Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Seminary Student Assistance and Philippine Book Fund
Nursery this morning: Grace H., Mrs. D. Kooiker, Jayda V.E.
This afternoon: Lydia H., Heather V.E., Madalyn V.G.
Next Sunday morning: Rochelle Kooiker, Jessica Kooima, Julia Van Maanen
Next Sunday afternoon: Shania Kooiker, Lindsay Kooima, Jessica Andringa
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 “Man’s Place in God’s Creation” (Psalm 8:5,6). Next week’s message will be “Remembering the Creator in Youth” (Ecclesiastes 12:1).
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.
At the Congregational meeting this past Tuesday the following decisions were taken. Elected to the office of elder were Alden De Jong, Loren Gritters, and Joel Van Ginkel, and to the office of deacon Dan Poppema and Marlin Westra. The annual budget and the amount for the building fund passed. The motion about updating our sound system passed. The motion to amend the by-laws did not receive the 2/3 majority that was needed.
Collection totals for the month of November were General Fund $19,479.35, Received YTD $248,481.41, Budgeted YTD $263,403.25, Benevolent Fund $2,697.51, Balance $34,554.48, Building Fund $5,347.50, Reformed Witness Hour $314.90, Hull PR Christian School $12,196.25, Spokane PRC Building $346.50, Trinity CHS $4,917.50, Emeritus Fund $317.00, Reformed Witness Comm. $349.20, and Heidelberg PR School $341.75.
We congratulate Colton Hoksbergen who recently graduated from Dordt College. We rejoice with him and his family and pray God will grant him the grace to perform the work He has for him in His kingdom.
Today: The Young Peoples’ Society will not meet today due to the singspiration.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 14.
The Consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 41; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 24, Q. 6-10; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belg. 22; Canons 3&4:9,14; 5:9-13
Thursday: Christian Fellowship will meet at 7:30. Bible discussion begin at Romans 4:17.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Karina Heynen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Brent Meyer to Derick Grimm.
Catherine Kooiker came home on Wednesday. They had to increase her vent support, and she says that now her lungs sound about the best they have for some time. May the Lord continue to uphold her, Kerwen, and their family, granting them the strength needed each day.
We rejoice with Blake De Roon and Emily Uittenbogaard in the birth of a baby boy, Mason Lee yesterday. Both Emily and Mason are doing well. We give thanks to God for this gift of a covenant child, and pray that God will grant Blake and Emily the grace needed to rear this little one in the fear of His name.
A sincere thank you to the congregation for the food, cards, visits and phone calls before and after my surgery. A special thank you to the young people who came caroling Saturday night; that was very special for us! The communion of the saints is truly a blessing from our loving and merciful God. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100:5. – Jack and Hazel Andringa
The Christian Fellowship Society invites the congregation to their Christmas Singspiration today at 3:45 p.m.
The Sunday School Christmas Program will be on Friday, December 16, starting at 7:00 p.m. The Sunday School children should meet in the back of the fellowship hall by 6:45 p.m.
WEALTH will not meet December 14, 21, or 28. It will resume on January 4.
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.
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 our Messiah.
There is a list of teaching positions on the back table.