10-3-2021 Bulletin

THE LORD’S DAY – OCTOBER 3, 2021
 
MORNING WORSHIP – 9:30 A.M.
Led by: Pastor Scott Muilenburg
Prelude & Welcome
*Mutual Greeting
*Opening Prayer & Silent Prayer
*Call to Worship: Deuteronomy 32:3-4
*Opening Songs of Adoration: “There Is a Redeemer”
“The Lord Is My Salvation”
Standard of Righteousness: Proverbs 4:23
Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Pardon
Responsive Bible Reading: Psalm 63
*Song of Thanksgiving: #490 “Blessed Assurance”
At this time, children ages 3-5 may be dismissed for a Bible lesson,
located downstairs in the old nursery.
Prayer of God’s People
Scripture: John 4:13-26
Sermon: “True Worshipers”
*Song of Response: #475 “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”
Offering: Christian Education
Offertory: Evie (Den Ouden) Blankers – “Safely Through Another Week”
“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”
“Count Your Many Blessings”
“To God Be the Glory”
“And Can It Be”
*Benediction
*Closing Song: “We Receive Your Blessing”
 
THE LORD’S DAY – OCTOBER 3, 2021
EVENING WORSHIP – 6:30 P.M.
Led by: Pastor Scott Muilenburg
Prelude
Introit: “Rejoice in the Lord Always” – Isaac Schelhaas
Welcome & Silent Prayer
Expression of Dependence
Pastor: I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where does my help come?
People: Our help is in the Name of the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth.
*Call to Worship: Psalm 99:2-5
*Opening Song of Praise: #477 “You Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”
Bible Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-26
Prayer of God’s People
*Song of Thanksgiving: #410 “Crown Him with Many Crowns”
Scripture: Matthew 12:22-29
Heidelberg Catechism: LD 48 (Q. 123)
Sermon: “The King, Strong and Mighty”
*Song of Response: #408 “Rejoice, the Lord Is King”
Offering: Christian Education
Offertory: “Be Thou My Vision” – Nicole Sjaarda
*Confession of the Faith: The Nicene Creed
*Benediction
*Parting Song: #620 “By the Sea of Crystal” (v. 3)
SERMON NOTES – OCTOBER 3, 2021
THE KING, STRONG AND MIGHTY
Text: Matthew 12:22-29
HC: LD 48 (Q.123)
Next Sundays Offering: ReFrame Ministries (formerly Back to God Ministries International)
Stewardship Verse:
“For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what
one does not have.” 2 Corinthians 8:12
TRUE WORSHIPPERS
Text: John 4:13-26
THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES:
Today 9:30 am – Morning Worship
10:40 am – Kid’s Praise
-Catechism and Sunday school
11:00 am – Choir
6:30 pm – Evening Worship
Mon. 2:00 pm – Mary Guild
7:00 pm – SWCH 9-12 Fall Concert
Tues. 7:00 pm – Council, elder, & deacon meetings
Wed. 9:30 am – NO Coffee Break or Story Hour
6:00 pm – Kids of Grace (Runals)
8:00 pm – Chimes
Thur. 5:00 pm – Friendship Class
Fri. 6:30 pm – Church Game Night (6:30-8:30)
FUTURE DATES:
Oct. 13 – First regular Cadet meeting
Oct. 17 – Zoom Sos & Kara Maletoungou
Oct. 31 – Potluck (Care Group #3 in charge)
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
We express our sympathies to and lift our prayers for the family of Dena Hibma as she
recently departed to be the Lord in glory. May the Lord bring our hearts near to him as we find
comfort in the Lord Jesus Christ, the hope of glory.
During morning worship on October 17, it will be our joy to celebrate and witness the
covenant baptism of Elaina Marie Veldhuizen, daughter of CJ and Shawnie. We rejoice with the
Veldhuizen family as the Lord’s promises of grace are signified in baptism.
 
CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Pastor Scott will be on vacation October 4-16. If you have a pastoral need that arises during
this time, please contact your care group elder for assistance.
Reformation Matters:
Heidelberg Catechism, Q. 45 – “How does Christ’s resurrection benefit us?” First, by his
resurrection he has overcome death, so that he might make us share in the righteousness he
won for us by his death. Second, by his power we too are already now resurrected to a new
life. Third, Christ’s resurrection is a guarantee of our glorious resurrection.
Second Friday of the month game night! This Friday, October 8, we will be having a church
game night from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bring a snack and games. Childcare will NOT be provided.
 
SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
The music department at Southwest Christian High School is excited to invite you to our
annual Fall Concert on Monday, Oct. 4th at 7:00 pm. in the high school gymnasium. The Fall
concert will include a fun variety of styles including hymns, praise, musical theater and
pop. The band is planning to unveil “Funkytown” which will be a new addition to the pepband repertoire as well as an arrangement of “Psalm 42” featuring a lovely passage for solo
trumpet. The Chamber Choir is excited to perform a fun novelty number entitled “The
Argument” and the combined choirs are thrilled to embrace our school theme as we “stand
amazed” while singing a classic worship piece entitled “God of Wonders”. Please join us as we
glorify God through the gifts and talents he has given our students.
 
