Grace Reformed Church


Sunday, November 18, 2018



Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Mark 12:18-44

Message: How Are Your Relationships?


Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: I Thessalonians 2:1-16

Message: Living in the Word, the

                Church, and the World

WELCOME to all who have come to worship today at Grace Reformed; we’re so glad you are here! Please join us for coffee in the Fellowship Hall following the morning service.
This evening is combined worship here at Grace Reformed.

ASSISTING TODAY: Greeters/Coffee: Scott & Sheryl Muckey; Nursery: Elaine Plooster; Praise Team: Tom, Marsha, Vicki, Laura; C&W “The Ten Best Ways”, Corbin & Levi.

NEXT WEEK: Greeters/Coffee: Dennis & Elaine Plooster; Nursery: Shannun Vander Wal; Praise Team: Dennis & Jackie, Kelsey, Lexie C&W “The Birth of John the Baptizer”, Kathy & Marissa.

CRC OFFERING: Today—DCS; Next Week—List of Causes.


5 PM CHRISTMAS CANTATA PRATICE at Harrison South—anyone is welcome to join!

BULLETIN DEL: Today—Grant Lubbers, Nov.25--LaRon Groeneweg, Dec.2—Wade Sonnenberg, Dec.9—Fred Ligtenberg, Dec.16-Devin Veurink, Dec.23-Dennis NIewenhuis



MONDAY: 7 PM Women’s Bible Study; Chapter 11, “Worship”.

WEDNESDAY: 9:30 AM Coffee Break at the CRC.

WEDNESDAY: 7 PM THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE at Grace Reformed. An offering will be collected to cover local outreach costs and for the Douglas County Food Pantry. We will also have a collection of non-perishable foods for the Pantry.



 Wed., Nov. 28: In the busyness of the holidays, it's easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas; to help you stay focused, you’re invited to join the Coffee-break group for a 4-wk. study entitled “Discover the Gift ofChristmas”. Coffee time and fellow- ship at 9:30 AM, study begins at 10. Call Helen for a study guide 946-5222.

Sun., Dec. 2: 2 PM Women of Grace Christmas Tea at Grace Reformed; with Douglas County representatives for C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocate). There will be a $5 gift exchange for all girls thru high school who wish to participate; adults are asked to give a donation to C.A.S.A. Please sign-up in the foyer by Nov. 28; you are welcome to invite a friend. Save the date and plan to attend!


PRAYER CONCERNS: Continue to pray for Gordon Kredit, Marla (Ann Scholten’s daughter), Brenda Hector (Toni Sletten’s daughter), Shirley Van Peursem (Clara Noteboom’s daughter) and others battling cancer. Continue to remember those with physical problems, undergoing treatments, shut-ins, those in Leisure Living, and PVNH.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in a short time of prayer next Sunday from 9:40-9:50 AM downstairs as we pray specifically for our pastor, the worship time to come, and the work of our missionaries bringing God’s love to people who have never known Him. Feel free to leave prayer requests in Kim Zomer’s church mailbox.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Grant Lubbers (Nov. 21), Darrell Vanden Hoek, Corbin Van Zee (Nov. 22). Have a great day!

NOVEMBER AT GRACE: Bulletin Board—Terri Van Roekel
                                         Share & Care—Congregation—give thanks & express gratitude

GRACE REFORMED: The cookie supply is low; your donations will be appreciated!

THANK YOU to everyone who has willingly offered their time to help keep our beautiful church clean. We have certainly confirmed that many hands do, in fact, make light work. The year 2018 is nearing an end, and the 2019 cleaning sign-up opportunity is upon us. For those that may be considering to offer their time and talents, please feel free to ask questions; consider it a time to give back in such an easy way. The sign-up sheet for 2019 is in the foyer. ~~ Grace Reformed Consistory

THANK YOU’S: Women of Grace received thank you letters from Center of Hope, Mitchell Area Safe House, and Douglas County Food Pantry for recent monetary gifts.

THANKSGIVING OUTREACH: Do you know someone—a neighbor, friend, co-worker—or do you need help with Thanksgiving dinner? The Joint Leadership is looking to help members of the Corsica community with their Thanksgiving dinner, either by supplying food or inviting them to join our families. If you know someone who might have trouble affording or preparing a meal, encourage them to get in contact with Gordon Feenstra (207-0408) ASAP as we seek to show the love of Christ this holiday season

RCA Gift of Hope:  Gift of Hope provides the opportunity to give a different kind of gift this holiday season. You can give a gift to those in need around the world, one that will change lives, perhaps even change families for generations. Your gift matters. You can give the gift of a sewing machine to help a young woman start her own business or a water roller to reduce time spent walking to a well to get water or there are many other choices.  Copies of this year's Gift of Hope catalog are on the foyer table or you can view it online at

2019 JUSTICE FOR ALL TEAM plans to do a mission trip to the Children's Home near Juarez, Mexico on Jan.17-25. Contact Dennis & Jackie Niewenhuis if interested in going.



DCS ANNUAL MATCHING FUND DRIVE:   Several supporters of DCS have once again generously pledged up to $25,000 for our annual matching funds drive.  This drive provides much- needed finan-cial support as we carry on the mission of Christian education in our area.  Please consider taking this opportunity to contribute to Dakota Christian, especially as you plan your Thanksgiving and year-end giving. More details and a return envelope can be found in your church mailbox

Giving Project: As part of her Christmas Giving Project for Bible class, Lexie Vander Pol along with a small group of other Dakota Christian freshman and sophomores have chosen to raise support for children with disabilities at Lifescape. If you wish to donate there will be a box in the back of church until December 2 where you can donate either new toys or a monetary donation. The group will be delivering the items to Lifescape the first week in December. For more information contact Lexie Vander Pol or visit Thank-you!



Tri-County Right to Life meets at DCS on Monday, Nov. 19—7:30 PM. Please call Dan at 732-4682 or Lois at 337-3897 if you have any questions. Visitors are welcome!

NEEDED: Bibles (new & used), tracts, reference books, commentaries, all Christian books/Bible Study books/Christian magazines, SS supplies, daily devotionals, Christian CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray's (music, movies, teaching), puppets, Noah’s Ark, Bibles games, nativity sets, puzzles (anything to present the gospel--especially to children). DO NOT SEND: VHS/tapes/records/8-tracks, Guideposts, handiwork or busy papers from SS materials, secular books (other than dictionaries), mission maga-zines. More info. at or contact Pat Vander Pol at 680-2166. Deadline Nov.30.




Nov. 4—Matt & Jennifer Johnson
—Scott & Sheryl Muckey
—Virginia Nydam & Sylvia Zomer
—Dennis & Elaine Plooster 

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