News & Events

This week —  Nov 18 – Nov 24

Monday  Nov 18

7:00 pm – Ladies of Life Home Bible Studies

Tuesday Nov 19

6:30 pm – Covenant Keepers Prayer at Peter and Lotte Hersey’s home         11539 Oak Hills Dr.,Middlebury

7:00 pm Church Council


Wednesday Nov 20

7:00 pm – Classes for all ages


Saturday Nov 23

1:00 pm – Revive Outreach. Contact: Dennis Miller, 574-370-3004


Next Sunday Nov 24

9:00 am – Sunday School-The Presence of God, Open testimony time for anyone that would like to share briefly on the presence of God in your live.

10:00 am – Morning Service. 

No Evening Service



November 27 – No Wednesday Classes due to holiday

December 1 – Prayer Night-7 pm

December  3 – Deacon Meeting-6:30 pm

December 4 – GET Cookies due/packaging

December 7 – Men’s Breakfast at Essenhaus-7:30 am

                        – Men’s Prayer 8:00 pm

December 8 – Home Groups

December 9 – Ladies of Life  Christmas Banquet

December 15 – Christmas Song and Celebration-7 pm

December 18 – RiverKids Teachers Meeting-6pm

                          – RiverKids Fun Night

December 21 – World Missionary Press– 8am to noon

Dec 22 & 29 – No Evening Services

Dec. 25 & Jan 1    No Classes


Brad and Mindi Schrock would appreciate prayers for their daughters’ surgeries and medical appointments in Columbus. Both Natalie (bladder) and Brielle (dental) have surgery on Monday and  other appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Laban Miller’s surgery was successful and we thank God for all He has done through this battle.

Revive Grant County- We are thrilled that there have been quite a few encounters in Marion and the surrounding towns that have led to people coming to Christ and being baptized. We will get the compiled numbers to you at a later time but let’s rejoice with heaven on these things! Glory!

 With the proceeds from this year’s Bazaar we were able to bless Bible Memory Ministries and The Window with $278 each.


RETA Giving Tree

RETA is a local pregnancy/family resource ministry. During the Christmas season RETA offers ways for those enrolled in their programs to earn extra coupons to “purchase” free Christmas gifts for their families in RETA’s Family Store. You can help make this possible by taking a paper ornament from the RETA Giving Tree, purchasing the item listed on the ornament, then bringing the gift (new and unwrapped) to the church and place under the tree by Sunday, November 24. Contact person: Cheryl Kiser, 574-238-4693.


Christmas Song & Celebration

On December 15th at 6 pm we will have a night of singing Christmas Carols and would invite individuals, couples, families or groups to sing a selection, do a skit, or recite a poem. If you would like to participate with a recital you may contact either Pastor Rick or Mitch. Please plan to attend a night together with expressions of adoration to our Savior Jesus. 


Ladies of Life Christmas Banquet

Monday, December 9th at 6:30 pm

Our Christmas dinner this year will be hosted at Hoosier Banquets, 6335 W 200 N, Shipshewana. Sign ups today for young adults on up. Cost will be $15/person. As a gift exchange, we are asking each lady to bring a new or repurposed (used) Christmas ornament. Come to enjoy a delicious meal and wonderful fellowship among the Ladies of Life!


Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry Cookies

Each year the Gospel Echoes Team and volunteers deliver homemade cookies to prison inmates along with a plan of salvation booklet and a Christmas card. Below are ways you can help. Sign ups are in the foyer.


Bake Cookies There are six different types of cookies needed. Suggested recipes and a 3” template are available on the table with the sign ups. They are due at ROLF no later than 7 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 4.


Package Cookies —  Cookie packaging will take place on Wednesday Dec. 4 at 7 pm by the Young Marrieds, Young Adults and anyone else who would like to help. 


Serve India

We are planning to take a team of 5 to India and still have room if you would like to go. The tickets will likely run close to $1,500 and we are planning for a 10-12 day trip. This will be a time to meet and pray with a number of the pastors we are supporting. Contact Pastor Rick with any questions.


Community:See the bulletin board for more details on the following events

November 28      Faith Mission 2019 Turkey Stampede 10K run, 5K run or walk, 1-mile run or walk at new location: Elkhart Health & Aquatics, 200 E. Jackson Blvd, Elkhart.  For more info. or to register visit                  

Leave a Reply