Digital Bulletin

Order of Worship

Sunday, June 23
*Everlasting God
Welcome & Call to Worship
Passing the Peace
Middle School Service Project Recap
*Holy Forever
*He Will Hold Me Fast
Prayer & Offering
Scripture: Genesis 18:20-33 | Isla DeJong
Message: Julia Sandstrom, Teaching Pastor
*His Mercy Is More
*O Come to the Altar
Announcements
Benediction

*Congregational Song    

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Giving

Offering
Support the ministry and mission of Thornapple through the regular practice of giving generously from the financial resources entrusted to you by God.  
Your financial gifts can be:
  1. Made online through our online giving platform 
  2. Mailed to the church office (6595 Cascade Rd. SE; Grand Rapids, MI 49546)
  3. Given during in-person worship on Sunday mornings

May giving fell below the monthly budget and we are also below budget year-to-date. Your continued generosity during the summer months will be greatly appreciated!!

Events

  • Family Promising Hosting - SAVE the DATES | Our next week to host families in our church is August 11-18 - please put the date on your calendar - we will be sharing a sign up early in July.
  • Thornapple MomCo is a community of moms who aim to encourage and equip moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders in relationship with Jesus and in partnership with Thornapple Covenant Church. The group meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 9:30-11:15am, September through May. We also offer monthly Moms Night Out events, monthly Mom & Me play dates and weekly summer park play dates. Register HERE 
  • Community Center Sports 
    WholyFit (contact Karalyn Tresh: 616-304-0592): Fridays, 9:30-10:30am

NEWS

Meaning of Membership Class | Any time, online | Interested in joining Thornapple as a member? Have an hour to watch our 5-part online course and answer a few questions? Check out the online course HERE... we'd love to have you take this next step with us!

Spiritual Direction | Learn more about what it is and request to get matched to a spiritual director HERE.
 
New(er) to Thornapple? Curious what Thornapple is all about?
Share your name/email with us and you’ll get 3 introductory emails - one from each of our pastors - and nothing more (we promise). Sign up HERE.

Sunday Programming 
Nursery and Kingdom Kids | 10-11am | 4s-4th grade start in worship with families until they are dismissed around 10:20, parents can pick up children in the Lower Level following worship. The third Sundays of the month, 4-years-old and older will worship in the Sanctuary with their families (don't worry, we'll provide some quiet activities).
Middle School (7th-8th) | Resumes in the fall.
HS Huddle | Resumes in the fall.

Pine Rest Church Assistance Program  
Complimentary counseling (and other programs – just say “I have a CAP with Thornapple Covenant Church” when you call to make an appointment) for you and your family and access to a virtual library of mental health resources (use the password “Thornapple” when prompted). Learn more HERE.

Stephen Ministry
Going through a crisis or having a difficult time? Maybe you could benefit from receiving care in a one-on-one partnership with a trained Stephen Minister. Contact Lynne McLaughlin

Making a Difference

  • Hearts for Sewing | The group meets Noon-3pm the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of June, July and August. The sewing group still needs donations of 100% cotton flannel fabric, or monetary donations for us to purchase these supplies. All donations can be brought to the church office or you can contact Diane Kunkler for more information. Thanks to all who have donated.

  • Love hanging out with babies/toddlers? Children’s Ministry could use your help as a Nursery volunteer on Sunday mornings. Please contact Lisa Udell if you are able to help and she we get you on the schedule!

order of worship

Sunday, June 23
*Everlasting God
Welcome & Call to Worship
Passing the Peace
Middle School Service Project Recap
*Holy Forever
*He Will Hold Me Fast
Prayer & Offering
Scripture: Genesis 18:20-33 | Isla DeJong
Message: Julia Sandstrom, Teaching Pastor
*His Mercy Is More
*O Come to the Altar
Announcements
Benediction

*Congregational Song    

sermon outline & Notes

giving

Offering
Support the ministry and mission of Thornapple through the regular practice of giving generously from the financial resources entrusted to you by God.  Your collective generosity has provided a strong start to the year – thank you! Your continued regular giving will fund Thornapple’s mission and ministry as planned in the months ahead. Thank you for your faithfulness!

Your financial gifts can be:
  1. Made online through our online giving platform 
  2. Mailed to the church office (6595 Cascade Rd. SE; Grand Rapids, MI 49546)
  3. Given during in-person worship on Sunday mornings.
May giving fell below the monthly budget and we are also below budget year-to-date. Your continued generosity during the summer months will be greatly appreciated!

Events

  • Family Promising Hosting - SAVE the DATES | Our next week to host families in our church is August 11-18 - please put the date on your calendar - we will be sharing a sign up early in July.
  • Thornapple MomCo is a community of moms who aim to encourage and equip moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders in relationship with Jesus and in partnership with Thornapple Covenant Church. The group meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 9:30-11:15am, September through May. We also offer monthly Moms Night Out events, monthly Mom & Me play dates and weekly summer park play dates. Register HERE
  • Community Center Sports 
    WholyFit (contact Karalyn Tresh: 616-304-0592): Fridays, 9:30-10:30am

News

Meaning of Membership Class | Any time, online | Interested in joining Thornapple as a member? Have an hour to watch our 5-part online course and answer a few questions? Check out the online course HERE... we'd love to have you take this next step with us!

Spiritual Direction | Learn more about what it is and request to get matched to a spiritual director HERE.

New(er) to Thornapple? Curious what Thornapple is all about?
Share your name/email with us and you’ll get 3 introductory emails - one from each of our pastors - and nothing more (we promise). Sign up HERE.

Sunday Programming
Nursery and Kingdom Kids | 10-11am | 4s-4th grade start in worship with families until they are dismissed around 10:20, parents can pick up children in the Lower Level following worship. The third Sundays of the month, 4-years-old and older will worship in the Sanctuary with their families (don't worry, we'll provide some quiet activities). 
Middle School (7th-8th) | Resumes in the fall.
HS Huddle | Resumes in the fall.

Pine Rest Church Assistance Program  
Complimentary counseling (and other programs – just say “I have a CAP with Thornapple Covenant Church” when you call to make an appointment) for you and your family and access to a virtual library of mental health resources (use the password “Thornapple” when prompted). Learn more HERE.

Stephen Ministry
Going through a crisis or having a difficult time? Maybe you could benefit from receiving care in a one-on-one partnership with a trained Stephen Minister. Contact Lynne McLaughlin

Making a difference

  • Hearts for Sewing | The group meets Noon-3pm the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of June, July and August. The sewing group still needs donations of 100% cotton flannel fabric, or monetary donations for us to purchase these supplies. All donations can be brought to the church office or you can contact Diane Kunkler for more information. Thanks to all who have donated.

  • Love hanging out with babies/toddlers? Children’s Ministry could use your help as a Nursery volunteer on Sunday mornings. Please contact Lisa Udell if you are able to help and she we get you on the schedule!