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Kids in Church



Join us for Virtual Sunday Worship Live- Sundays at 9:30am





Order of Worship - May 8th

Prelude: How to Mother's Day
    Welcome & Prayer
Song:    Raise Up the Crown
Call to Worship - Psalm 56:10-13
Song:     Love So Great
Song:    Your Grace Finds Me
Mother's Day Panel
Announcements:
Offertory:  
Message:   Giving Honor: Obeying the Fifth Commandment - Exodus 20:12   Pastor Samuel Sutter
Closing Song:   Revelation Song
    Communion
Doxology:  Revelation Song
Postlude

KIDS CHURCH  Story and Worship Experiences

Weekly video presentations that go along with our current First Look and 252 Kids curriculum.



Announcements:

Upcoming Events:

  • May 11th - Coffee Break (Youth Building)
  • May 11th GEMS/CADETS
  • May 12th: Fish & Chips (details below)
  • May 13th 7pm Outdoor Worship/Prayer Night (Ascension Day)
  • May 15th - 1pm: Griefshare (more info at www.Goshen.Church/Griefshare)

Church Announcements

From the family of Chris Vander Groef


The family of Chris Vander Groef would like to thank everyone for their love, cards, prayers & support during this very difficult time of loss. We are truly grateful for our community and church families. A heartfelt thank you to you all and my God Bless You and your families.

GEMS Help Needed


Did you know that GEMS has been in our church for over 50 years? We ended pre-covid with 20 girls attending and 6 counselors. Once we were able to start up again, we have had 6 girls attending and two counselors. I have been leading GEMS for 16 years, and would love to pass the reigns over to someone. If the world starts to become "normal" again, and more girls return, we will not be able to welcome them back due to the lack of counselors. Your help is needed to see that this program continues for years to come. If you are interested, please see Lenore Knapp. Thank you

Congregational Meeting Scheduled for May 16th


Council is thankful to present the nominees for Office-bearers for the upcoming year: Deacons (2): Chris Vellenga, Dan Lafrance, Dean Vellenga. Elders (2) Scott Van De Weert, Eric VanDerMolen. We have a congregational meeting scheduled for May 16th after morning worship. 

Missions Update


Dear Friends at Goshen CRC: I’m back in Texas! I arrived this past Monday and I’m getting settled in my apartment. I continue to work from home since our office is still limiting who and how many members work on site. It is good to be back in TX, but it was also difficult to leave my parents. We have hired someone to take care of my mom’s hygiene needs, but the reality is that more help is needed to care for my mom properly. Please pray for me and my siblings as we make decisions on how to best care for our parents. Thanks so much for your prayers and financial support! You are a blessings, Jan

Upcoming Events

Outdoor Worship/Prayer (Ascension Day)


Join us on Thursday, May 13th outside (or indoors in case of rain) for a worship/prayer service on the beautiful hill behind the preschool. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join in thinking about how Jesus' ascension into heaven means He sits on the throne and can be trusted.

Bible Study


On Sunday May 16th, we're starting an in-person adult Bible Study discussing a new video seminar with Francis Chan. Francis walks us through his own difficult childhood to help us understand that God is greater than any pain, sin or hardship that we might encounter in this life. Watch the videos and follow along with the study guide, and you too will realize that God is greater than any obstacle standing in your way. We'll be meeting in the Youth Building after church. 

Membership/Profession of Faith Class


People grow best when they're firmly rooted in community. Church membership is one way to do that and grow strong in faith and in service. We're looking at holding some conversations about what it means to be a church member and what God has called this church to do. Please let us know if you're interested. We're looking at holding our first session on May 20th right after morning worship. 

Coffee Break


Coffee Break, a community Bible study for women, will begin a new study on I Corinthians. We will begin via Zoom for the first 2 sessions with the goal of meeting at the Youth building for the remainder of the study. We will begin this study on Tuesday, April 6 at 3pm, Let Jo Rowe (728-9118) know if you are interested so she can get a study book to you.

