Aurora Reformed Church

Aurora Center, SD

Bulletin: January 20, 2019


SUNDAY: 10:00 AM Morning Worship
                Sunday School


*Happy Birthday: Loran Dykstra, Hayden Plamp, Viola De Waard, Kayleen De Waard, Sophia Ogle

Happy Anniversary: Adames & Sarah Punt, Vernon & Phyllis Punt

*Prayer Needs:
Continue to pray for Mavis Bultje, Vernon Punt, Marge Feenstra, Rylan De Haai and Linda Murphy.

*Logan & Jackie who are living in Central Asia.

*Carissa Bruinsma serving with YWAM in Houston, TX.

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

*Irene Nydam is at the Corsica Nursing home

*Jr Olivier and Eltha Wolbrink are at the Leisure Living in Corsica

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

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


*Books are to be audited from the different ministries in the church and need to be turned in to the back table by January 27.

**A new special music list is in your church mailbox this week. Reminder, please email the church by THURSDAY what you have arranged for special music so that it can be included in the bulletin and the power point. Also, if your name was missed on the list please let Ardelle know so that it can get added on! Thank you



*January 13 & 20 - We will once again be updating the church directory for anyone wishing to update their family photo for the directory.  Even if you do not have any information changes - you can still update your picture as many of the kids (and adults) have grown and changed!    Pictures will be taken after the Sunday school singing back by the piano where the backdrop is set up currently.  Also - any NEW consistory member, please come get your picture taken for the Consistory page.  NO reservation needed.  I will just be back there and available for anyone wanting to update their page!  Thanks – Twila

*The Junior High Youth Group is hosting a Mystery Supper again this year.  It will be on Friday, Feb. 22nd beginning at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.
It will be an evening of food, fellowship and fun, open to all high school age students and adults.  
Please sign up on the sheet on the table in the back of church or by contacting Angela Feenstra by Sunday, Feb. 17th.  Free Will Donation!  



*Knights of Columbus is serving a breakfast brunch Sunday Jan. 27 from 8:00 to 11: 00 at St. Mary's Church in Stickney.

*A Grief Support Group will meet on Monday, January 21, in the conference room at the Good Samaritan Society – Corsica at 12 noon.  Lunch will be provided.  If you have experienced a loss or are preparing for the loss of a loved one, please join us.  (This group will be meeting on the third Monday of every month and is hosted by Asera Care Hospice of Sioux Falls.)

Men's Retreat: Men, mark your calendars to join “Rekindle: Rekindling Our Awe of God” on Friday evening, January 25 – Sunday, January 27 at New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center, 3 miles south of Platte. Guest speakers will be Dan Ebbens of Aurora Center and Gus Craven of Wanblee with worship led by Tim Collins of Underwood, MN. Cost is $125 with scholarships available. More information as well as registration forms is available at

*Registration is open for the Spring Cursillo – Dates for the Men’s starting Thursday evening Feb 21st to Sunday afternoon Feb 24th, women’s weekend Thursday evening Feb 28th to Sunday March 3rd. Anyone out of High school may attend. For more information or a registration form Contact Karla Overweg at 680-4848.  New this year for workers “Early Bird discount “if registering to work 3 weeks before the weekend will receive a $25 discount

*New Hope Christian Camp & Retreat Center is hosting their first women's retreat weekend, IF:Gathering 2019!  The live simulcast from Dallas, TX will focus on Proverbs and relying on God's wisdom.  Join us for a time of worship, great speakers, fellowship, rest, renewal, and great food! The simulcast will begin at 6pm on Friday, February 8 and will end Saturday evening, February 9 with pizza, prayer, and processing over what we learned! The cost is $80 for an overnight stay and $60 without an overnight stay. For more information and registration: or contact Jess @ 702.755.2769  Tricia @ 605.243.2207 or Kristen Bruinsma @ 605.680.0438 with any questions.




Special Music:


Sound System Schedule


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

Ardelle Bruinsma, 605-680-2571 (call or text) or email her 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 – Matt Feenstra, Nathan Wolbrink, Alan Bruinsma, John A Nydam

Elders – Mike VandenHoek, Robert Punt, Curt Niewenhuis, Byron De Haai