WELCOME to all who have come
to worship today at Grace Reformed; we’re so glad you’re here.
Please join us for coffee following the morning service in the
Fellowship Hall. This afternoon, Harrison will join us for a
Greeters/Coffee: Darrell & Londa Vanden Hoek; Nursery: Jodi De
Lange; Praise Team: Tom, Jennifer, Marissa, Kylee; C&W
“Advent III”, Heather & Haley.
11:15 AM Sunday School (last
session until January 7).
NEXT WEEK AT CRC:
Greeters/Coffee: Dave & Ann Scholten; Nursery: Chelsey
Schelling; Praise Team: Gord & Betty, Sheryl, Cadyn; C&W
“Advent IV”, Rachel & Corbin.
CRC OFFERING: Today—DCS;
Next Week—Church Library.
GRACE BULLETIN DEL:
Today--Don Bosma, Dec. 24—Troy Bosma, Dec. 31—Lowell De Vries,
Jan. 7—Daren Feenstra, Jan. 14—Grant Lubbers, Jan. 21—Wade
CRC BULLETIN DEL:
Today—Corey Vander Pol, Dec. 24—Bob Vander Pol, Dec. 31—Verlin
Vander Wal, Jan. 7—Gord Feenstra, Jan. 14—Ron Groeneweg
THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES
MONDAY: 12 Noon—the Grief
Support Group will meet in the chapel of Good Samaritan
Society-Corsica; lunch will be provided. Remember there is
no cost or obligation. Now that we are in the winter months, if
the weather is questionable, please call 946-5467 to confirm
that is it still planned.
MONDAY: 7 PM CRC Council
meeting (all at CRC)
8 PM Joint Leadership meeting.
9 PM Grace Consistory meeting
(New office bearers are welcome but not mandated to attend.)
DECEMBER SCHEDULE: Dec.
24/AM CRC No Afternoon Service
Dec. 31/AM Grace 2:30 PM/Harrison—Pastor Drew Hoekema
ADVANCE: Wed., Dec. 27—7
PM Women of Grace Christmas Festival
at Grace Reformed; Brooke Veurink will share her experience at
the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting. There is a sign-up sheet in the
foyer, you are welcome to bring a guest; there will be a $5 gift
exchange for anyone who would like to participate.
Sun., Dec. 31: Brooklyn Vander Pol will be giving a
presentation following the morning service. A special invitation
is extended to the Sunday School students as well as the whole
congregation to hear an update about her work with the Zion
Project in Guatemala.
GRACE ANGEL TREE: Gifts this
year will be for “Kingdom Boundaries” residents (newly
released prisoners who are seeking the Lord). Items are needed
for men: medium backpacks, wallets, bath towels, shaving
supplies, shampoo; please leave items in the donation box, do
not wrap them. Monetary gifts are also welcome (cash or
checks to ‘Kingdom Boundaries’.….put these in Mary Bosma’s
mailbox); Kingdom Boundaries will purchase items needed for the
PRAYER CONCERNS: Bernard
Beukelman returned to PVNH on Tues. where he continues his
recovery for at least the next three weeks. Christie De Graff
will be having an induction on Wed. evening to deliver, due to
the continued swelling in the baby’s brain. Please be in prayer
for our family. Pastor Dan plans to take some time of vacation
and leave following this. Please contact your district elder or
deacon with any needs or con- cerns. Lucille Noteboom is
receiving treatment for health concerns at Parkston Hospital.
Continue to remember those with physical problems, undergoing
treatments, shut-ins, those in Leisure Living & PVNH.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jerod Star
(Dec. 17), Shelly Menning, Remi Vanden Hoek, Cadyn Plooster
(Dec. 18), Londa Vanden Hoek (Dec. 19). Have a great day!
WINTER CLOTHING COLLECTION
for Center of Hope…last day is TODAY.
Especially needed: larger men’s clothing—coats,
scarves, mittens/gloves, hats, black pants, and K-5th
boys and girls—winter coats, mittens,
hats, snow pants. Most people turn to family as a place of
comfort and support in time of need. However, for many, even
family is not a place of refuge; as Agnes (one of Center of
Hope’s regular guests) said, ”The Center of Hope is about the
only place and people in my life that gives to me and don’t
take.” THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS! Anyone
willing to bring the clothing collection to Center of Hope this
week before Christmas, please contact Carol Sipma.
THANK YOU’S RECEIVED:
Women of Grace—from Abbott House, Union Gospel
Mission, Words of Hope, Ronald McDonald House, Center of Hope,
International Christian Literature Distributors, Children’s Inn,
A BIG THANK FROM CORNERSTONE PRISON CHURCH:
We enjoyed having you join us for worship.
Come back again soon!
Grace: Elders--Daren Feenstra, Bruce Zomer;
Deacons--Wylie De Lange, Devin Veurink. CRC:
Elders--Dennis Niewenhuis, Bernard Schelling; Deacon--Troy
Noteboom. Ordination and Installation will be held during the
Jan.7 morning service.
The joint leadership team is bringing before the
congregation a vote to merge as an official union church of the
Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Reformed
Church in America. The congregations will vote separately
following the morning service on Sun., Jan. 7. Absentee ballots
will be made available, please be sure to sign and return to an
elder or deacon.
DECEMBER AT GRACE: Share
& Care—Congregation—share the JOY!
Bulletin Board—Sheryl Muckey & Mary Van’t Haaff
Blood Drive: Mon., Dec. 18
If you could give the gift of saving 3 lives in return for 1 hr.
of your time, would you do it? That is approximately how long it
takes to donate a unit of blood: and that unit can save up to 3
people. United Blood Services will be at Our Savior Lutheran
Church from 2-6 pm. Please consider donating!
Are you called to pursue gospel ministry?
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who
bring good news!” (Isaiah 52:7). Those members of a CRC
congrega-tion within Classis Iakota who are feeling the call to
pursue the Gospel Ministry within the Christian Reformed Church
are invited to contact the Classical Ministerial Leadership Team
about receiving various forms of support, such as orientation
for seminary training, having a mentor, and obtaining financial
aid. Contact Rev. Cory Van Sloten at Cory.firstname.lastname@example.org by
CRC Church Plant Update:
Give God thanks for the progress in planting a fourth
CRC on the west side of Sioux Falls. Rev. Peter Kelder of
Resonate Global Mission has assessed the opening steps and
encourages us to proceed; beginning in January 2018, Pastor
Cliff Hoekstra will be working
Dec. 3—Bill & Wilma
Dec.17—Darrell & Londa Vanden Hoek
Dec.31—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).