Our Bulletin

October 14, 2018


We welcome all members and visitors to our services today. May God grant us His blessing as we worship together.


Today we celebrate Pastor Appreciation Sunday. We thank Pastor Gary and Beth Maas for all the work they do for our congregation! Join us for rolls by Wyona L after the morning service.


Our morning worship service will be led by Pastor Gary Maas and will be preparatory for the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper next Sunday. Pastor Dan De Graff will lead our evening worship service and Pastor Gary Maas will begin us God’s Word.


The October 14, 21, and 28 a.m. services are in the South Church at 10:30 a.m. The evening services will be Oct. 14 and 21– Corsica CRC, and October 28 – Reformation Day Rally at Dakota Christian School. All p.m. services will be at 7:00 p.m.



Greeters: October 14: Tillie Van Drongelen, Kathy Vanden Hoek
                  October 21:
                  October 28:
Keith and Val Vanden Hoek and family
                  November 04:
Ken and Margie Vanden Hoek


Nursery: This week: AM: Val VH, Alex M
                Next week: AM: Emily VG, Marissa M


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: October 14 - Calvin, October 21 - Daryl, October 28 - Dan, November 04 - Rod


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



Sunday: Sunday School classes meet at 9:45 a.m. Join us for coffee and sweets before church in the east fellowship room.
               Pastor Appreciation Coffee and rolls following the morning service.

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

Saturday: Turkey Supper, 5-8 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, Corsica



*October 21 - Communion and baptism of Luke De Boer

*October 28 – Reformation Day Rally

*November 4 – Mission Fest



*Please pray for Leonard De Vries has he is to have surgery Wednesday at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Pray that the surgery may go well, and he may recover completely.

*Please pray for complete healing for Julie Baan Hofman, Mavis Bultje, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Leonard De Vries, Pat De Vries, Mary De Lange, Brad Groeneweg, Carl Hoogers, Ruth Jongsma, Delores Keizer, Randy Niewenhuis, Norman and Judy Pope, Hal Riemersma, 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 good weather for the farmer’s harvest.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Gloria P who is celebrating her birthday today, Oct. 14, to Josh DW who will celebrate his birthday Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Delmar Markus who will celebrate his birthday Thursday, Oct. 18, and to Elwood VB who will celebrate his birthday, Saturday, Oct. 20. We extend Happy Anniversary Congratulations to Andrew and Kim Hoogers who will celebrate their anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 17, and to Daryl and Jessica DV who will celebrate their anniversary, Saturday, Oct. 20.


4th DAY RENEWAL RETREAT:  Plans are underway for the 4th Day Renewal Retreat coming this FALL – NOV. 2-4.  It will be held at Inspiration Hills starting Friday evening and going 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 5 meals and 2 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 Monday, October 15.  Questions contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848.


SOUP SUPPER: You are invited to a Soup Supper in Aurora Reformed Church on Tuesday Oct. 23.  Soups, sandwiches and pies along with a bake sale. Serving from 5:30 to 8:00.  Free will offering.


TURKEY SUPPER: Our Savior Lutheran Church Women will be having their annual Turkey Supper on Sat., Oct. 20. Serving from 5-8 p.m. Serving Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, bun, salads, and pie. 12-adult is $8.00, 5-11 is $4.00 and 4 and under are free. Hope to see you there. 


COMBINED REFORMATION DAY GATHERING: The Platte CRC invites you to join in worship at a combined Reformation Day gathering of area Reformed churches, Sunday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. at DCS. Rev. Gary Mulder of First Reformed Church in Platte will be the guest speaker, with special music led by the DCS choir. A collection will be taken to cover any expense for the service, with the remainder going to DCS.


A SEMINAR co-hosted by New Roots Ministry and the Office of Social Justice of the Christian Reformed Church: *Hear Dr. Jason Lief of Northwestern College speak about the history of immigration and unpack misconceptions. *Hear life stories of Dreamers affected by DACA policies.

*Not taking political positions, we will consider, “but, What would Jesus Do?” WHEN? Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. Where? Sioux Falls Ministry Center (225 E. 11th St., Sioux Falls)


DCS Student Council is selling BUTTER BRAIDS to raise money to provide scholarships, aid the school, and better their leadership skills. Student Council members to contact to get Butter Braids include: Pearce V.P., Sidney M., Kristen M., Alex M., Isabel P., Parker V.P., Tori D.B., Mackenzie M., Cassidy V.H., and Sonya H. You can also order by emailing savannahfeenstra@dakotachristian.net. Orders will be taken through October 31 and delivered to school November 14.


