The Lord’s Day – March 26, 2017
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Welcome! We are glad you are here to meet God in worship. May his Spirit
fill you and renew your spirit. May you go from here revitalized and recommitted
to live for the Lord.
THE MORNING SERVICE: “Passionate Prayers: 4. Complete Surrender”
Scripture: Psalm 28; Mark 8:27-38
THE EVENING SERVICE: “Sincerely Yours”
Scripture: Romans 12:9-13
Offering today: World Renew Offering
next Sunday: ECES
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:
Sun 10:45 AM Church School
Mon 6:30 PM Gems meet
Tue 5:30 - 7:30 PM SWCH Circle’s Spring Soup &
Dessert Supper - freewill offering
Wed 7:00 PM Men’s Life – Good Question: p. 402
7:00 PM Leota Area
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Congratulations to Chad and Morgan (Uphoff) Lubben who were
united in marriage Saturday. We wish you God’s rich blessings as you unite
your two lives into one and serve the Lord together.
We would like to say thank-you for all the expressions of
love and concern shown to us in so many ways, in the loss of our Mother,
Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. We feel so blessed by the fellowship of
--The Family of Wilma Van't Hul
Thank you for all the prayers, concerns, words of
encouragement, visits, food, and above all, God's healing hands through modern
medicine with my shoulder surgery. -- Cal Lubben
The Buwalda family thanks you for your prayers and
encouragement through visits, cards, remembrances, and comforting words as we
mourn the loss of our son James. The love and support of our Christian
family makes all the difference. You are a wonderful blessing to us.
-- Pastor Jerry and Sharon
Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers so far. Please
continue to pray for me and my family as our journey continues.
– Mark Engeltjes
Ministry in Music: We express our thanks to Madelyn
Rozeboom for playing “Holy, Holy, Holy” on her flute at the start
of our worship service this morning.
New address: John Sas is now residing in Room 110 in
Edgebrook Care Center.
No Choir Today. See you next week!
Final week: Our congregation has been selected to
participate in a CRC survey that provides the denomination with
the benefit of hearing members’ views on several areas of our ministries as a
denomination. The survey requires the use of a computer with internet access; it
will take from 20-45 minutes. Your responses are anonymous. Visit www.crcna.org/survey/6649.
Looking for inspiration? – Plan to attend Inspire 2017, August
3-5 in Detroit, Michigan. This one-of-a-kind event was designed for people
like you, who are actively serving in their local church. Come and be nourished
in great worship, explore new ministry tools, and be challenged by presenters
with a story. Gather to refresh, refocus, and reimagine how our shared calling
finds expression in our local communities and beyond. Visit crcna.org/Inspire2017 to
Do you have a child ready for Kindergarten next year? If so, you and
your child are invited to join us for Kindergarten Roundup
at Edgerton Christian Elementary School on Monday, March 27 at 6:30 pm.
Kids will be able to explore their new classroom and participate in activities
with the teacher. Parents will also be able to speak with administration,
teachers and other parents. Sibling care is available. Please call ECES at
442-6181 for more information. Come experience the difference at ECES!
Golden Hour will NOT meet on April 5 but on
April 12 instead. We will study lesson 11.
Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at First Reformed Church in
Edgerton Monday, April 3 12:30 - 6:30 p.m. The need is constant. Please donate a
unit of blood
The SWCH freshman class would like to invite all Senior Citizens for
an hour of fun, 10:00-11:00 a.m. on the following dates: April 5 – BINGO;
April 12 – Cards; April 19 - Hymn Sing with the Chamber Choir; April 26 -
Saturday, April 8th is the ECES Donation Sale and Grilled Hamburger
Supper and everyone is invited! Sale time has been moved up to 6:00pm
with the supper serving time from 4:30-5:45pm. We appreciate
your creativity and donated items in the past, and look forward to another fun
evening! Once again, we would like to advertise the donated items on our
website and in the ECES Newsletter, so any items that can be donated
early would be greatly appreciated. Don’t know what to
bring to the sale? Gift baskets, wood pallet décor/furniture, hunting and
fishing trips, hotel stays and other creative ideas will make a fun evening of
Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:30 pm: Please join us for our 22nd annual
Easter Music Festival at the First CRC of Edgerton.
Vacation Bible School Directors needed--Contact Julie Ruiter
for more info at 507-227-3862
(5,579 in 2015)