Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Trinity Christian High School
Nursery this morning: Grace H., Mrs. D. King, Kelsey U.
This evening: Kirsti K., Ashley Van Egdom, Brooke V.E.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. D. Kooiker, Kayla K., Claire V.E.
Next Sunday evening: Rochelle K., Heather V.E., Madalyn V.G.
Ushers: For May: Greg Gritters, Caleb Groeneweg, Heath Heynen
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 “God’s Design for Marriage” (Genesis 2:24). Next week’s message will be “God’s Rule of Conduct for Marriage” (Colossians 3:12,13).
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 this bulletin.
Due to the meeting of synod this past week, Rev. Brummel will be preaching for us for both services today while our pastor preaches at Heritage PRC. We welcome Rev. Brummel to our pulpit and fellowship.
Tuesday: The FMC will meet here at 7:00 p.m.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Christina Kooiker is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Ted Hoekstra to Derick Grimm.
The congregation is invited to witness the marriage ceremony uniting Haley Uittenbogaard and Alex Van Ginkel this Wednesday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Rev. R. Kleyn declined the call from Doon PRC to be a missionary to the Philippines.
Peace PRC has formed a trio of Revs. Eriks, Huizinga, and Key.
Sunday School: Today we will be studying Lesson 29 and singing Psalter 306:1-3. Next week is Lesson 30 and Psalter 306:1-4.
The Hull PRCS birthday/anniversary calendar is being worked on. Please get any additions or corrections to Bridget Postma firstname.lastname@example.org or 476-9333.
The Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School’s Annual Society Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, at school. The board presents the following men as nominees: Toby Boogerd, Dave King, Mark Kooima, Zach Van Ginkel, Brian Van Maanen, and Terry Van Maanen. Elections will be held at the annual society meeting to replace two retiring board members and add an 8th board member. All positions are “at large”. Annual reports and agendas are available on the tables in the back of Church.
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.
Heritage PRC Activity Committee: Wild Water West outing is scheduled for Thursday, July 9. RSVPs are needed by July 1 to confirm with WWW. Please make checks to Carlene Van Egdom, 505 S. Cloudas Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103. Call or text 605-941-5953 or email email@example.com.
The Psalm Choir’s Volume 18 of Fitting Praises is now available for the low introductory price of $8. All proceeds from the sales are donated to a cause of our choice. To order online go to psalmchoir.com and pay by Paypal or credit card or fill out an order form found in the back of your church and send it to the address indicated.
Heritage Chr. School of Hudsonville, MI, has moved to a new location. Please note the change of address for all future correspondence: Heritage Christian School – 6340 Autumn Drive – Hudsonville, MI 49426. Our main phone number remains the same: 616-669-1773 (the after hours number is 616-662-1022). We thank God for His provision and grace and ask His continued blessings in the years to come.
Special Education Deficit Drive UPDATE – With gratitude the Board reports that as of June 1 we have collected $85,826 towards our spring drive goal of $116,750 leaving $30,924 remaining to meet our obligations for the past school year. You can send your contribution to Protestant Reformed Special Education, 6340 Autumn Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426. If you have a special education, resource room, or discovery center located in your school we ask that you prayerfully consider making a contribution. Thanks for your continued support.
Online registration for this year’s convention is now closed. Don’t forget to send in all necessary paperwork to complete your child’s registration! You can contact Heidi Pipe at 616-307-2827 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Senior Retreat: Registrations are still being taken for the retreat in September. For more information regarding the activities of our retreat, look for the newsletter in the handouts.
At a special association meeting on March 9, 2015, the Faith Christian School of Randolph approved a proposal to add a 9th grade beginning in the 2017-2018 school year and add one grade the following three years after that. As a result of this, the Randolph Association for Protestant Reformed Secondary Education voted on April 6, 2015, to disband and turn over its accumulated funds and resources to Faith Christian School. We thank our heavenly Father
for His guidance in leading us to this point and covet your prayers as the necessary work takes place to carry this out.
Synod met at Faith PRC this past week and concluded its work on Friday. Mr. Ryan Barnhill sustained his oral examination before synod and was declared a candidate eligible for call on or after July 11, 2015. We rejoice in God’s gift of another candidate for the ministry in our churches. Synod approved an overture from the FMC that expands the policy of synod regarding payment for the travel of wives accompanying their husbands on official delegations. Previously men needed to be gone for 4 Sundays and their wives present for at least 14 days in order for their travel to be covered. The new policy places the responsibility on the standing committees to approve coverage on a case-by-case basis in situations they believe the presence of the wife will be of benefit to the delegation. Expressions of deep gratitude to God were given for the faithful labors of Mr. David Ondersma (13 years as synodical treasurer) and Mr. Don Doezema (20 years as stated clerk), both of whom are retiring from their respective positions. Synod treated an appeal against a decision of Classis East regarding the timing of the Prayer Day service. Synod did not sustain the appeal, but maintained the decision of Classis East. Synod treated the work of the Contact Committee with both the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church (CERC) in Singapore and the Covenant Protestant- Reformed Church (CPRC) of Northern Ireland. Deacon Tang Yoon Chuan from the CERC and Deacon Philip Hall from the CPRC addressed synod on behalf of their respective congregations. Synod received a joint letter from the two churches expressing their desire to establish a sister church relationship between one another. Synod not only expressed no objections but great joy and thankfulness to God for this manifestation of the unity and catholicity of the church. A more detailed report of the decisions of Synod 2015 can be found at our denominational website (www.prca.org).