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December 22, 2013

______________________________ Homebound:

Church Family
Remember in Prayer: Mr. Trent Timmer Mr. Howard Vanden Toorn Mr. Rick Vander Veen Pastor Al Martin

Order of Worship

Morning Worship - 9:30 AM Silent Prayer Votum and Salutation Psalter 111 Reading of the Law Reading of Scripture Psalter 264:1-4 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter 217 Sermon Prayer Offertory Psalter 109 Benediction Doxology Psalter 315

Song Service - 5:50 PM Psalter 261: all Psalter 399:2 Evening Worship - 6:00 PM Silent Prayer Votum and Salutation Psalter 176 Reading of Scripture Apostles Creed Psalter 238 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter 257 Sermon Prayer Offertory Psalter 200 Benediction Doxology Psalter 196

Mrs. Elsie Arnoudse Mr. Everett Beute Mrs. Fran Hekman Mrs. Dorothy Hitchcock Mrs. Barb Kwekel Mr. & Mrs. Albert Vanden Toorn Mrs. Gertrude VanderGraaf Mrs. Marian VerHage Serviceman: Mr. Dan Arnoudse

Ron Vander Boons father has been making progress this week. Please pray for continued healing.

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Consistory Members
Pastors: Dr. David Murray (Chairman-Consistory) Dr. L. W. Bilkes (Emeritus) Dr. Jerry Bilkes Peter VanKempen (Vice Chairman) David Faasse (Secretary) Tom Karel Sr. Henk Kleyn Dwight Prince Ron Rittner 616.647.0570 616.458.3250 616.954.7094 616.677.3735 616.304.2946 616.667.9105 616.780.9426 616.299.4610 616.485.2344 616.361.6348 616.361.8096 616.446.0587 616.669.5758 616.299.4611 616.791.1512

Elders:

Sermon : Lo, I Come Scripture: Psalm 40 Text: Psalm 40:6

Sermon : Marks of a Healthy Church (10) - Diversity Scripture: Genesis 12 Text: Genesis 12:3 Lords Day 21

Deacons: Joel Markwat (Chairman-Deacons) Roger Osmun (Secretary) Ron Vander Boon (Asst. Treasurer) Bill Pols David Pronk Treasurer: Gerrit Kleyn

Meditation
WHILE NEAR Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6. The warning of the text - The preacher would not be faithful to you did he not press on your thoughts the warning in this text. Do not the words, while he may be found, while he is near, warn us that there is a time when he may not be found, when he is not near? For one hundred and twenty years He was near to the people in the days of Noah, and through the open door of the ark God was to be found. At last he shut the door. Then it was too late to seek. The door was shut and there was no more refuge to be then found from the beating storm and the whelming waters. Were there not five virgins who gave little heed to the invitation and warning, and who stood at last outside and the door was shut? It was the voice of the bridegroom, no longer near, who bade them depart. Too late! too late! Ye cannot enter now, There is a time for the husbandman to sow. If he sow not, neither shall he reap. Ask the Holy Spirit to burn into your soul the words in Proverbs 1: 24-32. Because I have called and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand and no man regarded; but ye have set at naught all my counsel.when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. When infinite patience gives us up, to whom shall we look for help? When the Spirit of grace. Long grieved and resisted, takes his sad flight, what is left us but the darkness of eternitys night? Delude not yourself with the thought, God will be too merciful to let me suffer He solemnly declares he must. Delude not yourself with the hope that you will have another trial in the world to come. There is no second probation, as if God has not given you a fair chance here. If you are lost now, all is lost. The appeal of the rich man in hell to Abraham in heaven, and the answer given back to the lost man, forever settles it as a tremendous fact that once we cross the river of death, there can be no changes in our destiny. A great gulf rolls between heaven and hell, and they, that would come from hence will find that it is forever impossible. It must be forever true, That he that believeth on the Son hath eternal life, but he that obeyed not the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him. J. Roseboro

Thank you so much for coming to worship God with us today. We hope and pray that you will be blessed among us and that you also will be a blessing to us. If you have any prayer needs or if you'd like to know more about our church, one of our pastors or elders would be very happy to speak with you. ______________________________

