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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: Matthew 17:1-13 (p. 1524)


Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17 (p. 1921)

Offering: GEMS
Next Sunday’s Offering: Christian Education


Stewardship Verse:

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 
2 Corinthians 9:6



bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer, choir rehearsal
bulletTonight 5:00 p.m. - Young Peoples Society
bulletTues. 6:00 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study in the deacons’ room.
bulletTues. 7:00 p.m. - Congregational Callers’ meeting
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible Study
bulletWed. 7:00 p.m. - Combined youth lesson at Bethel CRC
bulletThur. 6:00 p.m. - Friendship Class Pizza Party at Pipestone Pizza Ranch
bulletFri. 8:15 a.m. - Moms in Touch prayer at the Southwest Christian conference room



Ora Lee Ward (Care Group 3) is in Pipestone County Medical Center recovering from atypical pneumonia.

Marge Mesman will be celebrating her 80th birthday on April 28. Cards may be sent to Edgebrook Care Center, 505 Trosky Rd. W., Edgerton.



WE WELCOME the GEMS and their families to our worship service this morning.

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP LOCATION CHANGE: Effective today Children’s Worship will meet in Room 2 in the basement.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: An early morning Bible study for women will meet starting Tuesday, April 28, at 6:00 a.m. in the deacons’ room. We will study the book of Jude for the first lesson. Ladies, young and old are welcome. Feel free to bring your morning coffee along.

FRIENDSHIP CLASS will have a pizza party Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch. Hope to see you there!

ADULT EDUCATION GROUPS: Next Sunday, May 3, two groups will have organizational meetings at 11:00 a.m. after the morning service. One group will be for topical discussion. The other group will be a group for personal spiritual growth. If you are interested in either of these groups, plan to attend the organizational meeting next week.

KIDS!! We will be ready for the EVEREST EXPEDITION before you know it, so sign up to attend this year's VBS! Registration materials are located in the back of church and are due back to the church mailbox of one of the directors (Karen Fey or Erica Prins) by May 3. Hope to see you there! Sign-up sheets are also in the back of church for anyone wishing to volunteer to guide the children though the different stations during the week of VBS. We would love to have you join with us in this adventure! Please contact one of the directors with any questions you may have. The VBS CDs are now available at Katie's Closet, so stop by and pick one up today!

GRADUATES: We are planning to honor eighth grade, high school and college graduates after the morning worship service on a Sunday in May. Parents of college or tech school graduates: please inform us of when your graduate is graduating (or did graduate) and from what institution. You can send an e-mail to the church address (listed below) or leave a message on the church answering machine (442-6701).

SEVERE STORM EVACUATION PROCEDURE: Copies of this procedure are in the church mailboxes this morning. Please read it carefully. If you have questions, contact your Care Group elder.

APRIL SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Matthew 7:9–11 “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”



bulletMay 3 (AM) - The choir will sing their favorite numbers of the season as part of the morning worship service.
bulletMay 7 - Community National Day of Prayer Service at our church
bulletMay 24 (PM) - Combined evening service at Ebenezer CRC in Leota.



THE SOUTHWEST MN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL freshmen would like to invite all Senior Citizens to join us from 10:00-11:00 a.m. for an hour of fun on these dates:
    April 29 – Patriot Day
    May 6 – Bingo
Coffee and cookies will be served. Please join us for a fun-filled morning at SWMCH.

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 Wednesday April 29th and will continue through Wednesday, June 3rd , 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is no cost for the bereavement support group as it is sponsored by Totzke Funeral Home of Fulda and Slayton, and Hospice of Murray County. Pre-registrations are appreciated so materials can be put together. You can pre-register by calling the Hospice office at 507-836-8114 by Monday, April 27th.

EDGERTON CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S grade K-4 will present their Spring Program on Friday morning, May 1, at 9:30 a.m. in the school gym. Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to attend the musical, "Blast Off!" The children are discovering that if our great God of creation is capable of keeping the entire universe in orbit, and if he loves them enough to send His own son to earth, than they can trust Him to help them in any situation.

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR YOUTH MINISTRY? Minn-I-Kota Youth Network is looking to hire a part-time Youth Coordinator for 20 hours a week. Main responsibilities are Ministry administration, facilitate events, coordinate summer ministry travel, and support youth group and leaders. Some travel is required. If you are interested, have any questions, or would like an application, contact Dane Buren at dburen@rosenboom.com. Application deadline is May 4th.

ON TUESDAY EVENING, May 5, ECES Grades 5-8 will present their last concert for the year. The choir, band, and jazz band will perform a variety of sacred and joyful vocal and instrumental numbers. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the ECES gym. Join us as we complete our school year praising God through music.

