Corsica CRC



Sunday, November 11, 2018



Preaching: Pastor Dan De Graff

Scripture: Mark 12:1-17

Message: Good Vineyard Tenants


Preaching: Pastor Gary Maas

Scripture: I John 2:1-17

Message: Traveling in the Light



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 morning service.
This evening is combined worship here at Grace Reformed.

ASSISTING TODAY: 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.


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 Veurink



WEDNESDAY: 9:30 AM Coffee Break at the CRC.
                        1:30 PM Dorcas Society meets at Leisure Living; Lesson 12.
                             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 Reformed Consistory

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

HYMNAL GIVE-AWAY: 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 or contact Pat Vander Pol at 680-2166. Deadline Nov.30.



Nov. 4—Matt & Jennifer Johnson
—Scott & Sheryl Muckey
—Virginia Nydam & Sylvia Zomer
—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).