The Lord's Day - April 8, 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 3:1-7
Sermon: "A Fall From Grace?"  

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

Offering:  Today - Murray County Food Shelf
Apr. 15 - Mission Support

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Shela V.D., Megan H. and Miranda H.
                                  PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use
.
                    Apr. 15- AM -  
 Melanie V.S., Mariah H. and Nathan H.
                    Apr. 22 - AM  - Sandy V.W., Cadance M. and Amber P.

   USHERS:  March: Dale Kruse and Kent Schaap

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

   Coffee Servers:  Today Leon & Sharla Vander Woude             Next Week:   Rev. Harold and Jennie Westra

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodaySandy H. and Danica P.
                                                   Next Week – Carolyn P. and Lauren S.

   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 Father/Daughter Night.
                - 7:00 PM
Cadets will meet.
   
Tues.   - Council will meet. Elders meet at 7:00 p.m. with full Council at 7:30 p.m.
   
Wed.   - 9:30 AM Coffee Break Bible Study at Edgerton 1st CRC Church.
   
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

    Please keep Roger Reitsma in your prayers. He fell on Wednesday morning and was airlifted to Sanford in Sioux Falls.  Pray for healing 

 and patience in his recovery from a skull fracture as he will be in the hospital for a few more days and require healing in the weeks to come.
    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:   
    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. 
    CCS Pork Burger Supper and Donation Sale, Friday, April 13. The free will offering supper will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and include 

 pork burger, beans, salad, chips, dessert, and drink with the donation sale starting at 7. Hope to see you there!!
    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.)

    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.

   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 mikyouthnetwork@gmail.com.  The registration deadline is April 12. Hope to see all you Junior-Highers there! 

  High School Students You are invited to join us at the 2018 RYS National Convention, which will be held July 16-20 at Dordt College in 

 Sioux Center, IA.  The convention will have a total of 12 workshops as well as the main sessions on the theme "Claim the Promises." The 

 deadline for signing up at the regular registration rate is on April 2, so please contact Pastor Josh ASAP if you are interested in attending. 

   THANK YOU
    Our family would like to thank everyone for the delicious meals brought to us during my recent recovery from surgery.  Also thank you for

 the cards and visits, it's so nice to have a great church family!  Things are going well and hope to return to work the middle of May. 
                                             Sincerely,  Ivan, Amy, Ethan, and Owen

    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!