WELCOME to all who have come
to worship today at Grace Reformed; we’re so glad you are here!
Welcome to Pastor Seth Sundstrom as he leads the morning
service. Congre- gational Meetings will be held following the
morning service, Grace here, CRC at the CRC. You are encouraged
to return for the SS Christmas Program this evening at 6 PM.
Greeters/Coffee: Daren & Deb Feenstra; Nursery: Shannun Vander
Wal; Praise Team: Elroy, Kylee, Sharon, Marisa; &W “Advent
II”, Abby & Cali. Preaching: Pastor Seth Sundstrom —AM;
Grace Congregational Meeting following the morning service;
Christmas Program—6 PM.
NEXT WEEK: Greeters/Coffee:
Lowell & Elaine De Vries; Nursery: Raven Barse; Praise Team:
Ivory, Jennifer, Carol, Cassie; C&W “Advent III”,
Rachel, Marisa; Preaching: Pastor Seth Sundstrom, AM; Youth
Request Program, 7 PM.
9:40 AM Aaron & Hur Prayer Team
CRC OFFERING: Today—Building
Fund; Next Week—DCS.
11:15 AM The SS children through 8th
grade will practice for the Christmas Program this morning
following the morning service in the sanctuary. The program is
tonight at 6 PM; each family is asked to bring 1 dozen goodies
to share after the program. Children should be here to get in
costumes by 5:40 p.m.
Congregational Meetings. Grace: Elder
nominees—Troy Bosma, Grant Vander Wal, Darwin De Lange; Deacon
nominees—Trent Vanden Hoek, Matt Johnson. CRC:
Elder nominees—Verlin Vander Wal, Chad Vander Pol; Deacon
nominees—Mitch Vander Pol, Mike Noteboom. Absentee ballots are
available from elders.
BULLETIN DEL: Today—Daren
Feenstra, Dec. 15—Ron Groeneweg, Dec. 22—Scott Muckey, Dec.
PRAYERS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE:
Dennis Niewenhuis remains at Prairie Rehab Hospital for
rehabilitation; please pray for healing and patience. Chad
Wentland is undergoing treatments for cancer; please pray for
strength through the treatments and that they would be
effective. We continue to pray for God’s healing for Marla, Ann
Scholten’s daughter; Brenda Hector, Toni Sletten’s daughter; and
others battling cancer, undergoing treatments, other physical
problems, shut-ins, residents of area care facilities.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Marisa De
Lange, Randy Bult (Dec. 8) Troy Bosma (Dec. 10), Shad Bosma
(Dec. 12), Cal Zomer (Dec. 13). Wishing all a great day!
ANGEL TREE: This year’s
gifts go to the Children’s Inn in Sioux Falls; needed are toys,
games, socks, mittens or hats for children 0-17 yrs. old. Please
do not wrap the items, as the Inn will distribute them
appropriately; leave gifts under the tree in the Fellowship Hall
at Grace Reformed by Sun.,Dec. 15 to be delivered to
Sioux Falls by Dec.20. Thank You!
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Need
7 people to be part of a skit for the Christmas Eve
Service~~would really like at least 3 males
and females~~must be available for Christmas Eve Service.
Contact Terri Van Roekel (946-5373 or 630-1918). THANK
Lucille Noteboom and family would like to thank all of you for
your prayers and thoughtfulness. It’s wonderful to be a part of
the family of God and to be able to stand on His promises of
eternal life. Thank you all for your love, concern and acts of
THANK YOU to every one of
the guests who joined us in the Thanksgiving dinner on
Thanksgiving Day, hope you enjoyed the meal and the fellowship
with neighbors and friends; over 70 meals were served. Thank you
to everyone that contributed time, food and supplies, it was
appreciated. We hope to do it again next year in the season of
DECEMBER AT GRACE:
Bulletin Board—Wendy Barse & Shelly Menning
Share & Care—Congregation~~Share the JOY!.
URGENTLY NEEDED: Nursery
attendants for Grace Reformed; we currently have only four
individuals on our list. Girls and/or boys (7th grade
up) and adults willing to be added to the list will be
appreciated; please contact Barbara Noteboom. Thank You!
