Grace Reformed Church


Sunday, September 19, 2021



Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Hosea 2:14-15

Message: The Valley of Achor



WELCOME! Thank you for joining us in worship of our faithful God and Father. Please stay for refreshments and visiting time following the service.

Today: On September 19th the members of Grace will be voting on membership in The ARC (Alliance of Reformed Churches) after the AM service. Please plan on attending this special congregational meeting. 

Please turn in the Interest Survey that was in your mailbox last Sunday to Pastor Scott’s mailbox by today if possible.


Greeters: Today: Cal & Kim Zomer, Elroy Zomer; Next Week: Dan & Jeanne Noteboom

Nursery: Today: Rachel Van Zee; Next Week: Bridget Veurink

Children & Worship: This Week: “The Good Shepherd and the Lost Sheep,” Hayden & Emersyn; Next week: “Creation,” Cali & Max

CRC Offering: Today: Dakota Christian School; Next Week: New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center

Praise Teams: Today: Elroy, Cassie, Lindsey, Jodie; Next Week: Tom, Sheryl, Elliott, Helen

Chapel Cleaning: Supplies and instructions are in the SE entry of the CRC.
    Wk of Sept. 20: Daren Feenstra         Wk of Sept. 27: Lonny Grathwohl
    Wk of Oct. 4: Fred Ligtenberg            Wk of Oct. 18: Dave Scholten


Special Offering for Haiti: A special offering for Haiti earthquake relief will be collected in the back of church next Sunday, Sept. 26. We will send our relief funds to World Renew for their work in Haiti. If you would like to give a gift sooner, you can do so online at at any time.

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


Prayers for God’s People:

  • Please continue to pray for complete healing for Verlin VanderWal, Gord Feenstra and Tom Gerlach.

  • Please continue to pray for our church family members and their family members fighting cancer: Jessica Schaeffer (daughter of Bernard & Genevieve Schelling), 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, as well as for the health of our church family members, especially those most vulnerable in the nursing home and Leisure Living.

  • This week, take time to prayer specifically for the Holy Spirit’s work in our Sunday School teachers and students as they meet each Sunday after our morning worship.


We express Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Mike Noteboom, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 12. We praise God for the faithful legacy Mike left for his wife Donna, children and grandchildren, as well as our church family and community.

We express Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Ben Spaans following his passing this past week. Ben was a brother-in-law of Norm and Dorthey Muilenburg and Don & Phyllis Muilenburg. May God give deep, abiding comfort in this time of grief.

Happy Birthday to Pat Beukelman and Brody Pickart (Sept. 19). Happy Anniversary to David & Phyllis Green and Corey & Denise VanderPol (Sept. 21), Frank & Shelly Menning and Josh & Cassie Gerlach (Sept. 22), Wylie & Jennifer DeLange (Sept. 24) and Wade & Danelle Sonnenberg (Sept. 25). Have a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship/Children & Worship at the CRC
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School at the CRC
              11:15 a.m. Grace members vote on ARC

Monday 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at the CRC (nursery)
               7:00 p.m. Grace Consistory meets at the CRC
               8:00 p.m. Joint Leadership meets at the CRC
               9:00 p.m. CRC Council meets at the CRC

Tuesday Classis Iakota meets in Harrison

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break at the CRC


Requested Announcements

Fall Cursillo: The fall dates are set for the Men’s and Women’s Cursillo. Men: Thursday evening, Nov 4 – Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7; Women: Thursday evening, Nov. 11 – Sunday afternoon, Nov. 14. At no cost, anyone 18 and older is welcome to attend this weekend of refreshment and looking at what it is to live the Christian life. Inspiration Hills has moved up the deadline for signup to Oct. 13 for men and Oct. 20 for women. There have also been some changes for workers. Contact Karla Overweg to get those changes. To get a registration form or for questions contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848.

Christians Get Depressed Too – The Tri-State Bible Conference welcomes Dr. David Murray to the BJ Haan Auditorium at Dordt University on October 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. to speak from God’s word on the topic of Depression: The Hidden Affliction. The goal of this conference is to strengthen and encourage the people of God; we consider this to be a highly relevant topic for our times. There is no charge although there will be a free will offering to defray the cost of the event. More information: or contact Rev. John Vermeer at