November 19, 2017 (View Full Bulletin)

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Reformed Witness Committee and Heidelberg PR School
Nursery this morning: Mrs D. Rozeboom, Elizabeth P., Kelsey U., Aubrey V.B.
This evening: Alyssa U., Mrs. C. Van Briesen, Jayda V.E., Heather V.E.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs K. VanVoorst, Ashley Van Egdom, Lydia B., Jessica A.
Next Sunday evening: Brooke V.E., Hilary A., Julia V.M., Shelby A.
Ushers: For November: Marcus Andringa, Daniel Baker, Jeremy Baker
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 “Thanks Be To God” (II Corinthians 9:15). Next week’s message will be “Called Unto Holiness” (I Thessalonians 4:3-5,7,8).

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.
Call to Worship: This Thursday at 9:30 a.m. we will have our annual Thanksgiving Day service. Offering will be for Hull PR School. Nursery attendants will be Sophie V.A., Ashley Van Engen, Madalyn V.G., and Claire V.V.
The congregational meeting has been scheduled for Monday, November 27, at 7:30 p.m. Agendas are available for pickup on a table in the narthex.
Men’s and Ladies’ Societies will not meet this week due to Thanksgiving.
CHURCH CALENDAR
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet after the morning service to practice the special number for the singspiration.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Review of Lessons 6-10.
The FMC will meet here at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: There will be no Wealth on the 22nd due to Thanksgiving break.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 11; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Test over Lessons 4-6; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession 17,20,21 and Canons 2:8.
Thursday: Thanksgiving Day service at 9:30 a.m.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Dennis Hoksbergen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Steve Maassen to Derick Grimm.
Joyce Kooiker was admitted to the hospital in Sioux Center on Tuesday. She was having difficulty breathing due to fluid around her heart. She improved with treatment and returned home on Thursday. Let us remember Joyce and her family in our prayers to our heavenly Father. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: Psalm 28:7a

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Calvary PRC Young Peoples’ Society invites you to their annual Thanksgiving singspiration, to be held tonight at 7:45.
The Young People’s Society is selling KJV calendars and cards. Contact Sue Uittenbogaard at 439-2258 or csuitten@mtcnet.net or sign up on sheet on the back table. Thank you for your support of our Young People’s Society!
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Wednesday, November 22, at 7 p.m.
The junior high band and choir students from the Northwest Iowa Protestant Reformed School and the Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School will have their annual combined program on Monday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Protestant Reformed Church. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow the program.
Everyone is invited to a chapel given by grades K-2 on Wednesday, November 22, at 8:45 a.m. at the Hull Protestant Reformed Church. Rev. Brummel will be speaking on our theme For Daily Bread We Thank Thee. We hope to see you there!
Save the date of Friday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m. for the 6th Annual Christian Education Lecture sponsored by the Association for Protestant Reformed Education in Sioux Falls. Rev. Cory Griess will be speaking on “The Need for Protestant Reformed Schools in a Post-Modern World” at Heritage PRC.
The Reformed Witness Hour Committee thanks you, friends and donors, for your prayers and financial support during 2017. As you plan for your year-end giving, we ask that you prayerfully consider helping with two new costs: broadcasting in the Chicago area (approximately $500 per month) and the re-design of our website. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.
50th Anniversary: By God’s grace, Covenant Christian High School is celebrating its 50th year of Christ-centered education. We have much to be thankful for in this work of our Father. To that end, the school Board is putting together a program to commemorate this milestone. The planned dates for the program is April 27th (program at Fairhaven) and April 28th (dinner and open house at Covenant). We are looking for volunteers to serve on a committee to develop this program. If you are interested, please contact Tim Pipe Jr. (Board liaison to the 50th Anniversary Committee) at 272-6392 (cell) or at tpipe23@gmail.com.
The Reformed Witness Committee will meet on Thursday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Iowa Protestant Reformed School in Doon.
The second/final installment of Prof. David Engelsma’s response to questions submitted after his speech regarding spousal abuse is now available. Please log on to Byron Center’s website to find the appropriate link. byronprc.org.
Covenant Christian High School Choir CD: We are now taking orders for our new Choir CD Teach Me to Pray, a beautiful selection from the Psalter. The CDs are priced at $10 and will only be available to order through November 26. To place your order, please sign up on the sheet in the back of church and give your payment to your church’s contact person, Sue Uittenbogaard, by Monday, November 27. Only orders paid in full will be placed.
The Hope Heralds 2017 CD entitled Our God is God is available for $12. To order your copy, please call or text Karen Daling (616-662-0784) or Dan Van Dyke (616-610-3276). You may also order by email at dvandyke@hchr.org.
The Northwest Iowa Protestant Reformed School in Doon, Iowa, is seeking a teacher for grades 3 and 4 for the 2018-2019 school year as well as an Administrator. For more information please contact Brent Wynia at 712-470-2757 or brentwynia@hotmail.com or Joey Mantel at 712-470-6493 or jsmantel@outlook.com.
The Board of Hope Christian School in Redlands, California, is seeking applicants for two full-time teaching positions for high school grades beginning next school year (2018/2019). All interested persons should contact Ron VanVoorthuysen (909-499-2350 or ron.revco@me.com) or Scott Gaastra (909-910-2673 or Scott.Gaastra@gmail.com).