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The following members have been elected to our con- Today, we welcome new members to First Re- sistory for a three-year term: formed Church: Elder: Tim Ageton, Maury VerSteeg, Jim Westra Deacon: Mary Jo Beal-Wick, Jay Headley, Joel Klatt Jim & Elsie DeKrey will be recognized at our Installation will be held on January 10, 2010. 8:45 service. They both grew up rural ND. Elsie taught school Monetary love gifts are being accepted for Pastor and Jim farmed with his dad and brother. After Steve & Janet through this morning. Please turn into their marriage they continued to farm for 10 the office or clearly mark an envelope and put in the years. The moved to Colton, SD where they offering. owned a Surge dealership, sales and service to dairymen for 25 years. During this time they Children’s Christmas program— “Shepherds, Sheep were privileged to travel to many other countries. and A Savior” will be presented this evening at 6:00 They have five children: Mike lives in Texas; p.m. Several children will be playing music for the Kathy in Ft Leavenworth, KS, Cindy, Karen and prelude beginning at 5:30 p.m. Donovan live in Minnehaha Co, SD They have 13 outstanding, adorable grandchildren. They Christmas Eve Service— “The Broadcast: Glad Tid- moved to Sioux Falls in August, 2008. They en- ings” will be presented at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, De- joy gardening, music, entertaining, golfing, volun- cember 24. Please join us. teering at Sanford, & traveling. The past several years they have spent the winter near McAllen, The audio Bible sets that were ordered should be here Texas. They are looking forward to getting better in the next few days. We will call those who ordered acquainted at First Reformed and growing to- as soon as they arrive. gether in faith & service to God The church offices will be closed on Friday, December Adeline Dockter will be recognized at our 10:45 25. service. Adeline lives at Sunnycrest Village, 3904 S. Terry NEW YEARS EVE all church celebration: Everyone Ave., #364. Her phone is 254-2435. She moved is invited to spend the evening at to Sioux Falls from Aberdeen, SD June 1, 2009 to Inspiration Hills playing games be close to her son Jeff & wife Jean Schlepp; also and sharing in a lot of food and her daughter Joyce and husband Phil Vos. fellowship. The tubing hill will She became a member of the Reformed Church be open and the dorm rooms or private rooms are available for after she married her husband in 1953 and lived in sleeping. Breakfast will be Ashley, ND. After moving to Aberdeen 47 years served in the morning. Please ago she continued her membership with the Re- sign up at the opportunity table asap! See the sign up formed Church. She has been attending FRC sheet for the approximate costs. Invite friends—we since June 2009 and has decided to become a have room for EVERYONE! member. She enjoys Pastor Steve’s messages and likes the friendly people she has met. She looks Fellowship Team #2: We will be serving in the month forward to becoming a member! of January. Please sign up at the bulletin board. WELCOME TO FIRST REFORMED CHURCH THIS WEEK AT FIRST REFORMED TODAY 8:45 a.m. Traditional service 9:50 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Sunday, December 20 THIS WEEK—12/20 “The Purpose of Christmas” room 10-11 8:45 a.m. “Joy of Living” room 6 study for women 8:45 a.m. Traditional Service Greeters: Merlin Biesheuvel; Doug “RCA Sunday School Guide” Chapel Prelude Adult Choir (sign the friendship pads) Sadler 10:45 a.m. Praise & Worship Service Transforming Hearts, We gather to worship and praise God Ushers: Merlyn & Lonnna Smeenk 6:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas Program ; come at 5:30 Impacting Lives “Angels We Have Heard on High” Children & Worship Greeters: for the prelude led by the children Mark 12:30— “The