The Lord's Day - Apr. 2, 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 Tenth Commandment: What it Means to Covet”  
  Scripture:  Romans 7:7-25
Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day  44

Evening Worship in the Reformed Church

Offering:  Today - New Life Treatment Center
Apr. 9 - Murray County Food Shelf

    Nursery:  Today - AM – Bobbi W., Owen V. and Megan H.
                                  PM –
Service in the Reformed Church.
                     Apr. 9 - AM -  Michelle H., Miranda H. and Cameron P.
                                    PM - 
Marcia T.
                     Apr. 16 - AM  - Sandy H., Amber P. and Cody P.
                                    PM  - 
Service in the Reformed Church. 

   USHERS: April: Ivan Vogel and Ethan Vogel               

   Greeters:  TodayClyde & Gwen Kreun and Arvin & Delaine Vander Woude
                     Next Week - Wendale & Lavonne Vander Broek and Marv & Donna Van Dam

   Coffee Servers:  Today - Bob & Faith Prins                   Next Week:  Duane & Julie Reitsma

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today - Steff M. and Emma S.
                                                   Next Week:  Bobbi S. and Cody P.

    Today –  9:00 AM Church Education and Adult Bible Studies  10:00 AM Worship Service.
            - Fellowship Coffee! Everyone is welcome to join us in celebration of Dick’s 100th birthday.
            - 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 AM Church Education and Adult Bible Studies. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
               6:30 PM
Combined Evening Service in our church.

    We praise God, with Dick Talsma and his family, for God’s gift of 100 years! Please join Dick and his family after the morning service for 

 cake and coffee and wish him a “Happy Birthday”!

    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.


    This Sunday, February 26: The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed Church at 6:30.
    Next Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday and Preparatory Service. The Combined Evening Service will be in our church at 6:30.
    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 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 5 - BINGO; April 12 - Cards; 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.
    The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the First Reformed Church in Edgerton on Monday, April 3 from 12:30 until 

 6:30. Please call Betty Huisken (442-7131) for an appointment to donate. Making an appointment keeps the day going smoothly and the waiting 

 line not so long. You may also make an appointment online. The need is constant. Please donate a unit of blood.     
    Save the Date!  Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the  Annual Benefit Banquet 

 Monday, April 10, 2017 Please join us at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  Save 

 your spot by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website Enjoy an evening of fun, food and

 fellowship as we listen to Gale Van Engen and Arlyn Boon perform and hear how the hope of Jesus Christ is working in hearts and lives of 

 inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary!
    Minnikota Youth and Dordt College would like to invite your 6th-8th graders to the 7th Annual Jr High Retreat April 7-9 at Inspiration 

 Hills.  This is an opportunity for your Jr High students to come together and worship, serve, and meet new friends. Flyers/registrations have

 been placed in the mailboxes of each middle school student. If you would like more information please, contact the MIK Youth 

 Ministry Coordinator (Lee De Groot) at 712-470-4244 or email her at The theme this year is "Fearless" based 

 off of Romans 8 "...The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought 

 about your adoption..."
    Hope for Life Community Church invites the churches of Minnkota Classis to attend our dedication service to celebrate our new ministry

 center church building. The date is Sunday, April 30, 2:00 pm at the church located at 10 2nd St. NE, Watertown, SD. Rev. LeRoy 

 Christoffels will be bringing the message. Rev. Tim Owinga will be the ministry leader for the Worship time. Refreshments will be served

 after the service.
   Cuba Parsonage Update Our Classis has helped support the building of a parsonage for the church in Torriente, Cuba. If you go to this 

 website, you can see pictures of the completed work: The Young People from the Torriente 

 church have invited anyone from our Classis to Cuba at the end of June to attend a Young People's retreat as well a dedication service. If 

 there is any interest in this, please contact the church office or Roger Talsma. We also thank all who supported this work and went on

 the mission trips to Cuba these past few years.
   From Southwest Christian High School:
  April 16-April 21 - Building Fund Drive for new gym bleachers and gym floor refinish
  April 16-21 - Christian Education Week.
          Wednesday, April 19: Open House for Parents and Grandparents with morning chapel.
         The public is also invited to chapels to be held on Monday, April 17 and Friday, April 21.
  April 20 -  Alice in Wonderland matinee at 12:30 p.m - Edgerton Christian Elem. School Gym
          Tickets will be available for purchase in advance or at the door.
  April 21 - Alice in Wonderland performance at 7:00 p.m .- Edgerton Christian Elem. School Gym
           Tickets will be available for purchase in advance or at the door.
  April 22 - Alice in Wonderland performance at 7:00 p.m. - Edgerton Christian Elem. School Gym
            Tickets will be available for purchase in advance or at the door.

    April  9 - Palm Sunday Music Festival at 1st CRC in Edgerton.
    April 11 - Church Council Meeting. Elders meet at 7:00 p.m. with Full Council at 7:30 p.m.
    April 14 - 7:00 PM Combined Good Friday Service and Communion at the Reformed Church.
    April 16 - Easter Worship Service.
    April 28 - Fourth Friday Fellowship for Care Groups 3 and 4.
    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.