Denominational Announcements Continued…                                                                                    Sunday, September 23, 2012
 Sea to Sea Bike Tour 2013 – Register today for the 2013 Sea to Sea Tour at                      Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The 2013 tour is expected to be the largest cross-continental bike                          Welcome to worship as brothers and sisters in faith.
   tour ever. It will begin June 21, 2013 in Los Angeles and end nine weeks later in New
   York City. Stops will include Phoenix, Rehoboth, Colorado Springs, Pella, Chicago,                                                 Today at First
   Grand Rapids, Toronto, and Montreal. Sea to Sea will highlight and raise funds that         This morning, we have the privilege of witnessing the sacrament of Holy Baptism, as it is
   support the work of World Renew/CRWRC, Partners Worldwide, and the Reformed                   administered to Damon Michael Miller, Jr., son of Damon & Nora Miller. May we be
   Church of America. Additionally, 35% of the proceeds will be distributed to local             reminded of the gracious covenant promises God has made to us and to our children.
   programs that assist the poor.                                                               The rose in the front of church is given to a covenant child at their baptism by Covenant
                                                                                                  Life Society. The second offering this morning is taken when there is a baptism of a
Community Announcements:                                                                       covenant child. This offering is given in the child’s name to the Sheldon Christian School
 The Sheldon Ministerial Association, along with Bubbles Dry Cleaning/Laundry, is                Foundation. Care Group #1 will host the coffee fellowship after the morning service.
  again sponsoring the Coats for Kids drive. Used coats in good condition may be                                  Please join us for coffee & juice in the fellowship hall.
  dropped off at Bubbles until Oct.12. We are looking for winter coats, hats/gloves.
  Please no sweatshirts or light jackets. Donations will not be accepted after Oct. 12.        This evening, we welcome to our pulpit Rev. Al Van Dellen from Sanborn CRC as part of
  Distribution will take place Sat., Nov. 3, 9–1 in the basement of City Hall.                                             a classical pulpit exchange.
 Dueling Pianos Show – Sat. Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. at B.J. Haan Aud., Dordt College.
  It’s a wonderful night of music, comedy, and improv. Reserved seat tickets available                Next week Sunday morning, Care Group #1 will host the coffee fellowship.
  for $10. To obtain your tickets email or call 722-6022.
 Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) offers weekly classes to the community every            Next week Sunday evening, Pastor Dick Wynja, (Luke’s father) will lead us in worship.
  Thursday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We will be starting a new 10-week session on                 We will also have the privilege of witnessing the sacrament of Baptism as it is
  Oct. 4. If you are interested in participating this session, please call us at 324-9707 or          administered to Joel Justice Wynja, son of Pastor Luke & Julie Wynja.
  email Erin at The three classes we’re offering from
  Oct. 4-Dec. 20: Budgeting Tools, Positive Parenting, and a Bible Study. Class                               Check the Prayer Bulletin for congregational prayer needs.
  materials and childcare are provided for free. It would be great to see you!
 Why Johnny Can’t Worship: Divine Worship in a Digital Culture is an upcoming                                     We have two members serving in the military,
  conference on Oct. 5 & 6 hosted by the Sioux Falls United Reformed Church. Come                                       remember them with a letter or card.
  to one or both sessions of this stimulating conference, which addresses how the 21st                           (Care Group 4)          (Care Group 3)
  century has shaped our views of worship and life before God. For more details and to                      SSGT Davey              Guard Co. LCPL Blankespoor, Kole
  register, visit, or call 605-330-0271. There is no cost to attend,                      505 8th St. NW                  8th & I SE
  but space is limited, so please register soon.                                                            Minot, ND 58703                Washington, D.C. 20390
 Become a fundraising walker/runner or a sponsor in Alpha Center’s Walk/Run for
  Pro-Life on Sat., Oct. 13, 9 a.m. at the O’Gorman High School football field in Sioux        Greeters - Today am Elmer & Stella Beltman                pm Erv & Gladys Bolkema
  Falls. This event supports the ministry of Alpha Center, which serves over 5,500                     Sept. 30 am Harlan & Von Bolkema                  pm Lyle & Brenda Bolkema
  individuals in the tri-state area who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy.
  Everything you need to register for the Walk/Run for Pro-Life is online at                   Nursery – 9-23 am Joan Hoekstra, Jo Spronk, Emma Bousema, Kalie Hoekstra , or see the poster on the bulletin board.                                      pm Shane/Michelle Hoekstra, Courtney Bolkema, Michaela Kleinwolterink
                                                                                                    9-30 am Michelle Hoekstra, Norma Geels, Mariah Kleinwolterink, Megan Hengeveld
                                                                                                         pm Keith & April Habben, Kenedie Kats, Kalie Hoekstra

