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THE LORD’S DAY – January 18, 2015


Welcome to Ebenezer Church! It’s great to have you here. We hope this is a place where you can experience God’s grace, grow in your faith, and nurture your love for God and others. He is worthy of our worship and devoted service.

 

THE MORNING MESSAGE: “Speak Up for Those Who Cannot Speak”
Scripture: Proverbs 31:8, 9

THE EVENING MESSAGE: “What a Gift!”
Scripture: Matthew 19:27 – 20:16


Offering today: Bethany Chr Services 
Offering next Sunday: SWCH

 


OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH AND SERVICE:

Sun 10:45 AM Church School
        10:45 AM Young Peoples will meet at Mark and Amy
Wed 7:00 PM Men’s Life Bible study from “Now That’s a Good Question!” by R. C. Sproul
         8:00 PM Chr Fellowship lesson 3. Dev-Mavis; Leader-Netta; Lunch-Ava. Please note time

 


PRAYERS AND PRAISES

We extend our sympathy and offer our prayers for the Lord to comfort and sustain Gil Corbin as he adjusts to life without his wife Bertha after 72 years of marriage. Pray also for the Lord’s comfort for Garv and Bonnie Vis, for Todd and Julie, Cole, Jared and Holly Vis, and for Melanie Vis, having lost a mother/grandmother. May the Lord also comfort Bertha’s sisters and their spouses, nieces and nephews, and all other relatives and friends. Praise the Lord for Bertha’s presence with the Lord.

Leonard Van’t Hof was admitted Wednesday to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls due to a blood clot. Give thanks that it was detected before doing any damage and pray this threat may soon be overcome.

Milo Feikema’s blood counts continue to improve following his stem cell transplant at Mayo Clinic, but his nausea keeps him from eating much and he remains very tired. Pray that he may experience much improvement in the week ahead. Remember Cheryl in your prayers as well.

Continue to lift up Rich and Glenda Van Hill in your prayers as they deal with Rich’s cancer.

Congratulations to Alma Rozeboom who celebrated her 89th birthday on January 14th.

SWCH thanks you for your timely gifts for our budget deficit. The community contributed over $37,000. What a blessing. We appreciate this support as we look forward to the future of Christian education in SW Minnesota. The mission to challenge students to grow in knowing, loving, and serving God and others is clear and necessary, and our future is bright as we anticipate increasing enrollment. To God be the glory! 

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

In our morning service today we will focus on the Sanctity of Human Life at all stages of development from unborn babies to aged adults, and without regard to physical, emotional or intellectual impairments. Let us never stop speaking up against abortion, euthanasia, and all that devalues and demeans those whom God has made in his image.

Ministry in Music: Thank-you, praise teams members, for leading us in our opening songs. Thanks, Shelli, for serving as praise team leader.

Next Sunday evening (as well as on the last Sunday evening of February and March) we will join with First CRC and Bethel CRC of Edgerton for a combined worship service. Next Sunday evening’s service will be at First CRC with Pastor Aaron Gonzalez as worship leader.

Edgerton Christian Elementary School is hosting Open Houses on Wednesday, January 21 and Tuesday, January 27 for new families of students that will be enrolled in grades K-8 for the 2015-2016 school year. Classroom visits are available from 8:15 – 9:00 am. There will be a time for questions, tours, rolls, and coffee at 9:00 am. Childcare will be available. Please RSVP by email to eces@iw.net.

Please plan to attend the ECES Society Meeting on January 21 at 7:00 p.m. With our completed matching gift we have raised 66% of the total cost of the expansion project. We plan to share updates on the project and a vote will be necessary to move forward with construction in the spring. Check your mailboxes this morning for a flyer explaining the motion that we will be voting on. Also this morning, a school representative will be available to answer any questions you may have about the vote or the project and will have information about absentee ballots. Please show your support for ECES by being informed and by coming to the meeting! Pass It On!

If you have any bulletin announcements the next 2 weeks, please contact Dawn Mouw at dawnRmouw@gmail.com or 443-5621

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Fun Night: Students have been invited to come to Southwest Christian after school on January 23, 2015. Students will get to interact with students from other area Christian grade schools while spending time at Southwest with SW students. Parents of these students, if you have not, please contact SW’s office to reserve a spot for your student.

Circle #10 is hosting a Roast Beef & Hot Dog Supper on Friday, January 23 when the boys and girls basketball teams will play Mountain Lake in a doubleheader. Serving will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Roast beef meal includes a seasoned roast beef sandwich, chips, bar and drink for $6; hot dog meal is $5. We will also have Dar's Pizza certificates for sale during the supper. For $10 you get a $10 certificate and school gets $3.50! The certificates can also be purchased at Katie's Closet and More during store hours.

Ebenezer is responsible to work at the Bible League Thrift Store on Saturday, Jan 24th.

A Night of One Act Plays: SWCH and Central MN Christian (Prinsburg, MN) students will each present a one act play on the evening of Saturday, January 24th at 7:00pm at SWCH. This event will help students prepare for the MSHSL one act competitions the following week. Please join us for a fun night of drama and comedy.

TODAY is the final day to register for the Day of Encouragement at Dordt College on February 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual day of workshops aims to stimulate spiritual growth and equip God’s people for a variety of personal and church ministries. See the bulletin board for a brochure or go to www.dordt.edu/doe. To register, inform Pastor Joe of your four preferred workshops. Registration costs will be covered by our church’s educational budget.

 

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