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Mission Statement To Know Christ-as Savior and Lord To Be Like Christ-by Our Words and Actions To Share Christ-at Home and Throughout the World
Platte Christian Reformed Church
“In All Things, Christ Pre-Eminent”
Pastor Drew Hoekema
520 Wyoming Ave, PO Box 386, Platte SD 57369 Phone: 605-337-3572 Email: [email protected]
Sunday, December 10, 2017 9:30 AM Coffee & Prayer Times
10:00 AM Morning Worship Service 11:15 AM PreK—8th Program Practice 11:15 AM Senior High Catechism Class
11:15 AM Fellowship Time 7:00 PM Evening Worship Service
“Prepare the way of the Lord…”
December 10, 2017
Morning Worship Service The Second Sunday of Advent
Organist: Harriett Sybesma
God Gathers Us to Worship Him
Christmas Song Service
Call to Worship
*Song of Praise: PH 286 With Grateful Heart My Thanks I Bring
*Song of Praise: Be Unto Your Name
We Hear God’s Will and Confess Our Sins
Reading of the Law
Prayer of Confession
Lighting of the Second Advent Candle
Song of Response: CH 281 What Child is This?
We Bring God Prayer and Gratitude
Offering: Abbott House
God Speaks to Us by His Word
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 6:1-4 (pg 1068)
New Testament Reading: Revelation 5 (pg 1918)
Sermon: What Child is This?
“Whom Angels Greet with Anthems Sweet”
Moment for Reflection
Prayer for Application
We Are Sent Out in God’s Blessing
*Song of Response: CH 278 Angels We Have Heard on High
*Doxology: CH 34 He is Lord
*Moment for Meditation
December 10 2017
Evening Worship Service Organist: Jan Van Zee
Call to Worship
*Song of Praise: CH 273 Good Christian Men, Rejoice
*Profession of Faith: Nicene Creed
Confessional Teaching: HC Lord’s Day 49 (PH pp. 61)
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 22 (pg 565)
Sermon Title: “What We Want and What God Wills”
Prayer for Application
Song of Response: PH 204:1 O Come, My Soul, Bless Thou the Lord
Prayers of God’s People
Offering: Abbott House
Offertory Song: CH 170 Give Thanks
*Closing Song: PH 204:5 O Come, My Soul, Bless Thou the Lord
*Moment of Meditation
*Please rise as you are able CH= Celebration Hymnal (Red) PH= Psalter Hymnal (Blue)
“I will praise Your forever for what You have done;
in Your Name I will hope, for Your Name is good.
I will praise You in the presence of Your saints.” Psalm 52:9
WELCOME: We welcome each one who has come today to
worship here in Spirit and in Truth. May God, who sent His
only begotten Son to us in the miracle of Bethlehem, find in
your life the devotion of a true worshipper. Please join us in
the Fellowship Hall following the morning service for
refreshments and fellowship.
Children aged 3-5 meet your teacher in the foyer during the
offering this morning for Children’s Church.
Christmas Program practice will continue for grades PreK-8th
in place of Sunday School. Senior High Catechism will
continue to meet through Sunday, December 17.
ABOUT OUR MESSAGES
This morning, we continue answering the question of the
familiar Christmas carol: What Child is This? Last week, the
fact that the child was “the babe, the son of Mary” pointed to
his truly human nature. But the song also sings of a child
“Whom Angels Greet with Anthems Sweet.” This is no
ordinary child, and another angel song in Revelation 5:11-
12 show that the angels sing for a child big enough to take both
our guilt and our praise.
This evening, we look at the prayer “Thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven.” When we pray for God’s will to be done,
what do we mean? A story from 1 Kings 22 will ask whether
we seek God’s will for what we want to hear or what we need
to hear. There can be a difference between “What We Want
and What God Wills.”
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Please be in prayer for Megan Boltjes after the loss of her
grandmother, Marlys Bakke, this past week in Yankton. Funeral
services were yesterday. We give our sympathy to Megan and
pray that God’s comfort would be her strength in the midst of loss.
Tomorrow, Sheryl Brondsema will be going to Rochester,
MN for a check-up on her health. Please be praying for safe
travel, for favorable reports from the doctors, and also for a
peace and perseverance regardless of their findings.
Prayer update: Ella Reiser, daughter of Nikki and Aaron
Reiser and granddaughter of Larry and Jan Hansum was
scheduled to have surgery this past week in Omaha; however,
that has now been moved to this coming Thursday, December
14. Please keep this little girl and their entire family in your prayers!
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
Psalm 46:1 Our hearts are full of gratitude when we think of the
many expressions of comfort shown during these past months, weeks,
and days. Your visits, hugs, cards and encouragement, help with live-
stock, harvest and the farm, prayers (especially prayers) have meant
and continue to mean so much to us and we will always appreciate
them. Thank you to Pastor Drew for faithfully visiting and praying
with and for Darrell. Thank you also to our church Care Groups who
help so willingly at times like these.
~Gretchen Kuipers, Ian and Valarie Kuipers family, Peter Kuipers
We would like to thank the congregation for all your expressions of
sympathy. We appreciated the prayers, cards, memorial gifts, flowers
and hugs after Jennie went to her heavenly home. We will miss her
but praise God for her life. We especially thank Pastor Drew, Kim for
paying organ, and the work group for preparing and serving the
lunch. ~the families of Jennie Bultsma
Church Membership: For those who wish to take the next
step toward becoming a full member of Platte CRC, Pastor
Drew is leading a ‘Covenant Commitments’ class starting in
January. The class is broken up into four hours, unpacking the
four commitments you make in becoming a member of this
church family. All those who desire to be baptized, to profess
their faith, or simply learn more about our church are
welcome to be involved. Please contact Pastor Drew or your
district elder by December 31.
