Today, Pastor Rick Van Ravenswaay, Pastor of the Cornerstone Prison Church, will lead our morning worship. Following the morning service, there will be a time of Fellowship. All visitors are invited.
NO Sunday School today.
Nursery a.m. - Shanna Snyder and Hallie Snyder
Calling Elders: Scott Wassink and Mike Drooger
Those Who Need Our Prayers: Please keep all of our elderly members in your prayers. This week we focus on Lois Jean Klumper.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. The ladies will be making pigs-in-the-blanket.
Tuesday: 12:00 N Dwell in the Text Bible Study - Psalm 46 Romans 1:8-17
1:00 p.m. The ladies will finish the pigs. Extra help is always appreciated.
Wednesday: L.I.F.T. - Life in Faith Together
6:15-7:00 p.m. Food & Fellowship
6:45-7:15 p.m. Kids Choir
7:00 p.m. Jr. RCYF & Sr. RCYF
7:15-8:00 p.m. K-6th Grade Catechism
7:15-8:15 p.m. Chapel Choir
Next Week Sunday
Nursery a.m. - Kaylee Scholten and Madori Scholten
Children’s Sermon: Nancy Wassink
Video Programmer: Nancy Wassink
Operation Christmas Child Boxes: Everyday boys and girls suffer from war, poverty, disease and natural disasters. OCC makes it possible for millions of these children to experience God’s love through shoeboxes filled with gifts by caring individuals and families. We have the boxes in the entry area. We have both plastic or the printed kind, please take either kind and fill them with your gifts for a child in need. Please: No tooth paste or candy this year.
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.
Thank you to Ray Hulstein and his sons Cal and Bryan for sponsoring the October radio broadcasts in memory of Teen, Wanda and Randy.
Dear members of First Reformed Church, On behalf of STRC and everyone on St. Thomas who will benefit from your generous gift, I wish to thank you. I am thrilled that Nicole had an opportunity to share with your congregation the relief efforts that are presently happening through our church and we now consider you partners in these efforts. Thank you for being faithful to the call of Christ and laboring beside us in the work of the gospel. May God bless the work or our hands. Peace, Pastor Jeff
Thank you for the many kind gestures after the passing of our husband, father, father-in-law, and
grandfather, Arie Drooger. Thank you for bringing food, sending cards, and saying kind words. A
special thank you goes to Pastor Mark for cancelling his continuing education trip so he could conduct the funeral. Thank you ladies (and some gentlemen) for working in the kitchen. Thank you Larry Bleyenburg, Brenda Kleinjan, Darwin Schuld, Pat Rieck, and Orla Schuld for taking time out of their day to help make the funeral service special to the family of Arie Drooger. We will miss his wit, wisdom, and common sense, but are comforted knowing he's enjoying the awesomeness of Heaven! The Drooger Family
Thank you to all of my friends and family that made my birthday a wonderful day. Ray Hulstein
On Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m. you are invited to join Reformed Christians throughout SW Minnesota in a worship service to be held at First CRC, Edgerton. This service will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and how the truths of the reformation still resonate for us today. Please join us in praising God for his great faithfulness to his church. During this service we will be nourished by God’s Word and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow. Through our time together, Jesus’ Church will be built up and readied to follow as disciples of His. We look forward to worshipping with you!
The Brown Family (Le Mars, IA) Concert at Southwest MN Christian High School, Edgerton, will be held on Friday, November 10 starting at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Their music from the heart - family style, will include patriotic, praise and worship, and a few holiday selections. Please mark your calendars for an evening of soaking in the sounds of remembrance, joy, celebration. Tickets are $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the doors. Please contact the school office to purchase tickets (442-4471).
Center of Hope Fall Benefit - Saturday, November 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Sioux Falls Christian School. Get your ticket now for a night of food and fun, featuring a catered meal, games, silent auction and live auction. All of the proceeds support the Center of Hope ministry in Sioux Falls. Reserve tickets are $10 . You can get them online at www.centerofhopesf.org or 605-334-9789.
Inspiration Hills Women’s Auxiliary would like to invite everyone to our annual “Harvest Dinner on Monday, November 13th. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $13 per person. Following dinner we will be entertained by Lavanna Hanson from Harley, IA. She is a chalk drawing artist who shares an inspirational story as she draws. A freewill offering will be taken to support Auxiliary Projects for Inspiration Hills. Please join us for this event. Register by calling us at 712-986-5193 by November 6th.
You are invited to Helping Hand Pregnancy Center’s Fundraising Banquet on November 14. Dinner will start at 6:15 p.m. with music by Kari Timmer. This is at the American Reformed Church in Worthington. Please RSVP by October 30th to 507-372-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.