WOMEN OF GRACE THANK YOU’S
have been received from Abbott House, Beautiful Response (Haiti/Schuts),
Crossroads, Douglas County Food Pantry, Children’s Inn, and
International Christian Literature Districutors for the monetary
DCS Board Meeting: Mon.,
Dec. 9—7:30 pm.
DCS Scrip orders are due
Tues., Dec. 10, at 8:30 am at DCS.
Tues., Dec. 17 There will be a silent auction and bake sale
at DCS at the double header basketball game vs. Ethan; proceeds
will support the Bruce and Dawn Lucas family. Dawn is Shauna
Vander Pol's sister. Dawn is fighting an ongoing battle with
breast cancer. We welcome any baked goods; please bring to New
Holland CRC, Platte CRC or Harrison Community Church that day
before 3 pm or to DCS. Questions, contact Carol Overweg,
680-3266 or Lisa Spoelstra, 680-2956.
DCS has been blessed with a
$50,000 match donation challenge throughout the month of
December. Every dollar donated to the school’s general fund will
be matched up to $50,000 (one dollar becomes two, five becomes
ten, up to a grand total of $100,000). By way of information,
your contributions to monthly church collections will count
towards the $50,000 total. Look for updates in future bulletins,
and please prayerfully consider a donation in December to Dakota
Christian. Thank you!
Area Christmas Choir/Concert:
Ferra Kemp will once again be leading an Area Community Choir
for Christmas (you do not need to be from Stickney to sing!!)
Practices will be held Dec. 8 & 15 at 5 pm at the United
Methodist Church in Stickney; concert on Wed., Dec. 18—7 pm in
the United Methodist Church in Stickney. Everyone—young and old
alike—is encouraged to come and sing!
Christmas Open House at
Leisure Living Thurs., Dec. 12—1:30-4 PM. Come visit with the
residents and have some Christmas goodies.
Blue Christmas Remembrance Service:
Sat., Dec. 14—2 pm Mount Funeral Home in Platte along with the
Platte Ministerial Association and River Counseling Services,
will host a Blue Christmas Remembrance Service for all
those who have lost a loved one or wish to remember those lost,
not just those who have been served by Mount Funeral Home during
the past year. For more information please contact 605-337-3857
Blood Drive: Thurs.,Dec.
19—1:30-6 PM at Grace Reformed Church in Corsica. Give a FREE
gift to someone this Christmas season. Call Shelly Menning for
Blue Christmas Remembrance Service:
On Saturday, December 14, at 2 p.m. Mount Funeral Home in Platte
along with the Platte Ministerial Association and River
Counseling Services, will be hosting a Blue Christmas
Remembrance Service for all those who have lost a loved one or
wish to remember those lost, not just those who have been served
by Mount Funeral Home during the past year. For more information
please contact 605-337-3857 or
GREETER/COFFEE LIST: JAN.-MARCH-MAY-JULY-SEPT.-NOV. 2020
Jan. 5—Lonny & Jennifer Grathwohl
& Phyllis Green
Jan. 19—Rick & Glenda Hongslo
Jan. 26—Matt & Jennifer Johnson
March 1—Grant & Vicki Lubbers
& Sheryl Muckey
March 15—Dennis & Elaine Plooster
March 22—Ryan & Jen Plooster
March 29—Gene &
May 3—Pete & Carol Sipma
May 10—Wade &
May 17—Darrell & Londa Vanden Hoek
May 24—Trent & Abby Vanden Hoek
May 31—Grant &
Shannun Vander Wal
July 5—Ivan & Sharon Van Marel
& Terri Van Roekel
July 19—Willis & Goldie Van Roekel
July 26—Richard & Kris Van Zee
Sept. 6—Devin & Bridget Veurink
& Tara Wentland
Sept. 20—Farlin & Wendy Barse
Sept. 27—Bernie & Pat Beukelman
Nov. 1—Barb Groeneweg & Carol Rexwinkel
& Marcia Bormann
Nov. 15—Don & Mary Bosma
22—Troy & Cindy Bosma
Nov. 29—Darwin & Jodi De
If you are unable to assist on the date scheduled, please
with someone listed and call Barbara for the bulletin