The Lord's Day - July 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: “A Teaching Church”
  Scripture: Acts 28:17-31

OFFERING: Today - Helping Hands Pregnancy Center                   July 16 - Hope Haven (Edgerton)  

NURSERY:  Today  AM – Rebecca S., Jeremy V.D. and Abby V.D.

                       PM – Service in the Reformed Church

                     July 16 - AM -  Pam T., Jeremy V.W. and Ethan V.

                                    PM -  Danielle H.

                     July 23 - AM  - Shela V.D., Owen V. and Danielle H.

                                    PM  - Service in the Reformed Church

USHERS: July - Kent Schaap and Dale Kruse

GREETERS:  Today – Loren & Sandy Vander Woude and Duane & Julie Reitsma

                       Next Week – Clyde & Gwen Kreun and Arvin & Delaine Vander Woude

COFFEE SERVERS:  Today – Marvin & Donna Van Dam

                                 Next Week – Keith & Bobbi Westra

CHILDREN’S CHURCH LEADERS: Today – Carolyn P. and Danielle H.

                                                           Next Week – Melanie V.S. and Miranda H.


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.   - Council Meeting. Elders will meet at 7:00 p.m. with full Council at 7:30 p.m.

Wed.    - 7:00 PM Community Kick-ball at the park.

Next Sun. – 10:00 AM Worship Service.

               6:30 PM Combined Evening Service in our church.


We remember all of our members who reside at area care facilities. Chris Sankey,  Dick 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.


This Sunday
, July 9: The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed Church at 6:30.

Next Sunday, July 16: After our morning service we will hear a presentation by Jeff and Christy Faber about their mission work for Nicaragua Christian Academy.  They will be sharing a PowerPoint presentation and having a time of questions.  The Combined Evening Service will be in our church at 6:30 p.m.

With the printing of our 2017 Church Directory, the printers accidently left the last page out of the booklet. To correct this situation, a new page has been made and was placed in everyone’s church mailbox. Just tape this page to the inside cover of your new directory.

The Chandler Christian School Board will be conducting their annual Summer Drive during the month of July.  Please consider making a generous financial donation; funds received help get us through the lean summer months.  Thank you!

Like Pizza?  Come out and support the CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH at the Community Impact Night (formerly known as Tip Night) on July 10, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch. Donations and 10% of sales will benefit Cornerstone.  Volunteers from area congregations will wait on tables.  Cornerstone is a Christian Reformed Church within the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary.  The gospel is proclaimed and men are discipled through the worship services and Bible Studies. Volunteers NeededRegular attendees of Cornerstone, or anyone else willing to help out, we could use your help waiting on tables.  Speak to Rich Vander Ziel to schedule your shift.

Have you sent in your reservation for the retreat at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa on September 12? The deadline is approaching! Invite a friend and include some men! Get a group together! You don’t want to miss this time of warm Christian fellowship and spiritual renewal. Kendra Smiley, featured speaker at this retreat hosted by Bible League International Volunteers, is coming to share her wit and wisdom on living life intentionally. All are encouraged to come and stay for the evening dinner and concert with the Valley Male Chorus. This chorus presents every concert with the hope that each listener is encouraged and uplifted by God’s love and grace. The banquet and evening concert are open to all. You do not need to attend the retreat to come for the evening, but reservations are needed. Contact Jennet Mollema for costs and more details.

CAMP ELK RUN 2017 International Cadet Camporee is taking place Wednesday July 12-Wednesday, July 19. This Camporee is being hosted by the Councils of Sioux Valley, Three Rivers, and Golden Plains of South Dakota, Minnesota and NW Iowa. We have been planning this event since 2012. The Camporee was hosted once before in 1981 at Custer State Park. At this year’s Camporee we have just over 1000 Cadets, Jr.Counselors, and Counselors attending. We will have just over 200 staff on hand putting the camp on. Sunday we will have worship service which is open to families and public to attend. We expect an additional 600-1000 to be on site. The exact location is Cooper Ranch Game Production Area owned by the South Dakota Game Fish & Park. This is Northwest of Custer around 30 miles in the middle of nowhere. All the things needed to put on the camp will need to be hauled in including water. The boys build tents out of 12 foot poles, 30x40 piece of plastic and twine. All meals are cooked at your campsite. Activities include archery, marksmanship, geocache, hike Harney Peak Outlook, Sylvan Lake, Mt Rushmore, camp craft, achievement games, and service project. We have morning and event watch including devotion, live praise and worship music, evening entertainment. God has been at work since our headquarters first approached us asking us to host this event, to showing us the location at our very first stop on the day we were looking for sites, to leading us to many generous business and people for donations, and more. And we know He will show His glory at this event when the boys show up. Set has already begun on Saturday the 6th. We anticipate staff will be there till the 21st  for cleanup. We ask for your prayers for the boys who will be attending, the jr counselors and counselors who will be leading, and the staff putting on the event. Check out updates on the website and for photos and videos while the event is going on. Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow! Thanks for all your support! In Christ, Steve Van Heerde –Host Committee Chairman


Thank you for your support for our family and Lost Timber’s ministry. We are so grateful that God has brought us here and allowed us to serve him through camp ministry. We are also grateful for the body of Christ - like you - that support us in this calling. We are so excited for this summer’s camps and we would love your continued prayers that God would be glorified this summer and that his kingdom would expand. -  Aaron and Emily Ahlquist

Many elements must align for a ministry like the Luke Society to succeed. A major part of that is the generosity and financial gifts like the one your congregation recently provided. We want to thank the people of the Chandler Christian Reformed Church for your support, and we ask that you keep our ministry in your prayers as we support the Spirit’s work of physical and spiritual healing in our broken world.


July 30 - Congregational Fellowship Breakfast.

Aug.11 - We will be attending Cornerstone Prison Church Worship Service.