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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: Joel 2:1-20 (p. 1414)
Message: God’s Plan for Redemption in Joel, Pt. 1


Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 3 (p. 863)
Scripture: Colossians 3:1-11 (p. 1834)

Offering: Benevolence
Next Sunday’s Offering: Benevolence


Stewardship Verse:

“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”
1 Chronicles 29:14



bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Kids’ Praise, Sunday School, catechism classes for grades 3-8; choir
bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer.
bulletTues. 7:00 p.m. - Executive Committee meeting
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study
bulletWed. 7:30 p.m. - Catechism classes for grades 9-12
bulletWed. 8:30 p.m. - Adult Chimes
bulletThur. 7:00 p.m. - Friendship Class
bulletFri. 8:15 a.m. - Moms in Touch prayer at Southwest Christian conference room



Thank you for your prayers, cards, food, flowers and words of encouragement. Recuperation from radiation has been long and accompanied by some pain. The next Mayo appointment is October 21 and perhaps it can be determined whether the treatment did what is hoped it would.
Estella Vis



THIS MORNING it is our joy to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Pastor Aaron Gonzalez will lead our worship service. If you are a visitor, we would encourage you to review the communion card you received at the door. If you are a professing member of a Christian church, we invite you to share this celebration of communion with us.

CATECHISM CLASSES for grades 9-12 will meet this Wednesday. The youth activity in Chandler has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 15.

PASTOR TIM AND JEAN BROWN will be on vacation from Thursday, October 2, through Monday, October 6. Those with special needs should contact Pastor Aaron (632-0057) or your Care Group elder or deacon.

STEWARDSHIP EMPHASIS MONTH begins on October 12. The Stewardship Committee has invited Rick Droog, Executive Director for the Siouxland Diaconal Conference and Stewardship consultant, to speak after the morning service. He has worked with several churches throughout the Midwest. What are some of the ways that our church has changed as the times have changed? What do we as church members need to be thinking about in the area of financial stewardship? How do we as Christians manage all the gifts God has given us?` Join us on October 12 in the sanctuary following the morning service.

RAKE ‘N RUN will be October 15. Please contact Pastor Aaron or Megan Bleyenburg if you would like your lawn raked. Pastor Aaron (507-631-0057) or Megan (507-920-0184)

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for an additional person to help operate the elevator/lift on Sunday mornings. You would be asked to do this approximately once per month. Contact Duane Baker (442-6821) if you are interested in serving in this way.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE WITH COFFEE BREAK – Coffee Break is a non-denominational Bible Study for women of all ages and backgrounds that meets Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the First CRC Edgerton. The kick-off for the 2014-2015 season is scheduled for October 15. The ministry is looking for women willing to be nursery attendants or assist with Children’s Story Hour. This is an opportunity to serve as your schedule allows and give young mothers the opportunity to study the Bible. The ministry would be grateful for those who are willing to help out weekly, monthly or occasionally. Has God blessed you with the ability to lead Bible Study but you are not ready to make a weekly commitment? Coffee Break is also looking for a couple substitute lesson leaders. Consider these opportunities to serve and call Thea Nykamp (227-9513) or Jean Brown (442-5284) if you are interested or have questions.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE: A giant print Psalter Hymnal and the Bible on CDs are available in the Council Room for those who would like to borrow them.

COPIES OF A NEWSLETTER from Rev. Kurt Selles from Back to God Ministries International are located in the foyer racks.

SHARE THE HARVEST! Do you have extra produce from your garden you would like to share with others? We again have a table in the back of church where you can do this. Feel free to bring items from your garden or feel free to enjoy the bounty of other gardens.

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Aaron Gonzalez will lead the morning worship service. Pastor Steve Moerman, now serving at the interim pastor at the CRC of Menno, South Dakota, will lead the evening service.

SEPTEMBER SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Psalm 27:13–14 “I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”



bulletOctober 5 (PM) - Pastor Steve Moerman, former pastor of the Cornerstone Prison Church, will lead our worship service.
bulletOctober 12 (AM) - Stewardship Emphasis begins; Rick Droog of World Renew will make a stewardship presentation after the morning service.
bulletOctober 19 - Stewardship Emphasis ends; Dordt Praise Team (AM); One Accord (PM)
bulletOctober 26 (PM) - Reformation Sunday evening combined service



THE AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be held at the Bethel CRC on Wednesday, October 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The need is urgent. Please come, bring a friend and answer the call of patients in need by donating blood. For the hour it takes to give blood, there could be a whole community of people thankful for another birthday you have given to their loved one. Contact Betty Huisken (442-6881) for an appointment.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Benefit to raise money for Recovery Bibles for clients at New Life Treatment Center, Woodstock Minnesota at the American Reformed Church, Woodstock Minnesota on Sunday, October 5, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Master's Voice, Brandon Valley Bluegrass Band, and Cornerstone will all be there along with testimonies from clients. Free Barbecues and Ice Cream Sundaes will be served. Come out and enjoy some great music and help support the Bible fundraiser.

