Corsica CRC



Sunday, May 24, 2020

You can view our online services by clicking the "Watch Past Sermons" button at the top of the page

Next Sunday, May 31, we plan to worship at the CRC facility. Services will continue to be offered electronically as well. See announcements below.



Preaching: Pastor Jack Gray

“My Peace”

Welcome & Announcements

Call to Worship: Jeremiah 7:23

Opening Prayer

*Opening Song of Praise: “America, the Beautiful” Praise 485

*God’s Greeting: Romans 13:8

*Songs of Praise: “Ancient Words” & “Behold Our God”

God’s Guide for Living: God’s Law from the New Testament

Song of Response: “God of Our Fathers” Praise 488

Congregational Prayer

*Song of Preparation: “Fight the Good Fight” Praise 458

Scripture Lesson: Romans 13:1-7

Text: Romans 13:4a

Message: Galloping with God / Outline: I. Mail II. Military III. Memorial

Prayer of Application

*Song of Response: “God Bless Our Native Land” Praise 487

Offering / Offertory Prayer


*Benediction: Romans 15:13

*Parting Song: “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” Praise 486:4


No evening services

at this time

Sunday Memos: Galloping with God

  1. What animal is your favorite pet?
  2. Why is the horse such a good companion?
  3. How did government seek to unite the nation by the fabled Pony Express?
  4. Explain how government honored God with giving each rider a Bible.
  5. What is government doing today to enhance your life during the COVID-19 crisis?
  6. What do the national cemeteries trigger in your mind?
  7. What is the role of the Bible in the life of the soldier, especially in war?
  8. Describe how you see God working though government to improve your life.


Congratulations to our graduates!! We look forward to a time in the future when we can celebrate your accomplishments together, but in the meantime we praise God for our graduates:

Graduate Education:
    Erik Muckey
, graduating with an MBA and MA in public policy from University of Minnesota

High School:
    Ray Cordrey
, Corsica-Stickney School
    Kelsey VanderPol, Dakota Christian School
    Parker VanderPol, Dakota Christian School

8th Grade:
    Levi Van Zee
, Corsica-Stickney School
    Carter VanderPol, Dakota Christian School
    Braxton VanderWal, Corsica-Stickney School

    Callie Schelling,
Armour School
    Tryton Wentland, Corsica-Stickney School    


Service Changes (due to Coronavirus): Next Sunday, May 31, we plan to worship at the CRC facility. Please see the detailed insert in your church mailboxes at both facilities as well as on the church websites (at the bottom of this page) and FaceBook for guidelines for resuming corporate worship. Today’s and future messages will be offered electronically as well. If you are more comfortable staying home, we encourage listening online as it becomes available on YouTube. You can also view the service in Corsica on channel 95 following the service.

Here is the link for the Sunday, May 24, 2020 service:


CRC Offering: Today— Steve & Chelsey Nugteren; Next Week: S & C Nugteren

Offerings: Please mail offerings to either of the churches or deposit in the box in back of Grace or G. Veenstra’s mailbox.

Bulletin Delivery: Due to the lockdowns at both the nursing home and Leisure Living, bulletins are sent by email to the facilities.

Chapel Cleaning: Supplies are located in the southeast entry of the CRC. Please return any collected offering directly to George Veenstra.
    Wk of May 25: Cal Zomer                     Wk of June 1: Verlin Vander Wal
    Wk of June 8: Corey Vander Pol          Wk of June 15: Grant Van Zee


Tuesday: 8 p.m. Women’s Bible Study, Lesson 29

Sunday, May 31: Next Sunday we will worship in the CRC with Drew Veurink preaching. This service will be on Channel 95 local TV and YouTube.

Worship Schedule: Beginning in June, we will offer morning worship services at Grace on weeks 1 & 3 and at the CRC on weeks 2 & 4. Pastor Jack Gray will return to preach for us June 7 at Grace.


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.
  • Marla Kiser (Ann Scholten’s daughter) continues to receive cancer treatments and thanks you for your continued prayers.
  • Praise God for the conscientious leadership of our church consistories. Pray that God will bless their efforts to help us return to worshiping together. Continue to pray for protection on the health of our church family members, especially those most vulnerable in the nursing home and Leisure Living.
  • This is the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Pray for our nation and its leaders. Give thanks to God for the men and women who died defending our freedom. Pray that we will not lose freedom during this fight against COVID19.


Happy Birthday to Denise VanderPol (May 24), Ivan Van Marel (May 25), Jeanne Noteboom (May 27); Happy Anniversary to Ryan & Jenn Plooster (May 25) and Bernard & Genevieve Schelling (May 27). Have a great day!

Women of Grace: In place of “Pass the Basket” this year, our May Project is to help with the parsonage update. Please participate by putting your donation in an envelope in the mailbox of Kathy Zomer or Wendy Barse. Thank You!

