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First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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THE LORD’S DAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014


MORNING WORSHIP - 9:30 A.M.

Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:22-12:14 (p. 487)
Message: WHEN BELIEVERS SIN

EVENING WORSHIP - 6:30 P.M.

Scripture: Jeremiah ch.35-ch.36 (p. 1,235)
Message: A RIGHTEOUS TONGUE FEARS NO MAN


Offering: Christian Education
Next Sunday’s Offering: Benevolence

 


Stewardship Verse:

“Each person should give what they have decided in their heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 
2 Corinthians 9:7

 


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 cake in the basement to celebrate Mitch Van Berkel’s 90th birthday
bulletMon. 7:00 p.m. - Council, consistory and deacons’ meetings
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study
bulletWed. 7:30 p.m. - Catechism classes for grades 9-12
bulletWed. 8:30 p.m. - Adult Chimes
bulletFri. 8:15 a.m. - Moms in Touch prayer at Southwest Christian conference room

 


OUR CHURCH FAMILY

Gail Kortleever (Care Group 5) had aortic valve surgery on Thursday at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Our sympathy to Roger and Gloria Fey (Care Group 3) and Scott and Lisa Fey (Care Group 5) and their families. Eugene Fey (Care Group 1), the brother of Roger and Scott, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning.

Today we welcome Kirk and Megan Bleyenburg (Care Group 2) as members of our church. Kirk comes to us from the Protestant Reformed Church of Edgerton, while Megan is from Cornerstone United Reformed Church of Sanborn, Iowa. We are glad you have joined our fellowship!

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

THIS MORNING’S SERVICE is preparatory to our celebration of the Lord’s Supper on the coming Lord’s Day.

Jay De Boer is singing in honor of his Grandpa Henry De Boer's 80th birthday, which is today.

Everyone is invited to the church basement after this morning's service for cake and coffee in honor of Mitch Van Berkel's 90th birthday.

SUNDAY SCHOOL begins today and will first sing with the Children’s Worship kids after church until 11:00 a.m. Then they will meet for Sunday School from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the following rooms. Kindergarten and 1st grade will be in the Children’s Worship room with Tanya Talsma as teacher. 2nd grade will meet in Room 2 with Cody Top as teacher.

CHOIR WOULD LIKE TO INVITE anyone who loves to sing to join our group this year. Anyone who is in high school or older is welcome to join us! We meet together after the morning services to practice and usually sing during two services per month. Choir will begin today. We would love to have you join us! We will meet in the balcony today, but our regular meeting place is in the basement.

NOMINATIONS for the offices of elder and deacon will be prepared by the council in October. Members of the congregation are encouraged to submit names of those they believe have the biblical qualifications for these offices (see 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:6-9). Please submit names to an elder or deacon no later than Sunday, September 28.

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE WITH COFFEE BREAK – Coffee Break is a non-denominational Bible Study for women of all ages and backgrounds that meets Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the First CRC Edgerton. The kick-off for the 2014-2015 season is scheduled for October 15. The ministry is looking for women willing to be nursery attendants or assist with Children’s Story Hour. This is an opportunity to serve as your schedule allows and give young mothers the opportunity to study the Bible. The ministry would be grateful for those who are willing to help out weekly, monthly or occasionally. Has God blessed you with the ability to lead Bible Study but you are not ready to make a weekly commitment? Coffee Break is also looking for a couple substitute lesson leaders. Consider these opportunities to serve and call Thea Nykamp (227-9513) or Jean Brown (442-5284) if you are interested or have questions.

SEPTEMBER SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Psalm 27:13–14 “I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

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.

 


ADVANCE DATES:

bulletSeptember 28 - Communion
bulletOctober 5 (PM) - Pastor Steve Moerman, pastor of the Cornerstone Prison Church, will lead our worship service.
bulletOctober 12 (AM) - Stewardship Emphasis begins

 

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE WITH COFFEE BREAK – Coffee Break is a non-denominational Bible Study for women of all ages and backgrounds that meets Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the First CRC Edgerton. The kick-off for the 2014-2015 season is scheduled for October 15. The ministry is looking for women willing to be nursery attendants or assist with Children’s Story Hour. This is an opportunity to serve as your schedule allows and give young mothers the opportunity to study the Bible. The ministry would be grateful for those who are willing to help out weekly, monthly or occasionally. Has God blessed you with the ability to lead Bible Study but you are not ready to make a weekly commitment? Coffee Break is also looking for a couple substitute lesson leaders. Consider these opportunities to serve and call Thea Nykamp (227-9513) or Jean Brown (442-5284) if you are interested or have questions.

