The Lord's Day - Apr. 9, 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 Stones Will Cry Out”  
  Scripture:  Luke 19:28-40

Evening Message: “Prayer as a Means of Grace”
Scripture:  Luke 11:1-13
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 45; Q&A 116-118

Offering:  Today - Murray County Food Shelf
Apr. 16 - Mission Support

    Nursery:  Today - 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.
                     Apr. 23 - AM  - Tami K., Lauren S. and Meghan S.
                                    PM  -
Danielle H. 

   USHERS: April: Ivan Vogel and Ethan Vogel               

   Greeters:  TodayWendale & Lavonne Vander Broek and Marv & Donna Van Dam
                     Next Week - Al & Sue Prins and Rog & Tami Krosschell

   Coffee Servers:  TodayDuane & Julie Reitsma                   Next Week:  Norm & Brenda Kruse

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodayBobbi S. and Cody P.
                                                   Next Week:  Shela V.D. and Kayla V.S.

    Today –  9:00 AM Church Education and Adult Bible Studies  10:00 AM Worship Service.
            - Fellowship Coffee! Everyone is welcome to join us!
             - 2:30 PM Palm Sunday Music Festival at 1st CRC in Edgerton.
            - 6:30 PM Combined Evening Service in our Church.
    Tues.  - 7:00 PM Elder’s Meeting with full Council at 7:30 pm.
    Wed.   - 7:00 PM Young People will meet in the Reformed Church.
    Fri.      - 7:00 PM Combined Good Friday Service and a celebration of the Lord’s Supper at the Reformed Church. We invite all 
      professing members who are truly sorry for your sins, who sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and who earnestly desire to
      lead a godly life to commune with Christ in this holy supper.
    Next Sun. – No Church Education. 10:00 AM Easter Worship Service.
              6:30 PM Combined Evening Service in the Reformed Church.


    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, April 9: Palm Sunday and Preparatory Service. The Combined Evening Service will be in our church at 6:30.
    Next Sunday, April 16: Easter Worship Service. The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed 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. 
     COMMUNITY EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: In the past, there has been a Community Easter Sunrise Service at First Christian 

 Reformed Church in Edgerton. No service is planned for this year.
    Chandler Reformed Church Lasagna Supper is set for Tuesday, April 11, 2017 with a snow date of Wednesday, April 12, 2017. 

 Serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Freewill donation.  
    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 Sunday, 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 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.
    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!
    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
    Please check your church mailbox for several announcements from Southwest Christian High School involving Christian Education Week, 

  April 23-29.
    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!

    We would like to thank everyone who took time to ease our sorrow with the passing of Henry and Gerrit.
                                                                                                                 Rich and Nancy Vander Ziel

    April  9 - Palm Sunday Music Festival at 1st CRC in Edgerton.
    April 28 - Fourth Friday Fellowship for Care Groups 3 and 4.
    April 30 - Hope for Life Community Church invites the churches of Minnkota Classis to attend our dedication service to celebrate
       our new ministry center church building at 2:00 pm at the church located at 10 2nd St. NE, Watertown, SD. Rev. LeRoy Christoffels 
       will bring the message.  Rev. Tim Owinga will be the ministry leader for the Worship time.
    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.