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Bulletin 2018-07-22

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull Evangelism and Sunday School
Nursery this morning: Jodi Baker, Sheila Blankespoor, Jessica Andringa
This evening: Faith Bootsma, Nicole Bruinsma, Lydia Baker
Next Sunday morning: Shantelle De Boer, Shayna De Roon, Leah Gritters
Next Sunday evening: Kristen De Jong, Emily De Roon, Emily Groeneweg
Ushers For July: Vern Oostra, Marcus Van Engen, Alex Van Ginkel
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 Prophet who Ran Away” (Jonah 1:3). Next week’s message will be “The God who Would not Let Go” (Jonah 1:4-17).
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 baptism of Lindsey Marie, daughter of Aaron and Kristen De Jong, is scheduled to take place this morning. We thank God for the gift of children, and pray He will grant the parents the grace needed to raise this covenant child in the fear of His name.
With joy the consistory announces that Koralee Heynen, Ashley Van Egdom, and Rylee Waldner have appeared before the consistory to make confession of their faith. Unless there are any lawful objections, their public confessions of faith are scheduled to take place on August 19 during the evening service.
This evening Rev. Engelsma is scheduled to preach here while our pastor preaches at Doon PRC. We welcome him to our pulpit and fellowship.
CHURCH CALENDAR
Today: Today: Sr. Young Adult Bible study and fellowship will meet at the parsonage at 8:00 p.m. We will discuss Joshua 8 (Victory at Ai).
Tuesday: The FMC will meet here at 7:00 p.m.
Next Sunday: Jr. Young Adult Bible study and fellowship will meet at the parsonage at 8:00 p.m.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
David Camarigg is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Bruce Korver to Derick Grimm.
Catherine Kooiker was readmitted to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls on Thursday. She was having difficulty breathing and was put on an antibiotic. Let us continue to remember in prayer our sister and her husband and family in this affliction.
Thank you to the congregation for all of your prayers, cards, and visits in the passing of our husband, father and father-in-law. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24 The Minard Van Den Top family
The new address for Nathan and Kolette Villalobos is 903 East Prairie Street, P.O. Box 3, Boyden, IA 51234.

CHURCH NEWS
The continuation of the May meeting of Classis East took place this past Wednesday at Faith PRC. The four remaining protests were now found to be no longer legally before Classis in light of Synod 2018.
Synod will reconvene on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 8:00 AM at Byron Center PRC in Byron Center, MI. Please note the change of venue from the June meeting. Delegates in need of lodging should contact Mr. Mike Elzinga at clerk@byronprc.org or phone (616) 328-2753.
The Lord willing, Prof. Cammenga, Rev. Rodney Kleyn, and Rev. Cory Griess will be traveling to Mexico City beginning July 24 to give speeches and make contact with a group of Presbyterian churches and church leaders there during the span of two weeks. There are two denominations of Presbyterian churches with whom they will be meeting along with the professors and students of John Calvin University. Doner Bartolon, who is from Mexico and intends to start seminary training in our seminary soon, is the means by which God has allowed for this contact. Doner was born and raised in the Reformed faith and has since become convicted of Protestant Reformed doctrine. First PRC is sponsoring the trip as an investigative endeavor. In addition to preaching two Sundays, there will be five different conferences held on subjects such as the covenant, Calvinism, the history and doctrines of the PRC, and sexual ethics (youth conference). Please remember this trip and the work in your prayers.
REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
The congregation is invited to witness the wedding ceremony of Ryan Kroese and Lindsay Kooima on Friday, July 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m.
The church cleaning bee is scheduled for Monday, July 30.
The annual church picnic will be held on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Side Park in Hull. There is a sign-up sheet located in the fellowship hall, so we know how much meat will be needed. We ask you sign up by today (Sunday, July 22). We will be providing a hot pulled pork sandwich. Please bring a hot or cold dish to share (unless you are attending as a single) as well as your drink and table service. If you would like to bring a pie for the dessert table, feel free to do so. Ice cream and cones, coffee, and water will be provided. Please join us for a night of good food and great fellowship!
Sunday School: Today is Lesson 64, Psalter 281:1-4. Next week is Lesson 65, Psalter 400:1. Teachers will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at church.
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year for Trinity Christian High School is set for Monday, August 6, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Families will receive registration packets via email later in July.
Mark your calendars for the Midwest Pre-Convention Singspiration hosted by our area churches to be held Sunday evening, August 12, at Hull PRC. Join us in singing praises with the young people as they begin their convention week.
Advance Notice: The Lynden Protestant Reformed Church plans to host a Young Adults’ Retreat from July 1-5, 2019, in beautiful northwest Washington. We encourage any young adults post-high school age to attend. Please watch upcoming bulletin announcements for further details including camp information and how to register. These details will also be posted on our Facebook page: Lynden PRC Young Adults Retreat 2019.
The RBO is having its annual July sidewalk sale for three days only from July 26-28. Come in or order and save 25% on books, Items include Bibles and Bible covers along with our large selection of RFPA books. The sale excludes NET items.
A Pre-Convention Singspiration will be held at Fair Haven Church in Hudsonville, MI, on Sunday, August 5, at 8:15 p.m.
Eastside Christian School (Grand Rapids, MI) is seeking applicants for the full time position of a 4th-6th grade teacher beginning in the second half of the 2018-19 school year. Interested applicants may contact the Board secretary, Brent Tanis, at (616) 438-3477 or email board.secretary@eastside-christian.org.
Hope Christian School (Redlands, CA) is seeking applicants for a 6th-8th grade teacher and a high school teacher beginning the second half of the 2018-19 school year (January 2019). We are also seeking applicants for Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. Interested candidates may contact the administrator, Shaun Karsemeyer, at (909) 553-3385 or shaun.karsemeyer@hcsredlands.org or the board secretary, Dan Howerzyl, at (951) 536-1996 or danielhowerzyl@gmail.com.
The Protestant Reformed School of Wingham is in need of a full time teacher for the upcoming school year. We are especially in need of a math teacher for the upper grade levels. However, all applicants are encouraged to apply as classes and grade levels are flexible. For more information on our school, our needs, or job openings, please contact our education committee at educationcommittee@prswingham.org.
Beacon Lights is accepting applications for a promotions manager position. This is a paid part time position which involves increasing awareness and promoting the Beacon Lights magazine. Please contact our managing editor, Ryan Kregel, by texting or calling 616-558-1911 or emailing ryankregel@gmail.com for more information. All applications must be submitted by August 18.