Congregational Life
Today, Pastor Murray will conduct the worship services. Today, the Sunday School classes (beginners 7th Grade) should line up downstairs for Christmas program practice. The songs for the month are the Christmas program songs. There will be a Christmas service, December 25 at 9:30 AM, led by Pastor Murray. The Sunday School Christmas Program will follow the service. Next Sunday, Seminarian Ian Macleod will lead our worship services, the Lord willing. There will be no Sunday School/catechism classes on Sunday, December 29. There will be a New Years Eve service led by Ian Macleod on Tuesday, December 31, at 7 PM, the Lord willing. There will be a New Years Day service led by Pastor Murray on Wednesday, January 1 at 9:30 AM, the Lord willing. The Deacons would like to thank the church family for the generosity in giving to the Benevolent Fund last Sunday. Totals will be in the monthly report in your mailboxes later this month. We would like to express our thanks for all the cards, gifts, and well-wishes for Lawrence's birthday and for this season. We will be away for three Lord's Days serving the Abbotsford congregation and visiting family. May the Lord bless you all richly as we thank Him for His mercies in Jesus Christ. We pray that 2014 would be a year in which "the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ." (2 Thess. 3:5) Pastor Lawrence and Jane Bilkes At its December 16 meeting the consistory was at liberty to accept Rev. Ray Lanning as an Associate Member of our congregation. His preaching credentials remain with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Please take the opportunity to welcome him. We pray that the Lord would bless Ray and Linda in our midst and continue to make them a blessing to us.

Calendar
"The Lord willing" James 4:15 December 25 (Wednesday) 9:30 AM Christmas service with the Sunday School Christmas Program following the service. December 31 (Tuesday) 12:30 PM Ladies fold laundry at the Christian Rest Home. December 31 (Tuesday) 7 PM New Years Eve service. January 1 (Wednesday) 9:30 AM New Years Day service. January 4 - (Saturday) 7 AM Mens Breakfast Bible Study at Russ in Grandville. All men of the congregation are encouraged to join us. Dorcas News: Our project for January is to put together Hygiene kits for the Cubulco Hospital to take along to Guatemala on January 13. No towels needed, but shampoo (not round bottles, please) soap, pick combs, 4-6 oz. toothpaste & toothbrush, deodorant, not liquid) are needed. We are also putting up a Porta-crib for Pregnancy Resource Center, for the month of January, to collect baby items. Save the date for our February 4th meeting. We will be having Heidi Boersma from HRC speaking on Human Trafficking . We will be inviting all the ladies of our church.

Sermon Notes
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Other News
Trinitarian Bible Society - For those interested in subscribing to the e-newsletter from the Trinitarian Bible Society you can go to the following link to download the most recent newsletter: http:/tbsnews.info/us/newsletter1/. On the bottom left of the page you can enter your email address to receive these newsletters in your in box. The youth of Hamilton FRC will be hosting a Youth Conference with missionary Paul Washer on February 14, 2014. The theme is The Gospel and True Conversion and it will be held at Redeemer University in Ancaster, ON. If you would like to attend you must register online: www.tinyurl.com/paulwasherevent. Seating is limited so register soon! For more information and updates see our Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/washereventfb. Heritage Reformed Church Men's Choir and Children's Choir All men (16 yrs. and up) and children (old enough to follow instructions) are welcome to join us! Men's choir meets Saturdays at 8:30 AM, and the Children's choir will begin meeting Saturdays at 10 AM beginning January 4th.

Nursery
Today Morning Evening Christmas Day Next Week Morning Evening Room A Martha Markwat Cheryl Moerdyk Arleen Boven Liz Prince Jeanette DeBlaay Betty Elliott Michelle Bilkes Janna Birn Cora Beute Eva Markwat
New Years Eve New Years Day

Room B Sonia Wielhouwer Hannah Kleyn Aileen Rittner Natalie Pennings Rene` Vander Hart Lydia Herman Julie Timmer Jacqueline DeBlaay Courtney Prince Marlies Procee

Heather Engelsma, Renee Langerak, Anita Wielhouwer Ruthanne & Hannah Karel, Margaret Kleyn

December

Mothers in Charge

Heather, Jamie, Suzanne

Ushers
Morning Today Next Week Christmas Day Pete Van Strien Andrew Bergsma Evening Bill Moerdyk Gerrit Kleyn

Sam Moerdyk & Tom Karel Jr.

Offerings
First Collection Today General Second Collection Denominational Fund Collection Boxes The Christian Rest Home

Next Education Fund Week Christmas Day New Years Eve New Years Day

Seminary Word & Deed Instructor Guatemala Mission Guatemala Mission Seminary Instructor

Song Service: Psalter 261: all and Psalter 399:2

LITURGY December 22, 2013 Morning Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 111 Law Scripture Reading: Psalm 40 Text: Psalm 40:6 Psalter: 264:1-4 Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 217 Sermon: Lo, I Come Prayer Offertory Psalter: 109 Benediction Doxology: 315 Prayer Offertory

LITURGY December 22, 2013 Evening Service Votum & Salutation Psalter: 176 Scripture Reading: Genesis 12 Text: Genesis 12:3 / Lords Day 21 Psalter: 238 Apostles Creed Pastoral Prayer Offertory Psalter: 257 Sermon: Marks of a Healthy Church (10) Diversity

Psalter: 200 Benediction Doxology: 196