Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Rachel K., Alexa M., Claire V.E.
This afternoon: Mrs. J. Mouw, Jayda V.E., Heather V.E.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. D. Poppema, Ashley Van Engen, Madalyn V.G.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. B. De Roon, Julia V.M., Jessica A.
Ushers: For August: Nick Netten, Vern Oostra, Jake Van Engen
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 “A Beautiful Example of Fearless Submission” (I Peter 3: 5-6). Next week’s message will be “Homeward Bound” (II Corinthians 5:1).
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.
Our pastor is on vacation. Today an elder will lead us in worship in the morning, and Rev. Brummel will lead us in worship at a 2:00 service. On August 13 Rev. Guichelaar is scheduled to lead us in worship for both services while our pastor preaches at Randolph PRC. We welcome Rev. Brummel to our pulpit and fellowship today.
Monday: The deacons will meet at 7:00 followed by the Council at 8:00.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Joe Bootsma is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Dan Poppema to Derick Grimm.
Karyn Uittenbogaard had her appendix removed early yesterday morning. The surgery went well and she is expected to return home soon. Let us remember her and her family in our prayers. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10)
We express our sympathy to Ted Hoekstra, Henry Hoekstra, and Flossy Brunsting and their families, and also to Margaret Hoekstra and Lois Van Maanen and their families in the death of their sister, sister-in-law, and aunt, Bernice Van Maanen, who died on Wednesday night. May the Spirit of our risen Lord comfort them in their sorrow. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. (John 11:25-26a) There will be a memorial service tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary PRC. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation with the family present will be today from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Calvary PRC.
The ladies of the congregation are invited to a bridal shower for Jordana De Jong and Shelby Altena (fiancée of Caleb Groeneweg) on Monday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. at church. We look forward to seeing you there!
Immanuel PRC (Lacombe) formed a trio of Cand. De Boer, Cand. Feenstra, and Rev. Guichelaar.
Rev. Spriensma accepted the call from Byron Center PRC to be a home missionary.
The annual church cleaning bee has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Many hands make light work. The council asks each household commit to helping for three hours. Anyone high school age and older are asked to help. Thank you!
Sunday School: Today is Lesson 56 and Psalter 60:1,3,&5. This concludes our Sunday School season. We give thanks to the Lord for this means of spiritual growth.
There were a few items left at the church picnic. They are on the tables in the south narthex.
The annual registration for Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School’s 2017-2018 school year will be held on Monday, August 7, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at school. Enrollment packets will be available on the tables in the back of church. If you cannot make it to registration, please contact Mr. Loren Gritters or Mr. Terry Van Maanen. Please have your child/children enrolled by the beginning of the school year.
Trinity Christian High School will hold registration for its tenth year of Protestant Reformed secondary education the evening of Monday, August 7, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Information and forms have been emailed to each family. We look forward to seeing you that evening. Please contact the school office if an alternate date is necessary. Our first day of school is August 23 with a noon dismissal.
SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US: The Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School Foundation golf tournament is scheduled to take place at the Rock Valley Golf Course on Saturday, September 2. Registration begins at 1:00 with golf to follow at 1:30. A pork tenderloin meal will be served at 5:00. Everyone is welcome to come for an enjoyable day of golf or just for a meal. Registration for golf is $45 including the meal or $15 per person for the meal only. Registration is due by MONDAY, AUGUST 28. Please contact Seth Vis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-¬449¬-5670 to register your team and those who will be coming to eat.
Attention PRYP Conventioneers: Registration is on Monday morning, August 7, at Heritage Christian School. Incoming sophomores and juniors can come from 6:45 to 7:15. Incoming seniors and post high from 7:00 to 7:30. The buses will begin departing at 7:30. See you there!
The Byron Center PRC Council is making preparation for a follow up speech by Prof. David Engelsma regarding the reality of spousal abuse in the Reformed community. This will be an expanded version of his speech given at the well-attended Classis East office bearers conference in May. This timely speech is planned for 7:00 PM on October 5 at the Van Singel Auditorium in Byron Center. All are welcome regardless of age or denominational affiliation. Please mark your calendar. More detail will follow.