Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Building Fund and Wingham PR School
Nursery this morning: Kalista H., Sophie V.A.
This afternoon: Mrs. C. Bruinsma, Mandi A.
Next Sunday morning: Karina H., Shelby A.
Next Sunday evening: Kassandra H., Karlene B.
Ushers: For February: Marcus Andringa, Daniel Baker, Carl Bruinsma
For March: Allyn Brummel, Jerry Bleyenberg, Stephen Boonstra
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 “The Gospel in All the World” (Matthew 24:14). Next week’s message will be “Wars and Rumors of Wars” (Matthew 24:6-7).
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 the bulletin.
The baptism of Jackson Lee, son of Kevin and Danielle Warner, and Makenna Navae, daughter of Nate and Kolette Villalobos, is scheduled to take place today during the afternoon service.
REMINDER: Our second service is held at 6:00 p.m. from March through October. This will begin next Sunday, March 6.
Classis West is scheduled to meet this Wednesday at Crete PRC. Delegates from our congregation are Elder Jim Andringa and our pastor. Due to the meeting of Classis West, a pulpit exchange has been arranged for the second service next Sunday. Rev. Kuiper is scheduled to preach here, and our pastor is scheduled to preach at Edgerton PRC.
Catechism classes will not meet this week. The Tuesday morning classes will have Lesson 22 next week. The Wednesday evening classes will not meet next week due to Prayer Day.
The Council has decided to publish a pictorial church directory again this year. We ask that you submit a photo of your family to Missy Van Egdom by emailing it to her at email@example.com, or by providing the photo to her on a CD or by other electronic means. Please submit your photo by April 10, 2016. If you do not have or cannot obtain a family photo, please contact Stephanie Van Engen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 3:45 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Malachi 1:9.
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. Wealth will meet to study Lesson 20. Lunch Johanna W., Jessica W., Alissa V.M. Upstairs Helper: Jessica W. Nursery: Anna V.D.T.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 1:21.
Next week Tuesday, March 8: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 22.
Wednesday, March 16: Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 23, Quiz on Lord’s Days 17 & 18; Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Test over Lessons 10-12; Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession Articles 33-34.
FAMILY VISITATION – I John 3 – Love in Deed and Truth
Monday, February 29
7-Dan Poppema 7-Paul De Roon 7-Craig Hoksbergen
8-Jeff Van Meeteren 8-Lane Brummel 8-David King
9-Kimmy Kooiker 9-Alvin Bleyenberg 9-Marlin Westra
Tuesday, March 1
7-Kevin Warner 8-Ron Kuiper 9-Kassandra Heynen
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Henry Van Maanen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Daryl Van Maanen to Derick Grimm.
Rev. Engelsma along with Lee and Joann Hoekstra returned home safely from the Philippines this past Wednesday.
Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School’s regular monthly board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at school.
Our Young People’s Society invites everyone to their Resurrection Day Singspiration to be held here on March 20 at 8:00 p.m.
A mother-daughter banquet is planned for Wednesday, April 20 Punch bowl starts at 6:30 with supper to follow at 7:00. We are looking for people to share musical talents for a request program. Please call or email Mary Vis at 470-3693 / email@example.com with requests.
There will be a glow-in-the-dark game night Tuesday, March 1, for the Young People’s Society. Plan to meet at Trinity at 6:30 p.m. for pizza, games, and fun! There is a sign-up sheet by the kitchen window. Feel free to invite friends (and be sure they are signed up also). Cost is $6.00 per person. Young people with last names A-K, please bring a snack, and with last names L-Z, please bring a drink. Hope to see you there!
The freshman and sophomore classes of Trinity Christian are hosting the 4th annual Triple Trinity Tournament on Saturday, March 5. This year’s tournaments will include volleyball, Rook, and bean bags. A spaghetti supper with freewill donation will be provided. Registration costs and more detailed information can be found on Trinity’s website. Email your teams to Hannah Van Maanen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Late registrations will include a $10 fee.
Please reserve Monday, March 14, for the Young People’s Soup Supper. A hand-out regarding this event will be distributed after this morning’s service. Each family with a Young People’s member is also asked to bring two baked good items to sell at the supper. The supper will be held at the Hull Community Building. Thank you for your support.
Is membership in an instituted church (congregation) necessary? Not just desirable, if convenient, but necessary, come what may? What is the necessity? Is it nothing less than the necessity of salvation itself? These and other questions related to church membership will be answered from Scripture and the Reformed creeds by a public lecture in First Jenison Christian Reformed Church, 8360 Cottonwood Dr., Jenison, MI, on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Prof. David J. Engelsma, retired professor of theology at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The occasion is the 100th anniversary in June 2016 of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, MI, of which church Prof. Engelsma is a son. The lecture is sponsored by the Reformed Witness Committee of Hope. After the speech the speaker will answer questions from the audience. The lecture will also be live-streamed at http://sermonaudio.com/hopeprc.
The newest RFPA book has been placed in the fellowship hall. The Rock Whence We Are Hewn is comprised of various pamphlets and booklets written very early in the history of the Protestant Reformed Churches (between 1919 and 1940). The authors are two men whom God used in forming these churches, Herman Hoeksema and Henry Danhof. All the writings explain and defend the great doctrines of the Reformed faith that were fundamental to the founding of the Protestant Reformed Churches: the covenant, predestination, particular grace, and the antithesis. These writings therefore were used to establish these churches in the very beginning of their history. The contents of the book are their foundational writings. If you would like to purchase the book or join the Book Club, see Betty Kooiker.
Senior Retreat: Save the dates of September 26-29, 2017, for the Senior Retreat to be held at Gull Lake Ministries, Hickory Corners, MI. (45 minutes SE of Grand Rapids) Check it out at www.gulllake.org. The retreat will be hosted by Holland PRC/Grandville PRC.
The Byron Center Women’s Conference “Walking in Faith” will be held this week Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, at Jamestown Reformed Church. Registration begins at 6:45 pm and the speech begins at 7:15 pm. If you would still like to register or have questions, please call or email Rachel (616-406-0686) / email@example.com
Young People: Registration for the 2016 Young People’s Convention hosted by Grace/Wingham PRC is now open. The convention is planned for August 8-12 at Lake Williamson in Carlinville, IL. To register, go to our website www.prcconvention.com, and follow the instructions under the Registration tab. Please note if you need bussing from Grand Rapids to the camp, you must mark that on your registration form and include the $100 bus fee when you send in your forms and payment. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage Christian High School & Protestant Reformed Christian School of Dyer, Indiana, are seeking qualified, Protestant Reformed applicants for a full-time teaching position in the areas of music (choir and band) and English. Interested parties are asked to contact our high school administrator, Mr. Ralph Medema, at (219) 558-2660 or email him at email@example.com.
Protestant Reformed Christian School of Dyer, IN, is seeking applicants for a full time teacher in our Achieve (Special Education) Program for the 2016/2017 school year. Applicants should be certified in Special Education. Interested applicants may contact the administrator, Ryan Van Overloop at (219) 558-2660 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Barry Boer, the Achieve Committee secretary, at (708) 418-2669 or email@example.com .