Our Bulletin

November 19, 2017

We WELCOME all who have come today and pray for God’s blessing as we worship Him together.


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


The Nov. 19, 26 will be held in the South Church at 10:00 a.m. The Dec. 3,10,17, 24 and 31 a.m. services will be held in the North Church at 10:00 a.m. The p.m. services will be held: Nov. 19 – Grace Reformed, Nov. 26 – Grace Reformed (Request Program) at 7:00 p.m. The p.m. services in December will be held: Dec. 3 – North Church, Dec. 10 – Corsica CRC, Dec. 17 – Corsica CRC, Dec. 24 – No p.m. service, and Dec. 31 – North Church.

The p.m. services will be held at 2:30 p.m.


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



Greeters: November 19: Todd and Brenda Plooster
                  November 26:
Seth and Nicole Reimnitz and family
                  December 03:
Kent and Lisa Spoelstra, Mike and Angie Sterk
                  December 10:
Jone Van Drongelen and Kathy Vanden Hoek,
                                           Tillie Van Drongelen and Marilyn Vanden Hoek


Nursery: This week: AM: Ruth W, Daryan DV
                Next week: AM: Crystal DL, Jaden G


Bulletin/Mail Delivery: November 19 - Larry, November 26 - Rod, December 03 - Daryl, December 10 - Cal


Offering: This week: Missionary Fund
                 Thanksgiving Service: DCS and World Renew
                 Next week: General Fund



Sunday: Sunday School classes will meet following the morning service.

Monday: Grief Support Group, 12:00 noon, Chapel at Good Samaritan Society - Corsica

Wednesday: Thanksgiving Luncheon, begins at 10:00 p.m., DCS

Thursday: Thanksgiving Day Service 10:00 a.m., South Church



*Dec. 3 - A Walk-through Advent

*Dec. 6 - Women’s Christmas Tea

*Dec. 10 – Congregational Meeting following the morning service.

*Dec. 17 - Children's Sunday School Christmas Program, A.M. Service.



*Please pray for complete healing for Julie Baan Hofman, Pastor Pete and Carol De Jong, Pat De Vries, Mary De Lange, Roger Feenstra, Judy Groeneweg, Larry Groeneweg, Carl Hoogers, Karla Peter, Judy Pope, Marge Scryvers, Kendall Veenstra, Sarah Veenstra, Cindy Watters, Kaylee Weldon, and Brian Wiedner who are dealing with health issues.

*Pray to lift up the elderly and shut-ins: Karen De Boer, Mabell De Jonge, Brent De Lange, Berneta De Waard, Ruth Jongsma, Doris Markus, Nona Markus, Terry Vanden Hoek and Eltha Wolbrink.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY NEWS: We wish Happy Birthday Blessings to Scott F who is celebrating his birthday today, Nov. 19, to Ryan E who will celebrate his birthday Monday, Nov. 20, and to Tia DB who will celebrate her birthday, Wed. Nov. 22.


WE EXTEND OUR HEARTFELT CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY TO Eunice Vanden Berge, Ron and Judy Vanden Berge and Elwood and Karla Vanden Berge and their families in the loss of Eunice’s brother, Ed Vreugdenhil, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 11. We pray that the Lord will wrap his loving arms around this family and give them comfort in this time.


THE ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held after the Sunday morning service on Dec. 10. The Council’s nominations for elder are: Trent De Lange, Gordon Lefers, Marlin Maas, Randy Niewenhuis, and Kevin Van Genderen. The nominations for deacon are: Dan Baas, Jamison Grosz, Andy Hoogers, Kent Spoelstra and Dan Vanden Hoek.


CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM INFORMATION: Parts for the SS Christmas Program are in the mail boxes today, please check them over and get excited for the first practice Nov. 26, after the morning church service. We will also have practice after the morning services on Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. Only grades 1-12 will need to be at the first 2 practices, then on Dec. 10 we will add the 5 and 6-year-old children. Thank you parents in advance for your help!


