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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



SAT     8:30 AM Thrift Store in Worthington



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 her cancer.

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 improve.

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 Miracle.”

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

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

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 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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