                                                                                               Cadets Fall Campout is scheduled for Fri. & Sat., Sept. 28-29.
                               Activities this Week                                                      Family Visitation for Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Sun.    6:00 PM Evening Worship Service                                                                        In preparation for the visit, please read Romans 12.
Mon.    5:45 AM Men’s Bible Study
Wed.    9:30 AM Coffee Break Bible Study – study lesson 1                                   Bolkema/Geels        Spronk/Granstra Van Velzen/Kleinwolterink Hoekstra/De Groot
        6:30 PM Singles/Senior Supper in the fellowship hall.                               Louetta Van Meekeren Sylvia Buyert          Bob Poppema        Carol Bousema
        7:30 PM Women’s Bible Study                                                         Stan Vanden Berg     Marie Vander Griend   Jay Vos             Leah Dykshorn
Thur. 7:00 PM Family Visitation – check schedule on following page                          Jack Kleinwolterink  Linda Van Meeteren    John Dykstra        Ruth Kiel
Sat. 4:30-6:30PM Wynja Open House for Care Group 8
                                                                                            Your help is requested in making the night house visitation that is lined up for you to work.
                                                                                            If it does not work to meet with the Elders that evening, they will work with you to make an
Christian Ret. Home – Today Keith Kreykes              Sept. 30 Leroy Kreykes
                                                                                            alternate time work so that all members scheduled are done by the next Elders meeting.
Library – Today Helen                                  Sept. 30 Betty
                                                                                            The Elders request that no lunch is expected to be served by the last person on the list.
Offerings - Today Katelyn’s Fund, (2nd AM) SCS Foundation; Tuition Help Fund
            Sept. 30 Christian Education Fund; (2nd PM) SCS Foundation                      Sheldon Christian School Announcements:
                                                                                             Garage Sale - Oct. 4-6. Start boxing up your items for the sale! You can begin
First CRC Announcements:                                                                       bringing your items to Laura Kat’s garage Sept. 24. Please bring larger items to
                                                                                               school the week of the sale. Please let Laura know if you have anything that could be
 The Reflector will be printed this week. Please put all announcements in the
                                                                                               put into the ad. Sale will be held Oct. 4-6 at the Christian School. Items for sale so far
    secretary’s box by 9 a.m., Tues., Sept. 25.
                                                                                               – 2 prom dresses, toys, NICE clothing, home décor. Wanted – a book shelf or two.
 The Deacons invite all Singles/Seniors to join the council members for food and
                                                                                             SCS is offering Music Makers for children 3 years old - kindergarten. The class will
    fellowship on Wed., Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. Everyone who would like to attend (including
                                                                                               be held on Mondays, 11:35 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m., Oct. 8 – Nov. 12. Mrs. Barb Stuit will
    council members), please sign the sheet in back of church by today. If you would like
                                                                                               be teaching the class. Cost is $20. We anticipate a lot of interest. If needed, we will
    a ride, please indicate this on the sheet.
                                                                                               hold a second session, 10:40 - 11:20 a.m. Sign up by calling Sherri at SCS 324-2429.
 Coffee Break will begin on Wed., Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. We will be studying, “Power of
    Forgiveness.” Everyone is welcome to attend. Come and visit if you are uncertain
                                                                                            Denominational Announcements:
    about becoming a member. Call Gwen, 324-2800 for details.
                                                                                             World Renew/CRWRC – Response to Drought/Floods in Niger: For the past
 All those interested in participating in/helping lead a women’s bi-weekly Bible study
                                                                                               several months, World Renew/CRWRC has been responding to drought in West
    on Beth Moore’s “When Godly People Do Ungodly Things” contact Kristi Habben. This
                                                                                               Africa’s Sahel region. World Renew’s focus is on assisting 28,000 people in Niger
    bi-weekly 6 part study would begin Wed., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                               through food assistance, food for work, and seed distributions. Parts of Niger also
 Pastor Luke & Julie Wynja are hosting an open house on Sat., Sept. 29, 4:30–6:30             experienced flooding, and World Renew is planning its response to help those
    p.m. for Care Group 8. Please RSVP via email or phone if you are coming!                   impacted. To support these urgent responses in West Africa, call 1-800-552-7972,
