SERMON NOTES THE LORD’S DAY - July 13, 2008 “Our Personal God” 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 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: Leah Alons, pianist Welcome Call to Worship Silent Prayer * God’s Greets His People * Hymn #171 “It is Good to Sing Your Praises” TO RENEW OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM Reading of the Law Hymn of Confession #267 “And Can It Be” vs 1,2,5 Assurance of Pardon TO HEAR HIS WORD Prayer for Illumination Scripture: Exodus 12 (p 58) Pastor - This is the Word of the Lord People respond - Thanks Be to God Message: “The Blood That Saves” Prayer of Application * Hymn #552 “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” TO GIVE THANKS Congregational Prayer Offering: 1st - Budget and Benevolence 2nd - Building Fund GOD SENDS US FORTH WITH HIS BLESSING * Hymn #297 “O Come My Soul, Sing Praise to God” vs 1-3 * God’s Blessing * Doxology #632 “To God Be the Glory” * Moment of Silent Reflection * Postlude *stand if you are able THE LORD’S DAY - July 13, 2008 Sermon Notes EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE 6:00 p.m. “The Blood That Saves” LET US PREPARE OUR HEARTS TO WORSHIP GOD Prelude: Jamie Carlson, pianist Welcome & Call to Worship Opening prayer LET US WORSHIP GOD WITH JOYFUL HEARTS Hymns #4 (PB) “O How I Love Jesus” #13 (PB) “Jesus Paid It All” * #11 (PB) “At the Cross” * God’s Greeting * Confession of Faith LET US OFFER GOD OUR THANKSGIVING Congregational Prayer Offering: Christian Education Assistance * Hymn #282 “Break Now the Bread of Life” LET US HEAR THE WORD OF GOD PROCLAIMED Prayer for Illumination Scripture: Exodus 2: 23 - 25 (p 50) Message: “Our Personal God” Prayer of Application LET US LIVE THE WORD OF GOD * Hymn #579 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” * God’s Blessing * Doxology #627 “Bless His Holy Name” * Silent Prayer * Postlude *stand if you are able Mission Emphasis Sunday - August 10: Dinner will be served WORSHIP NOTES after the morning service, with a series of “Roundtables” to follow: Rev. John Engbers will lead us in worship today. Today is also Love, INC, ATLAS, the CARY SERVE TEAM, and CRWM. Preparatory Sunday for the Lord’s Supper. Rev. Dale Fopma, our former pastor, who now serves in the Calvin CRC in Le Mars, will be REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS with us for Communion Sunday next week, D.V. Sanborn Christian will hold a mandatory registration on Weds., July 16 from 7 - 9:30 p.m. at the school. If you are unable to The Evangelism committee will be presenting a short CD concerning the attend, please call the school at 729-3288 or email at Clay County Fair booth (sponsored by Midwest Evangelism League) -- email@example.com to make other arrangements. please be seated after the doxology. Sanborn Christian School memorabilia or photos are needed to put on display in the Sanborn Heritage Museum during CONGREGATIONAL LIFE Railroad Days. Please mark each item and bring them to Sanborn We express our sympathy to Gerald & Deb, Leah, and Aaron & Renee Chiropractic clinic by July 18. Thank you in advance for helping Alons at the loss of their mom and grandma last week Saturday. The promote Sanborn Christian. SCS Promotion committee funeral for Marlene was on Tuesday. We also express our sympathy to Thelma Elgersma and her family at the In your mailbox - You will find a list of non-perishable items you loss of her sister-in law, Kay Granstra. may donate to the SCS Auxiliary Cookie Committee “Christmas in May the Lord give comfort and strength during this time of sadness July” pantry. We appreciate your support of this project! Caleb Sybesma may be able to come home this week sometime. We Western Christian will hold its registration on July 23 & 24 from praise God for the opportunity for the Sybesma’s to be at home together. 4 - 8 pm in the cafeteria. Any students with conflicts who can not register on these dates can come to the office on August 5 from Today is Angie Elgersma’s 90th Birthday. Her family will be serving cake 8 am to 7:30 pm to register. WCHS office closed: July 28 - Aug 1. in her honor, during our time of fellowship. The Bible League Volunteers “Christmas in July” Bazaar will be Tuesday, July 15 at 7 pm - Meet with us to pray for Pastor Greg and the Monday, July 28, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Newkirk Reformed Sea to Sea Bike Tour. Dr. David Ludwick, president of the Int’l Theological Church. Ladies, mark your calendars! Education Ministries, will speak and show pictures after the prayer meeting, at approximately 7:30 pm. CROSSROADS CONNECTIONS - Listen to Dr. David Feddes speak of the manisfestation of God’s wrath through the cycle of sin and Deacons note: Because of several conflicts, we will be taking another the redemption we can received through Christ’s mercy. Go to offering for the Friendship Community Church, Sunday morning, July 27. www.cbi.fm anytime or KDCR Radio, Sundays at 2:30 p.m. CAN I GET A WITNESS? Is showing Christ to others as Notes from Evangelism committee important as telling others about Christ? Listen to Kids Corner Sanborn Railroad Days - July 25 and 26: We will be working on the float on at 7 am on Sunday mornings (KDCR Radio - 88.5 FM ). Weds. evening, July 16, at the Vander Haag building -- come and help if WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL? We're all searching for something you