Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Mrs. J. Westra, Abbie K.
This afternoon: Mrs. P. Westra, Julianne L.
Next Sunday morning: Hilary A., Alyssa M.
Next Sunday afternoon: Kaylie A., Sierra M.
Ushers: 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 “Watching for Christ’s Return” (I Thess. 5:1-6). Next week’s message will be “Keep Yourselves in Love” (Jude 20-23).
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 area ministers are scheduled to exchange pulpits for the second service today. Rev. Engelsma will be preaching here while our pastor preaches at Heritage PRC. We welcome Rev. Engelsma 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.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet this afternoon at 3:45. We will discuss Jonah 1:13-17.
Monday: The deacons will meet at 7:00 followed by the Council at 8:00.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Review of Lessons 11-15.
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. Wealth will meet to study Lesson 13. Lunch: Verna W., Andria D.R., Susan K.; Nursery: Janae V.M. Upstairs Helper: Mary V.
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 meet at 7:30 p.m. We will begin our discussion of the book of Romans.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Brad Gritters is asked to write to Gary Brummel and David Baldwin to Derick Grimm.
Catherine Kooiker returned home from the hospital on Tuesday.
Norm Vogel has returned to Pleasant Acres and is on Hospice.
Koralee Heynen had knee surgery on Thursday at the Surgical Center in Dakota Dunes to repair a torn ACL in her right knee. The surgery went well, and she was able to return home the same day.
Denny Hoksbergen’s surgery went well on Wednesday, but it was longer than expected. They had to take both the middle and lower lobes of the right lung. He is expected to remain at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for a few more days.
Let us continue to remember these saints and their families in our prayers. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. (Psalms 31:3)
Rex and I would like to thank everyone for the prayers, cards, words of concern and encouragement, and meals brought in after Hedy’s surgery. We are truly and richly blessed with the communion of the saints here at Hull PRC.
Thank you to all who have been my encouragement as I recover from this difficult surgery. The visits, cards, prayers, meals, and rides to therapy were all greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! Psalm 34:19 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” – Cheryl & Kimmy Kooiker & family
We would like to thank Rev. Laning, the elders, and the congregation for their thoughts and prayers, visits to the hospital and our home, food, and gifts given during Dean’s hospital stay and recovery at home. We really felt the communion of saints during this trial placed
upon Dean and our family. We thank you for the prayers and thoughts for the days and months ahead as we continue down this path. Evan, Kim, Ben, Dean & Jordan Bleyenberg
Directory Update: The Huizenga’s new home phone number is 439-2528. John’s cell is 515-518-1310; Jeanine’s cell is 515-518-6029.
The Young People’s Society would like to express their thanks to the congregation for their support this past year, both in your prayers and in support of our fundraisers as we work together to ease the financial cost of attending convention.
Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School’s regular monthly board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, at school.
Thank You: The RFPA is thankful to our heavenly Father for your gifts and prayers over the past year! These gifts allow us to publish and distribute books and the Standard Bearer at affordable prices. Readers from around the world receive and use these publications, often expressing to us their appreciation and gratefulness for this solidly Reformed material. Please keep this kingdom cause in your prayers!
Loveland Young Adults Retreat: Registration for the Loveland Retreat held March 14-17 is now open! 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 35 are encouraged to attend!
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.
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 email@example.com or 608-712-7514 or Mike Vander Veen firstname.lastname@example.org 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 resúme by January 18, 2016. Please contact Brian Kuiper (email@example.com or 616-669-1773) or Dan VanBaren (firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-340-6600) with questions they may have.
Psalm Choir: The Psalm choir’s CD Volume 19 O Treasure Thou My Tears is now available for the low introductory price of $8. All proceeds from the sales are donated to a cause of our choice. To order go online at www.psalmchoir.com or email email@example.com.