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August 19, 2018

WELCOME TO THE

WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM


                                                                                                       Pastor:  Dr. Scott Culpepper
                                                                                                       Organist:  Sheryl Riemersma
                                                                                                       Pianist: Lisa Sampson
                              
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer

Women’s Conference – Sami Woitalewicz

Opening Songs:  171:1,2 “It Is Good to Sing Your Praises”                                               ELLESIDIE
                             239:1,3 “Amid the Thronging Worshipers”                                                   BOVINA

*Litany - Psalm 22:25-28
Pastor:     You who fear the Lord, praise him!
People:   From you comes my praise in the great congregation.
Pastor:    All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord;
               and all the families of the nations will worship before him.
People:  For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.                          
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:  473:1-3 “To God Be the Glory”                            TO GOD BE THE GLORY

Reconciliation
Call to Confession:  Matthew 22:34-40
Assurance of pardon:  John 3:16-17
The Gratitude of Holy Living:  John 8:31-36

Prayers of the People
Congregational Prayer – Jerry Schnyders

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:  “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”                                              by Mary Mc Donald      
sung by Ladies Ensemble
Offering:  Audio-Visual

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  LUYH 755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord”                                             SPEAK, O LORD
Scripture Reading: Galatians 2:11-21 (pages in 1811 most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Growing By Grace"
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  462:1-4 “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound”              NEW BRITAIN

Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
Preparatory Exhortation for the Lord’s Supper (p 976-77)
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                     GENEVAN 134
 *Postlude
*Moment of Silence


          Dear God, Thank You for this day that You have made…I will Rejoice and be glad in it.  Thank You that You walk with me every step of the way and that You provide everything I need for this season on my life.  Help me to keep my focus on You and Your goodness today, no matter what comes my way.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.
            
Our Church Calendar for August 19 – August 26
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service – preparatory service
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         Children’s Handbell Choir practice
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service

Tuesday          7:00 PM           Council Meeting

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                                   
Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service – communion – 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); Neil Kempema (MN Veterans Home, Luverne); 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 Pearl Scheepstra who will celebrate her 87th birthday on Friday. On this day, may you feel the Lord’s loving presence working in your life! 

Today our worship services will be led by Dr. Scott Culpepper, Professor of History at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA. 

The Children’s Handbell Choir will practice after the morning service today in classroom #2.

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated next week Sunday morning. 

90% of survey respondents Agreed or Strongly Agreed that our church cares about each other. The Search Committee cares about you too and we want to say thank you! Although we were three surveys short of our goal of 100, the amount of information and participation has been very helpful as we continue our search. So, to celebrate, join us for an almond patty after the service! 

The elders announce that beginning today, a member of our congregation will lead the congregational prayer during one of our services.

Next week our morning service will be led by Rev. Michel Ten Haken, pastor of the Pease CRC, and our evening service will be conducted by Rev. Carl Klompien, of Sioux Center, Iowa.

Our offering next week is for Minn-I-Kota Youth, which is the regional organization for the youth groups of northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, and southeast South Dakota.  They provide leadership and training for youth leaders and activities for youth groups. 

Requested Items of Interest

                There are several copies of the Inspiration Hills newsletter in the rack on the table in the Fellowship Hall for those who are interested.  There are also some copies of the Messenger from Mid-America Reformed Seminary in the rack.  An insufficient number of this issue were received in order to put one in every mail slot.

            Southwest MN Christian High School will be starting the 2018-2019 on Tuesday, August 21. We will begin the day with chapel and all are welcome to join us starting at 8:20 a.m. in the school gymnasium. Please keep all our area schools in your prayers for a safe environment to learn and grow throughout this coming school year. Please keep the administrators, teachers, support staff, students, student's families, coaches, bus drivers, and school boards in your prayers as decisions are made and instruction is given to the cherished blessings of your children, grandchildren, and neighbors. May God's light be shown as we grow in learning, serving, and loving God and others.

Auditions for membership in the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held on Friday, September 7 (Winds & Percussion) and Saturday, September 8 (Strings). Anyone wishing to play in the orchestra for the first time must audition, and all student members need to re-audition each year. For more information or to schedule an audition, contact the NISO office at niso@dordt.edu or 712-722-6230. 
A FOOD FOR KIDZ bagging is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 9, in Lakefield’s North City Park Shelter House from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.  Anyone ages five to 95 can help the bagging event.  We will be bagging two meals:  one is oatmeal and the other is a fortified rice and bean protein meal.  Each bag will contain six servings.  The finished meals will be given to food shelves in the area for distribution.  This is a “God’s Work”. Our Hands.” event.  You can volunteer your time, donate dollars to pay for the ingredients or pray for a successful day.  See the bulletin board for more information.
Join us for the 2nd Women Seeking God conference.  This year’s theme is BE! We will be encouraged to BE grateful, BE eternal, BE knowing, and BE still as we walk this journey with our God together as women.  W will be empowered to seek God and BE who He has called us to be in his life.  You are invited to a weekend of encouragement and fellowship, featuring speaker Amy Herzog and worship leader Amanda DeYounge.  will be held at Lakeside Church on Fri, Oct 12, from 6-9 p.m. and Sat, Oct 13, from 9 am – 3 pm.  Registration by Oct 1 is $40 and $45 at the door.  This includes evening dessert bar, light breakfast, and catered lunch.
Mark your calendar - Inspiration Hills will be holding a Fall Auction on Friday, October 26th at 6:00pm! This year's auction proceeds will go towards the kitchen remodeling project. We have a great food service team and the updated kitchen will help them and their ministry immensely! Please plan to join us on Friday evening, October 26th. More details to come. Contact Dave Heilman at 712-360-0140 if you have any questions or email him at dave@inspirationhills.org.

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Short-Term Volunteer - Are you 18 to 24 years old and interested in embarking on a short-term volunteer opportunity with life-long impact? World Renew’s Global Volunteer Program provides opportunities to live, work, eat, and play in an international community while exploring how God wants to use your talents and skills for His purpose. For more information, contact Andrew at globalvolunteer@worldrenew.net.


August 19, 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.
We're glad you came to join with us in our worship time today.  We hope that you have felt God's love in a new, refreshing way, for you're so welcomed in this place.  We hope you'll come again, to join with us in fellowship, and to make some special friends.  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 and join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “Growing By Grace”
Evening Sermon: “Daily Bread”

Greeters Today:  AM Clay and Danni Weg 
                              PMGene and Jenni Weg

Juice servers today – Ryan and Cindy Gravenhof; Howard and Ricki Hoftyzer

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                          AM  Sami Woitalewicz and Lincoln Nordby

Greeters for next weekAM – Michael and Deb Weg
                                           PM Mark and Amy Woitalewicz

Juice servers next Sunday:  Ryan and Larissa Hoftyzer; Lorraine Edwards

Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                         AM – Anneke Weg and Erica Bousema

Refreshments next Sunday:  Marie, Sami, Ricki

Letters to missionaries:
Dan and Sheryl Riemersma to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
Steve and Susie Robinson to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)



                                                                                                                               Pastor:  Dr. Scott Culpepper
                                Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
Psalm Reading:  Psalm  111 (p 952) Terry deBoom
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: SNC 223 “Shout to the Lord”

Litany - Matthew 6:25, 31-33
Pastor:   Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about
                  your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than
                  clothes?    
People:  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or
                 ‘What shall we wear?’
Pastor:   For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you
                  need them.
People:   But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to
                  you as well.                                                                                                                                                          
 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!
Congregational Prayer
Presentation of the Word

Song of Preparation:  169:1-2 “I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord”                                       FILLMORE
Scripture: Exodus 16:1-36 (page 112 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Daily Bread”
Prayer of Application
The Response
*Song of Response:  170:1-2, 6 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”                                                   ST. ANNE
*Confession: The Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 50, Q&A 125 (p 922)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Audio-Visual
Offertory:  
*Parting Blessing:  635 “Glory Be to the Father”                                                                                 MEINEKE
*Closing Song: 
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude
*Please stand, if you are able

August 12, 2018


WELCOME TO THE

WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 9:30 AM

                                                                             Pastor:  Dr. Scott Culpepper
                                                                                                       Organist:  Lorraine Edwards
                                                                                                       Pianist: Amy Woitalewicz

                              
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer

SERVE report

*Litany
Pastor:   I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
People:  The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and
  gave himself for me.
Pastor:   I do not set aside the grace of God,
People:  for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!
Pastor:   May 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:  530:1-3 “I Love to Tell the Story”                                                        HANKEY

Reconciliation
Call to Confession:  Exodus 20:1-17
Assurance of pardon: Galatians 3:23-26
The Gratitude of Holy Living: Galatians 3:27-29

Congregational Prayer

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory: “This is My Father’s World”                              Liv Vander Kooi and Danika Nordby
Offering: Justice For All

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  315:1-3, 6 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”                                         DENNIS                              
Scripture Reading: Galatians 1:11-2:14 (pages in 1810 most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Calling, Community, and Conflict "
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: 533:1-4 “Church of God, Elect and Glorious”                     MEAD HOUSE

  Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  SNC 284:1-4 “Go, My Children, with My Blessing” 
 *Postlude
*Moment of Silence


             Heavenly Father, help me to see others the way that You see them and to love them unconditionally like You do.  Let me be a light to shine in the darkness for others as you are a light to me.  Thank You that You shine the light of Your glory on me.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.
         
Our Church Calendar for August 12 – August 19
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 with refreshments to follow

Tuesday          7:00 PM           Elders Meeting

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        7:15 PM           Ladies Ensemble rehearsal

Saturday         9:30 AM          Bridal Shower – Lauren LeBrun and Jacob Weg
                       
Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service – preparatory 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); Neil Kempema (MN Veterans Home, Luverne); 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).

Leona Sprik returned home Tuesday evening after receiving a stent on Monday.  Please pray for a complete recovery.

Joann Talsma requests prayers as she takes oral (pill) chemo treatment and deals with fluid in her lungs.  Also remember Daryl and Sam, and others, who care for her needs.

Today our worship services will be led by Dr. Scott Culpepper, Professor of History at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA.  Dr. Culpepper will be with us again next Sunday.
Sunday School Teachers – please meet in the kitchen following the morning service for a brief meeting.

There will be a bridal shower for Lauren LeBrun, bride-to-be of Jacob Weg, on Saturday at 9:30.  The couple is registered at Adorn 1024, Target, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Thank you to the Care and Fellowship Committee for organizing the church picnic and to all those who attended.  Good food, fun and fellowship!


The ushers would like to remind everyone that there are pews specifically reserved for families who have small children, IF you desire to use them.  It would be greatly appreciated that adults use discretion as to where you should sit.  Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Our offering next week is for the Audio/Visual CommitteeThis offering is for improvement and maintenance of the sound system, cameras, and microphones in the church building.  This offering is used for payment of the projectors, screens, and slides to be used during our worship services.

Requested Items of Interest
The Manna Food Pantry is in REAL NEED of volunteer help in the Food Pantry! If you can spare a few hours one or more days of the week, please let us know. Monday, Wednesday or Friday 10:45 am to 2:00 pm, or even an hour or two.  Please call Linda Sanchez at 329- 1951.

The Minnesota Family Council ask you to join believers around the state in prayer as we head into election season.  One look at weekly headlines is enough to demonstrate how deeply we need to seek the Lord and His righteousness first, not just in elections but in all things!  Let’s take this Fall captive to the knowledge of Jesus Christ rather than be taken captive by politics!  “I urge that…prayers…be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions” – I Timothy 2:1-4

The Bibles for Mission Thrift Store will be having their fall change-over of summer items to winter items on Monday and Tuesday.  We invite all who are willing to help to come one day (or for a few hours).  We plan to start at 9:00 a.m. and work until 3:00 p.m.  Donuts and coffee will be furnished. 

Widow's Ministry is meeting August 13, 2018 at 2 PM at the American Lutheran Church. John Standafer from Edward Jones will be sharing about finances. 

The WCS Boosters committee is organizing some end-of-the-summer cleaning & outside painting/staining projects.  The planned dates for these projects are:  Monday, Aug 13, from 9-12 & Thursday, Aug 16, from 5:30-8.  We would like to ask for the help from anyone (parents, grandparents, society) who would like to help paint the soccer goal posts, playground bars, and north gym stairway. We also would like help re-staining the playground wood to keep it looking nice & standing up to the elements. These are not fussy painting jobs. Feel free to come & go as you need to.  Any help for any period of time is appreciated!  Please contact Tracie Luinenburg 507-360-3086, Crystal Vis 507-360-7337, Larissa Hoftyzer 763-229-4740 or Jen Iverson 507-360-3676 if you are able to come.  

