Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Building Fund
Nursery this morning: Mrs. J. De Boer, Linette G., Madalyn V.G.
This afternoon: Mrs. B. Groeneweg, Julia V.M., Rylee W.
Next Sunday morning: Nicole Groeneweg, Karina H., Shelby A.
Next Sunday afternoon: Kalista H., Kaylie A., Karlene B.
Ushers: For January: Kevin Warner, Brian Westra, Jason Westra
For February: Nathan Westra, Jared Zandstra, Marcus Andringa
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 “Patiently Run the Race” (Hebrews 12:1). Next week’s message will be “Who Benefits from Our Good Works?” (Psalm 16:2-3).
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 this bulletin.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 3:45 p.m. Bible discussion will be on Rev. 7:1-8. The text for next week will be Rev. 7:9,13-17.
Tuesday: Morning catechism classes in Bible history (Grades 1-7): Lesson 17.
Wednesday: WEALTH will meet 9:45 (Leaders at 8:30) to study Lesson 16. Lunch: Kalie K., Michelle V.B., Jill M. Nursery: Tonia W. Twinkling Stars: Lai Yin B. Precious Jewels: Wendy V.D.
7:00 Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 45; 8:00 Essentials: Lesson 26, Q. 1-6; 9:00 Pre-Confession: Belg. Conf. Arts. 27-29
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Acts 16:16. Joy De Vries and Denise Gritters have lunch. February visiting committee is Marilyn Ver Meer and Jennie Van Maanen
Men’s Society will meet at 7:30. Study will begin at Philippians 3:8. The after recess discussion will be on the conclusion of the Canons of Dordt.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Brent Meyer is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Peter D. Westra to Derick Grimm.
Glenn Kooiker returned home from the hospital on Wednesday.
Stephanie Van Maanen had a second surgery on her leg on Tuesday. Her surgery went well, and she was released from the hospital on Thursday.
Kim Boonstra’s surgery went well on Monday, and her lymph nodes that were tested came back clear. She returned home on Wednesday.
Rebecca Gritters is scheduled to have her gall bladder removed tomorrow at Sioux Center Hospital. If all goes well, she is scheduled to return home the same day.
Let us remember these saints and their families in our prayers. Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. (Proverbs 30:5)
We express our sympathy to Aaron and Kristen De Jong and Peter and Christiana Westra in the death Saturday morning of Aaron and Christiana’s grandmother, Jo Dykstra, a member of Hope PRC in Walker, MI. May our Father in heaven comfort their hearts in their sorrow. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. (Psalm 118:17)
A sincere thank you to all who have contributed their time and talents this past year in assisting members of our church family undergoing trials and joy in their lives. We pray God will continue to bless us with willing hearts and hands to serve our church family. “I will abundantly provide For Zion’s good, the Lord hath said; I will supply her daily need And satisfy her poor with bread.” (Psalter368 vs. 4) If you are not a member of Helping Hands but would like to join or learn more about the committee, please contact Margaret Laning at 439-1326 or Sharon Miersma at 439-1218.
There is a proof copy of the 2015 directory on the back table. Please check it over and make any corrections.
First PRC (Grand Rapids) extended a call to Rev. Smit, and Peace PRC extended a call to Rev. R. Kleyn.
Everyone is invited to the 3rd & 4th grade chapel this Friday, January 30 at 8:45 a.m. in the Hull PR Church. The theme will be “Soldiers of Christ”, and Rev. Engelsma will be our speaker. Come join us!
The Board of Trinity Christian High School will hold its regular monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the high school.
Young people, the mystery dinner starts at 6:30 this Monday. Please bring along $5 to cover the expenses of the meal. The Baldwins and Rozebooms thank all who are helping us with this event.
Advance Notice: The Young People’s Soup Supper will be held on Tuesday, March 3.
The NWIPRS Ladies Circle invites you to our annual Soup Supper on Thursday, January 29, at the Doon Community Center. We will be serving soup, tavern, cinnamon rolls and ice cream from 5-7:30. Hope to see you there!
The Heritage PRC Young People invite you to a Singspiration in Sioux Falls at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 15.
Senior Retreat: Crete PRC will be hosting our Senior Retreat on September 22-25, 2015, at the Cedar Lake Conference Grounds in Cedar Lake, Indiana. Our theme for the retreat is “The Christian Life”. A booklet so entitled has been distributed by Edgerton PRC to our churches. Prof. David Engelsma, Rev. Carl Haak and Rev. Nathan Langerak will be our speakers throughout the week Registration will be opening up soon.
Loveland Retreat: Registration for our young adults’ retreat is open until February 15. Young adults post-high through age 35 are welcome to register online at lovelandprc.org under Upcoming Events or on our 2015 Colorado Young Adults’ Retreat Facebook page.
Faith Christian School in Randolph, WI, is selling Racine Kringles (Danish pastries) again this year. Those interested can check this month’s handouts for order forms and more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-326-1960.
The Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School is in need of a full-time, licensed 8th grade teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. Interested applicants can contact Loren Gritters by phone: 712-439-2490 (school) or by email: email@example.com or Brad De Boer by phone: 712-541-4278 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an updated list of teaching positions available on the back table.