Aurora Reformed Church

Aurora Center, SD

Bulletin: March 3, 2024


SUNDAY: 10:00 AM Worship
                  6:30 PM Evening Bible Study

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

TUESDAY: 6:30 PM Elders Meeting
                  7:00 PM Consistory

                       7:00 PM Hope Circle
                       7:00 PM Community Combined Prayer Service @ New Holland

THURSDAY: 1:30 PM Dorcas


No Jr High youth group this week!


Happy Birthday: Miranda DeWitt, Savahah Juhnke, Sloan Gillen

 Prayer Needs:

*Pauline Tolsma is at the Parkston Nursing home.

*Betty Tegethoff, Sarah Punt & Eltha Wolbrink are in the Corsica Nursing home 

*Dora Dykstra is at the Platte Nursing home.

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

Mission we support: Living Stone Prison Church, Diamond Willow Ministries (Ft Thompson SD), Center of Hope (Sioux Falls), Navigator Ministries (Colorado Springs), Freedoms Gate Church, Heartcry Ministries.


*Cheryl Gibbs is improving. For those wishing to send a card of encouragement and well wishes here is her address: 2115 84 St SW, Byron Center, Michigan 49315

*We wanted to express our thankfulness to the entire church body for all the love, help, and prayers that were given to our family before and after Evangelyn's birth. Thank you for praying for her safe arrival and for providing so much practical help through meals. We are praising God for her safe delivery and for all of you who took such great care of us in a time of need! 
In Christ, the Hovland Family

*Thank you for the cards, prayers, food, and kind words on the death of our mother. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.  Thank you especially to those who provided cookies for the visitation and served the meal.  We will always be grateful to Pastor Martin for the time he spent with Mom and for the comfort provided these past few weeks.
--The family of Phyllis Punt



*Combined Prayer Service with other area churches to be held March 6 at New Holland CRC at 7:00 PM.  The offering will be for New Hope Christian Camp. 

*Hope Circle meets Wednesday @ 7:00 PM. Phyllis Pennings is the leader of Lesson 2 (Matthew 3:1-4:25). Miranda is the hostess

*Dorcas Meets Thursday @ 1:30 PM. Jan has devotions, Leader is Miranda of “Two Paths pp 49-64. Roll call is Follow and Brenda is the hostess.

*Women’s Lenten Program is March 20th @ 7:00 PM. All women are invited to attend.

*The Jr High youth group will be hosting a pancake breakfast Easter morning, March 31st- serving will start at 8:30 AM.

*St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stickney is having a soup supper on Sun., March 3 serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We will serve a variety of soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Free Will donations be used to send our kids to Bible Camp.

*The Saint Mary’s Knights of Columbus would like to thank everyone who attended the last fish fry. We will be donating $2000 to the Aurora County Cancer Society. The next fish fry will be March 8th in Stickney, serving fish and fries. Serving time will be 5:00PM to 7:00PM. All proceeds will be to the swimming pool fund. Thank you for your support!

*Pancake & Sausage Fundraiser- Tuesday March 12th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ the Corsica Legion Hall. Free will Donation- all funds raised will go to Feeding South Dakota and be matched dollar for dollar through CHS’s Harvest for Hunger Fundraising Campaign. Matching funds will go to charities and food pantries in the Farmers Alliance service area.

*Women’s Retreat at New Hope:  Friday, April 26th -Saturday, April 27th at New Hope Christian Camp in Platte, SD the Women of Hope present “Come As You Are.” A weekend that will quip you to fight chaos with countercultural practices of simplicity, prayer, and community. Our guest speaker will be Chelsey (Munneke) Nugteren. You can register online at or email or call 605-337-3146. 

*Cornerstone Prison Church Council, Board and Congregation
would like to invite you to our Annual Benefit Banquet
Monday, April 1, 2024 at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley, IA.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.and the banquet begins at 6:30pm. 
Save your spot by Sunday, March 24 by calling Trinity CRC at 712-476-5292 or go to our website
A free will offering will be taken as an opportunity to financially support Cornerstone’s ministry.We look forward to seeing you!
If you are unable to attend, you can send your donations to:
    Cornerstone Prison Church
    c/o Dave Vande Kamp
    PO Box 88708
    Sioux Falls, SD 57109
    Or Donate online at


Call to Worship
Pastoral Prayer
Congregational Greeting
Congregational Worship

#43 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
#65 “The Wonder of It All”

Children’s Message
Special Music:
#270 “Wonderful Words of Life”
Reading of the Word:
Mark 7:24-30
Preaching of the Word
Responsive Hymn

#441 “Take Time to Be Holy”
Closing Doxology
May the Grace of Christ, Our Savior”



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 -- Ben Donker, Greg Bruinsma, Beau VanGenderen, Aaron DeHaai

Elders -- Mike Donker, Lyle Bruinsma, Larry Langstraat, Robert Punt