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BIBLE TRIVIA OF THE WEEK

Which tribe of Israel was Paul from?

Scroll to the bottom for the answer.

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP, SUNDAYS AT 10:30am

PASTOR TODD’S WEEKLY WORD

Greetings Friends!  If you’re keeping tabs on Sermons From A Hat, you may be expecting a real humdinger this Sunday!  The passage we’ve been invited to engage is a scene in which we’re told “God put a ‘deceiving spirit’ into the mouths” of some prophets.  Yikes!  If you are thinking that doesn’t sound very much like God, you might be onto something.  But, good news: it may not be quite as complicated as it seems!  This one might not be too easy to stomach, but it’s something we all need to hear.  In fact – I don’t want to spoil it or anything – but ‘truth that’s hard to stomach’ is kinda the whole point of the passage/sermon.  Join us at 10:30 on East Hillandale this Sunday morning, and let’s do this together.  See you then!

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT SOUTHERN HEIGHTS

These are highlights only.  CLICK HERE for the calendar to see a full listing

Sundays – LUNCH BUNCH – meet in lobby right after worship

August 17 – OUTREACH TEAM – 6pm

August 21 – MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION SESSION – right after worship (food included)

September 9 – SENIOR BREAKFAST – 55+ 9:00am at LaRue’s

September 11 – SUNDAY FUN-DAY – Block Party- 11:30am to 1:30pm

September 17 – OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT – Saturday – 8pm to 9:30pm

September 18 – KICKOFF SUNDAY
   – 9am to 10am – Education Hour – For Middle School, High School and Adults
   – 10:30 to 11:45am – Worship and Children’s Ministry
   – 11:45 to 11:55 – Church Picture – Outside by the front sign
   – 11:55 – Party for Krum and Sandy Kromminga – Fellowship Hall
   – 6pm-8pm – High School Ministry kickoff night

September 21 – WEDNESDAY NIGHT MINISTRIES BEGIN (1st and 3rd Wednesdays)
   – 5:15 to 6pm – Light Supper (Pizza or Subs)
   – 6pm to 7:30pm – Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry – upstairs
   – 6pm to 7:30pm – K through 5th Grade and Middle School (6th-8th) – downstairs
   – Nursery provided upon request – please call the office ahead so we can schedule leaders

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION SESSION

On Sunday, August 21, immediately following worship, we’re hosting an informational session for anyone interested in becoming a member of our church family.  Lunch will be provided.

SUNDAY FUN-DAY

Join us on September 11th for a Sunday FUN-day block party.  We will host this in our lower level parking lot.  Invite all your friends and neighbors.  We will send invitations to the people in our church neighborhood as well.  There will be lots of fun with Bounce Houses and yard games and even a slushy machine.  Food and Fun and everything is Free.

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

On Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 we will watch the brand new movie “HOME TEAM” with Kevin James just released earlier this year.  This is a very fun PG lighthearted movie about a professional football head-coach who finds himself coaching his young son’s last-place football team.  Very appropriate for this year’s “kickoff” weekend.

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PARTY FOR THE KROMMINGAS

On Sunday, September 18 after the worship gathering we will join in the Fellowship Hall for a party for Krum and Sandy Kromminga.  Krum has decided to retire from Outreach Team leadership after over 40 years at the helm.  That is something worth celebrating.  They will continue helping with outreach for sure, but let’s gather to show how much we appreciate the faithful service they have given to leading the outreach team all these years.

CHURCH PICTURE

This year’s church picture on September 18 is historical for a number of reasons.  Because of the pandemic, we have not been able to have a church picture for 2 years.  Second, this will be the first church picture with Pastor Todd.  Be a part of history as a new chapter in God’s story of Southern Heights continues.

EDUCATION HOUR KICKOFF

For Middle School, High School and Adults, our Education Hour begins September 18 from 9am to 10am.

Middle School Ed Hour will be taught by Gregg Jones as he brings not only his heart for education, but also his artistic abilities to learning.

High School Ed Hour will be taught by Doug Koning and Amy Triemstra.  They team up to bring amazing teaching that the High Schoolers love.

The Adult Ed Hour class will begin with a special class on PRAYER called “Simply Pray”. It will start with a teaching and a video and then conclude with a time of sharing and prayer.  This has the potential to be an impactful way to mobilize your prayer life and see God move in powerful ways.