Bulletin 2018-07-15

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Foreign Student Assistance Fund and Foreign Missions
Nursery this morning: Sophie V.A., Brooke V.E., Claire V.V., Julia V.M.
This evening: Mandi Andringa, Paige Andringa, Madalyn Van Ginkel
Next Sunday morning: Jodi Baker, Sheila Blankespoor, Jessica Andringa
Next Sunday evening: Faith Bootsma, Nicole Bruinsma, Lydia Baker
Ushers For July: Vern Oostra, Marcus Van Engen, Alex Van Ginkel
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 “Arise, Go, Cry Against It” (Jonah 1:1-2). Next week’s message will be “The Prophet who Ran Away” (Jonah 1:3).
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.
At their request, the membership papers of Martin and Karmin De Jong have been transferred to Loveland PRC, the papers of Allyn and Jacilee Brummel have been transferred to Heritage PRC, and the papers of Nicole Kooima (nee Gritters) have been transferred to Calvary PRC. We commend them to the care of our sister congregations.
The membership papers of Kyle Doezema have been received from Hope PRC. We welcome him into our midst and pray the Lord will bless him as we worship together.
The baptism of Lindsey Marie, daughter of Aaron and Kristen De Jong, is scheduled to take place next Sunday during the morning service.
With joy the consistory announces that Koralee Heynen, Ashley Van Egdom, and Rylee Waldner have appeared before the consistory to make confession of their faith. Unless there are any lawful objections, their public confessions of faith are scheduled to take place on August 19 during the evening service.
Next Sunday Rev. Engelsma is scheduled to preach here for the second service while our pastor preaches at Doon PRC.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Nathan Villalobos is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Derk Burgers to Derick Grimm.
On Tuesday our heavenly Father took our brother, Minard Van Den Top, to be with Him in heavenly glory. We express our sympathy to his wife, Cora, and to their family. May our Father in heaven grant them comfort in their sorrow. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. (John 11:25-26a)
We express our sympathy to Wilmyna Jansma and to Alvin and Betty Bleyenberg and their families in the death of their sister, Arta Bonnema, who died on Wednesday. May our Father in heaven grant comfort to them in their sorrow. Let us remember them in our prayers.
Jeanine Huizenga’s surgery on Friday went better than expected, and she returned home the same day. She will need to take it easy for about a month. We thank God for this news. May the Lord continue to uphold Jeanine, John, and their family. Let us remember them in our prayers.
Kassandra Heynen and Lindsay Kooima would like to thank the ladies of the congregation for the church shower that was given, as well as for the generous gifts. We appreciate the love and prayers of our church family as we prepare for marriage.
CHURCH NEWS
Classis East is scheduled to meet this Wednesday at Faith PRC.
Grandville PRC has formed a trio of Rev. Eriks, Key and R. Kleyn from which they plan to call a minister-on-loan to CERC in Singapore.
The Lord willing, Prof. Cammenga, Rev. Rodney Kleyn, and Rev. Cory Griess will be traveling to Mexico City beginning July 24 to give speeches and make contact with a group of Presbyterian churches and church leaders there during the span of two weeks. There are two denominations of Presbyterian churches with whom they will be meeting along with the professors and students of John Calvin University. Doner Bartolon, who is from Mexico and intends to start seminary training in our seminary soon the Lord willing, is the means by which God has allowed for this contact. Doner was born and raised in the Reformed faith in Mexico and has since become convicted of Protestant Reformed doctrine. First PRC is sponsoring the trip as an investigative endeavor. In addition to preaching two Sundays, there will be five different conferences held on subjects such as the covenant, Calvinism, the history and doctrines of the PRC, and sexual ethics (youth conference). Please remember this trip and the work in your prayers.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Advanced Notice: The church cleaning bee is scheduled for Monday, July 30.
The annual church picnic will be held on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Side Park in Hull. There is a sign up sheet located in the fellowship hall, so we know how much meat will be needed. We ask that you sign up by Sunday, July 22. We will be providing a hot sandwich of BBQ pork. Please bring a hot or cold dish to share (unless you are attending as a single) as well as your drink and table service. If you would like to bring a pie for the dessert table, feel free to do so. Ice cream and cones, coffee, and water will be provided. Please join us for a night of good food and great fellowship!
Sunday School: Today is Lesson 63 and Psalter 281:1-3. Next week will be Lesson 64 and Psalter 281:1-4.
WEALTH Bible Study will be studying I & II Thessalonians this year. We encourage and welcome women of all ages to use this as an opportunity to study a portion of God’s Word with fellow sisters in Christ. More information and sign-up sheets are located in the back of church. Please take an information sheet and sign up in the next couple of weeks, so we know how many books to get printed.
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year for Trinity Christian High School is set for Monday, August 6, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Families will receive registration packets via email later in July.
Mark your calendars for the Midwest Pre-Convention Singspiration to be held Sunday evening, August 12, at the Hull PRC. Join us in singing praises with the young people as they begin their convention week hosted by our area churches.
Advance Notice: The Lynden Protestant Reformed Church plans to host a Young Adults’ Retreat from July 1-5, 2019, in beautiful northwest Washington. We encourage any young adults post-high school age to attend. Please watch upcoming bulletin announcements for further details including camp information and how to register. These details will also be posted on our Facebook page: Lynden PRC Young Adults Retreat 2019.
Eastside Christian School (Grand Rapids, MI) is seeking applicants for the full time position of a 4th-6th grade teacher beginning in the second half of the 2018-19 school year. Interested applicants may contact the Board secretary, Brent Tanis, at (616) 438-3477 or email board.secretary@eastside-christian.org.

Bulletin 2018-07-08

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Trinity Christian High School
Nursery this morning: Danielle Warner, Hannah Baker, Shelby Andringa
This evening: Katie Westra, Hilary Andringa, Heather Van Engen
Next Sunday morning: Sophie V.A., Brooke V.E., Claire V.V., Julia V.M.
Next Sunday evening: Mandi Andringa, Paige Andringa, Madalyn Van Ginkel
Ushers For July: Vern Oostra, Marcus Van Engen, Alex Van Ginkel
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 “Blessed are the Pure in Heart” (Matthew 5:8). Next week’s message will be “Arise, Go, Cry Against It” (Jonah 1:1-2).
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.
The sermon this evening will be a preparatory sermon with a view to partaking of the Lord’s Supper next Sunday morning. 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 will be allowed to partake of the sacrament. May we be worthy partakers of the supper of our Lord.
Collection totals for the month of June were as follows: General Fund $22,858.23, Budget Received YTD $132,088.63, Budgeted YTD $141,984.00, Benevolent Fund $3,214.25, Balance 15,083.18, Building Fund $4,624.99, Domestic Missions $331.75, Hull PRCS $11,013.25, Standard Bearer $295.05, and Trinity CHS $4,279.82.

CHURCH CALENDAR
Monday: The consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.

CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Kimmy Kooiker is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Andy Moss to Derick Grimm.
We express our sympathy to Johanna Westra and her family in the death of her sister-in-law, Ruth Horstman, who died on Tuesday. May our heavenly Father comfort them in their sorrow. Let us remember them in our prayers.
Jeanine Huizenga is scheduled to have hernia repair surgery this Friday at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. If all goes well, she is expected to return home the next day. May the Lord uphold her, John, and their family during this trial.
The Brian Gritters family would like to thank everyone for the generous outpouring of care and concern during the recent diagnosis of Denise. Thank you for all the prayers, cards, meals, and words of encouragement. Also, the help given at the time of Jordan and Nicole’s wedding was very much appreciated. ll Corinthians 4 :17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
Please limit the use of church on Monday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 10, for carpet and pew cleaning. Thank you!

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Advanced Notice: The Church cleaning bee is scheduled for Monday, July 30.
Sunday School: Today is Lesson 62 and Psalter 281:1-2. Next week will be Lesson 63 and Psalter 281:1-3. Teachers will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The annual society meeting of Trinity Christian High School is scheduled for tomorrow night, Monday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. Nominations for board members are Chad Andringa, Evan Brummel, Peter Brummel Jr., Dave Kooiker, Kevin Kooima, and Mike Van Bemmel.
URGENT NEED OF MALE CHAPERONES for 2018 Young People’s Convention. The convention is planned for August 13-17 at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria, MN. To register, go to www.prcconvention.com and follow the instructions under the Chaperone tab. If you have any questions, email us at chaperone@prcconvention.com
WEALTH Bible Study will be studying I & II Thessalonians this year. We encourage and welcome women of all ages to use this as an opportunity to study a portion of God’s Word with fellow sisters in Christ. More information and sign-up sheets are located in the back of church. Please take an information sheet and sign up in the next couple of weeks, so we know how many books to get printed.
Advance Notice: The Lynden Protestant Reformed Church plans to host a Young Adults’ Retreat from July 1-5, 2019, in beautiful northwest Washington. We encourage any young adults post-high school age to attend. Please watch upcoming bulletin announcements for further details including camp information and how to register. These details will also be posted on our Facebook page: Lynden PRC Young Adults Retreat 2019.

Bulletin 2018-07-01

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School and Sunday School
Nursery this morning: Ashley Van Engen, Haley Van Ginkel, Jayda Van Egdom
This evening: Erin Van Voorst, Rylee Waldner, Claire Van Egdom
Next Sunday morning: Danielle Warner, Hannah Baker, Shelby Andringa
Next Sunday evening: Katie Westra, Hilary Andringa, Heather Van Engen
Ushers For July: Vern Oostra, Marcus Van Engen, Alex Van Ginkel
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 “Blessed are the Merciful” (Matthew 5:7). Next week’s message will be “Blessed are the Pure in Heart” (Matthew 5:8).
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.
Our pastor was on vacation this past week. We welcome Pastor-elect Langerak who will lead us in worship today.
The Council at their next meeting plans to begin the process of nominating elders and deacons. According to Article 22 of the Church Order, the council is called “to give the members an opportunity to direct attention to suitable persons.” Anyone desiring to recommend someone for one of the special offices may make this known to any member of the council.

CHURCH CALENDAR
Monday: The deacons will meet at 7:00 p.m. followed by the council at 8:00.

CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Craig Hoksbergen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Vern Oostra to Derick Grimm.
We rejoice with Jordan and Nicole Kooima (nee Gritters) who were united in marriage on June 22. May our Father in heaven richly bless their marriage that it may reflect that of Christ and His church.
The ladies of the congregation are invited to a bridal shower for Kassandra Heynen and Lindsay Kooima on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. If you would like to give towards a gift card there will be cards in the kitchen.
REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday School: Today is Lesson 61 and Psalter 281:1. Next week will be Lesson 62 and Psalter 281:1-2.
The annual society meeting of Trinity Christian High School is scheduled for Monday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. Meeting agendas are available today at church. Nominations for board members are Chad Andringa, Evan Brummel, Peter Brummel Jr., Dave Kooiker, Kevin Kooima, and Mike Van Bemmel.
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Monday, July 2, at 7 p.m.
Advance Notice: The annual church picnic is scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 1, at Westside Park in Hull.
Rev. Holstege will be giving a presentation on the work in the Philippines while he is in the area on furlough. The presentation will be held at Calvary PRC tonight at 7:45 p.m. Plan on attending!
The newest RFPA book by Professor Engelsma, The Belgic Confession: A Commentary, Volume 1, is on the tables in the Fellowship Hall for Book Club members. This book covers the first 21 articles of the Belgic Confession. Please pick up your copy today. If you are not a book club member and would like to purchase the book or join the book club, please see your book club agent, Betty Kooiker, or contact the RFPA (616) 457-5970.
URGENT NEED OF MALE CHAPERONES for 2018 Young People’s Convention. The convention is planned for August 13-17 at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria, MN. To register, go to www.prcconvention.com and follow the instructions under the Chaperone tab. If you have any questions, email us at chaperone@prcconvention.com
Advance notice: The Lynden Protestant Reformed Church plans to host a Young Adults’ Retreat from July 1-5, 2019, in beautiful northwest Washington. We encourage any young adults post-high school age to attend. Please watch upcoming bulletin announcements for further details including camp information and how to register. These details will also be posted on our Facebook page: Lynden PRC Young Adults Retreat 2019.

Bulletin 2018-06-24

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Building Fund and Emeritus Fund
Nursery this morning: Anna Poppema, Alyssa Uittenbogaard, Aubrey Van Briesen
This evening: Jessica Van Briesen, Ashley Van Egdom, Kelsey Uittenbogaard
Next Sunday morning: Ashley Van Engen, Haley Van Ginkel, Jayda Van Egdom
Next Sunday evening: Erin Van Voorst, Riley Waldner, Claire Van Egdom
Ushers For June: Mike Laning, Mark Maassen, Nick Netten
For July: Vern Oostra, Jake Van Engen, Marcus Van Engen

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 “Blessed Are They That Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness” (Matthew 5:6). Next week’s message will be “Blessed are the Merciful” (Matthew 5:7).
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.
Our pastor was a delegate to synod this past week. We welcome Rev. Brummel to our pulpit and fellowship today. Our pastor will be on vacation this week. Next Sunday, Lord willing, Pastor-elect Jonathan Langerak will lead us in worship.

CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
John Huizenga is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Marlin Westra to Derick Grimm.
An MRI has indicated that Clarine Kooima has suffered compression fractures on her lower spine causing pain and decreased mobility. More tests are scheduled for this week. Let us remember Clarine, Tim and their family in our prayers during this trial. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. (Psalm 63:8)
The ladies of the congregation are invited to a bridal shower for Kassandra Heynen and Lindsay Kooima on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m.
CHURCH NEWS
A summary of this week’s synod is on the back table.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday School: Today is Lesson 60 and Psalter 381:1-4. Next Sunday will be Lesson 61 and Psalter 281:1. Teachers will meet this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Tonight Prof. Cammenga will be giving a presentation at Calvary PRC regarding his recent trip to South Korea. The presentation will begin at 7:45 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The annual society meeting of Trinity Christian High School is scheduled for Monday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. The board presents the following nominees: Chad Andringa, Evan Brummel, Peter Brummel Jr., Dave Kooiker, Kevin Kooima, and Mike Van Bemmel. Retiring board members are Rob Andringa, Mark Hoekstra, and Barry Pollema.
Advance Notice: The annual church picnic is scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 1, at Westside Park in Hull.
Rev. Holstege will be giving a presentation on the work in the Philippines while he is in the area on furlough. The presentation will be held at Calvary PRC on July 1 at 7:45 p.m. Plan on attending!
Advance Notice: You are invited to join the congregation of Grandville PRC for an open house commemorating the retirement of Rev. Kenneth Koole after serving faithfully in our churches for 40 years. The open house will be held at Hope PRC School on Sunday, July 29, starting at 8:00 p.m.

Bulletin 2018-06-17

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School and Domestic Missions
Nursery this morning: Abbie Maassen, Linette Mouw, Grace Poppema
This evening: Elizabeth Poppema, Amanda Rozeboom, Karyn Uittenbogaard
Next Sunday morning: Anna Poppema, Alyssa Uittenbogaard, Aubrey Van Briesen
Next Sunday evening: Jessica Van Briesen, Ashley Van Egdom, Kelsey Uittenbogaard
Ushers For June: Mike Laning, Mark Maassen, Nick Netten
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 “Blessed Are the Meek” (Matthew 5:5). Next week’s message will be “Blessed Are They That Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness” (Matthew 5:6).
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.
Our pastor is a delegate to synod which is continuing its meeting into this week. We welcome Prof. Cammenga to our pulpit and fellowship today.

CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Seth De Jong is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Craig Van Briesen to Derick Grimm.
The ladies of the congregation are invited to a bridal shower for Kassandra Heynen and Lindsay Kooima on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m.
CHURCH NEWS
A report from Synod is available on the back table. Synod will reconvene Monday at 1:00 p.m.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday School: This week is Lesson 59 and Psalter 381:1-3. Next week is Lesson 60 and Psalter 381:1-4.
The Hull PRCS Society Meeting is scheduled to take place at the grade school on Monday, June 18, at 7:30 PM. The Board presents the following board nominees: Trent Van Bemmel, Joel Westra, Mike De Jager, Tim Postma, Travis Groeneweg, and Dave Van Egdom. Retiring board members are Mark Kooima, Nathan Schiermeyer, and Toby Boogerd.
Advance Notice: You are invited to join the congregation of Grandville PRC for an open house commemorating the retirement of Rev. Kenneth Koole after serving faithfully in our churches for 40 years. The open house will be held at Hope PRC School on Sunday, July 29, starting at 8:00 p.m.
Reminder: The dates for the 2018 Family Conference are coming up quickly. We plan to host the conference from July 20-22, 2018. Hear from our speakers, Rev. B. Huizinga, N. Langerak and J. Marcus, on the topic of “Seeking the Lord”. Mark your calendars and finalize your plans to attend what promises to be an edifying time of growth and fellowship with saints from Canada and abroad, as well as an opportunity to see some of the beauty God has created here in Canada. For more information or to register, you can visit our website at https://edmontonfamilyconf.wixsite.com/conference2018 or contact Scott Ferguson at EFC2018@outlook.com. For those that prefer the phone, you can call (780) 489-6470.
While Rev. Holstege is in the area on furlough, he will be giving a presentation at Calvary PRC on July 1 at 7:45 p.m. on the work in the Philippines. Plan on attending!
The Denominational Directory is now for sale for just $15. To order, please fill out an order form or email Laura Huizinga at hopeprcdirectory@hotmail.com. Directories will be delivered to your church 1-2 weeks after payment is received.
Advanced Notice: The Reformed Witness Committee’s Fall Lecture has been scheduled for Friday, October 26.
The Protestant Reformed School of Wingham is in need of a full-time teacher as well as a teacher aid. As our school continues to grow, our need is especially for a high school or middle school teacher. However, we are flexible with grades and class assignments. We encourage all interested individuals to contact our Ed committee at educationcommittee@prswingham.org for any information or questions about our school and our needs.
Protestant Reformed Special Education is growing significantly. We need to replace a full time teacher at our Heritage Christian location in Hudsonville, MI. A full or part time teacher is needed for the 2018-19 school year. For more information or to apply, please contact Education Chairman John DeVries at 616-889-4578 or email at westmichiganrealestate@gmail.com.

Synod 2018


Tuesday, June 12
The PRC Synod of 2018 began its work on Tuesday, June 12 at 8 AM. Though Byron Center PRC is the calling church for this year’s body, synod is meeting at Adams Christian School. Present at the meetings were the 20 delegates from Classis East and Classis West. The four seminary professors are also present to give advice.
Our sister churches each sent a delegate to represent them. The Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church is represented by Mr. Leong Fai Chong. The Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in N. Ireland is represented
by Rev. Angus Stewart. And the PRC in the Philippines is represented by Rev. Leovino Trinidad.
Rev. R. Van Overloop was elected president of this synod. Rev. J. Laning was elected vice-president.
Revs. Spronk and Eriks were chosen to be the clerks.


Wednesday, June 13
The following are some of the decisions made regarding our seminary.
• It was noted that Matt Kortus and Jacob Maatman are in their third year of study at the seminary and will begin their internships this summer. Josiah Tan, a student from Singapore, finished his second year of study.
• Synod admitted another student into our seminary, Mr. Marcus Wee, a young man from Singapore,beginning with the fall semester in 2018.
• Synod approved an addition and remodel to the seminary at an estimated cost of $451,600.
• Our seminary has never been authorized to grant a degree to those who graduate. Synod approved theactivity of the Theological School Committee to seek approval from the state of Michigan to be recognized as a degree-granting institution.
• Synod also noted that Mr. Jon Huisken has served as our archivist for over 30 years and gave thanks for his work now that he is retiring from this position.
• Synod expressed appreciation to Professors Cammenga, Dykstra, Gritters, and Kuiper, and to Charles Terpstra and Judi Doezema for all their work in our seminary.
• Noting the urgent need for pastors and missionaries in our churches, synod decided to “urge the churches and the pastors in particular in their public prayers to pray the Lord of the harvest for able, faithful, devoted pastors and teachers for us and our children, as well as for the gathering of the elect out of the nations (Matt. 28:19).”


