Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Reformed Witness Committee and Hull Evangelism Committee
Nursery this morning: Ashley Van Engen, Shayna D.R.
This afternoon: Abby V.G., Leah G.
Next Sunday morning: Louise V.M., Jayden H.
Next Sunday afternoon: Mrs. K. Van Voorst, Shawna H.
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 “From Nazareth to Bethlehem” (Luke 2:4,5). Next week’s message will be “God’s Faithfulness” (I Thessalonians 5:24).
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 membership papers of Emily Gritters have been transferred to Byron Center PRC at her request. We commend her to the care of our sister congregation.
Heritage PRC has agreed to take spiritual oversight of Derk Burgers while he lives in that area. May the Lord bless him among the saints there.
With joy the Consistory announces that Kirsti Kooiker and Rochelle Kooiker have appeared before the Consistory to make confession of their faith. Unless there are any lawful objections, their public confessions of faith are scheduled to take place during the afternoon service on January 17.
CALL TO WORSHIP: This Friday at 9:30 a.m. we will have our annual Christmas Day service. Offering will be for Trinity Christian High School. Nursery attendants are Mrs. A. Van Ginkel, Zoe G., and Keahna H.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet this afternoon at 3:45 to practice for the singspiration this evening.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 15.
Wednesday: (No classes this week or next week. The assignments listed are for January 6.) 7:00 p.m. Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 16; 8:00 Essentials (Grades 10 & 11) Lesson 10, Q.1-6; 9:00 Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession Article 24; Canons 5:6,12,13.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will not meet this week.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Johanna Westra is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Bruce Korver to Derick Grimm.
Norm Vogel has been battling an infection and was admitted to the hospital in Sioux Center on Tuesday. He has been improving during the week and may be able to come home tomorrow.
Denny Hoksbergen was transferred to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls on Monday. He has been diagnosed with lung cancer, but the cancer is believed to be contained. It is a type of cancer called carcinoid of the lung that does not spread as much as some other types of cancer. They anticipate he will likely have surgery sometime in the next couple of weeks to remove a portion of his right lung. Denny has been feeling somewhat better and was able to return home yesterday.
Let us remember these saints, their spouses, and their families in our prayers. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. (Psalms 91:2)
The congregation is invited to witness the marriage ceremony of Allyn Brummel and Jacilee Andringa on Wednesday, December 23, at 6:30 in our church. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Eph. 5:31-32.
The winter edition of the Highland Park Review is available today on the tables in the back of church. Please limit one copy per family please.
Edgerton Young People’s Singspiration will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Christian Fellowship invites everyone to their Christmas Singspiration following the afternoon service on December 27. All Christian Fellowship members are asked to bring two dozen goodies.
Young People, please reserve Monday evening, December 28, for an evening of Christmas caroling. We will meet at church at 6:30 p.m. We will have hot chocolate and apple cider afterwards. We are looking for adult volunteers to drive/accompany the young people for this event. Please contact Kassandra Heynen (348-1902 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in helping.
Loveland Young Adults Retreat: Registration for the Loveland Retreat held March 14-17 starts tomorrow, Dec 21! Space is limited, so register quickly. Check out our Facebook page or the Loveland PRC website for more details and a link to the registration form. The theme is “Our Lives of Joy” based on Psalm 118:24. Rev. Key and Rev. Huizinga will be our speakers. Post-high to age 30 are encouraged to attend!
Beacon Lights: We are having a buy one, gift one sale! When you purchase a subscription for yourself or as a gift, you get to gift another subscription to anyone you would like for free! Call Matt Rutgers at 616 209-2824 or email him at email@example.com. For information on what the Beacon Lights magazine is, please visit beaconlights.org.
Faith Christian School of Randolph, WI, is in need of a full-time elementary or junior high teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested parties should contact Ed Hoksbergen firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-712-7514 or Mike Vander Veen email@example.com or 920-296-4406.
The Special Education Board asks that you remember the Protestant Reformed Special Education Program in your year-end giving. We are currently $68,652 short of our 2015 Fall Drive goal of $184,000. Thank you for your continued support.