Ebenezer CRC

Our Bulletin

The Lord’s Day – September 24, 2017

The Psalmist wrote, "I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord.'" With joyous praise on our lips and loving gratitude in our hearts, we unite together as one body to glorify the Lord our God.

THE MORNING SERVICE: “Sola Scriptura” (“Scripture Alone”)
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:10 – 4:5 

THE EVENING SERVICE: “A Fruitful Trinity: Faith, Love and Hope”
Scripture: 1Thessalonians 1:1-3 

Offering today: Chr Schools Int’l                     Offering next Sunday: World Renew – Flood Victims

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:

Sun     10:45 AM     Church School at Bethel Reformed

Tue       7:00 PM     Leota Youth Committee meeting at Bethel Reformed Church.

Wed     7:00 PM     Leota Youth

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Clara Rozeboom has moved to the Edgebrook Care Center - 505 Trosky Road West - Room 205B - in Edgerton, on Thursday afternoon, September 21.  She and her family sincerely thank you all for your prayers, your visits, your words of encouragement and gifts of food while she was still at home.  It was truly appreciated!

Pray for God’s continued healing for Pat Prins following her recent hip surgery and for Stan Prins following a surgical procedure on his eye.

Continue to pray for those whose homes have been devastated by hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands. (The deacons have planned a World Renew hurricane relief offering for next Sunday, October 1.)

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Morning sermon series: This year marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In the weeks preceding Reformation Day, our morning services will be thematically focused on the “Five Solas” – the five Latin slogans that summarize the basic theological principles that the Reformer’s emphasized.

Ministry in Music: We are grateful to Emily DeGroot for playing her flute for our special music this morning.

Church School: The offering cause for church school this year will be for Harvest Hands Children’s Home located near Juarez, Mexico. Note to parents: Church School students and teachers should leave the sanctuary at 10:35 in order to be at Bethel Reformed on time.

The congregation is invited to submit suggested nominations for elder and deacon openings to the Council prior to its October 2 meeting. You may place a note indicating the office and name of the nominee you are suggesting in any offering bag.

The congregation is invited to Bethel Reformed Church for coffee and cake following this morning’s service to celebrate Marv Van’t Hof’s 80th birthday.

GEMS Kick-Off and Theme Night "Camp Gems" at Leota Park.  4pm-8pm Sunday, September 24.  Supper and s'mores provided, bring friends along and wear camping clothes!  Gems (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is for girls in grades 2-8.  Looking forward to another great year!  Contact Julie Ruiter for more information 507-227-3862

What’s become of Young People’s Society? You may have noticed at last Sunday’s teacher commissioning service that there was no high school youth group listed (other than catechism). In grades 8-12, we have just one person, Holly Vis, an 11th grader. The other three youth who would have been involved this year were the three Tschetter kids (with Brian and Heidi as leaders). In order to enjoy the advantages of a larger group, our high school youth group is joining with the youth group from First CRC in Edgerton. We want you to be aware of this and to not be surprised when you begin to see the youth events of First CRC announced in our bulletin, along with invitations to their fundraiser events.

The American Red Cross blood drive will be held wed, Sept 27 from 12:30 - 6:30 p.m. at 1st CRC, Edgerton. Please call Betty Huisken at 507-227-8416 to make an appointment. Anyone 16 years or older and in good health is eligible to donate. The need is constant. Give Blood!

You are invited to a Gospel Concert at the Am Ref Church of Woodstock on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.  This is our annual fundraiser to purchase Recovery Bibles for clients at New Life Treatment Center.  Music will be provided by: Master’s Voice, Cornerstone Quartet, F.R.O.G.S., Denny & Rachel Tinklenberg. Testimonies will be given by alumni from New Life Treatment Center.  Barbeques and ice cream sundaes will be served.  Freewill donation will be accepted.  Come and go as you please. 

The board of the Bible for Missions Thrift Store invites all volunteers and their spouses to a dinner as thanks for all the hours you have worked. The dinner will be held in the ARC Center at the Am Ref Church at 1920 N. Burlington, Worthington on Oct 3 at 6:00 p.m. Please let Joyce Aykens (507-372-2017) or Verla Wheeler (507-360-6811) know how many are coming from your church by Sept 29.

The Brown Family from LeMars, IA will be performing patriotic, praise & worship, and a little holiday music at SWCH on Friday, November 10 during an evening performance beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars for an evening of soaking in the sounds of remembrance, joy, and celebration!