Aurora Reformed Church

Aurora Center, SD

Bulletin: August 20, 2017


SUNDAY: 10:00 AM Morning Worship
                  6:00 PM Bible Study @ church


*Happy Birthday: Sally Scott, Chad Clites, Barbara Wright, Von VanGenderen, Tate Tolsma, Kelsey VandenHoek, Zach De Lange

*Happy Anniversary: Dan & Natalie Ebbens, Ben & Calsie Donker, Heath & Kellie Gillen

*Prayer Needs:
Sylvan De Haai will be starting radiation & chemo treatments this week for his cancer. Delores VanGenderen as she recovers from back surgery. Continue to pray for Marge Feenstra, Rylan De Haai, Sheryl Brondsema, Jessica Neilan, Ken Davis as they are dealing with health issues.

*Logan & Jackie are home and are preparing to move to Asia.

*Carissa Bruinsma will be coming home this week! Please pray for safe travels and an easy adjustment time!!

*Irene Nydam is at the Corsica Nursing home

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

*Alvin Dykstra is at the Platte Nursing home.

*Please keep in your prayers all of our local firefighters, EMT, police officers and military.
Those serving in the military. Chase Mayer who is serving in the Air force. Cole Perrett (grandson of Pauline Tolsma) is stationed at the Navy base in Washington



*Thank you Colton Bultje for ministering to us with special music this morning!

*I would like to thank everyone for the prayers, visits, cards, food & other kind gestures shown to me during my knee surgery and recuperation.  It was all very much appreciated. Duane Wolbrink

*Thank you to everyone for their kind words and prayers during my recent illness. It meant so much to me! Eleanor Olivier

*The VBS offering was $131.00. The offering was given to the local Gideon organization. We want to thank Leroy Bruinsma for explaining to the VBS kids the mission of the Gideons.



*Next Sunday Evening at Aurora Reformed Church, August 27th, @ 7:00PM Carissa Bruinsma and Haleigh Nordmeyer will be sharing and showing pictures of their recent mission trip they took with YWAM to China and South Korea. We invite everyone to come and hear their testimony and about their experiences. The DeHaai’s and Don will be singing … lunch will be served after the service.

*The Hope Circle ladies have been requested to serve lunch at Jim & Betty Tegethoff’s auction on Saturday, September 16th.  Auction begins at 10:30.  A sign-up sheet is located in the back of church for food, supplies, and workers.  Please bring donations to fellowship hall or auction site.  Any questions, please contact Carla Plamp. 



*I will be leading a new Bible study on modern day idols, starting August 28th. We will meet Monday nights at 7:30. If you are interested please contact Jessica Van Genderen. 

*Christian-based Weight Loss Group: The Stickney Methodist Chruch will be hosting a non-denominational informational meeting on Sunday, August 27th @ 7:30PM. The program that they plan to use is called “Bod4God-Losing to Live”. It is a 12 week series by Pastor Steve Reynolds. Come and check out what the program is about and then decide if it is something you would be interested in being part of. If you are interested and cannot attend that evening, please contact Sherri Bruinsma @ 732-4561 and let her know.

*Grief comes into our lives from many different avenues. The most common is the death of someone dear to us. Grief also occurs with a change of independence in our living situation, a change in our physical ability, being a care giver, or receiving news of a terminal illness. Good Samaritan society- Corsica is partnering with Asera Care to form a Grief Support Group for this area. The first of our monthly meeting will be Monday August 21st @ 12:00 in the Chapel at the Good Samaritan Society. A lunch will be provided. If you plan to attend, a phone call to 946-5467 would be appreciated. Please come and check out the meeting. There are no obligation or commitments. This will be a free service for our community.




Special Music:


Sound System Schedule

Library Duty:

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

Ardelle Bruinsma, 732-4268 (leave a message) 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.


**If you need to contact Von VanGenderen regarding the sound system, he can be reached at 999-3250.


Consistory Members

Deacons – Roger Punt, Chad Clites, Darwin Vreugdenhil, Matt Feenstra

Elders – Marv VanGenderen, Dan De Waard, Mike Donker, Mike VandenHoek