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First Christian Reformed Church of Edgerton, MN

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THE LORD'S DAY, MAY 24, 2015


MORNING WORSHIP - 9:30 A.M.

Scripture: Numbers 11:1-35 (p. 224)
Message: THE LORD WOULD PUT HIS SPIRIT ON THEM
Offering: Christian Reformed World Missions (West Africa) – Sos and Kara Maletoungou

EVENING WORSHIP - 6:30 P.M.

(This evening we will be joining other congregations for a combined worship service at Ebenezer CRC in Leota. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m.)


Next Sunday’s Offering: Christian Education

 

Stewardship Verse:

“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” 
2 Corinthians 9:12

 


THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES

bulletToday 10:40 a.m. - Coffee in the foyer
bulletToday 11:00 a.m. - Discussion group in the Council Room
bulletToday 11:00 a.m. - Spiritual growth/accountability group in the Youth Room
bulletTonight 6:30 p.m. - Combined worship service at Ebenezer CRC in Leota
bulletTues. 6:00 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study in the deacons’ room
bulletWed. 6:30 p.m. - Latino Ministry Supper followed by Bible study

 


OUR CHURCH FAMILY

AMBER PATER (Care Group 2) is on a service project in Haiti with Children of the Promise until June 29. Children of the Promise meets the needs of malnourished children in Haiti. Amber will be assisting the nannies who work with this ministry. Remember her in your prayers.

Stan and I would like to thank those who remembered us with food, conversation, cards, prayers and beautiful smiles. In Christian love, Stan & Linda Hartog

Carli Hulstein will be going on a mission trip to Trujillo, Honduras through Christ the King Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. She will be in Honduras June 4-14.

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

TODAY IS PENTECOST SUNDAY, the day on which we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the church by our ascended Lord.

THIS EVENING we will join with other congregations for a combined worship service at Ebenezer CRC in Leota. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. The offering will be for Dordt College.

BECAUSE OF THE COMBINED SERVICE this evening, there will be just one offering today for the work of missionaries Sosthene and Kara Maletoungou in West Africa. Please remember this as you give.

ATTENTION!! For those of you who have signed up to be helpers and leaders the week of VBS, there is an informational meeting at the Reformed Church Wednesday evening, May 27, at 700pm. You are highly encouraged to attend this meeting as we will be discussing expectations, the daily routine, and other details that will allow the week to run smoothly for everyone involved. Please make every effort to attend this brief meeting!! Thank you in advance for your dedication to the children as they discover God through “EVEREST.” All of you make this “climb” possible! Karen Fey and Erica Prins

IF YOU HAVE anything you'd like to submit for the June/July/August issue of the Threads newsletter, please turn it in by Monday, June 1, to Ashley Stoel at first.threads@gmail.com.

THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE invites you to join them as we serve at the Banquet on Wednesday evening, June 10. We will be serving at their second location, Banquet West, at the Sioux Falls Fairgrounds Nordstrom-Johnson building. We need 30 volunteers at the site by 5:15. Sign-up sheet is in the foyer with an option to carpool. For more information on location, age guidelines, and dress code, visit thebanquet.sf.org.

MAY SCRIPTURE MEMORY: Psalm 37:5–6 “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.”

 


ADVANCE DATES:

bulletJune 1-5 - Vacation Bible School
bulletJune 3 - Mary Guild – Christian Fellowship noon lunch at Verdoes Room
bulletJune 21 (AM) - Father’s Day/Baptism (Gonzalez)
bulletJune 28 (AM) - Communion

 


REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

SOUTHWEST MN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL CIRCLE #11 would like to invite you, your family, and friends to the free-will donation pancake breakfast on Monday, May 25, serving from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, and drink will be served.

SYNOD 2015: ALL AREA CRC MEMBERS are invited to join the delegates in worship at the synodical Service of Prayer and Praise on Sunday afternoon, June 14, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at First CRC, 321 Second Street SE, Sioux Center, Iowa. Rev. Mark Verbruggen will deliver the message.

RISEFEST 2015 is one for the record books with two days of main-stage entertainment featuring Newsboys, Matthew West, Jason Gray, Rend Collective, Sidewalk Prophets, Rhett Walker Band, Mark Schultz, Ginny Owens, Remedy Drive, and more! Seminars, Kids Zone, ROTR Youth Tent; there’s something for everyone at RiseFest. Get your RiseFest tickets now at www.riseministries.com. Through the month of May, take advantage of the last group special of $25 when you buy 10 or more. Kids 10 and under are free. See you at RiseFest June 19 and 20, Father’s Day weekend, in Sheldon, Iowa!

MALE STUDENTS who are pursuing studies toward ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church are invited to apply for financial aid through the Classical Ministry Leadership Committee. For information and application forms contact Rev. Harold Westra, 742 6th Ave SW, Pipestone, MN 56164, 507 562-0132 or harold.westra@gmail.com by July 15.

