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  • July 24, 2022

    July 22, 2022

    EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH

    July 24, 2022

    Pastor Todd Rempe

     

    Morning Worship 9:30 am

    Prelude  

    Announcements and Greeting

     

    Approach to God

    *Praise Time

    Congregational Prayer

    *Hymn of Praise - #12 Praise Him! Praise Him!

     

    The Word of God

    Scripture: Revelation 11:3-13

    Message: The Time, the Combatants, and the Victory

    Prayer of Blessing on the Word

    Our Response to The Word

    *Closing Hymn - #309 I Will Sing of My Redeemer

    *Doxology

    Prayer

    Benediction

    Postlude 

     

    *Please stand if you are able

     

    Welcome to everyone who has joined us for worship today!

     

    Please join us in the basement for cookies and juice or coffee and fellowship following the service.

     

    No Evening Worship

    We won't be having our normal evening service tonight.  Instead, you are invited to head to the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds for the Gospel Night.  There will be a gospel concert starting at 7:30 on the free stage.  There is free admission and free parking.

    This Week:

    Today: 11:00 am – There will be a potluck lunch in the basement.  All are welcome to join us for food and fellowship!!

    Tuesday: 1:30 pm - Women Alone Together – see additional details below!

    Next Sunday: Sheldon Starkenberg will be leading the morning worship.  Please plan to join fellow Christians at Leighton CRC in the evening for a light meal beginning at 5:30 followed by Bible Study from 6-7:00 pm.

     

     

    Advance Notice:

    August 7 – Communion – communion offering for Tom and Aichatou Johnson Mission Support

    August 28 – Special Congregational meeting with Classis reps in attendance

     

     

    Missionaries: Keith Darrell

    Church: Central, Hope and Northwestern Colleges

    Support: TEC/Cursillo

     

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    Kathy and I would to share memories about the county fairs and the Iowa State Fair at the July 26, 2022 Women Alone Together coffee time. Please bring memorabilia of any kind…trophies, ribbons, photos and memories to share of your experiences. We look forward to another fun afternoon together! THINK CORN DOGS!!  Contact Gloria at 641-660-5309 or Kathy at 641-780-2160 for comments, questions or suggestions.

     

    Pastor Todd’s sabbatical begins on Tuesday.  If you have needs, concerns, questions or prayer requests that you would normally direct to him, please contact one of the elders instead. 

    Women’s Ministry is again collecting school supplies for Crossroads to be distributed to families that need help getting the needed supplies for their children.  There is a list on the table in the entryway of needed items.  There is a tote on the bench in the entryway for you to put the supplies in when you bring them.  Please bring the supplies to church by Sunday, August 7 so we can get them brought to Crossroads that week.  Thank you so much for your help in helping area families!! 

     

    Pastor Todd’s sabbatical begins July 26. During this time, pulpit supply will be as follows:

    • July 31 – Sheldon Starkenberg
    • Aug 7 – Tom Johnson
    • Aug 14 – Joe Brummel
    • Aug 21 – Will Verhoef

     

    On Sunday, August 28 we will be having a last, special congregational meeting following worship at which time classis representatives will join us as we finalize our separation from the RCA and our joining with the Sending Network.  

     

    God didn’t remove the Red Sea, He parted it.  God doesn’t always remove your problems, but He will make a way to get through them.

     

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    Announcements due Thursday at noon

    Jan Veldhuizen 515-556-6312 or leightonebenezer@gmail.com

  • July 17, 2022

    July 15, 2022

    EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH

    July 17, 2022

    Pastor Todd Rempe

     

    Morning Worship 9:30 am

    Prelude  

    Sharing of Prayer Concerns

     

    Approach to God

    Call to Worship

    Prayer of Invocation

    *Praise Time

    Congregational Prayer

    *Hymn of Praise - #347 And Can It Be?

     

    The Word of God

    Scripture: Revelation 10:5-7; 11:1-3

    Message: The Mystery and Its People

    Prayer of Blessing on the Word

    Our Response to The Word

    *Closing Hymn - #151 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

    *Doxology

    Prayer

    Benediction

    Postlude 

     

    *Please stand if you are able

     

    Welcome to everyone who has joined us for worship today!

     

    Please join us in the basement for cookies and juice or coffee and fellowship following the service.

     

    Evening Worship 6:00 pm

    Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers video and discussion.

    This Week:

    Next Sunday: 5th Sunday Potluck – No Evening Worship

     

     

    Advance Notice:

    July 26 – Women Alone Together

    August 28 – Special Congregational meeting with Classis reps in attendance

     

     

    Missionaries: Keith Darrell

    Church: Prairie City Churches

    Support: Serve Our Youth (SOY)

     

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    Kathy and I would like to share memories about the county fairs and the Iowa State Fair at the July 26, 2022 Women Alone Together coffee time. Please bring memorabilia of any kind…trophies, ribbons, photos and memories to share of your experiences. We look forward to another fun afternoon together! Contact Gloria at 641-660-5309 or Kathy at 641-780-2160 for comments, questions or suggestions.

     

    This is the last week to order fresh, delicious, straight from Michigan blueberries that are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered to Pella on Saturday, July 23 (orders due July 18).  If you would like to order some please call the camp office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View's camping ministry!  If you would like to have them delivered to you, let Jan Veldhuizen know!

    Sandy Glassel continues with therapy twice a week at Pella Ortho.  Her appointments are usually on Monday and Thursday.   If you would be willing to drive her a day, please call June Van Haaften, 641-670-7413.  Thank you.

     

    News from Keith Darrell, an evangelist who preaches and shares the message of salvation on college and university campuses. Lydia/Dorcas mails birthday cards to Ebenezer’s missionaries we support, therefore, we received this message from Keith last Tuesday, 7/12. “Ministry is going well and I’m glad Covid is over. There is definitely a shift on campus, and students are more emotional post Covid than pre Covid. My main prayer request is that I would be filled with the Spirit of wisdom in dealing with students. I am realizing more and more how many of these kids are coming from deeply broken homes and are filled with anger and bitterness. How do I speak the truth in love to them? That's the key issue, I believe. I am very thankful for your faithfulness in supporting the ministry over the years. I plan to be back in Iowa in early fall, Lord willing, so would love to visit in person at that time. Thank you for your faithfulness.”

     

    Pastor Todd’s sabbatical begins July 26. During this time, pulpit supply will be as follows:

    • July 31 – Sheldon Starkenburg
    • Aug 7 – Tom Johnson
    • Aug 14 – Joe Brummel
    • Aug 21 – Will Verhoef

     

     

    When prayer becomes habit, miracles become lifestyle.

     

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    Announcements due Thursday at noon

    Jan Veldhuizen 515-556-6312 or leightonebenezer@gmail.com

  • July 10, 2022

    July 08, 2022

    EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH

    July 10, 2022

    Pastor Todd Rempe

     

    Morning Worship 9:30 am

    Prelude  

    Announcements and Greeting

     

    Approach to God

    *Praise Time

    Congregational Prayer

    Children’s Message

    *Hymn of Praise - #408 How Firm a Foundation

     

    The Word of God

    Scripture: Revelation 10:1-11

    Message: God’s Salvation Plan

    Prayer of Blessing on the Word

    Our Response to The Word

    *Closing Hymn - #415 We Are Called to Be God’s People

    *Doxology

    Prayer

    Benediction

    Postlude 

     

    *Please stand if you are able

     

     

    Welcome to everyone who has joined us for worship today!

     

     

    Please join us in the basement for cookies and juice or coffee and fellowship following the service.

     

    Evening Worship 6:00 pm

    Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers video and discussion.

    This Week:

    Today: 6:00 pm - Bible League International Summer Musical at Calvary CRC in Pella

    Monday: Consistory meets

    Tuesday: 1:30 pm – Lydia/Dorcas meets – June will lead devotions and Bible study of lesson number 7, “Living in Right Relationships”.  Roll call will be sharing something that challenged you this year.  Come prepared to share a topic or book of the Bible that you would be interested in studying for our next Bible study book.  Viola will be our hostess!  Please feel welcome to join us!  Millie 641-295-1472

     

    Advance Notice:

    July 24 – 5th Sunday Potluck

    July 26 – Women Alone Together

    August 28 – Special Congregational meeting with Classis reps in attendance

     

     

    Missionaries: Keith Darrell

    Church: Eddyville Churches

    Support: Mobility Worldwide

     

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    Thanks for the cards, e-mails, best wishes I received for my birthday.  Also, thanks to the Women’s ministry for the visit and gift.  They were all appreciated.

    Ken Van Maanen

     

    Pella has asked to use our ball field for some tournament games.  We need some workers on the following days:

    7/11 - Monday

    7/12 - Tuesday

    These games are at 6:00 pm.  Please help us out by working an evening.  We are sticking to a popcorn and pop menu.  Call Janna Ver Meer when you can work or sign the sheet in the entryway.

     

    Remember - tonight is the Summer Musical sponsored by the Bible League International Volunteers of Central Iowa.  The worship will take place at Calvary CRC in Pella at 6pm.  Hear the Gospel Singers Men's Chorus and worship together through audience participation and meaningful meditations.

     

    Ronald McDonald House is still accepting pop can tabs.  If you have been or are willing to save yours, there is a labeled container in the kitchen where you can drop them off and they will be taken to the Ronald McDonald House.  Thank you!!

     

     

    Fresh, delicious, straight from Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered to Pella on Saturday, July 16 (orders due tomorrow, July 11) and on Saturday, July 23 (orders due July 18). The order form can be downloaded from the camp's website, lakeviewconference.com or call the camp office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View's camping ministry!  If you would like to have them delivered to you, let Jan Veldhuizen know!

     

     

    The Love INC May/June newsletter is on the table in the entryway.  Pick one up to keep up with what’s going on in that organization that we support.

     

    Please note the poster on the door into the sanctuary regarding Gospel Night at the Southern Iowa Fair to be held on Sunday, July 24.  

     

    Swallowing angry words is much easier than having to eat them later.

     

    _______________________________________________________________

    Announcements due Thursday at noon

    Jan Veldhuizen 515-556-6312 or leightonebenezer@gmail.com

  • July 3, 2022

    July 01, 2022

    EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH

    July 3, 2022

    Pastor Todd Rempe

     

    Morning Worship 9:30 am

    Prelude  

    Greeting and Prayer Concerns

    Prayer

    A Call to Remember Who We Are on the 4th

     

    Approach to God

    Call to Worship

    *Praise Time

    Congregational Prayer

    *Hymn of Praise - #809 God of Our Fathers

    The Word of God

    Scripture: Revelation 9:13-21

    Message: More Than An Innocent Mistake

    Prayer of Blessing on the Word

    Our Response to The Word

    *Closing Hymn - #568 May the Mind of Christ, My Savior  verses 1, 2, 4 & 5

    *Doxology

    Prayer

    Benediction

    Postlude 

     

    *Please stand if you are able

     

    Welcome to everyone who has joined us for worship today!

     

    Please join us in the basement for cookies and juice or coffee and fellowship following the service.

    Evening Worship 6:00 pm

    Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers video and discussion.

    This Week:

    Next Sunday: 6:00 pm - Bible League International Summer Musical at Calvary CRC in Pella

     

    Advance Notice:

    July 11 – Consistory meets

    July 12 – 1:30 pm – Lydia/Dorcas

     

    Missionaries: Keith Darrell

    Church: Leighton Churches

    Support: Mission Walk International

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    Our sympathy to the Kruseman family in the passing of Linda’s brother, Darrell De Vries. Tom, Linda, Ben, and Bailey, know that our prayers are with you during this time of grief.

     

    Pella has asked to use our ball field for some tournament games.  We need some workers on the following days:

    7/5 - Tuesday

    7/6 - Wednesday

    7/7 - Thursday     

    711 - Monday

    7/12 - Tuesday

    These games are at 6:00 pm with 7/7 being a double header.  Please help us out by working an evening.  We are sticking to a popcorn and pop menu.  Call Janna Ver Meer when you can work or sign the sheet in the entryway.

     

    Ronald McDonald House is still accepting pop can tabs.  If you have been or are willing to save yours, there is a labeled container in the kitchen where you can drop them off and they will be taken to the Ronald McDonald House.  Thank you!!

    The Bible League International Volunteers of Central Iowa will sponsor their Summer Musical at 6pm on July 10 at Calvary CRC in Pella.  The Gospel Singers Men's Chorus will be leading part of the evening's worship through a six-song mini concert.  We also look forward to worshipping together through audience participation and meaningful meditation.  "Come and worship him with songs of thanks."  Psalm 95:1

     

    Fresh, delicious, straight from Michigan blueberries are being sold by Lake View Camp as a fundraiser for their summer camping ministry. The blueberries will be delivered to Pella on Saturday, July 16 (orders due July 11) and on Saturday, July 23 (orders due July 18). The order form is included as an insert, can be downloaded from the camp's website, lakeviewconference.com or call the camp office at 641-628-2160. Thank you for your continued support of Lake View's camping ministry!

     

    News from Love INC:

    - Please save the date for Mahaska Connect 2022. It will be Saturday, November 5th from 9-1 at Central United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa. More information and flyer to come later this summer.

    - In light of the overturn of Roe v. Wade, please remember we have The Growing Place to come alongside those with unplanned pregnancies or new moms and dads needing parenting support/education. 

     

    The Love INC May/June newsletter is on the table in the entryway.  Pick one up to keep up with what’s going on in that organization that we support.

     

    Satan loves to take what’s beautiful and ruin it.  But Jesus loves to take what’s ruined and make it beautiful.

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    Announcements due Thursday at noon

    Jan Veldhuizen 515-556-6312 or leightonebenezer@gmail.com

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