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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: Hebrews 7:11-28 (p. 1869)


(This evening we will hosting a combined Reformation Sunday evening service in our church. A separate bulletin will be handed out.)

Next Sunday’s Offering: Christian Education
Offering: Edgerton Wheelchair Assistance Program


Stewardship Verse:

“No-one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” 
Matthew 6:24



bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Kids’ Praise, Sunday School, catechism classes for grades 3-8; choir
bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer.
bulletMon. 7:00 p.m. - Mary Guild. Christian Character, Lesson 2.
bulletMon. 7:00 p.m. - Men’s Society. Letters of John. Lesson 12.
bulletTues. 7:00 p.m. - Consistory (elders’) meeting
bulletWed. 10:00 a.m. - Coffee Break Bible Study/Story Hour. James, Lesson 2.
bulletWed. 6:00 p.m. - Young Peoples event-all Edgerton Young Peoples-meet at Bethel CRC
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study
bulletWed. 7:30 p.m. - No Catechism classes for grades 9-12
bulletWed. 8:30 p.m. - Adult Chimes
bulletThur. 7:00 p.m. - NoFriendship Class
bulletFri. 8:15 a.m. - Moms in Prayer at the Southwest Christian conference room



Our sympathy to Lambert and Henrietta Klumper (Care Group 6) and Henry Klumper (Care Group 4). Lambert and Henry’s brother, Bernard, passed away on Friday, October 17, in Arkansas. May God grant his comfort and peace.



PASTOR AARON GONZALEZ is leading worship this morning at the Emden CRC in Renville, Minnesota.

BECAUSE OF THE COMBINED SERVICE this evening, just the morning offering will be for the Edgerton Wheelchair Assistance Program. Please bear that in mind as you give.

THIS EVENING we are hosting a combined Reformation Sunday evening worship service in our church. A separate bulletin will be handed out. The offering will be for Volunteers in Mercy.

CATECHISM CLASSES for grades 9-12 will not meet this week because of the Corn Maze activity. Catechism classes will resume next week.

THE EDGERTON GEMS GIRLS' CLUB is kicking off their fall fundraiser this week. We're once again selling melt-in-your-mouth Walnut Grove Mercantile Fudge, delicious Molly and Drew beer bread mixes and dips and dishcloths! We're very excited to have sugar-free fudge and gluten-free bread mix this year as well! The busy holiday season is just around the corner so stock up now...they make great gifts and a quick fix for holiday parties. To place an order, see a GEMS girls or send an email to Jen Vlietstra at cjvliet@knology.net.

HARVEST TIME is here and we all have much to be thankful for! The Building Addition Finance Committee would like to inform you that we are gladly accepting donations of grain for our church addition project. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Larry Punt at 507-920-0490. As a committee, we continue to be grateful for everyone’s support so far and for what is still to come as we move forward.

CARE GROUP #7 is planning to be a part of the Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, November 29, 2014. We will provide food for noon lunch, a table for baked items, and a table with lovingly handled and gently used books. Our hope and prayer is to seek out volunteers to provide food for the noon lunch and/or the planned baked sale. Those that can use their time (working) and talents (baking) and resources (giving) will benefit our church building project. If you have questions, contact Sally Brons at 442-6244 o4r Kathy Walhof at 442-6291 in person or leave a message. We will share more details later.

OCTOBER SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Luke 6:38 “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.”



bulletNovember 2 - World Hunger Sunday
bulletNovember 20 - Annual Congregational Meeting
bulletNovember 23 - Communion
bulletNovember 27 - Thanksgiving Day service



EDGERTON CHRISTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Building Project Update: Please take the time to read the insert in your church box this week regarding the ECES Expansion Project. We are excited about the completion of Phase 1 and are a long way toward groundbreaking on phase 2, but we need your help!

