WELCOME! We are so glad
you’ve joined us to praise our faithful God! Today we worship at
the CRC in the morning and at Harrison-South in the evening.
This morning we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Please stay for
refreshments and fellowship following worship.
NEXT WEEK we will worship at the CRC for both
Assisting in Our Service
Today at CRC: Coffee: Bernie &
Genevieve Schelling; Nursery: Rachel Van Zee; C&W:
“Creation: The Fall,” Rachel & Levi; Praise Team
(practice at 9:25 a.m.): Helen, Cadyn, Laura, Heidi
Next Week at CRC: Coffee: Mike &
Donna Noteboom; Nursery: Lexie Vander Pol; C&W:
“Cain and Abel,” Corbin & Marissa; Praise Team:
Tom, Natalie, Cassie, Marissa
CRC Offering: Today: Ben Meyer & Ministry
Shares; Next Week: Building Fund
Bulletin Del.: Today—Wylie DeLange; Oct.
14—Cody Schelling; Oct. 21—Lowell DeVries; Oct. 28—Corey Vander
Pol; Nov. 4—Daren Feenstra
October at Grace: Bulletin Board—Jodi
& Marissa DeLange; Share & Care—Ivan & Sharon Van Marel
Chapel Cleaners: Supplies are located in the
southeast entry of the CRC.
***Please note: There is
a push lawn mower available behind the parsonage, as well as a
rechargeable vacuum plugged in and charging near the carillon
bells controls in the stairwell east of the pulpit.
Wks of Oct. 1-13: Cal Zomer
Wks of Oct. 15-27: Daren Feenstra
Our Church Family
Prayers for God’s People:
- Brad Groeneweg remains hospitalized in Sioux Falls
recovering from infection due to a fall at work. He has had
several procedures over the last week to help clean
infection out, and may need a skin graft this week. Please
be in prayer for healing from infection, relief from pain,
and for surgery and procedures to go well.
- Luverne Star moved to the Corsica Good Samaritan Nursing
- Kay Guffey’s father is receiving hospice care at his
home. Please pray for his comfort in these final days, and
for God’s peace to be with Kay and Craig and their family.
- Roger Feenstra remains at the Platte Hospital following
his hospitalization in Sioux Falls; pray for his healing,
strengthening, and increased hemoglobin levels.
- Continue to pray for Gordon Kredit; Marla, Ann
Scholten’s daughter; Brenda Hector, Toni Sletten’s daughter;
Shirley VanPeursem, Clara Noteboom’s daughter; and others
who are battling with cancer.
All are welcome to join in a short time of
prayer next Sunday morning from 9:40-9:50 a.m.
downstairs 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. Feel
free to leave prayer requests in Kim Zomer’s church mailbox.
Happy Birthday to Cole Feenstra (Oct. 7),
Goldie Van Roekel (Oct. 11). Have a great day!
Thank you to all who came out and supported
the DCS band for the Pancakes 'n Parade evening. It was a very
fun night and the food wasn't half bad either. We praise God for
the talents and the teacher He has given us and the joy we had
serving you and Him that night. ~The DCS Band
Opportunities to Grow and Serve
Sunday 9:40-50 a.m. Aaron & Hur Prayer in
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
11:15 a.m. Sunday School / HS meets in the parsonage basement
7:00 p.m. Evening Worship at Harrison-South
Monday 1:00 p.m. Women’s Work Day at Grace
7:30 p.m. DCS Board Meeting at DCS
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break at CRC
1:30 p.m. Dorcas Society at Leisure Living
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC. Chapter 5.
MONDAY: 1 PM Women’s
Work Day at Grace Reformed; your help is most welcome and
appreciated…..this is the last work day before the Fall Bazaar.
Attention Women of Grace workgroups:
It was voted that the workgroup baskets will not be done this
year. You are free to make one on your own if you would like, or
a few more baked goods for the bake sale would be very much
appreciated (as these are the best sellers). If you have any
questions feel free to contact Sharon VM or Shelly M.
SIGN-UP SHEET in the foyer
for the Oct. 27 Grace Soup Supper & Fall Bazaar.
WOMEN OF GRACE:
Basket Raffle Tickets are in mailboxes; please
give tickets (sold+money/ unsold) to Peggy Gerlach (or put in
her mailbox). Basket raffle items needed—homemade items, baked
goods, etc.; please leave items in the kitchen by Fri., Oct. 26
so baskets can be put together.
ADVANCE: Sat., Oct. 27
GRACE REFORMED SOUP SUPPER & FALL BAZAAR. Baked
goods and crafts are needed; also, anyone wanting to design and
donate a basket is welcome to do so, it will be appreciated.
Mark your calendar to attend this event.