COMMUNITY & MISC
Christians Get Depressed Too – The Tri-State Bible Conference welcomes Dr. David Murray to
the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt University on October 7 and 8 at 7:00 pm to speak from
God’s word on the topic of Depression: The Hidden Affliction. The goal of this conference is to
strengthen and encourage the people of God; we consider this to be a highly relevant topic for
our times. There is no charge although there will be a free will offering to defray the cost of
the event. For more information go to www.tristatebibleconference.com or contact Rev. John
Vermeer at jvermeer61@hotmail.com.
Justice for All is having their Annual Meeting and Fall Auction on Thursday, October 28 at 530p
in the Parkview Event Center – Rock Valley, IA. There will be an update about the ministry,
short business meeting, and a live auction with Mark Zomer and Doug Kooima. Enjoy a meal
and fellowship while supporting Justice for All ministry. Thursday October, 28 530p Parkview
Event Center, don’t miss out!
Save the Date Word & Deed Fundraising Dinner: Please save the date for the Word & Deed
Fundraising Dinner. This event is scheduled to take place (D.V.) on Saturday, November 6, at
Yesterday’s Memories (106 Eastern St., Sanborn). Doors open at 4:30 (to tour the auto
museum) and dinner will be served at 5:30. This year, we are pleased to welcome Rev. Anup
Hiwale of MPM Ministries and The Evangelical Reformed Churches of India as our keynote
speaker. MPM has a Theological Institute, sewing program for untouchable woman (Dalit),
after-school programs, and more. We look forward to having you join us!
Israel & Jordan Study Tour (March 31 – April 12, 2022): Travel to NT sites connected with Jesus’
life and the early church: Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Sea of
Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, the major biblical places in Jerusalem, Masada and much more. This
tour also uniquely involves key biblical sites in Jordan, including the amazing city of Petra.
Contact Dr. Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar,
at wemje@calvinseminary.edu or 616-328-3110
CRC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Groundwork: You Shall Not Give False Testimony – Twisting someone’s words or leaving out
vital information that skews the truth, and keeping silent when we should speak up can be just
as damaging to another person as a lie. Join Groundwork as we study Exodus 20:16, and other
scriptures to learn more about what it means to bear false testimony or witness and the
importance of truth. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork’s
weekly emails for future episodes.
Zacchaeus and Jesus – Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. How would
you describe the character of Zacchaeus from the Bible story? Which words would you
choose: wealthy, curious, or a man of faith? Listen now at kidscorner.net and subscribe to KC’s
weekly emails for all the new content.
Join a Go Local Cohort! – Resonate Global Mission ministry leaders are starting new Go Local:
Essentials cohorts at the end of September and beginning of October. Go Local cohorts equip
believers with postures and practices for joining God at work outside of the four walls of a
church building. Go Local cohorts are available for individuals, churches, and pastors and
church staff. Learn more and find a cohort that works with your schedule at
www.resonateglobalmission.org/essentials
The Restore Conference – The pandemic has taken a toll on the church and its leaders, no
doubt. What better time to get together again in person to worship together, to be inspired,
to pray and heal together, than right now? Join us for The Restore Conference
(restoreconference.ca) on November 18-20th in Abbotsford, B.C., at New Life Church. Couples
welcomed. Special room rates are available. Only $169/person, which includes meals,
transportation to and from the airport and conference, and a chance to refill your spiritual
tank. It’s time to revision and resend. Register online. Hurry; space is limited.
At-home Faith Practice Reflection Tip – Reflection and Discussion Starter—the Practice of
Gratitude: Read Psalm 100 and ponder or discuss the following questions. Did anything make
you want to “shout for joy” this week? What was it, and how did you express gratitude to
God? (For more on faith practices from Faith Formation Ministries, visit
bit.ly/FaithPracticesProject)
Disability Concerns Sunday is October 17 – The CRCNA encourages churches to celebrate
Disability Concerns Sunday in two weeks. The theme for this designated Sunday is “Who’s
missing in my church?” To find resources and ways to promote (and support) this empowering
ministry, please search the website: crcna.org/Disability
Friendship Community Church
Christian Reformed Home Missions
Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
Margaret Njuguna
En-Gedi Children’s Home,
Kenya
Sos and Kara Maletoungou
Christian Reformed World Missions
West Africa
Cornerstone Prison Church
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Rev. William & Aletha Green
Latin Amer. Fellowship of Reformed
Churches, Costa Rica
TODAY:
Nursery: AM – Cindy Spronk, Rosann VandenBerg, Sydni VanderHaar, Maya Johnson
PM – Kaitlyn Schelhaas, Shawna Sjaarda, Brooklyn Talsma, Megan Blom
Valet: Kirk Bleyenburg
Ushers: Greg Talsma, Arlyn Schmidt, Micah Schaap, Ben Hanson
Medical Assistant: Gord Prins
Children’s Worship: Julia Holm, Kaden Schmidt
Praise Team: Becky Schelhaas, Jody Schaap, Vonda Talsma, Lori Schelhaas
Keyboard: Brittany Forness
NEXT WEEK – OCTOBER 10:
Nursery: AM – Karen Fey, Evon Van Hofwegen, Logan Bleyenberg, Zachary Moss
PM – Vonda Talsma, Kim Veldhuizen, Kylee Brands, Lydia Talsma
Valet: Ryan Veldhuizen
Ushers: Ray Schelhaas, Jamie Pap, Justin Moss, Kurt Talsma
Medical Assistant: Carmen Fey
Children’s Worship: Tawni Pater, Jayden/Lucas Brands
Pastor ……………………………………………………………… Scott Muilenburg, 507-215-3590, scott.muilenburg@gmail.com
Associate Pastor……………………………………………Pastor LeRoy Christoffels, 605-254-5590, leechristoffels@gmail.com
Secretary……………………………………………………………………………Tawni Pater, 507-442-6701, firstcrcsec@yahoo.com
Treasurer…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Jan Schelhaas
Custodian & Building Use Contact ………………………………………………………………………….. Rod Obbink, 507-227-7619
Music Chairman …………………………………………………………………………. Jonathan Schmidt, jandkschmidt@gmail.com
4th Quarter Special Music Coordinator…………………………………………………………………………. Shawna Sjaarda, 507-227-5970
Work Groups………………………………………………………. Karen Fey, 507-227-6392 and Gloria Roemeling, 507-227-0071
Website…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………….http://firstcrcedgerton.com
Radio Broadcast………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………KLOH Pipestone 1050 AM
http://www.christensenbroadcasting.com/cms/kloh-radio

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