Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Emeritus Fund and Pittsburgh PRC Building Fund
Nursery this morning: Lindsay K., Ashley Van Egdom, Keahna H.
This evening: Christy K., Ashely Van Engen, Shawna H.
Next Sunday morning: Maria K., Brooke V.E., Ruth H.
Next Sunday evening: Abby V.G., Rachel K., Gracia K.
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 “The Taming of the Tongue” (Exodus 20:16). Next week’s message will be “Obedience from the Heart” (Exodus 20:17).
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.
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 next Sunday during the evening service.
A pulpit exchange has been arranged with Calvary PRC for the second service today. We welcome Rev. Griess to our pulpit and fellowship.
FAMILY VISITATION – Waiting for the Lord – Psalm 37
Monday, April 24
7-Marcus Andringa 7-Kevin Warner
8-Mrs. Helinda Wiersma 8-Ron Kuiper
9-Loran Te Grotenhuis
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Stephanie Miersma is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Brittany Gritters to Derick Grimm.
Catherine Kooiker returned home from the hospital on Thursday. Her breathing improved with a boost in her steroids. Now she will begin slowly to decrease them again. Let us continue to remember her, Kerwen, and their family in our prayers.
Rev. Huizinga declined the call from Doon PRC to be a missionary to the Philippines.
Rev. Key declined the call from First PRC (Holland).
Southwest PRC extended a call to Rev. Griess.
Zion PRC has formed a trio of Revs. Decker, Eriks, and R. Kleyn.
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Wednesday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m.
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.
Protestant Reformed Special Education Drive: The Board is pleased to announce we have met our goal of 249,200! We thank all of you who have supported Protestant Reformed Special Education! Phil. 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or directly to Prof. Engelsma at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll address them in his speech, the Q & A following, or within a week on our Byron Center PRC 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 email@example.com.
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.
A Senior Retreat will be held at beautiful Gull Lake Ministries from September 26-29, 2017. The theme is “Magnifying Christ in Life and Death” from Philippians 1:20-21. The speakers are Rev. Eriks, Professor Engelsma, and Rev.Slopsema. Registration is May 1-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.
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.
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 email@example.com/519-955-5665 or Preston Crich at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to apply.