THE LORD’S DAY – August 17, 2014
Welcome! We are thankful that you can join us today as we lift up the name of
our God in worship and praise!
THE MORNING MESSAGE: “Sharing the Light”
Scripture: Matthew 5:14-15
THE EVENING MESSAGE: “A Sharp Disagreement”
Scripture: Acts 15:35-41
Offering today: Building Fund
Offering next Sunday: SWCH
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
We express our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Margaret
Vis who passed away this past Tuesday at the age of 97. Visitation will be
in our church from 5:30 – 7:30 pm on Monday, with the funeral scheduled for
Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Congratulations to Willemina Doppenberg who celebrates her 97th
birthday August 18.
Ministry in Music: We are grateful to the VanderMaten family
for singing during our service this morning. Thanks also to Ben Feikema
for playing his cello for the prelude and offertory, and to Julie Vis for
During our service this morning, the Youth Group will report on their
Serve Trip to Minneapolis earlier this summer; they will show
pictures of the work during the offering time.
Missions Fund Drive: Between now and September 21, the deacons ask
that you prayerfully make a contribution to the ongoing support of missions
through our Missions Fund. From CRC Home Missions, we will support Rev. Carl and
Jan Van Voorst, who are planting a church in Watertown, SD under the supervision
of Classis Minnkota. We will also continue to give support to CRC World Missions
for Gene and Dawn Michelson, and to Mindy Tarleton’s work in the Czech
Republic. We have set a minimum goal of raising $6500.00 to be split evenly.
Please place your contribution in an envelope marked “Missions Fund” (or
simply write “Missions Fund” on the memo line of your check) and place it in
any offering plate. Thank you for your support.
Golden Hour Society – Please meet very briefly in front of church
after this morning’s service
GEMS COUNSELORS NEEDED! Our Leota GEMS Club needs counselors
for all classes this year (girls range in age from 2nd-8th grade). We meet two
Monday evenings a month from 7-8:30pm late September through April at Ebenezer
CRC. Counselors duties include: leading 4-6 girls through bible lessons, crafts,
praying with girls, singing, etc. We try to team-teach for flexibility if we
have enough counselors. Please contact Julie Ruiter if you are interested in
helping us out this year or if you know of someone who would be great, please
let them know, 507-227-3862 cell or email@example.com.
CALLING ALL GIRLS IN GRADES 2-8 Do you like to laugh, giggle,
sing, do crafts, cook, bake, and learn about God? We have a club for you! GEMS
(Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) Girls Club is kicking off soon in Leota.
We meet 2 Monday evenings per month from 7pm-8:30pm beginning Sept 29 in the
basement of Ebenezer CRC. Invite a friend to join you and sign up in the foyer
or call Julie Ruiter to register 507-227-3862.
Edgerton Christian Elementary School students and families! There will
be an open house on August 20th from 7-8 p.m. Come for a root beer float, bring
your kids to see their classrooms, meet their teacher and bring in school
The Young People Thunder Road All Nighter is Friday, August 22 from
11:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Call Amy if you are going or need a ride @
Everyone is welcome to join us at ECES on August 25th at 8:30 a.m. for
our opening Chapel for the year. Our theme for the 2014-2015 school year is
"Let All Creation Praise Him!”. Based on Psalm 8:1 "Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth."
The Luverne Christian School Society will be having its Pork loin and
Hamburger Supper on Wednesday, August 27th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Once
again the pork loin will be catered A pork loin dinner will cost $9.00 and a
hamburger meal $5.00. All proceeds will go the Luverne Christian School Society.
Labor Day Pancake Breakfast: Please join SWCH Circle #2 for the Labor
Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, September 1 serving from 7:00-10:00 a.m. in the
school cafeteria. This free-will donation breakfast includes all you can eat
pancakes, sausage, juice, milk & coffee.
The Luverne Christian School Society will be holding its 19th Annual Golf
Scrambler on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This Best Ball Tournament will
begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 AM. The $50 per person entry fee includes 18
holes of golf and a meal – golf cart rental is not included. Cash prizes will
be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Please register your 4-person team by
calling the Luverne Country Club at 507-283-4383.
Ask a friend or tow to join you at the Retreat hosted by Bible League Int’l
Volunteers on Sept 9 at the First Ref. Church in Sioux Center. Encourage
your husbands and friends to come for the banquet and evening concert featuring
The Brown Family. Our featured speaker, Gracia Burnham, will hold you captive
with her kidnapping testimony. She has authored two books where she shares this
life-changing event. There are only a few days left to register, so fill out
your form and send it in today. For more brochures or information, contact
Harriet Kooiman. Registration deadline is August 26.