The Lord's Day - April 1, 2018

This week's memory verse: Jeremiah 23:23-24, “Am I only a God nearby,” declares the LORD, “And not a God far away? Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD.

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: John 20:1-10
Sermon: "He Lives!"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: John 20:19-31
Sermon: “That You May Believe”

Offering:  Today - Chandler Christian School
Apr. 8 - Murray County Food Shelf

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Pam T., Danielle H., and Larissa H.
                                  PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use
                    Apr. 8- AM -  
 Shela V.D., Megan H. and Miranda H.
                    Apr. 15 - AM  - Melanie V.S., Mariah H. and Nathan H.

   USHERS:  March: Dale Kruse and Kent Schaap

   Greeters:  Today - Al & Sue Prins and Rog & Tami Krosschell 
                      Next Week –  Leon & Sharla Vander Woude and Ivan & Amy Vogel 

   Coffee Servers:  Today Glen & Marcia Talsma             Next Week:   Leon & Sharla Vander Woude

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

   Today    -  10:00 AM Easter Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee!
Please join us! 
                 - 6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service. 
Tues.  - 7:00 PM Cemetery Board Meeting.
Wed.   - 9:30 AM Coffee Break Bible Study at Edgerton 1st CRC Church.
Sat.     - 7:45 AM Cadet-o-Rama at Sioux Falls Christian. (See announcement.)
Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Church Education classes.
                    - 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
                    -  6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service. 


    Happy Birthday to Dick Talsma as he celebrates his 101st birthday today. God bless you!
    We remember all of our members who reside at area care facilities. Chris Sankey who resides at Edgebrook Care Center, Dick Talsma 

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

 at the Pipestone Good Samaritan Care Facility.

    The Council has decided to have the whole congregation be involved as greeters at the morning worship service. One couple or family will

 take their turn at the main entry. A schedule will be made to designate which Sunday you will be a greeter. If you are unable to be greeters

 as scheduled, please find someone to fill your turn. Please help so all who join us in worship each week will feel welcome.
    We have heard many favorable comments when a Praise Team leads the singing during the church service. However, we are in

 NEED of more singers (especially MEN)! We are going to revamp how it has been done in the past with 3 teams and go with one list of 

 singers. You will be called at random if you are available to sing on that particular Sunday and you may say yes or no if it doesn't work for you. 

 At first we are going to continue with having a praise team once a month. If we get enough people willing to serve in this way, we may try and 

 go to twice a month or sing every 3rd Sunday. We are asking you (young and old) to PLEASE consider serving in this way. There's a signup 

 sheet by the kitchen window. 
    From Chandler Christian School: Part-time Preschool Position open: The Chandler Christian School board will be accepting resumes

 for a part-time preschool teaching position for the upcoming school year   This position is for 15 hours a week (hours are 7:35am to 

 12:35pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays); these hours may grow as our preschool program grows.  We will be accepting resumes 

 until April 3rd. If you are interested or have questions please contact Karl Schmitke; resumes may be sent to     Thank you.
    Chandler Christian School is hosting a Community Impact night at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch Wednesday, April 4th from 5:00-8:00. Come 

 and enjoy some great food and support the kids at Chandler Christian School.
    Cadets will be leaving church at 7:45 a.m. on April 7 for the Cadet-o-Rama at Sioux Falls Christian. Bring your race cars and some

 money for lunch.
    The children of Jo Ann De Kruif are requesting a card shower for Jo Ann in honor of her 80th birthday on April 8, 2018. Her address is: 

 331 7th St., Chandler, MN 56122-1021. The children also invite you to join them for coffee and cake at the Reformed Church on April 8,

 following the morning service in honor of Jo Ann’s 80th birthday. (They have taken into consideration our church gets out later than theirs, but

 assure us they will still be there for those who wish to come.)
    SAVE THE DATE!  ATLAS of Rock County will be hosting their annual Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, April 5.  The event will be 

 held at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne.  Social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner being catered by the Bluestem and served at 

 6:30 p.m.  More details to come! 

    Inviting all Senior Citizens! The freshmen class of Southwest MN Christian High School would like to invite you to three different afternoons

 of activity, fellowship, and snacks. Please join us on the following days at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 11 – Cards and other board games
    Wednesday, April 18  - Hymn Sing
    Wednesday, April 25 –12:30  Chapel as part of Christian Education Week followed by BINGO  
 No need to RSVP, please join us in the SWMCH gymnasium for one, two, or all three days/activities.
    Come hang out with Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally and the rest of the Peanuts gang!  On Thursday, April 5 and Saturday April 7 

 Southwest MN Christian High School will present the play "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at 7:00 pm.  The musical presents a day in the

 life of Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts crew as they cause shenanigans while playing a baseball game, finishing their homework and, 

 of course, developing meaningful friendships.  Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and performances will be held in the ECES gym.  Tickets for chair seating may be reserved in advance by calling the SW office - 442-4471. Don't miss this entertaining and energetic show!
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the social room of the First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton on Monday, 

 April 2, 2018 from 12:30 until 6:30.  Please contact Betty Huisken for an appointment to donate. Either 507-227-8416 or Anyone 16 years or older and in good health is urged to donate. 

   The 8th Annual Minnikota Youth/Dordt College Junior High (6th-8th graders) Retreat is April 20-22 at Inspiration Hills. The theme this 

 year is from Romans 12:1-2 "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy 

 and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of 

 your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is---his good, pleasing and perfect will."  The theme is

 "TRANSFORMED".  If you have not received a registration form from your church text Lee De Groot at 712-470-4244 or 

 email her at  The registration deadline is April 12. Hope to see all you Junior-Highers there! 

   Apr.   9 - GEMS Father/Daughter Night.
   Apr. 10 - Council Meeting
   May 11 - Our next scheduled visit to Cornerstone Church will be May 11.
   June 25-29 - Save the date for Vacation Bible School!