Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Trinity Christian High
Nursery this morning: Kassandra H., Grace H., Abbie K.
This evening: Koralee H., Shawna H., Julianne L.
Next Sunday morning: Kirsti K., Rochelle K., Keahna H.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. D. King, Ruth H., Alyssa M.
Ushers: For October: Blake Meyer, Jake Van Engen, Zach 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 “Contending for the Faith” (Jude 3,4). Next week’s message will be “Contending for the Faith” (Jude 3.4).
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 this bulletin.
We will have an elder leading our morning service, and we welcome Rev. Griess who will be preaching a preparatory service for us at 2:00 p.m. today. The Council made this change because of our Pastor’s travels from Loveland as church visitor and to Chicago to attend his father’s funeral.
The Council presents the following nominees for the special offices. For elder: Jeff Baker, Dennis Burgers, Veryl Heynen, John Huizenga, Brian Van Engen and Marlin Westra. Nominated for the office of Deacon are Dan Blankespoor, Paul De Roon, Carl Maassen and Tim Postma. Anyone who believes they have a lawful objection against the nomination of any of these men should contact the clerk of the Council. The date for the congregation meeting will be announced later.
Collection totals for the month of September were General Fund $ 17,263.61, Received YTD $197,276.16, Budgeted YTD $205,875, Benevolent Fund $3,024.81, Balance $43,961.87, Building Fund $4,438.25, Hull PR School $13,762.75, Genesis PR School $668.25, Trinity CHS $4,349.86, Heritage PRC Building Fund $504.85, and Philippine Book Fund $347.25.
Today: The Young People’s Society will not meet today.
Monday: The Consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 6.
Wednesday: WEALTH will not meet this week.
7:00 p.m. Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9) Lord’s Day 7; 8:00 Essentials (Grades 10 & 11) Lesson 4, Q. 6-10, Lesson 5, Q.1-2; 9:00 Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession Article 12.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. We will discuss Art. 34 of the Belgic Confession.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Joel Van Ginkel is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Craig Hoksbergen to Derick Grimm.
We express our sympathy to Rev. and Mrs. Laning and their family in the death this past Monday of Mr. Gerrit Laning, our pastor’s father. May our Father in heaven comfort their hearts in their sorrow. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
I would like to express my gratitude to all who remembered me in many ways before and after my surgery. Thank you to Rev. Laning for his visit. We want to express our thanks to the elders, Rev. Laning, and Rev. Miersma for the visits to Norm and me at the nursing home. We feel the love and support of a caring church family. “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20. – Norm and Wilma Vogel
The Young People are invited to go to Garfield’s Corn Maze on Monday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m. For rides/carpools, meet at church at 6:45. Bring $6 for the corn maze. Afterwards we will enjoy food and fellowship together. Families with last names starting with A-J, please bring a snack to share, and K-Z please bring a 2 liter of pop.
HPRCS Collection Report: The current offering total is $60,771.75 of the $84,987.52 budgeted YTD ($24,215.77 shortfall).
Ladies of the church are invited to a Church Bridal Shower for Linette Groeneweg and Jacilee Andringa on October 17 at 10 a.m. at the Hull PRC. A light lunch will be served. This is a miscellaneous shower. If you would like to give toward a Walmart gift card, there will be an envelope in the kitchen for each bride with a card to sign, or you can give your own card.
Save the date: The Hull PRCS will be holding its Fall Harvest Sale Friday, November 6. Donations can be brought to school the week of the auction. More details to come.
Notice: The 2015 edition of the ring-bound Church Order book of our Protestant Reformed Churches may be ordered through the clerk of our Consistory. Those books, updated every five years to incorporate recent synodical decisions affecting them, are of practical use to officebearers, but all of our families would do well to cultivate an interest in Reformed (Protestant Reformed) church polity. If you already have the six-ring binder, you need order only the replacement pages ($4.00). A binder with contents is $10.00. Please use the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex. Payment can be made to the PRCA after you receive the book.
Please reserve Friday night, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. for the annual lecture commemorating the great Protestant Reformation. It will be held at Bethel CRC on Main St. in Edgerton. Prof. Cammenga will speak on “The Reformation’s Recovery of Marriage and Family.”