Mark your calendars for the Luverne Christian School Society Pork Loin Supper coming up on September 5! Smoked pork loin or grilled hamburger, potato salad, cucumber salad, baked beans and ice cream! Also, on Saturday September 8 is the LCSS Golf Scrambler Fundraiser.  So, start getting your teams together and call the Luverne Country Club with your team 507-283-4383.

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them.  Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead.  Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 pm. Sept. 4 – Nov. 27 (join any time). First Lutheran Church, 1200 4th Avenue.  Call to register 376-6148.

FAMILY FIRE - is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook. https://familyfire.reframemedia.com/







August 12, 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.
We're glad you came to join with us in our worship time today.  We hope that you have felt God's love in a new, refreshing way, for you're so welcomed in this place.  We hope you'll come again, to join with us in fellowship, and to make some special friends.  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 and join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “Calling, Community, and Conflict”
Evening Sermon: “The Gift of Wisdom

Greeters Today:  AM Joe and Rita Vander Kooi
                              PMLes and Irma Voss

Juice servers today – Colleen Jansma; Norm and Bev Gravenhof

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                          AMNikki Bosma and Deyten Bosma

Greeters for next weekAM Clay and Danni Weg
                                           PM Gene and Jenni Weg

Juice servers next Sunday:  Ryan and Cindy Gravenhof; Howard and Ricki Hoftyzer

Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                         AM – Sami Woitalewicz and Lincoln Nordby

Letters to missionaries:
Garvin and Dianne Prins to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
Steve and Beth Prins to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)




August 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                                               Pastor:  Dr. Scott Culpepper
                                Pianist:  Lisa Sampson
Psalm Reading:  Psalm 130 (p 969) Lisa Sampson
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: 634 “Father, We Love You”                                                                     GLORIFY THY NAME
Litany –
Pastor:   Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are
  done with gentleness born of wisdom.
People:  But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and
 false to the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly,
 unspiritual, devilish.
Pastor:   For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness
 of every kind.
People:  But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of
 mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.
Pastor’s Greeting: May 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!
Congregational Prayer
Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation:  SNC 80 “Open Our Eyes, Lord”                                                          OPEN OUR EYES
Scripture:  1 Kings 3:1-28 (page 523 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “The Gift of Wisdom”
Prayer of Application
The Response
*Song of Response:  LUYH 859:1-4 “Be Thou My Vision”                                                                    SLANE
*Confession:  Apostles Creed (p 813)
 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Justice For All
Offertory:  
*Parting Blessing: 
*Closing Song:  627 “Bless His Holy Name”                                                                              BLESS THE LORD
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude

August 5, 2018


WELCOME TO THE

WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 9:30 AM




                                                                                                       Pastor:  Rev. Carl Bruxvoort
                                                                                                 Organist:  Lisa Sampson
                                                                                                Pianist: Lorraine Edwards


                              
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer
Opening Songs:  169:1 “I will sing of the Mercies of the Lord”                             FILLMORE
   SNC 128:1,2 “Shine, Jesus, Shine”                                          SHINE, JESUS, SHINE

*Litany
Pastor:   Ruler of heaven and earth:
People:  We exalt you!
Pastor:   We come into your presence with singing and thanksgiving,
People:  Because you are good! 
Pastor:   You have reached out to us with open arms.
People:  Your love endures forever!                                           
Psalm 100: 4,5; Psalm 106
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ
*Hymn of Exaltation:  181:1, 3 “Exalt the Lord, His Praise Proclaim”                 CREATION

Reconciliation
Responsive Reading:  As a Rule of Gratitude (p. 1017)








Congregational Prayer

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:  
Offering: Covenantal Education

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  280:1-3 “Blessed Jesus, at Your Word”                       LIEBSTER JESU                                      
 Scripture Reading: Acts 17:24-28; Matthew 9:35-38  (pages in 1724 & 1510 most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “A New Harvest Field"
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: 527:1-4 “Come, You Thankful People, Come”  ST. GEORGE’S WINDSOR

  Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  SNC 288  “Benediction/My Friends, May You Grow in Grace”
 *Postlude
*Moment of Silence



            Dear Lord, Please keep watch over the door of my lips today.  Help me use my words to speak life to those I come in contact with today.  Help me use my words to build up and not tear down. Amen.
         
Our Church Calendar for August 5 – August 12
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
Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        6:00 PM           Church picnic in the Fellowship Hall
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); Neil Kempema (MN Veterans Home, Luverne); 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).

Maggie Woitalewicz got an ALL CLEAR from Mayo Wednesday. It was mycobacterium, but they got it all and she doesn't have to go back, and she has no restrictions! Praise God. Thanks for all the prayers!  Stephen & Sami and Mark & Amy greatly appreciate everyone's care and concern.

I had a bone scan and a chest/pelvis scan this week.  Things appeared stable at this time. A new concern now is that I do have fluid in my lungs.  Pray that this is not cancer.  I have started the new Oral (pill) chemo. Pray that this may clear the fluid in my lungs and that the cancer that I have may be better than stable.  Thanks for all the prayers and may God continue to bless our family.  Joann Talsma

Please be in prayer for Lon Lien’s father, Orville, who had a stroke on Thursday. 

The Care and Fellowship Committee members are asked to meet in the kitchen immediately following the morning service today.
The elders welcome, Carl Bruxvoot from New Roots Ministry in Sioux Falls, who will conduct our morning worship services, and Rev. Chad Van Ginkel, Ministry Assistant/Youth Director at Faith CRC in Sioux Center, IA, who will lead our evening service.

The council would like to thank every person who volunteered and helped make VBS 2018 a success.  A special thank you to directors, Amy Woitalewicz, Sami Woitalewicz and Steph Vande Kamp for all your hard work!

Our church picnic on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Grilled burgers and beverages will be provided.  Please bring a potluck dish to share.  Challenge last year’s winner in the minnow races.  Sign up today on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall so the committee has a general idea of the number of people to plan for.

The Elders meeting has been changed from this week Tuesday to the 14th.

The Lao members will be worshiping with us today.  The Lao church would like to thank you for the support on the trip to the Lao Conference of Churches in St. Petersburg, FL.  Special thanks to Steve Prins, Beth and Lyle Ten Haken, the Worthington CRC church and Classis Home Mission.  I ask for your prayers for a safe trip back from Florida.  Pastor Bounmee Nhotsavang.

This morning the Music Committee will start having Worship Song Leaders lead us with our congregational songs.  This will occur approximately one Sunday per month.  Thank you to the members who are willing to assist with our service in this manner.

August 1, 2018 Search Committee Meeting Summary
●Committee discussed the results of the recent church survey and how we can apply that data to our search.   We had 97 responses with great comments.
●Committee finished the Church Profile.   
●Committee plans to publish a Pastoral vacancy announcement in the next issue of the Banner.
●The next meeting date will be set after we obtain Pastor Profiles from the denomination.

Next week Sunday our worship services will be led by Dr. Scott Culpepper, Professor of History at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA.



The deacons gratefully acknowledge the following gifts for July:
General Fund                     $12,076.00                           Sweetwater                       $326.00
Building Fund                            210.00                          Dordt                                      383.00
Hope Haven                               380.12                          Bible League                        348.30

There will be a bridal shower for Lauren LeBrun, bride-to-be of Jacob Weg, on Saturday, August 18 at 9:30.  They are registered at Adorn 1024, Target, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

The ushers would like to remind everyone that there are pews specifically reserved for families who have small children, IF you desire to use them.  It would be greatly appreciated that adults use discretion as to where you should sit.  Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Our offering next week is for Justice For All whose ministry is based upon the services of Christians from many different denominations that are willing to share their resources and skills for the benefit of the poor and underprivileged.  Their ministry includes an annual auction, service trips, and warehouse ministry.

Requested Items of Interest
The Manna Food Pantry is in REAL NEED of volunteer help in the Food Pantry! If you can spare a few hours one or more days of the week, please let us know. Monday, Wednesday or Friday 10:45 am to 2:00 pm, or even an hour or two.  Please call Linda Sanchez at 329- 1951.
 The WCS Boosters committee is organizing some end-of-the-summer cleaning & outside painting/staining projects.  The planned dates for these projects are:  Mondays, Aug 6 & 13 from 9-12 & Thursdays, Aug 9 & 16 from 5:30-8.  We would like to ask for the help from anyone (parents, grandparents, society) who would like to help paint the soccer goal posts, playground bars, and north gym stairway. We also would like help re-staining the playground wood to keep it looking nice & standing up to the elements. These are not fussy painting jobs. Feel free to come & go as you need to.  Any help for any period of time is appreciated!  Please contact Tracie Luinenburg 507-360-3086, Crystal Vis 507-360-7337, Larissa Hoftyzer 763-229-4740 or Jen Iverson 507-360-3676 if you are able to come.  Thanks so much & enjoy the last month of summer vacation!
Physicians for a National Health Program, an advocacy organization, will be coming to Worthington to make a couple of presentations. They will be presenting Wednesday at Phileos’ at noon and at Westminster at 6:00 pm.  See the bulletin board for more information.
Mark your calendars for the Luverne Christian School Society Pork Loin Supper coming up on September 5! Smoked pork loin or grilled hamburger, potato salad, cucumber salad, baked beans and ice cream! Also, on Saturday September 8 is the LCSS Golf Scrambler Fundraiser.  So, start getting your teams together and call the Luverne Country Club with your team 507-283-4383.
GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them.  Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead.  Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 pm. Sept. 4 – Nov. 27 (join any time). First Lutheran Church, 1200 4th Avenue.  Call to register 376-6148.
August 5, 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.
We're glad you came to join with us in our worship time today.  We hope that you have felt God's love in a new, refreshing way, for you're so welcomed in this place.  We hope you'll come again, to join with us in fellowship, and to make some special friends.  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 and join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “A New Harvest Field” Rev. Carl Bruxvoort
Evening Sermon: “In View of God’s Mercy” Rev. Chad Van Ginkel

Greeters Today:  AM – Dennis and Shari Vander Veen
                              PMKen and Lauri Vander Veen

Juice servers today –  Alan and Luann Gravenhof; Judy Gravenhof

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                          AMJen Bousema and Angela Bousema

Greeters for next weekAM Joe and Rita Vander Kooi
                                           PM – Les and Irma Voss

Juice servers next Sunday:  Lorraine Edwards; Norm and Bev Gravenhof

Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                                     AM – Nikki Bosma and Deyten Bosma

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Scott and Tae Nordby to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Aaron and Kia Nystrom to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.      Scott and Katelyn Olson to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)
  
August 5, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                                               Pastor:  Rev. Chad Van Ginkel
                                        Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
Psalm Reading:  Psalm 46 (p885) Darla DeKam
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song:   LUYH 772:1-4 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”                                      SOLID ROCK
*Litany –
Pastor:   In holy splendor, we worship the Lord.
People:  In God is glory and strength. The Lord is mighty. God is with us.
Pastor:   In torrents and storms, God’s peace pervades.
People:  In rumbling thunder, God’s mighty voice soothes. The Lord is majestic. God is with us.
Pastor:   The whisper of the Lord snaps silence.
People:  The unwavering sound persists. The Lord is awesome. God is with us.
Pastor:   As flames being fanned, the presence grows.
People:  In its shadow the wilderness pleads. The Lord is powerful. God is with us.
Pastor:   Enthroned, God rules the universe.
People:  The peaceful scepter prevails. God reigns. God is with us. In whirling winds, nature
               acknowledges glory.  People in the temple rejoice. It is certain. God is with us.
Pastor’s Greeting: May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and 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:  LUYH 755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord”                                                             SPEAK, O LORD
Scripture:   Romans 12:1-2 (page1763 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon:  “In View of God’s Mercy”
Prayer of Application
The Response
*Song of Response:  LUYH 559:1-3 “Ten Thousand Reasons”                                                                 PRS
*Confession:  Apostles Creed (p 813)
 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Covenantal Education
Offertory:  
*Parting Blessing: 
*Closing Song:  637 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                                NEW DOXOLOGY
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude
*Please stand, if you are able

July 29, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM


                                                                                                       Pastor:  Rev. Dan DeGroot
                                                                                                       Organist:  Lorraine Edwards
                                                                                                       Pianist: Beth Ten Haken
                                                                                                       Violinist:  Tae Nordby


                              
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer

VBS Songs:  “My Lighthouse                                                                                VBS Children
                        “Won’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing”

*Litany – Psalm 145:13b-16
Pastor:   The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.
People:  The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
Pastor:   The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
People:  You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ
*Hymn of Exaltation:  484:1-2 “Humble Praises, Holy Jesus”                                   VESPER HYMN

Reconciliation
Responsive Reading:  From the Epistles (p 1014)

Justice For All – Joel De Wit

Conngregational Prayer

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:  “The Church’s One Foundation”                              The Children’s Hand Bell Choir
Offering: Bible League

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  544:1-3 “Lead Me, Guide Me”                                                           LEAD ME
 Scripture Reading: John 4:1-26 (page in 1651 most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “The Gift of Living Water"
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: 536:1-3 “Lord Jesus Is Calling to All Who Will Hear”                  RADWELL

  Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  LUYH 930: 1,2 “This Little Light of Mine”                                   LIGHT OF MINE
 *Postlude
*Moment of Silence

  
          Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your amazing grace that is always enough, and Your strength that is perfected in our weakness.  Thank You that Your strength and power is always available, especially when we are at our weakest and most vulnerable.     ‘And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”  Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.’  2 Corinthians 12:8,9
         
Our Church Calendar for July 29 – August 5
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service with refreshments to follow
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         VBS Kickoff
            11:30 AM         VBS lunch
                        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
                       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); Neil Kempema (MN Veterans Home, Luverne); 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 remember in prayer Paul Vander Kooi, who had emergency hernia surgery on July 19.  May God's unfailing love and care surround you while you recuperate.
We extend our sympathy to Lon and Ginny Lien and family on the passing of Lon’s brother-in-law, George Hoffman, who lived in CA.  We pray that the love of God enfolds you during your time of bereavement.
Thank you to all for kind words, expressions of sympathy, and cards in the passing of our father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  Towards the end of his life here on earth he stated that he wished to be with Jesus and we are comforted by the promise of life eternal.  Kelvin & Joan Vande Kamp  and family.
The elders welcome, Rev. Dan DeGroot from Rock Valley, who will conduct our worship services today.   

