The Lord's Day - August 27, 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: God’s Grace When the Church Repents  
  Scripture: Romans 15:1-21

Evening Message:  "God’s Promises Remain"
Scripture:  Ezra 1:1-11


Offering:  Today - The Banquet   
Sept. 3 - Chandler Christian School

    Nursery:  Today - AM – Michelle H., Nick S. and Emma S.
                                  PM –
Danielle H.
                    Sept. 3 - AM -  Sandy H., Abby V.D. and Jeremy V.D
.
                                    PM - 
Combined Service in the Reformed Church.
                    Sept.10 - AM  - Tami K., Kayla V.S. and Ethan V.
                                    PM  - Verla K
. 

   USHERS:  August - Mark Sankey and Huck Schaap   

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

   Coffee Servers:  Today - Rich & Nancy Vander Ziel                  Next Week:  Norm & Brenda Kruse

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today - Sandy H. and Kayla V.S.
                                                   Next Week – Carolyn P. and Cameron P.

   Calendar:  
    Today   –  10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee!
Please join us! 
                  - 5:30 PM
A Well-Ordered Church book discussion in our church.
                 - 6:30 PM
Combined Evening Service in our church.
   
Mon.    - 7:30 PM Education Committee Meeting.
   
Next Sun. – 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                     -  6:30 PM
Combined Evening Service in the Reformed Church.

    ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE

   We extend our sympathy to the Chuck De Vries family in the passing of Chuck’s stepfather, Orlie Hjelming, who passed away on August 11.
   Please pray for Deb Johnson as she recovers at home and waits to see what the next step will be in her treatment.
   We rejoice with Dale & Ivy Kruse in the birth of their son, Charles Eric.
  Please pray for Al Vis as he continues to recuperate and heal at home following gall bladder surgery
  We remember all of our members who reside at area care facilities. Chris SankeyDick Talsma and Marie Vander Top who reside at 

 Edgebrook’s Assisted Living, Gert Krosschell who resides at Edgebrook Apartments and Geneva Peters who resides at the Pipestone 

 Good Samaritan Care Facility.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

    This Sunday, August 27: The Combined Evening Service will be in our Church at 6:30.
    Next Sunday, September 3: Pastor Ed Veldhuizen will be leading our worship services. The Combined Evening Service will be in the 

 Reformed  church at 6:30.
    There will be a Well-Ordered Church book discussion today at 5:30 p.m.
    Immediately following the morning worship service there will be a brief congregational meeting. The Council is asking the congregation to 

 vote on whether or not to sell a piece of church property. We need a two thirds majority to pass this proposal.   
    From the Education Committee:  We are in need of a couple of Sunday School teachers so that each class can be staffed with two teachers

 to help share the load.  Please contact Pastor Josh or a member of the education committee if you are interested in teaching our covenant youth.
    Garden Produce Swap: For the month of August, please bring extra items from your garden to the round table by the piano in the 

 Fellowship  Hall. Feel free to take several items in return. May we thank God for the bountiful harvest!
    Cornerstone Prison Church is having a fundraiser at the Luverne Pizza Ranch. You can help support prison ministry inside the walls at the 

 South  Dakota State Penitentiary by stopping by for pizza Monday, August 28 between 5:00pm – 8:00pm. See you there!
    Looking for a few amazing people! Atlas of Rock County is looking for a Director and Staff Member: Call 507-449-5777 for 

 more  information. Email resume’ to: atlasofrockcounty@gmail.com.
    Pro-Life Gathering:  Discover the threats faced by unborn children, their mothers, and the elderly, disabled, and other vulnerable persons.  

 Find out what you can do to protect and save lives.  The public is invited to an informative and enlightening presentation given by an expert 

 from MCCL, the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, on Monday, September 11 at 7pm at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch. 
    Ask a friend or two to join you at the retreat hosted by Bible League International Volunteers on September 12 at the First Reformed 

 Church in Sioux Center, Iowa. There are only a few days left to register (deadline is August 25), so fill out your form and send it in today! 

 Late bookings will incur an extra fee. Encourage your family and friends to come along with you for a great day! Our featured speaker, 

 Kendra Smiley, will hold your attention with her insight and wit. The Valley Male Chorus will end the day with a concert filled with their 

 combined voices from different communities and churches. If you are interested, contact Jennet Mollema. This is a retreat you won’t want to 

 miss! Don’t wait!
    The Southwest MN Christian High School Parent/Circle Group #12 will be hosting a sub supper on Tuesday, September 19 from 

 5:00-7:30 p.m. during the home soccer and volleyball games. You may purchase sub sandwich meal for $7.00 or purchase items individually. 

 Thank you for your support for this event!

    ADVANCE NOTICES
  Sept.   4 - 7:00-10:00 AM Labor Day All You Can Eat Pancakes at SWCH Cafeteria. Freewill donation.
  Sept.   8 - We will be serving at The Banquet in Sioux Falls.  More details to come.
  Sept. 10 - Sunday School (1st-5th grade) and Catechism (6th-12th grade) begins.
  Sept. 12 - Church Council Meeting.
  Sept. 14 - Classis Minnkota Meeting in Volga, SD
  Dec.    8 - Our next scheduled worship with Cornerstone.