Birthday of a King” Vicky, Sarah & Jeremy Mettler Mon., 12/21 8:00 p.m. FRC ministering at the Union Gospel Mission “Love God & Lighting the Advent Candle Teacher: Abby Kaschmitter Tues., 12/22 8:30 a.m. Staff meeting Coffee: Wendell & Deb Brenneman Love People” Prayer of Praise Wed., 12/23 6:30 p.m. Last Financial Peace class Juice: Deb Meyer The youth group or Pioneer Club will not meet “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” 7:00 p.m. Choir rehearsal MS & HS COMING EVENTS Ministry of Music: Adult Choir— “Christmas is Jesus” 10:45 a.m. Thurs., 12/24 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service Reception of new members Greeters: Ann & Bruce Elbers Greeters: Lori & Kate Wynja; Ushers: Carl & Lee Wynja “12:30 Student Ministries” We renew ourselves before God in prayer Ushers: Stacey & Kirby Reitz, Fri., 12/25 Church offices closed will not meet on Decem- “Silent Night, Holy Night” #147 Vernon Reemtsma ber 23 or 30. Children dismissed for Children & Worship Children & Worship Greeters: Joel NEXT WEEK AT FIRST REFORMED & Chris Bordewyk, Joni Boon; Sun., 12/27 8:45 a.m. Traditional Service We listen to God’s Word for our Lives Teacher: Abby Kaschmitter Scripture: Romans 5:1, Luke 2 9:50 a.m. Sunday School Please see the sign up 10:45 a.m. Praise & Worship service sheet to start signing up Message: “The Purpose of Christmas/Reconciliation” NEXT WEEK—12/27 Tues., 12/29 8:30 a.m. Staff meeting We return to God our Thanksgiving 8:45 a.m. for January-May Wed., 12/30 7:00 p.m. Choir rehearsal Offering Greeters: Gary & Shirley Christensen No other Wednesday evening activities this week Wednesday night meals Offertory Ushers: Jason & Carmen Doppenberg Fri., 1/1 Church offices closed Doxology Children & Worship Greeters: Judy & Alyssa Spaans; Teacher: Restaurant Card Fundraiser: Forty percent of the proceeds will “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” #133 Janet Anthes HY-VEE GIFT CARDS We go into our world renewed Coffee: need volunteer benefit FRC by purchasing restaurant cards allowing you to buy one TODAY: M & K DeWitt “Seek Ye First” #42 Juice: Kayla Dykstra entrée get one free at the finest local restaurants. Contact Vicky 12/27 Drenth 10:45 Rowenhorst to purchase your card. Checks should be made payable 1/3 Elbers 9:50 a.m. Everyone is invited for coffee in the fellowship hall Greeters: Dan & Kayla Dykstra to First Reformed Church. 1/10 Green following the first service. Ushers: Tim & Jim Ageton 1/17 Hanisch Children & Worship Greeters: When FRC ministers at the Union Gospel Mission tomorrow eve- Brian & Regan Anderson, Ann & ning, they will be bringing new hooded sweatshirts of all sizes. If ************************ 10:45 a.m. Praise & Worship Service Nicole Elbers; Teacher: Janet An- you are not able to get it to church by Monday morning, feel free to Gathering Time (sign the friendship pads) thes LAST WEEK: still bring it and we will make sure they get delivered in the near fu- Offering—piano duet by Emma Wynja & Nicole Elbers Total Attendance for 12/13: 356 ture. Lost & Found—We Lighting of the Advent Wreath Offering: General Fund: $7245.00 have a few jewelry items Invitation to Worship Auto Withdrawal acct. $1602.50 The 2010 offering envelopes are in the mailboxes of those that use Recognition of new members Capital Imp.: $426.00 that have been found them. If you didn’t receive any and would like to use this system, The Renewal Special: $337.00 and are in the church please contact the church office. You do not need to be a member The Word: Romans 5:1, Luke 2 Building Debt Reduction: $1285.00 office. Please come and Special Offering for December to use offering envelopes. Only offerings that are given through this Sermon— “The Purpose of Christmas—Reconciliation” system are recorded and provided with a giving statement at the identify them. The Center of Hope The Dismissal end of the year.