The Lord's Day - May 13, 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: 2 Kings 4:8-37, Hebrews 11:35
Sermon: "A Mother’s Joy in Sadness"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: Hebrews 7:23-28
Sermon: “Christ our Perfect Priest”

Offering:  Today - Vacation Bible School
May 20- Luke Society

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Sandy H., Meghan S. and Nick S.
                                  PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use
                    May 20- AM -  
 Tami K., Emma S. and Abby V.D.
                    May 27 - AM  - Rebecca S., Jeremy V.D. and Kayla V.S.

   USHERS:  April:  May: Jeremy Van Dam and Nick Sankey 

   Greeters:  Today -  Leon & Sharla Vander Woude and Ivan & Amy Vogel
                      Next Week – Loren & Sandy Vander Woude and Duane & Julie Reitsma

   Coffee Servers:  Today Daryl & Bethany Rylaarsdam              Next Week:   Glen & LeAnne Schoolmeester

   Children's Church Leaders:  TodayChelsea S. and Jeremy V.D.
                                                   Next Week – Sandy H. and Abby V.D .

   Today    - 9:00 AM Church Education Classes. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee
after our morning worship service! Please join us! 
                 - 3:00 PM
Pastor Josh and the elders will be leading a Lord’s Supper service at Edgebrook Care Center.
                 - 6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service. 
Tues.  - 7:00 PM Elder’s Meeting with Full Council at 7:30 p.m.
   Thurs.  - 7:00 PM Chandler Christian School Graduation in our church.
   Fri.       - 7:00 PM Southwest Christian High School Graduation.
Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Church Education classes.
                    - 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
                    -  6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service. 


     Congratulations to Kent and Chelsea Schaap and to Kalli and Dylan in the birth of a baby girl, Lexie Anne. She was born on May 8 

 at 1:30 p.m. Her weight was 9 lb.14 oz. and she is 22 inches long.
    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. 

    We would like to issue a hearty congratulations to our 2018 graduates:  Jason Vander Woude from Dordt College, Austin Schoolmeester

 from Ridgewater College; Lauren Sankey from Edgerton High School; Miranda Hoekman, Owen Vogel, Abby Van Dam, and Larissa 

 Hoekman from Chandler Christian School.  May God bless you all as you transition to a new stage in life.


    As this is the last day of Sunday School, we would like to thank all of our Sunday School and Catechism teachers for their dedication to 

 our covenant youth. Please return the teacher manuals to the church office.
    The Council has decided to have the interior of the church painted this summer. Please consider donating to the Building Fund to help cover 

 these costs.   
    We have heard many favorable comments when a Praise Team leads the singing during the church service. However, we are in NEED

 of more singers (especially MEN)! We are going to revamp how it has been done in the past with 3 teams and go with one list of singers. You 

 will be called at random if you are available to sing on that particular Sunday and you may say yes or no if it doesn't work for you. At first we

 are going to continue with having a praise team once a month. If we get enough people willing to serve in this way, we may try and go to twice

 a month or sing every 3rd Sunday. We are asking you (young and old) to PLEASE consider serving in this way. There's a signup sheet by

 the kitchen window.
    VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: (June 25-29) This year's theme is Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus. We will venture onto an uncharted

 island where kids survive, thrive and become anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms.  Volunteer sign-up sheets have 

 been placed at both churches.  We look forward to an awesome week of learning about Jesus and serving our community. Please sign up

 to volunteer before May 13.  Contact Karen 760.412.1806 or Sandy 507.227.0585 with any questions. Thank you! 

    Bolivia Update: Please continue to pray for our missionaries, Glenn and Laura Adams, in Bolivia. Their city has been on lockdown for

 over a week due to political unrest. read the handout called “Sucre on Lockdown” in your mailboxes for an update.
    To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven….. Ecclesiastes 3. This is the Bible verse for the month of 

 April at Southwest MN Christian High School. And yes, time for another school year to conclude. We are thankful for entrusting the 

 Christian educational instruction of your children, grandchildren, and church youth to us this year.  Part of our spring activities is the annual

 building fund drive. If you have not been contacted and would like to contribute to the physical school building needs, please forward

 your contribution to the school office – 550 W. Elizabeth, Edgerton.  We also are facing a shortfall in the general operating fund. Due to 

 enrollment changes at the beginning of the year and families struggling to meet their tuition costs, the general fund budget is running low on

 funds. Again, God’s provision is that we have been gifted a matching gift challenge. An anonymous donor is matching gifts for the general 

 fund totaling up to $10,000. Please earmark the area of your contribution in the memo line, building or general fund, for record keeping 

 purposes. Thank you for keeping SWMCH families, faculty and staff, and school board in your prayers! We also thank you for your 

 continued financial support and consideration in supporting year end needs.   

   The 39th Annual New Life Treatment Center Horse Ride-a-Thon will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018. We will begin

 at Pipestone County Fairgrounds and end at New Life Treatment Center in Woodstock. Lunch will be served following the ride. We 

 encourage everyone to join in part of all of the events. Lunch, awards and prizes at 1:30 p.m. In case of bad weather, listen to our local 

 radio stations. We invite supporters and riders to come to New Life Treatment Center at 11:00 a.m. for lunch, prizes and awards, even if 

 the weather is bad. To support the Horse Ride-a-Thon you can support a rider or you can mail your contribution to: New Life Treatment 

 Center, PO Box 38, Woodstock, MN 56186. Proceeds will go towards furnishings and equipment to benefit our clients. Call 507-777-4321

 for information or to volunteer or register. Volunteers to set up, drive rigs, deliver snacks to the trail and serve food are needed.

   May 17 - 7:00 PM Chandler Christian School Graduation and Concert.
   May 18 - 7:00 PM SWCH Graduation.
  May 27 - Preparatory Sunday in anticipation of the Lord’s Supper on June 3.
  May 28 - SWCH Circle #11 Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast. More info to come.
  June 25-29 - Save the date for Vacation Bible School!