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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 (p. 1803)


Scripture: John 5:16-30 (p. 1654)

Offering: Sos and Kara Maletoungou – Christian Reformed World Missions, West Africa
Next Sunday’s Offering: Home Missions


Stewardship Verse:

“On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up….”
1 Corinthians 16:2



bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Kids’ Praise, Sunday School, catechism classes for grades 3-8; choir
bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee and cookies in the fellowship hall.
bulletMon. 7:00 p.m. - Mary Guild. Lesson 2, Miracles.
bulletMon. 7:00 p.m. - Men’s Society. Lesson 2, Growing Older and Wiser.
bulletTues. 7:00 p.m. - Executive Committee meeting
bulletWed. 9:30 a.m. - Coffee Break Women’s Bible Study and Children’s Story Hour. Lesson 2, Hebrews.
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study
bulletWed. 6:50 p.m. - GEMS
bulletWed. 7:00 p.m. - No catechism classes for grades 9-12, because of a youth activity
bulletWed. 8:30 p.m. - Adult Chimes
bulletThur. 7:00 p.m. - No Friendship Class
bulletFri. 8:15 a.m. - Moms in Touch prayer at Southwest Christian conference room



Congratulations to Pastor Aaron and Janet Gonzalez (Care Group 4) on the birth of a daughter on Wednesday, October 19. They have named her Emma Consuelo.

Our sympathy to Harold De Kam (Care Group 3), Elmer and Hennie De Kam (Care Group 2), Tadd and Erica Prins (Care Group 4) and their families. Harold and Elmer’s sister and Erica’s grandmother, Nelvina De Kam, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 14. We also extend our sympathy to Randy Sprik (Care Group 6). Randy’s sister, Kathy DeVries, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 14. May God grant his comfort and peace.

Lambert Klumper (Care Group 6) has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. Remember him in your prayers.

Jen Brands (Care Group 7) will have another surgery on Thursday, October 27, hopefully to drain and remove the cyst in her neck. The recent MRI showed that the cyst has continued to grow following her first surgery, but the doctor now feels that he can safely remove the area. Your prayers for successful surgery and good healing are appreciated.



THIS MORNING as our Stewardship Week concludes, we will be focusing on generous giving as part of our stewardship of our resources.

THIS MORNING it is also our joy to witness the baptism of Abigail Faith, the daughter of John and Jana Top (Care Group 2).

NO CATECHISM classes for grades 9-12 this Wednesday, October 26, because of a youth activity.

OCTOBER SCRIPTURE MEMORY: James 1:12 “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial, because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

OUR CHURCH has the opportunity to spread the Good News of God's gifts to children across the world with Operation Christmas Child. The empty boxes are in the foyer this morning and we urge families to use one or two of these to pack with your children as spreading God's word with items that will bring joy to an underprivileged child in a remote area of our world. You can also pack an empty Rubbermaid container in place of the box if you wish, since we did not receive enough of the paper boxes. Please return filled boxes to the church as soon as you can, in approximately two weeks.

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.



bulletOctober 30 (PM) - Combined Reformation Sunday worship service at First Reformed.
bulletNovember 6 - World Hunger Sunday
bulletNovember 17 - Annual Congregational Meeting



ATLAS for Life is offering the following classes this fall: "Blueprint for Life" on Tuesdays at 1:30, "GriefShare" meeting every first and third Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., Dave Ramsey Financial Freedom, on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., "Warrior Mom's" on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., "Breath...the Life of God in Us" by Beth Moore on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Please contact ATLAS at 507-562-5777 for reservations and additional information. We would love to have you join us or any of our studies!

HOPE HAVEN’S 52nd Annual Society Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 1016 at Hope Haven in Rock Valley beginning at 5:00 p.m. Society members will have the opportunity to elect Board members, review recent audit and budgets, and receive the annual report on the ministry of Hope Haven. Hope Haven is a society owned agency; therefore, you are encouraged to exercise your membership and become involved in the business of Hope Haven.

