March 17, 2019

Prelude                                                                                                                                     Tami Wesselink
Welcome
Please sign and pass the Friendship Pads
*Call to Worship                                                                                 “The Crown of Thorns” John 19:2-6
                                                                                                                                               Daryan Ossefoort
*Prayer of Confession
*Greeting
*Hymn                                                                                                    #186 “The Old Rugged Cross” (1-3)
                                                                                                                                              “King of My Heart”
Children’s Message                                                                                                                  Moz Hostikka
Special Music                                                                                                          Rebecca Van Der Linden
Scripture
Message
Offering                                                                                                         “How Deep the Father’s Love”
Congregational Prayer                                                                                                     The Lord’s Prayer
*Closing Hymn                                                                                                 #206 “There is a Redeemer”
*Benediction
*Refrain                                                                                                             #206 “There is a Redeemer”

Please Remember in Prayer:
* Betty Teerink & Family – mourning the loss of Ron
* Ken Van Veldhuizen – treatment for cancer
* Nancy Teerink – recovering at home
* Ken Zylstra – continued treatment for ALS
* Cancer Treatment – Janine Dekker

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
Sunday, March 17:
 10:50 AM – Sunday School for all ages
* 3 Yrs to 3rd Grade – Various teachers
* 4th & 5th Grade – Rebecca Haack
* 6th – 8th Grade – Heidelberg Catechism – Judy Brueggeman
* 9th – 12th Grade – The Vine – Maggie Gaudian
* “Deeper Roots” Adult Class – Marcia Aupperlee
* Adult Heidelberg Catechism – Pastor Tim
* “Sunday School Guide” Adult Class

Tuesday, March 19:
 9 AM Partners in Prayer

Wednesday, March 20:
 3:30 PM Open Gym
 4:30 PM KFC Lesson
 5:30 PM Power Crunch Meal
 6:00-7:30 PM Easter Cantata Practice
 6:00 PM The Hub
 6:30 PM Adult Bible Study – Hebrews

Sunday, March 24:
 10:50 AM – Sunday School for all ages
 6:00 PM Faith & Friends Bible Study

UPCOMING EVENTS:
April 7 – All-Church Potluck Lunch after Sunday School
April 13 – Community Prayer Breakfast
April 14 – Easter Choir Cantata
April 16 & 17 – 3:00-7:00 PM Journey to the Cross Prayer Walk
April 18 – 7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Service

April 21 – 7:00 AM Sunrise Service at Christian Reformed Church
April 24 – 9:30 AM Easter Celebration
April 28 – 6:00 PM Annual Quartet Sing

Automatic Deposit forms are at the Welcome Center for those interested in using this service for weekly offerings. They can be turned in at the Welcome Center or to the office.

HyVee & Fareway gift cards may be purchased to help raise resources for the Building Fund. Stop at the church office during the week or see a deacon.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: ATTENDANCE OFFERING
39 $19.75

CONNECT

 The U-Turn Church book is available at the Welcome desk for a donation of $10. A small group has begun the process of discussing and praying for this exciting process of focusing on outreach for the lost. You are welcome to attend the next meeting on March 25 at 6:30 PM.

 “Partners in Prayer” meet Tuesday mornings at 9 AM in the Fireside Room. Next meeting is on March 19. Prayers focus on families, congregational and community needs. All those who desire to be partners in prayer are welcome. Marlene Rabenberg & Sherri Hietbrink.

 Faith & Friends: Faith & Friends will be starting a new series on Sunday March 31 entitled “The Grave Robber” by Mark Batterson. Our impossible situations are God’s greatest opportunity to reveal His glory. Nothing has changed since Jesus called Lazarus out of his tomb four days after his funeral. Our impossible situations still double as God’s greatest opportunity to reveal his glory.
Faith & Friends meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 6:00pm. For more information contact Kari Voss-Drost at 507-329-0107 (call or text).

Connect Groups/Events are member-led Groups & events of American Reformed Church that connect members of the church and community together in Christian faith and fellowship. If you have an idea for a new church group or event,
please let Pastor Tim or the church office know.

SERVE

 Church Hall Monitor – The consistory is looking for anyone interested in monitoring the church for the purpose of safety and security during the worship service. If you are interested or would like more information, please sign up at the welcome desk.

 SUB SANDWICH SALE: The youth groups are taking orders for delicious subs until Wed., Mar. 20. Contact a student or drop off your order at the Welcome Center. Subs will be assembled on Wed., Apr. 3.

 Wednesdays now through Palm Sunday practice for our Easter Cantata will take place in the choir room, 6:00 to 7:30 PM. All adults are encouraged to add their voices! Contact Molly Truesdell with any questions.

 OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD for the month of March is seeking donations of any kind of hat, gloves, mittens, and scarves. There is a box under the mailboxes for your donations.

 BIBLES FOR MISSIONS THRIFT STORE – Change-over from winter to spring items. Our church is asked to come on March 18th to fill the cleared racks Donuts & Coffee will be furnished.

COMMUNITY

 Love INC has a client who is in need of rides to and from dialysis at Worthington Hospital three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). She goes in at 11 am.and it takes approximately 3 hours, so she’s done around 2:00. She only lives one block away from the hospital but can’t walk there due to her health. This would be a long-term need. If people would be able to commit to one day or one time a day (either pick up at 11 or bringing her home at 2), that could work. Maybe they could commit for one month, even. In other words, it doesn’t necessarily have to be one person doing it all, though that would also be great! She speaks good English, but also speaks Spanish. Anyone willing to help in this manner please contact Love INC at 727-7291. THANK YOU SO MUCH for prayerfully considering this need.

 Palm Sunday Music Festival, Sunday, April 14, 2:30 pm: Please join us for the 24th annual Easter Music Festival at the First CRC of Edgerton. The Southwest Christian High School choirs, area churches, and choral groups will present individual numbers during this afternoon of praise. An offering will be taken for Southwest Christian High School (sponsored as a fundraiser by Circle #12). If anyone has a special number they would like to share at the festival please contact Nicole Dilly at 507-227-4862 or ndilly4@gmail.com.

 Signature Sound will perform in Sioux Falls on April 27th at 6 PM at Sioux Falls First Church. See the poster on the bulletin board for ticket information.

 Volunteer to help Sound the Alarm. Save a Life – Registration is open! Visit http://bit.ly/mnsta2019 to register today and commit to joining 35,000 volunteers across the country to make homes safer by installing smoke alarms, replacing alarm batteries and helping families create escape plans. If you are in need of a free smoke alarm, please call 612-460-3674.

ASSISTING IN WORSHIP:
GREETERS: Gerry & DeAnn Ossefoort, Bob & Brenda Paplow, Jason Place, Ken & Arthea Raak
ELDER GREETER: Craig Hayenga
ACCOMPANIST: Tami Wesselink
POWER POINT: Dan Van Hove
SOUND & VIDEO: Jesse Drost & Ross Teerink
PRAYER TEAM: Marian Hayenga
NURSERY: Cory Wiertzema & Audrey Gaudian