Ebenezer CRC

Our Bulletin

Palm Sunday – April 2, 2023

Welcome to our worship service today as we focus on Jesus’ journey to the cross.  May He truly be King of our lives. 



Call to Worship – Luke 19:28-40
*Song of Praise - #72 “We Will Glorify”
* Invocation with the Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Message
Congregational Prayer
Songs of Praise “The Wonderful Cross”
“The Power of the Cross”
* Offertory Prayer
(children are dismissed for Children’s Worship: K thru 4th)

Scripture: John 19:28-29
Message: A Plea for Relief
Prayer of Application

* Hymn of Application #510:1-3 “Jesus Is All the World To Me”
* Parting Words
* Closing Response #510:4 “Jesus Is All the World to Me”
* Postlude


THE EVENING SERVICE: God Saw My Affliction
Scripture: Genesis 31:1-55


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



SUN  10:45 AM  Choir rehearsal
             2:30 PM  Easter Music Festival at First CRC, Edgerton

MON  7:00 PM  Consistory/Council joint meeting at Bethel

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

THU  7:00 PM  Maundy Thursday Worship Service



Please continue to pray for John Schaap as he recovers from heart surgery.

THANK YOU for the prayers and financial support for the ATLAS Pizza Ranch fundraiser. Your expressions of encouragement are the hands and feet of Christ!



We welcome Pastor Mike Scott who will lead our morning service and Pastor Mark Groen who leads our evening service. Pastor Mike Scott will lead our Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday services. There will be no evening service next Sunday.

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

Please join us next Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. for our Easter morning potluck breakfast. Drinks and tableware provided. We will also decorate the cross at the beginning of our worship service. Please bring flowers.

Please join us this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. for our Annual Easter Music Festival at First CRC of Edgerton.  SWCH Choirs, area churches, and choral groups join in this afternoon of praise. Offering taken for SWCH

Wednesday Night Ministries - The entire family is invited to attend.
    * 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

Cornerstone Prison Church holds its 15th annual Banquet Monday, April 3 @ Trinity CRC, Rock Valley, IA @ 6:30 p.m. Save your spot by March 26 by calling 712-476-5292 or www.cornerstonepcsd.org.

Fundraiser hosted by Leota Community Church
Benefit supper to help Milo with Nancy’s medical costs, not covered by insurance
April 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a Hamburger Feed, fellowship and live music – Cornerstone Quartet from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. If you are unable to attend and wish to donate, you may send a check or cash to: Ebenezer CRC, 11745 110th St, PO Box 277, Leota, MN 56153 **Please write Milo Van Dyke in the memo of your check. If sending cash, please indicate that your donation is for Milo Van Dyke.

There’s a sign up sheet to help at the benefit for Milo Van Dyke in the back of church. Please help as you are able. Thank you.

GEMS Prayer Partner Tea Party!  Wednesday, April 5 from 5:30-7pm at Ebenezer CRC.  Prayer Partner Ladies bring a teacup and saucer if you have one.  Supper will be served as well.  Questions? Contact Julie R @ 507-920-3821

Edgerton Ref Church is hosting Maundy Thursday coffee with Angela Kennecke, former Keloland reporter.   Angela will speak on the death of her daughter to opiods.  She has made it her mission to stop the stigma surrounding addiction

and find solutions to the epidemic.  Coffee and refreshments begin at 9 a.m.  Speaker at 9:30 a.m.  Free will offering for Emily's Hope.

First CRC in Edgerton is hosting an Easter Sunrise service (April 9) beginning at 7:00 a.m. All welcome to join us for this joyous celebration as we greet Easter morning reflecting on God's word, with songs from the congregation and special numbers, and a message by Pastor Gearhart.

SWC SPRING DONATION SALE on Friday, April 14 at 6:30. If you have an item that you would like to donate to school, we would love to have it this week so we can get it on the website for early viewing!  A popular part of the Donation Sale has been our shredded pork and garlic mashed potatoes bundles for only $75!  We will only be selling these bundles ahead of time at the High School Campus. Please call Daci at 442-4471 to reserve yours.

Advance Dates for Cadets:
        April 12 Last regular meeting at Bethel 6:30-8:30.
        April 15 Cadet-a-rama at Sioux Falls Christian School 10:00 A.M.
        April 26 Cadet Pancake Supper  

ATLAS Spring Rummage Saturday, April 29, 9:00am-3:00pm...Donations of gently used household items, home decor & odds and ends (no furniture or clothing) may be dropped off at ATLAS (101 2nd St NE) on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. (Deadline for donations is April 25) or call ATLAS and we will arrange pick up (507.562.5777). Thank you for thinking of ATLAS in the giving of donations and attending the rummage, purchasing morning coffee and rolls, or giving of a free-will donation for the hot sandwich noon meal. 


Elder on Call, Bill Sandbulte 507-220-0760

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