The Lord's Day - March 12, 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: “The Seventh Commandment - Washed and Waiting”
  Scripture:  1 Corinthians 6:9-20
Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 41; Q&A 108-109

Evening Message: “The Sufficiency of Grace”
  Scripture:  Ruth 4:1-12

OFFERING: Today - Back to God Ministries                                                   Mar. 19 - Cadets

NURSERY:  Today  AM – Melanie V.S., Jeremy V.D. Kayla V.S.

                       PM – Danielle H.

                     Mar.19  - AM -  Sandy V.W., Jeremy V.W. and Ethan V.

                                    PM -  Service in the Reformed Church

                    Mar. 26 - AM  - Amy V., Owen V. and Danielle H.

                                    PM  - Verla K.

USHERS: March: Chad Miersma and Grant Post

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

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

COFFEE SERVERS:  Today – Loren & Sandy Vander Woude

                                 Next Week – Vivian and Nicole Elsing

CHILDREN’S CHURCH LEADERS: Today – Sandy H. and Larissa H.

                                                           Next Week – Carolyn P. and Amber P.



Today –  9:00 AM Church Education and Adult Bible Studies  10:00 AM Worship Service.

            - Fellowship Coffee! Everyone is welcome to join us!

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

Mon.    - 7:00 PM Pinewood Derby Races.

            - 7:00 PM Chandler Memorial Cemetery Meeting at the Reformed Church.

Tues.   - 700 PM Elder’s Meeting with full Council at 7:30 p.m.

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. Cadet

              Sunday. 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 who resides at Edgebrook Apartments.



This Sunday, Mar 12: The Combined Evening Service will be in our church at 6:30 p.m.

Next Sunday, Mar 19: The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed Church at 6:30.

Spring Scrapbooking and Craft Weekend is Back! Join us for a great time of fellowship and working on your favorite craft or photos.  We will be meeting in the new fellowship hall at First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton on March 17 & 18. Friday from 2pm-10pm and Saturday 8am-5pm. Friday supper & Saturday noon meal will be provided.  Please bring a friend, power strip, and a snack to share.  Hope to see you there!  Contact Karen Christoffels (760.412.1806) to RSVP.

The Southwest MN Citizen’s Concerned for Life Spring Rally will be held Monday, March 27 at 7:00 in the Southwest Christian High gym.  Ruby Kubista is this year’s featured speaker.  Ruby has served as MCCL’s Chapter Coordinator for more than four decades.  Involved with MCCL since 1970, Ruby is a former head lobbyist and past member of the MCCL Board of Directors. She is also active in campaigns of pro-life candidates for state and federal office. Ruby and her late-husband, Tom, raised 10 children; Ruby now has 23 grandchildren. She has committed the rest of her life to the lifesaving work of MCCL. Minnesota’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, MCCL has been dedicated for 48 years to the single issue of life itself.

A seminar--Gospel Outreach to People of Other Faiths--will be hosted by New Roots Ministry on Saturday, March 18 from 10AM--2:15PM. It will be in the Community Room of the Sioux Falls Ministry Center (225 E. 11th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104) Speakers will include Salom Silwal, formerly a Hindu and now a Christian pastor, and Aaron Myers of the Crescent Project. Come to learn, to be inspired, and to enjoy an ethnic meal! There is no cost, but free-will donations can be given. If able, please RSVP (let us know) by March 13 if you will attend by calling or texting (605)376-6330.

Save the Date!  ATLAS of Rock  County will be hosting their annual banquet and fundraiser "Let Your Light Shine!" on Thursday, March 30.  More details to come!

Save the Date!  Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the  Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 10, 2017 Please join us at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  Save your spot by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we listen to Gale Van Engen and Arlyn Boon perform and hear how the hope of Jesus Christ is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary!

Minnikota Youth and Dordt College would like to invite your 6th-8th graders to the 7th Annual Jr High Retreat April 7-9 at Inspiration Hills.  This is an opportunity for your Jr High students to come together and worship, serve, and meet new friends. If your church does not have a JH Program that is ok...MIK Youth has been meeting and planning with Dordt College students since last November. These DC students will become your child's small group leaders, as well as lead in song, worship, games, service, and drama.  If your church wants to send every 6th- 8th grader that is great.  If there is only one to two from your church who want to go that is wonderful as well. If you have a neighbor, grandchild, or family friend (6th-8th grade) that would like to attend that is perfect.  This is a retreat that will work into every scenario. Flyers/registrations have been placed in the mailboxes of each middle school student. If you would like more information please, contact the MIK Youth Ministry Coordinator (Lee De Groot) at 712-470-4244 or email her at The theme this year is "Fearless" based off of Romans 8 "...The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption..."

Hope for Life Community Church would like to extend an invitation to the churches of Minnkota Classis to attend our dedication service to celebrate our new ministry center church building. The date is set for Sunday, April 30, 2:00 pm at the church located at 10 2nd St. NE, Watertown, SD. We would love to have some of the pastors share a few words of encouragement and advise if they would want. Rev. LeRoy Christoffels will be bringing the message. Rev. Tim Owinga will be the ministry leader for the Worship time. Refreshment will be offered after the service. Should be a fun and Spiritually healthy afternoon. Hope for Life extends a hearty Thank You to Minnkota Classis and to Minnkota Classis churches for your prayers, words of encouragement, and your financial help over the years. I believe God has blessed our partnering in the Gospel as we build Christ’s kingdom in Watertown. Rev. Carl and Jan Van Voorst


March 19 - Cadet Sunday

March 20 - 7:30 PM Education Committee Meeting