Grace Reformed Church


2nd Sunday of Lent, March 17, 2019



Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10

Message: Who Knows Your Future?


Preaching: Pastor Gary Maas

Scripture: 1 John 5:1-12

Message: A Sure Victory


Welcome! We are glad you have joined us to worship and grow in knowledge of and love for our great God. All are invited to stay for refreshments and fellowship following the service. This evening the Harrison church family will join us at the CRC. Next week we worship at the CRC in the morning and in Harrison in the evening.


Assisting in Our Service

Today at CRC: Greeters: Ron & Natalie Groeneweg; Nursery: Denise Vander Pol; Children & Worship: “Jesus Cleansing the Temple,” Kathy & Cami; Praise Team: Gord & Betty, Ivory, Cadyn

Next Week at CRC: Greeters: Fred & Patty Ligtenberg; Nursery: Rachel Van Zee; Children & Worship: “Feast by the Sea,” Abby & Cali; Praise Team: Cal, Cassie, Natalie, Sharon

CRC Offering: Today: Dakota Christian School; Next Week: We Care Fund

Bulletin Del.: Today—Corey Vander Pol; Mar. 24—Devin Veurink; Mar. 31—Chad Wentland; Apr. 7—Bruce Zomer; Apr. 14—Cal Zomer; Apr. 21—Dick Bordewyk

March at Grace: Bulletin Board—Cindy Bosma; Share & Care—Barb Groeneweg


Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People:
Continue to pray for comfort for Irene Bosma; and for healing, strength, and clarity for Marla, Ann Scholten’s daughter; Brenda Hector, Toni Sletten’s daughter; and others who are battling with cancer.

Happy Birthday to Marie Noteboom (March 17—98 yrs.) and Peggy Gerlach (March 22). Happy Anniversary to Jim & Carol De Boer and Chad & Shauna Vander Pol (March 19). Wishing all a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 9:40 a.m. Aaron & Hur Prayer in CRC library
             10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
             11:15 a.m. Sunday School at CRC
               5:00 p.m. Easter Cantata Rehearsal at CRC
               7:00 p.m. Evening Worship at CRC

Monday 7-8-9 p.m. Leadership Meetings: CRC—Joint—Grace

Tuesday 1:30 p.m. Women’s Work Day at Grace: tying a large quilt

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break
                     7:00 p.m. Youth Group at Lubbers’
                     7:00 p.m. Combined Prayer Day Service at New Holland CRC


Easter Cantata Choir: If you love to sing, we’d love to have you join us for this year’s Easter cantata. Rehearsal is today at 5:00 p.m. at the CRC. Bring a friend! For more information, see Kim Zomer.

Tuesday:  1:30 p.m. Women’s Work Day at Grace Reformed, tying a large quilt ~~ many helping hands are needed and welcome. Also, if anyone has black jeans to donate for quilts, or spare thread (gray/black/navy/dark colors), all would be appreciated. Donations can be left in the meeting room……and thanks!

Women of Grace: Please pick up your 2019 Work Group list from your Grace mailbox.

Women: Women of Grace have cut 8 x 9” denim squares to be sewn together for a large quilt (90 x 100”). Anyone willing to take the squares home to sew together is welcome to pick them up from the foyer closet. Your help is truly appreciated!

Rescheduled Combined Prayer Day Service: New Holland CRC invites you to attend the combined Prayer Day service there Wednesday evening, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Ebbens will give the message. Offering for World Renew (make checks payable to New Holland CRC). Nursery will be provided. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

The council of Platte CRC invites you to join for worship on Sunday evening, April 7, to hear God's Word from Rev. Joel Kim, president of Westminster Seminary California (WSC). Rev. Kim grew up within the Christian Reformed Church, and WSC has prepared many ministers for service in the CRC. Come hear God's word from a fine contemporary scholar with worship beginning at 6 p.m., and then stay following worship for refreshments to meet Rev. Kim and hear about what God is doing through WSC! Note: This will be in place of our regular evening service.


Dakota Christian School Announcements

Dakota Christian School will hold its annual Society Meeting Monday, March 25, beginning at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. You will be asked to approve a new budget and to vote for new board members at this meeting. The nominees for new board members are: Devin DeLange, Dustin Feenstra, Kirsti Muckey, Dillon Munneke, Curtis Sybesma, and Denise Vander Pol. You will be asked to vote for three. All DCS supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend. Absentee ballots are available at the DCS office.

DC's Festival of Tables presents “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Saturday, April 6. We are looking for creative, willing host/hostesses to help make this a memorable event. If you are unable to be a host or have not received a host's invitation, you are still invited to attend! Ticket price is $20. If you are interested in hosting a table or would like to attend, please contact Tracy Maas at 680-4511 or or Sara Backes at 680-4487 by March 17. It will be a fun night of food, fellowship, and laughter!


Requested Announcements

Grief Support Group will meet Monday, March 18, in the conference room at the Good Samaritan Society-Corsica at noon. Lunch will be provided. If you have experienced a loss or are preparing for the loss of a loved one, please join us. (This group will continue to meet on the third Monday of every month and is hosted by Asera Care Hospice of Sioux Falls).

Ministry Vision Dinner: Inspiration Hills Camp & Retreat Center invites you and your friends to attend the annual Ministry Vision Dinner on Monday, March 18. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the meal served at 6:30 p.m. and a presentation to follow. The presentation will focus on the camp ministry and highlight Journey Camp. The meal is free, RSVP required. A free will offering will be received for Journey Camp scholarships. Please RSVP by calling the office at (712)986-5193 or emailing 

Choir Concert: Bethel Church, Platte, is excited to invite you to enjoy a choir concert by Hillcrest Lutheran Academy of Fergus Falls, MN. Hillcrest Choir will be at Bethel Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. for the first stop on a 2 1/2 week concert tour through the southwest United States. We need to host 52 students on Thursday night to Friday Morning. Contact Pastor Joel Davis at Bethel Church if you would like to host a few students. Hillcrest holds a long and storied tradition since 1918. Students fortify a Biblically-based view of the world that stands true outside the doors of Hillcrest. Hillcrest instructs students to love God’s Word, have passion for the world God created, and be active in ministry. Hillcrest students are challenged to defend their faith and understand why faith formation is imperative after their time at Hillcrest. More information on our Facebook page: Bethel Church of Platte, SD

Advanced Notice: Bethany Christian Services is offering the Empowered to Connect Conference simulcast free of charge April 5-6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days, at Ransom Church in Sioux Falls. The conference is designed to help professionals, families, and ministry leaders better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. (See the bulletin board for more information.)

Cornerstone Prison Church would like to invite you to the 13th Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 8, at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA, at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Save your spot by Sunday, March 31 by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website Join us for an evening of praise to God for his work through Cornerstone Prison Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary! A free will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry. We look forward to seeing you! If you are unable to attend, you can send your donations to: Cornerstone Prison Church, c/o Dave Vande Kamp, PO Box 88708, Sioux Falls, SD 57109 or donate on line at