Welcome to Vergennes Church

Digital Bulletin

Sunday, May 2, 2021

“Tales From the Wilderness”

 

 

Stay Engaged

In Person Worship
Every Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.

Outdoor Coffee Hour!
Join us for some much needed time together, every Sunday after service. (weather permitting)

Stream Online
Streaming live every Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.
Live Worship Service

Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Everyone is invited to attend! Join the Study here

Serving Opportunities

Fix & Fellowship
Monday, May 24 @ 5:30 pm
Join us in sprucing up the landscape of our beautiful church! Share a light dinner and fellowship together.

Volunteer Opportunity 4 times per year
We are in need of an idividual to be responsible for water testing at the church. This job requires a person to collect a water sample, fill out a form, and drop off to the Kent Co. Health Department on Fuller. If this sounds like just the right thing for you, email Leslie

 

 

 

Ministry Updates

Special Mission Offering

Sunday, May 10 we will be taking a special offering for International Needs – Burkina Faso. For more information click the link below.

2021 Mission Offering Schedule

January – UMCOR – UMC mission                                                                          $215.00

February – Youth Camp – Lake Louise                                                                   $210.00
Special Offering – Sikkenga Family –                                                                   $1,125.90
March – Be Nice (Mental Health Foundation of West MI) – benice.org         $279.75
April – Crop Hunger Walk – Lowell Crop Hunger Walk
Parnell East – $290.00   Parnell West – $106.00    Kids & Youth – $1,442.00
May – International Needs: Burkina Faso – International Needs
June – Volunteers in Service – visgr.org contact Roger Odell if interested in working with this organization.
July – Alpha Family Center – afclowell.org
August – Gilda’s Club of Lowell – gildasclublowell
September – Celebration Fellowship – celebrationfellowship.org
October – Kids Food Basket – kidsfoodbasket.org
November – Circles of Grand Rapids – circlesgr.org
December – Flat River Outreach Ministry – FROM
Prayer Requests & Thanksgiving

Prayers for our next Pastor. Thankful that God will bring just the right person for the next season of our church.

Prayers for Pastor Tom and Cara and their future.

 

Worship Lyrics

Your Love Awakens Me

There were walls between us
And by the cross you came and broke them down
You broke them down
And there were chains around us
By Your grace we are no longer bound
No longer bound

You called me out of the grave
You called me into the light
You called my name and then my heart came alive

Your love is greater
Your love is stronger
Your love awakens, awakens, awakens me
Your love is greater
Your love is stronger
Your love awakens, awakens, awakens me

Feel the darkness shaking
All the dead are coming back to life
Back to life
Hear the song awaken
All creation singing we’re alive
‘Cause You’re alive

And what a love we’ve found
Death can’t hold us down
We’ll shout it out,
We’re alive, ’cause you’re alive

Reckless Love

Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so, so kind to me

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so good to me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
You have been so, so kind to me

There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

Take My Life

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee
Take my moments and my days
Let them flow in ceaseless praise
Take my hands and let them move
A the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee

Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only for my King
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee
Take my silver and my gold
Not a might would I withhold
Take my intellect and use
Every power as You choose

Here am I, all of me
Take my life, it’s all for Thee

Take my will and make it Thine
It shall be no longer mine
Take my heart, it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne
Take my love, my Lord I pour
At Your feet its treasure store
Take myself and I will be
ever, only, all for Thee

Here am I, all of me
Take my life, it’s all for Thee (x4)

Take myself and I will be
ever, only, all for Thee

CCLI License: 1028592
Contact Staff

Church Office Phone Number – (616) 897-6141

Pastor: Tom Fifer                                                                     Ext. 2            tom@vergenneschurch.com

Administrative Coordinator: Leslie Woodman                Ext. 1             leslie@vergenneschurch.com

Children’s Ministry Coordinator: Beth Wright                  Ext. 3             beth@vergenneschurch.com

Treasurer: Tami Ortez                                                                                   tami@vergenneschurch.com

Finance Secretary: Alice Bush                                                                   vergennesfinance@gmail.com

Save the Date!

 

Mothers Day

Sunday, May 9

Join us after the 10 am worship service to celebrate all women!
Mockmosas, Tea Sandwiches, and Beth’s famous cupcakes!

Church Picnic

Sunday, June 13

Immediately following 10:00 am Worship Service

Townsend Park A-1

 

Donation Needs

 

We could use donations of individually wrapped snacks for our Sunday outdoor coffee hour.

Donations for Church Picnic
(delivered to church by Friday, June 11)

Individual bags of chips
Buns (hot dog and burger)
Individual beverages (pop, water, etc.)
Burger Patties

Calendar Of Events

Sunday, May 2
Worship in Person or Online @ 10:00 a.m. — Join Here
Childcare provided for ages 0-7 years old
Communion Sunday
Outdoor Coffee Time (weather permitting)

Wednesday, May 5
Bible Studay with Pastor Tom @ 10:00 a.m. Join the study here

Sunday, May 9
Worship in Person or Online @ 10:00 a.m.  Join Here
Childcare provided for ages 0-7 years old
Mission Offering – International Needs
Mothers Day Celebration following service

Monday, May 10
Blood Drive from 1 – 6 p.m. Walk-Ins Welcome, but Appointments are Recommended. Go to vergenneschurch.com/donateblood to make an appointment. 

Wednesday, May 12
Bible Studay with Pastor Tom @ 10:00 a.m. Join the study here

Sunday, May 16
Worship in Person or Online @ 10:00 a.m. — Join Here
Childcare provided for ages 0-7 years old
Outdoor Coffee Time (weather permitting)

Wednesday, May 19
Bible Studay with Pastor Tom @ 10:00 a.m. Join the study here

Sunday, May 23
Worship in Person or Online @ 10:00 a.m.  Join Here
Childcare provided for ages 0-7 years old
Outdoor Coffee Time (weather permitting)

Monday, May 24
Fix & Fellowship @ 5:30 p.m. (light dinner provided)

Wednesday, May 26
Bible Studay with Pastor Tom @ 10:00 a.m. Join the study here

Sunday, May 30
Worship in Person or Online @ 10:00 a.m. — Join Here
Childcare provided for ages 0-7 years old
Outdoor Coffee Time (weather permitting)
Memorial Day Weekend

 

Vergennes Church

10411 Bailey Dr NE, Lowell, Mi 49331
616-897-6141
web@vergenneschurch.com

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