The Lord's Day - March 11, 2018


This week's memory verse: 1 Corinthians 8:6, “Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things come and for whom we live; and
 there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things come and through whom we live.” 

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 15:18-16:4
Sermon: "Suffering for Christ’s Witnesses"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: James 4:1-12
Sermon: “The Heart of Conflict”

Offering:  Today - Back to God Ministries International
Mar.18 - Cadets

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Sandy H., Abby V.D. and Jeremy V.D
                                  PM – 
Marcia T.
                    Mar. 18- AM -  
Tami K., Kayla V.S. and Raegan V.S.
                                    PM -  
Larissa H.
                    Mar. 25 - AM  - Rebecca S., Ethan V. and Owen V.
                                    PM  - Verla K
.

   USHERS:  March: Rog Reitsma and Bob Prins

   Greeters:  Today - Loren & Sandy Vander Woude and Duane and Julie Reitsma
                      Next Week –  Clyde & Gwen Kreun and Arvin & Delaine Vander Woude

   Coffee Servers:  Today Wendale and Lavonne Vander Broek             Next Week:   Duane & Julie Reitsma

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today - Bobbi S. and Raegan V.S.
                                                   Next Week – Shela V.D. and Levi C.

   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 GEMS and Cadets Pinewood Derby Races. (Congregation is invited.).
  
Tues.  - 7:00 PM Elder’s Meeting with full Council at 7:30 p.m.
   
Wed.    Coffee Break Bible Study at Edgerton 1st CRC Church.. 
              - 7:00-8:00 PM
Game night at Chandler Christian School Gym.
   
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 
    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 evening, after our 6:00 p.m. service, you are invited to join us in watching a portion of the film "Calvinist.".
    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. 

     The Southwest Christian High School Circles invite you to their annual Spring Soup and Dessert Supper on Tuesday, March 20th.  

 Serving time is 5:30 pm-7:30 pm.  Menu choices include chili, cheesy vegetable, pea, and chicken noodle soups, barbecues and desserts.  

 Free will donations are gratefully accepted.
    We are having our spring change-over of winter to spring items at the Bible for Missions Thrift Store on Monday and Tuesday, 

 March 12 and 13. We invite all who are willing to help to come for one day to join us in this big effort. We plan to start at 9:00 a.m. and work

 until 3:00 p.m. Donuts will be furnished. The store is doing well, and many changes have happened. We thank those who faithfully come weekly

 and monthly to work. We hope there are some younger members in your church who would like to join us in our work.
    Please join us on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. for our 23rd annual Easter Music Festival at the First CRC of 

 Edgerton. Southwest’s choirs, area churches, and choral groups will present individual numbers during this afternoon of praise. Members 

 of the audience will be invited to join the mass choir for the Hallelujah Chorus. An offering will be taken for Southwest Christian High 

 School. (Sponsored as a fundraiser by Circle #12).
    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!
    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. 20 - 7:30 PM Chandler Funeral Association Annual Meeting at the Funeral Home. The Board will meet at 6:30 p.m.
    Mar. 25 - 2:30 PM Easter Music Festival at the 1st CRC of Edgerton. 
    Apr.   9 - GEMS Father/Daughter Night.