Our Bulletin

March 18, 2018


We welcome all who have come to worship our God today. May we all experience a closer walk with Him because of this time in His holy presence.


This morning Pastor Gary Maas will lead us in our worship service. This evening Pastor Gary Maas will lead us in our worship service and Pastor Dan De Graff will bring us God’s Word.


The March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 a.m. services are in the South Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School will be held at 9:45 a.m. The p.m. services will be held: The March 18 - Grace Reformed, March 25 – South Church, April 1 – South Church, April 8 and 15 – Corsica CRC, April 22 - South Church and April 29 – South Church at 7:00 p.m.


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



Greeters: March 18: Darrell and Marjean De Boer
                  March 25:
Rod and Jean De Lange
                  April 01:
Trent and Crystal De Lange
                  April 08:
Daryl and Jessica De Vries and family


Nursery: This week: AM: Ruth W, Daryan DV
                Next week: AM: Crystal DL, Jaden P


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: March 18 - Darrell, March 25 - Keith, April 01 - Wayne, April 08 - Marlin


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



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

Tuesday: Scrip Orders Due, 8:30 a.m., DCS

Wednesday: Potato Supper, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., South Church
                      Women's Bible Study, 8:00 p.m., North Church.  Begin Session 4, Victory Accomplished, by reading pages 40-43.

Thursday: DCS Science Fair, 7:00 p.m., DCS Gym

Worship Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m., South Church

Friday: Days for Girls, 10:00- 3:00 p.m., Platte Senior Citizen Center



*March 29 – Maundy Thursday Service with the Lord’s Supper, Grandview Reformed Church

*March 30 – Good Friday Service with the Lord’s Supper



*Please pray for complete healing for Julie Baan Hofman, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Pat De Vries, Mary De Lange, Roger Feenstra, Judy and Larry Groeneweg, Carl Hoogers, Judy Pope, Hal Riemersma, Ken Vanden Hoek, 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, Berneta De Waard, Ruth Jongsma, Doris Markus, Nona Markus, Terry Vanden Hoek and Eltha Wolbrink.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Terra P who is celebrating her birthday today, March 18, to Mary VH who will celebrate her birthday Tuesday, March 29, and to Tonya K who will celebrate her birthday Thursday, March 22.


WE EXTEND OUR HEARTFELT CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY to the family of Marge Schryvers who passed away on March 9. Her funeral was held in the North Church on Monday. We pray that our gracious Father will wrap his loving arms around the family now and in the days to come.


LADIES: Check your mailboxes to make sure you know what you need to bring for the Potato Supper, lists were put in boxes a couple weeks ago. Thank you in advance!


CHURCH POTATO SUPPER: Serving will be from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 in the South Church. Come and enjoy a potato and all the fixings, salads and desserts!


THE DCS SCIENCE FAIR will be Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Come and view a wide variety of experiments displayed by students in grades 7 - 10. Awards will be handed out at 7:45.


DAYS FOR GIRLS, a sewing group who is making kits for girls in an orphanage in Uganda, will meet on Friday, March 23 from 10:00-3:00 at the Platte Senior Citizen Center.  Noon lunch will be potluck.  Non-sewers are welcome. 


SCHOOL PROJECT: My name is Megan Mudder, and for my Environmental Science Project at Dakota Christian School, I am collecting new or gently used clothing and toys for girls ages 6-18 in Guatemala that have been victims of sex trafficking. These girls are currently living in a government shelter, and they usually come to the shelter with next to nothing. Any donations would be appreciated, especially clothing girls size 6-XL, and teen and women’s size small/medium. There will be a drop off box in the lobby at Dakota Christian School. If you have any questions or are unable to deliver donations to DCS, please contact Megan Mudder at (605) 207-0217 or meganmudder@dakotachristian.net to arrange pickup. I am also accepting monetary donations to help cover the cost of shipping and/or to purchase toiletries for the girls. Each suitcase costs $50 to ship to Guatemala.  Accepting donations until March 26.  Thank you!


