Posted by: pastormatt227 | June 19, 2017

Prayer updates for Monday, June 19, 2017

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:

Update:  We express our Christian Sympathies to Del and Lorraine Mokma in the passing Del’s sister-in-law, Donna Mokmawho went home to be with the Lord this morning after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  Pray for God’s comforting grace to be with the Mokma family in this sad time of loss, and especially for God to be with Donna’s husband, Ron Mokma, as he mourns the loss of his wife.

Update:  Please pray for the Young Peoples group in Guatemala as they spend two more days working with Reachout Ministries before they return home on Wednesday, June 21. We praise the Lord for the news that all who were struggling with sicknesses are feeling much better. Pray for God to be with the group and provide for all of their needs for the remainder of their time in Guatemala and for a safe and smooth trip home on Wednesday. Pray also that God will use this trip to deepen our young peoples’ faith, their love for Christ, and their love for one another.

We praise the Lord for the birthday Arie Versendaal celebrated on Sunday, the birthday that Arlene Slaugh celebrates on Tuesday, and the birthday that Yvonne VanDenBerg celebrates on Friday. Pray for God to bless each of them this week as they celebrate their special day.

We praise the Lord for the wedding of Matt and Allison Bosman as they joined their lives in marriage on June 17. Pray for the Lord’s blessing to be upon Matt and Allison as they begin their lives together as husband and wife.

We praise the Lord for blessing us with the Rain we received this past week for our crops. Pray for God’s continued provision of sufficient rain throughout the growing season so that the crops will be healthy and plentiful. Pray also for God’s protection to be with our Farmers as they go about their work.

Please pray for Val Avink as she will be flying back to Michigan on Tuesday for a short visit.  Pray for God to grant Val safe traveling mercies. We praise God for the opportunity Val has to reconnect with her family and friends and we pray that her time in Michigan will be spiritually and physically renewing.

Please pray for the final preparations being made for Vacation Bible School that will take place from June 26-29. Pray for the Lord to provide all of the resources and volunteers as there are many needs yet to be filled. Pray especially for God to be with all the children who will be attending VBS this year so that they will better see, know, and believe the message of God’s love for them in Jesus.

Please pray for the Council as they meet tonight at 7:00 pm. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide our church and it’s leaders and for unity of the Spirit to be evident through their leadership. Pray especially for God to be with the new Council members as they prepare to take up their offices.

 

 

Posted by: pastormatt227 | June 14, 2017

Prayer updates for Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:

Update:  Please pray for the Young Peoples who are on the Guatemala Mission Trip with Reachout Ministries from June 12-21. We give thanks to God for the safe arrival of the Guatemala team.  Pray for God’s protection to be with the students and leaders in every way–spiritually, physically, and emotionally.  Pray for God to give them confidence as they are immersed in the culture so that they can communicate the love of Christ.  Please pray especially for God to accomplish his purposes in and through each member of the team this week.

Update:  Please pray for God to provide much needed Rain for the crops as we are facing another dry and hot week.  Pray for God to be with our farmers and ask for God to supply them with sufficient rain in order to raise a bountiful harvest.  Please also continue to pray for God to grant safety to all of our local farmers in their work this growing season.

We express our Christian Sympathies to the Van Klompenberg Family in the passing of Rog Van Klompenberg (brother of Earl Van Klompenberg, Cal Van Klompenberg, and Joyce Rotman) who went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 5.   Pray for God’s comforting grace to be with the Van Klompenbergs as they mourn the loss of their brother.

We express our Christian Sympathies to Fran Brower in the passing of her husband, Don Brower, who went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 7. We also express our sympathies Tom and Elaine Lucas and Ken and Sharon Machiela as they mourn the loss of their Uncle Don. Pray for God’s loving presence to be with Fran and her family and for the promise of eternal life to comfort them in this sad time of loss.

Please pray for God to be with Matt Bosman and Allison Van Nuil as they prepare to join their lives in marriage on Saturday, June 17th. Pray for God to bless their wedding day with joy as they begin their new life together as husband and wife.