A WALK-THROUGH ADVENT is being planned for Sunday, December 3, in the South Church. Walk through the displays any time after the morning service until after the afternoon service. You will walk past nativities, stroll by the Children in Worship settings, and pause to check out a Christmas book in the library. Stop for a time for coffee and cookies.
If you want to be involved in this event, you can share a nativity (nativities) for the day; or help to set up the displays, or bring cookies or bars. If you are willing to share and/or help or have questions, contact Marjean DB or Judy VB. See the green sheet in your mailbox for information.


WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS TEA: The Ladies’ Christmas Tea will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the North Church. You may bring guests to enjoy the tea with you. There is a signup sheet in the back of church to let the committee know how many are coming. Thank You!


FUDGE:  The fudge recipe for the Prison Christmas sack program has been placed in everyone's mailbox.  Please consider if it might be a way you would like to share the love that Jesus brought to this world to those who really need to feel His love for them.  Further information is on the back of the recipe.


THE WOMEN’S GUILD CHRISTMAS GIVING PROJECT this year is for the Mitchell Area Safe House, "A Blessings Purse". Fill a purse or oversized bag with hygiene items, maybe you have just a purse or would rather bring just the items, watch for a detailed list of needs (and there are many needs!!) in your mail box. There will be totes in the fellowship rooms of either church building through December for you to leave your donations in. Thank you for helping others!


GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: The monthly Grief Support Group will meet at 12 noon in the chapel at the Good Samaritan Society-Corsica on November 20. Lunch is provided.   Call 946-5467 if you have any questions.


THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON: DCS would like to invite you to join us for our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 22.  We welcome grandparents and supporters to visit the classrooms beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Join us for chapel in the gym beginning at 11:00 a.m.  This will be followed by a luncheon consisting of delicious homemade soups and cookies!


REQUEST PROGRAM: The Corsica Community Youth Group invites you to attend their annual request program on Sunday, November 26, at 7 p.m. at Grace Reformed Church. This service will feature the musical talents of local individuals and groups. A free will offering will be collected to support the group’s summer mission trip. We hope to see you there!


CENTER OF HOPE: Christmas is coming early to Center of Hope and The Community Outreach. We are busy collecting Sharing Christmas applications. You could really help make little ones happy this season by volunteering to data enter this information. In 2016, over 600 hundred families were cared for through your generosity.  Broken down further, 2546 people received support last Christmas who might have otherwise gone empty handed.  From household items to presents for kids, the community rallied to care for thousands of unmet needs. 

Please consider signing up to volunteer for Sharing Christmas this year.  Share this link with your church, book club, business, or family and help to bring joy to thousands this Christmas season.

Questions?  Call The Community Outreach at 605-331-3935 for more information.

“Thank you isn’t enough but it is all I can do, THANK YOU!” - 2016 Sharing Christmas participant




A.M. WORSHIP: 10:00 A.M.


Welcome and Announcements

Call To Worship

*Hymn: CH #431 “Shine, Jesus, Shine”

*God Greets Us

*We Greet Each Other

*Praise Songs:

Children’s Message – dismissed to Children In Worship

Responsive Reading of The Law – Words of Jesus from the Gospels

Congregational Prayer

Scripture: Luke 12:49-56

Message: “Jesus The Arsonist”

Prayer of Application

Hymn PH #370 “Day of Judgment! Day of Wonders!” (while offering is being received)

*PH 482 vs.1,2,5 “We Give Thee But Thine Own”

*Offertory Prayer


*Hymn: CH #766 vs.1,3,4 “At the Name of Jesus”




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

(Service at Grace Reformed)


Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship Psalm 90:1-4, 12

*Hymn: Praise 62 “O for a Thousand Tongues”

*Hymn: Praise 130 “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation” v. 1-3

*God’s Greeting & Greet Each Other

Confession of Faith: Praise 624 “An Affirmation of Faith”

Hymn: Praise 516 “I Love to Tell the Story”

Congregational Prayer

*Song of Preparation: Praise 499 “Am I a Soldier of the Cross?”

Scripture Lesson: Esther 2:1-23

Message: More Than a Woman

Prayer for Blessing

*Hymn: Praise 358 “God Will Take Care of You” v. 1-3


*Closing Hymn: Praise 358 “God Will Take Care of You” v. 4