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1.8.21 Highlights Week of 1.3.21

Prayer Request

For Dave and Polly Baker at the passing of Dave's father this morning.

From Dan and Joan Groenhout: Yesterday we said goodbye to our dearly loved mother-in-law Cora Groenhout. Wednesday morning Cora was confined to bed in the memory care unit at Robbinswood Assisted Living and in the afternoon she was fully healed and celebrating face to face with her faithful Savior Jesus Christ. What a gift! Please keep Cora's family in your prayers for hearts that are hurting because no one has been able to see her since October. May God's Grace and Peace fill all our hearts.

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them. Revelation 14:13

Lee Baas will be having surgery this coming Tuesday.

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

Isaiah 12:2


Just a reminder to fill out the short, online questionnaire by clicking HERE. If you prefer a hard copy, you can print from the attachment or email the church office and one will be sent to you. This questionnaire is a time to assist Pastor Len in the transition to a new First Church pastor.

Thank You

Thank you so much for so many beautiful Christmas cards and calls. They sure brightened my holiday. I wish you all a very blessed New Year. I sure miss all my dear church friends. We're still on lock-down here at Christian Haven since March but hopefully for not much longer. Anj Van Stedem

Giving Here are the numbers from the last few days of December 2020: Giving: $3,885 2020 Total Giving: $324,743.65 2020 Total Budget: $395,797.00 Total percent met: 82 % December gifts to Mission of the Month: $825.00 And for 1/5/2021: Weekly giving: $2630 Weekly budget: $7334 Percent met: 35.8 % The YTD numbers for 2021 are the same, since this is the first week of the year.

Sunday Protocol

The safety protocol for in-person worship will be as it was when we last met.

  • Masks must be worn upon entering the building and remain on during the service until exiting the building.

  • Please observe all social distancing requirements while in the building. Respecting the welfare of all those present is paramount in being able to continue in-person worship.

  • Please do not plan to attend if you are not feeling well or have any symptoms of COVID.

  • Collection boxes will be placed in the rear of the sanctuary.

Other Information

  • Children's Worship will resume this Sunday.

  • Giving envelopes will be available

The service will continue to be live-streamed on First Grand Haven CRC YouTube channel for those who chose not to attend in person at this time.


1/10 Hannah Cacciatore, Caleb Tejchma 1/11 Shirley Scharphorn

1/15 Alice Mohr 1/16 - Sheryll McCastle, Henry Wezeman Mission of the Month WITS International (Lee & Carolyn Baas) - January Mission of the Month The need for missionaries is greater now than ever before. With borders closed some missionaries were planning on coming home but were unable. Others sold their homes to go into the mission field and can’t enter their countries. Remember to pray for Lee who experiences much pain for weeks and unable to walk will have a hip replacement this coming week, praying for full recovery.

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