Corsica CRC



Sunday -- October 22, 2017

All morning services in August and October are at the CRC

All morning services in September and November are at Grace



Preaching: Pastor Dan DeGraff

Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:1-22

Message: Like All the Other Nations


Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Hebrews 3:1-6; 8:1-13

Message: Obsolete and Aging


Welcome! May you be blessed today as we worship our Savior, Jesus Christ. Our evening worship will be held in Harrison. Please stay for refreshments following worship.

Next week, we worship at the CRC in the morning and at Dakota Christian School in the evening for Reformation Day.

Reformation Day Service: You are invited to this year’s area-wide service to be held at Dakota Christian School on Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. This year will be a special time of worship and celebration on the 500th year anniversary of the Reformation. Pastor Jack Gray will be sharing God’s Word with us, and the Dakota Christian School Choir will be providing special music. The collection will go toward World Renew in light of all the natural disasters our country has experienced during this last year.


Assisting Today at CRC: Coffee: Fred & Patty Ligtenberg, Troy & Cindy Bosma; Nursery:  Denise Vander Pol; C&W: “Moses & the Burning Bush,” Danelle & Cole; Praise Team: Gord & Betty, Sheryl, Natalie

Assisting Next Week at CRC: Coffee: Norm & Dorthey Muilenburg, Grant & Shannun Vander Wal; Nursery:  Elaine Plooster; C&W: “Exodus,” Sheryl & Marissa; Praise Team: Elroy, Marsha, Cassie, Ivory, Vicki (piano)

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

CRC Bulletin Del.: Today—Corey Vander Pol; Oct. 29—Robert Vander Pol; Nov. 5—Verlin Vander Wal; Nov. 12—Gord Feenstra; Nov. 19—Ron Groeneweg

Grace Bulletin Del.: Today—Don Bosma; Oct. 29—Troy Bosma; Nov. 5—Lowell DeVries; Nov. 12—Josh Gerlach; Nov. 19—Grant Lubbers

October at Grace: Share & Care—Darwin & Jodi De Lange
                                Bulletin Board—Wendy & Raven Barse

Chapel Cleaning: Wk of Oct. 23: Daren Feenstra


Our Church Family

Prayers for God’s People:

  • Joyce Brink was able to return to Corsica, and is in swing-bed at PVNH as she continues to regain strength and mobility.
  • The De Graffs received results that indicate a severe case of spina bifida for their baby, and the continued progression of physical abnormalities.
  • Please continue to remember those undergoing treatments, with physical problems, shut-ins, those in Leisure Living and PVNH, and our missionaries.


Happy Birthday to Helen Vander Wal (Oct. 26), Bernie Beukelman (Oct. 27), Ruby Bult and Juna Noteboom (Oct. 28); Happy Anniversary to Gene & Birdie Schoon (Oct. 25), and Larry & Barbara Noteboom (Oct. 28). Have a great day!

Pastor Appreciation Month: Regardless of the month, we are so thankful for the ministry of Pastor Dan and Christie in our church family and community. But October has been officially designated as Pastor Appreciation Month, so it’s the perfect time to share a personal thank you with the DeGraffs—and maybe other pastors who have had an impact on you and your family’s life.


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School at CRC; Music time downstairs
                7:00 p.m. Evening Worship at Harrison-South

Monday-Friday Church Cleaning (see announcement below)

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break at CRC
                     1:30 p.m. Dorcas Society at CRC, Lesson 1 of Mark
                     7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC

Friday 7:30 a.m. HS Breakfast Club at CRC


CRC Church Cleaning: Come give the church a deep cleaning anytime this week Monday through Friday. Work group assignments will be posted in the kitchen. Please mark what you’ve completed. Bring your own pail and rags, please.

Christmas Wreath and Decor Sale: The Corsica Community Youth Group is partnering with Jen's Floral Decor to sell wreaths and other fresh decor for a fundraiser. Please talk to a youth group member or stop by their table this week or next. Orders must be received by TODAY, and they will be available around Thanksgiving. Checks should be written to Corsica Youth Group.

Basket Raffle tickets are in mailboxes; please give tickets (sold/unsold/money) to Peggy Gerlach (or put in her mailbox). Basket raffle items—homemade items, baked goods, etc. are needed; please leave items in the kitchen by Friday, Nov. 3 so baskets can be put together.


ADVANCESat., Nov. 4—5-7:30 p.m. Grace Reformed Soup Supper & Fall Bazaar.  Baked goods and crafts are needed, and anyone wanting to design and donate a basket is welcome to do so, and it will be appreciated! Basket raffle tickets are in your mailbox at the CRC; please return sold/unsold/money for the tickets to Peggy Gerlach or put in her mailbox at Grace.  Items are needed for the raffle baskets (homemade items, canned goods, etc.; please leave basket items in the kitchen by Fri., Nov. 3 so baskets can be assembled….and thanks!)

Cornerstone Prison Church: Consider joining a group from our church to worship at Cornerstone in Sioux Falls on Friday, December 1. A sign-up sheet is in the back of church, we can have up to 15. Per prison rules, visitors must be at least 18.


Dakota Christian School Announcements

DCS Scrip News: Information on how to sign up for online scrip ordering/general scrip information will be available during Parent/Teachers Conferences on October 26 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Please call or text Val Vanden Hoek (680-2606) or Rachelle Hubers (680-5417) to sign up for a 30 minute time slot.

Mark your calendars!! 3rd Annual Fall Fling Vendor/Craft Fair will be Saturday, November 4th at Dakota Christian School from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Over 30 vendor booths!! A soup with bread bowl lunch will be served. We will also have a coffee bar and caramel apple station! Come get pictures taken for Christmas cards this year! Looking for donated bake sale items, please contact Val Feenstra at 680-3573 if interested.


Requested Announcements

Classis Iakota Church Plant: Classis Iakota has convened a committee to explore a new church on the west side of Sioux Falls and in other growing communities in South Dakota like Chamberlain. Please pray for God’s guidance to begin a new church that will reach people who are not yet Christians and to rekindle faith in the life of people who have distanced themselves from church life.



Oct. 1—Lonnie & Jennifer Grathwohl
Oct. 15
—David & Phyllis Green
—Carol Rexwinkel & Sylvia Zomer
Nov. 5
—Grant & Vicki Lubbers
—Pete & Carol Sipma
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).