HIGH SCHOOL KICKOFF

It is going to be a great High School ministry season.  You will want to be there right from the beginning on September 18 at 6pm in the student room.  Emily Meinema and Karly Root and their team of amazing leaders are gearing up for some great High School fun, food, games and learning that builds relationships with God and good friends.

MIDDLE SCHOOL KICKOFF

Eating… What does this have to do with Middle School?  Well this season, Gregg Jones will be leading the Middle School Ministry through a lesson called “EATING OUR WAY THROUGH THE BIBLE”.  Each lesson takes a story from the Bible with food in it.  Then teaches what the Bible has to say about life and eternity and the story of Jesus.  It really is amazing how often food is part of the story.  This will be a great season, you will want to be there right when it starts on Wednesday, September 21 at 6pm.

CHURCH HUMOR

SENIOR BREAKFAST (55+)

Friday, September 9 at 9am at LaRue’s Restaurant (6375 Stadium Drive).
RSVP to Marilyn at marilyn@dmboersema.net or 269.220.9254.
LaRue’s doesn’t take credit cards.

SERMONS FROM A HAT

Our 2022 Summer Sermon Series

Join us for an exciting opportunity.  Everyone is encouraged to put a Bible verse sermon idea into the hat that is in our lobby.  Each Sunday, a Bible verse is randomly drawn from the hat to determine the next week’s sermon topic. Join us each Sunday for a new topic and to find out what next week’s Bible verse is. Who knows; it could be yours!

DISCIPLE-SHIP JOURNEY

We start with our families in the worship celebration & are dismissed to classes from there.

This summer we present the exciting BIBLE ADVENTURE
for preschoolers through incoming 2nd graders.

(All other grades have the summer off and will resume at our Fall Kickoff.)

YOUR OFFERINGS TO GOD

From 8/7/2022

COVENANT PROMISE

We have a fund called “Covenant Promise”.  This fund helps our Southern Heights families with the cost of Christian Education.

Now is the time to prayerfully consider supporting the Covenant Promise Fund.  You may give online, through the mail, or it may be placed in the offering Lobby Lockboxes on Sunday.  Please make sure all funds are marked “Covenant Promise” and thank you for supporting Christian Education.

LUNCH BUNCH! EACH SUNDAY AT NOON


Everyone is invited! Gather with other hungry & friendly people at the main doors in our lobby.

Our Lunch Bunch coordinator is Erica Deubner.

LITTLE LIBRARY & PLAYGROUND

Our playground has had some upgrades and additions.  Recently we have added a picnic area next to the play structure.  We asked our neighbors what they would like and they responded with “shade”, so the new picnic area has a picnic table with a shade umbrella.  We have also added a “Little Library” to the picnic area.  Lastly, we have completed the fence around the play structure and picnic area so that the littlest ones have a protected area to run and play while the grown-ups can relax.  Thank you, Southern Heights for providing this playground for our neighbors and our church family.  It is used constantly and is a source of joy for the people who live near us.  May God continue to bless our little playground and may we hear lots of laughter for years to come.

Calling all former elders & deacons:

If you have a copy of the book The Compassionate Congregation please drop it off in the office when you have an opportunity.

Thanks a bunch!

ELDER & DEACON TEAMS

Below are our five elder/deacon teams. Each person at Southern Heights is under the care of one of these teams, with each team overseeing those whose last names are in a certain portion of the alphabet.

District 1, (A-Du)
Elder: Kevin Grand; Deacon: Garry Walton

District 2, (Du-H)
Elder: Thom Carlisle; Deacon: Cheryl Kemink

District 3, (I-McL)
Elder: David Van Zoest; Deacon: Susan Hall

District 4, (McN-R)
Elder: Bruce Merchant; Deacon: Donna Neevel

District 5, (S-Z)
Elder: Katrina Schreuder; Deacon: Steve Vroegop

Please get to know your elder and deacon, and help them get to know you. We also encourage you to pray for these leaders as they serve God and His people here at Southern Heights.

DO YOU HAVE A PRAISE OR PRAYER REQUEST?

Click on this prayer prompter image or send an email to deborahbos2@gmail.com and your prayer or praise will be included in our weekly Prayer Prompter, which is received and prayed over by many in our Southern Heights family.  Please note if your request is confidential and it will only be shared with a small group of elders and staff who will be confidentially praying for you.

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ANSWER TO BIBLE TRIVIA

Paul was from the tribe of Benjamin.