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December 18, 2020

Weekly Bulletin
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Christmas Giving Opportunities: Ways to be The Church this Christmas
What:  Zeeland Area Prayer Drive
When:   Saturday, December 19, 9am
Where It Starts:  Community Reformed Church (parking lot)  
If you can help (still need 3-4 people) hand out maps and prayer cards in Community's parking lot between 8:30-9A, please call or email Sheri (616-886-8687 or sheri@commref.org).  Thank you!  

How: Starting at Community Reformed Church, each vehicle will be given a card with verses and prayer points along with the name of the next church you will travel to. Cars will make their way to 10 churches in the Zeeland area. At each church you will receive your next prayer card as well as a map with directions to your next stop.  

Why:  We want to pray as a unified community of believers in the midst of this Advent season.  Join us on Saturday, December 19 beginning at 9am sharp.  There will not be any lengthy speeches or special music - just a few brief directions, a kick-off prayer, and the sweet incense of God’s people praying ascending before the throne of God.
 
 
Praise God for healthy babies!  Thomas Daniel Start was born on December 11th to Grace & Ted and big brothers and sister, Theodore, Wesley and Jane (727 E Lincoln, Zeeland 49464).  Nathaniel Gordon Marcus was born on December 15th to Lisa & Lee and big brother, Luke (38 Bellwood Dr., Holland 49423).  

Jim Borst (10177 Perry St., Zeeland, 49464) is in the hospital with COVID.  Please pray for healing.

Louise Muyskens (10484 Paw Paw Dr., Zeeland, 49464) is hospitalized due to extreme weakness and fatigue and plans to receive a blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin levels.  Please keep Louise in your thoughts and prayers.  

Lois (Jim) Meekhoff (3015 Port Sheldon St Hudsonville, 49426) had successful surgery on the 13th for a broken femur and was discharged the following day.  Please pray for quick healing and freedom from pain.  

Alaina Meppelink, daughter of Tony & Emily (2789 E Chester Dr. Zeeland, 49464) awaits an appointment for a Brachial Cyst to discuss surgical removal. 

Bonnie Meppelink (7130 88th Ave Zeeland, 49464) recently experienced a slight stroke and was placed on a heart monitor and  medication to determine the next course of action.

Ben Terpstra (11059 Stanton St., West Olive, 49460) continues at-home rehab following a car accident on Thanksgiving resulting in surgery to repair a severely broken hip.   

Norm Nykamp (10684 W. Stockbridge Ct., Zeeland, 49464) has experienced significant pain in his vertebrae as a result of spreading cancer and was in the ER Tuesday evening. Please pray for improved pain management. Pray for Norm, Judy, and their family in this difficult time.

Dick Nuiver (10537 Southfield Dr. Zeeland, 49464) underwent a successful kidney transplant at the University of Michigan hospital on December 11th.  Praise God!  

Melissa VanHoven (9000 Ransom St., Zeeland, 49464) is being slowly weaned off the ventilator and is receiving physical therapy.  They are hoping to move her to a long-term care facility for rehab soon, as long as she keeps improving.  Prayers are appreciated as she continues to recover.  We praise God for answered prayers!

We express our sympathy to Suzanne & Bill Henry (3501 84th St SE Caledonia, 49316) in the passing of Suzanne's mom, Annette Shapiro, on December 14th. 

We express our sympathy to Phil & Marcia VandenBerg (10533 Melvin St. Zeeland, 49464) in the passing of Phil's sister, Darla Smith. A private memorial service took place on December 9th.  

We express our sympathy to Carol Haverdink (11488 North Lake Dr., Holland, 49424) following the death of her brother, Don Beekman, on December 4th.  No services are planned at this time.

Please continue to pray for those that have contracted COVID-19 in our Community Church family and prayers that symptoms are mild and attenuated. 
 
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