First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN
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THE LORD’S DAY, AUGUST 28, 2016
MORNING WORSHIP - 9:30 A.M.
EVENING WORSHIP - 6:30 P.M.
“But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives
you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore
to your forefathers, as it is today.”
|Today 10:40 a.m. - Coffee and cookies in the fellowship hall.|
|Mon. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. - Congregational Care Visits.|
|Tues. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Congregational Care Visits.|
|Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible Study|
|Thurs. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Congregational Care Visits.|
Congratulations to John and Jana Top (Care Group 2) on the birth of a daughter on Monday, August 15. They have named her Abigail Faith.
Our sympathy to Rod and Ruth Corbin (Care Group 4) and Brenda Kooi (Care Group 5) and their families. Ruth’s father and Brenda’s father-in-law, Randy Kooi, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19. We also extend sympathy to Randy and Priscilla Pater (Care Group 2) and their family. Priscilla’s mother, Lois Holling, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 13. May God grant his comfort and peace.
We just want to thank our congregation for their prayers, words of kindness and support, and the great food shared after the death of our mom and grandma. We appreciate your great love and care! Randy & Priscilla, Avery & Ann Pater, Alexia & Jason Katsma, Amber & Andrew Top.
Thank God for His blessing and healing power during and following Carolines knee surgery and thank you to the congregation for your thoughtfulness through prayers, cards, visits, delicious food, and encouragement. Thank you and God bless. Adrian and Caroline Kuipers
Next Sunday it will be our privilege to witness the baptisms of Eli Dean, the son of Cody and Carrie Top (Care Group 6) and Kennedy Ann, the daughter of Brooks and Kelsey Knutson (Care Group 4).
Members of the Latino Ministry are concluding their retreat in Dayton, Iowa, today. Pray for safe travel and blessing on the messages they have heard.
CONGREGATIONAL CARE VISITS (Family Visits) begin this week for those whose last names begin with N-Z. The pastors and elders are looking forward to this opportunity to meet with you. The theme for the visits is “Building God’s Temple,” based on 1 Corinthians 3:10-17. Please check your schedule and try to be on time. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please try to switch times with someone and call Curt Walhof (442-6291) or Duane Vanden Berg (442-8231).
COUNCIL NOTES: The council reports the following items from their meeting on August 23:
|Work on the landscaping around the building addition is continuing. The committee will be in conversation with Edgerton Christian Elementary School regarding land north of the parsonage, which eventually will become a parking lot.|
|The Music Committee reported that a piano has been donated for the use of the choir. A new cabinet needs to be made to store choir folders.|
|The Stewardship Committee is planning a chili supper fund-raiser on October 19. After the meal, Rick Droog will speak on the topic: “From Consumers to Missional in the Area of Stewardship.”|
|A letter that producers can use when giving a gift of grain to the church was approved.|
|The agenda for September 15 classis meeting was reviewed. Delegates will be: Pastor Tim Brown, elder Arvin Schelhaas and deacon Brad Prouty.|
|Work on a new website for the church will begin soon.|
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: We are doing a study on Prayer this season. If you would like a study guide, please sign the sheet in the foyer by September 11.
MARY GUILD: We are doing a study on Miracles this season. If you would like a study guide, please sign the sheet in the foyer by September 11.
KID’S PRAISE will begin after morning church September 11. 3 yr. olds through 2nd grade can meet in the “new” children’s worship room to sing. We will practice till 11:00 a.m. each week through the season.
ADULT CHIMES will begin practice Wednesday, September 21, in the balcony at 8:30 p.m. New ringers are always welcome to join!
MEN’S SOCIETY is not far off (October). We would like to invite new members to join us along with Pastor Brown, who leads us in our studies. Meetings are the second and fourth Monday evenings of the month. This season’s study guide is titled GROWING OLDER AND WISER. If you would like to join us, please notify either Bud Vis (442-4771) or Roll Schelhaas (442-6893) or put this note, with your instructions, back in our church mailbox by Sunday, September 4, so that we can order a study guide for you.
COPIES OF THE MESSENGER from Mid-America Reformed Seminary are located in the foyer.
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.
