Aurora Reformed Church

Aurora Center, SD

Bulletin: May 31, 2020


SUNDAY: 9:00 AM Worship Service for last names A-M
               11:00 AM Worship Service for last names N-Z

The live stream will be from the 9 am service.  You are welcome to join us then, or you can watch any time after that.  If you tune in and the service is still going, just rewind and watch. You can watch it here: Aurora Reformed Church Live Stream

We encourage you to visit after the worship service in the parking lot so that we are able to get the sanctuary ready for the next service.


*Happy Birthday- Thea De Waard, Byron De Haai, Aaron Wright, Cheryl Niewenhuis

*Happy Anniversary- Alan & Kristen Bruinsma

*Prayer Needs:
Continue to pray for Mavis Bultje, Marge Feenstra, Rylan De Haai, Valerie Punt

Joan Redeker (wife of previous Pastor Dennis Redeker) will be having Dr. appointments in St. Louis June, July, September and November.  She is requesting prayers for her blood draws to be acceptable when she goes to the Dr. in St. Louis.  A note of cheer and prayer would be nice.  Joan Redeker, 262 Garner Ct., Branson, Mo. 65616-1907

*TJ & Pamela & Mya Lindsey as they continue their work with “Heart of Christ Ministries” (

*Irene Nydam is at the Corsica Nursing home

*Jim & Betty Tegethoff, and Eltha Wolbrink are at the Leisure Living in Corsica

*Ann Tegethoff, Dora & Alvin Dykstra are at the Platte Nursing home.

*Please keep in your prayers all of our local firefighters, EMT, police officers and military. Whitney Bruinsma who is serving in Rapid City- Tanner Haines, and Seth Tegethoff, are both deployed to Poland.


You can send your praise and prayer request or any other announcements to the church email.

*Please send your offerings to:
    Aurora Reformed Church
    38027 266th St.
    Stickney SD 57375



CD recordings are available for the morning services. If you would like one, they are placed by the Northeast Door of the church and will be right by the door. The Upper Room devotional is also on that stand by the door.



We have some exciting news! We will be having GEMS this summer. Our GEMS season will be from June 2 through July 28. As before, we will have GEMS every Tuesday from 2:00-4:00. GEMS Camp is scheduled for June 23 & 24. 

Unfortunately, we will not be having our annual GEMS Tea this year due to Covid 19.

Due to no Tea, we will be mailing paperwork to all previous families. Please send back with your daughter on June 2nd. If you are new and would like paperwork sent or have any questions contact Kirsti Muckey at 680-2320.

The GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) summer session is almost here.  GEMS will run from June 2 through July 28.  Girls meet each Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the New Holland CRC basement.  This non-denominational ministry enables girls to meet their Savior in new and fun ways.  Girls who will be entering 1st-7th grade this fall are invited to join us.  If you are interested in sending your daughter and they haven’t previously attended, or if you would like to know more about the program contact Kirsti Muckey 605-680-2320.



We need to scurry!!! You have until the last Sunday in June, the 28th, to fill shoeboxes for the needy children in Guatemala & Central America. As many of you know, these boxes are a great blessing to them & are a wonderful tool for the gospel presentation! Those who have taken part in the distribution experience the grateful smiles & thank you’s from the children & their parents as they receive the boxes! Your efforts & financial input are needed, appreciated & very necessary for a successful outreach! A huge thank you to all who have so faithfully worked with & donated to this outreach in the past years! Remember there are various ways in which you can be involved:

     1- You can fill boxes according to the guidelines & suggestion sheets available with the shoeboxes & attaching the $5 per box for shipping.
    2- You may donate bulk items to be used in filling boxes.
    3- You may donate financially for Operation Shoebox which will be used for shipping costs, shoebox items or other distribution expenses. You can specify.

Custom Regulations: Not allowed in the shoeboxes anymore: any type of liquid, beauty & hygiene items, candy or bubble gum. These items may be sent in bulk boxes.

All checks should be written out to the Tom Vander Pol Memorial Fund & sent to: 27406 377th Ave., Harrison, SD 57344. Or larger donations may be sent directly to Living Water Teaching, PO Box 1190, Caddo Mills, TX 75135. For more information you can contact Pat Vanderpol at 243-2275 or 680-2166 or go to The deadline for the shoeboxes is June 28..The distribution dates this year are Dec 4-Dec 12. Thank you to all who are willing to do their part in helping this outreach be a blessing to many children who live in poverty so that they may know the love of Jesus & hear about Him this Christmas. We couldn’t do it without you!

**If you need an announcement or a prayer need listed in the bulletin

please contact Ardelle Bruinsma at

All announcements need to be in by Thursday evening.

Please note that both Pastor Dan and Ardelle will have access to this email.


Consistory Members

Deacons – Nathan Wolbrink, Alan Bruinsma, John A Nydam, Tyler Juhnke

Elders – Robert Punt, Curt Niewenhuis, Byron De Haai, Steve Pennings