The Lord’s Day – December 8, 2019
THE MORNING SERVICE: “Rich in Faith”
Scripture: James 2:1-13
THE EVENING SERVICE: “Keep Looking Up!”
Scripture: Luke 21:25-36
Offering today: General Fund Offering next Sunday: General Fund
Manna Food Pantry Hope Haven
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:
SUN 10:45 AM Sunday School Classes
10:45 AM Choir rehearsal
TUE 8:30 AM Worthington Thrift Store
WED 1:00 PM Golden Hour meets
6:30 - 8:30 PM Cadets will meet at Bethel CRC
7:00 PM Leota Youth Ministry
7:00 PM Men’s Life. Begin on chapter 5 in the Book of John
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Brent Feikema’s surgery went as it was planned on Tuesday. He is home and doing very well. Thank the Lord and ask for continued healing.
With praise and thanksgiving, we thank God for providing individuals who contributed items and financially supported the SWCH donation sale. It was a great evening of raising funds to support the mission of SWC! The total amount raised was approximately $60,000. Our supporters are the heartbeat of the school as you continue to uplift the students, parents, and staff with your prayer and financial support. The need to support our mission will always be present, and we thank you for your committed dedication!
THANK YOU - We would like to show our appreciation for the years of service Harriet Kroontje and LaVonne Hulstein gave to our churches by being organists for many years. We appreciate the time and effort it always took to select and prepare the music for the many services you played for. Our congregations say a very big THANK YOU for all you did!! Please join us after church for a piece of cake to celebrate with Harriet and LaVonne and thank them for their service to our congregations.
We welcome everyone who has come to worship with us today. This morning we will partake of the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of what Christ did on the cross for us. Let us never forget that. Thank you, Lord!
This evening Rev Stephen Wynja will lead our worship service. Everyone is invited to join us.
Next Sunday evening Mr Lee VanderAA will deliver the message of God’s Word to us.
We will have choir rehearsal after this morning’s service. We will be practicing one song for the Dec 15 program and another for our Christmas morning service.
Noel! Jesus has come! The bands and choirs at SWCH are excited to proclaim the Messiah's birth through song at their Christmas concert "Noel!" to be held at Bethel CRC on Monday, December 9th at 7:00 pm. All of the Southwest ensembles will perform including Chamber Choir, Eagle Choir, One Accord, Bel Canto, Jazz Band and Concert Band. Come rejoice with us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and King!
Burgers, Basketball, and Bake Sale: Please join SW Christian High School Circle/Parent Group #5 on Friday, December 13 for burgers, basketball, and a bake sale. The SW boy’s basketball will host Murray County Central starting with the “C” game at 5:00 p.m. The burger supper, burger with all the fixings, chips, milk, and ice cream treat, will be served from 5:00-7:30. Baked goodies for Christmas gatherings or as tasty treats for your family will also be available to purchase.
The Edgebrook Angel Tree is your opportunity to bring a smile to a resident’s face this Christmas. Edgebrook Care Center invites you to pick a resident’s name from our Angel Tree and give a little gift of joy. Guidelines and gift suggestions are posted near the angel tree at Edgebrook. No matter what age you are, the joy that comes from giving and receiving never gets old. Call (442-7121) or stop in the business office if you have any questions.
Christmas Opportunity: Cornerstone Prison Church in Sioux Falls is looking for support for the Prison Christmas Sacks for the inmates. Donations of money and homemade fudge are needed. You must follow the fudge recipe and wrapping instructions provided by the prison exactly. Any variations will not be allowed inside the prison. Please stop by the table by the kiosk bulletin board for the recipe and more information. Return the fudge or money donations to the table by Sunday morning 12/15/19. I will deliver them to Sioux Falls. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Van Der Linden 507-443-6653. Thank you for your support.
Advanced Notice: Candlelight service on December 22 – PM
Christmas Day service on the 25th at 9:30 a.m. at Ebenezer
Installation of Elders and Deacons on January 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Greet & Treat
Dec 8 - Cal & Sal Schaap
Glenda Van Hill, Marcella Van Dyke
Dec 15 - Al & Barb Van’t Hof
Dec 8 a.m. Heidi; p.m. Julie Vis
Dec 15 a.m. Julie Vis; p.m. Glenda
Dec 8 - Alyda & Reese VG
Dec 15 - Keith & Dawn Esselink
Dec 29 - Milo & Cheryl Feikema