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September 17, 2017

 

Church Calendar for Today and This Week

      

            

            

  9:00 AM  Sunday School  and Catechism

10:00 AM  Morning worship

                   MEETING TO SELECT OFFICE BEARERS

                   Coffee and fellowship

               6:30 PM  Evening worship

 

Serving Today:

 

 Pastor:  Timothy Ouwinga

 

Greeters:  Greg & Linda Klein (C) Char Kruse/Tess Tinklenberg (N)        

      Next Sunday:   Evie Blankers/Ann Zylstra (C)

                

Ushers:  Ron Van Dam & Harold Veltkamp

      Next Sunday:  Al Blom & Mike Cooper

             

AM Nursery:  Lenae Scholten

      Next Sunday:  Shawnie Veldhuizen

 

Serving Coffee:  Deb Cooper & Deb Ouwinga

     Next Sunday:  Jo De Jongh & Gloria Pater

 

Offering Today:  Missionary Support

Offering Next Sunday:  Resonate Global Missions (World Missions)

 

 

Congregational News and Notes

 

Welcome to worship on this Lord's Day.  This morning we conclude our series on the church; what it is and what it means to be a member of it.  There will be a short congregational meeting immediately following the AM worship to select elders and deacons.  This evening we give consideration to another of the "Stories of Grace in Genesis".    

 

The Council proposes the nominees for Elder to be Mike Cooper, Willard Kas and Todd Tinklenberg and for Deacon Michael Jasper and Corey Van Essen.  A congregational meeting to elect the nominees will be after the morning worship today.

 

We wish to express our Christian sympathy to Helen Gorter in the loss of her sister, Arlene Birkland, of Pipestone on August 25.  Helen’s address is:  Bethany Meadows, 3008 E. Aspen Blvd.,  Brandon, SD 57005

 

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

 

NOVEMBER 3 Friday – Church Soup Supper

 

General Announcements   

 

Pipestone Women's Connection (formerly "Lunch, Etc.") cordially invites you to a Luncheon at the Historic Calumet Inn Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:00-1:30pm.   $9.00 (includes tax & tip).  Feature:  "Helping Kids Round First.  Craig Severtson, a Flandreau SD farmer, will share about this non profit organization that is making a difference in the impoverished country of Nicaragua, through such varied projects as baseballs for youth, women's health, agriculture, and medical equipment.   Speaker:   Mildred Kelly, Owatonna, MN.  Title: "Healing for a Handicapped Heart".   Many remember the saying "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”, but many are wounded by words spoken in childhood and carried into adulthood. Milly shares her story of hope and healing.  Reservations for Lunch:  Rosie: 825-4464     Marian: 825-2538      Susan: 507-920-6675    

COMPLIMENTARY CHILD CARE Available by Reservation.  Please Call ABBY: 507-215-5302 

 CANCELLATIONS ARE NECESSARY BY SUNDAY, September 17.  

 

All women of the community are invited to Discover Ephesians.  This study begins with the background story of Paul’s work in Ephesus.  We will go on to discover powerful reminders of our relationship with Christ, how we are called to live in that relationship, and how we have the power to stand against the schemes and plans of the devil.  The fall session of Coffee Break and Children’s Story Hour (ages 3-Kindergarten) begins October 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First CRC in Edgerton.  Nursery will be provided.  If you have questions or if you would like to attend but cannot make it to the first meeting, contact Thea (442-3512 or 507-227-9513) or Elaine (442-8751).

 

Atlas for life is having their final boutique sale.  Due to Deb Spronk's death and her working tirelessly in the boutique, we will not be able to keep it open.  Come and see some of the last things made by her and other beautiful repurposed items.  We will also have a rummage of misc. items and then a basement full of items and furniture that Deb did not get repurposed.  Come find a bargain. Friday, Sept. 22 from 3-7 and Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9-1. BBQ, bars and chips available!

  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Coffee Break Bible Study and Story Hour is looking for volunteers to help out in the nursery and story hour.  It is exciting to have several young mothers coming with their children to study God’s word!  Coffee Break meets on Wednesday mornings 9:30 a.m. at First CRC in Edgerton, starting October 4.  The schedule is flexible.  You can volunteer weekly, twice a month or once a month.  Please contact Thea Nykamp (507-227-9513) or Elaine Tinklenberg (442-8751).

 

Apples of Gold will start soon!  Apples of Gold is building up marriages, mothers, and lives worldwide.  It’s not just a mentoring program, it’s not just a cooking class…it’s a nurturing, intergenerational connection that teaches women how to love their husbands, love their children, and how to practice submission, hospitality, kindness, and purity.  A new season of Apples of Gold will be held September-November 2017.  Meetings will be Mondays (9/18, 9/25, 10/9, 10/16, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13) from 4:30-7:30 at First CRC of Edgerton.  There are six lessons and then a grand finale supper with spouses.  The first hour is a cooking demonstration, the second hour is Bible study, and the third hour we enjoy the meal that was prepared in the demonstration.  If you have participated in AOG in the past, you know what a blessing it is.  Please encourage/invite someone new to participate in the program. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Fay Van Essen 507-920-0729 or Karen Fey 507-227-6392.

 

You are invited to a Gospel Concert in Woodstock, MN at the American Reformed Church on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.  This is our annual fundraiser to purchase Recovery Bibles for clients at New Life Treatment Center.  Music will be provided by:

Master’s Voice

Cornerstone Quartet

F.R.O.G.S.

Denny & Rachel Tinklenberg

Testimonies will be given by alumni from New Life Treatment Center.  Barbeques and ice cream sundaes will be served.  Freewill donation will be accepted.  Come and go as you please. 

 

 

Memory Verse

O magnify the LORD with me,

And let us exalt his name together.

Psalm 34:3

 

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