Digital Bulletin | Orange city

Sunday, December 4


Message

"Advent Songs: Mary’s Song"

Luke 1:39-56

Martha Draayer


Order of Worship // 8:15

View The Early Service order of worship here.


Order of Worship // 9:00 & 10:30

"O Come All Ye Faithful"

“What Child Is This”


Offering/Announcements


“O Little Town Of Bethlehem”


Message


Communion


"He Shall Reign”


Prayer Requests

Dexter Wiese will start three rounds of chemo in December (lasting 9 weeks) to treat lymph node cancer. He will have another scan this week. Please pray for Dexter and his family as they take the necessary steps in this process.


Please continue to pray for Lila Simmelink as she gets weekly infusions in Sioux Falls for a rare blood disorder. Pray that the infusions are effective, for traveling mercies, and protection from viruses.


Continue to pray for Patrick Hummel as he recovers from surgery.


Pray for Val Stokes’s father, Ted Roman, as he recovers from a fall/head injury and subsequent brain bleed so that his Alzheimer’s doesn’t worsen. Pray for his transition to a new living environment.


Pray for those who are homebound: June Bouma. Prairie Ridge: Margarita Lopez, Marian Clark, Ardie Hegstad, Fran Koets, Bev Heemstra, Bev Grienke,  June Vanden Berge, Gordon Brumels, Al Dew, Jeanne Feekes, Joyce Van Gorp. Landsmeer: Phyllis Scorza. Happy Siesta, Remsen: Eunice Dagel.



Upcoming Events


Sundays in Advent at 9:15am

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Join us for a time of lament and lighting candles in honor of those we've loved and lost

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Every year, our men's ministry assists our ministry partner, Coldwater Foundation, at the annual Gunflint Mail Run Dog Sled Race near Grand Marais, MN.

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Pray & Play | December 7

New/expecting moms, join Emily & Jamie at The Book Bank (210 Main St, Maurice) this Wednesday, December 7 from 9-10:30am for connection with each other and a playdate for our little ones (birth-4).


Connection Sunday | December 11

All are invited to join us next Sunday, Dec 11 for our next Connection Sunday! We will gather in the fellowship hall from 10:30-11:30am to connect with others in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Coffee and cookies will be served!


Romania Missions Update | December 12

All are invited to an “open house” on Monday, Dec 12 from 7:30-8:30pm in the church lobby with our mission partner Dave Nonnemacher, who serves with New Horizons in Romania.


Impromptu Christmas Pageant | December 18

On December 18, our children will play a key role in leading us in worship and helping us prepare for Christmas. During our 9:00 and 10:30 services, kids 4 years old-5th grade will be invited to participate in an “Impromptu Christmas Pageant” with Emily and Pastor Brian. Pick out your favorite character in the Christmas Story (Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, livestock, wisemen, etc.) and be ready to use your imagination as you play your part! Kids are invited to wear a costume to church to play their role. No rehearsals necessary! It will be lots of fun, and a gift to the congregation!



Announcements


UCI pizza fundraiser

The NWC volleyball team will be making BC pizzas again this year. All money raised will go to JeanJean and Kristie Mompremier at UCI for food relief. An order form is available at the table by the mission wall or you can order with this link. Order are due December 4. Pizzas can be picked up December 10 from 9am-12pm.


nicaragua mission trip opportunity

We are planning a mission trip to Nicaragua with RCA mission partner Nicole Opgenorth. If you are interested and would like more info as details emerge, please sign up here or at the table by the missions wall by December 11.


Jesse tree advent cards

If you or your family would like to engage daily devotionals and resources this Advent, pick up a pack of Jesse Tree cards on the tables where we keep our bulletins.


Christmas Gifts for Local Families

Support local families by taking a tag for a needed item from the Trinity JOY Tree by our missions wall. Take a tag and return the wrapped gift with the tag attached by December 18 so we can deliver prior to Christmas.


Thank you for your generosity

Thank you, Trinity, for the ways you have given in this season of generosity! We’re celebrating 23 new students sponsored at Hope Christian High School (Uganda), donations for the Atlas Christmas Store and Genesis House, 75 bags of donated food on Thanksgiving Eve for our campus food ministries, $3,855 received for our Thanksgiving offering, $4,225 raised for handheld ultrasounds, and the $13,400 received for our local and global mission partners on Giving Tuesday.


Volunteer with our Trinity Kids

Starting in January, Trinity Kids is looking for a kindergarten helper (9:00 service), a kindergarten teacher (9:00 service), a 4th grade teacher (9:00 service), and a 5th grade teacher (10:30 service). Contact emilycgroeneweg@gmail.com if you are ready to help kids feel seen, known, and loved at Trinity!


Cards for our homebound

There is a basket by our missions wall where you can drop off Christmas cards to be delivered to Trinity’s homebound. You can find a list of those who are homebound under ‘Prayer’ in this bulletin. Please drop off cards by December 18.


Genesis House Angel Tree

Bless one of the women/children who live at Genesis House by taking a tag off the Genesis House Angel Tree. (Near the missions wall.) Take a tag, write your name and number on the gift registry list, purchase the gift on your tag, wrap the gift, and return the gift to the tree by Dec 22 (with the tag securely attached to it).


Church Mailboxes

We are looking to revamp our church mailboxes located on the west end of the fellowship hall. If you would like to continue using a mailbox or would like to have a mailbox, please call the church office or email office.connectwithtrinity@gmail.com and we will assign a mailbox for you. Mailboxes are available for both members and regular attenders.


Trinity's Helping Hands Ministry

Our Helping Hands ministry allows us to respond as needs arise both in the community and at Trinity. If you are willing to be contacted when others request assistance with basic household tasks, moving help, rides, or specialized construction skills, please sign up here.



First Time Guests/Visitors


Welcome to Trinity Church! If you’re here for the first time, we would love to connect with you! Please text ‘Welcome’ to (712) 201-3090 and stop by the Welcome Center after the service. We’d love the opportunity to meet you, and we have a gift to say thanks for being our guest. We’re grateful you chose to worship with us and we hope you are blessed by our time together.