Thank you to the Priscilla circle for sponsoring this weeks radio broadcast in honor of Marjean Wesselink
Sympathy is expressed to Mel & Laura Buys and family on the loss of Mel’s mother Dorothy on Tuesday.
Sunday Afternoon Classes: On April 9 we will be starting a new class called Bible Basics. This class will focus on one book of the Bible and give an overview of what it teaches. Expect to come away with a better understanding of the setting in which that book takes place, the doctrinal emphasis of the book, and a one-word summary that you can use to help you remember the overall theme of the book. Each month the book of the Bible that will be emphasized will be a book that we are encouraging people to read for Dwell in the Word. You do not need to be participating in Dwell in the Word to attend but the class is to be a supplement to the resources that are available for Dwell in the Word. The first book we will be looking at for Bible Basics is the Gospel of Mark. Both Foundations in Faith and Bible Basics will take place in the Fellowship Hall and begin at 4:00 PM.
Book Giveaway: For March the books are "The Story of Reality" and "Cold Case Christianity for Kids". Drop your name in the boxes at the back of the sanctuary for your chance to win these great books.
The Southwest MN Citizen’s Concerned for Life Spring Rally will be held Monday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the SW Christian High gym. Ruby has served as MCCL’s Chapter coordinator for more than four decades. Involved with MCCL since 1970, Ruby is a former head lobbyist and past member of the MCCL Board of Directors. She is also active in campaigns of pro-life candidates for state and federal
office. Ruby and her late husband, Tom, raised 10 children; Ruby now has 23 grandchildren. She has committed the rest of her life to the lifesaving work of MCCL. Minnesota’s oldest and largest pro-life
organization, MCCL has been dedicated for 48 years to the single issue of life itself.
Christ’s church, from Pentecost to today, has a history. How well do you know that history? How would our knowledge of church history help us see what the church really needs today, and help us avoid making some mistakes which the church made in the past? On Friday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m., Pastor Kuiper will give a presentation “Knowing the Church’s History”. This will be held at the Edgerton Protestant Reformed Church. All are welcome to come.
All women are invited to the Beautiful Life Women’s Conference on Saturday, April 1 at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Doors open at 8 AM with a continental breakfast; conference is from 9 AM—2 PM. Rachel Barrentine - singer, songwriter, speaker - will weave her personal narrative of music, chronic sickness, goofieness, and grace in a way that ignites fresh faith in her listeners as she challenges us to “Be Brave”. Registration is available online at www.beautifullifeconference.org or by calling the church at 507-283-8600. Cost is $25 before March 26 ; $30 after, and includes dinner from the Bluestem.
The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at our church on Monday, April 3 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Please call Betty Huisken (442-7131) for an appointment to donate. Making an appointment keeps the day going smoothly and the waiting line not so long. You may also make an appointment online. The need is constant. Please donate a unit of blood.
The board and staff of New Life Treatment Center announces the 37th Annual Horse Ride-a-Thon. Horses with riders and horse drawn rigs will begin their trek from Pipestone County Fairgrounds and proceed to their destination at the Center in Woodstock. The date is Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Mark your calendars. We held our first Horse Ride-a-Thon in 1980 and it continues to be a great opportunity for friends to meet and have fun together while raising funds for New Life. Plan to participate in this special event. For further information, contact New Life Treatment Center at 507-777-4321.