Our Bulletin

September 16, 2018


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


Pastor Gary Maas will lead us in our morning worship. This evening Pastor Dan De Graff will lead us in our worship and Pastor Gary Maas will bring us God’s word. The service is to be held outside of Grace Reformed Church at 6:00 p.m. weather permitting. Please bring a chair to sit on. If the weather doesn’t permit, the service will be held in Grace Reformed Church


The September 16, 23 and 30 a.m. services are in the South Church at 10:30 a.m. The evening services will be September 16 – Grace Reformed, September 23 – South Church and September 30 – Grace Reformed. 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.




Greeters: September 16: Elwood and Karla Vanden Berge
                  September 23:
Ron and Judy Vanden Berge
                  September 30:
Allen Vanden Hoek, Dan Vanden Hoek
                  October 07:
Dennis and Mavis Vanden Hoek


Nursery: This week: AM: Norma DW, Daryan DV
                Next week: AM: Cassie E, Jaden P


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: September 16 - Wayne, September 23 - Marlin, September 30 - Trent, October 07 - Duane


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



Sunday: Sunday School Classes meet, 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday: Scrip Orders Due, 8:30 a.m., DCS

Wednesday: Corsica Coffee Break, 9:30 a.m., Corsica CRC

Thursday: DCS Harvest Sale, 5:00 p.m., DCS

Saturday: Dakota West Women’s Fall Conference 9:00 -12:15 with lunch following, Aurora Reformed Church



*Sept. 23 – Brad Zomer will speak on behalf of Words of Hope.



*Classis Iakota will meet this week Tuesday in Lebanon, Ia.

Pastor Gary Maas, Keith DW, Rod DL are our delegates.

*Please pray for complete healing for Julie Baan Hofman, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Leonard De Vries, Pat De Vries, Mary De Lange, Jocelyn Gross, Carl Hoogers, Delores Keizer, Bud Niewenhuis, Norman and Judy Pope, Hal Riemersma, Tillie Van Drongelen, 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, Bud Niewenhuis, Terry Vanden Hoek and Eltha Wolbrink.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Jamison G who will celebrate his birthday Friday, Sept. 21. We extend Happy Anniversary Congratulations to Randy and Diane N who will celebrate their anniversary Friday Sept. 21.


CORSICA COFFEE BREAK: On September 19, we will return to our study of Acts, focusing on Paul's third missionary journey and his trip to Rome. All are welcome. Contact Helen for more information. 946-5222.


DCS HARVEST SALE is Thursday, Sept. 20.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m., the meal will begin serving at 5:30 p.m., and the auction will start shortly after that.  The meal will be pork loin sandwich, macaroni salad, chips, dessert, and a drink.  It is freewill donation.  Hope to see you there!


DAKOTA WEST WOMEN’S FALL CONFERENCE is Sept. 22 at the Aurora Reformed Church from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. with a lunch following.  Our speaker will be Carissa Bruinsma who is a missionary in the Houston, Texas area.  Carissa works with an adoption/foster care agency, does street ministry, works with the homeless and the street babies, and hosts short term mission teams.  In August, 1918, representatives from Harrison, Corsica, and Platte met at the Harrison Reformed Church to organize a Women's Missionary Union of the Dakota Classis.  The object of the union would be to stimulate missionary activity among the women of the Dakota churches.  The first conference was held in October, 1918, in Harrison.  Plan to attend our Fall Conference and celebrate 100 years!


WE EXTEND OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY to the family of Leroy De Waard whose funeral was held this past Saturday in our church. We pray that the Lord will wrap his arms around the family at this time to comfort them.


4th DAY RENEWAL RETREAT: Plans are underway for the 4th Day Renewal Retreat coming this FALL – NOVEMBER. 2-4. It will be held at Inspiration Hills starting Friday evening thru Sunday afternoon. If you have been through Cursillo, plan on a weekend full of renewal and reconnecting to God and others. The cost is $100 per person and includes five meals and two nights. Registration is OPEN but space is limited. If you have not yet registered, please do so soon to reserve your spot! Registration Deadline is Mon., October 15. Questions contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848.


A HOME-MADE PIE SOCIAL will be held at LEISURE LIVING – CORSICA on THURSDAY OCT. 4 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Come have a piece of pie, coffee and visit with residents.


THANK YOU SO MUCH for sowing into what I am doing here in Houston, TX. I am so encouraged by your generous gifts that you gave me during your combined Labor Day service. I am so blessed with an awesome community that wants to see me thrive in missions! Blessings ~ Carissa Bruinsma


FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Need help explaining God’s salvation plan to kids? You’ll find a brief gospel summary that kids of all ages can understand at tinyurl.com/FFMGospelSummary. Children’s ministry leaders, this summary will be really helpful for you too! (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)


Intergenerational Worship Workshop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Join Faith Formation Ministries at First CRC on September 29, 2018 from 9am - 3pm to learn about the importance of spiritual formation in the home. Syd Hielema and Jill Friend will present on four important topics intended to help us strengthen both our families and church: Connecting the dots between worship, home and other church ministries; strengthening and growing an intergenerational (IGEN) leadership culture; naming and nurturing IGEN strengths already present in the congregation; and faith storytelling ideas that will bless an IGEN culture. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Learn more and register at www.network.crcna.org/faith-nurture/intergenerational-worship-workshop-sioux-falls-sd




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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Psalm 19:7-11,14

*Hymn: PH #180 “It Is Good to Sing Thy Praises”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

Special Music

*Praise Songs

Responsive Reading of The Law – from the Psalms

Children’s Message – dismissed to Children In Worship

Hymn: CH #184 “Thy Word”

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: II Kings 4:8-37

                Isaiah 50:4-10

                John 6:53-69

Message: “Teach Life”

Prayer of Application

Hymn: CH #667 “Lord, Speak to Me” (while offering is received)

*Hymn PH #482 vs.1,3-5 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: CH #604 “I Then Shall Live”




P. M. WORSHIP: 6:00 P.M.

(Service at Grace Reformed


Welcome & Call to Worship: Psalm 8:1-9

Song: “The Solid Rock”

God’s Greeting & Greet Each Other

Song: “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying” x2

Congregational Prayer

Scripture Lesson: James 5:13-20

Message: A Time to Pray

Prayer for Blessing

Song: “Sweet Hour of Prayer”

Song: “Blessed Assurance”