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Sunday, May 20, 2018

WELCOME TO THE

WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM
Pentecost Sunday


                                                                                                     Pastor: Dr. Scott Culpepper
                                                                                                     Organist:  Lisa Sampson             
                                                                                                                                                  
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
* Open Songs:   SNC 13 “He Has Made Me Glad”
                            188:1 “Praise the Lord, Sing Hallelujah!”                                       PRAISE JEHOVAH
                           
 *Litany – (Psalm 138)
Pastor: I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
People: before the “gods” I sing your praise;
Pastor: I bow down before your holy temple
People: and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness.
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Pastor: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ

*Hymn of Exaltation: 249:1-4 “Holy, Holy. Holy! Lord God Almighty”                           NICAEA

Reconciliation
Call to Confession: Isaiah 1:15-17
Congregational Prayer of Confession:
Most holy and merciful Father,
We confess to you and to one another,
that we have sinned against you
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our
whole heart and mind and strength.
We have not fully loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We have not always had in us the mind of Christ.
You alone know how often we have grieved you
by wasting your gifts, by wandering from your ways.
Forgive us, we pray you, most merciful Father;
And free us from our sin.
Renew in us the grace and strength of your Holy Spirit,
for the sake of Jesus Christ your Son our Savior. Amen.
Assurance of pardon: Isaiah 1:18
The Gratitude of Holy Living: Isaiah 43:1-4

Congregational Prayer

Children and Worship   Children, ages three to seven, please come to the front of the sanctuary for prayer before exiting for Children and Worship 
Lesson: “The Good Shepherd:  The Lord’s Supper”
Leader:  Katelyn O; Co-Leader:  Amy W; Greeter:  Maddy B

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:
Offering:  Missionary Support

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  LUYH 559:1-3 “Ten Thousand Reasons”      
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 11:21-30; Acts 14:8-20 (pages 1805/1717 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Persevering Through Praise and Persecution”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  495:1-4 “I Know Not Why God’s Wondrous Grace”                   EL NATHAN

 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song: SNC 284:1-4 “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”                      AR HYD Y NOS
*Postlude

*Please stand, if you are able

Our Church Calendar for May 20 – May 27
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service

Monday          7:00 PM          Council / Elders Meeting

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                       
Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service with refreshments to follow
                        9:30 AM          Lao CRC service
                       12:15 PM           Anuak language service
                        2:00 PM           Oromo language service
6:00 PM           Worship service

Our Church Announcements:
            Continue to remember in prayer those who are unable to worship with us regularly: Nellie Bos (The Meadows); Ann Hoefker (Crossroads Care Center); Les Heeringa (South Shore); Clara Hofstee (Edgebrook Care Center); Inez Hoftyzer (Golden Horizons); John and Dorothy Sikma (Viste Manor, Hills); Ann Van Iperen (Golden Living, Slayton); LaVonne Vander Grift (Sibley Care Initiative); and Tom Vander Kooi (Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Fulda).
           
            We extend our Christian sympathy to Clara Hofstee and Marvin Luinenburg and their families on the passing of their brother and uncle, John Luinenburg, last week Sunday.  May you feel God's comforting presence during this time of sorrow.

            Happy birthday wishes to Harry Robyn who will be 89 on Wednesday.  May God shower you with His blessed love.

Today is Alvin and Alvina Kooiman’s final Sunday with us before moving to Sioux Center.  They will be at the door by the organ after the morning worship service if you would like to wish them farewell.   

            The elders welcome Dr. Scott Culpepper who will lead our services today.  He is a professor at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

There will be a Congregational Meeting immediately following the morning service today to approve the calling of Fikre Norcha for our International Ministry Program and the proposed financial packet we are to offer him.

The Youth Group is seeking prayer partners for those going on the SERVE trip this summer.  Please contact Rita Vander Kooi if you are willing to do this. 

Next week Sunday our services will be led by Rev. Carl Klompien, a retired minister living in Sioux Center. IA.

Congratulations to all the college graduates.  If you--or your son or daughter--are graduates from college this year, we would like to feature them in the "Following the Flock" newsletter.  Please include which college, what your major was, and what your future plans are.  Please email the info to wgtncrcnews@gmail.com before the deadline of May 28.

It appears that our large print TODAY devotional order is inadequate.  So that we are receiving sufficient copies for those who would like one, please convey this preference to the office by May 30.   Those who already receive a copy in their mail slot or by mail will remain on the list.


Advance Notice:
June 11 – Bridal Shower for Hanna Bosma and Jay Kruger
July 11 – Twins Game – signup sheet is in the Fellowship Hall
Week of July 23 – VBS “Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus”

Requested Items of Interest:

The Southwest MN Christian High School and Edgerton Christian Elementary School Boards will conduct their annual society meetings on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in the Edgerton Christian Elementary Gymnasium.  6:30-7:30 p.m. - Edgerton Christian’s Society Meeting; 7:30 p.m. – Vote for merger between ECES and SW; 8:00-9:00 p.m. - Southwest MN Christian Society Meeting.  The foundations of both schools will meet prior to the society meeting at 6:30 and 8:00 respectively.  ECES Board Nominations:  First CRC – Rod Bleyenberg, Tim Holm; Luverne  – Nic Bork, Amy Haan; Leota – Darla Feikema, Sandy Schelhaas; At Large – Alex Spronk, Justin Prins.  ECES Foundation Nominations: Harley Buys, incumbent, Will Pap, Greg Kuiper, Marilyn Van Santen (two will be elected) SWMCH Board Nominations: Edgerton Area – Kyle Vos, Tadd Prins; Luverne - Justin Moss, Theron Feikema; At Large – Lisa Brands, Julie Vis.  SWMCH Foundation Nominations: Edgerton Area – Ken Vos, incumbent and Robert Feikema; Pipestone Area – Cal Groen, incumbent and Tim Van Dyke.
The annual WCS Society meeting will be held June 11 at 7:00PM.  The election of two new board members will take place that evening.  ONE VOTE for up to two individuals may be placed by each Society family.  The board nominees are:  Trent DeGroot, Chris Luther, Scott Nordby, Traci Scheepstra.  Absentee voting may be done in the WCS office during regular school hours until June 1.
An open house 50th wedding anniversary celebration in honor of James & Sharon Iedema, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 3, 2018, will be held on June 16th at the Willow Creek Park at 5945 IA-9, Ocheyedan, IA from 5:00 - 8:00P.M.  Come hungry as a BBQ supper awaits.
RiseFest is coming to Sheldon, IA, Father’s Day weekend, June 15 and 16.  Don’t miss the May Special:  Tickets are $30 each if you purchase 10+, or $35 for an individual ticket.  On stage:  We are Messengers, Jordan Feliz, Rend Collective, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, For King & Country, MercyMe and more!
The next Faith Fellowship at the Cornerstone Prison Ministry is July 13-15.  The theme is discipleship and we will be looking to focus on Philip's actions in Act's 8:26-40.  We would love to have you join us by attending all or part of the weekend.  Please e-mail Jean Dyk at office@cornerstonepcsd.org  


Dwell in me, O blessed Spirit! How I need Thy help divine! In the way of life eternal, Keep, O keep this heart of mine!




May 20, 2018
1100 First Avenue SW, Worthington, MN                                            Office Telephone - 507-372-2811
Kitchen Telephone: 507-372-2898                                              Office Email: wgtncrc@frontiernet.net
Bounmee Nhotsavang, Commissioned Pastor                                   Home Telephone - 507-370-0322

Welcome to the Worthington Christian Reformed Church.
 If you are visiting, please sign the guest book found near the main entrance.  We invite you to join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee or juice following the morning worship service. Our prayer is that you will be blessed as we come together to worship our Lord.  Please join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “Persevering Through Praise and Persecution”
Evening Sermon: “A Legacy Worth Leaving and Living

Greeters Today:  AM Scott and Katelyn Olson
                               PMJessica Peterson

Juice servers today –  Kel and Joan Vande Kamp, Travis and Sam Vande Kamp

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
  AM – Lauri Vander Veen and Miranda Sampson
                          PM – Anneke Weg and Angela Bousema

Greeters for next week:  AM – Garvin and Dianne Prins
      PM – Steve and Beth Prins
Juice servers next Sunday:  Nelma Vanden Bosch and Dave and deb Vander Kooi
Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
             AM Nikki Bosma and Deyten Bosma
                                            PM – Tae Nordby and Lincoln Nordby
Children and Worship next Sunday:  Scott N, Susie R, Emmalee B

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Les and Irma Voss to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Clay and Danni Weg to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Gene and Jenni Weg to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)


May 20, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Dr. Scott Culpepper
                                 Pianist:  Lorraine Edwards
Psalm Reading: Psalm 1 (p 843) Rita Vander Kooi
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: SNC 128:1-3 “Shine, Jesus, Shine”                                                    SHINE, JESUS, SHINE

*Litany – Psalm 145
Pastor:  I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.                           
People: Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
Pastor:  One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
People: They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty.                                        
Pastor:  The Lord be with you!                                                                
People: And also with you.         
 Pastor: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
                 and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.       
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation: 556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                                                                  FAITHFULNESS
Scripture:  Acts 16:1-5, 2 Timothy 1:3-7 (pages 1720/1845 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “A Legacy Worth Leaving and Living“
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response:  454:1-3 “Now Thank We All Our God”                                                NUN DANKET
* Confession:  Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 1, Q & A 1 (PH p.861)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  
Offertory: Missionary Support
*Parting Blessing
*Closing Song: 638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                   GENEVAN 134
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude

Sunday, May 13, 2018


WELCOME TO THE

WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM


                                                                                                     Pastor: Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                                                                                Organist:  Lorraine Edwards             
                                                                                                 Pianist:  Sheryl Riemersma
                                                                                                                                     
