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P.O. Box 428

Pipestone, MN 56164

March 26, 2023

The Lord's Day

 9:00 A.M. Worship Service


We wish to welcome all of you as we have gathered to worship the LORD together.  May we bring praise to our heavenly Father, bow before the name of Jesus, and be united together through the bond of the Holy Spirit!  In this order of worship that follows, please note that the words printed in bold are ones that the congregation is asked to respond with.  Also, when an asterisk (*) appears, the congregation is asked to stand, if they are able.





Call to Worship: 1 Chronicles 16:23-31


*Opening Song:  “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”                                                       PH 465


*God's Blessing


*Mutual greetings


*Profession of Faith: The Apostle’s Creed                                                                                   p. 813


*Praise Response:  “Thank You, Lord”           

Thank You, Lord, for saving my soul, Thank You, Lord, for making me whole.

Thank You, Lord, for giving to me Thy great salvation so rich and free.





Confession of Sin & Assurance of Pardon (Isaiah 1:18, 1 John 1:7-9)


Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord

Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another,

and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


God’s Will For Our Lives: Exodus 20:1-17                                                                                 pg. 118




Pastoral Prayer


Offering for Christian School Tuition (place offering in bags in narthex)


Hymn:  “Take Time to Be Holy”       


1. Take time to be holy, speak oft with thy Lord;

Abide in Him always and feed on His Word.

Make friends with God’s children, Help those who are weak;

Forgetting in nothing, His blessing to seek.


2.  Take time to be holy, The world rushes on;

 Spend much time in secret with Jesus alone.

 By looking to Jesus, Like Him thou shalt be,

Thy friends in thy conduct His likeness shall see.


3. Take time to be holy, Let Him be thy Guide,

And run not before Him, Whatever betide.

In joy or in sorrow still follow thy Lord.

And, looking to Jesus, Still trust in His Word.


4. Take time to be holy, Be calm in thy soul-

Each tho’t and each motive beneath His control.

Thus led by His Spirit to fountains of love,

Thou soon shall be fitted for service above.




Scripture: Revelations 3                                                                                                             pg. 1916

Pastor:  This is the Word of the Lord.

Response:   Thanks be to God!   


Prayer for Illumination               


Sermon: A Call To Faithfulness, Part 2


1. Wake Up! (1-6)

2. Hold On (7-13)

3. Live Zealously (14-22)




*Hymn:  “Revive Us Again”           


1. We praise Thee, O God, for the Son of Thy love –

For Jesus, who died and is now gone above.


Refrain:  Hallelujah! Thine the glory! Hallelujah! Amen!

               Hallelujah! Thine the glory! Revive us again.


2. We praise Thee, O God, for Thy Spirit of Light,

Who has shown us our Savior and scattered our night.



3   All glory and praise to the Lamb that was slain,

Who has borne all our sins and has cleansed every stain.



4. Revive us again; fill each heart with Thy love.

May each soul be rekindled with fire from above.






*God's Parting Blessing


*Doxology:  “Rejoice in the Lord Always”                  PH 228     






Congregational Announcements


A special welcome is extended to all who worship with us today.  In these final weeks of Lent, may the cross of Christ bring to mind these words of the Psalmist, “Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.” Psalm 32.1


Offering today:  Christian School Tuition

Offering next Sunday:  Building Fund

Serving coffee today:  Luann Schiebout

Next Sunday:  Marian Tinklenberg


We will be having a Good Friday Service on April 7, at 7:00 PM. including Communion.  Cornerstone Congregation has been invited to join us for this service.  The offering will be for ATLAS.


Lois Fey only has a cell phone: 215-1022.  Delete her land line in your directory.




Cornerstone Prison Ministries – Rev. Scott Van Voorst

Sosthene and Kara Maletoungou in Africa

Latino Ministry in Pipestone – Adam Ramirez


Memory Verse


Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions,

And enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work,

This is a gift of God.

Ecclesiates 5:19


Community Announcements

ATLAS, Pipestone - Community Impact Pizza Ranch Night will be held on Wednesday, March 29 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch. Please join us for a night of supporting the many ways God is using the ministries of ATLAS to walk along and encourage many individuals through mentoring, Bible studies, support groups, and through the gift of community prayer. By enjoying a night of carry-out pizza or dining in at the Pipestone Pizza Ranch, you are impacting and having a ripple effect for individuals and our communities. You respond, God blesses and multiplies! A portion of your purchase and all the tips raised will directly benefit the work of ATLAS in Pipestone. (Please keep in mind with the new computer system at Pizza Ranch, tips may only be given with a separate check or cash in the tip jar.) Thank you in advance for your prayers for this fundraiser, for marking it on your calendar to attend, and for keeping ATLAS in your thoughts and prayers as we go forward with excited anticipation for what God will do through this ministry!


TIME TO RSVP! Sister's Tea RSVP's are due by Monday, March 27. All women (0-99+) are invited for tea and fellowship on Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton. Gather your sisters in Christ and join us for a fun morning of fellowship and encouragement! If you have any question or would like to reserve seat(s) or a table, please contact Ashley Stoel (507-227-6446), Courtney Vis (507-920-2831), or Kelsey Schmidt (507-227-8570). 


Palm Sunday, April 2, 2:30 pm:  Please join us for our Annual Easter Music Festival at First CRC of Edgerton.  Southwest’s Choirs, area churches, and choral groups will present individual numbers during this afternoon of praise.  Members of the audience will be invited to join the mass choir the Hallelujah Chorus.   An offering will be taken for Southwest Christian High School (sponsored as a fundraiser by Circle #12). 


Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the 15th Annual Benefit Banquet, Monday, April 3, 2022

Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA, 6:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. 

Save your spot by Sunday, March 26 by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website

Join us for an evening of praise to God for his work through Cornerstone Prison Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary!

A free will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry. We look forward to seeing you!   If you are unable to attend, you can send your donations to:

    Cornerstone Prison Church

    c/o Dave Vande Kamp

    PO Box 88708

    Sioux Falls, SD 57109


    Donate online at


Pipestone County Hospice will be holding a six-week adult grief support group from April 13 to May 18.  Grief support groups allow individuals mourning the loss of a loved one the chance to come together in a safe environment to discuss their experiences.  Mourners are given a space to: share his/her thoughts and emotions.  The group will discover coping skills, discuss identity changes and find support.  Meetings will be on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Pipestone County Hospice House.  For more information or to register please call 507-825-6024. 


SWC SPRING DONATION SALE is only 3 weeks away!  Please mark your calendars to come for an evening of fun!  Friday, April 14 at 6:30 the sale will start.  There will be Pizza and many concession items for sale throughout the evening!  If you have an item that you would like to donate to school for the donation sale, we would love to have it this week so we can get it on the website for early viewing!  We appreciate all your donated items!!! 

A popular part of the Donation Sale has been our shredded pork and garlic mashed potatoes bundles for only $75!  What a great option for an Easter gathering or a convenient meal to have on hand in the freezer! We will not be selling these the night of the auction but will be selling these bundles ahead of time at the High School Campus. You can grab this bundle for your Easter meal or just for a meal to have on hand!  All you need to do is call Daci at 442-4471 and get one reserved for you!  These will be available to pick up starting Tuesday, March 28. 

Along with the Shredded Pork and Potato bundles, we are going to have several more options available to buy before the auction.  Some of which will be out of town Gift Certificates and a few other fun events.  Be watching for more information as it becomes available on what these items will be!

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