GriefShare Support Group


GRIEFSHARE A SUPPORT GROUP THAT HELPS PEOPLE HEAL FROM THE PAIN OF GRIEF. What’s next after the memorial service? For many people who have lost loved ones, the feelings of loss only get worse. The mourning continues or gets covered up in unhelpful ways. Goshen Christian Reformed Church is sponsoring a program called GriefShare – it’s a national program that helps people heal from the pain of grief. The program features valuable video teaching from experts and experienced councilors as well as a workbook to help each person work through their own story and a group of people in similar situations to talk with. Join us for 13 sessions on Saturday afternoons at 1pm starting on April 3rd at in the Youth Building. Register at www.Goshen.Church/GriefShare or call Deb at 845-381-0533. 

Partners News

Fish & Chips - Goshen Christian Preschool


Join us Wednesday, May 12th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. The Goshen Christian Preschool is partnering with the Fishers of Men Fish n Chips (Holland American Bakery) and hosting a DRIVE THRU Fish and Chip Fundraiser!

For $12.00 your dinner will include a serving of fish (or chicken fingers), French fries, coleslaw, roll & dessert. Reserve your dinner today by email to Jessica Verblaauw [email protected], Jolene Larsen [email protected] or call (845) 294-6365. (We will accept cash or check made out to the Goshen Christian School at pick up.) Thank you in advance for your faithful support of GCPS!

ThriftShop Opening


The Goshen Christian Preschool is seeking a Store Manager for the Twice Blessed Thrift Shoppe to oversee weekly operations. This is a VERY flexible position and may be filled by TWO people, giving you the ability to alternate your weekends to accommodate your personal schedule. This may be the perfect opportunity for you! The successful candidate(s) would commit to approximately 12-15 hours per week (with minimal hours during summer months). Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing donations, weekly sales record keeping, coordinating volunteers, ordering supplies, maintaining the store floor, marketing, etc. This position is compensated and rates will be discussed at the time of interview. If you are interested in this very desirable and convenient part time job opening, please call Jolene at (845) 294-6365 for more details. 

Goshen Chrisitan Preschool Golf Outing


Save the Date- This year the Goshen Christian Preschool golf outing will be held on Friday, July 16. It will be a Shotgun start at 8:30 am at the Town of Walkill Country Club. Entry fee will cover a round of golf, continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. We look forward to bringing back this event to support our school and to seeing all of you after what has been a long year. Please contact Eric Falkena, Mike or Jolene Larsen, Henry Vogel, or the Goshen Chrsitian Preschool at 845-294-6365 with any questions. We hope to see you there. 

Red Cross BloodDrives


The following Blood Drives are currently scheduled at Goshen Christian Reformed Church:

  • Friday, May 7th
  • Friday, June 11th

Sign up at www.Goshen.Church/RedCross or call 1-800-RED-CROSS Note: All blood donations are tested for COVID19 antibodies. All blood drives are taking place in the Goshen CRC Youth Building at 2448 State Rt 17A in Goshen.

Ultimate Discount Cards


Harmony Christian School is once again offering the Ultimate Discount Cards for Valley Central, Middletown, Goshen and Power Buys Edition. You can order your cards on line at: https://ultimate.pledgebrite.org/fund/HarmonyChristian2021/harmonychristian or through Lenore Knapp. Thank you for your support. Cards are $12.00.

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FREE Health Clinic

Goshen Church is a location for CHCM's free medical clinics for uninsured patients.

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Goshen Food Pantry

Let's help people in need and care for them, as God has given us.

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GriefShare

A support group that helps people heal from the pain of grief. Starting up Saturday afternoons at 1pm starting on August 15th in the Goshen Christian School

Birthdays

5/6 Colette S
5/10 Luke S
5/12 Betsy VDM
5/16 Leah B
5/18 Tammy M
5/20 Rich DVs
5/20 Karen V
5/22 Madison V
5/23 Dean V
5/25 Nicole V
5/26 Nicole B
5/26 David K
5/27 Anita D
5/27 Chris L
5/29 Tina L

Anniversaries 
5/2 Jim & Lori
5/20 Jim & Dot
5/25 Robert & Ann
5/28 Jeff & Sharron


If you're stuck at home, I'd encourage you to reach out to another church member esp some of our elderly folks who might need some extra conversations or help during this season. If you are part of Goshen Church, and don't have a pictorial directory, contact us to see how to get one.

We posted some amazing resources for kids, adults and parents. Make sure check out RightNowMedia if you haven't already. We also posted the weekly Kids Church (252) videos, and some ways for parents to teach kids at home.