Our Bulletin

February 23, 2020


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 services today.


The Feb. 23 morning service is in the South Church at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon services in Feb. are at 2:30 p.m. unless noted:

Feb. 23 – South Church

The p.m. services in March will be at 7:00 p.m.

March 1- South Church                     March 8 – Grace Reformed

March 15 – Grace Reformed             March 22- South Church

March 29 – South Church – CASA Benefit


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



Greeters: February 23: Elders
                  March 01:
Gordon and Wyona Lefers
                  March 08:
Jim and Brooke Lefers and family
                  March 15:
Josh and Sarah Lefers and family


Nursery: This week: AM: Emily VG, Cassidy W`
                Next week: AM: Jan VG, Tori DB


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: February 23 - Steve, March 01 - Dan, March 08 - Harlan, March 15 - Luke


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



Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m., South Church
               Choir Practice, 9:45 a.m., North Church
               Easter Cantata Choir Practice, 4:00 p.m., Corsica CRC (note change of time)
               Men’s Chorus Area Festival Concert, 7:00 p.m., Tripp High School

Wednesday: Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser to benefit Kerry and Jourdan VanderLey and family, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., NHCRC
                       Ash Wednesday service, 7:00 p.m., Grandview Reformed Church



March 6- Women’s World Day of Prayer

March 11 - Prayer Service for Crops and Industry followed by the Cemetery Association Meeting

March 29 – CASA Benefit



*Please keep Pastor Arlin Vande Zande in your prayers. He is septic and was air lifted to Sioux Falls.

*Please pray for complete healing for Brenda Baan Hofman, Julie Baan Hofman, Sarah De Boer, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Leonard De Vries, Pat De Vries, Ruby De Vries, Mary De Lange, Judy Groeneweg, Carl Hoogers, Elsie Jongsma, Beth Markus, Mae Niewenhuis, Dean Plooster, Norman and Judy Pope, Mary Vanden Hoek, Kerry Vander Ley, Claire Vander Wal, Sarah Veenstra, Kaylee Weldon, Brian Wiedner, who are dealing with health issues.

*Pray for the elderly and shut-ins: Lavonne De Boer, Doris Markus, Nona Markus, Terry Vanden Hoek and Eltha Wolbrink.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Angie S and Kent S who will celebrate their birthday Wednesday, Feb. 26, and to Ty M who will celebrate his birthday Thursday, Feb. 27. We extend Happy Anniversary Congratulations to Joel and Cindy W who will celebrate their anniversary Monday, Feb. 24.


CHOIR PRACTICE will begin today, February 23, at 9:45 a.m. at the North Church. The Choir practice will be for singing during the Lent season in Harrison.


MEN’S CHORUS AREA FESTIVAL CONCERT will be TONIGHT, at 7:00 p.m. at the Tripp High School. Our local group Dakota Jubilee as well as men’s choruses from Tripp, Delmont, and Verdigree, NE, will be participating. This year’s guest director is Paulina Hanten of White Lake.


THANK YOU to the Harrison Community Church, Thank you for the soups and crackers that were donated to the Food Pantry. We appreciate your support. May God bless you! Roger and Phyllis Bordewyk, Directors


RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 26 - Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser to benefit Kerry and Jourdan VanderLey and family. All are welcome to come for soup, sandwich, and dessert, at the New Holland Christian Reformed fellowship hall from 5-7 p.m. Will be serving chicken noodle, chili, and oyster soup. Free will donation to help defray medical expenses.


WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: The Harrison Community Church Ladies will be hosting the annual World Day of Prayer on Friday afternoon, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. It will be held in the South Church Building. All the women of the church are invited. The women of the Aurora Reformed Church will be our guests. Guild group number 5 is in charge of the program and lunch.


HOPE: A WORSHIP EXPERIENCE: We are privileged to host the next Evening Worship Event on Saturday, March 7 from 7-9 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Platte, SD. About one year ago we hosted WORTHY: A Worship Experience and this is the next chapter. So please put March 7 on your calendar to gather for a night of worshipping our Lord.


EXPERIENCE BIBLE HISTORY---WNAX is hosting a trip to “Ark Encounter” near Cincinnati Ohio. 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. You will also visit the Creation Museum based on biblical history. Two dates are planned - June 17-22, 2020 or Sept. 16-21,2020. See the flyer posted on bulletin board for details.


SAVE THE DATE!! Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the 14th Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 6, 2020. Please join us at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we enjoy music by Cornerstone Quartet from Leota, MN and hear how the Holy Spirit is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary! More detailed information to follow at a future date.


AT-HOME FAITH FORMATION TIP: In The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction (2019, IVP books), Justin Whitmel Earley suggests eight habits to shape our days. Daily habits include prayer at morning, midday, and bedtime; one meal with others; one hour with phone off; and Scripture before phone. Weekly habits include one hour of conversation with a friend, curate media to four hours, fast from something for 24 hours, and Sabbath observance. What habits have you chosen to shape your days? (Tip from Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)




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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Psalm 133

*Hymn: CH #90 vs.1,3,4 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

*Praise Songs:

Congregational Prayer

Children’s Message

Scripture: Numbers 12:1-15

Acts 3:11-23

Message: “The Outcast”

Formulary for The Lord’s Supper

*Hymn: PH #410 vs.1-3 “Come to the Savior Now”

Celebration of The Lord’s Supper

Hymn: CH #415 “We Are Called to Be God’s People” (while offering is received)


*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: “My Friends May You Grow In Grace” (projected)




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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Psalm 147:1-11

*Hymn: PH #302 “Praise Ye the Lord, for It Is Good”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

CH 524 Responsive Reading – Salvation By Grace

Hymn: CH #344 “Grace Greater than Our Sin”

Congregational Prayer

*Hymn: CH #318 “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary”

Scripture: I Peter 5:1-14

Message: “Strong Christians”

Prayer of Application

Hymn: PH #411 “How Firm a Foundation” (while offering is received)

Offertory Prayer

*Nicene Creed – back of PH 4


*Hymn: CH #334 “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power”