We welcome Joel De Wit, Development Director for Justice For All, who will give a presentation during our morning service.  We will have an offering for JFA next month.

Thank you to all who took the time and effort to complete a church survey. We had 97 responses filled out with great intention and suggestions for our church. We will use this information in the coming months to further our search for a pastor. Can you guess what one strength of our congregation is that was mentioned over and over again?
- The Search Committee                                                                      Answer on the back cover...

There will be a church picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a salad or dessert to share.

There will be a bridal shower for Lauren LeBrun, bride-to-be of Jacob Weg on Saturday, August 18 at 9:30.  They are registered at Adorn 1024, Target, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Items donated for VBS can be picked up in the kitchen today.  Thank you for their use!  There are cake pans waiting for owners to pick them up as well.

Next week Sunday our morning service will be led by Rev. Carl Bruxvoot from New Roots Ministry in Sioux Falls, and our evening service will be led by Rev. Chad Van Ginkel, Ministry Assistant/Youth Director at Faith CRC in Sioux Center, IA.

The Lao members will be worshiping with us today and next Sunday.  The Lao church would like to thank you for the support on the trip to the Lao Conference of Churches in St. Petersburg, FL, July 30-Aug 2.  Special thanks to Steve Prins, Beth and Lyle Ten Haken, the Worthington CRC church and Classis Home Mission.  I ask for your prayers for a safe trip to Florida.  Pastor Bounmee Nhotsavang.

Our offering next week is for Covenantal Education, which is for the Christian Education of the youth of our church.  This offering pays for the complete cost of education for the students in our congregation and supports the Christian Schools that they attend.  By this offering we seek to assure that all the children in this church are trained to live for Jesus Christ according to the Bible.
Requested Items of Interest
 Dear Friends at Worthington CRC:  Hello from Michigan! We are currently in the middle of a three-month home service focused on visiting our partner churches in Michigan, Indiana, and New York. Lord willing, we plan to visit you in the summer of 2019! While we are gone from Mexico for this time, it is a joy to get regular ministry updates from our co-workers at New Life Church in Guadalajara and from around Mexico from our co-workers with the Multiplication Network. Thank you again for your partnership in the gospel in Mexico! --Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer and family, Resonate Global Mission, Guadalajara, Mexico (bmeyer@crcnaorg)
The Boosters committee is organizing some end-of-the-summer cleaning & outside painting/staining projects.  The planned dates for these projects are:  Mondays, Aug 6 & 13 from 9-12 & Thursdays, Aug 9 & 16 from 5:30-8.  We would like to ask for the help from anyone (parents, grandparents, society) who would like to help paint the soccer goal posts, playground bars, and north gym stairway. We also would like help re-staining the playground wood to keep it looking nice & standing up to the elements. These are not fussy painting jobs. Feel free to come & go as you need to.  Any help for any period of time is appreciated!  Please contact Tracie Luinenburg 507-360-3086, Crystal Vis 507-360-7337, Larissa Hoftyzer 763-229-4740 or Jen Iverson 507-360-3676 if you are able to come.  Thanks so much & enjoy the last month of summer vacation!
Physicians for a National Health Program, an advocacy organization, will be coming to Worthington to make a couple of presentations. They will be presenting on Wednesday Aug 8 at Phileos’ at noon and at Westminster at 6:00 pm.  See the bulletin board for more information.
Join Us  as Bible League Volunteers present... God’s Word for the World Minn-Ia-Kota Retreat. Liz Curtis Higgs, Jos Snoep, Israel Islas López, and Jennifer Frens join the Bible League Volunteers at a special daylong retreat; Gary and Martha Matthews will present an evening concert. The retreat and concert will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at First Reformed Church 160 10th Street SE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250 Join us for all or part of the day. Child care is available with pre-registration.  9:30 am - 5:00 pm Morning and Afternoon Sessions with Lunch; 5:30 pm Dinner; 7:00 pm Evening Concert *Registration deadline is September 4, 2018
GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them.  Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead.  Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 pm. Sept. 4 – Nov. 27 (join any time). First Lutheran Church, 1200 4th Avenue.  Call to register 376-6148.
Mark your calendars now for the second annual Women Seeking God conference! Our theme this year is "BE", as in "Be Bold!" "Be filled", "Be strong" and "Be still". Our speaker is Amy Herzog, from Fergus Falls, MN. Amy co-pastors Amanda De Younge's home church, and Amanda will again lead us in worship. The dates for this years' conference are October 12 and 13. Watch for more information to come!
Save the Date!  You are invited to Orange City for a time of refreshment, growth and encouragement as we gather for a Women’s Conference and Men’s Breakfast in November! Our speakers will be Valerie Elliot Shepard (daughter of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot) and her husband Rev. Walt Shepard. They will also be speaking together the night before, which will be an event for the whole family. We will be reminded of who we are in Christ and how we are to be a light for Him, no matter our age or where we live.  Mark your calendars for: Friday, November 2  7:00-8:30 p.m. (FREE) at the Unity Christian Knight Center.  Saturday, November 3  Men’s Breakfast: 9:00-10:30 ($5) (Location TBA) Women’s Conference (with lunch): 9:00-2:00 ($10)
                                                            July 29, 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.
We're glad you came to join with us in our worship time today.  We hope that you have felt God's love in a new, refreshing way, for you're so welcomed in this place.  We hope you'll come again, to join with us in fellowship, and to make some special friends.  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 and join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “The Gift of Living Water” Rev. Dan DeGroot
Evening Sermon: “True Faith Truly Tested” Dr. Scott Culpepper

Greeters Today:  AM Travis and Sam Vande Kamp
                              PMPaul and Donna Vander Kooi

Juice servers today –  Chad deBoom, Terry and Shirley deBoom

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                          AM – Emily Ransom and Vince Vander Kooi

Greeters for next weekAM Dennis and Shari Vander Veen
                                           PM – Ken and Lauri Vander Veen

Juice servers next Sunday:  Alan and Luann Gravenhof; Judy Gravenhof

Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                                     AM – Jen Bousema and Angela Bousema

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Ryan Loomans to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Marvin Luinenburg to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Garrett and Joyce Meyer to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)
  
July 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                                               Pastor:  Dr. Scott Culpepper
                                         Pianist:  Sheryl Riemersma
Psalm Reading:  Psalm 130 (p 969) Scott Nordby
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: LUYH # 581 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”                                       HYMN TO JOY       

*Litany – Psalm 66
Pastor: You, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.
People: You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs;
Pastor: You let people ride over our heads
People: We went through fire and through water;
                 yet you have brought us out into a spacious place.
Pastor’s Greeting: May 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!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation:  SNC 17 “O God, You Are My God”
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-19 (page 31 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon:  “True Faith Truly Tested”
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response:  SNC 172:1-3 “Faith Begins by Letting Go”
*Confession:  The Canons of Dort, Second Main Point of Doctrine, Articles 2 and 3 (p 934)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Bible League
Offertory:  
*Parting Blessing: 
*Closing Song: SNC 145:1-2 “There Is A Redeemer”
*Moment of Silence
*Postlude
*Please stand, if you are able

Answer:  That we can SING

July 22, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM


                                                                                                    Leader:  Dave Mohlenkamp
                                                                                                    Pianist: Lisa Sampson
                                                                                                    Organist:  Sheryl Riemersma


                              
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer

VBS Skit
*Songs:  “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”
                “Soon and Very Soon”

*Leader:  Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ
*Hymn of Exaltation:  556: 1-3 “Great is Thy Faithfulness”                         FAITHFULNESS

Reconciliation
The Ten Commandments       

Congregational Prayer

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:   “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”                                        arr Kevin Boesiger
                        Soloist - Elizabeth Bushard           accompanist - Beth Ten Haken
Offering: Hope Haven

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  462:1-5 “Amazing Grace"                                         NEW BRITAIN
 Scripture Reading:  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18  (page1840 in most pew Bibles)
Heidelberg Catechism: Lords Day 21 Q&A 54,55,56 (p 883)
Sermon: “How God Brings His People Together"
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: 384:1-4 “When I Survey the Wonderous Cross”               HAMBURG

  Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  637 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”             NEW DOXOLOGY    
 *Postlude
*Moment of Silence
*Please stand, if you are able
          
          Dear Lord, Today I choose to trust in You with ALL of my heart, and not to lean on my own, limited, human understanding.  Instead I will acknowledge You in ALL of my ways, relying on You alone to direct my paths and make them straight.  Thank You that You are Faithful to watch over Your Word and perform it.  (based on Proverbs 3:5,6)         

Our Church Calendar for July 22 – July 29
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         VBS Kickoff
            11:30 AM         VBS lunch
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service
Mon-Thurs 6:15-8:30 PM       VBS
Monday          7:00 PM           Deacons 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); Neil Kempema (MN Veterans Home, Luverne); 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 Gertrude Vander Kooi who will celebrate her 94th birthday on Wednesday, and to Sylvia Krommendyk who will celebrate her 88th birthday on Saturday. 
God has seen all your days before you have lived one of them, so remember that you are truly special in His eyes.

            We thank God for answering prayers that the surgery Maggie Woitalewicz had on Thursday was a success.  There were five lymph nodes that needed to be removed due to Atypical Mycobacterial infection. 

            On Monday, I received my last IV Chemo for now, as I am experiencing many side effects.  I will start an Oral Chemo on August 2, after having scans on August 1.  Help me cling to the assurance that God loves me and help me to trust in Him.  Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers.  Joann Talsma

                Thank you to our family in Christ for the cards, food, and visits during Inez’s last years of declining health and death. Your words and deeds of encouragement have blessed our family more than you know. A special thank you to the elders and Rev. Christoffels for their timely visits. To God be the glory!   The Hoftyzer families

            Thanks so much to the congregation for the wonderful support and prayers for Garvin and myself.  It is very much appreciated!  Yours in Christ, Garvin and Dianne Prins

            We welcome Elizabeth Bushard who will be providing special music this morning.

The elders welcome, Dave Mohlenkamp of Pipestone, MN, who will conduct our worship services today.   

VBS starts today after church with a Kickoff. The kids will meet in the Sanctuary from 10:45 – 11:30 – everyone is welcome to watch. At 11:30 we will have a lunch of hotdogs, chips, and watermelon. Everyone is welcome!

Children’s Handbell Choir practice TODAY at 5:30 pm for Liv, Vince, Danika, Lincoln and Noah.

There will be a bridal shower for Lauren LeBrun, bride-to-be of Jacob Weg on Saturday, August 18 at 9:30.  They are registered at Adorn 1024, Target, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Next week Sunday our morning service will be led by Rev. Dan DeGroot from Rock Valley, IA, and our evening service will be led by Dr. Scott Culpepper from Sioux Center, IA.