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
* Hymn of Exaltation:  460:1-4 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”                      ST. DENO
                           
 *Litany:
Pastor:   I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
People:  I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may
  give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Pastor:   I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may
  know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance 
  in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
People:  That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised
  Christ from the dead and seated him at His right hand in the heavenly realms,
  far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is
  invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
     (Ephesians 1:15-21)
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 19 (p 858)

Congregational Prayer

Children and Worship   Children, ages three to seven, please come to the front of the sanctuary for prayer before exiting for Children and Worship 
Lesson: “The Good Shepherd:  The Lord’s Supper”
Leader:  Scott N; Co-Leader:  Katelyn O; Greeter:  Angela B

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory: “Softly and Tenderly”                                                                          Ladies Ensemble
Offering:  Bethany Christian Services

The Word of God
New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 (p 1773)
*Song of Preparation:  LUYH 7551:3 “Speak, O Lord”                                                  SPEAK, O LORD
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:15-19 (page 1818 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “What Could Be”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  506:1-3 “Glorious Things of You Are Spoken”                            RUSTINGTON

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (p 973)
During the passing of the bread: 502:1-4 “The Church’s One Foundation”                AURELIA
During the passing of the wine/juice: LUYH 840:1-4 “Behold the Lamb”   COMMUNION HYMN
During the offering for Love INC:  510:1-3 “I Love Your Church, O Lord”                ST. THOMAS         
 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song: 620:3 “By the Sea of Crystal”                                                                                    CRYSTAL
*Postlude

*Please stand, if you are able

Father, please help me and this church know You better.  Open our eyes to the hope we have in Christ and the power of Your Spirit.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Our Church Calendar for May 13 – May 20
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service refreshments to follow
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        9:30 AM          Meadows Bible Study

Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service
                        9:30 AM          Lao CRC service
                       12:15 PM           Anuak language service
                        2:00 PM           Oromo language service
6:00 PM           Worship service

Our Church Announcements:
            Continue to remember in prayer those who are unable to worship with us regularly: Nellie Bos (The Meadows); Ann Hoefker (Crossroads Care Center); Les Heeringa (South Shore); Clara Hofstee (Edgebrook Care Center); Inez Hoftyzer (Golden Horizons); John and Dorothy Sikma (Viste Manor, Hills); Ann Van Iperen (Golden Living, Slayton); LaVonne Vander Grift (Sibley Care Initiative); and Tom Vander Kooi (Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Fulda).
           
            Congratulations to Rod and Bonnie Bosma on the birth of a granddaughter, Wilhelmina Dianna, born to Jim and Megan Marushin last Saturday.

Christian sympathy is extended to Bev Kempema, Brian and Brianna Kempema, Neil and Darlene Kempema as well as Dave and deb Vander Kooi and family in the passing of Ray Kempema on Tuesday.  The visitation and funeral were held this past week.  May our Lord comfort you with His peace.

            Our Christian sympathy is also extended to Marie Bousema, Steve Bousema and Mike and Jen Bousema and family on the passing of their brother-in-law and uncle, Bill Bousema, of Sanborn, IA.  May you find rest and comfort in the love of God.

            Today is the Eisenga family’s final Sunday among us before moving to Inwood.  They will be at the door in the front of church after the morning service and are happy to visit.

Today is Stan and Leona Sprik’s final Sunday among us before moving to Edgerton.  They will be in the Fellowship Hall after the morning worship service and are happy to visit.

            After the morning service the Lao will meet in the Fireside room and the Liberians will meet in the classroom #2 to give feedback on Fikre Norcha.

After the evening service David Pendergrass, son-in-law of Jim Boltjes, will speak about Sweetwater Research, the nonprofit water consulting business he launched in 2017. Sweetwater uses water science as a means of delivering clean water and the Living Water of Jesus Christ. David will have just returned from the Philippines and has projects developing in Texas. Come hear encouraging stories of how God has worked and continues to work through water to make His glory known around the world. For more information: www.SweetwaterResearch.org.

Additional Mother’s Day Floral Tribute in Honor of:  Ken and Lauri Vander Veen – Lorraine Vander Veen;  Melinda Schreur – Anita Weg; Gene Weg – Anita Weg; Jacob Weg – Jenni Weg; Nick Weg – Jenni Weg; Anonymous – Char Vannette and Bethany Eisenga.

Thank you for your kindness with the dinner last week as well as your generous gift.  It was good to be able to enjoy last Sunday with you and still have this Sunday to anticipate.  The Eisengas

Next week Sunday our services will be led by Dr. Scott Culpepper, a professor at Dordt College in Sioux Center.


Thank you to the Care and Fellowship Committee for setting up the fun “Minute to Win It” game night and for overseeing the catered meal for the Eisenga family.

Correction to the most recent Kitchen Committee List Group #5.  Please cross off the cell number for Luann Gravenhof as that is not her number.

Advance Notice:
June 11 – Bridal Shower for Hanna Bosma and Jay Kruger
July 11:  Twins Game – signup sheet is in the Fellowship Hall
Week of July 23 – VBS “Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus”

Requested Items of Interest:
Dear Worthington CRC, ~ Thank you for your many years of partnership with Wycliffe and Bible translation.  It was a privilege to share with all of you how God has moved in my life and the lives of others transformed by the Gospel.  Thank you for your kindness.  Soli Deo Gloria, Christina Riepe

                There will be another Shipwrecked VBS decorating work night on Thursday, at 6:30 pm at the old Christian school in Ocheyedan.  Please join us if you can!

There will be a Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction for Randy Schmidt, son-in-law of Richard Rutgers, Saturday from 4-8 pm at the Eagles Club at 205 Oxford St.  Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips, pickles and bars are available for $5/plate.  Randy has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer that metastasized to his brain.  All funds will be used to help pay medical bills.  If you would like to make a donation for the silent auction, please call Elaine Rothbarth at 360-9533 and leave a message.   Money donations are also accepted.

Love INC is sponsoring a documentary screening of Screenagers. It's a powerful documentary of a physician and mother seeking to understand what the effects are of the average teen's 6.5 hours of screen exposure each day. It's a free event for the community that will be held on May 20, 2018 from 3PM - 5PM at Max 493.  Pre-registration is not necessary, but it would be helpful in preparing table discussion leaders.  727-7291

TAC – Hope Haven is seeking volunteers to help with their May Sale at the Worthington Hockey Arena.  Volunteers for sorting and hanging clothes are greatly needed through June 1.  Signups are appreciated, but drop-ins are always welcome 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.  376-3168 or email smiller@hopehaven.org . Donations are also welcome.

May 13, 2018
1100 First Avenue SW, Worthington, MN                                            Office Telephone - 507-372-2811
Kitchen Telephone: 507-372-2898                                              Office Email: wgtncrc@frontiernet.net
Adam T. Eisenga, Pastor                                                                             Home Telephone - 507-295-2199
Bounmee Nhotsavang, Commissioned Pastor                                   Home Telephone - 507-370-0322

Welcome to the Worthington Christian Reformed Church.
 If you are visiting, please sign the guest book found near the main entrance.  We invite you to join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee or juice following the morning worship service. Our prayer is that you will be blessed as we come together to worship our Lord.  Please join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “What Could Be”
Evening Sermon: “Caring Enough to Correct”

Greeters Today:  AM Aaron and Kia Nystrom
                                PMHoward and Ricki Hoftyzer

Juice servers today –  Lyle and Beth Ten Haken, Austin and Steph Vande Kamp

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
  AM – Miranda Sampson and Mikey Weaver
                          PM – Cindy Gravenhof and Ellie Weg

Greeters for next week:  AM – Scott and Katelyn Olson
      PM – Jessica Peterson
Juice servers next Sunday:  Kel and Joan Vande Kamp, Travis and Sam Vande Kamp
Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
             AM Lauri Vander Veen and Miranda Sampson
                                            PM – Anneke Weg and Angela Bousema
Children and Worship next Sunday:  Katelyn O, Amy W, Maddy B.

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Paul and Donna Vander Kooi to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Dennis and Shari Vander Veen to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Ken and Lauri Vander Veen to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)

May 13, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                 Organist:  Sheryl Riemersma
Psalm Reading: Psalm 51 (p 889) Mark Woitalewicz
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: 253:1-4 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”                                          LOBE DEN HERREN

*Litany
Pastor:   Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked or stands in the way
 of sinners or sits in the seat of mockers.
People:  But his delight is on the law of the Lord and on His law he meditates day and night.
Pastor:   He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, whose leaf
 does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.
People:  Not so the wicked.  They are like chaff that the wind blows away.  Therefore the wicked
 will not stand in the judgment nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.  For the
 Lord watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked will perish. 
Pastor’s Greeting                                                                                                                                          (Psalm 1)
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation: 384:1-4 “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”                                        HAMBURG
Scripture:  James 5:19-20 (page 1885 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Caring Enough to Correct”
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response:  262:1-4 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”                                                                  OLIVET
* Confession: The Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 114-115 (p 915)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Bethany Christian Services
Offertory: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” (PH 486)                                          David Pendergrass  
*Parting Blessing
*Closing Song: 316:1-4 “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”                                                   RANDOLPH
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude

Sunday, May 6, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 9:30 AM


                                                                                                     Pastor: Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                                                                                              Fikre Norcha
                                                                                                 Organist:  Sheryl Riemersma
                                                                                                Pianist:  Lisa Sampson
                                                                                                                                     
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Songs:  237: 1,3 “We Praise You, O God”                                                KREMSER
                                     432: 1,4 “For the Beauty of the Earth”                                                            DIX 
                            
