Grace Reformed Church


JUNE 28, 2020

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Preaching: Pastor Jerry Buwalda

Prelude: Kim Zomer

“My Peace”

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship

Opening Prayer

*221 All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord

*God’s Greeting

*Praise Songs: That’s Why We Praise Him

Because He Lives (Amen)


Assurance of Pardon: Romans 8:1

God’s Guide for Living: Matthew 22:37-40

713 Seek Ye First

Congregational Prayer

*184 Thy Word

Scripture: Luke 9:28-36

Message: The Only Savior

Prayer for Application

*501 Now I Belong to Jesus (1,2)

Offertory Prayer (collected in back of church)



*501 Now I Belong to Jesus (3)



No evening services

at this time


WELCOME TO WORSHIP this morning! We are thankful for Pastor Jerry Buwalda of Sioux Falls as he leads us in worship.

CRC & GRACE CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS following the morning service to consider extending a call to Pastor Scott Nichols; voting will take place separately in each church. If you need an absentee ballot, please contact an elder from either church.

WORSHIP GUIDELINES: Due to the continued concern of COVID19, we will observe guidelines on the church websites. Morning worship at Grace weeks 1&3, and at the CRC weeks 2&4. If you are more comfortable staying home, we stream live at 10 AM, post later to YouTube, or view service on channel 95 following on Sunday afternoon.

PRAISE TEAM: Today—Tom, Jennifer, Helen; Next Week at Grace: Cal, Heidi, Sharon, Elliott. (If you are uncomfortable singing due to COVID19, please let Kim know.)

OFFERING: Please mail offerings to either church or deposit in the box in back of church.
        CRC Offering: Today—DCS;
        Next Week—DCS.

BULLETIN DELIVERY: Due to the lockdowns at both the nursing home and Leisure Living, bulletins will be 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 June 29: Dave Scholten              Wk. of July 6: Dennis Plooster
    Wk. of July 13: Dennis Niewenhuis         Wk. of July 20: Mike Noteboom


TUESDAY: 2-4 PM. GEMS meets at New Holland CRC

SUN., JULY 5: Worship at Grace Reformed with Pastor I. Van Leeuwen leading the morning worship.

ADVANCE: July 5 – 7 PM Combined Independence Day Worship at Platte CRC with Pastor Dan Ebbens bringing the message, and an offering will be received for DCS. As Covid-19 precautions, our fellowship hall will be opened for seating during worship, and the nursery space will be available as needed for parents, though without attendants. We hope to see you here!

ADVANCE: July 12: Communion will be held in the CRC.
                   August 30: 5th Sunday in Grace Reformed.



  • We express our Christian sympathy and love to Natalie and Jagger Groeneweg and family and friends following the death of LaRon Groeneweg last Sunday, June 21. May God provide comfort, love and answers for any needs in this time of grief.

  • 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 BIRTHDAY to Don Bosma (June 28), Cyrus Schelling (June 29), and Marcia Bormann (July 4). Wishing each of you a great day!

YOUTH LEADERS NEEDED: Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to this role in our church family and community. Contact Scott Muckey if interested in volunteering.



Dakota Christian School has two open teaching positions for the 2020-21 school year: a 3rd/4th grade teacher and a band director. Please pray for these positions to be filled to our community's benefit for the upcoming school year. 

New Hope Camp will hold camp this summer! Register your child(ren) as soon as possible since space is limited at



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.