Elders Deacons

2751 Littlefield Drive NE, Grand Rapids
Pete Adams-Clerk
Bruce Doezema-President
Frank Dykstra
David Flier-Bookkeeper
Roger Meyer
Brian VanderKolk-Secretary
Dan Pastoor-Vice President
Pete VanPutten-Vice-all
Dwight Quenga-Treasurer-Asst. Clerk
Jordan Whiteley-Benevolent Fund Treasurer
2800 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 942-0332 • www.firstprchurch.org
Morning Worship - 9:30 a.m.
• Evening Worship - 5:00 p.m.
To listen to the service live, visit sermonaudio.com/firstprc
or call (616) 942-9955.
Bulletin Announcements
Announcements are due Thursday by 6 p.m. to:
Reformed Witness Hour
Radio Broadcast
Linda Young, Bulletin Clerk
Sunday, 8 a.m. – 102.9 FM (WFUR)
2017 Lafayette NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Sunday, 4 p.m. – 1570 AM (WFUR)
Phone: (616) 364-0240
E-Mail: [email protected]
Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father, Almighty, Maker of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead, He ascended into
heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from thence He shall
come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; I believe an holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Volunteer Schedule
The Lord’s Day • Sunday, November 9, 2014
Morning Worship Service
Rev. Mahtani
Evening Worship Service
Rev. Mahtani
Call to Prayer / Silent Prayer
Call to Prayer / Silent Prayer
God from whom all blessings flow,
Him all creatures here below,
Him above, ye heavenly hosts,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
God from whom all blessings flow,
Him all creatures here below,
Him above, ye heavenly hosts,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*Votum and Salutation
*Votum and Salutation
*Psalter # 241
*Psalter # 268
Reading of the Law: Exodus 20:1-17
*Psalter # 109
Offertory: General Fund, Benevolent Fund
*Psalter # 367
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7
Sermon: "David Seeking to Build God’s House”
1. His Desire Declined
2. God’s Gracious Answer
3. His Godly Response
*Psalter # 391
Blest be the Lord, our fathers’ God,
Eternal King of Kings,
Who only is omnipotent,
Performing wondrous things.
Blest be His great and glorious Name
For evermore, Amen,
And let His glory fill the earth
From shore to shore. Amen.
*Apostles’ Creed (See back of bulletin.)
*Psalter # 151
Offertory: Adams Christian, Building Maint.
*Psalter # 232
Scripture: 2 Samuel 9
Sermon: “Mercy for Mephibosheth”
1. Mephibosheth’s Misery
2. David’s Kindness
*Psalter # 77
May the grace of Christ the Savior,
And the Father’s boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit’s favor
Rest upon us from above
Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord,
And possess in sweet communion
Joys which earth cannot afford. Amen
* Congregation Standing
Nursery this week:
AM: Stephanie Vink, Jill Hop, Deb Baldwin, Abby/Brook Vink
PM: Linda Young, Melinda Knott, Annaliese Knott
Next Sunday:
AM: Rachel Corson, Josie VanderKolk, Madelyn Monsma
PM: Hannah Monsma, Andrea Monsma, Elizabeth Kortz
Next Week
AM: Amos & Julia Herring
AM: Labertha Bykerk, Joan Slopsema
PM: Ben & Mary Kortz
PM: Jeremy & Hannah Monsma
Library this week: Lori Pastoor
Next week: Ria Faber
Ushers: AM- Amos Herring, Dave Monsma
PM- Tom Flikkema, Philip Rainey
Our Church Family
We give thanks to God for the release of Jmos Herring from the Wayne County Correctional
Facility this past Wednesday. He has returned home to his family. We rejoice with Jmos and his
family in this answer to prayer and in God’s faithful care for him during his incarceration. We
welcome him back to our fellowship. Let us continue to remember this brother in prayer; that he
may persevere in his walk of obedience.
First Church News
We welcome Rev. Jon Mahtani to our pulpit and fellowship today. He will lead us in worship at
both services. Prof. Engelsma is filling the pulpit of our Cornerstone congregation.
