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First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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THE LORD’S DAY, MARCH 1, 2015


MORNING WORSHIP - 9:30 A.M.

Scripture: Mark 9:2-13 (p. 1567)
Message: CAN THIS BE THE MESSIAH?

EVENING WORSHIP - 6:30 P.M.

Scripture: Hebrews 3:1-6 (p. 1864)
Message: HOW TO REMAIN FAITHFUL


Offering: World Renew – Disaster Response Services
Next Sunday’s Offering: Christian Education

 

Stewardship Verse:

“For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.”
2 Corinthians 8:12

 


THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES

bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Kids’ Praise, Sunday School, catechism classes for grades 3-8; choir
bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee and juice in the foyer.
bulletMon. 7:00 p.m. - Stewardship Committee Meeting
bulletTues. 2:00 p.m. - Christian Fellowship will meet in the Verdoes Room at Edgebrook Care Center. Christian Character, Lesson 11.
bulletTues. 7:00 p.m. - Council, consistory and deacons’ meetings.
bulletWed. 10:00 a.m. - Coffee Break Women’s Bible Study/Story Hour. Gospel of John, Lsn. 8.
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study
bulletWed. 7:00 p.m. - Cadets
bulletWed. 7:30 p.m. - No catechism classes for grades 9-12
bulletWed. 8:30 p.m. - Adult Chimes
bulletThurs. 9:00 a.m. - Classis Minnkota meets at Holland CRC
bulletThur. 7:00 p.m. - Friendship Class
bulletFri. 8:15 a.m. - Moms in Touch prayer at Southwest Christian conference room

 


OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Albert Vander Haar (Care Group 3) fell and broke his hip on Wednesday. He is recovering at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

MEMBERSHIP CHANGES: The membership of Arlotte De Poorter (Care Group 7) has been sent to the Luverne CRC at her request. The membership of Jill Kruisselbrink (Care Group 1) has been sent to the American Reformed Church of Woodstock at her request. May God bless Arlotte and Jill in their new church homes.

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASTOR GONZALEZ is worshiping at Pipestone CRC this morning. Members of the Latino ministry are joining with the Pipestone CRC for a combined communion service and potluck.

CATECHISM CLASSES for grades 9-12 will not meet this week because of a combined youth activity with Bethel CRC.

CLASSIS MINNKOTA, the assembly of Christian Reformed churches in our area, will meet on Thursday, March 5, at 9:00 a.m. at Holland CRC. Pastor Tim Brown and Elder Dave Brons will serve as delegates from our church. Pastor Aaron Gonzalez will report on the Latino ministry.

MARCH SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Matthew 7:7–8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”

 


ADVANCE DATES:

bulletMarch 15 (PM) - Combined Annual Prayer Day Service in our church
bulletMarch 29 (PM) - Combined Cadet Sunday Service at Bethel CRC

 


REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

DORDT COLLEGE will present “The Song Goes On! A Celebration of Hymns” on Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium on Dordt’s campus. The concert event features all choral ensembles (Bella Voce, Kantorei, Chorale, and Concert Choir), as well as massed choir selections. The audience will be invited to join in singing, and organ, brass ensembles, and other instruments will make this a special occasion for all ages. Dordt College is located at 498 4th Ave NE, Sioux Center, Iowa.

SWMN MCCL (Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life) will host the annual spring rally on March 9 at 7:00pm in the Southwest MN Christian High School gym in Edgerton. Emily Olson will present a timely message titled "In His Hands: Rethinking Family, Freedom, and Faith in an Age of Control." Olson is the wife of Rev. Jon C. Olson and the mother to five children. She has written for various Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod publications and also writes a weekly column in the Pipestone County Star.

CHRISTIAN ILLUSIONIST, Brett A. Myers, will be entertaining families at Southwest MN Christian High School on Tuesday, March 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the school's gymnasium. Brett is an illusionist who has taken his talents around the world to share the gospel of Christ. Each year he performs over 140 shows that include army bases, theatres, colleges, conferences, corporations, and churches from coast to coast. Please mark your calendar and invite family and friends of all ages to this exciting and fun event. A free-will offering will be taken to help cover expenses. Please check Brett's website for promo video and more information: http://www.brettamyers.com

CRAFTER'S WEEKEND: Friday, March 13, 1:00 p.m. until-late and Saturday, March 14, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bethel CRC in Edgerton. It has been quite awhile since we have had a Crafter's Weekend, so let's fill the fellowship hall with crafting and fellowship! Friday supper, Saturday breakfast and lunch are provided. Bring your crafting supplies, snack to share, and your own beverages for the weekend. Please call to reserve a table to enjoy fun, fellowship, and food! Call Paula at 442-5846 or Julie at 220-0682.

PLEASE COME OUT to support ATLAS for Life, Ltd. of Pipestone in their Spring Fundraiser Tip Night at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch on Monday March 23rd from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Following some great food, stop by the ATLAS office Open House from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., located at 101 2nd St. NE, for a tour of our office and the newly remodeled east room "The Gathering Place". Thank you for your generous support of ATLAS for Life, Ltd. of Pipestone!

SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL Circle #12 is sponsoring the 20th Annual Easter Music Festival to be held at the First Christian CRC in Edgerton on Sunday, March 29 at 2:30pm. Choirs and music groups from area churches and from Southwest will present individual numbers during this afternoon of praise. Members of the audience will be invited to join the mass choir for the Hallelujah Chorus. An offering will be taken for Southwest Christian High School. If there are any groups that would be interested in singing for the Easter Music Festival, please call or email Kristi Stroeh at 507.283.9375 or akstroeh@hotmail.com.

