Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Emily U., Shelby A.
This afternoon: Mrs. C. Van Briesen, Karlene B.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. B. Van Der Zwaag, Lenora B.
Next Sunday afternoon: Ashley Van Egdom, Sydney B.
Ushers: For December: Justin Vink, Nate Villalobos, Kevin Warner
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 “The Naming of John” (Luke 1:57-66). Next week’s message will be “Mary’s Miraculous Conception” (Matthew 1:18).
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.
Reminder: Starting today our second service will be at 2:00 p.m.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet this morning at 11:15. Bible discussion will be on Jonah 1.
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): Lesson 13.
Wednesday: WEALTH will be studying Lesson 12. Lunch: Hazel A. and Lisa S. Upstairs helper: Michelle V.B. Nursery: Amanda R.
7:00 p.m. Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 14; 8:00 Essentials (Grades 10 & 11) Lesson 9, Q.1-4.; 9:00 Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession Article 22; Canons 1:6; 2:8; 3&4:14.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. We will discuss Article 37 of the Belgic Confession.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Gerb De Jong is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Lee Vink to Derick Grimm.
Jack Andringa was admitted to the hospital in Rock Valley on Monday with pneumonia. He improved during the week and was able to come home on Saturday.
Hedy Waldner is scheduled to have a hysterectomy tomorrow at Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls. If all goes well, she will return home on Wednesday or Thursday.
Let us remember these saints, their spouses, and their families in our prayers. And, behold
I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, (Genesis 28:15a).
Delegation in India: The arrival of Rev. Doug Kuiper and Cory Griess, delegates of the FMC, in Vellore, India, was delayed this week due to excessive rains in southern India. They did join Deane and Donna Wassink of Georgetown PRC on Friday and have begun a busy schedule of teaching, preaching, and visiting. Today they lead services in both the Tamil and English church and afterwards lead a seminar at the English church on some of the basics of the Reformed Faith. This week they will speak at 3 seminars for pastors both in Vellore and other surrounding cities, lead Bible Studies in Vellore PRC, and visit the Grace Foster Home. Remember our delegation in prayer.
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, December 7, at 7:00 at the Hull Protestant Reformed Church. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow the concert.
Sunday School Christmas Program: Practice will be held December 12. All Pre-K through 8th grade will have combined practice from 9:30-11:30. All Sunday School teachers should plan to attend this practice.
HPRCS Collection Report: The current offering total is $90,221.45 of the $127,481.28 budgeted YTD ($37,259.83 short).
Reminder: If you ordered Goodie Trays or Stroop Waffles from the Young People’s Society, they will be available for pick up this Saturday in the fellowship hall from 9:30 until noon. If this time does not work for you, please make other arrangements by calling LaBeth Hoekstra at 439-1696. Thank you for your support of the Young People’s Society.
Are you currently in college to become a Protestant Reformed School teacher? For many years the Federation of Protestant Reformed School Societies has put together a list of prospective teachers for our member schools. This information helps schools gain better awareness of who potential hires may be. If you are willing, please take a minute to fill out the brief survey found at the following site: https://sites.google.com/site/futurereformedteacher/ If you have any questions, you may direct them to the Federation’s executive director, Rick Mingerink (email@example.com).
There are still some Denominational Directories available. Cost is $15.00. To order, please call Laura at 616-453-6858.