Synod made the following decisions regarding Foreign Missions:
• Rev. Holstege, one of missionaries in the Philippines, addressed synod today, expressing the his joy and gratitude laboring as the Lord’s servant in the work of missions in the Philippines. He highlighted some of the recent developments on the field and thanked the synod and churches for their generous and willing support of the missionaries and their families.
• Synod expressed appreciation for the work of the Foreign Mission Committee, the Doon Council, and to the missionaries, Rev. Holstege, Rev. Kleyn, Rev. Smit and their families, for their work in the Philippines.
• At the request of the FMC, synod approved a 4-6 month furlough in 2019 for Rev. and Sharon Kleyn, for the main purpose of missionary development, which would include taking a missions class, if possible, and reading in missions.
• Because of the many issues that have arisen with providing financial assistance in foreign lands, synod mandated the Foreign Mission Committee to come to Synod 2019 with guidelines for giving financial assistance in foreign lands. Synod treated the legality of the protests and appeal in the agenda that we committed to committees three and four. The appeal and all of the protests were declared legally before synod.


Thursday, June 14
After opening devotions, synod considered the report of the Contact Committee. One of the highlights of the day was the speeches from the representatives of our sister churches.
• Elder Leong Fai Chong from the Covenant Evangelical Church in Singapore expressed gratitude for the many benefits of the sister church relationship.: the ministry of Rev. Lanning and his family, pulpit supply while they are without a pastor, and faithful seminary instruction for their students.
• Rev. Angus Stewart, representing the Covenant PRC in N. Ireland extended the greetings of the CPRCNI to synod, the PRCA, and the our sister churches. He expressed their hearty thanks for the literature, faithful pulpit supply, church visitors, and financial support from the PRCA.
• When we came to the material concerning our contact with the PRC in the Philippines, Rev. Leovino Trinidad addressed synod. He expressed thanks for the gracious work of the Lord in forming the PRCP. He expressed thanks for the missionaries from the PRCA and the sister church relationship.

• Also letters were read from two other contacts we have. A letter was read from the BERG, the congregation in Giessen, Germany, with whom the PRCA has contact. And a letter was read from the Evangelical Presbyterian Churches in Australia.


Here are some other highlights of the work of synod regarding the Contact Committee report.
• Synod approved the calling of a minister-on-loan to provide a pastor for our sister church in Singapore. Grandville PRC was again appointed the calling church for the calling of the MOL.
• With much thanksgiving synod approved the implementation of sister-church relations with the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines after our other sisters in Singapore and N. Ireland expressed they have no objections to establishing the sister-church relationship. After this was approved, Rev. Van Overloop addressed Rev. Trinidad and Rev. Holstege expressing our thanks at what God has given to us in the sister church relationship. Synod sang Ps. #371 and Prof. Gritters offered a prayer of thanksgiving.

One of the main issues this synod must consider is Psalter revision. Two things to note here:
• Synod considered the protest of Mr. Peter Vander Schaaf who protested the decision of Synod 2017, Article 82, in which synod instructed the Contact Committee “to poll our consistories in order to gauge denominational support for the project of Psalter revision…” After careful  onsideration and a lengthy discussion, the brother’s protest was not sustained.
• Then synod discussed a recommendation of the pre-advice committee regarding the work of Psalter revision. After a lengthy discussion, synod decided to recommit the matter to the committee.


Synod dealt with a few other matters this afternoon:
• Synod considered matters dealing with domestic missions. Synod approved the budget and expressed its thanks to Rev. and Alva Spriensma and to Byron Center PRC for for their faithful work and assured them of our prayers for God’s blessing upon their labors.
• Synod expressed its thanks to Chuck Terpstra for his work of overseeing our denominational website, and thanked Luke Bomers, Brad Kamminga, and Alex Postma for their help with the website and the denominational app.
• Finally, synod treated a few recommendations from the catechism book committee. Synod appointed Prof. Cammenga and Rev. den Hartog jointly to compile a different memory work schedule for the Juniors and Seniors curriculum and approved the work of the catechism book committee.


Friday, June 15
Synod then treated the recommendations of Committee 5. The following are some of the highlights:
• Synod reappointed Mr. Don Offringa to a three-year term as synodical treasurer and Rev. R. Van Overloop to a three-year term as stated clerk. Synod also thanked these men, and our synodical bookkeeper, Mrs. Pamela Bos, for all of their work.
• Synod noted the following in regard to the finances of the denomination, for which we give thanks to our God, Who faithfully provides:
1. As of Dec. 31, 2017 the assets of the PRCA totaled $11,880,853, an increase of 11.7% from a year ago.
2. Revenues exceeded expenses in 2017 by $1,228,289 due entirely to investment earnings of $1,307,979 during an exceptional year of stock market growth.
3. The Emeritus Fund totaled $3,893,803 by Dec. 31, 2017. The current balance is ahead of the goal of 4,000,000 in the fund by 2023.
• Synod approved the emeritation request of Rev. Koole effective on July 31, 2018. Synod expressed its thanks to Rev. Koole for his almost 41 years of faithful service and capable leadership in the denomination as a minister of the Word and sacraments
• Synod approve 17 requests for emeritation support for 2019 in the amount, $486,195. This is for the support of our emeritus ministers and minister’s widows.
• Synod also approved subsidy requests for eight of our churches, which provides financial support for these smaller churches so that the gospel can be preached by them.
• The stated clerk, Rev. Van Overloop, called our attention to a couple of things in his report: he expressed appreciation for the labors of Don Doezema in helping to prepare the substantial agenda for synod 2018. He also noted that as of January 2018 the PRCA is made up of 33 congregations comprised of 2,144 families and 8,716 souls.
• Finally, Synod 2019 will be held at First PRC (GR) beginning on June 11, 2019. Synod finished its work Friday around noon, giving three of the committees of pre-advice time to work. Synod decided to reconvene Monday afternoon at 1:00pm, the Lord willing