 


REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE SWCH ANNUAL CIRCLE MEETING will be held on Monday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the school's music room. All new and experienced Circle members are invited and encouraged to attend. Find out how the money you have worked so hard to raise will be used to improve the school's environment for both our students and faculty. Also, the submitted ideas for the "Circles Choice Fund" will be reviewed and voted upon. Invite a new circle member to join you for the meeting. Chocolate and other snacks will be served!

ATLAS FOR LIFE would like to send out a huge thank you to all who came and supported us at our Pizza Ranch Fundraiser and Open House last Wednesday. We are so grateful to be able to share this ministry with you! Thank you for your encouragement! We are also praising God for several individuals who have offered to match any donations we receive up to $5000 until the end of September! Please consider being a part of this generous offer! Any size gift would be greatly appreciated. Our prayer is that the Lord will continue to show us how to reach those who are hurting in our community!

THE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY of Edgerton are celebrating the Global Week of Student Prayer. Join the community by coming to the Veteran's Memorial on main street in Edgerton at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24, for See You at the Pole. Students will lead the prayers for church, school, community, and world. Hope to see you there!

SMILES AND LAUGHTER is what will fill the air on Saturday, September 27, at the 6th annual Rock River Pumpkin Festival in Edgerton. All events start at the parking lot of Southwest MN Christian High School in Edgerton, 550 Elizabeth St. The cost to participate in events is a $2.00 wristband for each attendee. No wristband is necessary to attend the vendor fair or walk among the festivities to soak in the fun. Begin the day by joining us for the Fun Run starting at 9:00 a.m. followed by carnival games, inflatables, petting zoo, horse rides, vendor fair, hayrides, pumpkin picking, best apple and pumpkin pie in SW Minnesota contest, corn maze, cotton candy, and noon meal all starting at 11:00 a.m. It is year two for the Great Pumpkin Medallion Hunt. Check out the Edgerton Community website - www.edgertonmn.com or the Rock River Pumpkin Festival website – www.rockriverpumpkinfestival.com for daily clues starting Monday, September 22. New this year is the Pumpkin Derby Race. Details, rules, and instructions for the Pumpkin Derby Race can be found on the Rock River Pumpkin Festival website. The race time for the Pumpkin Derby is 2:00 p.m. The day will conclude with the pumpkin catapult contest at 4:00 p.m. Check out both websites for information and registration forms along with additional information. Celebrating the blessings of community, please join us for the greatest Fall-filled fun you and your family can experience at little or no cost.

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be held at the Bethel CRC on Wednesday, October 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The need is urgent. Please come, bring a friend and answer the call of patients in need by donating blood. For the hour it takes to give blood, there could be a whole community of people thankful for another birthday you have given to their loved one. Contact Betty Huisken (442-6881) for an appointment.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Benefit to raise money for Recovery Bibles for clients at New Life Treatment Center, Woodstock Minnesota at the American Reformed Church, Woodstock Minnesota on Sunday, October 5, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Master's Voice, Brandon Valley Bluegrass Band, and Cornerstone will all be there along with testimonies from clients. Free Barbecues and Ice Cream Sundaes will be served. Come out and enjoy some great music and help support the Bible fundraiser.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR now for a fun and well deserved weekend away with your spouse! We all need a little time away to reconnect, refresh and renew our lives, relationships and marriages. What better way to do that than by attending a FamilyLife “Weekend To Remember” Marriage Getaway. Mark your calendar now for Sioux Falls Weekend To Remember on November 7-9!

PRISONERS SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL - Week of September 21: Robert Frost said that poetry emerges when “emotion has found its thought and the thought has found its words.” This week, catch a glimpse into the emotional soul of CBI students through the powerful words of their poetry. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

GROUNDWORK - Your Questions Answered (Part 2): On Groundwork we believe that biblical inquiry strengthens our faith, and we’re glad you’ve joined our conversation. We will be digging into more of God’s Word by way of some of the questions you’ve asked this year. Tune in and join the Groundwork conversation. 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 – Epic Story (Part 1): The Kids Corner crew is in awe of the mystery dome that’s now in Terrene. Cole and Spike are so excited to find themselves inside this dome, but then they can’t find themselves out! Go to www.kidscorner.net to hear this incredible story, and then check out the website for devotions, puzzles and more.

