This Week at Calvin 7/17/2024

Calvin Christian Reformed Church located at 326 7 th St SE. invites you to join them in worship of the one
true God.
This Sunday Pastor’s message will be from Deuteronomy 6: 1-25 “Love the Lord Your God.” Miriam
Hector will lead accompany the hymns “How Firm A Foundation”, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”,
“My Jesus, I Love Thee”, “Tell Your Children”, and “Standing on the Promises.
This Sunday we celebrate communion. We ask God for the proper spirit in which to celebrate the
sacrament that we may repent sincerely of all sin and that by it we shall be spiritually revived, and
strengthened in faith, hope, and love through Christ our Lord.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
The Special Offering for the month of July is for The Gideons.
As is tradition on Sundays when we celebrate communion, we also love to contribute to The Table, a
community food supply outlet. Needs include shampoo & conditioner, dish & laundry soap, kitchen &
bathroom cleaners, canned fruit, brownie & cake mixes, jelly. Items may be place in the blue barrel in
the narthex all month long. The Table is located at Rejoice! Community Church, Le Mars. Hours are
12:00-2:00 pm on the 1 st , 4 th & 5 th Wednesdays, and every Saturday from 9:00-11:00 am.
Please join us for the Bible League’s annual Christmas in July, Monday, July 29 at 1:30 PM at First
Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center.
A time of fellowship with coffee, juice, and cookies follow worship.
Follow us on Facebook. We are Calvin CRC Le Mars or on Youtube.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.

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This Week at Calvin 7/10/2024

Calvin Christian Reformed Church located at 326 7 th St SE. invites you to join them in worship of the one
true God.
This Sunday Pastor’s message will be from Deuteronomy 5: 1-22 “The Ten Commandments”. Miriam
Hector will lead us into worship with a prelude on the grand piano. The All For Him praise team leads in
singing of “Be Unto Your Name”, “Goodness of God”, “Deep Within”, “You Shall Love the Lord Your
God”, and “What Does the Lord Require of You.”
Members of the Praise team are Lyn Bulthuis, Mary Fedders, Joy Lee, Patrick Visscher, Steve Ver Mulm
on vocals. Bob Hughes and Ron De Kok on acoustic guitar, Jim Viet on bass guitar, Bruce Smit on the trap
set, Miriam Hector on the keyboard, and Dave Hector on bongos. We couldn’t sing together without the
trusty service of our sound and video people. Jeremy Kamp prepares the slides and controls the sound
system. Baze Postma oversees the computer and videotaping for the livestreaming. We are so thankful
for the faithful service of all.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
The Special Offering for the month of July is for The Gideons. The Gideons International is an
Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about
Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and
New Testaments. Duane Vander Plaats will be here to inspire us to donate to the Gideons.
A time of fellowship with coffee, juice, and cookies follow worship.
Follow us on Facebook. We are Calvin CRC Le Mars or on Youtube.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.

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This Week at Calvin 7/2/2024

Calvin Christian Reformed Church located at 326 7 th St SE. invites you to join them in worship of the one
true God.
This Sunday Pastor’s message will be from Deuteronomy 4: 32 – 40 “The Lord is God”. Mandy Viet will
lead us into worship with a prelude on the grand piano. She will also accompany the hymns of “O
Worship the King”, “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”, “If My People’s Hearts Are Humbled”, “There’s No
God as Great”, and “Now Blessed Be the Lord Our God”.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
The Special Offering for the month of July is for The Gideons. The Gideons International is an
Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about
Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and
New Testaments.
A time of fellowship with coffee, juice, and cookies follow worship.
Wow! What a week it has been at Calvin. We were so thankful for all the beautiful children that came
to SCUBA VBS! We had an offering for a charity in Le Mars called Sleep in Heavenly Peace. There was a
contest between the boys and girls to see who could collect the most money. We are pleased to report
that we collected over $1,000.00 , enough to build 4 beds, supply mattresses, mattress pads, bedding
and pillows for all 4. By the way, the girls collected the most money-making Joe Carpenter the recipient
of the whipped cream pie on the face. A fun time was had by all.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.