Bulletin 2018-06-10

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Trinity Christian High School
Nursery this morning: Lindsay Kooima, Christy Korver, Alicia Moss
This evening: Maria Korver, Alexa Meyer, Kalaya Oostra
Next Sunday morning: Abbie Maassen, Linette Mouw, Grace Poppema
Next Sunday evening: Elizabeth Poppema, Amanda Rozeboom, Karyn Uittenbogaard
Ushers For June: Mike Laning, Mark Maassen, Nick Netten
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 “Blessed Are They That Mourn” (Matthew 5:4). Next week’s message will be “Blessed Are the Meek” (Matthew 5:5).
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 baptism of Grayson Eugene, son of Greg and Rochelle Gritters, is scheduled to take place this morning. We thank God for the gift of covenant children and pray He will grant the parents the grace needed to raise this covenant child in the fear of His name.
Lord willing, our pastor will be attending synod this week as a delegate. Next Sunday Prof. Cammenga is scheduled to preach for us for both services.
Offering totals for the month of May were General Fund $19,487.45, Received YTD $91,409.49, Budgeted YTD $94,656.00, Benevolent Fund $3484.70, Balance $19,868.93, Building Fund $5262.75, Hull PRCS $13,433.85, Trinity CHS $5314.51, Sunday School $348.35, Reformed Witness Committee $335.30, Heidelberg PR School $250.30, and Foreign Missions $501.85.
CHURCH CALENDAR
Monday: The consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Brian Van Engen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Dennis Burgers to Derick Grimm.
Denise Gritters had a PET scan this week that indicated the cancer has not spread further. She is scheduled for some more testing and then chemo is scheduled to begin on the 19th. Let us remember Brian, Denise and their family in prayer during this trial. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10)
The ladies of the congregation are invited to a bridal shower for Kassandra Heynen and Lindsay Kooima on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m.
CHURCH NEWS
Synod is scheduled to convene Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. There will be a pre-synodical worship service at Byron Center PRC on Monday evening. The meetings of synod will be held at Adams Christian School in Byron Center, MI. May the Lord bless synod in its deliberations.
REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday School: This week is Lesson 58 and Psalter 381, verses 1-2. Next week is Lesson 59 and Psalter 381, verses 1-3. Teachers will meet Thursday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m.
If you have any additions or corrections for the upcoming school calendar, please notify Amanda Moss at 722-3291 or Kim Boonstra at 441-5705 by June 15.
The Hull PRCS Society Meeting is scheduled to take place at the grade school on June 18 at 7:30 PM. The Board presents the following board nominees: Trent Van Bemmel, Joel Westra, Mike De Jager, Tim Postma, Travis Groeneweg, and Dave Van Egdom. Retiring board members are Mark Kooima, Nathan Schiermeyer, and Toby Boogerd.
On the Sunday evening of June 24 Prof. Cammenga will be giving a presentation at Calvary PRC regarding his recent trip to South Korea. The presentation will begin at 7:45 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The consistory of Trinity PRC is sponsoring a lecture by Rev. Angus Stewart entitled “Gottschalk: Medieval Confessor of God’s Absolute Sovereignty” on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Georgetown PRC. Rev. Stewart will be in West Michigan for synod as a representative of our sister congregation, the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Northern Ireland.
Reminder: The dates for the 2018 Family Conference are coming up quickly. We plan to host the conference from July 20-22, 2018. Hear from our speakers, Rev. B. Huizinga, N. Langerak and J. Marcus, on the topic of “Seeking the Lord”. Mark your calendars and finalize your plans to attend what promises to be an edifying time of growth and fellowship with saints from Canada and abroad, as well as an opportunity to see some of the beauty God has created here in Canada. For more information or to register, you can visit our website at https://edmontonfamilyconf.wixsite.com/conference2018 or contact Scott Ferguson at EFC2018@outlook.com. For those that prefer the phone, you can call (780) 489-6470.
It’s not too late to join Reformed believers from around the world at the 2018 British Reformed Fellowship family conference at Hebron Hall in South Wales from Saturday, July 21, to Saturday, July 28. Our speakers, Prof. David Engelsma and Rev. Andy Lanning, will lecture on “The Reformed Family—According to the Word of God.” Booking forms are due June 13 and are available at http://brfconference.weebly.com or contact Briana Prins (616-214-2779 or bprins@covenantchristianhs.org).
While Rev. Holstege is in the area on furlough, he will be giving a presentation at Calvary PRC on July 1 at 7:45 p.m on the work in the Philippines. Plan on attending!
The Denominational Directory is now for sale for just $15.00. To order, please fill out an order form or email Laura Huizinga at hopeprcdirectory@hotmail.com. Directories will be delivered to your church 1-2 weeks after payment is received.
Need for Donations: In a few weeks the new seminary student Marcus Wee will arrive with his wife and newborn. We are still in need of donations and funds for setting up housing for this family. A list has been published on Signupgenius.com (search: robinblock7@comcast.net). If you have no internet access, please call Larissa Mingerink (616-570-2600) or Rachelle Vander Kolk (616-634-0711). To make a monetary donation, make checks out to “PRC Seminary” and in the memo write “Contact Committee”. Mail this to Tim Block at 7369 Whistle Ridge Drive SW, Byron Center, MI, 49315. Thank you!
The Protestant Reformed School of Wingham is in need of a full-time teacher, as well as a teacher aid. As our school continues to grow, our need is especially for a high school or middle school teacher. However, we are flexible with grades and class assignments. We encourage all interested individuals to contact our Ed committee at educationcommittee@prswingham.org for any information or questions about our school and our needs.
Protestant Reformed Special Education is growing significantly. We need to replace a full time teacher at our Heritage Christian location in Hudsonville MI. A full or part time teacher is needed for the 2018-19 school year. For more information or to apply please contact Education Chairman John DeVries at 616-889-4578 or email at westmichiganrealestate@gmail.com.

2018-06-03

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Jayden Hoksbergen, Shania Kooiker, Allison Mooy
This evening: Lori Kooiker, Abbie Kuiper, Jocelyn Mooy
Next Sunday morning: Lindsay Kooima, Christy Korver, Alicia Moss
Next Sunday evening: Maria Korver, Alexa Meyer, Kalaya Oostra
Ushers For June: Mike Laning, Mark Maassen, Nick Netten
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 “Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit” (Matthew 5:3). Next week’s message will be “Blessed Are They That Mourn” (Matthew 5:4).
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 public confessions of faith of Jonathon Andringa, Kaylie Andringa, Joel Baker, Shayna De Roon, and Byron Maassen will take place during the evening service today. May our heavenly Father continue to bless them, granting them strength to live to His glory.
The baptism of Grayson Eugene, son of Greg and Rochelle Gritters, is scheduled to take place next Sunday during the morning service.
CHURCH CALENDAR
Monday: The deacons will meet at 7:00 p.m. followed by the council at 8:00.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
John Brummel is asked to write to Gary Brummel and James Korver to Derick Grimm.
We rejoice with Noah and Megan Waldner (nee Hengeveld) who were united in marriage this past Friday. May our Father in heaven richly bless their marriage that it may reflect that of Christ and His church.
We express our sympathy to Johanna Westra and her family in the death of her great grandson, Asher Katz, who died soon after he was born this past Friday. Asher was a son of Johanna’s granddaughter Janelle, who is the daughter of Gary and Jeralyn Westra. May our Father in heaven grant the comfort of His Spirit in this time of sorrow.
Let us continue to remember our widows, widowers, elderly, and all those who frequently, if not always, are unable to gather with us for worship on the Lord’s Day: Zach Andringa, Gary Brummel, Derick Grimm, Wilmyna Jansma, Catherine Kooiker, Joyce Kooiker, Ann Miersma and Minard & Cora Van Den Top. Let us continue to remember them in our prayers, as well as with cards and visits.
The ladies of the congregation are invited to a bridal shower for Kassandra Heynen and Lindsay Kooima on Saturday, July 7, at 10 AM.
CHURCH NEWS
The next meeting of Classis West, at which Pastor-elect Jonathan Langerak is to be examined, has been rescheduled for August 29, 2018, at Peace PRC.
REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
The HPRCS board will meet at the school at 7 PM on Wednesday, June 6.
If you have any additions or corrections for the upcoming school calendar please notify Amanda Moss at 722-3291 or Kim Boonstra at 441-5705 by June 15.
The consistory of Trinity PRC is sponsoring a lecture by Rev. Angus Stewart entitled “Gottschalk: Medieval Confessor of God’s Absolute Sovereignty” on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Georgetown PRC. Rev. Stewart will be in West Michigan for synod as a representative of our sister congregation, the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Northern Ireland.
Reminder: The dates for the 2018 Family Conference are coming up quickly. We plan to host the conference from July 20-22, 2018. Hear from our speakers, Rev. B. Huizinga, N. Langerak and J. Marcus, on the topic of “Seeking the Lord”. Mark your calendars and finalize your plans to attend what promises to be an edifying time of growth and fellowship with saints from Canada and abroad, as well as an opportunity to see some of the beauty God has created here in Canada. For more information or to register, you can visit our website at https://edmontonfamilyconf.wixsite.com/conference2018 or contact Scott Ferguson at EFC2018@outlook.com. For those that prefer the phone, you can call (780) 489-6470.
It’s not too late to join Reformed believers from around the world at the 2018 British Reformed Fellowship family conference at Hebron Hall in South Wales from Saturday, July 21, to Saturday, July 28. Our speakers, Prof. David Engelsma and Rev. Andy Lanning, will lecture on “The Reformed Family—According to the Word of God.” Booking forms are due June 13 and are available at http://brfconference.weebly.com or contact Briana Prins (616-214-2779; bprins@covenantchristianhs.org).
The Denominational Directory is now for sale for just $15.00. To order, please fill out an order form or email Laura Huizinga at hopeprcdirectory@hotmail.com. Directories will be delivered to your church 1-2 weeks after payment is received.
Southeast Protestant Reformed Church (formerly Fourth PRC) will be celebrating 75 years of existence in March of 2019. A book is being developed to commemorate this event. If you have memorabilia, pictures, anecdotes, etc. relating to this history and are willing to share, please contact Tim Pipe Sr at 616-890-2545 or email tpipe9@hotmail.com.