 *Litany:
Pastor:   I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
People:  I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may
  give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Pastor:   I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may
  know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance 
  in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
People:  That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised
  Christ from the dead and seated him at His right hand in the heavenly realms,
  far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is
  invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
     (Ephesians 1:15-21)
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ
* Hymn of Exaltation:  249:1-4 “Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God Almighty”                      NICAEA

Reconciliation
Confession of Sin: 32:1-5 “How Blessed Are They Whose Trespass”                      RUTHERFORD
Assurance of Pardon: 1 John 1:8-10
Gratitude of Holy Living: Response Reading of the Law from John

Congregational Prayer

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:  “This Little Light of Mine” “Sanctuary”                                                Sunday School Children
Offering:  Covenantal Education

Children and Worship   Children, ages three to seven, please come to the front of the sanctuary for prayer before exiting for Children and Worship 
Lesson: “The Good Shepherd and the Wolf”
Leader:  Deb W; Co-Leader:  Amy W; Greeter:  Danika N

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation: SNC 79 “Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil”                                GOOD SOIL
Scripture Reading:  Colossians 1:15-23 (page 1832 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “A Clear Picture of Christ”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  431:1, 4-5 “All Creatures of our God in King”           LASST UNS ERFREUEN

 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song: 638 Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow                                  GENEVAN 134
*Postlude

*Please stand, if you are able

Texts for next week:
            AM – Ephesians 1:15-19
            PM – James 5:19-20

DON’T WORRY about anything; instead, PRAY about everything.  Tell God what you need, and THANK HIM for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s PEACE, which exceeds anything we can understand.  His peace will GUARD your hearts and minds as you LIVE IN Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7

Our Church Calendar for May 6 – May 13
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         Sunday School HC Bee Q & A 122-129
                        11:30 AM         Catered meal in honor of the Eisenga family
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        7:00 PM           Youth Group – dinner out and campfire
                        7:00 PM           Ladies Ensemble rehearsal

Thursday        7:00 PM           Ascension Day Service
                       
Saturday         7:00 AM          Executive Committee

Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service with communion
                        9:30 AM          Lao CRC service
                       12:15 PM           Anuak language service
                        2:00 PM           Oromo language service
6:00 PM           Worship service refreshments to follow

Our Church Announcements:
            Continue to remember in prayer those who are unable to worship with us regularly: Nellie Bos (The Meadows); Ann Hoefker (Crossroads Care Center); Les Heeringa (South Shore); Clara Hofstee (Edgebrook Care Center); Inez Hoftyzer (Golden Horizons); Ray Kempema; John and Dorothy Sikma (Viste Manor, Hills); Ann Van Iperen (Golden Living, Slayton); LaVonne Vander Grift (Sibley Care Initiative); and Tom Vander Kooi (Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Fulda).
           
This morning we welcome Fikre Norcha to the pulpit.  Pastor Norcha is a candidate for the position of International Pastor.  He will be preaching for the Anuak and Oromo congregations this afternoon.  Next Sunday, council members will meet with the Laotians, Anuaks, Oromos, and Liberians to collect feedback.  Further information will be forthcoming.

Mother’s Day is next Sunday. You have an opportunity to honor or remember special women in your life. There will be daisy/carnation bouquets in church. Please contact Beth TenHaken at 360-9169 or put information in her mail slot as to whom you are honoring or remembering along with $2 per floral tribute.  Please make checks payable to Beth. Deadline for participating is today.

Today is the last session of Sunday School and Catechism classes for the season.  A Heidelberg Catechism Bee on Q & A 122-129 will be conducted today.

The Ladies Ensemble will rehearse Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm. 

Ascension Day is Thursday.  We will worship Christ together at 7:00 pm.  Greeters:  Paul and Donna Vander Kooi; Nursery:  Jen and Angela Bousema; Offering:  Back to God Hour International.

Next week Sunday morning we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  This will be Pastor Adam and his family’s final Sunday with this congregation.

Next Sunday, after the evening service David Pendergrass, son-in-law of Jim Boltjes, will speak about Sweetwater Research, the nonprofit water consulting business he launched in 2017. Sweetwater uses water science as a means of delivering clean water and the Living Water of Jesus Christ. David will have just returned from the Philippines and has projects developing in Texas. Come hear encouraging stories of how God has worked and continues to work through water to make His glory known around the world. For more information: www.SweetwaterResearch.org


Advance Notice:
June 11 – Bridal Shower for Hanna Bosma and Jay Kruger
July 11:  Twins Game – signup sheet is in the Fellowship Hall
Week of July 23 – VBS “Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus”

Requested Items of Interest:
From Ocheydan CRC:  We will have a work night for VBS décor at 6:30 on Tuesday, May 8 at the old Christian School in Ocheyedan.  We invite you to come and help.  Contact: Crystal Vis, 507-360-7337.  (Our church will use this VBS décor in July.)

The Worthington Area Youth Ministers Association would like to invite all youth in 7th through 12th grade to the 507 Youth Rally which will be held Wednesday starting at 6:30 pm. with free pizza, followed by a youth rally from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Worthington Christian Church, 1501 Douglas Ave.

Please join the Southwest Minnesota Christian High School music department for their Spring music concert of Friday evening at 7 pm.  The school gymnasium will be filled with song selections that are “Out of This World” featuring songs from “Star Wars” and “The Incredibles”, reflecting on God’s love that is beyond our wildest comprehension.

There will be a Benefit Dinner for Randy Schmidt, son-in-law of Richard Rutgers, on Saturday, May 19, from 4-8 pm at the Eagles Club at 205 Oxford St.  Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips, pickles and bars are available for $5/plate.  Free will donations accepted.  All funds will be used to help pay medical bills and other expenses.  Randy has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer.  Metastasized lymph nodes and a brain tumor have been removed.

TAC – Hope Haven is seeking volunteers to help with their May Sale at the Worthington Hockey Arena.  Volunteers for sorting and hanging clothes are greatly needed through June 1.  Signups are appreciated, but drop-ins are always welcome 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.  376-3168 or email smiller@hopehaven.org . Donations are also welcome.

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May 6, 2018
1100 First Avenue SW, Worthington, MN                                            Office Telephone - 507-372-2811
Kitchen Telephone: 507-372-2898                                              Office Email: wgtncrc@frontiernet.net
Adam T. Eisenga, Pastor                                                                             Home Telephone - 507-295-2199
Bounmee Nhotsavang, Commissioned Pastor                                   Home Telephone - 507-370-0322

Welcome to the Worthington Christian Reformed Church.
 If you are visiting, please sign the guest book found near the main entrance.  We invite you to join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee or juice following the morning worship service. Our prayer is that you will be blessed as we come together to worship our Lord.  Please join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “A Clear Picture of Christ” Fikre Norcha
Evening Sermon: “The Prayers of the Righteous” Pastor Adam

Greeters Today:  AM Colleen Jansma
                                PMLon and Ginny Lien

Juice servers today –  Malik and Miranda Sampson; Mike and Lisa Sampson

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
  AMJoan Vande Kamp and Noah Gravenhof
                          PMBeth Prins and Danika Nordby

Greeters for next week:  AM – Aaron and Kia Nystrom
      PM – Howard and Ricki Hoftyzer
Juice servers next Sunday:  Lyle and Beth Ten Haken
Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
             AM Miranda Sampson and Mikey Weaver
                                            PM – Cindy Gravenhof and Ellie Weg
Children and Worship next Sunday:  Scott N, Katelyn O, Angela B

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Dave and deb Vander Kooi to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Gert Vander Kooi to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Joe and Rita Vander Kooi to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)

May 6, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                 Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
Psalm Reading: Psalm 17 (p 854) Lyle Ten Haken
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: LUYH 370:1-3 “My Soul Finds Rest”                                                     MY SOUL FINDS REST

*Litany
Pastor:   Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked or stands in the way
 of sinners or sits in the seat of mockers.
People:  But his delight is on the law of the Lord and on His law he meditates day and night.
Pastor:   He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, whose leaf
 does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.
People:  Not so the wicked.  They are like chaff that the wind blows away.  Therefore the wicked
 will not stand in the judgment nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.  For the
 Lord watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked will perish. 
Pastor’s Greeting                                                                                                                                          (Psalm 1)
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation: 209:1-3 “Seek Ye First the Kingdom”                                                              LAFFERTY
Scripture: James 5: 13-18 (page 1885 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “The Prayers of the Righteous”
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response:  579:1-3 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”                                          BEACH SPRING
* Confession: The Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 116-118 (p 916)
Preparatory form

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Covenantal Education
Offertory:
*Parting Blessing
*Closing Song: 316:1-2 “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”                                                   RANDOLPH
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude

Sunday, April 29, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM


                                                                                                     Pastor:  Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                                                                                 Organist:  Sheryl Riemersma
                                                                                                Pianist:  Bethany Eisenga
                                                                                                                                     
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Songs:  SNC 13 “He Has Made Me Glad”
   241:1 “This Is the Day”                                                                           THIS IS THE DAY

 *Litany:
Pastor:   I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
People:  I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may
  give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Pastor:   I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may
  know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance 
  in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
People:  That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised
  Christ from the dead and seated him at His right hand in the heavenly realms,
  far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is
  invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
     (Ephesians 1:15-21)
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ
* Hymn of Exaltation:  LUYH 181 “See What a Morning”                          SEE WHAT A MORNING

Congregational Prayer

Children and Worship   Children, ages three to seven, please come to the front of the sanctuary for prayer before exiting for Children and Worship 
Lesson: “Jesus is Risen:  Road to Emmaus”
Leader:  Rita VK; Co-Leader:  Joe VK ; Greeter:  Liv VK



We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory: “All Things Bright and Beautiful”                                                   Saige Scheepstra
Offering:  Resonate Home Missions

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation: 545 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”                              TEMPLE
Scripture Reading: John 15:1-8 (page 1676 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “A Fruitful Life”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  LUYH 457:1-4 “O Love that Will Not Let Me Go”                     8.8.8.8.6 

Witnessing the Work of God
The Public Profession of Faith of Anneke Weg (p 964)
“This I Believe”                                                                                                   Anneke Weg

 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song: LUYH 770:4 “In Christ Alone”                                                            IN CHRIST ALONE
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude

*Please stand, if you are able

Texts for next week:
            AM – Fikre Norcha will be preaching
            PM – James 5:13-18
            Ascension Day - Hebrews 2:5-18.


