Sunday, April 21 Announcements

Challenge Conference Info Meeting
Today 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Powerhouse Event
OutBack (Cafe) 15085 220th Ave Big Rapids, MI 49307
Information meeting for parents and students registered for Challenge

Summer trip registrations are live on Sign up now!
6/17-21 Eagle Village Adventure Trip
6/25-28 Soccer Camp @ Trinity Outreach
6/30-7/5 Challenge
7/14-18 Eagle Village Service Trip
7/25 Middle Schol Michigan's Adventure Day Trip

Transition Prayer Requests (from Elders): Please be asking the Lord to give great wisdom as He leads the Elders in selecting the Search Team members in May, defining the search criteria, and commissioning the Search Team in June.

Coming Up
Ladies’ Bible Study:  Mondays in RC, 6:30 pm
Ladies’ Bible Study:  Mondays in BR, 7:00 pm
If My People Prayer Gathering:
     Tuesdays, 6:30 am (101/104)
Moms In Prayer:  Tuesdays 9:30 am
Ladies’ Bible Study:  Thursdays at 9:00 am
Angels of Action Shoe Drive April 6-21:  Please help Angels of Action by donating shoes for children ages 2-17 in the Mecosta and Osceola County areas. New shoes are preferred. However, gently used shoes will be accepted (make sure they are clean and not torn).  You can drop off the shoes at Trinity Fellowship in the bin.

Peanut, Peanut Butter – and Jelly!  TrinityKids vs PowerHouse
We will be collecting peanut butter and jelly for Angels of Action summer food bags. Donation boxes will be by Pier 17 from April 14th to May 5th. This is a competitive collection. Whose box will your donation go into: TKids or PowerHouse? The ultimate winners will be Angels of Action and hungry kids in our community. Suggested sizes are as follows: Jelly in 20 oz squeeze bottles and peanut butter 16 oz jars.

Celebrate Our Missionaries!
Today we are praying for John/Sue Briggs and Kelly Schmitz. Please continue to pray for them throughout the week.
Celebrate our missionaries’ birthdays and anniversaries by praying for them on their special day and sending a card or email.  (Contact the office for addresses.)
  4. Alysha Poiner
  6. Myla
13. Stacy Jex
24. Andy Girwarnauth

St. Michael’s NCCW invites ladies of all ages to a Tea Party in honor of all
mothers and daughters. Monday, May 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at Hearty Harvest
Victorian Greenhouse. Free will donations will go to St. Michael’s Safety Initiative and/or Mecosta/ Osceola Right to Life. For RSVP and more information, see flyer on the Community Bulletin board at the south entrance.

Congregational Meeting Agenda for April 28, 2024
I.    Confirm Quorum & Call to Order
II.   Opening Prayer
III.  Approve minutes from November 2023
IV. Reports:
   A. Vision Update
   B. Big Rapids Campus Update
   C. Newaygo Campus Update
   D. Elders’ Report
V. New Business:
  A. Vote to Accept New Members
  B. Vote to Affirm Elders
VI. Financial Report
   Missions Report and Vote on New Support 
     i.  FYI: Rafa and Yoli 
     ii. Jeffrey and Ingrid Cagwin
VII.  Announcement Result of Ballot Voting
VIII. Closing Prayer
IX.   Adjournment
Minutes from the November congregational meeting are available on the Information Board (at the main entrance) for your review prior to the April 28 congregational meeting.

Elder Reaffirmation:  Joe Gardner, Scott Landstra, and Steve Wheeler are requesting congregational input as they screen for another three-year term as an elder.  Please review the Biblical qualification (I Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-3; Titus 1:5-9) with Joe, Scott, and Steve in mind.  If you have questions or concerns, please address them to Joe, Scott, or Steve directly as to avoid miscommunication or misunderstanding. If approved by the screening committee, members will vote to re-affirm Joe, Scott, and Steve at the next Congregational Meeting on April 28. A more detailed list of qualifications can be picked up at the welcome desk.

Here Are 30 Membership Candidates! The Elders have approved and present these 30 persons for your voting into membership during the congregational meeting April 28. Please connect with each to welcome them. From the Newaygo Campus: Kelly & Kendal Beerman, Don & Shannon Hendershot, Tom & Nancy Kaastra, Andrew & Breanna Kulikowski, Shane & Janine Smith, and Zach & Ashley Wood. From the Big Rapids Campus: Gabe & Joanna Boe, Isaac & Mariah Hertzler, Matthew Holsworth, Zachary Logan, Jackie Miller, Owen Myers, Kyle Nelson, Tyler & Karen O'Dell, Tom & Karen Parks, Jon & Ashley Peterson, Alyssa Tarkowski, and Dave & Karen Westrate.
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