The Lord's Day - Apr. 16, 2017

WELCOME to all who have joined us in worship today. If you are visiting, we invite you to sign the guest book in the church 
entry or fill out your information on the pads in the church pew. You can place those in the offering bag. 

Morning Message: “The Lord Has Risen Indeed”  
  Scripture:  Luke 24:13-35

Evening Worship at the Reformed Church


Offering:  Today - Mission Support
Apr. 23 - Vacation Bible School

    Nursery:  Today - AM – Sandy H., Amber P. and Cody P.
                                  PM –
Service in the Reformed Church.
                     Apr. 23 - AM -  Tami K., Lauren S. and Meghan S.
                                    PM -  
Danielle H.
                     Apr. 30 - AM  - Rebecca S., Nick S. and Emma S.
                                    PM  - 
Service in the Reformed Church. 

   USHERS: April: Ivan Vogel and Ethan Vogel               

   Greeters:  TodayAl & Sue Prins and Rog & Tami Krosschell
                     Next Week - Leon & Sharla Vander Woude and Duane & Julie Reitsma

   Coffee Servers:  TodayNorm & Brenda Kruse                   Next Week:  Wendale & Lavonne Vander Broek

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodayShela V.D. and Kayla V.S.
                                                   Next Week:  Chelsea S. and Cameron P.

   Calendar:  
    Today –  9:00 AM No Church Education this week10:00 AM Easter Worship Service.
            - Fellowship Coffee! Everyone is welcome to join us!
            - 6:30 PM Combined Evening Service in the Reformed Church.
    Wed.   - 7:00 PM Young People will meet in the Reformed Church.
    Next Sun. – 9:00 Church Education. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
              6:30 PM Combined Evening Service in our Church.

    ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE

    We remember all of our members who reside at area care facilities. Chris Sankey, Les Schoolmeester, Dick Talsma and Marie Vander Top 

 who reside at Edgebrook’s Assisted Living and Gert Krosschell who resides at Edgebrook Apartments.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

    This Sunday, April 16: The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed church at 6:30.
    Next Sunday, April 23: The Combined Evening Service will be in or Church at 6:30.
    Our Easter offering today will be in support of our missionaries.  Glenn and Laura Adams, our missionaries in Bolivia, gave this prayer 

  update on April 5:  "Brothers and sisters, your prayers please as Sucre is experiencing blockades again. There is a protest over gas control 

  between Sucre and the other city of Santa Cruz. Pray that no blood shed come from this. As I am writing you from the church office, I can 

 hear the protests in the city center. Tomorrow, all the predictions say the roads all around Sucre and inside Sucre will be blockaded." 

 Our missionaries Arbin and Bimala Pokharel are church planters in Nepal.
    Membership Transfer: The Council has approved the membership transfer of Don and Cindy Vogel from the Worthington Christian 

  Reformed Church. WELCOME Don and Cindy!
    Fifth Sunday Potluck: On Sunday, April 30 after the morning service, the Fellowship Committee is planning a potluck. Please bring a 

  main dish, side dish or dessert to share as we fellowship with one another.
    The Weather Committee would like to remind the congregation that if we are under a tornado warning within an hour before the beginning

 of a worship service, the service is automatically cancelled.
    New Sermon Series on the Church This year, churches from around the world are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  

 To reflect on this, Pastor Josh will be beginning a new sermon series on the church, beginning the Sunday after Easter.  The topics of this series 

 will be based on a book called A Well-Ordered Church, written by pastors William Boekenstein and Daniel Hyde.  The book speaks to

 the church's identity, authority, ecumenicity, and activity.  Each chapter has discussion questions to further our thinking as we discuss it together 

 as a church.  If you would like to order the book for $10.50, see the sample and sign-up sheet by the kitchen window. 
    The past several years, we have partnered with the Ocheydan Iowa Christian Reformed Church in our VBS efforts as they have been 

 gracious enough to provide the decorations once they were finished with them. As a part of this partnership, we can help them in their 

 preparations by supplying volunteer labor. They will be having work nights on Tuesdays in April (11, 18, 25) from 6:30-9:00 pm. If you 

 would be willing to help with this, please contact Pastor Nate or John Busman.
     Saturday, April 22 will be the last cooking group until next fall.  Please let Shela or Melanie know if you want to join by today, April 16.  
    Youth Group Fundraiser!! Youth vs. Adult Basketball Game & Supper. April 26, 5:30-7:30 Sub Supper. 7:00-8:30 Basketball and 

 Dessert Auction. We are taking pre orders for subs. Sign up is in the back of church.
    The Southwest MN Christian freshman class would like to invite all Senior Citizens for a hour of fun, 10:00-11:00 a.m. on the following 

 dates: April 19 - Hymn Sing with the Chamber Choir; April 26 - BINGO. On April 26, we will have a chapel as part of Christian Education 

 week starting at 9:00 a.m. following by BINGO. We hope you can join us for one, two, three, or all four days! We look forward to spending

 time with Senior Citizens from our local community and those who join us as visiting guests.

   From Lost Timber Bible Camp:  Our Renew Weekend for Women on April 21 & 22 is a chance for ladies to get away and be refreshed

 and renewed in their relationship with Christ. This weekend is for women of all ages and from all walks of life. We have a great speaker, 

 awesome worship, and a painting workshop all lined up, it's going to be a blast.  Summer Camp Registration:  Our summer camps are

 already 25% full and more registrations are coming in every day. If you have not registered for camp yet, do it soon so you can make sure your 

 bunk is reserved. Make sure you invite a friend too!  Register online for both events at www.losttimber.org
    Southwest MN Christian High School will be conducting their annual building fund drive the week of April 16-21. This year the 

  proceeds of the drive will help purchase new gym bleachers and refinish the gym floor. We are thankful for the many years the bleachers 

  have served us for a variety of events. We look forward to the benefit of new bleachers for more comfortable seating and safety. Solicitors

  may be contacting you soon. We thank you for your prayerful consideration for the way you will be able to assist with this project. If you

  are not contacted or would like to forward your contribution directly to school, please mail to: SWMCH, 550 Elizabeth St., Edgerton,

  MN  56128. Thank you!

    ADVANCE NOTICES
    April 28 - Fourth Friday Fellowship for Care Groups 3 and 4.
   April 30 - Fifth Sunday Potluck.
   April 30 - Hope for Life Community Church invites the churches of Minnkota Classis to attend our
               dedication service.
   May  4 - Community National Day of Prayer Service at First Reformed Church of Edgerton.
   May  6 - Open House Bridal Shower for Dana Hillers, bride-to-be of Travis Vander Woude in our church
   May 7 - GEMS Sunday in our church.
   May 19 - Chandler Christian School Graduation in our church.
   May 20 - Southwest Christian High School Graduation..