Father, I want to live with the purpose for which You made me.  I can only do that by the power of Your Spirit.  Please make me more like Your Son.  In his name, Amen.


Our Church Calendar for April 29 – May 6
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service – profession of faith
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         Sunday School
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                       
Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service
                        9:30 AM          Lao CRC service
                       10:45 AM          Sunday School
                       12:15 PM           Anuak language service
                        2:00 PM           Oromo language service
6:00 PM           Worship service

Our Church Announcements:
            Continue to remember in prayer those who are unable to worship with us regularly: Nellie Bos (The Meadows); Ann Hoefker (Crossroads Care Center); Les Heeringa (South Shore); Clara Hofstee (Edgebrook Care Center); Inez Hoftyzer (Golden Horizons); Ray Kempema; John and Dorothy Sikma (Viste Manor, Hills); Ann Van Iperen (Golden Living, Slayton); LaVonne Vander Grift (Sibley Care Initiative); and Tom Vander Kooi (Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Fulda).
           
            This morning Anneke Weg will be making her public profession of faith.  We are presenting her with a study Bible.  It will be on the table in the fellowship hall.  Please highlight a favorite verse and put your name near it to encourage Anneke.

There will be a catered meal at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, in honor of the Eisenga family.  For the committee to better prepare for this event, there is a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall.  If you have not done so already, please sign up today.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. You will have an opportunity to honor or remember special women in your life. There will be daisy/carnation bouquets in church. Please contact Beth TenHaken at 360-9169 or put information in her mail slot as to whom you are honoring or remembering along with $2 per floral tribute.  Please make checks payable to Beth. There will be a printout as to those participating in the tribute. Deadline for participating is next Sunday.

Next week Sunday is the last week of Sunday School and Catechism classes for the season.  There will be a Heidelberg Catechism Bee on Q & A 122-129 on May 6.

Ascension Day is Thursday, May 10.  We will worship Christ together at 7:00 pm.

“Following the Flock” is looking for writers/editors.  Responsibilities include gathering monthly for the upcoming issue and writing articles.  If you enjoy writing and finding out more about the ministries of this church, please contact Pastor Adam or Shirley deBoom and we be happy to speak with you and invite you to our next meeting.  Here is our Mission Statement: “Following the Flock” exists to better connect our members with one another and with the works of ministry taking place within this church.  We limit this publication to works of ministry - either of this church or of members of this church - in order to keep it short (4 pages at the most) and therefore more likely to be read.


Thursday is the National Day of Prayer.  We will gather at the Worthington Fire Station from noon to 1:00 pm.  This year’s theme is unity stemming from Ephesians 4:3, “make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."

A signup sheet for the Twins Game on July 11 is on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

The deacons gratefully acknowledge the following gifts for April:
General Fund                           $10,654.28      Building Fund                          $300.00
IM (memorial)                                    25.00      Covenantal Education               432.10
GEMS National                                 326.65

The Today devotional booklets for May/June are on top of the mail slots today.


Advance Notice:
July 11:  Twins Game
Week of July 23 – VBS “Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus”

Requested Items of Interest:
We want to say "Thank You" to all who have been there for us in one way or another over the last 4 years.  It is both exciting and difficult to anticipate a change and yet we feel called to Faith Reformed Church in Brookings, SD.  The list of feelings covers a broad spectrum as we step out of one congregation and into another, but peace is also a great part of this transition for us.  We ask that you continue to support the ministry of Cornerstone as Pastor Doug De Groot and the other leaders seek to follow God into the future.  The fields are ripe for the harvest and it comes with many challenges.  We also ask that you keep us in your prayers as we say our "farewells" to the men inside the walls and begin the work God has for us in Brookings. Our final worship service with the guys will be Friday, April 27.  Blessings and Peace to you!  Rick and Terese Van Ravenswaay
From Ocheydan CRC:  We will have work nights for VBS décor at 6:30 on Tuesday, May 1 and 8 at the old Christian School in Ocheyedan.  We invite you to come and help.  Contact: Crystal Vis, 507-360-7337.  (Our church will use this VBS décor in July.)
The Worthington Area Youth Ministers Association would like to invite all youth in 7th through 12th grade to the 507 Youth Rally which will be held on Wednesday, May 9, starting at 6:30 pm. with free pizza, followed by a youth rally from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Worthington Christian Church, 1501 Douglas Ave.
The Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) has been contacted by Redeemer’s Song Ministries, a small independent theater and film company located in Fergus Falls, to shoot a film at Pioneer Village and at the Dayton House in June.  The film is based on the Bible Story of the Prodigal Son and titled “He Leadeth Me”.   They are asking for volunteers who would like to assist in Spring Cleaning the Ludlow House, Parsonage, Large Church, School House, Doctor’s Office and the Depot at Pioneer Village to prepare them for filming.   Spring Cleaning will be conducted on May 5 and 6, with a rain date of May 19 and 20.   If you would like to volunteer, contact the office at 376-4431 or by e-mail at nchsociety@gmail.com.
TAC – Hope Haven is seeking volunteers to help with their May Sale at the Worthington Hockey Arena.  Volunteers for sorting and hanging clothes are greatly needed starting Thursday and throughout the entire sale, May 11-June 1.  Signups are appreciated, but drop-ins are always welcome 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.  376-3168 or email smiller@hopehaven.org . Donations are also welcome.
Upcoming events at SWMCH:  Friday, May 4: 8th grade visit day, 5th-8th grade Track/Field/Fun day, 6th-8th Fun Night at SWMCH 3-8 p.m.  Friday, May 11: Spring Music Program – 7:00 p.m.  Friday, May 18: Graduation – 7:00 p.m.
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April 29, 2018
1100 First Avenue SW, Worthington, MN                                            Office Telephone - 507-372-2811
Kitchen Telephone: 507-372-2898                                              Office Email: wgtncrc@frontiernet.net
Adam T. Eisenga, Pastor                                                                             Home Telephone - 507-295-2199
Bounmee Nhotsavang, Commissioned Pastor                                   Home Telephone - 507-370-0322

Welcome to the Worthington Christian Reformed Church.
 If you are visiting, please sign the guest book found near the main entrance.  We invite you to join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee or juice following the morning worship service. Our prayer is that you will be blessed as we come together to worship our Lord.  Please join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “A Fruitful Life
Evening Sermon: “Hope for the Impatient”

Greeters Today:  AM Garrett and Joyce Meyer
                               PMRyan and Cindy Gravenhof

Juice servers today –  Kirk and Karmen Schelhaas; Jerry and Sheila Schnyders       

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
  AM – Sami Woitalewicz and Liv Vander Kooi
                          PM – Olivia Bousema and Deyten Bosma

Greeters for next week:  AM – Colleen Jansma
      PM – Lon and Ginny Lien
Juice servers next Sunday:  Malik and Miranda Sampson; Mike and Lisa Sampson
Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
             AM Joan Vande Kamp and Noah Gravenhof
                                            PM Beth Prins and Danika Nordby
Children and Worship next Sunday:  Deb W, Amy W, Danika N

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Kel and Joan Vande Kamp to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Travis and Sam Vande Kamp to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Nelma Vanden Bosch to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)

April 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                 Pianist:  Lisa Sampson
Psalm Reading: Psalm 31 (p 867) Shirley DeBoom
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: LUYH 322:1-3 “I Need Thee Every Hour”                                                                         NEED

*Litany
Pastor:   Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked or stands in the way
 of sinners or sits in the seat of mockers.
People:  But his delight is on the law of the Lord and on His law he meditates day and night.
Pastor:   He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, whose leaf
 does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.
People:  Not so the wicked.  They are like chaff that the wind blows away.  Therefore the wicked
 will not stand in the judgment nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.  For the
 Lord watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked will perish. 
Pastor’s Greeting                                                                                                                                          (Psalm 1)
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation: LUYH 762:1-2 “Ancient Words”                                                          ANCIENT WORDS
Scripture: James 5:7-11 (page 1885 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: Hope for the Impatient
Prayer of Application

The Response:
*Song of Response:  556:1-3 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                                                        FAITHFULNESS
* Confession: The Apostles’ Creed (p 813)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Resonate Home Missions
Offertory:
*Parting Blessing
*Closing Song:  637 “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                     NEW DOXOLOGY
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude

Sunday, April 22, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM



                                                                                                     Pastor:  Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                                                                                 Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
                                                                                                Organist:  Lorraine Edwards
                                                                                                                                     
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Songs:  LUYH 599 “Come Christmas, Join to Sing”                                                    MADRID
                LUYH 361 “Because He Lives”                                                               RESURRECTION

 *Litany:
Pastor:   I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
People:  I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may
  give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Pastor:   I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may
  know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance 
  in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
People:  That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised
  Christ from the dead and seated him at His right hand in the heavenly realms,
  far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is
  invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
 (Ephesians 1:15-21)
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ
* Hymn of Exaltation:  LUYH 581:1-3 “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”            HYMN TO JOY

Thanking God for Our Gems Program
GEMS update
GEMS litany
GEMS musical offering

Congregational Prayer

Children and Worship   Children, ages three to seven, please come to the front of the sanctuary for prayer before exiting for Children and Worship 
Lesson: “Jesus is Risen:  Mary Magdalene”
Leader:  Joan VK; Co-Leader:  Rita VK; Greeter:  Deyten

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory: “He is Here”                                                                                                                  Ladies Ensemble
Offering:  GEMS National

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation: 769:1-2 “Keep What You Have Believed”                           DIADEMATA
Scripture Reading: 1 John 2:1-6 (page 1899 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Knowing God and Becoming Like Jesus”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  SNC 16 “I Love You Lord”        

 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  637 “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”                    NEW DOXOLOGY
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude

*Please stand, if you are able

Texts for next week:
            AM – John 15:1-8; Anneke Weg’s profession of faith
            PM – James 5:7-11

Father, please help me to know You.  Help me to obey You.  Help me to love You.  Help me to live in You.  Make me more like Jesus.  In his name, Amen.

