Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Mrs. N. Villalobos, Zoe G., Shawna H.
This evening: Mrs. J. Westra, Ruth H., Gracia K.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. P. Westra, Julianne L., Alyssa M.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. K. Warner, Brooke M., Allison M.
Ushers: For September: Marcus Van Engen, Alex Van Ginkel, Nate Villalobos
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 “True Faith” (II Timothy 1:12). Next week’s message will be “The Creation” (Genesis 1:1).
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.
The Deacons and Council meeting have been moved to Tuesday due to Labor Day.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 2.
The deacons will meet at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Council at 8:00.
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. WEALTH will meet to study Lesson 2. Nursery helpers: Kolette Villalobos, Kerri Van Der Brink, and Danielle Warner. Upstairs helper: Michelle Van Bemmel Lunch: Sally Kooiker, Gretta Van Maanen, and Kandace Heynen.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 2; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 1, Q. 7-10; Lesson 2, Q. 1-3; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Confession, Art. 1-2; Canons 3&4:4, B5
Next Sunday: The Young People’s Society will have their annual business meeting at 11:15.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Shane Davelaar is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Alden De Jong to Derick Grimm.
Early this past week Henry Hoekstra was taken to the hospital in Rock Valley with abdominal pain. Tests indicated he has cancer in multiple organs. He remains in the hospital there, and they have his pain under control with medication. May the Lord uphold our brother and his family, drawing them ever nigh unto Him. As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. (Psalm 17:15)
We rejoice with Nathan and Lora Maassen who were blessed on Wednesday with the birth of a baby boy, Titus Jay. Both Lora and Titus are doing well. We thank God for this wonderful gift of another covenant child.
We express our sympathy to Ann Miersma and her family in the death of her older sister, Dena Schnyders, who died last Sunday. May our heavenly Father apply His word to their hearts to comfort them in their sorrow.
Minard Van Den Top has returned to Pleasant Acres. May the Lord continue to uphold both him and his wife.
Sue Uittenbogaard was admitted to the hospital in Sioux Center on Thursday with severe back pain. She received an epidural flood to help control her pain and had an MRI which they have not yet discussed with their doctor. She returned home on Friday. Let us remember Sue, Chad, and their family in our prayers. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. (Psalm 91:4)
Cand. Matthew De Boer accepted the call from Edgerton PRC.
Cand. Justin Smidstra accepted the call from First PRC (Holland) and declined the call from Southwest PRC.
Rev. Guichelaar declined the call from Immanuel PRC (Lacombe). They have formed a new trio of Cand. Brian Feenstra, Cand. Jonathan Langerak, and Cand. Stephan Regnerus.
On August 31, Prof. R. Cammenga and Rev. Wm. Langerak left for South Korea as representatives of our denomination’s Committee for Contact with Other Churches as authorized by Synod 2017. They will be following up on contacts with individuals and with churches. In addition they have been requested to speak at a REFO 500 conference, as well as in three different Reformed seminaries, several churches, and to various groups. They plan to return on Monday, September 11. Pray for them and for the Lord’s use of this trip to bring us into close contact with Reformed Christians in this country and in that part of the world.
The annual business meeting for the Christian Fellowship Society will be held Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. There will be a meal followed by the business meeting. New members are welcome to join us! There is a sign-up sheet on the back table. Please remember to take your dues to the meeting ($8.00/person).
The Young Reformers’ Bible study would like to invite all post-high school age adults to come and join us for another season. We meet at Dordt College in the Classroom Building in room 1316 (down the hall from the theater). If you are interested, please send a text to 616-826-7452 with your name, email, and which night(s) of the week do NOT work for your schedule. I will be deciding what night we meet THIS WEEK, so let me know.
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. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. See you there!
Calvary Young Adults are hosting a night at Thunder Road for the area young adults (post high and older, married and singles). Plan on Friday, September 8, from 9 p.m.–2 a.m. Cost is $25 which includes pizza, drink, and unlimited rides. If you wish to carpool, text Harrison VM at 470-0776. We hope you can make it!
Advance Notice: The date for the Hull PRC School Harvest Sale Auction has been set for Friday, November 17. Please mark your calendars.
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 PM 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.
Save the Date: Please make note of next year’s Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention date and location to be hosted by the following five Midwest churches: Calvary, Doon, Edgerton, Heritage, and Hull. The convention will be held August 13-17, 2018, at the Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria, MN.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The park address is Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave. SW, Walker, MI 49534.