Grace Reformed Church


Sunday, September 17, 2023



Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Zephaniah 2:1-3

Message: “The Day of the Lord: Repentance”




WELCOME! Welcome to worship! Join us in praise to our Almighty Sovereign God. All are welcome to join us in fellowship following the service. Sunday School classes begin this morning in the basement following the service.


Greeters: Today: Travis & April VanDyke; Next Week: Cal & Kim Zomer

Nursery: Today: Emily Fechner; Next Week: Bridget Veurink

Praise Teams: Today: Elroy, Sharon, Vicki, Elliott; Next Week: Bruce, Emersyn, Heidi, Jennifer

CRC Offering: Today: Dakota Christian School; Next Week: World Renew

Parking Lot: Today: Richard & Kris VanZee; Next Week: Devin Veurink

Children & Worship: Today: “The Good Shepherd,” Sheryl & Remi N.; Next Week: “The Good Shepherd & the Lost Sheep,” Rachel & Elliott

Chapel Cleaning: Cleaning supplies and an instruction sheet can be picked up in the SE entry of the CRC. Batteries must be recharged in the room just to the east of the pulpit area.
    Wk of Sept. 18: Dennis Niewenhuis         Wk of Sept. 25: Dan Noteboom
    Wk of Oct. 2: Fred Ligtenberg                 Wk of Oct. 16: Lonny Grathwohl


Children & Worship will begin this morning. Children ages 3 to kindergarten age are welcome and will be excused with their teachers part way through the service.

Worship in September: Worship services for September 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.

October Sermon Series: Pastor Scott is working on a sermon series for October about FEAR. He is asking for your help. According to a recent survey almost 7 in 10 pastors sense that their congregations are more fearful now than in the past. If there is a fear that keeps you up at night, please share that with him. You can leave a note in his mailbox at the CRC or Grace. We hope to address some of the most common fears with God's Word in October.


Prayers for God’s People:

  • Please pray for Rob Gruenewald who will undergo foot surgery Friday in Mitchell.

  • Please pray for Mary Lou Kredit as she recovers from a fall in which she broke several ribs. She is recovering in the Armour hospital.

  • Please continue to pray for those in our church family dealing with health issues: Lloyd Olivier, Dylan Wickstrom, Joyce Brink, Wilma VandenHoek, Darrell VandenHoek, and Birdie Schoon. Please continue to pray for our church family members and their family members fighting cancer: Chad Wentland.

  • Please pray for families in our church as they care for loved ones in need on a daily basis, 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 Kelsey VanderPol (Sept. 18) and Pat Beukelman, Brody Pickart (Sept. 19). Happy Anniversary to Richard & Kris Van Zee (Sept. 19), David & Phyllis Green, Corey & Denise VanderPol (Sept. 21) and Frank & Shelly Menning, Josh & Cassie Gerlach (Sept. 22). Hope you have a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship/Children & Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School
                4:00 p.m. Corsica Community Youth Group at Heidi’s

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. 7 Feasts Women’s Study at CRC


CCYG starts today at 4:00 p.m. at Heidi's. All are welcomed!

One More Sunday School teacher needed for the 4th/5th grade class.

The Sunday School Kick-Off Potluck will be held Sunday, Oct. 1 after the morning service.

Grace Church Annual Cleaning will be the last week in September. Watch your mailbox for cleaning assignments.

SAVE THE DATE: Women of Grace will be hosting their annual soup supper/bazaar/bake sale on Wednesday, November 1, from 5-8 p.m.


Requested Announcements

DCS Scrip orders are due Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 8:30 a.m. at the school office.

The Dakota Christian Harvest Sale Lunch committee is in need of pies and bars to serve at the Harvest Sale lunch on September 21. If you would be willing to donate a pie or pan of bars, please call or text Rachelle Hubers 680-5417, Val Kuipers 680-4371, or Judy Hansum 680-9028. Thank you!!

Mark your calendars! Dakota Christian Harvest Sale! Thursday, September 21, 5:30 p.m. - Live & Silent Auction. Tuesday, September 12, 8:00 p.m. – Tuesday, September 19, 8:00 p.m. ONLINE Auction. The link to the online auction will be posted on and the school facebook page. Please note: the online auction and live auction are separate events with different items. If you or your business has a donation you would like picked up, please contact Nicole VanZuidam at 680-4202, Lydia Niewenhuis at 680-9906, or Brandi DeLange at 680-5035.

Feel empowered as you directly share your Good News! On a one-Friday-afternoon-workshop, let's dig into God's Word, practice expressing our personal God-stories, and then go out and share it in helpful ways. For information, dates & times (Fridays, Sept. 22 & Oct. 13, 1--5PM), or to sign-up for Everyday-Ambassadors Practicum, visit This experience will likely have good carry-over to others you know and for whom you pray.