Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: PR Special Ed and Reformed Witness Committee
Nursery this morning: Mrs. A. Van Ginkel, Louise V.M., Gracia K.
This afternoon: Mrs. K. Van Voorst, Abbie K.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. N. Villalobos, Mrs. P. Westra, Julianne L.
Next Sunday afternoon: Mrs. K. Warner, Alyssa M.
Ushers: For January: Carl Bruinsma, Allyn Brummel, Joe Bootsma
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 “Give Me Your Heart” (Proverbs 23:24-26). Next week’s message will be “Honoring the Hoary Head” (Leviticus 19:32).
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 public confession of faith of Michael Laning is scheduled to take place during the afternoon service today. We pray God may bless him, granting him the strength to do the good works that glorify His name. Shayna Andringa’s public confession of faith is scheduled for March 5 during the evening service.
The baptism of Logan Henry, infant son of Jason and Katie Westra, is scheduled to take place next Sunday during the morning service.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 3:45 p.m. The Bible discussion will be on Hebrews 11:35-40.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 18.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet at 9:45 in Hull PRC to study Lesson 17. Marilyn Te Grotenhuis, Marcia Mantel, and Courtney Engelsma have lunch. Keisha Brummel is the upstairs helper, and Courtney Engelsma is the nursery helper.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Test over Lord’s Days 37-44; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 26, Q. 1-6; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession Arts. 25-27.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 5:5.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Jack Andringa is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Peter D. Westra to Derick Grimm.
Ted Hoekstra returned home from the hospital last Sunday.
Catherine Kooiker was admitted to St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester on Monday with nausea and severe headaches. They made some changes to her medications, and she returned home yesterday.
Martin Hoekstra was admitted to the hospital in Sheldon on Monday with a cellulitis infection in his left hand. He feels well but needs to remain in the hospital for about 7 to 10 days to be treated with IV antibiotics.
Let us remember these saints and their families in our prayers. Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. (Micah 7:7)
There is a proof copy of the 2017 church directory on the tables in the fellowship hall. Please check over your information and make any corrections or write OK, so we know it has been checked.
India Delegation: Professor Barry and Lori Gritters returned home safely on Wednesday from a three week stay with the PRCV of India. The Lord greatly blessed their time with Pastor Paul Raj and the Vellore congregation. Prof. Gritters taught in the PRCV’s Sola Gratia Program (training of area pastors and office bearers in Reformed doctrine), lead Bible studies for the members of the PRCV and members from the CMC (Christian Medical College) of Vellore, preached in area villages, lead seminars in neighboring cities for interested pastors, and spoke at other sizable gatherings of the Reformed Faith. The Lord has “opened a door of utterance to speak the mysteries of Christ” (Col. 4:3) for us in India. We thank the Gritters for their faithful work. The Council of Georgetown PRC.
Southwest PRC has formed a trio of Revs. Key, R. Kleyn and Spronk.
First PRC (Holland) has formed a trio of Rev. Haak, R. Kleyn, and A. Lanning.
Doon PRC called Rev. Mahtani to be a missionary to the Philippines.
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Wednesday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m.
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 school and older to come and support our school!
The Trinity Christian High School Society will have a special meeting on Monday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m. to elect a new board member to replace Glenn Kooima who resigned due to his being elected elder. Nominations for the position are Mike De Jager and Steve Maassen.
Heritage PRC Young People are sponsoring a Singspiration on Sunday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m. A collection will be taken for travel to the Young People’s Convention. Refreshments will be provided.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here We Stand! 500 years ago Jehovah worked a great Reformation in His church. Genuine piety, right worship, scriptural authority, and proper church government were restored to the Church. The reformers restored the principles of salvation by grace alone, the sole authority of scripture, and the priesthood of all believers. We still stand on these vital principles today. Please plan on attending “Here We Stand” on October 27 and 28, a conference marking the 500th anniversary of the great Reformation. Watch for details soon.
Called to Watch for Christ’s Return – The RFPA has recently published this book by Rev. Martyn McGeown, a new author! This book is not being sent automatically to Book Club members (retail $14.95, softcover). To order your copy sign up on the sheet on the tables in the fellowship hall or talk to Betty Kooiker.
Colorado Retreat: Come to the special 25th Colorado Young Adults’ Retreat from August 14-18, 2017, as we return to original location of the first retreat, Covenant Heights Camp! Limited registration opens Monday, March 6, for all young adults ages post-high to 35. More information will follow.
An updated list of teaching positions is available on the back table.