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Sunday, February 24, 2019

 

MORNING WORSHIP—10:00 AM

Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Proverbs 23:12-25

Message: Imperfect Families

AFTERNOON WORSHIP 2:30 PM

Preaching: Pastor Gary Maas

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Message: A Fitting Name

 

WELCOME to all who have come to worship today at Grace Reformed; we’re so glad you are here! Please join us for our Annual Spring Thanksgiving Potluck following the morning service. All are invited to come, eat, and fellowship, if possible, please bring a dish to share. We will also be collecting non-perishable food for the Douglas County Food Pantry. No Sunday School today. Afternoon worship is combined at Harrison Community Church.

ASSISTING TODAY: Greeters: Gene & Birdie Schoon; Nursery: Haley Johnson; Praise Team: Elroy, Carol, Marissa, Cassie; C&W “Jesus and Zacchaeus”, Sheryl & Tyson.

NEXT WEEK AT THE CRC: Greeters: Gordon & Betty Feenstra; Nursery: Marsha Bordewyk; Praise Team: Cadyn, Natalie, Heidi, Laura; C&W “The Sower”, Rachel & Levi.

CRC OFFERING: Today—DCS; Next Week—DCS.

9:40 AM Aaron & Hur Prayer Team downstairs

5 PM EASTER CANTATA CHOIR practice begins at CRC. If you love to sing, we’d love to have you join us for this year’s cantata, bring a friend. Questions, see Kim Zomer.

BULLETIN DEL: Today—Troy Noteboom, March 3—Bernard Schelling, March 10—Rich Van Zee, March 17--Corey Vander Pol, March 24—Devin Veurink

 

THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES

TUESDAY: 1:30 PM Quilting at Grace Reformed; all women are invited to join in.

WEDNESDAY: 9:30 AM Coffee Break at CRC.
                        1:30 PM Dorcas Society at Leisure Living; Lesson 16.
                        6:30 PM Profession of Faith Class at the Parsonage.
                        7 PM Women’s Bible Study at CRC; Lesson 23, “PEACE”.

THURSDAY: 7 PM Elder/Deacon Training at New Holland CRC.

 

PRAYER CONCERNS: Continue to pray for Irene Bosma, Marla, Ann Scholten’s daughter, Brenda, Toni Sletten;s daughter, and others who are battling cancer. Also, continue to remember those with physical problems, undergoing treatments, shut-ins, and those in Leisure Living and PVNH.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Matt Johnson (Feb. 28). Have a great day!

MARCH AT GRACE: Bulletin Board—Cindy Bosma
                                  Share & Care—Barb Groeneweg

WOMEN OF GRACE: 2019 Work Group List is in the mailboxes.

OPPORTUNITY FOR ANY & ALL: Grace Reformed has a large quantity of stamps to cut. Anyone (men or women) are welcome to pick up a bag (labeled with a sample-cut stamp) and some stamps from the foyer coat/mailbox room and take them home to cut (carefully trim the stamps, leaving a border around the stamp of 1/4 to 1/3”). And THANKS!

NEW WORSHIP PLANNING COMMITTEE: Are you interested in worship and how services are formed from week to week? Do you have a passion to guide God’s people as they come before Him? We are exploring the development of a worship planning commit-tee that would work with Pastor Dan and Kim to select songs, themes, and review how we see and hear God at work in our worshiping community. This committee would likely meet 1-2 times/month. It would be great to have a mix of Grace and CRC members, as well as young and old. If you would be interested, please get in touch with Pastor Dan or Kim.

PRISON CHURCH WORSHIP: We have been invited to join Cornerstone Prison Church at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls for worship the evening of Fri., March 22. Whether you’ve gone before or this would be your first time, please consider joining together as we have opportunity to see the Holy Spirit at work in the hearts of the men behind the walls and worship together as fellow believers. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer.

 

DCS ANNOUNCEMENTS

DC’s Got Talent: Tues., March 12--Ladies and Gentlemen: presenting DC's Got Talent! , in the DCS gym.  A meal of BBQ pork sandwiches and the fixings will be served starting at 6 pm, dinner music starting at 6:30 pm, and the evening's main entertainment beginning at 7 pm. Featured will be the DCS concert band and concert choir, under the direction of Karissa DeJager and Kim Zomer. Special guest musicians will be Omaha Street Percussion. The public is invited to join us for an evening celebrating the musical gifts God has given us. Free admission. Donations to support DCS music department appreciated.

 

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRAY AND ACT FOR BABIES! The U.S. Senate is poised to vote Mon., Feb. 25, on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This crucial legislation would shield a newborn who survives an attempted abortion from being denied the right to live. Tri-County Right to Life urges you to pray for the lives of those babies who survive abortions and contact our senators to support this bill. Senator Rounds--Toll Free: (844) 875-5268, https://www.rounds.senate.gov/contact/email-mike  Senator Thune--Phone: (605) 334-9596, www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact 

Elder/Deacon Regional Training Event: Current, past, and future elders and deacons, and anyone interested in learning more, are invited to a leadership training event scheduled for Thurs., Feb. 28, 7–9 PM in the fellowship hall at New Holland CRC. We are planning a main session with all of the elders and deacons focusing on the principles of “Adaptive and Operational Leadership” in the church. We are also planning to offer two 50-minute breakout sessions: One will be about practical diaconal work lead by Andy Ryskamp, the director of the Diaconal Ministry Initiative of the CRCNA, the second will be regarding the work of an elder lead by Dave Den Haan from CRCNA Pastor Church Resources. Those who attend will be able to choose one breakout session. If you have any questions about the Leadership Training Event, please contact the Siouxland Diaconal Conference by email at sdc@orangecitycomm.net or by phone at 712-441-1686.

Dordt College Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra Concert: Fri., March 8—7 PM at DCS. This free concert is part of a spring tour with performances scheduled in SD, WA, OR, ID, MT, and IA, directed by Dr. Daniel Baldwin and Mrs. Susan De Jong. They will perform a wide variety of instrumental selections, ranging from orchestral works by Bizet, Glinka, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Perttu, Purcell, and Tchaikovsky, among others, to contemporary wind band pieces by Baldwin, Grainger, Holst, Karrick, Reed, Ticheli, and Turrin. Freewill offering received to help defray tour expenses.

Advanced Notice: Bethany Christian Services is offering the Empowered to Connect Conference simulcast free of charge April 5-6, 9 AM-5 PM both days, at Ransom Church in Sioux Falls. The conference is designed to help professionals, families, and ministry leaders better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. (See the bulletin board for more information.)

Cornerstone Prison Church 13th Annual Benefit Banquet: Mon., April 8—6:30 PM at Trinity CRC, Rock Valley, IA (doors open at 6 PM) Save your spot by Sunday, March 31 by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website www.cornerstonepcsd.org. Join us for an evening of praise to God for his work through Cornerstone Prison Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary! A free will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry. We look forward to seeing you! If you are unable to attend, you can send your donations to: Cornerstone Prison Church, c/o Dave Vande Kamp, PO Box 88708, Sioux Falls, SD 57109 or donate on line at www.cornerstonepcsd.org