Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Evening: Hull PR School and Philippine Book Fund
Nursery this morning: Brittany G., Heidi G., Shelby A.
This evening: Nicole G., Lenora B., Sydney B.
Next Sunday morning: Rebecca G., Linette G., Shayna D.R.
Next Sunday evening: Mrs. B. Groeneweg, Leah G., Zoe G.
Ushers: For September: Ryan Kroese, Nic Netten, Vern Oostra
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 “The Secret Providence of God” (Psalm 57:2). Next week’s message will be “Who is Jesus?” (Matthew 1:21).
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 this bulletin.
The church visitors are scheduled to meet with our Council next week Monday at 7:00 p.m. Anyone desiring to discuss a matter with the church visitors should contact the clerk.
With sorrow and regret, the Consistory makes known that after laboring with Carol De Jong her papers have been sent to her home at her request.
The Consistory has received the membership papers of Carl Bruinsma from Crete PRC and of Allyn Brummel from Heritage PRC. We welcome these brethren into our midst and pray that God will richly bless them as we worship and commune together.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet this morning at 11:15. We will begin a study of Habakkuk.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 5.
Wednesday: WEALTH will meet at 9:45. We will study Lesson 3. Refreshments: Jessica W., Marlys K., Jill D.B. Nursery: Lisa S. Upstairs helper: Amanda M.
7:00 p.m. Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 5; 8:00 Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 3, Q. 6-10; Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Canons 3&4:14, B5; Belg. Conf. Art. 8 & 9.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Study will begin at Acts 18:5. We will have a business meeting following our study. Sharon Miersma and Bridget Postma have lunch. New members are welcome!
Men’s Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Study will begin at Colossians 1:14. The after recess discussion will be on the Church Order Art. 7. All men are welcome and encouraged to come.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Tim Postma is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Kevin Kooima to Derick Grimm.
Dean Bleyenberg had surgery on Thursday to remove his right foot and the lower portion of his leg (below the knee). May our Father in heaven continue to uphold Dean and his family during this difficult trial.
Wilma Vogel’s surgery went well on Monday, and she returned home on Wednesday.
Ann Miersma was admitted to the hospital in Rock Valley on Monday with pneumonia. She returned home again on Wednesday.
Let us remember these saints and their families in our prayers. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. (Psalm 138:3)
We rejoice with Andy and Amanda Moss who were blessed early Saturday morning with the birth of a baby boy, Taylor Jay. Amanda and Taylor are both doing well. We give thanks to God for the wonderful gift of another covenant child.
We would like to express our thanks and gratitude during the last months before and after the passing of our dear wife, mother, daughter, and sister Tricia. We would like to thank Rev. Laning for his visits over the past months and years during the journey through cancer. We have been overwhelmed with all the cards, food, visits, and many other countless acts of love and concern during not only the last months but also the past few years. Please continue to keep our family in your prayers for peace, contentment, patience, and wisdom as we continue this path that the Lord seen fit for us to travel on our earthly sojourn. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither, sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Rev. 21:4 Lane Brummel and children, Johanna Vander Steen, and Pete and Judy Brummel and extended family
Directory update: Ken Kooiker’s new address is Parkview apartments, 423 4th Avenue NE, Apt. 11; Sioux Center, 51250. His phone number is 441-2637.
Rev. Haak declined the call from Doon PRC to be a missionary to the Philippines.
Sunday School teachers will meet on Monday, September 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch in Hull.
The Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School directory is available in the back of church. Please take one directory per family.
The Association for Protestant Reformed Education in Sioux Falls invites you to a lecture by Rev. Steven Key entitled “Why Protestant Reformed Education?” on Friday, October 2, at 7:30 at Heritage PRC in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
RFPA Annual Meeting: Men, women, and young people are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting of the Reformed Free Publishing Association. The meeting will be held on September 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, MI. Rev. Richard Smit will speak on “The Role of Reformed Literature in Reformed Missions”. Reports on the activities of the RFPA in the last year will be presented. This meeting also provides the opportunity for men to join the Association. The live stream of the meeting will also be available through www.trinityprc.org.
Special Education Deficit Drive: The Special Education Board is seeking your assistance with the financial needs of our programs in the amount of $284,000. 70% of the funding for our programs comes from these Support Drives, so we humbly ask that you prayerfully consider supporting Protestant Reformed Special Education with your financial gifts. Letters with more detailed information are available on the back table. You can use the envelopes attached to the letters or send your contribution directly to Protestant Reformed Special Education, 6340 Autumn Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426. Thank you for your support.
Teacher needed: In January, Faith Christian School (Randolph, Wisconsin) will be needing a teacher. This is a 22 hour per week position that includes working with our Discovery students, teaching 3rd grade math and language, and working with 1st and 2nd graders. Please contact Mike Vander Veen at 920-296-4406 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ed Hoksbergen at 608-712-7514 or email@example.com