The Lord's Day - August 6, 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: That the Blind May See  
  Scripture: John 9

Evening Worship held at the Reformed Church


Offering:  Today - (1) Chandler Christian School   
 (2) Benevolent Fund

August 13 - Union Gospel Mission

    Nursery:  Today - AM – Sandy V.W., Miranda H. and Amber P..
                                  PM – 
Service in the Reformed Church.
                    Aug. 13 - AM - 
Amy V., Cody P. and Cameron P.
                                    PM - 
Marcia T.
                    Aug. 20 - AM  - Bobbi W., Lauren S. and Meghan S.
                                    PM  - 
Service in the Reformed Church. 

   USHERS:  August - Mark Sankey and Huck Schaap   

   Greeters:  TodayLeon & Sharla Vander Woude and Ivan & Amy Vogel
                      Next Week – Loren & Sandy Vander Woude and Duane & Julie Reitsma

   Coffee Servers:  Today - Bruce & Verla Kreun                  Next Week:  Cal & Connie Tinklenberg

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today - No Children’s Church due to Communion.
                                                   Next Week – Chelsea S. and Emma S.

   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 the Reformed church.
   
Tues.   - 7:00 PM Elders will meet. with full Council at 7:30 p.m.
   Wed.    - 7:00 PM Community Kick-ball at the park.
    Fri.      - We will be attending Cornerstone Prison Worship Service.
   
Next Sun. – 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 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 6: The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed Church at 6:30.
    Next Sunday, August 13: Pastor Ed Veldhuizen will be leading our worship services. The Combined Evening Service will be in our 

 church at 6:30.
    This week Pastor Josh will be taking a continuing education class in Sioux Falls, then going on vacation.  Pastor Ed Veldhuizen will be 

 preaching for us on August 13 and 20.  Please contact your Care Group elder for any pastoral needs.
    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.
    VBS Evaluations: Please return your evaluations of the VBS program to Karen or Pastor Nate as soon as possible. Let Karen know if you 

 need an additional one. Thank you to those who have turned them in already!
    Food & Fun: Join us for an authentic Taco Feed at the City Park THIS Wednesday, August 9, from 6-8:30pm (or until sold out), then join us 

 for the last kickball event of the season. Proceeds will go to Chandler Christian School's Mother's Club. Join us!
    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!
    We will be having our fall change-over of summer items to winter items at the Bible for Missions Thrift Store on Monday and 

 Tuesday, August 14 and 15.  We invite all who are willing to help to come one day. We plan to start at 9:00 A.M. and work until 3:00 P.M. 

 Donuts and coffee will be furnished.
    Save the date for CITY FEST: Chandler Christian School has been asked to take tickets at CityFest (previously LifeLight) being held at 

 the Canary Stadium in Sioux Falls, Saturday August 26th from 1:30pm-10pm. We need 32 people (8th grade and older) for our shift.  Friends 

 and family are invited to join us!  Please contact Amy Vogel to save your spot. Email: amycvogel@yahoo.com or 507.215-0692.
    There will be a Tip Night Fundraiser at the Luverne Pizza Ranch for Cornerstone Prison Ministry on August 28 from 5 - 8:00 p.m.
    Kendra comes to us from central Illinois and hosts a daily radio show while authoring ten books. Kendra Smiley is our featured speaker at 

 the retreat at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa  on  September 12,  hosted by the Bible League International Volunteers. 

 Jos Snoep, Bible League International’s President and CEO, will also share the urgency to provide God’s Word to a world in need. Invite 

 some friends, and send in your registrations today. Be sure to invite some men! Don’t forget to plan on staying for the dinner and concert later

 in the day which are open to everyone. You are encouraged to hear the talented Valley Male Chorus. You can make an eternal difference in the 

 lives of people in Africa, by taking  part in  this  retreat and  providing  Bibles  through  the  special offering. This unique event is designed to 

 glorify God through great music and speakers, and to renew and uplift all who attend. If you need a brochure or more information, contact 

 Jennet Mollema. The deadline for registering is August 25, and there is a late fee if booking after this date. Don’t wait - register now!

   THANK YOU
    Thank you so much for the generous offering for Southwest MN Pro Life.  We thank you for the fight for the unborn. The Lord's blessings to 

 you all.
    There is a note on the center bulletin board from Jeff & Christy Faber thanking us for our support for their work in Nicaragua and asking 

 for continued financial and prayer support in the next year.

    ADVANCE NOTICES
  Sept 8 - We will be serving at The Banquet in Sioux Falls.  More details to come.