The Lord's Day - May 14, 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: Christ Ministers Through Officers
  Scripture:  Acts 20:17-38

OFFERING: Today - Chandler Christian School                                              May 21 - Luke Society

NURSERY:  Today  AM – Shela V.D., Kayla V.S. and Jeremy V.W.

                       PM – Service in the Reformed Church

                     May 21 - AM -  Sandy V.W., Ethan V. and Owen V.

                                    PM -  Marcia T.

                     May 28 - AM  - Melanie V.S., Danielle H. and Larissa H.

                                    PM  - Service in the Reformed Church

USHERS: May - Nick Sankey and Jeremy Van Dam

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

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

COFFEE SERVERS:  Today – Glen & Marcia Talsma

                                 Next Week – Leon & Sharla Vander Woude

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

                                                     Next Week – Melanie V.S. and Danica P.


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

            - Fellowship Coffee! Please join us!

            - 5:30 PM Chapter 3 book discussion of A Well-Ordered Church in our church.

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

Fri.       - Chandler Christian School Graduation in our church.

Sat.     - Southwest Christian High School Graduation.

Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Church Education and 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,  Dick Talsma and Marie Vander Top who reside at Edgebrook’s Assisted Living and Gert Krosschell who resides at Edgebrook Apartments.




This Sunday, May 14: The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed Church at 6:30.

Next Sunday, May 21: The Combined Evening Service will be in our church at 6:30.

A Well-Ordered Church book discussion group will be meeting at 5:30 in our church today to discuss chapters 3.

From the Council: On Tuesday night, the Council had the joy to interview and accept the testimony of Austin Schoolmeester and Jeremy Vander Woude. We look forward to their Public Profession of Faith and Celebration of the Lord’s Supper on June 4.

To thank the congregation for the generous blessing of the new parsonage garage, Pastor Josh and Karen will be hosting our Fourth Fellowship gathering for the whole congregation on THURSDAY, May 25 from 5-7:30 p.m.  Come to enjoy a time of fellowship, tour the new garage, and eat a hamburger or hot dog. Kids are welcome!

Chandler Christian School Mothers Club will be having a tip night at the Slayton Pizza Ranch on May 22.  We will be there from 5-8.  The Mothers Club also gets a percentage of the cost of the pizza that is served there, carried out or delivered.  Please come out and help support our school. Thanks!!

VBS Sign-ups! Big plans are underway for this year’s Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School on June 26-30. The Factory is a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they are lovingly crafted by God. We are in need of several volunteers, including helpers for snacks, crew leaders, games and more. Sign-ups to volunteer or to register your children or grandchildren will be in the kitchen window.

Southwest MN Christian High School Music Department Spring Concert is May 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. We will serve cookies and drink following the spring concert in honor of Becky Van Hulzen's retirement from being head cook at SWMCH. If you are unable to attend, please be sure to extend your thanks for the many delicious meals she has helped prepared.

New Life Treatment Center 38th Annual Horse-Ride-A-Thon: The board and staff of New Life Treatment Center announce the Annual Horse Ride-a-Thon. Horses with riders and horse drawn rigs will begin at Pipestone County Fairgrounds and proceed to their destination at the Center in Woodstock. The date is Saturday, May 20, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Our Horse Ride-a-Thon will be concluded at the Center at approximately 1:30 p.m. with all participants enjoying a picnic lunch and t-shirts. For further information, contact New Life Treatment Center, Woodstock, MN at 507-777-4321.

It’s an old-fashioned school picnic to be held on Saturday, June 3, to celebrate God’s faithfulness to Edgerton Christian elementary School for 100 years! Join the generations of people, young and old, as we enjoy a light picnic lunch, a short reflection program, tours of the school, and old-fashioned picnic games from 5-8:00 p.m. Grab your lawn chair and come share the blessings and stories of God’s faithfulness in the heritage of ECES. Please remember to extend the invitation to your family and friends.

Male students who are pursuing studies toward ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church are invited to apply for financial aid through the Classical Ministry Leadership Committee. For information and application forms contact Rev. Harold Westra, 742 6th Ave SW, Pipestone, MN 56164, 507 562-0132 or by July 15.


We want to thank all of you for all you have done for our family the past 5 months! The cards, gifts, meals, rides, visits, hugs, words of encouragement and above all your prayers were much appreciated! We are very grateful to all of you for everything! God has blessed us with a very loving and caring church family! I have completed my chemo treatments, a few short due to the neuropathy in my hands. I will be starting radiation treatments in a few weeks. We covet your prayers as we continue on this journey! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Leon, Sharla, Jeremy, Travis & Dana



May 25 - Fourth Fellowship in the parsonage garage for all Care Groups. More details coming soon.  

May 28 - Preparatory Service.

May 29 - Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast at SWCH from 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. Freewill offering.

June  4 - Profession of Faith and Communion.

June 26-30 - Maker Fun Factory VBS, sign ups coming soon!