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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:23-2:11


(This evening we will be joining other congregations for a combined worship service at Bethel CRC. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m.)

Offering: The Friendship Class
Next Sunday’s Offering: World Renew DRS-Nepal Earthquake


Stewardship Verse:

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” 
Acts 20:35



bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer
bulletToday 11:00 a.m. - Discussion group in the Council Room
bulletToday 11:00 a.m. - Spiritual growth/accountability group in the Youth Room
bulletTonight 6:30 p.m. - Combined worship service at Bethel CRC
bulletMon 7:00 p.m. Stewardship committee will meet
bulletTues. 6:00 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study in the council room. Psalm 8.
bulletTues. 7:00 p.m. - Council, consistory and deacons’ meetings
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study



Henry Spronk (Care Group 3) is recovering from a broken hip.

Tim Kooiman (Care Group 5) is doing a ten-week internship with the First CRC of Owen Sound, Ontario. Remember him in your prayers.

Next Sunday it will be our joy to welcome Kurt and Vonda Talsma and their family as members of our congregation and to witness the baptism of their daughter Brinlee Kay.

Micah Schaap (Care Group 3) recently won second place in the age 10-12 category of the Christian Reformed World Missions poster contest. Congratulations, Micah, on your good work!



THIS EVENING we will join with other congregations for a combined worship service at Bethel CRC. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

BECAUSE OF THE COMBINED SERVICE this evening, there will be just one offering today for the work of the Friendship Class. Please remember this as you give.

PASTOR AARON GONZALEZ is leading worship this evening at Faith CRC of Sioux Center, Iowa.

JULY SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Psalm 91:1–2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”



bulletJuly 12 (AM) - Baptism
bulletJuly 12 (PM) - Combined Dutch Festival worship service at the ball field.
bulletJuly 19 (AM) - Public Profession of Faith
bulletAugust 3 - All Church Picnic/Council-YPS softball game/pie auction



JAN FEY is the special music scheduler for the months of July, August, and September. If you have any special music suggestions for these months, please contact her at 442-7661.

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.



bulletJuly 12 (AM) - Baptism
bulletJuly 12 (PM) - Combined Dutch Festival worship service at the ball field.


WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE? Many Christians want to make a lasting statement about the importance of God’s kingdom in their lives. Barnabas Foundation provides helpful services to Christians like you seeking ways to honor God with the resources with which you have been blessed. Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will help you develop the best possible Estate Plan to meet your family needs while considering your legacy, relative to the kingdom causes that are important to you. Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area during the week of July 13-16, 2014. Just call Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 1 (888)448-3040 to schedule a conversation with Jim.

The Sawyers will hold their 9th Annual Backyard Gospel Concert Featuring the Master’s Voice Quartet Saturday, July 18, 7:00 p.m., Rock River Dr., Edgerton. There will be a freewill offeRing for the Hope Haven Wheelchair Program. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain it will be held at First CRC.

TEENS! SAVE THE DATE! Friday – July 10 – Hull Summerfest - 2nd Annual -“HULLGER GAMES”! A night for you to gather teams together for a competition like none other! And we are THRILLED to have the group – “321 Improv” as our entertainment

The GEMS Women’s Leadership Conference is this week, July 8-12th at Messiah College in Harrisburg, PA. Please keep MaryAnn Spronk, Jen Vlietstra and all the women in attendance in your thoughts and prayers. That our hearts may be open to His word and leading, that our voices may be lifted in praise and worship and our lives be a reflection of His love and grace as we prepare for another year of serving in the GEMS Ministry!

HAVE YOU PROVIDED for your young children should something happen to you? Barnabas Foundation has helped many young Christian families develop the best possible Estate Plan to meet family needs. And certainly where children are concerned, naming appropriate guardians and trustees is a priority. Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation will come alongside you to provide clear and easy-to-understand information and help you determine what is best in your situation. Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area during the week of July 13-16, 2015. Call Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 1 (888)448-3040 to schedule a conversation with Jim.

MALE STUDENTS who are pursuing studies toward ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church are invited to apply for financial aid through the Classical Ministry Leadership Committee. For information and application forms contact Rev. Harold Westra, 742 6th Ave SW, Pipestone, MN 56164, 507 562-0132 or harold.westra@gmail.com by July 15.

ATTENTION 6TH – 12 GRADERS: Mark your calendars for this year’s Midwest B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) Youth bible Camp. Camp this year will be held from July 20-24, 2015. All current 6th – 12th graders are encouraged to join us for this great time of meeting God and making friends. Come join us in a week of learning, worship, fellowship and service as we explore the theme, #ENOUGH. The camp has many great opportunities including a swimming pool, canoeing, games cabin, gift store/canteen, carpetball and high ropes. For more information check out our webpage at http://pinelakecamps.org/summercamp/youthbiblecamp.php or our camp’s Facebook page, “Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth bible Camp”. Registration forms are now available.

WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT? (PART 1) - Week of July 5: Get an inside look at the criminal justice system's use of solitary confinement on this special edition of Crossroad Connection, featuring Lois DeMott of the Family Participation Program and Citizens for Prison Reform and Dr. Barry Mintzes, licensed psychologist and former prison warden (Part 1 of 2). Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

CORNERSTONE WORSHIP SERVICE – You are invited to visit the worship service of the Cornerstone Prison Church on August 14, 2015. The worship service begins at 6:30 p.m. but you are asked to meet in the lobby of the SD State Penitentiary at 6:00 p.m. Anyone 18 years and older is welcome to attend. If this is your first visit or you have not attended a worship service in the last year, the SD Department of Corrections requires you to fill out paperwork prior to the visit. This takes about 2 weeks to process. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer and more information in your church mailbox. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the ministry and extend the hand of Christian fellowship to those behind the walls.





    AM: Matt & Natalie Sorenson, Greg & Tanya Talsma, Owen & Jeannette Tinklenberg
    PM: Combined Service in Bethel
: AM: Ryan Veldhuizen, John Top, Brett Kroeze, Marshall Pater

    AM: Christa Blom, Evon Van Hofwegen, Haley Tinklenberg, Elizabeth Prins
    PM: Megan Bleyenberg, Micah Schaap
: AM: Marj Nibbelink  PM: Lori Schelhaas
Children’s Worship
: No Lesson – July 4trh Weekend
Medical Assistants
: AM: Evie Van Dam  PM: Rod Obbink



    AM: Arlene Vahl & Henrietta Klumper, Ed & Carol Van Dam, Les & Beth Vanden Berg
    PM: Gerhart & Evie Van Dam, Duane & Rosann Vanden Berg
Ushers: AM: Ross Brands, Tadd Prins, Orey Fey, Kirk Bleyenburg
    AM: Lori Schelhaas, Kim Van Hofwegen, Ann Pater, Brooklyn De Kam
    PM: Jan Schelhaas, Sommer Schaap
Library: AM: Eleanor Schoolmeester  PM: Estella Vis
Children’s Worship: Ross/Jen Brands, Kylee Brands
Medical Assistants: AM: Cynthia Spronk  PM: Brenda Kooi



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