We Sang This Morning at 1st Presbyterian on Front Street Marquette

By Todd Noordyk On August 6th, 2017

Marquette – August 5 2017 – Many members and visitors all shared their concerns and blessings of the week. Its always fun to listen to.folks share whats good in their lives.

This morning Pastor Nick’s text came from Matthew 13 verse 31, the story of the Loaves and the fishes.

Pastor Nick questioned the origin of the story? Many think that as the sun was going down the disciples said we need to send them back to the Village to eat because they were so hungry.

Maybe… but Common Sense says the Christ Blessing of the Loaves and the fishes is the origin of that story?   hmm???

Pastor Nick said the real origin begins with Jesus the teacher called to listen...

In the next chapter of Mathew, chapter 14 verse 13, Jesus heard bad news, right before he went to a place of Solace out in the desert. What he heard was Herod’s birthday party was going on, and the dancing daughter, when she excited the King’s flesh, he said ask for anything. She asked her mother and then asked for John the Baptist head on a platter… and yes the Executioner pulled the head out of the bucket and put it on a platter.

Jesus just listened to that story of evil expressing itself and headed to the wilderness.  He needed to be alone, in that desert place, to reconcile his thoughts, his soul and the difference between Good and Evil.

As in this story, sometimes evil comes upon us and it’s very sad. The execution of his cousin John the Baptist left Jesus standing in the world in his grieving state, struggling.

Then a huge crowd interrupts him, screaming in pain, many troubled persons who were in need while struggling.  These people needed help. They needed healing.  So Jesus moves from grieving and His heart turns with compassion and He reaches out and touches one, and touches another, and touches yet another. A massive healing service was happening.

Then the disciples told Jesus as they tapped him on the shoulder and indicated He should send these people home, it’s getting dark, and they need to go to the Village because they’re very hungry.

Jesus told the disciples to feed them then.

The disciples said we have nothing here to feed these people just two fishes and five loaves.

Jesus said give me what you have considered is nothing. “Give It All To Me,” said Jesus.  “Give the things that you can’t change, just give it to me.” Then Jesus created something from nothing. And at that moment there was five thousand stories of God’s wonderful blessing as those five thousand plus people were fed.

So there was 5,000+ stories of thankfulness in the midst of that one story of evil with John the Baptist beheading.

So in the midst of evil, pray, reflect, and count our many blessings. Thanks Pastor Nick for that message today!

The congregation responded by singing Matt Redman’s popular song 10,000 Reasons Bless The Lord.

1st Presbyterian Rockin’ With 41West

By Todd Noordyk On July 31st, 2017

MarquetteJuly 30, 2017 – 41West engaged with for over 100 people this Sunday morning as we played & worshiped together on Front Street Downtown Marquette.

Pastor Nick spoke about our mindset for living. Pastor spoke about an older Ethiopian tribe that had a mindset where they sacrificed the health of an infant, so the tribe would be healthy. This is a perverted mindset that is based on dark spiritual principles and the “Flesh”.

Pastor Nick encouraged us to have a spiritual mindset that is focused on the light and the Word, a Godly mindset with Jesus and love at the center.

Pastor Nick Cammarata 1st Presbyterian Marquette

Pastor Nick Cammarata 1st Presbyterian Marquette

Pastor said a touch of God rarely comes when one is focused on the “Flesh”. A scriptural mindset, in tune with the truths of the Bible and the Great I Am, creates the path for God to openly intervene in our lives.  It’s a very special thing to have a Godly Christian mindset. You can reach Pastor Nick at (906) 226-6587.

41West had a ball this morning playing 6 songs/jams. It was an enjoyable time as we sang Mavis Staples’ Have A little Faith, Eva Cassidy’s People Get Ready, Lincoln Brewster’s You Are Good, Swing Low Sweet Chariot and a couple of originals.

Gene Uuro played lead guitar beautifully, and we did his new happy sounding composition in the key of G called, “Sunday Morning”.

Luke Noordyk held the band together with a strong bass line and vocals.

Bill Houghton Jr. was rock solid on the drums.

Naomi Noordyk sang beautifully.

I put some Hammond B-3 touches on Mavis Staples song, enjoyed playing the churches Petrof Grand Piano, and I played a Yamaha wind instrument with my keyboard for some saxophone solos.

We play the next 3 Sunday mornings. The band changes a bit every time we play so it’s always fresh. We encourage you to come out this Sunday August 6 2017 from 9:45a-11a on Front Street by the Landmark Inn.