TENTH AVENUE NORTH with special guest Phil Wickham will be performing in Orange City at Northwestern College’s Christ Chapel Sunday, October 26 at 7 p.m. The From Islands to Cathedrals Tour is leading up to the release of the Dove Award-winning group’s fourth album in November. General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.ticketfly.com. Enter the RISE Ministries promo code “RISE” when ordering online to receive $18 general admission tickets. A $35 deluxe ticket comes with early access, a Q/A with Tenth Avenue North, and an exclusive tour poster.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR now for a fun and well deserved weekend away with your spouse! We all need a little time away to reconnect, refresh and renew our lives, relationships and marriages. What better way to do that than by attending a FamilyLife “Weekend To Remember” Marriage Getaway. Mark your calendar now for Sioux Falls Weekend To Remember on November 7-9!

THE ETHICAL QUANDARIES OF IMMIGRATION LAW- Week of September 28: When there’s no quick fix in sight, how should the church respond to broken systems in our society? Hear Kate Kooyman’s wise perspective on this question, specifically as it pertains to immigration reform. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

GROUNDWORK - Moses: This week we begin studying the book of Exodus. Join the Groundwork conversation as we discuss faith and salvation in the context of Exodus 1 and 2 and the stories of young Moses. It airs on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. or 9:30 p.m. on KDCR at 88.5FM; or on KNWC at 1270AM on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Listen anytime on your computer at GroundworkOnline.com.

KIDS CORNER – Epic Story (Part 2): The epic story continues as Cole and Spike try to find themselves out of the mystery dome in Terrene. Find out what happens at www.kidscorner.net. Then contact Kids Corner at Box 506, Worth IL 60482 or email kids@kidscorner.net for great resources for kids and parents.

BACK TO GOD MINISTRIES - Did you know ReFrame Media is the English outreach of Back to God Ministries International? That means the producer of the Today Devotional, Kids Corner, Groundwork, and more is your media missionary, bringing the Good News of Jesus to the vital mission field of your own backyard. Visit MeetReFrame.com to see how ReFrame serves your mission fields: at home and in your community.

POSITION OPENING - World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full time opening for a Program Consultant in Mozambique. The position incumbent will operate out of the regional office in Malawi with travel to Mozambique. We require someone with a proven track record in partner consultations on program quality, implementation and management, as well as organizational governance and resource development experience. This position will also contribute to World Renew’s constituency development priorities including reporting and communicating with donors. Visit www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information; to apply, submit your resume, a cover letter indicating skills and experience and your response to the follow-up questions to lchiarot@worldrenew.net. Application deadline is Oct. 13.

CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY - Reach young people for Christ as you assist the ICRRD (Christian Reformed Church in the Dominican Republic) Education Committee to develop education and outreach materials for ministry to children and youth. More information is available at www.crwm.org or volunteer@crcna.org about this 1 – 4 month volunteer consulting project.

ARE YOU A HANDS-ON PERSON? - Get together with a few or more friends and come to Haiti to build relationships while working on a building project (eg. latrines, pilas, small bridge, bus shelters or home renos). More information available at www.worldrenew.net or volunteer@crcna.org.




    AM: Roger & Gloria Fey, Pastor Aaron and Janet Gonzalez, Stan & Linda Hartog
    PM: Harold & Gert Jasper, Bert & Henrietta Klumper
: AM: Rod Corbin, Owen Tinklenberg, Curt Walhof, Ross Brands

    AM: Ashley Schelhaas, Brooklyn De Kam, Sydney Van Hulzen, Cybil Vander Top
    PM: Barb Obbink, Carter Van Hulzen
Elevator Committee
: Pete Boer
Children’s Worship
: No Lesson - Communion
: Eleanor Schoolmeester, Stella Vis, Henrietta Klumper
Medical Assistants
: AM: Evie Van Dam  PM: Rod Obbink


NEXT SUNDAY, October 5

    AM: Sy Schaap, Thea Nykamp, Haley Tinklenberg, Jennifer Schelhaas
    PM: Lori Schelhaas, Israel Fey
Elevator Committee: Paul Ward
Children’s Worship: Jodi De Kam, Brooklyn De Kam
Library: : Bertha Baker, Lori Schelhaas, Jean Dyk, Marj Nibbelink
Medical Assistants: AM: Cynthia Spronk  PM: Gord Prins



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