Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Karina H., Shelby A.
This evening: Kassandra H., Karlene B.
Next Sunday morning: Grace H., Sydney B.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. D. King, Shayna D.R.
Ushers: 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 “Wars and Rumors of Wars” (Matthew 24:6-7). Next week’s message will be “Natural Catastrophes and the End” (Luke 21:11).
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.
REMINDER: Our second service is held at 6:00 p.m. from March through October. This will begin today.
Due to the meeting of Classis West, a pulpit exchange has been arranged for the second service today. Rev. Kuiper is scheduled to preach here, and our pastor is scheduled to preach at Edgerton PRC. We welcome Rev. Kuiper to our pulpit and fellowship this evening.
CALL TO WORSHIP: This Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual Prayer Day service. Offerings will be for Domestic Missions and Beacon Lights. Nursery attendants will be Deanna H. and Lenora B.
The Council has decided to publish a pictorial church directory again this year. We ask 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.
The Wednesday evening catechism classes will not meet this week due to Prayer Day.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 11:15 a.m. Bible discussion will begin with Malachi 2:8.
Monday: The deacons meet at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Council at 8:00.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 22.
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. Wealth will meet to study Lesson 21. Lunch: Lisa D.B., Kim D.J., Melinda V.M. Upstairs Helper: Amanda R. Nursery: Kim D.J.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Acts 23:1. Denise Gritters and Jodi Groeneweg have lunch.
Men’s Society will meet Thursday at 7:30. We begin with I Thessalonians 1:1ff and Church Order Article 17.
Next Week 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
Tuesday, March 8
7-Nathan Maassen 7-Evan Bleyenberg 7-Jeff Andringa
8-Jason Van Maanen 8-Brian Van Engen 8-Rev. Laning
9-Steve Maassen 9-Eric Van Den Top 9-Pete Brummel
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Dayna De Roon is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Aletha Groeneweg to Derick Grimm.
Marlin Westra is scheduled to have surgery on Monday, March 7, at Dakota Dunes to remove some bone spurs and a bulging disc in his neck while replacing the disc with a bone and metal plate. He plans to stay overnight and return home on Tuesday. Let us remember Marlin and Sandra in our prayers during this trial.
We would like to thank our church family for your visits, cards, meals, and prayers. A special thank you to Rev. Laning for his visit following Blake’s surgery. What a blessing to experience the communion of the saints. We ask for continued prayers as Blake heals from surgery. “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” Psalm 28:7 – The De Roons
Classis West met this past Wednesday at Crete PRC. Six requests for 2017 subsidy totaling $266,910 were approved and will be sent to synod. One consistory asked for and received the advice of Classis to proceed to the second step of censure with one of its members. Elected as minister delegates to synod are Revs. Brummel, Key, Kleyn, Kuiper, and Laning. Elder delegates are Alvin Bylsma (Calvary), Keith Bruinsma (Peace), Chester Hunter (Edgerton), Lou Regnerus (Randolph), and Brian Van Engen (Hull). The next two churches to host Classis are Randolph PRC (Sept. 28) and Hope PRC, Redlands (March 1, 2017).
Doon PRC called Rev. Holstege to be a missionary to the Philippines.
HPRCS Collection Report: The current offering total is $142,654.57 of the $191,221.92 budgeted YTD ($48,567.35 shortfall).
Our Young People’s Society invites everyone to their Resurrection Day Singspiration to be held here on March 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Please reserve Monday, March 14, for the Young People’s Soup Supper. 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.
The men of Doon will host the annual combined Men’s Society meeting on Monday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. The scripture passage, along with Edgerton’s after recess topic, will be announced soon.
The Calvary Young People’s Society invites you to their annual Potato Bake. It will be held Wednesday, April 6, at the grade school gym.
Advance notice: The Hull PRCS Fun Run/Rally is scheduled for May 14 with a rain date of May 21.
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 at 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 email@example.com.
CERC will be holding their annual Church Camp from June 13-16, 2016, in Melaka, a small town in Malaysia (about 2½ hour drive from Singapore). Prof Dykstra will be speaking on the theme “The Christian and the Church”. We would like to extend an invitation for your church members to attend the camp. If you are interested and would like more details, kindly email Brother Ishu Mahtani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An updated list of teaching positions is available on the back table.