Grace Reformed Church


Sunday, November 10, 2019



Preaching: Pastor Jerry Buwalda

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Text: Deuteronomy 5:19; Ephesians 4:28

Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 42

Message: Reflecting God’s Generosity

EVENING WORSHIP 7:00 PM at Harrison

Worship service led by musicians from Corsica and Harrison

Preaching: Pastor Gary Maas

Scripture: Psalm 126

Message: Do It Again God


Welcome! We are glad you have joined us in worship. We welcome Rev. Jerry Buwalda of Sioux Falls as he leads us in worship this morning. The worship service this evening will be led by musicians from the Corsica and Harrison congregations who have been practicing together for the last couple of months. Come and enjoy an evening of singing, guitar and accordion music, all used praise and worship our God. All are invited to stay for refreshments and fellowship following worship.

Next week we worship at the CRC for both services with Dr. Maynard Koerner of Sioux Falls preaching. We are looking for a pastor host family for the next two Sundays. Please contact Kim Zomer or Bernard Schelling if you are able to serve in this way.

Assisting in Our Service

Today at CRC: Greeters: Wylie & Jennifer DeLange; Nursery: Rachel Van Zee; C&W: “The Promise Land,” Rachel & Tyson; Praise Team: Tom, Marsha, Kelsey, Lexie; Preaching AM: Pastor Jerry Buwalda; PM: Pastor Gary Maas in Harrison

Next Week at CRC: Greeters: Ron & Natalie Groeneweg; Nursery: Marsha Bordewyk; C&W: “Exile & Return,” Kathy & Cami; Praise Team: Dennis & Jackie, Vicki, Sheryl; Preaching AM & PM at CRC: Dr. Maynard Koerner

CRC Offering: Today: Building Fund; Next Week: Dakota Chr. School (The CRC Council would like to bring to the attention of the congregation that if we are to pay our Classical and Denominational Ministry Shares in full for the year 2019, we need approximately $5,000 more prior to year end.)

Bulletin Del.: Today—Bruce Zomer; Nov. 17—Cal Zomer; Nov. 24—Dick Bordewyk; Dec. 1—Wylie DeLange; Dec. 8—Daren Feenstra; Dec. 15—Ron Groeneweg

November at Grace:Share & Care—Congregation—give thanks & express gratitude

Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People:

  • Chad Wentland began treatments this past week for cancer. Please pray for strength through the treatments and that they would be effective in shrinking the tumors.
  • We continue to pray for God’s healing for Marla, Ann Scholten’s daughter; Brenda Hector, Toni Sletten’s daughter; and others battling cancer, undergoing treatments, other physical problems, shut-ins, residents of area care facilities.
  • Pray for our pastor search committee as they begin their work.


Happy Birthday to Betty Feenstra, Jackie Niewenhuis (Nov. 11), Parker Vander Pol, Emersyn Veurink (Nov. 12), & Dan Noteboom (Nov. 13). Wishing all a great day!

Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. Pastor Search Committee meeting in front of church
              11:15 a.m. Women of Grace Group 3 meeting
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School classes at CRC; adults in the nursery
                7:00 p.m. Evening Hymn Sing Worship at Harrison

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break Bible Study at CRC
                     7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC; Lesson 9


Pastor Search Committee There will be a brief pastor search committee meeting following the morning church service today in the front of the church. 

Women of Grace group 3 will meet immediately after church this morning to discuss the Christmas festival.

Anyone who still owes for any bazaar items or soup: PLEASE get money to Shelly M today! Final numbers need to be totaled so Women of Grace can disperse mission money.

CRC Janitor Bids: The Corsica CRC Deacons are accepting bids for the position of Janitor for the year of 2020. Please submit all bids to George Veenstra by Nov. 10.

Save the date: Sunday, December 1, at 2 p.m. Women’s Christmas Tea at Grace Church. More details in coming weeks!

Grace Sign-Up: Anyone who would like to help decorate the church for December & Christmas, please sign-up in the foyer; decorating to be done sometime in November.

Sunday School Christmas Program: The Sunday School children through grade 8 will begin learning songs for the Christmas program this morning. Be sure to be there! Next week we will hand out parts and start learning our role in this special story.

No Plans for Thanksgiving Day? You are invited to join your friends and neighbors for a Thanksgiving Day dinner (Nov.28) at Grace Reformed Church, serving 12-1 pm In the Fellowship Hall. Menu includes turkey & dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables, salads, dinner rolls, and pies. No charge for the dinner as we share God’s gifts of food and friends. The celebration dinner is sponsored by the Grace Reformed Church and the Corsica Christian Reformed Church. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we can adequately prepare. Please call Helen (770-3130), Dick (999-5795), Kris (770-0443), or Daren (680-2625) by Nov. 24. We look forward to seeing you there!

You Can Help! The Thanksgiving Day Dinner Committee is seeking your help in a couple of ways. 1~~Volunteers needed to help prepare and/or serve the food at the Thurs., Nov.28 dinner. 2~~Volunteers needed to provide either a salad or a pie for the dinner. If you are able to help in one of these ways, please sign-up. Thank You!

Christmas Eve Service: Need 7 people to be part of a skit for the Christmas Eve Service~~would really like at least 3 males and females~~must be available for Christmas Eve Service. Contact Terri Van Roekel (946-5373 or 630-1918). THANK YOU!!!

Dakota Christian School Announcements

Veteran’s Day Program: The DCS chapel committee and music department will be presenting a Veteran’s Day program Monday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in the gym. Please join us in giving tribute to our Veterans and those who currently serve our country!

The DCS Board meets Monday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m.

DCS Scrip orders are due Tuesday, November 12 at 8:30 a.m. at the school office.

Dakota Christian School has been blessed with a $50,000 match donation challenge throughout the month of December. Every dollar donated to the school’s general fund will be matched, up to $50,000. So, one dollar becomes two, five dollars becomes ten, up to a grand total of $100,000. By way of information, your contributions to monthly church collections will count towards the $50,000 total. Look for updates in future bulletins, and please prayerfully consider a donation in December to Dakota Christian. Thank you!

The DCS Fall Fling Committee would like to thank Coke, Dakota Tom’s, Dutch Oven, Krull’s Market, Midwest Ag, Midwest Cheese, Overweg Feeds, Platte Food Center, Thrivent and 44 Road Stop for donating to our fundraiser for DCS.  Thank you also to all the vendors and shoppers as well as the individuals who donated food to the lunch or bake sale, money and time to make our event successful.

Requested Announcements

Paul's Missionary Journeys In Greece (April 2-14, 2020): Travel by motor coach (8 days) and cruise ship (3 days) to sites connected with Paul's 2nd and 3rd missionary journeys, as well as visit other major sites of biblical, archaeological, and cultural interest. Jeff Weima, Professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading Pauline scholar, hosts this inspirational tour. For more information, visit or contact Dr. Weima at 616-328-3110 or