August 19, 2018
Welcome to all who have come here to worship with us today! May we experience the communion of the saints as we celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper this morning. All who are professing members of a Bible-believing church are invited to share in this sacrament with us.
Pastor Gary Maas will lead us in our worship this morning. This evening Pastor Dan De Graff will lead us in our worship service and Pastor Gary Maas will bring us God’s word.
The August 12, 19 and 26 a.m. services are in the North Church and the September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 a.m. services are in the South Church. at 10:30 a.m. The evening services will be August 19-Corsica CRC, August 26 – North Church, September 2 – area wide combined service at Aurora Reformed Church, September 9 and 16 – Grace Reformed, September 23 – South Church and September 30 - ?. All p.m. services will be at 7:00 p.m.
We invite each one to join us after the morning service for fellowship and coffee.
OPPORTUNITIES OF SERVICE:
Greeters: August 19:
August 26: Robert and Gloria Plooster
Todd and Brenda Plooster
September 02: Seth and Nicole Reimnitz and family
September 09: Kent and Lisa Spoelstra
Nursery: This week: AM:
Emily VG, Marissa M
Next week: AM: Jan VG, Kristen M
Bulletin/Mail Delivery: August 19 - Kent, August 26 - Larry, September 02 - Darrell, September 09 - Keith
Offering: This week:
Mission Fund (quotas)
Next week: General Fund
Monday: Tri-County Right to Life, 7:30 p.m., DCS
Tuesday: DCS Scrip Orders Due, 8:30 a.m., DCS
*September 9 - Sunday School Kickoff with the Church Picnic
*September 16 – Sunday School classes begin
*September 22 - Women's Fall Conference will be held at Aurora Center. Carissa Bruinsma will be the speaker.
*Please pray for healing for Kassidy Watters as she has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
*Please continue to pray for healing for Leonard De Vries as he awaits surgery.
*Please pray for complete healing for Julie Baan Hofman, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Pat De Vries, Mary De Lange, Jocelyn Gross, Carl Hoogers, Delores Keizer, Bud Niewenhuis, Norman and Judy Pope, Hal Riemersma, Tillie Van Drongelen, Kathy Vanden Hoek, LeRoy 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, Ruth Jongsma, Doris Markus, Nona Markus, Terry Vanden Hoek and Eltha Wolbrink.
*Please pray for gentle showers of rain for the farmers who need it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Sherryl P and Duane W who will both celebrate their birthday Wednesday, August 22, and to Tate DB who will celebrate his birthday Thursday August 23. We extend Happy Anniversary Congratulations to Rod and Jean DL who will celebrate their anniversary Wednesday, August 22, and to Norman and Judy Pope who will celebrate their anniversary Friday, August 24.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED: If anyone is interested in teaching Sunday School this fall, please talk to Jim Lefers.
NURSERY ATTENDANT UPDATE: It is time to update our nursery attendants. If you would like to add or delete your name for serving in the nursery, please sign the paper in the back of church. Those in 5th grade and up may serve as an assistant. The nursery attendant must be in the 9th grade or older. Thank you!
DCS PRESCHOOL: There is still time to sign up for preschool at Dakota Christian School! Preschool will begin after Labor Day. If interested, please call Rachel Faller at 243-2211.
RIGHT TO LIFE: The Tri-County Right to Life will meet on August 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Dakota Christian School. Anyone is welcome to come to this meeting to see how you might support this cause.
WHAT WILL GOD DO NEXT IN OUR REGION? Many people in Classis Iakota have been praying for distinctively Reformed new churches. The Holy Spirit’s response seems to look seriously at the Chamberlain/Oacoma community to establish a new CRC. Before moving further than continued prayer and preliminary observations we desire an informal listening event over coffee with the people of Corsica, Harrison, Menno, New Holland, and Platte. Mr. Rick Droog, local representative of CRC Resonate Global Mission, and Pastor Jack Gray, convener of the Classis Iakota Church Plant Committee, want to hear what you think and feel about such a church plant effort. Please come to the New Holland Fellowship Hall on Tuesday evening, August 28 at 7:30 to share how the Holy Spirit is speaking to you. If you have questions or wish to know more call 605-271-0794 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOME-MADE ICE CREAM SOCIAL WITH TOPPINGS at Leisure Living in Corsica on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Come, have ice cream, coffee and visit with the residents!!
