The Lord's Day - June 10, 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: Hebrews 11
Sermon: "A Faith that Dares to Die"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: Mark 1:1-40
Sermon: “The Kingdom in Word and Deed”

Offering:  Today - Resonate Global Mission
 June 17 - Southwest MN Pro-Life

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Shela V.D., Owen V. and Danielle H.
                                  PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use
                    June 17 - AM -  
 Melanie V.S., Larissa H. and Mariah H.
                    June 24 - AM  - Sandy V.W., Megan H. and Nathan H.

   USHERS:  May: Norm Kruse and Curt Miersma 

   Greeters:  Today -  Don and Michelle Hoekman
                      Next Week – Martin and Irene Hoekman

   Coffee Servers:  Today  Rog and Pam Talsma                      Next Week:  Ray and Sharon Talsma 

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today -  Steff M. and Larissa H.
                                                   Next Week
Bobbi S. and Amber P

   Today    -  10:00 AM Worship Service. Preparatory Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee
after our morning worship service! Please join us! 
                 - 6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service.  
Tues.    - Council Meeting. Elders meet at 7:00 p.m. with Full Council at 7:30 p.m.
Next Sun.10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
                    -  6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service. 

    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. 

    Today we welcome we welcome Pastor Harold Westra to lead our morning service and Pastor Ed Veldhuizen to lead our 6:00 p.m. service.
    Next Sunday, June 17, we welcome Pastor Doug De Groot from the Cornerstone Prison Church to lead our morning service. We will 
 witness the baptism of Lexie Anne Schaap, daughter of Kent and Chelsea Schaap during the morning service. Pastor Harold Westra will lead 
 our evening service.
    Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018. From Thursday, June 7—Thursday, June 14, approximately  
 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCA will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God.  
 Delegates from Classis Minnkota are Rev. Josh Christoffels, Rev. Roger Sparks, and elder John Byl of Sparta, MI. .  Please contact your 
 district elder with any prayer concerns or needs.   For more information and to sign on to pray, go to
    VBS VOLUNTEER AND FOOD SIGN-UPS, as well as student registration forms are available at both churches.  Please prayerfully 
 consider joining us in reaching out to our community with the love of Jesus through Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus. VBS is June 25-29 
 (6-8:30pm, meal at 5:30pm) at the Chandler Reformed Church. Volunteer training will be June 24 at noon (lunch provided) at the Reformed 
    Southwest MN Christian High School Building Fund Drive: With a few envelopes still needing to be turned in, the current amount
 raised for the 2018 drive is $57,189.92! Some of these gifts were designated to the match for tuition assistance. We were able to meet the 
 match of $10,000.00 plus an additional $5,000 to help families with tuition costs. The remaining amount will be used for the summer projects 
 of replacing the kitchen flooring and gym furnaces. Our thanks to God for his faithful provision, contributors who support the students and 
 the upkeep of the physical building where Christian education continues to be available, and the solicitors who made the contacts. We count 
 our blessings one by one and praise our Heavenly Father for the many individuals that make a great impact for His Kingdom and SWMCH!
    The board for the Bible for Missions Thrift Store invites all volunteers and their spouses to a picnic as thanks for all the hours you 
 have worked. The picnic will be held in the ARC Center at the American Reformed Church at 1720 N. Burlington, at 6 P.M. on June 26. 
 Please let Joyce Aykens (507-372-2017) or Verla Wheeler (507-360-5811) know how many are coming from your church by June 22.
    GriefShare Support Group: After the death of a loved one or friend, you will learn to walk the journey of grief and be supported along
 the way.  It is a place where grieving people find healing and hope.  We meet Monday evenings at 7:00 at ATLAS 
 (101 2nd St SE, Pipestone) beginning June 4.  Call 507-384-7963 for more information.
    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!​ Make sure to register 
 your child up for summer camp before it's too late!
  Thank you to everyone who attended the SWMCH and ECES Society Meetings last night. Below are the results of the Foundation and 
 School Board elections and the Merger Proposal.
 SWC Foundation: Incumbents Cal Groen and Ken Vos were re-elected for 3-year terms.
 SWC School Board: Edgerton Area - Kyle Vos ; Luverne Area - Justin Moss ; At-Large - Lisa Brands
 SWC Merger Proposal: Passed with 75% approval.
 ECES Foundation: Harley Buys, incumbent and Greg Kuiper
 ECES School Board: 1st CRC - Rodney Bleyenberg ; Luverne - Amy Haan ; Leota - Darla Feikema ; At-Large - Alex Spronk
 ECES Merger Proposal: Passed with 83% approval.
 Based on last evening’s vote regarding the merger, here are the anticipated initial steps moving forward:
     * The process to become one school will begin with finalization expected in 2020.
     * New Articles of Incorporation will be drafted and will need to be approved prior to finalization of merger.
     * Finances will remain separate until merger is complete.

  June 17 - Baptism of Lexie Anne Schaap
  June 25-29 - Save the date for Vacation Bible School!