Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Kalista H., Jayda V.E.
This evening: Karina H., Heather V.E.
Next Sunday morning: Kassandra H., Madalyn V.G.
Next Sunday evening: Koralee H., Julia V.M.
Ushers: For March: Jordan De Boer, Seth De Jong, Greg Gritters
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 “Do No Murder!” (Exodus 20:13). Next week’s message will be “Sexual Purity” (Exodus 20:14).
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 Mariah Hoekstra (nee Oostra) and Sarah Mantel (nee De Roon) have been transferred to Doon PRC at their request. We commend them to the care of our sister congregation.
With joy the Consistory announces that Hilary Andringa, Heidi Gritters, Shania Kooiker, Lindsay Kooima, and Kaitlyn Van Maanen 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 April 9 during the evening service.
Pittsburg PRC has agreed to take spiritual oversight of Shayna Andringa while she attends college in that area. We pray the Lord may bless her as she worships among the saints there.
Catechism classes will not meet this week due to spring break. The assignments below are for next week.
Today: Young People’s Society will meet at 11:15. We will discuss Romans 9:1-8.
Tuesday: The Foreign Mission’s Committee will meet here at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 5:20.
Next week Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 24.
Next week Wednesday: Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 50; Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 29, Q. 4-8; Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession Article 35.
FAMILY VISITATION – Waiting for the Lord – Psalm 37
Monday, March 20 Wednesday, March 22
7-Brad Van Der Zwaag 7-Travis Groeneweg 7-Shane Davelaar
8-Craig Van Briesen 8:15-Nolan Groeneweg 8-Stephanie Van Maanen
9-David Kooiker 9-Mrs. Dave Groeneweg
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Amy Laning, Emily Uittenbogaard and Rochelle Kooiker would like to thank the congregation for the bridal shower given to them. The gifts as well as the thoughts and prayers were greatly appreciated!
Bruce Korver is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Peter Brummel to Derick Grimm.
First PRC (Holland) has formed a trio of Revs. Key, W. Langerak and Mahtani.
The Hull Men’s Society is holding a Combined Men’s Society on Monday, March 27, at 7:30 in Hull. The Doon Men’s Society will have the after recess study.
Calvary Young Adults would like to invite the area young adults to a game night on Tuesday, March 21. Games start around 7:00 at Calvary Church. If you have a game you enjoy playing, please take it along. Refreshments will be provided.
The Calvary PRC band and choir will present a program on Sunday, March 26, at 7:45 p.m. The theme of the program is “Heavenly Home”. All are invited to attend.
Chaperones are needed for the 2017 Young People’s Convention being held at Michindoh Conference Center from August 7-11. To register, go to our website www.prcconvention.com. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions.
Registration for the 2017 Convention held at the Michindoh Conference Center has begun. Visit the convention website at https://prcconvention.com/register/ to register. This year there is an electronic registration form along with a few paper forms that need to be mailed in with your payment. The general registration form should have been submitted by May 15, and all paperwork and payment must be postmarked by May 31 to avoid the $25 late fee. Please contact Anna Wassink with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com
Loveland Protestant Reformed Christian School Fundraisers is hosting our first annual golf tournament on May 6. There is an information sheet on the back table.
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. Limited registration is now open till the end of the month for all young adults ages post-high to 35. To register, go to our new website at http://lovelandprcretreat.org.
A senior retreat will be held at beautiful Gull Lake Ministries from September 26-29, 2017. The theme taken from Philippians 1:20-21 is “Magnifying Christ in Life and Death”. The speakers are Rev. Eriks, Professor Engelsma, and Rev. Slopsema. You can register from May 1 to July 31 at www.hollandgrandvilleseniorretreat2017.com. If you are unable to go online for the registration form or have questions, please call Gretine Bodbyl at (616) 538-3403.
Special Education Deficit Drive: The PRSE Board would like to thank all those who responded to our fall drive. We have raised $186,428.00 of our $262,500.00 annual goal! This leaves us with a shortfall of $62,773. The PRSE Board is sending or placing in your church a letter with return envelopes in order to give to this drive, so please keep your eyes open for this letter. Please take a look at our updated website, http://www.prspecialeducation.org/ You can go to the Funds tab and scroll down to see our goal meter. Please prayerfully consider Protestant Reformed Special Education in your giving. Thank you for your continued support and prayers. “I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14
The Protestant Reformed Seminary is sponsoring a conference commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The conference theme is “Here We Stand!” It will be held at Faith PRC on October 27 and 28 of 2017. There will be 6 speeches given by the three professors and Rev. Key, Rev. McGeown, and Rev. Mark Shand from the EPC of Australia. Please make plans to attend.
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.
A list of teaching positions is available on the back table.