Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Emeritus Fund and Domestic Missions
Nursery this morning: Mrs. J. Van Maanen, Louise V.M., Ruth H.
This evening: Mrs. J. Westra, Mrs. P. Westra, Sierra M.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. B. Zandstra, Hilary A., Anna Postma
Next Sunday evening: Kaylie A., Josie P., Alyssa U.
Ushers: For August: Ben Korver, James Korver, Brandon 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 “Homeward Bound” (2 Corinthians).
Next week’s message will be “God’s Gift of the Family” (Psalm 68:6).
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 this bulletin.
Catechism will begin on August 25 for the Tuesday morning classes and August 26 for the Wednesday evening classes. The first assignments are listed in the church calendar section below. The catechism materials are available for pickup on a table at the back of church.
Tuesday: The FMC meets here at 7:00 p.m.
Next Week Tuesday (August 25): Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 1.
Next Week Wednesday (August 26): 7:00 p.m. Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 1 (memory book and workbook); 8:00 Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 1, Questions 1-6; 9:00 Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Introduction to the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dordt.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Kurt Hoksbergen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Rev. Miersma to Derick Grimm.
Jack Andringa on Monday was transferred to a swing bed in the hospital in Rock Valley.
Tim Kooima’s surgery on Tuesday went well, but he had to have another surgery on Wednesday because of some bleeding. He is recovering well but needs quite a bit of rest. The family requests that visits be limited to family at this time. Lord willing, he is expected to be released from the hospital sometime in the middle of this week.
May our Father in heaven continue to uphold these saints, their spouses, and their families in these afflictions. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. (Psalm 91:15)
Directory Update: Chad and Dawn Andringa no longer have a landline. Their numbers are
Chad – 712-490-2990; Dawn – 712-578-8814; and Jacilee – 712-470-7109.
Southwest PRC Evangelism: What must be the biblical and confessional response of Christians to the teaching of theistic evolutionists? This and other questions will be addressed in a lecture by Prof. Ronald Cammenga titled “Theistic Evolution: Should the Church Make Peace or War?” at Grace Community Church in Hudsonville, MI, on Friday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. For more information and live-streaming visit CreationOrTheisticEvolution.com
Classes at the Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School are scheduled to begin on Monday, August 24. School will be dismissed at noon. We will be having convocation exercises that morning at 8:45 at the Hull Protestant Reformed Church. Rev. Laning will be the speaker. All are welcome to attend.
Bus Drivers Urgently Needed: Multiple drivers are still needed for the 2015-2016 school year at Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School. Please call Dan Poppema at 712-324-4424 or 712-348-5292 for further information.
The Foundation committee of Hull PRCS will be hosting our annual golf outing at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, at the Rock Valley Golf Course. The outing will be a 9-hole four person best ball format with all skill levels welcome. The cost will be $40 per person which includes golf, cart, and a meal afterwards. Those not interested in golfing are invited to come out for dinner and fellowship and to support the foundation for a cost of $10. Registration forms are due August 20th. If you have any questions, contact Brad De Boer at 439-6801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss the Skeet Shoot Fundraiser next Saturday, August 29, from 9:00-11 a.m. at Clay Bird Shotgun Sports just south of Wild Water West. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $35 which includes drinks, snacks, and a hot dog lunch afterward. Bring your shotgun and 50 rounds of ammo and join us for a morning of good fellowship and friendly competition. Proceeds will go to the Heritage PRC YP Society to cover convention costs.
We are having a Grill Off/Cook Off/Bake Sale/Family night on Saturday, September 12, 2015. This will be a fundraising activity for the 2016 Midwest Young Adults’ Retreat hosted by Calvary PRC. We are looking for young adult volunteer help for this fundraiser. Please see the flyer in the back of church for more details, and how you can sign up to volunteer.