Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Mrs. C. Bruinsma, Mrs. D. Camarigg, Kalaya O., Heather V.E.
This evening: Mrs J. De Boer, Mrs M. De Jong, Kelsey U., Julia V.M.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs A. DeJong, Mrs B. De Roon, Jayda V.E., Madalyn V.G.
Next Sunday evening: Shayna De Roon, Brittany G., Claire V.V., Lydia B.
Ushers: For October: Kevin Warner, Brian Westra, Nathan 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 “Thanks for the Church” (I Thessalonians 1:1-4). Next week’s message will be “Followers of the Lord” (I Thessalonians 1:6-8).
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.
Due to the busyness of this past week the area ministers are exchanging pulpits today. Rev. Engelsma is scheduled to lead us in worship this morning and Rev. Griess this evening. We welcome them to our pulpit and fellowship.
The baptism of Titus Jay, infant son of Nathan and Lora Maassen, is scheduled to take place next Sunday 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.
PSALTER SURVEY: A sample of the revised Psalter along with Synod’s survey of the denomination regarding Psalter revision will be distributed today. This survey will take work on your part to complete. Since Synod 2017 desired that future decisions about Psalter revision be made in light of the responses to this survey, we urge you to take the necessary time to make use of the sample, complete the survey, and submit your response to the consistory by December 3.
Today: Young People’s Society will meet at 11:15. We will discuss Eph. 1:15-23.
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.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Review of Lessons 1-5.
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m. Wealth will be studying Lesson 6. Nursery Helpers: Kim De Jager, Crysta Brummel, and Brittany Kooiker. Upstairs Helper: Courtney Engelsma. Lunch: Danielle Warner, Courtney Engelsma, and Kolette Villalobos.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 6; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Test over Lessons 1-3; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belgic Conf. Art. 10-11, 18-19.
Thursday: Christian Fellowship Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 7:1.
Next Sunday: Jr. Young Adults’ Bible Study and Fellowship will meet at the parsonage at 8:00 p.m. We will discuss John 4:1-42: Jesus & the Woman of Samaria.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Alvin Bleyenberg is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Helinda Wiersma to Derick Grimm.
We would like to thank the congregation for your thoughts and prayers as well as your acts of kindness the last few weeks. We have been blessed by the communion of the saints. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8 Chad and Sue Uittenbogaard and family
From the Nursery Committee: Our congregation has been richly blessed with many covenant children in recent years. The nursery has become very busy over the last few months. For the safety of the children and so their parents are able to participate in the worship service, we have increased the number of attendants to four per service. If you are not currently on the nursery list but would be willing to be put back on the list or volunteer at times to cover a service, please contact Danielle Warner. If you are on the nursery list, please plan on being in the nursery on your scheduled day or finding your own replacement if you are ill or otherwise unable to attend. If nursery attendance begins to decline over the winter months, we will re-evaluate the number of attendants and schedule accordingly. Until then, if the nursery is not busy, and some of the attendants desire to rejoin the worship service, please remember to leave at least one 10th grade or older attendant in the nursery at all times. We thank all the women and girls of the congregation who willingly give of their time, so that parents of small children can participate in the worship services. Danielle Warner (chair/scheduling) and Emily Camarigg.
Classis West: Classis West approved of the exam of Pastor-elect Matthew De Boer. He was ordained and installed as pastor of Edgerton PRC on Friday. Approval was also given to Rev. Ron Hanko’s request for emeritation which is to be effective October 15 (after almost 38 years of faithful service in the ministry).
Byron Center PRC has formed a trio of Revs. Griess, Eriks, and A. Lanning.
Sunday school: Teachers will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hull Pizza Ranch.
The HPRCS School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 4, at 7 p.m.
All young adults from the area churches are invited to a night of fellowship at the Pumpkins on Garfield corn-maze on Saturday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. This event will be hosted by the Hull PRC Young Adults. We hope to spend the evening going through the maze, having a bonfire afterwards with snacks, and enjoying fellowship with each other! Cost will be $6 per person. Feel free to bring a snack or drink for the bonfire afterwards!
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
Do you have an instrument that you love playing, but no opportunity to play in a band? Are you in college and playing in band? Well, we have the opportunity for you! Trinity Christian High School band invites alumni and post-high supporters to join with the high school students for two numbers to be played at our December 11 concert at Trinity. If you are interested or need more information, please contact Laura Kuiper at email@example.com and let her know what instrument you play. We will need to set up a few rehearsals, but that will be determined later after we find a workable time for everyone. Mrs. Kuiper will get music to you as soon as possible, so you can get your lips and fingers back in shape.
God has blessed one of our teachers with expectant motherhood! As a result, Heritage Christian School (Hudsonville, MI) is accepting applications for a 3rd grade teaching position. Interested persons should contact Administrator Brian Kuiper (firstname.lastname@example.org, 616-669-1773) or Education Committee Chairman John Van Uffelen (email@example.com, 616-218-2772). Please apply before October 27. Candidates should be available to begin teaching on January 3, 2018.
Current, prospective, and retired teachers are invited to the 2017 Teachers’ Convention held at Adams Christian School. The dates are October 19 and 20 beginning at 8:15 am.
Please remember that Prof. David Engelsma’s speech “Spousal Abuse in the Reformed Community: Reality and Response” will be given this week Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center, 8500 Burlingame Ave. SW in Byron Center. It is attached to the east end of the high school on 84th St. Byron PRC welcomes all parents and young people from all denominations to hear words of instruction, comfort, and encouragement regarding this troubling behavior. A time for Q & A will follow professor’s speech. We are happy to inform you that live streaming will be in place as well as being able to access the speech later by going to the Bryon Center PRC website (byronprc.org) and clicking on the appropriate link.
Here We Stand, the seminary sponsored weekend conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, is only weeks away. The first speech is at 4:00 on Friday, October 27, with additional speeches at 7:00 and 8:15. The conference will continue on Saturday morning. The speeches will be delivered by our three professors, Rev. McGeown, Rev. David Torlach, and Rev. Key. Talk to your neighbors and friends and join us at Faith PRC for this important event. The conference will be live streamed on the internet for those who are not able to attend in person. For further information, see our advertisement in the Standard Bearer or visit the denominational website: www.prca.org or 500thReformation.com