Please pray for Synod 2017 , the annual denominational meeting of the Christian Reformed Church, as they gather this week at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Pray for God to be with the delegates, advisors, and committees as they discuss many important matters related to the ministry of the CRC. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide the discussions so that the words spoken and decisions made at Synod are guided by God’s Word and bring glory to Christ!

Please pray for the final preparations being made for Vacation Bible School that will take place from June 26-29. Pray for the Lord to provide all of the resources and volunteers as there are many needs yet to be filled. Pray especially for God to be with all the children who will be attending VBS this year so that they will better see, know, and believe the message of God’s love for them in Jesus.

 

Posted by: pastormatt227 | June 12, 2017

Prayer Updates for Monday, June 12, 2017

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:

Update: Please pray for Synod 2017 , the annual denominational meeting of the Christian Reformed Church, as they gather this week at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Pray for God to be with the delegates, advisors, and committees as they discuss many important matters related to the ministry of the CRC. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide the discussions so that the words spoken and decisions made at Synod are guided by God’s Word and bring glory to Christ!

Update:  Please pray for the Young Peoples who are departing today on the Guatemala Mission Trip with Reachout Ministries from June 12-21. Pray for God to grant safe travels and good health to the students and leaders. Pray for the Lord to bless this opportunity our students have to travel with Fred and Ruth Beach to Guatemala to share the love of Christ with the children who are sponsored by Reachout Ministries.

Update:  Jeff De Young continues to make steady progress in his recovery from aorta repair surgery.  Regaining his full strength and getting past his restrictions is a slow process.  Continued prayers for this recovery process and patience for him are requested.  Thanks for everyone’s prayers and expressions of concern.  And, thanks be to God for many answered prayers!

We express our Christian Sympathies to the Van Klompenberg Family in the passing of Rog Van Klompenberg (brother of Earl Van Klompenberg, Cal Van Klompenberg, and Joyce Rotman) who went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 5.   Pray for God’s comforting grace to be with the Van Klompenbergs as they mourn the loss of their brother.

We express our Christian Sympathies to Fran Brower in the passing of her husband, Don Brower, who went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 7. We also express our sympathies Tom and Elaine Lucas and Ken and Sharon Machiela as they mourn the loss of their Uncle Don. Pray for God’s loving presence to be with Fran and her family and for the promise of eternal life to comfort them in this sad time of loss.

We praise the Lord for the successful abdominal surgery that Paige Borst, Iris Meinema’s 3 month-old great-grandaughter, endured last week. Pray God’s healing grace to be with Paige as she recovers from the surgery and as she continues to grow and develop. Pray for God to grant patience and peace to Paige’s parents, Lee and Andrea Borst, as they care for their daughter through her long recovery.

Please pray for God to be with Matt Bosman and Allison Van Nuil as they prepare to join their lives in marriage on Saturday, June 17th. Pray for God to bless their wedding day with joy as they begin their new life together as husband and wife.

Please pray for the final preparations being made for Vacation Bible School that will take place from June 26-29. Pray for the Lord to provide all of the resources and volunteers as there are many needs yet to be filled. Pray especially for God to be with all the children who will be attending VBS this year so that they will better see, know, and believe the message of God’s love for them in Jesus.

Please pray for the Elders meeting that will take place tonight. Pray for God to be with our Pastor and Elders as they provide spiritual leadership to us at Noordeloos Church. Pray for God to especially be with the newly elected Elders as they prepare to take up the responsibilities of leadership in the church.

 

Posted by: pastormatt227 | June 8, 2017

Prayer updates for Thursday, June 8, 2017

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before the Lord in prayer today:

UpdateWe express our Christian Sympathies to Fran Brower in the passing of her husband, Don Brower, who went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 7. We also express our sympathies Tom and Elaine Lucas and Ken and Sharon Machiela as they mourn the loss of their Uncle Don. Pray for God’s loving presence to be with Fran and her family as they prepare for a funeral service in Arizona this week.

Update: We express our Christian Sympathies to the Van Klompenberg Family in the passing of Rog Van Klompenberg (brother of Earl Van Klompenberg, Cal Van Klompenberg, and Joyce Rotman) who went home to be with the Lord early Monday morning.   Pray for God’s comforting grace to be with the Van Klompenbergs as they mourn the loss of their brother. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland. Visitation will be at the same location from 10-11 am, one hour prior to the service.

