Corsica CRC



Sunday, January 16, 2022



Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27; 9:6

Message: “God Is Pro-Life”




WELCOME! Praise the Lord with us for a new year of new hope in Jesus Christ! May you experience His presence in worship this morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.


Greeters: Today: Bruce & Kathy Zomer; Next week: Devin & Bridget Veurink

Nursery: Today: Claire Gerlach; Next week: Natalie Groeneweg

Children & Worship: Today: “Jesus in the Wilderness,” Levi & Claire; Next Week: “The Followers of Jesus,” Hadynn & Emersyn

CRC Offering: Today: Building Fund; Next Week: Dakota Christian School

Praise Teams: Today: Cal, Jodie, Heidi; Next Week: Elroy, Sheryl, Cadyn, Kylee


Worship in January: Worship services for the month of January will be held at the Grace facility. Messages are offered electronically as well, streaming live at 10 a.m. on Facebook, with the service available later on YouTube, as well as broadcasting in Corsica on channel 95.


Prayers for God’s People:

  • Please pray for Gord Feenstra as he heals from a broken knee suffered in a fall last weekend.

  • Please pray for Marla Kiser (Ann Scholten’s daughter) who is in hospice care.

  • Please continue to pray for our church family members and their family members fighting cancer: Chad Wentland and Beth (VanderWal) Eisenbraun.

  • 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.


Happy Birthday to Gordon Feenstra (Jan. 16), Mary Van’t Haaff, Audra Bormann (Jan. 18), Bruce Zomer (Jan. 19) and Jennifer Plooster (Jan. 20). Have a great day!

Thank You: Dear Friends in Corsica: ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Lately it has struck me how amazing God’s providence is. Although God is sovereign, he uses human agents to carry out his will for our wellbeing, our salvation, and for the good of his world. He is the ultimate orchestra director! Even though we are no longer in Mexico with Resonate, we thank you one last time for your final very generous gift in August for the sake of the gospel in Mexico. Thank you! --Rev. Ben and Amy Meyer and family, formerly with Resonate Global Mission, Mexico (


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship/Children & Worship at Grace
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School at Grace

Monday 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at CRC
               7:00 p.m. Grace Consistory Meeting at Grace
               8:00 p.m. Joint Leadership Meeting at Grace
               9:00 p.m. CRC Council Meeting at Grace

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffeebreak at the CRC


Reminder: Today is the last day to bring your items for Center of Hope. The items will be picked up Monday and taken to Sioux Falls this week.

Is anyone going to Sioux Falls this week? We have at least 7 bags of clothes that need to be delivered to Center of Hope. But note: they are not open on Mondays. Please contact Shelly Menning or Mary Bosma.

Coffeebreak will begin on January 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the CRC. All are welcome to join us as begin a 9-week study entitled 2 Corinthians: Strength for the Weary. Contact Helen for a study guide or more information, 946-5222.

The Women of Grace will meet Wednesday, January 26 at 7 p.m. Activities for the new year will be discussed.


Requested Announcements

New Hope Men's Retreat is coming up and we invite you for a great weekend January 21-23. Shoulder To Shoulder will be led by Eric Kretschmer and Tim Collins. Eric is a "second-career" pastor who spent the first 19 years working in the field of genetics. He has lived in Brookings, SD, Anchorage, AK, and currently serves as a full-time pastor in Bridgewater, SD at the Zion Mennonite Church. Eric and his wife Elizabeth have 5 children who live in Alaska, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, and Germany, and 11 grandchildren. Learn more about Eric on our website or Facebook page. Registration forms are available on the bulletin board in the back of church or online at

SD Right to Life is holding the 49th Annual Hour of Reflection on Sunday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. at State Capitol Rotunda, at Pierre. Special speakers will be Rachel Jones and Dr. Pat Castle. You are also encouraged to show your support by participating in the Walk for Life that is held at the same place at 12:00. Please continue to pray for the safety of the unborn. 

DCS Chicken Pot Pies: Have you returned your chix pot pie order form yet? Don't miss this opportunity for great homemade food for your family or to gift to someone else. Order forms can be returned to Shauna or Denise VanderPol by Feb. 1.

Cornerstone Prison Church, Sioux Falls, Faith Fellowship Weekend: Friday, February 18 – 6-8 p.m. Kick Off Worship Service; February 19 and 20 – 7:15 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The theme for the weekend is RENEWAL and focuses on Zechariah 4:6-10 and John 15:7, 10-12 &15. Join us for worship, large group talks and small group discussions. Deadline for sign up is Thursday, January 27. Join us for part of the weekend or all of it. For more information or to sign up, please contact us at 507-215-3670 or

Benefit Dinner: The Saint Mary’s Knights of Columbus and the Saint Mary’s Altar Society are honored to announce that we will be doing a benefit for Greg (Barney) Schumacher to help cover medical expenses. On Saturday, January 22, at the Stickney community building, we will be serving pork loin sandwiches with cheesy hash browns and baked beans with plenty of church ladies’ desserts. Please plan to attend and help support this great family. We will be serving from 5 to 7 p.m. Free will offering.