Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Kirsti K., Leah G.
This evening: Mrs. D. Kooiker, Zoe G.
Next Sunday morning: Lindsay K., Keahna H.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. K. Kooima, Jayden H.
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 “Abounding Lawlessness” (Matt. 24:12-13). Next week’s message will be “The End of All Fear: He is Risen” (Matthew 28:5-6).
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 the bulletin.
CALL TO WORSHIP: This Friday at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual Good Friday service. Offerings will be for the Reformed Witness Committee and PR Scholarship Fund. Nursery attendants will be Jessica K. and Emily G.
Catechism classes will not meet this week due to spring break. The assignments listed are for next week.
The baptism of Cameron James, infant son of Marcus and Paige Andringa, is scheduled to take place on April 3 during the morning service.
With joy the Consistory announces that Mariah Oostra and Faith Poppema have appeared before the Consistory to make confession of their faith. Unless there are any lawful objections, their public confessions of faith will take place on April 3 during the evening service.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 11:15 p.m. to practice the special numbers for the singspiration.
Wednesday: Wealth will NOT meet this week Wednesday. Our next meeting and brunch will be on March 30.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Acts 24:1. Dori H. and Susan K. have lunch.
Men’s Society will meet Thursday at 7:30. We begin with I Thessalonians 2:1ff and Church Order Art. 18.
Friday: Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m.
Next week Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 24.
Next week Wednesday: Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 24; Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 13, Q. 1-2; Lesson 14; Q. 1-5; Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older):
Belgic Confession Articles 34-35.
FAMILY VISITATION – I John 3 – Love in Deed and Truth
Monday, March 21
7-Henry Van Maanen 8-Brent Meyer 9-Gerb De Jong
7-Rob Andringa 8-Allyn Brummel 9-Mark Van Maanen
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Jessica Kooima is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Lois Van Maanen to Derick Grimm.
Catherine Kooiker was having difficulty breathing and was admitted to St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester on Wednesday. Her breathing has improved, but she continues to have some pain in her side. She is scheduled to have some tests performed this week. Lord willing, she may return home toward the middle or end of the week. Let us continue to remember her, Kerwen, and their family in our prayers.
Our Young People’s Society invites everyone to their Resurrection Day Singspiration to be held here tonight at 8:00 p.m.
The Board of Trinity Christian High School will hold its regular monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the high school.
Elderly & young people: Please reserve Wednesday, April 27, for the annual game night!
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.
The annual Trinity Parents’ Circle business meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
The men of Doon will host the annual combined Men’s Society meeting on Monday, March 28, at 7:00 P.M. The passage we plan to discuss is I Chronicles 29:10ff with its history and context. Edgerton will present the after recess “Are We Too Busy to Redeem the Time?” based on Rev. den Hartog’s article in the September 15, 1990, Standard Bearer. (Vol. 66, pg. 488)
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.
The Ladies Auxiliary of PRCS/HCHS in Dyer, IN, is holding its 5th Spring Sprint fundraiser on April 30, 2016. Included are a 1 mile fun run, 3K walk, and 5K run. To find more information, visit heritagechs.org (look under Forms tab), or to sign up online, visit thtiming.com (find Spring Sprint under upcoming races). Register by April 1 to be guaranteed a shirt!
Special Education Deficit Drive: With grateful hearts, the Special Education board reports that our Fall Deficit Drive collected $169,383 toward our approved budgeted goal of $284,000. Our Spring Deficit Drive will be seeking to make up the $114,617 shortfall. We ask that you prayerfully consider helping support Protestant Reformed Resource Rooms and Special Education programs across the country by helping us meet this goal.
The Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School is in need of a part-time Band and Choir teacher for the junior high (6th-8th) for the 2016-17 school year. Interested applicants may contact Loren Gritters at 712-439-2490 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave King at 712-470-4330 or email@example.com
Substitute Bus Drivers Needed: Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School is looking for additional substitute bus drivers. For further information, please call Dan Poppema at 712-324-4424 or 712-348-5292.
The Free Christian School in Edgerton, MN, is seeking a lower elementary teacher for the 2016-17 school year. Interested individuals please contact administrator Chester Hunter, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-631-0256 or board president Jason Brands at email@example.com or 507-227-6425.
What marks identify a church as a true church to which every believer ought to belong as a lively member, and from which he or she ought not to depart? How does a believer recognize that a church is a false church, or is in the process of becoming a false church? What is a believer’s calling if he or she is a member of such a church? Is it a real danger that Christians decide on their church membership by other criteria than the genuine marks of a true church? These and other questions related to church membership will be answered from scripture and the Reformed confessions by a public lecture in First Jenison CRC, 8360 Cottonwood Dr. on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Prof. David J. Engelsma. The occasion is the 100th anniversary of Hope PR Church in Walker, MI, in June 2016. The lecture is sponsored Hope’s Reformed Witness Committee. After the speech the speaker will answer questions from the audience. The lecture will be streamed live at http://sermonaudio.com/hopeprc.