The Lord's Day - February 11, 2018


This week's memory verse:  Hebrews 2:17, “For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.  

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 2: 18-25
Sermon: "God Creates Marriage"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: James 3:1-12
Sermon: “Taming the Tongue”

Offering:  TodayJeff & Christy Faber
Feb. 18 - New Life Treatment Center

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Melanie V.S., Amber P. and Cody P.
                                  PM – 
Abby V.D.
                    Feb. 18- AM -  
Sandy V.W., Cameron P. and Danica P.
                                    PM -  
Larissa H.
                    Feb. 25 - AM  - Bobbi W., Lauren S. and Meghan S.
                                    PM  - 
Verla K. 

   USHERS:  February: Amber Post and Meghan Sankey

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

   Coffee Servers:  Today Harlow and Anne Schaap             Next Week:   Bob & Faith Prins

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodaySandy H. and Cameron P.
                                                   Next Week – Carolyn P. and Ethan V.

   Calendar:  
   Today    - 9:00 AM Church Education Classes. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee!
Please join us! 
                 - 6:00 PM 
Worship Service. (Note change of time!)  
   
Mon.    - 7:00 PM GEMS will meet. Drink--Larissa; Snacks--Miranda
                - 7:00 PM Cadets will meet.
   Tues.   - 7:00 PM Elders will meet at 7:00 p.m. with full Council at 7:30 p.m.
   
Wed.    Coffee Break Bible Study at Edgerton 1st CRC Church. (Lesson: Jonah, Lesson 4).
              - 7:00-8:00 PM
Game night at Chandler Christian School Gym. (See announcement.) 
   
Fri.       - Prison Ministry will be attending Worship Service at Cornerstone Prison Church.
   
Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Church Education Classes. 
                    - 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
                    -  6:00 PM 
Evening Worship Service. (Note change of time!)

    ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE 

   We express our Christian sympathy to the family of Rev. Harry Van Dam who passed away last Sunday, as well as to

 Gene Van Heuvelen (whose sister was Harry’s first wife).
    Please be in prayer for Amy Vogel who will have back surgery on Monday and will be off work for several weeks.
    Continue to pray for Al Vis as he continues to recover from a back injury.
    Continue to be in prayer for Geneva Peters who has been hospitalized this past week.
    We remember all of our members who reside at area care facilities. Chris Sankey and Dick Talsma who reside at Edgebrook’s Assisted 

 Living, Gert Krosschell who resides at Edgebrook Apartments and Geneva Peters who resides at the Pipestone Good Samaritan Care Facilityy.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   
    From the Council: The council has decided to change the evening service time to 6:00 p.m. on a year-round basis, beginning the first Sunday 

 of February.

   Memory Verses: For our evening services, we are reading one Lord's Day of the Heidelberg Catechism each week.  In our bulletin each 

 week, we will list a memory verse that corresponds to one of those questions and answers.  We encourage you to memorize these passages

 with your family for that week.  In Pastor John Piper's article "Why Memorize Scripture?" (placed in your mailboxes), he gives several reasons 

 why memorizing Scripture is so essential to the Christian life: conformity to Christ, daily triumph over sin, daily triumph over Satan, comfort

 and counsel for people you love, communicating the gospel to unbelievers, and communion with God in the enjoyment of his person and ways. 

 Will you join us in this challenge for 2018? 
    The church visitors of our Classis will be making their annual visit with our Council on February 13.

    Public Meeting notice:  All members of the community (city & rural) are encouraged to attend the Chandler City Council Meeting on 

 February 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chandler Community Center to discuss the future of the Chandler Valley Grill. 

    Prison Ministry:  We will be attending worship service on February 16.
    The  Chandler  Youth  Group  is  having  a  Soup  Supper  on  February  28  from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Chandler Reformed Church.  We  

 will be  serving  Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, Split Pea Soup and Cheesy Vegetable Soup, along with delicious desserts to finish off your meal.
    SPRING SCRAPBOOKING & CRAFT WEEKEND IS BACK! Join us for a great time of fellowship and working on your favorite craft

 or photos.  We will be meeting in the choir room at First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton on February 23 & 24. Friday from 2pm-10pm 

 and Saturday 8am-5pm. Friday supper & Saturday noon meal will be provided.  Please bring a friend, power strip, and a snack to share.  Hope 

 to see you there!  RSVP to the Facebook event or contact Karen Christoffels (760.412.1806).
    CHANDLER RIDGE RINGERS are looking for 3 additional hand bell ringers & a director.  Performances are roughly once per month 

 with weekly practices.  Basic music knowledge preferred! Contact Trish Dysthe for more information: 507.220.0546 
     Please also keep in mind the Season of Giving. During the 17-18 basketball season, SWMCH is asking for your help in supporting 

 Trentin Bass, H- BC student injured in a football game, and three SW families in the midst of cancer treatments, Mark Van Dam, 

 Ryan Vanderby, and Rob Veldkamp. Collection boxes will be at the gate tables and concession stand during the basketball season and 

 during the month of January, all concession proceeds will be directed to the Season of Giving opportunity. Thank you for your love and

 support of each of these families in so many ways.
    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!

    ADVANCE NOTICES 
    Feb. 16 - Prison Ministry— Our next scheduled visit will be Feb 16. 
    Mar. 25 - 2:30 PM Easter Music Festival at the 1st CRC of Edgerton.