The Lord's Day - Apr. 23, 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 Church is Rooted in Christ”  
  Scripture:  Acts 1:1-2, Colossians 1:15-20

Evening Message:  “The Lord’s Prayer: Addressing God as Father”
Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34,  Romans 8:12-17
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 46; Q&A 120-121


Offering:  Today - Vacation Bible School
Apr. 30 - Lost Timber Bible Camp

    Nursery:  Today - 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.
                     May 7 - AM  - Pam T., Abby V.D. and Jeremy V.D.
                                    PM  - 
Service in the Reformed Church. 

   USHERS: April: Ivan Vogel and Ethan Vogel               

   Greeters:  TodayLeon & Sharla Vander Woude and Duane & Julie Reitsma
                     Next Week - Loren & Sandy Vander Woude and Duane & Julie Reitsma

   Coffee Servers:  TodayWendale & Lavonne Vander Broek                   Next Week:  Don & Michelle Hoekman

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodayChelsea S. and Cameron P.
                                                   Next Week:  April P. and Ethan V.

   Calendar:  
    Today –  9:00 AM No Church Education this week10:00 AM Worship Service.
            - Fellowship Coffee! Everyone is welcome to join us!
            - 6:30 PM Combined Evening Service in our Church.
    Wed.   - 7:00 PM 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 sheet is in the back of church.
     Fri.      - Fourth Friday Fellowship for Groups 3 and 4. 
     Next Sun. – 9:00 Church Education. 10:00 AM Worship Service with potluck after.
              6:30 PM Combined Evening Service in the Reformed Church.

    ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE

    Our Christian sympathy goes out to Roger and Pam Talsma in the recent death of Pam's brother, Doug Heeren of Rapid City. Arrangements

 are pending.  Please keep Roger and Pam as well as the whole family in your prayers during this difficult time. 

    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 23: The Combined Evening Service will be in our church at 6:30.
    Next Sunday, April 30: An offering will be taken in support of Aaron and Emily Ahlquist.  Aaron and Emily have been serving as 

 Operation Directors of Lost Timber Bible Camp since 2014.  They are financially supported through generous gifts of individuals and 

 churches, similar to the support a missionary would receive. Please keep the Ahlquists in your prayers as they minister to campers by bringing

 them the Gospel. The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed Church at 6:30 p.m.
    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.
    Sermon Series discussion group: Today we begin a new sermon series on the church, based on a book called A Well-Ordered Church.     Today's sermon is based on chapter 1 of the book: "The Church's Relation to Christ."  Feel free to use the discussion questions on the back 

 of the order of worship to discuss today's topic with your family or in small groups.  If you are interested in finding a time to discuss these

 questions as a group or if you would like to purchase a copy of the book, please meet with Pastor Josh in the sanctuary following the 

 morning service.
    A Community National Day of Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 PM at First Reformed Church in Edgerton.  Join 

 us as we pray for our congregations, fellow Christians, community, nation, and the world.
    Edgerton Christian Elementary School is celebrating 100 years of Gods' faithfulness  in providing Christian education from generation 

 to generation. Please mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, June 3 from 5-8 p.m. for an old fashioned picnic, program, games, school 

 tours and socializing.
    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 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.
    Help Wanted: Redeemed Remnants in Luverne is accepting applications for a part-time sales associate to work 15-20 hours/week.  

 Please contact the store manager at 507-449-6101 if interested or for more information.
    New Life Treatment Center 38th Annual Horse-Ride-A-Thon: The board and staff of New Life Treatment Center announce the

 Annual Horse Ride-a-Thon. Horses with riders and horse drawn rigs will begin at Pipestone County Fairgrounds and proceed to their 

 destination at the Center in Woodstock. The date is Saturday, May 20, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Our Horse Ride-a-Thon will be 

 concluded at the Center at approximately 1:30 p.m. with all participants enjoying a picnic lunch and t-shirts. For further information, contact 

 New Life Treatment Center, Woodstock, MN at 507-777-4321. (The Horse Ride-a-Thon has been greatly enjoyed by all who participate 

 and attend. If any rider or buggy or wagon drivers would like to join the caravan, regardless of fund raising amounts, we welcome you to join. 

 There is no “entry fee” or minimum amount that any person must raise, all riders are welcome. The proceeds for the Horse Ride-a-Thon 

 will go towards furnishing and equipment in the men’s and women’s areas. Awards and prizes will be presented in recognition of various

 categories.)

  THANK YOU
    Thank you for attending and supporting the Easter Music Festival on Palm Sunday.  Thanks to all who participated and shared their talents

 to make this event possible.  It was a beautiful afternoon of praise and worship.  The offering totaled over $1500.       SWC Circle #12

    ADVANCE NOTICES
    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.