The Lord's Day - November 26, 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 Worship
Scripture: Romans 11:33-36
Sermon: "Soli Deo Gloria"
 

Evening Worship held at the Reformed Church

Offering:  TodayLost Timber Bible Camp 
(Aaron and Emily Alquist)
Dec. 3 - Chandler Christian School 

    Nursery:  Today - AM – Rebecca S., Larissa H. and Megan H.
                                  PM – 
No Evening Service.
                    Dec. 3- AM -  
Pam T., Miranda H. and Nathan H.
                                    PM -  
Marcia T.
                    Dec. 10 - AM  - Melanie V.S., Cadance M. and Cody P.
                                    PM  -
Abby V.D . 

   USHERS:  November:  Jeremy Van Dam and Nick Sankey  

   Greeters:  TodayLoren & Sandy Vander Woude and Duane & Julie Reitsma
                      Next Week –  Clyde & Gwen Kreun and Arvin & Delaine Vander Woude

   Coffee Servers:  TodayChuck & Kathy De Vries               Next Week:   Leona Talsma and Jennet Mollema

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodayShela V.D. and Nick S.
                                                   Next Week – Chelsea S. and Jeremy V.D.

   Calendar:  
    Today   –  NO Sunday School and Bible Studies today. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee!
Please join us! 
                 - 6:30 PM
Reformed Church Women’s Christmas Program at the Reformed Church.
   
Mon.    - 7:00 PM GEMS will meet. Snacks: Raegan;  Drink:Danica
                 7:00 PM
Cadets will meet.
 
Wed.    - 9:30 AM Coffee Break Bible Study at 1st CRC in Edgerton. Lesson 6
   
Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Christmas Program Practice/Adult Bible Studies. 
                    - 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service. Preparatory Sunday.
                    -  6:30 PM 
Evening Worship Service.

    ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE 
  We remember all of our members who reside at area care facilities. Chris SankeyDick Talsma and Marie Vander Top who reside at 

 Edgebrook’s Assisted Living, Gert Krosschell who resides at Edgebrook Apartments and Geneva Peters who resides at the Pipestone 

 Good Samaritan Care Facility.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   

    Today,  November 26 there will be NO Evening 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.
    Next Sunday, December 3, we look forward to celebrating the baptism of Charles Eric Kruse, infant son of Dale and Ivy Kruse at the 

 Morning Worship Service.
    Next Sunday will be Preparatory Sunday for Communion on December 10.
    At the congregational meeting this past week, two elders were chosen; Glen Talsma and Don Vogel and two deacons were chosen; 

 Chad Miersma and Roger Talsma. The proposed budget for 2018 was also approved by the congregation.
    Giving Tree Project - As a part of World Renew's Gap Gifts giving tree project, ornaments have been placed on the Christmas tree in

 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 cards to 

 write your own gift-acknowledgment as well as extra catalogues are located on the table next to the Christmas tree.
    Our Christmas Program is scheduled for Sunday Dec. 17 at the Evening Service. Practice will be in place of Sunday school times the 

 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 

 Octet Group singing at our Christmas program will be practicing immediately after the morning service on December 3, 10 & 17.
    As we come into the winter season if we are under a blizzard warning, all church activities will be cancelled. For weather related 

 church cancellations or postponements, listen to Luverne, K101 or Slayton, KJOE at 106.1
    If you are willing to make fudge for the Prison Christmas Sack Ministry, it should be brought to church by December 11. Thank 

 you in advance!
    Young adults –are you looking for a way to connect with other Christian young adults?  Consider coming to Escape 605 for one of these

 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 adamteisenga@gmail.com or on facebook.
   Do you know the meaning behind the colors of Christmas?  Southwest MN Christian high school ensembles are excited to share the 

 meaning behind the vibrant hues associated with the season and how they tie back to the birth of our Savior.  Come join the Southwest band 

 and choirs at Bethel Christian Reform Church in Edgerton as they present “The Colors of Christmas” on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 pm.
    Scholarship Grants Available:  A portion of the Classis Minnesota ministry share for Christian Higher Education received during the 

 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.

    ADVANCE NOTICES 
   Dec.   8 - Our next scheduled worship with Cornerstone. 
   Dec. 10 - Communion
   Dec. 17 - Christmas Program