First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN
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THE LORD’S DAY, MARCH 9, 2014
|Today 10:40 a.m. - Kids’ Praise, Sunday School, catechism classes for grades 3-8; choir|
|Today 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer.|
|Tonight 6:30 p.m. - Combined worship service at Bethel CRC|
|Mon. 7:00 p.m. - Mary Guild. Lesson 8.|
|Mon. 7:00 p.m. - Men’s Society. Letters of John, lesson 9.|
|Tues. 7:00 p.m. - Music Committee meeting|
|Wed. 10:00 a.m. - Coffee Break Bible Study and Story Hour. Lesson 9.|
|Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper and Bible Study|
|Wed. 6:50 p.m. - GEMS|
|Wed. 7:30 p.m. - Catechism classes for grades 9-12|
|Wed. 8:30 p.m. - Men’s Life|
|Wed. 8:30 p.m. - Adult Chimes|
|Thurs. 7:00 p.m. - Friendship Class|
|Fri. 8:15 a.m. - Moms in Touch prayer at Southwest Christian conference room|
Henry Nykamp (Care Group 2) was hospitalized at Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls with heart problems and low blood.
Gail Kortleever (Care Group 5) fell and broke her upper arm. She was hospitalized in Pipestone County Medical Center and was expecting to have surgery.
A big thank you to the church family of John Krosschell in your willingness to help him with eye drops after his cataract surgery. Each volunteer was greatly appreciated! Southwest Health and Human Services
Our sympathy to Florence Vander Top (Care Group 6), Phil Blom (Care Group 4) and their families and all the loved ones of Richard Blom. Richard went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 4. May God grant his comfort and peace.
THIS EVENING, we will join other area congregations in a combined worship service. The service will begin 6:30 p.m. at Bethel CRC. The Valley Male Chorus will be singing as part of the worship service. An offering will be taken for the benefit of children and adults with disabilities receiving services at Hope Haven.
THE DAVE RAMSEY WORKSHOP, "Financial Peace", will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings starting March 18. If you haven't signed up and are still considering it, the box will be in the back of church until Sunday, March 9.
MARCH IN MINNESOTA is food share month. For the months of March and April, there will be a box in the back of our church for you to share the blessings God has given you with people in need. The Pipestone County Food Shelf is run by 17 churches in Pipestone County. The people who work at the food shelf representing our church are Willard and Eileen Sankey, Bud and Estella Vis, Bernard and Gert Baker, Paul and Ora Lee Ward, Harriett Vander Haar, and Phyllis Hartog (board member). You are invited to see how your donations are wisely distributed to needy people in Edgerton and Pipestone counties any Thursday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thank you from Pipestone County Food Shelf.
BULLETIN BY E-MAIL: If you would like to receive the church bulletin by e-mail (in MS Word format or pdf format) please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRC DENOMINATIONAL YEARBOOK: The yearbook for 2014 is available for members of the congregation to use. You can borrow either the book or the CD version. Contact Pastor Brown or Duane Baker if you would like to use either one.
COUNCIL NOTES: The council reports the following items from their meeting on March 3:
|The Executive Committee is doing work in preparation for implementing a new child and youth safety policy as mandated by our insurance company.|
|The Stewardship Committee reports that a good number of people have signed up for the Dave Ramsey course, which will begin on March 18. Our congregation will also be serving breakfast at The Banquet in Sioux Falls on April 1.|
|The Building Addition Committee reports that they are nearing the end of their work with the architect and will be preparing a plan to present to the council and congregation.|
|Dave Brons indicated his willingness to have his name in nomination for delegate to Synod 2014.|
MARCH SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Proverbs 15:1–2 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.”
|March 11 - Men’s Lenten Breakfast at First Reformed Church, 6:30 a.m.|
|March 16 (PM) - Annual Day of Prayer Service in Bethel CRC|
|March 23 (AM) - Public Profession of Faith (Brandi Corbin) and Infant Baptism (Emma Jo Corbin)|
|April 6 - Cadet Sunday at First CRC|
|April 12 - Sioux Valley Council Cadet-a-rama at Volga|
BIBLES FOR MISSIONS Thrift Store Changeover: We are having our spring changeover of winter to spring items at the bibles for Missions Thrift Store on Monday, March 17, 2014. 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 will be furnished. Thank you!
