Grace Reformed Church


First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020

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Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Message: Advent Gospels: Matthew



WELCOME! We are glad you have joined us for worship as we step into the time of Advent. We anticipate both our Savior’s birth and His second coming during this month.

CRC Offering: Today— Steve & Chelsey Nugteren; Next Week: Thanksgiving List of Causes offering (please check your mailboxes for a form to include with your offering)

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: Kathy & Elliott, “Advent I”; Next Week: Cali & Claire, “Advent II”

Praise Teams: Today: Dennis & Jackie, Cadyn, Heidi; Next Week: Tom, Marsha, Kylee, Elliott

Worship in December: Worship services for the month of December will be held at the CRC facility. Messages will be offered electronically as well. If you are more comfortable staying home, we are streaming live at 10 a.m. and posting later to YouTube. You can also view the service in Corsica on channel 95 following the service on Sunday afternoon.


Prayers for God’s People:

  • 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 Ken Niewenhuis, Bernie Beukelman and Alvin Groeneweg as they recuperate from health issues.
  • Continue to pray for protection on the health of our church family members, especially those most vulnerable in the nursing home and Leisure Living.


We express our Christian sympathy to Darlene Lefers, whose sister Bernice Jaeger passed away November 16, and to Virginia Nydam, whose sister-in-law Irene Nydam passed away November 15. May God give comfort through times of sadness and grief.

A thank you to everyone that participated in the Thanksgiving Day Dinner, whether in the fellowship hall or by pickup and delivery. Your participation makes it all worthwhile. A big thank you to all those who made, prepared, served and delivered the dinner. Your participation makes it a special time. Ninety-plus meals were served. It was a good day!

Happy Birthday to Larry Noteboom and Lucille Noteboom (Nov. 29), Lauryn Veurink (Dec. 1), Mary Bosma (Dec. 3), Claire Gerlach and Vicki Lubbers (Dec. 4). Wishing you all a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

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

Monday 6 – 7 p.m. Decorating the CRC facility
               7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC; Lesson 12


CRC Women: We will be decorating the CRC facility for the Christmas season on Monday, November 30 from 6 – 7 p.m. Please come and help if you can.

Sunday School Christmas Program: The Sunday School kids from PreK-12th grade received their parts for the Christmas program last Sunday and will begin practicing this morning. This morning’s practice is for K-8th with the high school having regular class. Next week we will practice with K-12th. (The program is at 6 p.m. Sunday, December 13.)

From the Corsica Community Youth Group: Due to the rise in COVID numbers, and concerns about being able to properly physical distance, we have decided to postpone the annual request program usually held today. We hope to reschedule for late winter or early spring. Thank you for always being so supportive of our amazing kids! Have a blessed Thanksgiving,and be well!

Center of Hope Needs: Winter wear/coats are being collected for Center of Hope. Please place your items in the boxes by the Grace mailboxes. These will be delivered to Sioux Falls on December 1.

New cards: A new shipment of sympathy has been received by the Women of Grace. They are in the closet of the meeting room at Grace.

Grace Congregational Meeting: Sunday, Dec. 6 following the morning service. Elder candidates are Grant Lubbers, Dennis Plooster, Tom Gerlach and Dan Bosma. Vote for two elders. Deacon candidates are Wylie DeLange and Devin Veurink. Vote for two. Absentee ballots available from consistory members.


Requested Announcements

Dakota Christian School K-12th grades will present their Christmas Concert "Tell Me, Tell Me:  The Wonder of Christmas" on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the DCS gym.  Join along with a skeptical boy named Tommy, to witness the wonder and power of the Christmas story as the true meaning and significance of Jesus' birth is discovered!

Dakota Christian School has been blessed with a $50,000 match donation challenge throughout the month January 15. 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 weekly updates in future bulletins, and please prayerfully consider a donation in December to Dakota Christian. Thank you!