Combined Reformation Day Service:
The Platte Christian Reformed Church invites you to join in
worship at a gathering of area Reformed churches on Sunday,
October 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Dakota Christian School. Rev. Gary
Mulder of First Reformed Church in Platte will be the guest
speaker, with special music led by the DCS choir. A collection
will be taken to cover any expense for the service, with the
remainder going to DCS.
From Dakota Christian School:
The DCS Band Department is selling Dakota Tom
sandwiches. Please fill out and place your order, with a check
made out to “DCS,” in the box/bag provided in the back of
church. Orders need to be in by tomorrow, Oct. 8. Sandwiches
will be delivered Wednesday, Oct. 17. Sandwiches are $3 each and
can be ordered in any combination. Thank you, DCS Band
Crossroads Prison Ministries is
growing and mentors to serve the prisoners are needed. This is
how the system 'works': Crossroads mail the prisoner a Bible
Study to complete, they mail their completed lesson back to
Crossroads, Crossroads mail the completed lesson to a mentor to
correct and write a letter to the prisoner. You mail the
corrected lesson and your letter directly to the prisoner. If
you feel that you can take out an hour or so to do this each
week, contact Jackie Niewenhuis for information to start being a
mentor. We have so much learning and access to understanding
God's Word in our church and these prisoners are hungry to learn
and study God's Word; they just need some help to get them on a
consistent path to grow spiritually.
CRC Church Plant:
Give thanks to God that Classis Iakota affirmed the
ongoing work of the Classical Home Missions Committee to proceed
with the church plant on the west side of Sioux Falls, including
seeking a calling church and potential church planter. Classis
also affirmed further investigation into Chamberlain/Oacoma for
Our Savior Lutheran Turkey Supper:
Sat., Oct. 20, 5-8 PM, serving turkey and dressing, mashed
potatoes and gravy, vegetable, bun, salads, and pie.
12-Adult $8, 5-11 $4, 4 and under free; sponsored by Our Savior
Lutheran Church Women. Hope to see you there.
We REALLY wanted to send
out a “South of the Border” newsletter in September, but just
could not get it done! In its place, here is a quick update in
which we ask for your ongoing prayers.
mid-August we concluded our three-month home service in Michigan
and returned as a family to Guadalajara, Mexico, but without
Grace! She dropped us off at the airport and stayed behind
(tear-jerker!) in order to start her college career at Seattle
Pacific University in September. Give thanks for a great
home service, pray for Grace’s transition to college, and pray
for us as life continues on in Mexico without Grace!
This school year John is in 12th
grade (Veritas Scholars Academy online), Luke is in 10th
grade (NorthStar Academy online), and Abe (6th grade)
and Zach (4th grade) are at Cornerstone Academy.
Pray for growth in Christ-likeness for all of our kids
whatever stage they are in, and pray for me and Amy as we seek
to be the best parents we can be!
Amy’s main areas of service right now include studying with
Luke, helping to lead worship through music at New Life Church,
leading a biweekly women’s Bible study at New Life Church, and
teaching two English as a Second Language classes as an outreach
to women. Pray for wisdom and joy in these vital arenas
of service to family, church, and friends!
Ben’s current challenge is striving to commit himself to only
the most strategic and important aspects of ministry in planting
New Life Church and leading the Multiplication Network in
Mexico. Wonderfully, he works with amazingly gifted co-workers
in both ministries that make most aspects of ministry enjoyable
and challenging. Pray for spiritual sensitivity and bold
humility in all aspects of ministry, as well as for three short
trips within Mexico that Ben will make during October.
Love in Christ,
Rev. Ben & Amy Meyer,
Grace, John, Luke, Abraham, and Zachariah
Engaging People. Embracing Christ.
Ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America
First Annual Auction:
Mark your calendar—Inspiration Hills
will hold an auction on Fri., Oct. 26 with proceeds going
towards the kitchen remodeling project. Everything that happens
at Inspiration Hills —summer camps, family reunions, weekend
retreats, or whatever involves food—it’s an important part of
ministry! We have a great food service team and the updated
kitchen will help them and their ministry immensely! More
details to come or contact Dave Heilman (712) 360-0140, with
Seminar: Tues., Oct. 30—7 PM
at Sioux Falls Ministry Center (225 E 11th St., Sioux
Falls). Dr. Jason Lief of Northwestern College speak about the
history of immigration, life stories of ‘Dreamers’ affected by
DACA policies; we will consider, “but, What Would Jesus Do?” The
seminar is co-hosted by New Roots Ministry and the Office of
Social Justice of the Christian Reformed Church.
Center of Hope Fall Benefit:
Sat., Nov. 10—5:30-8:30 PM
Center of Hope Fall Benefit at SF Christian
School. A night of food and fun—catered dinner, games, silent
and live auction; tickets $10 each (12 & under free); reserve at
Nov. 4—Matt & Jennifer Johnson
Nov.11—Scott & Sheryl Muckey
& Sylvia Zomer
Nov.25—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).