can! We will also need “float riders” - young, old and in between are in life. Sometimes we even take shortcuts to get what we want. most welcome. If you’re willing, please talk to Rich VW, Esther DB, Ken & It could be cutting through a parking lot instead of waiting for a Liz E, Jean DJ, or Dave & Vonnie H. Finally, we are going to be selling root street light or maybe it's adding a couple extra hours to the time beer floats and ice cream as a fundraiser for the Cary Serve Project. We sheet to get a little more money in the pay check each week. Does plan to have a booth at city park, but will also be “mobile” at the various it really matter if we ignore one of the rules? Find out on the activities. Please let a committee person know if you are willing to serve! July 20 Back to God Hour. _____________________________________________ Bread for the World . . . .The financial costs to end hunger are relatively Love INC requests prayers for a client who is currently in an slight. The United Nations Development Program estimates that the basic abusive relationship. She has children and doesn’t know what health and nutrition needs of the world’s poorest people could be met for to do next. May God grant her discernment and courage. an additional $13 billion a year. Animal lovers in the United States and Europe spend more than that on pet food each year. CHURCH CALENDAR REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS Please note: Due to lack of interest, the CRC Family Conference Today 8:45 a.m. Meet for Prayer in Pastor’s Study near Alexandria, MN has been cancelled for this year. 9:00 a.m. Church library opens 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship ATLAS of Osceola invites you to a time of Prayer and Praise on Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Sea to Sea Prayer mtg/ followed by Tuesday, July 15 at 7 pm at the ATLAS office in Sibley. Please join us Dr. David Ludwick, president of ITEM at this informal gathering. Prayer and Praise times are held the third Thursday 7:00 p.m. Elders meeting Tuesday of each month at the ATLAS office. 8:00 p.m. Council meeting Ice Cream Social at the Christian Retirement Home on July 17 at 7 pm. SERVING OUR FELLOWSHIP TODAY “The Gospelaires” quartet will be singing. Bring a lawn chair & join us Greeters: A.M. John & Ruth Vander Haag, John & Amy V. Haag out front for ice cream, music, and fellowship -- Freewill donation. P.M. John & Delores Vander Werff, Rich & Joy V. Werff Nursery A.M. Susie Van Tol, Jaleesa Dyk, Lejeana Anliker Village Northwest Benefit Gold Tournament - at Landsmeer Gold P.M. Tonya Wiekamp, Reuben Vander Haag Club in Orange City on Monday, July 21. Registration includes 18 holes Hospitality: Roy & Jeri Prins of golf with cart, noon lunch, catered evening meal and prizes. Jerry & Cella Bosma LIFTING OUR LAMBS Pre-register by calling Judy at 324-5416. What a great opportunity to Mike & Amy Baker TO THE SHEPHERD enjoy an afternoon of golf while supporting people with disabilities! Prairie View: Harv Verbrugge/Larry Stanley Video: Josh Bosma Pastor Greg & Kay Author of “90 Minutes in Heaven” will be at the Clay County Regional Audio: Stefan Sybesma Dyk Events Center in Spencer -- Weds., July 23 at 7 pm. Check poster!! NEXT SUNDAY Dorothy Bosma Attention all Young People! Two weeks and counting until the start Offering: A.M. 1st - Budget & Benevolence of the Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp. Room is still available for 2nd - CES (Fair Share) Ben & Adrienne you and your friends (forms are on the back table). P.M. Wycliffe Reitsma Greeters A.M. Randy & Teresa Van Dyke SEA to SEA BIKE TOUR Celebration in Sioux Center - Tuesday, Steve & Cristin Van Oort August 5. More information in a couple of weeks. P.M. Jim & Joy Van Dyke Keven & Robin Van Meeteren Parents and Teens: Today’s culture is bombarding teens with mixed Nursery: A.M. Reink Vander Haag, messages regarding sex, alcohol, and drugs. Mentors can provice Danielle Altena, Grace Bootsma support and encouragement to teens. In order to start the process of P.M. Betty Elgersma, Catherine Schreur connecting your child with a mentor, please call Barb Trowbridge, Organist: A.M. Milly Kroese Mentor Coortinator, Bethany Christian Services @ 712-737-4831. Pianist: A.M. Amy Vander Haag Bethany Christian Services will be hosting a Video Production P.M. Cella Bosma Camp for teens through its “Keyed-In to Abstinence” program on Hospitality: Larry & Alvina Reitsma Aug. 8 & 9 in Orange City. This is an opportunity for area teens to Denny & Bev Brouwer work creatively together to create a video promoting abstinence and Jerry & Sharla Back making healthy choices that will impact their peers. It will be broadcast Prairie View: Elders on the web! For more information please contact Vaughn Donahue Video: Jeri Prins Audio: Andy Prins at 712-737-4831 or firstname.lastname@example.org LETTERS WORLD MISSIONS - Vacation . NOT! While many people enjoy a time Jan & Darlene Van Ee - Dorothy Bosma of rest and relaxation this summer, a crew of new missionaries, Rev. Sam & Karen Keyser - Bill Bousema volunteers and interns are hard at work preparing for challenging Kent & Rachelle Bosma - Josh Bosma overseas assignments. This week they will undergo intensive Rev. Michael & Megan Ribbens - Martin Breems orientation. Add a piece of armor to their gear -- pray for them!!
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