Today we welcome Pastor Bernie Haan to our worship. Following the morning service, there will be a time of Fellowship. All visitors are invited.
Nursery a.m. - Nancy Wassink and Kamryn Smit
Calling Elders: Larry Stevens and Orv Corbin
Those Who Need Our Prayers: Please keep all of our elderly members in your prayers. This week we focus on Bert Brouwer.
Tuesday: 12:00 N Dwell in the Text Bible Study Exodus 16:2-15 John 6:22-35
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. Priscilla Circle
Next Week Sunday
Nursery a.m. - Joni Van Essen and Taylor Van Dyke
Children’s Sermon: Nancy Wassink
Video Programmer: Deb Corbin
Sympathy is expressed to the Jim and Carol Schulze on the passing of Carol’s daughter Lisa Smidt.
Servicemen: Please keep Austin Mertens and Mitch Schaap in your prayers. Austin’s address is: Mertens, Austin Jay, 3150 527 I Ave Unit 442, Sheppard AFB TX 76311. Mitch is in basic training in California. We will post his address when he is allowed mail.
Thank You: We would like to thank everyone who prayed for Asher and Jordan & Kellie. He is home and doing well. Ron and Kim Menning
Edgebrook Anniversary: On Wednesday, August 1, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Edgebrook Care Center will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary. A meal will be served & the Auxiliary will host a Craft, Plant , and Bake Sale.
Off to Camp: Please keep Kaden Brockberg and Colin Scholten in your prayers as they are at
Inspiration Hills this week. Also keep Kamryn Smit and Kya Voge in your prayers as they are at Camp Grace.
Backpacks: Will you share the love of Jesus by filling an empty backpack for a grade school child? Pick 1 up today, they are on the table in the entry, information inside. Questions, call VIM at 507-215-0155. Thank you.
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 the library. Consider sponsoring a student in prayer through these years of transition from teen to young adult.
Prison Ministry: We were recently informed that on August 17 Cornerstone Prison Church will be meeting in the chow hall instead of the chapel. We will still be attending but this is not the full experience of attending worship at Cornerstone and is very uncomfortable. Therefore, we are adding another Friday evening where we will be attending worship at Cornerstone. This will be on September 14 and you are welcome to attend one or both of the worship services. If you plan to attend on August 17 you need to have your clearance forms in by Wednesday, August 1. If you have any questions contact 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).
Hope Haven is looking to hire a manager of Church & Public Relations. They are looking for a leader who seeks more than a job, but calling to work through your belief as a Christ-centered person of faith. This position will represent the philosophy of Hope Haven to the public and assure a dynamic and on-going public relations effort with churches, civic groups, schools, the business community, the Hope Haven constituency, and the general public. This position will also be active in fund raising through the support of the Hope Haven Foundation. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, comfortable with public speaking, demonstrate above average writing and computer skills, and be willing to travel extensively to call on churches and civic groups within 100 mile radius of Rock Valley, IA. Occasional overnight travel and work on Sundays is required. A bachelor’s degree or significant applicable experience is required and five years experience in a related field. Please contact Mark Siemonsma at email@example.com for more information or go to www.hopehaven.org/careers.
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.