The Lord's Day - March 5, 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 Fifth Commandment – Honoring the Patient Parent”
  Scripture:  Luke 15:11-32
Heidelberg Catechism: Lord’s Day 39; Q&A 104

OFFERING: Today - Chandler Christian School                       Mar. 12 - Back to God Hour

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

                       PM – Service in the Reformed Church

                     Mar.12  - AM -  Melanie V.S., Jeremy V.D. and Kayla V.S.

                                    PM -  Danielle H.

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

                                    PM  - Service in the Reformed Church

USHERS: March: Chad Miersma and Grant Post

GREETERS:  Today – Wendale & Lavonne Vander Broek and Marv & Donna Van Dam

                       Next Week – Al & Sue Prins and Rog & Tami Krosschell

COFFEE SERVERS:  Today – Mark & Rebecca Sankey

                                 Next Week – Loren & Sandy Vander Woude

CHILDREN’S CHURCH LEADERS: Today – No Children’s Church due to Communion.

                                                           Next Week – Sandy H. and Larissa H.


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 Prayer Service for Crops and Industry in the Reformed Church.

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

Fri.      - 3:30 PM Policy Committee Meeting.

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, March 5: This morning we want to congratulate and encourage Daryl & Bethany Rylaarsdam as well as older brothers Caden and Tyson and the rest of the family and visitors as we witness the sacrament of baptism for daughter Macy Joy.  Also: The Lord extends His invitation and call to come to His table of mercy as we observe the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper today.  We invite all who are truly sorry for your sins, who sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and who earnestly desire to lead a Godly life to commune with Christ in this holy supper.
The 6:30 pm service will be a Combined Prayer Service for Crops and Industry in the Reformed Church.

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

We are working on updating our Church Directory.  Please review your information that are on the sheets on the round tables, and put a check mark next to your name once you have confirmed your information.  Please consider adding a cell phone and email address so that we can stay in contact with you.  The final sheet is for additional names, college students, or adult children who now have their own address.

If the Lord is leading you to make profession of faith in Jesus Christ, a class just for you will be offered this spring. Please let Pastor Josh know that you plan on taking the class so that we can schedule a time that works for everyone. (, 677-2524)

The Elder/Deacon Membership Care Groups have been reorganized for 2017.  These groups exist because our leaders are called to keep watch and to be shepherds of the church of God (Acts 20:28).  Remember to keep your elders and deacons in your prayers as they faithfully shepherd the church of God.

The Chandler Memorial Cemetery meeting will be held March 13 at 7:00 at the Chandler Reformed Church.           

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 will/have be/been handed out at the Minnkota, Iakota, and Heartland Spring Classis Meetings.  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..."



March 12 - Daylight Savings Time Begins - Change those clocks!

March 13 - 7:00 PM Pinewood Derby Car Races

March 19 - Cadet Sunday

March 20 - 7:30 PM Education Committee Meeting