Youth Leaders Needed: We extend our thanks to Grant & Vicki Lubbers and Wylie & Jennifer DeLange for their years of leadership of the Corsica Community Youth Group! These dedicated couples are retiring, leaving open leadership positions for this active, thriving group of youth. Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to this role in our church family and community. Contact Scott Muckey if you are interested in learning more or to volunteer.

GEMS: Exciting news! We will be having GEMS this summer! GEMS season will be June 2 - July 28. As before, GEMS is every Tuesday 2 - 4 p.m. at New Holland CRC. GEMS Camp is June 23 & 24. Unfortunately, we will not be having our annual GEMS Tea this year due to Covid 19. Due to no tea, we will be mailing paperwork to all previous families. Please send back with your daughter June 2. If you are new and would like paperwork sent or have any questions, contact Kirsti Muckey at 680-2320. As we all know, things can change rapidly with everything going on today so please watch for updates.

Requested Announcements

Dakota Christian School has two open teaching positions for the 2020-21 school year: a 3rd/4th grade teacher and a band director. Please pray for these positions to be filled to our community's benefit for the upcoming school year.  

Guatemala Shoeboxes: WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD TO DO THE SHOEBOXES!!! We need to scurry!!! You have until Sunday, June 28, to fill shoeboxes for the needy children in Guatemala & Central America. As many of you know, these boxes are a great blessing to them & are a wonderful tool for the gospel presentation! Those who have taken part in the distribution experience the grateful smiles & thank you’s from the children & their parents as they receive the boxes. Your efforts & financial input are needed, appreciated & very necessary for a successful outreach! A huge thank you to all who have so faithfully worked with & donated to this outreach in the past years. Remember there are various ways in which you can be involved:

     1) You can fill boxes according to the guidelines & suggestion sheets available with the shoeboxes & attaching the $5 per box for shipping. Custom Regulations: Not allowed in the shoeboxes anymore: any type of liquid, beauty & hygiene items, candy or bubble gum. These items may be sent in bulk boxes.
    2) You may donate bulk items to be used in filling boxes.
    3) You may donate financially for Operation Shoebox which will be used for shipping costs, shoebox items or other distribution expenses. You can specify. All checks should be written out to the Tom Vander Pol Memorial Fund & sent to: 27406 377th Ave., Harrison, SD 57344. Larger donations may be sent directly to Living Water Teaching, PO Box 1190, Caddo Mills, TX 75135. For more information, contact Pat Vanderpol at 243-2275 or 680-2166 or go to The deadline for the shoeboxes is June 28. Distribution dates this year are Dec. 4 - 12. Thank you to all who are willing to do their part in helping this outreach be a blessing to many children who live in poverty so that they may know the love of Jesus & hear about Him this Christmas.


Restart Worship Services for Grace/CRC—Corsica, SD May 2020

There are various thoughts about COVID-19 and we want you to follow your heart and make conscientious decisions you are comfortable with. If you don’t feel well, have a compromised immune system, respiratory symptoms, fever, or chronic health condition, please stay home and continue enjoying the services online. Even if you are healthy and have any doubts at all about attending, we encourage you to remain home. Your peace of mind and health is still our main priority.

Grace/CRC Consistories decided to restart public worship services in the morning only, beginning May 31 at CRC and rotate between sites each week from there out until further notice. So Grace would be odd week Sundays (Weeks 1 & 3) and CRC would be even week Sundays (Weeks 2 & 4). We will use alternating church benches to sit in to keep distance between groups as necessary.

Entrance to Worship (Please maintain appropriate social distance of 6 ft.)

  • There will be ushers to assist you as you enter the sanctuary.
  • Everyone is encouraged to use personal hand sanitizer or wipes.
  • Each household or family group will sit in a bench. We will usher you to a bench with another group if we can maintain the 6 ft. distance between people groups.
  • The balcony/fellowship areas will be available and if we need to set up additional seating, we will.


People Assisting in Worship

  • People will carry our regular scheduled worship functions only if they feel comfortable doing so.
  • We will not start up the following functions at this time yet:
            No nursery
            No children’s church
            No Sunday school
            No coffee & cookies


Music and Recording

  • The praise team members will be spaced apart from each other appropriately.
  • The sound operator would place mics on the stands using a wipe—we will also move them
    back a distance from facing others.
  • We will continue to provide a taped/recorded version in some manner.


During the Worship Service

  • There will be no time of mutual greeting during the worship service.



  • Offerings will not be taken during the service, instead an offering plate for each church will be placed in the entry of the facility we are using each Sunday. You can also give offerings as we have been giving during the closure.


After the Worship Service

  • People will be dismissed by the usher one row at a time.
  • Everyone will be asked to go directly outside.


Please contact a consistory member with any questions/comments. Thank you for your cooperation.