January 14, 2018 (View Full Bulletin)

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Trinity Christian High School
Nursery this morning: Abbie K., Anna P., Alyssa U., Julia V.M., Jessica A.
This evening: Maria K., Mrs M. Maassen, Zoe G., Keahna H.
Next Sunday morning: Alexa M., Mrs. J. Mouw, Shawna H., Gracia K.
Next Sunday afternoon: Elizabeth P., Mrs D. Rozeboom, Brooke M., Ruth H.
Ushers: For January: Jerry Bleyenberg, Derk Burgers, Jordan De Boer
Listen to the Reformed Witness Hour every Sunday on KLOH 1050 AM at 8:00 a.m. and KDCR 88.5 FM at 5:00 p.m. Today’s message is “Arming Ourselves for Christ’s Return (1)” (I Thessalonians 5:8-10). Next week’s message will be “Arming Ourselves for Christ’s Return (2)” (I Thessalonians 5:8-10).

FROM THE CONSISTORY OR COUNCIL
We welcome all visitors worshiping with us today. May God’s name be exalted as we worship together. The order of our worship service is printed on the back of the bulletin.
This morning we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Supervision is exercised over the sacrament, so only those who are members of our congregation in good standing or those who have received special permission from the consistory are allowed to partake of the sacrament. May we be worthy partakers of the supper of our Lord.
The sermon this afternoon will be an applicatory sermon.
The membership papers of Kalista Heynen and Karina Heynen have been transferred to Byron Center PRC at their request. We commend them to the care of our sister congregation.
Offering totals for the month of December were General Fund $28,838.77, Received YTD $277,395.14, Budgeted YTD $289,013.04, Benevolent Fund $4,806.14, Balance $17,209.39, Building Fund $4,000.00, Wingham PR School $374.60, Hull PRCS $8,307.53, Trinity CHS $10,848.60, Domestic Missions $268.25, Seminary Student Assistance $325.50, Beacon Lights $336.90, and Philippine Book Fund $532.50.

At the council organizational meeting this past Monday the following men were chosen for various positions: Vice President: Brian Gritters; Clerk: Brian Van Engen; Clerk of Records: Jeff Baker; General Alternate: Joel Van Ginkel; General Fund Treasurer: Peter S. Westra; Assistant Treasurer: Carl Maassen; Building Fund Treasurer: Dan Poppema; and Benevolent Fund Treasurer: Marlin Westra. The deacons at their meeting chose the following: Chairman: Carl Maassen; Secretary: David Camarigg and General Alternate: Paul De Roon. Committee appointments were also made at the council meeting and are listed on the back of this bulletin.

CHURCH CALENDAR
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 3:45 p.m. We will discussion Eph. 4:17-24.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Review of Lessons 11-15.
The FMC will meet here at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet and study Lesson 16. Nursery Helpers: Margaret L., Kolette V., Tonia W., Brittany K. Upstairs Helper: Kathy P. Lunch: Rachel K., Courtney E., Gretta V.M.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 17; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 10, Q. 1-6; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belg. 24; Canons 5:3-8.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 7:1. Lunch: Jennie Van Maanen and Wilma Vogel. January visitors: Natalie Van Ginkel and Stephanie Van Engen
Men’s Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Study will begin at I Timothy 6. The after recess discussion will be on Article 38 of the Church Order. All men are welcome to attend.
Next Sunday: Sr. Young Adults’ Bible study and fellowship will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the parsonage.

CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Brian Kroese is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Hazel Andringa to Derick Grimm.
Claire Van Egdom had her gall bladder removed on Thursday. The surgery went well, and she returned home the next day. Let us remember Claire and her family in our prayers.

CHURCH NEWS
Classis East met this past Wednesday. Two appeals were not treated because Classis judged the matter was not finished in the consistory. Another appeal was given to a committee of six men who will report to a continuing meeting of this classis on February 28. Classis adopted an overture to limit the distribution of the agendas of classical meetings to current council members. The church visitors gave a favorable report of their work in 2017. Rev. Slopsema and Rev. Koole were chosen to be church visitors in 2018. Elected to represent Classis East at Synod 2018 were Revs. Eriks, Haak, Langerak, Spronk, and Van Overloop along with Elders Pete Adams, Gary Kaptein, James Lanting, Howard Pastoor, and Pete Vander Schaaf. Three subsidy requests were sent with approval to Synod 2018.
Calvary PRC has formed a trio of Cand. Noorman, Rev. Huizinga and Rev. Mahtani.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reserve Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. for a lecture at Heritage PRC in Sioux Falls by Mr. Ron Klaasen of the Trinitarian Bible Society entitled: “What are the differences between the King James Version and Modern Translations of the Bible?” Refreshments will be provided after the lecture.
The Young Reformers’ Bible study is starting a new year with a new book to study. Come join us as we start our study on the book of Malachi. We meet on Wednesday nights at Dordt College in the Classroom Building in room 1316 (down the hall from the theater). Our first meeting will be Wednesday, January 17, at 7:00. We hope to see you there.
The 7th and 8th graders of Hull PRCS invite you to join them for chapel on Friday, February 2, at 8:45 a.m. The chapel will be held at Hull PRC, and Rev. De Boer will speak on the theme “White as Snow”. Join us for vocal and instrumental praise to our Lord in gratitude for His forgiveness and mercy.
The freshman and sophomore classes of Trinity Christian High School will be hosting their annual Pasta Feed and Game Night fundraiser on Friday, March 9. Please reserve the date for an evening of fellowship and fun! More information will be published next month.
The 2018 Young People’s Convention will be hosted by our area churches. If you have ever thought about being a chaperone or a nurse at a convention, don’t pass up this opportunity. It is a rewarding experience, and it might be the hardest job you’ll ever love. Chaperone and nurse registration for 2018 Young People’s Convention began on Monday, January 1, 2018. The convention is planned for August 13-17 at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria, MN. To register, go to www.prcconvention.com and follow the instructions under the chaperone or nurse tab. If you have any questions, email us at chaperone@prcconvention.com
Reminder: The annual Trinity Christian High School promotional supper will be held on Monday, January 29, at Hull PRC with the punch bowl at 6:30 and supper at 7:00. The board encourages everyone post-high school and older to come and support our school! There is no need to RSVP this year.