CHANGE IS A FACT OF LIFE! Have you updated your Estate Plan recently to reflect your current family and financial circumstances? Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will come alongside you to help review your current plan. This confidential Estate Planning review is available to you at no charge and with no obligation. Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area October 25 to October 27, 2016. Call Deb Harder at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888-448-3040 or email dhard@barnabasfoundation.com to schedule a conversation with Jim.

MAKE YOUR WORLD a better place! Come to CONNECT – a Christian Community Development Regional Conference at Dordt College October 27-29, 2016. Attendees will hear from community development veterans like Dr. John Perkins, Mark Prosser, Kurt Rietema and Joel Van Dyke. Workshop topics will include exploring issues such as “Immigration and the Law,” “Siloing instead of Sharing,” “Muslim Neighbors,” and topics like drugs, housing, domestic violence, English language learning, racial reconciliation, and other community development hurdles. Evening activities include participation in Native American and Immigration simulations and viewing the documentary “The Fourth World.” The plenary sessions are open to the public and are free (TH 7 pm, FR 6:30 pm, SA 8 am). Find more information and registration on the website: https://dordt.edu/events/ccdiowa/. Questions? Call or email Vicki at 712-722-6341, vicki.vermeer@dordt.edu.

DR. CORNEL AND NANCY VENEMA will be hosting a 13 day tour to Germany, France, and Switzerland to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Tour dates are October 28 – November 9, 2017. Anyone interested in joining the tour, see the Mid-America Reformed Seminary website (www.midamerica.edu) for more information.

JUSTICE FOR ALL will be hosting our Annual Society Meeting to go over the accomplishments and budget for this past year, as well as to look forward to the new year. Brody Olson will also be sharing with us what Grace Reigns Ministry is doing in the lives of the FLDS people of Colorado City, AZ. We hope you can join us on Monday, November 7, at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity CRC for a free-will donation meal with the program to follow.

THE SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES invite you to their annual FALL SOUP & DESSERT SUPPER on Tuesday, November 8. Serving time is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Menu choices include chili, cheesy vegetable, pea and chicken noodle soups, barbeques and desserts. Free-will donations gratefully accepted.

HOSPICE OF MURRAY COUNTY will hold a bereavement group for adults at the Hospice of Murray County office in Slayton. It is for 6 sessions, on Tuesdays, and the fall group will begin on Tuesday, November 8, and will continue through Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. There is no cost for the bereavement support group as it is sponsored by Totzke Funeral Home of Fulda and Slayton, and Hospice of Murray County. Pre-registrations are appreciated so materials can be put together. You can pre-register by calling the Hospice office at 507-836-8114 by Monday November 7.

ATTENTION SUGAR COOKIE LOVERS! SWC Circle 11 is selling frozen Christmas cookie cut-outs again this year. Each dozen will contain an assortment of trees, bells and stars. Cost is $5/dozen. Included with your order will be baking instructions and a delicious frosting recipe! Orders are due by November 11. They will be available for pick-up the week of November 28. If you’d like to place an order, please call, text or email one of the following Circle 11 members: Dixi Snyder – snyderjfh@yahoo.com – 507.227.6341, Denise Nerem – denisenerem@frontier.com – 507.276.1535, Mary Kreun – kreun4@iw.net – 507.227.4467

GROUNDWORK: GOD’S SALVATION PLAN - God’s salvation plan for maintaining his covenant relationship with us is unfathomable by human standards. Join Groundwork in studying Genesis 3, Genesis 12 and Matthew 1 to discover how Jesus’ humility and weakness accomplish God’s ultimate redemption of humanity. Join the conversation each week: subscribe for free weekly email notifications at ListenToGroundwork.com or visit GroundworkOnline.com to find a local radio station or listen at any time.

KIDS CORNER - BRAND NEW EPISODE! LIGHTS CAMERA REACTIONS - The greatest movie ever made! That’s Liz’s goal. Looks like it will be another disaster unless Lucille comes to the rescue. Check out this episode for the best action-adventure-romance-sci-fi-western ever made! Subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Check out KC's new Mezuzah craft at www.kidscorner.net.

