Monday: 10:00 a.m. The ladies will be making pigs-in-the-blanket.
Tuesday: 12:00 N Dwell in the Text Bible Study
1:00 p.m. The ladies will finish the pigs. Extra help is appreciated.
Wednesday: There will be NO meal served this week.
No Kid’s Choir, K-5 Catechism, or Jr. RCYF
Sr. RCYF Christmas Party
7:00 p.m. Chapel Choir
Next Week Sunday
Next week Sunday the Chapel Choir will present their Christmas Cantata.
Nursery a.m. - Melissa Voge and Brinna Bloemendaal
Children’s Sermon: Pat Rieck
Video Programmer: Nancy Wassink
Thank You: We want to thank the congregation for your caring expressions of sympathy and the sharing of memories of Fred, thanks to Pastor Mark for your visits, prayers and encouraging message and to the work groups who brought cakes and worked at the funeral. We are so very grateful to our church family for supporting us during this difficult time. The Fred Schuld family
Congratulations to Jeff Snyder, Jeff Bleyenburg, and Orv Corbin who were elected to the office of
Elder and to Lucas Roskamp, Kirk Dirksen, and Bill Post who were elected to the office of Deacon. If there is any scriptural reason why these men should not be ordained and installed to their office, please see Scott Wassink or Pastor Mark.
Dear Friends at First Reformed Church - Thank you for your gift to Inspiration Hills. We deeply appreciate partners in ministry like you who help us share God’s love with others. This summer we had over 1,100 campers. We had a wonderful summer staff who love Jesus and shared that with the campers. Now we are entering our season of hosting retreats where we continue to share the love of Jesus. Thank you for your partnership in ministry.
Dear Friends at First Reformed Church - Thank you for your generous support of the Center of Hope. Your gift is helping keep people warm as the weather turns cold. You are a blessing to so many. May you all have a blessed Christmas. Calvin Ver Mulm
Note: If you would like to honor or remember a loved one at Christmas time or any time of the year, please consider honoring them with a memorial brick in the Edgebrook courtyard. Please contact Ruth Corbin at Edgebrook. 507-442-7121
Jr. RCYF: We are still looking for someone to fill the position for Jr. RCYF. This part time paid
position involves leading youth group on Wednesday evenings and coordinating other activities. There are 12-15 students in this group. Curriculum is already established. If you are interested or have any questions talk to Scott or Nancy Wassink or Pastor Mark.
Hope Haven International presents “Rejoice! The Gift of Mobility” featuring Nashville recording artist Jill Miller on Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. 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.
Learning Opportunity For Parents & Youth Leaders: Online and social media can be a dangerous place for our youth. The Southwest Crisis Center is bringing a national author and speaker, Alison Feigh of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, to Luverne in January to provide a training for community professionals and parents. She will give a presentation titled “Forensic Aspects of Online and Social Media Usage”. In this presentation she will help adults understand why youth are susceptible to online dangers, what those dangers are and ways to reduce the risk. This event will be January 25th, 2018 from 9am – 4pm at Grand Prairie Events. Registration is $50 and includes lunch catered by The Bluestem. Visit www.mnswcc.org to register or contact Jen at 507-283-9917 for more information.