October 15, 2017 (View Full Bulletin)

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Lynden Covenant Christian School and PR Special Ed
Nursery this morning: Shayna D.R., Abbie K., Jayden H., Jessica A., Leah G.
This evening: Nicole G., Kassandra H., Shelby A., Emily G.
Next Sunday morning: Deanna H., Koralee H., Zoe G., Shawna H.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. G. Gritters, Mrs. D. Kooiker, Ruth H., Keahna H.
Ushers: For October: Kevin Warner, Brian Westra, Nathan Westra

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 “Entrusted with the Gospel” (I Thessalonians 2:3-4). Next week’s message will be “Receiving the Word of God” (I Thessalonians 2:13).

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.
This morning we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Supervision is exercised over the sacrament, so that only those who are members of our congregation in good standing, or those who have received special permission from the Consistory are allowed to partake of the sacrament. May we be worthy partakers of the supper of our Lord.
The sermon this evening will be an applicatory sermon.
Our pastor will be attending Classis East this Wednesday as a delegate ad examina. Classis East will meet at Georgetown PRC for the examination of Pastor-elect Joseph Holstege and Pastor-elect Justin Smidstra.
Catechism classes will not meet this week due to the Teacher’s Convention, and our pastor being gone to attend Classis East.
A singspiration has been scheduled for Sunday evening, November 12, after the evening service. We plan to sing from the revised Psalter sample. If you have a specific Psalter number or numbers you would like us to sing, please contact either Jeff Baker at (507) 215-5634 or jeffjodib@gmail.com or Alden De Jong at (712) 470-2206 or aldentwyla@gmail.com They will be putting together the program.
Myanmar Presentation: On November 5 after the evening service we plan to have a presentation on mission work being done in Myanmar. This past week Rev. Titus and his wife Cer te from Myanmar have had their visas approved to come to the United States. They plan to be in this country for about three weeks and are scheduled to be in this area from November 3 to November 6.

CHURCH CALENDAR
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 11:15. We will discuss Ephesians 2:1-7.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 8:1.

CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Vern Oostra is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Wilma Vogel to Derick Grimm.
Jack Andringa moved to Pleasant Acres on Thursday. Let us remember Jack, Hazel and their family in our prayers. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. (Psalm 121:7)

CHURCH NEWS
Lynden PRC called Candidate Regnerus.
First PRC (GR) has formed a trio of Revs. Griess, Huizinga, and A. Lanning.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Young People’s Society corn maze activity will be held Friday, October 27, at Pumpkins on Garfield. The rain date will be the 28th. If you need a ride, please meet at church at 6:30 p.m. We will also be having a bonfire after the maze, so bring a lawn chair if you’d like. Each person will need to take $6 to cover the cost of the maze and the bonfire. Young people with the last names A-M please bring a 2-liter of pop, and last names N-Z please bring a snack to share.
Our Young People’s Society is once again taking orders for beautiful poinsettia plants. Please contact them if you are interested. Orders are due October 25, and plants will be delivered on November 29. Thank you for your support!
All women of the area churches are invited to attend the Fall Ladies’ League to be held at Calvary PRC on Tuesday, October 24, at 7 pm. Rev. Griess will be speaking on “Katharina Luther: Encouragement from a Woman of the Reformation”. An offering will be received for Protestant Reformed Special Education. A dessert luncheon will follow the program. Come and join us!
Current, prospective, and retired teachers are invited to the 2017 Teachers’ Convention held at Adams Christian School. The dates are October 19 and 20 beginning at 8:15 am. For the schedule, please use the following link: www.prti.org/register.
PRC youth (aged 13+): You’re warmly invited to join us for our annual CKCKS Camp. Please go to our website or write to us at ckckscamp2017@outlook.com for more information.
Here We Stand, the seminary sponsored weekend conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, is only weeks away. The first speech is at 4:00 on Friday, October 27, with additional speeches at 7:00 and 8:15. The conference will continue on Saturday morning. The speeches will be delivered by our three professors, Rev. McGeown, Rev. David Torlach, and Rev. Key. Talk to your neighbors and friends and join us at Faith PRC for this important event. The conference will be live streamed on the internet for those who are not able to attend in person. For further information, see our advertisement in the Standard Bearer or visit the denominational website: www.prca.org or 500thReformation.com.
The Edmonton PRCS is in need of a full-time teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The school will be starting from grades 1-3, and the board is willing to work with the teacher on a curriculum suited to their preference. Please contact Gord Tolsma at gr.tolsma@gmail.com or 780-777-5780 or Scott Ferguson at s_r_ferguson@hotmail.com.
God has blessed one of our teachers with expectant motherhood! As a result, Heritage Christian School (Hudsonville, MI) is accepting applications for a 3rd grade teaching position. Interested persons should contact Administrator Brian Kuiper (bkuiper@hchr.org, 616-669-1773) or Education Committee Chairman John Van Uffelen (jgvanuffelen@gmail.com, 616-218-2772). Please apply before October 27. Candidates should be available to begin teaching on January 3, 2018.