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The Lord’s Day – May 1, 2016


Welcome! We extend warm greetings and love in Jesus to each one joining us in worship. We extend a special welcome to our visitors. May the Lord's name be lifted up high by each of us today!


THE MORNING SERVICE: “Look to the Lord’s Strength”
Scripture: Psalm 105:1-5

THE EVENING MESSAGE: “Changeless Truth for a Changing World”
Scripture: James 1:16-25


Offering today: Building Fund 
Offering next Sunday: Bible League

 


OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:

bulletSun 10:45 AM Church School classes today
bulletMon 7:30 PM Council meeting
bulletThu 7:00 PM National Day of Prayer service at Chandler CRC

 


PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Pray for healing for Eileen Rozeboom who fractured her wrist this week after tripping over one of the monitor speakers in the front of the sanctuary. We are thankful that the bone was fractured and not broken in two.

Continue to remember in your prayers those in our church family who recently have lost loved ones. Pray for the Lord to strengthen, comfort, and encourage each one as they adjust to the many changes that come with the loss of a spouse, parent or friend.

Congratulations to Marcella Van Dyke who celebrates her 84th birthday on Monday, May 2nd.

A huge thank you to Pastor Joe, my precious children, grand and great grandchildren, our church members and all who helped us along this path of Dal’s sickness and death. Thanks for caring, loving and praying for Dal’s sake and mine. The prayers, cards & gifts, food & beautiful lunch was very much appreciated. We also thank Edgebrook for Dal’s wonderful care. God bless you all! --The family of Dal Schelhaas, including his brother and sisters

Thank You!! Thank You!! Beyond Blessed by all the support of all of our amazing family and friends who organized, donated, volunteered and came to the benefit! Thankful for the wonderful community we live in who is so willing to help in so many ways!! Also to all who were unable to be there and offered gifts of Love and Prayers!! Truly humbling to be on the receiving end of such blessings! Praise God for all of this He had this planned far before we did and with Him anything is possible!!! God Bless you! Ryan, Ronica, AJ, Austin Vanderby,Bill & Shirley Vanderby, Arlyn & Rose Vander Beek

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

This morning, Bethel Reformed Church will join us for a combined worship service. The service will include participation throughout the service by the Leota Youth Group. The Leota Youth Group includes youth from both our churches and welcomes youth from the community also.

This Thursday has been designated as a National Day of Prayer. We will join with our neighboring churches from Edgerton, Woodstock, Chandler, and Leota for a prayer service to be held at Chandler CRC at 7:00 PM. Members of our churches will lead us in prayer for various areas of local and national concern. An offering will be taken for ATLAS for Life (Pipestone). Don’t miss this opportunity to pray for our nation and communities.

Next Sunday afternoon, Pastor Joe has been assigned to lead the 3:00 p.m. worship service at Edgebrook. Communion will be served. You are welcome to attend and to participate.

Advance notice: Our next celebration of the Lord’s Supper will be on Pentecost, May 15.

Friday, May 6 is the ECES K-4 Spring Musical, “Fish Tales,” at 9:30am! Continuing our “Tell the Story” theme, the 3rd graders, along with Mr. Gill, will grab their gear and head to the “Fish Tales Fishing Tournament” to hear Bible stories that are anything but “fishy!” The songs used to tell these stories are guaranteed to “hook” both the K-4 singers and their audience. You are invited to come and enjoy! 

Grades 5-8 at ECES invite family and friends to their Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 PM. Join the students as they praise God through song and instruments!

SWCH is conducting their annual building fund drive and with your help will be able to make renovations and improvements to the science classroom. We do have the matching gift this year for all gifts of $500.00 or more. If you have not been contacted, please mail your contributions to SWMCH. Thank you for your continued prayer, financial, and encouragement support.

ATLAS Dollar Days Rummage and Boutique Sale! on Saturday, May 7 from 9am-2pm, 101 2nd St NE, Pipestone Come and check out all the beautiful items that the gals have been busy creating at the ATLAS Boutique!! 100% of proceeds go to continue the ministry at ATLAS. Our rummage in the community room includes various brand new household items at rummage prices! Rolls available and free coffee served!!

Cave Quest Leota Vacation Bible School is coming up in just 5 weeks, June 6-10 at 6:15pm nightly and we need some volunteers! Sign up sheets are in the foyer, lots of great opportunities for ministry right here in our community. Contact Julie Ruiter 507-227-3862 for more details.

Cave Quest Leota Vacation Bible School is June 6-10 for kids Pre-K thru 6th grade. Kids will learn all about following Jesus the light of the world! Sign your kids up in the foyer, call or text Julie Ruiter 507-227-3862 with their name, current grade and t-shirt size. VBS cost is $10, funds available for those who need it.

Plans are underway for a new Church Picture Directory. (It’s been ten years!) Pictures will be taken by LifeTouch on June 23, 24 and 25. More information will follow soon.

Ruby (Celada) Ayala Cupcake and Mexican Food Fundraiser! Ruby is healing from surgery to remove her cancer and is striving to recover financially from having not been able to work since the beginning of February, therefore she is taking orders for cupcakes and Mexican food to help pay her medical bills. Call her to place an order (951) 206-2858. Cupcakes are $1 each and Mexican food depends on items ordered. Thank you for your support!

 

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