DEPRESSION IS REAL! Are you or someone you know feeling discouragement, hopelessness, or sadness most of the time? There is hope and we want to help! ATLAS for Life in Luverne is offering a free 8-week study called Finding Hope Again - Overcoming Depression, by Neil T. Anderson. The study begins on Wednesday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the ATLAS for Life office in Luverne, located at 201 E. Main Street (2nd floor of the Cragoe Realty building). Whether you are depressed or want to help someone who is, you are invited to come. To register please call the office at 1-507-449-5777 in Luverne or you may also call the Pipestone office at 562-5777.
HOSPICE OF MURRAY COUNTY is hosting the 27th Annual Spring Benefit Auction on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Hadley Community Center in Hadley, MN. This event features a meal, a silent auction and a live auction. We are asking for items to be auctioned such as craft items, art, goods or services, as well as cash donations. The success of this auction depends on the generosity of others, those contributing as well as attending. You may drop items off at the Hospice office, mail it or call our office and we will make arrangements for the item to be picked up. WE hope to have all our Auction items by Tuesday, March 11, so we are able to print the auction booklet.
SOUTHWEST MN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL has invited AXIS, a non-denominational ministry team from Colorado, to work with our students, teachers, and adults involved in telling the next generation the praiseworthy things of the Lord. AXIS creatively educates hearts by questioning assumptions, interpreting media, and equipping communities to move from apathy to compassionate action. The community is invited to join us at SW in the music room on March 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a presentation on students now, students future, and Jesus Christ: What students are thinking about and tools for effective family discipleship.
THE SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL Circles invite you to their annual Spring Soup and Dessert Supper on Tuesday, March 18. 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 will be gratefully accepted.
MISSIONARY SUPPORT: Would you be interested in an entertaining and educational way to learn more about homeless and at-risk youth (and at the same time support World Missionary Rev. Joel Van Dyke)? Here it is: On Saturday, March 22, at 7:00 pm, in the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt College the documentary film “Becoming Fools” is scheduled to be shown. It tells the story of Joel’s friend, Italo Castro, a professional clown, who was ministering to street kids in Guatemala. Then tragedy strikes. This would be a great opportunity for an evangelism or a missions committee or a study group to be introduced to the issues which could begin a discussion about how God might be calling us to be involved. Tickets are $10 on line and $12 at the door. You can learn more about this event and buy tickets by following the links at: www.becomingfools.com
DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS? On Thursday, April 24, Keith and Kristyn Getty will be performing their popular modern day hymns at American Reformed Church in Luverne. Choir members from many local churches, as well as the members of SW MN Christian High School’s choir will be joining them on stage for the entire concert. Please join us for an evening that is guaranteed to be a night of beautiful music being raised to our Savior and King! Tickets are available at American Reformed Church, SW MN Christian High School and itickets.com.
NEW LIFE TREATMENT CENTER 35th ANNUAL HORSE-RIDE-A-THON: The board and staff of New Life Treatment Center announce the 35th Annual Horse Ride-a-Thon. Horses with riders and horse drawn rigs will begin their trek from Pipestone County Fairgrounds and proceed to their destination at the Center in Woodstock. The date is Saturday, May 17, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Mark your calendars! We held our first Horse Ride-A-Thon in 1980 and it continues to be a great opportunity for friends to meet and have fun together while raising funds for New Life. Plan to participate in this special event! For further information, contact New Life Treatment Center, Woodstock, MN, at (507) 777-4321.
HOW JESUS IDENTIFIES WITH PRISONERS - Week of March 9: Rev. Tim Kuperus reminds us this week that the sufferings of Christ point to a humbling and beautiful reality: Jesus completely understands all of our sorrows. Tune in to watch Crossroad Connection at www.cbi.tv.
GROUNDWORK - The Cost of Discipleship: During Lent we follow Jesus on the road to the cross, as told in the gospel of Luke. This week we look at a number of would-be disciples, followers of Jesus, who chose not to follow Jesus—the cost was too high. Are we willing to pay that cost? 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 - Delayed: Your favorite lizards are going to visit Lou Lagarto’s fun and fabulous Luxurious Lizard Lagoon waterpark. But they’re having all kinds of trouble getting there! See what happens—check out the program at KidsCorner.net. Then contact Kids Corner at Box 506, Worth IL 60482 or go to email@example.com for your very own Bible study.
