Grace Reformed Church


Sunday, January 13, 2019



Preaching: Pastor Dan DeGraff

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

Message: Destined for Dust


Preaching: Pastor Gary Maas

Scripture: 1 John 3:1-10

Message: Who’s Your Daddy?


Welcome! We are glad you have joined us for worship our Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All are invited to stay for refreshments and fellowship following the service. This afternoon we will worship again at the CRC. Next week both services will be held at the CRC.

In the year 2019, our worship services will be at the CRC in the odd months of January, March, May, July, September, and November, and at Grace in the even months of February, April, June, August, October, and December. We will continue to rotate our second service location with Harrison Church.


Assisting in Our Service

Today at CRC: Greeters: Cal & Kim Zomer; Nursery: Shauna Vander Pol; Children & Worship: “Jesus in the Wilderness,” Abby & Cali; Praise Team: Cal, Helen, Jennifer, Cadyn

Next Week at CRC: Greeters: Dick & Marsha Bordewyk; Nursery: Chelsey Schelling; Children & Worship: “The Followers of Jesus,” Sheryl & Marissa; Praise Team: Elroy, Heidi, Carol, Marissa

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

January at Grace: Bulletin Board—Mary Van’t Haaff; Share & Care—Pete & Carol Sipma

Bulletin Del.: Today—Wylie DeLange; Jan. 20—Daren Feenstra; Jan. 27—Ron Groeneweg; Feb. 3—Scott Muckey; Feb. 10—Dennis Niewenhuis

Grace Reformed Opportunity to Serve: The 2019 sign-up sheet for Share &Care and the Bulletin Board is posted in the mailbox room; please pick a month to assist.


Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People:

  • Irene Bosma remains in swing-bed in Parkston following a stroke.
  • Continue to pray for Cal, Verlin Vander Wal’s brother, who was injured in a fall this week; Gordon Kredit; Marla, Ann Scholten’s daughter; Brenda, Toni Sletten’s daughter; Shirley, Clara Noteboom’s daughter; and others who are battling with cancer.
  • Please pray for the Justice For All Team January 18-25 as they work and serve at the Children's Home, near Juarez, Mexico. Those from our area are Dennis and Jackie Niewenhuis, Ken and Karla Overweg, Dave Kuipers, and Jon Backes. Pick up date from Corsica CRC for the sweatshirts purchased for the children will be Tuesday, January 15.


Happy Birthday to Brooklyn Vander Pol (Jan. 15), Gordon Feenstra & Bill Vanden Hoek (Jan. 16), Brooks De Graff (Jan. 17), Mary Van’t Haaff, Audra Bormann (Jan. 18), Laurel (Zomer) Spake & Bruce Zomer (Jan. 19). Wishing all a great day!

Thank you received from Children’s Inn for the recent monetary donation from Women of Grace.


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
              2:30 p.m. Afternoon Worship at CRC

Monday 7:00 p.m. Dakota Christian Board Meeting at DCS

Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Women of Grace meeting at Grace
                     7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC: Chap. 17, Spiritual Gifts


Wednesday, Jan. 16:  6:30 p.m. Rescheduled Women of Grace meeting. All women are encouraged to attend to help plan activities for 2019. Hope to see you there!

Profession of Faith and Membership Classes: If you are interested in making public profession of faith and becoming a member OR if you’re already a member but are interested in reconnecting to what being a Christian, being “Reformed,” and being a member of one of local congregations involves, please talk to Pastor Dan. Classes are scheduled to begin January 23.

Nehemiah? Just how does he fit in God's story of redemption and salvation? You are welcome to join the Coffee Break Bible study group at Corsica CRC as we explore the book of Nehemiah. The study promises to teach us more of how God keeps His promises to guide and deliver His people always. This 8-week study begins Wednesday, January 23 at 9:30 a.m. We'd love to have you join us. Call Helen Vander Wal for a study guide: 946-5222 or 770-3130.


Requested Announcements

Pot Pies: Want to have an easy meal in your freezer for yourself or to bring to someone else? DCS Fellowship is taking orders for homemade double crust chicken pot pies, large or small. Talk to Denise Vander Pol (680-1125) to place your order. Pot pies will be made on Feb. 14.

The South Dakota Hour of Reflection, sponsored by SD Right to Life, will be held on Sunday, January 20 beginning with a Life Chain near the Capitol at 12:15 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. the program will begin in the Capital Rotunda with Governor Kristi Noem as speaker. Refreshments will be served after the event. For more information contact 337-3897 or 732-4682. 

A Grief Support Group will meet Monday, January 21, in the conference room at the Good Samaritan Society – Corsica at 12 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 be meeting on the third Monday of every month and is hosted by Asera Care Hospice of Sioux Falls.)

Men's Retreat: Men, mark your calendars to join “Rekindle: Rekindling Our Awe of God” on Friday evening, January 25 – Sunday, January 27 at New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center, 3 miles south of Platte. Guest speakers will be Dan Ebbens of Aurora Center and Gus Craven of Wanblee with worship led by Tim Collins of Underwood, MN. Cost is $125 with scholarships available. More information as well as registration forms is available at and posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. (Forms are also available in Kim Zomer’s church mailbox.)

Women’s Retreat: New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center is hosting their first women's retreat weekend, IF:Gathering 2019, on February 8-9!  Women of all ages are invited to come and view the live simulcast from Dallas, TX which will focus on Proverbs and relying on God's wisdom.  Join us for a time of worship, great speakers, fellowship, rest, renewal, and great food!  For more information, schedule, and registration: , located under events. With any questions or registration help, contact Patricia Anderson at 605-243-2207 or Jess Brown at 702-755-2769. (Printed brochures, including the mail-in registration form, are available in Kim Zomer’s church mailbox.)

Registration is open for the Spring Cursillo. The men’s dates are Thursday evening, Feb 21, to Sunday afternoon, Feb 24. The women’s weekend is Thursday evening, Feb 28, to Sunday, March 3. Anyone out of high school may attend. For more information or a registration form, contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848. New this year for workers is a $25 Early Bird Discount” if registering to work 3 weeks before the weekend.