THIS IS THE LORD’S DAY, APRIL 4, 2010 9:30AM 6:00PM “Be Not Faithless But Believing” “Praying for Victory in John 20: 24-29 Our Spiritual Warfare” Lord’s Day 52; James 1 PSALTER NUMBERS PSALTER NUMBERS 251, 1, 29, 100 266, 352, 389, 36 OFFERINGS OFFERINGS This Week: 1- General; 2- Heritage Chr. School This Week:1-Benevolent; 2- Midwest Secondary Education Next Week: 1- General; 2-Covenant Chr. High Next Week:1- Benevolent; 2- Emeritation Fund Reformed Witness Hour Sunday - 8 AM on WFUR-FM (102.9) and 4 PM on WFUR-AM (1570)—www.prca.org This Week: “Burning Hearts and Opened Eyes” Luke 24: 13-35 Rev. R. Kleyn Next Week: “The Suffering Servant” (Part 3) Isaiah 53: 4-6 Rev. R. Kleyn Welcome to all our visitors today. We pray that God’s Word may save and build up all God’s people. Please sign the guest book and join us for fellowship after the worship service. CD’s and DVD’s of sermons are available upon request. See the notebook on the bulletin table. The monthly Song Service will be held tonight at 5:45 PM. Be sure to pick up a song sheet. Consistory From Pastor: On this first day of the week, we assemble to hear the blessed Gospel of which Paul wrote in I Corinthians 15:1-4, "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto first of all that which also I received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures." What a precious gospel God has revealed to us! Let us respond this way, "Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (I Cor. 15:57). Baptism: Brad Butler appeared before the Consistory to request baptism for their daughter, Ella Kaye, and David De Boer appeared before the Consistory to request baptism for their daughter, Paige Elizabeth. The Consistory approved these requests and scheduled baptism for Sunday morning, April 18. Pastor: Pastor and his family plan to leave tomorrow morning to spend a week in Iowa for vacation. Pastor Eriks can be reached on his cell phone -- the number is in the directory. Next Sunday Prof. Hanko and Prof. Cammenga will be preaching for us. Consistory: The next regular Consistory meeting was moved from April 1 to April 15. Catechism: The Essentials catechism class and Belgic Confession class are finished for the season. The other classes have one more lesson to complete. Because of spring break this week and pastor's vacation, those catechism classes will be held on Monday, April 19. Myanmar Report: A report of the Delegation to Singapore and Myanmar from November & December 2009 was emailed out to the church email list this past week. There are copies available on the table in the back of church if you would like one. Family Visitation: The spring family visitation schedule will be available by the bulletins today. The Consistory chose for its theme: "Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet," based on Psalm 119:105-120. The Consistory asks that you try to keep your scheduled time. If you have to switch, please arrange your own and inform one of the elders who will be visiting you. Church Family Thank You: We would like to express our gratitude to the congregation for the many cards, prayers, and expressions of sympathy when my mother passed away. We have surely felt the communion of the saints. We are also comforted in knowing that mom's struggles here are over and now lives and worships perfectly with our Lord. Dick and Janie Venema Societies and Committees Choir will meet for a short rehearsal IMMEDIATELY after the morning worship service. Ladies Society will meet Tuesday, April 13, at 7:30 PM. We will study Psalm 133 and 134. This will be our last meeting for the year. Jr. Christian Fellowship will not meet this week because of spring break and because Pastor Eriks will be out of town. We will meet again on April 20. Adult Bible Study will meet Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 PM. Study begins with Lesson 13, Question E.1.d. in the James Study Guide. The Choir will be giving a concert on Sunday, April 11 at 8:00 PM here at church. Outings and Activities Hudsonville Young People Society is hosting The Second Annual Job Fair and Trade Show. It showcases products, services and skills of the local PR business community. It will be held at CCHS on Friday, April 23rd from 1 - 3 pm and 5 - 8 pm. Come see the products and services offered and support our own PR business community! The CCHS students will all visit the booths Friday afternoon to see the various careers that are available. If you have a business or hobby