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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: John 12:20-36 (p. 1671)


Scripture: Judges 6:33-40; 7:13-22 (p. 382)

Offering: Benevolence
Next Sunday’s Offering: Christian Education


Stewardship Verse:

“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” 
2 Corinthians 9:12



bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the fellowship hall. (Please form two lines, east and west.)
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible Study



Min Huisken (Care Group 6) is continuing her recovery at Edgebrook Care Center.

Congratulations to Cody and Carrie Top (Care Group 6) on the birth of a boy on Wednesday, June 22. They have named him Eli Dean.

Congratulations to Emma Gilman on her 94th birthday today, June 26. May God continue to give her his blessings.

MEMBERSHIP CHANGE: A statement of membership for Milt Tinklenberg (Care Group 2) has been sent to The Ransom Church of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at his request. May God bless Milt in his new church home.



THIS MORNING it is our joy to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. If you are a visitor, we would encourage you to review the communion card you received at the door. If you are a professing member of a Christian church, we invite you to share this celebration of communion with us.

PASTOR TIM AND JEAN BROWN will be on vacation from Wednesday, June 29, through Tuesday, July 5. Those with special needs should contact Pastor Aaron (632-0057) or your Care Group elder or deacon.

NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Aaron Gonzalez will lead the morning worship service. In the evening we will join other congregations for a combined worship service at Ebenezer CRC in Leota.

JULY COUNCIL MEETING: The July council meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 12.

CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH invites you to join them for worship on July 15. Please sign up today or talk to Ron or Thea Nykamp if you would like to attend. If this is your first visit or you have not visited Cornerstone in the last year, you will need to fill out some clearance forms.

NEW STATEMENTS AND POLICIES: Members who would like copies of our church’s Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality, our new Marriage Policy and our new Facilities Use Policy may request them by signing the sheet in the foyer. Copies will be put in your church mailbox.

JAN FEY is the special music coordinator for July, August, and September. Please contact her if you have any special music suggestions at 442-7661. Thank-you!

JUNE SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Psalm 1:5–6 “Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.”



bulletJuly 3 (PM) - Combined evening worship service at Ebenezer CRC, Leota
bulletJuly 10 (PM) - Combined Dutch Festival worship service at the ball field.
bulletJuly 31 (AM) - Baptism (Knutson)



THE NORTHWEST IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Friends Board (Friends of NISO) is sponsoring a garden tour on July 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and July 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tour gardens are at the homes of Duane and Jan Bajema, Alvin and Betty Bleyenberg, John and Deb Doornenbal, and Ken and Ardene Emmelkamp. Truffles will be served at Greenworld. All proceeds are to support the NISO Student Scholarship Fund. Tickets ($15 each, or 2 for $25) are available at the Sioux Center Chamber Office, 303 N. Main Ave, all day July 6 and 7 and the morning of July 8. Tickets will also be available at each garden site both days.

HOPE HAVEN will be holding a Bus Tour on Friday, July 15. Registration will be held at Faith Reformed Church in Rock Valley at 7:00 a.m. Entry fee is $80, which includes lunch. Bus will depart at 7:30 a.m. for Griswold, Iowa, touring vintage tractor collections. Please register on or before July 6 for the bus tour. On Thursday, July 21, is our annual Tractor Ride. Registration for this event will be held at Town and Country Implement in Rock Valley. Registration times are from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tractors will depart at 5:00 p.m. for Rock River Jersey Dairy east of Inwood. Supper will be provided at Town and Country Implement after the ride. There will be a freewill donation for this event.

CALL FOR CAMPERS: Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp is July 25-29, 2016 at Pine Lake Christian Camp in Eldora, Iowa. All grades of grades 6-12 or encouraged to attend. Plan now to attend and ask a friend to join you. Registrations are available from your secretary. We are excited to explore the theme “Life” through a variety of speakers and daily service projects. Please pay special attention to the items you need to bring listed on the brochure. You can also see pictures and videos from past camps and share memories at “Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp” on Facebook. You can register online here: http://goo.gl/forms/nx9JgTrX6l. Stay tuned to the Facebook page leading up to camp for reminders and additional announcements.

