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									                                                                 LETTER FROM ANGELO CONTRERAS: (This letter
               CLOVERDALE                                        was read to the congregation at the evening worship service
             UNITED REFORMED                                     on April 8, and emailed to the congregation on April 9.)
                 CHURCH
               3580 N. Cloverdale Road                           “Brothers and Sisters of Cloverdale URC, I am humbled by
                   Boise, Idaho 83713                            your call to ministry. After much prayer and consideration,
             Church Office (208) 375-4219                        however, I regret to inform you that I will not be accepting
          Email: curcoffice@cloverdaleurc.net                    the call to Cloverdale. As much as Trista and I enjoyed our
                                                                 time in Boise and appreciate all the new relationships that we
           Web Site: www.cloverdaleurc.net
                                                                 made, we have decided to stay in Ripon, California. Zion
       Senior Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Van Hoogen                   URC in Ripon has also extended me a call to ministry. Since I
                  Church Office Hours:                           am already involved in various ways here in Ripon, I believe
              Monday & Friday: 8AM-3PM                           that it is the wisest decision to accept their call. This decision
     Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 2:30-5:30PM                  was by no way easy to make. Trista and I really enjoyed our
April 22, 2012                                                   time with you and I realize that there is great ministry
                                                                 opportunity there at Cloverdale. I thank you again for
WELCOME! If you are a guest today we would invite you to
                                                                 considering me for ministry as well as your prayers during
fill out one of the blue cards found in the pews or sign the
                                                                 this whole process. Trista and I will continue to pray for you
guest register in the entry way. We would also love to have
                                                                 as a church, as a consistory, and as individual brothers and
you join us for coffee following the morning worship service.
                                                                 sisters in Christ. May the Lord bless Cloverdale URC.
CLASSIS PACIFIC NORTHWEST will meet this week                    Your brother in Christ, Angelo Contreras”
on Tuesday, April 24, at the Grace URC in Kennewick,
                                                                 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION UPDATE: It is nearing the
Washington. Our delegates for this meeting will be Pastor
                                                                 end of the school year and it is time to start thinking about
Jonathan and Elder Ken Arendse. Please remember the
                                                                 the 2012/13 school year. If you are in need of tuition
Classis meeting and the men attending in your prayers.
                                                                 assistance, applications for assistance to Cole Valley
ATTN HOF #5 (Cooper/Slegers) PRAYER MEETING:                     Christian are due April 27 and Nampa Christian on May 31.
Next Sunday, April 29, we will meet for prayer in the            If you are in need of additional assistance, please contact
fellowship hall before the morning worship service at            Deacon Jason Cooke no later than May 31 so we can start
9:30AM. This prayer meeting will consist of missionary           planning for next year. Thank you.
family & local ministry updates, prayer requests and praises,
                                                                 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: VBS has been canceled
group prayer and social time. Child care will be provided in
                                                                 for this year. There were not sufficient numbers of
the nursery during this prayer time. Please contact one of
                                                                 volunteers to make the program successful. The material
your HOF leaders if you have any questions.
                                                                 will be used for a future program with hopes of offering VBS
SOAP ‘N SUDS PANTRY: The pantry will be open this                or a similar program summer 2013. Council thanks those
Thursday, April 26. We are almost out of laundry detergent       who did volunteer to help.
and low on the following items.
                                                                 PRAYER MEETING: A group has begun meeting for
    Conditioner      Dish Detergent            Comet/Ajax        prayer here at church on Thursday evenings at 7:00PM. If
    Kleenex          Feminine Hygiene Pads Bar soap              you would like to join the group in praying for unity for our
    Lysol/Pine sol type Household Cleaner Deodorant              church body, the leadership of our Council, and our Pastor
We do not need any toothpaste or toothbrushes at this time.      and his family, we invite you to take hold of the opportunity
Thank you for supporting the Soap ‘n Suds pantry!                to gather in prayer – to join our hearts and our voices
MERIDIAN BIBLE STUDY will meet this Thursday,                    together. Paul said in Philippians, “I thank my God in all my
April 26, at 7:30PM at the home of John & Judy Vander            remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all
Woude. We will be studying Lesson 9, 2 Samuel 11.                making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the
ATTN YOUTH GROUP – TABLE ROCK HIKE:                              gospel from the first day until now.” Let us join with Paul as we
Youth Group will meet next Sunday, April 29, immediately         remember one another, praying for and thanking God for our
after Catechism to hike up to Table Rock. Please remember        church – our covenant community.
to bring a sack lunch and some comfortable shoes.                EVANGELISM CONFERENCE: The congregation is
PRAISE & WORSHIP SONG SERVICE will be held                       invited to attend New Covenant URC’s 2nd Annual
next Sunday, April 29, beginning at 5:30PM. For this song        Evangelism Conference to be held in Twin Falls this Friday &
service we plan to sing more contemporary praise songs.          Saturday, April 27-28. The topic this year is how to reach
Mark your calendars and plan to join us as we lift our voices    Mormons with the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus
in praise to our risen Lord and Savior.                          Christ. The speaker is Rev. Jason Wallace, pastor of Christ
                                                                 OPC in Salt Lake City. Flyers about this conference are
ATTN VOCALISTS & INSTRUMENTALISTS: Praise
                                                                 located on the information hutch in the narthex. If you plan
& Worship Song Service will be held next Sunday, April 29,
                                                                 to attend, please RSVP to Pastor Christopher Folkerts at
and we would like to invite all vocalists and instrumentalists
                                                                 (208) 735-8285, or email at pastor@newcovenanturc.org.
to participate. Please speak to Katie Kroes today if you
                                                                 Plan to join our brothers & sisters at the New Covenant
would like to play or sing.
