Our Bulletin

May 21, 2017


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


This morning Pastor Arlin Vande Zande will be leading us in worship. This evening Pastor Dan De Graff will be leading us in worship and bringing us God’s Word.


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


The May 21 and 28 a.m. services will be held in the South Church and the June 4, 11, 18 and 25 a.m. services will be held in the North Church at 10:00 a.m. The p.m. services will be held: May 21 – Grace Reformed, May 28-South Church, June 4- Dedication of Chapels on I-90, June 11-Corsica CRC, June 18-Grace Reformed and June 25-North Church at 7:00 p.m.



Greeters: May 21: Darcy and Darla Baan Hofman and family
                  May 28:
Larry and Brenda Baan Hofman
                  June 04:
Leonard and Arlene Baan Hofman
                                  Evan and Kathy Baas
                 June 11:
Calvin & Angela De Boer and family
                                 Darrell and Marjean De Boer


Nursery: This week: AM: Reed BH, Marissa M
                Next week: AM: Crystal DL, Kristin M


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: May 21 - Steve, May 28 - Duane, June 04 - Larry, June 11-Cal


Offering: This week: Mission Fund (quotas)
                 Next week: General Fund, Evening offering for World Renew



*May 28 – Nursing Home Service

*May 28 -The Memorial Day Joint Evening Service in Harrison

*June 6 – GEMS Tea for all Women

*June 6 - GEMS Session Begins

*Oct. 7 – Women’s Conference, Springfield, SD



*Please continue to keep Ken V.H. in your prayers as he will be having surgery in Sioux Falls on Tuesday for the removal of his cancerous bladder and prostate.

*Please pray for complete healing for Julie Baan Hofman, Roger Bordewyk, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Mary De Lange, Dick Dyk, Roger Feenstra, Judy Groeneweg, Carl Hoogers, Mark Jongsma, Larry Klein, Brenda Plooster, Norman and Judy Pope, Marg Schryvers, Allen Vanden Hoek, Calvin Vanden Hoek, Sarah Veenstra, Brad Veurink, Cindy Watters, Kaylee Weldon, and Brian Wiedner who are dealing with health issues.

*Pray to lift up the elderly and shut-ins: Karen De Boer, Mabell De Jonge, Brent De Lange, Berneta De Waard, Doc and Ruth Jongsma, Doris Markus, Nona Markus, Terry Vanden Hoek and Eltha Wolbrink.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Cody VH and Charlie L who are both celebrating their birthday today, May 21, to Larry BH who will celebrate his birthday Monday, May 22, to Mabell DJ who will celebrate her birthday Wednesday, May 23, to Vivian G and Emily VG who will both celebrate their birthday Wednesday, May 24, and to Harlan W who will celebrate his birthday Friday, May 26.


VOLUNTEERS WOULD BE APPRECIATED: Volunteers would be appreciated for getting the coffee ready for after our evening services. Cookies will be provided. Please continue to use the signup sheet so we always have someone making the coffee and cleaning up. We need a volunteer for June 25. Thank you!


MAY 28 COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE: The Harrison Community Church will be hosting a combined worship service at 7:00, May 28 in the South Church. Pastor John Gorter of New Holland will be giving the message, Dan Everson will be leading the singing, and the offering will be for World Renew. Refreshments will be served following the service. 


NURSING HOME SERVICE: Our church will be leading the service at the Corsica Nursing Home on Sunday, May 28, at 2:15 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., Jone VD, Kevin VG, Carl H, Bryan H, Keith VH, Dennis VH, Bud N, Leonard DV, Josh DW, Dan VH, Allen VH, and Kathy VH.


WE EXTEND OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY to Larry and Brenda Baan Hofman and their family in the death of Brenda’s sister, Jill Vander Pol. We pray that our Lord will wrap his loving arms around them in this time and the coming days and comfort them as only he can comfort.


BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICE invites you to celebrate what God is doing and to say thank you for supporting Bethany’s ministry.  Supper and program will be held at Platte Christian Reformed Church on June 7 from 6p.m. – 8p.m.  The meal will be provided by Touch ‘o Class and the cost is covered by Bethany Christian Services.  Please RSVP by Friday, May 31st to: Donna Veurink 243-2268 or Lois Van Dusseldorp 337-3897 or by email at bcssiouxfalls@bethany.org.


THE GEMS SUMMER SESSION is almost here. GEMS will run from June 6 through Aug. 1. Girls meet each Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the New Holland CRC. This non-denominational ministry enables girls to meet their Savior in new and fun ways. Girls who will enter first grade through those who will be in seventh grade next year are invited to join us. If you are interested in sending your daughter, and they haven’t previously attended or if you know girls who would like to know more about the program, contact Kirsti Muckey (243-2215).


