The Lord's Day - Dec. 9, 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: 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 - Volunteers In Mercy
Dec. 16 - Hope Haven

    Nursery:  Today - AM –    Pam T. and Ethan V.
                       PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use.
       
Dec. 16 - AM - Shela V.D. and Owen V.
        Dec. 23 - AM - Melanie V.S. and Levi C.

   USHERS:   December: Curt Miersma and Norm Kruse

   Greeters:  Today Glen and Marcia Talsma 
                      Next Week – Kyle and Tina Talsma

   Coffee Servers:  TodayAl and Sue Prins                  Next Week:   Mark and Rebecca Sankey

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodayChelsea S. and Cody P.
                                                   Next Week –  Sandy H. and Kayla V.S.

   Calendar:  
   Today    - 9:00 AM Christmas Program practice. 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
 
                
- Fellowship Coffee after our morning worship service! Please join us!
                 -- 6:30 PM
RCW Christmas Program in the Reformed Church. (Note time!) (Rescheduled)
 
 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. – 9:00 AM Christmas Program practice. 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.   

     Continue to pray for Al Prins in Edgebrook Care Center and for his continued dialysis treatments in Pipestone.
    Please pray for Donna Van Dam who was hospitalized this week in Slayton and Sanford, Sioux Falls for pain and testing.
    We extend our sympathy to Caroline Vander Woude and other family members in the passing of Caroline’s sister-in-law, Pauline Blom.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   
   This Sunday evening, we are invited to join the Reformed Church at 6:30 p.m. for their RCW Christmas program instead of the evening 
 service in our church.  They will also be accepting baby items for Helping Hands Pregnancy Center in Worthington.  The offering will be for
 the Center of Hope.
   
This Sunday, we begin our advent gift catalog campaign to help a family in need.  Here's how it works.  Step 1: Review the World Renew 
 Gift Catolog placed in your church mailbox.  Step 2: Choose an ornament from the giving tree set up in the fellowship hall that represents the gift 
 your family would like 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.  
     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 
 106.1 Slayton. If we are under a blizzard warning 1 hour before any church activity it will automatically be cancelled.
    Prison Ministry: We are scheduled to attend worship service this Friday.
    Save the date for our childrens Christmas Program which will be on December 16 at 6:00 p.m.  Practices will be in place of Sunday 
 School at 9:00 on December 2, 9, and 16. 
    The Angel Tree is your opportunity to bring a smile to a residents face this Christmas.  Edgebrook Care Center invites you to pick a 
 residents name from the Angel Tree and give a little gift of joy.  No Matter what age you are, the joy that comes from giving and receiving never 
 gets old.  Stop in the business office if you have any questions.
    Scholarship Opportunity:  A portion of the Classis Minnesota ministry share for Christian Higher Educating received during the previous 
 year is awarded in February to Christian college students in the form of scholarship grants. Any student attending a CRC-endorsed Christian 
 college 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. 
    Southwest MN High School Christmas Music Program: The bands and choirs at SWC are excited to present their Christmas 
 Concert "Gaudete!" on Monday, December 10th at 7:00 pm.  The concert will be held at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Edgerton. 
 Come rejoice with us as we celebrate the birth of our King!
    Southwest  Christian Circle #14 will  be  hosting  a  walking  taco/hot dog/barbecue supper on Monday,  December 17 serving 
 from  5:00-7:30 during the SW and RTR Girls' game. Hope you can join us for the meal and game!



   ADVANCE NOTICES
  Dec. 16 - Christmas Program