The Lord's Day - May 21, 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

Evening Message: Your Kingdom Come
  Scripture:  Daniel 4:19-37
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 48; Q&A 123

OFFERING: Today - Luke Society                                                              May 21 - Bethany Christian Services

NURSERY: Today 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

                     June  4 - AM  - Amy V., Megan H. and Miranda H.

                                   PM  - Danielle H.

USHERS: May - Nick Sankey and Jeremy Van Dam

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

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

COFFEE SERVERS:  Today – Leon & Sharla Vander Woude            Next Week – Rev. Harold and Jennie Westra

CHILDREN’S CHURCH LEADERS: Today – Melanie V.S. and Danica P.        Next Week – Steff M. and Lauren S.


Today – 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 our church.

Thurs.  - 5:00-7:30 PM Fourth Fellowship in the parsonage garage.

Next Sun.– 10:00 AM Worship Service.

              - 6:30 PM Combined Evening Service in the Reformed 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 21: The Combined Evening Service will be in our church at 6:30 p.m.

Next Sunday, May 21: The Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed 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.

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!!

Women’s Bible Study: Beginning June 1, the women of the church are cordially invited to a Thursday afternoon Women’s Bible Study. Join us at our church at 1:30 p.m. as we study the book of James from the book, “Growing in the Christian Life”.

Prison Ministry: We will be attending worship service on June 16.  Next date will be August 11.

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.

KIDS! How would you like to spend a week with other kids learning about God and how much He loves you? This year's Bible stories and Bible verses remind us that God made each of us for a reason; God is for us; God is always with us; God will always love us! What amazing promises that we can build our lives on! Registration forms are on the kitchen counter at the CRC and in the lobby at the Reformed Church.  Online registration is available at: Bible School will be held June 26-30 at the CRC with a meal being served at 5:30.  Everyone is welcome! Please join us and bring a friend or neighbor.

VOLUNTEERS needed for Bible School June 26-30.  Sign up forms are on the kitchen counter at the CRC and on the cork board in the lobby of the Reformed Church.  We can't do this without you!

On Saturday, June 3, Edgerton Christian Elementary School is hosting an old-fashioned school picnic to celebrate 100 years of God’s faithfulness to generations of students, parents, and supporters. Join us from 5-8 p.m. for a light picnic lunch (served 5:00-6:00 p.m.), a short program (6:00-6:45 p.m.) along with tours and old-fashioned picnic games for grades Pre-8th grade (7:00-8:00 p.m.) Grab your lawn chair and come share the blessings and stories of God’s faithfulness in the heritage of ECES. Booklets and t-shirts will be available to purchase or order that evening. Everyone is invited!

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.

THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPOREE HOST COMMITTEE  is looking for some volunteer workers for site preparations at the site near Custer, SD. This is an open invitation to EVERYONE who would like to help, not limited to Cadet counselors. This would include cutting and moving trees and clearing other brush and stuff from the camp sites. The work weekends are June 2-4 and June 16-18. We have signup website you can let us know if you’d like to help out. Marty VanderPlaats is the organizer of these trips. You can come for part of the time or the whole weekend. We usually tent on site, but you can run into Custer if you’d prefer a hotel. Food is provided, all we ask is some gloves, chainsaw if you have one, muscle, sweat, and a workers spirit knowing that this site will be where Cadet boys and counselors will experience God’s glory at our Camporee July 12-19. The sign up website is  You can contact Marty directly at Or you can contact Steve VH at call/text (605) 690-6316 or Thanks to all who help in anyway. You can also pray for the upcoming event and the boys, counselors, and staff who are getting ready to attend. Praise be to God.


May 28 - Ascension Sunday. Preparatory Service.

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

June  4 - Pentecost Sunday. Profession of Faith and Communion.

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