Our offering next week is for the Bible League.  For 80 years the Bible League has served the under-resourced Church by providing Bibles, biblical resources, and training to transform lives in 60 countries.  They have provided over 829 million Bibles and biblical resources, trained over 3.6 million people to reach others with God’s Word, and planted over 67,000 churches.

Dear Worthington CRC – I’m blown away by your generosity toward my Wycliffe ministry in both welcoming me to speak and in your gifts.  Thank you!  I am praying for your search for a pastor and know He will bring the perfect fit at just the right time.  For His Glory, Christina Riepe.
Worthington Christian School is seeking a part-time Instrumental Music instructor for the 2018-2019 school year.  The position will be 8-10 hours per week (preferably two ½ days).  Instruction requirements will include individual/small group instrument lessons and group band direction for 5thand 6th-8th grades. The position will also work closely with our Vocal Music instructor in the planning, instruction, and leadership of musical events and programs.  Pay to commensurate with experience.  Contact the school at 376-4861 or wcswarriors@iw.net for more information.  Applications may also be found at www.worthingtonchristianschool.org.
JUSTICE FOR ALL is gearing up for the Annual Fall Auction and Picnic which will take place on Thursday evening,  SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 at the JFA Ministry Center.  We are planning a great evening of fun for the whole family!  Along with the live and on-line Auction and meal, keep looking for updates on some exciting new additions to this year’s event!  We are starting to collect items for the auction and if you would like to donate an item, please contact Joel De Wit at JFA (712-476-2804 or joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org).  SAVE THE DATE!!  This is one of JFA ministries most important fund-raising events, so we hope that you will come out and support the on-going ministry of JFA as we continue to ‘share and care in Christ’s name’!  (Web: jfa-nwiowa.org  -  Facebook:  Justice for All: Rock Valley Leadership Foundation)
Join Us  as Bible League Volunteers present... God’s Word for the World Minn-Ia-Kota Retreat. Liz Curtis Higgs, Jos Snoep, Israel Islas López, and Jennifer Frens join the Bible League Volunteers at a special daylong retreat; Gary and Martha Matthews will present an evening concert. You won’t want to miss this time of inspiration and fellowship! The retreat and concert will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at First Reformed Church 160 10th Street SE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250 Join us for all or part of the day. Child care is available with pre-registration.
9:30 am - 5:00 pm Morning and Afternoon Sessions with Lunch; 5:30 pm Dinner; 7:00 pm Evening Concert*Registration deadline is September 4, 2018
Mark your calendars now for the second annual Women Seeking God conference! Our theme this year is "BE", as in "Be Bold!" "Be filled", "Be strong" and "Be still". Our speaker is Amy Herzog, from Fergus Falls, MN. Amy co-pastors Amanda De Younge's home church, and Amanda will again lead us in worship. The dates for this years' conference are October 12 and 13. Watch for more information to come!
Save the Date!  You are invited to Orange City for a time of refreshment, growth and encouragement as we gather for a Women’s Conference and Men’s Breakfast in November! Our speakers will be Valerie Elliot Shepard (daughter of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot) and her husband Rev. Walt Shepard. They will also be speaking together the night before, which will be an event for the whole family. We will be reminded of who we are in Christ and how we are to be a light for Him, no matter our age or where we live.  Mark your calendars for: Friday, November 2  7:00-8:30 p.m. (FREE) at the Unity Christian Knight Center.  Saturday, November 3  Men’s Breakfast: 9:00-10:30 ($5) (Location TBA) Women’s Conference (with lunch): 9:00-2:00 ($10) Unity Christian Knight Center Registration will open September 1! Stay tuned for more details!  For more information, e-mail Esther at sediekevers@gmail.com
                                                           

July 22, 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.
We're glad you came to join with us in our worship time today.  We hope that you have felt God's love in a new, refreshing way, for you're so welcomed in this place.  We hope you'll come again, to join with us in fellowship, and to make some special friends.  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 and join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “How God Brings His People Together”
Evening Sermon: “Hausvator”

Greeters Today:  AM Austin and Steph Vande Kamp
                              PMDave and deb Vander Kooi

Juice servers today –  Marie Bousema, Steve Bousema

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                          AM – AM – Miranda Sampson and Danika Nordby

Greeters for next weekAM Travis and Sam Vande Kamp
                                           PM – Paul and Donna Vander Kooi

Juice servers next Sunday:  Chad deBoom, Terry and Shirley deBoom

Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                                     AM – Emily Ransom and Vince Vander Kooi

Refreshments next week:  Ginny, Colleen, Jessica

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Colleen Jansma to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Lon and Ginny Lien to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.      Allen Ling to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)
  

July 22, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                                               Leader:  Dave Mohlenkamp
                                Pianist:  Lorraine Edwards
Psalm Reading:  Psalm 127 (p 968) Ricki Hoftyzer
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: 95:1-4 “Now with Joyful Exaltation"                                                              BEECHER
Leaders Greeting
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation:   588:1-3 “Tell your Children”                                           TELL YOUR CHILRDEN
Scripture:  Deuteronomy 6:4-9 , Proverbs 22:6 (page 284, 1017 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon:  “Hausvator”
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response:  292:1-3 “Living for Jesus"                                                          LIVING FOR JESUS
*Confession:  The Apostles Creed (p 813)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Hope Haven
Offertory:  
*Parting Blessing: 
*Closing Song: 632 “To God Be the Glory"                                                                             MY TRIBUTE
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude

July 15, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 9:30 AM



                                                                                                    Pastor:  Rev. Jerry Buwalda
                                                                                                    Organist: Sheryl Riemersma
                                                                                                    Pianist:  Lorraine Edwards


                              
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Pastor:   It is good to praise the Lord and make  music to your name, O Most High
People: To proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.

Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service

*Opening Songs:  559:1-3 “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”                                                   WEBB
                                      195 “Our God Reigns”                                                OUR GOD REIGNS

*Litany
Pastor:   Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name.
People:  Make known among the nations what He has done.
Pastor:   Sing to Him, sing praise to Him.
People:  Tell of all his wonderful acts.
Pastor:   Glory in his holy name.
People:  Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Pastor:   Look to the Lord and His strength.
People:  Seek His face always.                                                                          (Psalm 105)
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ

*Hymn of Exaltation:  95:1-4 “Now with Joyful Exaltation”                                         BEECHER

Reconciliation
Call to Confession:  1 John 1:8-9
Assurance of pardon:
The Gratitude of Holy Living:  Ephesians 4:17-32

Congregational Prayer

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:   
Offering: Dordt College

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  LUYH 772:1-4 “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”   SOLID ROCK
 Scripture Reading:  John 8:31-41  (page 1663 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “True Freedom in Christ Alone
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response: LUHY 770:1-4 “In Christ Alone”                                     IN CHRIST ALONE
           
  Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  632 “To God Be the Glory”                                                                   MY TRIBUTE

 *Postlude
*Moment of Silence
*Please stand, if you are able


          Dear Jesus, Thank You that even though here on earth we experience many trials and sorrows, we have peace in You.  Thank You that no matter what happens, we can take heart because You have overcome the world.  (John 16:33)         
          
Our Church Calendar for July 15 – July 22
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         Children’s Hand Bell Choir practice
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service

Tuesday          7:00 PM           Council/Elders Meeting

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                       
Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service
                        9:30 AM          Lao CRC service
                       10:45 AM          VBS Kickoff
                       11:30 AM          VBS lunch
                       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); 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 sympathy to Kel and Joan Vande Kamp, Austin and Steph Vande Kamp and Travis and Sam Vande Kamp and family on the passing of Kel’s father, Marvin Vande Kamp, on July 7thMay our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. 

            Sympathy is also extended to Howard and Ricki Hoftyzer and Ryan and Larissa Hoftyzer and family on the death of Howard’s mother, Inez Hoftyzer, on July 8th.  May God  give you comfort, strength, and peace.
           
            The elders welcome, Rev. Jerry Buwalda, of Sioux Falls, who will conduct our worship services today.   

If you have a child entering 3rd-7th grades and they are interested in playing in a Children's Hand Bell Choir, please have them come to classroom #2 following the morning service today. We will be playing in church on July 29.  

Have you filled out your Church Survey yet? If not, the deadline is this Wednesday, July 18th! Please go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/wcrcsurvey to complete the survey online or take a paper copy located by the mailboxes, fill it out, and return the completed survey to the "Secretary" mailbox at the back of church.  Thank you to those who have already completed the survey. We are over half way to our goal! We appreciate your 100% anonymous and honest feedback and look forward to improving our search process with your ideas!  The Search Committee, Scott Nordby, Amy Woitalewicz, Denny Vander Veen, Kirk Schelhaas, Kia Nystrom, Jacob Weg and Christian Robinson 

VBS: Check the white board in the fellowship hall. New slips for needed items have been added. Thank you for your help! Needed: We are still in need of a Station Leader for the Bible Discovery Station. You can volunteer for one night or several. If you are already a volunteer as Crew Leader or Kitchen help and would like to switch to help out, please let Steph, Sami or Amy know.

Upcoming opportunities to help with VBS:
·         Thursday, July 19 – 8PM – meet at church parking lot to travel to Slayton Reformed Church to pick up decorations and bring them back to WCRC and unload into the church. This is not hard work and if we have 6-8 people it will go really fast.
·         Saturday, July 21 – 9 AM – set up décor for VBS. It would be great to have about 10-12 people to assist. Bring your drills and cordless screwdrivers too.
·         Sunday, July 22 – after the evening service. We need volunteers to help set up the Bible Discovery Station in the Fireside Room. With enough volunteers, it will take less than an hour.

Reminder: VBS starts next Sunday after church with a Kickoff. The kids will meet in the Sanctuary from 10:45 – 11:30 – everyone is welcome to watch. At 11:30 we will have a lunch of hotdogs, chips, and watermelon. If you would like to help serve in the kitchen, please let Steph Vande Kamp know. Everyone is welcome!

Our services next week Sunday will be led by Dave Mohlenkamp from Pipestone, MN.

Our offering next week is for Hope Haven, which is an organization that nurtures independence through a broad range of services for children, adults and families with unique challenges.  Committed staff value and equipment individuals according to their strengths and abilities.  Services are in Iowa and SW Minnesota.  In Worthington they manage TAC (The Achievement Center) and some residential homes.
Requested Items of Interest:
Worthington Christian School is seeking a part-time Instrumental Music instructor for the 2018-2019 school year.  The position will be 8-10 hours per week (preferably two ½ days).  Instruction requirements will include individual/small group instrument lessons and group band direction for 5thand 6th-8th grades. The position will also work closely with our Vocal Music instructor in the planning, instruction, and leadership of musical events and programs.  Pay to commensurate with experience.  Contact the school at 376-4861 or wcswarriors@iw.net for more information.  Applications may also be found at www.worthingtonchristianschool.org.
The 2018-2019 school registration packets for Southwest MN Christian High School were mailed out last week and the Edgerton Christian Elementary packets will be mailed out the week of July 15. The first day of school for SWMCH is Tuesday, August 21 and for ECES Monday, August 27. The extra-curricular activities meeting will be held on Thursday, July 19 for all students in grades 7-12 who plan to participate in an athletic or fine arts activity. The meeting will be held at First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton and will begin at 7:00 p.m. If you do not receive your packet, please contact the SWMCH school office (442-4471) or ECES school office (631-6181). We welcome new families to join us for the upcoming school year. If you would like to learn more about SWMCH or ECES, please contact either school office.
JUSTICE FOR ALL is gearing up for the Annual Fall Auction and Picnic which will take place on Thursday evening,  SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 at the JFA Ministry Center.  We are planning a great evening of fun for the whole family!  Along with the live and on-line Auction and meal, keep looking for updates on some exciting new additions to this year’s event!  We are starting to collect items for the auction and if you would like to donate an item, please contact Joel De Wit at JFA (712-476-2804 or joeldw@jfa-nwiowa.org).  SAVE THE DATE!!  This is one of JFA ministries most important fund-raising events, so we hope that you will come out and support the on-going ministry of JFA as we continue to ‘share and care in Christ’s name’!  (Web: jfa-nwiowa.org  -  Facebook:  Justice for All: Rock Valley Leadership Foundation)
Join Us  as Bible League Volunteers present... God’s Word for the World Minn-Ia-Kota Retreat. Liz Curtis Higgs, Jos Snoep, Israel Islas López, and Jennifer Frens join the Bible League Volunteers at a special daylong retreat; Gary and Martha Matthews will present an evening concert. You won’t want to miss this time of inspiration and fellowship! The retreat and concert will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at First Reformed Church 160 10th Street SE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250 Join us for all or part of the day. Child care is available with pre-registration.
9:30 am - 5:00 pm Morning and Afternoon Sessions with Lunch; 5:30 pm Dinner; 7:00 pm Evening Concert*Registration deadline is September 4, 2018
                                                            July 15, 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.
We're glad you came to join with us in our worship time today.  We hope that you have felt God's love in a new, refreshing way, for you're so welcomed in this place.  We hope you'll come again, to join with us in fellowship, and to make some special friends.  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 and join us for our second worship service at 6:00 p.m.

