Grace Reformed Church


Sunday, May 21, 2017


Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Galatians 3:26-4:20

Message: Our Inheritance


Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:1-16

Message: Freedom from Self


WELCOME to all who have come to worship today at Grace Reformed; we’re so glad you’re here! Please join us in the Fellowship Hall following the morning service to celebrate with our graduates at a Graduation Dinner. Combined evening worship at Grace Reformed.

ASSISTING TODAY: Greeters/Coffee: Dan & Chris Bosma; Nursery: Jodi De Lange; Praise Team: Cal, Helen, Carol, Jennifer. 

NEXT WEEK: Greeters/Coffee: Ken & Juella Niewenhuis; Nursery: Marsha Bordewyk; Praise Team: Vicki, Laura, Ivory, Marissa 

CRC OFFERING: Today—Building Fund (This morning’s offering is for the Building Fund; as it stands, the Building Fund is approximately $27,000 short from the recent projects (on loan from the General Fund); Next Week—DCS.

GRACE BULLETIN DEL: Today—Lowell De Vries, May 28—Josh Gerlach, June 4—Grant Lubbers, June 11—Ryan Plooster, June 18—Wade Sonnenberg

CRC BULLETIN DEL: Today--Verlin Vander Wal, May 28—Gord Feenstra, June 4—Ron Groeneweg, June 11—Fred Ligtenberg, June 18—Mike Noteboom

CRC CHAPEL CLEANING: The weekly work schedule begins this week. If you would like your name added or dropped from the work list, please contact Kim Zomer at 946-5347. Usually each family works once a season to clean & mow at the chapels. Supplies are located in the southeast entry of the CRC.
        Wk of May 22: Dick Bordewyk         Wk of May 29: Jim DeBoer
        Wk of June 5: Daren Feenstra        Wk of June 12: Gordon Feenstra



WEDNESDAY: 1:30 PM Dorcas Society, Lesson 9.

SUN. MAY 28—7 PM: The Harrison Community Church will host a combined worship service in the South Church. Pastor John Gorter of New Holland will be give the message, Dan Everson will lead the singing, and the offering will be for World Renew; refreshments served following the service.



May 30-June 2—9-11:30 AM Vacation Bible School at Grace Reformed Church. Sign-up sheet in back for kids and help with our day.

Sun., June 4: For our evening worship service we will be dedicating the new I-90 chapel. Plan to meet at the chapel on the north side of I-90 (westbound) between Plankinton and White Lake.

Mon., June 26: The Corsica community churches have an opportunity to serve at The Banquet in Sioux Falls. There are two time slots you can sign up for—2 PM preparing the meal, and 5:15 PM serving the meal. Please consider showing the love of Christ by serving the hungry with us. Details and sign-up in the foyer.


CRC: If you are willing to serve coffee & cookies on the Sunday night services at the CRC, please talk to Genevieve Schelling. Summer dates needed are: June 11, July 9, 30, Aug. 13, and Sept. 10.

PRAYER CONCERNS: Josh Gerlach had successful surgery, and is recovering in Avera McKennan; Birdie Schoon continues to recover from her infection, and hopes to come home this weekend. We extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Jill Vander Pol. Continue to remember those under-going treatments, with physical problems, shut-ins, those in Leisure Living and PVNH, and our military--Gary DeVries and the 153rd Engineer Brigade.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Hadyn Johnson (May 21), Braxton Vander Wal (May 22), Denise Vander Pol (May 24), Marilyn Zomer, Ivan Van Marel (May 25), Joe Hansum, Daysen Bordewyk (May 26), Jeanne Noteboom (May 27); Happy Anniversary to Tim & Leah Nydam (May 21), Ryan & Jen Plooster (May 25), Bernard & Genevieve Schelling (May 27). Wishing all a great day!

MAY AT GRACE: Bulletin Board—Shelly Menning
                            Share & Care—Ivan & Sharon Van Marel

INFORMATION NOTE: The Joint Leadership of our churches has begun special monthly meetings to discuss the merging of our churches. Constructive ideas or constructive criticisms are welcome. Contact one of your elders or deacons.

THANK YOU: The Corsica Community Youth Group would like to thank the CRC, Grace, and OSLC congregations for your continued support of our young people. The offering from the April 23 youth service raised $2,008. We are so grateful for the community’s encouragement, and look forward to sharing with you after our July trip to Rocky Mountain High.



Mon., May 29: 3 PM Inspiration Hills Memorial Day Summer Kick-Off & Auction.
3:30 PM Live auction, 4:30-6 PM Light supper (freewill donation), 6 PM Evening program with greetings from camp staff and entertainment by “Four for Him”, men’s quartet. Donations for the auction are welcome; call 866-858-3265.

Bethany Christian Services invites you to celebrate what God is doing and to say thank you for supporting Bethany’s ministry. Supper and program will be held at Platte Christian Reformed Church on June 7—6-8 PM. The meal will be provided by Touch o’ Class, the cost is covered by Bethany Christian Services. Please RSVP by Fri., May 31, to: Donna Veurink (243-2268) or Lois Van Dussel-dorp (337-3897) or at

Shoeboxes for Guatemala: EARLY DEADLINE—Sun., July 9 to fill shoeboxes for the children in Guatemala & Central America. Ways to be involved:
        1 Fill boxes according to the guidelines & attach $5 shipping per box.
        2 Donate bulk items to be used in filling boxes.
        3 Donate financially for shipping costs or shoebox items.
Write all checks to: Tom Vander Pol Memorial Fund and send to: 27406 377th Ave., Harrison, SD 57344. Larger donations may be sent directly to Living Water Teaching, PO Box 1190, Caddo Mills, TX 75135. For more info. contact Pat Vander Po l(243-2275 or 680-2166), or Distribution dates are Dec 1-9. Thanks to all who help with this outreach.




July 2—Community Church Service
July 16
—Scott & Sheryl Muckey
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).