Our Bulletin

October 20, 2019


We warmly welcome each man, woman and child to our worship services today. May God bless each one with His presence, and may He meet all the concerns we bring to this time of worship


Pastor Gary Maas will lead us in our morning worship this morning. Our service will be preparatory for the celebration of the Lord’s Supper next Sunday morning. This evening Jason Weber of Parkston will lead us in our evening worship service at Grace Reformed Church


The October 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, and 24 morning services are in the South Church at 10:30 a.m.

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

October 20 – Grace Reformed
October 27- DCS -Reformation Day

November 3 – South Church
November 10 South Church

November 17 – Corsica CRC
November 24 – Corsica CRC


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



Greeters: October 20: Rod and Jean De Lange
                  October 27: Elders
                  November 03: Trent and Crystal De Lange
                  November 10: Daryl and Jessica De Vries and family


Nursery: This week: AM: Lisa S, Daryan DV
                Next week: AM: Val VH, Quinten DV


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: October 20 - Daryl, October 27 - Marlin, November 03 - Ryan, November 10 - Brian


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



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

Tuesday: Soup Supper, 5:30 – 8;00 p.m., Aurora Reformed Church

Wednesday: Ladies Afternoon Bible Study, 1:30 p.m., Lesson 4, Hostess: Jone
                      Worship Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m., South Church
                      Evening Women's Bible Study, 7:00 p.m., Lesson 3: "Serve One Another", South Church

Thursday: Presidential Politics Conference of Iowa, Dordt University, see announcement

Friday: Presidential Politics Conference of Iowa, Dordt University, see announcement
             Inspiration Hills Annual Fall Auction, doors open at 6:00 p.m., Inspiration Hills

Saturday: Presidential Politics Conference of Iowa, Dordt University, see announcement
                 Annual Soup Supper, Bake Sale and Bazaar, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Grace Reformed Church
                 Benson Family Singers, 7:30 p.m., DCS



October 27 – Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

October 27 – Pastor Appreciation following the morning service

October 27 – Joint Reformation Day Service at DCS

November 3 - Mission Fest

November 10 – Music Program for the evening service in Harrison

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

November 20 – Youth Group Supper

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

December 4 - Congregational Meeting



*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, Brent De Lange, Doris Markus, Nona Markus, Terry Vanden Hoek and Eltha Wolbrink.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Elwood VB who is celebrating his birthday today, Oct. 20, to Joel W and Jaden P who will both celebrate their birthday Monday, Oct. 21, and to Cindy W who will celebrate her birthday Tuesday, Oct. 22. We extend Happy Anniversary Congratulations to Daryl and Jessica DV who are celebrating their anniversary today, October 20.


IT'S "SOCK-TOBER!" Please join the Women's Guild in collecting socks during the month of October! Bring new socks for all ages to the church coat hallway. County Health Nurses will distribute the socks in Aurora, Douglas and Charles Mix counties. "Tall socks, short socks, dressy socks, sports socks – socks for feet of every form – socks to keep all feet warm". Let's make some Happy Feet this winter!!


SOUP SUPPER: Aurora Reformed Church on Tuesday, Oct. 22

Serving: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Serving 5 kinds of soup, homemade pie and hot sandwiches

Bake Sale with a Freewill offering


INSPIRATION HILLS: Please join Inspiration Hills at their Annual Fall Auction on Friday, October 25 with doors opening at 6 p.m. for a first look at items. Soup, Sandwich & Dessert will be available for a free-will offering. Live Auction begins at 7 p.m. with Mark Zomer! This was an enjoyable event last year; please join us!


ANNUAL SOUP SUPPER, BAKE SALE & BAZAAR at Grace Reformed Church in Corsica. Sat., Oct. 26: 5-8 PM Everyone is welcome, freewill donation. FYI: Women of Grace Quilts are on display in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Reformed for viewing and bidding. Bids will be accepted until 8 pm Sat., Oct. 26 at the Fall Bazaar. You are welcome to check them out and bid at any time. Thanks for looking and bidding! Hope to see you there!


BENSON FAMILY SINGERS: All are invited to enjoy the Benson Family Singers at Dakota Christian School at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The Benson Family Singers are a family music group from Minnesota. Peter and Rachelle, along with their four sons, David(17), Aaron(15), Luke(12), and Paul(6) have a unique ministry consisting of barbershop, bluegrass, and gospel music. They sing and play a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo, bass, violin, and mandolin to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Visit www.bensonfamilymusic.com for more information. The concert is free, but a free will box will be displayed for love offerings.