and would like to be a part of this activity, or to learn more about it, please contact Andy Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cliff VanPutten at email@example.com or visit our website at http://jobandtradefair.info/ . Denominational News Trinity PRC is extending a call to Rev. Haak. Bethel PRC’s new trio is Rev. Eriks, Rev. Lee and Rev. Marcus. March Collections Budget Envelopes $25,929.00 Benevolent Collections $5,441.81 Genesis School - Lacombe $2,952.35 Budget Loose 1,241.70 Benevolent Balance 4,008.48 Georgetown Harmony Homes 264.35 Budget Total 27,170.70 Covenant Chr. 634.51 Scholarship Fund 370.25 Budget YTD 94,996.00 Heritage Chr. 622.00 Sem. Student Aid Fund 526.00 Budget OVERAGE 6,661.00 Special Education 607.95 Standard Bearer 390.75 Nursery: TODAY AM Infants: Lauren Dykstra, Terri Boven AM Toddlers: Kelli VanDerMeulen, Lisa Kraker, Cory Engelsma PM Infants: Kelly VanOverloop, Lynnae Lubbers PM Toddlers: Esther Kortering, Peggy Jansma, Jordan Scholten Next Week: AM Infants: Brittany Looyenga, Amy Westing AM Toddlers: Amy Zwak, Kara Zwak, Austin VanPutten PM Infants: Faith Miedema, Angie Postma PM Toddlers: Judy Kuiper, Kaley Zwak, Emily Kuiper Greeters: TODAY AM: Drew and Lori Duthler PM: Bret and Deb Dykstra Next Week AM: Jordan and Rachel Dykstra PM: Nick and Lauren Dykstra April Ushers: AM: Greg Lubbers, Logan Lubbers, Eric Miedema, Jon Mingerink PM: Jeff Lubbers, Dave Miedema, Jeff Miedema April Valet Parking: AM: Dustin Boven, Brent Looyenga PM: Jake Rowe, Kurt Zwak Requested Announcements The Psalm Choir will practice today at 2:15 PM at Grandville PRC. Easter Singspiration: Please plan to attend a singspiration hosted by the Young People's Fed Board. It will be held TONIGHT at 8:15 PM at First PRC in Grand Rapids. Join us for an evening of singing praise to our Lord and Savior. Future Teachers and Ministers: The topics, eligibility and submission requirements for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship Fund essays are available. Please email Michelle Looyenga at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (616) 745-9152 for more information. All essays must be received by June 1st to be considered for the scholarship. Trinity's Men Singers Concert will be Sunday, April 18, at 8:00 PM at Trinity PRC. Grace PRC Choral Society will be presenting a concert on April 18 at 8:00 PM at Grace PRC. We welcome you to come and share this evening of music with us. Delegate Board Meeting of the League of PR Adult Bible Societies plans to meet on April 19 at Southwest PRC at 7:30 PM. All delegates are urged to attend this meeting. Trinity PRC invites you to a conference on the topic "Equipping ourselves for the office of Elder" on Friday, April 30 at 7:30PM and Saturday, May 1 at 9AM at Trinity PRC. Professor Decker will speak on "Shepherding" and Mr. Deanne Wassink will speak on "Equipping ourselves for the task of Counseling." There will also be a panel discussion on the office of elder. The conference will be streamed live at www.trinityprc.org. 17th Annual Gun Shoot Fundraiser: Plan to attend the fundraiser sponsored by the Southwest YP Society. This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 8, at the South-Kent Sportsman Club in Dorr, MI. Participate in Skeet and Trap Shooting events. Other activities are being planned with details to follow. Continental breakfast will be provided. The proceeds go to the YP Convention Fund. The South Holland Young Adults Society will be hosting a 4 on 4 co-ed volleyball tournament on May 15, 2010. The Tournament will take place at the PR School Gym in Dyer, IN. The teams will consist of 2 women and 2 men, high school age and older. Cost is $100 per team. Please look for Registration Forms at your church, and have them filled out and returned (along with your payment of $100) to the address listed on the registration form by April 30, 2010. Questions or concerns call Hayley Swan (708.825.7818) or email, email@example.com. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in May! Concert: Mark your calendars! The Majestic Brass together with Eric and Crista Phelps are hosting a concert on May 16 at Hudsonville PRC after the evening service. A collection will be taken to defray convention costs for the Young People's societies of Hudsonville, Trinity, Grace and First. 