Update: We praise the Lord for the successful abdominal surgery that Paige Borst, Iris Meinema’s 3 month-old great-grandaughter, endured on Tuesday. Pray for God’s healing grace to be with Paige as she recovers from the surgery and as she continues to grow and develop. Pray for God to grant patience and peace to Paige’s parents, Lee and Andrea Borst, as they care for their daughter through her long recovery.

We express our Christian Sympathies to Brian and Michelle Schrotenboer and their family in the passing of Brian’s grandmother, Jerene Schrotenboer, who went home to be with the Lord on Friday. Pray for the Lord to be with the Schrotenboer family in this time of loss, even as they take comfort in knowing that Jerene is rejoicing in the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ.

We praise the Lord for the successful surgery that Jeff DeYoung, son of Ron and Elaine DeYoung, endured on Monday. The six hour surgery to replace a section of the aorta (the aneurysm section) with a synthetic tube went very well.  The other heart valve in question was in good shape and did not need to be replaced. We give thanks to God that Jeff is doing well and we pray for the Lord’s healing grace to be on him as he recovers from the surgery.

Please pray for Ade Molendyk as he continues to endure chemo treatments for his leukemia. Pray for the painful reactions to reside and for the chemotherapy to be effective in fighting off the cancer. Also pray for the peace of God’s presence to uphold Ade, Bea, and their family in this time of need.

Please pray for Jon Borr (nephew of Marv and Von Visser, Elwin and Lisa Helder, and Paul Helder) as Jon’s health continues to decline from the blood disorder and kidney failure and his earthly life is nearing its end. Pray for the hope of eternal life to be a strength and comfort to Jon and his family in this difficult time of need. Please especially be in prayer for Jon’s wife, Chicakco and his parents, Ron and Hazel.

We praise the Lord for a great Congregational Meeting on Monday night as we approved the 2017-2018 budget and elected new office-bearers. We give thanks to God for our newly elected Elders, Elwin Helder and Marc Smeyers, and for our newly elected Deacons, Keith Johnston and Brent Vander Zwaag. Please pray for God to be with our new Elders and Deacons as they prepare to take up these leadership roles in the church.

We praise the Lord for all of the Graduates at Noordeloos Church. We give thanks to the Lord for his faithfulness in their lives and pray for God to be with them as they transition to the next phase of life.

We ask the Lord to guide the final preparations of our Young People’s group as they head to Chiquimula, Guatemala, June 12-21 with Reachout Ministries. We pray that lives will be touched and hearts will be drawn into closer relationship with Christ.

 

Posted by: pastormatt227 | June 6, 2017

Prayer updates for Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:

Update:  Please pray for Don Brower as he  was admitted to the hospital in Arizona with pneumonia.  The doctors are doing tests because they believe Don may have also had a heart attack.  Pray for God’s healing grace to be with Don and God’s strength to also be with Fran as she is also recovering from a recent surgery.

Update: We praise the Lord for the successful surgery that Jeff DeYoung, son of Ron and Elaine DeYoung, endured on Monday. The six hour surgery to replace a section of the aorta (the aneurysm section) with a synthetic tube went very well.  The other heart valve in question was in good shape and did not need to be replaced. We give thanks to God that Jeff is doing well and we pray for the Lord’s healing grace to be on him as he recovers from the surgery.

 Update: We praise the Lord for a great Congregational Meeting on Monday night as we approved the 2017-2018 budget and elected new office-bearers. We give thanks to God for our newly elected Elders, Elwin Helder and Marc Smeyers, and for our newly elected Deacons, Keith Johnston and Brent Vander Zwaag. Please pray for God to be with our new Elders and Deacons as they prepare to take up these leadership roles in the church.

Update: Please pray for Paige Borst, Iris Meinema’s 3 month-old great-grandaughter, as she will endure an abdominal surgery today. Paige has a birth defect in which her bladder formed on the outside of her body, and the surgery will move and reconnect the bladder correctly. Pray for the surgery to be successful and for God’s loving presence be with to be with Paige and her parents, Lee and Andrea Borst, today as she endures the surgery.

