MAY 5 - 11

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HEADLINE NEWS

Breaker Rock Beach VBS registration is OPEN! Kids will splash into fun as they discover God's Rock Solid TRUTH in a world of sinking sand. We’re excited to share God’s truths with you in stories, games, singing and crafts (oh, and let’s not forget the treats)!! Register at frcoostburg.org or grab the QR code from an email sent to parents. 

IN LOCAL NEWS

It’s Almost Summertime & We’re Celebrating! Have you signed up yet for FRC’s Graduating Into Summer Party? It’s a “grad party-style” event for all FRC’ers (including those who’ve been visiting with us) to join us at Gibbsville park on June 9 (stop anytime between 3PM-6PM) for dessert (homemade pies or brownies & ice cream), some fun (kickball, yard games for the kids and some trivia for adults) and connecting with those in our FRC faith family! There’s so much to be thankful for and some fun to welcome Pastor Bob back from sabbatical (cue the bagpipes?). Thanks to those who signed up to donate brownies - that sign-up is already full! 

CONGRATULATIONS to Jenni Verduzco who won the prize for being first to sign up for FRC’s inaugural Graduating Into Summer party! Clearly her sign-up agility is anchored in being an online bulletin reader as she was registered before Sunday even rolled around! Don’t forget ya all, the online bulletin is generally available by Thurs. nite at frcoostburg.org. Click on NEWS to get your scoop (ok, so ‘scoop’ is a little strong….). We can’t wait for Jenni to see her prize … treasures from our closet cleaning adventures. AND, if you’re still reading, we have more “prizes”. Can we get someone, please, to sign up to bring a pie, or two…don’t crusts come in packages of two?! 😅

SERVE OPPORTUNITIES 

PLUGGING-IN MADE EASY.  Looking for a ministry to plug-in to that is not a huge time commitment but also affords you an opportunity to meet and work with others you may not routinely interact with? We’ve got you covered. The After-Church Coffee Serving Team (you remember them, the ACCST’s) are recruiting Servers! This ministry enables the fellowship and connecting that happens after church in the Fellowship Hall with FRC’ers and visitors! And if you’re worried about your coffee brewing skills, no worries - there’s excellent documentation AND training is available!!  The July - Oct. schedule is in planning and based on history, your turn would come up only a few times during that period. Don’t overthink this! Drop your name at the Welcome Center, or email Peg at plemkuil@frcoostburg.org, or call Joan Dykstra at 920.564.3591. 📣Let’s go FRC!! Seriously, this is an easy one - it involves cookies; NOT snow shoveling or mulching (see past bulletins if you missed out on the mulching gig)...

CALLING OUR BAKERS.  We’ve got amazing baking talent at FRC. Did you see the cookies a few Sundays ago that appeared to have butterfinger topping? If you don’t stop for cookies and fellowship after service, you’re seriously missing out. But, we digress. We need to get some July - October volunteers for donating cookies to our ACCST (After-Church Coffee Serving Team). Who can we count on? This link is also out on FRC’s homepage or sign-up on the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall. A huge THANK YOU to all of you who brought cookies the first half of the year! You are appreciated.

IN SEARCH OF… FRC’s Food Vault is in search of these kid-friendly items for the summer including: Mac & Cheese, Hot Dogs & Napkins. Place dry goods in the barrel in the coat room. Hot dogs should be placed in the white chest freezer in the kitchen.  

NEWS BRIEFS

Our heartfelt sympathy to Harley & Jeanne Hilbelink and Rollie & Mary Rauwerdink on the passing of their brother-in-law, Jack De Young, who passed on April 29 in Madison, WI.

☑ SING PRAISE CONCERT. At FRC. Tonight (Sunday). 6 PM. Offering will support the Pine Haven Christian Communities. Featuring Pine Haven Men’s Chorus and many special music numbers. This Editor “secretly overheard” a husband and wife team practicing piano & organ duets … fans of piano and organ won’t want to miss this!

☑ From Jack & Jean Kohls - Thank you church family for your prayers, phone calls, visits and cards.  We are so grateful for the encouragement and support during recent health issues.

A BIG THANK YOU to those who volunteered their time and food donations for the Love INC New Way meal and for all the bakers who donated the AMAZING  baked goods, syrup and honey for the fundraiser, as well as those who came to enjoy a brat/burger! It was a successful day! Thanks for being a blessing! - Diane Joosse

New Our Daily Bread devotionals have been stocked! If you could use some help with a more structured approach to your devotions, grab a booklet from the tract rack in the narthex.

