Our Bulletin

February 17, 2019


We warmly welcome each member and each visitor who has come to join us in worshipping our great God! May His goodness and mercy be proclaimed throughout the whole earth!


Pastor Gary Maas will lead us in our morning service which is preparatory for the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper next week Sunday morning. Pastor Dan De Graff will lead our afternoon worship with Pastor Gary Maas bringing us God’s Word.


The Feb. 17 and 24 a.m. services are in the North Church at 10:30 a.m. The March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 a.m. services are in the South Church at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon services are Feb. 17 – Grace Reformed, Feb. 24 – North Church at 2:30 p.m. The evening services are March 3 – South Church, March 10 – Corsica CRC, March 17 – Corsica CRC, March 24 – South Church and March 31 – South Church, at 7:00 p.m.


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



Greeters: February 17: Scott and Julie Feenstra
                                        Alvin and Vivian Groeneweg
                  February 24:
                  March 03:
Jocelyn Grosz and family
                  March 10:
Tim and Rhonda Hollander


Nursery: This week: AM: Crystal DL, Tori DB
                Next week: AM: Norma DW, Daryan DV


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: February 17 - Marlin, February 24 - Ryan, March 03 - Brian, March 17 - Duane


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



Sunday: Sunday School classes meet, 9:45 a.m. sharp, North Church

Monday: Church Cleaning, South Church
                Grief Support Group, noon, Good Samaritan Society
                Tri-County Right to Life, 7:00 p.m., DCS

Tuesday: Church Cleaning, South Church

Wednesday: Church Cleaning, South Church
                       Worship Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m., North Church

Thursday: Church Cleaning, South Church

Friday: Church Cleaning, South Church



Feb. 24 – Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

Feb. 28-Diaconal Training

March 5-Classis Iakota

March 12 - DC's Got Talent

March 13 – Prayer for Crops and Industry with Cemetery Association meeting following

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



*Please pray for complete healing for Brenda Baan Hofman, 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, 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 Marlin M and Jackson L who are both celebrating their birthday today, Feb. 17, to Karen DB and Lily L who will both celebrate their birthday Tuesday, Feb. 19, and to Randy N and Brian VG who will both celebrate their birthday Thursday, Feb. 21. We extend Happy Anniversary Congratulations to Len and Arlene BH who will celebrate their anniversary Thursday, February 21.


WE EXPRESS OUR HEARTFELT CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY to Doris Markus and her family in the loss of her brother, Stanley Noteboom, on February 8. We pray that our God will wrap His loving arms around the family in the days and weeks to come.


WOMEN’S WORK GROUP 2 will meet in front of church after the morning service. Leah DW, Darla BH, Tracy M, Ruth W, Kathy B, Jodi B and Margie VH.


IT'S FRESH FEBRUARY!!  The 6th –8th grade Sunday School class is asking for your help to full shoeboxes for Guatemala.  This month we are collecting hygiene items.  Our goal is to put a washcloth and bar of soap in each box.  Other items you may bring in are combs, brushes, hair ribbons, etc.  Please do not bring any liquids or something that would melt.  A tote is in the back of church for you to put your items in. 


CHURCH CLEANING: It is church cleaning time for the South Church!  We are planning to clean the week of Feb. 18-22. The ladies  of the former Guild groups # 2, 5, & 7 are asked to help. Instructions are in your mail box!  Thanks in advance!


A GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Mon., Feb. 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).


TRI-COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE will meet on Monday, February 18, at 7:00 PM at Dakota Christian School.  Feel welcome to come and bring a friend.  Call Dan at 732-4682 if you have questions.


SPRING CURSILLO: Registration is open for  the Spring Cursillo – Dates for the Men’s starting Thurs. evening, Feb. 21, to Sun. afternoon, Feb. 24. Women’s weekend – Thurs. evening, Feb 28, to Sun., March 3. Anyone out of High school may attend. For more information or a registration form Contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848. New this year for workers “Early Bird discount “ if registering to work 3 weeks before the weekend will receive a $25 discount


Community Easter Cantata: If you love to sing, join in presenting an Easter cantata on Easter evening in Corsica. We will begin practicing Sunday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. at Corsica CRC, with anticipated rehearsals each Sunday until Easter. You are welcome even if you cannot make it to each rehearsal. All ages welcome! Please contact Kim Zomer at 680-4249 with any questions.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER will be March 1 at 1:30.


THE DORDT COLLEGE CONCERT BAND AND ORCHESTRA will be performing at Dakota Christian School on Friday, March 8. We will be providing an evening meal for them at school. We will need overnight housing/breakfast Saturday morning for 82 students. If you are able to help with the meal or housing, please let Yvonne Bentz know: 337-3725 (home phone) or jwbentz@midstatesd.net.


IT’S TIME TO TURN IN YOUR STAMPS: You may turn in the stamps you have saved for our mission project. They will be prepared to turn them in after the Prayer Service on March 13. Please place them in the marked box under the mailboxes. Thank You!


ELDER/DEACON REGIONAL TRAINING EVENT: Current elders and deacons, past elders and deacons, future elder and deacons and anyone who is interested in learning more are invited to a leadership training event scheduled for Thurs., Feb. 28, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the fellowship hall at New Holland CRC. We are planning to have a main session with all the elders and deacons focusing on the principles of “Adaptive and Operational Leadership” in the church. We are also planning to offer two 50-minute breakout sessions.  One session will be about practical diaconal work lead by Andy Ryskamp, the director of the Diaconal Ministry Initiative of the CRCNA. The second session will be regarding the work of an elder lead by Dave Den Haan from CRCNA Pastor Church Resources. Those who attend the event will be able to choose one breakout session. If you have any questions about the Leadership Training Event, please contact the Siouxland Diaconal Conference by email at sdc@orangecitycomm.net or by phone at 712-441-1686.


FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Doubts aren’t a sign of weak faith—they’re evidence that people are wrestling with big questions. Create an atmosphere in your home that invites kids to ask questions, express doubts, and think and feel their way into the big questions of life. “What do you think about that?” is a very affirming question, no matter what your age is. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)




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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Proverbs 3:1-6

*Hymn: #272 “Oh, How I Love Jesus”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

*Praise Songs

Preparatory for The Lord’s Supper

Congregational Prayer

Children’s Message – dismissed to Children In Worship

Scripture: Genesis 41:41-57

                I Corinthians 13:1-13

Message: “Preparing for Better or Worse”

Prayer of Application

Hymn: #264 “My Savior’s Love” (while offering is received)


*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: CH #655 “Sanctuary”



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

(Service at Grace Reformed)


Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship: Jeremiah 17:7-10

*Song: Praise 8 “To God Be the Glory”

*Song: Praise 78 “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds”

*God’s Greeting & Greet Each Other

*Confession of Faith: Praise 622—The Apostles’ Creed

Song: Praise 264 “Not What These Hands Have Done” v. 1-4

Congregational Prayer

*Song of Preparation: Praise 371 “God Is So Good”

Scripture Lesson: 1 John 4:7-21

Message: Passing the Test

Prayer for Blessing

*Song: Praise 381 “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”


*Song: Praise 542 “Jesus Loves Even Me”