This Week at Calvin

Calvin Church wants to thank all those who attended the Election Night Soup Supper.  It was a great night to eat warm soup, fellowship with the community as we came together to raise funds to help erase modern slavery and human trafficking around the world.  You will be blessed.  
This Sunday is the collection date for all the Operation Christmas Child boxes.  If you have additional items from packing your box, you may donate them as well.  Thank you for considering being a part of this mission project.  Members will be compiling them according to the different children's ages and delivering them to a collection point in Sioux Center.  We thank all those who volunteer to carry on this next step in the process of getting them to children around the world who need to hear the Gospel in tangible ways.  
Along with our Christmas Shoebox Theme,, our Women's Ministry is sponsoring a Calvin Shut-in Christmas Shoe Box.  We are asking for your help to fill them up with things they could use or may enjoy getting.  Perhaps a note/Christmas card with a little cash would be another idea.  They will be delivered on the afternoon of December 2nd.  Than you in advance for helping us make their Christmas special.     
This Sunday we welcome Rev. Norlyn Van Beek to our pulpit while Pastor De Lapp goes to Ocheyden to fill a pulpit supply.  Rev. Van Beek has chosen Psalm 8 as his Call to Worship.   His text for the sermon will be found in The Shema Deuteronomy 6: 1 - 9 titled "Marked for Life".
Nomi Vos will lead us into worship at 10:15 AM with a prelude on the grand piano.  She will also accompany the hymns  of "We Sing the Mighty Power of God" and "O Worship The King".  The All For Him band will join her in accompanying and leading the singing of "Ancient Words" and "Build Your Kingdom Here".  
The Greeters will be John & Judy Klocksiem, Usher - John Klocksiem, Coffee Servers - Gary & Glenda Habben, Nursery - Troy and Elisa Hughes, Sound System - Mike Feenstra, and PowerPoint - Jeremy Kamp.  
Sunday School classes for all ages (9:00 am) is looked forward to by many interested in learning more about God, how to read His Word, understand what we believe and introduce children to His Promises.
We look forward to the 18th when Pastor will be back and lead us in celebrating communion. There will be collection of items for the Christian Needs Center and a special offering for the Christian Needs Center as well. That afternoon our church will participate with all the community in the Ecumenical Service.  In the evening Calvin will hold it's traditional Thanksgiving Banquet with lots of food, love and laughter.  
A Thanksgiving Service on Thanksgiving Eve will be at 6:30 with many traditional Thanksgiving songs and scripture readings.  
This is the time of year we especially concentrate on all that God has given us.  Give thanks.  
Calvin Church is located at 326 7th St SE or on the web at for past services and more information.  Come join us as we minister to each other and our neighbors through caring relationships.

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