☑ Attendance last Sunday was 331. The Offering was $22,382. The April total for Special Offering (Kyle & Jayne Wenig) was $2,218.  

You can sign-up for events or serve opportunities in four easy ways: by clicking the underlined links (for online bulletin readers), online at frcoostburg.org, in-person at the Welcome Center or call the office at 920.564.2319.

FROM YOUR DEACONS…

The Summer 2025 International Youth Mission Trip is in planning phases. The Uth team is looking at partnering with the RCA and CEPAD which is where Nicole Opgenorth is serving in Nicaragua. The Deacons have designated the Mission of the Month for May towards the initial deposit needed for this trip. 

Do you know someone who has difficulty getting out of the house? Consider referring them to Fresh Meals on Wheels where verified volunteers deliver fresh homemade meals Mon-Fri. They offer seven medically-tailored diets, and folks get a choice daily. People of all ages and income levels are served.To learn more call 920.451.7011 or visit freshmealsonwheels.org.

FRC’s Deacons are here to help and would love to talk to you if you’re aware of someone within our church or community who could use a helping hand. In fact, quite a few of our Deacons are working the “mulching project” for the Prayer Garden. Perhaps our Roving Reporter will get the story next week. Stay tuned. The Deacons staff the Welcome Center each week before and after the worship service. Or, you can find them counting the offering in the kitchen post-service and simply ask to talk to one of them. They would welcome a conversation!

THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITIES

SUNDAY, MAY 5

6 PM Pine Haven Men’s Chorus Sing Praise Concert

TUESDAY, MAY 7

9 AM: Prayer Circle (Leader: Harriet; Hostess: Delores)

1:30 PM: Stitching for a Cause

THURSDAY,MAY 9

5 PM - Kids Hope Year end Party

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOW - JUN 3: Pastor Bob’s Sabbatical

MAY 12: Sermon: “Witness” (Part II) 
Pastor: Toby Thomack 

MAY 13: Reach & Connect Teams Meeting (Library)

MAY 14: Food Pick-Up

MAY 19: Graduate Sunday & Baccalaureate (2 PM)

JUN 9:  Graduating into Summer Party - all church

JUN 12: Trek Back to the Ark

JUN 18-20: VBS adventure awaits! Mark your calendars (2:30 PM - 5:00 PM) 

JUN 23: Camp Manitoqua

AUG 1-4:  FRC Family Camping Weekend

SEP 7: Annual Men’s Golf Scramble at Autumn Ridge 

PRAYER CARE & UPDATES

Lots of praises this week: Declan De Blaey has been released and is home with Mom, Dad & Henry, likely not receiving any attention at all…just kidding ya’ all!  And praise God Terri Mentink’s scan came back clear of cancer! She will begin maintenance chemo soon.

Jean Kohls is awaiting results from her bone marrow biopsy and needs prayers as she is dealing with some balance issues. And new to our prayer list is Mary Ann Trgovec (Bob Sheehy’s wife). Pray as she recuperates from both pneumonia and a virus; and, as she struggles with severe arthritis. 

Both Sandy Brill and Shannon Van Ess continue to recover from surgeries at home. Shannon is hoping to go back to teaching shortly! And pray for Suzie Brusse as she is anticipating a last round of chemo this week; and Mary Rauwerdink who is also receiving ongoing cancer care. 

🙏For this week we will be praying for Words of Hope and Jon Opgenorth, President of Words of Hope. Jon submitted the below prayer requests. 📣Spoiler Alert: Jon will be preaching here at FRC on Sun., May 26th!

  1. PREACHING: Please pray for me as I preach (usually two times a month). Pray that my preaching is effective in communicating the gospel and winsome in sharing stories from God’s work around the world.
  2. A WOMAN NAME NUTAN: She leads one of our centers in India and recently began treatment for breast cancer.
  3. IRAN: The recent military conflict between Israel and Iran is a matter of great concern for our ten team members inside the country. In addition, the morality police have stepped efforts in arresting women for not wearing their hijabs in a way deemed correct.
  4. GLOBAL LEADERS RETREAT: In September we are gathering 20 of our global leaders in Turkey for a global summit. Pray that all goes well with getting visas for each of them.
  5. NIGER: Pray for our team as they navigate challenges from the coup last year.
  6. UGANDA: We praise God that all of the funding for the Kuku tribe New Testament has been secured!