We express our Christian Sympathies to Brian and Michelle Schrotenboer and their family in the passing of Brian’s grandmother, Jerene Schrotenboer, who went home to be with the Lord on Friday. Pray for the Lord to be with the Schrotenboer family in this time of loss, even as they take comfort in knowing that Jerene is rejoicing in the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm today at Niekerk CRC.

We express our Christian Sympathies to the Van Klompenberg Family in the passing of Rog Van Klompenberg (brother of Earl Van Klompenberg, Cal Van Klompenberg, and Joyce Rotman) who went home to be with the Lord early Monday morning.  Rog was found unconscious in his home on Saturday and was taken to the hospital, but he suffered significant brain damage and was unable to recover.  Pray for God’s comforting grace to be with the Van Klompenbergs as they mourn the loss of their brother and as they prepare for a funeral service later this week.

We express our Christian Sympathies to the Genzink family as they mourn the loss of Julie Genzink, the nineteen year old girl who died in the hospital on Thursday after a tragic accident the week before. Pray for the Lord to be with Julie’s family and friends in special way through this difficult time of loss. A memorial service will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, June 6, at Overisel Reformed Church.

Please pray for Ade Molendyk as he was in the ER on Sunday for chest pains. We praise the Lord for the news that tests came back clear. The doctors believe the pain was a reaction to the chemotherapy treatment Ade is receiving. Pray for God’s strength to be with Ade as he continues to endure chemo treatments for his leukemia. Pray for the painful reactions to reside and for the chemotherapy to be effective in fighting off the cancer. Also pray for the peace of God’s presence to uphold Ade, Bea, and their family in this time of need.

Please pray for Jon Borr (nephew of Marv and Von Visser, Elwin and Lisa Helder, and Paul Helder) as Jon’s health continues to decline from the blood disorder and kidney failure and his earthly life is nearing its end. Pray for the hope of eternal life to be a strength and comfort to Jon and his family in this difficult time of need. Please especially be in prayer for Jon’s wife, Chicakco and his parents, Ron and Hazel.

We ask the Lord to guide the final preparations of our Young People’s group as they head to Chiquimula, Guatemala, June 12-21 with Reachout Ministries. We pray that lives will be touched and hearts will be drawn into closer relationship with Christ.

We praise the Lord for all of the Graduates at Noordeloos Church. We give thanks to the Lord for his faithfulness in their lives and pray for God to be with them as they transition to the next phase of life.

 

 

 

Posted by: pastormatt227 | June 5, 2017

Prayer updates for Monday, June 5, 2017

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:

Update: We express our Christian Sympathies to Brian and Michelle Schrotenboer and their family in the passing of Brian’s grandmother, Jerene Schrotenboer, who went home to be with the Lord on Friday. Pray for the Lord to be with the Schrotenboer family in this time of loss, even as they take comfort in knowing that Jerene is rejoicing in the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ. A time of visitation will be held this evening from 4-7pm at Niekerk CRC. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 6, at Niekerk CRC.

Update: We express our Christian Sympathies to the Van Klompenberg Family in the passing of Rog Van Klompenberg (brother of Earl Van Klompenberg, Cal Van Klompenberg, and Joyce Rotman) who went home to be with the Lord early this morning.  Rog was found unconscious in his home on Saturday and was taken to the hospital, but he suffered significant brain damage and was unable to recover.  Pray for God’s comforting grace to be with the Van Klompenbergs as they mourn the loss of their brother and as they prepare for a funeral service later this week.

Update: We express our Christian Sympathies to the Genzink family as they mourn the loss of Julie Genzink, the nineteen year old girl who died in the hospital on Thursday after a tragic accident the week before. Pray for the Lord to be with Julie’s family and friends in special way through this difficult time of loss. A visitation will be held this evening from 5-8 pm at Overisel Reformed Church. A memorial service will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, June 6, at Overisel Reformed Church.

