Corsica CRC



FEBRUARY 23, 2020



Preaching: Pastor Jack Gray

Scripture: Matthew 5:21-30

Text: Luke 16:24

Message: Hell


Preaching: Pastor Gary Maas

Scripture: I Peter 5:1-14

Message: Strong Christians


Welcome! We are glad you have joined us to worship our great God. Join us for fellowship following worship this morning. This afternoon we worship in Harrison Community Church.

Lent begins this week Wednesday, February 26. Many churches commemorate Ash Wednesday with a service in which ashes symbolizing sorrow for sin are put on their foreheads. The Sunday’s in Lent we will meet people Jesus met on His way to the cross. Next week from chapters 9 and 27 in Matthew’s Gospel we meet people like ourselves, “Nameless and Unnumbered.” Ask God to bless us as we follow the footsteps of Jesus in the days before His death. In the afternoon we will worship in Harrison Community Church.


Assisting in Our Service

Today at CRC: Greeters: Mike & Donna Noteboom; Nursery: Emily Zomer; C&W: “The Ten Lepers,” Abby & Cali; Praise Team: Cal, Cadyn, Carol, Elliott

Next Week at Grace: Greeters: Grant & Vicki Lubbers; Nursery: Braxton Vander Wal; C&W: “Lenten Puzzle,” Rachel & Claire; Praise Team: Elroy, Heidi, Helen, Marissa

CRC Offering: Today: Dakota Christian School; Next Week: Dakota Christian School 

Bulletin Del.: Today—Troy Noteboom; Mar. 1—Bernard Schelling; Mar. 8—Ivan Van Marel; Mar. 15—Richard Van Zee; Mar. 22—Trent Vanden Hoek

February at Grace: Bulletin Board—Carol Rexwinkel; Share & Care—Share your Christian love, send a couple Valentines to let someone know they’re remembered.

March at Grace: Bulletin Board—Terri Van Roekel


Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People:

  • Chad Wentland is undergoing treatments for cancer. Please pray for strength through the treatments and that they would be effective.
  • Pray for Richard Van Zee who spent a couple of days in Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls and has been released.
  • Also pray for Pastor Arlin Vande Vande who was flown to Sioux Falls with blood infection on Wednesday. Thursday he was already doing better.
  • We continue to pray for God’s healing for Marla (Ann Scholten’s daughter) and others battling cancer, undergoing treatments, other physical problems, shut-ins, residents of area care facilities.


We extend Christian sympathy to Toni Sletten, family and relatives of her daughter Brenda Hector who passed away Thursday, February 20.

Happy Birthday to Matt Johnson (Feb.28). Have a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School classes at CRC; adults in the nursery
               2:30 p.m. Afternoon Worship at Harrison
               4:00 p.m. Cantata Rehearsal at CRC
               7:00 p.m. Men’s Chorus Festival at Tripp

Tuesday 1:30 p.m. Quilt Tying at Grace: all women invited to join

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break at CRC
                     1:30 p.m. Dorcas Society at Leisure Living
                     8:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC; Lesson 16


Grace Reformed Congregation: The Grace parsonage will be open following today’s morning service for our members to walk thru to check the condition, as updates and renovation of the interior are planned for the near future.

Center of Hope is still needing winter clothing for all ages. Donations may be left at Grace Reformed until March 7; it’s almost spring: a good time to go thru winter items!

Easter Cantata time is here! Rehearsal today is at 4:00 p.m. at the CRC. We will share the cantata Easter evening, April 12. If you would like a book and CD because you will miss a few rehearsals, please see Kim.

Quilt Tying: Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. tying quilts at Grace Reformed, all women are invited to join us. Needed – women’s jeans with ‘fancy pockets’ especially black (uncut), also blue with fancy pockets which should be cut in 8 x 8” squares. Anyone is welcome to cut denim squares at home for the quilts (your own blue jeans, or check at Grace Reformed if there are some left to be cut.) Your help is most appreciated!


Requested Announcements

Men’s Chorus Area Festival Concert is tonight at 7 p.m. at Tripp High School. Our local group Dakota Jubilee as well as men’s choruses from Tripp, Delmont, and Verdigree, NE, will be participating with guest director Paulina Hanten of White Lake.

HOPE: A WORSHIP EXPERIENCE – We are privileged to host the next Evening Worship Event on Saturday, March 7 from 7-9 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Platte.
About a year ago we hosted WORTHY: A Worship Experience. This is the next chapter.

Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation would like to invite you to the 14th Annual Benefit Banquet Monday, April 6. Join us at Trinity CRC, Rock Valley, IA at 6:30 p.m. for fun, food and fellowship as we enjoy music by Cornerstone Quartet from Leota, MN and hear how the Holy Spirit is working in hearts and lives of inmates in the SD State Penitentiary! More detailed information to follow.




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).