SERMON NOTES “Bite Your Tongue” THE LORD’S DAY— June 15, 2008 Introduction MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE 9:30 A.M. A Warm Welcome is extended to all who have come to worship with us today. You are invited to join us for coffee in the I. The Tongue is Small fellowship hall following the service. The ALS System is available for those with hearing impairments. A nursery room is also available and is located at the bottom of the west basement stairs. GOD GATHERS HIS PEOPLE Prelude: Milly Kroese, organist Catherine Schreur, pianist Welcome Call to Worship Silent Prayer II. The Tongue is Strong * God’s Greeting * Hymn #179 “The Glorious Gates of Righteousness” vs 1,2,4,5 TO RENEW OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM Prayer of Confession Assurance of Pardon Hymn #155 “Love God with All Your Soul and Strength” God’s Will for Our Lives III. Keep a Tight Reign on Tongue * Hymn #500 “How Firm a Foundation” all Children will sing songs from Vacation Bible School TO HEAR HIS WORD Prayer for Illumination Scripture: Psalm 127: 1 - 2 (540) Joshua 24: 15 (p 205) Pastor - This is the Word of the Lord People respond - Thanks Be to God Message: “Marriage Matters - To Your House” Prayer of Application * Hymn #582 “Praised Be the Father” all TO GIVE THANKS Congregational Prayer Offering: 1st - Budget and Benevolence 2nd - CES (Fair Share) GOD SENDS US FORTH WITH HIS BLESSING THE LORD’S DAY - June 15, 2008 EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE 6:00 p.m. * Hymn #484 “Humble Praises, Holy Jesus” all * God’s Blessing LET US PREPARE OUR HEARTS TO WORSHIP GOD * Doxology #638 “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” * Moment of Silent Reflection Prelude: Jen Prins, pianist * Postlude Welcome & Call to Worship *stand if you are able LET US WORSHIP GOD WITH JOYFUL HEARTS Sermon Notes Hymns #250 “I’ve Come to Tell” “Marriage Matters - To Your House” #195 “Our God Reigns” * #559 “Stand Up, Stand up for Jesus” all Introduction * God’s Greeting * Confession of Faith LET US OFFER GOD OUR THANKSGIVING I. Finding a Perfect Housemate Congregational Prayer Offering: Zuni Christian Mission School LET US HEAR THE WORD OF GOD PROCLAIMED Heidelburg Catechism: Lord’s Day 43 (p 914) Scripture: James 3: 2 - 12 (p 1062) Message: “Bite Your Tongue” II. Building a Strong House Prayer LET US LIVE THE WORD OF GOD 1. * Hymn #528 “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak” all * God’s Blessing * Doxology #501 “Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” vs 1,7 2. * Silent Prayer * Postlude *stand if you are able 3. 4. WANTED: One volunteer to ride along and help at the Cary WORSHIP NOTES Christian Center in MS. Leaving Iowa June 21, and leaving The flower arrangement in front of church is in loving memory of Eunice Cary the following Friday, June 27. For more information Wiekamp, who went home to be with the Lord a year ago - June 16. contact Harv Verbrugge at 729-3560. CONGREGATIONAL LIFE REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS We congratulate and celebrate with Aaron & Renee Alons in the birth of The Board of Western Christian thanks the congregation for their son, Asa Michael, on Monday, June 9. We praise God for the gift of your contribution to the Spring Debt Reduction Drive. The total life. contributions were over $60,000. If you have not yet given your Jake Van Dyke broke his hip and had hip surgery in Sioux Falls on gift, please send it directly to the school (marked “Spring Drive”). Wednesday. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Lee Reitsma fell from a roof at work and broke bones in his heel. He will Western Christian full board mtg.- Monday, June 16 at 7 pm. be seeing the surgeon on Monday to make a determination on what to do. Dordt College thanks the congregation for the recent Spring “If I can do some good today, if I can serve along life’s way, if I can do Debt Reduction Drive offering- $843.70. Your support is deeply something helpful say, Lord, show me how.” - Dear Kids of the appreciated! Congregation: Thanks so much for filling the wheelbarrow with your Children’s Bible Story Hour at the Cornerstone URC will take coins and money! Because of your help, you have done “good”, “served”, place Mon., June 23 - Thurs., June 25, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and have been very “helpful” to the Bible School Kids in Mississippi! We Children ages 3 years through 2nd grade (completed) are welcome. once again thank our congregation for their financial support but also for Activities planned are Bible stories, singing, crafts, and snacks. If food donations and prayer support. We praise God for our caring church you have any questions, please call Lisa Den Hartog at 930-3141. family. Please continue to keep us in your prayers this coming week as we begin Bible School, for safety on work projects, and also for a safe Prison Fellowship weekend at Cornerstone Prison Church at return home at the end of the week. Your Cary Serve Team the South Dakota State Penitentary will be July 12 & 13. Sign up by Friday, June 27 to volunteer. More details next week. I want to thank you for the bridal shower that was given to me by the Fellowship committee and ladies of the congregation. The gifts, cards, CROSSROADS CONNECTIONS - Being a father who provides is and time of fellowship were greatly appreciated. Amber Reitsma a small part of being a father who leads. Find out how you can be a high-impact father through faith in God and His promises. Our humble thanks to this congregation for the thoughtful cards and Go to www.cbi.fm anytime or KDCR Radio, Sundays at 2:30 p.m. words of encouragement you sent us following Addy’s death. Our WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL? Kids Corner - Sunday morning at brothers and sisters in the Lord are a dear blessing to us. Your kindness 7 