Welcome! May you be blessed in this Advent
season as wait together for the arrival of our Savior, Jesus
Christ. Join in a special service of Christmas praise this
evening at 6 p.m. as our children present their annual Christmas
program. Please stay for refreshments following both services.
Next week, we worship at Grace for both
services. Our 2:30 p.m. service will be a carol sing to
celebrate the Christmas season.
Assisting Today at CRC: Coffee:
Mike & Donna Noteboom; Nursery: Kelsey Vander
Pol; C&W: “Advent II,” Sheryl & Marissa; Praise Team:
Elroy, Emily Z., Marsha, Carol
Next Week at Grace: Coffee: Darrell
& Londa Vanden Hoek; Nursery: Jodi De Lange; C&W:
“Advent III,” Heather & Haley; Praise Team: Tom,
Jennifer, Marissa, Kylee
CRC Offering: Today AM: List of Causes;
Today PM: Brooke Vander Pol
Next Week: Dakota Christian School
CRC Bulletin Del.: Today—Cody Schelling;
Dec. 17—Corey Vander Pol; Dec. 24—Bob Vander Pol; Dec. 31—Verlin
Grace Bulletin Del.: Today—Grant Vander Wal;
Dec. 17—Don Bosma; Dec. 24—Troy Bosma; Dec. 31—Lowell De Vries;
Jan. 7—Daren Feenstra; Jan. 14—Grant Lubbers
December at Grace: Share & Care—Congregation:
Share the JOY!
Bulletin Board—Mary Van’t Haaff & Sheryl Muckey
Our Church Family
Prayers for God’s People:
- Bernard Beukelman continues to receive care in Sioux
Falls after a brain bleed and gallbladder infection were
found. He has improved but is experiencing confusion.
- Addison De Graff has shown good improvement with the
cyst that was found. She is scheduled for a check-up in
- Danelle Sonnenberg is scheduled for surgery as part of
her cancer treatment Dec. 28
- Continue to remember those undergoing treatments, with
physical problems, shut-ins, those in Leisure Living and
PVNH, and our missionaries.
Happy Birthday to Troy Bosma (Dec. 10), Shad
Bosma (Dec. 12) and Cal Zomer (Dec. 13). Have a great day!
Dear Friends in Corsica: Ana María is a new
believer connected to the church we are planting, New Life
Presbyterian Church. Recently she wrote: “My son, Cristian,
recently got hired at Oracle…I want to ask you what would be the
most correct and adequate way to thank God. I have been reading
the Psalms of praise…but I have not found a specific verse yet.
If you could give me some verses to use to pray, I would be very
grateful.” Give thanks for Ana María’s discipleship baby steps!
Pray also for her husband, Mario, and son, Cristian, that they,
too, would come to faith. Thank you for your partnership in the
gospel in Mexico, including your most recent generous offering
in June! --Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer and family, Resonate Global
Mission, Guadalajara, Mexico (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you to everyone who gave Bibles &
Christian literature to Love Packages. We delivered around 80
boxes to Butler, IL last week & they were excited—especially
with the Bibles! They were planning on loading a container the
next day to be sent to Nigeria so the material is going around
the world to bless many! --Gary & Pat Vanderpol
Opportunities to Grow and Serve
Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
11:15 a.m. SS Christmas Program Practice at Grace
11:15 a.m. CRC Congregational Meeting at CRC
6:00 p.m. Sunday School Christmas Program at Grace
Monday 7:00 p.m. Dakota Christian School
Board Meeting at DCS
Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Dorcas Society Christmas
Party at CRC
December Worship Schedule
Dec. 17 AM-Grace PM-2:30-Carol Sing at Grace
Dec. 24 AM-CRC PM-No Service
Sunday School students: Practice this
morning will be at Grace. This evening, please be at Grace by
5:45 p.m. Each family is asked to provide a dozen goodies for
The annual CRC congregational meeting to
process elder/deacon elections, budgets, and annual reports will
be held today following the morning service. Two elders and one
deacon will be elected at today’s congregational meeting. Elder:
Dick Bordewyk, Dennis Niewenhuis, Bernard Schelling, Cal Zomer.
Deacon: Troy Noteboom, Mitch Vander Pol.
Merger Vote: The Joint Leadership team
brings before the congregation a vote to merge as an official
union church of the Christian Reformed Church in North America
and the Reformed Church in America. The congregations will vote
separately following the morning service on Sunday, Jan. 7.
Absentee ballots will be made available for votes before each
meeting; please be sure to sign and return to an elder or
WINTER CLOTHING COLLECTION
for Center of Hope. Especially needed: larger
men’s clothing—coats, scarves, mittens/gloves,
hats, black pants, and K-5th
boys and girls—winter coats, mittens,
hats, snow pants. Bring your winter clothing donations to Grace
Reformed by Dec. 17 for delivery before Christmas.
ADVANCE: Wed., Dec.
27—7 PM Women of Grace Christmas Festival
at Grace Reformed; Brooke Veurink will share her experience at
the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting. There is a sign-up sheet in
the foyer, you are welcome to bring a guest; there will be a $5
gift exchange for anyone who would like to participate.
GRACE ANGEL TREE:
Gifts this year will be for “Kingdom Boundaries”
residents (newly released prisoners who are seeking the Lord).
Items are needed for men: medium backpacks, wallets, bath
towels, shaving supplies, shampoo; please leave items in the
donation box, do not wrap them. Monetary gifts are
also welcome (cash or checks to ‘Kingdom Boundaries’….put these
in Mary Bosma’s mailbox); Kingdom Boundaries will purchase items
needed for the residents.
Dakota Christian School Announcements
DCS Scrip orders are due Tuesday, Dec. 12,
at 8:30 a.m. at the school office.
Blood Drive: If you could give the gift
of saving 3 people’s lives in return for 1 hour of your time,
would you do it? That is approximately how long it takes to
donate a unit of blood: and that unit can save up to 3 people.
United Blood Services will be in Corsica on Dec 18 at Our Savior
Lutheran Church from 2-6 p.m. Please consider donating!
The Grief Support Group will meet Monday,
December 18, in the chapel of the Good Samaritan Society-Corsica
at 12:00. Lunch will be provided. Remember there is no cost or
obligation. Now that we are in the winter months, if the weather
is questionable, please call 946-5467 to confirm that is it
Blue Christmas Service: Sat., Dec. 16 at
2:00 p.m. Mount Funeral Home in Platte along with the Platte
Ministerial Association and River Counseling Services, will be
hosting a 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
Dec. 3—Bill & Wilma
Dec.17—Darrell & Londa Vanden Hoek
Dec.31—Trent & Abby Vanden Hoek
If you are unable to assist on the date
scheduled, please trade
with someone listed and call Barbara
for the bulletin (946-5806).