Corsica CRC



3rd Sunday of Lent, March 24, 2019



Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:3-14

Message: What Did Jesus Do?

EVENING WORSHIP 7:00 PM at Harrison

Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Message: Jesus, My Savior and Lord


Welcome! We are glad you have joined us to worship and grow in knowledge of and love for our great God. All are invited to stay for refreshments and fellowship following the service. This evening we join the Harrison church family for worship at Harrison south. Next week we worship at the CRC in the morning and in Harrison in the evening.

This morning, a second offering will be collected for those impacted by recent flooding in nearby Boyd County, Nebraska. Please make any checks out to “Lynch Flood Relief.”


Assisting in Our Service

Today at CRC: Greeters: Fred & Patty Ligtenberg; Nursery: Rachel Van Zee; Children & Worship: “Feast by the Sea,” Abby & Cali; Praise Team: Cal, Cassie, Natalie, Sharon

Next Week at CRC: Greeters: Dennis & Jackie Niewenhuis; Nursery: Lexie Vander Pol; Children & Worship: “Jesus & Zacchaeus,” Sheryl & Tyson; Praise Team: Elroy, Kylee, Laura, Marissa

CRC Offering: Today: We Care Fund & Lynch Flood Relief Fund; Next Week: DCS

Bulletin Del.: Today—Devin Veurink; Mar. 31—Chad Wentland; Apr. 7—Bruce Zomer; Apr. 14—Cal Zomer; Apr. 21—Dick Bordewyk; Apr. 28—Wylie DeLange

March at Grace: Bulletin Board—Cindy Bosma; Share & Care—Barb Groeneweg


Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People:

  • We extend our Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Irene Bosma, who passed away last Sunday evening. May God give comfort and peace.
  • We rejoice with Mitch and Melissa VanderPol, who welcomed a healthy baby daughter, Rosalei Ellen VanderPol on Wednesday morning. May God continue to bless this growing family.
  • We continue to pray for God’s healing for Marla, Ann Scholten’s daughter; Brenda Hector, Toni Sletten’s daughter; and others who are battling with cancer.


Happy Birthday to Alice Zwart (March 27), Christie De Graff & Shauna Vander Pol (March 28). Wishing all a great day!

Special thanks to the women who stepped-up to help Group 5 with the Doris Hall and Irene Bosma funeral lunches. The extra helping hands and cakes were appreciated with two such close events.  ~~ Women of Grace

Notes from Pastor Dan: The week of April 1-7 will be a Continuing Education week, as I attend the Prodigal Love of God Conference (focused on the legacy of the Synod of Dort) at Dordt College. My final Sunday in Corsica will be April 28. There will be a farewell potluck following the morning service.


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 at CRC
               5:00 p.m. Easter Cantata Rehearsal at CRC
               7:00 p.m. Evening Worship at Harrison South

Tuesday 1:30 p.m. Women’s Work Day at Grace: tying a large quilt
                7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC, Chap. 25, “Hope”

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break
                     1:30 p.m. Dorcas Society at Leisure Living
                     7:00 p.m. Youth Group at Lubbers’

Tuesday:  1:30 p.m. Women’s Work Day at Grace Reformed, tying a large quilt ~~ many helping hands are needed and welcome. Also, if anyone has black jeans to donate for quilts, or spare thread (gray/black/navy/dark colors), all would be appreciated. Donations can be left in the meeting room……and thanks!


Women of Grace: Please pick up your 2019 Work Group list from your Grace mailbox.

Women: Women of Grace have cut 8 x 9” denim squares to be sewn together for a large quilt (90 x 100”). Anyone willing to take the squares home to sew together is welcome to pick them up from the foyer closet. Your help is truly appreciated!

Sisterhood Weekend: Platte CRC invites you to the Sisterhood Weekend. This is to strengthen our own church family (ages high school - 100!) here in Corsica! Jolene DeHeer will speak on Discovering Your Gifts; understanding and using them. Today is the registration deadline. Plan to come Friday, April 5, 5:30-9 pm & Saturday, April 6, 8:30-3 pm. Registration is $35 and includes Friday evening supper, Saturday breakfast and lunch. Let Ivory Ries or Jackie Niewenhuis know if you can come!

The council of Platte CRC invites you to join for worship on Sunday evening, April 7, to hear God's Word from Rev. Joel Kim, president of Westminster Seminary California (WSC). Rev. Kim grew up within the Christian Reformed Church, and WSC has prepared many ministers for service in the CRC. Come hear God's word from a fine contemporary scholar with worship beginning at 6 p.m., and then stay following worship for refreshments to meet Rev. Kim and hear about what God is doing through WSC! Note: This will be in place of our regular evening service.


Dakota Christian School Announcements

Dakota Christian School will hold its annual Society Meeting Monday, March 25, beginning at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. You will be asked to approve a new budget and to vote for new board members at this meeting. The nominees for new board members are: Devin DeLange, Dustin Feenstra, Kirsti Muckey, Dillon Munneke, Curtis Sybesma, and Denise Vander Pol. You will be asked to vote for three. All DCS supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend. Absentee ballots are available at the DCS office.


Requested Announcements

Top-Your-Tater Supper: Please join us at the Harrison Community Church on Wednesday, March 27, from 5-7:30 p.m. for our annual Top-Your-Tater Supper! We will be serving savory baked potatoes with all the fixin’s as well as salads and desserts. Bring your family and some friends for a fun evening of fellowship. Located at the South Church in the Faber Center. Freewill donation. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild, and all proceeds will go towards mission projects. See you there!

Advanced Notice: Bethany Christian Services is offering the Empowered to Connect Conference simulcast free of charge April 5-6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days, at Ransom Church in Sioux Falls. The conference is designed to help professionals, families, and ministry leaders better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. (See the bulletin board for more information.)

Cornerstone Prison Church would like to invite you to the 13th Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 8, at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA, at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Save your spot by Sunday, March 31 by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website Join us for an evening of praise to God for his work through Cornerstone Prison Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary! A free will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry. We look forward to seeing you! If you are unable to attend, you can send your donations to: Cornerstone Prison Church, c/o Dave Vande Kamp, PO Box 88708, Sioux Falls, SD 57109 or donate on line at