                                                                 URC for this important and edifying conference.
MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP will have a plane                   IN GOD’S SERVICE
dedication and celebration this Saturday, April 28, from 8AM-   April Household of Faith Leaders:
3PM (Dedication at 10AM). This will be held at the MAF          Dan & Kim Van Grouw/John & Sheri Wick
hangar in Nampa (107 N. Pilatus Lane) to celebrate God’s        May Household of Faith Leaders:
blessing of an airplane dedicated to service in Haiti. Visit    Bruce & Bernice Cooper, Jim & MaryAnn Slegers
their website at www.maf.org/idaho-rides for details.           Greeters:
CLOVERDALE COURIER – GRADUATE ISSUE:                            Today      Vern & Darlene Bolt
We plan to highlight our graduates in the next church           April 29 Mike & Janet Gonsalves
newsletter – both high school & college. If you have a son      May 6      Jon & Karen Gosche
or daughter that will be graduating this year, please have      Accompanists:
them complete a graduate questionnaire located on the           O - Sara Cooke               O - Sara Cooke
information hutch in the narthex. Completed questionnaires      P - Janet Gonsalves          P - Deb de Jong
along with a photo of the graduate should be given to our       April 29
church secretary no later than this Friday, April 27.           O - Sharon Wigboldy          O - Sharon Wigboldy
                                                                P - Julie Brands             P - Janet Gonsalves
PRAYER CORNER:
                                                                May 6
1. The Cornerstone bookstore serving the students of BSU.
                                                                O - Robin Vander Stelt       O - Robin Vander Stelt
2. Remember Anna Pastoor that she will continue to
                                                                P - Deb de Jong              P - Deb de Jong
   progress in strength and good health.
                                                                Ministry of Music
3. Dorothy Woods as doctors & family try to determine the
                                                                April Sharon Wigboldy & Sue Pastoor
   best course of treatment for her health issues.
                                                                May      Sunday School ages 3-5 – May 13
4. Classis Pacific Northwest Meeting on Tuesday at Grace
                                                                Nursery:
   URC in Kennewick, Washington.
                                                                April Committee Contact: Aimee Russell (898-9164)
5. Remember the elderly in our congregation who are
                                                                Infant:    Dawn Winter & Patti Crager
   struggling with health issues, and others who struggle
                                                                Toddler: Juliane Oppedyk & Renae Bieri
   with finances, personal family issues, and looking for
                                                                PM:        Nicole Howerzyl & Jane Vander Stelt
   employment.
                                                                April 29
THIS WEEK                                                       Infant:    MaryAnn Slegers & Jeana Siegersma
SUN: 10:00AM Morning Worship Service                            Toddler: Laura Stenquist & Rose Vander Schaaf
       6:00PM Evening Worship Service                           PM:        Vicki Van Hoogen & Priscilla Seals
       7:15PM Youth Group – Snacks: Jeana Siegersma             May 6
              Next Sunday: Hike to Table Rock                   Infant:    Brandie Cooper & Katie Kroes
TUES: 9:00AM Classis Pacific N.W. Meeting @ Grace URC           Toddler: Cindy & Cybrina De Vries
              Kennewick, Washington                             PM:        Joanie Arendse & Cathi Kroeze
WEDS: 9:30AM Ladies Coffee Break Bible Study @ church           Sound:
              Psalms Lesson #6                                  April      Henry Vander Stelt
       6:45PM GEMS – Snacks: Katie Ribbens                      May        Tom De Groot
       6:45PM Cadets – Snacks: Bryce Wick                       Ushers:
                                                                Today      Chris Brandsma, Rob Howerzyl, Peter Brands
THURS: 9:00AM Soap ‘n Suds Pantry @ church
                                                                April 29 Glenn Vander Woude, Sean & Matt Cooper
       7:30PM Meridian Bible Study @ Vander Woude’s
                                                                May 6      Ben Bieri, Jesse Groen, John Boles
FRI:   7:00PM Evangelism Conference                             Library:
              @ New Covenant URC – Twin Falls                   Apr 22 & 29 Janice De Groot
SAT: 8:00AM Plane Dedication & Celebration @ MAF                May 6 & 13 Patti Crager
       9:30AM Evangelism Conference                             PM Song Service                     PM Prayer & Share
              @ New Covenant URC – Twin Falls                   April 29 P&W/Katie Kroes            April 29 5th Sunday
                                                                May 6      Simon de Jong            May 6     David Booth
                                                                Kitchen/Coffee:
 Deacon’s Report for April 15, 2012:                            Today      John & Sheri Wick
 General Fund: $3,696.45 Missions: $1,996.81                    April 29 Darwin & Jane Vander Stelt
 Today’s Offerings:                                             May 6      Bruce & Bernice Cooper
 General Fund – Money collected goes toward the day-to-         Cookies for May 13:
 day operations and expenses of this church.                    Lyn Doxtator, Audra Sherman, Bernice Cooper, Sara Cooke,
 Building Fund – Money collected goes toward the loan           MaryAnn Slegers, Judy Vander Woude, Betty Wigboldy
 payment (debt reduction) of our church sanctuary and
 Sunday School classroom addition.
 Next Sunday: General Fund (AM only) &
                  Love INC Boise (AM & PM)

								
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