Grace Bulletin

Grace Reformed Church


Sunday, August 19, 2018



Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Mark 7:1-23

Message: Have You Washed Up?


Preaching: Pastor Gary Maas

Scripture Lesson: James 5:1-6

Message: Playing the Game


WELCOME! We are so glad you’ve joined us to praise our faithful God! Both services today are at the CRC, with the Harrison church family joining us and Pastor Gary preaching in the evening. Please stay for refreshments and fellowship following worship.

NEXT WEEK we worship at the CRC in the morning and Harrison in the evening.


Assisting in Our Service

Today at CRC: Coffee: Norm & Dorthey Muilenburg; Nursery: Natalie Groeneweg; Praise Team: No team

Next Week at CRC: Coffee: Pete & Carol Sipma, Cal & Kim Zomer; Nursery: Denise Vander Pol; Praise Team (practice at 9:25 a.m.): Elroy, Heidi, Carol, Marissa

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

Bulletin Del.: Today—Fred Ligtenberg; Aug. 26—Devin Veurink; Sept. 2—Dennis Niewenhuis; Sept. 9—Bruce Zomer; Sept. 16—Troy Noteboom

August at Grace: Bulletin Board—Cindy Bosma

Chapel Cleaners: Supplies are located in the southeast entry of the CRC.
***Please note: There is a rechargeable vacuum plugged in and charging near the carillon bells controls in the stairwell east of the pulpit.
    Wk of Aug. 20: Corey Vander Pol             Wk of Aug. 27: Verlin Vander Wal
    Wk of Sept. 3: Cal Zomer                          Wk of Sept. 10: Elroy Zomer


Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People:

  • Continue to keep Rick Hongslo in your prayers as he recovers from double bypass heart surgery.
  • Please pray for Jon Van Zee as he travels to East Asia for long term mission work. Please pray for safety through all of Jon’s travels, as well as God’s hand of blessing on the relationships he seeks to build.


All are welcome to join in a short time of prayer next Sunday morning from 9:40-9:50 a.m. in the CRC library as we pray specifically for our pastor and the worship time to come, as well as the work of our missionaries bringing God’s love to people who have never known Him.

Happy Birthday to Carol Sipma (Aug. 19), Gloria Beukelman (Aug. 20), Neil Hall, Londa Cordrey (Aug. 23), Max Vanden Hoek (Aug. 25); Happy 65th Anniversary to Pete & Carol Sipma (Aug. 24). Have a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 9:40-50 a.m. Aaron & Hur Prayer in CRC library
              10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
                7:00 p.m. Evening Worship at CRC

Monday 7-8-9 p.m. Leadership Meetings at CRC


Sunday School Needs: Teachers are needed for the new year. Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to serve our church family in this important way. If He is, rest assured that He will equip you well! One teacher is needed for 2nd-3rd, 2 teachers are needed for 4th-5th, and 2 are needed for 6th-8th grades. Please contact Danelle Sonnenberg.

Woman's Bible Study invites all women to study Believe. This is a 30-week study to take you through your life journey to live like Jesus. It is designed to help you grow spiritually in your faith. There are three 10-week sessions: Core Belief of the Christian Faith, Practice the Christian Life, and Christ-like Virtues (behavior showing high moral standards). We will meet at the Corsica Christian Reformed Church. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Sept. 5-Dec. 12 and Jan. 9-Apr. 17. Contact Jackie Niewenhuis for a book.

CRC/RCA Regional Deacon Training Event – Current deacons, past deacons, future deacons and anyone who is interested in learning more are invited to a deacon training event scheduled for Thursday, September 6, 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the New Holland CRC fellowship hall. A light supper will be provided followed by 4 sessions including:  1) The Biblical qualifications of a deacon. 2) What should a deacon do? 3) How deacons can lead well? 4) Growing Generous Givers.

Advance NoticeMon., Sept. 10—1 p.m. Women’s Work Day at Grace Reformed, getting items ready for the Fall Bazaar. Your help will be appreciated!


Requested Announcements

From Dakota Christian School:

  • There is still time to sign up for preschool at Dakota Christian School!  Preschool will begin after Labor Day. If interested please call Rachel Faller at 243-2211.
  • DCS Scrip orders are due by 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 21 at the school.


Right to Life: The Tri-county Right to Life will meet Monday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Dakota Christian School.  Anyone is welcome to come to this meeting to see how you might support this cause. 

Homemade ice Cream with Toppings Social: Join the residents of Leisure Living Thursday, Sept. 6, 2 – 3:30 p.m. for ice cream, coffee and chat. 

Justice For All winter trips dates: Harvest Hands—January 18/19-25/26; Perkins Center—February 9-16; Voice of Calvary—February 17-23; Grace Reigns—March 15/16- 22/23. There may also be a trip to Haiti sometime this year. For more information contact Karla Overweg, 680-4848.

Do you want to maximize the impact of the resources God has entrusted to you? James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will show you how. A confidential will planning consultation is offered to you at no charge and with no obligation. Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area August 29 & 30.  Simply call Ann Zacek at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888.448.3040 (Ext. 121) to schedule your complimentary conversation with Jim.

Chamberlain/Oacoma CRC Church Plant: What will God do next in our region? Many people in Classis Iakota have been praying for distinctively Reformed new churches. The Holy Spirit’s response seems to look seriously at these communities to establish a new CRC. Before moving further than continued prayer and preliminary observations we desire an informal listening event over coffee with the people of Corsica, Harrison, Menno, New Holland, and Platte. Mr. Rick Droog, local representative of CRC Resonate Global Mission, and Pastor Jack Gray, convener of the Classis Iakota Church Plant Committee, want to hear what you think and feel about such a church plant effort. Please come to the New Holland Fellowship Hall on Tuesday evening, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. to share how the Holy Spirit is speaking to you. If you have questions or wish to know more call 605-271-0794 or e-mail



Sept. 2—Daren & Deb Feenstra
Sept. 9
—Josh & Cassie Gerlach
—Tom & Peggy Gerlach
—Lonny & Jennifer Grathwohl
—Rick & Glenda Hongslo

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).