The Lord's Day - Jan. 12, 2020

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:  2 Peter 1:2-11
Sermon: "The Qualities of Godliness”

Evening Worship
Scripture: Hebrews 1:1-14
Sermon: “The Eternal Son of God”

Offering:  Today - Atlas
Jan. 19 - Talking Bibles

    Nursery:  Today - AM –   Sandy H. and Carter P.
                       PM – No attendants provided but the nursery is open for you to use.
       Jan. 19 - AM - Tami K. and Carter P.
       Jan. 26 - AM - Rebecca S. and Caden R.

   Greeters:  Today - Frank and Caroline Vander Woude
                       Next Week –   Leon and Sharla Vander Woude

   Coffee Servers:  Today - Rev. Harold and Jennie Westra                   Next Week:  Curt and Wanda Miersma 

   Children's Church Leaders:  Today - Melanie V.S. and Meghan S.
                                                          Next Week – Steff M. and Seth P.

   Today   - 9:00 AM Church School and Adult Bible Studies. 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                 - Fellowship Coffee after our morning worship service! Please join us! 
                  - 6:00 PM Evening Worship Service.
   Tues.  - Council Meeting. Elders will meet at 7:00 p.m. with full Council at 7:30 p.m.
   Wed.   - Coffee Break Bible Study at 1st CRC in Edgerton. (See announcement.)
   Fri.      - 6:00 PM Connected Singles Group meets at First CRC in Edgerton. (See announcement.)
  Next Sun – 9:00 AM Church School and adult Bible studies. 
                   - 10:00 AM Worship Service.
                   - 6:00 PM Evening Worship Service.


    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 will be installing new elders at our morning worship service. Our new elders are Steve Hoekman and 
 Curt Miersma. Special thanks to our retiring elders, Dave Holm and Glen Schoolmeester.

    This week, Pastor Josh will be on vacation.  Please contact your care group elder for any needs.  Next 
 Sunday morning, Pastor Carl Gearhart will lead our morning service, and Pastor Stephen Wynja will lead our 
 evening service.

   Everyone with financial records for church groups must bring them to Bruce Kreun for auditing as soon as possible.

  This is the last Sunday to make changes to your personal information in the church directory before it goes to 
 the printer.

   Attention! You can be of service in making a meal for Rog and Jan Reitsma. Please make enough for 2 people - go
 easy on the beef. There is a sign-up sheet at the kitchen window. If you have any questions, please call Marcia Talsma.

   Our student of the week is Amber Post. Amber is a senior at SWC. Please pray for Amber as she has decisions
 to make on her future plans following high school. You may also send her an encouraging note or message! Her address
 is 226 81st St, Lake Wilson, MN 56151 Phone number and email are 507-360-2768 Thank you 
 for remembering our students!

   Please join us for coffee and bars to celebrate Corky Van Eck’s 90th birthday and Corky and Mary’s 60th 
 wedding anniversary after the morning service TODAY, January 12, 2020 in the Chandler Reformed Church 
 Fellowship Hall.

   Coffee Break will begin studying the biblical book of Esther on January 15, 2020.  Esther is a unique book in that
 it does not mention God.  In addition, the book is set far from the land where God promised to dwell with his people, 
 there is no temple, no public worship, no obvious sense of God at work.  So the question arises: “is he at work, when 
 we can’t see him or even hear his name?”  All women of the community are welcome to join in Bible Study 
 every Wednesday at First CRC in Edgerton at 9:30 a.m.  Story Hour is available for 3 year olds – Kindergarten and 
 caring adults provide nursery for those under 3. Call Thea (507.227.9513) or Priscilla (507.215.1482) if you
 have questions.

    Attention Young Adults of the Surrounding Area: Tacos, Spies, Nachos, and Codes.  What do those four 
 words have in common?  Join the Connected Singles group (unmarried college-age and up) on Friday, January 17 at
 6 P.M. and you’ll find out!  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall at the First Christian Reformed Church, 120 Center 
 Street, Edgerton, MN 56128.  Come hungry and ready to become a Spymaster! Questions?  Call/Text Shawna 
 Sjaarda (507)-227-5970

   Jesus is our Peace: Celebrate God’s power made visible in His son, Jesus Christ, born to bring the world His peace 
 and salvation. Share God’s love with someone experiencing poverty, hunger, and injustice this Christmas with a simple 
 gift: a goat, job training, or farm starter kit. Find these life-changing gifts and more in World Renew’s 2019-2020 
 Gift Catalogue at or in your mailbox. Or call 800-552-7972 to order.

    Cornerstone Prison Church Faith Fellowship Weekend: Friday, January 17–6:00-8:00 pm and January 18 & 19
 –7:15 am-4:00 pm each day. The theme for the weekend is “Year of Grace” based on Titus 3:3-8. Join us for 
 worship, large group talks and small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Monday, December 30. We 
 would love to have you join us for part of the weekend or all of it. If you would like more information or to sign up,
 please contact us at or call 507-215-3670. Thank you for considering this wonderful 
 ministry opportunity!

  Please pray for the beginning of church planting work that our classis has begun in Marshall, and that God would 
 grow the numbers of the core group that is meeting there every other week.  If you have contacts of friends or 
 family members living in the Marshall area, please let Pastor Josh know so that we can connect with them.

  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. The house with its two apartments is being renovated.  We are in need of people to help put up 
 siding, install dry wall, lay flooring, paint walls and do the finishing  work.  If you can help, call 507-384-7963 for 
 more information. 

    Senior Social Hour: Join us to kick off 2020 with some conversation, Playing games or just get out to do 
 something different at the Lake Wilson Fire Hall Meeting Room on January 22 at 1:30 pm. Coffee and water will
 be provided and please bring a snack to share. Any questions contact Joyce at A.C.E. of SW Minnesota – 
 Murray County at 507-836-8705
  Jan.26 - 6:30 PM Combined Evening Service at First CRC of Edgerton. (Note time!)