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Daily Devotional


First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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Scripture: Romans 10:1-13 (p. 1760)


Scripture: Luke 24:13-35 (p. 1642)
Message: With Many Hands, the Work is Light

Offering: Howard and Ruth Van Dam, Christian Reformed World Missions, Haiti
Next Sunday’s Offering: Rev. Bill & Aletha Green, CLIR Costa Rica


Stewardship Verse:

“But just as you excel in everything … see that you also excel in this grace of giving. … For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” 
2 Corinthians 8:7–9



bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer.
bulletMon. 6:00 p.m. - All church picnic, council-YPS softball game and pie auction
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper and Bible study



Congratulations to Kelsey De Kam (Care Group 4) and Brooks Knutson, who were united in marriage on Saturday, July 26. May God bless their newly established home.

Next Sunday it will be our joy to witness the baptism of Kambrie Grace, the daughter of Jon and Kelsey Schmidt (Care Group 6).



THIS MORNING it is our privilege to be witnesses as Michael Vanden Berg (Care Group 3), Amy Jo Vander Wal (Care Group 3), and Dayton Van Hulzen (Care Group 1) make public profession of their faith in Jesus Christ.

Lena Vanden Bosch’s 90th birthday was in February, but she is celebrating with family today. In honor of that, Vel Kooiman will play "Great is thy Faithfulness" during offertory this morning.

THIS EVENING missionary Howard Van Dam will be leading our worship service. Howard and his wife Ruth have served with Christian Reformed World Missions in Haiti. May God bless his ministry to us.

CHURCH PICNIC, COUNCIL/YPS SOFTBALL GAME, PIE AUCTION: The annual church picnic/potluck will start at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 28. We will gather in the South Shelter at City Park. There will be games for younger children. For information about what you should bring, see the sheet that was in your church mailbox or call Rose Sorenson (442-8874). After the picnic, watch the youth group take on the council in a softball game. Then plan to purchase a delicious pie or three to support the next generation of the church. Plates, cups, utensils, beverage and hot dogs will be provided. Picnic tables will be set up but feel free to bring your own lawn chairs. Hope to see you all there!

THE BUILDING ADDITION FINANCE COMMITTEE has been put in place by the council. The members are Larry Punt, Lori Boeve, Judy Zwart, and Brad Prouty. This committee requests that the remaining pledge cards be filled out and returned by Sunday, August 3. They may be placed in the offering plate. If you would like a visit, or have any questions concerning the pledge card, please call Larry (507-920-0490) or Judy (442-8892). Anyone not returning a pledge card by August 3 will be contacted by a committee member.

NEXT WEEK SUNDAY, August 3, Care Group #2 will be hosting a potluck in the church basement at 11:30. Everyone is invited as the Greens will be joining us and would love to see many of the congregation. If able, bring a dish to share. Drink and tea rolls will be provided.

CARE GROUP #3 will have a "picnic" at noon on Sunday, August 3, in Verdoes Room at the Edgebrook Care Center. More details are in your mailbox. Come and join us for a great time of fellowship.

GIRLS NEED TO KNOW they’re valued, that they’re loved, that God is so crazy about them that He sacrificed His only Son just to be near them. And they need YOU to tell them! The Edgerton GEMS Girls’ Club has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a GEMS Counselor! If you’re a God Girl growing in your faith, love to hang out with your girlfriends, enjoy worship and crafts, or have the gift of gab and have approximately 6 hours a month to volunteer, we’d LOVE to have you on our team! Please contact Priscilla Pater at rpater@svtv.com or Jen Vlietstra at cjvliet@knology.net if you are interested or have any questions. Counselor training is coming up so, and school is just around the corner so don’t wait, contact us now.

BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING: The stewardship committee would like to remind the congregation that we have many fellow members that are willing and ready to help if you need it. Whether it is a ride to an appointment or maintenance around the house that needs attending to. Please call Sally Brons at 442-6244 and she will arrange for someone to be there for you.

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.

JULY SCRIPTURE MEMORY: 1 Peter 5:6–7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”



bulletJuly 28 - All Church Picnic, council-YPS softball game and pie auction
bulletAugust 3 (AM) - Baptism (Schmidt); missionary Rev. Bill Green will bring the message.
bulletAugust 31 (PM) - Combined worship service at Bethel CRC



BACK TO GOD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL works with Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF), which does broadcasting in Arabic and some languages in Indonesia. Copies of the latest MERF newsletter, which shed some light on “Events in Arab Lands,” are available in the foyer racks.

