December 16, 2018
We welcome all members and visitors to our services today. Let us rejoice together as we continue celebrating the Advent of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Gary Maas will lead us in our worship service this morning and the children will present their Sunday School Christmas program. This evening Pastor Dan De Graff will lead us in our worship service.
Tia De Boer, Carly Vanden Hoek and Garth Maas have met with the council to profess their faith in Christ. They will make public profession of faith on December 23 as part of the morning service.
The December 16, 23 and 30 a.m. services are in the North Church, at 10:30 a.m. The evening service will be Dec. 16 at Corsica CRC with the service at 6:00 p.m. Dec. 23 at Leisure Living for caroling and the Christmas Cantata at 2:30 p.m. and Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m. at the North Church. Christmas Cantata practice during December will be at 4:00 p.m. due to the 6:00 p.m. services. The Christmas Day Service with communion will begin at 10:00 a.m.
We invite each one to join us after the morning service for fellowship and coffee.
OPPORTUNITIES OF SERVICE:
Greeters: December 16:
Duane and Ruth Wolbrink,
Harlan and Bonnie Wolbrink
December 23: Darcy and Darla Baan Hofman
Larry and Brenda Baan Hofman
December 25: Pastor Gary and Beth Maas and family
December 30: Kevin and Jan Van Genderen
Tena Van Zee and Sarah Veenstra
January 06: Walker and Payton Baan Hofman
Evan and Kathy Baas
Nursery: This week: AM:
Jan VG, Marissa M
Next week: AM: Crystal DL, Cassidy W
Bulletin/Mail Delivery: December 16 - Marlin, December 23 - Trent, December 30 - Duane, January 06 - Daryl
Offering: This week:
Next week: General Fund
Sunday: Choir Practice, 4:00 p.m., North Church
Women’s Work Group #1 will meet in the Fellowship Room following the service
Monday: Men’s Prayer Breakfast, 6:30 a.m., North Church
Wednesday: Women’s Christmas Program, 7:00 p.m. North Church
*Dec. 25 – Christmas service with the Christmas Cantata and communion
*Jan. 6 – Installation of new Elders and Deacons
*Please pray for healing for Betty Lefers as she had back surgery Monday and was able to return home on Wednesday.
*Please pray for healing for Leonard De Vries and as he adjusts to his new home as he has moved into the Corsica Nursing Home.
*Please pray for complete healing for Julie Baan Hofman, Mavis Bultje, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Leonard De Vries, Pat De Vries, Mary De Lange, Carl Hoogers, Delores Keizer, Norman and Judy Pope, Hal Riemersma, Char Uilenberg, Sarah Veenstra, Kaylee Weldon, and Brian Wiedner who are dealing with health issues.
*Pray for the elderly and shut-ins: Karen De Boer, Sarah De Boer, Mabell De Jonge, Brent De Lange, Doris Markus, Nona Markus, Terry Vanden Hoek and Eltha Wolbrink.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Nyah H who is celebrating her birthday today, Sunday, Dec. 16, to Loretta VG and Lyla VH who will celebrate their birthday Tuesday, Dec. 18,ot Eltha W who will celebrate her birthday Wednesday, Dec. 19, to Ella VL who will celebrate her birthday, Thursday, Dec. 20, and to Arlene BH, who will celebrate her birthday, Friday, Dec. 21 We extend Happy Anniversary Congratulations to Mike and Angie S who will celebrate their anniversary Thursday, Dec. 20.
THE WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM will be held on Wednesday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the North Church. You may invite guests and you are asked to sign up on the sheet in the back of church today.
THE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING was held last Sunday. Harlan Wolbrink and Brian Van Genderen will be our new elders and Ryan Erickson and Luke Vander Ley will be our new deacons. We thank the retiring elders, Darrell De Boer and Wayne Lefers, and retiring deacons Larry Baan Hofman and Cal De Boer for the work they have done in serving on the council. The new budget was approved, and we will continue to share Pastor Gary with Grandview Reformed Church.
WOMEN’S GUILD: Attention: Ballots have been placed in your mailboxes. Please vote and return to the ballot box above the mailboxes by December 23 (due to last Sunday’s cancellation of our services). There was an error on the ballots. Please change the Vice- Secretary to Vice-Treasurer and the Vice-Treasurer to Vice Secretary. Feel free to share any concerns or suggestions you would like to see addressed by the Executive Committee.
ADVENT: On this third Sunday in Advent, spend some time talking about the many ways God shows that he loves us, including sending his own Son, in as many ways as you can. Then talk about how your family can show that you love each other and how you can show love to your friends and neighbors. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)
CONTINUE TO SAVE YOUR CARD FRONTS AND STAMPS! A large box of card fronts was brought to a nursing home and assisted living in Huron to be used in their crafts there. They very much appreciated them. These stamps are used for missionary purposes. Please leave at least ¼ of an inch of the envelope around the stamp. Please place them in the box under the mailboxes.
DCS ANNUAL MATCHING FUND DRIVE: Several supporters of Dakota Christian School have once again generously pledged up to $25,000 for our annual matching funds drive. This drive provides much- needed financial support as we carry on the mission of Christian education in our area. Please consider taking this opportunity to contribute to Dakota Christian, especially as you plan your Thanksgiving and Year-end giving. More details and a return envelope can be found in your church mailbox.
NEED A GIFT IDEA for someone who has everything? Or want to have an easy meal in your freezer for yourself or to bring to someone else? DCS Fellowship is taking orders for homemade double crust chicken pot pies, large or small. Talk to Harriett Sybesma or Ardelle Bruinsma or Virginia DeKam to place your order. Pot pies will be made on Feb. 14.