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THE LORD’S DAY – September 21, 2014


“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” We come to worship with joy and thanksgiving! We come to have fellowship in Christ. Welcome everyone!

 

THE MORNING MESSAGE: “Facing Our Fears: 1. The Fear of Financial Insecurity”
Scripture: Philippians 4:10-20

THE EVENING MESSAGE: “Dignity and Depravity – What Misery!”
Scripture: Ephesians 4:17 – 5:2


Offering today: Benevolent Fund 
Offering next Sunday: SWCH

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:

bulletSun 10:45 AM Church school classes
bulletMon 7:00 PM SWCH Annual Circle meeting

 


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.

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 petedekam@gmail.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.

 

 

Greeters
    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

Nursery
    Sept 21 a.m. – Rebekah VA, Matthew Mouw
    Sept 28 a.m. – Lisa Van Dyke,Calissa Lubben

Accompanists
    Sept 21 a.m. Shelli, p.m. Lavonne
    Sept 28 a.m. Lisa; p.m. Julie

Children’s Church
    Sept 21 a.m. – Patty Sas
    Sept 28 a.m. – Stephanie McLain

Sound System
    Loren De Groot

 

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