Corsica CRC



Sunday, January 20, 2019



Preaching: Pastor Dan DeGraff

Scripture: Job 3:1-26

Message: Can You Sleep When You’re Dead?


Preaching: Pastor Gary Maas

Scripture: 1 John 3:11-24

Message: A Heart Checkup


Welcome! We are glad you have joined us to worship our Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All are invited to stay for refreshments and fellowship following the service. This afternoon we will worship again at the CRC. Next week the morning service will be at the CRC and the afternoon in Harrison.

This morning we welcome Pastor Dan Daum, the new director at New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center, to share an update on camp happenings and about the upcoming camp season.

Today is National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, established in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan to focus on the intrinsic value of human life and the fundamental right to life, as recognized by America’s Founding Fathers. Every life deserves to be celebrated!

Assisting in Our Service

Today at CRC: Greeters: Dick & Marsha Bordewyk; Nursery: Kelsey VanderPol; Children & Worship: “The Followers of Jesus,” Sheryl & Marissa; Praise Team: Elroy, Heidi, Carol, Marissa

Next Week at CRC: Greeters: Wylie & Jennifer DeLange; Nursery: Chelsey Schelling; Children & Worship: “Parable of the Mustard Seed,” Rachel & Cami; Praise Team: Gord & Betty, Marsha, Sheryl

CRC Offering: Today: Dakota Christian School; Next Week: We Care Fund

February at Grace: Bulletin Board—Mary Van’t Haaff; Share & Care—Pete & Carol Sipma

Bulletin Del.: Today—Daren Feenstra; Jan. 27—Ron Groeneweg; Feb. 3—Scott Muckey; Feb. 10—Dennis Niewenhuis; Feb. 17—Dan Noteboom

Grace Reformed Opportunity to Serve: The 2019 sign-up sheet for Share &Care and the Bulletin Board is posted in the mailbox room; please pick a month to assist.

Grace February Greeter/Coffee List:
Feb.   3—Dennis & Elaine Plooster                      Feb. 10—Ryan & Jen Plooster
    Feb. 17—Carol Rexwinkel & Mary Van’t Haaff     Feb. 24—Gene & Birdie Schoon


CRC Missions Offerings: On Sundays with communion, the CRC offerings are designated to support the work and lives of missionaries. This year, we will be supporting Tim and Tara Chamberlain, serving in college ministry with The Navigators at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN; Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer, serving in church planting and leadership development with Resonate Global Mission in Guadalajara, Mexico; and Steve and Chelsey Nugteren, preparing to serve in student ministries with The Navigators and the Vineyard Church in Amsterdam, Netherlands. A letter of introduction is in your mailboxes from the Nugterens, who also hope to visit in the months ahead. All are welcome to give. Please keep these missionaries and their families in your prayers as we support them through prayer, encouragement, and financial offerings.


Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People:

  • Continue to pray for God’s healing for Irene Bosma, who remains in swing-bed in Parkston; for Cal, Verlin Vander Wal’s brother, who is recovering from fractured ribs and pelvis due to a fall; 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.
  • Please pray for the Justice For All Team January 18-25 as they work and serve at the Children's Home, near Juarez, Mexico. Those from our area are Dennis and Jackie Niewenhuis, Ken and Karla Overweg, Dave Kuipers, and Jon Backes.


Happy Birthday to Jen Plooster (Jan. 20). Wishing all a great day!

Thank you for all the kind words, cards, gifts and prayers offered in sympathy. Your kindness and love toward our family are deeply appreciated. --Lloyd Olivier

A thank you was received from World Renew for the Dorcas Society for their gift of a pig for a family in need.


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 9:40 a.m. Aaron & Hur Prayer in CRC library
             10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School
              2:30 p.m. Afternoon Worship at CRC

Monday 7-8-9 p.m. Leadership Meetings at CRC
               7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC: Chap. 18, Offering My Time

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break Bible Study
                     1:30 p.m. Dorcas Society at Leisure Living, Lesson 15
                     6:30 p.m. Women of Grace meeting at Grace
                     7:00 p.m. Youth Group at Lubbers


Nehemiah? Just how does he fit in God's story of redemption and salvation? You are welcome to join the Coffee Break Bible study group as we explore Nehemiah. The study promises to teach us more of how God keeps His promises to guide and deliver His people. This 8-week study begins this Wednesday, January 23 at 9:30 a.m. We'd love to have you join us. Call Helen Vander Wal for a study guide: 946-5222 or 770-3130.

Wednesday:  6:30 p.m. Women of Grace meeting (rescheduled).  All women are encouraged to attend to help plan activities for 2019. Hope to see you there!

Profession of Faith Classes will begin next Wednesday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the parsonage.


Requested Announcements

Pot Pies: DCS Fellowship is taking orders for homemade double crust chicken pot pies, large or small. Talk to Denise Vander Pol (680-1125) to place your order. Pot pies will be made on Feb. 14.

The South Dakota Hour of Reflection, sponsored by SD Right to Life, will be held today beginning with a Life Chain near the Capitol at 12:15 p.m. At 2 p.m. the program will begin in the Capital Rotunda with Governor Kristi Noem as speaker. Refreshments will be served after the event. For more information contact 337-3897 or 732-4682. 

A Grief Support Group will meet Monday, January 21, in the conference room at the Good Samaritan Society – Corsica at 12 noon. Lunch will be provided. If you have experienced a loss or are preparing for the loss of a loved one, please join us. 

Men's Retreat: Men, mark your calendars to join “Rekindle: Rekindling Our Awe of God” on Friday evening, January 25 – Sunday, January 27 at New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center, 3 miles south of Platte. Guest speakers will be Dan Ebbens of Aurora Center and Gus Craven of Wanblee with worship led by Tim Collins of Underwood, MN. Cost is $125 with scholarships available. More information as well as registration forms is available at and posted on the bulletin board in the narthex. (Forms are also available in Kim Zomer’s church mailbox.)

Women’s Retreat: New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center is hosting their first women's retreat weekend, IF:Gathering 2019, on February 8-9!  Women of all ages are invited to come and view the live simulcast from Dallas, TX which will focus on Proverbs and relying on God's wisdom.  Join us for a time of worship, great speakers, fellowship, rest, renewal, and great food!  For more information, schedule, and registration:, located under events. With any questions or registration help, contact Patricia Anderson at 605-243-2207 or Jess Brown at 702-755-2769. (Printed brochures, including the mail-in registration form, are available in Kim Zomer’s church mailbox.)

Registration is open for the Spring Cursillo. The men’s dates are Thursday evening, Feb 21, to Sunday afternoon, Feb 24. The women’s weekend is Thursday evening, Feb 28, to Sunday, March 3. Anyone out of high school may attend. For more information or a registration form, contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848. New this year for workers is a $25 Early Bird Discount” if registering to work 3 weeks before the weekend.