Aurora Reformed Church

Aurora Center, SD

Bulletin: March 19, 2023


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

MONDAY: 7:00 AM Men’s Bible Study
                 7:30 PM Women’s Bible Study

WEDNESDAY: 7:00 PM HS Youth Group
                        7:00 PM Jr High Youth Group

THURSDAY: 7:30 PM Men’s Bible Study


Happy Birthday: Paula Tolsma, Lyle Bruinsma


Prayer Needs:

*Phyllis VanderWerff , who lives in Orange City and is the wife of Lyle. has a terminal illness and is under hospice care. The family is asking for prayers of peace and comfort.

*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.


*Thank you to my church family for remembering me with my knee replacement with prayers, cards, food and visits. Bernetta Wolbrink



*The women of the Aurora Reformed Church invite you to our Lenten Program on March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Linda De Haai will be the speaker and the offering will go to the shoebox outreach in Guatemala a ministry of Living Water Teaching.

*A Sunday School class for 3- and 4-year-olds will be starting on April 2nd!

*The Junior High Youth Group will be hosting a breakfast before Easter Service from 8:30-9:30 AM. A freewill offering will be taken to raise funds for the group. Everyone is invited! 

*Harrison Community Youth Group invites you to a soup supper – Wednesday, March 22nd, 5:30 – 8:00 pm at Harrison Community Church (south church). Come for a bowl of chili or chicken noodle soup, a cold meat and cheese sandwich, and dessert!  (We’ll also have to-go cups!)   Free-will donation     Hope to see you there!!


*If you see someone with a red dot on their forehead, or wearing a religious head covering, do you wonder how to reach out to them? On Sat., March 25, 8:30--11:30AM, come to Empower Campus, 1915 E. 8th Street, Sioux Falls. Hear testimonies of former Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists who are now Jesus-followers, learn about outreach, and have good ethnic treats. No need to RSVP. Questions? Contact Fred at (605)376-6330/, NEW ROOTS MINISTRY



31 Q. Why is he called “Christ,” meaning “anointed”?
A. Because he has been ordained by God the Father and has been anointed with the Holy Spirit1 to be our chief prophet and teacher2 who fully reveals to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning our deliverance;3 our only high priest4 who has delivered us by the one sacrifice of his body,5 and who continually pleads our cause with the Father;6 and our eternal king7 who governs us by his Word and Spirit, and who guards us and keeps us in the freedom he has won for us.8
1 Luke 3:21-22; 4:14-19 (Isa. 61:1); Heb. 1:9 (Ps. 45:7) 2 Acts 3:22 (Deut. 18:15) 3 John 1:18; 15:15 4 Heb. 7:17 (Ps. 110:4) 5 Heb. 9:12; 10:11-14 6 Rom. 8:34; Heb. 9:24 7 Matt. 21:5 (Zech. 9:9) 8 Matt. 28:18-20; John 10:28; Rev. 12:10-11

32 Q. But why are you called a Christian?
A. Because by faith I am a member of Christ1 and so I share in his anointing.2 I am anointed to confess his name,3 to present myself to him as a living sacrifice of thanks,4 to strive with a free conscience against sin and the devil in this life,5 and afterward to reign with Christ over all creation for eternity.6
1 1 Cor. 12:12-27 2 Acts 2:17 (Joel 2:28); 1 John 2:27 3 Matt. 10:32; Rom. 10:9-10; Heb. 13:15 4 Rom. 12:1; 1 Pet. 2:5, 9 5 Gal. 5:16-17; Eph. 6:11; 1 Tim. 1:18-19 6 Matt. 25:34; 2 Tim. 2:12



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

#528 “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus”
#529 “O, How I Love Jesus”

Children’s Message
Special Music:
Mike, Dawn, Rachel, Jane & Jim Guenthner
Reading of the Word:
Joel 2: 28-32
Preaching of the Word:
“Signs and Wonders”
Responsive Hymn

#525 “I Will Praise Him”
Closing Doxology
Family of God”



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