Offerings next week are for the following causes:

Morning: General Fund and Benevolence

Evening: Building Fund and Domestic Missions

Nursery this morning: Jayden Hoksbergen, Willow Postma

This evening: Grace Huizenga, Karyn Uittenbogaard

Next Sunday morning: Lydia Huizenga, Kelsey Uittenbogaard

Next Sunday evening: Kirsti Kooiker, Sophie Van Aiken

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

For September: Ryan Kroese, Nick Netten, Vern Oostra


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 “Christian Education is Covenant Education” (Isaiah 39:19). Next week’s message will be “The Secret Providence of God” (Job 19:21).


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 are on a table in the back of church.



Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 1.

Wednesday: Wealth will meet Wednesday at 9:45 in Hull PRC to study Lesson 1. Jill Maassen, Mary Vis, and Laura Cleveringa have lunch. Jessica Westra is the upstairs helper, and Kristen De Jong is the nursery helper.

7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 28; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 16, Q. 7-9; Lesson 17, Q. 1-4; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Conf. Art. 1&2; Canons 3&4:4 & B5.



Jordan De Boer is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Rochelle Kooiker to Derick Grimm.

We are thankful for your prayers, kind words, cards, meals and visits in this time of the sudden passing of my wife and our mom, Clara Hoekstra. The Lord giveth and taketh; blessed be the name of the Lord.  Job 1:21b. – Martin Hoekstra and family

The Henry Hoekstra family wishes to thank the whole church family for the many expressions of sympathy to us in our time of sorrow, the cards and gifts of food, all the personal visits, and above all, your prayers on our behalf. The prayers of the righteous availeth much.

The congregation is invited to witness the wedding ceremony of Mariah Oostra and Cody Hoekstra on Friday, September 2, at 6:30 p.m. in our church.



First PRC (Holland) has formed a trio of Revs. Brummel, Huizinga, and R. Kleyn.



The Midwest Young Adult Retreat Committee would like to thank everyone for their support and generosity in the months prior and during the retreat.  We truly experienced the communion of the saints in this endeavor!

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.

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 have 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 is included! We can try to carpool if needed, or if you live in Sioux Falls, we will meet you 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 Young Reformers Bible Study would like to invite all post-high school age adults to come and join us this year as we continue to work our way through Romans and dig into any special topics as they come up. We meet at Dordt College in the classroom building in room 1316 (down the hall from the theater). If you are interested, please send a text to 616-826-7452 with your name, email, and which night(s) of the week do NOT work for your schedule. We will meet on the night with the least conflicts. Join us for another year of interesting conversation and fellowship.

     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 at or by phone at 712-460-0474.

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. in Hope PR Church (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