Our Bulletin

March 17, 2019



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 service. Pastor John Gorter from New Holland CRC will lead our evening worship at the Corsica CRC while Pastor Gary Maas is in the New Hollands CRC for a post classis pulpit exchange.


The March 17, 24, and 31 a.m. services are in the South Church at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon services are: March 17 – Corsica CRC, March 24 – South Church and March 31 – South Church, and are at 7:00 p.m.


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



Greeters: March 17: Tim and Ronda Hollander
                  March 24:
Andy and Kim Hoogers and family
                  March 31:
Carl and Lisa Hoogers and family
                  April 07:
Jordon and Tonya Kott and family


Nursery: This week: AM: Janet L, Jaden P
                Next week: AM:
Lisa S, Tate P


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: March 17 - Duane, March 24 - Dan, March 31 - Harlan, April 07 – Luke


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



Sunday: Sunday School Classes meet, 9:45 a.m., SHARP, South Church

Monday: Grief Support Group, noon, Good Samaritan Society - Corsica

Wednesday: Ladies Bible Study, 1:30 p.m., South Church, Hostess: Judy, Lesson: Titus and Philemon – Lesson 1
                      Prayer for Crops and Industry followed by the Harrison Cemetery Association Meeting, 7:00 p.m., South Church

Friday: Days for Girls, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Platte Senior citizen Center, Platte



March 27-Top Your Tater Supper in our church

March 31- CASA Benefit Request Program, (p.m. service)



*Please pray for complete healing for , Julie Baan Hofman, Mavis Bultje, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Leonard De Vries, Pat De Vries, Ruby De Vries, Mary De Lange, Carl Hoogers, Delores Keizer, Betty Lefers, Norman and Judy Pope, Hal Riemersma, Mary Vanden Hoek, Cal Vander Wal, Sarah Veenstra, Kaylee Weldon, Flo Westra, and Brian Wiedner who are dealing with health issues.

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


HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Terra P who will celebrate her birthday Monday, March 18, to Mary VH who will celebrate her birthday, Wednesday, March 20, and to Tonya, K who will celebrate her birthday Friday, March 22.


MERRY MARCH: This month is Merry March and the 6th-8th grade Sunday school class is collecting “merry” items for the Guatemala shoeboxes. Coloring books, crayons, notebooks, puzzles, jump ropes, small foam balls, small dolls and cars are just a few items you can share. Donations may be placed in the tote in the back of church. Thank you!


GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Monday, March 18, in the conference room at the Good Samaritan Society- Corsica at noon. Lunch will be provided. If you have experienced a loss or are preparing for the loss of a loved one, please join us. (This group will continue to meet on the third Monday of every month and is hosted by Asera Care Hospice of Sioux Falls).


DAYS FOR GIRLS will meet to work on feminine hygiene kits on Friday, March 22, at the Platte Senior Citizen Center from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.  Lunch is potluck.  Call Jean (337-2368) or Lois (337-3897) for more information.


DAKOTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL will hold its annual Society Meeting Monday, March 25, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  You will be asked to approve a new budget and to vote for new board members at this meeting.  The nominees for new board members are:  Devin DeLange, Dustin Feenstra, Kirsti Muckey, Dillon Munneke, Curtis Sybesma, and Denise Vander Pol.  You will be asked to vote for three.  All DCS supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Absentee ballots are available at the DCS office.


TOP-YOUR-TATER SUPPER. Please join us at the Harrison Community Church on Wed. March 27 from 5-7:30 for our annual Top-Your-Tater Supper! We will be serving savory baked potatoes with all the fixin’s as well as salads and desserts. Bring your family and bring some friends for a fun evening of fellowship. Located at the South Church in the Faber Center. Freewill donation. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild, and all proceeds will go towards "mission projects".


DC'S FESTIVAL OF TABLES presents Whose Line is it Anyway? on Saturday, April 6, 2019. We are looking for creative, willing host/hostesses to help make this a memorable event. If you are unable to be a host or have not received a host's invitation, you are still invited to attend!

Ticket price is $20. If you are interested in hosting a table or would like to attend, please contact Tracy Maas at 680-4511 or jtmaas@goldenwest.net or Sara Backes at 680-4487 by March 17. It will be a fun night of food, fellowship, and laughter!


CONFERENCE: THE PRODIGAL LOVE OF GOD: Join us April 4-6, 2019, at Dordt College for The Prodigal Love of God Conference: Reencountering Dort at 400 and Beyond. Through invited plenaries and panel discussions, this conference will feature conversations about the historical legacy and the future of Protestantism as well as the opportunities facing the global church in the decades ahead. Confirmed speakers include Marilynne Robinson, Richard Mouw, James K.A. Smith, Timothy George, Paul Lim, Suzanne McDonald, Jemar Tisby, and Tish Harrison Warren. For info go to www.dordt.edu/plg. Register at prodigalloveofgodregistration.eventbrite.com/


THANK YOU: Thank you for your prayers, cards, gifts and food brought in when my sister passed away. Tillie


THANK YOU: Harrison Community Church, Thanks for the generous amount of money you donated to the Food Pantry. With this cold weather, more people are coming so this all helps. Roger and Phyllis Bordewyk


THANK YOU: Thank you very much for your prayers and support. We are very grateful for your partnership in the work God has called us to. The year 2018 was full of transitions for us but now we are well settled here and very thankful to be surrounded by a great team. The challenges of working in this environment are great which continually remind us of our total need for God. Much love, Josh and Jenn


13TH ANNUAL BENEFIT BANQUET: The Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the 13th Annual Benefit Banquet on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  Save your spot by Sunday, March 31 by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website www.cornerstonepcsd.org.

Join us for an evening of praise to God for his work through Cornerstone Prison Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary!

A free will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry.  We look forward to seeing you!

If you are unable to attend, you  can send your donations to:
        Cornerstone Prison Church
        c/o Dave Vande Kamp
        PO Box 88708
        Sioux Falls, SD 57109

Or Donate on line at www.cornerstonepcsd.org


LENT FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: - Lent is a time of self-examination. In your family time, ask some of these questions: Did I love people today like Jesus would love them? Did I do things I wish I hadn’t done, or were there things I should have done that I didn’t? Pray together about those things. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)




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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Isaiah 40:21-26

*Hymn: CH #543 “‘Til the Storm Passes By”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

*Praise Songs:

Lenten Reading

Congregational Prayer

Children’s Message – dismissed to Children in Worship

Scripture: Genesis 43:15-34

                Acts 17:24-28

Message: “Not A Chance”

Prayer of Application

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 10, Q&A 27 – 28

Hymn: CH #527 vs.1-3 “I Know Whom I Have Believed” (while offering is received)

*CH #815 “Doxology”

*Offertory Prayer


*CH 526 vs.1,3,4 “The Solid Rock”




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

(Service at Corsica CRC)


Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 27:7-14

*Song: Celebration 215 “When Morning Gilds the Skies”

*Song: Celebration 342 “Rock of Ages”

*God’s Greeting & Greet Each Other

*Confession of Faith: Psalter 813—Apostles’ Creed

Song: Psalter 265 “Standing in the Need of Prayer” v. 1, 3-4

Congregational Prayer

*Song: Celebration 727 “Faith Is the Victory” v. 1-3

Scripture Lesson: 1 John 5:1-12

Message: A Sure Victory

Prayer for Blessing

Song of Response: Celebration 330 “Are You Washed in the Blood” (during offering)

Offertory Prayer


*Closing Hymn: Celebration 727 “Faith Is the Victory” v. 4