GEMS will hold a GEMS TEA on the first day, June 6 at 12:30. All women (moms, grandmas, neighbors, women of the church, etc…) are invited to attend. Come enjoy a light lunch and program and help kick off our summer session of GEMS. Moms, look for our registration table and get your daughters signed up for GEMS Camp, pay fees, and fill out other necessary forms! We will then begin our first session from 2:00-4:00. Can’t wait to see you there!!


CALL FOR CAMPERS: Midwest B.A.S.I.C. Youth Bible Camp is July 24-28, 2017 at Pine Lake Christian Camp in Eldora, Iowa. All graduates of grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend. Plan now to attend and ask a friend to join you. REGISTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM Darrell De Boer. We are excited to explore the theme “LIFE Part Deux – Bigger, badder, Life-ier through a variety of speakers and daily service projects. Please pay special attention to the items you need to bring listed on the brochure.


THANK YOU: I would like to thank the congregation for all the cards and gifts given to me in recognition of my graduation. Thank you! Micah DW


EARLY DEADLINE!!! This year you have until the first week in July to fill shoeboxes for the children in Guatemala and Central America. These boxes are a great blessing to them & are a wonderful tool for the gospel presentation. Those who have been privileged to take part in the distribution experience the grateful smiles and thank yous from the children and their parents as they receive the boxes. Your efforts & financial input are greatly appreciated and very necessary for a successful outreach! A huge thanks to all those who have so faithfully worked with and donated to this outreach in the past years! There are various ways in which you can be involved:

1- You can fill boxes according to the guideline and suggestion sheets available with the shoeboxes and attaching the $5 per box for shipping.

2- You may donate bulk items to be used in filling boxes.

3- You may donate financially for Operation Shoebox which will be used for shipping costs or shoebox items.

The deadline this year is Sunday, July 9. All checks should be written out to the Tom Vander Pol Memorial Fund and sent to: 27406 377th Ave., Harrison, SD 57344, or larger donations may be sent directly to Living Water Teaching, PO Box 1190, Caddo Mills, TX 75135. For more information, you can contact Pat Vanderpol at 243-2275 or 680-2166 or go to lwt@lwtusa.org. The distribution dates this year are Dec 1-9. Thank you to all who are willing to do their part in helping this outreach be a blessing to many children who live in poverty so that they may know the love of Jesus and hear about Him this Christmas.


BOOK MOBILE: Here are some of the New Books on the Book Mobile: The author is listed first:

Alcorn, Randy: Honor Begins at Home COURAGEOUS

Alexander, Tamera; etc. Among the Fair Magnolias

Blackstock, Terri: If I Run

Clipston, Amy: A Dream of Home

Coble, Colleen: The Inn at Ocean’s Edge

Cote, Lyn: Honor

Dellosso, Mike: Centralia Things Are Not What They Seem

Fuller, Kathleen: A Reluctant Bride

Joubert, Irma: The Girls from the Train

Martin, Charles: Chasing Fireflies

Reay, Katherine: Dear Mr. Knightley

Ruth Reid: (Amish Wonders Novel) 1 – Miracle of Hope,

2 – A Woodland Miracle, 3 – A Dream of Miracles

Wiseman, Beth: Love Bears All Things and Plain Peace




A.M. WORSHIP: 10:00 A.M.


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship

*Hymn: CH #493 “Glory to His Name”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

Special Music

*Praise Songs:

Children’s Message –dismissed to Children In Worship

Responsive Reading of The Law – Words of Jesus from the Gospels

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10

Message: “The Little Lost Man”

Congregational Prayer

Hymn: PH #387 “I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew” (while offering is received)

*PH #482 vs.1,2,5 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: CH #506 “I’d Rather Have Jesus”



*Congregation stands, if able



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


Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 130:1-8

*Hymn: Praise 2 “Sing Praise to God”

*Hymn: Praise 286 ““I Am the Door,” the Savior Said”

*God’s Greeting & Greet Each Other

Praise 624 “An Affirmation of Faith”

Hymn: Praise 392 “More About Jesus”

Congregational Prayer

*Song of Preparation: Praise 326 “All Things Work Out for Good”

Scripture Lesson: Ecclesiastes 4:1-16

Message: Freedom from Self

Prayer for Blessing

*Hymn: Praise 135 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”


*Closing Hymn: Praise 536 “My Tribute”