HOSPICE OF MURRAY COUNTY will hold a bereavement group for adults at the Hospice of Murray County office in Slayton. It is for 6 sessions, on Tuesdays, and the fall group will begin on Tuesday October 28th and will continue through Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 507-836-8114.

HOPE HAVEN’S 50TH ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Hope Haven in Rock Valley, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Society members will have the opportunity to elect Board members, review recent audit and budgets, and receive the annual report on the ministry of Hope Haven. Hope Haven is a society-owned agency; therefore, you are encouraged to exercise your membership and become involved in the business of Hope Haven.

THE SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLES invite you to their annual FALL SOUP & DESSERT SUPPER on Tuesday, November 4. Serving time is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Menu choices include chili, cheesy vegetable, pea and chicken noodle soups, barbeques and desserts. Free-will donations gratefully accepted.

GEMS Girls’ Clubs is accepting applications for an International Ministries Director. Qualified persons committed to a reformed, biblical perspective are encouraged to send a letter of interest and resume to: Kristine L. Palosaari; Executive Director; GEMS Girls’ Clubs; 1333 Alger Street SE; Grand Rapids, MI 49507. Email: kristine@gemsgc.org Web: gemsgc.org

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! Want to save money!?!?? Go to the Sioux Falls FamilyLife Weekend To Remember site at http://shop.familylife.com/p-3522-sioux-falls.aspx and put in “cjvlietedgerton” in the group name and you’ll receive the group rate and save $50 per person! FamilyLife Weekend To Remember is the perfect way to celebrate your marriage and great for anyone, young or old, healthy marriage or struggling. So register today and take time to reconnect with your spouse and renew and refresh your marriage! Contact Curt or Jen Vlietstra at cjvliet@knology.net if you have any questions or would like to learn more.

Free Faith Formation Strategizing Workshop. How might we describe our congregation’s strengths for discipling members of all ages towards maturity in Christ? How might we build on these strengths? A free faith formation strategizing workshop for congregational teams will be held at Covenant CRC in Sioux Center on Sat., November 15 from 9 – 12:30. It will be led by Dr. Syd Hielema, newly appointed team leader of CRC Discipleship and Faith Formation Ministries (and former Dordt prof) and Jill Friend, a Sioux Center educator and member of the CRC faith formation team. For more information, and to register, contact Pastor Brown by Sunday, November 9.

A BIG MISCONCEPTION about Estate Planning is that you only have to do it once in your lifetime. Remember, our lives are not stagnant. They do change and your Estate Plan needs to change as well. Jim Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will assist you in reviewing your current plan and updating it, with no cost or obligation. Jim will be meeting with families in our area the week of November 10-13, 2014. Call Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 1 (888)448-3040 to schedule an appointment. To help you get started, you may also request a free special report titled “Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes or Misconceptions” by simply sending an e-mail request with “Top 10” in the subject line to info@barnabasfoundation.com.

CARRY THE LIGHT (donation sale) at Southwest Minnesota Christian High School will be held on Friday, November 14. Please look for more details in upcoming weeks.

ATLAS For Life of Pipestone is looking for new or gently used Christmas or Thanksgiving decoration items for our Rummage/Bake Sale on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We also are in need of baked goods for our bake sale. We ask that you would price your donated bake goods and drop them off at ATLAS Saturday, November 22, starting at 8:00 a.m. or give Michele Bruxvoort a call to drop your baked goods off at her home in Edgerton. You can drop off your decoration items at ATLAS during office hours Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All proceeds go to ATLAS For Life! Thank you so much for your time and donation. Call Michele Bruxvoort at 507-631-7560 with any questions.

