The Lord’s Day – May 22, 2022
Welcome! We are so glad you have chosen to join us today as we worship the Lord together and have fellowship! We hope that you feel right at home.
THE MORNING SERVICE:
We Approach Our God
Welcome, Announcements & Call to Worship
Praise Songs: “You're Worthy of My Praise”
“Wonderful, Merciful Savior”
The Apostles’ Creed
* Song - #556 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
We Hear God’s Word
Scripture – Malachi 2:10-16
Message – Unfaithfulness
Prayer of Application
We Respond To God’s Word
*Doxology, Presentation of Our Offerings, Dedicatory Prayer
* Closing Song – #285 “O Jesus, I Have Promised” (vv. 1&3)
* Parting Words
* Closing Response – “O Jesus, I Have Promised” (v. 4)
THE EVENING SERVICE: “Enjoying God”
Scripture: Psalm 16
Offering Ebenezer: Gen & SWC Schools Next Sunday: Gen & Benv Fund
Offering Bethel: General Fund Next Sunday: General Fund & Benv Fund
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:
MON 7:00 PM SWC Elementary 5th - 8th Spring Concert
WED 7:00 AM Early Morning Bible Study at Judy Vis
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Nancy Van Dyke will be having cancer surgery at the University of Nebraska hospital in Omaha on Wednesday, May 25. The surgery will be extensive and delicate. There will be a 7-14 day hospital stay, with a 12 week recovery period. Please pray for everything to come together for the surgery to proceed, and for God's healing hand upon Nancy. Thank you for your prayers.
Please continue to pray for those who are mourning the loss of loved ones.
We want to thank everyone for the prayers, calls, cards and food during Denny’s treatments for Hairy Cell Leukemia. We appreciate it and would cherish your prayers for continued healing. – Dennis & Glenda Tweet
Thank you for your support of the Leota Gems Club, our fundraiser and offering total was $2,100 after expenses. Glory be to God that will be able to continue our ministry to the girls in our community and to James at The Esther School in Zambia for another year.God bless you! ~ Leota GEMS Counselors and girls.
Congratulations to Connie Gunnink who celebrates her 86th birthday today and to Gerrit Kroontje who celebrates his 89th birthday today.
Pastor for tonight's service is Rev. Stephen Wynja. We will not have evening services next Sunday evening, May 29. Barry Miedema will lead the evening service on June 5.
The Transition Team will meet after the morning service in the Council Room.
Next week Sunday, May 29, there will be a special fellowship time after the am service, as the family of Marcella Van Dyke will be serving cake in the basement of Ebenezer, in honor and celebration of her 90th birthday that was on May 2.
Ebenezer Congregational Meeting – An informational meeting led by Rev. LeRoy Christoffels is scheduled for after the morning worship service on May 29. Rev. Christoffels will explain the issues the Christian Reformed General Synod will be dealing with at the June meetings. Plan to come to be informed, ask questions and pray for the denomination. The people of Bethel are also invited to attend!
Ministry Day in Leota – Pastor Mike will be in the area visiting people Monday afternoon. If you see his vehicle at Bethel’s parking lot, stop by and visit with him!
All Newsletter items are due by Monday morning, May 23rd.
Church Directory – A directory is being put together updating all the information from the individuals/families of Bethel and Ebenezer. An information sheet is in each family church box. Please fill out the information sheet and return by today, May 22. Thanks!
Bethel’s Ceiling Project- Bethel consistory has accepted a bid to repair and paint the ceiling and walls of the sanctuary. The improvement fund will be about $7000 short to complete this project. We ask that you would keep this in mind with your gift giving.
On Monday, May 23, at 7:00pm, we're celebrating the arrival of SPRING at the SWC Elementary 5th - 8th Spring Concert! The concert will include concert bands and choirs, as well as the Jazz Band. The evening features a variety of music including pieces from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and ET along with a surprise performance by the 8th grade class! The concert will end with the well-known worship song, “Indescribable.” This concert will also be live streamed at http://www.christensenbroadcasting.com.
On Monday evening, May 23rd, a Retirement Open House will take place for SWC Elementary teachers Evon Mittelstadt, Marlys Schuller and Wanda Schaap, directly following the 5-8th Spring Concert. Their presence at SWC has truly been a blessing beyond measure! Please join in celebrating their many years of selfless dedication to Christian Education and extending well wishes in this new chapter of life!
OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT: Baseball, hot dogs, and a fundraiser for Dawson! With an outpouring of those wanting to help, a fundraiser for Dawson Vander Top and his family will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at the Southwest Christian High School parking lot. Dawson, SWC sophomore and son of Cheney and Vonda Vander Top, was injured in an accident on Sunday, May 15 and is recovering at a Sioux Falls hospital with multiple injuries. To show your support for Dawson and the Vander Top family, join us for a hot dog meal (hot dogs, chips, ice cream, and drink) being served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and enjoy the baseball game being played the same evening. Dawson is a member of the baseball team, and we will encourage him with prayers to “ace” recovery to be home soon! Fundraising donations may be directed in three different avenues: 1) through SWC, 2) to the Vander Top account set up at First State Bank SW, Edgerton or First State Bank SW, Pipestone, or 3) through a Go Fund Me page set up for the Vander Top family. Thank you for the many prayers and other means you have and will support the Vander Top family with today and for the weeks to come.
SWCH Circle #11 invites you to their annual Memorial Day PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Monday, May 30 from 7:30-10:00a.m. In addition to hot pancakes served right off the griddle, there will be sausages, juice, milk and coffee. Free will donations accepted.
Leota Rescue Squad Fundraiser Supper & Retirement Celebration will be held Tuesday, May 31 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Leota Park. Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Coleslaw, Chips and Edgerton Bakery Cupcakes will be served. Freewill Donation
Worship Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Bethel.
Vacation Bible School – This year’s VBS will be May 31-June 2 (Tuesday-Thursday) at Ebenezer. Children age 4 through 5th grade will meet together from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. We will be using the lessons from Superbook Academy on the theme, “He Is Risen!” Circle your calendar to come for this summer event. Start inviting others to come!
CORRECTION: 507-220-1245 is the correct number for Marlys Bouw – please change in your Ebenezer Women’s Work Group Booklet
Please get all announcements to Sandy by Thursday @ 4:00 p.m at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-215-6832
Elder on Call, May: Randy Landhuis