Bulletin 2018-05-27

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Building Fund and Standard Bearer
Nursery this morning: Heidi Gritters, Nicole Gritters, Brooke Meyer
This evening: Koralee Heynen, Deanna Hoksbergen, Sierra Meyer
Next Sunday morning: Jayden Hoksbergen, Shania Kooiker, Allison Mooy
Next Sunday evening: Lori Kooiker, Abbie Kuiper, Jocelyn Mooy
Ushers For May: Ben Korver, James Korver, Ryan Kroese
For June: Mike Laning, Mark Maassen, Nick Netten
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 Intercession of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 8:26-27). Next week’s message will be “Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit” (Matthew 5:3).
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.
With joy the consistory announces that Jonathon Andringa, Kaylie Andringa, Joel Baker, Shayna De Roon, and Byron Maassen have appeared before the consistory to make confession of their faith. Unless there are any lawful objections, their public confessions of faith are scheduled to take place next Sunday during the evening service.
The baptism of Grayson Eugene, son of Greg and Rochelle Gritters, is scheduled to take place on June 10 during the morning service.

CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Lois Van Maanen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Mark Kooima to Derick Grimm.
Catherine Kooiker was admitted to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls for a couple of days this past week. She had become dizzy and fallen a couple times. She is now feeling better, and the doctors think she may have had a virus. They are treating her with antibiotics at home. May the Lord continue to uphold Catherine, Kerwen, and their family in this trial. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Denise Gritters has been diagnosed with breast cancer which has spread into the lymph nodes. They are planning to do a PET scan soon, and she is expected to start chemo next week. This is a very difficult trial for Denise, Brian and their family. Let us remember them before the throne of God’s grace. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Psalm 121:2-3
We rejoice with Aaron and Kristen De Jong who were blessed Friday night with the birth of a baby girl, Lindsey Marie. Kristen and Lindsey are both doing well. We give thanks to our God for the blessed gift of another covenant child.
The ladies of the congregation are invited to a bridal shower for Kassandra Heynen and Lindsay Kooima on Saturday, July 7, at 10 AM.
REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Hull PRC Young People’s Society invites everyone to their annual Memorial Day Pancake breakfast on Monday, May 28. Serving will be from 7:00-9:30 at the Hull PR grade school. Come enjoy a time of fellowship and a delicious breakfast. There will be a freewill donation in support of this year’s convention. Young people are reminded of their food and work assignments.
A Pop Can Drive will also be held at the Memorial Day breakfast. Please bring your cans to the church parking lot. If you would like to donate cans but are unable to bring them, you can call or e-mail a member of the Young People’s Society to have them picked up. Young People’s members: When you are not working your shift at the breakfast, please come over to the church parking lot to help sort out cans and bottles.
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Wednesday, May 30, at 7:30 PM.
The annual Trinity Christian High School Spring drive has collected $93,416 to date. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our covenant high school. We covet your continued prayers and support of our high school!
CHAPERONES NEEDED! Our convention registration deadline is past, and we have received a great response with a potentially record setting number of young people planning to attend this year’s convention. Because of this response we have a need for more men and women chaperones and we would love for people from our local churches to be able to experience this exciting week with us. Please join in the excitement by registering today. You will never forget the experience.
Sunday School: Papers will be handed out this morning. If your child will not be there, please make arrangements with your child’s teacher to get the materials. Teachers this year are as follows: Christiana Westra (Pre-school & Kindergarten), Alissa Van Maanen (1st & 2nd grades), Haley Van Ginkel (3rd grade), Keri Oostra (4th & 5th grades), Emily Camarigg (6th grade), Dave Rozeboom (7th grade), Marcus Andringa (8th grade), and Veryl Heynen (9th grade). Classes are listed by the grade your child will enter this fall. Veryl Heynen is the Sunday School superintendent. Children will be learning Psalters 381:1-4, 281:1-4, and 400:1 & 7. The first lesson will be held June 3.
Sunday school teachers will meet Thursday, May 31, at 7:30 PM at church.
Advance Notice: On Sunday, June 24, Prof. Cammenga plans to preach both services at Calvary. Following the evening service Prof. Cammenga plans to give a presentation regarding his recent trip to South Korea. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Registration for the 2018 PRYP Convention has now closed. All registrants are reminded to mail their paperwork and payment by May 31. Any paperwork postmarked after May 31 must include the $25 late fee.
The consistory of Trinity PRC is sponsoring a lecture by Rev. Angus Stewart entitled “Gottschalk: Medieval Confessor of God’s Absolute Sovereignty” on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Georgetown PRC. Rev. Stewart will be in West Michigan for synod as a representative of our sister congregation, the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Northern Ireland.
Reminder: The dates for the 2018 Family Conference are coming up quickly. We plan to host the conference from July 20-22, 2018. Hear from our speakers, Rev. B. Huizinga, N. Langerak and J. Marcus, on the topic of “Seeking the Lord”. Mark your calendars and finalize your plans to attend what promises to be an edifying time of growth and fellowship with saints from Canada and abroad, as well as an opportunity to see some of the beauty God has created here in Canada. For more information or to register, you can visit our website at https://edmontonfamilyconf.wixsite.com/conference2018 or contact Scott Ferguson at EFC2018@outlook.com. For those that prefer the phone, you can call (780) 489-6470.
Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2018 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email prcscholarship@gmail.com to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31.

