Grace Reformed Church


Sunday -- August 20, 2017

All morning services in August and October are at the CRC

All morning services in September and November are at Grace



Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Acts 18:1-21

Message: Remain


Preaching: Pastor Gary Maas

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:1-18

Message: The Sun vs. The Son

Welcome! May you be blessed today as we worship our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. This morning we welcome the Frederiksens as they give a report on their work. Please stay for refreshments following worship. This evening, the Harrison Community Church joins us at the CRC.

Next Sunday Dr. Lance Griese of Platte will lead our morning service at the CRC, and Pastor Gary will lead the evening service in Harrison.

Assisting Today: Greeters: Wade & Danelle Sonnenberg, Jim & Carol DeBoer; Nursery: Jaden Barse; Praise Team: Cal, Laura, Jennifer, Sharon

Assisting Next Week: Coffee: Dave & Ann Scholten, Ryan & Jenn Plooster; Nursery:  Chelsey Schelling; Praise Team: Elroy, Carol, Kelsey, Lexie

CRC Offering: Today: Building Fund; Next Week: Dakota Christian School

CRC Bulletin Del.: Today—Cody Schelling; Aug. 27—Corey Vander Pol; Sept. 3—Bob Vander Pol; Sept. 10—Verlin Vander Wal; Sept. 17—Gordon Feenstra

Grace Bulletin Del.: Today—Grant Vander Wal; Aug. 27—Don Bosma; Sept. 3—Troy Bosma; Sept. 10—Lowell DeVries; Sept. 17—Josh Gerlach

August at Grace: Share & Care—Pete & Carol Sipma

Chapel Cleaning: If you would like your name added or dropped from the work list, please contact Kim Zomer at 946-5347. Supplies are located in the southeast entry of the CRC.
    Wk of Aug. 21: Dave Scholten         Wk of Aug. 28: Cody Schelling
    Wk of Sept. 4: Grant Van Zee          Wk of Sept. 11: Corey Vander Pol

Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People:

  • Hope Menning had surgery on Wednesday for hip repairs. Pray for strength and pain-free healing throughout her recovery.
  • Please continue to pray for Lloyd Olivier as he heals in Sioux Falls.
  • Please continue to remember those undergoing treatments, with physical problems, shut-ins, those in Leisure Living and PVNH, our missionaries, and our military--Gary De Vries and the 153rd Engineer Brigade.


Happy Birthday to Gloria Beukelman (Aug. 20), Neil Hall, Londa Cordrey (Aug. 23), Max Vanden Hoek (Aug. 25), Irene Bosma, Wendy Barse (Aug. 26); Happy Anniversary to Pete & Carol Sipma (Aug. 24). Have a blessed day!

Notice: Pastor Dan and family will be out of town on vacation August 21-27. Please contact your district elder or deacon if any needs or concerns arise.

Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
                7:00 p.m. Evening Worship at CRC


Needed:  Sunday School Teachers for: 2nd-3rd Grade (1 teacher), 4th-5th Grade    (2 teachers), and 6th-8th Grade (2 teachers). Please contact Danelle Sonnenberg if you are able to help in this way.

Monthly Worship Experiment: In August and October, we will be worshiping at the CRC, and the Joint Leadership request all ministries to use this facility for weekly or regular events. In September and November, we will be worshiping at Grace, and request that weekly and regular events during those months be at Grace. Please note: The greeting and nursery schedules have been modified. One couple/family from each church will be greeting and serving refreshments during these months. The nursery schedule will be a blend of the Grace and CRC schedules. If you are scheduled for nursery, please serve in whichever facility we are worshiping. Please watch the schedules in the bulletin each week and feel free to direct any questions to Kim.

DCS Scrip orders are due Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 8:30 a.m. at the school office.

Advance Notices

Wed., Sept. 6—7 p.m.  Women of Grace Meeting; we will be discussing and planning the Fall Bazaar.

H.S. Breakfast Club: The Pastor Dans plan to restart the Friday morning Bible study for high school students in Corsica on Sept. 8. We hope to do a 9-week session both semesters. Watch future bulletins for more details!

Woman's Bible study will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m. We will study I & II Thessalonians by Beth Moore. This is a 9-week study called Children of the Day. The study is based on I Thessalonians 5:5 "You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the light or to the darkness." This study shows us how to live in the light—to light up a room because we are believers who carry the Holy Spirit in our hearts and are never without God's Light. Contact Jackie Niewenhuis if you would like a book and to attend this study. All women are welcome.

Requested Announcements

Blood drive in Corsica: Monday, August 21, from 2:30-6 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Please contact Shelly M. (946-5827) for an appointment. **One person will win a 2016 Harley Davidson XG750 motorcyle just for donating between June 1 & Sept. 9.

Grief Support Group: Grief comes into our lives from many different avenues. The most common is death of someone dear to us. Grief also occurs with a change of indepen-dence in our living situation, a change in our physical ability, being a care giver, or receiving news of a terminal illness. Good Samaritan Society-Corsica is partnering with Asera Care to form a Grief Support Group for this area. The first of our monthly meetings will be Monday, Aug. 21, at 12 p.m. in the Chapel at the Good Samaritan Society. A lunch will be provided. If you plan to attend, a phone call to 946-5467 would be appreciated. Please come and check out the meeting. There are no obligations or commitments. This will be a free service for our community.

On Fri, Aug. 25, 6-8 p.m. -- All Nations City Church (a local ministry which organizes worships, picnics, and seminars to celebrate diversity and unity in Jesus), in partnership with LifeLight, is hosting a Multi-cultural Night.  Place: Sertoma Park's Shelter, Sioux Falls. Features:  Great multicultural music; Potluck supper of various ethnic foods. All welcome! 

Refresh, Renew, Reconnect --A Cursillo weekend for refreshing and reconnecting with old friends. Anyone who has attended Cursillo in the past may attend. Mark your calendars for Friday evening, November 3 through Sunday afternoon, November 5 at Inspiration Hills. Deadline to register is October 2. For more information contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848 or go to

Cursillo—Registration is now open for a Spring Cursillo (there is NO Fall Cursillo this year.) Men's weekend is the last weekend in February, and the Women's weekend is the first weekend in March 2018. For more information or to register, contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848 or go to

An Evening with Comedian, Mark Lowry! At the O’Gorman High School theater, October 22 at 6 p.m. Tickets available for purchase by going to or call (260)-484-1029.




Aug. 6---Dennis & Elaine Plooster
—Wade & Danelle Sonnenberg
Sept. 3
—Grant & Shannun Vander Wal
—Ryan & Jen Plooster
Oct. 1
—Lonnie & Jennifer Grathwohl
Oct. 15
—David & Phyllis Green
—Carol Rexwinkel & Sylvia Zomer
Nov. 5
—Grant & Vicki Lubbers
—Pete & Carol Sipma
Dec. 3
—Bill & Wilma Vanden Hoek
—Darrell & Londa Vanden Hoek
—Trent & Abby Vanden Hoek

If you are unable to assist on the date scheduled, please trade
with someone listed and call Barbara for the bulletin (946-5806).