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The Lord’s Day – September 25, 2016

We extend a cordial welcome to all those visiting with us today. We are pleased to have you join us in worship of our great God.

THE MORNING SERVICE: “‘It’s a God Thing’ – What Isn’t”?”
Scripture: I Samuel 24

THE EVENING MESSAGE: “Respect Those Who Govern? Really?”
Scripture: I Peter 2:13-17

Offering today: Building Fund 
Offering next Sunday: International Ministries



Sun     10:45 AM     Church School classes

Sat                            Rock River Pumpkin Festival



Lillian Mouw has transferred to Sanford’s Centennial Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls. John is at Trail Ridge Senior Living Center (when he is not visiting Lillian). Your continued prayers are appreciated for both of them.



Ministry in Music: Calissa and Cody Lubben will be singing “Breathe” by Johnny Diaz this morning. We are grateful to them for their added contribution to our worship.

The congregation is invited to submit suggested nominations for elder and deacon openings to the Council prior to its October 3 meeting. You may place a note indicating the office and name of the nominee you are suggesting in any offering bag.

Council ‘lunch’: The Council is looking for someone to prepare the ‘lunch’ for the monthly Council meetings beginning in January. The cost of groceries is covered and a small gratuity provided. We are grateful to Patty Sas for the delicious refreshments she has provided.

Gems kick off Monday, Sept 26 6:30-8:30; parents join us at 7:30, Ebenezer CRC basement.

The American Red Cross blood drive will be held at First Reformed, Edgerton on Tuesday, Sept 27 from 12:30 till 6:30 p.m. Please call Betty Huisken at 442-6881 for an appointment to donate. The need is constant. Give Blood!

The Rock River Pumpkin Festival will be held on the grounds of SWCH on Saturday, Oct 1st so we hope you can join us for this event. It is a day for all ages. Inflatables, carnival games, climbing wall, paintball, hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, pulled pork lunch, vendor fair, 5K walk and run, decorated/carved pumpkin contest, apple/pumpkin dessert contest, fastest pumpkin eater contest, and a pumpkin catapult throw are just a few of the things that will be happening. A $3 wristband is required for most activities, but not to attend the vendor fair, walk the grounds, purchase lunch items, or watch the catapult throw. (Separate charge for a few events/items). More information about registration for the walk/run, Amazing Race (grades 5-8), and paintball may be obtained by calling 442-4471 or checking the website - Hope to see you there. If you would like to be part of the fun as a volunteer, please call Denise at 442-4471.

Concert for Christ will be held at the American Ref Church in Woodstock on Sunday, Oct 2 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. This is the annual fundraiser to purchase Recovery Bibles for clients at New Life treatment Center. Music is provided by: Master’s Voice, Cornerstone Quartet, Horizon and Denny & Rachel Tinklenberg. Testimonies will be given by alumni from NLTC. Barbeques and ice cream sundaes will be served. Freewill donation.

GEMS Prayer Partners needed for each of our 13 girls in our Leota Club. All that is required is that you come to our theme night activity October 17 from 6:30-8:30pm at Ebenezer and pray for and encourage one of our girls on a weekly basis. Sign up in the foyer. Questions call Julie Ruiter 443-6757.

COFFEE BREAK BIBLE STUDY – Join other women in the study of God’s word and make new friends! All women of the community are invited to Discover Hebrews. This “back to basics” book of the Bible has a unique style that is distinct from other letters in the New Testament. Hebrews still speaks to us today. As you study this book you will be reminded of all that Jesus is and all He has done for us and why faith in Him matters today. The fall session of Coffee Break and Children’s Story Hour (ages 3-Kindergarten) begins October 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (new addition) of First CRC in Edgerton. Nursery will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but the benefits are priceless. If you have questions or if you would like to attend but cannot make it to the first meeting, contact Thea (442-3512 or 227-9513) or Jean (442-5384). Please note the change in start time. Coffee Break will meet at 9:30 a.m. instead of 10:00.

We will be making Pig in the Blankets on Friday, Oct 21 and Saturday, Oct 22 for SWCH. We’d love to have your help! Please check the sign-up sheet in the foyer to help with this fundraiser.

Advance date—Youth Group Supper is set for Wed Nov 16!! Please mark your calendars

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