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THE LORD’S DAY – October 26, 2014

As we open our hearts to God, let us extend our hands in friendship to one another. All who have come to worship the Lord are sincerely welcome!


THE MORNING MESSAGE: “Facing Our Fears: 5. Unsettling ‘What-Ifs’”
Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34

Offering today: SWCH                                 Offering next Sunday: World Renew World
                 p.m. Volunteers in Mercy                                                             Hunger



bulletSUN 10:45 AM Church school classes
bulletSUN 10:45 AM Choir rehearsal
bulletMON 7:30 PM Chr Fellowship – lesson1. Dev – Char; Leader – Darla; Lunch – Brenda
bulletWED 1:00 PM Golden Hour Society meets



Please pray for Milo Feikema and Rich Van Hill as they continue to deal with cancer.

Congratulations to Henry & Marcella Van Dyke who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, October 21st.

With thanks to God for his blessings, Pastor Joe marks thirty years in the ministry on October 29. Thank you, Pastor Joe, for your faithful witness to God's amazing grace.



Ministry in Music: We are grateful to our Praise Team for sharing their musical gifts with us this morning.

This evening, we will join the Edgerton churches for a Reformation Day worship celebration at First CRC in Edgerton at 6:30 PM. The offering will be for Volunteers in Mercy.

World Hunger campaign: There are 500 million family farms in the world, the majority of which are in the developing world. Many are unable to adequately support their families. World Renew invites you to join thousands of others in this year’s World Hunger Campaign called “Farm to Table.” Devotional booklets have been placed in your mailboxes. Through daily stories and activity suggestions that you can read around your own supper tables you will learn from global farmers and discover new ways to share your blessings with those in need. The deacons will not be distributing Peter Fish banks but we do encourage you to complete the activities, save up your funds, and be prepared to bring your gifts on World Hunger Sunday, November 2.

Please join us for choir today after the morning service. We would love to have you!


Edgerton Christian Elementary School Building Project Update: Please take the time to read the insert in your church box this week regarding the ECES Expansion Project. We are excited about the completion of Phase 1 and are a long way toward groundbreaking on phase 2, but we need your help!

Newsletter Items are due TODAY

Hope Haven’s 50th Annual Society Meeting is held Tues, Oct 28 at Hope Haven in Rock Valley at 12:00 p.m.

We will be making Pig in the Blankets on Friday and Saturday, Oct 31 and Nov 1st. Sign-up sheets are in the foyer. Please bring potluck items for lunch and dinner on Saturday. We will be selling pigs from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon at $11.00/dozen on Saturday, Nov. 1st. Please try to purchase them during those times and help us in supporting SWCH. Thank you!

PRAYER PARTNERS FOR YOUTH GROUP—reminder, Sunday Nov 2, immediately following the AM service, there will be a time of lunch and fellowship for the prayer partners and the youth group members. Pastor Tom Voigt will be having a talk about prayer at this time as well. Hope you can attend, it should be a fun time to get to know each other as our season gets underway.

Sunday night Bible study will begin a new season next Sunday evening, November 2, at Orv and Judy's house. We will be studying Acts "Bursting the Boundaries". Newcomers are always welcome. Books are available by the mailboxes in the foyer. Please sign if you take a book.

The SWCH Circles invite you to their annual FALL SOUP & DESSERT SUPPER on Tuesday, November 4. Serving time is 5:30-7:30 pm. Menu choices include chili, cheesy vegetable, pea and chicken noodle soups, barbeques and desserts. Free-will donations gratefully accepted.

SOUP SUPPER SIGN UP….the sign up for the soup supper, to be held Nov 4, is in the foyer. There is a need for people to make soup, desserts, donate cash and ground beef, and workers for various jobs. We need lots of people to make this big fundraiser work so please consider signing up for 1 or more things. The gr beef can be brought right to Becky at SW, or you can give it to me, Julie, and I will make sure it gets to SW. The cash donations can be placed in my church box; please mark your envelope with your name. THANKS so much for helping, we really appreciate it!!

GEMS Girls’ Clubs is accepting applications for an International Ministries Director. Qualified persons committed to a reformed, biblical perspective are encouraged to send a letter of interest and resume to: Kristine L. Palosaari; Executive Director; GEMS Girls’ Clubs; 1333 Alger Street SE; Grand Rapids, MI 49507. Email: Web:

ATLAS For Life of Pipestone is looking for new or gently used Christmas or Thanksgiving decoration items for our Rummage/Bake Sale on Saturday Nov. 22, from 9am-3pm. WE ALSO are in need of baked goods for our bake sale. Call Michele Bruxvoort at 507-631-7560 with any questions.


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