January 07, 2018 (View Full Bulletin)

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Lindsay K., Christy K., Leah G., Emily G.
This evening: Jessica K., Shania K., Shelby A., Lydia B.
Next Sunday morning: Abbie K., Anna P., Alyssa U., Julia V.M., Jessica A.
Next Sunday afternoon: Maria K., Mrs M. Maassen, Zoe G., Keahna 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 “Confidence in Christ’s Coming” (Hebrews 10:35-37). Next week’s message will be “Arming Ourselves for Christ’s Return (1)” (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.
The baptisms of Tate Andrew, son of Alex and Haley Van Ginkel, and Eden Renae, daughter of Joe and Faith Bootsma, are scheduled to take place this afternoon. We thank God for the gift of covenant children and pray He will grant these parents the grace needed to raise their children in the fear of His name.
The sermon this afternoon will be a preparatory sermon with a view to partaking of the Lord’s Supper next Sunday morning. Supervision is exercised over the sacrament, so that only those who are members of our congregation in good standing, or those who have received special permission from the Consistory will be allowed to partake of the sacrament. May we be worthy partakers of the supper of our Lord.

CHURCH CALENDAR
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet after the afternoon service to practice the special number for the singspiration this evening.
Monday: The deacons meet at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Council at 8:00.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 15.
The Consistory meets at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet and study Lesson 15. Nursery helpers: Beth D.G., Kim D.J., and Britney W. Upstairs helper: Janae V.M. Lunch: Britney W., Kerri V.D.B., and Kolette V.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 16; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Test over Lessons 7-9; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession 23 and Canons 2:8, B4
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 9:6.

CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Kindra Oostra is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Dan Blankespoor to Derick Grimm.
We express our sympathy to Chalice Altena in the death of her sister-in-law, Evonne Jonker, who died on Friday. May the Spirit of our Lord comfort her heart in this time of sorrow.
For some time now, Ruth Huizenga has been struggling with social anxiety and depression. Let us remember her and the Huizenga family in our prayers during this trial.
On behalf of the 60+ members of the congregation we wish to express our thanks to the young people and their sponsors for the caroling visits and the game night. The game night was an evening of fun and fellowship. We enjoyed singing carols with them on their caroling visits too. Thanks also to those who donated the desserts and the plates of goodies.
The 2018 directory is being worked on. Please get any corrections to Sue Uittenbogaard this week at csuitten@mtcnet.net or 439-2258.

CHURCH NEWS
Classis East meets this Wednesday at Hudsonville PRC.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Edgerton Young People’s Society invites you to their annual Christmas Singspiration. This will now be held at First Reformed Church of Edgerton tonight at 7 p.m. First Reformed is located almost directly across the street from Edgerton PRC and accommodates more people.
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 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
Heritage PRC Young People are hosting our 2nd Annual Pinewood Derby fundraiser on Saturday, February 24, from 11-2 in the church fellowship hall at 3800 E. 15th Street, Sioux Falls. Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup will be served for lunch. Spectators are welcome, and a donation box will be available for those who wish to eat. A donation of $15 will cover registration, food, and the kit to build your car. Please sign up by January 13 by contacting Crystal at 605-937-7159 or crystalbrummel@hotmail.com. Kits will be distributed mid-January. Proceeds will go toward 2018 convention expenses.
Advice for Elders on Family Visitation: Hudsonville PRC is hosting this winter’s Classis East Officebearers’ Conference on Tuesday evening, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. We have asked Prof. Gritters to speak on our practice of family visitation. We want to keep this beloved practice as our Church Order requires, but how will we do it most profitably for all our homes? After explaining the important principles of family visitation, Prof. Gritters will address some of the following questions: Should there be a theme or special topic each year? What is the difference between family visitation and a Bible study? How much should elders speak and how much should they listen? How to ask questions so that the people speak? At the end of the speech there will be time for questions and discussion. Everyone is welcome, both officebearers and members. The speech will be livestreamed on Hudsonville PRC’s website.
The Board of Hope Christian School in Redlands, CA, is seeking applicants for two full-time teaching positions for high school grades (including an administrator position) beginning next school year (2018/2019). All interested persons should contact Ron VanVoorthuysen (909-499-2350, ron.revco@me.com) or Scott Gaastra (909-910-2673, Scott.Gaastra@gmail.com).
Adams Christian School, a K-8 school located in Wyoming, MI, is in need of teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. We encourage all interested individuals to contact Rick Mingerink, school administrator (rickmingerink@gmail.com or 616-531-0748) for more information.
Heritage Christian High School & Protestant Reformed Christian School of Dyer, IN, are seeking applications from qualified, Protestant Reformed individuals for a full time position in our Discovery Center (Resource Room.) Contact either administrator, Ralph Medema, ralph.medema@heritagechs.org, or Ryan Van Overloop, ryan.vanoverloop@dyerprcs.org to apply.