worship 

Rev. Mark Milkamp, leading

Piano:  Joni Wagenmaker

Flute:  Linda Gould

Guitar:  Jason Goorman

Bass Guitar:  Casey Gould

Praise Team:  Anita Hasper, Holly Gould, Brian Kingshott, Addelyn Kingshott


Gathering Music

* Welcome

* Call to Worship

* Songs of Praise & Worship:  “God Is for Us”, “Yes I Will”, “Spirit Song”

Children’s Message:  Joni Wagenmaker

Offertory Prayer/Offering of the Day:  Western Michigan Christian Schools


Solo:  “I Am”  Lucile Hackett

Faithful Family Verse for April:  2 Corinthians 13:11

Morning Prayer

Message Series:  “Heroes of the Faith”

Scripture:  Hebrews 11

Message:  “The Lineup”

* Song:  “It Is Well”

* Words of Blessing

* Closing Song:  “It Is Well”

* Parting Music


* Please stand if you are able.


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