The Lord's Day - July 8, 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: Psalm 119:35-48
Sermon: "Free Indeed"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: Genesis 17:1-27
Sermon: “God’s Covenant Children”

Offering:  Today - Helping Hands Pregnancy Center
 July 15 - New Life Treatment Center

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Michelle H., Amber P. and Cameron P.
                                  PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use
.
                    July 15 - AM -  
Sandy H., Seth P. and Cody P.
                    July 22 - AM  - Tami K., Danica P. and Lauren S.

   USHERS:  July:  Don Hoekman and Kyle Talsma 

   Greeters:  Today -  Bruce and Verla Kreun
                      Next Week – Clyde and Gwen Kreun

   Coffee Servers:  Today  Roger and Jan Reitsma                      Next Week:  Rich and Nancy Vander Ziel 

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today -  Carolyn P. and Cody P.
                                                   Next Week
Melanie V.S. and Kayla V.S

   Calendar:  
   Today    -  10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee
after our morning worship service! Please join us! 
                 - 6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service.  
   
Tues.   - Church Council Meeting. Elders meet at 7:00 p.m. with full Council at 7:30 p.m.
   Wed.    - 7:30-8:30 AM Community Kickball at the Chandler Park. All are welcome!
   
Next Sun.10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
                    -  6:00 PM 
Evening Worship Service.

    ITEMS OF PRAYER AND PRAISE

    Teresa Hughs has been diagnosed as having MS. Please pray for her as she faces this struggle in her life.
    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:   
   This Sunday, July 8, Rev. Karl Klompein will lead our morning worship service. Pastor Ed Veldhuizen will lead our evening worship service. 
 We will also witness the baptism of Deidra and Isaiah Taylor’s infant son, Langston Isaiah, at our evening service.
   Next Sunday, July 15, we will join the Reformed Church for the 5:30 p.m. Worship Service and witness the ordination of 
 Jake Vander Linden who has taken the call to minister to a church in Yankton, SD.
  Summer Camp: Inspiration Hills Summer Camp 2018 is just around the corner! Our Theme for Summer Camp 2018 is 
 "Be the Light", emphasizing Matthew 5:14. Check out all our dates and prices on our website at www.inspirationhills.org!​ Make sure to register 
 your child up for summer camp before it's too late!
  Ladies:  It's time to start preparing for another season of Apples of Gold!  Apples of Gold is building up marriages, mothers, and lives worldwide.   It's not just a mentoring program, it's not just a cooking class...it's a nurturing, inter-generational connection that teaches women how to love
 their husbands, love their children, and how to practice submission, hospitality, kindness, and purity  A new season of AOG will be 
 held September-November 2018.  Meetings will be Mondays (9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12) from 4:30-7:30 at First CRC
 in Edgerton.  There are six lessons and then a grand finale supper with spouses.  The first hour is a cooking demonstration, the second hour is a 
 Bible study, and the third hour we enjoy the meal that was prepared.  If you have participated in AOG in the past, you know what a blessing it is!   Please encourage/invite someone new to participate in the program. If you are interested in being involved, please contact 
 Karen Fey (507-227-6392), Fay Van Essen (507-920-0729), or Ruth Kooiker (507-879-3373).

     THANK YOU
     A huge THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered at this year's Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” VBS or who brought food for the meals! 
 We served about 70 people for the meals and 40 children attended each night, many from the community.  Each night the kids learned that 
 when they are lonely, worried, struggle, do wrong, or feel powerless that Jesus walks with them through those circumstances.  The offering 
 cause went towards building a Happy House for a Haitian family. Evaluation forms for volunteers are in your church mailboxes.  Please return
 them to the Christoffels church mailbox at the CRC before the end of July.  We value your feedback.  May God be glorified through our efforts
 with the children this week.