Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PRCS and Foreign Missions
Nursery this morning: Mrs. A. Van Ginkel, Louise V.M., Brooke M.
This evening: Mrs. K. Van Voorst, Abbie K., Julianne L.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. N. Villalobos, Riley W., Alyssa M.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. J. Westra, Sierra M., Allison M.
Ushers: For May: Brad Gritters, Colton Hoksbergen, Brady Kooiker
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 “To God, My Exceeding Joy, I will Go” (Psalm 43). Next week’s message will be “A Joyful Mother of Children” (Psalm 113:9).
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 Phil Boonstra, Rachel Korver, and Ashley Van Engen 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 May 21 during the evening service.
Our pastor and his wife along with elder John Van Baren and his wife (Valerie) from Hope PRC arrived safely in Myanmar this past week. Lord willing, they plan to return next week Tuesday.
Prof. Cammenga is scheduled to preach for us both services today. We welcome him to our pulpit and fellowship.
The collection totals for the month of April were as follows: General Fund $22,280.13, Received YTD $90,101.31, Budgeted YTD $96,337.68, Benevolent Fund $3,525.44, Balance $20,271.36, Building Fund $4,057.25, Edgerton Free Christian School $526.00, Hull PRCS $8,047.50, PR Scholarship Fund $302.55, PR Special Ed. $1,054.75, Trinity CHS $4,778.95, Genesis PR School $825.75, Hull Evangelism Comm. $396.00, Lynden Covenant C.S. $397.25, Emeritus Fund $517.13, and Pittsburgh PRC Building $419.53.
Monday: The Consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Derk Burgers is asked to write to Gary Brummel & Mark Van Maanen to Derick Grimm.
Minard Van Den Top was able to return to Pleasant Acres. Lydia Huizinga’s surgery went well on Tuesday, and she has returned home. Let us continue to remember them and their families in our prayers.
The ladies of the congregation are invited to a bridal shower for Karmin Boonstra, Louise Van Maanen, and Abby Van Ginkel on Tuesday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m. An information sheet is on the back tables.
Doon PRC has formed a trio for missionary to the Philippines of Revs. Bleyenberg, Eriks, and Spronk.
First PRC (Holland) extended a call to Rev. Haak.
The Spring Financial Drive of Trinity Christian High School will be held on May 8. This drive is the major annual fundraiser for our school. Please give prayerful consideration to our school’s financial needs.
HPRCS Collection Report: The current offering total is $187,610 of the $236,445 budgeted YTD ($48,835 difference). There are 4 collections remaining this school year: (2 in Calvary PRC and 2 in Hull PRC) through which $70,330 needs to be collected to reach our total 2016-2017 budgeted collection figure of $257,940. We ask you continue to remember the needs of our school in the coming offerings.
Advanced Notice: The Annual Society Meeting for Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19, at school.
Sunday School: Teachers will meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at church.
The Trinity Christian High School Parent’s Circle will hold its annual spring meeting on Wednesday, May 10, at Trinity at 7:00 p.m.
Trinity Christian High will present its Spring Music Program on Tuesday, May 16, at 7:00 pm in Trinity’s gymnasium. Both choirs and band will present numbers in celebration of our risen Savior. Join us for an evening of musical praise.
More male chaperones are needed for the 2017 YP Convention! Also, the medical team is looking for two more volunteers. To register, go to our website www.prcconvention.com. Any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 Convention registration deadline is eight days away! Be sure to register this week! The deadline is Monday, May 15! Register at www.prcconvention.com/registration
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. Registration is open from 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.
The PR Psalm Choir will present two concerts this year. The first will be on May 7 at Grandville PRC (live stream will be available) and the second on May 21 at First PRC. Both concerts will begin at 8:15 p.m. We will be singing a wonderful selection of psalms, including some from the proposed Psalter revision work. Please join us in an evening of praise.
Future Teachers and Ministers: Information for the 2017 PR Scholarship Fund essay competition is now available. Please email email@example.com to receive the essay topics and submission requirements. Completed essays must be submitted by May 31.
The Protestant Reformed Special Education Board is looking to hire a part time para-pro to join our program at Heritage Christian School (Hudsonville) for the 2017-2018 school year. You can send your resume and/or get more information by contacting Clinton Vander Kolk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 616-848-1308. Please respond by May 20 if interested.