Lord's day bulletin

For February 25, 2018

*Updated Saturday Mornings


Welcome to Phoenix United Reformed Church! 

Welcome to Phoenix United Reformed Church!  We extend a warm welcome to those visiting us today. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them” Matt 18:20. Please join us for coffee and refreshments following the morning worship service. Visitors are always warmly invited to participate in our Sunday School classes, available for all ages, following our morning worship services.

Morning Worship — 9:30 AM

We are led in worship this morning by Rev. Phil Grotenhuis, continuing on in a series on "Discipleship". 

Evening Worship — 5:30 PM

We will be led in worship by Rev. Michael Spotts. What assurance do you have of continuing in your faith? Tonight, we examine God's preserving promise. That is, to all whom the Spirit grants new birth, he also applies every other benefit of salvation culminating in glory.

2017 Giving Statements

2017 giving statements were handed out last week. If you have not received yours, pleas see any Deacon. 

March SNACS 2nd Annual PURC Chili Bash

March is fast approaching and everyone needs to put on their Chef’s hat and prepare their best pot of chili.  We’ll be having our 2nd annual Chili contest for the March 4th  SNACs.  Let’s see who can dethrone last year’s winner Case D.!  Please email Liz D. for the food sign-up link. Visitors are always warmly encouraged to join us!

Ladies Bible Study This Week

Hey busy ladies! Come as you are, no study or preparation needed to attend Ladies' Bible Study this Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the church in the Council Room. We are using R.C. Sproul's Everyone's a Theologian. If you would like to get the book from Ligonier Ministries at ligonier.org and read ahead of time, please look at Sections 23 & 24. Treats and childcare provided! Please see or contact Janet Woldt or Libbi Cazares if you have any questions.


Upcoming Events:


9:30 AM Worship Service

11:00 AM Sunday School

5:30 PM Worship Service


7:00 Elders Meeting


6:00 PM GEMS & Cadets, G.R.O.W.

6:30 PM Ladies Bible Study




Happy Birthday!

Feb 25—Andrew P. & Silas S.

Feb 26—Joep R.

Feb 28—Art L.

Feb 29—Jan W.

Mar 1—Paul H.

Mar 2—Kylie V.

Mar 3—James L.

Sunday School ’17-18

basic class Info:

The PURC Sunday Education year will begin on Sunday, September 10th, and go until May 13th, 2018.  Classes are available for children and adults, and a nursery is also provided. The Sunday School bell will ring at 11:00 am to signal the start, and will ring again at 11:45am to mark the conclusion. Parents are asked to pick up their children from the classrooms in a timely fashion.

Adult Ed. Season: Marriage & Family

Our upcoming adult education season is slated to begin September 10. Like last year, our Fall adult education season will revolve around a three month preaching series. The preaching series will cover various texts relating to Christian marriage - a timely subject not only for the church but the world. Our adult classes will then involve an informal and small group-based discussion of each sermon in the series led by Pastor Grotenhuis.


Classroom Breakdown & Teachers:

Adult Classes: Fellowship Hall
Led by: Rev. Grotenhuis

Music (Preschool-2nd Grade): Room 5
Led by: Mrs. Lanae Bruxvoort & Mrs. Irene VanHofwegen

Music (3rd-6th Grade): Sanctuary
Led by: Mrs. Kelsey Gross & Mrs. Helen Brons

Preschoolers (age 2-3, must be potty-trained): Room 5
Teachers: Ms. Anneke Moss & Mrs. Rebekah Sherwood

PreK/Kindergarten (age 4-5): Room 4
Teachers: Mrs. Peggy Shortridge & Mrs. Angela Bowman

1st & 2nd Grade (age 6-7): Room 2
Teachers: Mrs. Tiffani Hamstra & Mrs. Katrina Waardenburg

3rd & 4th Grade (age 8-9): Room 3
Teachers: Mrs. Megan Kuiper & Mrs. Kelsey Gross

