Corsica CRC Bulletin

Corsica CRC



Sunday, August 12, 2018



Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Mark 6:30-56

Message: The Shepherd Cares


Preaching: Pastor Gary Maas

Scripture Lesson: James 4:1-17

Message: Unadulterated Devotion

WELCOME! We are so glad you’ve joined us to praise our faithful God! Both services today are at the CRC, with the Harrison church family joining us and Pastor Gary preaching in the evening. Please stay for refreshments and fellowship following worship.

NEXT WEEK we worship for both services at the CRC.


Assisting in Our Service

Today at CRC: Coffee: Dennis and Jackie Niewenhuis; Nursery: Marsha Bordewyk; Praise Team (practice at 9:25 a.m.): Marsha, Vicki, Sheryl, Cadyn

Next Week at CRC: Coffee: Norm & Dorthey Muilenburg; Nursery: Natalie Groeneweg; Praise Team (practice at 9:25 a.m.): Marsha, Vicki, Sheryl, Cadyn

CRC Offering: Today: Brooklyn VanderPol; Next Week: Building Fund

Bulletin Del.: Today—Wade Sonnenberg; Aug. 19—Fred Ligtenberg; Aug. 26—Devin Veurink; Sept. 2—Dennis Niewenhuis; Sept. 9—Bruce Zomer

August at Grace: Bulletin Board—Cindy Bosma

Chapel Cleaners: Supplies are located in the southeast entry of the CRC.
***Please note: There is a rechargeable vacuum plugged in and charging near the carillon bells controls in the stairwell east of the pulpit.

    Wk of Aug. 13: Grant Van Zee             Wk of Aug. 20: Corey Vander Pol
    Wk of Aug. 27: Verlin Vander Wal        Wk of Sept. 3: Cal Zomer


Our Church Family


  • Rick Hongslo had successful double bypass heart surgery on Thursday. Continue to keep him in your prayers as he recovers.
  • Jon Van Zee leaves today for a week of training in Chicago, before traveling to East Asia for a year of work. Please pray for safety through all of Jon’s travels, as well as God’s hand of blessing on the relationships he seeks to build.


All are welcome to join in a short time of prayer next Sunday morning from 9:40-9:50 a.m. in the CRC library as we pray specifically for our pastor and the worship time to come, as well as the work of our missionaries bringing God’s love to people who have never known Him.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dan Bosma, Kayla Fischer (Aug.13), Barbara Noteboom (Aug.16), and Lloyd Olivier (Aug. 18). Have a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 9:40-50 a.m. Aaron & Hur Prayer in CRC library
             10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
               7:00 p.m. Evening Worship at CRC

Monday 7:30 p.m. Dakota Christian School Board meeting at DCS

Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Women of Grace meeting; planning the fall bazaar


SUNDAY SCHOOL: Teachers are needed for the new year. Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to serve our church family in this important way. If He is, rest assured that He will equip you well! Thank you to the one who stepped up last week! One down, five to go. One teacher is needed for 2nd-3rd, 2 teachers are needed for 4th-5th, and 2 are needed for 6th-8th grades. Please contact Danelle Sonnenberg.

Woman's Bible Study invites all women to study Believe. This is a 30-week study to take you through your life journey to live like Jesus. It is designed to help you grow spiritually in your faith. There are three 10-week sessions: Core Belief of the Christian Faith, Practice the Christian Life, and Christ-like Virtues (behavior showing high moral standards). We will meet at the Corsica Christian Reformed Church. Meetings are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Sept. 5-Dec. 12 and Jan. 9-Apr. 17. Contact Jackie Niewenhuis for a book.


Requested Announcements

From Dakota Christian School:

  • An Open House will be held at Dakota Christian School on Tuesday, August 14, from 7-8 p.m. This will be a chance for parents and students to come and meet the teachers, for K-6th grade students to bring school supplies to their classroom, and 7th-12th grade students to sign up for their locker.
  • Everyone is invited to the opening all-school chapel at Dakota Christian on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m.


All Men: Join us at a Burger Fry this Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m. at New Hope Camp. Men Right Here Ministries invites all men to join us for an evening filled with a time of eating together, encouraging each other through visiting, testimony, prayer. Come and hear how God changed the lives of Brian Fite and Tracy Nelson. Worship Leader: Don Mesman. This is a FREE EVENT.

Right to Life: The Tri-county Right to Life will meet Monday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Dakota Christian School.  Anyone is welcome to come to this meeting to see how you might support this cause. 

What will be your legacy? Many Christians want to make a lasting statement about the importance of God’s Kingdom in their lives. Because of our partnership with Barnabas Foundation, they provide charitable giving services to Christians like you seeking ways to honor God with the resources with which you have been blessed. James Prichard, a Christian attorney from Barnabas Foundation, will help you develop the best possible plan to meet your family’s financial and charitable goals. Jim will be meeting with Christian families in our area August 29 & 30. Call Ann Zacek at Barnabas Foundation toll-free at 888.448.3040 (Ext. 121) to schedule your complimentary conversation with Jim.  To help you get started, you may also request a free special resource titled “7 Reasons to Review Your Will” by simply sending an e-mail request with “7 Reasons Request” in the subject line to  

Chamberlain/Oacoma CRC Church Plant: What will God do next in our region? Many people in Classis Iakota have been praying for distinctively Reformed new churches. The Holy Spirit’s response seems to look seriously at these communities to establish a new CRC. Before moving further than continued prayer and preliminary observations we desire an informal listening event over coffee with the people of Corsica, Harrison, Menno, New Holland, and Platte. Mr. Rick Droog, local representative of CRC Resonate Global Mission, and Pastor Jack Gray, convener of the Classis Iakota Church Plant Committee, want to hear what you think and feel about such a church plant effort. Please come to the New Holland Fellowship Hall on Tuesday evening, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. to share how the Holy Spirit is speaking to you. If you have questions or wish to know more call 605-271-0794 or e-mail

Church Bi-National Conference: The Office of Safe Church Ministry is inviting each Christian Reformed Church to send members of their safe church committees or teams to be equipped at the conference called #Equipped in our #MeToo world on September 21-22, 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI. As the #MeToo movement continues to affect each of our congregations, churches have unique resources that can’t be found anywhere else. It’s time to be equipped to take our place in this movement. Imagine with us... churches offering safe spaces, where those who have suffered abuse share their stories, find understanding and support, and experience the powerful healing love of our Lord together with his people; and where each of us are equipped to prevent abuse from happening in our churches, communities or homes. Please feel free to contact Safe Church Ministry with any questions and register online at We are also excited to share that it’s free for CRC members! In addition, there are scholarships are available to assist in costs for travel.



Sept. 2—Daren & Deb Feenstra
Sept. 9
—Josh & Cassie Gerlach
—Tom & Peggy Gerlach
—Lonny & Jennifer Grathwohl
—Rick & Glenda Hongslo

Nov. 4—Matt & Jennifer Johnson
—Scott & Sheryl Muckey
—Virginia Nydam & Sylvia Zomer
—Dennis & Elaine Plooster 

If you are unable to assist on the date scheduled, please trade
with someone listed and call Barbara for the bulletin (946-5806).