Aurora Reformed Church

Aurora Center, SD

Bulletin: December 10, 2017


SUNDAY: 10:00 AM Morning Worship
                  6:00 PM Bible Study
                  6:00 PM Jr. High RCYF

WEDNESDAY: 4:00 PM Christmas program practice
                        7:00 PM Brotherhood
                        7:00 PM Christmas Concert @ Lutheran Church


*Happy Birthday: Twila Dykstra, Dwight Feenstra, Lucy Overweg, Bodee Nydam, John A Nydam, Martha Nydam

*Prayer Needs:
Continue to pray for Vernon Punt, Marge Feenstra , Rylan De Haai & Sylvan De Haai. Valerie Punt (Leslie Punt’s wife) has colon cancer. Please pray for Sheryl Brondsema, Jessica Neilan, Ken Davis as they are dealing with health issues. Brady Sprik who is in rehab after an accident.

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

*Carissa Bruinsma serving with YWAM.

*TJ & Pamela & Mya Lindsey as they are in Lima, Peru to continue their work with “Heart of Christ Ministries” (

*Irene Nydam is at the Corsica Nursing home

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

*Rich Punt at the Good Samaritan Village Home in Sioux Falls. Rich’s address is 717 East Meadowlark Trail, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

*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. Matt Mulder who is serving with the 1/189th Aviation Unit. Chase Mayer who is serving in the Air force. Cole Perrett (grandson of Pauline Tolsma) is stationed at the Navy base in Washington


****5th grade-College age …. will be doing a special music number for the candlelight service! We will practice during the Sunday School hour the month of December. We will meet in the sanctuary. We would love everyone in that age group to join us..even if you can’t make it to all the practices!!



* Jr High RCYF meets tonight in the fellowship hall @ 6:00.

*ATTENTION – 4 yr olds – 8th graders:  Sunday School Christmas program practice will Wednesday the 13th.  Please ride Bonny Prien’s bus and she will drop you off at church.     Practice is also Saturday the 16th from 9:30-11:30.    Program will be December 17.  Any questions, please contact Kayleen DeWaard.

*You are welcome to bring poinsettias to the church again in memory of a loved one. Please put a note on your plant as to who it is in memory of and from whom. Let’s make the church a place of beauty for the Christmas season. Please keep in mind that each family is responsible for the care of their plant.

*December 24th @ 7:00 PM will be the candle light service at Aurora Reformed Church.



*The Grief Support Group will be Monday, December 18th in the chapel of the Good Samaritan Society-Corsica at 12:00.  Lunch will be provided.  Remember there is no cost or obligation.  Now that we are in the winter months, if the weather is questionable, please call 946-5467 to confirm that is it still planned.

*Thank you for supporting the County Cancer Fund by giving so generously at the pork loin supper, pie auction, and community church service.  Because of your generosity and the use of Thriven Action Team Visa cards to pay most of the expenses,  $7539 has been given to the cancer fund to help you and your neighbors who have been diagnosed with cancer

* “COLORING TIME” …The community is invited to join us first and third Thursdays for “Coloring Time”. All supplies will be provide, or bring your own. Snacks and coffee will be provided. Please join us!! Thursday from 2:00-3:00 PM at Leisure Living in Corsica.

*Hello from New Hope Christian Camp and Retreat Center!
We are excited here at New Hope to be partnering with Men Right Here Ministries of Platte to be offering a Men's Retreat on January 19-21, 2018! We would like to share this retreat with you and we are praying this is just one way we at New Hope can help you reach and disciple the people of Platte and the surrounding area.  We have only room for 40 men at this retreat so please encourage the men in your congregation to register soon. I attached a Registration Form and Flyer but if you would like us to send you color hard copies, reply to this email and we will drop off hard copies for this Men's Retreat. We are also planning to have THREE WEEKS of Summer Camps for kids this summer-so please keep us in your prayers as the organizing and planning is being done.
You can also get the registration forms and keep in touch with what is going on at our Facebook page: New Hope Christian Camp and Retreat Center.
Thank you for the work you do in sharing the Gospel of Jesus in our community! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you in your ministry.
God bless you in this Advent Season as you share the hope of Jesus.

*The churches in White Lake, Stickney & Plankinton are involved in supporting the Christmas Baskets by shopping at the Ron’s Market in their community and using the turkey punch card to help purchase turkey’s. If you would like, you may purchase a gift card at Ron’s Market to help purchase items for the Christmas Basket. The gift card may be left at Ron’s or leave them at your church. The baskets will be put together at the Plankinton United Methodist Church on Saturday morning December 16, 2017. For more information contact David Merrill @ 942-7517.




Special Music:


February 4- Norvil & Twila Dykstra & family

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