Prayer Blog - Immediate
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Congratulations to Jon and Amanda Veldman upon the birth of their son, Rowen Carter. Rowen was born on Thursday, May 16. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces; he measured 20 inches in length.
Congratulations to Matt and Alison Nauta upon the birth of their daughter, Emily Grace. Emily was born on Thursday, May 16 at Butterworth Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces; she measured 20 inches in length.
We extend our Christian Sympathy to Don and Millie Mulder upon the passing of Don’s sister-in-law, Hazel Van Klompenberg. Mrs. Van Klompenberg passed away on Thursday, May 16. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 19, from 1:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00pm at the VanderLaan Funeral Home; the service will begin at 11:00am on Monday at Messiah Christian Reformed Church. Additional Fellowship Family includes nephews: Dan Boone; and Howard and Phyllis Boone.
Shelby Mast, daughter of Todd and Brenda, will be having surgery on Tuesday, May 28, at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Doctors will be removing the lower lobe of her left lung where a recurrence of cancer has been found.
We extend our Christian Sympathy to Art and Cornella Petroelje upon the passing of their brother-in-law, Louis Steenwyk. Mr. Steenwyk passed away on Tuesday, May 14. Visitation will be on Friday, May 17, from 5:00-8:00pm at the Yntema Funeral Home of Zeeland; the funeral will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, May 18 at the North Street Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland.
Congratulations to CPT Andrew and Holly Smeckert (Chloe and Kelsey) upon the birth of their son, Caleb Andrew. Caleb was born on Friday, May 10. He weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces; he measured 19 1/2 inches in length. The Smeckert Family is currently stationed at an Air Force base in Louisiana.
Faith Smit will be having surgery at Blodgett Hospital on Thursday, May 23 to address problems with bulging discs and chronic pain; doctors will be inserting titanium plates and additional hardware.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Nick and Ruth Borst upon the passing of their son, Jim Borst. Mr. Borst passed away on Thursday, May 9 following a brave battle with cancer. Visitation will be on Monday, May 13 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Matthysse, Kuiper and DeGraaf Funeral Home in Grandville. The service will begin at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 14 at the Harvest Orthodox Presbyterian Church (Wyoming); an additional hour of visitation will precede the service.
Marian Elenbaas was admitted to Butterworth Hospital on Wednesday, May 8. She had been struggling with shortness of breath--and her heart was in an irregular rhythm. Fortunately, she was able to return home on Friday, May 10.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Dawn and Craig VanLiere (Alyssa) and Ryan Van Liere (fiancée Kayla Glupker) upon the passing of Dawn's father, Nelson DeJonge. Mr. DeJonge passed away on Friday, May 10. Visitation will be on Sunday, May 12, at the VanderLaan Funeral Home from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00pm. The funeral will begin at 7:00pm on Monday, May 13, at the Jamestown Reformed Church. Additional Fellowship Family includes a sister-in-law, Carol Heuvelman.
THANK YOU for all those who have already volunteered; we are still praying for the following individuals to come forward: teachers and helpers in all grades (K-5th), Mission Rotation Helpers, Carnival Game Helpers, and Prayer Partners. Please be in prayer discerning how you can be involved--and, see the display in the church lobby to sign up.
Please be in prayer for a fellow-believer who is struggling with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Please pray that God gives very clear and specific understanding to this person--providing insight for both their mind and their heart.