The Lord's Day - February 25, 2018
This week's memory verse: Galatians 4:4-5, “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.”
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
Offering: Today - World Renew
Nursery: Today - AM – Bobbi W., Lauren S. and Meghan S.
USHERS: February: Amber Post and Meghan Sankey
Greeters: Today - Al & Sue Prins and Rog & Tami Krosschell
Coffee Servers: Today - Don & Michelle Hoekman Next Week: Norm & Brenda Kruse
Children's Church Leaders: Today - Melanie V.S. and Megan H.
ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE
Continue to keep Amy Vogel in your prayers as she is recovering from back surgery at home.
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.
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?
will be serving Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, Split Pea Soup and Cheesy Vegetable Soup, along with delicious desserts to finish off your
meal. There will be gluten free, dairy free and diabetic soup and dessert options available. If you would be willing to help out by making a
dessert for the supper, there is a sign-up sheet by the kitchen window.
We are changing the way we use the prayer chain and how we send out announcements for things like church cancellations. We are moving
to a system that will send out text messages. If you have the ability to text message we would prefer to do it that way, but we do not want
to exclude anyone that does not. There is a sign up sheet in the back of the church for the new system. There is a section for text messages
and a section for those who do not have the ability to receive texts. Please add your name and number to the list. Thank you.
From Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL): Most women receive an ultrasound prior to an abortion. However,
abortion facilities in Minnesota rarely permit women to view their ultrasounds. Legislation supported by MCCL will allow pregnant women to
view their ultrasounds at abortion facilities or wherever the procedure is performed. A petition for this issue is available at the kitchen window
if you would like to participate. The deadline for participating will be next Sunday, February 25.
would be able to serve, but without success so far. Members of our congregations are asked to consider prayerfully your gifts and interest in
serving as Treasurer for Classis Minnkota. This position may require approximately 60-75 hours per year, and classis pays a stipend
(currently $2400 per year) for the work done. Our current Treasurer is willing to provide assistance for the new Treasurer in becoming
acquainted with the work. Inquiries may be directed to the current Treasurer Alvin Kooiman (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone:
376-5604) or to the Stated Clerk LeRoy Christoffels (email:
email@example.com; telephone: 507 376-4092).
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!
COFFEE BREAK - Coffee Break will be beginning a new session on Wednesday, February 21. We will be exploring the crucifixion
and resurrection of our Savior through the comparison of the four gospels. We will kick off this study on February 21 at 9:30 a.m. with a
breakfast luncheon featuring Pastor Brian Kornelis in the fellowship hall of First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton. Pastor Brian will give
us a presentation detailing the four authors of the gospels and how their messages are different and yet the same. All women are invited! Story
Hour for 3-5 year olds and nursery is provided. Please join us on our quest to learn more about our Savior. If you have any question please
contact Thea Nykamp at 507-227-9513 or Elaine Tinklenberg at 507-220--0420. We hope to see you there!
Male students who are pursuing studies toward ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church are invited to apply for financial
aid through the Classical Ministry Leadership Committee. For information and application forms contact Rev. Harold Westra,
742 6th Ave SW, Pipestone, MN 56164, 507 562-0132 or firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15.