Corsica CRC



Sunday, November 26, 2023



Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: John 18:33-38

Message: “The Truth Before Christmas”




WELCOME! Welcome to worship this morning! We hope you will find strength and hope in worshiping our King, Jesus, on this Christ the King Sunday. There will be no Sunday School classes this morning. Christmas program parts have been distributed to family mailboxes in the Grace facility. Practice will begin next Sunday during the Sunday School time.

Happy Birthday: The cake and cookies served today following the service are in celebration of Lucille Noteboom’s 99th birthday.

Next Sunday: December 3 is the 1st Sunday of Advent. We will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper during the service. The Sunday School Christmas Program will be presented December 10 at 6 p.m. at Grace.


Greeters: Today: Brandon & Amy Hislop; Next Week: Grant & Vicki Lubbers

Nursery: Today: Bridget Veurink; Next Week: Bethany Eggers

Praise Teams: Today: Dennis, Laura, Jennifer, Jodie; Next Week: Bruce, Emersyn, Bethany

CRC Offering: Today: Thanksgiving List of Causes; Thanksgiving Eve: Douglas Co. Food Pantry; Next Week: Steve & Chelsey Nugteren

Parking Lot: Today: Dick & Marsha Bordewyk; Next Week: Bernie & Genevieve Schelling

Children & Worship: Today: “Noah,” Rachel & Elliott VZ; Next Week: “Advent I,” Sheryl & Remi N.


Worship in December & January: Worship services for December & January will be held at the Grace facility. Messages are offered electronically as well, streaming live at 10 a.m. on YouTube (link will be posted on Facebook), as well as broadcasting in Corsica on channel 95.


Prayers for God’s People:

  • Please continue to pray for Pastor Scott’s mother Bobbie as she recovers from a broken hip and shoulder.

  • Please continue to pray for those in our church family dealing with health issues: Elroy Zomer, Vicki Lubbers, Cornie Schelling, Neil Hall, Dick Bordewyk, Rob Gruenewald, Mary Lou Kredit, Lloyd Olivier, Joyce Brink, Wilma VandenHoek, Darrell VandenHoek, and Birdie Schoon. Please continue to pray for our church family members and their family members fighting cancer: Chad Wentland.

  • Please pray for families in our church as they care for loved ones in need on a daily basis, as well as for the health of our church family members, especially those most vulnerable in the nursing home and Leisure Living.

  • Luke 15 Prayer List: Aaron, Elias, Mike, Dave.


Happy Birthday to Ann Scholten (Nov. 28) & Lucille Noteboom, Larry Noteboom (Nov. 29) and Lauryn Veurink. Hope you have a great day!


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship/Children & Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. NO Sunday School
              11:15 a.m. Grace Congregational Meeting at Grace

Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Christmas Decorating at Grace
                     7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC


Christmas Bells are ringing. If any 1-6 graders would like to play the bells for the holiday season, please let Jodie Nichols know. There will be a few practices starting toward the end of November.

Thank you for all the prayers before, during and following my surgery. They are much appreciated. --Elroy Zomer

Grace Annual Meeting. Members of Grace will meet next Sunday, Dec. 3 at Grace after the morning service to review financials and to vote on consistory members for 2024. Elder candidates are Grant VanderWal, Troy Bosma, Tom Gerlach and Dan Bosma. Deacon candidates are Darwin DeLange, Josh Gerlach, Ryan Hongslo, Dylan Wickstrom and Matt Johnson. Two elders and two deacons will be elected. Absentee ballots are available from Scott Muckey.

CRC Congregational Meeting has been changed to Sunday, Dec. 17.

Women of Grace met and chose recipients of donated mission money from the soup supper/craft sale. A total of $6,500 was raised with $2,700 being donated to following places: $350 to The Banquet; $250 to Union Gospel Mission; $150 to Center of Hope, International Christian Literature, Abbott House, Life 96.5 Radio, Ronald McDonald House, Audio Scripture Ministries, Crossroads Prison Ministries, Words of Hope, Children’s Inn, Mitchell Safe House, C A S A (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), Graceland Cemetery; $100 to Heidi Mehlhaf, C/S Juniors Mints, C/S High School Group; the carpet fund will also receive a donation.

The new spring and fall flower arrangements were done in memory of Virginia Nydam.

Grace Church Decorating: Wednesday, November 29, at 6 p.m. Decorating at Grace for the Christmas season. Please come & help if you are able.

Christmas Caroling & Soup: Wednesday, December 6, at 6 p.m. Caroling with soup/snacks to follow. Please come, old and young, and spread some cheer.

Wanted: Do you like planting flowers and keeping them looking beautiful? We are looking for someone to put together the flower pots on the east side of the church. The Women’s group will pay for the purchase of the flowers - you just plant them and keep them alive. Please contact Mary Bosma or Shelly Menning if you would like to use your God given talents for this project.

The Angel tree in the Grace fellowship hall will be for Union Gospel Mission in Sioux Falls men’s and women’s shelter. Items needed: toiletries (full size bottles) body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, razors, bars of soap, socks & slippers.
Also needed: Men’s underwear sizes medium, large, x-large (boxers or briefs) and Women’s underwear sizes large & x-large. These will be collected until December 20.

Janitor Needed: The CRC is in need of an interior janitor for the new year (exterior is optional). Please prayerfully consider if this paid position might be right for you and contact a CRC council member if interested.


Requested Announcements

Dakota Christian School has been blessed with a $50,000 match donation challenge through the month of January. Every dollar donated to the school’s general fund will be matched, up to $50,000. So, one dollar becomes two, five dollars becomes ten, up to a grand total of $100,000. By way of information, your contributions to monthly church collections will count towards the $50,000 total. Please prayerfully consider a donation in December or January to Dakota Christian. Thank you!

Saint Mary’s Knights of Columbus will host a Rocky Mountain Oyster, Chislic & French Fry Feed on Friday, Dec. 8 starting at 5 p.m. at the 281 Bar in Stickney. All proceeds will go towards the Christmas & Community Fund.