The Lord’s Day – May 24, 2015
Today is Pentecost Sunday. On this day we celebrate the powerful
outpouring of the Holy Spirit sent by the ascended Lord Jesus to energize Christ’s
Church and change countless lives. Praise the Lord for the Spirit’s work in
you and in His Church!
THE MORNING MESSAGE: “The Holy Spirit: Bonding Agent”
Scripture: John 14:15-17, 25-26
THE EVENING MESSAGE: “Faith on the Field of War”
Scripture: Psalm 57
Offering today: Dordt College
Offering next Sunday: Benevolent Fund
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:
Mon 7:30 - 10:00 AM Free-will Donation Pancake Breakfast at SWCH
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
On this Memorial Day weekend, we give thanks to the Lord for all those
who gave their lives in battle in order that we might enjoy freedom in our
nation and so that others may as well.
Congratulations to Jordan and MacKenzie Christians in the birth of
their first child, a daughter Brooklynn Sophia. Pray for God to equip them for
their new role as parents.
Gene Van’t Hof was able to have an artificial knee installed this
week. Praise the Lord for healing the infection that had made it necessary to
remove his previous artificial knee. Pray for Gene as he now heals from this
latest surgery. While installing the new knee, his femur bone cracked so Gene
will need to be on crutches and avoid putting weight on the knee for four weeks.
Continue to pray for those who are living with cancer and receiving
treatments to keep it in check.
Congratulations to Lavonne Hulstein as she celebrates her 81st
birthday on May 30th.
The flowers in the front of church are in celebration of Pastor Joe
and Karen's 35th wedding anniversary. Thankful for the faithful example of
Christ-like marriage they have provided over the years, their children wish them
many more years of happiness together.
This morning, we celebrate Pentecost – the 50th day after
Easter and the day on which the ascend Christ equipped his church with the
promised gift of the Holy Spirit.
Music Ministry: We are grateful to Milo and Nancy Van Dyke for
their contributions in song to our service this morning.
This evening, we will host a combined service in our sanctuary. Bethel
CRC and First CRC of Edgerton will join us for a Memorial Day focused service of
worship. Pastor Joe will bring the message.
Pastor Joe will be leaving this week for two weeks of vacation time in
Michigan with their children. Plans are to return again on June 8, Lord willing.
If pastoral needs arise, please contact your care team elder.
Next Sunday morning, May 31, we will be led in worship by former pastor, Rev.
Henry Entingh. In the evening, Pastor Stephen Wynja from
Holland CRC will lead our service.
Gems camp is Thursday through Saturday (May 28-30). Please pray for
Jastin Pena, Abbey Lang and Nicole lang (counselor) as they grow in their faith
and relationship with God and other Christian young women at Camp Foster on Lake
SWCH Circle #11 would like to invite you, your family, and friends to the
free-will donation pancake breakfast tomorrow, May 25 serving from 7:30
– 10:00 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, and drink will be served.
Leota Burial Association will hold a special society meeting to
discuss the Burial building and property on Monday, June 1st.
VBS: We are still looking for a few individuals to help cover some of
the activities. Please consider helping out, even if it is just for one evening.
Lots of hands make light work for everyone. The last day to sign a student up
for VBS is today. VBS will be June 1-5 from 6:30-9:00 at Ebenezer. The VBS
program will be Sunday evening at 6:30. Donation lists for needed snacks and
items are also out. Donated items should be placed in the box labeled VBS at
Ebenezer by no later than Sunday, May 31, unless otherwise noted. Please label
all items. Lastly, THANK YOU to those of you that have already signed up to help
or donate items!!! Any questions, please call Patty Sas at 442-8459.
RiseFest 2015 is one for the record books with two days of mainstage
entertainment featuring Newsboys, Matthew West, Jason Gray, Rend Collective,
Sidewalk Prophets, Rhett Walker Band, Mark Schultz, Ginny Owens, Remedy Drive,
and more! Seminars, Kids Zone, ROTR Youth Tent; there’s something for everyone
at RiseFest. Get your RiseFest tickets now at www.riseministries.com.
Through the month of May, take advantage of the last group special of $25 when
you buy 10 or more. Kids 10 and under are free. See you at RiseFest, June 19 and
20, Father’s Day weekend in Sheldon, Iowa!
May 24 a.m. – Gene & Brenda Van’t Hof
p.m. – Garv & Bonnie Vis
May 31 a.m. – Leon & Donna Van’t Hof
p.m.– Orv & Judy Vis
May 24 a.m. – Erin, Matthew
May 31 a.m. – Calissa, Emily
May 24 a.m. - Lavonne; p.m. Karen
May 31 a.m. – PT; p.m. Julie
May 24 – Emily De Groot, Calissa Lubben
May 31 – Patty Sas
Sound System: Garvin Vis
Ushers: Daniel Mouw, Justin Feikema