Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Kassandra H., Jayden H., Kelsey U.
This evening: Koralee H., Aubrey V.B., Claire V.E.
Next Sunday morning: Grace H., Mrs. D. Kooiker, Jayda V.E.
Next Sunday evening: Lydia H., Heather V.E., Madalyn V.G.
Ushers: For December: Marcus Andringa, Daniel Baker, Jeremy Baker
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 “The Benefits of Fearing Jehovah” (Psalm 25:12,13). Next week’s message will be “Man’s Place in God’s Creation” (Psalm 8:5,6).
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.
The Council presents the following nominees for the special offices. For elder: Alden De Jong, Loren Gritters, Veryl Heynen, Brent Meyer, Joel Van Ginkel and Jason Westra. For deacon: Kimmy Kooiker, Dan Poppema, Marlin Westra, and Peter S. Westra. Anyone who believes they have a lawful objection against the nomination of any of these men should contact the clerk of the Council. The congregation meeting has been scheduled for this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Agendas are available on the back table.
REMINDER: Our second service is held at 2:00 in the afternoon during the months of December, January, and February. This will begin today.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 3:45 today. Bible discussion will be on Hebrews 11:27-29; Ex. 10:27–11:1; 12:1-13; 14:15-31.
The Sr. Young Adults’ Bible study and fellowship will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the parsonage. We will discuss Joshua 1.
Monday: The deacons will meet at 7:00 followed by the Council at 8:00.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 13.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet at 9:45 in Hull PRC to study Lesson 13. Jessica Westra, Janae Van Maanen, and Jill Maassen have lunch. Crysta Brummel is the upstairs helper, and Kolette Villalobos is the nursery helper.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 40; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 24, Q. 1-5; Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belg. 17,20,21; Canons 2:8.
Thursday: The FMC will meet here at 7:00 p.m.
Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin at Romans 1:19. Jacque Van Maanen & Jennie Van Maanen have lunch.
Men’s Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Our study begins with 2 Thes. 1 and after recess with Art 24 of the Church Order.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Ryan Kroese is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Henry Hoekstra to Derick Grimm.
Johanna Westra returned home from the hospital on Tuesday.
Dori Hoksbergen had her left hip replaced at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City on Tuesday. The surgery went well, and she returned home yesterday.
Catherine Kooiker was taken to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls on Thursday night because she was having difficulty breathing. She remains there at the present time.
Let us remember these saints and their families in our prayers. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:5)
Thank you to the congregation for the meals, gifts, cards, and visits following the passing of our mother and grandmother Jeannette Mouw. Your acts of kindness were greatly appreciated. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. Psalm 119:76 – Nick & Janet Kooiker family
On November 20 Joyce Kooiker celebrated her 85th birthday. We give thanks to God for His covenant faithfulness and for the many years he has blessed her with. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Tomorrow evening, December 5, there will be a church bridal shower for Sarah De Roon (Luke Mantel). There is an invitation on the back tables.
Rev. Griess declined the call from Byron Center PRC to be a home missionary.
The Christian Fellowship Society invites the congregation to their Christmas Singspiration next Sunday at 3:45 p.m.
The Young People are selling calendars again this year. Sign up in the back of church or contact Kathy Poppema at 712-348-5291 or firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Immediately following the afternoon service the Sunday School children are asked to meet in the sanctuary to practice their Christmas Program songs. On Saturday, December 10, we will have practice from 9-11 a.m. Please be on time!
Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School’s regular monthly Board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7.
Edgerton Young People’s Society invites you to their annual Christmas singspiration on December 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Christian High will present its Fall/Winter Program on Monday, December 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The band and both choirs will present a program of various Psalter numbers, Christmas selections, and songs of praise to our Savior. There will be a collection taken for the music department. Join with the students as they sing and play praises to Jesus Christ, Messiah.
Save the date: The Trinity Christian High School annual promotional supper will be held the evening of Monday, January 23, 2017.
The audio of the November 11 lecture “The Necessity of Membership in a True Church of Jesus Christ” presented by Prof. Engelsma has been posted to Hope’s website, HopePRChurch.org, under the “Resources” tab. The lecture webpage also contains Prof. Engelsma’s written responses to the questions, including those answered after the lecture.
Adams Christian Mothers’ Club is selling the beautiful CD entitled “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” by the women’s quartet, With One Voice. They can be purchased for $10 at the school office or by contacting Monica Vander Kolk at (616)735-1873 or Renae Vander Kolk at (616) 401-1560.
There is a list of teaching positions on the back table.