Corsica CRC



Sunday, October 7, 2018



Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Mark 10:1-12

Message: Wed-lock

EVENING WORSHIP 7:00 PM at Harrison

Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Message: Model Believers


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 services.


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 Home.
  • 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 CRC library
             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.


Requested Announcements

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 planting.

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.


Dear Friends,
    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.
    In 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
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    Resonate Global Mission (
    Engaging People. Embracing Christ.
    A Ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America


First Annual Auction: Mark your calendarInspiration 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 questions.

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 605-334-9789 or



Nov. 4—Matt & Jennifer Johnson
—Scott & Sheryl Muckey
—Virginia Nydam & Sylvia Zomer
—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).