MORNING WORSHIP – 9:30 A.M.            EVENING WORSHIP – 6:00 P.M.

Scripture: Psalm 9                                             Scripture: Genesis 18

Text: Lord’s Day 47                                         Text: Genesis 18:1-15

Sermon: Showing Forth All God’s Praise       Sermon: Sarah Hearing that She’ll Have a Son

  1. The Necessary Knowledge                      I. The Heavenly Visitors
  2. The Requested Deliverance                             II. The Inner Laughter

III. The Directed Life                                     III. The Promised Return

Psalters: 256; 324; 308; 17                              Psalters: 28; 108; 22; 403

Offerings:  General Fund                                 Offerings: Building Fund


                                                            (Disc #1152)

Offerings next week are for the following causes:

Morning: General Fund and Benevolence

Evening: Hull PR School and Sunday School

Nursery this morning: Mrs. D. Blankespoor, Karmin B., Leah G.

This evening: Dana B., Zoe G., Koralee H.

Next Sunday morning: Mrs. D. Camarigg, Mrs. A. De Jong, Emily Groeneweg

Next Sunday evening: Sarah D.R., Keahna H., Jayden H.

Ushers: For May: Aaron De Jong, Seth De Jong, Brad Gritters


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 “Considering and Provoking One Another” (Hebrews 10:24). Next week’s message will be “Our Ever-Living Intercessor”

(Hebrews 7:25).


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 this bulletin.



Monday: The Diaconate will meet at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Council at 8:00.

FAMILY VISITATION – Philippians 2:1-18 Humility in our Lord

Thursday, May 7

7-Bart Zandstra                        7-Tim Postma

8-Kassandra Heynen                8-Lee Vink

9-Mark Van Maanen                9-Mrs. Dave Groeneweg


Brian Westra is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Loran Te Grotenhuis to Derick Grimm.

Denny Hoksbergen was admitted to the hospital in Sioux Center on Thursday after again coming down with strep pneumonia. They are treating him with antibiotics, and he expects to be in the hospital for another day or so. Let us remember our brother, his wife, and his family in our prayers. The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. (Proverbs 18:10).

Mrs. Clara Hoekstra’s 90th birthday is today, May 3. We give thanks for the many years the Lord has blessed her with. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”

Church directory change: Derick Grimm’s address is 1200 Elm Street, Atlantic, IA 50022 His phone number is 712-254-9130.



Rev. Decker declined the call from Doon PRC to be missionary to the Philippines.

Peace PRC extended a call to Rev. Decker.



Ladies’ Society May visiting committee is Sue Uittenbogaard and Marilyn Te Grotenhuis.

Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School’s regular monthly Board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at School.

Sunday School teachers will have their beginning meeting on Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at church

The Hull PR Young People’s Society invites everyone to a Pizza Ranch Tip night on May 4 at the Hull Pizza Ranch between 5:00-7:30 p.m. Members of the YP will assist with serving. Funds raised via tips and 10% of all sales during this time will go to the Young People’s fund for Convention. Those young people who have signed up to serve, please remember your scheduled time from either 4:45 – 6:00 or 6:00 – 7:30.

Those who are riding the bus to convention and need lodging for Saturday and Sunday, please contact Jim Noorman at 616-298-0170 or

Bus Drivers Needed: Two full-time drivers, one part-time driver (an afternoon route), and persons able to be occasional fill-in drivers are needed for the 2015-2016 school year at Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School. Please call Carl Maassen at 712-470-1588 for details.

     Trinity Christian High’s music department will present its Spring Program on Tuesday, May 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Trinity’s gymnasium. Both choirs, band, and the mass choir will perform various pieces. Prior to the concert, various students will perform pieces on piano, clarinet, and voice which they performed for State Solo and Ensemble Festival on April 18 at Central Lyon. This will begin at 6:40. A collection will be taken for Trinity’s Music Department.

The Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School is in need of a full-time, licensed 7th  grade teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. Interested applicants can contact Loren Gritters by phone: 712-439-2490 (school) or by email: or Brad De Boer by phone: 712-541-4278 or by email:


Kuyper, Bavinck, and Hoeksema were three of the most prominent men of the Reformed church world in the last 150 years. However, what were their views concerning the Christian school? Such will be included among the many interesting and timely topics in the History and Principles of Reformed Education class. The class is for teachers, but is open to parents, school board members, college students, and all who share a love for Christian instruction. The class will be held May 26-June 5 at Trinity Christian High School. Contact Jim Regnerus, 712-470-0424 or, with your questions or for registration information

Trinity Christian High School is seeking applicants for the position of school janitor.  Those interested can contact Marv Van Den Top (470-5703) or Mike Mantel (470-4582) for more information.

The Denominational Directory is now for sale. The cost is $15.00. To order a directory please contact Laura Huizinga at or at (616) 453.6858. You may also place an order by filling out an order form which you can obtain by contacting your bulletin clerk. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

     Covenant Christian High School Choir Psalter CD: We are now taking orders for our new Choir CD Search Me. The CDs are $10 each and include many favorite Psalter numbers sung by this year’s Chamber and Concert Chorale Choirs. These CDs will only be available to order for a limited time. To place your order, please sign up on the sheet in the back of church and give payment to Sue Uittenbogaard by May 18. We also have available for $10 our first Psalter CD Lead Me from 2012/2013. If you would like to order this CD, please make a note of it on the order form.

The Protestant Reformed Special Education Board is seeking applicants for the 2015-2016 school year for part-time Para-Pro positions in the Special Education program at Heritage Christian. Education or experience is preferred but not necessary. Please contact Kurt Kaptein at or 616-813-5000 for more information.

Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2015 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 30.

Special Education Deficit Drive: The Board thanks all those who responded to our request for help in meeting our Spring Drive goal the past few weeks. As of 4/30/15, we have collected $32,698 towards our goal of $116,750. Your help is greatly needed in helping us make up the $83,782 shortfall. Please send your contribution directly to Protestant Reformed Special Education, 4900 40th Ave, Hudsonville, MI  49426. If you have a special education, resource room, or discovery center program located at your school we ask that you prayerfully consider making a contribution. The drive funds being requested are directly supporting 12 out of 16 schools located across the country. Thank you for your continued support.