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May 15, 2020

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May 17, 2020
8:45am DayBreak

“The Tale of Two Cities"
James 3:13-18
Rev. Greg Ten Brink

10:30am BreakAway
“Let Them Show It"
James 3:13-18
Rev. Andrew Moore
Consistory Voting - Deadline: Sunday, May 17th at 6 pm
Please visit our website or download this pdf to see a photo and read a short bio on each of the people nominated for Consistory. There are three different methods of voting for your Consistory slate, you may use the online voting form, email Pastor Doug, or call Pastor Doug in the church office at 616-772-4907.
Loie DeVries (230 S. State Street #91 Zeeland, 49464) has been on a heart monitor and is awaiting results to determine treatment plans.

Jim Berghorst (1782 88th Ave Zeeland, 49464) was released from Blodgett Rehab post successful neurosurgery and is recovering at home.

Barb Graveling (257 Taft Street Zeeland, 49464) underwent laparoscopic gall bladder surgery Tuesday morning at Holland Hospital and is doing well. 

Arlen Meeuwsen (8810 Ransom St. Zeeland, 49464) was recently diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, and he begins a two-week radiation treatment on May 15.

Rose Houtman (230 S. State St, Unit 120 Zeeland, 49464) is responding to therapy for cellulitis as well as treatment for abdominal pain. 

Bette Terpstra (2232 Valarie Zeeland, 49464) underwent successful knee replacement surgery Tuesday, May 12.

Shirley Wissink (10686 Brookview Dr. Zeeland 49464) underwent successful knee replacement surgery on Thursday, May 14. 

Lydia Bouwens (1488 Savannah Dr. Zeeland, 49464) has begun chemotherapy treatments. 

Kayla and Isaac Koert (4796A 40th Street Zeeland, 49464) welcomed a baby girl, Andi Kay, on May 6th. 

Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and cards after the death of Vern and Joyce Barkel’s sister-in-law.  They were very much appreciated.  

Boyd & Linda Berends wish to thank all those who called or sent cards in the death of their son Todd


Friday, May 15

This is Pastor Chris – T.G.I.F. – Thank God it is Friday! 

It is hard to believe we are almost halfway thru the month of May. We all are weary of the difficulties and decisions we are trying to navigate at this time. It is hard to know how to muster the mental and physical strength we need for the challenges of each day. No matter what your struggle is today, The reality is that we don’t have to find that strength on our own. God can and will provide the power each of us needs to endure.  

Endurance - the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina (from

Today I included some bible promises to remind us all of how Jesus Christ can sustain us in the midst of difficult (or seemingly impossible) situations when we look to him for guidance and strength.

Phil 4:13  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

2 Corinthians 4:7-9 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 

Romans 15:5  May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus.  

REFLECT: What is one specific area of your life you need endurance right now?

I don’t know what challenges, you are facing today, but God certainly does, and he is ABLE to lead you through them!

Have a great weekend!

Chris Pieters
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