Grace Reformed Church


Sunday, November 28, 2021



Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7

Message: “ReGift: Hope”




WELCOME! We celebrate this first Sunday of Advent with a feast at the table. Join us for communion if you are an active member of a Bible-believing church. The center of the trays is juice, while the outer is wine. Please stay for refreshments and visiting time following the service.


Greeters: Today: Corey & Denise VanderPol; Next week: Gene & Birdie Schoon.

Nursery: Today: Braxton VanderWal; Next week: Denise VanderPol

Praise Teams: Today: Gord, Natalie, Lindsey, Marisa; Next Week: Cal, Lexie, Jodie, Elliott, Cadyn

Children & Worship: This Week: “Advent I,” Sheryl & Claire; Next Week: “Advent II,” Levi & Elliot

CRC Offering: Today: Thanksgiving List of Causes (check your mailbox for list); Next Week: Steve & Chelsey Nugteren


Worship in December: Worship services for the month of December will be held at the Grace 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 Marla Kiser (Ann Scholten’s daughter) who is in hospice care.

  • Please continue to pray for our church family members and their family members fighting cancer: Chad Wentland and Beth (VanderWal) Eisenbraun.

  • 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.


Happy Birthday to Ann Scholten (Nov. 28), Lucille Noteboom, Larry Noteboom (Nov. 29), Lauryn Veurink (Dec. 1), Mary Bosma (Dec. 3) and Vicki Lubbers and Claire Gerlach (Dec. 4). Have a great day!

Thank you for your generous gifts to the Gideons. The offering totaled $2,260.

Thank you to everyone that contributed food, time and donations for the Thanksgiving Day dinner held Thursday noon in the Grace Reformed Church fellowship hall. All is very much appreciated as more than 90 meals were served and fellowship enjoyed.

Sunday School Christmas Program parts have been put in family mailboxes at the CRC. Please take time to read through them with your young children. We will practice during the SS time on Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. The program will be Sunday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at Grace. Children are encouraged to be at Sunday School in the coming weeks for learning songs and parts.

A Community Christmas Choir will be rehearsing in the coming weeks and then singing as part of a Lessons and Carols worship service the evening of Sunday, December 19, at Grace. Our first rehearsal will be today at 5 p.m. at Grace. Let Kim know if you are interested.


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship/Children & Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School at CRC
              5:00 p.m. Christmas Choir Rehearsal at Grace

Monday 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at the CRC

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Final Coffee Break meeting for Fall at the CRC
                      7:00 p.m. Advent Bible Study at Grace


Pastor Scott will be leading an Advent Bible study on the "Untold Story of Christmas" beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7:00 p.m. This study will be held at Grace Reformed and all are invited.


Requested Announcements

Dakota Christian School's Music Department invites you to attend “The Christmas Carol Special Report: Celebrating Christmas Carols Around the World!” Celebrate the real meaning of Christmas with the preschool through high school students who will share classic and new carols through singing and instrumental music on Thursday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the DCS gym. 

Winter at New Hope! Day Camp for grades 1-5. December 27-31 from 9 a.m-3:30 p.m. The Theme is "Get out of the Ordinary and into the Extraordinary!" There is limited space so register today at Cost is $80/child.  

New Hope Camp is looking for 6 adults and 6 jr/hr high students to help with Day Camp in Dec 27-31. Small Group Leader/assistant, games leader, Audio/video, and Cook. Contact Joel at (605)469-0217 or email