The Lord's Day - March 25, 2018
 Palm Sunday Worship Service


This week's memory verse: Jeremiah 23:23-24, “Am I only a God nearby,” declares the LORD, “And not a God far away? Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD.

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 118:19-27, John 12:12-19, Revelation 7:9-17
Sermon: "Praise for the Triumphant King"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: 1 Kings 8:22-36
Sermon: ““The Lord’s House of Prayer”

Offering:  Today - Hope Haven of Edgerton
Apr. 1 - Chandler Christian School

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Rebecca S., Ethan V. and Owen V.
                                  PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use
.
                    Apr. 1- AM -  
 Pam T., Danielle H., and Larissa H.
                    Apr. 8 - AM  - Shela V.D., Megan H. and Miranda H.

   USHERS:  March: Rog Reitsma and Bob Prins

   Greeters:  Today - Wendale & Lavonne Vander Broek and Marv & Donna Van Dam
                      Next Week –  Al & Sue Prins and Rog & Tami Krosschell 

   Coffee Servers:  Today Al & Shela Van Dam             Next Week:   Glen & Marcia Talsma

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodayChelsea S. and Nathan H.
                                                   Next Week – April P. and Mariah H.

   Calendar:  
   Today    - 9:00 AM Church Education Classes. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee!
Please join us! 
                 - - 2:30 PM
Easter Music Festival at the 1st CRC of Edgerton. Sponsored by SWCH.
            - 6:00 PM
Community Prayer Service. 
   
Mon.    - NO GEMS or Cadets due to CCS History Fair.
  
Tues.  - 7:30 PM Worship Committee Meeting. (See announcement.)
   
Wed.   9:30 Coffee Break Bible Study at Edgerton 1st CRC Church.
   
Fri.      - 7:00 PM Good Friday Service, along with the Lord’s Supper.
   
Next Sun. – 9:00 AM No Church Education - Easter Break. 
                    - 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, at 6:00 p.m. we unite together as a community to pray to the Lord for abundant crops, for a healthy economy, for 

 our homes and schools, our churches and their ministries, and for the needs of our nation and world. Following the service we will watch the 

 final portion of the Calvinist movie. 

   The Council has decided that the nursery may be used at the Evening Worship Service, but an attendant will no longer be provided.
    The Council has decided to have the whole congregation be involved as greeters at the morning worship service. One couple or family will

 take their turn at the main entry. A schedule will be made to designate which Sunday you will be a greeter. If you are unable to be greeters

 as scheduled, please find someone to fill your turn. Please help so all who join us in worship each week will feel welcome.
    Prayer Chain List: TODAY is the last Sunday to sign up to receive text messages about important prayer concerns and announcements. 

 Once the system is set up we will let you know how to add or remove phone numbers from the list.
    There will be a Worship Committee Meeting on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. All musicians (organists/pianists) and a representative

 from each Praise Team are encouraged to attend.
    From Chandler Christian School: Part-time Preschool Position open: The Chandler Christian School board will be accepting resumes

 for a part-time preschool teaching position for the upcoming school year   This position is for 15 hours a week (hours are 7:35am to 

 12:35pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays); these hours may grow as our preschool program grows.  We will be accepting resumes 

 until April 3rd. If you are interested or have questions please contact Karl Schmitke; resumes may be sent to chandlerchristianschool@gmail.com.     Thank you.
    The children of Jo Ann De Kruif are requesting a card shower for Jo Ann in honor of her 80th birthday on April 8, 2018. Her address is: 

 331 7th St., Chandler, MN 56122-1021.
    The Southwest MN chapter of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life invites you to the annual spring rally on Monday, March 26 

 at 7:00pm in the Southwest MN Christian High School gym.  Pastor Jennings Wallace of Faith Community Church in Pipestone has been 

 pro-life since his conception and plans to encourage attendees from Psalm 139: Knowing God and Being Known by Him.  Pastor Wallace has 

 been married to Stacie for 22 years, and together they parent 4 daughters.  Please join us for this inspirational evening.
    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!
    Come hang out with Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally and the rest of the Peanuts gang!  On Thursday, April 5 and Saturday April 7 

 Southwest MN Christian High School will present the play "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at 7:00 pm.  The musical presents a day in the

 life of Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts crew as they cause shenanigans while playing a baseball game, finishing their homework and, 

 of course, developing meaningful friendships.  Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and performances will be held in the ECES gym.  Tickets for chair seating may be reserved in advance by calling the SW office - 442-4471. Don't miss this entertaining and energetic show!
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the social room of the First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton on Monday, 

 April 2, 2018 from 12:30 until 6:30.  Please contact Betty Huisken for an appointment to donate. Either 507-227-8416 or 

 fbhuisken@gmail.com. Anyone 16 years or older and in good health is urged to donate.

    ADVANCE NOTICES
    Mar. 30 - 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Communion Service.
   Apr.   1 - Easter Sunday. No Church Education Classes.
   Apr.   9 - GEMS Father/Daughter Night.
   May 11 - Our next scheduled visit to Cornerstone Church will be May 11.
   June 25-29 - Save the date for Vacation Bible School!