Our Bulletin

July 23, 2017


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


This morning we welcome Sioux Falls Seminary student Craig Pederson who will lead us in our worship service. This evening Drew Veurink will lead us in our worship service. Pastor Gary Maas and family are on vacation.


We invite each one to join us after each of our services for fellowship and coffee.


The July 23 and 30, August 6, 13, 20 and 27 a.m. services will be held in the North Church at 10:00 a.m. The p.m. services will be held: July 23 – North Church, July 30 – Corsica CRC. August 6 - North Church, August 13, Corsica CRC, August 20 – Corsica CRC and August 27 – North Church at 7:00 p.m.



Greeters: July 23: Ryan and Cassie Erickson and family
                                Scott and Julie Feenstra
                  July 30:
Alvin and Vivian Groeneweg
                                Jamison and Jocelyn Grosz and family
                   August 06:
Tim and Ronda Hollander
                                       Andy and Kim Hoogers and family
                   August 13:
Carl and Lisa Hoogers and family
                                       Jordan and Tonya Kott and family


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


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: July 23 - Keith DW, July 30 - Scott, August 06 - Wayne, August 13 - Steve V


Offering: This week: General Fund
                 Next week: General Fund



Tuesday: GEMS, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., NHCRC

Wednesday: Evening Bible Study Meeting, 7:30 p.m., North Church.  Please read days 1-3.



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



*Please for a quick adjustment for Marge Schryvers as she has been moved to the Firesteel Nursing Home.

*Please pray for complete healing for Julie Baan Hofman, Roger Bordewyk, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Mary De Lange, Roger Feenstra, Judy Groeneweg, Larry Groeneweg, Carl Hoogers, Mark Jongsma, Larry Klein, Karla Peter, Brenda Plooster, Judy Pope, Calvin Vanden Hoek, Ken Vanden Hoek, Sarah Veenstra, Brad Veurink, Cindy Watters, Kaylee Weldon, Brian Wiedner and Duane Wolbrink 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.

*Please pray for gentle showers of rain for the farmers.




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 August 6. Thank you!


SHOE BOX DISTRIBUTION: There will be a group from South Dakota attending the Shoe Box Distribution with Living Water Teaching in Guatemala December 1-10. There will be a group from South Dakota attending the Shoe Box Distribution with Living Water Teaching in Guatemala December 1-10. If anyone is interested in going please contact Renae Timmermans by August 1.


NURSING HOME SERVICE: Our church is in charge of the service at the Corsica Nursing Home on August 13 at 2:15 p.m. The council requests that those under the name of Steve V’s on the Church contact list attend this service with the residents. The families on this list include: Trent DL, Tucker DL, Ryan E, Jordon K, Elsie J, Marilyn, L, Tillie VD, Sarah V, LaRoy L, Randy N, Leroy VH, Luke VL, and Kent S.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Aurora Reformed Church Vacation Bible School will be held from 6:00 to 8:45 August 7 - 10.  We have classes for those who will be attending Kindergarten through those attending 5th grade.  Please call Linda at 680-4620 to register your young ones.  Parents, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved as well.


LIBRARY UPDATE: On the shelf under the mailboxes are several books on prayer and biographies about men of faith who used prayer.


Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels – Most of us have trouble finding time to pray. Then the crisis hit! In his own life he has made the hard discovery that prayer doesn’t happen on the run. He decided he was too busy not to pray. This book helps readers develop a rich and regular prayer life in the midst of life’s busyness


I’ve Got to Talk to Somebody, God by Marjorie Holmes – Marjorie Holmes shares her conversations with God, touching on the big issues and smaller details of a woman’s everyday life. This book reminds us that no matter where we are or what we do, God is watching over.


George Mueller, a biography written by Janet and Geoff Benge – With scarcely enough food for his own family, George Mueller opened his heart and his home. Sustained by God’s provision, the Mueller house “Breakfast Club” of thirty orphans grew to five large houses that ultimately over 10,000 children would call home.


My Lord Christ by Hudson Taylor


Hudson Taylors’s Spiritual Secret by Dr. Howard Taylor, Geraldine Taylor, George Verwer - This book poses one question - “What empowered Hudson Taylor’s ministry in China?” For Christians longing to the inward joy and power that Hudson Taylor had, they can find the secret to it here. The secret, it turns out, is to be available to anyone who call on Christ’s name.


To China with Love by Hudson Taylor – The inspiring story of one man’s love for God and his unflinching commitment to present the Gospel of Christ to the Chinese. Few men have been such an instrument in God’s hands for proclaiming the gospel to a vast population and bringing so many Christian churches into being.




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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship

*Hymn: #4 “My God, How Wonderful Thou Art”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

Praise Songs:

Children’s message

Responsive Reading of The Law – from The Psalms

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Psalm 46

Message: “Be Still”

Prayer of Application

Hymn: #331 “May the Mind of Christ, My Savior” (while offering is received)

*Hymn: #451 vs.1,2,5 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: #291 “Be Still, My Soul”



*Congregation stands, if able



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


Welcome and Announcements

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

*Hymn: #223 “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”

*Opening Prayer

*We Greet Each Other

Hymn: #222 “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”

#606 Responsive Reading – “Christian Assurance”

Hymn: #293 “The Solid Rock”

Congregational Prayer

*Hymn: MCB #74 “Holy, Holy”

Scripture: Mark 12:18-27

Message: “A Heavenly Reality”

Prayer of Application

Hymn: #376 “Moment by Moment” (while offering is received for the General Fund)

Offertory Prayer

*Benediction: Philippians 4:4-7

*Hymn #483 “When We All Get to Heaven”