1st Presbyterian looking tot he North

1st Presbyterian looking tot he North1st Presbyterian looking tot he North

Living Faith Fellowship Church On The Move In Gwinn

By Todd Noordyk On August 30th, 2016

Forsythe Township   August 28, 2016  –  Living faith fellowship blessed some 15 kids Sunday morning.  Pastor Scott Leutz prayed for these kids. Pastor Jon Hendry encouraged them and asked for blessings and safety for them for the whole school year.

Parents and community members attended the morning service Sunday and had a good time.  About 50 folks enjoyed the music of 41West.org and the good talk by Pastor Scott Leutz.

41 West band members included Gene Uuro on lead guitar and vocal,  Ben Wilson on drums, Tim Zambon on acoustic guitar and vocals,  Wyatt Leutz on bass, and Todd Noordyk on the keys and vocals.

After the 90 minute service ended, Vollwerth Natural Casing Hotdogs were enjoyed by all as they wrapped things up with a summer style luncheon for the kids and parents.

You are invited to attend Sunday morning.  Come as you are at 10:30am.  All are welcome.

Blessing of The Bikes – opps I mean “Blessing Of The Spikes” in Gwinn

By Todd Noordyk On August 26th, 2016

Gwinn  –  August 26, 2016  –  Sunday the Gwinn community is invited for a fun morning of encouragement with Jon Hendry & Scott Leutz and positive rock-n-roll by the band 41West.

Kids, parents, grand parents…are all invited to Come As You Are to the “Blessing of the Spikes”.  It’s a chance for Pastor Jon Hendry and Pastor Scott Leutz to encourage our kids.  The topics is “Living free, wild, young”…but to do so safely by making good choices.

Just like we Bless Our Bikes in Gwinn, we will Bless the Spikes and all kids that attend.

Join us for a rock-n-roll service with 41West.  Band members Gene Uuro, Tim Zambon, Ben Wilson, Wyatt Leutz and Todd Noordyk will be playing songs by Hillsong, Lincoln Brewster, Jeremy Camp, Glenn Kaiser and more.  Be there early for a seat.  See you at 10:24am this Sunday the 28th at Living Faith Fellowship next to ACE Hardware Gwinn.Living Young Living Free with music by 41 west

The Spirit Was High As We Gathered at Living Faith Fellowship In Gwinn so Come Try It Sunday at 10:30am

By Todd Noordyk On August 1st, 2016
lot of cars in it Sunday at Living Faith Fellowship Gwinn

A lot of cars were in the parking lot on Sunday morning at Living Faith Fellowship Gwinn

Gwinn  –  Sunday, July 31, 2016  –  Numerous local people from around Gwinn, Forsythe Township, Negaunee, and Marquette gathered  along with some folks camping for a heart felt service of teaching and singing yesterday.  “It seems the church is growing”, said Pastor Jon Hendry as he noted folks from all around the area are still willing to come and pray, sing with a worship band, and listen to good preaching with lots of scriptures to review. Pastor covered a lot of scripture Sunday at 10:30a with a meaty message. He reconciled signs and wonders and end times thoughts, the nations involved, and what will happen in the future.

Over the past 4 weeks or so, Pastor Jon Hendry has covered these scriptures in a deep thinking series which he is calling: Prophetic Update…Daniel 2:19-21, Daniel 4:32 and Acts 1:7…These scriptures declare God’s sovereignty in the affairs of men.

The next scriptures prove that God provides signs that go with particular times…Matthew 16:1-3 and Isaiah 7:14

Daniel 9:25 Promise of Issuing a Decree to begin God’s timetable of first coming.

Daniel 9:27 Promise of treaty to begin 70th week of Daniel.

Exodus 12:13 Blood of the Lamb was a sign.

The Brass Serpent in the wilderness was also a sign. Numbers 21:8 & John 3:14

The following are some scriptures indicating signs of the time of the end of Man’s government.
Matthew 24:1-14, and 2nd Thessalonians 2:1-7
Those signs include Falling Away ,Revelation of Anti-Christ and The Abomination that causes Desolation.

Left to right Tim Zambon on a Guild accoustic and Wyatt Leutz on bass

Left to right Tim Zambon on a Guild acoustic and Wyatt Leutz on bass

2nd Tim 3 I have just begun on this scripture and Pastor Jon Hendry focused on these Sunday July 31st, 2016.

