Happening This Sunday

Sunday March 1 at 9am is Intergenerational Sunday School. At 10am, our worship time will be a Prism service in the large sanctuary where we will have a combined worship with The Basic English and Standard English worshippers.

Right after the service, stay for a potluck lunch and a time to say thank you to Ellen Westrate for her 26 years of service to COS. There is a basket for cards on the café counter. See you there!

Next Sunday

Please join us on Sunday March 8th after the services for our second COS Songfest gathering! It will begin with a Friends of New Americans lunch followed by the music program which will begin at 2:00pm. Our Songfest program will highlight the inter-cultural nature of the global Body of Christ as we experience it among our fellowship here at COS! COS members from both services are encouraged to sign-up to present a song offering with the intent of featuring songs of worship on our hearts in the multitude of languages spoken by our COS members.


High School: Big Group will NOT meet this Sunday due to Ellen’s retirement party. Students are still welcome to sit together to eat lunch.

High School Sunday School resumes at 9am next Sunday, March 8. Come practice making Christian moral decisions.

Middle School: This Wednesday in WNL – Lord’s Day 22 (Living in the Knowledge of Eternal Life)

Serve First: This Saturday, March 7
Meet at the church from 10am-noon to help kids learn English by playing Dominos, Uno, Twister, and more! FYI: You were made for this. Be there!

Church News

The Thursday Bible study on Jonah meets this week on March 5, in the café area, 9:30-11am. This week’s lesson: “The Journey with Jonah” by Madeleine L’Engle. Questions? Contact Mary Loeks, mary@loeks.com.

Financial Update: Last week’s offering and online giving was $14,764.22. Our total giving for the month of February is $85,912.57.
Our monthly General Fund budget is $119,028.

Visitors Needed: The COS Visiting Ministry needs additional volunteers to visit our home-bound members. This is a wonderful opportunity to embody God’s love and bring tangible caring to members in need, and to receive many blessings in return. No special skills required, just a gift of your time and your listening ear. Visitors will be asked to attend occasional support meetings and to visit one or more persons once a month or so. Contact Corrie Vos at corrievos@gmail.com or text to 616 558 6634.

Help someone bloom! Donate blood at our drive in two weeks – Monday, March 16, 2-7pm in our building. Every donor is important! The process takes approximately one hour of your time, and will greatly bless another person(s). Schedule an appointment online at versiti.org/michigan (or call 1-866-MIBLOOD) or sign up on the poster in the café. Many thanks!

March Gallery Opening Event with Featured Artist Erick Picardo – Mark your calendars for Monday, March. 9 @ 7pm for a very special gallery opening event combining speech, drumming, and visual art! Erick Picardo is a Grand Rapids based Caribbean Artist known for his bright, colorful paintings, ranging in size from small scale canvases to large scale murals. The event is free with a suggested donation of $5/person. The evening will feature a conversation with the artist, music, and a chance to peruse the gallery over appetizers. RSVPs on our COS Facebook event page are appreciated!

Registration is open for the April 17-18 and June 5-6, Understanding Racism Workshops. Both are two-day workshops from 8:30-5pm each day. This workshop experience is designed to explore the deep racial complexity of the United States and to begin to explore paths for restoration. Our goal is to gain insight in understanding systemic racism through the eyes of faith and scripture in order to become the Beloved Community.

We encourage all leaders and members at Church of the Servant to attend one of these workshops. This effort helps us to focus and work together to address one of our country’s greatest troubles. Register online at CORRnow.org.