March 11, 2018 (View Full Bulletin)
Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Trinity Christian High School
Nursery this morning: Kristen De Jong, Emily De Roon, Shawna Hoksbergen
This evening: Rochelle Gritters, Shayna De Roon, Gracia Kooima
Next Sunday morning: Brittany Gritters, Julianne Laning, Alyssa Maassen
Next Sunday evening: Heidi Gritters, Nicole Gritters, Jocelyn Mooy
Ushers: For March: Collin Heynen, Heath Heynen, Colton Hoksbergen
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 “Seeking Rest in Marriage” (Ruth 3:1-10). Next week’s message will be “Boaz: A Willing Redeemer” (Ruth 3:11-18).
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.
Due to the meeting of Classis West this past week, a pulpit exchange has been arranged for the second service today. Rev. De Boer is scheduled to preach here while our pastor preaches at Doon PRC. We welcome Rev. De Boer to our pulpit and fellowship.
The baptism of Desiree Joy, daughter of Joel and Linette Mouw, is scheduled to take place this morning. We thank God for the gift of this child and pray He will grant the parents the grace needed to raise her in the fear of His name.
Call to Worship: This Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual Prayer Day service. Offerings will be for Reformed Witness Committee and Domestic Missions. Nursery attendants will be Shantelle De Boer, Karmin De Jong, and Zoe Groeneweg.
Wednesday evening catechism classes will not meet this week due to the Prayer Day service.
The Consistory reminds the congregation the back five rows of pews on each side of the sanctuary are reserved for families with small children.
Collection totals for the month of February were General Fund $22,871.98, Received YTD $53,768.65, Budgeted YTD $47,328, Benevolent Fund $4,161.10, Balance $11,810.42, Building Fund $6,304.70, Reformed Witness Hour $346.45, Hull PRCS $5,406.11, Trinity CHS $3,762.90, Foreign Missions $404.05, Foreign Student Asst. $297, and Emeritus Fund $282.60.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 11:15 AM. We will discuss Ephesians 6:10f.
Monday: The consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 22.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet to study Lesson 24. Nusery Helpers: Tonia W., Anna V.D.T., Amber V.M. Upstairs Helper: Kim D.J. 3 year old Helper: Kalie K. Lunch: Rachel K., Lois V.M., Melinda V.M.
7:00 p.m. Prayer Day Service.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 8:9. Lunch: Jodi Baker and Lorelei Burgers.
Men’s Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Study will begin at II Timothy 1:9. The after recess discussion will be on Article 43 of the Church Order. All men are welcome to attend.
Wednesday (Assignments for March 28): Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 24; Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 14, Q. 3-10’ Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Conf. Art. 35
FAMILY VISITATION – Titus 2 – Zealous for Good Works
Tuesday, March 13
7-Nathan Maassen 8-Brent Meyer 9-Steve Maassen
7-David Kooiker 8-Veryl Heynen 9-Greg Gritters
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Jeff Baker is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Peter S. Westra to Derick Grimm.
Clarine Kooima was admitted to the Sioux Center hospital last Sunday due to a digestive tract problem. She returned home on Thursday. Let us remember Clarine, Tim and their family in our prayers.
Emily Camarigg’s surgery went well, and the doctor didn’t see anything that looked suspicious on the outside of the cyst. They will still do a biopsy to make sure there wasn’t cancer on the inside. She returned home the next day. We give thanks to God for this news. Let us continue to remember David and Emily in prayer.
Mrs. Ann Miersma has moved to the nursing home facility at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley. Her address is 2116 14th Street, Rock Valley, IA 51247. Her phone number remains the same at 476-5397. Let us remember her also in our prayers.
Dan and Sheila Blankespoor were blessed early Thursday morning with the birth of a baby girl, Madelyn Jo. Sheila and Madelyn are both doing well. We thank our heavenly Father for the gracious gift of another covenant child.
Classis West met this past Wednesday in Loveland PRC. Two consistories were advised to proceed with the increase of censure of an impenitent member by making a public announcement of the name. Classis approved the 2019 subsidy requests for five churches and forwarded them on to Synod for its approval. Classis took note of the fact that Edgerton PRC is no longer requesting subsidy, and Edgerton’s pastor, Rev. De Boer, expressed a word of appreciation to the churches for the financial support provided over the years. Ministers delegated to Synod 2018 are Revs. Huizinga, Key, Kleyn, Langerak, and Laning. Alternates are Revs. Brummel, Engelsma, Guichelaar, Lee, and Marcus. Elder delegates to Synod are Glenn Feenstra (Hope), Henry Ferguson (First Edmonton), Hilgard Goosen (Immanuel), Alan Meurer (Bethel), and Jim Regnerus (Doon). Their alternates are Bob Brands (Loveland), Alden De Jong (Hull), George De Jong (Crete), David Griess (Loveland), and Jim Lenting (Crete). Classis is scheduled to meet next at Heritage PRC on September 26, 2018.
Join us tomorrow night, March 12, for the Young People’s Soup Supper at the Hull Community Building. Supper will be served from 5:00-7:00 with a freewill offering to help cover the cost of the 2018 Young People’s Convention.
The college care packages will be put together after Wealth this week Wednesday. If you would like to donate to this, please have items in the kitchen by Wednesday morning. We are also looking for shoe boxes to use, and any help in assembling the care packages would also be appreciated. College students should be able to pick up their packages in the kitchen after the Prayer Day Service on Wednesday evening or next week Sunday.
The Hull Young People’s Society invites you to their Easter singspiration on March 25 following the evening service.
Six Protestant Reformed high school choirs anticipate uniting together and presenting a concert at the BJ Haan Auditorium the evening of Thursday, April 12. We are expecting students from California, Colorado, Illinois/Indiana, Iowa/South Dakota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Reserve the date for this history-making event.
Chaperone and nurse registration for the 2018 Young People’s Convention hosted by the five Midwest churches is now open! The convention is planned for August 13-17, 2018, at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria, MN. To register, go to www.prcconvention.com and follow the instructions under the Chaperone or nurse tab. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for the 2018 PRYP Convention opens March 15! Convention will be held August 13-17, 2018, at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria, MN. The hosting churches of the Midwest are excited to have you join us for an upbuilding week of fellowship and fun! For more information and to register, please visit prcconvention.com.
The combined Men’s Society will meet in Edgerton PRC on Monday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. We will discuss Psalm 91.
California Summer Retreat: Hope Redlands is hosting a retreat this summer from July 2-5. Registration will open March 31 at 8 a.m. PST with a limit of 69 attendees ages 18-35 years old. We hope you can attend! For more details and to find the link to register, please visit hopeprc.org and view the Retreat tab. If you have any additional questions, please email either Brad Potjer at email@example.com or Kayla Feenstra at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2018 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email email@example.com to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31.
An updated list of teaching positions is available on the back table.