Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Reformed Witness Committee and PR Special Ed
Nursery this morning: Mrs. C. Van Briesen, Ashley Van Egdom, Shelby A.
This evening: Mrs. M. Maassen, Brooke V.E., Lydia B.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. A. Van Ginkel, Rylee W., Leah G.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. K. Van Voorst, Emily G., Keahna H.
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 “God’s Gift of Family” (Psalm 68:6). Next week’s message will be “Christian Education is Covenant Education” (Isaiah 38:19).
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 Ethan John, infant son of David and Amanda Rozeboom, is scheduled to take place this morning. We thank God for the gift of covenant children and pray He will grant the parents the grace needed to raise this child in the fear of His name.
Catechism material is available for pickup on a table in the narthex. Tuesday morning classes will start on August 29, and Wednesday evening classes begin on August 30.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Dave Rozeboom is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Glenn Kooiker to Derick Grimm.
Catherine Kooiker returned home on Tuesday after being in the hospital in Rochester for a few days where she was treated for pain. They adjusted her pain medicine, and she is feeling better. Let us continue to remember her, Kerwen, and their family in our prayers.
Henry Hoekstra has been having difficulty walking. An MRI indicated he has several spots on his brain that are possibly cancer. He is scheduled to meet with an oncologist on Monday. Let us remember Henry and his family in our prayers. But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. (Isaiah 43:1-2)
Candidate Holstege accepted the call from Zion PRC.
Classes at the Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 23, beginning at 8:30 with a noon dismissal. We will be having convocation exercises that morning at 8:45 at the Hull Protestant Reformed Church. Rev. Griess will be the speaker. All are welcome to attend.
The beginning of the 10th year of covenantal secondary instruction at Trinity Christian High School is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23. Everyone is invited to join us for convocation exercises at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Laning will speak from our theme verse of Ephesians 2:8. School will dismiss for the day immediately after convocation.
We look forward soon to the beginning of another society season. The Bible study societies will begin as follows: Sept. 14 is the Christian Fellowship organizational meeting, Men’s and Ladies’ Societies begin on Sept. 21, and Christian Fellowship Society on Sept. 28.
SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US: The Hull PRCS 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 email@example.com or 712-¬449¬-5670 to register your team and those who will be coming to eat.
The Reformed Witness Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, August 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary.
The Trinity Christian High School juniors and seniors would like to invite you to Trinity Christian High School this Labor Day for a pancake breakfast! The students will provide the labor; you just have to bring an empty stomach! All donations will go to the junior and senior classes. See you there!
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Wednesday, August 23, at 7 p.m.
Our first meeting for WEALTH this year will be August 30 at 9:45 at the Hull PRC Church. We will begin our study with Lesson 1 of the study guide. Nursery Attendants are Jaci Boogerd and Kim De Jager. The three-year old attendant is Kathy Poppema. Upstairs helper is Tonia Westra.
The Evangelism Committee of Doon PRC is planning a conference on “The Foundations of a Healthy Marriage.” The conference will be held at Rock Valley High School auditorium on September 15 and 16. There will be three speeches, the first at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, and the other two on Saturday, September 16, beginning at 9:30 am. The speakers are Revs. Engelsma, Brummel, and Laning. We welcome you to join us and ask you consider inviting a friend to come as well.
The new RFPA book, Knowing God in the Last Days, is on the tables for Book Club members in the fellowship hall. Knowing God in the Last Days, written by Mark Hoeksema, is an explanation of the general epistle of Peter to the early New Testament church. The primary theme of the letter is the knowledge of God, a concept that occurs many times and in
various contexts throughout the book. This short epistle contains a wealth of instruction for the church today. The secondary theme of 2 Peter is the application of the knowledge of God to the last days in which we live. Especially in his third chapter, Peter reveals to the church the knowledge of God as it relates to the end times. Based on exegesis of the Greek text, this commentary gives clarity of explanation to God’s people regarding necessary and important aspects of today’s Christian life. If you are not a Book Club member and want this book,
contact Betty Kooiker, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 616-457-5970.
Visiting Michigan? Our 3rd Peer to Peer Special Education Awareness Walk is September 23 at 10 a.m. in Millennium Park. If you’re going to be in the West Michigan area we would love to have you come out and walk with us! It is a short walk to raise awareness of our special education students and their Peers! Check out our web page at peertopeerwalk.com. We have t-shirts available if ordered by September 5. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com. The park address is Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW, Walker, MI 49534.
Reformed Book Outlet: Through the month of September, we are once again selling selected volumes of the Protestant Reformed Psalm Singing Choir (formerly called Fitting Praises) for $3.00 each. This includes volumes 3,4,6,8, and 15, and each CD contains different Psalter numbers. These CDs make great gifts, especially for shut-ins and newly married couples. Call 616-669-6730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.