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
I Corinthians 7:25-35; John 13:34-35
Offering today: Building Fund (north doors)
Offering next Sunday: ECES
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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