Our Church Calendar for April 22 – April 29
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service with refreshments to follow
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         Sunday School
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service

Monday          6:45 PM           Ladies Bible Study

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        6:00 PM           Youth Group – Lesson Night

Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service – profession of faith
                        9:30 AM          Lao CRC service
                       10:45 AM          Sunday School
                       12:15 PM           Anuak language service
                        2:00 PM           Oromo language service
6:00 PM           Worship service

Our Church Announcements:
            Continue to remember in prayer those who are unable to worship with us regularly: Nellie Bos (The Meadows); Ann Hoefker (Crossroads Care Center); Les Heeringa (South Shore); Clara Hofstee (Edgebrook Care Center); Inez Hoftyzer (Golden Horizons); Ray Kempema; John and Dorothy Sikma (Viste Manor, Hills); Ann Van Iperen (Golden Living, Slayton); LaVonne Vander Grift (Sibley Care Initiative); and Tom Vander Kooi (Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Fulda).
           
            Dianne Prins has started a new medication to help bring her platelets under control.  Her knee surgery is currently on hold.  Please pray for healing. 

This morning we will recognize the work of God in our GEMS program.  The elders thank all who have served these girls over this past year.

Next week we will witness Anneke Weg’s profession of faith during the morning service.

The Care and Fellowship Committee will meet in the kitchen after the morning service today.

There will be a catered meal at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, in honor of the Eisenga family.  For the committee to better prepare for this event, there is a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall. 

Thank you to everyone who helped serve the Friendship Supper Tuesday evening.

Game Night will be held Friday at 7 pm.  It will be a “Minute to Win It” event.  It will be a great time for participants and spectators.  Signup sheets, with a brief description of the games, are in the Fellowship Hall. Hope you can join in the fun! 

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. You will have an opportunity to honor or remember special women in your lives. There will be daisy/carnation bouquets in church. Please contact Beth TenHaken at 360-9169 or put information in her mail slot as to whom you are honoring or remembering along with $2 per floral tribute.  Please make checks payable to Beth. There will be a printout as to those participating in the tribute. Deadline for participating is Sunday, May 6.

“Following the Flock” is looking for writers/editors.  Responsibilities include gathering monthly for the upcoming issue and writing articles.  If you enjoy writing and finding out more about the ministries of this church, please contact Pastor Adam or Shirley deBoom and we be happy to speak with you and invite you to our next meeting.  Here is our Mission Statement: “Following the Flock” exists to better connect our members with one another and with the works of ministry taking place within this church.  We limit this publication to works of ministry - either of this church or of members of this church - in order to keep it short (4 pages at the most) and therefore more likely to be read.

Notes from the April 16 council meeting:
●The International Ministry Search Committee recommended Fikre Norcha for the position of International Pastor.  The council has invited him to preach and interview.  He will preach for us during the May 6 morning service.
●The council began assembling a search committee for the pastor of the English-speaking congregation.
●The council invited David Pendergrass to speak to us about his ministry, Sweetwater, at a date to be determined.
●Pastor Adam walked the council through the calendar of annual responsibilities.


May 3 is the National Day of Prayer.  We will gather at the Worthington Fire Station from noon to 1:00 pm.  This year’s theme is unity stemming from Ephesians 4:3, “make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."

A signup sheet for the Twins Game on July 11 is on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

Advance Notice:
May 6: Sunday School HC Bee Q & A 122-129 followed by catered meal
July 11:  Twins Game
Week of July 23 – VBS “Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus”

Requested Items of Interest:
           
Inviting all Senior Citizens! The freshmen class of Southwest MN Christian High School would like to invite you to three different afternoons of activity, fellowship, and snacks. Please join us on the following days at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Wednesday, April 2512:30 Chapel as part of Christian Education Week followed by BINGO.  No need to RSVP, please join us in the SWMCH gymnasium for one, two, or all three days/activities.

 Upcoming Dates at Southwest MN Christian High School:  Monday, April 23-Friday, April 27 – Christian Education Week:  Monday, April 23: Students and interested constituents will have the opportunity to hear a chapel presentation from a World Renew representative at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 25: Grandparents chapel at 12:30 p.m. in the school gym. All grandparents (you do not need to be a grandparent of a current student to join us) are invited to a chapel of thanks for their support. We would also love to hear from grandparents who are willing to share their favorite Bible verses or give advice to our students. Following chapel, please join the freshmen class for BINGO and snacks.  Friday, April 27: Parents, Pancakes and Praise! Parents are invited to join us for breakfast (pancakes, sausage, and drink) serving from 7:00-8:15 a.m. followed by a worship time of praise and reflection on the blessing of Christian education.

Back by popular demand, the highly acclaimed southern gospel singing group, The Inspirations from Bryson City, NC, will be presenting a benefit concert on Saturday evening at 6:30 pm at the BJ Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center.  The concert will also feature the Triumphant Sound Quartet from Lawton, IA, and the Four For
Him Quartet from Sanborn, IA.  Tickets are $15.00 and will be sold at the door only.  Door will open at 5:00 p.m.  All proceeds from the concert will benefit the local and global ministries of Hope Haven

The Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) has been contacted by Redeemer’s Song Ministries, a small independent theater and film company located in Fergus Falls, to shoot a film at Pioneer Village and at the Dayton House in June.  The film is based on the Bible Story of the Prodigal Son and titled “He Leadeth Me”.  The Society is excited about this project.  They are asking for volunteers who would like to assist in Spring Cleaning the Ludlow House, Parsonage, Large Church, School House, Doctor’s Office and the Depot at Pioneer Village to prepare them for filming.   Spring Cleaning will be conducted on May 5 and 6, with a rain date of May 19 and 20.  In addition, volunteers (stage hands) will be needed to stage (move furniture, etc.) the buildings for scenes in the film.  If you would like to volunteer, a signup sheet is available at the NCHS office in the lower level of the Nobles County Library.  Volunteers can contact the office at 376-4431 or by e-mail at nchsociety@gmail.com.
           

April 22, 2018
1100 First Avenue SW, Worthington, MN                                            Office Telephone - 507-372-2811
Kitchen Telephone: 507-372-2898                                              Office Email: wgtncrc@frontiernet.net
Adam T. Eisenga, Pastor                                                                             Home Telephone - 507-295-2199
Bounmee Nhotsavang, Commissioned Pastor                                   Home Telephone - 507-370-0322

Welcome to the Worthington Christian Reformed Church.
 If you are visiting, please sign the guest book found near the main entrance.  We invite you to join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee or juice following the morning worship service. Our prayer is that you will be blessed as we come together to worship our Lord.  Please join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “Knowing God and becoming like Jesus”
Afternoon Sermon: “Lifestyles of the Rich and Filthy”

Greeters Today:  AM Ryan Loomans
                                PMAllen Ling

Juice servers today –  John and Pearl Scheepstra; Mark and Traci Scheepstra       

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
  AM – Alyssa Bousema and Liv Vander Kooi
                          PM – Colleen Jansma and Bailey Weg

Greeters for next week:  AM – Garrett and Joyce Meyer
      PM – Ryan and Cindy Gravenhof
Juice servers next Sunday:  Kirk and Karmen Schelhaas; Jerry and Sheila Schnyders
Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
             AM Sami Woitalewicz and Liv Vander Kooi
                                            PM – Olivia Bousema and Deyten Bosma
Children and Worship next Sunday:  Rita, Josiah

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Stan and Leona Sprik to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Lyle and Beth Ten Haken to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Austin and Steph Vande Kamp to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)

April 22, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                 Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
Psalm Reading: Psalm 49 (p 887) Scott Nordby
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song:  LUYH 567:1-2 “Here I am to Worship”                                          HERE I AM TO WORSHIP

*Litany
Pastor:   Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked or stands in the way
 of sinners or sits in the seat of mockers.
People:  But his delight is on the law of the Lord and on His law he meditates day and night.
Pastor:   He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, whose leaf
 does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.
People:  Not so the wicked.  They are like chaff that the wind blows away.  Therefore the wicked
 will not stand in the judgment nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.  For the
 Lord watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked will perish. 
Pastor’s Greeting                                                                                                                                          (Psalm 1)
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation:  LUYH 755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord”                                                               SPEAK, O LORD
Scripture: James 5:1-6 (page 1884 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Lifestyles of the Rich and Filthy”
Prayer of Application

The Response:
*Song of Response:   601:1-4 “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”                                            CHEREPONI
*Testimony:  Our World Belongs to God, Articles 44-45 (p 1033)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  GEMS National
Offertory:

*Parting Blessing
*Closing Song:  622 “Magnify the Lord”                                                                                             MAGNIFICAT
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM





                                                                                                     Pastor:  Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                                                                                 Organist:  Sheryl Riemersma
                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                     
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Songs:  LUYH 599 “Come Christmas, Join to Sing”                                                    MADRID
                LUYH 361 “Because He Lives”                                                               RESURRECTION

