Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Building Fund and Genesis PR School (Lacombe)
Nursery this morning: Louise V.M., Jayden H.
This afternoon: Mrs. K. Van Voorst, Shawna H.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. J. Westra, Abbie K.
Next Sunday afternoon: Mrs. P. Westra, Julianne L.
Ushers: For December: Justin Vink, Nate Villalobos, Kevin Warner
For January: Brian Westra, Jason Westra, Nathan Westra
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 “God’s Faithfulness” (I Thess. 5:24). Next week’s message will be “Watching for Christ’s Return” (I Thess. 5:1-6).
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.
Rev. Griess and our pastor are exchanging pulpits for the second service today. We welcome Rev. Griess to our pulpit and fellowship.
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 Thursday at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual Old Year’s Day service. Offerings are for Edgerton Free Christian School and Lynden Covenant Christian School. Nursery attendants will be Mrs. N. Villalobos and Lydia H. This Friday at 9:30 a.m. we will have our annual New Year’s Day service. Offerings are for Heritage PRC Building Fund and Reformed Free Publishing. Nursery attendants will be Rylee W. and Ruth H.
During our New Year’s Day service, Jeff Baker, Dennis Burgers, and Brian Van Engen will be installed as elders, and Paul DeRoon and Carl Maassen will be installed as deacons.
Today: The Young People’s Society will not meet this afternoon due to the Christian Fellowship singspiration.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): No class this week. Review of Lessons 11-15 next week.
Wednesday: (No classes this 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: Martha Ladies’ Society and Men’s Society will not meet this week.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Brady Kooiker is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Aaron De Jong to Derick Grimm.
Catherine Kooiker returned home from the hospital on Tuesday.
Norm Vogel remains in the hospital in Sioux Center. He has been placed on a new antibiotic but has been getting weaker.
Hillie Hoekstra had a procedure on Wednesday in Sioux Falls which went well, and she returned home the same day. She had developed jaundice due to a plugged liver bile duct. They put a stint in the bile duct, and the doctor said in a week or so the jaundice should go away.
Denny Hoksbergen is scheduled to go to Mayo Clinic on Tuesday to conduct some tests and perhaps to have surgery.
Let us continue to remember these saints, their spouses, and their families in our prayers. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. (Psalm 3:3-4)
We rejoice with Allyn and Jacilee Brummel (nee Andringa) who were united in marriage this past Wednesday. May the Lord richly bless their marriage that it may reflect that of Christ and His church.
Directory update: Allyn and Jacilee Brummel’s address is 403 Center St. Hull 51239. Allyn’s phone: (605) 323-8577; Jacilee’s phone: (712) 470-7109.
Please get all directory changes or corrections to Sue Uittenbogaard this week at email@example.com or call 439-2258.
Doon PRC has formed a trio of Revs. Griess, Huizinga, and Mahtani, from which they will call a missionary to the Philippines.
The Special Education Board asks 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.
The Christian Fellowship Society invites you to their Christmas Singspiration today following the afternoon worship service.
Young people, tomorrow night we will have 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. Contact Kassandra Heynen (348-1902 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in helping.
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.
Heritage Christian School (Hudsonville, MI) is adding an elementary teacher beginning in the fall of 2016. Interested candidates should send in a resume by January 18, 2016. Please contact Brian Kuiper (firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-669-1773) or Dan VanBaren (email@example.com or 616-340-6600) with questions they may have.