Update: Please pray for Ade Molendyk as he was in the ER on Sunday for chest pains. We praise the Lord for the news that tests came back clear. The doctors believe the pain was a reaction to the chemotherapy treatment Ade is receiving. Pray for God’s strength to be with Ade as he continues to endure chemo treatments for his leukemia. Pray for the painful reactions to reside and for the chemotherapy to be effective in fighting off the cancer. Also pray for the peace of God’s presence to uphold Ade, Bea, and their family in this time of need.

Update: Please be in prayer for Jeff DeYoung, son of Ron and Elaine DeYoung.  Jeff was recently diagnosed with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome which accounts for his aneurysms and arthritis.  Today, June 5, he will be having surgery to replace a section of his aorta and possibly also a heart valve.  Pray that the surgery will be effective, that healing will be complete, and that Jeff and his family will realize God’s presence, calm and assurance during the hospitalization and lengthy recovery.

We praise the Lord for all of the Graduates at Noordeloos Church. We give thanks to the Lord for his faithfulness in their lives and pray for God to be with them as they transition to the next phase of life.

Please pray for Jon Borr (nephew of Marv and Von Visser, Elwin and Lisa Helder, and Paul Helder) as treatments were suspended for his blood disorder and his earthly life is nearing its end. Pray for the hope of eternal life to be a strength and comfort to Jon and his family in this difficult time of need. Please especially be in prayer for Jon’s wife, Chicakco and his parents, Ron and Hazel.

Please pray for Paige Borst, Iris Meinema’s 3 month-old great-grandaughter, as she will endure an abdominal surgery on Tuesday, June 6. Paige has a birth defect in which her bladder formed on the outside of her body, and the surgery will move and reconnect the bladder correctly. Pray for the surgery to be successful and for God’s loving presence be with to be with Paige and her parents, Lee and Andrea Borst, and their family this week.

We ask the Lord to guide the final preparations of our Young People’s group as they head to Chiquimula, Guatemala, June 12-21 with Reachout Ministries. We pray that lives will be touched and hearts will be drawn into closer relationship with Christ.

Please pray for the Congregational Meeting that will take place on Monday, June 5, at 7:00 PM. Pray for God to guide us in the selection of new Elders and Deacons and as we vote on next year’s budget.

Posted by: pastormatt227 | June 1, 2017

Prayer updates for Thursday, June 1, 2017

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:

Update: Please be in prayer for Jeff DeYoung, son of Ron and Elaine DeYoung.  Jeff was recently diagnosed with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome which accounts for his aneurysms and arthritis.  On Monday, June 5, he will be having surgery to replace a section of his aorta and possibly also a heart valve.  Pray that the surgery will be effective, that healing will be complete, and that Jeff and his family will realize God’s presence, calm and assurance during the hospitalization and lengthy recovery.

We express our Christian Sympathies to Ross and Laura Ulberg as they mourn the loss of their son, Matthew James Ulberg, who was born prematurely on Saturday at 14 weeks. Please continue to pray for God’s healing grace to be upon Laura so that she does not develop an infection. Pray for God, who is the “Father of compassion and God of all comfort” (2 Cor 1:3), to be with Ross and Laura in this very difficult time of loss. Pray also for the Lord to be with Jack and Dawn Redder (Laura’s parents), Agnes Vanden Bosch (Laura’s grandmother), as well as all of their family as they lean on Him for strength in their time of need.

Please pray for Jon Borr (nephew of Marv and Von Visser, Elwin and Lisa Helder, and Paul Helder) as he learned this weekend that his kidneys are failing and that there is nothing more the doctors can do to treat his blood disorder. Pray for God’s loving presence to be with Jon as it appears his earthly life is nearing its end, and for the hope of eternal life to be a strength and comfort to Jon and his family in this difficult time of need. Pray especially for Jon’s wife, Chicakco and his parents, Ron and Hazel.

We express our Christian Sympathies to Ken and Rose Swets in the passing of their daughter, Beth Wallinga, who went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 22, after a three and a half year battle with cancer. Pray for God’s loving presence and the hope of eternal life with Christ to comfort the family in this sad time of loss.

