Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Building Fund and Standard Bearer
Nursery this morning: Mandi A., Hilary A., Karyn U.
This evening: Kaylie A., Aubrey V.B., Heather V.E.
Next Sunday morning: Shayna A., Hannah B., Claire V.E.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. D. Blankespoor, Jayda V.E., Julia V.M.
Ushers: For May: Brad Gritters, Colton Hoksbergen, Brady Kooiker
For June: Matthew Kooima, Travis Kooima, Ben Korver
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 “My Soul is Anchored in Heaven” (Hebrews 6: 20,21). Next week’s message will be “In the Beginning, God Created Marriage” (Genesis 2:18-25).
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 baptism of Emma Grace, infant daughter of Jordan and Shantelle De Boer, is scheduled to take place this morning. We thank God for the gift of covenant children. May our Lord grant these parents the grace needed to raise this little one in the fear of His name.
A pulpit exchange has been arranged for the second service today. Rev. Kuiper is scheduled to preach here, and our pastor is scheduled to preach at Heritage PRC. We welcome Rev. Kuiper to our pulpit and fellowship this evening.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Dennis Burgers is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Jeff Andringa to Derick Grimm.
We congratulate Dalton Heynen who graduated this past Wednesday from LifeScape Specialty School in Sioux Falls. We rejoice with him and his family. May the Lord continue to bless him, strengthening him for the work He has for him in His kingdom.
We rejoice with Blake and Emily De Roon (nee Uittenbogaard) who were united in marriage on Friday. May the Lord richly bless their marriage that it may reflect that of Christ and His church.
Monica Wiersma had out-patient surgery on her right knee in Rock Valley on Thursday. The procedure went well, and she returned home the same day. She is expected to be on crutches for about four weeks. Let us remember her and her family in our prayers.
Catherine Kooiker was having difficulty breathing and was admitted to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls on Friday night. She is expected to be there for a few days. May the Lord continue to uphold Catherine, Kerwen, and their family in this affliction.
The congregation is invited to attend the wedding ceremony uniting Kayla Kooima and Tunis Van Baren this Friday, June 2, 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.
Southwest PRC called Rev. Decker.
Immanuel PRC (Lacombe) has formed a trio of Revs. Brummel, Griess, and Vander Wal.
Doon PRC called Rev. Bleyenberg to be a missionary to the Phillipines. Doon’s Council and the FMC approved his request that he and his wife make a trip to visit the field. They plan to be gone June 8-22. He plans to answer the call by June 25.
From the Byron Center PRC Council: Professor David Engelsma has completed his answers to the many questions which were submitted before and after his May 9 speech to office bearers regarding “Spousal (Wife) Abuse.” To view these questions and answers, please visit our website at byronprc.org. Additionally, due to much greater than expected response and subsequent requests, the Byron Center PRC Council plans a follow-up speech addressing this same topic to a broader audience, not office bearers only. We plan to schedule this speech for mid-to-late September. Professor Engelsma has agreed to prepare and deliver this speech as well. The date and venue will be posted soon.
Sunday School: Papers will be handed out this morning. We will begin with Lesson 47 (N.T.) and Psalter 251:1-3. Students are reminded to wait until everyone has exited the sanctuary before going back in. Teachers this year are Shayna Andringa (Pre-school), Haley Van Ginkel (K), 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), Veryl Heynen (9th). Grades are listed by the grade your child will enter this fall. Sunday School teachers will meet Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Our first lesson will be held next Sunday.
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 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.
The Young People’s Society will be having a pop can drive in the church parking lot during the pancake breakfast on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. 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.
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 Kooiker at 712-348-9113.
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 email@example.com.
The 2017 Chaperone registration is now closed. Thanks to all that have responded to serve our Young People! Due to the extended registration, we will notify all chaperones and medical staff by June 10, 2017.
Advance Notice: Rev. D. Kleyn, one of our Philippine missionaries, plans to give a presentation concerning our denomination’s mission work in the Philippines on Sunday evening, August 20, at 8:00 p.m. in the Faith PRC in Jenison. Please note the change of date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Joey Mantel at 712-470-6493 or email@example.com.
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.