GROUNDWORK: THE AROMA OF CHRIST - We hear a lot about how our words impact people. But it can be disconcerting to realize the same message will inspire some and be totally rejected by others. Join us as we study 2 Corinthians 2 to see what Paul says this means for how we live for Christ. 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: THE DISORIENTED EXPRESS -1 - It’s Granny’s birthday and she invites the kids to a special party on a train. There is a magic show and Spike is his usual cynical self. But the magician does one trick that even Spike cannot explain. Granny disappears right before their eyes. Follow the 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.

DIRTY JOBS. Somebody’s got to do them. - Struggling with issues of entitlement in your home? Let Kids Corner’s “Dirty Jobs” episode help you encourage your child to discover the value of hard work. To get “Dirty Jobs” subscribe to Kids Corner at kidscorner.net/dirtyjobs.

DID YOU KNOW? - You can find over 100 different opportunities to serve on the global missions field with CRWM. You can search these opportunities by country, length, or by type of service you would like to do. Discover all of these opportunities at CRWM.org/GO

LIFE TO THE FULL. Ability. Belonging. Community. - Here’s a wonderful conference (October 28-30) hosted by Disability Concerns and Christian Horizons. Everyone is welcome to this training opportunity about inclusion, the church and celebrating differing abilities! Early bird registration ends July 1. For more details, visit lifetothefull2016.org

NEW ADVOCACY RESOURCE - Interested in practicing advocacy and learning how to steward your voice more effectively? Learn the basics of advocacy for any issue by using this new Biblical Advocacy 101 resource developed by the Office of Social Justice, World Renew, and the Centre for Public Dialogue in partnership with other organizations. Visit crcna.org/advocacy101us for the U.S. version and crcna.org/advocacy101canada for the Canadian version, or order a paper copy of the resource on Faith Alive. As Christians we work toward a just world in which structures and institutions give every person the opportunity to thrive. Providing direct assistance to people in need is vital, but it is also important to guard against policies that oppress, to partner with marginalized communities for long-term change, and to speak up for policies that empower all people. Use this resource to learn how you can begin, or continue, to advocate as a Christian.

ARE YOU A HANDS-ON PERSON? - Join a World Renew team in early 2017 and discover Haiti while working alongside local Haitian communities and missionaries as you participate in a transformative community project. See details at www.worldrenew.net/gvp or contact volunteer@crcna.org.

HANNAH Project Staff Assistant - Join the Hannah (Hope and Nurture, Nurture and Hope) Project in Romania, working in a Children's TB Clinic and Elder Care facility. You will visit children, encouraging them and their parents, and also spend time and offer help to seniors. More information on this volunteer position with World Missions can be found at www.crwm.org or contact volunteer@crcna.org.

EAST AFRICA TEAM LEADER, Uganda or Kenya - World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), is seeking a Team Leader for East Africa based in Kenya or Uganda, with a proven track record of building collaborative teams under a unified vision of community transformation. They will provide leadership in a region with clear country level priorities, thematic foci, and a developed strategy. To further leverage programming in the region, they will represent World Renew to external organizations and institutions while collaborating with other teams in the organization and denominational agencies. Please visit our website at www.worldrenew.net/careers or www.crcna.org for more information.




    AM: Mark & Rose Sorenson, Matt & Natalie Sorenson, Leon & Cynthia Spronk
    PM: Virg Schuld, Jim & Jeanette Sluis
: AM: Bob Van Essen, Steve Landman, Kurt Talsma, Dale Mesman

    AM: Sara Schelhaas, Jennifer Schelhaas, Sydney Van Hulzen, Kaitlyn Schelhaas
    PM: Lori Schelhaas, Elizabeth Prins
: AM: Eleanor Schoolmeester  PM: Estella Vis
Children’s Worship
: No Lesson – Communion
Medical Assistants
: AM: Greg Masselink  PM: Gord Prins



Ushers: AM: Ross Brands, Del Van Essen, Mark Sorenson, Jeff Schaap

    AM: Thea Nykamp, Megan Bleyenburg, Zachary Prins, Grant Busker
    PM: Combined Service at Ebenezer
: AM: Marj Nibbelink  PM: Lori Schelhaas
Children’s Worship
: No Lesson – July 4th Weekend
Medical Assistants
: AM: Evie Van Dam  PM: Rod Obbink



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