The Lord's Day - January 1, 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.

OFFERING: Today: Chandler Christian School                        Jan. 8 - Cornerstone Prison Church

NURSERY:  Today  AM – Melanie V.S., Emma S. and Abby V.D.

                     PM – Verla K.

                        Jan 8 - AM -  Sandy V.W., Jeremy V.D. and Kayla V.S.

                                   PM -  Service in the Reformed Church

                      Jan.15 - AM  - Amy V., Jeremy V.W. and Ethan V.

                                   PM  - Marcia T.

GREETERS:  Today – Al & Sue Prins and Rog & Tami Krosschell

                       Next Week – Leon & Sharla Vander Woude and Ivan & Amy Vogel

COFFEE SERVERS:  Today – Grant & April Post

                                 Next Week – Chuck & Kathy De Vries

CHILDREN’S CHURCH LEADERS: Today – Chelsea S. and Mariah H.

                                                     Next Week – April P. and Danica P.


Today –  NO CHURCH EDUCATION   10:00 AM Worship Service.

            - Fellowship Coffee! Everyone is welcome to join us!

            - 6:30 PM Combined Evening Service in our church.

Wed.    - 7:00 PM Young People will meet in the Reformed Church.

Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Church Education and Adult Bible Studies. 10:00 AM 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 and Tillie Struiksma who reside at the Edgebrook Apartments.


This Sunday, January 1: We welcome Pastor Harold Westra to our pulpit today as Pastor Josh is on vacation. The Combined Evening Service will be in our church at 6:30 p.m.

Next Sunday, January 8: Church School classes and Men and Women’s Bible studies will resume again. We will have Installation of new elders and deacons during the Morning Service. The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed Church at 6:30 p.m.

We are in need of more volunteers for helping in the nursery at the Evening Service. If we can have about 6 volunteers, you would have a turn in the nursery about once in three months. This is not a huge time commitment. If you are willing to help out in this way, please see Bruce Kreun.

The Council has re-organized for 2017. New Council Members and their offices are as follows. President - Cal Tinklenberg, Vice President - Al Vis, Clerk - Glen Schoolmeester, Clerk of Records - Norm Kruse, Vicar - Duane Reitsma, Elder at large - Dave Holm.  President of Deacons - Al Van Dam, Building Fund Treasurer, Secretary, Building and Grounds - Clyde Kreun, General Fund Treasurer - Steve Hoekman, Special Offering Treasurer - Arvin Vander Woude, Benevolent Treasurer - Keith Westra.

Family Soccer Night will start again on January 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  All school age youth are encouraged to play, as well as semi-agile adults. Let’s have some fun inside the warm Chandler Christian School gym this winter!

The Dordt College Concert Choir is heading north on their winter break tour this January, and they are stopping in Edgerton!  They will have a concert at First Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday, January 3, at 7:00 pm.  We are still in need of families willing to host Dordt students in their homes following the concert.  The students would need to be returned to 1st CRC by 8:00 am the morning of the 4th.  If you would be willing to host Dordt students please contact Kevin Caspersen at (507)360-9698 or

BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN - All women of the community are invited to study Elijah and Elisha, “Prophets with Power”.  Their fearless prophecies and remarkable miracles reveal the holy God who punishes sin and yet extends grace to the underserving.   The spring session of Coffee Break begins Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m in the Fellowship Room of First CRC in Edgerton. Children’s Bible Story Hour for ages 3-Kindergarten is available.  Nursery will be provided.  Books are located in the southwest corner of the new kitchen at First CRC.   If you have questions, contact Thea (442-3512 or 227-9513) or Jean (442-5384). 

Save the date for the 2017 Day of Encouragement on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Dordt College. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Ed Stetzer.  The Day of Encouragement is geared towards all church members, and a variety of speakers will cover topics including: shepherding, parenting, worship, tech media, youth, preaching, and more. 

Westminster Seminary California - Annual Conference 2017 IS THE REFORMATION OVER?  January 13-14, 2017, WSC Chapel, Escondido CA. Join us as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and explore its history, theology, and abiding relevance for the church today.  For more information, speak to Pastor Josh or call (888)480-8474 or visit


Jan.  8 - Installation of new Elders and Deacons

Jan.10 - 7:00 PM Elder’s Meeting.  7:30 PM Council Meeting.

Feb 10 - We will be attending worship service in Sioux Falls.