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The Lord’s Day – July 19, 2015

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

 

THE MORNING MESSAGE: “Worship the Lord: Take It to the Lord in Prayer”
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

THE EVENING MESSAGE: “God’s Unchanging Norms: 9. A True Witness”
Scripture: Psalm 52


Offering today: Christian Schools Int’l 
Offering next Sunday: SWCH

 


PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Gilbert Corbin was admitted to Pipestone Hospital on Wednesday. Tests revealed that his blood was anemic. A CT scan revealed the presence of cancer mass in his prostate and spots on his liver. Pray for physical and spiritual strength and for guidance for his physicians.

Glenn Van Essen suffered a stroke at home on Wednesday evening and was taken to Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls. The stroke appears to be linked to going off blood thinning medication to enable him to have gall bladder surgery, which he underwent on Tuesday morning. Currently, Glenn is unable to speak but appears to comprehend well. There is also some slight impairment of his right arm and hand.

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ministry in Music: We wish to express our gratitude to Shelli DeGroot and Lisa VanderMaten for organizing our Praise Team for this morning and selecting the Praise Team songs. Thanks also to those singing on the Praise Team and to Julie Vis for accompanying.

There will be an informational meeting following the service this morning at 11 a.m. to discuss the council’s proposal that we purchase a 5’ 8” grand piano. Opportunity will be given for questions and answers. A sheet with detailed information on the proposal has been placed in your mailboxes. There will be a congregational meeting next Sunday after the service to vote on the proposal, preceded by a brief time for discussion. Absentee ballots, if needed, are included on the informational sheet. Please place the ballots in a signed envelope and return these to the designated mailbox slot.

Next Sunday evening, July 26, Pastor Joe will participate in a pulpit exchange with Pastor Roger Sparks of Luverne CRC.

Emily DG and Calissa Lubben left on a SERVE trip to Ripon CA on Friday, July 17 and plan to arrive back on Sunday, July 26. Tina Lubben will also be a driver and adult leader. They will travel with 6 others girls and another adult leader. Please pray for safety and for God to use them to serve.

Mark your calendars! The Meiji Gakuin Handbell Choir from Japan is returning and will be performing a concert at the First Reformed Church in Edgerton on Thursday, July 23rd at 7:oopm. This is a world-class handbell choir made up of 15 high school students from a Christian high school in Japan, who will be performing on tour across America for five weeks this summer. You won't want to miss it -INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! A free will offering will be taken to cover traveling expenses. Refreshment will follow the program.

Ebenezer is responsible to work at the Bible League Thrift Store in Worthington on Saturday.

Nick & Cynthia De Boer will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary July 28. In their honor they will be serving cake and ice cream after the morning service on July 26th.

Monday, July 27, 2014 - at 6:00 p.m. the 29th Annual Donation Auction for New Life Treatment Center will be held in the gym at New Life in Woodstock, Minnesota. Donations of crafts, baked goods, new or good used items, clothing, household items, farm supplies, etc. would be appreciated for the auction. Everyone is welcome to come and join in on the bidding. The proceeds are designated for the Need for Life Fund. Grilled burgers, coffee, and beverages will be served. Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship for a great cause! If you have questions please call New Life at 507-777-4321.

Justice for All is going to be helping at LifeLight! We will be helping at the grounds in Sioux Falls on Thursday, July 30th, leaving from JFA at 8am and returning around noon to help with a painting project. We will also be going on Thursday, September 3 to help set up tables and chairs, leaving JFA at 8am and returning around noon. We are also looking for a group to help during the festival on Sunday, September 6 for two different shifts; 8am-noon, and noon-4pm. They are very busy during this time with their church service and the other events and could use some help. We will also be going on Tuesday, September 8 from 8am-noon to help clean up after the festival. If you would like to help or have questions, please call Lauren at (712)476-2804 or email laurenk@jfa-nwiowa.org

Atlas of Rock County is opening a Thrift Store and is in need of volunteers to do various jobs. Some of these jobs could include sorting, hanging, pricing store items as well as small repairs and handyman projects. Please contact the Atlas office at 507-449-5777 if you are willing to be put on our volunteer list. We are especially looking for people who could commit to a full day or half day a week but we would be blessed by any volunteer time you could give.

 

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