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.
Scripture: Psalm 119:35-48
Sermon: "Free Indeed"
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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).
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered at this year's
Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” VBS or who brought food for the
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
went towards building a Happy House for a Haitian family. Evaluation
forms for volunteers are in your church mailboxes. Please return
to the Christoffels church mailbox at the CRC before the end of
July. We value your feedback. May God be glorified through
with the children this week.