Corsica CRC



Sunday, October 10, 2021



Preaching: Pastor Scott Nichols

Scripture: Jeremiah 19:1-15

Message: The Valley of Hinnom (Gehenna)



WELCOME! Thank you for joining us in worship of our faithful God and Father. Please stay for refreshments and visiting time following the service.

NEXT SUNDAY: The Corsica Community Youth group will be hosting the worship service at the Grace Reformed Church on Sunday, October 17, at 10 a.m.
The offering from the service will go to the youth group to support our year of activities. We are especially looking forward to our trip to the Ark Encounter next July! Thank you for your support of our youth in every way that you support us! It is appreciated and doesn't go unnoticed!


Special Remembrance: The altar flowers are in memory of Jessica Schaeffer. The Prelude, Jerusalem; The Offertory, Hallelujah; and Praise Team leading Behold, Our God are also dedicated to the memory of her life.


Greeters Today Scott & Sheryl Muckey; Next Week: Youth Group

Nursery: Today: Jodi DeLange; Next Week: Marisa DeLange

Children & Worship: This Week “Exodus,” Rachel & Marisa; Next Week: ”The Ten Best Ways,” Sheryl & Claire

CRC Offering: Today: Building Fund; Next Week: Corsica Community Youth Group

Praise Teams: Today: Elroy, Jennifer, Heidi, Laura; Next Week: Youth Group (note change)

Chapel Cleaning: Supplies and instructions are in the SE entry of the CRC.
    Wk of Oct. 4-16: Fred Ligtenberg             Wk of Oct. 18-29: Dave Scholten


Worship in October: Worship services for the month of October 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 continue to pray for complete healing for Bernie Beukelman, Verlin VanderWal, Gord Feenstra and Tom Gerlach.

  • Please continue to pray for our church family members and their family members fighting cancer: Chad Wentland, Beth Eisenbraun (daughter of Verlin & Helen Vander Wal), and Marla Kiser (Ann Scholten’s daughter).

  • 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.

  • This week, take time to prayer specifically for the Holy Spirit’s work in our Community Youth Group leaders and kids as they meet a couple times a month and specifically as they plan and lead next Sunday’s service.


Happy Birthday to Goldie Van Roekel (Oct. 11), Joyce Brink (Oct. 14), Allan VanRoekel (Oct. 15), Sharon Van Marel, Bob VanderPol and Elroy Zomer (Oct. 16). Happy Anniversary to Pastor Scott & Jodie Nichols and Wade & Lindsey Groeneweg (Oct. 10). Have a great day!

We express loving Christian sympathy to the family and friends of Grace Groen, who passed away this past Thursday morning at the age of 101. We praise God for Grace’s many years of a faithful legacy.

Thank you for the many prayers offered for our daughter, Jessica Schaeffer, during her journey with cancer.  Many thanks for all the cards, texts, food brought in, gifts of money, purchasing T-shirts for the fundraiser, cleaning her house, and for the Gideon Bibles given in her honor.  Romans 14:8 If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. What hope and comfort that gives us all. In Christ's Love, Bernie and Genevieve Schelling and family


Opportunities to Grow and Serve

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

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break at the CRC
                     7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study at the CRC


Save the date: Soup supper/bazaar will be held at Grace Reformed Church on Wednesday, October 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. The blue jean quilts made by the women of Grace and CRC are on display in the Fellowship Hall. Start getting your craft items ready for the bazaar.

Women of Grace Basket Raffle Tickets are in the mailboxes this week. Please give ticket sales and unsold tickets to Peggy Gerlach. 

A Soup Supper Food Sign-Up Sheet: is in the back of the church. Please have all food to the church by noon on Oct. 27. No frozen soup, please.

Center of Hope is collecting winter coats, caps, mittens/gloves and winter clothing. There is a box in the mailbox room at Grace for drop off. We have someone willing to take them to Sioux Falls on Monday, October 18.

Serving at The Banquet: Our church family is scheduled to serve at the downtown site (900 E. 8th St.) of The Banquet on Wednesday, November 3. Volunteers needed: 8 to prepare the meal at 2 – 5 p.m., 25 to serve the meal at 5:15 – 7:30 p.m. Volunteer time typically ends at 8 p.m. (For safety: no open-toed shoes please.) Please sign up on the sheet in the back of church.


Requested Announcements

DCS Scrip orders are due Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the school office.

Fall Festival for Families: Join us at New Hope Christian Camp, 3 miles south of Platte, on Saturday, October 16, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for fun with inflatables, a pumpkin hunt with prizes, train rides, pumpkin painting, games, crafting, youth entrepreneurs and, of course, food! Join us rain or shine. Free will offering.

Youth Entrepreneurs: Kids, have you started your own business? We would love to have you join us at New Hope Camp’s Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16. Contact Kim Zomer at 605-680-4249 with any questions or to sign up for a place. (No booth cost.)

Soup Supper: Aurora Reformed Church invites all to a soup supper Tuesday, October 19, 5:30-8 p.m. A variety of homemade soups, hot sandwiches and pies will be served. Free will offering.

From Cornerstone Prison Church: We are inviting any interested individuals who wish to learn more about a new way of getting involved in prison ministry by becoming a commissioned member of Cornerstone Prison Church.  More information is available in this month's newsletter.