Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Reformed Witness Committee and PR Special Ed
Nursery this morning: Karmin B., Anna Postma
This afternoon: Dana B., Josie P.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. D. Camarigg, Alyssa U.
Next Sunday afternoon: Mrs. J. De Boer, Kelsey U.
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 “Children of Truth” (III John 4). Next week’s message will be “Healing the Nobleman’s Son” (John 4:46-54).
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.
Today: Young People’s Society will meet at 3:45. We will discuss Jonah 3:10-4:5.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 18.
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. Wealth will meet. Lunch: Lori H., Laura C., Mary P. Upstairs helper: Amanda M., Nursery: Michelle V.B.
7:00 p.m. Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 18; 8:00 Essentials (Grades 10 & 11) Lesson 11, Q. 1-4; 9:00 Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belg. Conf. Art. 24, Canons 3&4:11,12.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. We will begin our discussion at Acts 21:1. Jodi B. and Ruth B. have lunch.
Men’s Society will meet Thursday at 7:30 pm. Study begins at Colossians 3:18ff and Church Order Article 14.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Louise Van Maanen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Lane Brummel to Derick Grimm.
Rochelle Kooiker’s knee surgery went well on Tuesday; she returned home the next day.
Denny Hoksbergen had another lung surgery on Monday to repair a duct that was leaking. The surgery was successful, and he is expected to come home sometime early this week.
Blake De Roon is scheduled to have back surgery at Dakota Dunes Surgical Center tomorrow at 2:00. He is expected to remain there for 1-2 nights. Blake has been experiencing a lot of back pain the last couple of years due to stress fractures in his back. He will be having a spinal fusion of his lower vertebrae and will be out of school for about a month to recover.
Let us remember these saints and their families in our prayers. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
The 2016 directories are available on the back table. Please take one per family.
Classis East convened on January 13 at Trinity PRC. Classis selected the following as primi delegates to Synod 2016: Revs. Eriks, Haak, Koole, Spronk, and Van Overloop, and Elders Dave Kregel (Grandville), Sid Miedema (Byron Center), Howard Pastoor (Faith), Ted Pipe (Southeast), and John Van Baren (Hope). In open session Classis took two decisions regarding an appeal. Classis voted not to sustain the appeal of man who contended that his pastor preached a conditional covenant in one of his sermons. Secondly, Classis voted not to sustain this man’s appeal of his consistory’s charge that he is maintaining and teaching the false doctrine known as antinomianism
The 7th-8th graders at HPRCS invite everyone to their chapel on Friday, January 29, at 8:45 a.m. in the Hull PR Church. Rev. Kuiper will speak on the theme “Live Unto the Lord.”
Revs. Griess and Kuiper will give a presentation of their trip to India on Sunday, January 31, at 8:00 p.m. at Calvary PRC. All are invited to attend.
Mark your calendars for the Byron Center PRC Women’s Conference on March 4 and 5, 2016, to be held at Jamestown Reformed Church in Hudsonville, MI. Registration will be available this week. Visit our Facebook page at Byron Center PRC Women’s Conference or our website http://bcprcwomensconference.webs.com for more information.
Join us at the 2016 British Reformed Fellowship family conference at Castlewellan Conference Centre in Northern Ireland from Saturday, July 16, to Saturday, July 23. Our speakers, Prof. David Engelsma and Rev. Andy Lanning, will lecture on “‘Behold, I Come Quickly:’ The Reformed, Biblical Truth of the End.” More information and booking forms are available at http://brfconference.weebly.com or contact Briana Prins (616-214-2779; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Beacon Lights magazine is celebrating its 75th year of publication! We are celebrating all year long with fascinating articles regarding our history, republishing the best articles picked by the staff, and so much more! We are also offering a special discounted rate for new subscribers: $7.50 for a 1 year subscription. That’s 12 issues for half off! Don’t delay; you won’t want to miss a single issue! Visit beaconlights.org and use promo code beacon75 or call/email Matt Rutgers at (616)209-2824 or email@example.com and mention the promo code.
Covenant Christian High School in Grand Rapids, MI is accepting applications from members of the Protestant Reformed Churches for a teaching position in Spanish Language for the 2016-2017 school year. This could be a full-time or part-time position teaching just Spanish I. Applications can be obtained by contacting Rick Noorman at 616-453-5048 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Eugene Kamps at email@example.com.
Eastside Christian School (Grand Rapids, MI) is seeking applicants for an elementary teaching position beginning in the fall of 2016. Interested applicants can email the resumes to the School Board Secretary Brad Pastoor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 616-299-1927.
The Protestant Reformed School of Wingham is seeking to add a full-time elementary or high school teaching position. Please prayerfully consider our need, and contact Brian Hilt at email@example.com with any questions or to apply.
Adams Christian School, Wyoming, MI, is seeking a full time elementary teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested individuals should contact the school administrator, Rick Mingerink, for more information. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 531-0748 (school number).
Protestant Reformed Christian School of Dyer, IN is seeking applicants for a fulltime teacher in our Achieve (Special Education) Program for the 2016/2017 school year. Applicants should be certified in Special Education. Interested applicants may contact the administrator, Ryan Van Overloop at (219) 558-2660 or email@example.com or the Barry Boer, the Achieve Committee secretary at (708) 418-2669 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you are an experienced teacher or will be graduating this coming spring, the Board of Faith Christian School encourages current and prospective teachers to prayerfully consider our opening for the 2016-2017 school year. We are restructuring our classroom assignments and have some flexibility in offering a teaching position between 3rd and 8th grades. For more detailed info, you can visit our school site www.randolphfcs.org or you may contact Ed Hoksbergen (email@example.com or 608-712-7514) or Mike Vander Veen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-296-4406)