Grace Reformed Church


Sunday -- June 25, 2017


Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Galatians 6:1-18

Message: Separate and Together


Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: 1 Peter 3:13-22

Message: What Did Jesus Do for Sinners?

Welcome! May you be blessed today as we worship our loving Father God together. To all who have come to worship, we are glad you are here to worship and fellowship with us. Please stay for refreshments following worship. This evening at 7 p.m. we worship in Harrison.

Next Sunday:

  • Our morning service on Sunday, July 2, will be a combined Corsica community service at Grace (note change of location) at 11 a.m. Gathering music begins at 10:55 a.m. The offering will be for the "Kid's Fund," which is a fund designated to help students and children in the Corsica community cover the costs of basic necessities and unaffordable school-related expenses. Requests for use of funds can be made through Mr. Muckey or Mrs. Kemp. This fund will be held within the We Care fund of the CRC, but restricted for these purposes.  Please make any checks to "Corsica CRC."
  • Platte CRC invites all to attend a combined evening service on Sunday, July 2, at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Gary Maas will give the message and the offering will be for Dakota Christian School (make checks payable to Platte CRC.) Please stay after the service for refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. Churches involved: Aurora Reformed, Corsica CRC and Grace Reformed, Harrison Community Church, New Holland CRC, Platte CRC.


Assisting Today at the CRC: Greeters: Bernie & Genevieve Schelling; Nursery: Natalie Groeneweg; Praise Team: Dennis & Jackie, Justina, Emily VZ

Assisting Next Week at Grace: Coffee: Larry & Barbara Noteboom; Nursery:  Shannun Vander Wal & Hunter Johnson; Praise Team: Combined Team

CRC Offering: Today: DCS; Next Week: Kids’ Fund (see note with service info)

CRC Bulletin Del.: Today—Cody Schelling: July 2—Corey Vander Pol; July 9—Robert Vander Pol; July 16—Verlin Vander Wal; July 23—Gordon Feenstra

Grace Bulletin Del.: Today—Grant Vander Wal; July 2—Don Bosma; July 9—Troy Bosma; July 16—Lowell DeVries; July 23—Josh Gerlach

July at Grace—Bulletin Board—Terri Van Roekel; Share & Care—Bill & Wilma Vanden Hoek

Chapel Cleaning: If you would like your name added or dropped from the work list, please contact Kim Zomer at 946-5347. Usually each family works once a season to clean & mow at the chapels. Supplies are located in the southeast entry of the CRC.
    Wk of June 26: Lonny Grathwohl     Wk of July 3: LaRon Groeneweg
    Wk of July 10: Lawrie Lefers            Wk of July 17: Fred Ligtenberg

Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People: Pray for healing for Lloyd Olivier, who is recovering from a broken ankle. Please continue to pray for our members residing in Leisure Living and the Good Samaritan home, members of our military, and our missionaries.

Happy Birthday to Trent Vanden Hoek (June 25), Emily Zomer (June 26), Wade Sonnenberg (June 27), Don Bosma (June 28); Happy Anniversary to Rod & Marcia Bormann, Bruce & Kathy Zomer (June 25), Amanda & Patrick Draisey June 27), Dennis & Elaine Plooster (June 30). Wishing all a great day!

Monthly Worship Experiment: The Joint Leadership Team is seeking the approval of the congregation for a 4-month experiment in which we would worship and exist for whole months at a one of our locations. August and October services and events would be at the CRC; September and November services and events would be at Grace. At the end of November, this experiment would end, and we would return to worshiping as we currently do. The reasons for this experiment are as follows: to see what it’s like to worship at one location over an extended period of time; ease for Sunday School teachers to not move materials weekly; to see the effect on costs; the simplicity of knowing where to go; and to see the pros and cons of each building. More will be shared at the end of this morning’s service. On Sunday, July 9, a vote to accept/deny this experiment will take place. All professing members are eligible to vote, and absentees will be received with a signature.

Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
               7:00 p.m. Evening Worship at Harrison North

Monday Serving at The Banquet in Sioux Falls

Tuesday 2 – 4 p.m. GEMS at NHCRC


The Banquet: The Corsica community churches have an opportunity to serve at The Banquet in Sioux Falls on Monday, June 26. There are two time slots you can sign up for—2:00 p.m., preparing for the meal, and 5:15 p.m., serving the meal. Please considering showing the love of Christ by serving the hungry with us. Details and sign-up are in the back of church. 

Living Stone Prison Church: Please consider joining a group from our church to worship at Living Stone in Springfield on Tuesday, August 1. A sign-up sheet is in the back of church. Per prison rules, visitors must be at least 18.

Requested Announcements

Shoeboxes for Guatemala: EARLY DEADLINE—Sun., July 2 to fill shoeboxes for the children in Guatemala & Central America. Ways to be involved:
        1 Fill boxes according to the guidelines & attach $5 shipping per box.
        2 Donate bulk items to be used in filling boxes.
        3 Donate financially for shipping costs or shoebox items.
Write all checks to: Tom Vander Pol Memorial Fund and send to: 27406 377th Ave., Harrison, SD 57344. Larger donations may be sent directly to Living Water Teaching, PO Box 1190, Caddo Mills, TX 75135. For more info. contact Pat Vander Po l(243-2275 or 680-2166), or Distribution dates are Dec 1-9. Thanks to all who help with this outreach.

CRC Missions Announcement: Beginning on July 1, Home Missions and World Missions will officially be a unified mission agency—Resonate Global Mission. We are excited about the opportunities God has in store to improve upon current ministry and develop new ministry with you around the world.

Are you going? The excitement is building as CRC members from all corners of the continent prepare to converge in Detroit, MI this August for Inspire 2017. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to worship, connect, learn and serve with others–like you—who have been inspired to serve God in their local church. Group discounts are available. Why not team up with others from your congregation and plan to attend Aug. 3-5. Visit to learn more and to register.



July 2—Community Church Service
July 16
—Scott & Sheryl Muckey
Aug. 6
---Dennis & Elaine Plooster
—Wade & Danelle Sonnenberg
Sept. 3
—Grant & Shannun Vander Wal
—Ryan & Jen Plooster
Oct. 1
—Lonnie & Jennifer Grathwohl
Oct. 15
—David & Phyllis Green
—Carol Rexwinkel & Sylvia Zomer
Nov. 5
—Grant & Vicki Lubbers
—Pete & Carol Sipma
Dec. 3
—Bill & Wilma Vanden Hoek
—Darrell & Londa Vanden Hoek
—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).