DAKOTA CHRISTIAN JUNIOR CLASS CALENDAR SALES have begun! An order blank can be found in your mailbox; completed orders can be placed in the container in the back. Thanks for supporting DCS Juniors!


PASTOR APPRECIATION SUNDAY will be next week Sunday, October 27. Cake and ice cream will be served following the morning service.


REFORMATION DAY SERVICE: New Holland Church will host the community Reformation Day service to be held at Dakota Christian School on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 7:00 p.m. • Rev. Henry Lengkeek, pastor at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley, will preach on Ephesians 2:1-10, “Grace Alone”.

• The offering is for expenses, with the rest going to Dakota Christian School. Please make checks out to New Holland CRC.

• The DCS high school choir and a mass choir will present special numbers.

• Nursery will be provided.

The Dakota Christian High School choir invites community members to join them in singing "Behold Our God" during the Reformation Day service at DCS. Only one practice will be held at 6 p.m. just before the service. Join us in the DCS music room. If you'd like to get a head start on learning the piece, you may pick up a copy at the school office any time. And if you are an "early bird" that evening, Kim will be available at 5:30 p.m. in the music room.


DORDT UNIVERSITY’S ANDREAS CENTER is hosting the Presidential Politics Conference of Iowa (PPCI) on October 24-26th. This national, cross-disciplinary event will be the second meeting of scholars focusing on presidential elections and presidential power, and its underlying theme is executive leadership for the common good. Confirmed speakers include Emma Green, John Inazu, Daniel McCarthy, and Michael Wear. Find more information visit www.theandreascenter.org/ppci or register at https://ppci2019.eventbrite.com. Contact Emily Rowe at emily.rowe@dordt.edu or by calling 722-6434 with any questions.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 5th annual Fall Fling at DCS, Saturday Nov 2nd from 10:00-2:00. Bring a friend to shop over craft or vendor 35 booths, eat soup and sandwich for lunch and grab your favorite bake sale/ Dutch specialty item. To pre order a gallon of chicken noodle or cheeseburger soup or a dozen club croissant sandwiches, contact Brandi DeLange at 680-5035 by October 28th. Hope to see you there!


MISSION FEST will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3. Our morning speaker will be Kitty Vander Wel who represents the Prairie Light Bible School held at the Lakeview CRC south of Mission, South Dakota. The evening speaker will be Jon Van Zee who has spent a year as a missionary in China.


CURSILLO- a Short course in Christian living. Registration is open! It is open for ages 19-99 ! There is no cost to attend . The men’s weekend begins Thursday evening February 27th to Sunday afternoon March 1st . The women’s is Thursday evening March 5th to Sunday afternoon March 8th . Contact Karla Overweg for a registration form 680-4848.


SAVE THE DATE! The Center of Hope invites you to attend the annual Fall Benefit Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Sioux Falls Christian Schools. We will have a wonderful time together celebrating what God has done this past year, hearing how a life's were impacted through sharing God's love as we make future ministry possible.

See you there! Tickets are $10 per person over age 12 and are available at by phone at 605-334-9789 or on our website at www.centerofhopesf.org. ALL proceeds will benefit the ministry of the Center of Hope.


AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP: The Building Blocks of Faith are four statements that, when they become increasingly true for a person, indicate that his or her faith is growing: I belong to Jesus and to his body, the church. I know and understand the story of God’s faithfulness, of which I am a part. I have hope, through Christ, in all of God’s promises. I am called to work in God’s kingdom, and I am equipped to do that work. What opportunities do the people in your household have to grow in each of these ways? For more on the Building Blocks, visit crcna.org/FaithFormation/toolkits/building-blocks-faith. (Tip from Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)





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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Psalm 95:1-9

*Hymn: CH #224 “We Have Come into His House”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

*Praise Songs:

Preparatory for The Lord’s Supper

Congregational Prayer

Children’s Message, dismissed to Children in Worship

Scripture: Exodus 19:1-25

Luke 14:15-24

Message: “Being Prepared”

Prayer of Application

*Apostles’ Creed

Hymn: CH #69 “Holy, Holy” (while offering is received)


*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: CH #194 “We Worship and Adore You”




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

(Service at Grace Reformed)