DCS ANNUAL SOCIETY MEETING: Dakota Christian School will hold its annual Society Meeting Monday, March 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  You will be asked to approve a new budget and to vote for new board members at this meeting.  The nominees for new board members are: Calvin DeBoer, Devin DeLange, Matt Hubers, Dillon Munneke, Josh Srstka, and Keith Vanden Hoek. You will be asked to vote for three.  All DCS supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Absentee ballots are available at the DCS office.


SPRING BLOOD DRIVE: Dakota Christian will be hosting their Spring Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 28. There are a few slots left! If you are willing to donate, please contact Savannah Feenstra at 243-2211 or savannahfeenstra@dakotachristian.net. Thank you for your support!


WOMEN’S LENTEN PROGRAM: Aurora Reformed Church invites all the women of the church to our Women’s Lenten Program on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:00 PM.  We are excited to announce that this year’s program will be guest speaker Shar Grove from Sioux Falls formally from Stickney!  Sharilyn Grove (Punt), daughter of Rich and Philomena Punt, will be sharing her journey in faith during the loss of her daughter, Jen.  Don’t miss Shar’s message of hope.  Lunch will be served following the program.  Please sign up on the sheet in the back of your church if you plan to attend.


DAKOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – In an effort to save time and paper as well as to cut printing and postage costs, Dakota Christian School will be limiting its publishing of their monthly newsletter. Newsletters will be published three times a year (September, January, and May, starting with a May, 2018 edition) and will still be placed in church mailboxes, mailed, and updated on the school’s website. Board minutes and school financial information will continue to be posted monthly on the Dakota Christian School website.  The school’s web address is dchs.net.  Upcoming events will still be accessible in a variety of places, such as the calendar and daily announcements on the school website, in church bulletin announcements, DCS News in the local newspapers, and the DCS Facebook page. Thank you for your understanding as we make this transition.


CENTER OF HOPE’S WALK AND RIDE: Come join Center of Hope's Walk & Ride Challenges!  Walk or ride bike to support the Center of Hope and get some exercise.  The Ride Challenge begins April 1 and the Walk begins June 1. These challenges are a great way to help others and have some friendly competition with your friends!  Sign up at www.centerofhopesf.org


THE CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH COUNCIL, BOARD AND CONGREGATION would like to invite you to the 12th Annual Benefit Banquet on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

RSVP by April 2 by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website www.cornerstonepcsd.org. Join us for an evening of praise to God for his work through Cornerstone Prison Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary! A free will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry. If you are unable to attend, checks can be mailed to Dave Vande Kamp, Treasurer, 801 S. Gordon Dr, Sioux Falls, SD 57110. We appreciate your prayers all year long. We look forward to seeing you!


FESTIVAL OF TABLES: Dakota Christian School will be having their annual Festival of Tables on Saturday, April 14. The Entertainment will be “A Five Piano Extravaganza”. Some of the area’s finest pianists to participate are: Ivory Ries, Beth Maas, Kim Zomer, Rachel Faller, and Vicki Lubbers. Table Viewing will begin at 5:30pm followed by the meal at 6:00pm. For tickets or to host a table please text or call Renae Timmermans (at 680-2106) or call Linda DeHaai (at 680-4220).




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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Psalm 57:1-2,8-11

*Hymn: CH #45 “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

Lenten Reading


*Praise Songs:

Children’s Message – dismissed to Children In Worship

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Genesis 1:26-31, 4:1-16

                  Galatians: 6:1-10

Message: “Who are We Mocking?”

Prayer of Application

Hymn: CH #428 “In Christ There Is No East or West” (while offering is received)

*Hymn: PH #482 vs.1,3-5 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: CH #43 vs.1-3 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”




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

(Service at Grace Reformed)


Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

*Hymn: Praise 48 “Come, Thou Almighty King” v. 1-3

*Hymn: Praise 386 “My Jesus, I Love Thee”

*God’s Greeting & Greet Each Other

Hymn: Praise 385 “I Am Thine, O Lord”

Congregational Prayer

*Song of Preparation: Praise 450 “Living for Jesus”

Belgic Confession Lesson: Article 31

Scripture Lesson: Acts 1:12-26

Message: Church Elections

Prayer for Blessing

*Hymn: Praise 501 “So Send I You”


*Closing Hymn: Praise 48 “Come, Thou Almighty King” v. 4