The Lord's Day - Nov. 17, 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.

Morning Worship 
Scripture:  1 Corinthians 15:50-58
Sermon: "Serving Christ is Not in Vain”
 

Evening Worship
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18
Sermon: “How God Is With Us”

Offering:  Today -  Cornerstone Prison Church
Nov. 24 -  Lost Timber Bible Camp/Ahlquist’s

    Nursery:  Today - AM –   Tami K. and Megan H.
                       PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use.
       Nov. 24 - AM - Sandy H. and Miranda H.
       Dec. 1 - AM - Rebecca S. and Nathan H.

   Greeters:  Today - Kyle and Tina Talsma
                       Next Week –   Ray and Sharon Talsma

   Coffee Servers:  Today - Harlow and Anne Schaap                    Next Week:  Bob and Faith Prins

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today - Sandy H. and Cadance M.
                                                          Next Week – Karen C. and Raegan V.S.

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

                 - Fellowship Coffee after our morning worship service! Please join us!
                
- 6:00 PM  Evening Worship Service.

  Wed.   - 9:30 AM Coffee Break Bible Study.
  Fri.      - SWCH Carry the Light/Donation Sale. (See announcement.)
  Sat.    - 12:00-1:00 PM Harvest Dinner at Community Center. (See announcement.)
  Next Sun. – 9:00 AM Church Education classes. 10:00 AM Morning Worship Service. 

                   - 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.   

   ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

  This Sunday evening we welcome Rev. Stephen Wynja from Holland CRC to lead our worship service.

   Next Sunday morning our message is based on 1 Corinthians 16. Next Sunday evening our message is from the 
Belgic Confession Article 7.

  Our Thanksgiving service and congregational meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, November 27 at 
 7:00 p.m. Nominations for elders are: Duane Reitsma, Curt Miersma and Steve Hoekman. Nomination for deacons 
 are: Ivan Vogel, Kyle Talsma, Daryl Rylaarsdam and Mike Schoolmeester. There will be no Cadets and GEMS 
 that evening.

    Winter weather policy for church services: If there is a winter blizzard warning one hour prior to the church 
 service, church will be canceled. Please watch for a text message or listen to KJOE radio station at 106.1 or KNWC 
 at 96.5.

    The Pre K-12th graders of Chandler CRC are looking forward to performing their Christmas program, “The Colors 
 of Christmas,” for our congregation on December 22 in the evening. Practices for this program will be held Dec. 8, 15,
 and 22 in the morning during the Sunday School hour before church. All of the children will have a speaking part in
 this program as well as music to learn. If you know that your family will be gone on December 22, be sure to let 
 Bethany or April know right away.  

    In the past our church had prayer warriors for each student in youth group. We would like to implement 
 something similar only having the whole church involved. We will feature a different college or high school student every
 2 weeks. We are asking you to pray for that student. You may also send a card, an encouraging note, text or email; or 
 even send a treat if you wish. We hope each of you prayerfully participate and together we can be a positive influence 
 for our youth. Our first college student is Heather Vander Woude, daughter or Loren and Sandy. Heather is a senior
 at Dordt University. She is studying Elementary Education. Her email is heatherhvw@gmail.com and her phone number 
 is 605-695-8639. Heather's address is: Dordt University DC 2815, 651 6th Street NE, Sioux Center, IA  51250. 
 Please pray for her this week!

    SPECIAL SPEAKER AT COFFEE BREAK- On Nov.20, Pastor Leroy Christoffels will be helping us understand
 the culture in Israel in regards to widows at the time of Ruth & Naomi and how God provided for widows then and
 still does today.  This open to all women even if you do not regularly attend Coffee Break.  Coffee Break meets in the
 First CRC Fellowship Room at 9:30 a.m.

    CARRY THE LIGHT/DONATION SALE: SWCH annual Carry the Light/Donation Sale will be Friday, 
 November 22. We will begin with a burger meal (free-will donation) served from 4:45-6:30 p.m. and the auctions,
 (men’s and women’s), will begin at 6:45 p.m. Items for the sale may be brought to the school office. Thank you for
 your support, both financially and in prayer.

    Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Chandler Community Center. We will be serving dinner
 from 12:00-1:00. At 1:00, "One Accord" from SWC is our entertainment.  Desserts afterwards. Please bring a dish to 
 pass, we will provide turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and gravy.

    A benefit supper is planned for November 30 for the Van Eck’s at the Hadley Community Center from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  A silent auction will be held from 4:30-7:00 p.m. The Van Eck’s had a major house fire this past Monday.

    Prison Ministry. Our next scheduled visit to Cornerstone is December 6. All participants will be required to 
 submit documentation of receiving a flu shot by December 1.  Contact Rich.

   Deb’s House  A home has been purchased to house two single moms for a period of time under the supervision of 
 an ATLAS For Life staff person. The house with its two apartments needs to be renovated.   Call 507-384-7963 for
 more information if you can help. (mostly Saturdays)  Watch our website for work schedule:  ATLASforLife.org. 
 (WE NEED: Skilled Renovators:  We will need people who can see what needs to be done, under the supervision of 
 our lead guys.  Schedules will be worked around the time YOU have available.  In addition, we will need specific skills 
 such as electricians, plumbers etc.   Not-So-Skilled Renovators:  We will need LOTS of people to carry out 
 demolition materials, to carry building materials to the proper spot, painters, scrapers, stainers, sanders, nailers, etc.  
 We can use a lot of people to do what they are shown how to do.)     


   ADVANCE NOTICES
   Nov. 24 - Preparatory Sunday
  Nov. 27: 7:00 PM Thanksgiving Day Service and Congregational Meeting
  Dec.   1 - Lord's Supper and beginning of Advent
  Dec.   4 - 7:30 PM Cecil Van Niejenhuis of Church-Pastor relations will be here.
  Dec. 22 - Christmas Program
  Dec. 25 - 9:30 AM Christmas Day Service.