Corsica CRC



Sunday, October 13, 2019



Preaching: Pastor Arlin Vande Zande

Scripture: John 10:1-10

Message: The Good Shepherd


Preaching: Jason Weber

Scripture: Matthew 12:33-37, 13:1-9, 18-23

Message: Sowing Seed for Good Fruit


WELCOME to all who have come to worship today at Grace Reformed; we’re so glad you are here! Welcome to Pastor Arlin Vande Zande as he leads morning worship, and Jason Weber of Parkston, as he leads the evening service here at Grace. Please join us for coffee in the Fellowship Hall following the services.

ASSISTING TODAY: Greeters/Coffee: Don & Mary Bosma; Nursery: Shannun Vander Wal; Praise Team: Dennis & Jackie, Laura, Cadyn, Elliot; C&W “Noah”, Kathy & Cole.
Preaching: Pastor Arlin Vande Zande, AM, Jason Weber, PM.

NEXT WEEK: Greeters/Coffee: Dan & Chris Bosma; Nursery: Raven Barse; Praise Team: Cal, Heidi, Helen, Ivory; C&W “Moses and the Burning Bush”, Sheryl & Marisa.
Preaching: Ken Wintersteen of Menno, AM; Jason Weber, PM.

9:40 AM Aaron & Hur Prayer Team downstairs.

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

11:15 AM SS Classes and Adult Fellowship Study Group.

BULLETIN DEL: Today—Richard Van Zee, Oct. 20—Corey Vander Pol, Oct. 27—Devin Veurink, Nov. 3—Chad Wentland, Nov. 10—Bruce Zomer, Nov. 17—Cal Zomer

CHAPEL CLEANERS: Supplies are located in the southeast entry of the CRC.
    Wk. of Oct. 14—Cal Zomer                     Wk. of Oct. 28—Corey Vander Pol
    Wk. of Oct. 21—Verlin Vander Wal


MONDAY: 7 PM Women’s Bible Study at CRC; Lesson 5.

WEDNESDAY: 9:30 AM Coffee Break Bible Study at the CRC.
                        1 PM Tying quilts at Grace Reformed—finishing-up before the bazaar. Everyone is welcome to come and help, bring a friend~~it’s a productive afternoon of fellowship & fun!


ADVANCE: Sat., Oct. 26: 5-8 PM Annual Soup Supper & Bazaar at Grace Reformed; mark the date, there is time to get your craft items ready.

Sun.,Oct. 27: 7 PM Reformation Day Service to be held at DCS. Rev. Henry Lengkeek, pastor at Trinity CRC in Rock Valley, will preach on Eph. 2:1-10, “Grace Alone”. The offering is for expenses, with the rest going to DCS; please make checks to New Holland CRC. Nursery will be provided. The DCS high school choir and a mass choir will present special numbers (DCS choir invites community members to join them in singing "Behold Our God", one practice at 6 pm in the music room, before the service, Kim will be avail-able at 5:30. You can pick up a copy of the song at the school office anytime.)


PRAYERS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE: Continue to pray for God’s healing for Marla, Ann Scholten’s daughter; Brenda, Toni Sletten’s daughter; and others battling cancer, under- going treatments, other physical problems, shut- ins, residents of Leisure Living & PVNH.


NEEDED NOW: SS teacher for 2nd-3rd grade for two boys. Contact Danelle Sonnenberg.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Joyce Brink (Oct.14), Allan Van Roekel (Oct.15), Sharon Van Marel, Bob Vander Pol, Elroy Zomer (Oct.16), Raven Barse, Carol Rexwinkel (Oct.17), Styler Wisdom (Oct.19). Wishing all a great day!

OCTOBER AT GRACE: Bulletin Board—Kylee Feenstra
                                       Share & Care—Pete & Carol Sipma

GRACE ELDER/DEACON NOMINATIONS: Nomination ballots have been placed in Grace members’ mailboxes and are due back October 20 in the marked box in Grace Reformed foyer. If you did not receive a ballot, contact an Elder or Deacon.

SIGN-UP SHEET in the foyer for the Oct. 26 Grace Reformed Soup Supper/Bazaar.

WOMEN OF GRACE BASKET RAFFLE TICKETS are in mailboxes; please give tickets (sold+money and 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. 25 so baskets can be put together.

WOMEN OF GRACE QUILTS are on display in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Reformed for viewing and bidding. Bids will be accepted until 8 pm Sat., Oct. 26 at the Fall Bazaar. Any quilts not meeting the starting bid will be given to Center of Hope. You are welcome to check them out and bid at any time. Thanks for looking and bidding!

GRACE REMINDER: When you are scheduled as greeters/coffee servers in the morning, and the evening service is also in Grace, you are asked to also serve coffee and cookies at that service. Your cooperation will be appreciated.

GRACE SIGN-UP: Anyone who would like to help decorate the church for December & Christmas, please sign-up in the foyer; decorating to be done sometime in November.

THANK YOU: On behalf of the DCS marching band, we want to thank all who came out and supported the band on Tues. evening. It was a beautiful evening.....especially after the electricity came back on.  We praise God for the talents he has blessed us with and the joy we receive from using them. Thank you!!


DCS Announcements

DCS Board Meeting: Mon., Oct. 14—7:30 PM at DS.C.

DCS Scrip Orders are due Tues., Oct. 15—8:30 am at the school office.

DCS Junior Class Calendar sales have begun! An order blank can be found in your mailbox; completed orders can be placed in the container in the back. Thanks for supporting DCS Juniors!


Requested Announcements

Tues., Oct. 22: 5:30-8 PM Aurora Reformed Church Soup Supper, serving 5 kinds of soup, homemade pie, and hot sandwiches. Also a bake Sale. Free will. Everyone welcome.

Fri., Oct. 25: 6 PM Annual Inspiration Hills Fall Auction. Soup, sandwich & dessert available for a free-will offering. Live auction begins at 7 pm with Mark Zomer. Please join us!

Sat., Oct. 26: 7:30 pm At DCS, the Benson Family Singers from Minnesota—Peter & Rachelle and their four sons, David (17, Aaron (15), Luke (12), and Paul (6), have a unique ministry consisting of barbershop, bluegrass, and gospel music. They sing and play a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo, bass, violin, and mandolin to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. The concert is free, with a freewill box displayed for love offerings. Visit www.bensonfamilymusic.comfor more info.

Sat., Nov. 2: 8:30 am to Noon. "Looking Back, Yet Looking Forward: Immigrant Stories" will be hosted by New Roots Ministry at Sioux Falls Ministry Center, 225 E 11th St, Sioux Falls. No RSVP needed for this FREE event. Former refugees and immigrants of various countries will share: 1) history lessons--main causes of migration, 2) how things are now in their home country, and 3) answers to, "what do you wish we Americans would have known when you came?"  Coffee, cookies, and ethnic treats served! See poster on the hallway bulletin board for more info.

Guatemala Mission Trip: 2019 Shoebox distribution mission trip in Guatemala are Dec. 6-14. If interested in going on this trip, please contact Nancy VanderPol at 680-1139 or 243-2282 by Oct 14.

The Classis Iakota Classical Ministerial Leadership Team (formerly the Student Aid Committee) provides support and encouragement, including financial aid, for individuals from Classis Iakota churches preparing for ministry in the CRC. For more info., contact Rev. Cory Van Sloten, CMLT chair, at (712) 360-5082 or