Aurora Reformed Church

Aurora Center, SD

Bulletin: January 29, 2023


SUNDAY: 10:00 AM Worship
                  6:00 PM Bible Study

MONDAY: 7:30 PM Women’s Bible Study

WEDNESDAY: 7:00 PM Hope Circle
                        7:00 PM Jr High Youth Group

THURSDAY: 1:30 PM Dorcas


Happy Birthday: Arla Crago, Nash Prien, Natalie Ebbens, Tom Varilek, Sylvan DeHaai, Tuff Dykstra

Next Sunday, February 5th, cake will be served after the morning worship service for the 90th birthdays of Sylvan DeHaai and Philomena Punt! 

***The children of Philomena Punt are requesting a card shower for her 90th birthday which is February 15th. Her address is: 5320 West 49th St, Sioux Falls SD 57106


*I would like to thank everyone for the many cards, gifts, flowers, hugs & phone calls on my 90th Birthday.  It made my day and week!
--Viola DeWaard


Prayer Needs:

*Virginia Nydam is at the Corsica Nursing home.

*Pauline Tolsma is at the Parkston Nursing home.

*Betty Tegethoff is at the Corsica Nursing home

*Eltha Wolbrink is at the Leisure Living in Corsica

*Dora Dykstra is at the Platte Nursing home.

*Please keep in your prayers all of our local firefighters, EMT, police officers and military.



*Join us this evening study on marriage, beginning
We are going through a video series called, "What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage," by Paul David Tripp. Childcare will be provided.

**Consistory is requesting all financial books for auditing.  PLEASE have your books in by February 1 on the back table. 

*Wednesday,7:00 PM Hope Circle. Cheryl is the leader- Session 2 day 4 & 5-and Twila is the hostess.

*Dorcas meets Thursday at 1:30PM. Devotions-Arla, Leader-Miranda, Lesson-Jane’s Story & Chapter 3, pg 63-78, Roll Call- Teach, Hostess- Brenda



Part II: Deliverance
12 Q. According to God’s righteous judgment we deserve punishment both now and in eternity: how then can we escape this punishment and return to God’s favor?
A. God requires that his justice be satisfied.1 Therefore the claims of this justice must be paid in full, either by ourselves or by another.2
1 Ex. 23:7; Rom. 2:1-11 2 Isa. 53:11; Rom. 8:3-4

13 Q. Can we make this payment ourselves?
A. Certainly not. Actually, we increase our debt every day.1
1 Matt. 6:12; Rom. 2:4-5

14 Q. Can another creature—any at all— pay this debt for us?
A. No. To begin with, God will not punish any other creature for what a human is guilty of.1 Furthermore, no mere creature can bear the weight of God’s eternal wrath against sin and deliver others from it.2
1 Ezek. 18:4, 20; Heb. 2:14-18 2 Ps. 49:7-9; 130:3 74

15 Q. What kind of mediator and deliverer should we look for then?
A. One who is a true1 and righteous2 human, yet more powerful than all creatures, that is, one who is also true God.3
1 Rom. 1:3; 1 Cor. 15:21; Heb. 2:17 2 Isa. 53:9; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 7:26 3 Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Jer. 23:6; John 1:1


Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Pastoral Prayer
Congregational Greeting
Congregational Worship

#435 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
#350 “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Children’s Message
Special Music:
Reading of the Word:
Ephesians 5:25-33
Preaching of the Word:
“Lifted Love”
Responsive Hymn

#309 “Pass It On”
Closing Doxology
God Be with You”



Special Music:

Organist Schedule:

Sound System Schedule:

**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 contact Pastor Martin, or one of the elders, if you have a prayer need or Ardelle (680-two five seven one) if you would like the prayer chain started.


Consistory Members

Deacons -- Tony Niewenhuis, Ben Donker, Greg Bruinsma, Beau VanGenderen

Elders -- Roger Punt, Dan De Waard (VP), Mike Donker, Lyle Bruinsma