First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN
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THE LORD’S DAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
|Today 10:40 a.m. - Kids’ Praise, Sunday School, catechism classes for grades 3-8; choir|
|Today 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer.|
|Tues. 2:00 p.m. - Christian Fellowship meets at Edgebrook in the Verdoes Room. Christian Character, Lesson 2.|
|Wed. 6:00 p.m. - Executive Committee meeting|
|Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study|
|Wed. 7:00 p.m. - Moms in Prayer-Wednesday Night Group at Bethel CRC prayer room.|
|Wed. 7:30 p.m. - No Catechism classes for grades 9-12|
|Wed. 8:30 p.m. - Adult Chimes|
|Thur. 7:00 p.m. - Friendship Class|
|Fri. 8:15 a.m. - Moms in Prayer at the Southwest Christian conference room|
Our sympathy to Jan Schelhaas (Care Group 5) and her family. Jan’s father, Harold Brondsema, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 11. May the Lord grant his comfort and peace.
Bertha Baker (Care Group 5) has moved to Edgebrook Estates, apartment 401.
Adrian and Caroline Kuipers are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on October 22. Today, please join them for refreshments downstairs in the fellowship room following the morning worship service.
STEWARDSHIP EMPHASIS: On this second Sunday of our Stewardship Emphasis, our focus will on the stewardship of time.
THIS MORNING we welcome the Dordt College Praise Team to our worship service. We are thankful for their willingness to lead us as we worship in song.
ALSO THIS MORNING the Praise Chords will sing “O Perfect Love” in celebration of the anniversary of Adrian and Carrie Kuipers.
THIS EVENING we welcome the ensemble One Accord, from Southwest Minnesota Christian High School, to our worship service. We are thankful for their willingness to share their musical gifts with us. Pastor Aaron Gonzalez will lead this service.
CHOIR WILL MEET in the balcony today instead of in the basement.
CATECHISM CLASSES for grades 9-12 will not meet this week because of the Rake and Run activity, which will be followed by a bonfire.
HARVEST TIME is here and we all have much to be thankful for! The Building Addition Finance Committee would like to inform you that we are gladly accepting donations of grain for our church addition project. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Larry Punt at 507-920-0490. As a committee, we continue to be grateful for everyone’s support so far and for what is still to come as we move forward.
OCTOBER SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
|October 26 (PM) - Reformation Sunday evening combined service at our church|
|November 2 - World Hunger Sunday|
|November 20 - Annual Congregational Meeting|
JUSTICE FOR ALL invites you to attend the Fall Banquet and Annual Society Meeting on Monday evening, October 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church of Rock Valley, Iowa. Our special guest this year will be Pastor Lowell Ten Clay from the Winnebago Reformed Church of Winnebago, Nebraska. There will also be a short business meeting. Reservations for the meal are necessary and can be made by calling 712-476-2804 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by October 19. Please join us as we celebrate JFA ministry over the past year and look forward to what God is calling JFA to in the next year! An offering will be taken for JFA ministry.
SOUTHWEST MN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL Circle #12 will be hosting a sub supper on Tuesday, October 21, when SW plays Sioux Falls Christian in volleyball. The supper will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria and includes sub, chips, pop, and cupcake for $6.00. Items may be purchased separately also. A portion of proceeds will go towards local breast cancer awareness.
PIPESTONE COUNTY HOSPICE will be offering six Grief Support Group Sessions. Grief is a very difficult experience. Many emotions come with grief, and it may be difficult to cope. Getting help by attending a Grief Support Group, can make the journey of grief easier. This Grief Support Group is open to anyone who has experienced a death loss, even if the loss has been years ago and no hospice services were utilized. We will be holding these sessions on Tuesdays, October 21 through November 25, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Hospice Home Conference Room. The Hospice Home is located directly east of the Pipestone County Medical Center. Use the south entrance (main entrance) on 10th Street. Parking will be available on the south side of the Hospice Home. There is no charge for this service. To register or for more information about the Grief Support Group, please call 507-825-6024.
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.
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 October 28th and will continue through Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 507-836-8114.
THE SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES invite you to their annual FALL SOUP & DESSERT SUPPER on Tuesday, November 4. 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.
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! Want to save money!?!?? Go to the Sioux Falls FamilyLife Weekend To Remember site at http://shop.familylife.com/p-3522-sioux-falls.aspx and put in “cjvlietedgerton” in the group name and you’ll receive the group rate and save $50 per person! FamilyLife Weekend To Remember is the perfect way to celebrate your marriage and great for anyone, young or old, healthy marriage or struggling. So register today and take time to reconnect with your spouse and renew and refresh your marriage! Contact Curt or Jen Vlietstra at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to learn more.
