The Lord's Day - Sept. 9, 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: Matthew 19:13-15

Sermon: "The Children and the Kingdom"  

Evening Worship 
Scripture: Psalm 3
Sermon: "King Jesus, Savior"

Offering:  TodayVolunteers In Mercy
Sept. 16 - Jeff and Christy Faber

    Nursery:  Today - AM –  Michelle H., Mariah H. and Megan H.
                       PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use.
        Sept. 16 - AM -  
Sandy H., Mariah H. and Nathan H.
        Sept 23 - AM - Tami K., Cadance M. and Amber P
.

   USHERS:  September: Ray Talsma and Marv Van Dam

   Greeters:  TodayAl and Sue Prinst  
                      Next Week – Grant and Carolyn Prins   

   Coffee Servers:  Today  Ivan and Amy Vogel                     Next Week:   Don and Deb Buys 

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today -  Bobbie S. and Mariah H.
                                                   Next Week
Chelsea S. and Danica P

   Calendar:  
   Today    -  10:00 AM Worship Service.
Preparatory Service for the Lord’s Supper.
                 - Fellowship Coffee after our morning worship service! Please join us! 
                 - 6:00 PM
Evening Worship Service. 
  
Tues.   - 7:00 PM Council Meeting. Elders will meet at 7:00 p.m. with full Council at 7:30 p.m.
   Wed.    - 7:00 PM GEMS and Cadets Kick-Off. See announcement.
   Thurs.  - 7:00 PM Classis Minnkota meets 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.
   
Next Sun.10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.  Celebration of 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.   

     Please pray for Glen Talsma who has been in the Pipestone hospital this week with pneumonia.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS:   
   Today we are kicking off a new season of church school and catechism.  Praise team will be singing during the morning service and we are
 asking all church school and catechism kids to join them in singing the opening praise songs. We ask that parents encourage their children to 
 come forward and sing with the praise teams.
   Next week Sunday's morning worship service will be a celebration of the Lord's Supper as well as a special mission emphasis Sunday. In
 your mailboxes this Sunday are mission updates from all of our missionaries. A special offering will be taken next week Sunday for Jeff and 
 Christy Faber.  You can follow their blog and subscribe for email updates by visiting: https://jcksbr.wixsite.com/nicafabers  Your mailboxes 
 also include their latest picture card, which you can display in your home to remember to pray for them.  Please remember to pray for all of 
 our missionaries and take a moment to send them a message of encouragement. Arbin and Bimala Pokharel - Nepal; 
 Jeff & Christie Faber - Nicaragua; Glenn & Laura Adams - Bolivia
    The Gems and Cadets Kickoff will be Wednesday September 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Chandler Park.  Bring a lawn chair and your 
 running shoes. Gems and Cadets will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s of the month this year.
    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.”
    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.
    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! 
    Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. (Ps 145:3)  Come, join your hearts and voices
 together at BEHOLD OUR GOD, AN EVENING OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP on Friday, September 21 at 7:00 PM in 
 Bethel CRC, Edgerton.
    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. 16 - Mission Emphasis Week and the Lord’s Supper and first week of Sunday School and Catechism. 
  Sept. 25 - Education Committee Meeting.