CRC/RCA REGIONAL DEACON TRAINING EVENT: Current deacons, past deacons, future deacons and anyone who is interested in learning more are invited to a deacon training event scheduled for Thursday, September 6 from 6:30-9:00 PM in the fellowship hall at New Holland CRC. The plan is to provide a light supper and then have four sessions including: The Biblical qualifications of a deacon. What should a deacon do? How deacons can lead well? And Growing Generous Givers. New Holland Christian Reformed Church is located at 100 Church Avenue in New Holland, South Dakota.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Inspiration Hills will be holding a Fall Auction on Friday, October 26 at 6:00 pm! This year’s auction proceeds will go towards the kitchen remodeling project. We have a great food service team and the updated kitchen will help them and their ministry immensely! Please plan to join us on Friday evening, October 26. More details to come. Contact Dave Heilman at 712-360-0140 if you have any questions or email him at email@example.com.
JFA WINTER TRIPS DATES: -Harvest Hands- January 18/19-25/26, Perkins Center- February 9-16, Voice of Calvary- February 17-23 and Grace Reigns- March 15/16- 22/23. There may also be a trip to Haiti sometime this year. For more information contact Karla Overweg 680-4848.
- Harvest Hands (Juarez, Mexico)- The Harvest Hands trip takes you right over the border from El Paso, Texas to work with a children’s home where local kids stay during the week and attend a local school. These kids stay at the complex during the week because their families are unable to provide for them during the week. Some work on this trip can include construction, maintenance, painting, organizing activities, Vacation Bible School, and evangelism opportunities.
- Perkins Center/ Voice of Cavalry (Jackson, Mississippi)- These trips are back to back which gives people the opportunity to serve for two weeks if they wish or they are able to pick one or the other. We got connected to these ministries through Rev. John Perkins and his work. These two ministries serve the very impoverished community and normally work with youth, veterans, and homeless around the area. Some work to expect on these trips is hands on labor, painting, cleaning, helping with activities, serving the people of Jackson, and helping out with other general things the centers may have going on at the time.
- Grace Reigns (Colorado City, Arizona)- Grace Reigns is right on the border of Arizona and Utah. For years this community was run by the FLDS and their leaders. Christianity is starting to really take a foothold and positively impact a lot of people in the community. Work on this trip will include unloading the JFA truck shipment, helping out in the Grace Reigns thrift store, miscellaneous projects, and other activities Grace Reigns may have planned.
A.M. WORSHIP: 10:30 P.M.
Welcome and Announcements
Call To Worship: Psalm 116:1-2,7-9,12-14
*Hymn: MCB #24 “We Have Come into His House”
*God Greets Us
*We Greet Each Other
Scripture: I Kings 19:19-21
Message: “Called To Serve”
Form for The Lord’s Supper
*Hymn: #59 vs.1-3 “Jesus Paid It All”
Celebration of The Lord’s Supper
Communion of Thanksgiving
Hymn: #354 vs.1-3 “Are Ye Able,” Said the Master” (while offering is received)
*Hymn: #451 vs.1,3,5 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”
*Hymn: CH #429 vs.1,4 “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
P. M. WORSHIP: 7:00 P.M.
(Service at the Corsica CRC)
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship: Psalm 34:8-14
*Song: Celebration 370 “Rejoice, the Lord Is King”
*Song: Celebration 730 “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” v. 1-3
*God’s Greeting & Greet Each Other
*Confession of Faith: Psalter 813—Apostles’ Creed
Song: Psalter 116 “I Love the Lord, for He Has Heard My Voice”
*Song: Psalter 276 “Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth” v. 1, 3, 5
Scripture Lesson: James 5:1-6
Message: Playing the Game
Prayer for Blessing
Song of Response: Celebration 506 “I’d Rather Have Jesus” (during offering)
*Closing Hymn: Psalter 315 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” v. 1, 4-6