Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Shania K., Anna P., Jayda V.E.
This evening: Mrs. D. Poppema, Jessica K., Heather V.E.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. D. Rozeboom, Lindsay K., Madalyn V.G.
Next Sunday evening: Christy K., Alyssa U., Julia V.M.
Ushers: 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 “The Sin of Lukewarmness” (Song of Solomon 5:1-8). Next week’s message will be “Grace for Today” (Matthew 6:34).
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.
A pulpit exchange has been arranged for the second service today due to the fact that our pastor was gone this past week to attend the meeting of Classis East as a delegate ad examina from Classis West. Rev. Griess will be preaching here while our pastor preaches at Calvary PRC. We welcome Rev. Griess to our pulpit and fellowship this evening.
With joy the Consistory announces that Grace Huizenga, Gys Huizenga, Alexa Meyer, Marcus Van Engen, and Noah Waldner have appeared before the Consistory to make confession of their faith. Unless there are any lawful objections, their public confessions of faith are scheduled to take place on October 2 during the evening service.
The baptism of Shaylee Lynn, infant daughter of Joel and Linette Mouw, is scheduled to take place during the morning service on October 9.
At their request the membership papers of the Tim Postma family have been transferred to Doon PRC and the Darrell DeVries family to Calvary PRC. We commend them to the care of our sister congregations.
The Consistory has agreed to take the spiritual oversight of Eric Van Drunen (a member of Crete PRC) while he continues his studies at Dordt College. The Consistory has also granted him permission to partake with us when we have the Lord’s Supper. We are thankful for his presence in our midst and pray he may be blessed as we worship and fellowship together.
Classis West is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Randolph PRC. Delegates from our congregation are elder Ken Hoksbergen and our pastor. An Officebearers’ Conference on “Biblical Counseling” is scheduled for the day before Classis at Randolph PRC.
With thanksgiving to the Lord of the harvest, we remind our fellow saints of the 45th anniversary of the ordination & installation into the ministry of Rev. Rodney G. Miersma. He and his wife, Sharon, have faithfully served our churches in Isabel, SD; Pella, IA; Holland, MI; Wellington, NZ; Lacombe, AB; foreign missionary to Ghana; and Loveland, CO. Our emeritus minister continues to serve our churches in northwest Iowa. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. (Ezekiel 33:7)
Today: The Young Peoples’ Society will meet at 11:15. We will discuss Hebrews 11:1-3.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 4.
The FMC will meet at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet Wednesday, September 21, at 9:45 in Hull PRC to study Lesson 4. Erin De Jong, Sally Kooiker, and Rachel Kooima have lunch. Lisa Holstege is the upstairs helper, and Katie Keizer is the nursery helper.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 31; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 18, Q. 6-9; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Conf. Art. 8-9.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will have their opening meeting. Supper will begin at 6:30 followed by the annual business meeting.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Kerwen Kooiker is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Brandon Kroese to Derick Grimm.
We express our sympathy to Brian and Denise Gritters and their family in the death of their father and grandfather, Richard Moore, who died suddenly this past Wednesday. He was also a former pastor of our congregation from 1985 to 1999. May the family and we together be comforted by our Savior’s words, And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:3)
We express our sympathy also to Joel and Linette Mouw and their family in the death of Joel’s grandmother, Johanna Sandbulte, who died on September 3. May our heavenly Father comfort them also by His Spirit.
We rejoice with Minard Van Den Top who recently celebrated his 90th birthday. We thank God for him and the many years God has granted him. May the Lord continue to bless Minard and Cora in the days ahead.
Let us continue to remember our widows, widowers, elderly, and all those who frequently, if not always, are unable to gather with us for worship on the Lord’s Day (Jack Andringa, Zach Andringa, Gary Brummel, Derick Grimm, Margaret Hoekstra, Bonnie Hoksbergen, Catherine Kooiker, and Minard & Cora Van Den Top). Let us continue to remember them in our prayers, as well as with cards and visits.
Classis East met this past Wednesday and approved the emeritation of Rev. den Hartog effective at the end of this year. We thank God for Rev. den Hartog and his 42 years of faithful labors in our churches as a pastor, missionary, and minister-on-loan. May the Lord continue to bless him as he labors in the service of our Lord.
Young people, the corn maze activity will be held Monday, October 3. The rain date will be Friday October 7. Please meet at Pumpkins on Garfield at 7:00 pm. Each young person needs to bring $7 to cover the cost of the corn maze and bonfire. There will be a bonfire afterwards also at Pumpkins on Garfield. Young people with the last names A-K please bring a 2-liter of pop, and young people with the last names L-Z please bring a snack.
The Association for Protestant Education in Sioux Falls invites you to our annual lecture on Friday. October 14, at the Heritage Protestant Reformed Church at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Engelsma will speak on the topic “A Covenant School: How the Covenant Shapes Every Aspect of the Christian School.”
The 2016 Fall Ladies League will be held at Heritage PRC on Tuesday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Brummel will speak on the timely topic of “Christian Discretion in the Year of the Election.” All ladies are welcome to attend for a night of fellowship. Refreshments will be served after the speech.
Help Needed: The 2018 Young People’s Convention Steering Committee is in need of people willing to serve on sub-committees for the 2018 YP Convention hosted by the area churches. Each sub-committee already has a head person in charge, so we just need some helpers. Sub-committees in need of help are as follows: Activities, Chaperone, Lodging, and Transportation. To volunteer for one of these sub-committees or for more information, please contact Emily Camarigg by email or phone at email@example.com or 712-460-0474
Loveland PR Fundraisers committee is now taking orders for Verse-a-Day calendars. These beautiful little calendars provide an encouraging Bible verse for every day of the year. Price is $15/calendar. Check out the flyer for more information! To order, sign up on the sheet in the back of church by October 9. Please direct all questions and payments to Sue Uittenbogaard.
Southwest PRC Evangelism: How must the church defend herself against attacks on the truth of God’s Word and from abounding lawlessness in society? How must she protect herself from unholy alliances? These and other questions will be addressed in a lecture by Rev. Brian Huizinga titled “Keeping the Sword Drawn: Our Calling as the Church of the Militant Christ” at Grace Community Church in Hudsonville, MI, on Friday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. This event will also be live-streamed. For information and live-streaming visit southwestprc.org. Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/keepingthesworddrawn/ and share and/or like the page and promotional postings with friends, family, and others who may be interested in this important and timely topic.