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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-9 (p.1823)
Message: Obedience In The Best and The Worst of Times


Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-30 (p. 448)

Offering: Christian Education
Next Sunday’s Offering: World Renew DRS – Texas/Oklahoma flooding


Stewardship Verse:

“The gifts you sent … are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.” 
Philippians 4:18



bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer
bulletToday 11:00 a.m. - Discussion group in the Council Room
bulletToday 11:00 a.m. - Spiritual growth/accountability group in the Youth Room
bulletTonight 7:40 p.m. - Education Committee meeting
bulletMon. 6:00 p.m. - Dave Ramsey Reunion at City Park
bulletTues. 6:00 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study in the council room.
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study



Our sympathy to Brenda Kooi (Care Group 5), Kellen Kooi (Care Group 1), Randy Kooi (Care Group 1), Ruth Corbin (Care Group 4) and their families. Verlyn Kooi, Brenda’s husband, Kellen’s father, Randy’s son, and Ruth’s step-brother, passed away on Thursday, July 23. We also extend our sympathy to Faith De Kam (Care Group 3) and her family. Faith’s step-sister, Mary Timmer Zwaanstra, passed away in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday, July 21. May God grant his comfort and peace.

Jean Brown (Care Group 2) returned home from the hospital on Wednesday.

Our Friendship friend, Amy Kruse, was scheduled to have open heart surgery on Friday, July 24. Amy would love to receive a card. Send to East Bank Hospital, 500 Harvard St. Minneapolis, MN 55455.



DAVE RAMSEY REUNION: If you have completed the Dave Ramsey course we would love for you to join us at the city park - north shelter on Monday, July 27, at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Linda De Weerd (605) 988-4340 or Sally Brons 442-6244 if you can attend and bring a salad or dessert. Meat will be provided. Please bring your whole family and let's share how the course has benefited us, along with enjoying good food and fellowship.

WOMEN OF FAITH, if you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to be the hands and feet of Jesus here in your community, we have the perfect ministry for you! The Edgerton GEMS Girls’ Club is looking for a GEMS Counselor for the up and coming school year! Please contact Jen Vlietstra at cjvliet@knology.net, 507-227-1859 or Priscilla Pater at rpater@svtv.com, 507-215-1482 to learn more. Curious but thinking you might be too young or too old, not crafty enough to be a GEMS Counselor?!? Here’s our GEMS Team members, talk to them and you’ll see there’s nothing to be afraid of: Abbie Fey, Carrie Top, MaryAnn Spronk, Deb Christians, Shellie Eisma, Diane Dunn, Jen Brands, Karen Dyk, Priscilla Pater, Dixi Snyder and Jen Vlietstra. We’d LOVE to have you on our team!

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: Psalm 91:1–2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”



bulletAugust 3 - All Church Picnic/Council-YPS softball game/pie auction
bulletAugust 9 - Baptism (Blankers, Schelhaas)



THE 29TH ANNUAL DONATION Auction for New Life Treatment Center, Monday, July 27, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. will be held in the gym at New Life in Woodstock, Minnesota. Donations of crafts, baked goods, new or good used items, clothing, household items, farm supplies, etc. would be appreciated for the auction. Everyone is welcome to come and join in on the bidding. The proceeds are designated for the Need for Life Fund. Grilled burgers, coffee, and beverages will be served. Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship for a great cause! If you have questions please call New Life at 507-777-4321.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS will hold a blood drive at the first Reformed church in Edgerton on Tuesday, July 28, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Anyone 16 years of age or older is invited to come and donate a unit of life-saving blood. Please call Ora Ward at 442-6251 to make an appointment. Blood is a special gift that each of us holds. By sharing it you can give someone another chance of life. Our goal for the day is to collect 76 units of blood. Thank you.

SHARING HER MEMORIES from missionary parents, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, Valerie Elliot Shepard will be our featured speaker at a retreat on September 15 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 27. The day will conclude with a wonderful banquet and great concert by One Way Quartet. The quartet’s theme verse is found in John 14:6 where their passion is found. Please see a brochure/poster or contact Kathy Walhof (442-6291) or Gert Baker (442-8373) for costs and more information. Everyone is invited to this special concert!

JFA IS GOING TO HAITI October 31 to November 7. We’re going with Touch of Hope out of Rock Rapids and we’re hoping to get a few people who know how to work with their hands so we can build a house, and also medically-minded people to work at the on-site clinic. If you don’t fall into either of these categories, no worries, there will be plenty to do! Interested? Have questions? Call Lauren at (712)476-2804 or email laurenk@jfa-nwiowa.org. Don’t hesitate, we need to book tickets soon!

FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL MISSION TRIP to Cuba in 2013, another trip is being planned for this winter to help finish a new parsonage/education building with the CRC Church in Torriente, a small city about 100 miles east of the Cuban capital, Havana. Tentatively we are planning to leave on December 28, 2015 and return on January 4, 2016. In addition to construction opportunities for involvement in sports and educational activities are being planned. If you are interested in joining this venture and for further details please contact Roger Talsma at rpasem@frontiernet.net or 507-227-2649.