SAVE THE DATE! Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the Annual Benefit Banquet on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, Iowa at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Save your spot by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website www.cornerstonepcsd.org. Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we listen to Kempers Quartet perform and hear how God is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary!

BREAD FOR PRISONERS - Week of March 1: CBI is blessed to partner with many organizations, and one of its first affiliates was Our Daily Bread Ministries, formerly RBC Ministries. This week, Our Daily Bread’s president Rick DeHaan discusses how this partnership has helped CBI disciple multitudes of prisoners. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

GROUNDWORK: DESERVE DEATH BUT RECEIVE LIFE: - When we work we expect to receive what we’ve earned. But according to Romans 6:23 and Romans 1:18-25, what we deserve is death. Join us as we study these passages to discover how it’s possible that we receive life instead. 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: LIZ MISERABLES: - Liz is having a horrible week when he loses Grandpa’s antique coin, fails a surprise test, and gets a cold. Follow the Kids Corner adventures of Liz and his pals every week: subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Find more great resources for kids and parents at kidscorner.net.

SPECIAL TODAY DEVOTIONAL LENT SERIES - "So, what are you giving up for Lent?" Has anybody ever asked you that question? Lent does involve self-denial, but it’s much more. It’s a season to focus on the hope of Jesus Christ. The Today Devotional is offering a special devotion series to help you refresh, refocus, and renew your faith during the season of Lent. Visit LentDevotionals.com.

TODAY IS WORLD RENEW DRS SUNDAY: - Celebrate World Renew volunteers this week as they share the love of Christ with disaster survivors through World Renew DRS, Offering Hope to people in need. Please give generously in today’s offering to help families in Alberta, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, and beyond. You can also give online at worldrenew.net, call 1-800-552-7972, or mail your check (designated “DRS” in the memo line) to World Renew, 1700 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Thank you.

GROUP STUDY ON LIVING JUSTLY: - Join an online study about living justly in six key areas of your daily faith life. The Living Justly online course is a 10-week curriculum with discussion forums, webinars, and live chats, running March 2 to May 18, 2015. The course requires a Live Justly study guide (US$12/CAN$15) and a computer or smartphone with internet access. To sign up, contact Wendy Hammond at whammond@worldrenew.net, and order your study guide from worldrenew.net/order before March 2.

WORLD RENEW POSITION OPENING: - Donor Relations Associate. World Renew has an opening for a half-time Donor Relations Associate in northwest Iowa, Florida, Chicago, Denver, southern California, or New Jersey. It is our desire to hire someone who currently resides in one of these regions who has existing knowledge and contacts in the geographic area. The focus of this position is to increase support for World Renew by supporting the donor development program with individual donors. For information, please contact dhoogvliets@worldrenew.net. To apply, please visit www.crcna.org/jobs or www.worldrenew.net/careers by Wednesday March 11, 2015.

JOIN THE NETWORK! - Have you checked out The Network? The site just celebrated 5 years and over 15,000 posts! The site is a great place to engage in discussion, post ministry questions and find resources for over 50 areas of church ministry! Join the fun yourself by creating an account and connecting with others. Visit crcna.org/Network or contact network@crcna.org with any questions.

CAMPUS CHAPLAIN - Campus Ministry at Dalhousie University seeks to hire a half-time Campus Chaplain, beginning August 1, 2015. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, resume, three references and a brief vision for campus ministry to: Len Diepeveen, Chair of the Search Committee, Leonard.Diepeveen@dal.ca. A job description is available upon request. For more information, please contact Len Diepeveen. The competition closes on March 31, 2015.

DR OPEN YOUTH TEAM - Join youth/young adults from the Dominican Republic to form a cross-cultural youth missions team in the DR from July 22 to August 3 this summer. If you love sports, drama, music, kids and youth, as well as making new friends, this is for you! Additional details can be found at www.crwm.org or contact volunteer@crcna.org.

LOVE WEB DESIGN? - Create and implement a website for World Renew’s Haiti partner PWOFOD, and train staff on keeping the material current. This rewarding volunteer opportunity to use your website design and CMS skills includes working from home and a short trip to Haiti. More information available at worldrenew.net/gvp or volunteer@crcna.org.

 

 

 

TODAY:

Ushers: AM: Ross Brands, Tadd Prins, Orey Fey, Kirk Bleyenburg
Nursery

    AM: Greg & Melissa Masselink, Amy Jo Vander Wal, Avery Pater
    PM: Rose Sorenson, Sommer Schaap
Elevator Committee
: Arvin Schelhaas
Children’s Worship
: Nathan/Ashley Stoel, Carli Vander Top
Library
: Lori Schelhaas, Jean Dyk, Marj Nibbelink
Medical Assistants
: AM: Greg Masselink  PM: Evie Van Dam

 

NEXT SUNDAY, March 8

Ushers: AM: Ryan Veldhuizen, John Top, Brett Kroeze, Marshall Pater
Nursery

    AM: Thea Nykamp, Lori Schelhaas, Micah Schaap, Carter Van Hulzen
    PM: Cynthia Spronk, Kaitlyn Schelhaas
Elevator Committee
: Pete Boer
Children’s Worship
: Jeannette Tinklenberg, Haley Tinklenberg
Library
: Eleanor Schoolmeester, Stella Vis, Henrietta Klumper
Medical Assistants
: AM: Rod Obbink  PM: Gord Prins

 

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