Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Lynden Covenant Christian School and PR Special Ed
Nursery this morning: Brooke V.E., Abby V.G., Lenora B., Leah G.
This evening: Mrs. J. Westra, Rylee W., Kerstin B.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. Peter S. Westra, Mrs. M. Andringa, Emily G.
Next Sunday evening: Mandi A., Hilary A., Zoe G.
Ushers: For October: Alex Van Ginkel, Nate Villalobos, Kevin Warner
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 Adornment of a Godly Woman” (1 Timothy 2:9,10). Next week’s message will be “Finding a God-fearing Wife” (Proverbs 18:22).
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.
This morning we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Supervision is exercised over the sacrament, so that only those who are members of our congregation in good standing or those who have received special permission from the Consistory are allowed to partake of the sacrament. May we be worthy partakers of the supper of our Lord.
The sermon this evening will be an applicatory sermon.
The membership papers of the David King family and of Justin King were transferred to Trinity PRC at their request. We commend them to the care of our sister congregation.
With joy the Consistory announces that Dillon Brummel, Collin Heynen, Deanna Hoksbergen, and Matthew Kooima 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 October 30 during the evening service.
The Council presents the following nominees for the special offices. For elder are Alden De Jong, Loren Gritters, Veryl Heynen, Brent Meyer, Joel Van Ginkel and Jason Westra. For deacon are Kimmy Kooiker, Dan Poppema, Marlin Westra, and Peter S. Westra. Anyone who believes they have a lawful objection against the nomination of any of these men should contact the clerk of the Council. The congregational meeting date will be announced later.
The Consistory reminds the congregation that the back pews are reserved for families with young children.
From the Church Pictorial Directory Committee: A draft copy of the picture and family information pages of the new directory are on the back tables in the narthex. Please check and update your information by making any corrections on this draft copy. Anniversary dates, birthdays, names should be reviewed and added/corrected if necessary. Have you emailed your updated or missing picture to email@example.com? The deadline is today!
Today: The Young Peoples’ Society will meet at 11:15. We will discuss Hebrews 11:8-10 and Genesis 12.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 7.
The FMC will meet here at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: WEALTH society will not meet on Wednesday, October 19.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 34; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 20, Q. 5-9; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Conf. Art. 12.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 3:19.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Chalice Altena is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Rex Waldner to Derick Grimm.
We would like to express our thanks to the congregation for the outpouring of love shown through, prayers, cards, and meals at the passing of our father and grandfather. We truly have experienced the fellowship of the saints. “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” II Cor 5:1 – Brian and Denise Gritters and family
First PRC (Holland, MI) called Rev. Decker.
Byron Center PRC called Rev. Griess to be a home missionary.
Southwest PRC called Rev. Huizinga.
The Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade chapel will be Friday, October 28, at 8:45 a.m. in Hull PR Church. The theme of the chapel will be “The Reformation” with Seminarian Holstege speaking for us. Come and enjoy a time of singing and fellowship!
Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School is in need of both full time and part time bus drivers. For further information, please contact Mike De Jager at 712-541-2368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Young People’s Society of Doon PRC invites the congregation to our annual Reformation Day Singspiration on Sunday, October 30, at 7:45 p.m.
The order for the Verse-a-Day calendar from Loveland PRCS Fundraisers “The Joy of my Heart” has been sent off. If you have not paid, please get your money to Sue U. soon.
Young people: Please reserve Saturday, December 3, for an evening of Christmas caroling!
Save the date: A game night for the elderly (60+) and young people will be held Monday, November 7. More details to come.
2016 Teachers’ Convention: All retired and prospective teachers are invited to attend the Protestant Reformed Teachers’ Convention to be held this year in Dyer, IN, on Thursday, October 20, and Friday, October 21. The theme of the convention is “God: Above All, Through All, and In All.” based on Ephesians 4:4-6. For more information contact the PRTI secretary, Erika Aalsma (email@example.com).
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. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium of Dordt College. Rev. Allen Brummel will speak on the topic “The Reformation’s Zeal for Missions.”
The Parents’ Circle of Trinity Christian High School will have their fall meeting the evening of Monday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Engelsma will address us on the timely topic of “Liberal Arts?: The Content of Covenant Instruction.” A brief business meeting will follow. Members, new members, and guests are welcome to join us.
The doctrine of common grace developed by Abraham Kuyper has had radical and far reaching effects in the Reformed and Presbyterian denominations that have embraced it. Crete PRC is hosting a lecture on Friday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. entitled “The Tipping Point: Common Grace, Worldliness, and the Growing Apostasy in the Church.” The speaker will be Prof. Cammenga, professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament Studies at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The lecture will examine the early reception of the doctrine of common grace, and the long term effects it has had on the church and the Christian schools. Join us at Crete PRC or listen live at prccrete.org.
The Covenant Keepers and Covenant Keepers Seniors of Singapore invite all PRC young adults and young people to attend a camp from December 14-17, 2016. Those who are interested can email Daniel Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info about this camp can be found at www.cerc.org.sg/ckckscamp. Registration forms and a flier can be found in the back of your church or in your church’s monthly newsletter.
The Board of Protestant Reformed Special Education is conducting our Fall Drive at this time. This year’s drive goal is $262,500.00. Please prayerfully consider giving to this worthy cause. You should receive a more detailed letter in your home or church newsletter along with a return envelope. You can send your financial gift directly to Protestant Reformed Special Education, 6340 Autumn Dr. Hudsonville, MI 49426. Psalm 139:14 “I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
The Lynden Protestant Reformed Young Adults’ Society welcomes you to our upcoming retreat to be held in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The retreat will be held at Warm Beach Camp and Convention Center located 40 minutes south of Lynden, WA. The dates are July 3-7, 2017, with activities to be announced in the next few months. Registration will be open in January. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, more information can be found at our Facebook page or through email of Kyle Hanko at email@example.com.
Loveland YA Retreat: Plan on celebrating the 25th Colorado Young Adults Retreat from August 14-18, 2017, as we return to Covenant Heights Camp and Retreat Center in the Colorado Rockies! Please note that the dates and location of this summer retreat have changed, as this exciting opportunity became available. More information will follow.
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.” 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? This lecture will be live streamed at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time. You can connect to the live stream by visiting hopeprc.org or by visiting the Hope PRC Facebook page.