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This Week at Calvin 6/26/2024

Calvin Christian Reformed Church located at 326 7 th St SE. invites you to join them in worship of the one
true God.
For the month of June Pastor Brian Hofman has prepared sermons on different books of the Bible. This
This Sunday Pastor’s message will be from the book of 1 Peter. Pastor has prepared reflection questions
for each day as we read through 1 Peter. Inez Hoogeveen will lead us into worship with a prelude on the
grand piano. She will also accompany the hymns of “Your Name”, “Tell Your Children”, My Hope is Built
on Nothing Less” and “The Doxology”.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
The Special Offering for the month of June is for The Banner, the magazine of the Christian Reformed
Church.
A time of fellowship with coffee, juice, and cookies follow worship.
Wow! What a week it has been at Calvin. We were so thankful for all the beautiful children that came
to SCUBA VBS! A big thank you to our organizers Kaitlyn Visscher and Tessa Hofman for organizing our
time of diving into God’s Love. We had an offering for No One Sleeps on the Floor in Le Mars. There is a
contest between the boys and girls to see who collects the most money. We’ll let you know the results
next week.
We also had two weeks of leading worship at the care centers in Le Mars. We loved seeing our friends
there.
This week Sunday we will have a special offering for the flood victims in the area.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.

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This Week at Calvin 6/18/2024

Calvin Christian Reformed Church located at 326 7 th St SE. invites you to join them in worship of the one
true God.
For the month of June Pastor Brian Hofman has prepared sermons on different books of the Bible. This
This Sunday Pastor’s message will be from the book of Colossians. We are treated by a flute prelude by
Omar Camas titled Concerto in G Major by Mozart. The All For Him praise team will lead the singing of
“Mighty to Save”, “Stronger”, “I Give You My Heart”, “Take My Life” and “We Receive Your Blessing. “
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
The Special Offering for the month of June is for The Banner, the magazine of the Christian Reformed
Church.
A time of fellowship with coffee, juice, and cookies follow worship.
This week and next Calvin leads worship at the care centers in Le Mars. We look forward to worshipping
with our friends there.
On Friday, the 21 st if you are able, please help decorate for VBS in the church. Many cool decorations
are ready to be displayed. We need help holding the ladders, babysitting the children, and hauling in
the decorations.
VBS is planned for June 24-27 in the evenings from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. beginning with a meal. The theme
this summer is SCUBA, where kids dive into friendship with God. Kids explore the Bible, science, and
faith through fun activities. Each day kids learn about God’s love, His Word, and His stories through
interactive situations. Please mark your calendars for a great time for children in our church and
community.
Our VBS link for sign ups is now available! The signup form can be found on Calvin’s Facebook page
(Calvin CRC Le Mars). We can’t wait to have you come!
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.

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This Week at Calvin 6/12/2024

Calvin Christian Reformed Church located at 326 7 th St SE. celebrates communion this Sunday.
For the month of June Pastor Brian Hofman has prepared sermons on different books of the Bible. This
This Sunday Pastor’s message will be from the book of Galatians. We are treated by a piano prelude by
Scott Wells (Carol Wolfswinkel’s son-in-law). He and Miriam Hector will combine on the piano and
organ to accompany the hymns “God is Here”, “He is Exalted”, “Majesty”, “By Grace We Have Been
Saved” and “To God Be the Glory”. For the Offertory, “The Holy City” will be played.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
The Special Offering for the month of June is for The Banner, the magazine of the Christian Reformed
Church.
Don’t forget The Table collections in the blue barrel. The Table is a community food supply outlet for
the area. Needs include shampoo & conditioner, soup, laundry & dish soap, and canned fruit, kitchen
and bathroom cleaners, brownie & cake mixes, jelly.
A time of fellowship with coffee, juice, and cookies follow worship.
VBS is planned for June 24-27 in the evenings from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. beginning with a meal. The theme
this summer is SCUBA, where kids dive into friendship with God. Kids explore the Bible, science, and
faith through fun activities. Each day kids learn about God’s love, His Word, and His stories through
interactive situations. Please mark your calendars for a great time for children in our church and
community.
Our VBS link for sign ups is now available! The signup form can be found on Calvin’s Facebook page
(Calvin CRC Le Mars). We can’t wait to have you come!
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.

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This Week at Calvin 6/5/24

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”! Our
church building is located at 326 7 th St SE. Take notice of our new church signs!
For the month of June Pastor Brian Hofman has prepared sermons on different books of the Bible. This
This Sunday Pastor’s message will be from the book of James. The All for Him praise team will lead the
singing of “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship”, “Jesus, Be the Centre”, “Ancient Words”, “Trust and
Obey”, and “Jesus, All for Jesus”.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
The Special Offering for the month of June is for The Banner, the magazine of the Christian Reformed
Church.
Don’t forget The Table collections in the blue barrel. The Table is a community food supply outlet for
the area. Needs include shampoo & conditioner, soup, laundry soap, cereal and hot cereal, ketchup and
mustard, and canned fruit. Let’s fill the barrel to overflowing with love for our neighbors.
A time of fellowship with coffee, juice, and cake celebrating Dave and Miriam Hector’s 50 th anniversary
follow worship.
VBS is planned for June 24-27 in the evenings from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. beginning with a meal. The theme
this summer is SCUBA, where kids dive into friendship with God. Kids explore the Bible, science, and
faith through fun activities. Each day kids learn about God’s love, His Word, and His stories through
interactive situations. Please mark your calendars for a great time for children in our church and
community.
Our VBS link for sign ups is now available! The signup form can be found on Calvin’s Facebook page
(Calvin CRC Le Mars). We can’t wait to have you come!
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.