am on KDCR Radio (88.5 FM). will not be forgotten. Tim & Deena Erwin & family WHY DO GOOD PEOPLE SUFFER? The world around us is full of suffering and pain. We often think that people get "what's coming A bridal shower honoring Rebecca Oldenkamp will be given on Saturday, to them" but is suffering really punishment for sin? If so, why isn't June 28 from 9:30 - 11 a.m., in the fellowship hall. it exclusive to thieves and murders? If God is loving and just, then why do good people suffer? Find out on the June 22 BTGH. Check in the kitchen: There are two lawn chairs left at the church picnic and misc. pans/utensils - are they yours? The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church is being held this week through Sat., June 21 in Grand Rapids. Delegates from the SEA TO SEA - 2 WEEKS TO GO: On June 19, tour chairperson, Claire Heartland Classis are Rev. David Heilman, Rev. Norlan Van Beek, Elgersma, will speak about Sea to Sea to the 2008 Synod of the CRC. John Kooiker, and Mark Volkers. Pray that the Holy Spirit will Please join with Claire, tour participants and leaders of the church in equip the delegates to serve in faith and obedience and will lead praying for God’s will to be done through the tour and in the hearts the Christian Reformed Church into new and challenging areas of and lives of those who are impacted by it. ministry. Go to www.crcna.org to find daily updates, photos, _____________________________________________ live web casts and more on Synod 2008. Congregational Favorites . . . . Proverbs 3: 6 “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” CHURCH CALENDAR REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS The Christian Retirement Home will be hosting “The Law’s Family”, Today 8:45 a.m. Meet for Prayer in Pastor’s Study on June 19 at 7 pm. This family from North Carolina will bring us an 9:00 a.m. Church library opens evening of wonderful music. Bring a lawn chair & join us out front for 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship ice cream, music, and fellowship. Freewill donations will be collected. Friday 8:00 a.m. GEMS leave for Campout at Lake Pahoja Saturday 1:30 p.m. GEMS return from Campout The 13th Annual Gospel Music Festival will take place June 20 - 21 Cary Serve Team arrives home at Central Park in Sioux Center, from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. each day. 30 groups from eight states will participate in this fundraising event SERVING OUR FELLOWSHIP TODAY for Hope Haven. There will also be a lunch stand available. In case of Greeters: A.M. Sarah Pals, Dick & Cora Prins inclement weather, this event will take place in the Dordt Rec Center. P.M. John & Maureen Prins, Roy & Jeri Prins Nursery A.M. Adrienne Reitsma, Lorna Vos, Sara Bootsma Call for Counselors: Youth Bible Camp at Pine Lake Christian Camp in P.M. Bev Brouwer, Leilla Reitsma Eldora, IA is July 21 - 25. Dedicated Christians willing to serve a Hospitality: Bill & Veda Bousema LIFTING OUR LAMBS counselors may apply to the by board (by July 1). Write to Pete Louters, Lee & Susie Van Tol TO THE SHEPHERD 29024 810th Ave., Hollandale, MN 56045, or call 507-889-3721. Harv & Linda Verbrugge Also, all graduates of grades 6 - 12 are encouraged to attend. Martin Breems Registration forms are on the back table. Prairie View: James De Young Bryan Vander Plaats Video: Brandon Oldenkamp Why wait to be a mentor? Teens need you to encourage and support Audio: Stefan Sybesma Jim & Joy Van Dyke them as they grow, and face the challenges of life. If you’re willing to Rev. Sam & Karen give an hour a week and are at least 21years old, you could become a NEXT SUNDAY Keyser mentor. If you have questions or are interested, please call Barb Offering: A.M. 1st - Budget & Benevolence (Northern Trowbridge, at 712-737-4831. 2nd - Love INC Lighthouse) P.M. Elim JFA Summer Work Project Opportunity Rosebud Reservation – Greeters A.M. Heath & Wendy Reitsma June 23-29, 2008. JFA is excited about partnering with Alfred & Shirley Ken & Leilla Reitsma Old Lodge in their out-reach ministry on the Rosebud. They work P.M. Bob & Linda Oldenkamp primarily with the Milkscamp & Bull Creek communities, 2 of the 27 Ben & Adrienne Reitsma communities which comprise the Rosebud Reservation. We will be Nursery: A.M. Verla Elgersma, Vonnie Hofman, Carol Buteyn working on the homes of two elderly women. Alfred and Shirley are P.M. Michelle Alons, Lana Van Engen very compassionate people with a passionate desire to be the Pianists: Leah Alons, Jackie Freese messengers of God’s love and hope for their people! You can become P.M. Cella Bosma part of this project by 1) becoming part of the team that goes to the Hospitality: Ken & Liz Elgersma, Lee & Starla Reitsma, reservation – for a day or two, or what ever works – construction skills James & Mary De Young will be needed but there will be work for all. 2) by supporting this Prairie View: Jerry Bousema project through a monetary gift. For more information please contact Video: Josh Bosma Audio: Bob Oldenkamp Pat at JFA (712-476-2804) or email@example.com LETTERS Love INC requests prayers of praise for the wonderful progress being Jan & Darlene Van Ee - Mike Visser made by the families enrolled in the “Love Help” budget course. Also Rev. Sam & Karen Keyser - Denny Vos thank God for the faithful teachers and mentors who are being used Kent & Rachelle Bosma - Ryan Vos to make a difference in the lives of these families. Rev. Michael & Megan Ribbens - Kevin Wiekamp Next Sunday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m., at the Bethel Ref. Church, there Brian Pals - Arlan Wiekamp will be a benefit for Love INC starring the Annual Summer Music Camp, “Rock Solid - God’s Promises for the Trail of Life”. A freewill offering will be taken for Love INC and refreshments will be served.
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