Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Trinity Christian High School
Nursery this morning: Alyssa U, Mrs. C. Van Briesen, Zoe G
This afternoon: Ashley Van Egdom, Shawna H
Next Sunday morning: Ashley Van Engen, Abby VG, Rylee W
Next Sunday afternoon: Brooke VE, Ruth H
Ushers: For January: Carl Bruinsma, Allyn Brummel, Dillon Brummel
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 “Honoring the Wife” (1 Peter 3:7). Next week’s message will be “The Marital Bond” (Song of Solomon 1:16,17a).
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.
With joy the Consistory announces that Shayna Andringa and Michael Laning have appeared before the Consistory to make confession of their faith. Unless there are any lawful objections, Michael’s public confession of faith will take place during the afternoon service on January 22, and Shayna’s will take place in a couple of months when she plans to return during spring break (she intends to leave before January 22 to attend a college near Pittsburgh PRC).
The sermon this afternoon will be a preparatory sermon with a view to partaking of the Lord’s Supper next Sunday morning. Supervision is exercised over the sacrament, so that only those who are members of our congregation in good standing, or those who have received special permission from the Consistory will be allowed to partake of the sacrament. May we be worthy partakers of the supper of our Lord.
The collection totals for the month of December were General Fund $22,841.84, Received YTD $270,494.43, Budgeted YTD $287,349.00, Building Fund $5,094.75, Benevolent Fund $2,224.00, Wingham PR School $284.75, Hull PRCS $7,331.00, Seminary Student Assistance $307.26, Philippine Book Fund $211.85, Trinity CHS $8,547.75, Domestic Missions $260.75, and Beacon Lights $215.00.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 3:45 p.m. The Bible discussion will be on Hebrews 11:30-31 and Joshua 6.
Monday: The Consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 16.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet Wednesday, January 4, at 9:45 in Hull PRC to study Lesson 15. Jill De Boer, Gloria Van Bemmel, and Rachel Kooima have lunch. Jaci Boogerd is the upstairs helper, Jessica Westra is in the Twinkling Stars (2 year old) room, and Katie Keizer is the nursery helper.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 43; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 25, Q. 1-5; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession Art. 23; Canons 2:8, B4
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 5:1.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Steve Maassen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Nicole Gritters to Derick Grimm.
Johanna Westra responded well to treatment for pneumonia and is continuing to improve. She remains at the hospital in Rock Valley and expects to be released in a couple of days.
Catherine Kooiker was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester on Monday due to very bad headaches and returned home on Wednesday.
Let us remember them and their families in our prayers. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12
We wish to thank the congregation for your concern and encouragement shown to me before and after my surgery. Thank you also for the food, phone calls, cards and visits. Thanks to Rev. Laning and the elders for their visits. We truly felt the communion of the saints, and it is a blessing to be part of a loving and caring church family. “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20 – Ken and Dori Hoksbergen
Doon PRC has formed a trio of Revs. Eriks, Mahtani, and Spronk from which they will call a missionary to the Philippines.
Classis East meets this Wednesday at Georgetown PRC. On the agenda is the organization of Faith’s daughter congregation.
Emmanuel Singh, who was previously examined by the Council of Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church in Singapore, has accepted the call to serve as their missionary in Kolkata, India, and will be installed today.
Byron Center PRC called Rev. Van Overloop to be a home missionary.
The annual Trinity Christian High School promotional supper will be held on Monday, January 23, at Calvary PRC with the punch bowl at 6:30 and supper at 7:00. The board encourages everyone post-high and older to come out and support our school!
HPRCS Collection Report: The current offering total is $119,200 of $150,500 budgeted YTD ($31,000 shortfall).
The 2017 church directory is being worked on. Please get any corrections to Sue Uittenbogaard this week at 439-2258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEALTH volunteers needed: WEALTH Society begins again on Wednesday, January 4, and we are in need of an alternate helper (every other week) in the Twinkling Stars (2 year old) room. Contact Mary Vis at email@example.com or text/call at 712-470-3693 or Katie Westra firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call at 712-578-8731 if you would like to volunteer or have any questions. Thank you in advance!
Heritage PRC Young People are hosting a Pinewood Derby fundraiser on Saturday February 25 from 11-2 in the church fellowship hall at 3800 E 15th Street, Sioux Falls. Grilled cheese will be served for lunch. A donation of $15 will cover registration, food, and the kit to build your car. Sign up by January 17 by posting your name on our church Facebook page or calling or texting Crystal at 605-937-7159. Proceeds will go toward 2017 convention travel expenses.
Chaperone registration for the 2017 Young People’s Convention hosted by First PRC of Holland began on Monday, January 2, 2017. The convention is planned for August 7-11 at Michindoh Conference Center in Hillsdale, Michigan. To register, go to our website www.prcconvention.com and follow the instructions under the Chaperone Tab. If you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.
Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School is in need of a full-time 5th grade teacher for the 2017-2018 School year. Interested applicants may contact Loren Gritters at 712-439-2490 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nathan Schiermeyer at 712-541-5436 or email@example.com
Trinity Christian High School of Hull, IA, will be in need of a high school teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Preference will be given to those who have an interest in English and remedial. Those interested should contact education committee chairman Henry Van Maanen at 712-726-3570 or firstname.lastname@example.org or administrator Jim Regnerus at 712-470-0424 or email@example.com.
Heritage Christian School (Hudsonville, MI) is accepting applications for an elementary teacher for next school year. Please respond by Monday, January 16. To apply or ask questions, please contact Brian Kuiper (616-669-1773, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brendan Looyenga (616-379-1347, email@example.com).
Adams Christian School (Wyoming, MI) is looking for two elementary teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. Any interested applicants can contact the school administrator, Rick Mingerink, at 616-531-0748 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.