Bulletin, Ebenezer CRC

Ebenezer CRC

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The Lord’s Day – August 12, 2018

THE MORNING SERVICE: “Pursued by God’s Inescapable Grace”
Scripture: Jonah 1, Matthew 12:38-42 

THE EVENING SERVICE: “Christ as Head”
Scripture: 1Timothy 2:1-15


Offering today:
General Fund                     Offering next Sunday: ECES
Communion offering:
The Banquet

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:

Mon  7:30 PM  Council meeting

Tue  8:30 AM  Worthington Thrift Store

Wed  8:00 AM  Community prayer continues to meet weekly on Wednesday mornings from 8-9 in the Park. Come when you can!  It has been a blessing to pray together!

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Continue to remember Gertrude Sas in prayer as she returned home last Friday and begins the healing process.

Congratulations to Genevieve Sas as she celebrates her 98th birthday today and to Marvin Rozeboom as he celebrates his 93rd birthday on August 16th.

Dordt College thanks the congregation for its recent offering of $709.80 for the Dordt College Fund Drive. Our task of training kingdom citizens requires collaboration and we are so grateful for your faithful support. Dordt College continues to be blessed by God, in its mission of raising up young people who will shape culture and further God’s kingdom in all areas of life. The college has been ranked #1 in student engagement by the Wall Street Journal, meaning that our students are inspired in the classroom and recommending Dordt to their peers. We are immensely thankful for a faculty dedicated to Dordt’s Reformed, Christian perspective, for students who pursue the vision of serviceable insights and for alumni who honor the college with their effective kingdom work.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to all those who came to worship today and partake of the Lord’s table. May we leave today refreshed to face a new week.

We welcome Rev. Aldon Kuiper to our pulpit this morning and Pastor Reuben this evening. Thank you for lending your services today.

Next Sunday morning Rev. Ed Veldhuizen will lead us in worship and Pastor Reuben leads our evening service.

This morning, we will participate in the Lord’s Supper. We invite members and visitors for whom the following statements are true to join us for the Lord’s Supper sacrament:
    I am sorry for my sins and trust in Jesus Christ as my Savior from sin.
    I am sincerely striving to live a life pleasing to the Lord by the Spirit’s power.
    I have publicly confessed Jesus as my Lord in a Bible-believing church.

Thank you, Doug Van Peursem for sharing your musical talent with us this morning.

It is the time of year when the congregations may submit names for Elders and Deacons to the Council. We will need 1 Deacon and 2 Elders this year.

We will be conducting our Mission Fund Drive today through the first week in September. Our goal is $6,500.00. Please place your donation in a marked envelope in the offering bag. Any extra collected will go to Matt De Kam and Jeff & Christy Faber.

We will be having our fall change-over of summer to winter items at the Bible for Missions Thrift Store on Monday and Tuesday, August 13 and 14. We invite all who are willing to help to come one day. We plan to start at 9:00 a.m. and work until 3:00 p.m. Donuts and coffee will be furnished.

Blom Family Benefit:  Ryan Blom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in early May.  Since then, he has undergone four surgeries to remove tumors and repair vertebrae.  He has completed two rounds of radiation and is continuing immunotherapy.  Ryan’s cancer and tumor growths on the spine have significantly decreased his strength and range of motion, especially in his legs.  Ryan hopes to begin physical therapy as he recovers from radiation treatments.  A benefit is being planned for Ryan, his wife Christa, and their children Kalli, Megan and Zack on Wednesday, August 22, Ryan’s 35th birthday, from 5:00-8:00 pm in the Edgerton City Park.  A Pulled Pork or Hotdog meal will be served from the South Shelter.  A freewill donation will be collected to help defray medical costs, purchase a handicap accessible van, and support planned wheelchair accessible home remodel costs.  All checks can made to Blom Benefit First CRC.  Donations may also be made at First State Bank in Edgerton to the Blom Family account established by Edgerton First CRC. 

 

 

 

Greeters
   
Aug 12 - Denny & Lonna Vis
    Aug 19 - Garv & Bopnnie Vis 

Nursery
   
Aug 12 - Travis, Olivia Muyskens
    Aug 19 - Rod & Bonnie Sas
    Aug 26 - Mike & Marlys Schuller

Accompanist
   
Aug 12 a.m. Sheli; p.m. Julie
    Aug 19 a.m. PT; p.m. Glenda 

Flowers
   
August - Kristi Knutson; Sept - Jeri Van Essen 

Usher
    Orv Vis