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  • Christina DeGroot, mother of Larry (Kim) DeGroot, passed away on September 20.  Visitation is scheduled from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Thursday, September 22, at Yntema Funeral Home.  The funeral will be held at 1:30pm Friday at Bethel CRC in Zeeland.
  • Robert Timmer passed away on September 17.  Our sympathy is extended to his children, Rachel Baker and Amanda (David) Prins and family.  The funeral was held on September 21.
  • Our condolences are extended to the family of Lynette Bell, who passed away on September 15. To her husband, Matt; children Landon, Bailey, Elliot, and Lila; her father, Dan Maly; siblings, Angela & Dimitri; mother-in-law, Marilyn Bell; and many additional family members and close friends.  


  • Congratulations to Tony & Holly Bazan with the birth of their daughter, Ruthee Cora, on September 15.


  • Jane Ramaker is hospitalized with a blood clot in her lung as well as an infection.
  • Gretchen Wolters had hip replacement surgery today (Thursday).


  • Jack Machiela is recovering from last week's knee replacement surgery.
  • Matt Twork had a procedure to stimulate his spinal cord on September 19.


  • Jim Meekhof is scheduled for open heart surgery on September 29.
  • Judy Nykamp's neck surgery has been rescheduled for October 5.

Ongoing Prayer Items

  • Larry Geuder:  Continued testing for undiagnosed illness
  • Gary Lemmen:  Liver cancer
  • Graham Muilenburg:  Brittle bone disease
  • Jilayne Allen:  Oakcrest Manor -- continuing care following a stroke

If you find yourself moved with compassion when you hear the heartache of others, you probably have gifts that would make you a great care pastor. These people make periodic phone calls on church members seeking ways that the church can care for and pray for them.