Morning Sermon: “True Freedom in Christ Alone”
Evening Sermon: “Be Still and Know That I Am God”

Greeters Today:  AM Mark and Traci Scheepstra
                              PMNelma Vanden Bosch

Juice servers today –  Stephen and Sami Woitalewicz; Mike and Jen Bousema

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                          AM – Katelyn Olson and Maddy Beckmann

Greeters for next weekAM Austin and Steph Vande Kamp
                                           PM – Dave and deb Vander Kooi

Juice servers next Sunday:  Marie Bousema, Steve Bousema

Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                                     AM – Miranda Sampson and Danika Nordby

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Les and Lois Heeringa to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Howard and Ricki Hoftyzer to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.      Ryan and Larissa Hoftyzer to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)



July 15, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                                                Pastor:  Rev. Jerry Buwalda
                                 Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
Psalm Reading:  Psalm 20:1-5  (p 859) Amy Woitalewicz
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: LUYH 581:1-3 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”                                          HYMN TO JOY

*Litany
Pastor: Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
People: But we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Pastor: They are brought to their knees and fall,
People: but we rise up and stand firm. 
Pastor:  Answer us when we call!
People: Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.        Psalm 20:7-9
Pastor’s Greeting
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation:   548:1-3 “When We Walk with the Lord”                                    TRUST AND OBEY
Scripture:  Psalm 46;  Text: vs.10  (page 885 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon:  “Be Still and Know That I Am God”
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response:  46:1-5 “God is Our Refuge and Our Strength”                                                   NOEL
 *Confession:  Apostles Creed (p 813)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Dordt College
Offertory:  
*Parting Blessing: 
*Closing Song: 634 “Father, We Love You”                                                                         GLORIFY THY NAME
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude

July 8, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 9:30 AM




                                                                                                    Pastor:  Rev. Fred Wilgenburg
                                                                                              Organist: Lisa Sampson
                                                                                              Pianist:  Lorraine Edwards

                              
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
* Opening Songs:  SNC 3:1-4 “Come into God’s Presence”
       473:1,2 “To God Be the Glory”                                           TO GOD BE THE GLORY

*Litany
Pastor:   Praise the Lord.  Praise the Lord, O my soul.
People:  I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Pastor:   Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
People:  When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
  on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Pastor:   Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,
People:   the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them –
               the Lord, who remains faithful forever.
Pastor:   He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.
               The Lord sets prisoners free,
People:  the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
              The Lord loves the righteous.                                                           (Psalm 146:1-8)
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ

*Hymn of Exaltation:  “Be Still My Soul” vs 1-3                                                                    FINLANDIA





Reconciliation
Call to Confession: 1 John 1:9
Assurance of pardon:  Isaiah 44:22
The Gratitude of Holy Living: The Ten Commandments

Explanation of New Roots Ministry and interview Rogelio Lucero about his home country of El Salvador, living in the US, and his vision for his future. 

Congregational Prayer

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:   
Offering:  Sweetwater – David Pendergrass

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  762:1-2 “Ancient Words”                                                       ANCIENT WORDS
 Scripture Reading:   Acts 17:16-34 (page 1723 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “The Gospel, an Urgent Matter
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” (vs. 1-4)                            PLAINFIELD
           
  Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  772:1, 4 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”                                       SOLID ROCK
 *Postlude
*Moment of Silence
*Please stand, if you are able

I will bow down toward your holy temple.  And Give Thanks to your Name for your lovingkindness and for your truth; For you have exalted your Name and your Word above all.  Psalm 138:2
           
         



Our Church Calendar for July 8 – July 14
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         Children’s Hand Bell Choir practice
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service with refreshments to follow

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        6:30 AM          Meet at church to leave for Twins game
                       
Sunday           9:30 AM          Worship service
                        9:30 AM          Lao CRC service
                       10:45 AM          Children’s Hand Bell Choir practice
                       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 (Sunset Cottage); 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).
           
            Inez Hoftyzer moved to Sunset Cottage this week.  The family asks for your prayers.

            Garvin Prins is currently residing in Rehab at the South Shore Care Center, 1307 South Shore Drive, Room 405.  He welcomes cards and visitors.   Dianne Prins is recovering at home and is making progress.  Thank you to all our church family for your care and concern.  The Prins’ families

            Change for your church directory:  Dan and Sheryl Riemersma, 1380 Maplewood Dr.  They no longer have a land line.  Cell phone numbers are in the directory.

            The elders welcome, Rev. Fred Wilgenburg, of New Roots Ministry in Sioux Falls.  who will conduct our morning service, and Dave Molenkamp of Pipestone, MN, who will lead our evening service.   

If you have a child entering 3rd-7th grades and they are interested in playing in a Children's Hand Bell Choir, please have them come to classroom #2 following the morning service today and next Sunday to practice. We will be playing in church on July 29.  


Sign up/preregister for VBS in the fellowship hall after church. Each family will receive a CD of the songs for VBS. If you registered online, please come see us for your CD.

There is a white board with donation slips. These slips list supplies that are needed for Vacation Bible School. Please check out the board and take a slip if you feel led to help. Return the slip and the donated items to the church kitchen by July 15. Thank you!

There is a need for a volunteer(s) to do some woodworking for a Children and Worship project:  Please contact Rita Vander Kooi if you are willing to help out!
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We, as a Search Committee, would like to have the congregation's help and input on completing our church profile. This is a very important part of the search process for a pastor and we want your opinion! Your feedback will allow the search committee to complete the Church Profile more accurately. The Church Profile is used to potentially match a pastor to our church.  The survey will also give the committee a better idea of what our congregation desires for the future of our church. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and it is 100% anonymous.  We ask every member to fill out their own survey.  If you are a non-member, but attend regularly, you are asked to complete it as well.   There are two ways to complete the survey:  1. Online via Survey Monkey (preferred)  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wcrcsurvey   2. Fill out a paper copy located in the racks by the mail slots and place the completed survey in the "Secretary" mailbox located on the bottom right side of the mailboxes in the entryway of church.  Please complete the survey by Wednesday, July 18th, 2018. Our goal is to have 100 participants. All ages are encouraged to complete the survey. If we reach that goal, almond patties will be served after church as a way to celebrate part of our heritage and desire to continue the work of the Lord at Worthington Christian Reformed Church.   The Search Committee:  Scott Nordby, Amy Woitalewicz, Denny Vander Veen, Kirk Schelhaas, Kia Nystrom, Jacob Weg and Christian Robinson 
The bus for the Twins game will leave church at 6:45 on Wednesday morning.  It is recommended that you be at church by 6:30. (Jerry says the forecast is 30% chance of rain.)

Our services next week Sunday will be led by Rev. Jerry Buwalda who is a retired pastor residing in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Our offering next week is for Dordt College.  Dordt is an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective located in Sioux Center, IA.  Dordt equips students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life.

Requested Items of Interest:
Widow's Ministry will not meet in July.

Male students who are pursuing studies toward ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church are invited to apply for financial aid through the Classical Ministry Leadership Committee.  For information and application forms, contact  Rev. Harold Westra, 742 6th Ave SW, Pipestone, MN 56164, 507-562-0132 or harold.westra@gmail.com by July 15.

Save the Date!  You are invited to Orange City for a time of refreshment, growth and encouragement as we gather for a Women’s Conference and Men’s Breakfast in November! Our speakers will be Valerie Elliot Shepard (daughter of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot) and her husband Rev. Walt Shepard. They will also be speaking together the night before, which will be an event for the whole family. We will be reminded of who we are in Christ and how we are to be a light for Him, no matter our age or where we live.  Mark your calendars for: Friday, November 2  7:00-8:30 p.m. (FREE) at the Unity Christian Knight Center.  Saturday, November 3  Men’s Breakfast: 9:00-10:30 ($5) (Location TBA) Women’s Conference (with lunch): 9:00-2:00 ($10) Unity Christian Knight Center Registration will open September 1! Stay tuned for more details!  For more information, e-mail Esther at sediekevers@gmail.com





                                                            July 8, 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: “The Gospel, an Urgent Matter” Rev. Fred Wilgenburg
Evening Sermon: “War” Dave Mohlenkamp

Greeters Today:  AM Malik and Miranda Sampson
                              PMLyle and Beth Ten Haken

Juice servers today –  David and Nikki Bosma, Rod and Bonnie Bosma

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                          AM – Lauri Vander Veen and Emmalee Bosma
  
Greeters for next weekAM Mark and Traci Scheepstra
                                           PM – Nelma Vanden Bosch

Juice servers next Sunday:  Stephen and Sami Woitalewicz; Mike and Jen Bousema

Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                                     AM – Katelyn Olson and Maddy Beckmann

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Judy Gravenhof to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Norm and Bev Gravenhof to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.      Ryan and Cindy Gravenhof to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)



July 8, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Leader:  Dave Mohlenkamp
                         Organist:  Sheryl Riemersma
Psalm Reading:  Psalm 84 (p 922) Nikki Bosma
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: 555:1-3 "Lead on O King Eternal"                                               LANCASHIRE

*Litany
Leader: I lift my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from?
People: My help comes from the Lord the maker of heaven and earth. Amen
Leader’s Greeting:
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation: 575:1-3 "Christian, Do You Struggle"                   ST. ANDREW OF CRETE
Scripture:  Romans 13: 1-7 (page 1764 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon:  “War
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response:  522:1-4 "Onward Christian Soldiers"                                ST. GERTRUDE
 *Confession:  Apostles Creed (p 813)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  
Offertory:  Sweetwater – David Pendergrass
*Parting Blessing: 
*Closing Song:  412:1, 5 "Jesus Shall Reign"                                                        DUKE STREET
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude

July 1, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 9:30 AM





                                                                                                    Pastor:  Dr. Scott Culpepper
                                                                                              Organist: Lorraine Edwards
                                                                                              Pianist:  Amy Woitalewicz

        
                              
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
* Opening Songs:  599:1,2 “God of All Ages, Whose Almighty Hand”            NATIONAL HYMN
                                        596:1 “From Ocean unto Ocean”(tune 478 Blue hymnal)              FAR OFF LANDS
                           
 *Litany – Psalm 30
Pastor:   To you, O Lord, I cried, and to the Lord I made supplication
People:  What profit is there in my death, if I go down to the pit?
              Will the dust praise you? Will it tell of your faithfulness?
              Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me!
              O Lord, be my helper!
Pastor:   You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and
              clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent.
People:  O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
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: 95:1-4 “Now with Joyful Exultation”                                                    BEECHER

Reconciliation
Call to Confession: Exodus 20:1-17
Assurance of pardon: 2 Corinthians 3:12-14
The Gratitude of Holy Living: 2 Corinthians 3: 15-18





Congregational Prayer

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:   America the Beautiful”                                                              Beth Ten Haken
Offering:  Covenantal Education

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  571:1-3 “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know”                         JESUS LOVES ME
 Scripture Reading: Galatians 1:1-12 (page 1808 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Why the Gospel Matters
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  263:1-4 “Just as I Am Without One Plea”                            WOODWORTH
           
  Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  638 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                       GENEVAN 134

 *Postlude
*Moment of Silence

*Please stand, if you are able

For our country, O God, I am so thankful. For our immigrant ancestors who came here across an ocean that seemed so wide; for their years of struggle against obstacles that I have never faced; for the sacrifices of others who built our country and defended it against all the things that would go wrong; for opportunities in my own lifetime to do something that would really make a difference; for a place in which to raise a family, to seek to do well in my job, to worship you in freedom, and to cherish the hopes and dreams for the years ahead—I am, O God, deeply thankful.       

Sign up/preregister for VBS in the fellowship hall after the morning service. Each family will receive a CD of the songs for VBS. If you registered online, please come see us for your CD.

There is a white board with donation slips. These slips list supplies that are needed for Vacation Bible School. Please check out the board and take a slip if you feel led to help. Return the slip and the donated items to the church kitchen by July 15. Thank you!

Our Church Calendar for July 1 – July 8
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

Saturday         7:00 AM          Executive Committee
                       
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).
           