AUGUST SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Ephesians 2:8–10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
|September 4 (AM) - Baptism (Top, Knutson)|
|September 4 (PM) - Combined worship service at Bethel CRC.|
|September 11 (AM) - Commissioning of ministry leaders; catechism teachers’ meeting; meeting of students and Prayer Warriors; Kids Praise begins|
|September 18 (AM) - Presentation of Bibles to third grade catechism students; catechism students in grades 3-6, 11-12 meet with teachers to get materials and assignments|
|September 21 - Catechism classes for grades 9-12 begin; Adult Chimes begin|
|September 25 (AM) - Communion|
|September 25 (AM) - Catechism classes for grades 3-8 begin.|
TOMORROW, August 29th, is the first day of school at ECES! Everyone is welcome to attend opening chapel which is based on our theme this year, “Go Fish” (Matthew 4:19). Chapel starts at 8:30am. As we begin a new school year, we ask for your prayerful support as we carry out the mission of ECES: to grow and learn together, firmly rooted in Christ, so we can glorify God and beer the fruit of service to others!
BIBLES FOR MISSIONS Thrift Store Changeover: We are having our changeover of summer to winter items at the Bibles for Missions Thrift Store on Monday, August 29, and Tuesday, August 30. We will be cleaning and clearing racks on Monday. Please come and join us in this big undertaking. We would like to start about 8:00 a.m. Donuts and coffee will be furnished. Thank you.
APPLES OF GOLD will try to have a winter session this year rather than a fall session. We know that the fall season is a busy time for many and it just isn’t possible for some to commit to the program during that time. It is our hope that a winter session of AOG will make attending possible for those who can’t attend in the fall.
LABOR DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST – SWCH Circle #2 will be serving all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee and milk on Labor Day, September 5, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the SWCH cafeteria. Free will donation will be accepted. Hope to see you there!
THE LUVERNE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SOCIETY will be having its Pork Loin and Hamburger Supper on Wednesday, September 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Luverne CRC. A pork loin meal will cost $9.00 and a hamburger meal will cost $5.00.
NISO AUDITIONS: Auditions for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held on Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10. Anyone wishing to play in the orchestra for the first time must audition, and all student members need to re-audition each year. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the NISO office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-722-6230.
PRO-LIFE PRESENTATION—ALL ARE WELCOME! Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) will offer a brief pro-life presentation on Monday, September 12, at 7:00 p.m. at Pizza Ranch, 108 W. Main St., Pipestone. You will learn about how to help pregnant women in need, Minnesota abortion statistics, efforts to overturn our law against assisted suicide and more. Discover how you can make a difference in protecting innocent human life. Enjoy fellowship and refreshments at this free one-hour gathering! For more information, visit the Events—Fall Tour section at www.mccl.org.
YOU WON’T WANT to miss an amazing concert by Captivating Keyboards at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa on September 13! Both musicians have studied piano performance through the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and are exceptional together. At the concert, hosted by Bible League International Volunteers, there will be a unique opportunity to give an offering to provide Bibles to Africa. Concert tickets can be purchased at the door for just $10.00 and doors open at 6:30 pm. You won’t want to miss this great evening of music! Make plans to come with your group now!
ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED TO: A Living Proof Live simulcast featuring Beth Moore on Saturday, September 17, at 9:00 a.m. Registration/Coffee to 4:15 p.m. at Faith Community Church, 207 6th Ave. SW, Pipestone, MN. Please note that the place has changed from other years. This FREE event is Co-Sponsored by Faith Community, Cornerstone EFC, Living Hope EFC, and Christ the King churches. A sandwich luncheon will be served with a free will donation being taken. This will be a fun-filled Bible study, teaching, and worship experience that challenges and encourages women to grow deeply in their faith! Beth brings a fresh Word from God to each event - no two are the same- as she explores the Bible and how it applies to real life. Come and bring a friend. A freewill offering will be taken for Samaritan’s Purse.
CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH Faith Fellowship Weekend will be Friday, September 23, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and September 24 and 25, 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. The theme for the weekend is “Being a Man of God.” Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Thursday, September 8. Let us know if you can attend the whole weekend or just a portion of it. If you would like more information or to sign up, please contact us at email@example.com or call 605-496-8152. Thank you for considering this wonderful ministry opportunity!
INSPIRATION HILLS is having a Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch in Orange City on Tuesday night, August 23, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is an event where we are partnering with Modern Woodmen of America Matching Fund Project. The money that is raised will be used for our Camper Scholarship Fund and Single Mom’s Retreat. Please come join us and help us send kids to camp to learn and grow in Christ and send Single Moms on an amazing retreat.
