Grace Reformed Church


1st Sunday of Lent, February 18, 2024



Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Luke 10:30-35 (CSB)

Message: “Like a Good Neighbor”




WELCOME! We are so glad you have joined us for worship of our unchanging, ever-loving God! This morning we begin our journey to the cross through the Lenten season. May God bless our path of learning and growing together. Also, today we praise God for the gift of children and covenant of baptism as we celebrate the baptism of McKenna Rose Wickstrom, daughter of Dylan & Dijana Wickstrom. Please stay for refreshments and fellowship following worship.


Greeters: Today: Bernie & Genevieve Schelling; Next Week: Dave & Ann Scholten

Nursery: Today: Emily Fechner; Next Week: Claire Gerlach

Praise Teams: Today: Elroy, Cassie, Sheryl, Marsha; Next Week: Bruce, Emersyn, Bethany, Jodie

CRC Offering: Today: We Care Fund; Next Week: Dakota Christian School

Parking Lot: Today: Dick & Marsha B.; Next Week: Bernie & Genevieve S.

Children & Worship: Today: “Lenten Puzzle,” Rachel & Elliott VZ; Next Week: “Jesus & Zacchaeus,” Jodie & Laikynn


Worship in February: Worship services for February will be held at the CRC facility. Messages are offered electronically as well, streaming live at 10 a.m. on YouTube (link will be posted on Facebook), as well as broadcasting in Corsica on channel 95.


Prayers for God’s People:

  • Please continue to pray for those in our church family and extended family dealing with health issues: Joyce Brink, Wilma VandenHoek, Verlin VanderWal, Bobbie Nichols, Vicki Lubbers, Neil Hall, Dick Bordewyk, Darrell VandenHoek, Birdie Schoon and Chad Wentland.

  • Please pray for families in our church as they daily care for loved ones in need, as well as for the health of our church family members, especially those most vulnerable in the nursing home and Leisure Living.

  • Luke 15 Prayer List: Aaron, Elias, Mike, Dave.


Happy Birthday to Carol DeBoer, Mitch VanderPol (Feb. 19), Phyllis Noteboom (Feb. 20), Grant VanderWal, Elaine DeVries (Feb. 21) and Shannun VanderWal (Feb. 24). Hope you have a great day!

Thank you: The comfort and strength that the Lord provided through your support and prayers during this time has been amazing. We are so grateful for God‘s promise of eternal life as this is the greatest comfort for all of us. We are thankful for you, our church family, and pray that God may bless each of you. Thank you! ~The Family of Lucille Noteboom


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship / Children & Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School at CRC

Monday 7:00 p.m. CRC Council Meeting at CRC
               8:00 p.m. Joint Leadership Meeting at CRC
               9:00 p.m. Grace Consistory Meeting at CRC

Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC


Thinking about Church Membership? Pastor Scott will hold a single 90-minute class on a Sunday afternoon (date to be determined by interest) to cover what it means to belong to Jesus and his Church. An opportunity will be available to meet with the elders for a Palm Sunday profession of faith. If you are interested or have any questions, reach out to Pastor Scott.

Wednesday Night Bible Study will begin on February 28. Pastor Scott will be leading a 4-week study of the resurrection narratives in the four Gospels. Each week we will look at one of the Gospels and seek to find why each writer wrote what they did and how it shapes our understanding of this most pivotal event in human history.

Attention Young People: On Wednesday, Feb 28, Rachel Jones from Zoe Care Pregnancy Center will speak to the youth in Charles Mix, Douglas and Aurora Counties about her work. Your youth group is invited. The event will be at the Dakota Christian School Gym at 7:00 p.m. Lunch will be served afterwards. See you there!

Combined Prayer Service: Please plan to join other area churches for the Combined Prayer Service to be held Wednesday, March 6, at New Holland CRC at 7:00 p.m. The offering will be for New Hope Christian Camp.


Requested Announcements

Dakota Tom Sandwiches for sale: The DCS Sophomore class is selling 5 types of DT sandwiches. Order slips have been placed in the CRC mailboxes. Any completed orders can be put in Kim Zomer’s box and she will get them to school by the Feb. 26 deadline. Thank you for your support!

Attention ALL parents/grandparents & adults: Lynn Riemer (aka “the Drug Lady”) from Colorado will be here Friday, Feb 23 from 6-8 pm in the Corsica Grade School Gym. She will be speaking on today’s drugs -- legal and recreational -- and the issues it is having on our youth. The world and social media are “glamorizing” drug use, and we need to know what to watch for in our kids. Refreshments will be provided. Lynn will also be speaking in area schools-including C/S, Armour & DC this week- so be prayerful as she speaks to our youth. If Friday doesn’t work for your schedule, she will also be in Armour on Thursday, Feb 22 at their gym from 6-8 pm and all are welcome to attend that event. The local event is being sponsored by the Corsica Fire/Ambulance Services.