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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: John 14:5-11 (p. 1675)


Scripture: Psalm 72 (p. 908)

Offering: Christian Education
Next Sunday’s Offering: CLIR Ministries – Bill and Aletha Green


Stewardship Verse:

“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.” 
Luke 6:38



bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the fellowship hall.
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. - Education Committee meeting



Congratulations to Alexia Pater (Care Group 2) and Jason Katsma, who were united in marriage on Saturday, July 23. May God bless their newly established home.

Next Sunday it will be our privilege to witness the baptism of Ellie Marie, the daughter of Joshua and Joni Meyer (Care Group 3).



THIS MORNING we welcome Candidate Tim Kooiman (Care Group 5) to our pulpit. May God bless his ministry to us. Tim will lead the service; Pastor Brown will lead the public profession of faith. This evening, Pastor Aaron Gonzalez will lead the service.

THIS MORNING it is our joy to be witnesses as Sara Schelhaas (Care Group 7) and Carli Vander Top (Care Group 4) publicly profess their faith in Jesus Christ.

SHANNON BEAL, daughter of Brenda Kooi, will be guess pianist for the prelude and postlude in the morning service.

VIRGIL SCHULD will be celebrating his 90th birthday on July 30. An open house will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church Social Room (New Addition) on that day from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cards(no gifts requested) may be sent to Virg at 650 Mechanic Street, Edgerton , MN 56128.

THERE ARE STILL copies of the church cookbook available. If interested, please contact Lori Boeve at 507-220-1784.

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.

JULY SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Ephesians 2:8–9 “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.”



bulletJuly 31 (AM) - Baptism (Meyer)
bulletAugust 8 - All Church Picnic, Council-YPS Softball Game and YPS Pie Auction



THE AMERICAN RED CROSS will be holding a blood drive at the First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton on Tuesday, July 26, from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please call Betty Huisken at 442-6881 for an appointment to donate. Making an appointment keeps the day running smoothly and the waiting time not so long. You can also make an appointment online. Prevent a summer shortage by donating a unit of blood.

    July 25 – Activities Meeting/Upperclassmen Registration
    August 15 – Fall athletic practices begin/Freshmen Registration & Parent Night
    August 24 – First day of school
    December 16 – Homecoming Activities – highlighting the classes of 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007

THE SAWYERS will hold their 10th Annual Backyard Gospel Concert featuring the Master's Voice Quartet at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at 321 Rock River Dr. in Edgerton. There will be a freewill offering for the Hope Haven Wheelchair Program. Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain the concert will be held at the First CRC.

THE ANNUAL MIDWEST B.A.S.I.C. YOUTH BIBLE CAMP begins tomorrow afternoon. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. Campers will be dismissed after the program on Friday afternoon. Please remember this crucial youth ministry in your prayers.

EDGERTON CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL registration packets were either mailed out this past week or put in your church mailbox. If you do not receive your packet, please call the school at 507-442-6181. If you know of a family that may be interested in Christ-centered education at ECES, let us know and we’d be glad to send them information as well! Be aware that Registration Day is August 3rd and the school office will be open that day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for your convenience. We hope you will take advantage of that day to bring in all your registration forms and payments to start the new school year. Thank you!

    August 3 - Registration Day
    August 24 - Open House and Root Beer Floats
    August 29 - First Day of School

THE CRC OF CHANDLER will be celebrating 100 years of God’s faithfulness to all generations on August 6 and 7, 2016. All who have participated in the life of the congregation over the years are welcome to join us for a celebration meal, program, and worship service. The meal will be served from 5:00 7:00 on Saturday evening, followed by the program at 7:30. Please RSVP by phone 507-677-2524, email crcofchandler@gmail.com or respond to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/chandlercrc by July 20.

SHARING MOVING STORIES of her personal losses in uplifting presentations that give hope, encouragement, and insight, Adelle Dickie will be our featured speaker at a retreat on September 13 at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa. Invite some friends, and send in your registrations today to the retreat hosted by Bible League International Volunteers. The deadline for registering for the retreat is August 26. The day will conclude with a wonderful banquet and a great concert by Captivating Keyboards. After first performing together in 2005, these two men have traveled around the world as concert pianists in their own right. Please see a brochure/poster or contact your Gert Baker (442-8373) for costs and more information. Everyone is invited to this special concert!

GROUNDWORK: GOD’S GRACE IN OUR WEAKNESS - Whether it’s fictional superheroes or trending internet stories about overcoming the odds, our culture clearly favors stories celebrating strength. Join Groundwork as we study 2 Corinthians 12 to discover why Paul argues that believers should be more comfortable boasting in our weaknesses. 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: MASKED CHAMELEON PART 2 - Liz, Spike and Cole are 100 percent committed to “The Masked Chameleon.” The only problem is that they are 100 percent committed to Grandpa’s church play as well. Liz must figure out what’s more important; being on camera with a hero or helping teach who our real hero is. Follow the adventures of Liz and his pals every week: subscribe for free at getkidscorner.com. This month, download our free picture frame craft to explore with your children what it means to be created in God's image.

HELP WITH HOMESCHOOLING 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 in October 2016. Their children are ages 9, 5, and 4. If you are interested, visit crwm.org/Homeschool for more information or to apply.





    AM: Jim & Evon Van Hofwegen, Lloyd & Lavonne Van Essen, Jessen & Kim Van Hofwegen
    PM: Bob & Karen Van Essen, Kirk & Erin Van Hulzen
: AM: Rod Bleyenberg, Ryan Blom, Mark Sorenson, Kurt Talsma

    AM: Greg & Melissa Masselink, Brooklyn De Kam, Clayton Blankers
    PM: Rose Sorenson, Sommer Schaap
: AM: Eleanor Schoolmeester  PM: Estella Vis
Children’s Worship
: Brad/Melissa Prouty, Sydney Van Hulzen
Medical Assistants
: AM: Rod Obbink  PM: Cynthia Spronk
Valet Parking
: Ray Schelhaas, Rick Fey



    AM: Cheney & Vonda Vander Top, Del & Lori Van Essen, Eldon & Barb Van Ruler
    PM: Ryan Veldhuizen, Allen & Estella Vis
: AM: Randy Pater, Ross Brands, Mark Sorenson, Kurt Talsma

    AM: Kim Van Hofwegen, Alisha Ekkel, Elizabeth Prins, Isabelle Niemeyer
    PM: Lois Schmidt, Aidan Schaap
Praise Team
: AM: Erica Prins, Sy Schaap, Jody Schaap, Becky Schelhaas, Lori Boeve, Jen Brands
                    Keyboard—Ann Pater
: AM: Marj Nibbelink  PM: Lori Schelhaas
Children’s Worship
: Jon/Kelsey Schmidt, Kaitlyn Schelhaas
Medical Assistants
: AM: Brenda Kooi  PM: Gord Prins
Valet Parking
: Duane Baker, Randy Fey



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