NURSING HOME SERVICE: Our church is in charge of the service at the Corsica Nursing Home on Nov. 4. The council requests that those under the name of Wayne Lefers on the Church Contact List attend this service with the residents. The families on this list include: Marilyn VH, Todd P, Andrew H, Terra P, Leonard BH and Tena VZ.


THANK YOU: We would like to thank our Church Family for all the support we received after Bud’s passing. Thanks for the visits. Prayers, food, cards, and for the memorials and Gideon Bibles in his memory. Thanks to Pastor Gary for his visits and prayers, the organist and soloist for the music. Also thank you to the ladies for serving the dinner. God bless you all. The family of Bud Niewenhuis


ENTER OF HOPE FALL BENEFIT: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Sioux Falls Christian Schools. Get your tickets now for a night of food and fun, including a catered dinner, games, a dessert dash, silent and live auction. Tickets are $10 each (12 and under free). Reserve your tickets now at 605-334-9789 or order online. Tables seat 8 people. All proceeds go to the Center of Hope, if you can't attend, please consider a gift to help those in need. Center of Hope, 225 E 11th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-334-9789, http://www.centerofhopesf.org/


CLEANING OUT YOUR CLOSETS? This is a great opportunity to share those Bibles & books that you no longer use with people in other countries who will use them & benefit from them!  We are again receiving books & supplies for “Love Packages”. What kinds of materials are needed?  Bibles (new & used), tracts, Reference books & commentaries, all Christian books, Bible Study books, Christian magazines, Sunday School supplies, Daily Devotionals, Christian CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray's (music, movies, teaching), Puppets, Noah’s Ark, Bibles games, Nativity sets, puzzles (anything to present the gospel-especially to children). DO NOT SEND: VHS/tapes/records/8-tracks, Guideposts, handiwork or busy papers from Sunday School materials, secular books (other than dictionaries), mission magazines. For more information you can go to www.lovepackages.org or contact Pat Vanderpol at 680-2166. Deadline is the end of November. 


INSPIRATION HILLS is having its FALL AUCTION and it's coming up fast – Friday, October 26! Proceeds will go towards the kitchen remodel project. Everyone is invited to attend. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. to look over the donated auction items and enjoy soup and dessert. The auction will follow at 7:00 p.m. There will be 50 large items to be auctioned off! Smaller items and homemade goodies are welcomed! Please contact Dave Heilman at 712.360.0140 or by email at dave@inspirationhills.org if you are interested in sponsoring or donating. Otherwise, please plan on joining us on Friday, October 26!


FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: If you want to have a regular family worship time or regular devotions and need a great resource, check out "Teach Us to Pray: Scripture-Centered Family Worship through the Year" by Lora Copley and Elizabeth Vander Haagen. These simple devotions follow the church seasons and include activities, songs, Bible readings, wondering questions, and prayers that engage kids of varying ages. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)




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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Psalm 66:1-8

*Hymn: PH #120 “Come, All Ye People, Bless Our God”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

*Praise Songs:

Preparatory for The Lord’s Supper

Congregational Prayer

Children’s Message

Scripture: II Kings 6:8-23

                Hebrews 4:12-13

Message: “The Ultimate CIA”

Prayer of Application

Nicene Creed

Hymn: CH #665 “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” (while offering is being received)

*Hymn: PH #482 vs.1,2,4,5 We Give Thee But Thine Own

*Offertory Prayer


*CH #560 vs.1-3 “More About Jesus”




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

(Service at Corsica CRC) 

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 90:1-4

*Song: Praise 556 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

*Song: Praise 118 “Give Thanks to God for All His Goodness” v. 1-2, 4

*God’s Greeting & Greet Each Other

*Confession of Faith: Psalter 814—Nicene Creed

Song: Psalter 538 “Come, You Disconsolate”

Congregational Prayer

*Song: Celebration 434 “Revive Us Again” v. 1-2, 4

Scripture Lesson: Jude 1-25

Message: Ready for Harvest

Prayer for Blessing

Song of Response: Celebration 441 “Rescue the Perishing” v. 1-3 (during offering)

Offertory Prayer


*Closing Hymn: Celebration 441 “Rescue the Perishing” v. 4