ATLAS FOR LIFE Spring Rummage and Bake Sale Fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, 8:8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the ATLAS building, 101 2nd St NE, Pipestone HUGE SALE! FREE COFFEE! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE! Also on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. join us at the ATLAS building's east side "Gathering Place" for an Open House Road Show featuring repurposed items for the new ATLAS Boutique! If you would like to donate items for the rummage sale, you may bring them in after April 21. We welcome any donations you may have. However, we will not be selling clothing items. Baked goods donations will also be greatly appreciated at the time of the sale! Thanks so much for your support of this ministry!

ALL ALLYSON AND HER FRIENDS want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong? MOMS' NIGHT OUT is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting. Ladies! Invite your sisters, mom, friends or neighbors and join other women from the community for a fun night of CHOCOLATE and FELLOWSHIP! Bring your favorite chocolate treat to the buffet at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, to Bethel CRC in Edgerton. We’ll be showing the movie Moms’ Night Out. Take some time out for yourself! Call Kendra Kuipers at 442.7961 with any questions.

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 hled 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.

ARE ALL AMERICANS TREATED EQUALLY IN COURT? - Week of April 26: The right to a fair trial should be available to everyone, regardless of their economic status. Jonathan Sacks, executive director of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, addresses the ways that the current defense system is failing and how the commission plans to enact improvement. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

GROUNDWORK: UNDERSTANDING TEMPTATION: - Join us as we study James 1 to learn what James has to say about temptation and its origin. Then we’ll look at his choice to end the chapter discussing the relationship between faith and actions. 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 HERO STANDS BY - HEROES 3: - Liz, Lucille, Chamy, Morrie and Mr. Lacerta are finally on their way to Caiman City. When they arrive they meet Shizzle, a rap-talking leader in the relief effort. They are assigned to pack the boats with relief supplies, but Liz wishes they could be on the boats. Follow the adventures of Liz and his pals every week: subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. Be sure to download this special song, “Leap of Faith,” at kidscorner.net/offer.

FAMILY FIRE - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

FREE WEBINAR - Join us May 13 for "Spiritual Care for Alcoholics, Addicts and Their Families" presented by Tom Kragt, Minister of Congregational Life & Recovery at Evergreen Ministries. This webinar will explore various aspects of addiction, recovery, and how the church can be a place of healing for individuals and families impacted by alcoholism and addiction. For details and registration for this free, one-hour event visit crcna.org/webinars

POSITION OPENING: - The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is seeking applications for the bi-national position of Director of Advancement for Ministry Services and the CRCNA Foundation beginning August, 2015. The position will be based in either Grand Rapids, MI or Burlington, ON. For a complete job description visit www.crcna.org/jobs; to apply please submit a letter of interest and a detailed resume of education and work history to: Michelle De Bie, Director of HR, at mdebie@crcna.org. Initial consideration will be given to applications received by May 22

AN ESSENTIAL PART OF HOSPITALITY - Disability Concerns and our network of hundreds of advocates are eager to help your church grow in hospitality with people who have disabilities. Got questions? Talk with your own church's disability advocate, or contact us at disabilityconcerns@crcna.org or 888-463-0272.

VBS IN THE ORIENT - Millions of children in Asia have not heard yet that Jesus loves them. Will you go and share the good news? If you love kids and VBS, this 5 week volunteer opportunity from July 2-August 9, 2015 is perfect for you! More information is available at www.crwm.org or volunteer@crcna.org for the final spot on the team.

ESL IN BANGLADESH - Facilitate individual and group ‘English as a Second Language’ learning, including conversational and written English for World Renew staff and partners. And learn some Bangla language yourself as you engage in ministry alongside them. More information on this 2 – 3 month volunteer opportunity is available at www.worldrenew.net or volunteer@crcna.org.





    AM: Rick & Karen Fey, Roger & Gloria Fey, Dean & Evie Gilman
    PM: Rita Fey, Emma Gilman & Dena Hibma
: AM: Ryan Veldhuizen, John Top, Brett Kroeze, Marshall Pater

    AM: Thea Nykamp, Alisha Ekkel, Sara Schelhaas, Hunter Vander Haar
    PM: Rose Sorenson, Sydney Van Hulzen
Elevator Committee
: Paul Ward
Children’s Worship
: Ryan/Christa Blom, Sydney Van Hulzen
Medical Assistants
: AM: Cynthia Spronk  PM: Gord Prins



    AM: Wilma Grootwassink & Phyllis Hartog, Mike & Sue Hulstein, Verlyn & Brenda Kooi
    PM: Arlene Hulstein, Harold & Gert Jasper
: AM: Ross Brands, Tadd Prins, Orey Fey, Kirk Bleyenburg

    AM: Christa Blom, Sy Schaap, Carli Vander Top, Jennifer Schelhaas
    PM: Cynthia Spronk, Avery Pater
Elevator Committee
: Arvin Schelhaas
Children’s Worship
: Jan Schelhaas, Ashley Schelhaas
Medical Assistants
: AM: Brenda Kooi  PM: Greg Masselink



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