Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Hull PR School and Genesis PR School
Nursery this morning: Anna P., Mrs. D. Rozeboom, Leah G.
This afternoon: Mrs. D. Poppema, Emily G., Keahna H.
Next Sunday morning: Alyssa U., Mrs. C. Van Briesen, Zoe G.
Next Sunday afternoon: Ashley Van Egdom, Shawna H.
Ushers: For January: Carl Bruinsma, Allyn Brummel, Dillon Brummel
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 “Alpha and Omega” (Revelation 1:8). Next week’s message will be “Honoring the Wife” (1 Peter 3:7).
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 have our annual New Year’s Day service. During the morning service Alden De Jong, Loren Gritters, and Joel Van Ginkel will be installed as elders, and Dan Poppema and Marlin Westra will be installed as deacons. May the Lord bless these men, granting them the grace needed to do the work to which He has called them. We thank the retiring elders, Jim Andringa, Ken Hoksbergen, and Gene Van Bemmel, and the retiring deacons, David Kooiker and Kevin Kooima, for their faithful labors for the past three years.
Today: The Young People’s Society will not meet today.
The Christmas Young People’s Singspiration will be held at Edgerton PRC at 7:30 p.m.
Monday: The deacons will meet at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Council at 8:00.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Review of Lessons 11-15.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet Wednesday, January 4, at 9:45 in Hull PRC to study Lesson 14. Kandace Heynen, Lisa Schiermeyer, and Melinda Van Maanen have lunch. Lisa Schiermeyer is the upstairs helper, and Danielle Warner is the nursery helper.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 42; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Test over Lessons 22-24; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession, Article 22; Canons 3&4:9,14.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 2:1. Lunch: Marilyn Ver Meer and Wilma Vogel.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Dan Blankespoor is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Kindra Oostra to Derick Grimm.
Johanna Westra was admitted to the hospital in Rock Valley with pneumonia on Friday. May our heavenly Father continue to uphold and strengthen her in this trial. Let us continue to remember her and her family in our prayers.
Bryon Center PRC has formed a trio of Revs. Haak, Huizinga, and Van Overloop from which they plan to call a home missionary.
The Edgerton Young People’s Society invite you to their Christmas Singspiration tonight at 7:30 p.m. Come and sing God’s praises for the birth of Christ and help support our efforts to go to the 2017 PRYP convention.
The board of Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School would like to thank our local congregations for the support shown in the recent drive. The total amount collected was just over $85,000 allowing us to pay off the entirety of the Iowa State Bank loan. Remaining debt now consists of only the $85,000 Foundation loan.
Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School’s regular monthly Board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, at school.
WEALTH volunteers needed: WEALTH Society begins again on Wednesday, January 4, and we are in need of an alternate helper (every other week) in the Twinkling Stars (2 year old) room. Contact Mary Vis at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call at 712-470-3693 or Katie Westra email@example.com or text/call at 712-578-8731 if you would like to volunteer or have any questions. Thank you in advance!
Chaperone Registration for the 2017 Young People’s Convention hosted by First PRC of Holland will begin Monday, January 2, 2017. The convention is planned for August 7-11 at Michindoh Conference Center in Hillsdale, Michigan. To register, go to our website www.prcconvention.com and follow the instructions under the Chaperone Tab. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage Christian School (Hudsonville, MI) is accepting applications for an elementary teacher for next school year. Please respond by Monday, January 16. To apply or ask questions, please contact Brian Kuiper (616-669-1773, email@example.com) or Brendan Looyenga (616-379-1347, firstname.lastname@example.org).