WELCOME! We are glad you
have joined us for worship as we journey through the time of
Advent. We anticipate both our Savior’s birth and His second
coming during this month. All are invited to stay for
refreshments and fellowship following the service.
This evening we will worship at the CRC and be joined
by the Harrison church family.
Next week we will worship at the
CRC for both services. Our evening service will be a special
service of Christmas lessons and carols.
Assisting in Our Service
Today at CRC: Greeters: Dave & Ann
Scholten; Nursery: Natalie Groeneweg; C&W:
“Advent III,” Rachel & Cali; Praise Team: Ivory,
Sheryl, Kelsey, Lexie
Next Week at CRC: Greeters: Dan &
Jeanne Noteboom; Nursery: Denise VanderPol; C&W:
“Advent IV,” Corbin & Tyson; Praise Team: Elroy,
Kylee, Laura, Natalie
CRC Offering: Today: Dakota Christian
School; Next Week: CRC Church Library
Bulletin Del.: Today—Devin Veurink; Dec.
23—Dennis Niewenhuis; Dec. 30—Bruce Zomer
December at Grace: Share & Care—Congregation—Share
Our Church Family
Prayers for God’s People:
- Joyce Brink was able to return to Leisure Living
following a hospitalization over the weekend for pulmonary
hypertension. Continue to be in prayer for her strength and
- Rich Van Zee is scheduled to have a tendon transfer
surgery in hopes of increasing better function to his foot
on Thursday in Sioux Falls. Let us lift him up to God that
this would be successful, and for relief from pain while
healing after surgery.
- 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
Happy Birthday to Jerod Star (Dec.
17), Shelly Menning, Remi Vanden Hoek, Cadyn Plooster (Dec. 18)
& Londa Vanden Hoek (Dec. 19). Wishing all a great day!
Thank you: I just wanted to thank
all those who gave either money or toys to my giving project for
Lifescape. We were able to deliver the toys and money last week.
It was truly a great experience to give to the kids and learn
more about Lifescape. Thanks again! ~Lexie VanderPol
Thank you: Women of Grace received
a thank you letter from Children’s Inn for the recent monetary
CRC Congregational Meeting will be
held today following the morning worship service.
CRC Elder/Deacon Nominations: The
following men have been asked and are willing to have their
names put in for the lot ballot at the congregational meeting:
Dick Bordewyk, Dan Noteboom, Cal Zomer, Elroy Zomer. If you have
any concerns about their eligibility, submit your concern to an
Grace Congregational Meeting Results:
The proposed budget was approved. Scott Muckey and Ivan Van
Marel were elected as elders. Rich Van Zee and Chad Wentland
were elected as deacons.
Advance Notice: Pastor Dan and
Family will be away on vacation from Dec. 26-Jan. 7. Please
contact your district elder deacon with any pastoral concerns or
We’re on YouTube! Have you missed a
sermon during a series while being out of town or due to an
illness or weather that you really want to listen to during the
week or go back to later? Have you invited a neighbor or friend
to worship with us and want to share what our services are like?
Sermons and special services that are recorded on video are now
being uploaded to YouTube for viewing anytime. Go online to
www.youtube.com, and search “Corsica CRC/Grace Reformed Church.”
Sermons that are available will typically be published Monday or
Tuesday each week. (There is a "Watch Past Sermons" button at
the top of this page that will bring you straight to the youtube
December Worship Schedule:
Today—10 AM Worship
6 PM Worship—Corsica
Dec. 23—10 AM Worship
6 PM Candlelight Lessons & Carols—Corsica
Mon., Dec. 24—6 PM
Christmas Eve Worship—Corsica
Dec. 30—10 AM Worship/Communion
2:30 PM Worship—Harrison North
service will return to 2:30 p.m. and the normal Corsica/Harrison
rotation starting in January.
Opportunities to Grow and Serve
Sunday 9:40-50 a.m. Aaron & Hur Prayer in
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
11:15 a.m. CRC Congregational Meeting at CRC
6:00 p.m. Evening Worship at CRC
Monday 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC;
Ch. 15, Total Surrender
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break at CRC
7:00 p.m. Youth Group at Lubbers’
7:00 p.m. Area Community Choir Concert at St. Paul Lutheran
Angel Tree: For their senior
project, Haley and Heather Johnson are sponsoring an angel tree
for Douglas County residents. The tree is in the CRC church
entry. Please take an angel tag and return a wrapped gift with
the tag attached by December 21.
Advance: Jan.6–2 p.m. Women’s
Christmas Tea rescheduled at Grace Reformed,
sponsored by Women of Grace. You can still sign-up to attend.
Hope to see you there!
The children at Resplandor De Vida Children's
Home, Juarez, Mexico, are in need of a sweatshirt
hoody. Since there are 38 children, we are asking both the
Platte and Corsica churches to meet this need. Please contact
Ken or Karla Overweg, Dave Kuipers, Dennis or Jackie Niewenhuis
for a size/gender needed or if you'd rather donate $20 for us to
purchase one. There should be no writing on the front as they
speak Spanish. There will be a tote in back of church for new
items of socks, knit hats, or mittens/gloves of any size
children-adult for those living in the colonia.
Profession of Faith and Membership Classes:
If you are interested in making public profession of
faith and becoming a member of the CRC or Grace, please talk to
Pastor Dan. Classes will begin in early 2019.
Christmas blood drive: Thursday,
Dec. 20, at Our Savior Lutheran Church from 2 - 6:15 p.m. Call
Shelly Menning (999-3114) for an appointment.
Area Community Christmas Choir Concert:
This Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church
in Stickney. Come celebrate the season!
Pot Pies: Need a
gift idea for someone who has everything? Or want to have an
easy meal in your freezer for yourself or to bring to someone
else? DCS Fellowship is taking orders for homemade double crust
chicken pot pies, large or small. Talk to Harriett Sybesma or
Ardelle Bruinsma or Virginia DeKam to place your order. Pot pies
will be made on Feb. 14.
Cornerstone Prison Church Faith Fellowship
Weekend: Friday, January 25 – 6 – 8 p.m. & January
26 & 27 – 7:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. The theme for the weekend
is “Year of Reconciliation” based on 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my
people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and
pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I
will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will
heal their land.” Join us for worship, large group talks and
small group discussions. The deadline for signing up is Monday,
January 7. We would be happy to have you join us for part of the
weekend or all of it. For more information or to sign up, please
contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-215-3670.