The Lord's Day - October 15, 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. 

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-12  
   Sermon Series: The Doctrines of Grace
Sermon: “Point 4: Effectual Calling"

Combined Evening Worship held at the Reformed Church

Offering:  TodayCrossroads Bible Institute 
Oct. 22 - Atlas

    Nursery:  Today - AM – Sandy V.W., Danica P. and Lauren S.
                                  PM – 
Combined Service in the Reformed Church.
                    Oct. 22 - AM -  
Amy V., Meghan S. and Nick S.
                                    PM -  
Verla K.
                    Oct. 29 - AM  - Bobbi W., Emma S. and Abby V.D.
                                    PM  - 
Combined Service in the Reformed Church. 

   USHERS:  October:  Roger Talsma and Marv Van Dam  

   Greeters:  TodayLeon & Sharla Vander Woude and Ivan & Amy Vogel
                      Next Week –  Loren & Sandy Vander Woude and Duane & Julie Reitsma

   Coffee Servers:  Today - Ivan & Amy Vogel                Next Week:  Dave & Pat Holm

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodayApril P. and Nathan H.
                                                   Next Week – Sandy H. and Mariah H.

   Calendar:  
    Today   –  9:00 AM Sunday School and Bible Studies. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee!
Please join us! 
                 -
CHOIR PRACTICE after the morning service.
                 - 6:30 PM
Combined Evening Service in the reformed church.
    Wed.    - 9:30 AM
Coffee Break Bible Study at 1st CRC in Edgerton. Lesson 2. 
                 
- 5:00-8:00 PM CCS Tip Night at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch.
    Next Sun
. – 9:00 AM Sunday School and Bible Studies. 10:00 AM Communion Worship Service.
                     -  6:30 PM
Combined Evening Service in our Church.

    ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE 

   We extend our Christian sympathy to Gwen Kreun and Sharla Vander Woude and their families in the death of their mother, Mary Van Essen, 

 on Wednesday.  May God's grace surround them in this time of loss. The visitation will be at the First CRC in Edgerton today from 2-4pm, 

 and the Memorial Service will be at 11 am on Monday.
  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: 

    This Sunday, Oct. 15: This morning we prepare our hearts in anticipation of celebrating the Lord's Supper next Sunday morning. The

 Combined Evening Service will be in the Reformed Church at 6:30 p.m.
    Next Sunday, Oct. 22: The Combined Evening Service will be in our church at 6:30.
    The Council has made a list of men who are eligible to serve as elder or deacon. A letter has been sent to these individuals. Please pray that

 the Holy Spirit will move these men to accept this nomination so we may have continued leadership in our church.
    Choir practices for the morning service on Oct. 29 in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the  Reformation  will be as follows: 

 TODAY (after the morning services) and also at 7:00 on Oct. 25 which is a Wednesday evening. Our last practice will then be early morning 

 Oct. 29 before the service.  

   We have received word recently that the Chandler Reformed Church has made the decision to discontinue the joint evening service in

 their church.  The elders have decided to continue a weekly evening service in our church at 6:30 pm.  We invite all members of the community 

 to continue to join us for the evening service and we ask that you keep the planning and volunteers for our worship services in your prayers.
    The Council has accepted the request of Rich, Deb, and Abra Johnson to transfer their membership to the Presbyterian Church of Edgerton.   We wish them God's blessing in their new church home as we continue to remember them in our prayers.
    On Sunday, October 29th, 2017, at 2pm Classis Minnkota invites you to join reformed Christians from our area in a worship service to be 

 held at First CRC in Edgerton, MN. This service will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and how the truths of the reformation

 still resonate for us today. Please join us in praising God for his great faithfulness to his church. During this service we will be nourished by 

 God’s Word and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow. Through our time together, Jesus’ 

 Church will be built up and readied to follow as disciples of his. We look forward to worshiping with you!  There will be no 6:30 pm service 

 that evening.
    The Chandler Christian School will be having their annual Fall Baked Potato Supper and Donation Sale on November 3. Free will 

 Bakes Potato Supper will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with the donation sale starting at 7:00 p.m. vfrt
    World Renew invites you to join us in changing the story for communities around the world. Through daily devotions and activities you 

 can gather with your family to learn how God is moving families beyond poverty, hunger, and oppression and equipping them with skills to 

 succeed. Join us on November 5 for this year's World Hunger Sunday!!  

     The Outreach Committee is looking for 5 volunteers to each cook a turkey for the Harvest Meal on Saturday, November 18.  Please

 contact John Busman or Ivan Vogel if you are willing to do this. Thank you!
    Cancer survivors, whether you  are  currently in the trenches of your cancer journey or now live in  the  months  or  years of  its shadow, 

 you are invited to four sessions that  include faith-filled stories of Christians with cancer, encouragement, and above all  the hope that  is  only

 found through our precious Lord.  The evenings are facilitated by a cancer survivor.  Every session is independent and different from the  others  

 and so you can join us for one evening or for all.  4 consecutive Mondays: 7:00 p.m. October 16, 23, 30, and Nov. 6.  Place: Bethel CRC

 in Edgerton.
    The Southwest MN Christian High School music department will perform their fall concert on Thursday, October 19 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

 in the school gymnasium.  The music selections will include childhood folk music, common songs from Sunday School, and songs from the 

 years students were born. Also premiering are two new pep-band pieces for the upcoming winter athletic activities.  Please join as we enjoy

 the talents of our students and encourage them in their fine arts activities.
    SWCH Circle #5 is having a Card Party/Bake Sale on Friday, November 3.  Bake Sale will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Card Party to follow 

 at 7:00 p.m. SHARP.  Rook/Pinochle/other games available.  $5.00 per person to play.  Popcorn & drinks will be provided.  Ice cream 

 sundaes will be served - freewill donation.  This event would be fun for all ages. Join us for a night of fun & food while supporting SWCH!
    The Brown Family from LeMars, IA will be performing patriotic, praise & worship, and a little holiday music at Southwest MN Christian 

 High  School on Friday, November 10 during an evening performance beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars for an evening of

 soaking in the  sounds of remembrance, joy, and celebration! Tickets are $10 for advance or $12 at the door. Contact school office 

 at 507-442-4471.     

     THANK YOU
    We have been so encouraged by the acts of kindness shown to us the past couple months. Your prayers have lifted us up and helped calm 

 our fears. At this point we are half way through the surgery process and chemotherapy treatments. Please continue to pray for complete 

 healing.  Thank you so much!                                       Rich & Debbie Johnson and family                            

    ADVANCE NOTICES
  Oct. 29 - 10:00 AM Reformation Day Service in our church.
             - 2:00 PM Classis Reformation Day Service at the First CRC in Edgerton.  
  Nov.   5 - World Hunger Sunday.
  Nov. 18 - 12:00-2:00 PM Harvest Meal at the Chandler Community Center
  Dec.   8 - Our next scheduled worship with Cornerstone.