Ebenezer CRC

Our Bulletin

The Lord’s Day – October 2, 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
Prelude
Welcome, Announcements & Call to Worship
* Songs of Praise
“Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me”
“Victory in Jesus”
“In Christ Alone”
* Invocation
Children’s Message
(children are dismissed for Children’s Worship: K thru 4th)
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession
Words of Assurance
Congregational Prayer 

We Hear God’s Word
Scripture Genesis 1
Message The Names of God: Elohim
Prayer of Application 

We Respond To God’s Word
* Hymn #201 “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
* Doxology, Presentation of Our Offerings, Dedicatory Prayer
* Parting Words
* Closing Response “Thank You, Lord”
* Postlude

 

THE EVENING SERVICE: The Holy Spirit: As Teacher
Scripture: John 14:19-26, John 15:26-27, John 16:12-15, Matt 11:25

 

Offering Ebenezer: Gen & SWCH                 Next Sunday: Gen & VIM
Offering Bethel:
Gen Fund & Imp Fund          Next Sunday: General Fund

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE

WED   7:30 AM Early Morning Bible Study at Judy Vis
            6:30 PM Family Night Ministries

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Congratulations to Dennis Tweet who celebrates his 80th birthday on October 3 and to Cornie Van Lant who celebrates his 93rd birthday on October 8.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EVERYONE is invited to join us for fellowship and refreshments following the am service.

Please join us this evening at 6:30 p.m. as Pastor Ed Veldhuizen leads our service.

Children’s Worship – Boys and girls grades K thru 4th grade are invited to attend a special time of worship and learning following the Children’s Message in the service.

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated during the morning worship service.

Transition Team Meeting after the morning worship service.

Joint Church Boards Meeting – Monday, at 7:00 p.m. at Ebenezer.

WednesdayNight Ministries - The entire family is invited to attend.
    * 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - GEMS
    * 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. – a meal for everyone!
    * 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. – nursery care provided
    * 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. – children, youth, & middle school ministries
    * 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. – young adults (single or married) fellowship

A Month of Prayer for Our Ministry – We are beginning the third week of prayer for our future ministry. Continue to pray for God’s will for the ministry in Leota and that He plainly reveals it to us. The challenge is to spend at least 10 minutes a day in prayer on this matter.

Questions Presented to Anyone Who Opposes the Mission Statement – Last week the Pastor raised questions to anyone not in favor of the mission statement. He encouraged such a person to reflect upon the following questions and share the answers with Him:
    1. Why are you opposed to the uniting of the two churches?
    2. What are you fearful of losing if the churches unite?
    3. What advantage(s) do you see in uniting of the two churches?
    4. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages for the churches to unite?

Pastor Mike will be in the pastor’s office (Bethel) this Monday from 4-6 p.m. and this Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Drop by and spend some time with the Pastor.

Please submit nominations for Ebenezer council to the council in the next few weeks.

The 2022 Bethel Reformed Church Mission Drive is quickly approaching. An elder or deacon will be contacting you during the second week of October. The amount recommended is $60.00 per member. Your gift is greatly appreciated.

Open House Bridal Shower – An open house bridal shower will be held for Shantel Raatz, bride-to-be of Cole Vis on Friday, October 14 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Ebenezer CRC. Shantel is registered with Pampered Chef, Target, Menards and Amazon. There will be a Pampered Chef consultant there if you would like to order a gift from her registry or you can order items for yourself as well. Please bring a recipe to share with Shantel.

 

Elder on Call, Lon Anker 507-227-0872

Please get all announcements to Sandy by Thursday @ 4:00 p.m at isschelhaas@gmail.com or 507-215-6832