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
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship: Jeremiah 7:23
*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
*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
Sunday Memos: Galloping with God
- What animal is your favorite pet?
- Why is the horse such a good companion?
- How did government seek to unite the nation by the
fabled Pony Express?
- Explain how government honored God with giving each
rider a Bible.
- What is government doing today to enhance your life
during the COVID-19 crisis?
- What do the national cemeteries trigger in your
- What is the role of the Bible in the life of the
soldier, especially in war?
- 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:
Muckey, graduating with an MBA and MA in public
policy from University of Minnesota
Kelsey VanderPol, Dakota Christian School
Dakota Christian School
Levi Van Zee,
Carter VanderPol, Dakota Christian School
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
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.
Supplies are located in the southeast entry of the CRC.
Please return any collected offering directly to George
Wk of May 25: Cal Zomer
Wk of June 1: Verlin Vander Wal
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
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
- 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
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.
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
email@example.com. 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
Restart Worship Services for Grace/CRC—Corsica, SD May
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
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
- 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
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
- 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
- Everyone will be asked to go directly outside.
Please contact a consistory member with any
questions/comments. Thank you for your cooperation.