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This Week at Calvin 5/29/2024

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”! Our
church building is located at 326 7 th St SE. Take notice of our new church signs!
This Sunday Pastor Brian Hofman’s message will be from 3 John on hospitality. Inez Hoogeveen will
accompany the singing of “Come Thou Almighty King”, “Lord, Our Lord, Your Glorious Name”, “Spirit of
the Living God”, “They’ll Know We Are Christians””, and “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
The Special Offering for the month of June is for The Banner, the magazine of the Christian Reformed
Church.
Don’t forget The Table collections in the blue barrel. The Table is a community food supply outlet for
the area. Needs include shampoo & conditioner, soup, laundry soap, cereal and hot cereal, ketchup and
mustard, and canned fruit. Let’s fill the barrel to overflowing with love for our neighbors.
A time of fellowship with coffee, juice, and cookies follow worship.
VBS is planned for June 24-27 in the evenings from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. beginning with a meal. The theme
this summer is SCUBA, where kids dive into friendship with God. Kids explore the Bible, science, and
faith through fun activities. Each day kids learn about God’s love, His Word, and His stories through
interactive situations. Please mark your calendars for a great time for children in our church and
community.
Our VBS link for sign ups is now available! The signup form can be found on Calvin’s Facebook page
(Calvin CRC Le Mars). We can’t wait to have you come!
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.

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This Week at Calvin 5/21/2024

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”! Our
church building is located at 326 7 th St SE. Take notice of our new church signs!
This Sunday Pastor Brian Hofman’s message will be from 2 John on truth and love. Miriam Hector will
accompany the singing of “Come, We That Love the Lord”,” He Is Lord”, “Lord Speak to Me”, “In Christ
Alone”, and “The Bond of Love”.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
The Special Offering for the Month of May is for Youth for Christ. YFC is a movement that reaches young
people, ages 11-19, in authentic Christ-sharing relationships. They work with the local church and other
like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus.
Don’t forget The Table collections in the blue barrel. The Table is a community food supply outlet for
the area. Needs include shampoo & conditioner, soup, laundry soap, cereal and hot cereal, ketchup and
mustard, and canned fruit.
Coffee, juice, and cookies are served following worship.
VBS is planned for June 24-27 in the evenings beginning with a meal. The theme this summer is SCUBA,
where kids dive into friendship with God. Kids explore the Bible, science, and faith through fun
activities. Each day kids learn about God’s love, His Word, and His stories through interactive situations.
Please mark your calendars for a great time for children in our community.
Our VBS link for sign ups is now available! The signup form can be found on Calvin’s Facebook page
(Calvin CRC Le Mars). We can’t wait to have you come!
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.

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This Week at Calvin 5/15/2024

News from CCRC – Calvin Christian Reformed Church “A Caring Church, Reaching Community”! Our
church building is located at 326 7th St SE. Take notice of our new church signs!
This is the last Sunday for Education classes for all ages beginning at 9:00 am until next fall.
This Sunday of Pentecost we observe God sending us His Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us. We will
also celebrate communion. Pastor Brian Hofman final message on the Lord’s Supper will be from
Revelation 19: 1-10. Mandy Viet will accompany the singing of “Holy, Holy, Holy”, Wind, Wind, Blow on
Me”, and “The Doxology”. The children will sing “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy” during the offertory.
The Children are welcomed up front to visit with Pastor Brian for an introduction to the morning’s text.
After prayer, they will be dismissed to Children’s Worship with Tessa Hofman.
The Special Offering for the Month of May is for Youth for Christ. YFC is a movement that reaches young
people, ages 11-19, in authentic Christ-sharing relationships.
Don’t forget The Table collections in the blue barrel. The Table is a community food supply outlet for
the area. Needs include shampoo & conditioner, soup, laundry soap, cereal and hot cereal, ketchup and
mustard, and canned fruit.
Coffee, juice, and cookies are served following worship.
VBS is planned for June 24-27 in the evenings beginning with a meal. The theme this summer is SCUBA, where kids dive into friendship with God. Kids explore the Bible, science, and faith through fun
activities. Each day kids learn about God’s love, His Word, and His stories through interactive situations.
Please mark your calendars for a great time for children in our community. There is a link online for
registration. Check out Calvin’s Facebook page.
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 10 – noon. If you have concerns for the prayer
chain, please contact the church secretary at 712-546-4767.

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