Our Bulletin

November 18, 2018


We WELCOME all those visiting with us today. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.


This morning Pastor Gary Maas will lead us in our worship service. This evening Pastor Dan De Graff lead us in our service and bring us God’s Word.


The Nov. 18 and 25 a.m. services are in the South Church at 10:30 a.m. The evening services will be Nov. 18 -Grace Reformed, and Nov. 25- Grace Reformed for Corsica Youth Group Request Program at 7:00 p.m.


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



Greeters: November 18: Brian and Jean Van Genderen
                  November 25:
Colt and Emily Van Genderen and family
                  December 02:
Kevin and Jan Van Genderen
                                           Tena Van Zee and Sarah Veenstra
                  December 09:
Steve and Camielle Veenstra and family
                                            Joel and Cindy Watters and family


Nursery: This week: AM: Cassie E, Quinton DV
                Thanksgiving Day: Janet L, Jaden P
                Next week: AM: Lisa S, Tate P


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: November 18 - Larry, November 25 - Darrell, December 02 - Keith, December 09 - Wayne


Offering: This week: Mission Fund (quotas)
                 Thanksgiving Day: There will be 2 separate offerings – one for Dakota Christian School and one for World Renew
                 Next week: General Fund



Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. sharp, South Church
               Join us for coffee and sweets before church in the East Fellowship room.
               Cantata Practice, 5:00 p.m., South Church

Monday: Tri-County Right to Life, 7:30 p.m., DCS
Thanksgiving Day Service – 9:30 a.m. service, South Church



*Dec. 16 – Children Christmas Program during the morning service

*Dec. 25 – Christmas service with the Christmas Cantata and communion



*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, Norman and Judy Pope, Hal Riemersma, Char Uilenberg, 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, 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 Scott F who will celebrate his birthday Monday, Nov. 19, to Ryan E who will celebrate his birthday Tuesday, Nov. 20, and to Tia DB who will celebrate her birthday Thursday, Nov. 22.


CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AND PRACTICE INFORMATION: The Christmas program will be Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m., during our morning worship service. The 1st practice will be Nov. 25at 9:30 a.m. during the Sunday school hour. Only grades 6- 12 will be practicing, with pre-school through grade 5 meeting in their normal classroom. Dec. 2 - ALL children will meet in church for practice during the Sunday school hour. Dec. 9 - ALL children will meet in church for practice at 9:00 a.m. due to a 10:00 worship service. (Please note times for these practices.)Please check your mailboxes today for your children's parts. Thank you to all the parents in advance for helping your children learn their pieces, and getting your children to these practices on time!


TRI-COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE will meet at Dakota Christian School at 7:30 PM on Monday, November 19.  Please call Dan at 732-4682 or Lois at 337-3897 if you have any questions.  Visitors are welcome!


THANKSGIVING PIES FOR A MISSION-FUND RAISER to help support Carissa Bruinsma who is doing mission work in Houston, TX. Pies will be available on the 21st or 23rd.    Meringue/cream pies, blueberry, apple, pumpkin, pecan and chocolate pies available.  Pies "sold" for donation price.  ALL donations will go towards Carissa Bruinsma.  Please call/txt Ardelle Bruinsma @ 680-2571.   Thank you for your support! You may also check the flyer on the bulletin board in the Faber Center for more information.


CHRISTMAS GIVING PROJECT: A small group of DC freshmen and sophomores chose to raise support for children with disabilities at Lifescape, and so they will be accepting toy donations and a free-will donation as part of their Christmas Giving Project for Bible Class. Toy donations or money donations for toys will be accepted by drop off at our church where we will have a tote there until December 1. For more information, please contact Torrence DeBoer or Angela DeBoer at 680-6060. You can also visit lifescapesd.org for more information.


DCS ANNUAL MATCHING FUND DRIVE:   Several supporters of Dakota Christian School have once again generously pledged up to $25,000 for our annual matching funds drive.  This drive provides much- needed financial support as we carry on the mission of Christian education in our area.  Please consider taking this opportunity to contribute to Dakota Christian, especially as you plan your Thanksgiving and Year-end giving. More details and a return envelope can be found in your church mailbox. 



OPPORTUNITY FOR HOLIDAY GIVING!  The Woman’s Guild is having a “Warm Feet for Winter” Sock drive for children in our three-county area (Aurora, Douglas & Charles Mix) who could use a new pair of socks this winter.  A wicker basket has been placed in the coat room for anyone who would like to donate.  Donations will be taken through Dec. 9.  The socks will be divided and distributed to the Community Health Nurse offices in those three counties and dispersed from there.  Thank you very much!    The Woman’s Guild



THANK YOU: Thank you to all who expressed their sympathy, sent cards, donated Gideon Bibles, or brought food during this difficult time.

May God bless each of you. Dan VH and Ken and Margie VH and family


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 Vander Pol at 680-2166. Deadline is the end of November.


FAMILY FAITH FORMATION TIP: Help kids become eager participants in your family’s giving by inviting them to identify a ministry for your family to support together, either financially or through volunteering. For older children, suggest that they research local ministries to find one that connects with their own gifts and passions. For young children, give them a short list to choose from. (Faith Formation Ministries; crcna.org/FaithFormation)




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


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship: Ecclesiastes 3:1,9-14

*Hymn: CH #33 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

*Praise Songs:

Our World Belongs To God – Preamble

Congregational Prayer

Children’s Message – dismissed to Children In Worship

*Hymn: CH #184 “Thy Word”

Scripture: II Kings 8:7-15

                Luke 12:13-21

                Philippians 1:12-27a

Message: “What’s the Difference?”

Prayer of Application

Hymn: CH #503 “Since Jesus Came into My Heart” (while offering is received)


*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: CH #604 “I Then Shall Live”




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

(Service at Grace Reformed)


Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 16:1-4, 9-11

*Song: Praise 41 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

*Song: Praise 232 “Christ Arose!”

*God’s Greeting & Greet Each Other

*Praise 623—Confession of Faith

Song: Praise 135 “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”

Congregational Prayer

*Song of Preparation: Praise 510 “Lord, Speak to Me”

Scripture Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16

Message: Living in the Word, the Church, and the World

Prayer for Blessing

*Song: Praise 502 “We’ve a Story to Tell” v. 1-3


*Song: Praise 502 “We’ve a Story to Tell” v. 4