WELCOME to all who have come
to worship today at Grace Reformed; we’re so glad you are here!
Please join us for coffee in the Fellowship Hall following the
This evening is combined worship here at
Greeters/Coffee: Scott & Sheryl Muckey; Nursery: Heather Johnson
Praise Team: Elroy, Kylee, Cadyn, Marissa; C&W “Exodus”,
Rachel & Tyson.
NEXT WEEK: Greeters/Coffee:
Mary Van’t Haaff & Sylvia Zomer; Nursery:Elaine Plooster
Praise Team: Tom, Marsha, Vicki, Laura; C&W “The Ten Best
Ways”, Corbin & Levi.
CRC OFFERING: Today—Building
Fund Next Week—DCS.
11:15 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL.
5 PM CHRISTMAS CANTATA PRATICE at
Harrison South—anyone is welcome to join!
BULLETIN DEL: Today—Gordon
Feenstra, Nov. 18—Grant Lubbers, Nov.25--LaRon Groeneweg,
Dec.2—Wade Sonnenberg, Dec.9—Fred Ligtenberg, Dec.16-Devin
THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES
WEDNESDAY: 9:30 AM
Coffee Break at the CRC.
1:30 PM Dorcas Society meets at Leisure Living; Lesson
7 PM Women’s Bible Study; Chapter 10 “Eternity”.
7 PM Youth Group at Lubbers.
PRAYER CONCERNS: George
Veenstra is recovering at home following knee surgery; continue
to pray for Gordon Kredit, Marla (Ann Scholten’s daughter),
Brenda Hector (Toni Sletten’s daughter),Shirley Van Peursem
(Clara Noteboom’s daughter) and others battling cancer. Continue
to remember those with physical problems, undergoing treatments,
shut-ins, those in Leisure Living, and PVNH.
ALL ARE WELCOME to join in a
short time of prayer next Sunday from 9:40-9:50 AM downstairs as
we pray specifically for our pastor, the worship time to come,
and the work of our missionaries bringing God’s love to people
who have never known Him. Feel free to leave prayer requests in
Kim Zomer’s church mailbox.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Betty
Feenstra,Jackie Niewenhuis (Nov.11),Emersyn Veurink, Ray Gene
Cordrey, Parker Vander Pol (Nov.12), Dan Noteboom (Nov.13). Have
a great day!
NOVEMBER AT GRACE:
Bulletin Board—Terri Van Roekel
Share & Care—Congregation—give thanks & express gratitude
GRACE REFORMED: The cookie
supply is low; your donations will be appreciated!
SOUP SUPPER & BAZAAR REPORT:
Raffle Basket Winners were Karla Vanden Berge and Kathy Zomer.
Bazaar/Soup Supper/Raffle total was $3516. Half of this ($1800)
will go to these missions: $200 ~~The Banquet; $150 ~~Jon Van
Zee, Union Gospel Mission, Children's Inn, Mitchell Safe House;
$100 ~~ Douglas County Food Pantry, Graceland Cemetery,
Crossroads Bible Institute, Ronald McDonald House, Radio 96.5,
International Christian Literature, Abbott House, Center of
Hope, Audio Scripture Ministry, and Words of Hope. Women of
Grace would like to THANK
everyone who helped in any way!
ADVANCE: Wed., Nov. 21:
7 PM THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE at Grace
Reformed. An offering will be collected to cover local outreach
costs and for Douglas County Food Pantry. We will also have a
collection of non-perishable foods for the Pantry.
Wed., Nov. 28: In the busyness of the holidays, it's
easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas; to help you
keep your focus, you’re invited to join the Coffee-break group
as they begin a 4-wk. study entitled “Discover the Gift
ofChristmas”. Coffee time and fellow- ship at 9:30 AM,
study begins at 10. Call Helen for a study guide 946-5222
Sun., Dec. 2: 2 PM Women of Grace
Christmas Tea at Grace Reformed. Save the date!
THANK YOU to everyone who
has willingly offered their time to help keep our beautiful
church clean. We have certainly confirmed that many hands do, in
fact, make light work. The year 2018 is nearing an end, and the
2019 cleaning sign-up opportunity is upon us. For those that may
be considering to offer their time and talents, please feel free
to ask questions; consider it a time to give back in such an
easy way. The sign-up sheet for 2019 is in the foyer. ~~ Grace
CRC ELDER/DEACON ELECTIONS:
The CRC Council voted to change the election procedure to lot
ballots. Letters will be sent out to those deemed eligible
asking if they are willing to put their names up for elder,
deacon, or both offices. Once those have been returned the
Council will publish the remaining names, and congregation
members will have the opportunity to submit any concerns about
eligibility to help advise the Council. A final list of names
will be published prior to the congregational meeting, where
names will be drawn “from a hat” for the needed openings. If
someone is eligible for both elder and deacon, and their name is
picked in the first draw, it is removed for the other draw.
THANKSGIVING OUTREACH: Do
you know someone—a neighbor, friend, co-worker—or do you need
help with Thanksgiving dinner? The Joint Leadership is looking
to help members of the Corsica community with their Thanksgiving
dinner, either by supplying food or inviting them to join our
families. If you know someone who might have trouble affording
or preparing a meal, encourage them to get in contact with
Gordon Feenstra (207-0408) ASAP as we seek to show the love of
Christ this holiday season
Several boxes of used blue Psalter Hymnals were
recently found at the CRC. If you are interested in having one
at home, please feel free to grab one (or a few!). There’s a box
by the mailboxes at the CRC as well as in Pastor Dan’s office in
the southwest corner.
2019 JUSTICE FOR ALL TEAM
plans to do a mission trip to the Children's Home near Juarez,
Mexico on Jan.17-25. Contact Dennis & Jackie Niewenhuis if
interested in going.
Thank You: The Fall Fling
Committee would like to thank all who donated to our fundraiser
for DCS. Thank you also to all the vendors, shoppers and
individuals who donated food for the lunch/bake sale, money,
and/or time to make our event successful.
NEEDED: Bibles (new & used),
tracts, reference books, commentaries, all Christian books/Bible
Study books/Christian magazines, SS supplies, daily devotionals,
Christian CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray's (music, movies, teaching),
puppets, Noah’s Ark, Bibles games, nativity sets, puzzles
(anything to present the gospel--especially to children). DO
NOT SEND: VHS/tapes/records/8-tracks, Guideposts, handiwork
or busy papers from SS materials, secular books (other than
dictionaries), mission maga-zines. More info. at
www.lovepackages.org or contact Pat Vander Pol at
680-2166. Deadline Nov.30.
Nov. 4—Matt & Jennifer Johnson
Nov.11—Scott & Sheryl Muckey
& Sylvia Zomer
Nov.25—Dennis & Elaine Plooster
If you are unable to assist on the date
scheduled, please trade
with someone listed and call Barbara
for the bulletin (946-5806).