Corsica CRC



1st Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022



Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-10

Message: “The Colors of Christmas: RED”




WELCOME! We are so glad you have joined us for worship this morning. On this first Sunday of Advent, we anticipate both the celebration of Jesus’ first coming and well as His second coming. We will be celebrating the Lord's Supper this morning. Active members of Bible-believing churches are welcome to join us. Please stay for refreshments and fellowship following worship.


Greeters: Today: Wade & Danelle Sonnenberg; Next Week: Bernie & Genevieve Schelling

Nursery: Today: Cali VandenHoek; Next Week: Braxton VanderWal

Praise Teams: Today: Dennis, Kylee, Natalie, Heidi; Next Week: Elroy, Sheryl, Jodie, Sharon

Children & Worship: Today: “Advent I,” Rachel & Elliott; Next Week: “Advent II,” Cali & Max

CRC Offering: Today: Steve & Chelsey Nugteren; Next Week: List of Causes (These are in CRC member mailboxes at Grace this morning.) Any undesignated offerings will go to Dream Children’s Home in Uganda, run by David Oteko, at friend of Pastor Scott.

Parking Lot: Today: Bernie & Genevieve Schelling; Next Week: Devin Veurink


Worship in December: Worship services for the month of December 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: Tyson Wentland, Birdie Schoon, Virginia Nydam, and Darrell Vanden Hoek.

  • Please continue to pray for our church family members and their family members fighting cancer and other illnesses: Natalie Nydam, Denise VanderPol, 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 Ann Scholten (Nov. 28), Lucille Noteboom, Larry Noteboom (Nov. 29), Lauryn Veurink (Dec. 1) and Mary Bosma (Dec. 3). Have a great day!

CRC Congregational Meeting will be held next Sunday, December 4, after morning worship. The proposed budget for 2023 is in CRC member mailboxes at Grace this morning.

Grace Congregational Meeting will be held at Grace the following Sunday, December 11, after worship. Attention to Grace organizations, please have your financial books turned into the kitchen by Nov. 30 to be audited.

Congregational Question: We are looking at two potential times for the Christmas Eve Service, Saturday, December 24. Which works better for you and your family schedule - 5 p.m. or 7 p.m.? If you have a preference, please let Pastor Scott know.

Sunday School Christmas Program: Parts and information will be handed out this morning to children. If someone is not here, parts will be placed in Grace mailboxes. We will be practicing Dec. 4 and 11 after church with the program planned for Sunday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Each family, please plan to bring a dozen cookie or goodies for fellowship following the program.

Thank you to everyone that contributed food, time and donations for the Thanksgiving Day dinner held Thursday noon in the Grace Reformed Church fellowship hall. All is very much appreciated as more than 120 meals were served and fellowship enjoyed.


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

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

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. Coffeebreak at CRC
                      7:00 p.m. Christmas Gala at Aurora Reformed


Coffeebreak: Concerned about losing your focus with all the upcoming Christmas festivities? You are welcome to join the Coffeebreak Bible study group as they start a study entitled "The Gift of Christmas." Although this story is familiar to all, we need to be reminded to see the God who loved us so much that He sent His Son to earth. This short 4-week study begins November 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the CRC. Contact Helen at 770-3130 for a study guide.

Membership Transfer: The CRC Council approved the request of Ivory (Niewenhuis Ries) Wintersteen to transfer her full membership to Olivet United Methodist Church, where she attends with husband Evan. We pray God’s rich blessing on her as she officially joins the Olivet church family. May she also be a blessing to them.

Christmas Gala: Corsica/Stickney Music Booster is hosting a Christmas Gala at the Aurora Reformed Church in Aurora Center on Wednesday, November 30, starting at 7:00 p.m. Cookies and beverages to follow. Freewill donation and the proceeds are going to Corsica/Stickney Music Booster Scholarship.

Christmas Tea: All women are invited to Harrison Community Church on Wednesday, December 7 for our Christmas Tea. There will be a speaker from CASA at 7 p.m., followed by a light lunch.

From Dakota Christian School: We are beginning our Matching Funds Drive! Thanks to the extreme kindness of our donors, we have in place a $50,000 matching donation challenge. All donations to DCS will be matched, dollar for dollar, from now until January 15th, which includes any donations given through local church offerings. The money raised during this time will be used to fund our tuition aid program, building improvements, curriculum improvements, and our operating budget. We thank you in advance for your support, and we pray that God continues to bless our community! 

Baked Goods Needed: The DCS 9th grade class is holding a bake sale on Saturday, December 10, at Dakota Christian School. Any baked good donations would be greatly appreciated. If you are willing to donate, email Donna Veurink: 

Youth Mission: Paige Timmermans, a member of the Corsica Community Youth Group, is going on a mission to Guatemala Dec. 2 – 20. Prayers would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to donate for trip expenses, please make checks to Paige Timmermans and drop off at the Corsica Travel Plaza.