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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: Luke 17:1-10


(This evening we will join the congregations of Bethel CRC and First Reformed Church for a combined worship service at Bethel CRC.)

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



Today 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer.

Tonight 6:30 p.m. - Combined worship service at Bethel CRC.

Tues. – Thurs. - Congregational Care Visits (Please check your schedule.)

Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study

Fri. 8:15 a.m. - Moms in Prayer at the Southwest Christian conference room



Gene Fey (Care Group 1) is now at Pipestone County Hospice.

Congratulations to Marshall Pater and Tawnia Van Berkum (Care Group 5), who were united in marriage on Sunday, August 17. Congratulations too to Rob Van Hofwegen and Brenda Hofer (Care Group 5), who were united in marriage on Saturday, August 30. May God bless these newly established homes.

Randy Schelhaas and Peng Reyes will be married September 5 in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Our sympathy to Mark Roemeling and his family (Care Group 6). Mark’s sister, Kathy Haken, passed away last week.

Next Sunday it will be our privilege to witness the baptism of Caleb John, the son of John and Jana Top (Care Group 2).



THIS MORNING Megan Gulden and Erin Krosschell will sing in honor of the 50th birthday of their father, Mark Boeve.

THE OFFERING THIS MORNING is for the Cuba parsonage project. Classis Minnkota has a goal of raising $15,000 to help provide funding for renovating the parsonage of a Christian Reformed Church in Cuba. A slide presentation during the offering will show the need for this renovation.

THIS EVENING we will join the congregations of Bethel CRC and First Reformed Church for a combined worship service at Bethel CRC.

IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING you would like to submit for the September October and November edition of the Threads newsletter that will come out September 6, please turn it in to Ashley Stoel or e-mail her at first.threads@gmail.com by Tuesday, September 2.

NEXT SUNDAY, September 7, the Young People (high school students and last year’s high school graduates) will meet with their prayer warriors after the morning service.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE VISITS (Family Visits) continue this week for those whose last names begin with N-Z. The pastor and elders are looking forward to this opportunity to meet with you. The theme passage for the visits is John 15:1-8. Please check your schedule and try to be on time. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please try to switch times with someone and call Duane Baker (442-6821).

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will be meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Verdoes Room at Edgbrook Care Center, starting October 7. Study guides will be ordered soon. Please contact Jean Brown (442-5384) by September 15 if you want a book.

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING we will be commissioning ministry leaders for the season that will soon begin. There will also be a meeting of catechism teachers following the morning service.

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN and Sunday School is just around the corner. Please give prayerful consideration to being a teacher or a sub for Sunday School. If you are interested in helping out or if you would like to know more about it, please give me a call. Also, those parents whose children are entering Kindergarten should inform me who will be starting Kindergarten. Jeannette Tinklenberg 442-3847

HEY GIRLS in 3rd-8th grade, mark your calendar now for two important upcoming dates! We will have our GEMS Open house-Registration night on Wednesday, September 10, at Bethel Christian Reformed Church from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is a perfect time to invite someone new to GEMS who would like to learn more about GEMS Girls’ Club without them committing to joining, as well as get your registration and club dues done. Then on Wednesday, September 17, we will officially start the new school year with GEMS Theme Night at Bethel church. We can’t wait to kick off a new year with you as we study Isaiah 6:8… “Here am I. Send me!”

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.

ADULT NURSERY ATTENDANTS NEEDED: We are in need of more loving and caring adults of all ages to supervise and teach the young children who spend time in the nursery during the church services. Please contact Verna Brands at 442-6701 or firstcrcsec@yahoo.com if you would be willing to have your name added to the list of special people that help care for our precious children.

AUGUST SCRIPTURE MEMORY: John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”



bulletSeptember 7 - Baptism (Top); commissioning of ministry leaders; catechism teachers’ meeting, Kids Praise begins
bulletSeptember 11 - Meeting of Classis Minnkota at our church.
bulletSeptember 14 - Presentation of Bibles to third grade catechism students; catechism students in grades 3-6, 11-12 meet with teachers to get materials and assignments
bulletSeptember 17 - Catechism classes for grades 9-12 begin, Adult Chimes begins
bulletSeptember 21 - Catechism classes for grades 3-8 begin.
bulletSeptember 28 - Communion



THANK YOU for helping make the annual Volunteers In Mercy Back to School Project a huge success! Your contributions brought smiles to 350 Pipestone County children this school year! Thank you for blessing our community!

