Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Building Fund and Edgerton Free Chr. School
Nursery this morning: Lindsay K., Keahna H.
This evening: Mrs. K. Kooima, Jayden H.
Next Sunday morning: Shania K., Shawna H.
Next Sunday evening: Christy K., Lydia H.
Ushers: For March: Allyn Brummel, Jerry Bleyenberg, Stephen Boonstra
For April: Derk Burgers, David Camarigg, Jordan De Boer
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 End of All Fear: He is Risen” (Matthew 28:5-6). Next week’s message will be “The Great Falling Away” (2 Thess. 2:3).
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.
Due to the additional service this past week, the pastors in the area will be exchanging pulpits for the second service today. Rev. Griess is scheduled to preach here, and our pastor is scheduled to preach at Doon PRC.
The baptism of Cameron James, infant son of Marcus and Paige Andringa, is scheduled to take place next Sunday 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 next Sunday during the evening service.
Today: Young People’s Society will meet at 11:15 p.m. We will discuss Malachi 3:13–4:6.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 24.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet at 9:45 to study part of Lesson 23 and Lesson 24. Following the study we will gather together for a brunch. Upstairs helper is Jill De Boer and Nursery helper is Mary Vis.
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.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 2:1.
FAMILY VISITATION – I John 3 – Love in Deed and Truth
Monday, March 28
7-Andy Moss 7-Mark Kooima 7-Bart Zandstra
8-Daryl Van Maanen 8-Kevin Kooima 8-Mrs. Helinda Wiersma
9-Alden De Jong 9-Steve Kooima 9-Loran Te Grotenhuis
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Jason Van Maanen is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Brittany Gritters to Derick Grimm.
Catherine Kooiker’s procedures at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester went well, and the test results so far look good. She has regained some strength and returned home on Friday.
Hillie Hoekstra was admitted to the hospital in Rock Valley on Wednesday, and on Thursday she was transferred to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. She had a stent inserted in her small intestine to remove a blockage. The procedure went well, and she has returned home.
Let us continue to remember these saints, their spouses, and their families in our prayers. For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. (Psalm 32:6)
We rejoice with Dan & Sheila Blankespoor who were blessed this past Wednesday with the birth of a baby boy, Jake Robert. Sheila and Jake are both doing well. We thank God for this wonderful gift of another covenant child.
Elderly & young people: Please reserve Wednesday, April 27, for the annual game night!
The Midwest Young Adults’ Retreat Committee will meet Wednesday, March 30, at 7:00 PM at Calvary PRC.
The men of Doon will host the annual combined Men’s Society meeting on Monday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. We plan to discuss 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)
The Calvary Young Peoples would like to invite you to their annual Potato Bake. It will be held April 6 at the Hull PR grade school. Serving will be from 5:30-7:30. Come out and enjoy an evening of good food and fellowship while helping the young people from Calvary raise funds for the convention.
Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2016 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31.
The Ladies Auxiliary of PRCS/HCHS in Dyer, IN, is holding its 5th Spring Sprint fundraiser on April 30, 2016. Included are a one 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 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 email@example.com or Dave King at 712-470-4330 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or 507-631-0256 or board president Jason Brands at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-227-6425.
Heritage Christian School (Hudsonville, MI) is accepting resúmes for a 6th grade teaching position. Interested parties should contact administrator Brian Kuiper at email@example.com / 616-350-1830 or Education Committee chairman Dan Van Baren at firstname.lastname@example.org / 616-340-6600.
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.