Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Foreign Missions and Emeritus Fund
Nursery this morning: Mrs. D. Blankespoor, Karmin B., Alicia M.
This afternoon: Mrs. C. Bruinsma, Elizabeth P.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. D. Camarigg, Mrs. J. De Boer, Grace P.
Next Sunday afternoon: Mrs. A. De Jong, Karyn U.
Ushers: For February: Jerry Bleyenberg, Derk Burgers, David Camarigg
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 “The True Worship of God” (Exodus 20:4-6). Next week’s message will be “A Name to be Reverenced” (Exodus 20:7).
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 membership papers of the Lane Brummel family and Dillon Brummel were transferred to Calvary PRC at their request. We commend them to the care of our sister congregation.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet after the second service to practice their special numbers for the singspiration.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Review of Lessons 16-20.
The FMC will meet here at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Wealth will meet at 9:45 in Hull PRC to study Lesson 21. Michelle Hoekstra, Brittany Kroese, and Jessica Westra have lunch. Katie Westra is the upstairs helper, and Janae Van Maanen is the nursery helper.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 47; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Test: Lessons 25-27; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Conf. Art. 32.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 5:15.
Next Sunday: Sr. Young Adults’ Bible study and fellowship will meet at the parsonage at 7:00 p.m. We will discuss Joshua 2: Rahab hides the spies.
FAMILY VISITATION – Waiting for the Lord – Psalm 37
Monday, February 20
7-Jason Westra 7-Dave Van Egdom 7-Jordana De Jong
8-Brian Gritters 8-Brian Kroese 8:15-Joel Mouw
9-John Brummel 9-Kurt Hoksbergen
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Andy Moss is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Carl Bruinsma to Derick Grimm.
Catherine Kooiker fell last Sunday, hit her head, and was taken to the Sanford Health Neurocritical Care Medical Center in Sioux Falls for observation. She returned home on Tuesday. May the Lord continue to uphold her, Kerwen, and their family.
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, Wilmyna Jansma, Catherine Kooiker, and Minard & Cora Van Den Top). Let us continue to remember them in our prayers as well as with cards and visits.
The Helping Hands Committee is looking for volunteers to prepare freezer meals in disposable pans that we can store up and disperse as needs arise in the congregation. For the time being, we are asking for main dishes (casseroles, soups, etc.) in amounts that will serve either 2 or 4 people. If you are willing to help out with this, please call or e-mail Rachel Kooima at 712-470-2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Kleyn declined the call from Southwest PRC.
Rev. A. Lanning declined the call from First PRC (Holland).
Rev. Mahtani declined the call from Doon PRC to be a missionary to the Philippines.
Zion PRC has formed a trio of Revs. Eriks, Haak, and R. Kleyn.
Byron Center PRC has formed a trio for home missionary of Revs. Haak, Key, and W. Langerak.
A program for Rev. den Hartog to recognize his emeritation from the ministry and thank him for his years of service to the Protestant Reformed churches will be held on Friday, February 24, at 8:00 p.m. at Southwest PR Church. You are invited to attend. The program will be live streamed for those congregations outside of the Grand Rapids area.
The Reformed Witness Committee will meet at Heritage PRC on Monday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m.
The all school program of the Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:00 p.m. in Hull PRC on the theme of “Prayer”. All are welcome to attend.
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:00 p.m.
The Young People’s Soup Supper will be held Monday, March 6. Plan to join us for a night of good food and fellowship!
Heritage PRC Young People are sponsoring a Singspiration tonight at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
The Freshmen and Sophomore classes would like to invite you to the 2017 Volleyball Tournament and Pasta Feed. The night of games and good food is scheduled for Saturday, March 11. If you are interested in joining us for the games, visit www.trinitychs.org to register your team and to learn more details.
The Heritage PRC young people invite you to attend our Pinewood Derby Fundraiser races this Saturday, February 25, at the church fellowship hall. Weigh-in for the 36 registered cars will begin at 11:00 AM with races to follow. Spectators are welcome to come and go as they please with grilled cheese sandwiches and soup being served out of the kitchen for a free-will donation to support the Young People’s Society.
Beacon Lights is sponsoring a writing contest going on now through April 1, 2017. This contest is for anyone in 7th grade or older. There will be a prize given to each of the top three entries in each age category up to $200. For more information, go to our website at beaconlights.org or contact Abbie Eriks at email@example.com.
Colorado Retreat: Come to the special 25th Colorado Young Adults’ Retreat from August 14-18, 2017, as we return to the original location of the first retreat, Covenant Heights Camp! The theme is “Rooted and Built-up” taken from Colossians 2:7. Registration opens Monday, March 6, for all young adults ages post-high to 35.
Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2017 PR Scholarship Fund Essay competition is now available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31.
An updated list of teaching positions is on the back table.