Church Family News
WE WORSHIP AND PRAISE OUR GOD
Welcome to all worshiping with us today. Pastor Herm Van Neijenhuis will be leading us in worship this morning and bringing us the Word of God. Anyone desiring spiritual counseling or experiencing a family crisis, please call one of the elders at any time.
There is a Nursery in the West Hallway with attendants present for childcare. Please sign in and sign out your child. If you are needed in the Nursery your child’s # will appear on the screen.
Please join us for coffee and cookies in the fellowship hall following the morning worship service.
The Prodigal God Small Group Study is Tonight !
Everyone is encouraged to attend!
There will be a light supper prior to meeting at 4:45 pm.Nursery is provided for children 0 – 4 yrs.
Children 5-11yrs. can meet in the Basement Fellowship Hall and youth 12 yrs. and up can join in their parent’s small group.
Study Guides and Books can be picked up on the Narthex Table.
Offering – AM - General Fund
WE CARE ABOUT OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Prayers & Praises
We extend our condolences to Geneva Grussing and family in the recent passing of her oldest sister, Alma Stister this past week.
Please keep Camie Fernholz, daughter of Joe & Diane Fernholz and niece of Jason & Mary Taatjes, in your prayers as she is receiving treatment for a tumor on her brain stem.
Please be in prayer for Pastor John as he is on a study/backpacking trip in Israel. You can keep up on his travels at the Pastors Travel Blog , on our church website. He will be posting pictures and info along his journey.
Please keep Norma Blom in your prayers as she has recently had foot surgery , pray for a full recovery.
Tiena Zondervan is now home following her heart surgery, please keep her in your prayers as she continues to heal.
Please continue to keep Joe Apol in your prayers as he will be wearing a heart monitor for the next month.
Please be in prayer for Jamie Brouwer, son of Nellie Brouwer, he has been diagnosed with cancer and his Dr’s are still planning his treatment options.
Please continue to keep Alena Bothof , in your prayers as she receives continued care at St. Cloud Children’s Home.
Please remember to pray for our Missionaries as they labor for Christ to be known. Gene & Dawn Michelson, Mali. , Jeff & Sheryl Brown in Younde, Cameroon and Andrew and Comfort Henry in Worthington, MN – as African Immigrant church planters.
Please continue to be in prayer for those in our church family who are unable to attend due to age and illness that God would strengthen them in spirit.
Raymond CRC Family Prayer List
Pastor John & Nicotie Bothof (Alena, Aanya, Isaiah)
Stan & Wilma Boonstra
Randy & Barb Bonnema
March 3, Monday Night Friendship Class at the Willmar CRC at 7pm, Lesson 6 & 7. Lunch Ruby and Marge.
GEMS will be meeting on Wed. March 12th & 26th this month
JAM's Soup Supper w/ Homemade Pies Wed. March 19th, 5 - 7:30pm @ Bunde CRC. To donate a homemade pie please contact Elizabeth Taatjes at 905-1926
We have replaced the furnaces in the old church. If you would like to donate toward the cost of the new furnaces please make note of it on your gift that it is for the Building Fund/ furnaces. Thank you
You can pick up the new Modern Reformation magazine on the Narthex Table. There are great articles in it dealing with Suffering.
Advanced Notice: a special offering for Children of the Promise will be taken on Sunday, March 16 for the Baby House Remodel Project. In addition, checks designated for this project may be designated “COTP Baby House Remodel” and put in any offering prior to March 16. If you desire to give actual building supplies, please contact Aimee TeBrake at (320)894-2915 for a complete list of needed construction supplies, appliances, etc.
CMCS is having a two-day service event on March 27th & 28th. Service hours will be between 1:30 pm and 3:15pm on both days. Students are available to help with small home repairs, cleaning, or even visiting and playing cards with those who are unable to leave their homes. We have a total of 178 student spots over the two days and will work hard to meet as many requests as we are able. If you think you could use some of our students you can email me (Rachel Marsh) at the address provided or call me at 320-978-8700 (work). Deadline to sign up is March 6th Thank you, and God Bless!"
Save the date! The MACCRAY 2180 Foundation will be having it's 6th Annual Fundraiser Supper with Silent Auction, featuring a baked potato bar, on Friday, March 21st at the MACCRAY HS Cafeteria, serving from 5:00 pm -7:00pm, followed by the MACCRAY High School Theater and Music Department’s production of “Footloose” in the HS Gymnasium. The supper is a Free Will Offering and “Footloose” tickets are available at the High School Office during business hours and at the door if not sold out. Proceeds from the supper benefit the educational needs of the MACCRAY school district. Tax deductible donations can also be sent to: MACCRAY 2180 Foundation, PO BOX 218, Clara City, MN 56222. For more information call 320-847-2154.
Benefit dinner & silent auction
to benefit the Joe & Diane Fernholz family as their daughter Camie, is undergoing treatment for a tumor on her brain stem.
March 22nd at Raymond CRC
To contribute silent auction items or if you can help with the benefit in another capacity, please contact Kim Sombke at 320.226.1694.
Men’s Lenten Breakfasts
begin on Wed. March 12th at 6:30 am at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. Men and sons are invited to great food & fellowship. Area pastors will be sharing:
“Reflections On the Cross”
2014 Area-Wide Pinewood Derby
is rescheduled for this Wednesday, March 5th
at the CMCS Gym.
BBQ dinner from 5:00 to 7p.m.
Registration for the races at 6:00 p.m.
Races begin at 7p.m.
Concessions will be available. All cars must be registered, so Cadets need to be there on time and in uniform! Anyone and everyone is invited to this event, so come and enjoy great food and exciting races while supporting our local Cadet clubs!
Whatever your special need may be,
a promise may readily be found in the Bible
to meet that need.
Are you weak and weary because your road is rough?
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak: Isaiah 40:29
Are you seeking after Christ and thirsting for closer communion with Him?
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for the will be filled." Matthew 5:6
Are you distressed due to sin in your life and burdened
with the heavy load of iniquities?
"I, even I , am he who blots out your trangressions...and remembers your sins no more." Isaiah 43:25
Are you afraid of not being able to endure to the end after having thoughts of yourself as a child of God?
"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed." Isaiah 54:10
If you have lost the sweet sense of the Savior's presence and are seeking Him with a sorrowful heart, remember these promises:
"Return to me,and I will return to you." Malachai 3:7
May God's sweet Promises be a comfort to you
as you seek Him through His Word to you today.
(Taken from: "Look Unto Me",
the Devotions of Charles Spurgeon
by Jim Reimann)