 *Litany:
Pastor:   I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
People:  I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may
  give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Pastor:   I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may
  know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance 
  in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
People:  That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised
  Christ from the dead and seated him at His right hand in the heavenly realms,
  far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is
  invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
 (Ephesians 1:15-21)
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ
* Hymn of Exaltation:  388:1-3 “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”                             EASTER HYMN

Reconciliation: 
Confession of Sin: 381 Go to Dark Gethsemane                                                    REDHEAD 76              
Assurance of Pardon: 1 Peter 2:23-25
Gratitude of Holy Living: Responsive Reading of the Law from the Gospel of John

Congregational Prayer

Children and Worship   Children, ages three to seven, please come to the front of the sanctuary for prayer before exiting for Children and Worship 
Lesson: “Jesus is Risen:  Mary Magdalene”
Leader:  Joan VK; Co-Leader:  Rita VK; Greeter:  Deyten

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory: “He is Here”                                                                                                                  Ladies Ensemble
Offering:  Cornerstone Prison Ministry

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  545 “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”                               TEMPLE
Scripture Reading: John 15:1-8 (page 1676 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “A Fruitful Life”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  LUYH 457:1-4 “O Love that Will Not Let Me Go”                       8.8.8.8.6

 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  637 “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”                    NEW DOXOLOGY
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude

*Please stand, if you are able

Texts for next week:
            AM – 1 John 2:3-6 – GEMS Sunday
            PM – James 5:7-12

            Father, help me to live a life that matters and so change me that what matters to You matters to me.  I want to bear the fruit of obedience and mercy.  I want my life to make You look as satisfying as You are.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Our Church Calendar for April 15 – April 22
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         Sunday School
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service

Monday          7:00 PM           Council Meeting

Tuesday          6:00 PM           Friendship Club Supper

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        9:30 AM          Meadows Bible Study
                        6:00 PM           GEMS – Awards/Parents invited – devotionals:  Danni W

Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service
                        9:30 AM          Lao CRC service
                       10:45 AM          Sunday School
                       12:15 PM           Anuak language service
                        2:00 PM           Oromo language service
6:00 PM           Worship service

Our Church Announcements:
            Continue to remember in prayer those who are unable to worship with us regularly: Nellie Bos (The Meadows); Ann Hoefker (Crossroads Care Center); Les Heeringa (South Shore); Clara Hofstee (Edgebrook Care Center); Inez Hoftyzer (Golden Horizons); Ray Kempema; John and Dorothy Sikma (Viste Manor, Hills); Ann Van Iperen (Golden Living, Slayton); LaVonne Vander Grift (Sibley Care Initiative); and Tom Vander Kooi (Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Fulda).
           
            Please pray for Dianne Prins.  She was not able to have her knee replacement surgery this past week due to a concerning platelet count.  Please pray for her as the doctors seek to find out the cause of this difficulty.

It has been two months (February 4) since my shocking diagnosis of Stage 4 breast cancer spread to the liver and bones, with a tumor on the lower spine.  What a time of emotions and decisions!  I have felt the hand of the Great Physician through the many doctors, nurses and specialists that have touched my life.  Thank God for less pain.  Still HOPEing and praying to get stronger.  I had Chemo treatment #3 on Wednesday.   I am now very tired.  I appreciate all the phone calls and visits from my church friends.   Thanks for all the wonderful meals that church families have shared and delivered, and we enjoyed.  Joann Talsma

The Care and Fellowship Committee will meet in the kitchen after the morning service.

Work Group #2 will be serving the Friendship Club Supper Tuesday evening.


On April 29 we will witness the public profession of faith of Anneke Weg.

There will be a catered meal at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, in honor of the Eisenga family.  For the committee to better prepare for this event, there is a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall. 

Game Night will be held on Friday, April 27.  It will be a “Minute to Win It” event.  More details to follow. 

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. You will have an opportunity to honor or remember special women in your lives. There will be daisy/carnation bouquets in church. Please contact Beth TenHaken at 360-9169 or put information in her mail slot as to whom you are honoring or remembering along with $2 per floral tribute.  Please make checks payable to Beth. There will be a printout as to those participating in the tribute. Deadline for participating is Sunday, May 6.

A signup sheet for the Twins Game on July 11 is on the table in the Fellowship Hall.


Advance Notice:
May 6: Sunday School Heidelberg Catechism Bee Q & A 122-129
July 11:  Twins Game
Week of July 23 – VBS “Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus”
Requested Items of Interest:
                Inviting all Senior Citizens! The freshmen class of Southwest MN Christian High School would like to invite you to three different afternoons of activity, fellowship, and snacks. Please join us on the following days at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Wednesday, April 18 - Hymn Sing; Wednesday, April 2512:30 Chapel as part of Christian Education Week followed by BINGO.  No need to RSVP, please join us in the SWMCH gymnasium for one, two, or all three days/activities.
 Upcoming Dates at Southwest MN Christian High School: 
Monday, April 16-April 21: Building Fund Drive
Monday, April 23-Friday, April 27 – Christian Education Week
Monday, April 23: chapel presentation from a World Renew representative at 8:15 a.m. 
Sunny Days Preschool Open House and Registration for the 2018-19 school year – Thursday, April 19th, 4-7 pm – Two classes available, MWF 8:45-11:15 and TTH 8:45-11:15 – For all children ages 33 months – 5 ½ years.  A non-refundable pre-enrollment fee of $75 is required to reserve a place.  Tuition for 3 days is $95 and for 2 days is $80.  Call 507-376-6313 for more information.
Back by popular demand, the highly acclaimed southern gospel singing group, The Inspirations from Bryson City, NC, will be presenting a benefit concert on Saturday evening, April 28, at 6:30 pm at the BJ Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center.  The concert will also feature the Triumphant Sound Quartet from Lawton, IA, and the Four For Him Quartet from Sanborn, IA.  Tickets are $15.00 and will be sold at the door only.  Door will open at 5:00 p.m.  All proceeds from the concert will benefit the local and global ministries of Hope Haven
The Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) has been contacted by Redeemer’s Song Ministries, a small independent theater and film company located in Fergus Falls, to shoot a film at Pioneer Village and at the Dayton House in June.  The film is based on the Bible Story of the Prodigal Son and titled “He Leadeth Me”.  The Society is excited about this project.  They are asking for volunteers who would like to assist in Spring Cleaning the Ludlow House, Parsonage, Large Church, School House, Doctor’s Office and the Depot at Pioneer Village to prepare them for filming.   Spring Cleaning will be conducted on May 5 and 6, with a rain date of May 19 and 20.  In addition, volunteers (stage hands) will be needed to stage (move furniture, etc.) the buildings for scenes in the film.  If you would like to volunteer, a signup sheet is available at the NCHS office in the lower level of the Nobles County Library.  Volunteers can contact the office at 376-4431 or by e-mail at nchsociety@gmail.com.
Justice for All is looking for a new office manager. The highest qualification for the person filling this position would be someone who loves the Lord, loves serving others, especially those JFA ministry is called to serve, and is knowledgeable or willing to learn about Christian Community Development.   This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week. The hours are flexible, and we are looking for help during the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM. We are looking for a detailed oriented, service minded, and hard-working individual to work with our team. If you are interested, please contact Joe Vander Zee at JFA, 712-476-2804 or joevz@jfa-nwiowa.org


April 8, 2018
1100 First Avenue SW, Worthington, MN                                            Office Telephone - 507-372-2811
Kitchen Telephone: 507-372-2898                                              Office Email: wgtncrc@frontiernet.net
Adam T. Eisenga, Pastor                                                                             Home Telephone - 507-295-2199
Bounmee Nhotsavang, Commissioned Pastor                                   Home Telephone - 507-370-0322

Welcome to the Worthington Christian Reformed Church.
 If you are visiting, please sign the guest book found near the main entrance.  We invite you to join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee or juice following the morning worship service. Our prayer is that you will be blessed as we come together to worship our Lord.  Please join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “A Fruitful Life”
Afternoon Sermon: “Lifestyles of the Rich and Filthy”

Greeters Today:  AM Colleen Jansma
                               PM –  Lon and Ginny Lien

Juice servers today –  Malik and Miranda Sampson; Mike and Lisa Sampson

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
  AM – Katelyn Olson and Josiah Hoftyzer
                          PM – Rita Vander Kooi and Erica Bousema

Greeters for next week:  AM – Ryan Loomans
      PM – Allen Ling
Juice servers next Sunday:  John and Pearl Scheepstra; Mark and Traci Scheepstra
Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
             AM Alyssa Bousema and Liv Vander Kooi
                                            PM – Colleen Jansma and Bailey Weg
Children and Worship next Sunday:  Miranda S, Rita VK, Josiah H
Refreshments next week:  Karmen S, Lisa S, Lorraine E

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Stan and Leona Sprik to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Lyle and Beth Ten Haken to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Austin and Steph Vande Kamp to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)
April 15, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                 Organist:  Sheryl Riemersma
Psalm Reading: Psalm 49 (p 887) Scott Nordby
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song:  LUYH 567:1-2 “Here I am to Worship”                                          HERE I AM TO WORSHIP

*Litany
Pastor:   Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked or stands in the way
 of sinners or sits in the seat of mockers.
People:  But his delight is on the law of the Lord and on His law he meditates day and night.
Pastor:   He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, whose leaf
 does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.
People:  Not so the wicked.  They are like chaff that the wind blows away.  Therefore the wicked
 will not stand in the judgment nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.  For the
 Lord watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked will perish. 
Pastor’s Greeting                                                                                                                                          (Psalm 1)
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation:  LUYH 755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord”                                                               SPEAK, O LORD
Scripture: James 5:1-6 (page 1884 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Lifestyles of the Rich and Filthy”
Prayer of Application

