Community Announcements Continued…                                                                                         Sunday, August 26, 2012
 Caregiving is rewarding, but can also be stressful – physically, emotionally, and              Greetings on this Lord’s Day! We’re grateful for the presence and participation
  financially. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is a 6-week class designed to provide                 of each of you. May the Holy Spirit touch your heart during worship.
  caregivers with the skills needed to care for themselves while caring for a loved one.
  Meetings will be held Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19-Oct. 24, at Orange                                                    Today at First
  City Area Health System. The cost of $30 includes all course materials (value of          This morning, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Please note, there will be two
  $25) plus a light meal. In-home Senior Companion assistance is available at no cost      offerings taken during the morning service. Reminder: inner circle – grape juice,
  for loved ones during class. Class size is limited and registration is required by            two outer circles – wine. The Welcome Committee will host the coffee fellowship.
  Sept. 14 by calling Barb Gerling, Senior Companion Program, 712-476-2628. This                               Please join us for coffee & juice in the fellowship hall.
  class is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Senior
  Companion Program, and Orange City Area Health System.                                             This evening, Christa Geels will be giving a presentation about her
 Dueling Pianos Show – Sat. Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. at B.J. Haan Aud., Dordt College.                 work in Laos after the evening service. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
  It’s a wonderful night of music, comedy, and improv. Reserved seat tickets available
  for $10. To obtain your tickets email or call 722-6022.                   For the month of September, Care Group #1 will host the coffee fellowships.
                                                                                                    Reminder: Next Sunday evening, we will not have a worship service.
                                                                                           The congregation is encouraged to attend the community worship service at the City Park.

                                                                                                                            Our Church Family
                                                                                                             Belated Congratulations to Abe & Dean Van Dyke
                                                                                                           who celebrated their 56 anniversary on Wed., Aug. 22!

                                                                                                                         Congratulations to:
                                                                                                  John & Betty Kreykes celebrating their 56th anniversary on Wed., Aug. 29!
                                                                                                  Tom & Bernice Mulder celebrating their 61 anniversary on Thur., Aug. 30!

                                                                                                           Check the Prayer Bulletin for congregational prayer needs.

                                                                                                                We have two members serving in the military,
                                                                                                                    remember them with a letter or card.
                                                                                                       (Care Group 4)                            (Care Group 3)
                                                                                                      SSGT Davey                     Guard Co. LCPL Blankespoor, Kole
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                                                                                                      505 8 St. NW                             8 & I SE
                                                                                                       Minot, ND 58703                  Washington, D.C. 20390

                                                                                           Greeters - Today am Elders                         pm Todd & Deanna Wood
                                                                                                      Sept. 2 am Scott & Melanie Wynja

