WELCOME to all who have come
to worship today at Grace Reformed; we’re so glad you are here!
Please join us for our Annual Spring Thanksgiving
Potluck following the morning service. All are
invited to come, eat, and fellowship, if possible, please bring
a dish to share. We will also be collecting non-perishable food
for the Douglas County Food Pantry. No Sunday School today.
Afternoon worship is combined at Harrison Community Church.
ASSISTING TODAY: Greeters:
Gene & Birdie Schoon; Nursery: Haley Johnson; Praise Team:
Elroy, Carol, Marissa, Cassie; C&W “Jesus and Zacchaeus”,
Sheryl & Tyson.
NEXT WEEK AT THE CRC:
Greeters: Gordon & Betty Feenstra; Nursery: Marsha Bordewyk;
Praise Team: Cadyn, Natalie, Heidi, Laura; C&W “The
Sower”, Rachel & Levi.
CRC OFFERING: Today—DCS;
9:40 AM Aaron & Hur Prayer Team
5 PM EASTER CANTATA CHOIR practice
begins at CRC. If you love to sing, we’d love to have you join
us for this year’s cantata, bring a friend. Questions, see Kim
BULLETIN DEL: Today—Troy
Noteboom, March 3—Bernard Schelling, March 10—Rich Van Zee,
March 17--Corey Vander Pol, March 24—Devin Veurink
THIS WEEK’S OPPORTUNITIES
TUESDAY: 1:30 PM Quilting at
Grace Reformed; all women are invited to join in.
9:30 AM Coffee Break at CRC.
1:30 PM Dorcas Society at Leisure Living; Lesson 16.
6:30 PM Profession of Faith Class at the Parsonage.
7 PM Women’s Bible Study at CRC; Lesson 23,
THURSDAY: 7 PM Elder/Deacon
Training at New Holland CRC.
PRAYER CONCERNS: Continue to
pray for Irene Bosma, Marla, Ann Scholten’s daughter, Brenda,
Toni Sletten;s daughter, and others who are battling cancer.
Also, continue to remember those with physical problems,
undergoing treatments, shut-ins, and those in Leisure Living and
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Matt
Johnson (Feb. 28). Have a great day!
MARCH AT GRACE: Bulletin
Share & Care—Barb Groeneweg
WOMEN OF GRACE: 2019 Work
Group List is in the mailboxes.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ANY & ALL:
Grace Reformed has a large quantity of stamps to cut. Anyone
(men or women) are welcome to pick up a bag (labeled with a
sample-cut stamp) and some stamps from the foyer coat/mailbox
room and take them home to cut (carefully trim the stamps,
leaving a border around the stamp of 1/4 to 1/3”). And
NEW WORSHIP PLANNING COMMITTEE:
Are you interested in worship and how services are
formed from week to week? Do you have a passion to guide God’s
people as they come before Him? We are exploring the development
of a worship planning commit-tee that would work with Pastor Dan
and Kim to select songs, themes, and review how we see and hear
God at work in our worshiping community. This committee would
likely meet 1-2 times/month. It would be great to have a mix of
Grace and CRC members, as well as young and old. If you would be
interested, please get in touch with Pastor Dan or Kim.
PRISON CHURCH WORSHIP:
We have been invited to join Cornerstone Prison Church
at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls for worship the evening
of Fri., March 22. Whether you’ve gone before or this would be
your first time, please consider joining together as we have
opportunity to see the Holy Spirit at work in the hearts of the
men behind the walls and worship together as fellow believers.
There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer.
DC’s Got Talent:
Tues., March 12--Ladies and Gentlemen: presenting DC's
Got Talent! , in the DCS gym. A meal of BBQ pork
sandwiches and the fixings will be served starting at 6 pm,
dinner music starting at 6:30 pm, and the evening's main
entertainment beginning at 7 pm. Featured will be the DCS
concert band and concert choir, under the direction of Karissa
DeJager and Kim Zomer. Special guest musicians will be Omaha
Street Percussion. The public is invited to join us for an
evening celebrating the musical gifts God has given us. Free
admission. Donations to support DCS music department
PRAY AND ACT FOR BABIES! The
U.S. Senate is poised to vote Mon., Feb. 25, on the Born Alive
Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This crucial legislation
would shield a newborn who survives an attempted abortion from
being denied the right to live. Tri-County Right to Life urges
you to pray for the lives of those babies who survive abortions
and contact our senators to support this bill. Senator
Rounds--Toll Free: (844) 875-5268,
Senator Thune--Phone: (605) 334-9596,
Elder/Deacon Regional Training Event:
Current, past, and future elders and deacons, and anyone
interested in learning more, are invited to a leadership
training event scheduled for Thurs., Feb. 28, 7–9 PM in the
fellowship hall at New Holland CRC. We are planning a main
session with all of the elders and deacons focusing on the
principles of “Adaptive and Operational Leadership” in the
church. We are also planning to offer two 50-minute breakout
sessions: One will be about practical diaconal work lead by Andy
Ryskamp, the director of the Diaconal Ministry Initiative of the
CRCNA, the second will be regarding the work of an elder lead by
Dave Den Haan from CRCNA Pastor Church Resources. Those who
attend will be able to choose one breakout session. If you have
any questions about the Leadership Training Event, please
contact the Siouxland Diaconal Conference by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 712-441-1686.
Dordt College Concert Band and Chamber
Orchestra Concert: Fri.,
March 8—7 PM at DCS. This free concert is part of a spring tour
with performances scheduled in SD, WA, OR, ID, MT, and IA,
directed by Dr. Daniel Baldwin and Mrs. Susan De Jong. They will
perform a wide variety of instrumental selections, ranging from
orchestral works by Bizet, Glinka, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Perttu,
Purcell, and Tchaikovsky, among others, to contemporary wind
band pieces by Baldwin, Grainger, Holst, Karrick, Reed, Ticheli,
and Turrin. Freewill offering received to help defray tour
Bethany Christian Services is offering the
Empowered to Connect Conference simulcast free of
charge April 5-6, 9 AM-5 PM both days, at Ransom Church in Sioux
Falls. The conference is designed to help professionals,
families, and ministry leaders better understand how to connect
with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and
become all that God desires for them to be. (See the bulletin
board for more information.)
Cornerstone Prison Church 13th
Annual Benefit Banquet: Mon., April 8—6:30 PM
at Trinity CRC, Rock Valley, IA (doors open at 6 PM) Save your
spot by Sunday, March 31 by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292
or go to our website
www.cornerstonepcsd.org. Join us for an evening of
praise to God for his work through Cornerstone Prison Church
inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary! A free
will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially
support Cornerstone’s ministry. We look forward to seeing you!
If you are unable to attend, you can send your donations to:
Cornerstone Prison Church, c/o Dave Vande Kamp, PO Box 88708,
Sioux Falls, SD 57109 or donate on line at