Our Bulletin

November 17, 2019


We welcome all members and visitors to our services today. May we worship our God in spirit and in truth.


Pastor Gary Maas will lead us in our morning worship service. Dr. Maynard Koerner of Sioux Falls will lead us in our evening worship service at the Corsica CRC.


The Nov. 17, and 24 morning services are in the South Church at 10:30 a.m.

The evening services are at 7:00 p.m.:

November 17 – Corsica CRC
November 24 – Corsica CRC

December 1 – Grace Reformed


We invite each one to join us after the morning service for fellowship and coffee.



Greeters: November 17: Dan Baas and Dale De Lange
                  November 24: Del and Barb De Vries
                  December 01: Keith and Norma De Waard
                  December 08: Josh and Leah De Waard


Nursery: This week: AM: Crystal DL, Cassidy W
                Next week: AM: Norma DW, Tori DB


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: November 17 - Kent, November 24 - Duane, December 01 - Dan, December 08 - Harlan


Offering: This week: Mission Fund (quotas)
                 Next week: General Fund



Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m., South Church

Monday: Tri-County Right to Life, 7:00 p.m., Dakota Christian School

Wednesday: Ladies Afternoon Bible Study, 1:30 p.m., Lesson 6, Hostess: Marilyn, the east side fellowship room
                      Youth Group Soup Supper, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., South Church
                      Women's Wednesday evening Bible study at 7:00 p.m., North Church. Study session five, "Carry One Another's Burdens."



November 24 – Nursing Home Service

November 28 – Thanksgiving service – 9:30 a.m.

December 1 - Congregational Meeting following the morning service

December 1 – Corsica Youth Group Request Program (p.m. service)



*Please pray for complete healing for Julie Baan Hofman, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Leonard De Vries, Pat De Vries, Ruby De Vries, Mary De Lange, Carl Hoogers, Elsie Jongsma, Beth Markus, Mae Niewenhuis, Norman and Judy Pope, Hal Riemersma, Mary Vanden Hoek, Claire Vander Wal, Sarah Veenstra, Kaylee Weldon, and Brian Wiedner who are dealing with health issues.

*Pray for the elderly and shut-ins: Lavonne De Boer, Sarah De Boer, Doris Markus, Nona Markus, Terry Vanden Hoek and Eltha Wolbrink.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Scott F who will celebrate his birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to Ryan E who will celebrate his birthday Wednesday, Nov. 20, and to Tia DB who will celebrate her birthday on Friday, Nov. 22.


CORNUCOPIA: There is a cornucopia placed in the back of church. Anticipating Thanksgiving, we are asked to bring things which we are thankful for to place in and around it.


TRI-COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE will meet Monday, November 18, at 7:00 P.M. at Dakota Christian School. Anyone is welcome to attend.


THE YOUTH GROUP SOUP SUPPER will be held on Wednesday, November 20. Serving will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the South Church.


NURSING HOME SERVICE: Our church is in charge of the service at the Nursing Home in Corsica on November 24 at 2:30 p.m. The Council requests that those under the name of Keith De Waard on the Church Contact List attend this service with the residents. The families on this list include Evan B, Dan B, Jone VD, Kevin VG, Lisa H, Bryan H, Dennis VH, Mae N, Josh DW, Allen VH, Kathy VH, Ryan VH.


CHRISTMAS CANDY FOR PRISONERS: Can you make fudge for prisoners and can have it to church by December 19? Please do so. There will be copies of the recipe in church Sunday.


NO PLANS FOR THANKSGIVING DAY? You are invited to join your friends and neighbors for a Thanksgiving Day dinner (November 28) at the Grace Reformed Church. Serving will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Menu includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salads, dinner rolls and pies. No charge for the dinner as we share God’s gifts of food and friends. The celebration dinner is sponsored by the Grace Reformed Church and the Corsica Christian Reformed Church. Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can adequately prepare. Please call Helen 770-3130, Dick 999-5795, Kris 770-0443, or Daren 680-2625 by November 24. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.


THANK YOU: The Women’s Guild would like to thank everyone for their generous donations of socks of all sizes to our “Socktober” project. We collected over 200 pairs of socks and that will make A LOT of small and larger feet toasty this winter! Thanks again!!


THANKS to all who cleaned the North Church. We appreciate your willingness to work together to keep our Lord's houses clean. The South Church cleaning may be moved up to January, watch for announcement or work lists in your mailboxes later.


DAKOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL has been blessed with a $50,000 match donation challenge throughout the month of December. Every dollar donated to the school’s general fund will be matched, up to $50,000. So, one dollar becomes two, five dollars becomes ten, up to a grand total of $100,000. By way of information, your contributions to monthly church collections will count towards the $50,000 total. Look for updates in future bulletins, and please prayerfully consider a donation in December to Dakota Christian.

Thank you!


AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP: - In Liturgy of the Ordinary (IVP 2016), Tish Warren writes, “In my daily life I’ve developed habits of impatience—of speeding ahead, of trying to squeeze more into my cluttered day. How can I live as one who watches and waits for the coming kingdom when I can barely wait for water to boil?” As the Advent season draws near, how might you more fully embrace the discipline of waiting in your everyday home life? (Tip from Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)


FREE ADVENT JESSE TREE RESOURCE - JESSE TREE: God's Big Advent Story is now available FREE for CRC families! This downloadable

package from Faith Alive and Faith Formation Ministries includes 25 simple devotions that are great for kids of various ages and printable story symbol ornaments that follow God's story from creation to the birth of Jesus. Each day’s reading invites families to read and wonder about a Bible story together, pray together, and step away from the busyness of the season. Learn more and download the devotions and symbols at tinyurl.com/DwellJesseTree.




A.M. WORSHIP: 10:30 A.M.


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Psalm 62:1-2,7-8,11-12

*Hymn: CH #3 “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

*Praise Songs:

Responsive Reading of The Law – from the Epistles

Congregational Prayer

Children’s Message – dismissed to Children In Worship

Scripture: Exodus 20:8-11

Matthew 12:1-14

Hebrews 4:9-13

Message: “Break Time”

Prayer of Application

*Apostles’ Creed

Hymn: CH #656 “Take Time to Be Holy” (while offering is received)


*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: CH #617 “Near to the Heart of God”



P. M. WORSHIP: 7:00 P.M.

(Service at Corsica CRC)