First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN
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THE LORD'S DAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015
|Today 10:50 a.m. - Kids’ Praise, Sunday School, catechism classes for grades 3-8; choir|
|Today 10:50 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer.|
|Today - Care Group 5 Potluck with Margaret Njuguna.|
|Mon. 7:00 p.m. - Mary Guild. Lesson 1, Jonah 1-2|
|Mon. 7:00 p.m. - Men’s Society. Lesson 1, Resurrection, in Council Room|
|Wed. 10:00 a.m. - Coffee Break Women’s Bible Study/Children’s Story Hour – kickoff.|
|Wed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study|
|Wed. 7:30 p.m. - Catechism classes for grades 9-12|
|Fri. 8:15 a.m. - Moms in Prayer at the Southwest Christian conference room|
Les Vanden Berg (Care Group 1) is continuing his recovery from a fall at the Good Samaritan Home in Pipestone. He is in room #502.
We want to say thank you to our church family for your kind expressions of sympathy for my brother, Marvin Tinklenberg. We appreciate all the cards, warm hugs and handshakes, food and especially your prayers during this time. Curt & Kathy Walhof
John Krosschell will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Wednesday, October 14. Please remember John in your prayers and by sending him a card. His address is Good Samaritan Village, 1311 N. Hiawatha Ave., Pipestone, MN 56164.
THIS MORNING we will continue our Stewardship Emphasis with a message on the stewardship of our money.
MISSIONARY MARGARET NJUGUNA will be making a presentation at the end of the service this morning. Care Group 5 is hosting a noon potluck with Margaret as the honored guest in the Fellowship Hall downstairs today at 11:45 a.m.
OUR CHURCH will again be participating in World Renew's World Hunger campaign this year. The deacons will be distributing Peter Fish in the back of church after the morning service to families that would like to participate. Please "Feed the Fish" and return them on World Hunger Sunday, November 1, 2015. A Peter Fish family devotional is available for download at: http://worldrenew.net/worldhunger.
BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN - All women of the community are invited to “Discover the Power of Forgiveness”. These lessons will help you (re)open your heart to God’s forgiveness and grow in the grace of forgiving others. The fall session of Coffee Break and Children’s Bible Story Hour begins October 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First CRC in Edgerton. Nursery will be provided. The fall session of Coffee Break will include 7 lessons on Forgiveness and one special Christmas lesson. Join other women in the study of God’s word. You do not need to be an expert, just come with a desire to learn. There is no cost to attend, but the benefits are priceless. If you have questions contact Thea (442-3512 or 227-9513) or Jean (442-5384).
CATECHISM CLASSES for grades 9-12 will meet on Wednesday, October 14, after the Rake and Run activity.
RAKE AND RUN! The youth group will be doing the rake and run this Wednesday, October 14. We need your help! Our youth group is rather small and it is a lot to get all of the lawns finished in time before dark. We start at 1:00 p.m., but we would take your help whenever. Also looking for a couple trailers and pickups to use. Finally, if you would like your lawn raked, please let us know! For either of these two possibilities contact Tawni Pater 360-333-3907 or Megan Bleyenburg 507-920-0184.
YOU ARE INVITED to pray! Moms in Prayer will be meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on GEMS nights in the prayer room at Bethel CRC. We would love to have you join us to pray for your GEM and other children in your family. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2.
PASTOR TIM AND JEAN BROWN will be on vacation from Thursday, October 15, to Tuesday, October 20. They will be in New Jersey attending the baptism of their newest granddaughter, Kaelyn Alexis Brown.
COPIES OF THE MESSENGER from Mid-American Reformed Seminary are located in the foyer.
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.
OCTOBER SCRIPTURE MEMORY: 2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
|October 25 (PM) - Combined Reformation Sunday worship service at Bethel CRC.|
|November 1 - Baptism (Van Hofwegen)|
YOU ARE WELCOME to join the Southwest MN Christian High School Music Department at their concert on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The concert will include performances by the Concert Band, Eagle Choir, and Chamber Choir. The Southwest students will be performing a wide variety of music. You will hear everything from traditional classical music to movie themes, vocal jazz, gospel, and 80s pop. The band will even be premiering two new pep band pieces that will be used in the upcoming basketball season. Come enjoy an evening of fun and music with the Southwest music students!
