Offerings next week are for the following causes:

Morning: General Fund and Benevolence

Evening: Building Fund and PR Scholarship Fund

Nursery this morning:  Mrs. D. Rozeboom, Lindsay K., Madalyn V.G.

This evening: Christy K., Alyssa U., Julia V.M.

Next Sunday morning: Mrs. A. Van Ginkel, Emily U., Shelby A.

Next Sunday evening: Mrs. C. Van Briesen, Ashley Van Egdom, Jessica A.

Ushers: For September: Ryan Kroese, Nick Netten, Vern Oostra

For October: Jake Van Engen, Alex Van Ginkel, Nate Villalobos

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 “Grace for Today” (Matthew 6:34). Next week’s message will be “The Woman That Fears Jehovah” (Proverbes 31:30).


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.

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.

Shaylee Lynn, daughter of Joel and Linette Mouw, and Darren Luke, son of Aaron and Kristen De Jong, are scheduled to be baptized during the morning service on October 9.

Classis West is scheduled to meet this Wednesday at Randolph PRC. Delegates from our congregation are elder Ken Hoksbergen and our pastor. An Officebearers’ Conference on “Biblical Counseling” is scheduled for Tuesday at Randolph PRC. Due to the meeting of Classis West, Rev. Engelsma and our pastor will be exchanging pulpits next Sunday morning.

The morning catechism classes will take place on Monday (rather than Tuesday) due to the Officebearers’ Conference on Tuesday. The evening classes will be at their normal time on Wednesday.

The Consistory has requested that Hope PRC (Redlands, CA) take spiritual oversight of Hannah Van Maanen while she is living in California.



Today: The Young Peoples’ Society will meet at 11:15. We will discuss Hebrews 11:4 along with Genesis 4.

Monday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 5.

Wednesday: Wealth will meet at 9:45 in Hull PRC to study Lesson 5. Mary Postma, Clarine Kooima, and Amy Laning have lunch. Jaci Boogerd is the upstairs helper, and Jeralyn Westra is the nursery helper.

7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Test over Lord’s Days 27-31; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Test over Lessons 16-18; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession Articles 10-11,18-19.

Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30. Bible discussion will begin with Acts 28:1. Marlys Kuiper and Margaret Laning have lunch.

Men’s Society will meet at 7:30.



Maria Korver is asked to write to Gary Brummel and  Aletha Groeneweg to Derick Grimm.


Doon PRC called Rev. N. Decker to be a missionary to the Philippines.

Rev. B. Huizinga declined the call from First PRC Holland, MI.

The Domestic Mission Committee (DMC) wishes to inform the churches that with the organization of the Pittsburgh mission field and with their missionary, Rev. Bruinsma, accepting the call to become Pittsburgh’s first pastor, Southwest PRC has asked to be relieved of its responsibilities of being a calling church for domestic missions. With deep appreciation for Southwest’s work, the DMC has approved this request and will so inform Synod.



The board of Trinity CHS will meet Wednesday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to the 5th and 6th grade chapel on Friday, September 30, at 8:45 in the Hull PR Church.  Rev. Griess will speak on the topic The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.

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 Young People’s Society of Doon PRC invites the young people to their annual Survival Run to be held on Friday, October 7. We will start from church at 7:00 p.m.

The Young People’s Society of Doon PRC invites you to our annual Reformation Day Singspiration on Sunday, October 30, at 7:45 p.m.

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.

Were the reformers active in mission work? How did the doctrine of the Reformation affect their zeal for missions? What principles can we learn to guide our work? To what countries did they send missionaries? For the answers to these and other significant questions, join us for the annual fall lecture sponsored by the Reformed Witness Committee to be held on Friday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the B.J. Haan Auditorium of Dordt College. Rev. Allen Brummel will speak on the topic “The Reformation’s Zeal for Missions.”

     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 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.

Remember to attend the lecture “Keeping the Sword Drawn: Our Calling as the Church of the Militant Christ” presented by Rev. Brian Huizinga on Friday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church in Hudsonville. Attend in person or by livestreaming at . Don’t miss it!

On October 28 Hope PRC Redlands will host a Reformation Day themed lecture by Rev. Huizinga titled “God is God!: The Heartbeat of the (Protestant) Reformed Faith.” This lecture will be live streamed at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time. “Is God a mere man who lets us choose how we will worship him, what laws will govern us, and if we want to be saved? Or is God God so that His sovereign will determines our worship, life, and salvation?”

Is membership in an instituted church (congregation) necessary?  Not just desirable, if convenient, but necessary, come what may? What is the necessity? Is it nothing less than the necessity of salvation itself? These and other questions related to church membership will be answered from scripture and the Reformed creeds in a lecture in Hope Protestant Reformed Church (Walker, MI) on Friday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Prof. David J. Engelsma, retired professor of theology at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The lecture is sponsored by the Reformed Witness Committee of Hope church in celebration of Reformation Day. After the speech the speaker will answer questions from the audience. If you are unable to attend, listen online at Refreshments will be served following the lecture.