Ebenezer CRC

Our Bulletin

The Lord’s Day – April 22, 2018

With joy we welcome everyone who has come to worship our loving Creator. May God’s Spirit touch us all so we may know we’ve been in the presence of the Almighty.

THE MORNING SERVICE: “The Bible’s Good News”
Scripture: Romans 1:16-17 

THE EVENING SERVICE: “Jesus: Our Compassionate High Priest”
Scripture: Hebrews 4:14 - 5:10 

Offering today: Leota Youth             Offering next Sunday: Gems

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:

Sun  10:45 AM  High School catechism class (final week)
           7:45 PM  Sunday Night Bible Study

Wed  8:00 AM  Prayer time at Ebenezer
          7:00 PM  Men’s Life has completed its season.

Sat  8:30 AM  Worthington Thrift Store

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Pray for those from our church, our community and our extended families who are living with cancer. Pray for God to give them renewed physical and spiritual strength each day.

Pray for the Lord to bless us with good weather so that field work and planting may soon get underway.

National Day of Prayer Service: The communities of Edgerton, Woodstock, Chandler and Leota will hold a combined Prayer Service on Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 PM in Ebenezer CRC.  Join us as we pray for our congregations, fellow Christians, community, nation, and the world.  An offering will be received for Helping Hands Pregnancy Center.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the recent ECES Donation Sale!  This event takes a community of people and whether you donated items, donated food, donated time, or just blessed us with your financial support, we want you to know we are deeply grateful. Through your generosity and support, we are pleased to announce that approximately $76,000 was raised.  We thank God for the continued faithfulness he has shown to ECES.

Congratulations to Louisa De Boer who celebrates her 80th birthday on April 23rd.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We welcome members of Bethel Reformed Church and guests from the community to our combined morning service. We are grateful for the special participation of youth from the mid-week Leota Youth program.

Next Sunday morning, April 29, we will join with Bethel Reformed Church in their sanctuary with special participation by the Leota GEMS Girls Club.

You’re invited to GEMS Sunday and Lunch Fundraiser April 29 @ 9:30am Combined service at Bethel with lunch following 11:15-1:00 serving Deluxe Hamburgers and Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, baked Beans, chips and ice cream sundaes!  Come support our Leota Gems and help send them to camp! 

For the General Fund offering this morning (and next Sunday), checks will go to whichever church they are written out to and cash contributions will be evenly divided between Ebenezer CRC and Bethel RCA. The second offering today is for Leota Youth and next Sunday for GEMS.

SWCH Freshmen invite all Senior Citizens on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. to  Chapel as part of Christian Education Week followed by BINGO

Cadet Pancake Supper is Wednesday night (April 25) at ECES, serving Pancakes and Sausages from 5:00 till 7:00 p.m.. Free will donation.

Directory change: Louisa DeBoer’s current cell phone number is (712) 451-8224. Please update your church directory. Louisa has discontinued her landline phone also.

The ECES K-4 Spring Musical is almost here! Students in grades K-4 are preparing the musical “Livin’ Inside Out in an Upside Down World!” to be presented on Friday morning, May 4 at 9:30. ‘Sword Verses’ from God’s Word are applied as we connect with other believers on our journey through life. God’s truth is changing us to live inside out!  You are invited to come and enjoy this musical with the students!

Nobles County Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help clean several buildings in Pioneer Village on May 5 & 6 in preparation for the filming of a Christian film based on the Prodigal Son. To volunteer, call 507-376-4431 or email nchsociety@gmail.com.

SWCH Circle 11 invites you to their annual Memorial Day PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Monday, May 28 from 7:30-10:00am.  In addition to hot pancakes served right off the griddle, there will be sausages, juice, milk and coffee.  Free will donations gratefully accepted.

Have you ever wondered if that guy in the den of lions really survived?  Join us for a VBS Babylonian Adventure June 4-8  from 6:30-8:30pm at Bethel Reformed Church, Leota!  Call Julie Ruiter 507-227-3862 or Kim Muyskens 605-214-1437 to get involved!

 

 

Greeters
   
April 22 a.m. - Lee & Glenda Vande Griend
    April 29 a.m. - Joe & Karen VandenAkker 

Accompanists
   
April 22 a.m. La Vonne; p.m. Julie
    April 29 p.m. Karen

Nursery
   
April 22 - Jeri & Tya Van Essen
    April 29 - Gary & Thelma Baker
    May 6 - Jerry & Linda Beckering
    May 13 - Ivan Bouw & Kari Schaap

Flowers
   
Apr - Kristi Knutson; May - Jeri Van Essen 

Usher
   
Ron Vander Linden

 

If we can be of assistance to you in any way, please contact an elder or the pastor.