The Lord’s Day – May 22, 2016
With joyful hearts, we welcome all who have come to glorify the
One in whose image we are made. Please join us all in heartfelt worship of our
Lord and Savior.
THE MORNING SERVICE: “Are You Serving Rib Eye or Leftovers?”
Scripture: Malachi 1:6-14; 3:6-12
THE EVENING MESSAGE: “The Church: A Fractured Community”
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-15
Offering today: ECES
Offering next Sunday: Justice for All
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE
SAT 8:30 AM Thrift Store in Worthington
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Steve and Christina Koedam were blessed with the birth of a daughter,
Morgan Ann, on April 29! Praise be to God for his wonderful gift of life.
Continue to pray for Lillian Mouw as she takes chemo pills to combat
Pray for Bernie Elgersma’s health. While the bleeding in his bladder
has stopped, he is light-headed and dizzy often. Pray that his condition may
Thanks for your care and concern surrounding the declining health and
then passing of my mom. I am so appreciative of the love and concern of my
church family. -- Glenda Van Hill
Thank you for remembering me on my 90th birthday. It was very much
appreciated. God bless each one of you. -- Betty Wiekeraad
Ministry in Music: We give thanks to Bryce Schelhaas for contributing
to our worship of the Lord this morning through the singing of “I Need a
We are glad this morning to welcome Dorothy Vanderberg as a new member
of our congregation.
Next Sunday morning, Rev. Lester Van Essen will bring the message and
Pastor Joe will lead the rest of the service.
Next Sunday evening, we will join First CRC and Bethel CRC in Edgerton
for a combined service to be held at First CRC at 6:30 PM. Pastor
Stephen Wynja of Holland CRC will lead the service.
We would love to have 100% participation in our new pictorial
directory. Our photo dates are: Thursday, June 23 2:00-9:00 / Friday, June 24
2:00-9:00 / Saturday, June 25 9:00-4:00. Photography will take place at our
church on the above dates. You will receive a complimentary photography session,
8x10 portrait and directory for participating. Sign up in the narthex
(see Thelma, Glenda, or Eileen) or contact Eileen Rozeboom at 443-5058 with
questions or to sign up.
Concerning the pictorial directory: There are some families who will
not be able to take their pictures, and some have mentioned that they will
submit a picture. Please be informed that if the picture you submit is one from
a professional photographer, you need to pick up a form by the mailboxes. That
form needs to be signed by the photographer to give permission for submission.
Also, keep in mind that there is a $10 fee for submitting.
Another note: We will be including addresses in the new directory, so please
submit the Directory Update form recently placed in your mailboxes and
return it to the Newsletter mail slot by June 5.
Anyone with internet access and CRC membership can have free online access to
the CRC digital Library containing hundreds of Faith Alive titles. Sign
up at crcna.org/Library.
Memorial Day pancake breakfast May 30th serving from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00
a.m. in the SWCH cafeteria. Please come and support Southwest Christian this
Memorial Day. A freewill donation will be accepted for the hearty breakfast of
pancakes, sausages, and drink.
Plan to attend the Edgerton Christian Elementary School Annual Society
Meeting on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM! The financial statements will be
reviewed and the proposed budget will be presented. Mr. Pfeifle will give the
Principal’s report, Howard Schaap will give the Board report, ECES Foundation
information will be available, and new board members will be elected.
Nominations for the ECES School Board to fill three positions are: Luverne –
Jamie Pap and Brian Fick; First CRC - Ryan Blom and Kurt Talsma; Bethel CRC -
Rob Van Hill and Mark Vander Pol. Nominations for the ECES Foundation to fill
one position are: Colin Feikema and Lloyd Prins.
Bethel CRC of Edgerton is hosting a concert featuring local talent to raise
money for Children of the Promise of Haiti. Children of the Promise is an
infant care center (or creche as it is called in Haiti) for sick or malnourished
infants and children. It is a transition home providing 24 hour care for infants
in need until they can be returned to their biological family or, if that’s
not possible, are adopted into a new family. The concert is Friday, June 3, 2016
at 7:00 PM at Bethel CRC and will include: Josh Stromberg, Becca Van Schepen,
Anna Agresto, Katie Van Dam, Mariah Talsma, Tom Bouma, and Victoria Kiers. A
free will offering will be collected for COTP. CD's will also be available to
purchase for $10. All proceeds will go to COTP. Join us as we help empower Haiti’s
most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
An open house bridal shower will be held for Nicole Scholten, bride to
be of Corey Vis, on Saturday, June 4 at 12:30 p.m. at Ebenezer. The couple is
registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target and myregistry.com.
Calling all volunteers, RiseFest 2016 needs you! RiseFest is coming
June 17 and 18 and we need your help! Give us 4 hours of your time and get a
free ticket and volunteer t-shirt. Visit riseministries.com for area
descriptions and sign up. Two days of family entertainment with Chris Tomlin,
Newsboys, Crowder, Building 429, and much, much more. You can see it for free
for just a few hours of your time!
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