Aurora Reformed Church

Aurora Center, SD

Bulletin: August 14, 2022


SUNDAY: 10:00 AM Worship
                 7:00 PM Evening Bible Study

MONDAY: 7:00 AM Men’s Bible Study


Happy Birthday- Charlie Wright, Wayne Bultje, Sally Scott, Chad Clites

Happy Annivsary-Curt & Cheryl Niewenhuis

*Prayer Needs:

*Natalie Nydam as she recovers from surgery.

*Virginal Nydam who had a stroke.

*Betty Nepodal, Rachel Donker’s grandma, passed away last week.

*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.


*As of July 1, Kristen Bruinsma has taken over the duties of the church janitor.  I thank you for the privilege I’ve had to serve the church in this role for the past 16 years.  Our family asks that you walk beside Kristen and her family the way you did to us.  Thank you!  Phyllis Pennings

Thank you to all who attended the youth group ice cream social. $1,391.52 was raised to help fund the Rocky Mountain High retreat next year(2023).  Special thanks to those who helped with or donated time and food.



Sunday Evening Study at the church, begins tonight, Sunday, August 14th, at 7pm It will be a video series covering the Doctrines of Grace in John by Steven Lawson with discussion following. All are invited to any and all sessions!

Men's Morning Bible Study on the 1st and 3rd Mondays held at the Church, 7AM beginning tomorrow August 15th. All men are welcome!

New books and resources will be added to the Church library, donated by Pastor Martin, and can be found in a "Pastor's Picks" section. We will try to regularly highlight new titles!

*A meal schedule has been set up to help Natalie Nydam and her family. To sign up, please go to,  click on "find a meal schedule", then enter Nydam & the password- 4790.
If you are unable to sign up on line, you can also call Jessica VanGenderen or Cheryl Niewenhuis to help get you signed up. 
You will find delivery instructions on the meal schedule. 

*With fall around the corner, we are looking forward to additional opportunities for teaching, growth, discipleship and fellowship with our youth. These opportunities will include: High School Youth Group, Junior High Youth Group, as well as weekly Sunday School. More information to follow in the weeks to come!




88 Q. What is involved in genuine repentance or conversion?
A. Two things: the dying-away of the old self, and the rising-to-life of the new.1
1 Rom. 6:1-11; 2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 3:5-10 102

89 Q. What is the dying-away of the old self?
To be genuinely sorry for sin and more and more to hate and run away from it.1
1 Ps. 51:3-4, 17; Joel 2:12-13; Rom. 8:12-13; 2 Cor. 7:10

90 Q. What is the rising-to-life of the new self?
Wholehearted joy in God through Christ1 and a love and delight to live according to the will of God by doing every kind of good work.2
1 Ps. 51:8, 12; Isa.57:15; Rom. 5:1; 14:17 2 Rom. 6:10-11; Gal. 2:20

91 Q. What are good works?
Only those which are done out of true faith,1 conform to God’s law,2 and are done for God’s glory;3 and not those based on our own opinion or human tradition.4
1 John 15:5; Heb. 11:6 2 Lev. 18:4; 1 Sam. 15:22; Eph. 2:10 3 1 Cor. 10:31 4 Deut. 12:32; Isa. 29:13; Ezek. 20:18-19; Matt. 15:7-9


Worship Service
Announcements & Prayer Requests
Congregational Greeting
Call to Worship
Pastoral Prayer
Congregational Worship

#204 “Rock of Ages”
#404 “The Solid Rock”

Children Message
Special Music:

Bristol Nydam

Reading of the Word

1 John 2: 7-14

Preaching of the Word
A Commandment of Light and Love”
Responsive Prayer
Responsive Hymn:

#527 “Glory to His Name”
Closing Doxology
Gloria Patri”



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, 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 -- Tyler Juhnke, Tony Niewenhuis, Ben Donker, Greg Bruinsma

Elders -- Byron De Haai, Steve Pennings, Roger Punt, Dan De Waard (VP)