5th & 6th Grade (age 10-11): Room 1
Teachers: Mr. Paul Sinkovits & Mr. Mark Liston

7th & 8th Grade (age 12-13): Room 1 (back room)
Teacher: Mr. Damien Lampel & Mr. Phil Woldt

9th & 10th Grade (age 14-15): Council Room
Teacher: Mr. Kelly Moss & Mr. Tim Byker

11th & 12th Grade (age 16+): Library
Teacher: Rev. Michael Spotts

Offering Schedule


AM Phoenix Rescue Mission

PM PURC General Fund 

MAr 4

AM PURC General Fund 

PM Crisis Pregnancy Center

upcoming Special Offerings

March 4—Crisis Pregnancy Center

March 11—Calvinist Cadet Corps & Benevolence

March 18—Crisis Pregnancy Center

March 25—Phoenix Christian School PreK-8





volunteer Schedule



AM Johanna Buys, Lauren Burns, Erin Liston, Kara Verburg & Libby Liston

PM Dawn Gross, Lanae Bruxvoort, Samantha Byker & Cassidy Danzeisen

Mar 4

AM Ashley Spotts, Heidi Jacobsen, Irene VanHofwegen, Ella Broek, & Olivia Ward

PM Joni Verburg, Melanie Danzeisen, Ruth Sherwood, & Katie Moss



James Liston

Paul Sinkovits

Stephen Smith

Tim Byker

Mar 4

Daniel Riley

Josh Verburg

Michael Woudenberg

John Ramsey





Gary & Irene VanHofwegen

Mar 4

Darrel & Diane Kuiper

Sound System


Peter Phillips & Peter Perkins

Mar 4

Tim Phillips & Tyler Gross 



Denny & Sharon Mulder

Mar 4

Joe & Lisa Harding

Orders of Service

The Lord’s Day
Morning Order of Worship

February 25, 2018 9:30 am

Rev. Phil Grotenhuis


 God Calls Us To Worship

*Lifting Our Voices in Song: #304 “Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah”

*Call to Worship & God’s Greeting

*Song of Response: #284 “Give Thanks to God, For Good Is He”

Time of Confession & Assurance of Pardon

God’s Will for Our Lives

Song of Assurance and Pardon: “There’s a Wideness In God’s Mercy”


God Hears Our Prayer

Congregational Prayer (concluded with corporate “Amen”)

Offering & Offertory: Phoenix Rescue Mission

God Declares His Will

Scripture: John 17:1-10

Ministry of the Word: “Informed Discipleship”

*Song of Response: “May the Mind of Christ My Savior” v1-4 (insert)

God Blesses Us

*The Lord’s Parting Blessing

*Parting Song of Praise: “May the Mind of Christ My Savior” v5-6


Postlude                                                   Pianist: Darlene Follett 

The Lord’s Day
Evening Order of Worship

February 25, 2018 5:30 PM

Rev. Michael Spotts

O Come, Let Us Sing!

Lifting Our Voices in Song: “Come, Christians Join to Sing” (insert)

                           Prayer Thanksgivings/Requests                                                         

*Psalm of Praise: “Psalm 48B” v 1,2,5 (insert)

God Calls Us to Worship

*Call to Worship & God’s Greeting

*Confessing Our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed (PH p.3)

*Song of Response: #491 “Glory Be to the Father”

God Hears Our Prayer

Congregational Prayer

Offering & Offertory: General Fund

God Declares His Will

*Song of Preparation: “Psalm 130A” (insert)

Scripture: Romans 8:26-30

Ministry of the Word:  “Package Deal”

*Song of Response: #399 “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”    

God Blesses Us

*The Lord’s Parting Blessing

*Parting Song of Praise: #488 “Now Blessed Be Jehovah God” (Psa 72)   


Postlude                                                      Pianist: Darlene Follett 

Prayer Needs

Note: Because of its personal nature, the prayer section is password-protected. Members, please inquire with our Secretary, Liz.