WORLD MISSIONS - It's Poster Time! Christian Reformed World Missions’ 2014 poster contest has begun. Create a poster with a missions theme and send it in to CRWM by April 11. Themes, guidelines, and submission forms are available at www.crwm.org/postercontest.
WORLD RENEW - Thank You for your Support: Your gifts and offerings on March 2, World Renew DRS Sunday, are helping DRS volunteers reach North American families like the Bowers as they recover from a natural disaster. Thank you for giving generously so they can say, “I AM Home!” If you have yet to make a gift, please give at worldrenew.net/donate, call 1-800-552-7972, or mail your check, designated DRS, to World Renew, 1700 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.
WORLD RENEW - Summer Volunteer Opportunities: Whether you are a college student, a retired individual or couple, a family, a group from church or school, or anyone in between, World Renew Disaster Response Services has great volunteer opportunity for you this summer. Help rebuild homes that have been damaged or destroyed by disasters. Construction experience is not required. Contact us for details at 800-848-5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Find us online at worldrenew.net/drs.
WRITE FOR THE BANNER - We are seeking a news correspondent for your area, including Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Manitoba. If you have a passion for telling stories of how God is at work in the Christian Reformed churches in your area, we’d like to hear from you. Please send a resume or letter outlining your news writing experience and some recent samples of your work to Gayla Postma email@example.com.
SERVICELINK - Around-the-Clock Summer Camp: We sometimes call it an Evangelistic English Camp. Sports, crafts and camp activities are great vehicles in helping youth learn English and introduce them to our God who loves them. Come to Hungary and Romania for a 24/7 exciting camp leadership experience for the month of July, and impact young people for Christ. Additional details available at www.crwm.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENEGAL, NIGER, MALI - These three countries have 18 month volunteer opportunities to work alongside World Renew staff, helping to implement their programs and learning from practical involvement. Candidates would be eligible for financial grants with some fund raising necessary. Details on each position can be found at www.worldrenew.net or contact email@example.com.
POSITION OPENING - Christian Reformed Home Missions, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) has a full-time position opening for an Advancement Associate in Central/Western United States. For a detailed position description or to apply visit www.crcna.org/jobs. For consideration attach a current cover letter and resume by March 21.
SAFE CHURCH MINISTRY - Shore2Shore With a Roar 2014: Silence is no solution; we need to begin to talk about it. Shore2Shore roars off in less than 4 months to raise awareness about the devastating effects of pornography. To find out more about the motorcycle route, the rallies along the way, and how you can be involved, visit http://shore2shore2014.com/
AM: Lori Boer, Brian & Jill Boeve, Mark & Lori Boeve
PM: Art & Clarice Brokhuis, Dave & Sally Brons
Ushers: Curt Walhof, Gord Dyk, Randy Fey, Ryan Veldhuizen
AM: Lois Shcmidt, Vonda Vander Top, Haley Tinklenberg, Derek Fey
PM: Jan Schelhaas, Sydney Van Hulzen
Elevator Committee: Pete Boer
Children’s Worship: Jen Viel, James Viel
Library: Bertha Baker, Lori Schelhaas, Jean Dyk, Marj Nibbelink
Medical Assistants: AM: Rod Obbink PM: Gord Prins
NEXT SUNDAY, March 16
AM: Ross & Jen Brands, Brian & Ann Marie Busker, Rod & Deb Christians
PM: Rod & Ruth Corbin, Mel & Liz De Boer
Ushers: Rod Corbin, Owen Tinklenberg, Leon Spronk, Ross Brands
AM: Jan Fey, Lori Van Essen, Chesa Vander Top, Jennifer Schelhaas
PM: Denise De Kam, Cybil Vander Top
Elevator Committee: Paul Ward
Children’s Worship: Jeannette Tinklenberg, Haley Tinklenberg
Library: Eleanor Schoolmeester, Stella Vis, Henrietta Klumper
Medical Assistants: AM: Cynthia Spronk PM: Greg Masselink