Offerings next week are for the following causes:

Morning: General Fund and Benevolence

Evening: Trinity Christian High and Spokane PRC Building Fund

Nursery this morning: Karina Heynen, Elizabeth Poppema

This evening: Kassandra Heynen, Grace Poppema

Next Sunday morning: Koralee Heynen, Anna Postma

Next Sunday evening: Deanna Hoksbergen, Josie Postma

Ushers: For August: Ben Korver, James Korver, Brandon Kroese

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 “True Faith” (John 3:36). Next week’s message will be “The Creation” (Genesis 1:1).


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.

Our pastor had a week off last week. Rev. Brummel is scheduled to lead us in worship this morning and Sem. Jonathan Langerak this evening. We welcome them to our pulpit and fellowship. Our pastor is preaching at Heritage PRC this morning.



Tuesday: The FMC will meet here at 7:00 p.m.


Courtney Andringa is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Tim Postma to Derick Grimm.

Catherine Kooiker returned home from the hospital on Wednesday. Let us continue to remember her, Kerwen, and their family in our prayers.

Brandon Kroese and Brittany Kooiker will be united in marriage Friday at 6:00 at Crete PRC. The congregation is invited to witness the ceremony. The wedding will be live streamed.

Due to a scheduling conflict with the shelter house, the church picnic scheduled for this week has been cancelled.

The annual Church Cleaning Bee will be held Monday, August 15, from 9-12, 1-4, and 6 until finished. Many hands make light work! The council has asked each household commit three hours to care for the house of the Lord. Workers are to be high school age and older.



Rev. Bruinsma accepted the call from Pittsburgh PRC.

Rev. Griess declined the call from First PRC (Holland, MI).


HPRCS Collection Report: The current offering total is $26,415.07 of the $42,990.00 budgeted YTD.

Please join us at the Midwest Young Adults’ Retreat Singspiration at Calvary PRC this Sunday, August 14, at 7:45. Refreshments will follow.

Everyone is invited to join the young adults at Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. for speeches on the Midwest Young Adults’ retreat theme “The Heavens Declare the Glory”. Speakers are Pastor Griess and Rev. Engelsma. Refreshments will follow. The address is 1203 Inwan Street, Milford, IA.

Classes at the Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 23. Students will be dismissed at noon. We will be having convocation exercises that morning at 8:45 at the Hull Protestant Reformed Church. Rev. Laning will be the speaker. All are welcome to attend.

     Save the date: The Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School Foundation golf tournament is scheduled to take place at the Rock Valley Golf Course Saturday, September 3. Golf will begin at 2:00 p.m. with supper to follow. Everyone is welcome to come for an enjoyable day of golf or just for a meal. To register your team, please contact Seth Vis at or 712-449-5670.

     Help Needed: The 2018 Young People’s Convention Steering Committee is looking for people willing to serve on sub-committees for the 2018 YP Convention hosted by the area churches. Sub-committees are as follows: Activities, Banquet, Chaperone, Finance, Lodging, Program, Publicity, Registration, and Transportation. To volunteer for one of these sub-committees or for more information, please contact Emily Camarigg by email/phone or 712-460-0474.

Pork Loin Supper: The Ladies’ Circle of Free Christian School in Edgerton is planning a Pork Loin Supper for August 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethel CRC in Edgerton followed by a musical program at 8 p.m. by Sarah and Teresa Kuiper. A free will offering will be taken for the Free Christian School. Please RSVP by this week Friday, August 19, to Teresa Kuiper at 442-4441 or email her at Previous announcements had the wrong email address, so please resubmit your RSVP if you have already responded by email. Also please note that we no longer plan to offer chicken as a meat choice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Hope to see you there!

The Reformed Witness Committee will meet in Doon on August 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Advance notice: Seminary convocation will be held Wednesday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Grandville PRC. Plan now to attend!

Urgent Need for Bus Drivers: Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School is still in need of full time and substitute bus drivers. Without additional drivers, there will be multiple routes without bus service next school year. For anyone with any level of interest, please contact Mike De Jager at 712-541-2368 or for more information.

     Loveland YA Retreat: Plan now on attending Loveland PR Church’s special 25th Young Adults’ Retreat! It will be held July 17-21, 2017. Come enjoy the Colorado mountains in the summer and help us make this retreat one to remember. More information coming soon!

The Reformed Witness Committee of Hope PR Church is happy to announce that the lecture which was postponed in April has been rescheduled for November 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Hope PR Church in Walker, MI.  Prof. David Engelsma plans to speak on the topic “The Necessity of Membership in a True Church of Jesus Christ”. The lecture will be streamed live at

Save the date for the RFPA Annual Meeting:  Men, women, and young people are invited to attend this meeting on September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at Providence Protestant Reformed Church. Updates will be provided on the activities of the RFPA. Rev. Joshua Engelsma will speak on, “Lord, Grant Boldness: The RFPA’s Witness in the Sexual Revolution”. This meeting also provides the opportunity for men to join the association.

The Federation of Protestant Reformed Christian School Societies has been in existence since the late 1950’s. We are an organization formed from Protestant Reformed Christian School Boards across the United States and Canada. Our purpose has always been to attain cooperation and coordination in areas common to all Protestant Reformed schools. Specifically, we are tasked with the responsibility to provide training and development for Protestant Reformed teachers. We encourage everyone to check out our new website at You may find many interesting and helpful resources there.

Save the date: Please make note of next years Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention date and location to be hosted by First PRC of Holland. The convention will be held August 7-11, 2017, at Michindoh Conference Center in Hillsdale, MI. More information will follow in the months to come.