Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Trinity Christian High and Foreign Missions
Nursery this morning: Ashley Van Egdom, Kelsey U.
This evening: Ashley Van Engen, Aubrey V.B.
Next Sunday morning: Abby V.G., Claire V.E.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. A. Van Ginkel, Brooke V.E.
Ushers: For May: Aaron De Jong, Seth De Jong, Brad Gritters
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 “The Mark of the Beast” (Rev.13:16-18). Next week’s message will be “The Great Tribulation” (Matthew 24:21-22).
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 Jake Robert, infant son of Dan and Sheila Blankespoor, is scheduled to take place during the morning service on May 22.
Due to the added service this past week, a pulpit exchange has been arranged for the evening service today. Rev. Kuiper will be preaching here,and our pastor will be preaching at Calvary PRC. We welcome Rev. Kuiper to our pulpit and fellowship.
Hosting Synod 2016 and Call to Worship: Our church will be hosting synod this year, beginning on Tuesday, June 14, and likely being finished by the end of the week. We will have a call to worship for the presynodical service on Monday, June 13, at 7:00 p.m.
Lodging for Synodical Delegates: There will be a need of lodging for some of the delegates to synod. If you are able to help with this, contact Jeff Baker or Don VerMeer.
The collection totals for the month of April were General Fund $25,834.62, Received YTD $97,423.09, Budgeted YTD $95,783, Building Fund $5,943.30, Benevolent Fund $2,750.11, Edgerton Free Christian School $438.50, Hull PRCS $9,569.25, PR Special Ed $912.05, Trinity CHS $6,066.44, Hull Evangelism Comm. $374.15, and Lynden Covenant CS $488.70.
Monday: The Consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Bart Zandstra is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Jordana De Jong to Derick Grimm.
We congratulate the following college graduates: Paige Andringa, Dana Burgers, Rebecca Gritters, Ben Korver, and Zach Van Engen from Dordt College and Daniel Baker from NWICC. We rejoice with them and their families and pray God will richly bless them as they perform the work He has for them in His kingdom.
Joyce Kooiker returned home from the hospital on Tuesday. She is feeling weak, but somewhat better. Let us continue to remember her and her family in our prayers.
We express our sympathy to Alvin and Betty Bleyenberg and their family in the death of their brother-in-law and uncle, Larry Kane, who died on Friday. May the Spirit of our God comfort their hearts in their sorrow.
HPRCS Collection Report: The current offering total is $189.931.77 of the $233,715.59 budgeted YTD ($43,783.91 short). There are 4 collections remaining this school year (2 in Calvary PRC and 2 in Hull PRC) through which $65,030.79 needs to be collected to reach our total budgeted figure of $254,962.50. We ask you continue to remember the needs of our school in the coming offerings.
Sunday School: Teachers will meet on Wednesday at 7:30 pm at church.
Trinity Christian High Music Department will present their Spring Band and Choral program on May 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Trinity’s gymnasium. The band and choirs will be presenting music praising our risen Savior. Join us for evening of God-glorifying music.
2016 Young People’s Convention: This is the FINAL WEEK to register for this year’s convention. The deadline is Saturday, May 14. To register, go to our website at www.prcconvention.com and follow the instructions under the Registration Tab. Once registered, you will have until May 31 to send in your payment and forms. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance notice: The Free Christian School Ladies’ Circle is planning a dinner and musical program on Friday, August 26.
There are only a few weeks left to register for the Midwest Young Adults’ Retreat to be held by Lake Okoboji, IA, from August 15–17. The theme of the retreat is “The Heavens Declare the Glory,” and the speakers are Rev. Griess and Rev. Engelsma. Visit the website www.midwestyaretreat.com to register and for more information on activities. Contact Ashley Van Maanen at 712-441-3174 or email@example.com if you have questions. So far we have registrants from five states. We hope to see you there too!
Special Education Deficit Drive: The Board thanks all those who responded to our request for help in meeting our 2015/16 Budgeted Drive amount of $284,000. As of 4/25/16, we have collected $249,906 leaving us $34,094 to meet our needs for the year. If you can help us meet our goal, please send your contribution directly to Protestant Reformed Special Education, 6340 Autumn, Hudsonville, MI 49426. Thank you for your support!
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.
Bus Drivers Needed! Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School is looking for both full time and substitute bus drivers. For further information, please call Dan Poppema at 712-324-4424 or 712-348-5292.
Trinity Christian is in need of a janitor for the 2016-2017 school year. Please direct inquiries or applications to Barry Pollema at email@example.com or 712-449-5443.
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.
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.
Trinity Christian High School of Hull, IA, is seeking applicants for the 2016-2017 school year. The school has flexibility in offering a full-time position that could potentially include accounting, art, computer applications, English, remedial, or science. Those who are interested in any of these subjects should contact Jim Regnerus (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Henry Van VanMaanen (email@example.com).
Teacher or Teacher’s Assistant: The Protestant Reformed School of Wingham is seeking interested individuals for a position as a teacher or teacher’s assistant in our school. We are flexible with grade assignments and ask that anyone interested please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protestant Reformed Christian School of Dyer is seeking applicants for a full time Discovery Center (Resource room) teacher, and a full time Achieve (Special Education room) teacher for the 2016/2017 school year. Either full time or part time interested applicants are asked to contact Ryan Van Overloop at 219-558-2660 or email@example.com.
Genesis PR School in Lacombe, Alberta, is seeking a full-time teacher for grades 1-3 for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications or inquiries can be sent to school board President Brian Tolsma at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 403-782-5052. Please prayerfully consider our school’s need.