            Dianne Prins’ knee replacement on Wednesday went well.  Please pray that the healing process goes well.

            Garvin Prins was admitted to rehab, following his stroke last week, at South Shore Care Center.  Please pray that this rehab will be of much benefit to him.

Remember Inez Hoftyzer in prayer as she was placed under hospice care several weeks ago.

            The elders welcome Dr. Scott Culpepper, Professor of History at Dordt College, who will conduct our morning service, and Rev. Michael Ten Haken, pastor of Pease CRC, who will lead our evening service.   

If you have a child entering 3rd-7th grades and they are interested in playing in a Children's Hand Bell Choir, please have them come to classroom #2 following the morning service on July 8 and 15 (not today) to practice. We will be playing in church on July 29.  


We, as a Search Committee, would like to have the congregation's help and input on completing our church profile. This is a very important part of the search process for a pastor and we want your opinion! Your feedback will allow the search committee to complete the Church Profile more accurately. The Church Profile is used to potentially match a pastor to our church.  The survey will also give the committee a better idea of what our congregation desires for the future of our church. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and it is 100% anonymous.  We ask every professing member to fill out their own survey.  If you are a non-member, but attend regularly, you are asked to complete it as well.   There are two ways to complete the survey:  1. Online via Survey Monkey (preferred)  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wcrcsurvey   2. Fill out a paper copy located in the racks between the mail slots and place the completed survey in the "Secretary" mailbox located on the bottom right side of the mailboxes in the entryway of church.  Please complete the survey by Wednesday, July 18th, 2018. Our goal is to have 100 participants. All ages are encouraged to complete the survey. If we reach that goal, almond patties will be served after church as a way to celebrate part of our heritage and desire to continue the work of the Lord at Worthington Christian Reformed Church.   The Search Committee:  Scott Nordby, Amy Woitalewicz, Denny Vander Veen, Kurt Schelhaas, Kia Nystrom, Jacob Weg and Christian Robinson 

There is a need for two volunteers to assist with several Children and Worship projects which need to be done by September(1) Someone who knows how to do simple sewing and (2) someone to do some woodworking.  Please contact Rita Vander Kooi if you are willing to help out or would like more information!

Our morning service next week Sunday will be led by Rev. Fred Wilgenburg, of New Roots Ministry in Sioux Falls.  Our evening service will be led by Dave Molenkamp of Pipestone, MN.
Notes from the June 26 council meeting:
Nursery attendants for the evening service will not be scheduled until the need arises.
●The membership of Pastor Adam and Bethany Eisenga and family has been transferred to the Inwood CRC per their request.
The Deacons gratefully acknowledge the following gifts for June:
General Fund                                     $12,100.00                           Building Fund                                    $200.00
Covenantal Education                         343.50                            Helping Hands                                     464.70
Cornerstone Prison Ministry                381.16                          World Renew                                      626.00
                The bus for the Twins game will leave church at 6:45 on Wednesday morning, July 11.  It is recommended that you be at church by 6:30.
Requested Items of Interest:
Prayer requests from Ben and Amy Meyer: Mexico
1.    Pray for presidential (and many other) elections that will take place in Mexico on Sunday, July 1.   Pray for a culture of service, honesty, trust, and transparency at all levels.
2.    Pray for the young children affected by complicated immigration and border issues. Children often suffer the most when authorities and parents make decisions that do not always take their well-being into account.
 Family and Home Service
1.    Pray for a mutually-encouraging time of home service through Aug. 19. Pray that our visits would spur a greater vision for mission in the places we go, and that our family would be built up through the interactions.  2.    Pray for Ben as he takes another class toward his Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago in July.  3.    Pray for Grace (age 18) as she finalizes plans to start college in the fall. She also now has a summer job as a hostess at Pietro’s (Italian restaurant in Grand Rapids)!  4.    Pray for John (age 17) and Luke (age 15) as they visit a college and take drivers education. Pray for us to make the best possible decision regarding where Luke will attend high school this fall.
Male students who are pursuing studies toward ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church are invited to apply for financial aid through the Classical Ministry Leadership Committee.  For information and application forms, contact  Rev. Harold Westra, 742 6th Ave SW, Pipestone, MN 56164, 507-562-0132 or harold.westra@gmail.com by July 15.
 
July 1, 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: “Why the Gospel Matters” Dr. Scott Culpepper
Evening Sermon: “Sorry, You Can’t Do Everything”  Rev. Michael Ten Haken

Greeters Today:  AM Mike and Lisa Sampson
                              PMKelvin and Joan Vande Kamp

Juice servers today –  Mark and Amy Woitalewicz; Bill and Jan Wolterstorff

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                          AMJoan Vande Kamp and Ellie Weg   
  
Greeters for next weekAM Malik and Miranda Sampson
                                           PM –  Lyle and Beth Ten Haken

Juice servers next Sunday:  David and Nikki Bosma, Rod and Bonnie Bosma

Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                                     AM – Lauri Vander Veen and Emmalee Bosma

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Lorraine Edwards to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Tracy Fransen to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.      Alan and Luann Gravenhof to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)


July 1, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Michael Ten Haken
                                 Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
Psalm Reading:  Psalm 47 (p 885) Shari Vander Veen
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: LUYH 772:1-4 “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”                                         SOLID ROCK

*Litany
Pastor:   Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name
People:  Make known among the nations what he has done.
Pastor:   Sing to him, sing praise to Him, tell of all his wonderful acts.
People:  Glory in his holy name
Pastor:   Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
People:  Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.                                (Psalm 105:1-4)
Pastor’s Greeting:
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation:  LUYH 755:1-3 “Speak, O Lord”                                                               SPEAK, O LORD

Scripture: Philippians 4:10-20  (page 1830 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon:  “Sorry, You Can’t Do Everything”
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response: 489:1-4 “When Peace Like A River”                                                       VILLE DU HAVRE
 *Confession:   HC Q&A 1 (p 861)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  
Offertory:
*Parting Blessing: 
*Closing Song: LUYH 770:1-4 “In Christ Alone”                                                                       IN CHRIST ALONE
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude


June 24, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:30 AM





                                                                                                    Pastor:  Rev. Doug DeGroot

                                                                                                    Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
                                                                                                    Organist: Lisa Sampson
        
                              
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
* Opening Songs:  SNC 11:1&3 “Be Still for the Presence of the Lord” 
                  SNC 12 “We bring the Sacrifice of Praise”
                           
 *LitanyPsalm 150
Pastor:   Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary;
People:  praise him in his mighty heavens.
Pastor:   Praise him for his acts of power;
People:  praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Pastor:   Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
People:  praise him with the harp and lyre,
Pastor:   praise him with timbrel and dancing,
People:  praise him with the strings and pipe,
Pastor:   praise him with the clash of cymbals,
People:  praise him with resounding cymbals.
Pastor:   Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
People: Praise the Lord.
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ

*Hymn of Exaltation: 438:1-5 “When Morning Guilds the Sky”                       LAUDES DOMINI





Reconciliation - Deuteronomy 5:1-22
Call to Confession:  Psalm 39:7-11c
Assurance of pardon: Psalm 32:1-5

Congregational Prayer

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:   
Offering:  World Renew

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  LUYH #762 Ancient Words                                                       ANCIENT WORDS
 Scripture Reading: Judges 6:1-32  (page380 in most pew Bibles)
Canons of Dordt: 1st Point of Doctrine; Article #7 (p 928)
Sermon: “Chosen by God
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  502:1-4 “The Church’s One Foundation”                                       AURELIA
           
  Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song: 620:1,3 “By the Sea of Crystal”                                                             CRYSTAL
 *Postlude
*Moment of Silence

*Please stand, if you are able

           
          Heavenly Father, You are the Light in my darkness, and the darker it gets, the brighter You shine.  No matter where I am, or how I am feeling, I know You are with me and You are for me.  You are always by my side, leading me and guiding me by the Light of Your Word, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.              




Our Church Calendar for June 24 – July 1
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service with 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

Monday          7:00 PM           Deacons meeting

Tuesday          7:00 PM           Council Meeting

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                       
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).
           
            Remember Dianne Prins in prayer as she will be having a knee replacement on Wednesday. 

            On Tuesday Garvin Prins suffered a slight stroke and a fall.  He was treated in a Fargo hospital and returned to the resort where they were vacationing with family.  He is able to be up and around.  Please pray for a complete recovery.

            Our sympathy to the family of Garvin and Dianne Prins, and Steve and Beth Prins and their family.  Dianne’s brother, Dick Duba, passed away Thursday evening.  We pray for strength, peace, and comfort for you and your family.
            The results of Joann Talsma’s scans this week show liver function as stable and closer to normal than it has been since her February diagnosis.  Nothing additional or new was seen on that scan.  The bone scan shows new fractures, but also some healing shown on other bones.  Her bones are very brittle.  Le us continue praying for healing and comfort and give God the glory.

            Thank you to everyone who attend the bridal shower held in my honor and for all the gifts, which we will use as Jay and I start our life together.  Hanna Bosma

The elders welcome Rev. Doug DeGroot of Cornerstone Prison Ministry in Sioux Falls, who will conduct our services today.     


If you have a child entering 3rd-7th grades and they are interested in playing in a Children's Hand Bell Choir, please have them come to classroom #2 following the morning service today.  We will be practicing today and on July 8 and 15. We will be playing in church on July 29.  

July/August Today devotional booklets are on the mail slots.

Our services next week Sunday will be led by Dr. Scott Culpepper, Professor of History at Dordt College.

                Our offering next week is for Covenantal Education, which is for the Christian Education of the youth of our church.  This offering pays for the complete cost of education for the students in our congregation and supports the Christian Schools that they attend.  By this offering we seek to assure that all the children in this church are trained to live for Jesus Christ according to the Bible.

            A note from the deacons:  All offerings received in the blue envelopes noted general fund and in the Christian Education envelopes go into the Church’s general fund.  There is no separate Christian Education fund.  The monthly Christian Education envelopes serve as a reminder that Christian Education is supported by our church budget.  All loose cash and checks received in the weekly offering go towards the cause for which the weekly offering is designated.  Please use the provided offering envelopes for your general fund giving as checks not in the envelopes will go towards the weekly offering cause unless noted otherwise.

            Our church offers a first-year scholarship in the amount of $2,000 for any student from the Worthington CRC attending Dordt College.  Classis Minnkota offers a grant for students attending CRC endorsed colleges – Dordt, Trinity, Calvin, Redeemer, The Kings’s College, and Kuyper College.  These annual grants will begin in the spring term of 2019.  If you are interest or have any questions, please contact Rev. Joseph Vanden Akker, Leota. 

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

Requested Items of Interest:
The Jubilation Trip will be singing at the American Lutheran Church for their women’s Summer Salad Buffet on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.  “A Taste of the Gospel” is the theme for the evening being hosted by the women of the church.  All women are welcome!  No RSVP necessary.  An offering for Love INC will be taken.
Male students who are pursuing studies toward ordained ministry in the Christian Reformed Church are invited to apply for financial aid through the Classical Ministry Leadership Committee.  For information and application forms, contact  Rev. Harold Westra, 742 6th Ave SW, Pipestone, MN 56164, 507-562-0132 or harold.westra@gmail.com by July 15.
 
