Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull Evangelism and Lynden Covenant Christian School
Nursery this morning: Emily U., Shania K., Emily G.
This evening: Mrs. C. Van Briesen, Jessica K., Zoe G.
Next Sunday morning: Lindsay K., Ashley Van Egdom, Keahna H.
Next Sunday evening: Christy K., Ashely Van Engen, Shawna H.
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 “Risen According to the Scriptures” (I Corinthians 15:4). Next week’s message will be “The Taming of the Tongue” (Exodus 20:16).
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.
This morning we remember our Lord’s resurrection, and we also 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 Consistory has granted the request of Brittany Kroese to partake of the Lord’s Supper with us this morning. We welcome her to the table of our Lord.
The sermon this evening will be an applicatory sermon.
With joy the Consistory announces that Blake De Roon, Rachel Korver, Mark Maassen, Emily Uittenbogaard, and Abby Van Ginkel have appeared before the Consistory to make confession of their faith. Unless there are any lawful objections, Rachel’s public confession of faith will take place on May 21 during the evening service, and the others will have their public confessions of faith on April 30 during the evening service.
The Tuesday catechism classes have finished, and the Wednesday classes have their last class this week. Our children continue to do very well in catechism, for which we give thanks to God. May our heavenly Father continue to grant our children the grace to mature spiritually, that they may use their gifts to the glory of His name and for the edification of His people.
Wednesday: The Evangelism Committee will meet at 7:00 p.m.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Test over Lord’s Days 45-52; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Test over Lessons 28-30; 9:00Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession, Article 37.
FAMILY VISITATION – Waiting for the Lord – Psalm 37
Monday, April 17 Tuesday, April 18
7-Joel Van Ginkel 7-Aaron De Jong 7-Henry Van Maanen 7-Jordan De Boer
8-Rex Waldner 8-Loren Gritters 8-Brent Meyer 8-Chad Andringa
9-Gerald Brummel 9-Pete Brummel 9-Gerb De Jong 9-Dennis Burgers
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Peter S. Westra is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Jim Andringa to Derick Grimm.
We express our sympathy to Henni Gritters and her family in the death of Henni’s brother, Harold Brands, who died on Thursday. Harold was a member of Edgerton PRC. May the Lord comfort their hearts with thoughts about the hope we have in Christ: “And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.” (Revelation 21:22)
We rejoice with Jordan and Shantelle De Boer who were blessed on Friday with the birth of a daughter, Emma Grace. Mother and daughter are both doing well. We thank God for the wonderful gift of a covenant child.
Southwest PRC has formed a trio of Revs. Griess, W. Langerak, and McGeown.
Join us at Hull Pizza Ranch on April 17 to support our young people with a tip night from 5-7:30. Enjoy great food and good fellowship. All donations go toward the 2017 convention.
The young people are invited to a photo scavenger hunt on Wed., April 26, at 7:00 p.m. We will meet at Westside Park (Kid’s Kingdom). Young people with last names beginning with A-K, please bring a snack. Last names beginning with L-Z, please bring a drink.
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.
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.
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 p.m. in the kindergarten room at school. If you are planning to attend, please notify the school (firstname.lastname@example.org or 439-2490).
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…”
On May 9, the evening before Classis East, the Byron Center PRC Council invites all past and current officebearers (including anyone desiring to serve in the future) to hear a timely speech regarding ungodly behavior that has found its way into God’s church. Professor David J. Engelsma will speak on “Pastoral Treatment of Spousal (Wife) Abuse in the PRC”. The conference will be held at Byron Center PRC at 7 p.m. A time for Q & A, refreshments, and fellowship will follow. Anyone may send questions/comments confidentially to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or directly to Prof. Engelsma at email@example.com. He’ll address them in his speech, the Q & A following, or within a week on our BCPRC website. This speech will not be live streamed or recorded, so we hope you can join us.
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.
Male chaperones are still needed for the 2017 YP Convention! Applications for female chaperones is now closed. Thanks to all that have responded to serve our young people! To register, go to our website www.prcconvention.com. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.