Ebenezer CRC

Our Bulletin

The Lord’s Day – June 17, 2018

THE MORNING SERVICE: “Believing is Seeing”
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:10-14; Romans 10:17 

THE EVENING SERVICE: “God’s Love for Sinners”
Scripture: Luke 15:1-32 


Offering today:
General Fund                 Offering next Sunday: Ministry Shares
Communion:
Benevolent Fund

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:

Wed  8:00 AM  Community Prayer!  Wednesday prayer time will be meeting in the park shelter house this summer.  Prayer time will be from 8:00 - 9:00 AM and everyone from the community is invited!  Let’s come together before our God who is in control of everything and pray for a world that at times seems to be going out of control!  We will be praying for our churches, community, nation and world. All welcome.

Sat  8:30 AM  Worthington Thrift Store

 

PRAYERS AND PRAISES

Milo Van Dyke is doing as well as can be expected at home. His tests came back with positive reports. Continue to remember Milo in prayer for complete healing.

Matthew Schuller has the pace maker put in place on Wednesday. Everything went well. Plans were to come home on Thursday. Remember Matt in prayer for healing from his fall and his surgery.

Conrad Brouwer will have an angiogram on Tuesday. Remember him in your prayers – that all will go well.

We are grateful to the congregation for your farewell gifts of a watch and beautiful lamp, for your wonderful cards and best wishes, and for the enjoyable farewell fellowship after church.  We are grateful to God for the opportunity to have lived here and ministered to you over the past 14 years.  We pray for God to bless you with joy and peace in the years ahead. -- Pastor Joe and Karen

Congratulations to Gertrude Sas who celebrates her 88th birthday on June 17th and to Carol De Kam who celebrates her 80th birthday on June 20th.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered during Leota VBS.  It was a huge success for all the kids who came and heard about God.  The Sunday morning offering was $970.01 with the lunch hog roast offering $710.00.  The expenses for VBS supplies was $700.00 and for the hog roast $400.00.  In the envelopes for Haiti from the kids and adults was $534.27! With the remaining offering money we are able to add $500.00 to the donation to Haiti. Those seeds will be able to feed 103 kids for an entire year!  Thank you for your generosity.  Thanks to those who loaned us their blankets and tents!  They made the whole Babylonian theme come to life!  God is good! 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We welcome Pastor Brian Kornelis from Bethel CRC to lead our service this morning. We welcome Pastor Ed Veldhuizen to lead our evening service.

Next Sunday Rev. Duane Tinklenberg will lead our morning worship and Mr. Leland Vander Aa will lead our evening service.

This morning we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. We invite members and visitors to join us for the sacraments with the following commitments:
    I am sorry for my sins and trust in Just as my Savior from sin
    I am striving to live a life pleasing to the Lord
    I have publicly confessed Jesus as my Lord and am a member in good standing in a Bible-believing church

Next Sunday Jeff & Christy Faber will be in our church to tell us about their mission work in Nicaragua.

Holly Vis is leaving on Sat June 23 for a SERVE trip to Lyndon WA.  She will be gone till June 30.  She’s going with a leader and three other kids from First CRC Edg and a group from Worthington.

Ladies:  It's time to start preparing for another season of Apples of Gold!  Apples of Gold is building up marriages, mothers, and lives worldwide.  It's not just a mentoring program, it's not just a cooking class...it's a nurturing, inter-generational connection that teaches women how to love their husbands, love their children, and how to practice submission, hospitality, kindness, and purity.  A new season of AOG will be held September-November 2018.  Meetings will be Mondays (9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12) from 4:30-7:30 at First CRC in Edgerton.  There are six lessons and then a grand finale supper with spouses.  The first hour is a cooking demonstration, the second hour is a Bible study, and the third hour we enjoy the meal that was prepared.  If you have participated in AOG in the past, you know what a blessing it is!  Please encourage/invite someone new to participate in the program. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Karen Fey (507-227-6392), Fay Van Essen (507-920-0729), or Ruth Kooiker (507-879-3373).

 

 

Greeters
   
June 17 - Kyle & Lisa Van Dyke
    June 24 - Milo & Nancy Van Dyke 

Nursery
   
June 17 - Tya Van Essen, Olivia Muyskenx
    June 24 - Verlyn & Helen De Kam
    July 1 - 4th of July service
    July 8 - Jess & Tiffany De Kam 

Accompanists
   
June 17 a.m. PT; p.m. La Vonne
    June 24 a.m. Glenda; p.m. Glenda 

Flowers
   
June - Ava Christians; July - Dawn Christians 

Usher
   
Ivan Schelhaas