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The Lord’s Day – August 30, 2015

Welcome to a day of worship, a day to celebrate the Lord! We warmly welcome those who are visiting with us today. May the Lord be praised through the worship you bring, and may you leave with a greater awareness of his love for you in Christ Jesus!


THE MORNING MESSAGE: “Worship the Lord: 7B. The Benediction”
Scripture: Numbers 6:22-27

THE EVENING MESSAGE: “May Your Kingdom Come In All Its Fullness”
Scripture: Matthew 12:22-29

Offering today: ECES 
Offering next Sunday: Atlas of Pipestone



Liz Van’t Hof was hospitalized earlier this past week after blacking out and falling several times over a two day period. Doctors determined that she needed a pacemaker, which was installed on Tuesday. Give thanks that the procedure went very well. Pray for Liz as she recuperates at home.

Remember Gilbert Corbin in prayer as he receives care at the Hospice Home in Pipestone.



Ministry in Music: We are thankful to Shelli DeGroot and Lisa VanderMaten for organizing the youth praise team leading our songs this morning. Thanks Praise Team members!

Next Sunday, September 6, we will not be holding an evening service (Labor Day weekend).

We will kick off our new educational year at church on Sept. 13 with a commissioning of teachers and leaders and the first session of church school for all grades. There will be an all-church potluck held that morning also. We hope you will make plans to attend.

Sanctuary Piano: We are very grateful for contributions of $13,055.00 received toward the $16,950.00 cost of the new sanctuary piano. To offset the balance, you may donate in any upcoming offering simply by writing “piano” on the memo line of your check.

Thank you for your generous contributions of $7460.00 toward our $6500.00 Missions Fund goal! If anyone wishes to contribute more, today is your final opportunity. The total will be evenly divided between Gene and Dawn Michelson (Mali), Mindy Tweet (Czech Republic), and Rev. Carl and Jan Van Voorst (church planters in Watertown, SD).


The Bibles for Missions Thrift Store will have its fall change-over of summer to winter items on Monday, Aug 31st beginning at 8:00 a.m. We invite all who are willing to help. Donuts and coffee will be served.

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace." (1 Peter 4:10). SWCH Circle #5 is beginning a new season of working together to serve our school. All members and associate members should attend our first meeting to discuss the year ahead. Please join us at 7:30 pm on Monday, August 31st at Colin and Darla Feikema's home. Please bring your $10 dues.

LABOR DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST – SWCH Circle #2 will be serving all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee and milk on Labor Day, September 7th, from 7:00-10:00 am in the SWCH cafeteria. Hope to see you there!

Please come out to support ATLAS for Life, Ltd. of Pipestone in their Fall Fundraiser Tip Night at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch on Wednesday, September 9th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Following some great food, stop by the ATLAS office Open House from 5pm-8pm, located at 101 2nd St. NE, for a tour of our office and the new ALTAS Boutique. Thank you for your generous support of ATLAS for Life, Ltd. of Pipestone!

LEOTA YOUTH GROUP KICK OFF - Sun, Sept 13, 6 PM at Todd and Julie’s place. Come hungry for a hot dog roast and some games. Bring a lawn chair if you have one. If you need a ride, please call Julie at 507-215-7881. Invite a friend!!

Kick off for Leota Area Youth Ministry will be Wednesday, September 16 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Leota Park. We will serve hot dogs & chips and play games.

JFA Annual Auction will be held Thursday, Sept 17 at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Silent Auction begins at 5:15 p.m., catered supper from Kelly’s Catering at 6:00 p.m., Dessert Auction at 6:45 p.m. and the main auction at 7:15 p.m. Come and join us for a night of food, fun, and fellowship.

Cuba trip: Following a successful mission trip to Cuba in 2013, another trip is being planned for this winter to help finish a new parsonage/education building with the CRC Church in Torriente, a small city about 100 miles east of the Cuban capital, Havana. Tentative dates: December 28, 2015 to January 4, 2016. In addition to construction opportunities, there will be opportunities to be involved in sports and educational activities. If you are interested in joining this venture and for further details please contact Roger Talsma at or 507-227-2649. Deadline for signing up for this trip is September 5th.


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