OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH & SERVICE THIS WEEK
SUNDAY: 10:00 AM Worship
MONDAY: 7:00 AM Men’s Bible Study
TUESDAY: 8:00 PM Consistory
WEDNESDAY: 4:00 PM Christmas program
7:00 PM Harrison Christmas Tea
Happy Birthday: Bernetta Wolbrink, Phyllis Punt, Calsie Donker, Twila Dykstra, Ainslee
Happy Anniversary- Mike & Dawn Donker
*Virginia Nydam is at the Corsica Nursing home.
*Pauline Tolsma is at the Parkston Nursing home.
*Betty Tegethoff is at the Corsica Nursing home
*Eltha Wolbrink is at the Leisure Living in Corsica
*Dora Dykstra is at the Platte Nursing home.
*Please keep in your prayers all of our local firefighters, EMT, police officers and military.
*The Hamlin Reformed Church in Castlewood, SD was destroyed in a
fire on October 26, 2022. An offering was taken at the Dakota
Network meeting on November 11 at which time a donation of $500 was
made on behalf of Aurora Reformed Church. The following is a
thank you from Hamlin Reformed Church:
Thank you for your gift to the Hamlin Reformed rebuild. We are very grateful that you chose to walk with us during our time of need. May God honor your generosity by increasing your Kingdom outreach. Pastor Steve Biswell
***COOKBOOKS ARE HERE!!! Stop by the table and pickup
your copy!! If you have pre-ordered one make sure you let them know
so they can get your name crossed of the list. They are $10 each –
please make checks payable to “Hope Circle” or you can pay via venmo
These would make GREAT Christmas gifts!!!
*At our last congregational meeting Beau VanGenderen was elected deacon and Mike Donker & Lyle Bruinsma were elected as Elders.
UPCOMING CHURCH & COMMUNITY EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
*Advent Devotions for Families:
Parents of preschool/elementary kids, we are excited to share with you an Advent Jesse Tree countdown as a way for your family to prepare for Christmas. Each day, beginning on Dec. 1st, you’ll journey through Bible stories together leading up to the birth of Jesus. In the packet you'll find a mini-Christmas tree, paper ornaments and a booklet of the Bible stories. Packets are located in the fellowship hall (one per family). We hope this allows your family to step away from the busyness of the season by taking a moment together around God's Word this Christmas.
*All women are invited to Harrison Community Church on December 7 for our Christmas Tea. There will be a speaker from CASA at 7, followed by a light lunch.
*Christmas program practice info - Practices will run from 4-5:30
Dates are December 7, 14, & the 18th (during Sunday
Program is December 18th @7:00 PM.
*Save the date for a Stickney Church Community Caroling on Wednesday evening, Dec. 21st. More details to come.
*Spring Cursillo-a weekend retreat in Christian
living and a time to be refreshed. It is open to anyone where you
are 18 or 85, there is no cost to attend.
Men’s weekend starts Thursday evening Feb 23th - to Sunday afternoon the 26th . The women’s weekend starts Thursday March 2rd to March 5th. Cursillo will take place a Swan Lake Christian Retreat by Viborg, SD. For those working there is a $25 discount for early registration and payment by January 15th. Any questions, need a registration form or would like more information on the weekend contact Karla Overweg at 605- 680-4848
*Looking for something for your kids to do during Christmas
Break? New Hope Camp is offering a Day Camp Dec 26-30 from
9am-3:30pm There will be bible lessons, games, skits, crafts, food
and music. Cost is $80. To register go to New Hope's Facebook page
and follow link or follow QR code on flyer. We only have room for 30
We are also looking for 3 more Jr/Sr high kids to help during the week. If interested, Contact Joel @ 469-0217 or email@example.com for more information.
New Hope's Men's Retreat registration is now open! January 20-22, 2023. This makes a great gift for the guy in your life. Sing them up today!
LORD’S DAY 49
124 Q. What does the third petition mean?
A. “Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” means: Help us and all people to reject our own wills and to obey your will without any back talk. Your will alone is good.1 Help us one and all to carry out the work we are called to,2 as willingly and faithfully as the angels in heaven.3
1 Matt. 7:21; 16:24-26; Luke 22:42; Rom. 12:1-2; Tit. 2:11-12 2 1 Cor. 7:17-24; Eph. 6:5-9 3 Ps. 103:20-21
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
#138 “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”
#133 “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
Reading of the Word:
Preaching of the Word:
“God Explains His Coming”
#128 “It Came upon the Midnight Clear”
“God Be with You”
- December 4- Frances DeWaard
- December 11- Robert & Brenda Punt
- December 18-Linda Star
- December 24-Candlelight Service
- December 25- Greg & Ardelle Bruinsma
- January 1- Kelvin & Bonny Prien
- January 8- Dan VanDrongelen
- January 15- Heath & Kellie Gillen
- January 22- Margie VanGenderen
- January 29- Aaron & Jenni Hargreaves
- 1st Sunday- Barbara Wright
- 2nd Sunday- Naydene De Haai
- 3rd Sunday- Phyllis Pennings
- 4th Sunday- Kayleen De Waard
Sound System Schedule:
- 1st Sunday- Alan Bruinsma
- 2nd Sunday- Aaron De Haai
- 3rd Sunday- Juhnkes
- 4th Sunday- Justin Dykstra
- 5th Sunday- Dan Prien