This Week at Calvin

Last week's sermon at Calvin Christian Reformed Church told of how we, like the rich young man, could enter the Kingdom of God.  We are so rich.  Jesus said it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God.  Pastor Rev. Dr. Nevada De Lapp challenged us to give abundantly to others from our storehouses of riches. This can be done several ways right now through many venues. 
Calvin has the Christmas Shoeboxes prepared to handout.  These will be filled with gifts and delivered to children in need around the world through Samaritan's Purse.  Each box is an opportunity for a boy or girl to experience the love of God in a tangible way and hear the Gospel.  There are extra boxes  in the narthex for anyone interested in participating in this mission.  Janet Van Leeuwen, our church secretary, is at church Monday- Friday 10 - 12 AM.  Please return your filled boxes by Sunday, Nov. 11.  Shipping for each box is paid by the Agnes Sneller Endowment fund.  Thank you in advance for participating in this Mission Project.  If you have any questions, Tom and Joyce De Koster have taken this ministry under their wings.
Another way is Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM the Teen Center youth have invited us to their Youth For Christ Bowl-a-thon.  Join us in this fun way to support this mission right here in our community.  Elaine Van Otterloo is our contact person. 
You are also invited to Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare 4th Annual Fall Banquet on Monday, Oct. 29, 5:30 - 8 PM at Carmel Reformed Church, Rock Valley.  Fellowship time and silent auction 5:30 - 6:30.  Please RSVP @ 605-695-0059.  One of our Calvin members, Pete Attema, has been directly involved in this ministry and would love to have many others join him.
We can give of our time and talents this Sunday by ministering to those in nursing homes at 1:30 (Good Samaritan), 2:15 (Park Place Estates), and 3:00 (Pride Group).  Please join us for one or all of these services.  
Our Election Night Soup Supper (November 6th) will be giving their proceeds to the International Justice Mission, an organization to help erase modern slavery and human trafficking around the world.  Homemade soups, desserts, pig-in-a-blanket and taverns will be served from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Calvin.  Tables are set up in the basement and in the narthex to accommodate those who find steps a challenge.  Tickets are available from members or at the door for Adults - $8.00, Children 5 - 10 $4.00 and Children 4 years & under - Free.
This Sunday come to Study God's Word at 9:00 AM with classes for all ages.  The children will be taught by Sharon Zomermaand, youth by Pastor Nevada, and Adults by a video series "How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth."  Coffee will be ready.   
The worship service at 10:15 AM will begin with the prelude "He Is Exalted" with "Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him" on the grand piano.  The All For Him Praise Team will lead the Call To Worship with the singing "Let Our Voices Rise Like Incense".  The Prayer of Confession will be sung - "Change My Heart, O God."  Our Assurance of Pardon will be the song "Your Grace is Enough."  After passing the God's peace to each other we will all join in singing "My Life is in you Lord."  Ron De Kok will read Isaiah 53: 4 - 12, Psalm 91: 9 - 16 will be read responsively, Hebrews 5: 1 - 10 will be read by Bob Hughes.  The Gospel hymn "Spirit of the Living God" will be sung before and after the reading of Mar 10: 32 - 45.  Pastor Nevada's theme this week is The Right Hand and the Left - seats of honor on the cross."  "The Power of the Cross" will be sung in response to the sermon.  To close the service we invite all singers to join a choir in the singing of "The Lord Bless You and Keep You".  A short rehearsal to refresh this song will be in front of the church at 9:45. Please join us. 
Calvin Church is located at 326 7th St SE or on the web at http://www.calvincrclemars.org for past sermons.

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