The Response:
*Song of Response:   601:1-4 “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”                                            CHEREPONI
*Testimony:  Our World Belongs to God, Articles 44-45 (p 1033)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Cornerstone Prison Ministry
Offertory:

*Parting Blessing
*Closing Song:  622 “Magnify the Lord”                                                                                             MAGNIFICAT
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude

Sunday, April 8, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 9:30 AM





                                                                                                     Pastor:  Dr. Scott Culpepper

                                                                                                 Organist:  Lisa Sampson
                                                                                                Pianist:  Amy Woitalewicz
                                                                                                                                     
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
*Special Music: “Blessings”   sung by Megan Marushin, Hannah Bosma, Emmalee Bosma

*Litany:
Pastor:  Christ died for our sins, as written in the Scriptures. Alleluia!
People: He was buried and raised to life three days later. Alleluia!
Pastor:  He appeared to Peter, the apostles, and many others. Alleluia!
People: By God’s grace, Christ is risen for us. Alleluia!
Pastor: The Lord be with you!
People: And also with you.
Pastor:  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And all God’s people said . . .
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ
* Hymn of Exaltation: SNC 157 “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”          LORD, I LIFT YOUR NAME

Reconciliation: 
Call to Confession: Exodus 20:1-17
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent, for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
Assurance of pardon: Romans 5:6-10
The Gratitude of Holy Living: Romans 6:5-14

Congregational Prayer

Children and Worship   Children, ages three to seven, please come to the front of the sanctuary for prayer before exiting for Children and Worship 
Lesson: “Jesus’ Last Passover”
Leader:  Beth P; Co-Leader:  Joan VK; Greeter:  Saige S

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:  Christina Riepe
Offering:  MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  SNC 153:1-3 “Come to Us, Beloved Stranger”                BEACH SPRING
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:13-35 (page 1642 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Discovering You Are Part of the Story”
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  405:1-3 “I Serve A Risen Savior”                                                       ACKLEY

 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song: 633 “He Is Lord”                                                                                                       HE IS LORD
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude

*Please stand, if you are able



Texts for next week:
            AM - John 15:1-17
PM - James 5:1-6



            God help me to always be joyful, to never stop praying for others, and to always be thankful no matter what happens.

Our Church Calendar for April 8 – April 15
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         Sunday School
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service – refreshments to follow

Monday          7:00 PM           Ladies Bible Study – video 2, review of study week 1

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        7:00 PM           Cadets
                        7:00 PM           Youth Group – Lesson Night

Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service
                        9:30 AM          Lao CRC service
                       10:45 AM          Sunday School
                       12:15 PM           Anuak language service
                        2:00 PM           Oromo language service
6:00 PM           Worship service

Our Church Announcements:
            Continue to remember in prayer those who are unable to worship with us regularly: Nellie Bos (The Meadows); Ann Hoefker (Crossroads Care Center); Les Heeringa (South Shore); Clara Hofstee (Edgebrook Care Center); Inez Hoftyzer (Golden Horizons); Ray Kempema; Helen Jean Schaap (Sunrise Retirement Community, Sioux City, IA); John and Dorothy Sikma (Viste Manor, Hills); Ann Van Iperen (Golden Living, Slayton); LaVonne Vander Grift (Sibley Care Initiative); and Tom Vander Kooi (Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Fulda).
           
            Our sympathy is extended to the family of Helen Jean Schaap, who passed away Monday at the age of 93.  The service for the celebration of her life was held yesterday.  We pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and that he helps you heal with the passage of time.

This morning our services will be led by Dr. Scott Culpepper from Dordt College.  The evening service will be led by Rev. Jerry Buwalda from Sioux Falls, SD.  Pastor Adam will lead the Youth Group catechism class this morning.
This morning we welcome Christina Riepe.  Christina is a former member of our church and is currently working with Wycliffe Bible Translators.  We will hear from her during the service and then anyone who is welcome is invited to hear more after the service in the fellowship hall.

The Care and Fellowship Committee will meet in the kitchen after the morning service.


The offering for April 29th has been changed to Resonate (Home Missions).

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. You will have an opportunity to honor or remember special women in your lives. There will be daisy/carnation bouquets in church. Please contact Beth TenHaken at 360-9169 or put information in her mail slot as to whom you are honoring or remembering along with $2 per floral tribute. There will be a printout as to those participating in the tribute. Deadline for participating is Sunday, May 6.

SAVE THE DATE: for 2018 Vacation Bible School. We are planning to hold VBS in the evenings of the week of July 23, 2018. The theme is Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.  Materials needed for making backdrop decorations for VBS are green paint, plastic grocery bags, and 4X8 ft. foam insulation boards. Contact any of the co-leaders with questions: Stephanie Vande Kamp, Sami Woitalewicz, or Amy Woitalewicz. Watch the bulletin for additional updates and information. It will be a fun week!

Advance Notice:
May 6: Sunday School Heidelberg Catechism Bee Q & A 122-129
June 11:  Twins Game
Week of July 23 – VBS “Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus”

Requested Items of Interest:
                Nondenominational Widow's Ministry will meet on Monday, April 9 at 2 P.M. at American Lutheran Church, 915 Winifred St.  The Rev. Kathy Brandt, Windom, will present on her trip to Israel.
            Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the Annual Benefit Banquet tomorrow at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA at 6:30 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we enjoy music by Valley Male Chorus and hear how the Holy Spirit is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary!

The Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Spring Concert, A Mighty Fortress, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the BJ Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.  Guest artist for the evening is Dr. Richard Steinbach, Professor of Piano at Briar Cliff College and the M.A. Martin Everist Foundation Artist-In-Residence.    Tickets will be available at the door the night of the concert. 

Inviting all Senior Citizens! The freshmen class of Southwest MN Christian High School would like to invite you to three different afternoons of activity, fellowship, and snacks. Please join us on the following days at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Wednesday, April 11 – Cards and other board games; Wednesday, April 18 - Hymn Sing; Wednesday, April 2512:30 Chapel as part of Christian Education Week followed by BINGO.  No need to RSVP, please join us in the SWMCH gymnasium for one, two, or all three days/activities.

 Upcoming Dates at Southwest MN Christian High School: 
Friday, April 13: Chamber Choir performs at Dordt College Music Festival
Monday, April 16-April 21: Building Fund Drive
Monday, April 23-Friday, April 27 – Christian Education Week

The Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) has been contacted by Redeemer’s Song Ministries, a small independent theater and film company located in Fergus Falls, to shoot a film at Pioneer Village and at the Dayton House in June.  The film is based on the Bible Story of the Prodigal Son and titled “He Leadeth Me”.  The Society is excited about this project.  They are asking for volunteers who would like to assist in Spring Cleaning the Ludlow House, Parsonage, Large Church, School House, Doctor’s Office and the Depot at Pioneer Village to prepare them for filming.   Spring Cleaning will be conducted on May 5 and 6, with a rain date of May 19 and 20.  In addition, volunteers (stage hands) will be needed to stage (move furniture, etc) the buildings for scenes in the film.  If you would like to volunteer, a signup sheet is available at the NCHS office in the lower level of the Nobles County Library.  Volunteers can contact the office at 376-4431 or by e-mail at nchsociety@gmail.com.






April 8, 2018
1100 First Avenue SW, Worthington, MN                                            Office Telephone - 507-372-2811
Kitchen Telephone: 507-372-2898                                              Office Email: wgtncrc@frontiernet.net
Adam T. Eisenga, Pastor                                                                             Home Telephone - 507-295-2199
Bounmee Nhotsavang, Commissioned Pastor                                   Home Telephone - 507-370-0322

Welcome to the Worthington Christian Reformed Church.
 If you are visiting, please sign the guest book found near the main entrance.  We invite you to join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee or juice following the morning worship service. Our prayer is that you will be blessed as we come together to worship our Lord.  Please join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “Discovering You Are Part of the Story” (Dr. Culpepper)
Afternoon Sermon: “Imitating God” (Rev. Buwalda)

Greeters Today:  AM Ryan and Larissa Hoftyzer
                               PM –  Howard and Ricki Hoftyzer

Juice servers today –  Vonnie Rutgers, Gary and Mary Sampson

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
  AM – Emily Ransom and Lincoln Nordby
                          PM – Deb Weg and Emmalee Bosma

Greeters for next week:  AM – Colleen Jansma
      PM – Lon and Ginny Lien
Juice servers next Sunday:  Malik and Miranda Sampson; Mike and Lisa Sampson
Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
             AM Katelyn Olson and Josiah Hoftyzer
                                            PM – Rita Vander Kooi and Erica Bousema
Children and Worship next Sunday:  Joan VK, Miranda, Deyten

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Mark and Traci Scheepstra to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Kirk and Karmen Schelhaas to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Jerry and Sheila Schnyders to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)

April 8, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Jerry Buwalda
                                 Organist: 
Psalm Reading: Psalm 8 (p 848) Scott Nordby
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song:  244:1-3 “God Himself is With Us”                                                                 ARNSBERG

*Litany
Pastor:   Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
People:  Let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Pastor:   Let us come before him with thanksgiving
People:  And extol him with music and song.
Pastor:   Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
Pe ople:  For He is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under His care.
Pastor’s Greeting                                                                                            
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation: 427:1-2 “Dwell in Me, O Blessed Spirit”                                        DWELL IN ME
Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-21 (page 1822 In most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Imitating God”
Prayer of Application

The Response:
*Song of Response:  405:1-3I Serve a Risen Savior”                                                                   ACKLEY
*Confession:  Apostles’ Creed (p 813)

