The Lord's Day - March 19, 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: Get in the Game with a Generous Spirit
  Scripture:  1 Kings 21
Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 42; Q&A 110-111

OFFERING: Today - Cadets                                                 Mar. 26 - New Life Treatment Center


NURSERY:  Today  AM – Sandy V.W., Jeremy V.W. and Ethan V.

                       PM – Service in the Reformed Church

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

                                    PM -  Verla Kreun

                      April 2 - AM  - Bobbi W., Owen V. and Megan H.

                                    PM  - Service in the Reformed Church

USHERS: March: Chad Miersma and Grant Post

GREETERS:  Today – Leon & Sharla Vander Woude and Ivan & Amy Vogel

                       Next Week – Loren & Sandy Vander Woude and Duane & Julie Reitsma

COFFEE SERVERS:  Today – Vivian and Nicole Elsing

                                 Next Week – Harlow & Anne Schaap

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

                                                           Next Week – Melanie V.S. and Owen V.


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

           - Fellowship Coffee! Everyone is welcome to join us!

           - 6:30 PM Combined Evening Service in the Reformed Church.

Mon.   - 7:30 PM Educational Meeting.

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

Fri.      - 6:30-8:30 Fourth Friday Fellowship for Care Groups 1 & 2

Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Church Education and Adult Bible Studies. 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, 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 19: This morning the Cadets will take part in the service. The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed Church at 6:30 p.m.

Next Sunday, Mar 26: The Combined Evening Service will be in our church at 6:30.

After some updates, a new copy of the Elder/Deacon Care Groups have been placed in your mailboxes.  Please discard the old ones.

An Open House for Dick Talsma’s 100th birthday will be held in the Ver Does Room at Edgebrook on Saturday, April 1 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.  We will also be serving cake and coffee in our church after the morning service on April 2, 2017. 

Pastor Josh and Karen would like to invite Care Groups 1 and 2 to a night of fellowship at our home on Friday evening, March 24.  We are calling it Fourth Friday Fellowship.  Come when you can anytime between 6:30-8:30. Desserts and drinks will be provided.

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.

 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!

Southwest Christian High School Circle #12 is sponsoring an Easter Music Festival, taking place on April 9th at 2:30pm at the First CRC of Edgerton.  An offering will be taken for SWCH.  As has been the tradition, anyone from the audience is invited to join the mass choir in the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus.  We hope you join us again for an afternoon of praise and worship to honor our God.

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 20 - 7:30 PM Education Committee Meeting

May 6 - Open House Bridal Shower for Dana Hillers, bride-to-be of Travis Vander Woude in our church