Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Trinity Christian High School and Genesis PR School
Nursery this morning: Anna P., Alyssa U., Lydia H., Karlene B.
This evening: Mrs. D. Poppema, Mrs. D. Kooiker, Lenora B.
Next Sunday morning: Emily U. Shania K., Emily G.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. C. Van Briesen, Jessica K., Zoe G.
Ushers: For April: Caleb Groeneweg, Collin Heynen, Heath Heynen
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 “Messiah Must Suffer” (Mark 8:31, 32). Next week’s message will be “Risen According to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4).
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 public confessions of faith of Hilary Andringa, Heidi Gritters, Shania Kooiker, Lindsay Kooima, and Kaitlyn Van Maanen will take place during the evening service today. We pray God may bless them, granting them strength to do the good works that glorify His name.
CALL TO WORSHIP: This Friday at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual Good Friday service. Offering will be for PR Special Ed. Nursery attendants will be Mrs. D. Rozeboom, Rochelle K., and Leah G.
Offering totals for the month of March were as follows: General Fund $20,725.16, Received YTD $68,670.82, Budgeted YTD $72,253.26, Benevolent Fund $2,728.51, Balance $30,123.88, Building Fund $4,845.75, Wingham PR School $365.25, Reformed Witness Committee $263.15, Domestic Missions $248.35, Hull PRCS $15, 510.25, Beacon Lights $246.25, and Trinity CHS $4,407.25.
Monday: The Consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Review of Lessons 21-25.
The FMC will meet here at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 52; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 30, Q. 5-9; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession Article 37
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 4:13. Lunch: Dori Hoksbergen and Betty Kooiker
Men’s Society will begin their study at I Timothy 2:7. Our after discussion will be Article 31 of the Church Order.
FAMILY VISITATION – Waiting for the Lord – Psalm 37
Tuesday, April 11
7-Kelly Van Voorst 7-Dan Poppema 7-Paul De Roon
8-Jeff Van Meeteren 8-Kerwen Kooiker 8-Brandon Kroese
9-Dennis Hoksbergen 9-Keri Oostra 9-Kassandra Heynen
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Nolan Groeneweg is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Louise Van Maanen to Derick Grimm.
I would like to thank everyone for your prayers and expressions of concern during my recent hospitalization. A special thank you to Rev. and Mrs. Laning, several elders, and fellow church members for your visits. I appreciate a caring church family. Martin Hoekstra
We rejoice with Travis and Amy Kooima (nee Laning) who were united in marriage this past Friday. May the Lord richly bless their marriage that it may reflect that of Christ and His church.
Rev. Key declined the call from Southwest PRC, and Rev. Haak declined the call from Zion PRC.
HPRCS Collection Report: Current collections total approximately $174,000 of the $215,000 budgeted YTD (a $41,000 difference). We thank you for your support and ask you continue to remember the needs of the school in the coming offerings.
Join us at the Hull Pizza Ranch on April 17 to support our young people with a tip night from 5-7. Enjoy great food and good fellowship. All donations go toward the 2017 convention.
The young people are invited to a photo scavenger hunt on Wednesday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. More details to come!
Parents and prospective kindergarten students: Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School kindergarten round-up for the kindergarten class of 2017-2018 is planned for Thursday, April 20, at 2:00 PM in the kindergarten room at school. If you are planning to attend, please notify the school (firstname.lastname@example.org or 439-2490).
The Doon Martha’s Society will be hosting Ladies’ League on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Rev. Engelsma will speak on the topic “A Timeless Beauty”. A collection will be taken for the Trinity Music Department. All ladies high school age and older are invited to attend.
The Hull Young People’s Society has put together an updated copy of the “Area Church Directory”. If you would like to order a copy at the price of $7.00, please email email@example.com by April 20.
Four Protestant Reformed high school bands will present a concert at Trinity the evening of Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Covenant, Heritage (IN), Loveland, and Trinity will perform individual and combined numbers. Trinity has had combined concerts with Covenant before, but this is the first time Heritage and Loveland have been able to join us. We look forward to the event. “Praise Him with the trumpet…praise Him upon the loud cymbals, praise Him upon the high sound cymbals…”
Colorado Retreat: Registration for the Colorado Young Adults’ Retreat has been extended through the month of April! Registration is open to all young adults ages post-high to 35. The retreat will be held from August 14-18, 2017, with the theme “Rooted and Built-up” taken from Colossians 2:7. Go to our website at http://lovelandprcretreat.org for more information and to register.
From the 2017 YP Chap Committee: Thanks for your responses! We are still in need of chaperones, especially more men willing to serve our young people. The 2017 Young People’s Convention will be held at Michindoh Conference Center from August 7-11. To register, go to our website www.prcconvention.com. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Registration is open for the 2017 Young People’s Convention! Registration forms and additional information can be found at: www.prcconvention.com/register. Be sure to submit your online registration form by Monday, May 15.
Teacher Needed: Covenant Christian School in Lynden, WA, is in need of a teacher for a multi-grade K-2 classroom for the 2017-2018 school year. Please call Fred Hanko at 360-354-5436 or e-mail email@example.com for more information or to apply.
The Protestant Reformed School of Wingham is in need of a part-time or full-time teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. There is grade flexibility with grade assignments, and the board is willing to work with an interested individual’s preference. Please contact Jim Siertsema at firstname.lastname@example.org / 519-955-5665 or Preston Crich at email@example.com for more information or to apply.