                                                                                           Nursery - Today am Mariah K., Avery K., Erica B., Courtney B.
                                                                                                           pm Arlo & Connie Heynen, Megan H.
                                                                                                     Sept. 2 am Bernice K., Jill V.E., Janae W., Kenzie B.                         \
                                Activities this Week                                         Western Christian Foundation Banquet - Thurs., Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m. RSVP by calling
Sun.   6:00 PM   Evening Worship Service                                                     Western at 439-1013 by Fri., Aug. 31. The great music will provided by Legacy of Faith
Mon. 5:45 AM     Men’s Bible Study                                                           from Rock Valley, a Valley Male Chorus Quartet, five Western student String
Wed. 5:30-7 PM   SCS Taco John’s Supper                                                      Instrumentalists, and the Western Chamber Singers. Bring your friends!
     6-7:30 PM   SCS Open House
Thur. 7:00 PM    Directory Committee meets in the fellowship hall                            Community Announcements:
                                                                                              “Monday in the Park” Appreciation Night - All Love INC volunteers are invited to the
Christian Retirement Home – Today Mike Kleinwolterink        Sept. 2 Willis Kleinwolterink     Sheldon City Park shelter house tomorrow night, meal served at 6 p.m. with Ministry
Library – Today Ellen                                        Sept. 2 Jonna                     Spotlights to follow. Come join us! You might leave with a homemade pie!
                                                                                              NW IA Symphony Orchestra Auditions will be Sept. 7 & 8. Anyone wishing to play in
Offerings - Today Bethany Chr. Services, (2nd AM Benevolence); Sx City Gospel Mission          the orchestra for the first time must audition, and all student members need to re-
            Sept. 2 Above Quota Missions                                                       audition each year. For more info. or to schedule an audition, call 722-6230.
                                                                                              Ask a friend or two to join you at the retreat sponsored by Bible League International
                                                                                               Volunteers on Tues., Sept. 11 at the First Ref. Church in Sioux Center. Encourage your
September Ushers: Shane Hoekstra, Adam Van Meeteren, Jerry Balt
                                                                                               husbands and friends to come for the banquet and evening concert featuring Steve
                                                                                               Green. Marilyn Laszlo, our featured speaker, is a true servant of God whose messages
First CRC Announcements:
                                                                                               speak clearly and convincingly to the women of today. There are only a couple days left
 Volunteers needed to work at the Midwest Evangelism booth at the Spencer Fair Wed.,          to register, so fill out your form and send it in today!! This is a retreat you don’t want to
    Sept. 12. Sign-up sheet on table.                                                          miss! Deadline for registering is Sat., Sept. 1.
 Singles/Senior Supper - Wed., Sept. 26. More details coming.                                Talsma’s Trail Park is hosting a Four-Wheeling event on Sept. 8th to raise money for
 Young People’s – We are planning our kick-off for Wed., Sept. 19. Young People’s will        Hope Haven. The park is near Springfield, SD and has 75 miles of primitive trails by the
    be held on the 1st & 3rd Wed. of the month, so plan ahead for your work schedules.         MO River. The event begins at 9 am and costs $25 to participate. Contact Tina at the
                                                                                               Trail Park to register and to learn more. OR 605-369-2401.
SCS Taco John’s Supper/Open House - Tues., Aug. 28, 5:30–7 p.m. Suggested                     The Hospitality Committee for the Beth Moore Simulcast is asking each church in
donation of $5 adults, $4 kids (8 and under). An Open House will follow 6–7:30 p.m.            the community to provide beverages for the event. First CRC has been asked to
                                                                                               provide 6–12 packs of Sprite, which will be collected in our church kitchen. We also
Cadets and GEMS Announcements:                                                                 need someone willing to deliver the Sprite to the kitchen of the LLRC on Fri., Sept. 14,
 GEMS Counselors are needed. Call Darline 324-3641 if you are interested.                     4-8 p.m., or Sat., Sept. 15, 8-8:30 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the back table.
 Golden Plains Cadet Counselor Mtg - Wed., Aug. 29, 7 p.m. at Ocheyedan CRC.                 Beth Moore simulcast is coming soon!! Buy your tickets now at True Vine, The
 Cadets & GEMS Kickoff - Wed., Sept. 5, 6:30 at the City Park. Supper after games.            Dove, Touch of Hope or First Reformed Church of Sheldon before Sept. 7, Limited
                                                                                               number of tickets are available. Doors open at 8 a.m., Sept. 15 in the LLRC on NCC
Classis of the Heartland will meet in special session on Thurs., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m., at        Campus. $20 ticket includes lunch, snacks, drinks, and listening guide. For more info.
Calvary CRC in Orange City. The purpose of this meeting is to provide for the respectful       go to:
release of Rev. David Heilman from his ministry at Calvary CRC. Our churches delegates        Meet New President of Dordt College, Dr. Erik Hoekstra, on Mon., Sept. 17, 7 p.m. at
are Pastor Luke Wynja and Randy Geels.                                                         American State Bank in Hull, or Thurs., Sept 20, 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Community
                                                                                               Building in Meeting Room B. All alumni, parents of current and prospective students,
Unity’s Annual Society/Rededication Meeting – Thurs., Sept. 6, 7 p.m. in the balcony.          friends, and their families are invited to attend. RSVP to or
Staff introduced, budget presented for approval, Principal’s Report given and Board            722-6028 if you plan to attend or need more information.
members elected. Board Nominations: From O. C. Redeemer URC: Randy Jacobsma &
Brent Philipsen; from S. C. Covenant: Mike Hulstein & Sheryl Taylor; from Sanborn
Cornerstone URC/Sioux Center URC: Karen Donoven or Kevin Vander Stoep.
August 26, 2012                   Morning Worship                 9:30 A.M.   August 26, 2012                Evening Worship                  6:00 P.M.

The Prelude
                                                                              The Prelude
Opening Service
 Call to Worship:    Psalm 108: 1-4                                           We Gather to Worship
 Silent Prayer
*Opening Hymn:       411 “How Firm a Foundation”                               Call to Worship:    Psalm 92:1-2
*God’s Greeting:     2 John: 3                                                 Silent Prayer
*Song of Praise:     36 (S) “How Great Thou Art”                              *Opening Hymn:       402 “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken”
                                                                              *God’s Greeting
Service of Confession and Preparation                                         *Song of Praise:     71 (S) “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”
Invitation to the Lord’s Supper
Silent Prayer of Confession                                                   We Hear God’s Word
Prayer of Preparation for the Sacrament
Song of Gratitude: 350 “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”                     The Prayer for Illumination
Offering for Bethany Christian Services will be taken during the song.        Heidelberg Catechism:      Lord’s Day 31
                                                                              The Scripture Passage: Psalm 1
Service of the Word/Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper                            The Sermon:                 “Happiness Is???”
 Prayer of Illumination                                                       The Prayer of Application
 Scripture Reading: Matthew 25: 1-13,     I Corinthians 11: 26
 Sermon:              “Until the Master Comes”                                We Respond in Faith
 Prayer for Application
*Song of Preparation: “How Deep the Father’s Love For Us” (screen)            *Song of Dedication:        1 “That Man Is Blest”
*Apostle’s Creed                                                               The Prayer of Intercession
 Celebration of the Lord’s Supper                                              Offering for Sioux City Gospel Mission
                                                                               The Offertory
Service of Dedication                                                         *Song of Praise:            439 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
                                                                              *The Apostle’s Creed
 Prayer of Thanksgiving/Congregational Prayer
                                                                              *The Doxology:              442: 6 “For All The Saints”
*Song of Thanksgiving: 24 (S) “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
                                                                              *The Challenge to Grateful Living
 Offertory and Offering for Benevolence
                                                                              *The Benediction
 *Doxology:             399: 5 “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”
                                                                              *The Moment of Reflection
*Moment of Silent Reflection
                                                                              The Postlude
 The Postlude
                                                                              * Please stand, if able.
* Please stand, if able.

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