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The Lord’s Day – July 24, 2016

Welcome! We have a great God, one who is worthy of our enthusiastic worship and strong praise. Come into his presence with singing. Go into the week ahead equipped to live for the Lord.


THE MORNING SERVICE: “Love’s Excellent Way: 2. Not Envious or Proud”
I Corinthians 13:4-7

THE EVENING MESSAGE: “Single and Married, We Build God’s Kingdom Together”
I Corinthians 7:25-35; John 13:34-35

Offering today: Building Fund (north doors) 
Offering next Sunday: ECES



Pray for God’s blessings of safety and spiritual growth for Char and Calissa Lubben and Emily DeGroot as spend this week on a Youth Unlimited SERVE project in St. Catherines, Ontario (Niagara).

Continue to pray for health and strength each day for those living with cancer. Pray for good health for our older members also.

Pray for blessings of rest, refreshment and safety for those enjoying summer vacations and outdoor summer activities. Also pray for the safety of those who serve in law enforcement, and for protection from terrorist activities for citizens in our land and worldwide.

Ask God for the Holy Spirit to work in powerful, redemptive ways through the missionaries we support: Mindy Tarleton in Prague, Rev. Carl and Jan Van Voorst in Watertown, SD and Gene and Dawn Michelson in Mali.

Congratulations to Kenny Bolkema who celebrates his 91st birthday on July 29th.

We would like to thank everyone for their words of comfort and cards of sympathy in the passing of Dena Christians. We are grateful for your kindness and for being a part of God's family.
Harvey & Gertrude Sas and Leona Koelewyn



The Building Fund offering today is to increase our Building Fund balance as we anticipate replacing the glass doors on the north side of our narthex prior to winter. Thank you for your generous support.

Chandler CRC will be celebrating 100 years of God’s faithfulness to all generations on August 6 and 7, 2016. All who have participated in the life of the congregation over the years are welcome to join us for a celebration meal, program, and worship service. The meal will be served from 5-7 on Saturday evening, followed by the program at 7:30. Please RSVP by phone 507-677-2524, email or respond by July 20 to our Facebook page.

Please remember to place $10 in an envelope with your name on it in the mailbox of Thelma Baker if you submitted your own photo to our church picture directory. Make checks payable to Ebenezer CRC. Thank you!

The American Red Cross blood drive will be at First CRC, Edgerton on Tuesday, July 26 from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. Call Betty Huisken at 442-6881 for an appointment to donate. Prevent a summer shortage by donating a unit of blood.

Edgerton Christian Elementary School registration packets were either mailed out this past week or put in your church mailbox. If you do not receive your packet, please call the school at 507-442-6181. If you know of a family that may be interested in Christ-centered education at ECES, let us know and we’d be glad to send them information as well! Be aware that Registration Day is August 3rd and the school office will be open that day from 8:00am to 6:30pm for your convenience. We hope you will take advantage of that day to bring in all your registration forms and payments to start the new school year - thank you!

ECES Dates to Remember
    August 3 Registration Day
    August 24 Open House & Root Beer Floats
    August 29 First Day of School

The Sawyers will hold their 10th Annual Backyard Gospel Concert featuring the Master's Voice Quartet at 7:00 PM Saturday, July 30 at 321 Rock River Dr. in Edgerton. There will be a freewill offering for the Hope Haven Wheelchair Program. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain the concert will be held at the 1st CRC.

We have begun preparations for our Mexican students and the children at Resplandor De Vida children’s home to attend school this August. We invite you to participate in making SCHOOL SUPPLY BAGS! Will you help us bless these precious children with tools to assist them in their education? With your partnership, we can provide the children with these useful items. School supplies will also go to students & their siblings in Harvest Hands’ student sponsorship program, RDV Children’s home, the local colonia children, various churches in Mexico! Thank you for your help! If willing to participate, please contact Sandy Schelhaas for list of items and instructions.


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