The Lord's Day - April 22, 2018


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: Genesis 3: 8-19
Sermon: "A Blessing in the Curse"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: James 5:1-6
Sermon: “Where is Your Treasure?”

Offering:  Today - Lost Timber Bible Camp (Aaron & Emily Ahlquist) 
Apr. 29 - GEMS

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Sandy V.W., Cadance M. and Amber P.
                                  PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use
.
                    Apr. 29- AM -  
 Bobbi W., Cody P. and Cameron P.
                    May 6 - AM  - Michelle H., Danica P. and Lauren S.

   USHERS:  April:  Dale Kruse and Kent Schaap

   Greeters:  Today -  Clyde & Gwen Kreun and Arvin & Delaine Vander Woude 
                      Next Week – Wendale & Lavonne Vander Broek and Marv & Donna Van Dam

   Coffee Servers:  Today Curt & Wanda Miersma            Next Week:   Martin & Irene Hoekman

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodayMelanie V.S. and Meghan S.
                                                   Next Week – Steph M. and Seth P .

   Calendar:  
   Today    - 9:00 AM Church Education Classes. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee!
Please join us! 
                 - 6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service. 
   
Mon.    - 7:00 PM GEMS Fun Night.
               7:00 PM
Cadets will meet.
   Wed.     - 5:30 PM Chandler Youth Group Supper and Basketball game. (See announcement.).
   
Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Church Education classes.
                    - 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
                    -  6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service. 

    ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE

    We rejoice with Al Prins that he was able to return home from the hospital on Monday and that he is feeling well and has returned to work.
    We thank the Lord that Roger Reitsma was able to return home on Thursday..
    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.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   

    Today we look forward to hearing an update from Aaron and Emily Ahlquist and their important work with Lost Timber Bible Camp.  On 

 that day we will also be collecting an offering to support them in this ministry.  Please consider giving generously to this special offering.
    We are working on getting our text message system underway for prayer requests or cancellations.  Last week Wednesday we sent out a 

 prayer request about Roger Reitsma.  If you did not receive a text message or if you need to add a new number, please let Keith Westra know 

 so we can check to make sure that your name is in the system.  The prayer chain number that sends out the texts is 797-979.
    We will be having a church potluck on April 29 after our morning service.  Please bring a dish to share. 

   There is a sign-up sheet for meals for Jan and Rog Reitsma on the kitchen counter along with a 2-page “Program Rules” sheet, which 

 shows the foods that he can or cannot eat for a while. It is important to follow these guidelines so he can comply with the doctor’s

 instructions regarding his diet.
    With tornado season underway, we want to remind you that if we are under a tornado warning within one hour before a church event starts, 

 that event is automatically cancelled.
    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.
   The Chandler Youth Group will be having a basketball game, sub supper and pie/dessert auction fundraiser on Wednesday, April 25 at 

 Chandler Christian School. Supper will start at 5:30 with the game starting at 7:00. Desserts will be auctioned off during halftime. Sign-up sheets

 are in the back of church if you would like to preorder them.
    Cadet Sunday is canceled due to a conflict in the Reformed Church. GEMS Sunday will be in our church next Sunday, April 29.
    VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: (June 25-29) This year's theme is Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus. We will venture onto an uncharted

 island where kids survive and thrive.  Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms.  Volunteer sign-up sheets have

 been placed at both churches.  We look forward to an awesome week of learning about Jesus and serving our community. Please sign up 

 to volunteer before May 13.  Contact Karen 760.412.1806 or Sandy 507.227.0585 with any questions. Thank you!
    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.

     Southwest Christian High School Christian Education Week is set for April 23 through April 27. Please see your mailboxes for a

 list of events planned for that week.
    “My Neighbors—Immigrants/Refugees in this Region,” will be hosted by New Roots Ministry. Date & time

 Sat., April 21, 10AM—2:15pm; Location: Shalom Christian Ref. Church, 4100 S. Southeastern Ave., Sioux Falls, 57103; Features: 

 Hear life stories of a religiously & culturally diverse group of refugees & immigrants (African, Asian, Eastern European, Latin American). 

 Enjoy an ethnic meal, (some American food, too). NO COST. Questions? Call/text (605-376-6330), sfnewroots@gmail.com. 


    ADVANCE NOTICES
   May 11 - Our next scheduled visit to Cornerstone Church will be May 11.
   June 25-29 - Save the date for Vacation Bible School!