Karen DeHommel underwent a total knee replacement on Monday, August 20, at Metro Hospital.
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Joyce Tiesman will undergo surgery for the removal of skin cancer on Monday, August 27, at Metro Health Hospital.
Gene VanderWal will undergo shoulder replacement surgery on Wednesday, August 29, at Metro Hospital.
Joe Cleveland was admitted to Blodgett Hospital on Thursday, August 16, and diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis. Joe returned home on Sunday, August 19.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Caroline Shoemaker upon the passing of her husband, Earl. Earl passed away on Friday, August 17. Visitation will be at VanderLaan Funeral Home on Sunday, August 19, from 6:00-8:00pm and at Fellowship Reformed Church on Monday, August 20, from 10:00-10:45am. The funeral will be at Fellowship Reformed Church on Monday, August 20, at 11:00am. Additional FRC family includes daughter, Phyllis and Lee Schutter; grandchildren: Holly Schutter and Phillip and Kelli Schutter (Ainsley and Ethan); brother-in-law, Roger and Julia Wabeke; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
We extend our congratulations to Rob and Ellen Kleinjans upon the birth of their daughter, Sadie Elizabeth. Sadie was born at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital on Wednesday, August 15. She weighed 8 lb. 4 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long.
Congratulations to Waiz and Julie John upon the birth of their son, Jairus. Jairus was born on Wednesday, July 18. He weighed 8lbs, 14oz and was 20 inches in length.
We extend our Christian sympathy to Brittany and Brian Boom (Brinley and Braxton) upon the passing of Brittany's grandfather, Gene Zettle (Friday, August 10), and her grandmother, Barbara Zettle (Tuesday, August 14). A service to honor both of their lives will take place on Wednesday, August 15, in West Branch.
Congratulations to Dan and Rachel Hughes (Aubrey and Tyler) upon the birth of their daughter, Lauren Ruth. Lauren was born on Tuesday, August 14, at Zeeland Community Hospital. She weighed 7lbs, 2oz and was 18 1/4 inches in length.
Cal TerHaar was admitted to the Lacks Cancer Center on Tuesday, August 7, due to severe pain. Doctors have diagnosed Cal with multiple myeloma (cancer). Cal underwent a biopsy on Tuesday, August 14, and doctors continue to work on a plan of treatment. He returned home from the hospital on Saturday, August 11.
Earl Shoemaker is under home based hospice care. Please pray for the power and peace of the Holy Spirit during this time.
Joyce Tiesman was unable to undergo outpatient surgery on Wednesday, August 8, at Metro Health to remove a melanoma spot from her back. Doctors are seeking additional clarity before engaging a plan of care.
We will celebrate communion at both morning services on Sunday, August 19. Please prepare your mind and heart through prayer and repentance.
Nancy Kipen underwent a hiatal hernia surgery on Monday, August 6, at Blodgett Hospital. Doctors performed a stress test on Friday, August 10, to evaluate additional concerns. Results indicated no cause for concern. Nancy returned home on Friday, August 10.
Holden DeKoekkoek, infant son of Justin and Shelby DeKoekkoek, has a minor narrowing of the aorta and fused bi-cuspid valves and will be under monitoring for the next 3-6 months. Please pray for healing.
1. Please pray for those who are battling pornography and sexual addictions.
2. Please pray for families considering and/or pursuing the opportunity of adoption.
3. Please pray that God would protect those involved in struggling and/or abusive marriages. Please pray that God would open doors of communication–providing the means to talk with one another.
4. Please pray for those who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.
5. Please pray for those who endure chronic pain on a daily basis–battling illnesses and diagnoses that have minimal treatment options.
6. Please pray for those struggling with suicidal behaviors.