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The Lord’s Day – January 15, 2017

Season of Epiphany

 WELCOME to the worship of Christ our Savior during this season of Epiphany! Epiphany begins each year following the twelfth day of Christmas and stretches until the first Sunday of Lent. The word “epiphany” means “revelation” or “manifestation.” It marks the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles (represented by the Magi) and the revelation of his status as God’s Son throughout his teaching/healing ministry. The color for Epiphany is green – sometimes explained as symbolizing his life.  

THE MORNING SERVICE: “Wanted: Sound Minds and Tender Hearts”
Scripture: Psalm 139

THE EVENING SERVICE: “Groaning for the Coming Glory”
Scripture: Romans 8:18-39


Offering today:
Helping Hands Pregnancy Center
Offering next Sunday: The Banquet

 


OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:

Sun   10:45  AM Church School
Wed   7:00  PM Men’s Life: Good Question, p. 364 (The role of suffering)


PRAYERS AND PRAISES

This Sunday we honor the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. Continue to earnestly pray for the Lord to change the hearts and minds of our nation’s citizens and leaders so that the legal protection of human life may one day be extended to the unborn.

Pray for continued healing for Pete DeKam following knee replacement surgery. He is at the Sioux Falls V.A. Medical Center, P.O. Box 5046, 2501 W. 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5046. Pete expects to return home this coming Thursday, Jan. 19.

Dorothy Vanderberg is currently receiving care at the Good Samaritan Village, 3901 S Marion Rd, Sioux Falls, SD 57106. She receives a daily infusion of antibiotics to combat the infection in the area of her earlier back surgery. If she continues to improve as she has been, she hopes to be able to return home later in the week.

Ruth Sas’ condition appears to have stabilized. Continue to uphold her in your prayers.

Congratulations to Evy Lubben who celebrates her 81st birthday on January 18th.

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ministry in Music: We are grateful to the Praise Team for leading our singing this morning.

Because it is the cold and flu season, the council decided it would be best if we do not shake hands during our greetings before, during and after the service. Still continue to extend your usual warm verbal greetings!

To all those planning to join us in serving a meal tomorrow at the Banquet, the first group is leaving church at 12:45 p.m. and the rest will be leaving at 4:00 p.m. If you are signed up, but not planning to carpool, please let Ive or Sandy know TODAY. Thanks so much for your cooperation!

If you would like to receive a 2016 contribution report from Ebenezer, please contact Bryce Schelhaas at 507-227-7743.

Newsletter submissions are due today.  Submissions can be put in the newsletter mailbox or emailed to dawnrmouw@gmail.com Thanks!  ~Dawn Mouw & Kari Schaap

Come and join us for an inspiring movie “MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN”, next Sunday, January 22 at 3:00 p.m. at Bethel Reformed Church. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided.

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the Edgerton Presbyterian Church on Wed, January 25 from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please call Betty Huisken at 442-7131 for an appointment. Anyone 16 years or older and in good health is eligible to donate. The need is constant.

The LCSS Annual Soup and Pie Supper will be held on Wednesday, January 25th from 5:00 - 7:30 P.M at Luverne CRC. Mark your calendars! Delicious homemade soup, BBQ's, rolls, dessert and beverages. The cost is a free will donation with the proceeds going to the Luverne Christian School Society.

A Day of Encouragement at Dordt , held Feb.4, is a day to inspire, encourage and equip all God’s people: There are eighteen seminars plus two keynote addresses to challenge, encourage, and stimulate you. The keynote speaker is Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, contributing editor for Christianity Today, and co-host of the BreakPoint This Week radio program. Seminar topics are in the areas of family, worship, youth ministry, tech media, preaching and shepherding. Registration will be covered by the church if you notify Pastor Joe of your top three seminar choices by January 22. Information sheets are pinned to the bulletin board, or go to www.dordt.edu/doe for more information.

The ECES Hostess Supper on February 11 promises to be a night of enjoyable food, fellowship and entertainment. The menu features whole, bone-in pork loin grilled by Spronk Brothers along with rosemary red-skinned potatoes, chalet vegetables - garlic butter sauce, broccoli, cauliflower, orange and yellow carrots, lettuce salad, and ice cream for dessert.   Dawn Ryswyk and the rest of the Happy the Dog Ministry will be providing entertainment throughout the evening. Call the school office at 442-6181 to reserve your spot by February 3. A free will offering will be taken for the Special Gifts Fund.  We are looking for people willing to host a table for the Hostess Supper.  Food is provided, you just decorate the table and invite some friends for a fun evening together!  If you would be willing to host a table or if you have any questions, please call or email the school at 442-6181 or eces@iw.net. Your help would be greatly appreciated - Thank You!

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