Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School and Spokane PRC Building Fund
Nursery this morning: Karmin B., Sydney B., Ruth H.
This evening: Mrs. D. Camarigg, Gracia K., Abbie K.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. J. De Boer, Mrs. A. De Jong, Julianne L.
Next Sunday evening: Sarah D.R., Alyssa M., Brooke M.
Ushers: For November: Kevin Warner, Brian Westra, Jason Westra
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 “Looking Well to Her Husband” (Proverbs 31:27,28). Next week’s message will be “Living with an Unbelieving Spouse” (1 Corinthians 7:13-16).
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.
The baptism of Tayten William, infant son of Carl and Nicole Bruinsma, is scheduled to take place this morning. We thank God for the gift of covenant children and pray He will grant the parents the grace needed to raise this little one in the fear of His name.
Our pastor will be gone during most of this week conducting church visitation at Loveland PRC and Covenant of Grace PRC (Spokane). Next Sunday evening Seminarian Nathan Langerak is scheduled to lead us in worship while our pastor preaches at Edgerton PRC.
Today: The Young Peoples’ Society will meet at 11:15 today. Bible discussion will be on Heb. 11:17-19 and Gen. 22:1-19.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Review of lessons 6-9.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet at 9:45 in Hull PRC to study Lesson 10. Courtney Engelsma, Marilyn Te Grotenhuis, and Crysta Brummel have lunch. Jessica Westra is the upstairs helper, and Janae Van Maanen is the nursery helper.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Test over Lord’s Day 32-36; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Test over Lessons 19-21; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Test on the Covenant & Marriage.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 1:14. Lunch: Missy Van Egdom & Stephanie Van Engen
Men’s Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Study starts with I Thessalonians 5:14. After recess is Article 23 of the Church Order.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Kevin Kooima is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Steve Hilt to Derick Grimm.
Margaret Hoekstra has returned to Pleasant Acres.
Tomorrow Christiana Westra is scheduled to have a hysterectomy at Sanford Surgical Towers in Sioux Falls.
On Wednesday Hazel Andringa is scheduled to have her left shoulder replaced at Avera Specialty Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Update on Dalton: Dalton moved to a Hope Haven home in Hawarden yesterday as he is now transitioning to the adult services offered for him in Iowa. The home has two other clients living there and is staffed by Hope Haven. He will continue to go to school at Lifescape in Sioux Falls for the remainder of this calendar year. He will then likely be eligible for vocational rehabilitation, which will prepare him for some type of job that will occupy his days. Hope Haven will be the provider for his services during this time. He will spend his weekends and Sundays with his family as he has been doing. His new address is 1203 15th St. Hawarden, IA 51023. Visits at the home are welcome. He also now has an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. With his limited communication, we are unsure of how well he will accept these changes. We covet prayers for his contentment and understanding during this time, as well as safety in his daily travels to and from Sioux Falls. – The Heynens
Let us remember these saints and their families in our prayers. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. (Psalm 28:7)
Erin Van Voorst was about 15 weeks pregnant and had a miscarriage last Friday. We express our sympathy to Kelly, Erin, and their family, and pray that our merciful heavenly Father may comfort them in their sorrow. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever. (Isaiah 59:21)
Rev. Decker declined the call from First PRC (Holland).
Doon PRC has formed a new trio of Revs. Brummel, Huizinga, and R. Kleyn from which they plan to call a missionary to the Philippines.
Delegation To the PRC of Vellore India: Delegates from the FMC (Rev. D Kuiper and Ike and Phyllis Uittenbogaard) and from Georgetown PRC (Joel and Ellen Bruinooge) leave this Wednesday for a two-week stay with the PRC of Vellore pastored by Pastor Paul Raj. Pastor Kuiper will preach and teach in the Vellore congregation, lead seminars for area pastors in aspects of the Reformed Faith, speak at a retreat for members the Christian Medical College of Vellore, and participate in Village Outreach Ministry of the PRC of Vellore. Pray for the Lord’s blessing. Council of Georgetown PRC.
“Thankful for Belonging to our Savior” is the theme of the 3rd and 4th grade chapel on Friday, November 18. Rev. Engelsma will be the speaker. Please save the date!
The Young People will be having a fall pop can drive the morning of Saturday, November 12. Drop-offs will be accepted at the church parking lot that day. Members of the congregation will be contacted by the Young People to see if pick up from your home is preferred. Thank you in advance for your donations!
Our Young People’s Society is planning to have a table at the upcoming Stop-N-Shop on Saturday, November 12. The table will include Scripture calendars, KJV greeting cards, and a variety of frozen cookie dough. All are welcome to come and support our young people.
Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School’s regular monthly Board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, at school.
Tomorrow evening (November 7) will be the annual Fall Drive for the Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School. The drive goal is set at $160,000 in order to pay off all remaining debt with a view to future building/gym expansion. We ask you give careful consideration to the ongoing support of our covenant Christian grade school.
The young people and elderly (60+) of the congregation are invited to a game night Monday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. at church. The young people are asked to bring two dozen goodies per family.
Trinity’s Fall Auction will be held November 18. All friends and supporters, high school age and above, are invited to come out and enjoy a night of fellowship! Supper will be served from 5:30-6:00 p.m. with the auction starting at 7 p.m. Donated items may be brought to the teachers’ lounge at Trinity.
Young people: Please reserve Saturday, December 3, for an evening of Christmas caroling!
The Calvary Young People’s Society would like to invite you to their annual Thanksgiving Singspiration on November 27 at 7:45 after the evening service.
How does I Timothy 3:15-16 clearly identify true churches of God, so that no one will have an excuse for not belonging to such churches? How do the letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3 plainly warn Christians today of the real possibility that churches that once were sound and true have forsaken the truth and life of Christ and become false churches? Must every professing Christian, including Protestant Reformed Christians, be vigilant concerning the doctrinal faithfulness of his congregation and denomination? These and other questions related to church membership will be answered from scripture and the Reformed creeds by a public 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 sermonaudio.com/hopeprc. Refreshments will be served following the lecture.
Faith Christian School of Randolph, WI, will be in need of a high school teacher for the 2017-2018 school year because they will be adding a 9th grade. They will also need a Kindergarten teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information or to apply, please contact board president Ed Hoksbergen at email@example.com or 608-712-7514 or Principal Mike Vander Veen at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-296-4406.
Trinity Christian High School of Hull, IA, will be in need of a high school teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Preference will be given to those who have an interest in English and remedial. Those interested should contact education committee chairman Henry Van Maanen at 712-726-3570 or email@example.com or administrator Jim Regnerus at 712-470-0424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of the Northwest Iowa Protestant Reformed School in Doon, IA, is seeking an administrator. Applicants should have, or be willing to obtain, a Master’s in Education Administration degree. Interested persons please contact Brent Wynia at 712-470-2757 or email@example.com or Joey Mantel at 712-470-6493 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Christian School (Redlands, CA) is seeking applicants to fill a position teaching junior high grades (with the possibility of teaching some high school classes) for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information or to submit your resume contact Darin Gritters at 909-528-6905 or email@example.com.