2010 Softball Tournament: Southwest YP Society will be hosting the 2010 tournament on Saturday, May 29, at Whistlestop Park in Byron Center. Teams interested in playing in our tournament should contact Doug or Melissa Looyenga at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-2933. The cost is $275 per team. We will be accepting both men’s and women’s teams. The registration deadline is May 8. Space is limited so reserve your spot now. Fun activities for the children are being planned in the afternoon! Beach Volleyball Tournament: Faith PRC Young People will again be sponsoring a Beach Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, July 17, at Holland State Park. Mark the date and begin gathering together a team (6 v 6 Co-ed or 4 v 4 Co-ed)! Registration can be made by calling Kelly Mol (616.669.6099) or email to email@example.com. This is a great opportunity to help support the Faith young people's convention needs and enjoy a day at the beach with the family! 2010 PRYP Convention: Registration packets for the 2010 convention are now available online at www.prcconvention.com. If anyone would like a paper copy of the registration packet, see your young peoples leader. The convention will be held at Springhill Camp in Evart, MI, August 16-20. School News The Adams Christian School Announcer is available today in the back of church. The Adams Area Preschool is now accepting enrollees for the 2010-2011 school year. Children must be 4 years of age by October 1, 2010. Please contact Betty Peterson at 791-9042 by April 10. Hope PRC School Circle will be making Pigs-in-the-Blanket on Tuesday, April 13. Call Joann Klamer at 878-1876 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order soon so you don't miss out. At only $6.50 per dozen these are a great value and quantities are limited. Eastside Christian School is sponsoring Mr. Dan VanderArk, presenter of a video on Christian School Trusteeship, a respected educator, and former Christian School principal in western Michigan, will address school board members and future school board members concerning the what, why, and how of being a member of a board. This helpful meeting will include a presentation, a question and answer period, and pizza! The meeting will be held on April 26 at 6:30 PM at Eastside School. Please call 942- 2939 for reservations. We have opened the meeting to anyone who is interested. Adams Christian School’s Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Tuesday, April 27. If your child plans to attend Kindergarten at Adams next year, and you have not received a packet in the mail, please call the school office at 531-0748. Taste of Covenant II: Mark your calendars now! Taste of Covenant II, annual dinner sponsored by the Covenant Christian High School Foundation, will be held on Thursday, April 29 at Georgetown PRC. Look for the flyer in your next monthly newsletter for more details. Contact Cathy Postmus at 616-634-1328 or email@example.com to make your reservation. Donations are greatly appreciated to defray expenses. 25th Anniversary: On Saturday, May 1, 2010 Heritage Christian School will be celebrating our 25 th Anniversary, giving thanks and praise to God for His faithfulness throughout the past 25 years of Christian education at Heritage. We welcome you to celebrate with us, asking you to RSVP if you plan to attend by going to our website at www.heritageprschool.com and clicking on the 25th Anniversary Celebration link or by calling 616-669-1773. We look forward to having you join us in our celebration! Hope PRC School is seeking applicants to fill a full-time middle school position. The ideal candidate would be able to teach both in the middle school grades as well as a Resource Room. Qualified applicants will have at least a bachelor's degree in elementary education and preferably a certification in the area of learning disabilities or special education. Interested parties can send a resume' to Hope School or contact the administrator, Mr. Ron Koole, at 616.453.9717 for more information. Adams Christian School: Due to a larger class size, we are seeking a part-time aide to assist our 1st grade teacher for the 2010- 2011 school year. Any interested parties should contact the school adinistrator, Rick Mingerink, at school: (616) 531-0748. Heritage Christian High School has an opening for choir director. Interested Protestant Reformed applicants should contact our administrator, Mr. Ralph Medema, phone (219) 558-2660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or our Education Committee chairman, Mr. Don Terpstra, phone (219)322-8416 or email email@example.com.