The Lord's Day - Sept. 2, 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 
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 12
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Sermon: "The Power of the Cross"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: Psalm 2
Sermon: "The Lord is King"

Offering:  TodayChandler Christian School
Sept. 9 - Volunteers In Mercy

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Bobbi W., Danielle H. and Larissa H.
                       PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use.
        Sept. 9 - AM -  
Michelle H., Mariah H. and Megan H.
        Sept 16 - AM - Sandy H., Mariah H. and Nathan H
.

   USHERS:  September: Ray Talsma and Marv Van Dam

   Greeters:  Today - Grant and April Post  
                      Next Week – Al and Sue Prins   

   Coffee Servers:  Today  Dave and Pat Holm                     Next Week:   Ivan and Amy Vogel 

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today -  Steff M. and Nathan H.
                                                   Next Week
Bobbie S. and Mariah H

   Calendar:  
   Today    -  10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee
after our morning worship service! Please join us! 
                 - 6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service. 
   
Mon.     - 7:00-10:00 AM Labor Day Pancake Breakfast at the SWCH Cafeteria. Freewill donation.
   Thurs.  - 7:00 PM There will be a meeting and webinar viewing of the work, mission, new name and new leadership of the Food Resource 
                          Bank at Bethel CRC in Edgerton.  Randy Hedman, donor relations staff of World Renew will be there to explain and encourage
                          the relationship of FRB  and World Renew. Learn more about those who are Growing Hope Worldwide. Any questions
                           contact Rich Vander Ziel..
   
Next Sun.10:00 AM Morning Worship Service. Preparatory Service for the Lord’s Supper.
                    -  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 and Gert Krosschell who resides at Edgebrook Apartments.   

     We praise the Lord that Danica Prins had a successful surgery this week after her accident at the fair.  Please continue to pray for Danica as 

  she heals.
    We continue to pray for Lavonne Vander Broek as she recovers from sinus surgery on Monday.
    Please pray for our elementary, high school, and college students as they begin another season of school.  Pray for the Lord's blessing on

  them in the coming year as well as the teachers and staff.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   
   From the Council: At the July 10 Council meeting, a real estate representative from the state of Minnesota met with the Council and
 presented an offer to purchase a small piece of land that MnDOT needs to complete the bridge replacement under Hywy 91 in 2019. They 
 will purchase .08 acre and rent .11 acre for 5 years for the project to be done. The offer made for the purchase was $2,059.00 for the .08 
 acre and $1,241.00 for the 5 year rent of the .11 acre. A resolution was made by the Council to accept the offer of $3,300.00 for the sale 
 and 5 year rent made by the State of Minnesota. If you have any questions, contact one of the Council members. 
    We would to thank Geri Sankey and Leona Talsma who gifted The Christian Flag to the church in memory of Harris and John
 “The Christian Flag has a red cross representing the blood of Jesus who died on the cross for our sins; the blue represents loyalty 
 or faithfulness
 to Christ; the white represents purity and peace.”
    Next week Sunday, September 9, we will be kicking off a new season of church school and catechism.  Praise team will be singing during 
 the morning service and they will be asking all church school and catechism kids to join them in singing the opening praise songs. The songs will
 be chosen with them in mind. We ask that parents encourage their children to come forward and sing with the praise team next week Sunday.
    Classis Minnkota meets next Thursday, September 13 at First CRC in Edgerton.  Delegates from our church are Elder Cal Tinklenberg, 
 Deacon Chad Miersma, and Pastor Josh.  Please keep the churches of our classis in your prayers.
    Share the Harvest:  There is a table set up in the fellowship hall for anyone in the congregation to bless others by sharing their produce.  
 Feel free to take what you need.
    Southwest Christian’s Circle #13 is Sponsoring a Tractor Ride on Saturday, September 8, 2018! It will be a Freewill Donation to ride
 in the event! Rolls and Coffee will be served at the campus of Southwest Minnesota Christian High School in Edgerton beginning at 9 am.  
 The tractor ride will begin at 9:45 am and take each driver on a 45 mile ride throughout beautiful Southwest Minnesota. There will be a noon 
 meal served in Chandler and fresh vet bollen available at the conclusion of the ride in Edgerton. Door prizes will also be awarded! Come on out
 for a day of food and fellowship and the fun of driving and talking about tractors, while also supporting Christian Education! To register for the
 ride or for more information, please contact Kendra Kuipers in Edgerton at 507.227.0488!
    Please join the Luverne Christian School Society this week Wednesday evening September 5 for a Pork Loin and Hamburger
 fundraiser supper at Luverne Christian Reformed Church.  We will be serving from 5:30-7:30 with a Pork Loin meal being $9.00 and
 the Hamburger meal being $5.00.  There is baked beans, potato salad, cucumber salad and ice cream included in your meal.  All proceeds go
 to Luverne Christian School Society.
    Do you like to golf? Luverne Christian School Society is having it’s annual Golf Scrambler Fundraiser on Saturday September 8.  Get your 
 team of 4 together and call the Luverne Country Club with your team 507-283-4383!  Shotgun Start at 9:00 a.m. Best Ball Tournament, $50 
 Entry fee per person (fee includes 18 holes of golf and meal, golf cart rental is not included). CASH PRIZES AWARDED to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd 
 Place and Hole In One prizes!
    MCCL Fall Tour: David Munson, a recent Political Science graduate of the University of Minnesota who also holds a certificate in 
 Christian Ministry from the House of Prayer University in Kansas City, MO. will be the speaker at this year’s Minnesota Citizen’s Concerned
 for Life (MCCL) fall tour.  As the Resource Director for MCCL, he will share the latest MN pro-life legislature and an upcoming election
 preview on Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm in the Pipestone Pizza Ranch Party Room.  Please join us in learning more about advocating 
 for life!
    Hope Haven will be holding its annual Trail Ride on Saturday, September 22.  This year we are at a new location, Newton Hills State 
 Park! Registration starts at 8:30 AM with the ride beginning at 10:00 AM. Lunch will be served from 11:00-2:00. We ask that you support this 
 even by making a donation towards wheelchair sponsorships. For more information please visit, www.hopehaven.org.


  ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  Sept.   9 - Preparatory Sunday
  Sept. 11 - Council Meeting.
  Sept. 13 - Classis Minnkota Meeting at First CRC in Edgerton.
  Sept. 16 - Mission Emphasis Week and the Lord’s Supper and first week of Sunday School and Catechism.