We praise the Lord for the birthday that Shirley Brown celebrates on Friday. We give thanks for the many years God has given to Shirley, and we pray for God to bless her on her special day.

Please pray for Cindy Haveman as she is recovering from three fractured ribs and four crushed vertebrae. Pray for God’s healing grace to be with Cindy and for the pain she is in to subside quickly. Pray for God’s loving presence to be with Cindy in her time of need and for Cindy to receive that care that she needs to make a full recovery.

We thank God on this Memorial Day week for the freedom we enjoy as we remember the many lives that have been lost to preserve and protect our freedom in this country. Please pray for God ‘s protection for those who are currently serving this nation, and especially remember in prayer Lee Nagelkerk as he serves in the U.S. Marine Corp and Josh Scholtens as he serves in the U.S. Navy.

Posted by: pastormatt227 | May 31, 2017

Prayer updates for Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:

We express our Christian Sympathies to Ross and Laura Ulberg as they mourn the loss of their son, Matthew James Ulberg, who was born prematurely on Saturday at 14 weeks. Please continue to pray for God’s healing grace to be upon Laura so that she does not develop an infection. Pray for God, who is the “Father of compassion and God of all comfort” (2 Cor 1:3), to be with Ross and Laura in this very difficult time of loss. Pray also for the Lord to be with Jack and Dawn Redder (Laura’s parents), Agnes Vanden Bosch (Laura’s grandmother), as well as all of their family as they lean on Him for strength in their time of need.

Please pray for Jon Borr (nephew of Marv and Von Visser, Elwin and Lisa Helder, and Paul Helder) as he learned this weekend that his kidneys are failing and that there is nothing more the doctors can do to treat his blood disorder. Pray for God’s loving presence to be with Jon as it appears his earthly life is nearing its end, and for the hope of eternal life to be a strength and comfort to Jon and his family in this difficult time of need. Pray especially for Jon’s wife, Chicakco and his parents, Ron and Hazel.

We express our Christian Sympathies to Ken and Rose Swets in the passing of their daughter, Beth Wallinga, who went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 22, after a three and a half year battle with cancer. Pray for God’s loving presence and the hope of eternal life with Christ to comfort the family in this sad time of loss.

We praise the Lord for the birthday that Shirley Brown celebrates on Friday. We give thanks for the many years God has given to Shirley, and we pray for God to bless her on her special day.

Please pray for Cindy Haveman as she is recovering from three fractured ribs and four crushed vertebrae. Pray for God’s healing grace to be with Cindy and for the pain she is in to subside quickly. Pray for God’s loving presence to be with Cindy in her time of need and for Cindy to receive that care that she needs to make a full recovery.

We thank God on this Memorial Day week for the freedom we enjoy as we remember the many lives that have been lost to preserve and protect our freedom in this country. Please pray for God ‘s protection for those who are currently serving this nation, and especially remember in prayer Lee Nagelkerk as he serves in the U.S. Marine Corp and Josh Scholtens as he serves in the U.S. Navy.

Posted by: pastormatt227 | May 30, 2017

Prayer updates for Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:

Update: We express our Christian Sympathies to Ross and Laura Ulberg as they mourn the loss of their son, Matthew James Ulberg, who was born prematurely on Saturday at 14 weeks. Please continue to pray for God’s healing grace to be upon Laura so that she does not develop an infection. Pray for God, who is the “Father of compassion and God of all comfort” (2 Cor 1:3), to be with Ross and Laura in this very difficult time of loss. Pray also for the Lord to be with Jack and Dawn Redder, Laura’s parents, as well as all of their family as they lean on Him for strength in their time of need.

Update: Please pray for Jon Borr, Marv and Von Visser’s nephew, as he learned this weekend that his kidneys are failing and that there is nothing more the doctors can do to treat his blood disorder. Pray for God’s loving presence to be with Jon as it appears his earthly life is nearing its end, and for the hope of eternal life to be a strength and comfort to Jon and his family in this difficult time of need. Pray especially for Jon’s wife, Chicakco and his parents, Ron and Hazel.

