The Lord's Day - December 10, 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 Worship
Scripture: Luke 1:67-75
Sermon Series: The Songs of Advent
Sermon: "Zechariah’s Jesus Song"  

Evening Worship
Scripture: 1 John 5:13-21 (pg.1903)
Sermon: “Radical Repentance”

Offering:  TodayVolunteers In Mercy
Dec. 17 - Hope Haven of Edgerton

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Melanie V.S., Cadance M. and Cody P.
                                  PM – 
Marcia T.
                    Dec. 10- AM -  
Sandy V.W., Cameron P. and Danica P.
                                    PM -  
Christmas Program.
                    Dec. 24 - AM  - Amy V., Lauren S. and Meghan S .
                                    PM  -
Verla K. 

   USHERS:  November:  Ethan V. and Owen V  

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

   Coffee Servers:  Today Mike & Bobbi Schoolmeester             Next Week:   Rog & Tami Krosschell

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today - No Children’s Church due to Communion.
                                                   Next Week – Sandy H. and Danielle H.

   Calendar:  
    Today   –  Christmas Program Practice/Adult Bible Studies. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee!
Please join us! 
                 - 6:30 PM
Evening Worship Service. 
   
Tues.   - Council Meeting.  Elders will meet at 7:00 p.m. with full Council at 7:30 p.m.
   
Wed.    - 9:30 AM Coffee Break Bible Study at 1st CRC in Edgerton. Lesson 8
   
Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Christmas Program Practice/Adult Bible Studies. 
                    - 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
                    -  6:30 PM 
Christmas Program.

    ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE 

   Pray for Al Prins who had knee surgery on Monday.  The surgery went well, but he is still recovering at Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls this 

 week due to unsteadiness.
    Pray for Ray Talsma as he recovers from knee surgery and returned home on Friday.
  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:   

     Today, we have the privilege of celebrating the Lord’s Supper at the morning worship service
    Giving Tree Project - As a part of World Renew's Gap Gifts giving tree project, ornaments have been placed on the Christmas tree in

 the fellowship hall.  You can take an ornament from the Christmas tree to buy one or more items in honor of a friend or family member.  Please 

 place your orders directly from World Renew either by donating online, filling out the order form in the back of the catalog and mailing it in 

 along with your check to World Renew, or by calling them.  If you would like to receive a printed gift-acknowledgment card before Christmas

 to let loved ones know you made a gift to World Renew in their honor, place your order and request the cards by December 4.  Blank 

 cards to write your own gift-acknowledgment as well as extra catalogues are located on the table next to the Christmas tree.
    Our Christmas Program is scheduled for Sunday Dec. 17 at the Evening Service. Practice will be in place of Sunday school times the 

 first 3 Sundays in December. Preschool -12th grade will need to be at all 3 practice times. More information to come. Please note: The adult 

 Octet Group singing at our Christmas program will be practicing immediately after the morning service on December 10 & 17. 

    Come to the Chandler Youth Group tip night fundraiser at Slayton Pizza Ranch on December 13 from 5 PM to 8 PM. Tips will go

 towards purchasing Legos for families at the Ronald McDonald House. If you cannot make it that night and would like to donate money or

 want to purchase new Legos we would gladly take them to the Ronald McDonald house with us. If you have any questions please contact 

 Shela VanDam or Cody Van Eck.
    Many new books have been added to the library!   These are books for both adults and children.  There is a section on the north wall 

 of the library for new children's books and a separate section for new books for adults.  Please remember to check out the cards with your

 name and date for each book you borrow.  You may leave them on the desk in the library.  Thank you from the Library Committee.
    Edgebrook Angel Tree  You are invited to stop by the Edgebrook Business Office during business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.

 to 4:30 p.m.) through December and select a tag from our tree. On the back of each tag there will be a list of items that you can purchase for

 that resident. You choose to buy one item or all the items listed but we ask that you not exceed $20. Return the wrapped gifts(s) by

 December 17 and we will distribute them during Christmas week. 
    Do you know the meaning behind the colors of Christmas?  Southwest MN Christian high school ensembles are excited to share the 

 meaning behind the vibrant hues associated with the season and how they tie back to the birth of our Savior.  Come join the Southwest band 

 and choirs at Bethel Christian Reform Church in Edgerton as they present “The Colors of Christmas” on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 pm.
  Southwest MN Christian High School Circle/Parent Group #14 will be hosting a walking taco, hot dog, chili dog, barbecue supper on 

 Friday, December 15 serving from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria during the boys' home games with Murray County Central. A 

 complete meal or individual items may be purchased. Please join us for a fun evening and night off from cooking. Thanks for your support!
    Scholarship Grants Available:  A portion of the Classis Minnesota ministry share for Christian Higher Education received during the 

 previous year is awarded in February to Christian college students in the form of scholarship grants.  Any students attending a 

 CRC-endorsed Christian college who completes an application form by the December 31 deadline is eligible.  Contact Pastor Josh 

 for an application or provide him with the student’s email address and a form will be emailed directly to the applicant.

    ADVANCE NOTICES 
   Dec. 17 - Christmas Program 
   Dec. 24 - Evening Worship. Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols.
   Dec. 25 - Christmas Day Worship Service.