Our Bulletin

January 20, 2019


We welcome all members and visitors to our services today. We pray that each person may experience the peace that comes from spending this time in the presence of our great God and heavenly Father.


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


The January 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 a.m. services are in the North Church at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon services are: Jan. 20 – Corsica CRC, Jan. 27 – North Church, Feb. 3 – North Church, Feb. 10 – Grace Reformed, Feb. 17 – Grace Reformed, Feb. 24 – North Church at 2:30 p.m.


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



Greeters: January 20: Rod and Jean De Lange
                                       Trent and Crystal De Lange
                  January 27:
Dan Baas and Dale De Lange
                                       Daryl and Jessica De Vries and family
                  February 03:
Del and Barb De Vries
                                         Keith and Norma De Waard
                  February 10:
Josh and Leah De Waard
                                          Ryan and Cassie Erickson and family


Nursery: This week: AM: Lisa S, Jaden P
                Next week: AM: Val VH, Tate P


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: January 20 - Trent, January 27 - Rod, February 03 - Keith, February 10 - Daryl


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



Sunday: Sunday School meets at 9:45 a.m., sharp, North Church
               Coffee and sweets available during SS

Monday: Grief Support Group, 12:00 noon, Good Samaritan Society – Corsica

Wednesday: Corsica Coffee Break, 9:30 a.m. Corsica CRC
                       Women’s Afternoon Bible Study, 1:30 p.m. North Church, Lesson 10, Hostess: Arlene

Friday: Men’s Retreat, See announcement

Saturday: Men’s Retreat



February 3 – “Souper” Sunday (See announcement)



*Please pray for complete healing for Brenda Baan Hofman, Julie Baan Hofman, Mavis Bultje, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Leonard De Vries, Pat De Vries, Mary De Lange, Carl Hoogers, Delores Keizer, Betty Lefers, Norman and Judy Pope, Hal Riemersma, Cal Vander Wal, Sarah Veenstra, Kaylee Weldon, Flo Westra, and Brian Wiedner who are dealing with health issues.

*Pray for the elderly and shut-ins: Karen 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 Del De Vries who will celebrate his birthday Tuesday, January 22, and to Michael M who will celebrate his birthday Thursday, January 24. We extend Happy Anniversary Congratulations to Colt and Emily VG who will celebrate their anniversary Friday, Jan. 25.


NEHEMIAH? Just how does he fit in God's story of redemption and salvation? You are welcome to join the Coffee Break Bible study group at the Corsica CRC as we explore the book of Nehemiah. The study promises to teach us more of how God keeps His promises to guide and deliver His people always. This 8-week study begins on Wednesday,  January 23, at 9:30 AM. We'd love to have you join us. Call Helen Vander Wal for a study

guide- 946-5222 or 770-3130.


THE WOMEN’S GUILD is sponsoring a canned soup collection for the Douglas County Food Pantry.  Donations may be placed in the North Church foyer by February 3.


BOOK GIVE-AWAY!  There are boxes of duplicate books from combining the two libraries.  These boxes are on tables in the North Church fellowship hall.  Please take any books that you are interested in.  The books are arranged alphabetically by author.


LOST and FOUND:  Are you missing a pair of gloves (or just one)?  A headband? A toy?  Check for them in the lost and found box underneath the mailboxes.


EASY, GOOD MEALS: Need an easy, good meal or want to have something in your freezer to bring to a friend or some family in need? The DCS Fellowship will be making homemade, double crust chicken pot pies on February 14. 7" and 11" pies available.  Please, contact Val VandenHoek if you are interested in this opportunity.  (680-2606)


A GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Monday, January 21, in the conference room at the Good Samaritan Society – Corsica at 12 noon.  Lunch will be provided.  If you have experienced a loss or are preparing for the loss of a loved one, please join us.  (This group will be meeting on the third Monday of every month and is hosted by Asera Care Hospice of Sioux Falls.)


MEN’S RETREAT: Men, mark your calendars to join “Rekindle: Rekindling Our Awe of God” on Friday evening, January 25 – Sunday, January 27 at New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center, 3 miles south of Platte. Guest speakers will be Dan Ebbens of Aurora Center and Gus Craven of Wanblee with worship led by Tim Collins of Underwood, MN. Cost is $125 with scholarships available. More information as well as registration forms is available at newhopechristiancamp.org.


WOMEN’S RETREAT: New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center is hosting their first women's retreat weekend, IF:Gathering 2019, on February 8-9!  Women of all ages are invited to come and view the live simulcast from Dallas, TX which will focus on Proverbs and relying on God's wisdom.  Join us for a time of worship, great speakers, fellowship, rest, renewal, and great food!  For more information, schedule, and registration: www.newhopechristiancamp.org , located under events. With any questions or registration help, contact Patricia Anderson at 605-243-2207 or Jess Brown at 702-755-2769.


SPRING CURSILLO: Registration is open for  the Spring Cursillo – Dates for the Men’s starting Thursday evening, Feb 21, to Sunday afternoon, Feb 24. Women’s weekend - Thursday evening, Feb 28, to Sunday, March 3. Anyone out of High school may attend. For more information or a registration form Contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848. New this year for workers “Early Bird discount “ if registering to work 3 weeks before the weekend will receive a $25 discount


UNCOVER YOUR FUTURE: A Summer program for high school students who have finished grades 11 or 12 to explore who God is calling them to be and how ministry can be lived out in any vocation. JULY 8-27, 2019. Nominate a student or apply at dig.calvinseminary.edu.


FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: In Families at the Center of Faith Formation, John Roberto shares eight things that form faith in the home: caring relationships; celebrating the liturgical seasons; celebrating rituals and milestones; learning the Christian tradition and applying it to life; prayer, devotions, and spiritual formation; reading the Bible; serving and working for justice; and worshiping God. How is your family doing? What would you like to focus on more in this new year? (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)




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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Psalm 90:1-12,17

*Hymn: #140 “When Morning Gilds the Skies”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

*Praise Songs:

Responsive Reading of The Law – From the Psalms

Congregational Prayer

Children’s Message – dismissed to Children In Worship

Scripture: Genesis 39:1-20a

                Matthew 2:16-28

Message: “A Bigger Problem”

Prayer of Application

Hymn: #426 “Rescue the Perishing” (while offering is received)

*Hymn: #451 vs.1,3-5 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: #95 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”




P. M. WORSHIP: 2:30 P.M.

(Service at Corsica CRC)


Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 36:5-10

*Song: Celebration 128 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

*Song: Celebration 293 “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”

*God’s Greeting & Greet Each Other

*Confession of Faith: Psalter 814—Nicene Creed

Song: Psalter 424 “Spirit of the Living God”

Congregational Prayer

*Song: Psalter 571 “Jesus Loves Me”

Scripture Lesson: 1 John 3:11-24

Message: A Heart Checkup

Prayer for Blessing

Song of Response: Psalter 315 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” v. 1-4 (during offering)

Offertory Prayer


*Closing Hymn: Psalter 315 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” v. 5-6