Grace Reformed Church


The 2nd Sunday of Lent, February 28, 2021

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Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Mark 10:32-45

Message: The Gospels of the Cross: Mark



WELCOME! We are thankful you have joined us to worship our great and faithful God together. This 2nd Sunday of Lent Pastor Scott begins a series called The Gospels of the Cross. May God bless our journey to the cross with learning and growing together.

Worship in March: Worship services for the month of March will be held at the CRC facility. Messages are offered electronically as well. If you are more comfortable staying home, we are streaming live at 10 a.m. on Facebook, with the service available later on YouTube, as well as broadcasting in Corsica on channel 95.


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

Offerings: Please mail offerings to either church or deposit in the box in back of church.

Bulletin Delivery: Due to the lockdowns at both the nursing home and Leisure Living, bulletins are sent by email to the facilities.

Children & Worship: Today: “Jesus & the Children,” Corbin & Marisa; Next Week at the CRC: “Jesus and Zacchaeus,” Abby & Max

Praise Teams: Today: Gord & Betty, Heidi, Lexie; Next Week: Cal, Helen, Laura, Natalie

Nursery: Today: Shelly Menning; Next Week at CRC: Denise VanderPol


Nursery Personnel Needed: We are getting nursery going again, but need willing people to serve. Please let Kim or Kris know soon if you are able to help with this. More people means fewer times that you need to serve.


Prayers for God’s People:

  • Please continue to pray for healing for Gord Kredit, Neil Hall, Bill Vanden Hoek and Bernie Beukelman in your prayers.

  • Please continue to pray for our church family members and their family members who are fighting cancer: Chad Wentland, Beth Eisenbraun (daughter of Verlin & Helen Vander Wal), and Marla Kiser (Ann Scholten’s daughter).

  • Please pray for families in our church as they care for loved ones in need on a daily basis, sometimes in their homes and sometimes from a distance.

  • Continue to pray for protection on the health of our church family members, especially those most vulnerable in the nursing home and Leisure Living, and those working on the front lines in health care.


Happy Birthday to Matt Johnson (Feb. 28), Glenda Hongslo and Frank Menning (March 5), and Jean Schelling (March 6); Happy Anniversary to Cornie & Jean Schelling (March 6). Have a great day!

Thank You: Pastor Scott and Jodie would like to thank the congregations for their expressions of sympathy in the passing of Jodie's mom, Nancy. Each and every one was greatly appreciated and helped make this time of sorrow easier to bear. 

Easter Cantata Community Choir: There will not be a cantata this year.

Lenten Bible Study: Pastor Scott is planning to start a Lenten Bible study this Wednesday night, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Grace in the Fellowship Hall (more social distancing there) and also on Zoom or Facebook. We will be studying Psalm 51 during the Lenten season (about 5 or 6 sessions). If you are interested in in-person or online participation, please let him know.

Coffee Break: We plan to begin Coffee Break on Wednesday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the CRC facility. All are welcome to join us as we begin a 7-week study of the book of Joshua and rediscover who God says He is. Contact Helen at 946-5222 for a study guide.

Woman's Bible Study will begin a 7-week Bible study by Priscilla Shirer, “The Armor of God,” on Tuesday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. This is an action plan for putting on your armor and developing a personal strategy to secure victory in Jesus over the enemy. If you're interested in coming or would like a book, contact Jackie Niewenhuis.

Prayer Day Service: New Holland CRC invites you to the combined Prayer Day service Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. at NHCRC. Pastor Scott Nichols will give the message. Offerings for World Renew can be placed in boxes on back tables. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Churches involved: Aurora Reformed, Corsica CRC, Grace Reformed, New Holland CRC, Platte CRC.


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

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

Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Informational meeting at Aurora Reformed

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break at the CRC
                     7:00 p.m. Lenten Bible Study at Grace & online


Requested Announcements 

Your congregation is invited to the Aurora Reformed Church on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. for an informational meeting with Pastor Seth Sundstrom speaking about the changes in the RCA and the formation of the Alliance of Reformed Churches. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

The DCS Festival of Tables will be held Saturday, March 13, at 6:00 p.m. The menu includes dinner salad, spaghetti with tomato beef sauce or creamy chicken alfredo sauce with bread sticks and desserts (gluten-free will be available). Battle of the Decades will begin at 7:00 p.m. when alumni graduates battle it out in family feud form to see which decade takes home the trophy!  $15 per person or $80 for a table of 8. Reserve tickets and tables in advance by February 25 and include the decade you graduated in. We need Hosts and Hostesses for each table. If you are interested in serving, please contact Angela DeBoer at (605)-690-6060 or Linda DeHaai at (605)-680-4620.

Dakota Christian's Got Talent will be held on Monday, March 15 at the DCS gym. BBQ pork meal begins at 6:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:00 p.m. with food continuing throughout the evening. There will be musical numbers by DCS student soloists, ensembles, high school concert choir, and band. Come and help us celebrate the talents God has given us.

Camp Registration is open at New Hope! Check the information on the bulletin board in the back of church for dates and ages for summer camp. Join in the fun by registering early!

It is still winter! Center of Hope in Sioux Falls is still in need of winter outerwear clothing for all ages. Please prayerfully consider donating new or gently used coats, hats, gloves, or snow pants. A box for donations is in the coat room of Grace Church.