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SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- DECEMBER 8, 2019

 

MORNING WORSHIP 10:00 AM

Pastor Seth Sundstrom

Scripture: Revelation 3:14-22

Message: Lukewarm Christians

SS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM—6 PM

“Opening the Gift”

 

WELCOME to all who have come to worship today at Grace Reformed; we’re so glad you are here! Welcome to Pastor Seth Sundstrom as he leads the morning service. Congre- gational Meetings will be held following the morning service, Grace here, CRC at the CRC. You are encouraged to return for the SS Christmas Program this evening at 6 PM.

ASSISTING TODAY: Greeters/Coffee: Daren & Deb Feenstra; Nursery: Shannun Vander Wal; Praise Team: Elroy, Kylee, Sharon, Marisa; &W “Advent II”, Abby & Cali. Preaching: Pastor Seth Sundstrom —AM; Grace Congregational Meeting following the morning service; Christmas Program—6 PM.

NEXT WEEK: Greeters/Coffee: Lowell & Elaine De Vries; Nursery: Raven Barse; Praise Team: Ivory, Jennifer, Carol, Cassie; C&W “Advent III”, Rachel, Marisa; Preaching: Pastor Seth Sundstrom, AM; Youth Request Program, 7 PM.

9:40 AM Aaron & Hur Prayer Team downstairs.

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

11:15 AM The SS children through 8th grade will practice for the Christmas Program this morning following the morning service in the sanctuary. The program is tonight at 6 PM; each family is asked to bring 1 dozen goodies to share after the program. Children should be here to get in costumes by 5:40 p.m.

 

TODAY: Congregational Meetings. Grace: Elder nominees—Troy Bosma, Grant Vander Wal, Darwin De Lange; Deacon nominees—Trent Vanden Hoek, Matt Johnson. CRC: Elder nominees—Verlin Vander Wal, Chad Vander Pol; Deacon nominees—Mitch Vander Pol, Mike Noteboom. Absentee ballots are available from elders.

BULLETIN DEL: Today—Daren Feenstra, Dec. 15—Ron Groeneweg, Dec. 22—Scott Muckey, Dec. 29—Dennis Niewenhuis

PRAYERS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE: Dennis Niewenhuis remains at Prairie Rehab Hospital for rehabilitation; please pray for healing and patience. Chad Wentland is undergoing treatments for cancer; please pray for strength through the treatments and that they would be effective. We continue to pray for God’s healing for Marla, Ann Scholten’s daughter; Brenda Hector, Toni Sletten’s daughter; and others battling cancer, undergoing treatments, other physical problems, shut-ins, residents of area care facilities.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Marisa De Lange, Randy Bult (Dec. 8) Troy Bosma (Dec. 10), Shad Bosma (Dec. 12), Cal Zomer (Dec. 13). Wishing all a great day!

ANGEL TREE: This year’s gifts go to the Children’s Inn in Sioux Falls; needed are toys, games, socks, mittens or hats for children 0-17 yrs. old. Please do not wrap the items, as the Inn will distribute them appropriately; leave gifts under the tree in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Reformed by Sun.,Dec. 15 to be delivered to Sioux Falls by Dec.20. Thank You!

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Need 7 people to be part of a skit for the Christmas Eve Service~~would really like at least 3 males and females~~must be available for Christmas Eve Service. Contact Terri Van Roekel (946-5373 or 630-1918).  THANK YOU!!!

THANK YOU: Lucille Noteboom and family would like to thank all of you for your prayers and thoughtfulness. It’s wonderful to be a part of the family of God and to be able to stand on His promises of eternal life. Thank you all for your love, concern and acts of kindness!

THANK YOU to every one of the guests who joined us in the Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, hope you enjoyed the meal and the fellowship with neighbors and friends; over 70 meals were served. Thank you to everyone that contributed time, food and supplies, it was appreciated. We hope to do it again next year in the season of Thanksgiving. 

DECEMBER AT GRACE: Bulletin Board—Wendy Barse & Shelly Menning
                                         Share & Care—Congregation~~Share the JOY!.

URGENTLY NEEDED: Nursery attendants for Grace Reformed; we currently have only four individuals on our list. Girls and/or boys (7th grade up) and adults willing to be added to the list will be appreciated; please contact Barbara Noteboom. Thank You!

