Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Spokane PRC Building Fund and Seminary Student Assistance
Nursery this morning: Mrs. B. Van Der Zwaag, Lenora B.
This afternoon: Ashley Van Egdom, Sydney B.
Next Sunday morning: Ashley Van Engen, Shayna De Roon
Next Sunday afternoon: Abby V.G., Leah G.
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 “Mary’s Miraculous Conception” (Matthew 1:18). Next week’s message will be “From Nazareth to Bethlehem” (Luke 2:4,5).
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.
Collection totals for the month of November were General Fund $24,836.45, Received YTD $242,315.16, Budgeted YTD $251,625, Building Fund $5,327.35, Benevolent Fund $3,597, Balance $48,593.83, Hull PR School $11,912.95, Reformed Witness Hour $388.15, Trinity CHS $5,507.75, Emeritus Fund $355.30, Domestic Missions 4404.51, Beacon Lights $332.30, and Foreign Missions $524.80.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet this afternoon at 3:45. Bible discussion will be on Jonah 1:6-12.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 14.
The Consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: WEALTH will not meet again until January 6, 2016.
7:00 p.m. Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 15; 8:00 Essentials (Grades 10 & 11) Lesson 9, Q.5-8; 9:00 Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession Article 23 and Canons 2:8; 2:B4.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Acts 20:1. Lunch: Jan Zandstra and Dawn Andringa.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Kevin Warner is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Dana Burgers to Derick Grimm.
Hedy Waldner’s surgery went well on Monday, and she returned home the next day. Let us continue to remember her, Rex, and their family in our prayers.
Revs. Griess and Kuiper are scheduled to begin the journey home from India tomorrow. Let us remember them and the saints in India in our prayers.
Profs. Cammenga and Dykstra arrived in the Philippines on Friday (our time). The main purpose of their visit is to hold meetings with the consistories of the PRC churches in the Philippines (PRCP) in order to discuss the matter of a sister church relationship between the PRCA and the PRCP. These meetings are planned for Thursday (Dec. 17) and Sunday (Dec. 20). Their schedule also includes preaching in four different churches in the Metro Manila area on the two Sundays they are there and speaking at some of the pastor-training classes to be held this coming Tuesday. May the Lord bless their labors and the saints in the Philippines.
From the Evangelism Committee “For more than 100 years now, Reformed Christians have dinned into our ears that it is our solemn duty to ‘Christianize’ our nation and, indeed, all the world.” Read more about it by picking up a copy of the pamphlet in the fellowship hall.
Trinity Christian’s Choir/Band concert will be Monday, December 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym. All are welcome to attend.
The Sunday School Christmas Program is this Friday, December 18, at 7:00 p.m. The children will need to arrive by 6:45 to get lined up in the fellowship room.
The Board of Trinity Christian High School will hold its regular monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the high school.
Christian Fellowship invites everyone to their Christmas Singspiration following the afternoon service on December 27. All Christian Fellowship members are asked to bring 2 dozen goodies.
Have you seen or used the new PRCA Mobile App? Under the supervision of our DMC the PRC website committee has launched a mobile app, available on all platforms (Apple, Android, Windows, Amazon) for phones and tablets. Make use of the app for daily devotional content, sermons, lectures, articles, and much more. Follow the latest events across the denomination, in our sister churches, and on our mission fields! To download the app, go to your app store and search for “Protestant Reformed”. You should see the maroon shield icon. If you have ideas for the app or you find any errors, please email email@example.com
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 a 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Loveland Young Adults Retreat: Delve into scripture with friends old and new in the Colorado mountains! Join us March 14-17 for the annual Loveland YA retreat to be held at a gorgeous new location, Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center in Allenspark, CO. Our speakers this year will be Rev. Key and Rev Huizinga. Registration will be opened from December 21 till January 21.