First Reformed Announcements

Prayer and Praise

  • Please continue to pray for Pastor Dave & Bonnie and their family. The next phase of Pastor Dave’s recovery has begun. He has been transferred to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Omaha, NE. The facility’s address is 17500 Burke St, Omaha NE 68118. Please pray that his recovery continues to progress and that there are no complications. Pray that Bonnie is able to find a comfortable place to stay while in Omaha and that friends and family have safe travels when visiting. We thank God for Pastor Dave & Bonnie and their family and pray that they feel the strength and grace of Jesus every day!!
  • “Dear Boyden First Reformed, Thank you for your gift of items for the center (mother & baby items). Center of Hope enjoys sharing God’s love & grace through visits, bikes, clothing & prayer. We so appreciate your kindness. God Bless, Center of Hope Team”
  • “Dear Boyden First Reformed, Thank you for your gift of items for the center (mother & baby items). Center of Hope enjoys sharing God’s love & grace through visits, bikes, clothing & prayer. We so appreciate your kindness. God Bless, Center of Hope Team”
    We welcome Reverend Dennis Hietbrink in leading our worship service this morning. Rev. Hietbrink interned here at Boyden First Reformed in 1977-1978. He and his wife Cindy retired to Sheldon about 2 years ago. Both of their sons and families are living in Sioux Center. We are happy to have you back in Boyden!!


  • We welcome you to worship at Boyden First Reformed! Enjoy the coffee machine in the room just left from the sanctuary. We are glad you are here! May God richly bless you as we worship together!
  • Consistory News! It was decided at the August consistory meeting this past week that the monthly mission offering will be reinstated effective September 1st. It will again be collected the first Sunday of the month. Also, due to safety issues, the church will remain locked except on Sunday mornings. If you wish to enter the church during the week, you can either call the church office or Teresa’s cell phone to have her let you in. If you have any questions or concerns about these announcements, please visit with an elder or deacon. Thank you!
  • Sunday School will begin on September 8th! Sunday School is for everyone aged 4 to over 100! Watch for more info!! 3
  • Next Sunday, we welcome Pastor Jason Van Wyk to lead our worship service! Pastor Van Wyk was a youth pastor here at Boyden First and is currently the pastor at Peace Reformed Church in Sioux City. We are happy to have him back!!
  • More Sunday School news! We are looking for someone to teach /team-teach the 3rd and 4th graders. Also, if anyone would like to be on the substitute Sunday school teacher list that would be awesome!! And it’s not too early to be thinking about a Christmas program! We are thinking more along the lines of an “all church” Christmas program. If anyone is willing to be in charge of that, or help out with teaching, please call or text Dave Boender (402-560-4462) or Vera Boender (402-792-2128) or Kaitlyn Rosenboom (712-541-4578).
  • Discipleship Survey -The survey is to address new changes to Boyden First Reformed, in possibly offering Sunday School before the worship service. This would mean Sunday School would be at 9 am with worship service moved to 10am (summer time-worship will move to 9:30 with no Sunday School). Please fill out the survey and leave comments as needed. To do the survey on-line go to or there are paper copies in front of the mailboxes. We appreciate the time taken to better serve our church community. Any questions please contact Dave and Vera Boender or Kaitlyn Rosenboom. Thanks!
  • The Banquet in Sioux Falls is calling all gardeners! They will “gladly accept donations of homegrown fresh produce…Donated produce can be brought to The Banquet at 900 E 8th St, Sioux Falls, SD, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.”
  • Sanborn Christian Reformed Church is hosting a movie/ special speaker night on Wednesday, August 28th, starting at 6:45 pm. The movie we will be showing is entitled “Gosnell – The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.” Anyone interested in protecting unborn babies should see this film. After the movie, Sue Thayer from Storm Lake will tell her story of 18 years with Planned Parenthood, having a complete life change and now becoming a founder of Cornerstone for Life Pregnancy Center. The church is located at 608 N Western St in Sanborn.
  • Church members and leaders spend so much time caring for others that we don’t always take care of ourselves. We don’t schedule time to engage our own growth and transformation. When was the last time you truly invested in your own transformation, healing, and wholeness?
    I’d like to invite you to join me, and others from the area in a spiritual formation journey. The material is called Faithwalking. You can check it out at One pastor who recently completed Module 1said, Faithwalking Foundations was the “best investment I made this year in my own spiritual life.”
    Faithwalking Foundations is not just for pastors. People from all walks of life have participated. One person said this of their experience, “Faithwalking gave me the chance to reflect on my life in ways I never had before. I now have tools that will impact my life, my work, and my engagement in my church.”
    Sessions are conducted via the internet on Zoom calls. The next Module 1 will begin on August 28 and last 10 weeks and the enrollment cost is $175. Two session times are available, either 6:30-7:45 a.m. or 11:45a.m.-1:00p.m. To register follow this link:
    Don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions or for additional information.
    Chris Godfredsen E/W Sioux Classis Leader 712-541-0604
  • The SHARE group for widows and widowers will gather on Thursday, August 15th at 9:00am at Homestead Commons in Hull. We will carpool to Algona, IA to see the Camp Algona POW Nativity Scene and Museum. Transportation will be provided. Please bring $25 with you to cover the cost of transportation and admission into the museums. We will enjoy lunch together, but this cost is not included in your $25 fee. Please RSVP by Monday, August 12th to Deanna Tiedeman at 712-439-2229. Call Deanna or Pastor Aaron Deutsch (605-742-4469) with any questions.
  • “His Plan – Our Purpose” a conference of the Bible League International will be held at First Reformed Church, Sioux Center on Monday, Sept. 9 and/or Tuesday, Sept. 10 (choose your time) Brochures are on our church’s entry tables. Pre-registration deadline is August 23, 2019. Ticket sales end Sept. 3.
  • To begin a prayer chain – You can either call Max Moret at 348-2929 or Teresa Harms/church office at 725-2366.

How Can I Help?

  • We would love to have you help us serve! If you’re interested in helping here at First Reformed please talk to Teresa Harms or one of the deacons