WOMEN OF GRACE THANK YOU’S have been received from Abbott House, Beautiful Response (Haiti/Schuts), Crossroads, Douglas County Food Pantry, Children’s Inn, and International Christian Literature Districutors for the monetary gifts.

 

DCS Announcements

DCS Board Meeting: Mon., Dec. 9—7:30 pm.

DCS Scrip orders are due Tues., Dec. 10, at 8:30 am at DCS.

Fundraiser: Tues., Dec. 17 There will be a silent auction and bake sale at DCS at the double header basketball game vs. Ethan; proceeds will support the Bruce and Dawn Lucas family. Dawn is Shauna Vander Pol's sister. Dawn is fighting an ongoing battle with breast cancer. We welcome any baked goods; please bring to New Holland CRC, Platte CRC or Harrison Community Church that day before 3 pm or to DCS. Questions, contact Carol Overweg, 680-3266 or Lisa Spoelstra, 680-2956.

DCS has been blessed with a $50,000 match donation challenge throughout the month of December. Every dollar donated to the school’s general fund will be matched up to $50,000 (one dollar becomes two, five becomes ten, up to a grand total of $100,000). By way of information, your contributions to monthly church collections will count towards the $50,000 total. Look for updates in future bulletins, and please prayerfully consider a donation in December to Dakota Christian. Thank you!

 

Requested Announcements

Area Christmas Choir/Concert: Ferra Kemp will once again be leading an Area Community Choir for Christmas (you do not need to be from Stickney to sing!!) Practices will be held Dec. 8 & 15 at 5 pm at the United Methodist Church in Stickney; concert on Wed., Dec. 18—7 pm in the United Methodist Church in Stickney. Everyone—young and old alike—is encouraged to come and sing!

Christmas Open House at Leisure Living Thurs., Dec. 12—1:30-4 PM. Come visit with the residents and have some Christmas goodies.

Blue Christmas Remembrance Service: Sat., Dec. 14—2 pm Mount Funeral Home in Platte along with the Platte Ministerial Association and River Counseling Services, will host a Blue Christmas 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 mount@midstatesd.net

Blood Drive: Thurs.,Dec. 19—1:30-6 PM at Grace Reformed Church in Corsica. Give a FREE gift to someone this Christmas season. Call Shelly Menning for an appointment.

Blue Christmas Remembrance Service: On Saturday, December 14, at 2 p.m. Mount Funeral Home in Platte along with the Platte Ministerial Association and River Counseling Services, will be hosting a Blue Christmas 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 mount@midstatesd.net.

 

GREETER/COFFEE LIST: JAN.-MARCH-MAY-JULY-SEPT.-NOV. 2020

Jan. 5—Lonny & Jennifer Grathwohl
Jan. 12
—David & Phyllis Green
Jan. 19
—Rick & Glenda Hongslo
Jan. 26
—Matt & Jennifer Johnson

March 1—Grant & Vicki Lubbers
March 8
—Scott & Sheryl Muckey
March 15
—Dennis & Elaine Plooster
March 22
—Ryan & Jen Plooster
March 29
—Gene & Birdie Schoon 

May 3—Pete & Carol Sipma
May 10
—Wade & Danelle Sonnenberg
May 17
—Darrell & Londa Vanden Hoek
May 24
—Trent & Abby Vanden Hoek
May 31
—Grant & Shannun Vander Wal 

July 5—Ivan & Sharon Van Marel
July 12
—Allan & Terri Van Roekel
July 19
—Willis & Goldie Van Roekel
July 26
—Richard & Kris Van Zee 

Sept. 6—Devin & Bridget Veurink
Sept. 13
—Chad & Tara Wentland
Sept. 20
—Farlin & Wendy Barse
Sept. 27
—Bernie & Pat Beukelman

Nov. 1—Barb Groeneweg & Carol Rexwinkel
Nov. 8
—Rod & Marcia Bormann
Nov. 15
—Don & Mary Bosma
Nov. 22
—Troy & Cindy Bosma
Nov. 29
—Darwin & Jodi De Lange

If you are unable to assist on the date scheduled, please trade
with someone listed and call Barbara for the bulletin (946-5806).