Free Faith Formation Strategizing Workshop. How might we describe our congregation’s strengths for discipling members of all ages towards maturity in Christ? How might we build on these strengths? A free faith formation strategizing workshop for congregational teams will be held at Covenant CRC in Sioux Center on Sat., November 15 from 9 – 12:30. It will be led by Dr. Syd Hielema, newly appointed team leader of CRC Discipleship and Faith Formation Ministries (and former Dordt prof) and Jill Friend, a Sioux Center educator and member of the CRC faith formation team. For more information, and to register, contact Pastor Brown by Sunday, November 9.
CARRY THE LIGHT (donation sale) at Southwest Minnesota Christian High School will be held on Friday, November 14. Please look for more details in upcoming weeks.
ATLAS For Life of Pipestone is looking for new or gently used Christmas or Thanksgiving decoration items for our Rummage/Bake Sale on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We also are in need of baked goods for our bake sale. We ask that you would price your donated bake goods and drop them off at ATLAS Saturday, November 22, starting at 8:00 a.m. or give Michele Bruxvoort a call to drop your baked goods off at her home in Edgerton. You can drop off your decoration items at ATLAS during office hours Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All proceeds go to ATLAS For Life! Thank you so much for your time and donation. Call Michele Bruxvoort at 507-631-7560 with any questions.
SCHURINGA SPEAKS ON CAPITOL HILL - Week of October 19: How does a pastor end up speaking at a bipartisan Senate briefing? Find out on this week’s episode as Dr. Schuringa recaps his visit to Washington D.C. to voice his support for the Democracy Restoration Act. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!
GROUNDWORK - The Exodus From Egypt: The Israelites were between the proverbial "rock and a hard place." In front of them stretched the Red Sea; behind them marched the enemy. They had just been freed from slavery by God, but now Pharaoh is hot on their heels. It looks like they are stuck except for their God, the God of Israel. Tune in and join the Groundwork conversation on Exodus 14 and 15. 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 – In the Beginning (Part 1): As the school science fair is gearing up, Liz and the gang are all working hard on their projects. Chamy’s project asks some big questions about the universe that Lucille, Liz and Julia want to answer by proclaiming that God is the God of all things! Spike finds the gang some expert help from a surprising source. Go to www.kidscorner.net to hear this incredible story, and then check out the website for devotions, puzzles and more.
CALVIN SYMPOSIUM ON WORSHIP - You are invited to attend the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship, January 29-31, 2015, at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. This year's worship theme is based on 2 Corinthians. Preachers include M. Craig Barnes, Tim Blackmon, Denise Kingdom Grier, Meg Jenista, and Pablo Jimenez. Excellent rates for students and groups from churches. All worship services are free and open to the public, including the Friday night service (7:00 p.m. in the Covenant Fine Arts Center). See http://worship.calvin.edu/symposium/ for complete information. If you would be interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 616-526-6088.
WATCH WALK THE WAY - Step Out: Our mission is to stand in the gaps, to show an unbelieving world what it means to be loved by God. But we can't do that if we're unwilling to step out. Turn what you believe into action: subscribe to Walk the Way at watchwtw.com, or watch online at walktheway.net.
UNDER THE RADAR - Listen to Under the Radar. Hymn Remakes: Classic hymns of the faith, like "Blessed Assurance," "Rock of Ages," and "Be Thou My Vision" get a modern molding at the hands of some of today's songwriters. Serving up gourmet music, this one-hour, weekly program highlights some of the best undiscovered and under-appreciated tunes from Christian artists. Listen online at radarradio.net.
REFORMATION SUNDAY - Next week, we mark Reformation Sunday by remembering our reformed identity and celebrating the ways God continues to work in the church today. We are always reforming, imagining new ways to share the old story. This week, pray for wisdom and energy to infuse Home Missions' church planters, campus ministers, regional leaders, and other ministry partners engaged in the exhausting and exciting work of sharing the good news of God's grace. To pray by name for ministry partners in your area, visit crhm.org.
CALVIN SYMPOSIUM ON WORSHIP - You are invited to attend the annual Calvin Symposium on Worship, January 29-31, 2015, at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. This year's worship theme is based on 2 Corinthians. The preachers include M. Craig Barnes, Tim Blackmon, Denise Kingdom Grier, Meg Jenista, and Pablo Jimenez. There are excellent rates for students and groups from churches. All worship services are free and open to the public, including the Friday night service (7:00 p.m. in the Covenant Fine Arts Center). See www.calvin.edu/symposium/ for complete information.
DIRECTOR OF MINISTRIES & ADMINISTRATION SEARCH - The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is seeking nominees and applicants for the position of Director of Ministries and Administration. For more information visit www.crcna.org/DMAsearch. To apply send cover letter and resume to Michelle DeBie, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com by November 28, 2014.