  We offer our gifts:
Offering:  MOPS
Offertory:

*Parting Blessing
*Closing Song:  634:1-3 “Father, We Love You”                                                       GLORIFY THY NAME
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude

Sunday, April 1, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Easter Sunday





                                                                                              Pastor:  Rev. Adam Eisenga

                                                                                                 Organist:  Lorraine Edwards
                                                                                                Pianist:  Lisa Sampson
                                                                                                                                     
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service

Reading on the Resurrection – John 20:1-10                                          Dave Bosma family

*Opening Hymn: 391:1-3 “The Strife Is O’er; the Battle Done”                                     VICTORY
*Litany:
Pastor:    The love of Christ controls us because we have concluded this: that one has
   died for all, therefore all have died.
People:  Jesus died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but 
  for him who for their sake died and was raised.
Pastor:   So, from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.  Though we
  once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.
People:  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has gone,
   the new is here!                                                       (2 Corinthians 5:14-17)
Pastor’s Greeting
People:   Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ
* Hymn of Exaltation: LUYH 770:1-1 “In Christ Alone”                                       IN CHRIST ALONE

Reading on the Resurrection – John 20:11-18                                              Katelyn Olson

Congregational Prayer

Children and Worship   Children, ages three to seven, please come to the front of the sanctuary for prayer before exiting for Children and Worship 
Lesson: “Jesus the King”
Leader: Susie R; Co-Leader:  Beth P; Greeter:  Vince VK

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory: Alleluia! To the King!”       Jubilation Trio                                       arr by Tom Fettke
Offering:  Covenantal Education

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  388:1-3 “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”                         EASTER HYMN
Scripture Reading: John 10:11-18 (page 1666 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: Our Risen Shepherd
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  402:1-5 “Alleluia, Alleluia!  Give Thanks”                         CHURCH STREET

 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song: 161:1 “The Lord’s My Shepherd”                                                   BROTHER JAMES’ AIR
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude

*Please stand, if you are able

Texts for next week:
            AM:  Dr. Scott Culpepper
            PM:  Rev. Jerry Buwalda
           
“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said?  The issue on which everything hangs in not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”  Tim Keller

Our Church Calendar for April 1 – April 8
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         NO Sunday School
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service

Monday          7:00 PM           Elders Meeting
7:00 PM           Ladies Bible Study at the home of Beth Prins

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        6:00 PM           GEMS
                        7:00 PM           Cadets

Saturday         7:00 AM          Executive Committee
                       
Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service
                        9:30 AM          Lao CRC service
                       10:45 AM          Sunday School
                       12:15 PM           Anuak language service
                        2:00 PM           Oromo language service
6:00 PM           Worship service

Our Church Announcements:
            Continue to remember in prayer those who are unable to worship with us regularly: Nellie Bos (The Meadows); Ann Hoefker (Crossroads Care Center); Les Heeringa (South Shore); Clara Hofstee (Edgebrook Care Center); Inez Hoftyzer (Golden Horizons); Ray Kempema; Helen Jean Schaap (Sunrise Retirement Community, Sioux City, IA); John and Dorothy Sikma (Viste Manor, Hills); Ann Van Iperen (Golden Living, Slayton); LaVonne Vander Grift (Sibley Care Initiative); and Tom Vander Kooi (Maple Lawn Nursing Home, Fulda).
           
Next week Sunday morning our services will be led by Dr. Scott Culpepper from Dordt College.  The evening service will be led by Rev. Jerry Buwalda from Sioux Falls, SD.
Please pray for the Eisenga family and our own congregation in this transition.  Pastor Adam’s farewell Sunday will be on May 13.  The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated that morning instead of on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th.

The Sunday School classes will not meet today.  Our second service returns to 6:00 p.m. today.


The Ladies Bible Study will meet tomorrow evening at the home of Beth Prins to watch the video for the preview of Lesson 1.  We will also meet on April 9th and 23rd.

THE CADET-O-RAMA will be Saturday starting at 10:00 at Sioux Falls Christian High School. This is open to families of Cadets or anyone who wishes to attend to see the derby car races, basketball tournaments and games. A food stand is available for noon lunch.

SAVE THE DATE: for 2018 Vacation Bible School. We are planning to hold VBS in the evenings of the week of July 23, 2018. The theme is Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.  Materials needed for making backdrop decorations for VBS are green paint, plastic grocery bags, and 4X8 ft. foam insulation boards. Contact any of the co-leaders with questions: Stephanie Vande Kamp, Sami Woitalewicz, or Amy Woitalewicz. Watch the bulletin for additional updates and information. It will be a fun week!

Requested Items of Interest:
            Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Easter Music Festival on Palm Sunday.  Thank you to all who participated and shared their talents to make this event possible.   It was a beautiful afternoon of praise and worship.  The offering for SWCH totaled over $2000.
Come hang out with Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally and the rest of the Peanuts gang!  On Thursday and Saturday, Southwest MN Christian High School will be presenting the play "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at 7:00 pm.  The musical presents a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts crew as they cause shenanigans while playing a baseball game, finishing their homework and, of course, developing meaningful friendships.  Snoopy will continue his quest to defeat the Red Baron and Charlie Brown will continue on his quest to just figure out life.  Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and performances will be held in the ECES gym.  Tickets for chair seating may be reserved by calling the SW office - 442-4471. Don't miss this entertaining and energetic show! 
                Hope Haven, Inc. will host their Annual Benefit Auction Friday evening at Te Slaa Trucking (corner of Hwys 75 & 18).  Help support the local and global ministries of Hope Haven through this exciting evening of fun and fellowship. The evening’s schedule is: doors open at 4:30 PM; food booth and buy-it-now table opens at 5:00 PM; the live auction begins at 5:30 PM.  Visit our website for a list of items that will be auctioned off: www.hopehaven.org. The whole family is invited to this community event!
                There will be baby shower for baby girl Marushin (Jim and Megan Bosma Marushin) on Saturday at 9:30 in the Worthington HyVee Club Room.
                Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 9. Please join us at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA at 6:30 p.m. More details to come!  Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we enjoy music by Valley Male Chorus and hear how the Holy Spirit is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary!
The Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Spring Concert, A Mighty Fortress, on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the BJ Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.  Guest artist for the evening is Dr. Richard Steinbach, Professor of Piano at Briar Cliff College and the M.A. Martin Everist Foundation Artist-In-Residence.    Tickets will be available at the door the night of the concert. 
Inviting all Senior Citizens! The freshmen class of Southwest MN Christian High School would like to invite you to three different afternoons of activity, fellowship, and snacks. Please join us on the following days at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Wednesday, April 11 – Cards and other board games; Wednesday, April 18 - Hymn Sing; Wednesday, April 2512:30 Chapel as part of Christian Education Week followed by BINGO.  No need to RSVP, please join us in the SWMCH gymnasium for one, two, or all three days/activities.



Hallelujah, rejoice and praise
Exalt the Savior – He is raised!

Let the songs of joy be sung
In the hearts of everyone - -
Victory has now been won –
Eternal life through Christ the Son,
Sing Hallelujah, sing!
                Mark 16:6   He has risen!


April 1, 2018
1100 First Avenue SW, Worthington, MN                                            Office Telephone - 507-372-2811
Kitchen Telephone: 507-372-2898                                              Office Email: wgtncrc@frontiernet.net
Adam T. Eisenga, Pastor                                                                             Home Telephone - 507-295-2199
Bounmee Nhotsavang, Commissioned Pastor                                   Home Telephone - 507-370-0322

Welcome to the Worthington Christian Reformed Church.
 If you are visiting, please sign the guest book found near the main entrance.  We invite you to join us in the Fellowship Hall for coffee or juice following the morning worship service. Our prayer is that you will be blessed as we come together to worship our Lord.  Please join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “Our Risen Shepherd”
Afternoon Sermon: “All Things New”

Greeters Today:  AM Ryan and Cindy Gravenhof
                               PM –  Alvin and Alvina Kooiman

Juice servers today –  Steve and Susie Robinson, Christian Robinson

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
  AM – Jen Bousema and Angela Bousema
                          PM – Karmen Schelhaas and Katie Robinson

Greeters for next week:  AM – Ryan and Larissa Hoftyzer
      PM – Howard and Ricki Hoftyzer
Juice servers next Sunday:  Vonnie Rutgers, Gary and Mary Sampson
Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
             AM Emily Ransom and Lincoln Nordby
                                            PM – Deb Weg and Emmalee Bosma
Children and Worship next Sunday:  Beth P, Joan VK, Saige S

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Malik and Miranda Sampson to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Mike and Lisa Sampson to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       John and Pearl Scheepstra to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)

April 1, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Adam Eisenga
                                 Pianist:  Bethany Eisenga
Psalm Reading: Psalm 104 (p) Irma Voss
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song:  431:1,3,5 “All Creatures of Our God and King”
*Litany
Pastor:   Christ is risen
People:  He is risen indeed!
Pastor:   God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death,
 because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. 
People:  He is risen indeed!
Pastor:   In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the
 resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
People:  He is risen indeed!
Pastor:   Jesus has come that we may have life, and have it to the full.
People:  He is risen indeed!
Pastor:   If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
People:  He is risen indeed!
Pastor:   Christ is risen!
People:  He is risen indeed!
Pastor’s Greeting                                                                                            
People:   Amen!
Congregational Prayer
Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation:  397:1-4 “Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing”
Scripture: Revelation 22:1-5 (page 1884 In most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “All Things New”
Prayer of Application
The Response:
*Song of Response:  618:1-4 “Jerusalem the Golden”
*Confession:  The Belgic Confession, Article 37
  We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Covenantal Education
Offertory:
*Parting Blessing
*Closing Song:  620:1-3 “By the Sea of Crystal “
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude