Monday’s Here

Monday’s Here
WorkAndWorshipWhere are you worshiping today?  I’ve had a number of responses today, from parents rushing off to summer rec to a homeowner with water in the basement.  Worshiping while and where we work is both a challenge and a reward.  

Thanks for your active response to yesterday message and the series in general.  I am looking forward to how God speaks to each of us in the journey.

Here are a couple more pieces that may encourage your work today:

First, from Redeemer Presbyterian in Manhatten, there is an entire Twitter feed devoted to Faith and Work – @RedeemerCFW

Second, and we’ll get into this in two weeks, but I found this little line from our new Children’s curriculum – “The Gospel Project” – very helpful: Far from the “work stinks” attitude of our world, the Bible presents work as something intrinsic, human, and good.

Finally, here are the two questions (1 point and 1 question) we ended worship with:

  • Think deeply on what it means that you are chosen by Jesus for your life (Acts 1:2).
  • What does it look like to cross the chasm of Sunday and Monday in your place of work today?

AndyAnd, yes, we really did use an accordion in worship!  Thanks, Andy!

Laboring with you for the common good,


Sunday School Memory Verses

This summer, each week the K-5 kids can memorize a new verse that goes along with our Summer Sunday School Curriculum.  They can stop by church between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to recite the verse to Kristin for a prize.  This weeks verse is 1 John 4:11. 

And here are the actions they learned in Sunday School for the verse this week:

“Dear friends” – shake hands with the people on both sides of you.  “Since God loved us that much” – hug yourself.  “We should also love one another” – hold hands all the way around like making a circle.  “First John” – hold up the number 1. “4:11” – make a 4 and then put hands to your head (like a moose – 10 fingers plus 1 head equals 11).

 The Bridge Donations

Bridge Drop Off SiteDon’t forget to bring in your donations for The Bridge.  If you haven’t done so already, please see this weeks bulletin insert for a complete list of needed items,or you can click Bridge Needs List 06-15-14 for the list as well.


1318258_profile_picWe extend our sympathies to Lori Van’t Hof and the Bruce Vander Stelt family, for the loss of Lori’s brother-in-law and Bruce’s uncle, John Renes, from Sioux Center, who passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 31st.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 6, from 4-8:00 p.m., with the family present from 6-8:00 p.m., at the Carmel Reformed Church of rural Rock Valley.  A prayer service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 7, at 10:00 a.m. at the Carmel Church.  Interment will follow the prayer service in the Carmel Cemetery.  The Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Carmel Reformed Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.