The band at Living Faith Fellowship played new material which attendees sang to. Keyboardist and vocalist Todd Noordyk, acoustic guitarist and vocalist Tim Zambon, and bassist Wyatt Leutz played some of today’s favorites like;
Mercy is Falling by David Ruuis,

Corner Stone by Hillsong 2012,

I don’t Know Why Jesus Loved me by Andre Crouch,
It’s All About You by Big Daddy Weave,
Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin
and Give Me Jesus by Jeremy Camp

So come to Sunday’s Service at 10:30am.  Or if you have questions about things call the church.  Pastor Jon can be reached at 906-346-9509 · 215 E State Highway M35 · Gwinn, MI 49841-9002 … Find Living Faith Fellowship Church at 215 E State Highway M35, Gwinn MI 49841-9002.

Sunday Worship In Gwinn Includes LIVE Music and Excited Pastors

By Todd Noordyk On July 26th, 2016
From left Todd Noordyk Wyatt Leutz Tim Zambon John Hendry Scott Leutz

From left Todd Noordyk Wyatt Leutz Tim Zambon Jon Hendry Scott Leutz

GwinnTuesday July 26, 2016 – About 35 people from Marquette, Negaunee, Marquette Township, Forsyth Township, and Gwinn gathered next to Gwinn Ace hardware at Living Faith Fellowship for morning worship.  Over the past two Sundays, a LIVE Band helped facilitate worship.  The band included guest artists Todd Noordyk on vocals and keys, Tim Zambon on vocals and acoustic,  Wyatt Leutz on Bass the first week and Luke Noordyk on vocals and bass last Sunday. T0 help follow along on the songs, the church projected the words so all could sing and enjoy.

Attendee enjoyed the lively music that was based in scripture with songs like There’s Power in the Blood, Mercy is Falling, Jesus is the Answer, Give me Jesus, and Swing Low sweet Chariot. Maybe you’d like to come and enjoy some fresh, LIVE music Sunday mornings 10:30am in Gwinn next to ACE.

Two weeks ago guest Pastor Scott Leutz spoke on blind Bartimeus. Pastor Scott said Bartimeus had faith and believed what Jesus Christ told him and he was able to see. Bartimeus knew that this moment might be his only chance to get what he wanted from Jesus. So he shouted loud and kept shouting again and again: “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” Some people in the crowd were annoyed. They told him to keep quiet. St Mark says that Bartimeus “shouted even louder”.  Pastor Scott Leutz said the lesson here is sometimes we need to alter our agenda when nudged. Then Christ healed him and he shared the nws and they saw him restored, it woke up the towns people and reminded us that we could exercise our faith and listen and obey. The lesson from guest Pastor Scott Leutz was good.

Senior Pastor John Hendry Encourages The Church At Living Faith fellowship In Gwinn Michigan

Senior Pastor Jon Hendry Encourages The Church At Living Faith Fellowship In Gwinn Michigan

This past week, Senior Pastor Jon Hendry continued with his discussion on Signs and Wonders. Pastor Jon gave us a dozen scripture passages to chew on, take in, and review in our minds. All scripture is useful and when reading it and hearing it good comes out on the other side.

Here is a listing of scriptures to look up.  Pastor Jon Hendry is covering these scriptures in the series which he is calling: Prophetic Update

Daniel 2:19-21
Daniel 4:32
Acts 1:7
These opening scriptures declare God’s sovereignty in the affairs of men.

The next scriptures prove that God provides signs that go with particular times.
Matthew 16:1-3
Isaiah 7:14

Daniel 9:25 Promise of Issuing a Decree to begin God’s timetable of first coming.

Daniel 9:27 Promise of treaty to begin 70th week of Daniel.

Exodus 12:13 Blood of the Lamb was a sign.

The Brass Serpent in the wilderness was also a sign. Numbers 21:8 & John 3:14

The following are some scriptures indicating signs of the time of the end of Man’s government.
Matthew 24:1-14
2nd Thessalonians 2:1-7
Those signs include Falling Away ,Revelation of Anti-Christ and The Abomination that causes Desolation.

2nd Tim 3 I have just begun on this scripture and we will get into this on Sunday July 31st, 2016.

Our final note is a direct Thanks to senior Pastor Jon Hendry, and guest pastor Scott Leutz!  Thanks Pastors for the work you do for our Savior Jesus Christ. May he richly bless you in life, and Reward you eternally for your service to him.  If you have questions about things call the church.  Pastor Jon can be reached at 906-346-9509 · 215 E State Highway M35 · Gwinn, MI 49841-9002 … Find Living Faith Fellowship Church at 215 E State Highway M35, Gwinn MI 49841-9002.

