September 10, 2017 (View Full Bulletin)

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Trinity Christian High School and Pittsburgh PRC Building Fund
Nursery this morning: Mrs. P. Westra, Julianne L., Alyssa M.
This evening: Mrs. K. Warner, Brooke M., Allison M.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. M. Andringa, Sierra M., Jocelyn M.
Next Sunday evening: Mandi A., Alicia M., Aubrey V.B.
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 Creation” (Genesis 1:1). Next week’s message will be “The Secret Providence of God” (Psalm 57:2).

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.
Advance Notice: 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, and Pastor-elect Matthew De Boer will lead us in worship.
The collection totals for the month of August were General Fund $21,923.29, Received YTD $184,505.32, Budgeted YTD $192,675.36, Building Fund $4,220.50, Benevolent Fund $2,735.35, Balance $21,497.40, RFPA $247.45, Hull PRCS $9,278.30, Trinity CHS $6,032.00, Spokane PRC Building Fund $353.40, Reformed Witness Committee $360.00, and PR Special Ed $522.25.

CHURCH CALENDAR
Today: The Young People’s Society will have their annual business meeting at 11:15.
Monday: The Consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 3
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. WEALTH will meet to study Lesson 3. Nursery helpers are Margaret Laning, Amber Van Maanen, and Britney Westra. Upstairs helper is Andria De Roon. Lunch is Marilyn Te Grotenhuis, Michelle Pollema, and Lori Hoogendoorn.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 3; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 2, Q. 4-10; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession, Art. 3-7
Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Christian Fellowship Business meeting at Trinity.
7:30 p.m. Martha Ladies’ Society will meet in the music room at Trinity.
7:30 p.m. Men’s Society will meet in the staff/board room at Trinity.

CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Carl Maassen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Jeff Van Meeteren to Derick Grimm.
On Monday evening our heavenly Father took our beloved brother Henry Hoekstra to be with Him in heavenly glory. We express our sympathy to Brian and Pauline Kroese, Mark and La Beth Hoekstra, Jeff and Rose Andringa, Ted and Harriet Hoekstra, Flossy Brunsting, Margaret Hoekstra, and to their families. May the Lord comfort their souls in their sorrow. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. Psalm 63:7
We express our sympathy to Brian and Stephanie Van Engen and their family in the death of Stephanie’s grandmother, Penny Acker, who died Tuesday in Alabama. May our heavenly Father comfort them also in their sorrow.
The congregation is invited to witness the marriage of Jordana De Jong and Jesse Evans at 6:00 p.m. on September 15.
Shelby Altena and Jordana De Jong would like to thank all those who planned our shower. Also thanks to those who gave so willingly of their time and gifts. It is good to feel the communion of saints.

CHURCH NEWS
Immanuel PRC (Lacombe) called Cand. Brian Feenstra.
Doon PRC has formed a new trio of Revs. Brummel, Laning, and Smit, from which they will call a missionary to the Philippines.
Southwest PRC has formed a trio of Rev. Lanning, Cand. David Noorman, and Cand. Stephan Regnerus.
Visitors from Namibia and South Africa: From the Contact Committee: Last Tuesday three men from a small group of churches in Namibia arrived in Michigan to visit with the Contact Committee. A minister from Namibia, Rev. Jacobus LeRoux, and a minister from South Africa, Rev. Joseph Oosthuizen, plan to stay about 10 days. They are joined by another elder from Namibia, Michael Duvenhage, who was accompanied by his wife Tiene and three children. The purpose of the visit is to continue discussions of the similarities and differences between their newly forming group of Reformed churches and our denomination. This small group of six churches seeks guidance from the PRCA in the early years of separation from their mother denomination.
Installation for Rev. Doug Kuiper as professor of church history will take place Wednesday, September 20, at Faith PRC in Jenison, MI, at 7:00 p.m. 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.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Young Reformers’ Bible Study will meet on Wednesday nights this season. We meet at Dordt College in the Classroom Building in room 1316 (down the hall from the theater). Our first meeting will be this Wed., September 13, at 7:00. Come join us and bring a friend.
The annual Christian Fellowship Business meeting has been moved to Thursday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. It will be at Trinity Christian High School. The first regular meeting will still remain on the same date of September 21 at 7:30 p.m. If you would like to attend the meal and business meeting and did not sign up, please contact Emily Camarigg.
The Evangelism Committee of Doon PRC is planning a conference on “The Foundations of a Healthy Marriage.” The conference will be held at Rock Valley High School auditorium on September 15 and 16. There will be three speeches: the first at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 15, and the other two on Saturday, September 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The speakers are Revs. Engelsma, Brummel, and Laning. We welcome you to join us and ask you to consider inviting a friend to come as well.
Visiting Michigan? Our 3rd Peer to Peer Special Education Awareness Walk is September 23 at 10 a.m. in Millennium Park. If you’re going to be in the West Michigan area, we would love to have you come out and walk with us! It is a short walk to raise awareness of our special education students and their Peers! Check out our web page at peertopeerwalk.com. We have t-shirts available if ordered by September 5. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@peertopeerwalk.com. The park address is Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW, Walker, MI 49534.
Senior Retreat: Registration is from 4:00 – 5:30 PM on Tuesday. September 26, at the MINISTRY CENTER. There is also a quick and easy site for directions to Gull Lake Ministries at www.gulllake.org/getting-here.