We express our Christian Sympathies to Ken and Rose Swets in the passing of their daughter, Beth Wallinga, who went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 22, after a three and a half year battle with cancer. Pray for God’s loving presence and the hope of eternal life with Christ to comfort the family in this sad time of loss.

We praise the Lord for the birthday that Shirley Brown celebrates on Friday. We give thanks for the many years God has given to Shirley, and we pray for God to bless her on her special day.

Please pray for Cindy Haveman as she is recovering from three fractured ribs and four crushed vertebrae. Pray for God’s healing grace to be with Cindy and for the pain she is in to subside quickly. Pray for God’s loving presence to be with Cindy in her time of need and for Cindy to receive that care that she needs to make a full recovery.

Please pray for Seth Walters as he will return home on today from his trip to Europe with the Cornerstone Chorale.  Pray for God to grant safe traveling mercies and for this trip to will have a lasting impact on the lives of the students.

We thank God on this Memorial Day week for the freedom we enjoy as we remember the many lives that have been lost to preserve and protect our freedom in this country. Please pray for God ‘s protection for those who are currently serving this nation, and especially remember in prayer Lee Nagelkerk as he serves in the U.S. Marine Corp and Josh Scholtens as he serves in the U.S. Navy.

Posted by: pastormatt227 | May 25, 2017

Prayer updates for Thursday, May 25, 2017

Please keep these prayer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today:

Update: Please pray for Laura Ulberg, Jack and Dawn Redder’s daughter, as she is 14 weeks pregnant and is experiencing significant complications after her water prematurely broke this week. The baby continues to have a strong heartbeat, but the loss of amniotic fluid poses a great risk to the baby’s continued development. Laura is also at a high risk for infection right now and may actually have an infection beginning, which could be very dangerous for both Laura and for the baby. Please pray for God’s protection and healing for Laura. Pray for God’s unfailing love to surround Ross and Laura, Jack and Dawn, and all of their family in this difficult time of need.

Update: We express our Christian Sympathies to Ken and Rose Swets in the passing of their daughter, Beth Wallinga, who went home to be with the Lord on Monday after a three and a half year battle with cancer. Pray for God’s loving presence and the hope of eternal life with Christ to comfort the family in this sad time of loss. A time a visitation will be held today, May 25th, from 6-8pm at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home (315 16th St). The funeral service will be at 10 am on Friday, May 26, at Fellowship Reformed Church in Holland (2165 W. Lakewood Blvd).

Please pray for Steve and Tanya Tiesenga and their children, our supported missionaries in Uganda, as they are traveling back to the U.S. this week and as they plan to arrive in Grand Rapids on Thursday. Pray for good health and safety as they make their way back to Michigan. Pray also for their time here to be spiritually and physically recharging so that the Tiesengas will be prepared for another season of ministry when they return to Uganda in the Fall.

We praise the Lord for the wedding of Nicole Van Klompenberg and Jake Kuzmanko as they joined their lives in marriage on Saturday, May 20. Pray for the joy of the Lord to be with the Kuzmankos as they start their new lives together as husband and wife.

 We praise the Lord for the birthday that John Kortman celebrates on Saturday. We give thanks for many years God has given to John and we pray for good health and for God’s blessings to be with John in the year to come.

Please pray for Cindy Haveman as she is recovering from a couple of broken ribs. Pray for God’s healing grace to be with Cindy and for the pain she is in to subside quickly. Pray for God’s loving presence to be with Cindy in her time of need and for Cindy to receive that care that she needs to make a full recovery.

Please pray for Betty Grounewoude as she continues to suffer from the effects of her leukemia and as she endures bi-monthly blood transfusions. Pray for God’s grace and strength to be with John and Betty in this difficult time and for the Lord to grant Betty more good days than bad days as her health continues to decline. Pray also for the love of Christ to surround the Grounewoudes through the thoughts, prayers, and expressions of kindness of the church.

Please pray for Ade Molendyk as he began chemotherapy treatments this week to treat the leukemia which has become active again. Pray for the treatment to be effective in fighting the leukemia and for the side-effects to be minimal. Pray for the ever-present help of God to be with Ade, Bea, and the Molendyk family as Ade begins this new round of chemotherapy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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