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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: Exodus 32 (p.137)


Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 (p. 1779)

Offering: The Bible League
Next Sunday’s Offering: Christian Education


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



Today 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer

Tues. 7:00 p.m. - Council, consistory and deacons’ meetings.

Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper and Bible study



Thank you for the many expressions of kindness during our Dad and Grandpa’s illness and following his death. We are grateful for the love and support of our church family as we grieve his loss and celebrate his home going. The Family of Carl Reitsma

A hearty thank you to our church family and friends for the many cards and well wishes for Peter’s recovery. Also for the expression of sympathy with the passing of my brother Calvin. Also thank you for the offer of rides and the many rides given to our different appointments. Thank you! Peter & Lauretta Vander Lugt



PASTOR AARON GONZALEZ will lead our worship services today.

PASTOR TIM AND JEAN BROWN are on vacation through tomorrow. Those with special needs should contact Pastor Aaron (631-0057) or their Care Group elder or deacon.

CHILD AND YOUTH SAFETY POLICY: A letter and a copy of our new child and youth safety policy are in the church mailboxes today. Please take some time to review these materials. Next Sunday after the morning service there will be a meeting in the sanctuary for all those who plan to serve in the nursery or in any children’s or youth ministry associated with our church. At this meeting the policy will be explained, there will be a time for questions, and you will have the opportunity to complete a Children’s Ministry Application.

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN and Sunday School is just around the corner. Please give prayerful consideration to being a teacher or a sub for Sunday School. If you are interested in helping out or if you would like to know more about it, please give me a call. Also, those parents whose children are entering Kindergarten should inform me who will be starting Kindergarten. Jeannette Tinklenberg 442-3847

GIRLS NEED TO KNOW they’re valued, that they’re loved, that God is so crazy about them that He sacrificed His only Son just to be near them. And they need YOU to tell them! The Edgerton GEMS Girls’ Club has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a GEMS Counselor! If you’re a God Girl growing in your faith, love to hang out with your girlfriends, enjoy worship and crafts, or have the gift of gab and have approximately 6 hours a month to volunteer, we’d LOVE to have you on our team! Please contact Priscilla Pater at rpater@svtv.com or Jen Vlietstra at cjvliet@knology.net if you are interested or have any questions. Counselor training is coming up so, and school is just around the corner so don’t wait, contact us now.

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.

ADULT NURSERY ATTENDANTS NEEDED: We are in need of more loving and caring adults of all ages to supervise and teach the young children who spend time in the nursery during the church services. Please contact Verna Brands at 442-6701 or firstcrcsec@yahoo.com if you would be willing to have your name added to the list of special people that help care for our precious children.

AUGUST SCRIPTURE MEMORY: John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”



bulletAugust 24 - Meeting regarding Child and Youth Safety Policy after the morning service.
bulletAugust 25 - Congregational Care Visits begin.
bulletAugust 31 (PM) - Combined worship service at Bethel CRC
bulletSeptember 7 - Commissioning of ministry leaders; catechism teachers’ meeting
bulletSeptember 14 - Presentation of Bibles to third grade catechism students; catechism students in grades 3-6, 11-12 meet with teachers to get materials and assignments
bulletSeptember 17 - Catechism classes for grades 9-12 begin.
bulletSeptember 21 - Catechism classes for grades 3-8 begin.
bulletSeptember 28 - Communion



TODAY IS BIBLE LEAGUE SUNDAY! Bible League Sunday is being celebrated in churches across America. The giving of your special offering will bring His Church together in the great commission as we partner by providing Bibles and Bible study materials. The field is ready, the harvest is to come. All that’s missing are His Words to light the way, give hope, and make an eternal difference. The workers include you and your church, and it’s happening today. Thank you for helping people meet Jesus through your offering!

EDGERTON CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students and families: There will be an open house on August 20th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Come for a root beer float, bring your kids to see their classrooms, meet their teacher and bring in school supplies.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME to join us at ECES on August 25th at 8:30 a.m. for our opening Chapel for the year. Our theme for the 2014-2015 school year is "Let All Creation Praise Him!" Based on Psalm 8:1 "Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth."

THE LUVERNE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SOCIETY will be having its Pork loin and Hamburger Supper on Wednesday, August 27th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Once again the pork loin will be catered. A pork loin dinner will cost $9.00 and a hamburger meal $5.00. All proceeds will go the Luverne Christian School Society.

LABOR DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Please join Southwest Minnesota Christian High School Circle #2 for the Labor Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, September 1 serving from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria. This free-will donation breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee.

ATTENTION ALL CIRCLE MEMBERS: We are fast approaching the new school year and that means new ideas and decisions are being made to help our high school. We are again asking for ideas on the Circle Choice Fund. Remember this fund is a percentage of the money that was raised throughout the year for SWCH. This fund is ours to use how we would like, so bring on your best ideas. We would like your ideas by September 1 so that the Executive Committee can do the proper research on cost. We will vote on final ideas at the All Circles Meeting in September. Ask your student if he/she has any ideas and email your thoughts to Kristi Stroeh at akstroeh@hotmail.com. Deadline is September 1.

THE LUVERNE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SOCIETY will be holding its 19th Annual Golf Scrambler on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This Best Ball Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The $50 per person entry fee includes 18 holes of golf and a meal – golf cart rental is not included. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Please register your 4-person team by calling the Luverne Country Club at 507-283-4383.

AUDITIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held on Friday, September 5, and Saturday, September 6. 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 712-722-6230 or niso@dordt.edu.

JUSTICE FOR ALL invites you to join in the fun at JFA’s Annual ‘Picnic’ & Auction on Thursday, September 11, 2014. The activities will take place at the JFA Ministry Center- 1335 Valley Drive – Rock Valley. The ‘Picnic’ will be served from 5-7PM (freewill gift) and the Auction will begin at 6:30PM. This year JFA Youth Impact will also be holding a ‘KID’s KARNIVAL’ from 6-8, so bring the kids for a great time and support Youth IMPACT. You can support JFA ministry through this important fundraiser by donating something for the auction and/or attending the event. You can drop off donations at the JFA Ministry Center (1335 Valley Dr – Rock Valley) or call JFA (712-476-2804) to arrange for your items to be picked up.

LETTERS FROM PRISON: FAMILY MATTERS FOR PRISONERS - Week of August 17: They say blood is thicker than water. But can family bonds survive the strain of a prison sentence? In their own words, families of CBI students describe how incarceration affects relationships outside prison walls. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

GROUNDWORK - Sloth: Many people think that sloth is laziness, the couch potato, and having low energy in life. But is that really what the sin of sloth is? Or is it something that can consume perfectly active people, too? Tune in and join the Groundwork conversation. 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 – A Cry for Help: Liz gets an email from Ireland asking for help in setting up an internet radio station. He and his friends decide to raise the money they need and go to Ireland for spring break. Go to www.kidscorner.net to hear this incredible story, and then check out the website for devotions, puzzles and more.

POSITION OPENING - Country Consultant, Kenya (Country Director) World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full time opening for a Country Consultant in Kenya. We require someone who has a proven track record in delivering program results while also building organizational and community capacity. The position must foster interaction between various projects and teams that enhances a unified vision of World Renew’s work. Please visit www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information; to apply, submit your current resume, a cover letter online indicating your related skills and experience, and answers to the provided essay questions to dhoogvliets@worldrenew.net. Application deadline is September 1.

POSITION OPENING - World Renew seeks to engage an independent consultant to create a set of recommendations on the need and/or possibility of World Renew developing various educational products requested and/or required by Christian Schools International (CSI) schools, Kindergarten to grade 12 in the USA. Please submit a maximum three page proposal on or before August 21 to World Renew attention: lchiarot@worldrenew.net. Visit www.worldrenew.net for more information.

WORLD RENEW – URGENT Conflict Responses - An unprecedented number of people around the world are suffering as a result of violent conflict. World Renew is responding by working with Christian partners to meet the needs of civilian families in Iraq (especially persecuted Christians), Gaza, the Ukraine, Nigeria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic. Our conflict response in Syria and neighboring Lebanon and Jordan is also ongoing. Your prayer and financial support is urgently needed to enable World Renew to show God’s love and peace in significant ways in these very challenging contexts. To learn more or to donate, please visit worldrenew.net. You can also call 1-800-55-27972, or mail your check (marked “International Disaster Response – Where Needed Most” or towards the conflict response closest to your heart) to 1700 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49508.

ENGAGE/EXPLORE/BECOME - Engage in a year of ministry alongside indigenous leaders at a grassroots level. Explore the Cohort of Missioners in one of four Latin American countries with CRWM. Become equipped for future ministry. More information available at: www.crwm.org/cohort or volunteer@crcna.org.

FOOD SECURITY IN NICARAGUA - Have international cross cultural experience, speak some Spanish, and interested in getting more involved in community development? As a monitoring and evaluation volunteer, you will travel in Nicaragua to help World Renew’s partner ‘Christian Medial Action’ ensure that their food security programs are effective and managed well. More details can be found at www.worldrenew.net or contact volunteer@crcna.org.




    AM: Ross & Jen Brands, Art & Clarice Broekhuis, Dave & Sally Brons
    PM: Jean Brown, Brian & Ann Marie Busker
: AM: Rod Corbin, Owen Tinklenberg, Curt Walhof, Ross Brands

    AM: Barb Obbink, Jodi Schaap, Haley Tinklenberg, Israel Fey
    PM: Christa Blom, Derek Fey
Elevator Committee
: Pete Boer
Children’s Worship
: Greg/Melissa Masselink, Haley Tinklenberg
: Eleanor Schoolmeester, Stella Vis, Henrietta Klumper
Medical Assistants
: AM: Rod Obbink  PM: Cynthia Spronk


NEXT SUNDAY, August 24

Greeters: AM: Rod & Deb Christians, Rod & Ruth Corbin, Kent & Brandi Corbin

    AM: Marshall Pater, Gord Dyk, Randy Fey, Ryan Veldhuizen
    PM: Henry & Iva De Boer, Mel & Liz De Boer

    AM: Lois Schmidt, Jan Schelhaas, Ann Pater, Kaitlyn Schelhaas
    PM: Megan Bleyenberg, Jennifer Schelhaas
Elevator Committee
: Paul Ward
Children’s Worship
: Jeff/Jody Schaap, Brooklyn De Kam
: Bertha Baker, Lori Schelhaas, Jean Dyk, Marj Nibbelink
Medical Assistants
: AM: Brenda Kooi  PM: Gord Prins



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