THE LORD’S DAY – March 15, 2015
Welcome to Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church! We are happy you are here to
meet with God and his people. "Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing
the glory of his name; make his praise glorious!" Psalm 66:1,2
THE MORNING MESSAGE: “The King’s Suffering: 4. A King for the World”
Scripture: John 19:16b-27
THE EVENING MESSAGE: “Changing Course”
Scripture: Matthew 21:28-32 / Lord’s Day 33
Offering today: SWCH
Offering next Sunday: Helping Hands Pregnancy Center
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:
Sun 10:45 AM Church School
10:45 AM Choir rehearsal.
Wed 7:00 PM Men’s Life Bible Study (starting at p. 143)
7:00 PM Cadets meet at Bethel
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
We express our Christian sympathy to Elizabeth Van’t Hof, Gene and
Brenda Van’t Hof, Leon and Donna Van’t Hof, and Rick and Vonda Danneman as
well as to their children in the passing of Donna (Van’t Hof) Gaspar. Donna
died last Sunday evening of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57. Remember her
husband Micha and their two sons also in prayers for God’s comfort.
Your continued prayers are appreciated on behalf of Rich and Glenda Van
Hill in view of Rich’s cancer and related health issues.
Pray for Steve Koedam as he heals from a farm accident that broke his
nose in several places.
Congratulations to Dorothy Esselink who celebrates her 90th birthday
tomorrow, March 16th.
Thank you to EVERYONE who helped in any way to make our serving at the
Banquet a rewarding experience again this year. We served pizza to 320 people
(26 were children) and were able to give a donation of about $525.00 towards
their milk supply. We were blessed as we blessed others.
Ministry in Music: We express our thanks to our morning Praise Team
organized by Lee Christians for leading us in our singing this morning. Thanks
to the Christians family also for singing, “He Knows.” A special thanks goes
to Jordan Christians for taking part during his trip home this weekend.
Please join us downstairs after the morning service for coffee and cookies to
help us celebrate Dorothy Esselink’s 90th birthday!
The spring change-over from winter to spring items at the Bibles for
Missions Thrift Store will be held Monday, March 16 beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Due to the need to begin construction on part 2 of the Expansion Project, ECES
will host a groundbreaking ceremony as part of the 4th grade chapel this
Friday, March 20, at 9:20 a.m. This will also be the final opportunity to walk
on ‘the big cement’ and visit the Kindergarten Quonset. .
Please come out to support ATLAS for Life, Ltd. of Pipestone in their Spring
Fundraiser Tip Night at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch on Monday, March 23rd from
5:30 to 8:00pm. Following some great food, stop by the ATLAS office Open House
from 6pm-8pm, located at 101 2nd St. NE, for a tour of our office and the newly
remodeled east room "The Gathering Place". Thank you for your generous
support of ATLAS for Life, Ltd. of Pipestone!
The SWC High School Circles invite you to their annual SPRING SOUP &
DESSERT SUPPER on Tuesday, March 24. 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.
Save Friday, March 27th for the ECES Donation Sale and Grilled Hamburger
Supper. Your donated items would be appreciated! Please bring them to school
before the sale. The Grilled Hamburger Supper will be serving from 5:00 - 6:30
p.m. The Donation Sale will begin at 7:00 p.m.
ECES will be having Kindergarten Round-Up for children entering
kindergarten this fall on Tuesday, March 31. Tours of the school will be given
from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. The current Kindergarten class will give a short program
starting at 7:00 p.m. followed by an informational meeting with prospective
parents. Please contact school if you have any questions at 442-6181 or email@example.com.
Save Wednesday, April 8 for the Young Peoples supper.
SWCH Drama Department will be presenting "The Hunchback of Notre
Dame" on April 9 at 1:15 p.m., April 10th at 7:00 p.m. and April 11th
at 7:00 p.m. This imaginative retelling of the classic story of “The Hunchback
of Notre Dame” is hugely entertaining with a large cast of colorful characters
and a story to keep the whole family on the edge of their seats (and rolling in
the aisles!). Wrapped within the entertainment of the play is a valuable lesson
that true beauty is found not on the outside but rather inside our heart. This
is Faith affirming "family entertainment" at its best. Reserved
seating may be purchased in advance at the school office or at the door. $6
adult, $4 student.