Bulletin 2018-05-20

Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Shantelle De Boer, Emily De Roon, Julianne Laning
This evening: Shayna De Roon, Brittany Gritters, Alyssa Maassen
Next Sunday morning: Heidi Gritters, Nicole Gritters, Brooke Meyer
Next Sunday evening: Koralee Heynen, Deanna Hoksbergen, Sierra Meyer
Ushers For May: Ben Korver, James Korver, Ryan Kroese
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 Pouring Out of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 4:1-4). Next week’s message will be “The Intercession of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 8:26-27).
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 have our annual Pentecost service.
Rev. Feenstra is scheduled to lead us in worship this evening while our pastor is at Calvary PRC leading the service in which Rev. Brummel will be installed as their pastor. We welcome Rev. Feenstra to our pulpit and fellowship.
With joy the consistory announces that Jonathon Andringa, Kaylie Andringa, Joel Baker, Shayna De Roon, and Byron Maassen have appeared before the consistory to make confession of their faith. Unless there are any lawful objections, their public confessions of faith are scheduled to take place on June 3 during the evening service.
The baptism of Grayson Eugene, daughter of Greg and Rochelle Gritters, is scheduled to take place on June 10 during the morning service.
The consistory has agreed to take the spiritual oversight of Brandon Miersma from Hope PRC (Walker, MI) while he works in this area over the summer. The consistory has also granted permission to him to partake with us when we have the Lord’s Supper. May the Lord bless him as we worship and fellowship together.
We congratulate the following college graduates: Allyn Brummel, Greg Gritters, Christy Korver, Jake Van Engen, and Alex Van Ginkel from Dordt College. We congratulate also those who will be graduating from our high school and grade school. From Trinity CHS: Jonathon Andringa, Kaylie Andringa, Mandi Andringa, Joel Baker, Shayna De Roon, Koralee Heynen, Olivia Laning, Samuel Laning, Byron Maassen, Anna Poppema, Ashley Van Egdom, and Rylee Waldner. From Hull PRCS: Joseph Andringa, Silas Andringa, Lydia Baker, Tristan Davelaar, Kyle Gritters, Ethan Kooima, Julianne Laning, and Madalyn Van Ginkel. We rejoice with them and their families. May our heavenly Father uphold and guide them in the days ahead.
The Church Audio-Video committee is looking for volunteers to help run the sound and video system during church services. Please contact Peter S. Westra or any of the other members of the committee for more information.

CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Martin Hoekstra is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Brian Westra to Derick Grimm.
Ethan Heynen was admitted to Sanford Children’s Hospital Thursday night after getting hurt around the eyes while power washing. The doctors gave a positive report and discharged him on Friday to recover at home. He has a follow up on Monday with an ophthalmologist. We thank God for His care. May the Lord continue to uphold Ethan and his parents and family in this trial. Let us keep them in our prayers. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. Psalm 62:2
We express our thanks and gratitude for all those expressions of sympathy we received though words, cards, and acts of kindness. We truly experienced the faithful communion of the saints. It is truly a gift of God’s grace. Ps. 61:1-2 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Gerald and Marilyn Brummel, Craig and Jessica Van Briesen and family

CHURCH NEWS
Cand. Langerak accepted the call to Heritage PRC.

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Hull PRC Young People’s Society invites everyone to their annual Memorial Day Pancake breakfast on Monday, May 28. Serving will be from 7:00-9:30 at the Hull PR grade school. Come enjoy a time of fellowship and a delicious breakfast. There will be a freewill donation in support of this year’s convention. Young people are reminded of their food and work assignments.
A Pop Can Drive will also be held at the Memorial Day breakfast. Please bring your cans to the church parking lot. If you would like to donate cans but are unable to bring them, you can call or e-mail a Young People’s member to have them picked up. Young People members: When you are not working your shift at the breakfast, please come over to the church parking lot to help sort out cans and bottles.
CHAPERONES NEEDED! Our convention registration deadline is past, and we have received a great response with a potentially record setting number of young people planning to attend this year’s convention. Because of this response, we have a need for more men and women chaperones and we would love for people from our local churches to be able to experience this exciting week with us. Please join in the excitement by registering today. You will never forget the experience.
Registration for the 2018 PRYP Convention has now closed. All registrants are reminded to mail their paperwork and payment by May 31. Any paperwork postmarked after May 31 must include the $25 late fee.
The spring edition of the Highland Park Review is available in the back of church. Please limit one copy per family please.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend the graduation exercises of the Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School. The ceremony is planned for Thursday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hull Protestant Reformed Church. Rev. Laning will speak on the theme “Living Unto the Lord”.
Graduation exercises for the seventh graduating class of Trinity Christian High School will be held at the school the evening of Monday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us as we mark this milestone in the lives of our covenant young people.
Sunday School: Papers will be handed out next week Sunday morning. If your child will not be there, please make arrangements with your child’s teacher to get the materials beforehand. Teachers this year are as follows: Christiana Westra (Pre-school & Kindergarten), Alissa Van Maanen (1st & 2nd grades), Haley Van Ginkel (3rd grade), Keri Oostra (4th & 5th grades), Emily Camarigg (6th grade), Dave Rozeboom (7th grade), Marcus Andringa (8th grade), Veryl Heynen (9th grade). Classes are listed by the grade your child will enter this fall. Veryl Heynen is the Sunday School superintendent. Children will be learning Psalters 381:1-4, 281:1-4 and 400:1 & 7. The first lesson will be held June 3, DV.
The consistory of Trinity PRC is sponsoring a lecture by Rev. Angus Stewart entitled “Gottschalk: Medieval Confessor of God’s Absolute Sovereignty” on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Georgetown PRC. Rev. Stewart will be in West Michigan for synod as a representative of our sister congregation, the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Northern Ireland.
Reminder: The dates for the 2018 Family Conference are coming up quickly. We plan to host the conference July 20-22, 2018. Hear from our speakers, Rev. B. Huizinga, N. Langerak and J. Marcus on the topic of “Seeking the Lord”. Mark your calendars and finalize your plans to attend what promises to be an edifying time of growth and fellowship with saints from Canada and abroad, as well as an opportunity to see some of the beauty that God has created here in Canada. For more information or to register, please visit our website https://edmontonfamilyconf.wixsite.com/conference2018, or contact Scott Ferguson at EFC2018@outlook.com. For those that prefer the phone, you can call (780) 489-6470.
Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2018 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email prcscholarship@gmail.com to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31.

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