Grace Reformed Church


Ascension Sunday, May 16, 2021



Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Acts 1:1-11

Message: Ascension Celebration



WELCOME! We are thankful for the opportunity to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you for joining us! Join us for cupcakes celebrating Cornie Schelling’s 85th birthday following the service.

Next Sunday is Pentecost and we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, as well as celebrate our graduates following the service.


CRC Offering: Today—Dakota Christian School; Next Week: Steve & Chelsey Nugteren

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

Refreshments: Today: Schelling Family; Next Week: Graduate Celebration

Nursery: Today: Marsha Bordewyk; Next Week: Rachel VanZee

Praise Teams: Today: Gord & Betty, Kim, Natalie; Next Week: Dennis, Cassie, Helen, Lindsey

Chapel Cleaning: Supplies and instructions are in the SE entry of the CRC.
        Wk of May 17: Jim DeBoer                  Wk of May 24: Daren Feenstra
        Wk of May 31: Gord Feenstra             Wk of June 7: Tom Gerlach


Worship in May: Worship services for the month of May 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 pray for Joyce Star, a former member of the CRC and the Corsica community, as she is scheduled to have skin cancer removed from her face on Monday.

  • Please continue to pray for healing and a return of strength for Gord Kredit.

  • 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.


Special Music The children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Cornie and Jean Schelling will sing "Just As I Am" during the church service and serve cupcakes after the service in honor of Cornie's 85th Birthday.

We express Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Elaine Boogerd, wife of former pastor of Grace Reformed, the late Rev. James Boogerd. Mrs. Boogerd, 92, of Belmond, IA, passed away on March 1, 2021.

Happy Birthday to Bernard Schelling (May 16), Cornie Schelling (May 17), Haley Johnson, Heather Johnson (May 18), Jim DeBoer (May 19), Hadynn Johnson (May 21), Braxton VanderWal (May 22). Have a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

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


We will celebrate our graduates next Sunday, May 23, with cake following the service. In the meantime, check out the beautiful bulletin board in the back of church honoring our grads. Graduating from college: Haley Johnson (MTI), Heather Johnson (MTI), Kyle Menning (DWU), Emily (Zomer) Van Camp (SDSU); from high school (all from CSHS): Raven Barse, Kayla Fischer, Camden Plooster, Corbin VanZee, Slayton VanderWal, Kassidy Watters, Brendan Wentland, Kayla Wisdom; from 8th grade: Tyson Wentland (CS); from kindergarten: Oakley VanDyke (CS).

Harrison Community Church will be hosting a combined worship service on Sunday evening, May 30, at 7:00 at the North Church. Guest speakers Victor and Lori Selemani will be sharing about their work in Mozambique, as well as sharing God’s word. Dan Everson will be leading us in music. An offering will be taken to help support the Selemani’s ministry. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the worship service.

Vacation Bible School is coming soon! Mark Tuesday-Friday, June 1-4, as your days to enter the TimeLab at the elementary school building in Corsica. Sign-up sheets are in the back of church for children going into Kindergarten through 6th grade and for the help that will be needed that week from those 7th grade through adults. Please prayerfully consider the role you can play at VBS, whether 1 day or all 4.

VBS craft needs: Please save Pringle/Lays cans and soup cans (cleaned and labels removed).

VBS Cake Walk at Wing Ding Day, June 12: We are looking for goodies, cupcakes and cakes—at least 20 from our church—to give away as prizes at the Cake Walk fundraiser, as well as helpers to man the cake walk game on Saturday, June 12. Goodies and cakes should be brought to Grace Church by June 11. Please sign up in the back of church to bring a goody or to help.

The GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) summer session is almost here. GEMS will run from June 1 through July 27. Girls meet each Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the New Holland CRC basement. This non-denominational ministry enables girls to meet their Savior in new and fun ways. Girls who will be entering 1st-7th grade this fall are invited to join us. If you are interested in sending your daughter and they haven’t previously attended, or if you would like to know more about the program contact Kirsti Muckey, 605-680-2320.

The New Holland GEMS Club will hold a Luncheon on Tuesday, June 1st, beginning at 12:30. All women (mothers, grandmothers, neighbors, women of the church, etc…) are invited to attend. Come enjoy a light lunch followed by a short program to help us kick off our 2021 summer session of GEMS. Moms, register your daughter(s) for GEMS Camp (June 22-23), pay the yearly dues, and fill out any other necessary forms. The girls will be asked to stay from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for our first GEMS meeting of the season. Hope to see you there!


Requested Announcements 

Dakota Christian School invites you to attend its Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Peterson Farm Brothers will be at New Hope Christian Camp, 3 miles south of Platte, this Thursday, May 20. Burger fry at 6 p.m. (freewill donation) and event starts at 7 p.m. $10/person admission, $30/family. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for this outdoor event. All proceeds go to the elevator fund for the main building at camp.

Walleye Fish Fry 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at Bethel Church in Platte. Freewill offering will go to elevator fund for New Hope Christian Camp. Thank you to Platte Chamber of Commerce for donating the walleye from their fishing tournament!

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!