Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Building Fund and PR Scholarship Fund
Nursery this morning: Mrs. D. Blankespoor, Hannah B., Grace P.
This evening: Hilary A., Karyn U., Claire V.E
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. C. Bruinsma, Mrs. D. Camarigg, Kalaya O.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. J. De Boer, Kelsey U., Heather V.E.
Ushers: For September: Marcus Van Engen, Alex Van Ginkel, Nate Villalobos
For October: Noah Waldner, Kevin Warner, Brian Westra
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 “Who is Jesus?” (Matthew 1:21).Next week’s message will be “Thanks for the Church” (I Thessalonians 1:1-4).
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.
Call to Worship. We will have a worship service this Tuesday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. This is the evening prior to the meeting of Classis West, and Pastor-elect Matthew De Boer will lead us in worship. The church visitors are scheduled to meet with our Council after this worship service. Anyone desiring to discuss a matter with the church visitors should contact the clerk.
Classis West is scheduled to meet here on Wednesday morning at 8:30. Delegates from our congregation are elder Bruce Korver and our pastor. An Officebearers’ Conference is scheduled here for Tuesday starting at 9:00 a.m.
The baptism of Titus Jay, infant son of Nathan and Lora Maassen, is scheduled to take place on October 8 during the morning service.
The Council presents the following nominees for the special offices. For elder: Brian Gritters, Brian Kroese, Brent Meyer, Chad Uittenbogaard, Evert Van Maanen, and Henry Van Maanen; For deacon: David Camarigg, Aaron De Jong, David Rozeboom, and Peter S. Westra. Anyone who believes they have a lawful objection against the nomination of any of these men should contact the clerk of the Council. The date for the congregational meeting will be announced later.
Due to the Officebearers’ Conference on Tuesday, the Tuesday morning catechism classes have been rescheduled for Thursday morning. The Wednesday evening classes will remain at their normal time.
Today: Young People’s Society will meet at 11:15. We will discuss Eph. 1:7-14.
Wednesday: 7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 5; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 3, Q. 6-10; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Conf. Art. 8-9.
Thursday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 5.
7:30 p.m. Martha Ladies Society will begin study at Romans 5:1. Rachel Kooima and Joann Korver have lunch.
Men’s Society will begin their study with I Timothy 3:11. After recess discussion will be Article 32 of the Church Order.
Sunday: Next Sunday (Oct. 1): Sr. Young Adults Bible Study and Fellowship will meet at the parsonage at 8:00 p.m. We will discuss Joshua 6 (Victory at Jericho). The Jr. Young Adults will meet next on October 8.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Thank you for your prayers, expressions of sympathy, and all the food supplied for our family at the time of our father and grandfather’s passing to glory. Once again we truly experienced the communion of the saints. “Blessed be the God even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all mercies and the God of all comfort. Who comforts us in all our tribulation.” II Corinthians 1:3&4 – The Henry Hoekstra Family
Let us continue to remember our widows, widowers, elderly, and all those who frequently, if not always, are unable to gather with us for worship on the Lord’s Day (Jack Andringa, Zach Andringa, Gary Brummel, Derick Grimm, Margaret Hoekstra, Wilmyna Jansma, Catherine Kooiker, and Minard & Cora Van Den Top). Let us continue to remember them in our prayers, as well as with cards and visits.
Brian Gritters is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Greg Gritters to Derick Grimm.
Lord willing, Pastor-elect Matthew De Boer will be ordained as minister of the Word and sacraments on September 29, 2017, at 7:00 PM in the Edgerton Protestant Reformed Church. Visitors are invited to witness this joyful event in the life of Edgerton’s congregation.
Classis East scheduled a special meeting in order to examine Pastor-elect Justin Smidstra (Holland PRC-Zeeland, MI) and Pastor-elect Joseph Holstege (Zion PRC- Hudsonville, MI) at Georgetown PRC on Wednesday, October 18.
Doon PRC called Rev. Smit to be a missionary to the Philippines.
Southwest PRC called Candidate Stephan Regnerus.
Rev. Spriensma preached his farewell sermon in Byron Center PRC during the morning service on September 17. His installation as home missionary took place during the evening worship service that day.
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Wednesday, September 27, at 7 p.m.
There will be no WEALTH this week due to the meeting of Classis in the Hull church. Continue with your daily study of lesson 5 this week, and we will continue on to lesson 6 on October 4.
Save the date: Calvary PRC will be hosting Ladies’ League on Tuesday, October 24.
The 2018 PRYP’s Steering Committee is looking to see if anyone has any storage units or space available to begin storing items for the upcoming convention next August. If you have anything available, please contact Nancy Kooima at 712-578-9001. We would like to have access to these items whenever we need them throughout the year. We would like to know as soon as possible since we already have items that needs to be stored. We thank you for this! The Steering Committee
The annual meeting of the RFPA will be held at Southwest PR Church on Thursday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture will be live streamed through the church website at southwestprc.org. This meeting is the only time for new members to join the association.
All men, women, young people, and friends are invited to the annual meeting of the Reformed Free Publishing Association. Prof. David J. Engelsma’s lecture “After 500 Years: What About James on Justification?” will not only show the harmony of James 2 on the one hand and of Romans 3-5 and Galatians on the other hand, but he will also demonstrate that James 2 itself convincingly proves it does not compromise the Reformation’s gospel truth of justification by faith alone.
Senior Retreat: Registration is from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, at the Ministry Center. Check out time is Friday from 9-11 a.m. Please take lawn chairs and umbrellas if you are able. A quick, easy site for directions to Gull Lake Ministries is www.gulllake.org/getting-here
Byron Center PRC is sponsoring a speech by Prof. David Engelsma on October 5 entitled “Spousal Abuse in the Reformed Community: Reality and Response”. The venue is the Van Singel Fine Arts Center in Byron Center at 7:00 p.m. If unable to attend, you may view the speech in its entirety within a couple days on the BCPRC website or on You Tube. Nick Kleyn has agreed to video and post this event. Questions may be sent ahead of time by emailing Prof. Engelsma directly at email@example.com. They will be included in the Q & A session following his speech.