STAFF MEMBER RESIGNING
After two years of working here at EGM doing outreach, single parent ministries and small groups, Dawn VanderWerf has made the decision to move on to other areas God is calling her.  Thanks Dawn for all you have poured into our ministries here. We appreciate everything you have done and you will be missed!

BALLOON FESTIVAL
We are excited to be a part of the Grand Rapids balloon Festival at Hudsonville Fairgrounds this year. If you are interested in volunteering for either July 21 or 22, sign up using this link or visit the welcome center on Sunday!

PIZZA RANCH
The Feys are coming to the states and would love to catch up with as many of you as possible at the Hudsonville Pizza Ranch on Monday June 26 from 5-7.  $1 from each full priced adult buffet purchased between 11-7 will be donated towards their ministry in South Africa.

ADOPTION FUNDRAISING
Cam and Shannon VanKoevering are adopting a 5 year old boy named Simeon from China. They are asking for prayers and support. They will be having a fundraiser/silent auction  here at EGM on Thursday, June 29th from 5-8pm. If you are interested in donating online, click this link! If you have questions or just want to hear more about the VanKoevering’s story you can contact them at 616.293.4687 or email csvankoevering@gmail.com or Visit their blog to read about their journey to Simeon.

HELP 

If anyone is interested or would like to know more about how they can help a high school Hudsonville girl who will soon be homeless due to a parent passing away, contact Laura@egm.org.

SUPPORT EGM RECOVERY GOLF SCRAMBLE WITH GIFT OF SPONSORSHIP
Team Sponsor – $425.00
Driving Range Sponsor – $300.00
Prize Sponsor – $150.00
Contest Sponsor – $150
Individual Hole Sponsor – $125
Individual Player Scholarship – $85
Friend of the Event Sponsorship – $50

Your help and support makes a big difference!  See Pastor Tom or email tom@egm.org or more information.

ART PIECE: UNTITLED


Artist: Brandi Van Houten, Kim Staal, Lexie Staal, Abbi Hazard

Stained Glass windows were used in the early Church to tell the story of Christ to those who could not read. Through the control of light and the use of color, the images depicting God’s story left undoubtedly lasting impressions on early worshipers. Art would transcend language.

We have borrowed the icon of a stained glass window to tell another piece of God’s story, the command to love one another.  Flesh tones were used to convey diversity, though all different kinds of people are meant, regardless of their beliefs, lifestyle, orientation, background, or identity. God commands us to love each of these with our whole heart.

Our stained glass window is missing pieces because we wanted to speak for those who have been judged, marginalized, overlooked and excluded.  Their absence from the kaleidoscope of color is a reminder that when we pick and choose who to love, respect, or welcome, we offer only a fractured picture of the beauty of God’s love.

This piece is an invitation to lay down judgement and fear and pride and love with our entire being as we seek to live out God’s command fully.

STAY INFORMED

Current 4 Corners offering

Our corners offering for this month is going to Tall Turf Ministries. Tall Turf is equipping youth for lives of reconciliation in God’s world. Camp sessions are specifically designed to teach campers about the value of diversity. Campers who attend Tall Turf develop critical cross-cultural skills in a fun, safe and engaging environment.

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MEMORY VERSE

““The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”” (Mark 12:29–31 NIV11)

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
June 25, 2017
Worship Times: 9:15 & 11:00 am

G.O.A.T. Not Far from the Kingdom
Pastor: Tom Kragt

A man is asking Jesus an important question after watching several groups of people seek to destroy Jesus with false accusations and questions.  Jesus tells the man he is not far from the Kingdom of God.  What does it mean to be near the Kingdom of God?  Could we be close to the Kingdom and not know it?  Could we miss our opportunity to join the Kingdom?  Be with us Sunday as we walk with Jesus and talk about The Greatest of All-Time.

G.O.A.T.: Whether it is singers or sports figures, there is always someone saying they are G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). Jesus on several occasions also proclaims the greatest, but when he does he’s not talking about himself but about the greatest way to live life. This greatest begins with loving God. Come explore how to live out G.O.A.T.

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