September 17, 2017 (View Full Bulletin)

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School and Emeritus Fund
Nursery this morning: Mrs. M. Andringa, Sierra M., Jocelyn M.
This evening: Mandi A., Alicia M., Aubrey V.B.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. D. Blankespoor, Hannah B., Grace P.
Next Sunday evening: Hilary A., Karyn U., Claire V.E.
Ushers: For September: Marcus Van Engen, Alex Van Ginkel, Nate Villalobos
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 “The Secret Providence of God” (Psalm 57:2). Next week’s message will be “Who is Jesus?” (Matthew 1:21).

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 area ministers are exchanging pulpits for the second service today. Rev. Engelsma is scheduled to preach here while our pastor preaches at Calvary PRC. We welcome Rev. Engelsma to our pulpit and fellowship.
Call to Worship: We will have a worship service on Tuesday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. This is the evening prior to the meeting of Classis West; Pastor-elect Matthew De Boer will lead us in worship. The church visitors are scheduled to meet with our council after this worship service. Anyone desiring to discuss a matter with the church visitors should contact the clerk.
Southwest PRC has agreed to take spiritual oversight of Rachel Korver while she attends college in Michigan.

CHURCH CALENDAR
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 11:15. We will begin our discussion of the book of Ephesians.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 4.
The FMC will meet here at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. WEALTH will meet to study Lesson 4. Nursey helpers are Beth De Groot, Shantelle De Boer, and Danielle Warner. Upstairs helper is Crystra Brummel. Lunch is Michelle Van Bemmel, Kalie Klein, and Crysta Brummel.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 4; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 3, Q. 1-5; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Canons 3&4:14, B5.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
We rejoice with Jesse and Jordana Evans (nee De Jong) who were united in marriage this past Friday. May the Lord bless their marriage that it may reflect that of Christ and His church.
Thank you for the expressions of sympathy in the loss of our brother Henry. Exodus 14:13 Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD. – Ted and Harriet Hoekstra
Aaron De Jong is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Brian Van Engen to Derick Grimm.
CHURCH NEWS
Installation for Rev. Doug Kuiper as professor of church history will take place at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 20, at Faith PRC in Jenison, MI. Convocation exercises will also be included in which the student body of the seminary will be introduced. Because of installation, this will be an official call to worship for the Faith congregation. However, all are invited to attend and give thanksgiving to God on this joyous occasion.
Lord willing, Pastor-elect Matthew De Boer will be ordained as minister of the Word and sacraments on September 29, 2017, in the Edgerton Protestant Reformed Church at 7:00 p.m. Visitors are invited to witness this joyful event in the life of Edgerton’s congregation.
Rev. Huizinga declined the call from Byron Center PRC.
REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
The annual meeting of the RFPA will be held at Southwest PR Church on Thursday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will be live streamed through the church website at southwestprc.org. This meeting is the only time for new members to join the association.
Special Education Fall Deficit Drive: Please prayerfully consider giving to Protestant Reformed Special Education this fall. This year we set a goal of $279,250 to be collected in this year’s deficit drive. Look for a letter in the next church handout. Thank you for your continued support and prayers. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ. Phil. 4:19
All men, women, young people, and friends are invited to the annual meeting of the Reformed Free Publishing Association. Prof. David J. Engelsma’s lecture “After 500 Years: What About James on Justification?” will not only show the harmony of James 2 on the one hand and of Romans 3-5 and Galatians on the other hand, but he will also demonstrate that James 2 itself convincingly proves it does not compromise the Reformation’s gospel truth of justification by faith alone.