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December 10, 2017

 

Church Calendar for Today and This Week

  9:00 AM  Sunday School  and Catechism

10:00 AM  Morning worship

                   Coffee and fellowship

   4:30 PM  Evening worship

Serving Today:

Pastor:  Timothy Ouwinga

Greeters:  Ron & Stephany Van Dam (C) Evie Blankers & Ann Zylstra (N) 

Ushers:  Al Blom & Mike Cooper

AM Nursery:  Lenae Scholten

Serving Coffee:  Marie Ekdom & Deb Ouwinga

Offering Today: Calvin College

WEDNESDAY 12:00 Noon  DORCAS will meet at the Pizza Ranch (spouses also) for Christmas party,

                             1:30 PM  DORCAS meet at church for lesson.  Bring 6 goodies to share with shutins.

                             6:30 PM  WOMEN’S FELLOWSHP CHRISTMAS PARTY at Von Blom’s home. 

                                             Bring a $5 gift to exchange and some goodies to share.

                                             Sandwiches and salads will be served as well.

NEXT SUNDAY 10:00 AM CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM as part of the worship service  

                                4:30 PM  CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

Congregational News and Notes

Welcome to worship on this Lord's Day.  This morning we continue our Advent series on "The Peaceable Kingdom".  We will also celebrate the sacrament of Holy Baptism to Wyatt Klumper, son  of Josh and Shelise Klumper.  The evening worship will continue "Stories of Grace from Genesis" focusing on chapter 37. 

Women's Fellowship will begin a second study on January 10.  This study is called Gideon:Your Weakness, God's Strength by Priscilla Shirer.  Contact Sheri Tinklenberg if you plan on attending so books can be ordered. 

Our church is participating in sponsoring a Family Life "Art of Marriage" week-end to be held at Christ the King on January 26-27.  Whether married one year or twenty five or more, all marriages need to be well maintained.  Plan to attend this 6 session event on Friday night and Saturday led by national facilitators from Family Life.  More details will be coming soon. We also need those who will pray (a 40 day prayer guide is available) and some help with food and nursery care for the event.  If you can participate in any way contact Pastor Tim.

MISSIONARIES:

 Cornerstone Prison Ministries – Rev. Rick Van Ravenswaay

Hope for Life Community Church – Rev. Carl and Jan Van Voorst

Latino Ministry in Pipestone 

Sosthene and Kara Maletoungou

Advance Dates

DECEMBER 17  Children’s Christmas program at AM service

                              Candlelight service at PM service

DECEMBER 24  Christmas eve – NO PM service

DECEMBER 25 9:30 AM  Christmas Day Service 

General Announcements

Pipestone Women's Connection cordially invites you to a Luncheon at the Historic Calumet Inn, Monday, December 11, 2017 -  12:00-1:30pm.   $9.00 (includes tax & tip)  Feature: Are you sharing your recipes with generations to come?  Staci Perry, a food blogger, writer, and communications manager from Brookings, SD shares the story of her grandma's white cookies and using food as a language of love.  Speaker:   Beverly Swenson, Lincoln NE.  Title: "Precious Memories"   Memories from our past have both positive and negative influence on our lives.  Bev will share how to have positive memories.   Reservations for Lunch:  Rosie: 825-4464     Marian: 825-2538      Susan: 507-920-6675   COMPLIMENTARY CHILD CARE Available by Reservation Please Call  Rosie: 825-4464                  CANCELLATIONS ARE NECESSARY BY SUNDAY, December 10.     Affiliated with Stonecroft.  

Do you know the meaning behind the colors of Christmas?  Southwest MN Christian high school ensembles are excited to share the meaning behind the vibrant hues associated with the season and how they tie back to the birth of our Savior.  Come join the Southwest band and choirs at Bethel Christian Reform Church in Edgerton as they present “The Colors of Christmas” on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 pm. 

Southwest MN Christian High School Circle/Parent Group #14 will be hosting a walking taco, hot dog, chili dog, barbecue supper on Friday, December 15 serving from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria during the boys' home games with Murray County Central. A complete meal or individual items may be purchased. Please join us for a fun evening and night off from cooking. Please be sure to tell your family, including those kids coming home from college, and friends. Thanks for your support!

RESCHEDULED!  Edgerton Christian Elementary School invites you to their K-8 Christmas program on Monday evening, December 18th at 7:00 PM in the ECES gym.  Take the journey with the K-5 students as they present the musical, “On Our Way to Bethlehem.”  Every creature great and small has a gift to give at that humble stall.  Chimes will ring out.  Violins will serenade.  The 6th -8th grade choir will sing about “that tiny little baby,” and the 6th -8th grade band’s instruments will play out in fanfare for the newborn King!  In case of inclement weather on the 18th, the program will take place the following day, December 19th at 1:00pm.  

Hope Haven International presents “Rejoice! The Gift of Mobility” featuring Nashville recording artist Jill Miller on Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $15.  A limited amount of VIP tickets are also available for $25 and include a meet and greet and premier seating.  Tickets are on sale at the Washington Pavilion Box Office or through  www.washingtonpavilion.org.  The Christmas concert will also feature the Sioux Falls Christian School hand bell choir.  Proceeds will go towards funding wheelchair sponsorships for an upcoming distribution trip to Vietnam in 2018.

Memory Verse

As the deer pants for streams of water
so my soul pants for you, O God.

Psalm 42:1

 

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