Elders will meet this Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM.
Church Growth Committee will meet this Thursday,
December 14 at 7:30 PM in the Society Room.
REMNANT: A Community Prayer Gathering- Monday,
December 11 at Calvary Baptist. This month's topics are:
Brokenness, Depression and Loneliness; and Preparation for
the Coming/Advent of Jesus. Doors open at 6:30 PM if you
would like to pray individually with someone prior to the
corporate prayer time from 7-9 PM.
A DCS Scrip order will be placed on Tuesday, December 12.
Orders may be placed in Joan’s mailbox until Sunday evening
or brought to DCS by 8:30 AM on Tuesday. The next order
date will be in five weeks, on January 16; please plan
accordingly. Online orders should be submitted
by midnight Monday night before order date. Thanks for using
this means to support Christian education!
Christmas shopping/baking done the easy way!! The DCS
Fellowship will be selling Banket (Dutch almond pastry) and
chicken pot pie gift certificates Tuesday, December 12, at the
double header ball game. Don't miss this opportunity!!
Living Stone Prison Church’s renovation of the "Upper
Room" (Chapel) is slated to start Wednesday, December 13.
They need volunteers 18 or older to volunteer a day or a few
days. If interested, contact Elroy Kaemingk, Ken or Karla
On Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 PM, Mount Funeral Home
in Platte along with the Platte Ministerial Association and
River Counseling Services, will be hosting a Blue Christmas
Remembrance Service for all those who have lost a loved one
or wish to remember those lost, not just those who have been
served by Mount Funeral Home during the past year. For
more information please contact 605-337-3857 or email:
The Grief Support Group will be Monday, December 18 at
noon in the chapel of the Good Samaritan Society-Corsica.
Lunch will be provided. No cost or obligation. If the weather
is questionable, please call 946-5467 to check for cancellation.
Harvest Hands Ministries/Resplandor De Vida Children’s
Home [Juarez, MX] short term missions trip is scheduled
for January 19—26. There are still a few spots available!
Contact Karla 680-4848. Sock Donations needed from baby
to adult sizes to be handed out during this January trip. Drop
socks in the black tote in the Fellowship Hall. Donations are
welcome as we continue work on the 2nd dormitory. Please
make checks out to Justice for All, and put in Karla’s mailbox.
Men’s Retreat: January 19-21 at New Hope Christian Camp
& Retreat Center. Check out the flyer on the bulletin board for
ABOUT OUR OFFERINGS
This week, our offerings are for the Abbott House in Mitchell,
SD. “For more than 75 years Abbott House has provided girls
ages 7 to 23 with a second chance at youth—a place of hope
and recovery for those who have suffered trauma and abuse.
Without help now, many of these young women perpetuate
the cycle of violence and punish themselves indefinitely for the
tragedy that was placed on their shoulders. It is a place where
girls get another chance to turn the abuse and victimization
of their past into experiences they live with, but that do not
overwhelm their lives. Abbott House strives to provide
premier services for girls and their families.” (from www.abbothouse.org)
Our offerings next week are for Dakota Christian School.
*Sun, Dec 17, 7:00 PM Sunday School Christmas Program
*Sun, Dec 24, 5:00 PM Christmas Eve Service
*Sun, Dec 31, Fun & Fellowship Game Night after evening service
*Sun, Jan 7, Sunday School starts
[FYI- Care Group #1 is in line for the next activity]
Church Calendar for This Week Tuesday– 7:00 PM Elders Meeting Wednesday -6:30 & 7:00 AM Men’s Bible Studies -10:00 AM Coffee Break Program & Luncheon -7:00 PM Junior High Youth Group Thursday– 7:30 PM Growth Committee Meeting
This Week– Sunday, December 10, 2017 Offerings: Abbott House Toddler Church: Kim Lieuwen Nursing Home Visitors: Darlene Van Zee Letters to Kevin Burma: Joann Kuipers Valet Attendant: Jaden Meyerink, John Kuipers Ushers: Ken Van Zee, Gary Vanden Bos, Brent Veurink Sound System: Brady Kok Projection: Rylan Dyk Nursery: Judy Hansum, Danika Middendorp Greet/Coffee: Joel Sybesma, Henry Buitenbos
Next Week– Sunday, December 17, 2017 Offerings: Dakota Christian School Toddler Church: Abby Buitenbos Nursing Home Visitors: Gerald & Vonnie Kuipers Letters to Kevin Burma: Mel & Ruth Vanden Bos Valet Attendant: Jeremy Bultsma, Ken Van Zee Ushers: Mel Vanden Bos, Elmer Visscher, Jon Backes Sound System: Duane Meyerink Projection: Chase Pheifer Nursery: Jan Hansum, Jon Vanden Hoek Greet/Coffee: Gerald Kuipers, Jim Buitenbos
Pray for Our Fellowship Sunday– Missionaries: Victor & Lori Selemani (Victoria, Clara, Joshua, David & Mikayla) YWAM– Mozambique, Africa Monday– Special Grace: Don & Evelyn Severson Tuesday: Mike, Kris, Joey, Luanna Kuipers Wednesday: Clarence & Hennie Van Essen, Darlene Van Zee Thursday: Alfred & Alice Van Zee, Craig Boltjes Friday: Delmer & Ruth Vanden Bos, John Buitenbos Saturday: Brent & Pam Veurink, Jackson DeGroot