STRANGERS AND FRICTION - Week of October 26: Immigration reform has stalled on the political level, but Kris Van Engen, Congregational Justice Mobilizer for the Office of Social Justice, says there’s still work to do at the Christian level to love the “strangers” in our midst. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

GROUNDWORK - The Gospel Around the World: There’s a great need for the gospel here at home and around the world. Special guest Bishop Henry Luke Orombi joins our conversation today to discuss this need and our response to it in light of Scripture passages like Matthew 28:16-20 and Acts 1:8. Tune in to Groundwork. 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 – In the Beginning (Part 2): For Chamy, Spike and the gang, the science fair will be full of wonder! With a surprise guest, enlightening displays, and a big surprise pop for everyone, the day is not what they expected. But the biggest surprise comes at the end for Chamy! Find out what happens at www.kidscorner.net. Then contact Kids Corner at Box 506, Worth IL 60482 or email kids@kidscorner.net for great resources for kids and parents.

WORLD MISSIONS - Service Opportunity: Graduating in or know someone graduating in December? CRWM has plenty of opportunities for them to serve overseas, for a variety of time frames. From teaching overseas, to joining a Cohort involved in grass-roots community transformation, look no further than www.crwm.org/serve.

MEET REFRAME MEDIA - 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.

REFORMATION SUNDAY - Today, on Reformation Sunday, we celebrate creative Christ-following, meeting the challenges of God's mission with bold hope. Together with Christian Reformed Home Missions and our ministry partners across North America, prayerfully consider how your church can share the good news. Thank you for supporting Home Missions with the special offering taken today. Learn about the ministries they support at crhm.org.

DIRECTOR OF MINISTRIES AND ADMINISTRATION SEARCH - The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is seeking nominees and applicants for the position of Director of Ministries and Administration. For more information visit www.crcna.org/DMAsearch. To apply send cover letter and resume to Michelle DeBie, Director of Human Resources at dmasearch@crcna.org by November 28, 2014.

FREE WEBINAR - Join us on November 19 for "Listening Prayer" presented by Mary Sterenberg. In this webinar you'll learn how to recognize the voice of God and what comprises "listening prayer" while we explore some of the many ways God speaks in scripture and still speaks today. For more details and registration for this free, one-hour event visit crcna.org/webinars

DON'T FORGET TO FEED THE FISH! - Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide and investing in farmers is one of the best ways we can combat it. Through your Peter Fish bank contributions, you are helping to fight global hunger and give small-scale farmers the training they need to produce more diverse crops and larger harvests. Please continue to read the World Hunger “Farm to Table” stories at your supper tables this week. Then bring your Peter Fish banks to church next week as we celebrate World Hunger Sunday.

SERVE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES - Help create awareness as you support different schools, organizations and communities in Nicaragua in their efforts to include children with disabilities in daily activities. As a volunteer you will work alongside Food for the Hungry and CRWM missionaries as they provide training in the area of awareness and inclusion of people with special needs. For additional details see www.crwm.org or contact volunteer@crcna.org





    AM: Tadd & Erika Prins, Larry & Arlene Punt, Mark & Gloria Roemeling
    PM: Gord & Judy Prins, Brad & Melissa Prouty

    AM: Rod Corbin, Owen Tinklenberg, Curt Walhof, Ross Brands
    PM: Marshall Pater, Gord Dyk, Randy Fey

    AM: Jan Schelhaas, Lois Schmidt, Amy Jo Vander Wal, Isabelle Niemeyer
    PM: Joann Schelhaas, Carli Vander Top
Elevator Committee
: Paul Ward
Children’s Worship
: Karen Fey, Israel Fey
: Eleanor Schoolmeester, Stella Vis, Henrietta Klumper
Medical Assistants
: AM: Cynthia Spronk   PM: Gord Prins

NEXT SUNDAY, November 2

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

    AM: Megan Bleyenberg, Karen Fey, Zachary Prins, Hunter Vander Haar
    PM: Denise De Kam, Sara Schelhaas
Elevator Committee
: Arvin Schelhaas
Children’s Worship
: Jeff/Jody Schaap, Sydney Van Hulzen
: Bertha Baker, Lori Schelhaas, Jean Dyk, Marj Nibbelink
Medical Assistants
: AM: Brenda Kooi   PM: Greg Masselink



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