BETH MOORE SIMULCAST being held in Sioux Falls, SD. Beth Moore will be bringing the word of God through a simulcast held on Saturday, September 24 at Shalom Christian Reformed Church. The doors will open at 8:15 a.m., with the event beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Tickets are $20 before September 11 and $25 after that date. To purchase tickets visit Shalom’s website at www.shalomcrc.org/livingproof.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Monday, October 10, as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to the Luke Society with an open house and ice cream social from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Luke Society office building (3409 S. Gateway Blvd., Sioux Falls, SD). A short program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and include a special presentation from Luke Society ministry director Dr. Paul Atem of Cameroon. Dr. Atem is a dynamic speaker with a passion for serving the Lord in his African nation. Bring your lawn chairs and open hearts as we share more about what the Lord is doing across the world through the Luke Society. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the Luke Society office building.
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.
GROUNDWORK: SEEKING ANSWERS IN SCRIPTURE - We’re glad you’ve joined the conversation and shared some of the topics and passages about which you have questions. Let’s dig into the scriptures to discuss practical questions like choosing a Bible translation, and theological questions about how we experience the Holy Spirit in our lives today. 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 - AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIMENT - Chamy chooses to study Liz to discover how to live the Christian life. Can Liz show Chamy how to live out the Bible in all he does? Follow the adventures of Liz and his pals every week: subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Check out KC's new sketchbook with sneak peek information about our new, upcoming episodes. New episodes started July 30th and run throughout the fall on www.kidscorner.net!
HEADING OFF TO CAMPUS? - As you study, experience the multitude of perspectives and worldviews, and develop new relationships, why not also be part of a community that gathers together to grow in faith and to engage God’s world. There are over 35 Christian Reformed Campus Ministries on campuses across North America, comprised of students, faculty and staff. To find out if there is one on your campus, check out http://bit.ly/BackOnCampus
A YEAR OF SERVICE in El Salvador - Do you want hands-on missions experience? World Missions has many opportunities to serve with partner ministries in El Salvador. Choose from youth ministry, communications, leadership training, or several other options that fit your gifts. Contact Lisa Sochacki (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
HELP A MISSIONARY FAMILY in Tijuana - James and Barbara Lee, a CRWM missionary couple living in Tijuana, Mexico, are looking for a volunteer to help with home school and child care for their children from October 1-November 3. Their children are ages 9, 5 and 4. Apply or find out more at crwm.org/homeschool.
SERVE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC or Haiti - This winter, build cross-cultural partnerships and get a Service and Learning Team together from your church to work with local church members in the Dominican Republic or Haiti to construct a small church building or ministry center. Contact Bill Thornburg (email@example.com) to begin planning your trip!
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISABILITY CONFERENCE - Whether you are a person with exceptional needs, a family member, a church leader or volunteer, or simply interested in the intersection of disability and faith, we hope that you will join us October 28-30 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, for "Life to the Full. Ability. Belonging. Community." Registration is free for all Christian Reformed Church members who have disabilities. To receive a scholarship, contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-730-3490. View conference information at www.lifetothefull2016.org.
AM: Mark & Lori Boeve, Brian & Ann Marie Busker, Art & Clarice Broekhuis
PM: Jean Brown, Henry & Iva De Boer
Ushers: AM: Ross Brands, Rod Bleyenberg, Mark Sorenson, Ryan Blom
AM: Denise De Kam, Sy Schaap, Carli Vander Top, Kaitlyn Schelhaas
PM: Thea Nykamp, Zachary Prins
Library: AM Marj Nibbelink PM: Lori Schelhaas
Children’s Worship: Jesse/Kim Van Hofwegen, Brooklyn De Kam
Medical Assistants: AM: Greg Masselink PM: Evie Van Dam
Valet Parking: Duane Baker, Nate Stoel
NEXT SUNDAY, September 4
AM: Dave & Sally Brons, Rod & Deb Christians, Rod & Ruth Corbin
PM: Loren & Denise De Kam, Wes & Sheila De Kam
Ushers: AM: Randy Pater, Mark Sorenson, Ryan Blom, Randy Pater
AM: Jody Schaap, Jan Schelhaas, Cybil Vander Top, Jacob Masselink
PM: Vonda Vander Top, Grant Busker
Library: AM Eleanor Schoolmeester PM: Estella Vis
Children’s Worship: No Lesson – Labor Day Weekend
Medical Assistants: AM: Rod Obbink PM: Gord Prins
Valet Parking: Ray Schelhaas, Denise De Kam
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