Grace Reformed Church


SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

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Preaching: Jeff Luce

Prelude: Sharon Van Marel

“My Peace”

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

* Praise 63 “Praise Him! Praise Him!”

*God’s Greeting & Greet Each other

* LUYH 526 “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship”

* “Reckless Love”

God’s Guide for Living

“Build My Life”

Congregational Prayer

* Praise 363 “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

Scripture: Matthew 25:34-46

Message: Back to the Basics

Prayer of Application

* Praise 449:1-4 ”Take My Life and Let It Be”

Offering (collected in the back)/Offertory Prayer

* Doxology

* Benediction

* Praise 449:5-6 ”Take My Life and Let It Be”

* Postlude


No evening services

at this time


Welcome to worship this morning! We are thankful for the leadership of Jeff Luce of Wolsey as we worship. We begin Sunday school classes today following the morning worship.

Praise Team: Today— Ivory, Vicki, Lexie, Sharon; Next Week at Grace: Tom, Natalie, Heidi, Elliott

C&W There will be no Children & Worship today.

CRC Offering: Today—Dakota Christian School; Next Week: Tim & Tara Chamberlain

Offerings: Please mail offerings to either of the churches or deposit in the box in back of church.

Bulletin Delivery: Due to the lockdowns at both the nursing home and Leisure Living, bulletins are sent by email to the facilities.

Chapel Cleaning: Supplies are located in the southeast entry of the CRC. Please return any collected offering directly to George Veenstra.
    Wk of Sept. 21: Cal Zomer                     Wk of Sept. 28: Elroy Zomer
    Wk of Oct. 5: Verlin Vander Wal            Wk of Oct. 19: Corey Vander Pol

Sunday, Sept. 27: Next Sunday we will worship at Grace and we hope to welcome our new pastor, the Rev. Scott Nichols to the pulpit as he begins his pastoral service in Corsica. This service will be live on FaceBook and on Channel 95 local TV and YouTube following the service.

Worship in September: Worship services for the month of September will be held at Grace. Today’s and future messages will be offered electronically as well. If you are more comfortable staying home, we are streaming live at 10 a.m. and posting later to YouTube. You can also view the service in Corsica on channel 95 following the service on Sunday afternoon.

Congratulations to Dylan and Dijana (Muilenburg) Wickstrom who were married at Grace yesterday! May God bless this new family!


Prayers for God’s People:

  • Beth Eisenbraun (daughter of Verlin & Helen Vander Wal) has been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Please pray that hormone treatments will be effective in reducing the cancer.
  • Chad Wentland is undergoing treatments for cancer; please pray for strength through the treatments and that they would be effective.
  • Marla Kiser (Ann Scholten’s daughter) continues to receive cancer treatments and thanks you for your continued prayers.
  • Continue to pray for protection on the health of our church family members, especially those most vulnerable in the nursing home and Leisure Living.


Happy Anniversary to David & Phyllis Green and Corey & Denise VanderPol (Sept. 21), Josh & Cassie Gerlach and Frank & Shelly Menning (Sept. 22), Wylie & Jennifer DeLange (Sept. 24) and Wade & Danelle Sonnenberg (Sept. 25). Have a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at Grace
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School classes at Grace

Monday 7:00 p.m. Individual Church Council meetings at Grace
               8:00 p.m. Joint Leadership meeting at Grace

Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC; Lesson 3


Coffee Break (Plan B) will begin their study of the book of Joshua on Wed., September 30 at 9:30 at Corsica CRC. Contact Helen for more information at 946-5222.

The quilts from Women of Grace are on display in the fellowship hall and the bidding sheets are available. Bidding will go until the night of the bazaar on October 28.


Requested Announcements

The DCS sophomores are selling Dimock Cheese. Information and order forms will be in your mailbox today. Please put your orders in the box in the back of church or in Kim Zomer’s mailbox by Oct. 5. Delivery will take place the week of Oct. 12. (There will be no fruit sales this year.)

AWANA sponsored by The Lighthouse Church: Kick-Off of AWANA for preschool through 8th grade is Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Corsica Elementary School Gym. Meal and registration is from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.



Restart Worship Services for Grace/CRC—Corsica, SD May 2020

There are various thoughts about COVID-19 and we want you to follow your heart and make conscientious decisions you are comfortable with. If you don’t feel well, have a compromised immune system, respiratory symptoms, fever, or chronic health condition, please stay home and continue enjoying the services online. Even if you are healthy and have any doubts at all about attending, we encourage you to remain home. Your peace of mind and health is still our main priority.

Grace/CRC Consistories decided to restart public worship services in the morning only, beginning May 31 at CRC and rotate between sites each week from there out until further notice. So Grace would be odd week Sundays (Weeks 1 & 3) and CRC would be even week Sundays (Weeks 2 & 4). We will use alternating church benches to sit in to keep distance between groups as necessary.

Entrance to Worship (Please maintain appropriate social distance of 6 ft.)

  • There will be ushers to assist you as you enter the sanctuary.
  • Everyone is encouraged to use personal hand sanitizer or wipes.
  • Each household or family group will sit in a bench. We will usher you to a bench with another group if we can maintain the 6 ft. distance between people groups.
  • The balcony/fellowship areas will be available and if we need to set up additional seating, we will.


People Assisting in Worship

  • People will carry our regular scheduled worship functions only if they feel comfortable doing so.
  • We will not start up the following functions at this time yet:
            No nursery
            No children’s church
            No Sunday school
            No coffee & cookies


Music and Recording

  • The praise team members will be spaced apart from each other appropriately.
  • The sound operator would place mics on the stands using a wipe—we will also move them
    back a distance from facing others.
  • We will continue to provide a taped/recorded version in some manner.


During the Worship Service

  • There will be no time of mutual greeting during the worship service.



  • Offerings will not be taken during the service, instead an offering plate for each church will be placed in the entry of the facility we are using each Sunday. You can also give offerings as we have been giving during the closure.


After the Worship Service

  • People will be dismissed by the usher one row at a time.
  • Everyone will be asked to go directly outside.


Please contact a consistory member with any questions/comments. Thank you for your cooperation.