Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull Evangelism Committee and Foreign Missions
Nursery this morning: Deanna H., Koralee H., Zoe G., Shawna H.
This evening: Mrs. G. Gritters, Mrs. D. Kooiker, Ruth H., Keahna H.
Next Sunday morning: Grace H., Jessica K., Gracia K., Alyssa M.
Next Sunday evening: Lydia H., Lindsay K., Julianne L., Sierra M.
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 “Receiving the Word of God” (I Thessalonians 2:13). Next week’s message will be “God’s Saints: The Crown of Rejoicing” (I Thessalonians 2:19-20).
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.
A pulpit swap has been arranged for the second service today. Rev. Griess is scheduled to lead us in worship while our pastor preaches at Edgerton PRC. We welcome Rev. Griess to our pulpit and fellowship.
Myanmar Presentation: On November 5 after the evening service we plan to have a presentation on mission work being done in Myanmar. Rev. Titus and his wife Cer te from Myanmar have had their visas approved to come to the United States. They plan to be in this country for about three weeks and are scheduled to be in this area from November 3 – 6.
A singspiration has been scheduled for Sunday evening, November 12, after the evening service. We plan to sing from the revised Psalter sample. If you have a specific Psalter number or numbers you would like us to sing, please contact either Jeff Baker at (507) 215-5634 or
email@example.com, or Alden De Jong at (712) 470-2206 or firstname.lastname@example.org They will be putting together the program.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 11:15. We will discuss Ephesians 2:8-16.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 7.
Wednesday: WEALTH will meet at 9:45 a.m. We will be studying Lesson 8. Nursery Helpers: Amber Van Maanen, Kolette Villalobos, and Britney Kooiker. Upstairs Helper: Anna Van Den Top. Lunch: Brenda Bylsma, Hazel Andringa, and Marlys Kuiper.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Test over Lord’s Days 1-7; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 4, Q. 6-10; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Article 13 of the Belgic Confession.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will not meet this week due to Ladies’ League.
Men’s Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Study will begin at I Timothy 4:7. The after recess discussion will be Church Order, Article 34. All men are welcome to attend.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Don Ver Meer is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Kelly Van Voorst to Derick Grimm.
Jack Andringa returned to Pleasant Acres on Monday. Let us remember him and Hazel in our prayers.
Here is the report of special meeting of Classis East for the purpose of examining Pastors-elect Joe Holstege and Justin Smidstra. They each preached a specimen sermon and were examined extensively on the six loci of Reformed dogmatics and their knowledge of the scriptures, confessions, controversy, and practica. Both men gave excellent demonstrations of their knowledge and training in all these areas over roughly five hours of oral questioning. Classis voted unanimously to approve of their examinations, and the Synodical Deputies from Classis West concurred, recommending that Zion PRC and First PRC of Holland proceed to the ordination and installation. With much thanksgiving to God, we rejoice in His provision of these ministers of the gospel to the PRCA. Also a classical appointment schedule was made for First PRC while they are without a pastor.
The board of Trinity Christian High School will meet Wednesday, October 25, at 7 p.m.
The Young People’s Society corn maze activity will be held Friday, October 27, at Pumpkins on Garfield. The rain date will be the 28th. If you need a ride, please meet at church at 6:30 p.m. We will also be having a bonfire after the maze, so bring a lawn chair if you’d like. Each person will need to take $6 to cover the cost of the maze and the bonfire. Young people with the last names A-M please bring a 2-liter of pop, and last names N-Z please bring a snack to share.
The Doon Young People’s Society invites you to their annual Reformation Day Singspiration on Sunday, October 29, at 7:45 p.m.
Our Young People’s Society is once again taking orders for beautiful poinsettia plants. Please contact them if you are interested. Orders are due October 25, and plants will be delivered on November 29. Thank you for your support!
Christmas Program Advance Notice: The program will be held December 15 at 7 p.m. Practices will be held November 18, December 2 and 9. Practices will run from 9-11a.m.
Save the date: A game night for the elderly (60+) and young people will be held Tuesday, November 14. More details to come.
The Doon Young People’s Survival Run will be held Monday, October 30, at the church at 7:00 p.m. Note the change of date.
All women of the area churches are invited to attend the Fall Ladies’ League to be held at Calvary PRC on Tuesday, October 24, at 7 pm. Rev. Griess will be speaking on “Katharina Luther: Encouragement from a Woman of the Reformation”. An offering will be received for Protestant Reformed Special Education. A dessert luncheon will follow the program. Come and join us!
The annual Reformation lecture sponsored by the Reformed Witness Committee of the area churches will be a two day conference this year as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The Conference will be held at Hull PRC. Plan to attend the evening speech on Friday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. by Rev. David Torlach of the EPC in Australia. Speeches continue on Saturday the 4th beginning at 9:30 a.m. with speeches by Prof. Gritters and Prof. Dykstra. Join us as and invite others to come as we celebrate 500 years of Reformation!
The Hull PRC School Harvest Sale will be held November 17. A meal will be served
starting at 5:30 and the auction will begin at 6:30.
PRC youth (aged 13+): You’re warmly invited to join us for our annual CKCKS Camp. Please go to our website or write to us at email@example.com for more information.
Save the date of Friday evening, November 17, at 7 p.m. for the 6th Annual Christian Education Lecture sponsored by the Association for Protestant Reformed Education in Sioux Falls. Rev. Cory Griess will be speaking at Heritage PRC on “The Need for Protestant Reformed Schools in a Post-Modern World”.
Here We Stand, the seminary sponsored weekend conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, is this week! The first speech is at 4:00 PM 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.
A list of teaching positions is available on the back table.