LABOR DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Please join Southwest Minnesota Christian High School Circle #2 for the Labor Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, September 1 serving from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria. This free-will donation breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee.

ATLAS FOR LIFE in Pipestone would like to invite all women to "Women at the Well" on Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Join us for coffee and a refreshing time of light conversation and laughter!

ANNOUNCING a new Women's Bible Study to be held at ATLAS in Pipestone on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We will be studying "The Family of Jesus" by Karen Kingsbury and will focus on getting to know each other and building relationships. Call 562-5777 to join or email us at office@atlasforlife.org. We will begin Thursday, September 18th.

NEW BIBLE STUDY FOR GIRLS! Starting Monday, September 22, ATLAS in Pipestone will be hosting a new Bible study for girls ages 9-13 based on the book "Girl Politics: friends, cliques, and really mean chicks" by Nancy Rue. The group will meet Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn survival skills to protect yourself from girls who are out to hurt you, as well as tips to make your real friendships even more amazing! Call 562-5777 to join or email us at office@atlasforlife.org.

ATTENTION ALL CIRCLE MEMBERS: We are fast approaching the new school year and that means new ideas and decisions are being made to help our high school. We are again asking for ideas on the Circle Choice Fund. Remember this fund is a percentage of the money that was raised throughout the year for SWCH. This fund is ours to use how we would like, so bring on your best ideas. We would like your ideas by September 1 so that the Executive Committee can do the proper research on cost. We will vote on final ideas at the All Circles Meeting in September. Ask your student if he/she has any ideas and email your thoughts to Kristi Stroeh at akstroeh@hotmail.com. Deadline is September 1.

AUDITIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held on Friday, September 5, and Saturday, September 6. Anyone wishing to play in the orchestra for the first time must audition, and all student members need to re-audition each year. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the NISO office at 712-722-6230 or niso@dordt.edu.

THE LUVERNE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SOCIETY will be holding its 19th Annual Golf Scrambler on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This Best Ball Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The $50 per person entry fee includes 18 holes of golf and a meal – golf cart rental is not included. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Please register your 4-person team by calling the Luverne Country Club at 507-283-4383.

BIBLES FOR MISSIONS THRIFT STORE CHANGOVER: We are having our fall changeover of summer to winter items at the Bibles for Mission Thrift Store on Monday, September 8. We invite all who are willing to help. Please come and join us in this big effort. We hope to accomplish this in one day. We would like to start at 8:00 a.m. and be finished by 3:00 p.m. Donuts and coffee will be furnished.

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS an amazing concert featuring The Brown Family at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa on September 9 at 7:00 p.m. The Brown Family has been awarded the Top Horizon Group of the Year for three consecutive years. The Browns feel called to what they do and it shows to audiences for whom they sing. At the concert, hosted by Bible League International, there will be an offering to provide Bibles to South America. Concert tickets can be purchased at your local Christian book store, or you can buy them at the door as long as seating is available. You won’t want to miss this great evening of music! Plan on coming with your group now!

JUSTICE FOR ALL invites you to join in the fun at JFA’s Annual ‘Picnic’ & Auction on Thursday, September 11, 2014. The activities will take place at the JFA Ministry Center- 1335 Valley Drive – Rock Valley. The ‘Picnic’ will be served from 5-7PM (freewill gift) and the Auction will begin at 6:30PM. This year JFA Youth Impact will also be holding a ‘KID’s KARNIVAL’ from 6-8, so bring the kids for a great time and support Youth IMPACT. You can support JFA ministry through this important fundraiser by donating something for the auction and/or attending the event. You can drop off donations at the JFA Ministry Center (1335 Valley Dr – Rock Valley) or call JFA (712-476-2804) to arrange for your items to be picked up.

