Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Trinity Christian High School
Nursery this morning: Rochelle K., Jessica K., Julia V.M.
This afternoon: Shania K., Lindsay K., Jessica A.
Next Sunday morning: Christy K., Alexa M., Shelby A.
Next Sunday afternoon: Maria K., Lydia B., Karlene B.
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 “Remembering the Creator in Youth” (Ecclesiastes 12:1). Next week’s message will be “The Ruler from Bethlehem” (Micah 5:2).
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.
Wednesday evening catechism classes will not meet this work or next week.
Tuesday morning catechism classes will meet this week but not next week. There will be a review of Lessons 11-15 when catechism resumes on January 3.
The pictorial church directories are on the table in the narthex. We apologize for any errors or omissions. One copy per household please.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet after the second service to practice the special number for the singspiration.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 15.
Wednesday: No catechism this week.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society and Men’s Society will not meet this week.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Jon Mooy is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Kirsti Kooiker to Derick Grimm.
Below is an update regarding Lorelei’s recent visit to the Mayo Clinic. Let us remember her, Dennis, and their family during this trial. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. Isaiah 41:17
Lorelei had multiple test and appointments with a neurologist at Mayo Clinic. It was determined that along with the HNPP (Hereditary Neuropathy to Pressure Palsies) and the carpel tunnel in her hands and forearms, she has peripheral neuropathy, which would explain the numbness and tingling pain in her feet, ankles, and calf muscles. Because of the HNPP, surgery is not recommended, and all of the above will probably slowly continue to progress in severity. As there is no known cure for the HNPP or the peripheral neuropathy, different forms of pain management were offered as the only solution. The pain management will be worked out with her local medical doctor and may take several months to determine what may or may not work best. We confess with David who sang to the LORD in II Samuel 22 quoting versus 31-33: As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power; and he maketh my way perfect. Dennis & Lorelei Burgers.
Let us continue to remember also our widows, widowers, elderly, and all those who frequently, if not always, are unable to gather with us for worship on the Lord’s Day (Jack Andringa, Zach Andringa, Gary Brummel, Derick Grimm, Margaret Hoekstra, Bonnie Hoksbergen, Wilmyna Jansma, Catherine Kooiker, and Minard & Cora Van Den Top). Let us continue to remember them in our prayers, as well as with cards and visits.
Peter and Christiana would like to thank the congregation for the many prayers, cards, and meals during Christiana’s surgery and recovery. We are very thankful for the congregation’s support and love shown to us. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
I would like to thank the congregation for the many gifts I received at my bridal shower. Thank you also to the ladies who put the shower together and everyone who attended. – Sarah De Roon
The congregation is cordially invited to witness the wedding ceremony of Sarah De Roon and Luke Mantel on Friday, December 23, at 6:00 p.m. in our church.
Rev. Brummel declined the call from First PRC (Holland).
Southwest PRC extended a call to Rev. Eriks.
A delegation of the Contact Committee of the PRCA consisting of Prof. Dykstra and Rev. Eriks traveled to the Philippines this past week. They will be in the Philippines until December 27, the Lord willing. The main purpose of their visit is to continue discussions regarding a sister-church relationship between the PRCP and the PRCA. Rev. Eriks and Prof. Dykstra will also be preaching for churches in the PRCP.
The Sunday School Christmas Program scheduled for last Friday was rescheduled for tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m. The Sunday School children should meet in the back of the fellowship hall by 6:45 p.m.
The winter edition of the Highland Park Review is available today in the back of church. Please limit one copy per family.
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Wed., December 21, at 7:00 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.
Edgerton Young People’s Society invites you to their annual Christmas Singspiration tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Special Education Deficit Drive: The PRSE Board thanks all those who responded to our fall drive. We have raised $113,000.00 of our $262,500.00 annual goal. Please take a look at our updated website at http://www.prspecialeducation.org/ where you are able to go to the Funds tab and scroll down to see our goal meter. Please prayerfully consider Protestant Reformed Special Education in your year-end giving. Thank you for your continued support and prayers. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:19
In this our 75th anniversary year, we the members of the Reformed Witness Hour Committee thank God for preserving our radio and internet broadcast in the Reformed truth of the gospel from 1941-2016. We also thank you for your prayer and financial support. Please continue to remember us in prayer and in your year-end giving as our needs are great.
Save the date: Please make note of next year’s Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention date and location to be hosted by First PRC of Holland. The convention will be held August 7-11, 2017, at Michindoh Conference Center in Hillsdale, MI. More information will follow in the months to come.
There is a list of teaching positions on the back table.