Grace Reformed Church


2nd Sunday of Lent, February 25, 2018



Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Mark 14:27-42

Message: A Lonely Savior


Harrison Community Church will be hosting a request program this evening for the benefit of CASA. You are welcome to enjoy an evening of good music, refreshments, and fellowship as you support the cause of helping children living in poor circumstances.

WELCOME! May you be blessed today as we worship our heavenly Father. To all who have come to worship, we are glad you are here! Please stay for refreshments following the service. This evening Harrison Church hosts a request program at 7:00 p.m.

NEXT WEEK, the morning service will be at Grace followed by a Thanksgiving potluck. Please bring a dish or side to share. Dessert will be provided. We will also be collecting non-perishables for the Douglas County Food Pantry.

THE SECOND SERVICE will be a men’s choral evening hosted by Dakota Jubilee men’s choir at Dakota Christian School at 7:00 p.m. All are encouraged to join in worship there.

UPCOMING OFFERING: A second offering for Faith Comes by Hearing towards Military BibleSticks will be collected on March 18. More than 20,000 BibleSticks are being requested by military Chaplains for service members of all branches. $25 funds an audio Bible for the Troops and their loved ones. Please join with us and share the message of new life in Christ this Easter season.


Today at CRC: Coffee: Cornie & Jean Schelling; Nursery: Rachel Van Zee; C&W: “Jesus Cleansing the Temple,” Rachel & Corbin; Praise Team: Cal, Cassie, Natalie, Emily Z.

Next Week at Grace: Coffee: Richard & Kris Van Zee; Nursery: Shannun Vander Wal; C&W: “Feast by the Sea,” Kathy & Cami; Praise Team: Elroy, Pat, Kylee, Laura

CRC Offering: Today: Dakota Christian School; Next Week: DCS

Bulletin Del.: Today—Wylie DeLange; March 4—Cody Schelling; March 11—Lowell DeVries; March 18—Corey Vander Pol; March 25—Daren Feenstra

March at Grace: Share & Care—Mary Van’t Haaff & Sylvia Zomer
                             Bulletin Board—Wendy & Raven Barse


Our Church Family

PRAYERS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE: Danelle Sonnenberg continues to undergo daily treatments. Pray for strength, energy, and continued healing. Pray too for others undergoing treatments, shut-ins, those in Leisure Living and the Good Samaritan Center, our military and missionaries.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Matt Johnson (Feb. 28). Have a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School at CRC; Music time downstairs
                5:00 p.m. Easter Cantata practice at CRC
                7:00 p.m. Request Program at Harrison

Monday 1:30 p.m. Quilt Tying at Grace

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break at CRC
                      1:30 p.m. Dorcas Society at Leisure Living; Lesson 7
                      7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study at CRC
                      7:00 p.m. Youth Group at Lubbers’


QUILT TYINGMon., Feb. 26—1:30 PM at Grace  A work group is busy sewing denim squares together for quilts, and would like your help to tie them. All women of Grace and of the CRC are welcome to help. Thank You!

EASTER CANTATA CHOIR: If you love to sing, we’d love to have you join us for this year’s Easter cantata. Practice is Sundays at 5:00 p.m. at the CRC. Bring a friend! For more information, see Kim Zomer.

ADVANCE:  Thurs., March 8—7 PM  Grace Group 2 Program at PVNH.

THE SPRING SESSION OF WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will begin on Wednesday, March 21. The study is Seamless by Angie Smith. This is a 7-week study on Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story. Each session will be held at the CRC on Wednesday evenings at 7:00, with one exception, the second meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27. All women are welcome. Let Jackie Niewenhuis know if you'd like to come/for a book.

SWEETHEART DINNER: The Corsica Community Youth Group will be hosting their annual supper fundraiser on March 21 at Grace. Mark your calendars for a night out, more details to come! 

COMING SOON: Wall of Envelopes sponsorship opportunity! The Corsica Community Youth Group is on a fundraising journey for a Serve trip to Holland, Michigan in June. Be on the lookout for the exciting display with more information coming soon!

GRACE CHURCH: There is a sign-up sheet for volunteer cleaning in the foyer.

2018 GRACE SHARE & CARE AND BULLETIN BOARD sign-up sheet is posted across from the mailboxes. Thank you for your service in these areas.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Interested in being a part of God’s mission to grow the church throughout our greater region? Classis Iakota is seeking laypeople to serve on our Home Missions Committee, which works to spread the gospel throughout the Southern South Dakota and Northwestern Iowa. If interested in serving a 3-year term, with 2-4 possible meetings during a calendar year, talk to Pastor Dan, or contact Pastor Drew Hoekema (; 605.337.3572).


Requested Announcements

SOUP SUPPER: On Wednesday, March 7, chicken, chili, and oyster soups as well as sandwiches and desserts will be served at the New Holland Christian Reformed Church Soup Supper from 5 – 7 p.m. Free will donation.

DISCOVER BETHANY ADOPTION: Saturday, March 10, 9-10:30 a.m. at Bethany Christian Services, 400 S. Sycamore Avenue, Ste. 103-1, Sioux Falls. This event is for anyone who is interested in learning more about adoption today, as well as learning about other opportunities to join Bethany in our mission to be advocates for children. We would love to have you join us for this informal group meeting to gather more information. Please RSVP to reserve a spot at or by calling 605-336-6999. Individual meetings are available, too if you prefer. Please call 605-336-6999 to schedule a time with an Adoption Consultant.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: for the annual Dakota’s Got Talent night, Tuesday, March 13, at Dakota Christian School. A meal of bbqed pork sandwiches, and the trimmings, ($6) will be served, beginning at 6 p.m. The talent portion will begin at 7 p.m.  It will feature DCS choirs, vocal and instrumental ensembles, solos and more. Mrs. Karissa DeJager will be playing her marimba with a special guest. We invite all to join us for this very special evening celebrating the musical talents God has given His children.  A donation will be taken to support the DCS music program.

YOU ARE INVITED to hear inspirational speaker and writer Jenny Peterson. Jenny shares her story of faith, hope and perseverance through losing 100% of her skin due to a drug reaction. She will be speaking Friday, March 23 at St Paul the Apostle Church in Armour at 5:30 p.m. followed by a fish dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for $10 are available from Scott Muckey until March 12. Information is available on the narthex bulletin board. 

SAVE THE DATE: Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the  Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 9. Please join us at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA at 6:30 p.m. More details to come! Enjoy an evening of fun, food and fellowship as we enjoy music by Valley Male Chorus and hear how the Holy Spirit is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the South Dakota State Penitentiary!



Feb. 4—Richard & Kris Van Zee
Feb. 18
—Chad & Tara Wentland 

March 4—Bruce & Kathy Zomer
March 18
—Sylvia Zomer & Carol Rexwinkel 

April 1—Devin & Bridget Veurink
April 15
—Bernie & Pat Beukelman
April 22
—Rod & Marcia Bormann 

May 6—Dan & Chris Bosma
May 20
—Don & Mary Bosma 

June 3—Darwin & Jodi De Lange
June 17
—Lowell & Elaine De Vries

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