Offerings next week are for the following causes:

Morning: General Fund and Benevolence

Evening: Reformed Witness Committee and PR Special Ed

Nursery this morning: Koralee Heynen, Anna Postma

This evening: Deanna Hoksbergen, Josie Postma

Next Sunday morning: Jayden Hoksbergen, Willow Postma

Next Sunday evening: Grace Huizenga, Karyn Uittenbogaard

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 “The Creation” (Genesis 1:1). Next week’s message will be “Christian Education is Covenant Education” (Isaiah 39:19).


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 Acts of Synod 2016 have been received and are on a table in the back of church.

Catechism material is available for pick up on a table in the back of church. The Wednesday night classes begin this week, and the Tuesday morning classes begin next week.



Wednesday: 7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 27; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 16, Questions 1-6; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Intro and Article 1 of the Belgic Confession



We rejoice with Brandon and Brittany Kroese (nee Kooiker) who were united in marriage last Friday. May the Lord richly bless their marriage that it may reflect that of Christ and His church.

Loran Te Grotenhuis is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Craig Hoksbergen to Derick Grimm.



The board of Trinity CHS will meet on August 24 at 7:00 p.m.

WEALTH books are ready to be picked up in the kitchen.

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.

The beginning of the 9th year of covenantal secondary instruction at Trinity Christian High School is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23. Everyone is invited to join us for convocation exercises at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Brummel will speak from our theme verse of Colossians 3:23. School will dismiss for the day immediately after convocation.

The Junior and Senior classes of Trinity Christian High School will be hosting their annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast on Monday, September 5, with serving to take place from 7:00 am to 9:30 a.m. Reserve the date and plan to come for a delicious breakfast while supporting the junior and senior classes. A free will donation will be taken.

Please join us: 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 a beef brisket meal to follow. Everyone is welcome to come for an enjoyable day of golf or just for a meal. Registration for golf is $45 including the meal or $15 per person for the meal only. Registration is due by MONDAY AUGUST 29th. Please contact Seth Vis at or 712-449-5670.

Calvary Young Adults has planned an outing to Thunder Road in Sioux Falls on Friday night, Sept. 9. It is $25 a person to do unlimited activities all evening from 8 p.m to 1 a.m. Pizza included! We can try to car pool if needed or if you live in Sioux Falls we will see you there around 7:45 p.m. in the parking lot at Thunder Road. Text 712-441-1533 with your name if you plan on coming, and if you are taking a friend along.

The Pork Loin Supper is this week Friday, August 26, 6:30 p.m. at Bethel CRC, 610 Main St. in Edgerton, followed by a musical program at 8 p.m. by Sarah and Teresa Kuiper. A free will offering will be taken for Free Christian School in Edgerton. RSVP deadline has been extended to Monday, August 22! Please RSVP to Teresa Kuiper at 442-4441 or email her at Hope to see you there!

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!

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

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.