Thank you to the Reformed Church Women for sponsoring this weeks radio broadcast.
Thank You: The Reformed Church Women would like to thank everyone who donated, worked, and support the Spring & Fall Soup Suppers. Also thank you to everyone that is involved in the making, selling, and buying of pigs-in-the-blanket. For the year 2016 we were able to make the following donations: Mission share to the Peterson's ($3,150), Jacob & Sharon Moss ($3,150). Hope Harbor of Marshal, New Life Treatment Center, and Atlas of Pipestone each $2,000. First Reformed Radio Fund $1,000, Alpha Center $250, Prison Ministry $500. Also Throughout the year we pay for Bibles for 3rd graders, baptism and profession of faith, memorial money for church members, anniversary gifts, misc. kitchen expenses, and church decorations. Thank you notes are up on the bulletin board.
Mission E4: The Mission E4 Challenge exceeded its goal of matching the $5,000 donation. The
congregation raised another $5,780 for a total of $10,780 which will build 6 houses in Haiti. On Sunday, January 29th we hope to Skype with Scott Long of Mission E4 during our morning service.
Next Sunday, January 22 we will be using the new hymnals for the first time. In addition, to having the hymnals in the pews we also purchased five large print hymnals (words only) for those who have vision impairment. If you would like to use one of these hymnals you can pick one up in the narthex.
Foundations In Faith: Did Jesus Claim to Be God? Our January Foundations in Faith will address this important question. Foundations in Faith will meet in the church Fellowship Hall on January 29 at 4 PM. Bring your Bible as we will dig into the gospels to answer this foundational question.
Backpack Program: The Edgerton Public School is starting a backpack program for students in grades K-5. The school is looking for groups of people to help pack bags once a week, food donations, and monetary donations to purchase food, especially fresh fruit. If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact the school social worker Sarah Landin at 507-442-7881 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Items they are looking for are: Nutrigrain bars, Individual packages of Instant Oatmeal, Individual serving packages of applesauce, fruit, pudding, jello, granola bars, fruit snacks, 100 % fruit juice boxes, easy mac, single serving cans of spaghetti, soup, chili, tuna, beef stew etc., individual packages of peanut butter or cheese crackers, pop tarts, individual serving boxes of raisins, rice krispie bars, meat and cheese sticks, any single or individual serve food or snacks will be accepted.
The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, January 25 from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Please call Betty Huisken (442-7131) for an appointment to donate. Anyone 16 years or older and in good health is eligible to donate. Making an appointment keeps the day going smoother and the waiting time not so long. You may also make an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org. The need is constant. Please donate a unit of blood.
Sandi Patty “Forever Grateful” The farewell tour will be at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls on Monday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. For tickets see the poster on the bulletin board in the narthex.
Blessed and Unbreakable Tour featuring Selah and speaker Missy Robertson, Saturday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Western Christian High School Events Center. Advanced Tickets: $20 for chair seats and $25 for theater seats. All seats are reserved! Tickets available at Hull Chamber Office or at www.itickets.com/events/371249. For more information call the Chamber Office at 712-439-1513.