Today, following the morning service, there will be a time of Fellowship. All visitors are invited.
Nursery a.m. - Melissa Van Dyke & Madie Nelson
Calling Elders: Randy Butson and Jeff Bleyenburg
Those Who Need Our Prayers: Please keep all of our elderly members in your prayers. This week we focus on Millie Hendriks.
Tuesday: There will be no Dwell in the Text Bible Study next week.
Next Week Sunday
Pastor Bernie Haan will lead our worship next Sunday.
Nursery a.m. - Nancy Wassink & Kamryn Smit
Children’s Sermon: Kristin Groen
Video Programmer: Deb Corbin
Jr. RCYF: Please be in prayer for the leaders and students participating in Power Connection this coming weekend. They are: Reece Wassink, Haley Wieck, Kinsie Nelson, Brenalyn Smit, Carter Amundson, Brecken Scholten, Mark & Diane Brockberg, Nancy Wassink, and Pastor Mark.
Spiritual Sponsors: Our recent high school graduates will soon be preparing for college or career and we are asking for sponsors to offer prayer support and encouragement to these students. Graduates from the class of 2017 and 2018 are posted in Nancy’s office. Consider sponsoring a student in prayer through these years of transition from teen to young adult.
Thank You: Our heartfelt thanks to those who came or sent greetings for our 40th Celebration in the
Ministry. Sincerely, Dave & Bonnie Poppen
Prison Ministry: On August 17 we will once again be attending worship at Cornerstone Prison Church in Sioux Falls. If you are interested in attending you can find the waiver forms on the table in the narthex. If you have any questions you can talk with Jeff Snyder or Pastor Mark.
Ladies: It's time to start preparing for another season of Apples of Gold! 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, inter-generational 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 AOG will be held September-November 2018. Meetings will be Mondays (9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12) from 4:30-7:30 at First CRC in Edgerton. There are six lessons and then a grand finale supper with spouses. The first hour is a cooking demonstration, the second hour is a Bible study, and the third hour we enjoy the meal that was prepared. 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 Karen Fey (507-227-6392), Fay Van Essen (507-920-0729), or Ruth Kooiker (507-879-3373).
Blood is a lifesaving gift most healthy people can give. The community is encouraged to donate blood on Tuesday, July 24 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at the Reformed Church in Edgerton to help those who have been seriously injured and need blood products to help them recover. It’s the blood already on the shelves that helps save lives. Every day, the American Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood
donations to meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. To make an appointment please contact Betty Huisken at 507-227-8416 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone 16 years or older and in good health may be eligible to donate blood.
Please mark your calendars! Mark Schultz is coming to Luverne on Wednesday, September 19th in concert at the American Reformed Church at 7:30pm. This would make a great youth outing! Tickets are available at the church office, at WildFlowers Coffee Boutique, and online at https://www.itickets.com/events/395155. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Proceeds will benefit the Luverne Child Guide Program and the Luverne Backpack Program. Doors open at 6:30 PM. I would highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance to ensure your youth group has seats