Aurora Reformed Church

Aurora Center, SD

Bulletin: December 4, 2022

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

 

Prayer Needs:

*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 @Ardelle-Bruinsma.
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 School time)
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 kids.
We are also looking for 3 more Jr/Sr high kids to help during the week. If interested, Contact Joel @ 469-0217 or pastorjoeldavis@yahoo.com for more information.
Also: 
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!

 

 

HEILDELBERG CATECHISM
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

 

 

WORSHIP SERVICE
Prelude
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Pastoral Prayer
Congregational Greeting
Congregational Worship

#138 “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”
#133 “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

Children’s Message
Special Music:
Reading of the Word:
Isaiah 11
Preaching of the Word:
“God Explains His Coming”
Responsive Hymn
#128 “It Came upon the Midnight Clear”
(Offertory)
Benediction
Closing Doxology
God Be with You”
Postlude

 

 

Special Music:

Organist Schedule:

Sound System Schedule:

**If you need an announcement or a prayer need listed in the bulletin

please contact Ardelle Bruinsma at aurorareformedchurch@yahoo.com

All announcements need to be in by Thursday evening.

Please contact Pastor Martin, one of the elders if you have a prayer need or Ardelle (680-two five seven one) if you would like the prayer chain started.

 

Consistory Members

Deacons -- Tyler Juhnke, Tony Niewenhuis, Ben Donker, Greg Bruinsma

Elders -- Byron De Haai, Steve Pennings, Roger Punt, Dan De Waard (VP)