ATTENTION 6TH – 12 GRADERS: Mark your calendars for this year’s Midwest B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) Youth bible Camp. Camp this year will be held from July 20-24, 2015. All current 6th – 12th graders are encouraged to join us for this great time of meeting God and making friends. Come join us in a week of learning, worship, fellowship and service as we explore the theme, #ENOUGH. The camp has many great opportunities including a swimming pool, canoeing, games cabin, gift store/canteen, carpetball and high ropes. For more information check out our webpage at http://pinelakecamps.org/summercamp/youthbiblecamp.php or our camp’s Facebook page, “Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth bible Camp”. Registration forms are now available.

BRINGING CHRIST TO COUNTRY JAILS - Week of May24: Forgotten Man Ministries seeks to disciple an often forgotten population: those in Michigan’s county jails. Executive director Bill Cariano and director of mission advancement Nate De Ward reveal how the ministry generates dramatic changes in its participants, garnering support from the jails’ sheriffs. Go to www.cbi.tv to watch this week’s Crossroad Connection!

GROUNDWORK: WISDOM AND WORLDLINESS: - Join us as we study James 3 to discover the source and definition of real wisdom. Then we’ll look at the advice James gives for how we can live in the world but resist embracing the empty wisdom of the world. 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: LIZ’S PROGRESS: - Liz has a dream where he walks the Road of Life and meets each of the deadly sins. 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/offer.

FAMILY FIRE - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.

BACK TO GOD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL - From Rev. Kurt Selles, BTGMI Director: We are so grateful for your faithful support of Back to God Ministries International. Your gifts make it possible to proclaim the Gospel, disciple believers and strengthen the church worldwide through media ministries. May I bring you thanks from Kumsar, a former Hindu who lives in central India: “I grew up worshipping idols. Then I started listening to your Christian programs where I learned about the living God. My family and I thank you for such soulful programs which enlighten us.”

MAKE THIS SUMMER a memorable one - In July and August, cyclists will take to the roads to raise awareness about global poverty and encourage Christians to become part of the response. Will you join them? Volunteers are urgently needed to make the 10th anniversary Sea to Sea ride in Southern Ontario from June 29-July 4 possible. For more information about how you can get involved, call 1-888-272-BIKE or visit seatosea.org.

POSITION OPENING - World Renew 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. Application deadline is May 25, 2015.

TEACH ENGLISH IN KYRGYZSTAN - Model a Christ-like life to young students coming from nominal Muslim backgrounds as you teach English and lead various school projects and extra-curricular activities in this south Asian country. Details for this partially funded volunteer position which begins in August 2015 can be found at www.crwm.org or contact volunteer@crcna.org.

ARE YOU A GREAT STORY TELLER/WRITER? - Come support World Renew's Cambodia Country Consultant (who has limited English language writing skills) by creatively writing or editing proposals, reports, newsletters and stories of transformation into proper and creative English. This exciting volunteer opportunity includes visits to ministry sites within Cambodia to meet WR partners. More information available at www.worldrenew.net or volunteer@crcna.org.

 

FROM THE MALETOUNGOUS

Dear Ministry Partners, Friends and Family,

We are happy to announce that as of Friday, we are now back to our ministry home base after having been temporarily relocated for 9 months in Mali due to Ebola. As you might have heard in the news, Liberia, one of the West Africa countries that was most greatly affected by the epidemic has now been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. Guinea and Sierra Leone have experienced a major fall in the trends and our prayer is that it will continue in the right direction towards an end soon.

Great is our joy in being able to return and spend time with our local ministry stakeholders, friends and neighbors prior to taking off for home assignment in the US beginning in August. A BIG thank you to you for your committed prayer and support behind us during that season.

Thank you also for your prayers and giving to provide us with a functional vehicle for our ministry. It made our long drive back easy and safe.

Prayers for God's continued protection are deeply appreciated.

Grace and Peace,
    Sos, Kara and the Boys

 

 

MEMBERS IN SERVICE

TODAY:

Greeters
    AM: Barb Nykamp & Shar Miedema, Marshall & Tawnia Pater, Tadd & Erica Prins
    PM: Ron & Thea Nykamp, Randy & Priscilla Pater
Ushers
: AM: Ryan Veldhuizen, John Top, Brett Kroeze, Marshall Pater
Nursery

    AM: Jeannette Tinklenberg, Vonda Vander Top, Israel Fey, Trey Huisken
    PM: Jodi Schaap, Isabelle Niemeyer
Library
: AM: Marj Nibbelink PM: Lori Schelhaas
Elevator Committee
: Arvin Schelhaas
Children’s Worship
: No Lesson – Memorial Day Weekend
Medical Assistants
: AM: Brenda Kooi  PM: Greg Masselink

 

NEXT SUNDAY, May 31

Greeters
    AM: Larry & Arlene Punt, Brad & Melissa Prouty, Mark & Gloria Roemeling
    PM: Gord & Judy Prins, Willard & Eileen Sankey
Ushers
: AM: Ross Brands, Tadd Prins, Orey Fey, Kirk Bleyenburg
Nursery

    AM: Joann Schelhaas, Denise De Kam, Ashley Schelhaas, Elizabeth Prins
    PM: Lois Schmidt, Brooklyn De Kam
Library
: AM: Eleanor Schoolmeester PM: Estella Vis
Elevator Committee
: Pete Boer
Children’s Worship
: Brandon/Traci Vander Haar, Sara Schelhaas
Medical Assistants
: AM: Evie Van Dam  PM: Rod Obbink

 

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