Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Building Fund and Domestic Missions
Nursery this morning: Mrs. A. Van Ginkel, Rylee W., Leah G.
This evening: Mrs. K. Van Voorst, Emily G., Keahna H.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. N. Villalobos, Zoe G., Shawna H.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. J. Westra, Ruth H., Gracia K.
Ushers: For August: Nick Netten, Vern Oostra, Jake Van Engen
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 “Christian Education is Covenant Education” (Isaiah 38:19). Next week’s message will be “True Faith” (II Timothy 1:12).

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.
Catechism materials are on a table in the narthex. Catechism classes start this week.
The 2017 Acts of Synod and Yearbook can be picked up on the table in the back of church.

Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 1
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. WEALTH will meet to study Lesson 1. Nursery attendants are Jaci Boogerd and Kim De Jager. Three year old attendant is Kathy Poppema. Upstairs helper is Tonia Westra.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 1; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 1, Q. 1-6; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Intro and Article 1 of the Belgic Confession.


Keri Oostra is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Kimmy Kooiker to Derick Grimm.
It was determined this past Monday that Henry Hoekstra has melanoma in his brain. Because of the type of cancer and the fact there are multiple spots, it will not be treated. Let us continue to remember our brother and his family in our prayers. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. (Ps. 28:7)
Minard Van Den Top has an infection (perhaps a bladder infection) and is in the hospital in Sioux Center. Let us remember our brother, his wife and family in our prayers. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. (Isaiah 12:2)
For the benefit of those who are unable to attend, our worship services are now being live-streamed on You can access the live-stream from either or The plan is to begin the stream about 5 minutes before the service starts and to end the stream when all the members have exited the sanctuary or when the sound attendant exits (whatever occurs first).
Ken Kooiker has been taken to Genesis Medical Center in Davenport for psychiatric evaluation and to get him on some medication. Remember him and his family in our prayers.

Rev. Spronk declined the call from Doon PRC to be a missionary to the Philippines.
The annual Business meeting for the Christian Fellowship Society will be held Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. There will be a meal followed by the business meeting. New members are welcome to join us! There is a sign-up sheet on the back table. Please remember to take your dues to the meeting ($8.00/person).
The Young Reformers’ Bible study would like to invite all post-high school age adults to come and join us for another season. We meet at Dordt College in the Classroom Building in room 1316 (down the hall from the theater). If you are interested, please send a text to 616-826-7452 with your name, email, and which night(s) of the week do NOT fit your schedule.
Society Start Dates [note the date change]: We look forward soon to the beginning of another society season. The Bible study societies will begin as follows: Sept. 7 is the Christian Fellowship organizational meeting, Sept. 14 is Men’s & Ladies’ Societies, and Sept. 21 is Christian Fellowship Society.
SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US: The Hull PRCS Foundation golf tournament is scheduled to take place at the Rock Valley Golf Course on Saturday, September 2. Registration begins at 1:00 with golf to follow at 1:30. A pork tenderloin meal will be served at 5:00. Everyone is welcome to come for an enjoyable day of golf or just for a meal. Registration for golf is $45 including the meal or $15 per person for the meal only. Registration is due by MONDAY, AUGUST 28. Please contact Seth Vis at or 712-¬449¬-5670 to register your team and those who will be coming to eat.
The Trinity Christian High School juniors and seniors would like to invite you to Trinity Christian High School this Labor Day for a pancake breakfast! The students will provide the labor, you just have to bring an empty stomach! All donations will go to the junior and senior classes. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. See you there!
Save the Date: Please make note of next year’s Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention date and location to be hosted by the following five Midwest churches: Calvary, Doon, Edgerton, Heritage, and Hull. The convention will be held August 13-17, 2018, at the Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria, MN.
Calvary Young Adults are hosting a night at Thunder Road for the area young adults (post high and older, married and singles). Plan on Friday, September 8, from 9 PM–2AM. Cost is $25 and includes pizza, drink, and unlimited rides. If you wish to carpool, text Harrison VM at 470-0776. We hope you can make it!
Advance Notice: The date for the Hull PRC School Harvest Sale Auction has been set for Friday, November 17. Please mark your calendars.
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 am. The speakers are Revs. Engelsma, Brummel, and Laning. We welcome you to join us and ask you consider inviting a friend to come as well.
The RWC asks you plan to save the dates of Friday evening and Saturday, November 3-4, for the Annual Fall Lecture Series. The speakers are scheduled to be Professors Dykstra, Gritters, and Rev. Torlach. Watch for more details to come soon!
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 We have t-shirts available if ordered by September 5. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at The park address is Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW, Walker, MI 49534.
Professor Engelsma will be interviewed by Christopher Arnzen on his radio program “Iron Sharpens Iron” on Friday, September 1, from 4-6 p.m. EST. The subject will be his recent book, The Gospel Truth of Justification. You can go to the website and click on the “livestream it” box to tune in and listen from any device. The program can also be listened to by phone at (563) 999-9206. Press #3 for Christian Radio when prompted.
Another season is here!! We would love to have you join us as we kick off the 2017 cross country season! Our 3rd annual CCHS XC Alumni and Friends two mile and one mile kids’ run will be held Saturday, September 2, at 9:00 AM at Covenant’s own XC course. If you can make it, please RSVP, so we have a bit of an idea as to how many runners we will have. Contact Brian & Jen Kalsbeek at