FOODS RESOURCE Bank - A Christian Response to World Hunger. During the first 15 years, FRB has helped one million people around the world to become "food secure". They are no longer dependent on someone else for their daily food. Our goal at FRB is to help the next one million people in half the time. FRB's network of partners can enable a person to become "food secure" for approximately $55 (5 years of support at $11 dollars per year). We are asking for your support through prayer, church offerings, or grain donations. Both Chandler Feed and Mouw's Feed & Grain have FRB accounts at all their locations. For more information, check with Harley Buys, Harv Vander Top or Ron Nykamp. You can also go to www.foodsresourcebank.org for information.
PRO-LIFE GATHERING will be on Monday October 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life representative speaks on pro-life news and legislation in Minnesota. Christians should be informed and responsive.
COME JOIN US! On October 19 we will be gathering at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley, Iowa to hear about what has been happening at Justice for All over the past year and to about where we hope to go in the future. Join us for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship. Starting at 6:30 p.m., supper will be provided, followed by a financial report and a special guest speaker. Our speaker this year is Jeff Persons from Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare Ministry. He'll share with us how God has been working in his life and the impact the JFA ministry has had on his journey. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lauren by calling (712)476-2804. The evening is free of cost. There will be a free-will offering taken.
YOUTH LEADERS’ RETREAT: Minn-I-Kota Youth, Synod of the Heartland, and Inspiration Hills, are partnering to bring you a YOUTH LEADERS' RETREAT on October 30, 31 and November 1. Join us in the rolling hills outside of Inwood, IA in the beautiful Eagle Crest Lodge at Inspiration Hills. Our theme is "OVERWHELMED +" from Psalm 61:2. Join us for an encouraging and uplifting weekend: a time to learn, network, retreat, rest, and reconnect with God. Register online at minnikotayouth.net before October 15th.
ATLAS FOR LIFE LTD. of Pipestone will be hosting an ADHD/Autism/Special Needs Support Group. All Parents, Guardians, Grandparents and Care Givers are welcome to come and be refreshed and encouraged. We will be meeting the first Wednesday of every month at ATLAS from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Our first night will be Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Coffee will be served. Call 562-5777 to register.
BACK TO SCHOOL—BEHIND BARS - Week of October 11: Group projects take on new meaning for participants in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, which brings college students into prison classrooms. Dr. Justin Smith and Dr. Liz Bradshaw, professors of sociology at Central Michigan University, reflect on transformations they’ve seen in both “inside” and “outside” students. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!
GROUNDWORK: THE RIGHTEOUS WILL LIVE BY FAITH - Nestled in the middle of Habakkuk’s gloomy judgment declarations, we find 2 well-known biblical sayings - one of which is even quoted by Paul in the New Testament. Today let’s dig into Habakkuk 2 to discover their theological significance. 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: WALK THE WAY - Scooter can get Liz’s band an audition for the town fair. But there is one condition—that Scooter gets to play in the band. Too bad Scooter is such a bad musician. What will Liz decide to do? 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.
MISSIONAL LIVING OF SCRIPTURE CONFERENCE at Calvin Seminary - What does it look like to align your ministry with God's creative and redemptive work in your city? This is the question at the heart of the Missional Living of Scripture Conference at Calvin Seminary. Join pastors and scholars from around the world as we discuss practical tools for contextualizing ministry in light of the Biblical story of God's ongoing mission in the world. The conference is November 18-19. For more information, visit: calvinseminary.edu/missional.
REFORMATION SUNDAY - On October 25, Reformation Sunday, Christian Reformed Churches across North America will offer up their gifts and prayers in support of Home Missions. Eleven new ministries across US and Canada have been started this year. God is on the move ahead of us asking us to join him on mission. Please pray for our local churches (new and old), that each of us may discern God’s leading and follow him into our neighborhoods and communities. Learn more about ministries in your area at www.crhm.org.
JOIN THE PRAYER SAFARI IN KENYA - The Global Prayer Safari in Kenya is a great way to see part of the vibrant, growing church in East Africa. Meet with ministry leaders, develop a relationship with them, and see how prayer is a vital part of the ongoing ministry in Kenya. Visit crwm.org/safari to sign up or to begin your application.
URBANA 2015 TRAVEL GRANT - Will you be attending InterVarsity's Urbana 2015 - Student Missions Conference December 27-31? If so, Christian Reformed World Missions would like to help. We have limited funds available to subsidize travel costs for qualified applicants. To apply: www.crwm.org/urbana. For more information you can call Trish De Jong (Canada) at 905-336-2920 or Nalini Van Den Bosch (USA) at 616-224-0703. You may also email Urbana15@crcna.org.** Applicants must be members or regular attendees of a CRCNA congregation, be high school seniors or above, and must show proof of Urbana registration. Deadline for applications is October 30, 2015.
