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The Lord’s Day – August 28, 2016

Welcome, friends, to this time to rest from your labors and worship the LORD. We celebrate the goodness of God who gave us the earth as our home and entrusted us to care for it. Let us glorify God through both work and worship.

THE MORNING SERVICE: “Priests on a Mission”

Scripture: I Peter 2:4-10

THE EVENING MESSAGE: “Work: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself”
Scripture: Ephesians 6:5-9

Offering today: Christian Schools International 
Offering next Sunday: World Renew



Thank you for continued prayers for recovery for Mark from the effects of West Nile virus. He is home, is very weak, and will be undergoing therapy for several weeks. – Louisa DeBoer

Pray for all of our older members, especially those who benefit from extra care from family members and care givers. Pray for those who provide care and assistance on a daily basis and give thanks to God for their loving commitment to doing so.

Continue to remember John and Lillian Mouw in Lillian’s ongoing battle with cancer.

We as a small group, wish to say a very heartfelt thank you, for the offering that was taken for our trip to Reset 2016 in DC. We REALLY appreciate your generosity. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. -- Lee and Dawn, Julie and Holly, Heidi, Chloe and Kelsey.



Ministry in Music: We express our appreciation to Rebecca Van Schepen for sharing her gift of singing as we worship the Lord together this morning.

Missions Fund update: Thank you for your contributions to our annual mission fund. We are still $1200 from reaching our goal of $6500. Please write “Missions Fund” on the memo line of your check and place it with any offering this Sunday or the morning of Sept. 4. $6500 will be evenly divided between Gene and Dawn Michelson (Mali), Mindy Tarleton (Czech Republic), and Rev. Carl and Jan Van Voorst (church planters in Watertown, SD). Amounts above $6500 will be divided between Jeff and Christy Faber who are teaching at Nicaragua Christian Academy and Matt DeKam who is working with World Renew in Honduras.

Next Sunday evening (Sept. 4), you are invited to the combined CRC worship service to be held at Bethel CRC in Edgerton at 6:30 p.m. This will take the place of our regular evening service.

Tomorrow, August 29th, is the first day of school at ECES! Everyone is welcome to attend opening chapel which is based on our theme this year, “Go Fish” (Matthew 4:19). Chapel starts at 8:30am. As we begin a new school year, we ask for your prayerful support as we carry out the mission of ECES: To grow and learn together, firmly rooted in Christ, so we can glorify God and bear the fruit of service to others!

Looking for someone to help run the church newsletter. Please contact Lisa Van Dyke 507-227-9275

The Bibles for Missions Thrift Store in Worthington will be changing over from summer to winter items on Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30. We will be cleaning and clearing racks on Monday, starting about 8:00 a.m. Please come and join us in this big undertaking. Donuts and coffee will be furnished. Thank you.

LABOR DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST – SWCH Circle #2 will be serving all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee and milk on Labor Day, September 5th, from 7:00-10:00 am in the SWCH cafeteria. Hope to see you there!

Justice for All will be hosting our annual auction at the Rock Valley community school on Wednesday, September 7! Supper will be catered by Cedar Rock Grill and will begin at 5:30 with the auction to follow at 6:30. A few of the wonderful items we have this year include golf packages, a trip to the Omaha zoo, Scheel’s gift cards, diesel, sunglasses, children’s items, and so much more!

The Luverne Christian School Society will be having its Pork Loin and Hamburger Supper on Wednesday, September 7, 5:30 to 7:30PM. A pork loin meal will cost $9.00 and a hamburger meal will cost $5.00.

Our church school year will begin Sept. 11 with a Teacher/Leader Commissioning during the service followed by the first session of church school and a church potluck. More details next week.

You won’t want to miss an amazing concert by Captivating Keyboards at the 1st Ref Church in Sioux Center on Sept 13. At the concert, hosted by Bible League Int’l Volunteers, there will be a unique opportunity to give an offering to provide Bibles to Africa. Concert tickets available at the door for $10.00 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Make plans to come with your group now.

ADVANCE NOTICE—our annual SW Circle 5 meeting is scheduled for Wed Sept 14.

ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED TO: A Living Proof Live simulcast featuring Beth Moore Saturday, September 17th, 9:00AM Registration/Coffee to 4:15 PM at Faith Community Church, 207 6th Ave. SW, Pipestone, MN. Please note that the place has changed from other years. This FREE event is Co-Sponsored by Faith Community, Cornerstone EFC, Living Hope EFC, and Christ the King churches. A sandwich luncheon will be served with a free will donation being taken. This will be a fun-filled Bible study, teaching, and worship experience that challenges and encourages women to grow deeply in their faith! Beth brings a fresh Word from God to each event - no two are the same- as she explores the Bible and how it applies to real life. Come and bring a friend. A freewill offering will be taken for Samaritan’s Purse.


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