The Lord's Day - Dec. 23, 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.
Scripture: Exodus 1:22-2:10, Matthew 2:13-23
Sermon Series: “Advent from the Beginning”
Sermon: “A Child Saved for Redemption”
Evening Worship held at the Reformed Church
Offering: Today - New Life Treatment Center
Dec. 30 - World Renew
Nursery: Today - AM – Melanie V.S. and Levi C.
PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use.
Dec. 30 - AM - Sandy V.W. and Danielle H.
Jan. 6 - AM - Bobbi W. and Larissa H.
USHERS: December: Curt Miersma and Norm Kruse
Greeters: Today - Ray and Sharon Talsma
Next Week – Roger and Pam Talsma
Coffee Servers: Today - Loren and Sandy Vander Woude Next Week: Vivian and Nicole Elsing
Children's Church Leaders: Today - Carolyn P. and Cameron P.
Next Week – Melanie V.S. and Ethan V.
Today - 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
- Fellowship Coffee after our morning worship service! Please join us!
-- 6:00 PM Evening Worship Service of Lessons and Carols
Tues. - Council Meeting. Elders meet at 7:00 p.m. with full Council at 7:30 p.m.
Wed. - 9:30 AM Coffee Break Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall of the First CRC of Edgerton.
Fri. - Prison Ministry: We will leave church at 4:30 p.m.
Next Sun. – No Church Education - Christmas Break. 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
- 6:00 PM Christmas Program.
ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE
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 and Gert Krosschell who resides at Edgebrook Apartments.
Our sympathies to the Van Dam, Vander Schaaf, and Talsma families in the death of Donna Van Dam on Thursday. The Lord is our
refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
This Sunday evening, at 6 pm you are invited to join us for a Service of Lessons and Carols.
If you have any needs or items of prayer this week, please contact your Care Group elder.
As a new year approaches
it is a good time for us as a church to evaluate our Bible reading
habits, and make a commitment to follow a plan. The Robert
Murray M'Cheyne Bible reading plan reads through the New Testament and
Psalms twice and the Old Testament once, all in one
A copy of the plan has been distributed in your mailboxes, and can be
folded to be used as a bookmark. There will be extra copies
for spouses or children on top of the mailboxes. If you are
interested in a daily companion to guide your reading, we will be
a book called For the Love of God by D.A. Carson for
$20 each. If there is interest we can also meet to discuss what
we have read and
encourage one another in our reading. Sign up
in the kitchen window by Christmas if you would like to order a copy,
and indicate your interest
in meeting together.
Advent gift catalog campaign to help a family in need. Here's how it works. Step 1: Review the World Renew Gift Catalog placed in
church mailbox. Step 2: Choose an ornament from the giving tree
set up in the fellowship hall that represents the gift your family
to give to a family in need. Step 3: Complete
the order form at the back of the catalog. Make out a check to
World Renew for the
appropriate amount. Step 4:
mail your check and order form directly to World Renew or give online
at worldrenew.net/gifts. You can also use
the giving tree ornament to tell a friend or family member that you have bought a gift in their honor.
There will be no Sunday School December 30.
Church service cancellation notice due to bad weather will be sent by text and also will be announced on the radio, 101.1 Luverne and
Slayton. If we are under a blizzard warning 1 hour before any church
activity it will automatically be cancelled.
Scholarship Opportunity: A portion of the Classis Minnesota ministry share for Christian Higher Educating received during the previous year
awarded in February to Christian college students in the form of
scholarship grants. Any student attending a CRC-endorsed Christian
who completes an application form by the
December 31 deadline is eligible. Contact Pastor Josh for an
application form or provide him with
the student's email address and a form will be emailed directly to the applicant.
January 6 - Installation of Elders and Deacons