FREE WEBINAR - Join us October 28 for "Children & Worship: Helping Them to Experience God" presented by Olivia Stewart, Director of Young Children and Worship. This webinar will contain key information on the Children and Worship program and why it is so effective in the spiritual development of young children. For more details and registration for this free, one-hour event visit crcna.org/webinars.
BLESSING NOT BURDEN CAMPAIGN - We’ve been told immigrants are a burden, but Scripture, our own experiences, and truths about the economy and our communities teach us immigrants are a blessing. We invite you and your church to participate in the Immigrants Are a Blessing Not a Burden campaign. Visit BlessingNotBurden.org and like the campaign page at Facebook.com/BlessingNotBurden to sign, share, wear, and change the conversation about immigrants in the U.S.
WHAT BEING PRO-LIFE MEANS TO ME SERIES - What does it mean to "foster the well-being of all the living"? It means speaking up against abortion in a way that honors the lives of all involved, certainly. Could it also mean valuing the lives of Syrian refugees? Or convicts? Or victims of human trafficking? Or Native Americans? Or Palestinian children? What does it mean to hold the label "pro-life" with integrity? Visit dojustice.crcna.org to hear various writers respond to that question.
POSITION OPENING - The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is seeking applicants for the bi-national position of Editor in Chief for The Banner; the monthly periodical of the CRCNA. The Editor in Chief will be responsible for the content of The Banner to ensure it fulfills its stated purpose, including writing content and overseeing editorial staff. Visit www.crcna.org/jobs for a complete position description. To apply, submit a letter of interest and a detailed resume to: Michelle De Bie, Director of HR, at email@example.com by December 31, 2015.
FOOD SECURITY INTERN - Work alongside WR’s partner Diaconia Nacional in the Catacamas area of Honduras to help train and mentor 120 farmers in various sustainable agricultural practices, including the formation of credit groups/seed banks. More information on this exciting one year volunteer opportunity is available at worldrenew.net/gvp or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HABLA UN POCO ESPANOL? - And do you have some teaching experience and passionately believe that Christian education can prepare the next generation of leaders in the Dominican Republic? Assist the Christian Reformed Dominican Country Team (DCT) in the areas of curriculum development, teacher training, administration, English language instruction, arts and music, and/or school improvement. Additional details for this 1-4 month volunteer opportunity with World Missions can be found at www.crwm.org or contact email@example.com.
HAITI TEAMWORK OPPORTUNITY WITH WORLD RENEW: - Work alongside community members to provide access to clean water on a short-term work trip in Haiti with World Renew's Global Volunteer Program! If you are 18 years or older, travel from January 23 to February 2, 2016, no construction experience needed. For more information, contact Mary or Iona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HURRICANES 2015 - October 7, 2015— A federal state of emergency has been declared as South Carolina and surrounding areas deal with the aftermath of severe rainfall and flooding. World Renew DRS has been working to assess the need of these hurting communities. Please consider supporting those who have been devastated by a storm or a hurricane this fall with a financial gift to Hurricanes 2015. To give today, call 1(800)552-7972, give online at worldrenew.net/drs or mail a check with the subject Hurricanes 2015 in the memo, to 1700 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508.
AM: Trevor & Alisha Ekkel, Craig & Shelley Fey
PM: Dean & Carla Elgersma, Rick & Karen Fey
Ushers: AM: Brett Kroeze, Jeff Schaap, Nathan Blankers, Greg Masselink
AM: Thea Nykamp, Christa Blom, Ann Pater, Sydney Van Hulzen
PM: Cynthia Spronk, Zachary Prins
Library: AM: Marj Nibbelink PM: Lori Schelhaas
Children’s Worship: Ross/Jen Brands, Kylee Brands
Medical Assistants: AM: Brenda Kooi PM: Greg Masselink
NEXT SUNDAY, October 18
AM: Roger & Gloria Fey, Orey Fey
PM: Rita Fey, Pastor Aaron & Janet
Ushers: AM: Ross Brands, Tadd Prins, Howard Schaap, Kirk Bleyenburg
AM: Greg & Melissa Masselink, Jennifer Schelhaas, Hunter Vander Haar
PM: Megan Bleyenberg, Elizabeth Prins
Praise Team: AM: Kirk & Sydney Van Hulzen, Howard & Sommer Schaap, Tadd & Elizabeth Prins
Library: AM: Eleanor Schoolmeester PM: Estella Vis
Children’s Worship: Shelley Fey, Derek Fey
Medical Assistants: AM: Evie Van Dam PM: Rod Obbink