Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Mrs. Peter S. Westra, Jocelyn M., Elizabeth P.
This evening: Mrs. K. Warner, Alicia M., Kelsey U.
Next Sunday morning: Mandi A., Hilary A., Karyn U.
Next Sunday evening: Kaylie A., Aubrey V.B., Heather V.E.
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 “Except Ye Be Converted” (Matthew 18:1-5). Next week’s message will be “My Soul is Anchored in Heaven” (Hebrews 6: 20,21).
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 delegation to Myanmar returned home on Tuesday evening.
Prof. Dykstra is scheduled to preach for us this morning. We welcome him again to our pulpit and fellowship.
The public confessions of faith of Phil Boonstra, Rachel Korver, and Ashley Van Engen are scheduled to 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.
The baptism of Emma Grace, infant daughter of Jordan and Shantelle De Boer, is scheduled to take place next Sunday during the morning service.
CALL TO WORSHIP: This Thursday at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual Ascension Day service. Offerings will be for Reformed Witness Committee and Heidelburg PR School. Nursery attendants will be Mrs. M. Andringa, Grace P., and Sophie V.A.
We congratulate the following graduates: Kassandra Heynen who received her Master’s degree, and Karina Heynen, Brad Gritters, Colton Hoksbergen, and Nathan Westra from Dordt College, and Faith Bootsma from NCC. We also congratulate those who will be graduating from our high school and grade school this week. From Trinity CHS: Hilary Andringa, Blake De Roon, Heidi Gritters, Gys Huizenga, Shania Kooiker, Lindsay Kooima, Rachel Korver, Mark Maassen, Emily Uittenbogaard, Ashley Van Engen, Abby Van Ginkel, and Kaitlyn Van Maanen. From Hull PRCS: Leah Gritters, Zoe Groeneweg, Shawna Hoksbergen, Ruth Huizenga, Anthony Kooiker, Brandon Kooima, Colton Kuiper, Alyssa Maassen, Sierra Meyer, Aubrey Van Briesen, Claire Van Egdom, Heather Van Engen, and Carson Zandstra. We rejoice with them and their families and pray God will richly bless them as they perform the work He has for them in His kingdom.
Thursday: Ascension Day service at 7:00 p.m.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Ben Korver is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Joel Mouw to Derick Grimm.
Denny Hoksbergen was experiencing pain due to the mesh that was inserted when he had hernia surgery about a year and a half ago. On Monday he had outpatient surgery at the hospital in Sioux Center to remove the mesh. The surgery went well, and he returned home the same day.
Catherine Kooiker was admitted to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls on Monday with pneumonia and was give antibiotics. She returned home on Friday.
Let us remember these saints and their spouses and families in our prayers. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. (Psalm 57:1)
The congregation is cordially invited to the wedding ceremony uniting Emily Uittenbogaard and Blake De Roon this Friday, May 26, at 6:00 p.m.
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.
Rev. Eriks declined the call from Zion PRC.
Rev. Griess declined the call from Southwest PRC. They have formed a new trio of Revs. Brummel, Decker, and Mahtani.
First PRC (Holland) called Rev. Haak, and Byron Center PRC called him to be a home missionary.
Doon PRC called Rev. Bleyenberg to be a missionary to the Philippines.
At the Classis East meeting they noted with thanks the work of its former stated clerk, Mr. Jon Huisken, for his faithful labors over the past 40 years. Mr. Gary Boverhof is the new clerk. Classis decided an appeal was not legally before the Classis. Pulpit supply was arranged for the vacant congregations of Zion, Southwest, and First Holland. The next meeting will be hosted by the Grandville PRC on September 13.
For an orderly transition in our Seminary faculty over the coming years, Synod 2015 decided that Synod 2017 should call the first new professor with the other new professors called in 2019 and 2021. To carry on eventually the labors of Prof. R. Dykstra, the Theological School Committee is recommending Synod 2017 call a professor from the trio of Revs. G. Eriks, D. Kuiper, and A. Lanning.
Several weeks ago Rev. Ron Hanko was diagnosed as having a tumor in his appendix. Such tumors often rupture, and mucus spreads throughout the intestines, damaging many of the organs and causing death if not treated. A week ago he had a lengthy surgery to remove his appendix, gall bladder, and half of his right colon. He expects to remains in the hospital, and his recovery will last at least two months. Rev. Den Hartog is supplying Lynden’s pulpit in the meantime. Let us remember the Hankos in prayer.
Sunday School: Papers will be handed out next Sunday after the morning service. If your child will not be there, please notify their teacher. Teachers this summer are Shayna Andringa (Pre-school), Haley Van Ginkel (Kindergarten), Alissa Van Maanen (1st), Christiana Westra (2nd), Kristen De Jong (3rd), Emily Camarigg (4th), Keri Oostra (5th), Kolette Villalobos (6th), Brittany Gritters (7th), Dave Van Egdom (8th), and Veryl Heynen (9th). Classes are listed by the grade your child will be entering this fall.
The spring issue of the Highland Park Review is available today in the back of church. Please take one copy per family.
Everyone is cordially invited to the Hull PRCS graduation exercises to be held in the Hull Protestant Reformed Church at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24. Prof. Dykstra will speak on the motto “Our Fount of Blessings”.
Graduation exercises for the sixth graduating class of Trinity Christian High School will be held at the school the evening of Monday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us as we mark this milestone in the lives of our covenant young people.
The Hull Young People’s Society will be sponsoring their annual Memorial Day Breakfast at the Hull Protestant Reformed School gym on May 29 from 7:00–9:30 a.m. Please join us for a morning filled with delicious homemade food and great fellowship.
The Young People’s Society will be having a pop can drive during the pancake breakfast on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, in the church parking lot. Members of the congregation will be contacted by a member of the Young People’s Society to see if they would like their cans picked up, or if it works to bring them on Memorial Day.
YOUNG PEOPLE: Please meet briefly at the back of the fellowship hall after this morning’s service for more information on the pop can drive.
The Area Directory of the five local churches has been printed. If you ordered a copy and haven’t received it yet, it should be lying in the back of church. We do have a few extra copies available for purchase. If you would still like a copy, text Daniel at 712-348-9113.
The school board of Trinity Christian High School will meet on Wednesday, May 31, at 7:00 p.m. instead of its regular May 24 meeting.
Plans are being made for a bus to this year’s convention. Contact Paul De Roon to reserve a seat or with any questions at 712-441-1689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Young People! Registration for the 2017 Convention ends Wednesday, May 24. Be sure to get your registration in soon! Forms and payment are due on Wednesday, May 31.
The Board of the Northwest Iowa Protestant Reformed School in Doon, IA, is seeking a middle room teacher for grades three and four for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information or to apply contact Brent Wynia at 712-470-2757 or email@example.com or Joey Mantel at 712-470-6493 or firstname.lastname@example.org.