PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Rich Van Hill came home on Monday evening. The pathology report
indicated that he has a low grade form of cancer (non-aggressive). A
chemotherapy treatment plan will likely be put in place in a few weeks. Pray for
Rich as he continues to heal from his surgery.
Keep Milo Feikema in your prayers as he continues with chemotherapy.
Pat Prins’ knee replacement surgery was postponed because she came
down with bronchitis. Pray that she will recover from it soon so that the
surgery can be rescheduled.
We have several members residing in Edgebrook Assisted Living: Gil and Bertha
Corbin, Vi Elgersma, Irene Feikema, Leona Koelewyn, and John and Ruth Sas. Wilma
Van’t Hul lives in Edgebrook Apartments. Pray for God to bless each of them
with health and daily strength.
Ministry in Music: We express our thanks to the members of the Praise
Team for this morning: Shelli, Loren & Emily DeGroot, Char & Calissa
Lubben, & Samantha Feikema.
Children’s Church will begin again this morning.
Attention woodworkers: In November, we would like to begin a new
curriculum for Children’s Church that makes use of a number of simple wood
figures and objects. We need the help of those with skills in scroll saw or jig
saw cutting to help create shepherds, sheep, an ark and animals for it, etc. The
figures are small (roughly 3-5”) but there are many of them. Please contact
Patty Sas to express your willingness and obtain outlines.
The congregation is invited to suggest names to be considered by the
Council for nomination as elders or deacons at its October 6th meeting. Your
recommendations can be given to any Council member.
Directory changes: Pete DeKam’s new email address is email@example.com.
Also please correct the email for Lee and Dawn Christians. The first character
is the letter “l” not the number “1”. Please let Pastor Joe or Sandy
Schelhaas know if your directory information needs updating.
Cornerstone Prison Church News: With deep gratitude to Rev. Steve and
Diane Moerman for their years of ministry and their vision in establishing an
organized church behind the walls of Sioux Falls Penitentiary, Cornerstone
Church sadly bids farewell to Pastor Steve and Diane and welcomes Rev. Rick Van
Ravenswaay as its new pastor and ministry director. By God's good providence,
Pastor Rick had been called to assist Pastor Steve and Diane in this ministry
just prior to recent events in which a personality conflict led the assistant
warden to revoke Pastor Steve and Diane's prison passes. Rather than cause the
ministry to be hindered because of this, Pastor Steve has accepted a position as
interim pastor of Peace CRC in Menno, SD starting October 1 and anticipates a
call in November to pastor that congregation. Pray for God's blessings on Pastor
Rick as he takes over the prison ministry and on Pastor Steve and Diane in their
new ministry setting.
The youth leaders are seeking Prayer Partners for our
youth group members. If you are willing to be a prayer partner for one of our
awesome youth group members, please sign up in on the sheet in the foyer. THANKS!!
GEMS Girls, Moms, and Prayer Partners--GEMS Kick Off is Monday,
September 29 at 7pm in Ebenezer CRC basement. You are all invited to come for
some fun, food, fellowship and worship. Call Julie Ruiter at 443-6757 if you
have any questions or if you will not be able to attend. Thanks!
Ladies! GEMS Prayer Partners are still needed for our Leota Club.
There is a minimal time commitment and a great reward. Sign-up to pray for one
of our GEMS girls regularly, send her encouraging cards, a birthday card, and
come to our kick-off meeting on Monday, September 29 to meet your prayer partner
and get to know her a little bit. Club Kick-Off will begin at 7pm in the
basement of Ebenezer CRC. Can't make it to the kick-off? No problem, sign-up
anyway and we'll find a way for you and your prayer partner to get together.
Call Julie Ruiter for more information 443-6757.
The SWCH Annual Circle Meeting will be held on Monday, September 22,
at 7:00 pm in the school's music room. All new and experienced Circle members
are invited and encouraged to attend. Find out how the money you have worked so
hard to raise will be used to improve the school's environment for both our
students and faculty. Also, the submitted ideas for the "Circles Choice
Fund" will be reviewed and voted upon. Invite a new circle member to join
you for the meeting. Chocolate and other snacks will be served!
Smiles and laughter is what will fill the air on Saturday, September 27 at
the 6th annual Rock River Pumpkin Festival in Edgerton. All events start
at the parking lot of SWCH. Check out the Edgerton Community website - www.edgertonmn.com
or the Rock River Pumpkin Festival website – www.rockriverpumpkinfestival.com
for information and registration forms along with additional information.
Celebrating the blessings of community, please join us for the greatest
Fall-filled fun you and your family can experience at little or no cost.
Sept 21 a.m. – Mark & Amy Van Essen
p.m. – Henry & Marcella Van Dyke
Sept 28 a.m. – Rich & Glenda Van Hill
p.m. – Pastor Joe & Karen VA
Sept 21 a.m. – Rebekah VA, Matthew Mouw
Sept 28 a.m. – Lisa Van Dyke,Calissa Lubben
Sept 21 a.m. Shelli, p.m. Lavonne
Sept 28 a.m. Lisa; p.m. Julie
Sept 21 a.m. – Patty Sas
Sept 28 a.m. – Stephanie McLain
Loren De Groot