NEXT WEEK our church will take an offering to support the ministry of Home Missions. North America is quickly becoming one of the biggest mission fields in the world – the task of spreading light and life is difficult, but God has equipped us to join him in mission. Please prayerfully consider giving through this church offering. Learn more at crhm.org/reformation.

PRAYER IS POWERFUL! Join the Prayer Safari - Join North American missionaries and East African ministry leaders on the Global Prayer Safari in Uganda, February 2-13, 2017. See how God is working in Uganda and make an impact through prayer. Visit crwm.org/Safari for more information or to apply.

NEW FAITH STORYTELLING RESOURCES - NEW from Faith Formation Ministries: Sharing faith stories is one of the most powerful ways to grow together as a church. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the launch of our new Faith Storytelling toolkit! This online resource is filled with creative ideas for sharing faith stories in worship, church education, youth groups, intergenerational groups, families, and more. Check it out at crcna.org/FaithFormation/toolkits!

TOGETHER - Friendship Ministries is pleased to announce the launch of our TOGETHER Bible study! TOGETHER is an innovative approach to Bible study that is designed to help congregations develop a sense of true belonging among people of all levels of ability. Through the use of interactive videos, Bible presentations, discussion prompts, and more, people with and without disabilities can grow in faith TOGETHER. Learn more and purchase the study at togethersmallgroups.org.

HELP HAITI AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW: - World Renew is providing urgently needed food, water, and shelter tarps to Hurricane Matthew survivors in southwest Haiti. Churches, staff, and communities in Haiti are planning for longer-term rebuilding. Please support this work with your generous donation to World Renew, "Hurricane Matthew Haiti" at worldrenew.net/donate or by calling 800-552-7972. You can also mail your check to: World Renew,1700 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508. To learn more about World Renew's Hurricane Matthew response in Haiti, go to worldrenew.net/hurricanematthew.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Digital Advertising Independent Consultant - World Renew seeks to engage an independent consultant to provide expertise in planning, implementing, and analyzing a year-end digital advertising plan that includes strategies at minimum for Facebook and Google Ad Words, and potentially more broadly including such channels as LinkedIn and Instagram. Proposals should include a digital analytics plan utilizing Google Universal Analytics. Please send your submission to Maria Rolim Campos at mrolimcampos@worldrenew.net by Monday, October 24, 2016. You can find additional information at http://worldrenew.net/RFP





    AM: Greg & Melissa Masselink
    PM: Archie & Marge Nibbelink
: AM: Mark Sorenson, Kurt Talsma, Rod Bleyenberg, Ryan Blom

    AM: Lori Van Essen, Denise De Kam, Grant Busker, Jacob Masselink
    PM: Sy Schaap, Cybil Vander Top
Praise Team
: AM: Sy Schaap, Jody Schaap, Becky Schelhaas, Lori Boeve, Erica Prins, Jen Brands
                           Keyboard—Elizabeth Prins/Sommer Schaap
: AM: Marj Nibbelink  PM: Lori Schelhaas
Children’s Worship
: Lori Schelhaas, Sara Schelhaas
Medical Assistants
: AM: Cynthia Spronk  PM: Gord Prins
Valet Parking
: Bob Van Essen, Nate Stoel


NEXT SUNDAY, October 30

    AM: Dale & Tami Mesman, Dan & Lisa Niemeyer
    PM: Brett & Kelly Kroeze, Ron & Thea Nykamp
: AM: Randy Pater, Ross Brands, Kurt Talsma, Mark Sorenson

    AM: Thea Nykamp, Jan Schelhaas, Isabelle Niemeyer, Kathryn Prins
    PM: Jody Schaap, Micah Schaap
: AM: Eleanor Schoolmeester  PM: Estella Vis
Children’s Worship
: Priscilla Pater, Ann Pater
Medical Assistants
: AM: Brenda Kooi  PM: Greg Masselink
Valet Parking
: Larry Punt, Grant Vis, Randy Fey



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