Ebenezer CRC

Our Bulletin

The Lord’s Day – July 23, 2017

Welcome to all our visitors and members. Let us worship, praise, and glorify the Lord together!

THE MORNING SERVICE: “What Grace Teaches”
Scripture: Titus 1:1-4; 2:11-15 

THE EVENING SERVICE: “Who are You to Judge Others?”
Scripture: James 4:11-12 

Offering today: SWCH                 Offering next Sunday: World Renew

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:

Mon  6:30 PM             Tree trimming at the Leota Cemetery
Mon  8:15 PM             Worship Committee meeting
Tue  1:00 - 7:00 PM   Red Cross Blood Drive

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Pray that the Lord would graciously send rain to our area and other regions that are very dry.

Calissa Lubben is currently on a Youth Unlimited SERVE project in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Pray that this may be a spiritually enriching experience and pray for safety for all.

ECES Parents' Club and Dutch Festival Food Stand Committee would like to thank all of you for your donations toward the food stand!  We had a great fundraiser for our school and your donations are a great help to get the food stand up and running.  Your generosity is truly appreciated!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Professions of Faith: Calissa Lubben, Holly Vis, and Jared Vis appeared before the Council Monday and professed their faith in Christ as their Lord and Savior. They will make public profession on August 20.

Church School: Starting in September, we will combine our Church School classes with Bethel Reformed in order to provide more functional class sizes. There will be three class sizes: Helen DeKam will teach grades 1-3, Brenda Groen will teach grades 4-7, and Orv Vis will teach grades 9-12. We will alternate from year to year where the classes will meet. The church that hosts the combined Christmas program service will also be the location for the church school classes that year. Classes will be held in Bethel Reformed for 2017-18. If you have any questions, please speak to Ron Christians or Pastor Joe.

American Red Cross blood drive will be held at the Edgerton Reformed Church Tuesday, July 25 from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please contact Betty Huisken at 507-227-8416 or fbhuisken@gmail.com to make an appointment to donate. The need is constant and summer time is the most critical time of the year. Please give blood!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We will be trimming trees at the Leota Cemetery on Monday evening beginning about 6:30 p.m. Many hands make light work!

The Sawyers will hold their 11th Annual Backyard Gospel Concert featuring the Master's Voice Quartet at 7:00 pm Saturday, July 29 at 321 Rock River Dr. in Edgerton.  There will be a freewill offering for the Hope Haven Wheelchair Program. Bring lawn chairs.  In case of rain the concert will be held at the 1st CRC.

Edgerton Christian Elementary School registration packets were either mailed out this past week or put in your church mailbox.  If you do not receive your packet, please call the school at 507-442-6181.  If you know of a family that may be interested in Christ-centered education at ECES, let us know and we’d be glad to send them information as well. Registration Day is August 2nd and the school office will be open that day from 8:00am to 6:30pm for your convenience. We ask that you please take advantage of that day to bring in all your registration forms and payments so we can prepare for the new school year - thank you! We’re looking forward to welcoming your children back to ECES in a few weeks!

ECES Dates to Remember
August 2            Registration Day
August 23          Open House & Parents Meeting
August 28           First Day of School

We are still looking for someone to help run the PowerPoint approximately one Sunday a month. It is a relatively easy job but very important to the service.  If you are looking for a way to be more involved in the church please call Bonnie Sas or Pastor Joe.

Did you know you can make an eternal difference in the life of someone in Africa? You’ll have an opportunity to do this at the retreat hosted by the Bible league Int’l Volunteers on Sept 12 at the First Ref Church in Sioux Center. This is truly a retreat with a reason…you are refreshed while providing Bibles for Africa throught your offering. Kendra Smiley is our featured speaker. Jos Snoep, Bible League’s President and CEO will also share his passion to equip the under-resourced church. The day will close with a banquet and concert by the Valley Male Chorus. Invite friends and experience this amazing day. Check your brochure for more information or talk to Harriet Kooiman.