                                                            June 24, 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: “Chosen by God”
Evening Sermon: “Showdown at Mount Carmel”

Greeters Today:  AM Richard Rutgers
     PMKirk and Karmen Schelhaas

Juice servers today –  Gene and Jenni Weg; Michael and Deb Weg

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                          AM – Olivia Bousema and Mikey Weaver
  PMAlyssa Bousema and Vince Vander Kooi

Greeters for next weekAM Mike and Lisa Sampson
                                           PM –  Kelvin and Joan Vande Kamp

Juice servers next Sunday:  Mark and Amy Woitalewicz; Bill and Jan Wolterstorff

 Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                                     AM – Joan Vande Kamp and Ellie Weg    

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Chad deBoom to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Terry and Shirley deBoom to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Darla DeKam to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)


June 24, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Doug DeGroot
                                 Pianist:  Lorraine Edwards
Psalm Reading:  Psalm 46 (p 885) Nelma Vanden Bosch
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: LUYH 559:1-3 “Ten Thousand Reasons”                                                                     PRS

*Litany
Pastor:   Why are you in despair, O my soul?  And why have you become disturbed within me?
People:  Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.
Pastor:   Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; all Your breakers and Your waves
                have rolled over me.
People:  The Lord will command His lovingkindness in daytime; and His song will be with me
                in the night, a prayer to the God of my life.
Pastor:   Why are you in despair, O my soul?  And why have you become disturbed within me?
People:  Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance, and my God.
Pastor’s Greeting            
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation:  LUYH 859:1-4 “Be Thou My Vision”                                                               SLANE
Scripture: 1 Kings 18:16-39 (page 557 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon:  “Showdown at Mount Carmel”
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response:  267:1-4 “And Can It Be”                                                                                     SAGINA
*Confession: Apostle’s Creed (p 813)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  World Renew
Offertory:
*Parting Blessing: 
*Closing Song:  632 “To God Be the Glory”                                                                                 MY TRIBUTE
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude

June 17, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 9:30 AM





                                                                                                    Pastor:  Rev. Irwin Van Leeuwen

                                                                                                    Organist:  Lisa Sampson

                                                                                                    Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
                                     
                               
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
* Opening Songs:  SNC #11:1&2 “Be Still for the Presence”
    LUYH #537 “Open the Eyes of my Heart”                                   EYES OF MY HEART
                           
 *Litany
Pastor:   Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when
  she is old.
People:  Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding.
Pastor:   The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in
   Him.
People:  May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ

*Hymn of Exaltation: 412 “Jesus Shall Reign”                                                                 DUKE STREET

Reconciliation
Call to Confession: Psalm 51:3:4
Assurance of pardon: Psalm 51:1-2
Commissioning Litany for SERVE

Congregational Prayer

Recognition of Children and Worship Graduates

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:   
Offering:  Cornerstone Prison Ministry

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  420:1-3 “Breathe on Me Breath of God”                            TRENTHAM
 Scripture Reading: Luke 8:40-42, 49-56  (page 1607 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “A Father’s Heart
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  561:1-5 “Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart”                                                         MARION

 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:  424:1-2 “Spirit of The Living God”                                                                       IVERSON
 *Postlude
*Moment of Silence

*Please stand, if you are able
           
          God, bless all the fathers in the world.  Father, we ask that You guide them to be good role models and loving to their children.  We also ask that You help them to be a father like you are.  Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way.  Amen.

Our Church Calendar for June 17 – June 24
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

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 with 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); 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).
           
            Belated happy birthday to Stan Sprik who celebrated his 88th birthday on June 11.  May the Lord that we serve bless you today and forever.   

            We extend our sympathy to Gerald and Anita Weg, Michael and Deb Weg, Gene and Jenni Weg, Clay and Danni Weg and their families.  Their nephew and cousin, Jay Ten Napel, who lived in Arizona, passed away Tuesday from cancer.  His parents are Lee and Elaine from Sibley.  May you feel God's love and comfort as you mourn the loss of your loved one.  There will be a memorial open house at the Sibley Golf Course Country Club from 3-6 pm on Saturday, June 30.

            Thank you for all the concerns and prayers as my pre-op found my platelets in the normal range.  My knee replacement is now scheduled for June 27.  Dianne Prins

A Friend gives hope when life is low, a friend is a place when you have nowhere to go, a friend is honest, a friend is true. A friend is precious, a friend is you.  We thank God for all the good friends we have at Worthington CRC.  We are indeed blessed with families that continue to bring meals to our family.    So thankful for friends that continue to pray for healing and comfort for Joann and her struggle with cancer and pray for Daryl and Sam and their part in in this cancer journey.  Joann will be going to Sioux Falls tomorrow, for full body bone scan and CAT scan of chest and abdomen.  Please pray that the bone and liver cancer are not growing, and that Joann may be healed by the Great Physician.  Joann has had more back, thigh and swollen ankle pain again this past week.  Pray that the pain may be  eliminated.  Joann, Daryl and Sam

Our morning service will be led by Rev. Irwin Van Leeuwen from Sioux Falls.  He is a retired pastor of the Worthington American Reformed Church.  Rev. Carl Bruxvoort of Sioux Falls will lead our evening worship service.  He  retired two years ago from the New Roots Ministry in Sioux Falls.

            The following seven-year-old graduates of Children and Worship will be recognized during our morning service:  Lily Bosma, Zoey deBoom, Hannah Hoftyzer, Lincoln Nordby, and Ivana Seekie.

We will have a Commissioning Litany during our morning service for the SERVE participants for their trip to Lynden, WA, June 23-June 30.  The participants are Emmalee Bosma, Erica Bousema, Karen Dykstra (Ocheyedan CRC), Anneke Weg and Bailey Weg, along with leaders Rod Bosma and Jen Bousema. 

Our services next week Sunday will be led by Rev. Doug DeGroot of the Cornerstone Prison Ministry in Sioux Falls.

The June council meeting has been changed from the 18th to Tuesday, the 26th.

June 13, 2018 Search Committee Meeting Summary
●The committee members are: Denny Vander Veen, Kirk Schelhaas, Amy Woitalewicz, Jacob Weg, Christian Robinson, Scott Nordby and Kia Nystrom. 
●Committee had discussion on overview of Search Committee process and discussion as a group regarding our role in seeking out and calling a pastor.
●Committee started working on our church profile to share with prospective pastors.   
●Committee will provide a questionnaire to church members for input to be used in the church profile and also regarding their vision for the church.   Look for this questionnaire in the next month.
●Committee welcomes feedback from members of the church throughout the search process.
●Next Meeting is 8/1/18

Please update your directory with these changes:  Alvin and Alvina Kooiman: a.kooiman@outlook.com; Garrett and Joyce Meyer:  garjoy02@gmail.com; Stan and Leona Sprik:  slsprik@gmail.com; phone 507-631-1715.

                Our offering next week is for World Renew.  Free A Family from poverty - June 24 is Free A Family® offering Sunday for World Renew. Join in helping a whole family and their entire community leave poverty behind for less than $1 a day. Galatians 5:10 says that the purpose of freedom in Christ is to serve others humbly, in love. Please give generously in next week’s World Renew offering to help more families improve their lives. Thank you.

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

Requested Items of Interest:
We are in the planning stages of another Women's Conference for this fall!  Last year's theme was "Create" and this year's is "Be". We have a speaker lined up and the date for the conference will be October 12-13. It will be held at Lakeside Church.

Cook Stoves and Kitchens - Refugees are struggling to survive in the Rohingya refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. World Renew plans to provide community kitchens and cook stoves for hundreds of people and we need your help. Please donate $7 or more via our partner, One Day’s Wages, by July 3 to have your donation matched 1:1 for this critical emergency response. (You can opt out of all communications from One Day’s Wages.) Go to onedayswages.com/worldrenew to give today.

 


                                                            June 17, 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: “A Father’s Heart” Pastor Irwin Van Leeuwen
Evening Sermon: “Living in a Masquerade World” Pastor Carl Bruxvoort

Greeters Today:  AM Vonnie Rutgers
     PM – John and Pearl Scheepstra

Juice servers today –  Les and Irma Voss, Clay and Danni Weg

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                          AM – Rita Vander Kooi and Liv Vander Kooi
  PMLarissa Hoftyzer and Josiah Hoftyzer

Greeters for next weekAM Richard Rutgers
                  PM –  Kirk and Karmen Schelhaas

Juice servers next Sunday: Gene and Jenni Weg; Michael and Deb Weg

 Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                                     AM – Olivia Bousema and Mikey Weaver
              PM – Alyssa Bousema and Vince Vander Kooi

Refreshments next Sunday morning:  Lauri VV, Judy G, Beth TH

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Mike and Jen Bousema to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Steven Bousema to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Rev. LeRoy and Dorothy Christoffels to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Carl Bruxvoort
                                 Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
Psalm Reading:  Psalm 27:1-6 (p 864) Lon Lien
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: 164:1-4 "O Lord, You Are My Light"                                                    ARTHUR’S SEAT

*Litany –  Psalm 105:1-4
Pastor:   Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name;
People:  make known among the nations what he has done.
Pastor:   Sing to him, sing praise to him;
People:  tell of all his wonderful acts.
Pastor:   Glory in his holy name;
People:  let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Pastor:   Look to the Lord and his strength;
People:  seek his face always.
Pastor’s Greeting            
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation:  481:1-3 "Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies"                               LUX PRIMA
Scripture:  2 Corinthians 11:1-15  (page 1804 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon:  “Living in a Masquerade World”
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response:  488:1-3 "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say"                                   RESTING PLACE
* Confession: Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 122

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  Cornerstone Prison Ministry
Offertory:
*Parting Blessing: 
*Closing Song: 461:1,4 "Beautiful Savior"                                                                            ST. ELIZABETH
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude

June 10, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 9:30 AM





                                                                                                    Leader: Gale Tien

                                                                                                    Organist:  Sheryl Riemersma            

                                                                                                    Pianist:  Lisa Sampson

                                     
                               
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
* Opening Songs:  187:1&2 “O Praise the Lord”                                                                       MINERVA
    228 “Rejoice in the Lord Always”                                                                    REJOICE
                           
 *LitanyPsalm 66: 1-5
Pastor:   Shout with joy to God, all the earth.
People:  Sing the glory of His name and make His praise glorious.
Pastor:   Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!” So great is your power
              that your enemies cringe before you.
People:  All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you.
              They sing praise to your name.
All:         Come and see what God has done; how awesome his works on man’s behalf.
Pastor:  All God’s people say . . .
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ

*Hymn of Exaltation: LUYH 682:1-3 “Before the Throne of God Above” BEFORE THE THRONE

Reconciliation
Call to Confession: Isaiah 1:18
Assurance of pardon: 1 John 1:9
The Gratitude of Holy Living:  Ephesians 4: 25-32




VBS promo

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: “Baptism”
Leader:  Karmen S; Co-Leader:  Beth P; Greeter: Vince VK

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory:   “He Touched Me”  “There is Something About That Name”               Galen Benton
Offering:  Helping Hands Pregnancy Center

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation:  LUYH 755:1-3 “Speak O Lord”                                                SPEAK, O LORD
 Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:1-4 (page 1827 in most pew Bibles)
Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 55 (p 883)
Sermon: The Communion of Saints
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  LUYH 772:1-4 “My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less”                SOLID ROCK

 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:   320:1-2 “Lord Dismiss Us with Your Blessing”                        SICILIAN MARINERS

*Postlude

*Please stand, if you are able

           
Dear God, help me to remember to start and end each day with prayer.  May I never take for granted or forget to say thank you for the good things You provide every day in our lives! Amen


Our Church Calendar for June 10 – June 17
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 with refreshments to follow

Monday          7:00 PM          Bridal shower for Hanna Bosma

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        7:30 PM           All volunteer VBS meeting
                       
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).
           
            The elders welcome Gale Tien who will lead our services today.  He is from Orange City. 

            This morning is the final session of Children and Worship for the season.  Our seven-year-old graduates will be recognized during our morning service next Sunday.

Thank you to Galen Benton for providing special music for us this morning.

Next week Sunday our morning service will be led by Rev. Irwin Van Leeuwen from Sioux Falls.  Rev. Carl Bruxvoort of Sioux Falls will lead our evening worship service.

There will be open house bridal shower for Hanna Bosma, bride-to-be of Jay Kruger, on Monday from 7:00-8:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  The couple is registered at Shopko, Target and Amazon.

There will be a meeting for all VBS volunteers at 7:00 on Wednesday, June 13, in the Fellowship Hall.  If you have questions, please contact Steph Vande Kamp.

You are cordially invited to an Open House celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary this Friday, June 15th, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in our Peony Gardens.  In case of rain, the celebration will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Worthington CRC.
   Pastor Lee and Dorothy Christoffels

The following members have been appointed to the pastor search committee:  Scott Nordby, Kia Nystrom, Christian Robinson, Kirk Schelhaas, Dennis Vander Veen, Jacob Weg, Amy Woitalewicz. 

The June council meeting has been changed from the 18th to Tuesday, the 26th.

There are five seats available for the July 11th Twins game.  Please contact Jerry Schnyders today if you would like to go.  Cost is $55.00 per person which includes ticket to the game, bus ride, hot dog and soft drink at the game.

                Our offering next week is for Cornerstone Prison Ministry. Their mission is to help the men at the South Dakota State Penitentiary to develop into faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, both for life on the inside and hopefully on the outside of the institution.

Advance Notice:
July 11 – Twins Game – signup sheet is in the Fellowship Hall
Week of July 23 – VBS “Shipwrecked:  Rescued by Jesus”

Requested Items of Interest:
Pray for Synod 2018 - Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018. From Thursday, June 7—Thursday, June 14, approximately 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCA will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God.  Minnkota delegates are:  Rev. Joshua Christoffels, Rev. Roger Sparks, Elder John Byl. Our deacon delegate was unable to attend.  For more information and to sign on to pray, go to crcna.org/synod/prayer.


