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 
entry or fill out your information on the pads in the church pew. You can place those in the offering bag. 

Morning Worship
Scripture: John 13:21-30
Sermon: "Trusting in His Grace"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: James 3:13-18
Sermon: “The Wisdom from Above”

Offering:  TodayWorld Renew
Mar. 4 - Chandler Christian School

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Bobbi W., Lauren S. and Meghan S.
                                  PM – 
Verla K.
                    Mar. 4- AM -  
Michelle H., Nick S. and Emma S.
                                    PM -  
Abby V.D.
                    Mar. 11 - AM  - Sandy H., Abby V.D. and Jeremy V.D.
                                    PM  -
Marcia T.

   USHERS:  February: Amber Post and Meghan Sankey

   Greeters:  Today - Al & Sue Prins and Rog & Tami Krosschell
                      Next Week –  Leon & Sharla Vander Woude and Ivan & Amy Vogel

   Coffee Servers:  Today  Don & Michelle Hoekman             Next Week:   Norm & Brenda Kruse

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodayMelanie V.S. and Megan H.
                                                   Next Week – Steff M. and Cadance M.

   Calendar:  
   Today    - 9:00 AM Church Education Classes. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee!
Please join us! 
                 - 6:00 PM 
Worship Service. 
   
Mon.    - 7:00 PM Father/Daughter Night.
                - 7:00 PM
Cadets will meet.
   
Wed.    Coffee Break Bible Study at Edgerton 1st CRC Church.. 
               5:30-8:00 PM
Chandler Youth Group is hosting a Soup Supper. (See announcement.)
              - 7:00-8:00 PM
Game night at Chandler Christian School Gym. (See announcement.) 
   
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 

    Continue to keep Amy Vogel in your prayers as she is recovering from back surgery at home.
    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:   

   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  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. 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.
    Classis Minnkota will be meeting on Thursday, March 1 at Hope For Life church in Watertown, SD.  Please keep the work of classis in 

 your prayers.
    Classis Minnkota will be in need of a Treasurer and Alternate Treasurer during this year.  We have made attempts to find individuals who 

 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:  akooiman@iw.net; telephone:  

 507 376-5604) or to the Stated Clerk LeRoy Christoffels (email:  leechristoffels@gmail.com; telephone:  507 376-4092).
    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! 

    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 harold.westra@gmail.com by July 15.

    ADVANCE NOTICES 
    Mar. 25 - 2:30 PM Easter Music Festival at the 1st CRC of Edgerton.