VOLUNTEERS IN MERCY/SALVATION ARMY annual back to school program is underway. Please join us in blessing Pipestone County children with needed school supplies. All information is included in the back packs located in your church. Please return bags to the Volunteers In Mercy Thrift store before the August 6 distribution. Thank you for making a difference in our community. Luann Bosma, VIM Coordinator.

REGISTRATION PACKETS for Edgerton Christian Elementary School have been put in church boxes or mailed out this week. If you did not receive a packet, or know of someone who would like to have one, please call the school at 442-6181. All forms should be returned to school by Monday, August 11. The new school year will begin Monday, August 25.

Monday, July 28, 2014 - at 6:00 p.m. the 28th Annual Donation Auction for New Life Treatment Center will be held in the gym at New Life in Woodstock, Minnesota. Donations of crafts, baked goods, new or good used items, clothing, household items, farm supplies, etc. would be appreciated for the auction. Everyone is welcome to come and join in on the bidding. The proceeds are designated for the Need for Life Fund. Barbecues, coffee, and beverages will be served. Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship for a great cause!

THE RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be held at the First Reformed Church on Tuesday, July 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Photo ID or Donor Card will be required. To make an appointment, call Betty Huisken at 442-6881 or online at www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome. Anyone 16 years old and older and in good health are eligible to donate. Blood is especially needed during the summer months.

GRACIA BURNHAM has graciously accepted to tell us of her intense soul-searching about a God who seemed to have forgotten her while being kidnapped in the Philippines and held for over a year by a militant Muslim group. She is our featured speaker at the retreat at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa on September 9 hosted by Bible League Volunteers. The deadline for registering for the retreat is August 26. Men are invited to join us at the banquet and stay for an amazing concert with The Brown Family, a Top 10 Mixed Group of the Year for four years in a row. . If you need a brochure or more information, contact Kathy Walhof (442-6291) or Gert Baker (442-8373).

FINDING THEIR PLACE IN THE WORLD- Week of July 27: There is one question that can plague the mind of a returning citizen: Now what? Bryan Blakely explains how Bates Place Ministries helps parolees find answers to that overwhelming question. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

GROUNDWORK - Pride: How often have you thought about the seven deadly sins? According to the Bible and Christian tradition, pride is the chief sin and the root of other sins. Ironically, people today think of it as more of a virtue than a sin. Shouldn't I take pride in myself? Don't I need a healthy self-esteem? Join the Groundwork conversation as we dig deeper into this sin: what it is and how to combat it. 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 – What's Eating Grandpa (2): Grandpa tells the kids a story from his childhood to explain why Johnny is such an unhappy old lizard. 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.

COME ENCOURAGE HAITI! - Join World Renew in their continued efforts to encourage Haitians in the post-earthquake rehabilitation phase. Your team is invited to help build a community center in the Corbon region to provide a place for local gatherings and events. More information on this 7 – 10 day opportunity is available at www.worldrenew.net or volunteer@crcna.org.

SERVE AND LEARN IN EGYPT - This unique opportunity to come alongside World Missions' staff in Cairo, Egypt awaits you next spring (April 27 – May 7/15). You'll help build a rooftop gazebo at a seminary, meet with and encourage pastors and also visit some amazing churches. More details at www.crwm.org or contact volunteer@crcna.org.




    AM: Blair & Davonne Wegener, Judy Zwart & Bertha Baker, Nathan & Mindy Blankers
    PM: Bernard & Gert Baker, Duane & Carol Baker
: AM: Marshall Pater, Gord Dyk, Randy Fey, Ryan Veldhuizen

    AM: Jan Schelhaas, Evon Van Hofwegen, Ashley Schelhaas, Brooklyn De Kam
    PM: Thea Nykamp, Isabelle Niemeyer
Elevator Committee
: Pete Boer
Children’s Worship
: Rose Sorenson, Ashley Schelhaas
: Bertha Baker, Lori Schelhaas, Jean Dyk, Marj Nibbelink
Medical Assistants
: AM: Rod Obbink  PM: Cynthia Spronk



    AM: Barb Bleyenberg, Rod & Heather Bleyenberg, Bill & Jeanette Bleyenberg
    PM: Phil & Deb Blom Pete & Bev Boer
: AM: Rod Corbin, Owen Tinklenberg, Curt Walhof, Ross Brands

    AM: Denise De Kam, Dana Huisken, Sara Schelhaas, Sydney Van Hulzen
    PM: Sy Schaap, Micah Schaap
Elevator Committee
: Paul Ward
Children’s Worship
: Ryan/Christa Blom, Sara Schelhaas
: Eleanor Schoolmeester, Stella Vis, Henrietta Klumper
Medical Assistants
: AM: Brenda Kooi  PM: Gord Prins



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