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The Lord’s Day – October 11, 2015

Welcome! The church is the body of Christ; every part of that body is an important and valued member. We praise God for you and appreciate your participation in worship and in every area of our church life. Thanks for sharing yourself and your God-given gifts with the rest of the body.


THE MORNING MESSAGE: “The Best Water Ever”
Scripture: Ezekiel 47:1-12; John 7:37-39

THE EVENING MESSAGE: “What Did He Do with My Sins?”
Scripture: II Corinthians 5:16-21

Offering today: SWCH 
Offering next Sunday: Building Fund



bulletSun 10:45 AM Church School classes
bulletTue 7:30 PM Chr Fellowship. Dev - Karen, Leader - Lonna, Lunch - Melinda
bulletThu 7:30 PM SWCH Concert



Gilbert Corbin will be 93 years old on October 15. If you wish to send him a card his address is Pipestone County Hospice Home, 309 10th St SW, Pipestone, MN 56164. Continue to uphold him with your prayers. While he generally stays about the same, he is declining and is experiencing increasing pain and discomfort in his back.

Pray for Lillian Mouw asking the Lord to restore her strength and to hold her cancer in check.

The Council selected six elder nominees and six deacon nominees this past Monday. Letters have been sent out to those nominated. Pray for the Spirit to give each person a willingness to allow God’s call to be discerned through the process of nominations, voting and random drawing.

Congratulations to Wilma Van’t Hul as she celebrates her 92nd birthday today, to John Mouw as he celebrates his 85th birthday today and to Gilbert Corbin as he celebrates his 93rd birthday Thursday, Oct 15th.



Ministry in Music: We express our thanks to Emily DeGroot and Jaidyn Henstra for contributing their flute duet to our worship this morning. They will play “It is Well.”

This evening, we welcome Pastor Carl Gearhart to our pulpit. Pastor Carl ministers at the New Life Treatment Center in Woodstock.

Praise Team survey sheets were recently distributed to members’ mailboxes. Those in high school and above are encouraged to complete the sheet in order to give the Worship Committee the benefit of your input. Please return the surveys to the survey box located by the mailboxes no later than next Sunday, October 18.

An Open House Bridal Shower for Kara Van Dyke, bride to be of Kyle Lindbergh will be held October 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Ebenezer. They will be married on December 19 in Leota and are registered at M&H, Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Christian Fellowship begins this week Tuesday. We are doing a video series with discussion. We’d love to have you join us if you desire to study God’s Word with a group of other women.

BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN- All women of the community are invited to “Discover the Power of Forgiveness”. These lessons will help you (re)open your heart to God’s forgiveness and grow in the grace of forgiving others. The fall session of Coffee Break and Children’s Bible Story Hour begins October 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m in the Fellowship Hall of First CRC in Edgerton. Nursery will be provided. The fall session of Coffee Break will include 7 lessons on Forgiveness and 1 special Christmas lesson. Join other women in the study of God’s word. You do not need to be an expert, just come with a desire to learn. There is no cost to attend, but the benefits are priceless. If you have questions contact Thea (442-3512 or 227-9513) or Jean (442-5384).

Please join the SWCH Music Department at their concert on Thursday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The concert will include performances by the Concert Band, Eagle Choir, and Chamber Choir. The Southwest students will be performing a wide variety of music. You will hear everything from traditional classical music to movie themes, vocal jazz, gospel, and 80s pop. The band will even be premiering two new pep band pieces that will be used in the upcoming basketball season. Enjoy an evening of fun and music with the SWCH music students!

ATLAS for Life Ltd. of Pipestone will be hosting an ADHD/Autism/Special Needs Support Group. All Parents, Guardians Grand Parents and Care Givers are welcome to come and be refreshed and encouraged. We will be meeting the first Wednesday of every month at ATLAS from 7pm-8pm. Our first night will be Wednesday November 4th 2015 from 7pm-8pm. Coffee will be served. Call 507-562-5777 to register.

SW FALL SOUP SUPPER—The date is set for Nov 3. The sign up sheet for the food donations and working at the SW Fall soup supper is on the table in the foyer today. We appreciate all the support we have always received from this congregation. Please take a look to see how you can help again. THANKS!!


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