41West Team At Grace United Methodist Of Marquette

By Todd Noordyk On September 8th, 2015
41 West bassist and PA engineer Luke Noordyk prepares for morning worship at Grace

The above picture shows 41 West bassist and PA engineer Luke Noordyk ready for morning worship at Grace

Marquette  –  Sunday August 30th, 2015  –  It was a fresh, warm, balmy Sunday morning, perfect for a morning worship service at Grace United Methodist, located in eyes shot of Northern Michigan University.

41West Christian Fellowship members Luke and Todd Noordyk helped conduct a worship service at Grace. Leader Bob Ross and members from the band New Day from First United Methodist church sang and played with 41West for this service.

41West strives to bring a freshness to worship settings. A new fresh PA,  state of the art PRO speakers and cords,  authentic sounding keyboards, quality tube amps, Heil mics, and drums were all brought in for a lively worship session at Grace.  The music was festive this Sunday morning with 41West and New Day, plus three members of Grace also participated on piano, violin and 12 string guitar.

Rev. Christopher Hintz, Pastor, preached with clarity capturing our attention through the 41West PA system.  Sunday we heard pastor clearly and with the energy of upbeat music and the band, the service was meaningful and fun.  Attendees said,It was a good service and folks leaving commented to pastor and the band, We need more of that”.

Luke Noordyk showcased 41West’s new wireless digital console which resides on an Apple phone or Apple IPad.  Luke chose the IPad for this service and was able to walk through out the sanctuary and mix sound from various pews gaining a clear, friendly, fresh sound that Grace attendees enjoyed.

41West Christian Fellowship out with United Methodist Churches In Marquette

By Todd Noordyk On August 21st, 2015
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41West 34′ by 14′ stage with First United Methodist New Day worship team performing

Marquette August 16, 2015 – 41West Christian Fellowship, the 41West band,  enjoyed an outside service Sunday afternoon.  The weather was extremely warm in Marquette though topping the 90 degree mark.

41West brought along our 34′ by 14′ portable hydraulic stage.  We setup concert grade sound, and played as a smaller foursome for 45minutes in the beginning of the afternoon.
Gene Uuro played lead guitar and sang.
Luke Nooryk was thumpin’ on the bass guitar and sang.
Nephew Hudson Noordyk laid down excellent rhythms on the drums.
Singer and keyboardist Todd Noordyk played his heart out.

We were followed by a husband wife duo that played an acoustic guitar and auto-harp.  A family band played a set.  A fiddle player and 12 string acoustic guitarist played several bluegrass fiddle style hymns and song.

The afternoon was capped off with New Day Music by Bob Ross and his worship band from First United Methodist Church.

Actually four local churches got together to share the block party afternoon;  41 West Christian FellowshipFirst United Methodist of Marquette,  Skandia United Methodist of Skandia, and Grace United Methodist by NMU in Marquette.

Celebrate! Make a Joyful Noise with a service of Lively Praise! March 29th

By toddp On March 28th, 2015

Focus on Jesus and get ready for Easter

Sunday March 29 at 9:30a & 11a

41West & LSCC will prepare your heart for Easter with a service focused on our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

Come on out for Make a Joyful Noise Sunday at LSCC. We will be featuring the music of Andrea Crouch, pictured to the right playing for a Billy Graham crusade.

This service will focus on Jesus, helping us to prepare our minds for the Easter Celebration of his resurrection.

Todd Noordyk and 41West will lead worship March 29 with the excitement and power of Andrea’s music.

.P.S. Come wearing your tennis shoes ’cause we’re gonna be on the move…

Celebrate - Make a Joyful Noise with a service of Lively Praise - March 29th

Celebrate – Make a Joyful Noise with a service of Lively Praise – March 29th

 

41West Is Planning An Evening of Praise In Michigamme March 29, 2015

By Todd Noordyk On February 21st, 2015

MarquetteFebruary 21, 2015 – Come on our for a night of Praise, Palm Sunday, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Palm Sunday leads into the Easter celebration commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ some 2,000 year ago.

41 West will feature the music of Andrea Crouch and we are planning to get our praise on.

And wear some comfy shoes, cause you might want to move and groove.

Please download the poster and print it for your refrigerator and bring along a friend.  Refreshments to follow the Southern Gospel music and testimonies.   Live In Michigamme March 29

41West In Michigamme March 29 2015

41West In Michigamme March 29 2015