The Lord's Day - November 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
Offering: Today - Cornerstone Prison Ministries
Nursery: Today - AM – Tami K., Owen V. and Danielle H.
USHERS: November: Jeremy Van Dam and Nick Sankey
Greeters: Today - Leon & Sharla Vander Woude and Ivan & Amy Vogel
Coffee Servers: Today - Grant & April Post Next Week: Chuck & Kathy De Vries
Children's Church Leaders: Today - Bobbie S. and Raegan V.S.
ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE
Edgebrook’s Assisted Living, Gert Krosschell who resides at Edgebrook Apartments and Geneva Peters who resides at the Pipestone
Good Samaritan Care Facility.
Next Sunday evening, November 26 there will be NO worship service in our church as our church is invited to join the Reformed
Church Women's Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. There will be a shower of baby items to be donated to Helping Hands Pregnancy
Center of Worthington. The offering will be for Alpha Center. A lunch will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
for the office of Elder: Glen Talsma, Marvin Van Dam, Leon Vander Woude and Don Vogel. For Deacon: Chad Miersma, Ivan Vogel,
Harlow Schaap, Roger Talsma and Jason Vander Schaaf. Two elders and two deacons will be selected. The annual budget will be
for approval by the congregation. Following the congregational meeting
the new Council will meet to re-organize itself for 2018.
to God's grace since our missionary support offering is down for the year. Our missionary family Glenn and Laura Adams serve in
Sucre, Bolivia. Glenn and Laura both serve in Vida Y Luz Christian School, lead the Enfoque Bible study in their home, and work in
church planting. Please pray for them as: (1) Laura's grandmother had another stroke and is not doing well, (2) pray that running water
would be restored to their neighborhood in Sucre, (3) as they come to the end of the school year there are many loose ends to tie up and they
will be participating in a youth outreach evangelistic event on December 10, (4) a few members of the church plant, Vida Abundante, are
struggling with depression, and (5) pray for health for the Adams' extended family as some of their nephews are very sick. Our missionaries
Arbin and Bimala Pokharel serve in Kathmandu, Nepal. They work in several church plants, five of which were destroyed by the
devastating earthquake in April, 2015. Arbin has also been involved in developing Christian schools and working with Words of Hope by
producing more than 8 FM radio broadcasts and various media. Bimala serves with Higher Ground, a non-profit cafe, bakery, and crafts
center with a mission to restore the lives of individuals at risk of exploitation, human trafficking and social injustices through awareness,
education counseling, socio-economic empowerment and sustainable business development.
the fellowship hall. You can take an ornament from the Christmas tree to buy one or more items in honor of a friend or family member. Please
place your orders directly from World Renew either by donating online, filling out the order form in the back of the catalog and mailing it in
along with your check to World Renew, or by calling them. If you would like to receive a printed gift-acknowledgment card before Christmas
to let loved ones know you made a gift to World Renew in their honor, place your order and request the cards by December 4. Blank
to write your own gift-acknowledgment as well as extra catalogues are
located on the table next to the Christmas tree.
first 3 Sundays in December. Preschool -12th grade will need to be at all 3 practice times. More information to come. Please note: The adult
Group singing at our Christmas program will be practicing immediately
after the morning service on December 3, 10 & 17.
church cancellations or postponements, listen to Luverne, K101 or Slayton, KJOE at 106.1
two outings. This is limited to churches within our classis and any friends you might want to invite. If you are post-high school to age 24, the
date will be November 18. If you are 25-35, the date will be December 2. The group will share a meal after the Escape Room. To reserve a
spot and find out more details, please contact Rev. Adam Eisenga at firstname.lastname@example.org or on facebook.
previous year is awarded in February to Christian college students in the form of scholarship grants. Any students attending a
CRC-endorsed Christian college who completes an application form by the December 31 deadline is eligible. Contact Pastor Josh
for an application or provide him with the student’s email address and a form will be emailed directly to the applicant.