COME AND EXPERIENCE a day out with friends and attend the Beth Moore simulcast at Christ the King Church, Highway 75 N, Pipestone, on Saturday, September 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. A noon salad luncheon will be provided. No registration is required. An offering will be received for a project sponsored by Lifeway. This free event is sponsored by Faith Community, Cornerstone and Christ the King churches of Pipestone and Living Hope of Edgerton.

PRO-LIFE PRESENTATION – All are welcome! Minnesota citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) will offer a brief pro-life presentation on Monday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch. You will learn about how to help pregnant women in need. Minnesota abortion statistics, how pro-life laws are saving lives, and more. Discover how you can make a difference in protecting innocent human life. Enjoy fellowship and refreshments at this free gathering! For more information, visit www.mccl.org.

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!

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.

A SPECIAL GIVING OPPORTUNITY FOR FARMERS: A farm commodity, presented to Village Northwest Unlimited as a gift, may represent a special opportunity to make a donation and reduce your taxes if you are an operating, materially participating farmer. See details on the bulletin board if you are interested in obtaining more information.

TEN YEARS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT- Week of August 31: Can you imagine spending a year in solitude? What about a decade—in prison? This week, Peter Martel shares about his years in solitary confinement and his current advocacy work for prisoners’ rights. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

GROUNDWORK - Gluttony: Of all the seven deadly sins gluttony is probably the most personally embarrassing. But what really is gluttony? Join the Groundwork discussion. 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 – Kidnapped – 2: Liz manages to talk his kidnappers into turning themselves in, and he is returned to his father and friends. How does this happen? Will he now be able to help set up the internet radio station? Find a station or listen online. Then contact Kids Corner at Box 506, Worth IL 60482 or email kids@kidscorner.net for great resources for kids and parents.

POSITION OPENING - Country Consultant, Kenya (Country Director) World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full time opening for a Country Consultant in Kenya. 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 www.worldrenew.net/careers for more information; to apply, submit your current resume, a cover letter online indicating your related skills and experience, and answers to the provided essay questions to dhoogvliets@worldrenew.net. Application deadline is September 1.

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.

KENYA PRAYER SAFARI - Have you always wanted to visit Africa? Do you have a heart for missions and the missionaries who serve there? Why not join the Kenya Prayer Safari in February 2015 and strengthen, spiritually encourage and refresh Christian missionary workers in various missions settings. Additional details can be found at www.crwm.org or contact volunteer@crcna.org.

POVERTY AND POOR HEALTH - often go hand in hand. Share your skills and experience at a Christian hospital in Tanzania. Three 6-12 months positions are available for medical volunteers to assist the African Inland Church Hospital in treating patients with quality care. More information on this rewarding opportunity is available at www.worldrenew.net/gvp or volunteer@crcna.org.




    AM: Harold & Lorraine De Groot, Darrin & Jody De Kam, Loren & Denise De Kam
    PM: Brian & Linda De Weerd, Howard De Weerd

    AM: Rod Corbin, Owen Tinklenberg, Curt Walhof, Ross Brands

    AM: Jeannette Tinklenberg, Jan Fey, Dayton Van Hulzen, Trey Huisken
    PM: Vonda Vander Top, Elizabeth Prins
Elevator Committee
: Arvin Schelhaas
Children’s Worship
: Nathan/Ashley Stoel, Elizabeth Prins
: Eleanor Schoolmeester, Stella Vis, Henrietta Klumper
Medical Assistants
: AM: Greg Masselink  PM: Evie Van Dam


NEXT SUNDAY, September 7

    AM: Marshall Pater, Gord Dyk, Randy Fey, Ryan Veldhuizen

    AM: Greg & Melissa Masselink, Amy Jo Vander Wal, Hunter Vander Haar
    PM: Joann Schelhaas, Zachary Prins
Elevator Committee
: Pete Boer
Children’s Worship
: Priscilla Pater, Ann Pater
: Bertha Baker, Lori Schelhaas, Jean Dyk, Marj Nibbelink
Medical Assistants
: AM: Rod Obbink  PM: Gord Prins



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