SERVICE CHANGES (due to Coronavirus):
Until further notice, we will be suspending Worship
together. We encourage you to listen to Pastor
Jack’s sermon, greetings, prayers and blessings online as it
becomes available on the church’s YouTube channel. You will
also be able to view the service in Corsica on channel 95
until Sunday afternoon.
Here is the link for the Sunday, April 5, 2020
CRC OFFERING: Today—DCS;
Maundy Thursday—Chamberlains; Next Week (Easter)—World
OFFERINGS: Please mail
offerings to either of the churches or deposit in the box in
back of Grace or G. Veenstra’s mailbox.
BULLETIN DELIVERY: Due
to the lockdowns at both the nursing home and Leisure
Living, bulletins will be sent by email to the facilities
and distributed to our members.
THE EASTER CANTATA has
been cancelled. Choir, please keep your books and CD’s and
we will reassess our schedule and possible performances
after the pandemic crisis is ended.
MONDAY: 7 PM Women’s
Bible Study at home via Zoom, Lesson 22.
MAUNDY THURSDAY: Our
Maundy Thursday message is “Two Thieves” taken from Luke 23.
It will conclude with the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of
Christ turning the Passover into Communion the night before
He was crucified. Please turn to your computers or TV’ to
Channel 95 on Thursday evening at 7:00PM for this service.
We are making available a special Maundy Thursday evening
menu to celebrate with your family. It begins with baptism
and ends with you providing your own bread and drink. We
hope many of you find this special meal helps fill the void
of us not meeting together in church for a traditional
Maundy Thursday Service.
SUN., APRIL 12:Resurrection
Sunday, which the world calls Easter, will focus on how the
song we always sing to begin morning worship, “My Peace,"
should always remind us that every Sunday is really a
Resurrection remembrance. The message “Resurrection Peace”
is taken from Mark 11. This service will also be on Channel
95 local TV and your computer. To make it special we will
attach some great Resurrection praise songs.
PRAYERS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE
- Chad Wentland is undergoing treatments for cancer;
please pray for strength through the treatments and that
they would be effective.
- Marla (Ann Scholten’s daughter) and others battling
cancer, undergoing treatments, other physical problems,
shut-ins, residents of area care facilities.
- Pray especially for our church family members
confined to their homes, whether it be a care facility
or their own home, due to vulnerability to the
- Please pray for God’s guidance as we walk with Him
through the Covid-19 challenge. May it make us all pause
to pray to Him with renewed vigor and confidence that He
will keep us all healthy and safe. Ask God to especially
make an impression on our children and teens in this
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Clara
Noteboom—100 yrs. (April 7), Hunter Johnson, Aaron Groeneweg
(April 8), Dennis Plooster, Slayton Vander Wal (April 10);
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Farlin
& Wendy Barse (April 8). Wishing all a great day!
WE CARE FUND: Corsica
CRC has a “We Care Fund”, formerly known as “Benevolent
Fund”, whose purpose is to help support individuals and
families with financial challenge. The We Care Fund
treasurer and council members may not be aware of some of
these needs, so we ask that if you or someone you know has a
real need, please contact the We Care Fund treasurer or any
member of the Council for consideration. The fund is
available to any Corsica CRC member, as well as anyone of
the greater Corsica community. Concerns brought to a Council
member will be shared only within the Council.
Sunday Morning Memos: Children and Chiefs
List three ways Palm Sunday events fulfilled the Old
Hosanna is Hebrew for “Save now, O Lord.” What does this
mean to you?
How is the importance of children reflected in the Bible?
Why did children singing “Hosanna” upset the Chief
Priests so much?
What is the irony of the first Palm Sunday—and perhaps
our Palm Sunday this year?
List two traditions in our churches that keep us from
growing and giving God full glory.
What lessons does God want us to learn on Palm Sunday