The Lord's Day - Sept. 23, 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 14:1-16
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Sermon: “Proclaiming Christ Crucified”
 

Evening Worship 
Scripture: Psalm 4
Sermon: “Hope in the Evening”

Offering:  TodayHome Missions
Sept. 30 - Bethesda Christian Counseling

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Tami K., Cadance M. and Amber P.
                       PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use.
        Sept. 30 - AM -  
Rebecca S., Cody P. and Seth P.
        Oct. 7 - AM - Pam T., Seth P. and Danica P.

   USHERS:  September: Ray Talsma and Marv Van Dam

   Greeters:  TodayBob and Faith Prins   
                      Next Week – Darwin Reitsma   

   Coffee Servers:  Today  Arvin and Delaine Vander Woude                     Next Week:   Steve and Sandy Hoekman

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today -  Sandy H. and Meghan S.
                                                   Next Week
Carolyn P. and Seth P

   Calendar:  
   Today    - 9:00 AM Church Education. 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.

                 - 6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service. 
  
Mon.     - 7:30 PM Elders Meeting. If anyone is interested in a Profession of Faith class, please contact Pastor Josh or one of the elders.
   
Next Sun. –  9:00 AM Church Education.   10:00 AM Morning Worship Service. Potluck dinner to follow.
                    -  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 pray for Glen Talsma who continues to recover from West Nile virus.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   
    Don't forget the church potluck dinner next Sunday September 30th after the morning service! Please bring a dish to share!
    If you are working with the Youth of your church come and join us at Minnikota Youth and Inspiration Hills at our annual Youth 
 Leaders Retreat: Oct. 26 and 27, 2018 at Inspiration Hills. Our theme this year is "The Art of Encouragement" with speakers Dave and 
 Rennie Garda. Dave and Rennie serve as disciple-making missionaries called to help churches and families understand and live 
 disciple-making friendships. Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-leaders-retreat-2018-tickets-48247927851. As a 
 supporting Church of MIK Youth there is a PROMO CODE to attend this retreat FREE. Contact Lee 
 DeGroot at mikyouthnetwork@gmail.com (712 470 4244). The deadline is Oct 19th.
    Southwest MN Christian High School Annual All Circles Meeting, Monday, September 24th, at 6:30 p.m. God is Faithful through 
 all generations.  Please attend and see what our fundraising efforts have done and will do for SWMCH. Hope to see you there.
    The  SWCH Parent/Circle Group #12 will be hosting a sub supper on Tues., Sept. 25 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. during the soccer game vs. 
 Freeman Academy and volleyball game vs. Heron Lake-Okabena. You may purchase a sub sandwich meal for $7.00 or purchase items
 individually. Thank you!
    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton on Thursday, September 27 from 12:30 
 to 6:30.  Contact Betty Huisken for an appointment to donate either at 507-227-8416 or fbhuisken@gmail.com
    Singspiration Hymn Festival to be held at the Bethel Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Reading, MN on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at
 7:00 p.m. (Note change of date!) All are invited to come for congregational singing. There will be soloist, duets, quartets, and other 
 groups providing special music. A freewill offering will be taken for Helping Hands Pregnancy Center. Lunch will be served afterwards in
 the Fellowship Hall.
    Attention Senior Citizens: Please join us at 9:30 a.m. on October 2, 2018 at the Slayton Fairgrounds in the 4-H building for coffee, juice 
 and cookies. You will have time to socialize and there will be speakers.  Please see information sheet on the kiosk in the Fellowship Hall.
    COFFEE BREAK KICK-OFF BRUNCH–Join other women in the study of God’s word and make new friends!  All women of the
 community are invited to Discover Nehemiah.  In this study we’ll see how the God of the Bible controls history and uses people like Nehemiah
 to carry out his purposes.  Nehemiah’s dependence on God and his steady resolve in the face of opposition, provide examples for everyone. 
 The fall session of Coffee Break and Children’s Story Hour (ages 3-Kindergarten) begins with brunch on October 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the
 Fellowship Hall of First CRC in Edgerton.  Nursery will be provided.  Got Questions? Call Thea (507.227.9513) or Priscilla (507.215.1482).



  ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

  Sept. 25 - Education Committee Meeting.