 Pastor Appreciation Potluck – Oct. 21. Each family is asked to bring one large hot           visit, or mail your check marked “West Africa Drought
    dish and one large cold dish. Singles need not bring anything. Drinks, table service       Response,” to World Renew, 2850 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49560.
    and dessert will be provided.                                                            Tour of Israel – Tour the Biblical Lands of Israel March 2-13, 2013. Experience a
 Our church is responsible for Meals on Wheels delivery for November. Care                    refreshing renewal of your faith, and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, as you
    Groups will be assigned. 4 people are needed, M- F. Watch the bulletin for details.        tour the biblical lands with teaching host, Pastor Peter Tuininga, and Sindbad Tours of
                                                                                               Israel. See many of the biblical places (Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea, Jericho and
8th Grade GEMS will be making tie blankets for Bethany Christian Services. Donations for       much more), and gain spiritual and historical insights which will make the Bible come
fleece material would be wonderful. Looking for either baby boy/girl material 5’ x 4’.         alive for you. For complete information, cost, and registration, call Peter Tuininga,
Please bring your donations to the back of church. Thanks for your help.                       (780-980-1133) or email:
September 23, 2012                 Morning Worship                9:30 A.M.   September 23, 2012                Evening Worship               6:00 P.M.
                                     Pastor Luke Wynja                                                   Guest Pastor – Rev. All Van Dellen
The Prelude
Opening Service                                                               The Prelude
 Call to Worship:   From Psalm 111
 Silent Prayer                                                                We Gather to Worship
*Opening Hymn:      7 (S) “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
*God’s Greeting                                                                Call to Worship
*Song of Praise:    439 “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”                           Silent Prayer
                                                                              *Opening Hymn:       57 (S) “Crown Him with Many Crowns”
Service of Confession and Assurance                                           *God’s Greeting
God’s Will for Life:    Luke 12: 22-34                                        *Song of Praise:     “Bless His Holy Name”
Silent Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon: Isaiah 53: 4-6                                           We Hear God’s Word
Song of Gratitude:      380 “Amazing Grace!”
Offering for Katelyn’s Fund will be taken now                                 The Prayer for Illumination
                                                                              The Scripture Passage: Luke 8
Sacrament of Baptism                                                          The Sermon:                “Good Soil or Bad Soil”
Reading of the Form, page 81 in “Sing for Joy”                                The Prayer of Application
Baptism of Damon Michael Miller, Jr.
Hymn:             64 (S) “Jesus Loves Me”                                     We Respond in Faith
Service of the Word                                                           *Song of Dedication:        66 (S) “Come, You Thankful People Come”
Scripture Reading:        Luke 12: 13-21                                       The Prayer of Intercession
Prayer of Illumination                                                         Offering for the Tuition Help Fund
Sermon:                  “Prayer – Part 3”                                     The Offertory
Prayer for Application                                                        *Song of Praise:            67 (S) “To God Be the Glory”
                                                                              *The Apostle’s Creed
Service of Dedication                                                         *The Doxology:              “He is Lord”
*Song of Dedication:       “In Christ Alone”                                  *The Challenge to Grateful Living
 Congregational Prayer                                                        *The Benediction
 Offertory and Offering for Sheldon Christian School Foundation               *The Moment of Reflection
*Doxology:                 349:3 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”
*Benediction                                                                  The Postlude
*Moment of Silent Reflection
 The Postlude                                                                 * Please stand, if able.
* Please stand, if able.
                          Care                                                                                                September 23, 2012
    Elders                Group          Deacons                                       Pastor
Pete Van Velzen ’13 V.P. 1       Joel Hengeveld ‘13                           Pastor Luke Wynja
Merlin De Groot ‘15         2    Chad Fykstra ’15 Chr.                        Phone # (712) 261-1426
Darin Granstra ‘14           3    Ryan Kats ‘13 Treas.                        Email:
Mark Kleinwolterink ’13 Clk 4    Keith Habben ‘14 Sec.
Del Spronk ’15              5    Chad Petitt ‘15                             Church Secretaries
Eldon Hoekstra ‘14 Vicar 6       Lance Hoekstra ’14                   Julie Hengeveld & Helen Van Dyke
Randy Geels ’15             7    Chad Diekevers ’15 .                      Office Phone # 324-2374
Harlan Bolkema ’13          8    Kent Nieuwendorp ‘14                 Hours: Tues., Wed., & Thur. 9–3
             Website:                               E-mail:

                                              Church Activities
Cadets, 1st & 3rd Wed. 7 pm               Covenant Life, 4th Sun. 7:30 pm Light & Life, 1st & 3rd Sun. 7:15 pm
Catechism, Gr. 3-12, Sun. 10:45 am        Deacons, 2nd Wed. 6:30 pm        Men’s Life, Mon. 5:45 am @ bakery
Church Council, 2nd Wed. 7:30 pm          Elders, 2nd Wed. 6:15 pm         Sun. School, 3-2nd gr., Sun. 10:45 am
Coffee Break, 2nd & 4th Wed. 9:30 am      GEMS, 1st & 3rd Wed. 7 pm       Young People, 1st & 3rd Wed., 6:45 pm

Simply Serving Contacts: Call Elinor Gesink (348-0484) or Betty Kreykes (324-2034) if Simply Serving can
reflect God’s love by assisting you in any way.

Our Missionaries    Rev. Eric/Penny Schering New Guinea; Rev. Jan/Darlene Van Ee Mexico;
Roger/Karen Van Otterloo Africa; Rev. Thomas/Cheryl Soerens Costa Rica; Rev. Victor Atallah Arabic Min.;
Lauren/Connie Runia – New Guinea; Laura Schmidt Downey – Youth for Christ

Radio & TV Broadcasts 1st CRC Sheldon Ch. 3, 3 pm Mon. Kids Corner KDCR 88.5 FM 10:15 am Sat.
                      Primary Focus KSIN 6:30 am Sun.           Groundwork 88.5 FM 8:30 A; 9:05 P Sun.

                                    We extend to you a hearty welcome.
As a Christian Reformed body of believers, we at 1st CRC in Sheldon stand united as followers of Christ,
sharing in the spirit of the Reformation: Only by scripture-God’s Word, The Bible, is our only standard,
revealing God’s way of salvation and his will for our lives. Only by grace - We are saved from our sin only by
the sovereign grace of God and not by our own works. Only by Christ - Only by the merits of Christ are we
declared right with God, and not by our own merit. Only through faith - We receive blessings of Christ only
through faith in his work and his word. Only for the glory of God - As those saved by the mercy of God, we
are called to do all things for his glory alone and not our own.
                                                                                                                              Pastor Luke Wynja
Anyone in need of spiritual counsel or desiring to affiliate with us is invited to speak to our pastor or any one of   First Christian Reformed Church
the elders. Our Welcome Committee stands ready to help. Call Harlan/Von Bolkema 324-4179.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. II          901 9th Street - Sheldon, IA
Cor. 13:14.

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