FALL BIBLE STUDY SALE - Faith Alive Christian Resources offers Bible studies appropriate for newcomers to Bible study, and for the more experienced. Visit FaithAliveResources.org/BibleStudy to view a Bible study comparison chart or to read samples. The Faith Alive Fall Bible study sale ends October 31 and includes select Discover Life, Discover Your Bible, In the Works, and Word Alive studies. Learn more at FaithAliveResources.org/Sale or call 800-333-8300 for more information.
CONNECTING FOR MINISTRY - The Network (crcna.org/network) is a website where you can quickly find the answers, tools, and ideas you need to serve in your congregation. With more than 60 topics to help you connect for ministry, resources include blogs, discussion forums, ministry Q&A, webinar recordings and more. Visit crcna.org/network to connect today!
PROGRAM CONSULTANT opening with World Renew - World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full time opening for a Program Consultant in Mozambique*. *Please note that the position incumbent will operate out of the regional office in Malawi with travel to Mozambique. We require someone who has 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. Please visit our website at www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information; to apply, submit your current resume, a cover letter indicating your relevant skills and experience and your response to the follow-up questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is October 20, 2014.
WORLD RENEW - Disaster Response Team Leader Opening: The Disaster Response Team of World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is recruiting for a Disaster Response Team Leader/Director, based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. This position requires a master’s degree and is responsible for the disaster response strategies of World Renew and ensuring that World Renew continues to be a professional, high-quality, Christian disaster response and rehabilitation organization within the context of a bi-national and international disaster response architecture. Visit www.worldrenew.net/careers or www.crcna.org for more information. The successful candidate must currently be legally eligible to work in Canada. To apply, submit your current resume and a cover letter together in one (1) attachment clearly indicating your relevant skills and experience based on the position description, to email@example.com. Application deadline is Nov. 6.
WORLD HUNGER CAMPAIGN BEGINS - There are 500 million family farms in the world, the majority of which are in the developing world. Many of these farmers are unable to adequately support their families. You can do something about that. World Renew invites you to join thousands of others in this year’s World Hunger Campaign, called “Farm to Table.” Through daily stories and activity suggestions that you can read around your own supper tables you will learn from global farmers and discover new ways to share your blessings with those in need. Then join us on November 2 for World Hunger Sunday.
TEACH ENGLISH IN WEST AFRICA - Join missionaries as they reach out to rural people groups in projects with an emphasis on EFL, literacy, and audio recording, although other types of projects are possible depending on the volunteer's skills, interests and the needs of the village. Further details can be found at crwm.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PARLEZ VOUS FRANCAIS? - Are you also interested in gender issues, sexual abuse prevention, trauma healing and food security? Come alongside World Renew staff for 18 months in Mali and see your BA degree come alive with hands-on experience as you bless others. Details on this partially funded volunteer position can be found at www.worldrenew.net or contact email@example.com.
PHILADELPHIA IS CALLING! - Is your church looking for a mission trip opportunity with an emphasis on a construction project? One Hope Community Church in Philadelphia (CRC church plant) would then love for you to join them as they strive to transform a warehouse into a ministry space. Other volunteer opportunities are also available as this community shares the good news with their surrounding neighborhood. Further details are available at crcna.org/servicelink or firstname.lastname@example.org
AM: Dan & Lisa Niemeyer, Ron & Thea Nykamp, Rod & Barb Obbink
PM: Marshall & Tawnia Pater, Randy & Priscilla Pater
Ushers: AM: Marshall Pater, Gord Dyk, Randy Fey, Ryan Veldhuizen
AM: Alisha Ekkel, Barb Obbink, Ann Pater, Elizabeth Prins
PM: Jodi Schaap, Kaitlyn Schelhaas
Elevator Committee: Pete Boer
Children’s Worship: Shelley Fey, Derek Fey
Library: Bertha Baker, Lori Schelhaas, Jean Dyk, Marj Nibbelink
Medical Assistants: AM: Evie Van Dam PM: Rod Obbink
NEXT SUNDAY, October 26
AM: Tadd & Erika Prins, Larry & Arlene Punt, Mark & Gloria Roemeling
PM: Gord & Judy Prins, Brad & Melissa Prouty
Ushers: AM: Rod Corbin, Owen Tinklenberg, Curt Walhof, Ross Brands
AM: Jan Schelhaas, Lois Schmidt, Amy Jo Vander Wal, Isabelle Niemeyer
PM: Joann Schelhaas, Carli Vander Top
Elevator Committee: Paul Ward
Children’s Worship: Karen Fey, Israel Fey
Library: Eleanor Schoolmeester, Stella Vis, Henrietta Klumper
Medical Assistants: AM: Cynthia Spronk PM: Gord Prins