Thank you to everyone who attended the SWMCH and ECES Society Meetings. Below are the results of the Foundation and School Board elections and the Merger Proposal.  SWC Foundation: Incumbents Cal Groen and Ken Vos were re-elected for 3-year terms.  SWC School Board: Edgerton Area - Kyle Vos ; Luverne Area - Justin Moss ; At-Large - Lisa Brands  SWC Merger Proposal: Passed with 75% approval.  ECES Foundation: Harley Buys, incumbent and Greg Kuiper ECES School Board: 1st CRC - Rodney Bleyenberg ; Luverne - Amy Haan ; Leota - Darla Feikema ; At-Large - Alex Spronk  ECES Merger Proposal: Passed with 83% approval.  Based on the vote regarding the merger, here are the anticipated initial steps moving forward:  * The process to become one school will begin with finalization expected in 2020.  * New Articles of Incorporation will be drafted and will need to be approved prior to finalization of merger.  * Finances will remain separate until merger is complete. 
The annual WCS Society meeting will be held Monday 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. 
Hope Haven’s 23rd Annual Gospel Music Festival will be held at Central Park in Sioux Center, IA, on Friday and Saturday.  The Gospel Musical Festival will provide great continuous music from 1:00-9:30 pm on Friday and from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm on Saturday. The Jubilation Trio from our church will be singing Friday at 3PM.  Currently 20 different groups from five states are scheduled to sing! The Gospel Music Festival is a benefit for Hope Have and freewill offerings will be taken each day.  A lunch stand will be open both days.  In case of inclement weather, the Music Festival will be held at the Rec Center on the campus of Dordt College.
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 Saturday at the Willow Creek Park at 5945 IA-9, Ocheyedan, IA from 5:00 - 8:00P.M.  Come hungry as a BBQ supper awaits.
Southwest MN Christian High School Building Fund Drive: With a few envelopes still needing to be turned in, the current amount raised for the 2018 drive is $57,189.92! Some of these gifts were designated to the match for tuition assistance. We were able to meet the match of $10,000.00 plus an additional $5,000 to help families with tuition costs. The remaining amount will be used for the summer projects of replacing the kitchen flooring and gym furnaces. Our thanks to God for his faithful provision, contributors who support the students and the upkeep of the physical building where Christian education continues to be available, and the solicitors who made the contacts. We count our blessings one by one and praise our Heavenly Father for the many individuals that make a great impact for His Kingdom and SWMCH!
We are in the planning stages of another Women's Conference for this fall!  Last year's theme was "Create" and this year's is "Be". We have a speaker lined up and the date for the conference will be October 12-13. It will be held at Lakeside Church.

           
                                                            June 10, 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: “The Communion of Saints
Evening Sermon: “Forgiveness

Greeters Today:  AM Steve and Susie Robinson
                               PMGary and Mary Sampson

Juice servers today –  Dennis and Shari Vander Veen, Ken and Lauri Vander Veen

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
  AM – Susie Robinson and Katie Robinson
                          PMDeb Weg and Noah Gravenhof

Greeters for next weekAM Vonnie Rutgers
                  PM – John and Pearl Scheepstra

Juice servers next Sunday: Les and Irma Voss, Clay and Danni Weg
 Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                                     AM Rita Vander Kooi and Liv Vander Kooi
              PM – Larissa Hoftyzer and Josiah Hoftyzer

Letters to missionaries:
1.       David and Nikki Bosma to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Rod and Bonnie Bosma to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Marie Bousema to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)


June 10, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Leader:  Gale Tien
                                 Pianist:  Beth Ten Haken
Psalm Reading: Psalm 121 (p 965) Steve Robinson
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song:How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” vs. 1-3

*Litany - Psalm 34: 1-3
Pastor: I will extol the Lord at all times.
People: His praise will always be on my lips.
Pastor: My soul will boast in the Lord
People: Let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Pastor: Glorify the Lord with me.
People: Let us exalt His name together
Pastor’s Greeting            
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation: 425:1-3 “Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid”                                                        MELITA
Scripture:  John 18:15-18, 25-27; John 21:15-19 (pages 1682, 1688 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “Forgiveness
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response: 453:1-2 “Let All Things Now Living”                                                           ASH GROVE
* Confession:  Opening section of Article 26 of the Belgic Confession
 - The Intercession of Christ (p 842)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  
Offertory: Helping Hands Pregnancy Center
*Parting Blessing:  Philippians 4: 4-7
*Closing Song:  LUYH 859:1,4 “Be Thou My Vision”                                                                             SLANE
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude

June 3, 2018


WELCOME TO THE


WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 9:30 AM





                                                                                                    Pastor: Rev. Duane Tinklenberg

                                                                                                    Organist:  Lisa Sampson            

                                                                                                    Pianist:  Lorraine Edwards

                                     

                               
 Welcome and Call to Worship
Silent Prayer for God’s Blessing on the Service
* Opening Songs:  195 “Our God Reigns”                                                                           OUR GOD REIGNS
                                  241:1,3 “This Is the Day”                                                                           THIS IS THE DAY
                           
 *Litany
Pastor:   In that day you will say: “I will praise you, O Lord.  Although you were angry with
               me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.
People:  Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.  The Lord, the Lord, is
  my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw
  water from the wells of salvation.                                                         Isaiah 12:1-3
Pastor’s Greeting
People:  Amen!
*Greet one another in the name of Christ

*Hymn of Exaltation: 428:1-5 “O Worship the King”                                                                               LYONS

Reconciliation

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: “Pentecost”
Leader:  Susie R; Co-Leader:  Karmen S; Greeter: Bailey W

We Offer Our Gifts
Offertory: Covenantal Education
Offering: “In Our Hearts Lord”
Danika Nordby, Saige Scheepstra, Liv Vander Kooi

The Word of God
*Song of Preparation: LUYH 762:1-2“Ancient Words”                                          ANCIENT WORDS
 Scripture Reading:  Daniel 2:24-45 (page 1372 in most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “The Kings Dream About A Rock”
                     
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response:  LUYH 840:1-4 “Behold the Lamb”                                 COMMUNION HYMN

Presentation by Susan Voehl – Helping Hands Pregnancy Center

 Sent Out to Serve God for His Glory
*Benediction
*Closing Song:   412:1,3,5 “Jesus Shall Reign”                                                              DUKE STREET
*Postlude

*Please stand, if you are able
         
He renews my strength.  He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.  Psalm 23:3   Dear Lord, thank you for blessing me with strength when times get rough and I feel weak and lost.  You always help me.  I want my life to bring glory to your name.  Amen.
  
Our Church Calendar for June 3 – June 10
Today                9:30 AM          Worship service
                         9:30 AM         Lao language service
                        10:45 AM         Pastor Search Committee meets
                        12:15 PM          Anuak language service
                         2:00 PM          Oromo language service
 6:00 PM          Worship service

Monday          7:00 PM          Elders Meeting

Wednesday    6:30 AM          Men’s Prayer Meeting
                        7:00 PM           Education Committee meeting
                       
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 with 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); 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 express our sympathy to Travis and Samantha Vande Kamp and family on the death of her grandfather, Byron Baumgarn, who was killed in a farm accident involving a lawn mower on May 24.   May you find rest and comfort in the love and hope of God, and others that surround you.

            Tom Vander Kooi spent several days in the hospital recently for pneumonia.  He has returned to the nursing home and is doing well, for which we give thanks.

            This past week Mary Sampson had a blood clotting stint removed.  We praise God for a successful procedure and that she is home and doing well.
Inez Hoftyzer was in the hospital from Sunday to Thursday being treated for pneumonia.  Please pray for continued healing while she recovers at Golden Horizons.

The elders welcome Rev. Duane Tinklenberg who will lead our services today.  He is a retired CRC minister living in Sioux Center. 

This morning we welcome Susan Voehl, Director of Helping Hands Pregnancy Center.  She will inform us about their work.  Our offering next week will be for this cause.

            The pastor search committee will meet after the morning service in Classroom #3.

Next week Sunday our services will be led by Gale Tien from Orange City.  He is a relative of the Bousema family.

There will be open house bridal shower for Hanna Bosma, bride-to-be of Jay Kruger, on Monday, June 11, from 7:00-8:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  The couple is registered at Shopko, Target and Amazon.

There will be a meeting for all VBS volunteers at 7:00 on Wednesday, June 13, in the Fellowship Hall.  If you have questions, please contact Steph Vande Kamp.

The correct street address for Alvin and Alvina Kooiman is 962 8th Ave. SE.

Corrections to the June Calendar:  Lincoln Nordby’s birthday is June 27th (not the 7th) and June 19 is the birthday of Maggie Woitalewicz.

There are ten seats available for the Twins game on July 11th.  June 9th is the final day to sign up. Cost is $55.00 per person which includes ticket to the game, bus ride, hot dog and soft drink at the game.

The deacons gratefully acknowledge the following gifts for May:
General Fund                  $18,414.48               Building Fund              $   182.00
Love INC                                 318.36               Missionary Support       4,209.76
Bethany Christian Service      416.28              Wycliffe – C. Riepe           730.55        

Advance Notice:
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. Please note more specific times for certain agenda items:  5:30 p.m. – Question/answer time on potential merger 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Edgerton Christian’s Society Meeting 7:30-7:40 p.m. – ECES Society Vote for merger between ECES and SW 7:45-7:55 p.m. – SW Society 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 SchelhaasAt 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: Luverne Area – Ken Vos, incumbent and Robert Feikema Edgerton Area – Cal   Groen, incumbent and Tim Van Dyke The Collaboration Committee has put together a 5-minute video that contains the Collaboration Committee and Boards’ perspective on the merger. We request that you view that video by going to the address below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r3o093_erI.   If you are unable to attend the meetings, we still desire your input. Absentee ballots are available at the ECES and SW school offices.

Pray for Synod 2018 - Please pray for the delegates, staff, and deliberations at Synod 2018. From Thursday, June 7—Thursday, June 14, approximately 600 delegates and staff of the CRC and the RCA will be gathered at Calvin College to partner for global impact for the Glory of God. For more information and to sign on to pray, go to crcna.org/synod/prayer.

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.
  
June 3, 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: “The Kings Dream About A Rock”
Evening Sermon: “The Strange Mathematics of Grace”

Greeters Today:  AM Dallas and Emily Prins
                               PMDan and Sheryl Riemersma

Juice servers today –  Joe and Rita Vander Kooi; Paul and Donna Vander Kooi

Nursery todayPlease be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
  AMShari Vander Veen and Bailey Weg
                          PMColleen Jansma and Erica Bousema

Greeters for next weekAM Steve and Susie Robinson
                                          PM – Gary and Mary Sampson

Juice servers next Sunday: Dennis and Shari Vander Veen, Ken and Lauri Vander Veen
 Nursery next Sunday:  Please be in the nursery 15 minutes before the service begins.
                                     AM Karmen Schelhaas and Katie Robinson
              PM – Deb Weg and Noah Gravenhof
Children and Worship next Sunday:  Karmen S, Beth P, Vince VK

Letters to missionaries:
1.       Stephen and Sami Woitalewicz to Rev. Scott Van Voorst (pastorscottvv@gmail.com)
2.       Jim Boltjes to Lauren and Connie Runia (Lauren_Runia@sil.org)
3.       Gerrit and Sylvia Bos to Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer (bmeyer@crcna.org)

June 3, 2018 - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                  Pastor:  Rev. Duane Tinklenberg
                                 Pianist:  Lorraine Edwards
Psalm Reading: Psalm 50:1-15 (p 888) Ryan Hoftyzer
WELCOME AND CALL TO WORSHIP
Silent prayer asking God’s Blessing on the Service
*Opening Song: LUYH 581:1-3 “Joyful, We Adore Thee”                                                         HYMN TO ODE

*Litany
Pastor:  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have
                been called according to his purpose.
People:  For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son,
               that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.  And those he predestined, he also
               called; those he called he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
  Romans 8:28-30
Pastor’s Greeting            
People:   Amen!

Congregational Prayer

Presentation of the Word
Song of Preparation: 495:1-4 “Know not Why God's Wondrous Grace”                                  EL NATHAN
Scripture: Matt: 20:1-16 (pages in 1529 most pew Bibles)
Sermon: “The Strange Mathematics of Grace”
Prayer of Application

The Response
*Song of Response: LUYH 772:1-4 “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”                                              SOLID
* Confession:  The Apostle’s Creed (p 813)

 We offer our gifts:
Offering:  
Offertory: Covenantal Education
*Parting Blessing
*Closing Song:  630 “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”                                                          CORONATION
 *Moment of Silence
*Postlude