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PIPESTONE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

P.O. Box 428

Pipestone, MN 56164

July 14, 2024

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.

 

THE LORD GATHERS US . . .

 

Welcome

           

Call to Worship: Psalm 95:1-7

           

*Opening Hymn: “O Worship The King”                                                       PH 428

 

*God’s Blessing

 

*Mutual Greetings

 

 

Opening Litany: The Mission of the Church

(From: Matt. 28:17, Mk 16:15, Acts 17:24a, 26a, 27a; Rom. 10:13-15, Ps. 96:1, 2b-3, Jn. 3:16)

 

Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”

“Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth.

From one man, he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth.

God did this so that men would seek him, and perhaps reach out for him, and find him.

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

How then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?

And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?

And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

And how can the preach unless they are sent?

As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

Sing to the Lord, all the earth, Proclaim his salvation day after day

Declare his glory among all nations, His marvelous deeds among all the peoples.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

Song of Response:  “Our God Reigns”                                                           PH 195

           

TO BOW ON OUR KNEES BEFORE HIM . . .

 

Reading of God’s Law: Micah 6:1-8

 

Prayer of Confession

 

Assurance of Pardon: Acts 13:38-39

 

TO LIFT OUR EYES TO HIM . . .

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Offering for Classical Ministry Shares  (place offering in bags in narthex)

          

Preparatory Hymn:   “O Christians, Haste”                                                         PH 525

 

TO OPEN OUR HEARTS TO HIS WORD  

 

Scripture: Acts 1:1-11                                                                                                    pg. 1690

 

Pastor:  This is the Word of God for the People of God

Response: Thanks be To God   

 

Prayer for Illumination               

 

Sermon: Called to be God’s Witnesses

1. An overview of the text

2. The application to our lives

            a. We must be caught up in God’s mission

            b. We should remain focused on God’s mission

            c. We should perform God’s mission

            d. We must remember who empowers the mission

 

Closing Hymn:  “Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”                                        PH 528

 

. . . AND TO DEPART WITH HIS BLESSING!

 

*God's Parting Blessing

 

*Doxology:  “Praise God, You Angel Hosts Above”                                                 PH 628

 

Postlude

                                              

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR July 14, 2024

TODAY 9:00 AM MORNING WORSHIP is a "Missions Sunday" and we will look at Acts 1:1-11 under the title "Called to be God's Witnesses." After the service, Megan DeRuyter will give a presentation in the fellowship hall about her work with Youth With A Mission while we enjoy refreshments.  Please bring goodies to share.

 

Offering today: Classical Ministry Shares

Offering next Sunday: Christian School Tuition

 

Serving coffee today: Wil

Next Sunday: Linda K.

 

Happy Birthday to Marian Tinklenberg on her 86th Wednesday, July 17.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Our morning worship service on August 4 has been moved up to 10 AM. This will be followed by a pot-luck dinner. Plan to join us!

 

Missionaries

 

Cornerstone Prison Ministries – Rev. Scott Van Voorst 

Megan DeRuyter (Youth with a Mission) Honolulu, Hawaii

Sosthene and Kara Maletoungou in Africa

 

Last week’s trivia question: Choose the lowest possible accurate answer. Bethlehem and Jerusalem are within how many miles of each other – 5,15,25,35 or 65?  5

  

Today’s trivia question: Who asked, “What is truth?”

 

Memory Verse

 

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker;

for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

Psalm 95:6-7

 

Community Announcements

 

Pipestone Women’s Connection cordially invites you to a luncheon at the Christian Reformed Church, 800 2nd Ave. S.E., Pipestone on Monday, July 15, 2024.

$10 (includes tax & tip) * 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 First time guest tickets are complimentary.

FEATURE: Pelvic Floor Strong. Come listen to doctor of physical therapy and owner of re+active WELLness, Theresa Stangle, as she shares how pelvic floor function is vital for women of all ages as it relates to incontinence, pelvic pain, back pain, hip pain, and core strength.

SPEAKER: Sherry Jarvis, Burwell, NE. Title: “Broken Crayons Still Color”. Sherry Jarvis will share how you can still find purpose and color your world beautiful even when life breaks you down and fills you with sorrow.

Reservations for lunch and complimentary child care by Thursday, July 11, please.

Please call * Rosie: 605-201-6484 * Marian: 507-820-1272 * Susan: 507-920-6675

CANCELLATIONS ARE NECESSARY BY SUNDAY, July 14.

A beautiful evening for women - Monday, July 15:

Joy Fopma, author of the book "An So Somehow - My Story of Finding Joy in Suffering and Resurrection" and co-founder of Wings of Refuge, a ministry for women recovering from sex trafficking is going to be speaking at ATLAS - 101 2nd St NE, Pipestone on Monday evening, July 15 beginning at 6 pm.
Joy is a passion-filled visionary with a bold testimony that encourages others to receive their God-given identity. You won't want to miss this! Invite others & be encouraged!

World Renew DRS Response to Iowa Flooding - After heavy rain and severe flooding in northwestern Iowa in June, 2024, World Renew DRS is making plans to help the homeowners and churches who were most affected to clean up and rebuild as the flood water recedes. Please pray for those who have lost their homes and possessions, for DRS volunteers and staff, and others working to assist people in need. You can help flood survivors in Iowa and across the U.S. with your financial gift at http://worldrenew.net/springstorms2024-donate, by calling 1-800-552-7972, or by mailing your check made out to World Renew DRS, with “Spring Storms 2024” in the memo line, to: World Renew, 8970 Byron Commerce Dr, SW, Byron Center, MI 49315.

The 2024 Abide Project convention will be held July 30th-31st at First CRC, Sioux Center.  The theme this year is drawn from Titus, “contend for the faith!” Join us for two days of instruction from God’s Word, fellowship and discussion. The cost is $100 for both days, which includes admission and all meals as well as lodging at Dordt for those who would like it. If you cannot make the entire convention, join us for our special public session with Dr. Jeff Wiema, Professor of New Testament at Calvin Seminary July 30th beginning at 7pm. He will be giving a talk on “The Sanctity of Sex. Living a Holy Life in a Sex, Saturated Society (1 Thess. 4:1-8)” This portion of the conference is free, and all are encouraged to attend! Please go to www.abideproject.org to register. We hope to see you there!

 

Advance Date: SWC 7th Annual Tractor Ride Fundraiser: Saturday, September 14 beginning at the American Reformed Church in Luverne.  

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