Corsica CRC



December 10, 2017 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

All morning services in August and October are at the CRC

All morning services in September and November are at Grace



Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: 1 Kings 1:1-35

Message: Who’s Supposed to be King?


Sunday School Christmas Program:

Christmas IS Cancelled!...

It’s the Gospel Truth!

Welcome! May you be blessed in this Advent season as wait together for the arrival of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Join in a special service of Christmas praise this evening at 6 p.m. as our children present their annual Christmas program. Please stay for refreshments following both services.

Next week, we worship at Grace for both services. Our 2:30 p.m. service will be a carol sing to celebrate the Christmas season.

Assisting Today at CRC: Coffee: Mike & Donna Noteboom; Nursery:  Kelsey Vander Pol; C&W: “Advent II,” Sheryl & Marissa; Praise Team: Elroy, Emily Z., Marsha, Carol

Next Week at Grace: Coffee: Darrell & Londa Vanden Hoek; Nursery: Jodi De Lange; C&W: “Advent III,” Heather & Haley; Praise Team: Tom, Jennifer, Marissa, Kylee

CRC Offering: Today AM: List of Causes; Today PM: Brooke Vander Pol
                         Next Week: Dakota Christian School

CRC Bulletin Del.: Today—Cody Schelling; Dec. 17—Corey Vander Pol; Dec. 24—Bob Vander Pol; Dec. 31—Verlin Vander Wal

Grace Bulletin Del.: Today—Grant Vander Wal; Dec. 17—Don Bosma; Dec. 24—Troy Bosma; Dec. 31—Lowell De Vries; Jan. 7—Daren Feenstra; Jan. 14—Grant Lubbers

December at Grace: Share & Care—Congregation: Share the JOY!
                                    Bulletin Board—Mary Van’t Haaff & Sheryl Muckey


Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People:

  • Bernard Beukelman continues to receive care in Sioux Falls after a brain bleed and gallbladder infection were found. He has improved but is experiencing confusion.
  • Addison De Graff has shown good improvement with the cyst that was found. She is scheduled for a check-up in March.
  • Danelle Sonnenberg is scheduled for surgery as part of her cancer treatment Dec. 28
  • Continue to remember those undergoing treatments, with physical problems, shut-ins, those in Leisure Living and PVNH, and our missionaries.


Happy Birthday to Troy Bosma (Dec. 10), Shad Bosma (Dec. 12) and Cal Zomer (Dec. 13). Have a great day!

Dear Friends in Corsica: Ana María is a new believer connected to the church we are planting, New Life Presbyterian Church. Recently she wrote: “My son, Cristian, recently got hired at Oracle…I want to ask you what would be the most correct and adequate way to thank God. I have been reading the Psalms of praise…but I have not found a specific verse yet. If you could give me some verses to use to pray, I would be very grateful.” Give thanks for Ana María’s discipleship baby steps! Pray also for her husband, Mario, and son, Cristian, that they, too, would come to faith. Thank you for your partnership in the gospel in Mexico, including your most recent generous offering in June! --Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer and family, Resonate Global Mission, Guadalajara, Mexico (

Thank you to everyone who gave Bibles & Christian literature to Love Packages. We delivered around 80 boxes to Butler, IL last week & they were excited—especially with the Bibles! They were planning on loading a container the next day to be sent to Nigeria so the material is going around the world to bless many!  --Gary & Pat Vanderpol


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. SS Christmas Program Practice at Grace
              11:15 a.m. CRC Congregational Meeting at CRC
                6:00 p.m. Sunday School Christmas Program at Grace

Monday 7:00 p.m. Dakota Christian School Board Meeting at DCS

Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Dorcas Society Christmas Party at CRC


December Worship Schedule
    Dec. 17 AM-Grace PM-2:30-Carol Sing at Grace
    Dec. 24 AM-CRC PM-No Service
    Dec. 31 AM-Grace PM-2:30-Harrison 

Sunday School students: Practice this morning will be at Grace. This evening, please be at Grace by 5:45 p.m. Each family is asked to provide a dozen goodies for lunch.

The annual CRC congregational meeting to process elder/deacon elections, budgets, and annual reports will be held today following the morning service. Two elders and one deacon will be elected at today’s congregational meeting. Elder: Dick Bordewyk, Dennis Niewenhuis, Bernard Schelling, Cal Zomer. Deacon: Troy Noteboom, Mitch Vander Pol.

Merger Vote: The Joint Leadership team brings before the congregation a vote to merge as an official union church of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Reformed Church in America. The congregations will vote separately following the morning service on Sunday, Jan. 7. Absentee ballots will be made available for votes before each meeting; please be sure to sign and return to an elder or deacon.

WINTER CLOTHING COLLECTION for Center of Hope. Especially needed: larger men’s clothing—coats, scarves, mittens/gloves, hats, black pants, and K-5th boys and girls—winter coats, mittens, hats, snow pants. Bring your winter clothing donations to Grace Reformed by Dec. 17 for delivery before Christmas.

ADVANCEWed., Dec. 27—7 PM  Women of Grace Christmas Festival at Grace Reformed; Brooke Veurink will share her experience at the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting.  There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer, you are welcome to bring a guest; there will be a $5 gift exchange for anyone who would like to participate.

GRACE ANGEL TREE:  Gifts this year will be for “Kingdom Boundaries” residents (newly released prisoners who are seeking the Lord).  Items are needed for men:  medium backpacks, wallets, bath towels, shaving supplies, shampoo; please leave items in the donation box, do not wrap them.  Monetary gifts are also welcome (cash or checks to ‘Kingdom Boundaries’….put these in Mary Bosma’s mailbox); Kingdom Boundaries will purchase items needed for the residents.


Dakota Christian School Announcements

DCS Scrip orders are due Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the school office.


Requested Announcements

Blood Drive: If you could give the gift of saving 3 people’s lives in return for 1 hour of your time, would you do it? That is approximately how long it takes to donate a unit of blood: and that unit can save up to 3 people. United Blood Services will be in Corsica on Dec 18 at Our Savior Lutheran Church from 2-6 p.m. Please consider donating!

The Grief Support Group will meet Monday, December 18, in the chapel of the Good Samaritan Society-Corsica at 12:00. Lunch will be provided. Remember there is no cost or obligation. Now that we are in the winter months, if the weather is questionable, please call 946-5467 to confirm that is it still planned.

Blue Christmas Service: Sat., Dec. 16 at 2:00 p.m. Mount Funeral Home in Platte along with the Platte Ministerial Association and River Counseling Services, will be hosting a 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




Dec. 3—Bill & Wilma Vanden Hoek
—Darrell & Londa Vanden Hoek
—Trent & Abby Vanden Hoek

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