The Lord's Day - Jan. 6, 2019
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.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:14-26
Sermon: “Workers Approved By God”
Scripture: Galatians 5:16-26
Sermon: “Walk in the Spirit”
Offering: Today - Chandler Christian School
Jan. 13 - Atlas
Nursery: Today - AM – Bobbi W. and Larissa H.
PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use.
Jan. 13 - AM - Michelle H. and Mariah H.
Jan. 20- AM - Sandy H. and Megan H.
USHERS: January: Ethan and Owen Vogel
Greeters: Today - Cal and Connie Tinklenberg
Next Week – Al and Shela Van Dam
Coffee Servers: Today - Harlow and Anne Schaap Next Week: Bob and Faith Prins
Children's Church Leaders: Today - Steff M. and Megan H.
Next Week – Bobbi S. and Cadance M.
Today - 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
- Fellowship Coffee after our morning worship service! Please join us!
-- 6:00 PM Evening Worship Service.
Tues. - 7:00 PM Elders will meet with full Council at 7:30 p.m.
Wed. - 7:00 PM GEMS will meet. Snack/Drink: Raegan
- 7:00 PM Cadets will meet.
Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Church Education classes. 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service.
- 6:00 PM 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.
Our sympathies to the Van Dam, Vander Schaaf, and Talsma families in the death of Donna Van Dam on Thursday. The Lord is our
refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
have the joy of witnessing the installation of faithful men to the
office of elder and deacon. Bruce Kreun and Rev. Harold Westra
be installed as elders, and Dale Kruse and Rich Vander Ziel will be
installed as deacons. We also want to thank retiring elders
Tinklenberg and Al Vis and deacons Al Van Dam and Keith Westra
for serving for the past three years. Please uphold these leaders
your prayers and give them a word of encouragement. Tonight, we welcome Barry Miedema to our pulpit as he leads our evening service.
Due to an increase in the number of landline phones being disconnected and answering machines not being checked, it has become very
for the chairman of our work groups to connect with their group when
needs arise. If you have canceled your landline or think you
please give us your updated phone number so we can better serve the
members of our congregation. The new lists will be printed next
A copy of the current work group list is by the kitchen window. You can
make updates on it there or you can text your updated
phone information to Brenda Kruse at 507-220-1886.
From the Deacons: The deacons have organized themselves for the coming year: Rich Vander Ziel--President;
Chad Miersma--Secretary, Building and Grounds & Building Fund Treasurer; Dale Kruse--General Fund Treasurer;
Roger Talsma--Special Offering Treasurer; Clyde Kreun--Benevolent Treasurer
Community game night is back on again for January and February at the Christian School gym. Dodgeball, soccer, and other
age games" will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30. It will take
place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings of the month, starting on
9th, hope to see you there!
Coffee Break Ministry invites all women of the community to a Gospel Comparative Bible Study. We will study Passion Week from
Triumphal Entry to Judas’ betrayal of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
using all four gospels. Nursery and Bible Story Hour
3 –Kindergarten) will be provided. The study begins on January 9
at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First CRC. Feel free to
up copies of the study which are located in the southwest
corner of the kitchen at First CRC. Contact Thea Nykamp (507-227-9513)
Beth Fennema (507-215-7140) if you have questions.
On Monday, January 14, our church will be showing the movie "LIKE ARROWS," FamilyLife's first feature film that shows the challenges
Joys that come with raising children through a journey that unfolds
over 50 years. It is an EXCELLENT movie for everyone to watch!
and see this film & invite your friends!
Parenting is an exciting adventure, full of twists and turns, but
sometimes it feels like you don't know
headed, or you're just making it up as you go along. The Bible speaks
to issues of the heart, and as we will explore in this Bible study,
it will equip and transform the hearts of both parents & children. The Movie Like Arrows will be a kickoff for an 8 week Bible Study,
called "The Art of Parenting." The Bible study will be held in our church on Monday Nights starting at 6:30 pm on January 21st.
expecting to be parents, current parents, and parents of grown children
are all encouraged to attend! This is a great Bible Study for
everyone as we aim our children's heart toward God! For more info, please contact Jon or Kelsey Schmidt 507.227.8570.
I would like to give a big Thank You to the congregation for the
generosity of a new office chair for pastor appreciation month,
as well as
new paint, window coverings, and wall
decorations for the church study. Feel free to stop by to see the
newly decorated study or to enjoy a cup
Jan. 27 - 6:30 PM Combined Evening Service at Bethel CRC in Edgerton.
Feb. 12 - Red Cross Bloodmobile in our church.