Corsica CRC



4th Sunday of Lent, March 19, 2023



Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Matthew 24:23-36

Message: “Animals of the Passion: The Vultures”




WELCOME! We are so glad you have joined us as we worship the One True God Who loves us deeply. All are invited to stay for refreshments and fellowship following worship this morning.

Easter Bells: Practice for Easter Bells will practice this afternoon from 3 – 3:30 p.m. at Grace. If you have any questions please contact Jodie Nichols.

New Members Class: Pastor Scott will be holding a new members class (Both Grace and Corsica CRC) during the Lenten Season. If you are interested in attending please let him know. The class will be held on a single Sunday afternoon and cover what the church believes and what it means to be a member of God's family.


Greeters: Today: Logan & Emily Fechner; Next Week: Gord & Betty Feenstra

Nursery: Today: Natalie Groeneweg; Next Week: Shelly Menning

Praise Teams: Today: Dennis, Jodie, Cadyn, Heidi; Next Week: Elroy, Emily, Lindsey, Elliott

Children & Worship: Today: “Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet,” Rachel & Elliott; Next Week: “& the Children,” Cali & Max

CRC Offering: Today: Dakota Christian School; Next Week: We Care Fund

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


Worship in March: Worship services for March will be held at the CRC facility. Messages are offered electronically as well, streaming live at 10 a.m. on Facebook, as well as broadcasting in Corsica on channel 95.


Prayers for God’s People:

  • Please continue to pray for those in our church family who are healing: Farlin Barse, Joyce Brink, Darrell VandenHoek, and Birdie Schoon.

  • Please continue to pray for our church family members and their family members fighting cancer and other illnesses: Natalie Nydam, Chris Mead, Chad Wentland, Beth (VanderWal) Eisenbraun, and Verlin VanderWal.

  • 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 Rosalei VanderPol (March 20), Rylee Fechner & Jodie Nichols and Peggy Gerlach (March 22) and Rowdy DeLange (March 24). Happy Anniversary to Jim & Carol DeBoer (March 19) and Chad & Shauna VanderPol (March 19). Have a great day!

Thank you to the congregation for our time last Sunday sharing about the work of the Gideons and then for the wonderful offering of $1,335 to place Bibles throughout the world. –Darrell DeBoer & Dan VandenHoek for The Gideons


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship/Children & Worship at CRC
              11:15 a.m. Sunday School at CRC
                3:00 p.m. Bells practice at Grace

Monday 7:00 p.m. CRC Council Meeting at CRC
               8:00 p.m. Joint Leadership Meeting at CRC
               9:00 p.m. Grace Consistory Meeting at CRC

Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Lenten Bible Study at Grace


Lenten Bible Study will meet on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Grace Fellowship Hall. We will continue our study on developing a Christian WorldView. The study will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

Got beef? Jr. Mints are selling chanced to win 1/4 beef (processing at locker is included). 5 chances for $20 and 1 chance for $5. Drawing is on March 26th. Proceeds are going to pay for kids to attend camp this summer. Contact a Jr. Mint or Heidi Mehlhaf or Wade & Lindsay Groeneweg.

Request Program: The Corsica Community Youth Group (CCYG) will be hosting a Request Program on Palm Sunday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at Grace Reformed Church. A freewill offering will be taken to help defray the expenses for the CCYG kids to attend Rocky Mountain High this summer. Following the request program, CCYG will also be holding a silent servant auction in the Fellowship Hall to help raise money. People will have a chance to bid on a couple of youth to help them with household or yard chores, spring clean-up or maybe wash a vehicle or two. Or people can text a bid or comment on the CCYG Facebook page. Bidding will end May 1st.

Dakota Tom’s sandwiches: The CCYG will also be selling Dakota Tom’s sandwiches to raise money. Sandwich orders will be taken March 15 through April 11 with delivery on April 19. Please contact a CCYG member to place your order.


Requested Announcements

Soup Supper: Harrison Community Youth Group invites you to a soup supper Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Harrison Community Church (south church). Come for a bowl of chili or chicken noodle soup, a cold meat and cheese sandwich, and a bar! (We’ll also have to-go cups!) Freewill donation. Hope to see you there!!

Dakota Christian School will hold its annual Society Meeting Monday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. You will be asked to approve a new budget and to vote for new board members at this meeting. The nominees for new board members are Sarah BaanHofman, Mona DeGroot, Traci Niewenhuis, Otto Qualm, Corey Vander Pol, Randy Veurink. You will be asked to vote for three. All DCS supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend. Absentee ballots are available at the DCS office.

New Roots Ministry: If you see someone with a red dot on their forehead, or wearing a religious head covering, do you wonder how to reach out to them? On Sat., March 25, 8:30--11:30AM, come to Empower Campus, 1915 E. 8th Street, Sioux Falls. Hear testimonies of former Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists who are now Jesus-followers, learn about outreach, and have good ethnic treats. No need to RSVP. Questions? Contact Fred at (605)376-6330 or

The next Corsica Community Blood Drive will be Tuesday, April 11, from 12:30 – 6 p.m. in the Grace Fellowship Hall. Schedule an appointment by calling or texting Shelly Menning at 605-999-3114.