SHOULD TEENS BE TRIED AS ADULTS? - Week of July 26: Did you know Michigan is one of only nine states in which seventeen-year-olds are automatically prosecuted as adults? Kristen Staley, associate director of the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency, describes the consequences of subjecting juveniles to the adult criminal justice system. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

GROUNDWORK: WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT ITSELF: - Join us on Groundwork as we study 2 Timothy 3 and 2 Peter 1 to discover the trustworthiness of the Bible by reviewing what the Bible says about itself. 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: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: - It’s ‘Take Your Kid to Work Week’. How much trouble can Liz cause at his dad’s job in just one day? 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.

INTERNATIONAL POSITION OPENING - Christian Reformed World Missions (CRWM), an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, has a full time opening for a Youth & Leadership Consultant in Haiti. This position will assist CRWM partners and other collaborating organizations to encourage, equip and mentor Haitian young people for spiritual growth, effective service, and godly leadership in their churches and communities using CRWM-supported programs and resources. For a detailed position description or to apply visit www.crcna.org/jobs by August 14, 2015.

CONTRACT POSITION OPENINGS - The Office of Social Justice (OSJ), a ministry of the CRCNA, is carrying out a significant campaign around the UN climate change conference in Paris at the end of 2015. OSJ is currently recruiting 10 regional organizers in the US and Canada, to work directly with churches to carry out project objectives. Complete an online application at www.crcna.org/jobs, and send a cover letter and resume explaining why you are equipped to accomplish the tasks outlined in project description, to co-coordinators Rev. Richard Killmer (rkillmer@crcnapartners.org) and Kyle Meyaard-Schaap (kschaap@crcna.org). Call or email Rich: 207-450-7242 or Kyle: 616-241-1691 with any questions. Application deadline has been extended to August 1.

TEACH ENGLISH IN KYRGYZSTAN - Model a Christ-like life to young students coming from nominal Muslim backgrounds as you teach English and lead various school projects and extra-curricular activities in this south Asian country. Details for this partially funded volunteer position which begins in August 2015 can be found at www.crwm.org or contact volunteer@crcna.org.

YOUTH LIVELIHOOD INTERN - Collaborate with local partners to develop responsive programming for youth and young adults in Cambodia. This rewarding 6-12 month volunteer opportunity to use your related university degree will offer opportunities for research, language skills and program design as well as some travel, with the intended result of providing youth with meaningful employment. Contact us for more details at www.worldrenew.net/gvp or volunteer@crcna.org.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Typhoon Haiyan Evaluation - World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church (CRCNA), seeks to engage an independent consultant to evaluate the World Renew and DFATD-funded recovery program, Support for Vulnerable Families in the Philippines, which ran from April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The purpose of this project was to help restore livelihoods for fisher households in affected areas and to alleviate the suffering of typhoon-affected families by improving their economic security, psychological health, and physical security. This evaluation will measure the outcomes of these interventions and examine the impact, relevance, and cost-effectiveness of World Renew’s recovery program. Information at www.worldrenew.net/careers. If interested, please submit a letter of interest that includes the stipulations outlined in the Request for Proposal, your current CV/resume, as well as a fee structure outlining your costs, on or before Monday, July 27, 2015 to World Renew attention: sshaheen@worldrenew.net.





    AM: Cheney & Vonda Vander Top, Celia & Jennie Van Essen, Del & Lori Van Essen
    PM: John & Berlinda Vander Wal, Dorothy Van Essen
: AM: Ross Brands, Tadd Prins, Howard Schaap, Kirk Bleyenburg

    AM: Jeannette Tinklenberg, Lois Schmidt, Sydney Van Hulzen, Hunter Vander Haar
    PM: Joann Schelhaas, Jennifer Schelhaas
: AM: Eleanor Schoolmeester  PM: Estella Vis
Children’s Worship
: Ruth Corbin, Elizabeth Prins
Medical Assistants
: AM: Rod Obbink  PM: Cynthia Spronk



    AM: Bob & Karen Van Essen, Jesse & Kim Van Hofwegen, Jim & Evon Van Hofwegen
    PM: Lloyd & Lavonne Van Essen, Kirk & Erin Van Hulzen
: AM: Brett Kroeze, Jeff Schaap, Nathan Blankers, Greg Masselink

    AM: Denise De Kam, Alisha Ekkel, Sara Schelhaas, Isabelle Niemeyer
    PM: Lori Van Essen, Elizabeth Prins
: AM: Marj Nibbelink  PM: Lori Schelhaas
Children’s Worship
: Pastor Aaron/Janet Gonzalez, Ann Pater
Medical Assistants
: AM: Brenda Kooi  PM: Gord Prins



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