BACK TO GOD MINISTRIES - Did you know ReFrame Media is the English outreach of Back to God Ministries International? That means the producer of the Today Devotional, Kids Corner, Groundwork, and more is your media missionary, bringing the Good News of Jesus to the vital mission field of your own backyard. Visit MeetReFrame.com to see how ReFrame serves your mission fields: at home and in your community.

FREE WEBINAR - Join us on October 1 when CRC Safe Church director Bonnie Nicholas presents "Domestic Violence and the Role of the Church." This webinar will help us understand this problem, so we can recognize it and respond in practical and effective ways. For more details, registration and handouts for this free, one-hour event visit crcna.org/webinars

OFFICE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE - Join Worldwide Prayer for Faithful Leadership on Climate: On September 23, global leaders will be gathering in New York City to discuss the effects of climate disruption in their communities and how best to work together to address them. On Sunday, September 21, churches around the world are coming together to call on God for wisdom for our leaders and for faithful action to protect God’s creation and those most affected by its degradation. Join churches across the world in prayer on September 21. For worship resources, please visit www.crcjustice.org.

FRIENDLY MADAGASCAR - There are 600 Christian schools run by The Church of Jesus Christ on the beautiful and friendly island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa. Join World Missions in teaching English in the country's capital of Antananarivo City. More information on this one to two year volunteer opportunity is available at www.crwm.org or volunteer@crcna.org.

CREATION CARE TOUR - Do you want to find out what the church is doing in Bangladesh to better care for creation? Would you like to increase your capacity and influence in environmental action? Join the Bangladesh Creation Care Tour in April 2015 and be informed, encouraged, and impassioned by what you see and experience in places where extreme poverty and subsistence farming is the norm. More details can be found at www.worldrenew.net or contact volunteer@crcna.org.

POSITION OPENING - World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full time opening for a Program Consultant in Mozambique. The position incumbent will operate out of the regional office in Malawi with travel to Mozambique. We require someone with a proven track record in partner consultations on program quality, implementation and management, as well as organizational governance and resource development experience. This position will also contribute to World Renew’s constituency development priorities including reporting and communicating with donors. Visit www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information; to apply, submit your resume, a cover letter indicating skills and experience and your response to the follow-up questions to lchiarot@worldrenew.net. Application deadline is Oct. 13.

POSITION OPENING - World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full time opening for a Country Consultant (Country Director) in Uganda. We require someone who has a proven track record in delivering program results while also building organizational and community capacity. The position must foster interaction between various projects and teams that enhances a unified vision of World Renew’s work. Please visit our website at www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information; to apply, submit your current resume and a cover letter indicating your related skills and experience to dhoogvliets@worldrenew.net. Application deadline is September 15.

FREE WEBINAR - Join us on September 24 when Rev. Jim Halstead presents the "Go and Tell Webinar". This free, one-hour learning event will provide you with an overview of the Go and Tell Seminar while giving you the basic tools you need to be active in sharing your faith. For more details and registration visit crcna.org/webinars

 

 

TODAY:

Greeters
    AM: Orey Fey, Rick & Karen Fey, Rita Fey
    PM: Randy & Jan Fey, Phyllis Hartog & Wilma Grootwassink
Ushers: AM: Marshall Pater, Gord Dyk, Randy Fey, Ryan Veldhuizen
Nursery
    AM: Jeannette Tinlenberg, Jan Fey, Ssara Schelhaas, Sommer Schaap
    PM: Dana Huisken, Micah Schaap
Elevator Committee: Arvin Schelhaas
Children’s Worship: Ross/Jen Brands, Kylee Brands
Library: Bertha Baker, Lori Schelhaas, Jean Dyk, Marj Nibbelink
Medical Assistants: AM: Brenda Kooi  PM: Gord Prins

 

NEXT SUNDAY, September 28

Greeters
    AM: Roger & Gloria Fey, Pastor Aaron and Janet Gonzalez, Stan & Linda Hartog
    PM: Harold & Gert Jasper, Bert & Henrietta Klumper
Ushers: AM: Rod Corbin, Owen Tinklenberg, Curt Walhof, Ross Brands
Nursery
    AM: Ashley Schelhaas, Brooklyn De Kam, Sydney Van Hulzen, Cybil Vander Top
    PM: Barb Obbink, Carter Van Hulzen
Elevator Committee: Pete Boer
Children’s Worship: No Lesson - Communion
Library: Eleanor Schoolmeester, Stella Vis, Henrietta Klumper
Medical Assistants: AM: Evie Van Dam  PM: Rod Obbink

 

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