This evening will be a preparatory service with a view to partaking of the Lord's Supper next
Sunday morning.
The REFORMED WITNESS HOUR COMMITTEE will meet Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.,
First PRC, Grand Rapids.
The Adult Bible Study meets Tuesday, November 11 at 7:30 PM. We will study Genesis 26: Isaac
Sojourns in the Land of the Philistines. Study material is in your church mailbox.
The Reformed Doctrines Class meets this Wednesday evening at Faith PRC at 7:45PM. The topic
will be the preaching of the word as the chief means of grace. With a practical concern, Prof.
Engelsma will give instruction what preaching is, what good preaching should be, and what Reformed
believers, especially the elders of the church, should expect and require of the preacher. All of all
ages are welcome.
The Council meets Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 PM. Censura morum will be conducted.
Next Sunday evening offering: Covenant Christian, RWH
From the transportation committee if anyone would like their name added or removed from the
schedule please contact Rick Corson at (616) 581-8445 or Henry Westra at [email protected]
ADVANCE NOTICE: On Sunday, December 7, everyone is invited to stay after the evening service
and celebrate Christ's birth by singing Christmas songs.
The Georgetown Young People Societies invite you to their Soup Supper, to be held Thursday,
November 13 from 5 - 7 PM at their church. On the menu this year are 4 different soups, chili, hot
dogs, a salad bar and a baked potato bar. Proceeds
are for the 2015 Convention.
FALL LECTURE: What do you know about Satan and his power? Learn the truth about Satan and
the God who sovereignly reigns over him. Join us to hear Prof. B. Gritters speak on: "THE PRINCE
OF DARKNESS GRIM: The Reformed Teaching About Satan," on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30
p.m. at Kalamazoo PRC, 4515 Green Acres Dr., Kalamazoo, MI.
Jets Pizza Night:: Order Jets Pizza either Tues Nov 18 or Wed. Nov 19 and support Trinity Young
Peoples! Order for pick-up only at the Hudsonville Jets Pizza location (36th/Baldwin) on either of
these two days from 11 AM to 10 PM and a percentage of your order goes directly to the Trinity
Young Peoples 2015 convention fund! Please mention Trinity YP fundraiser when you order!
On November 19 the young people of Hope PR Church invite you to dine at the Rainbow Grill.
The Rainbow Grill has generously agreed to donate 10% of its sales from that day from both the
Grandville and Hudsonville locations. See you there!
Save the date! The Zeeland Civic Chorus presents their 75th anniversary performance of Handel's
Messiah at 7 pm on Thursday, December 4th, and Tuesday, December 9th. Watch your bulletins or
visit ZeelandCivicChorus.com for more information. Soli Deo Gloria!
The 2014 Hope Heralds CD, “By Mercy Made Holy” is now available. CDs ($10 each) can be
purchased at the Reformed Book Outlet in Hudsonville, at Heritage Christian School in Hudsonville,
or by contacting Dan VanDyke or Karen Daling.
School News
Covenant Christian High School Band’s concert is TONIGHT at 8:15 pm at Covenant Chr. High
Hope School Board will meet this week Wednesday, November 12, at 7:30 PM.
Adam's 12th Annual Craft Show is Saturday, November 22 from 9-3 pm. Come and shop our
biggest show ever and our last one to be held at Adams. Your support is greatly appreciated. Over
80 crafters will have their handmade items on display. A delicious lunch will be available for
purchase, and scrumptious goodies at the bake sale. ALL those who are able, please park at Bethany
United Reformed Church.
Heritage Christian School Foundation is sponsoring an "Evening of Praise" which is being held at
Grandville High School’s auditorium on Saturday, November 29 at 7:00 P.M. Sponsor packages or
General Admission tickets ($15) can be purchased at the Heritage Christian School East (40th Ave.)
office. General admission tickets include a dessert reception following the concert; therefore they
need to be purchased in advance. Come and join us as God is praised through the gift of music.
BASEBALL COACH: Covenant Christian is seeking applications for a Junior Varsity Baseball Coach
for this Spring. Contact Travis Van Bemmel at [email protected] or 453-2427 with questions
or to apply. Please apply by November 24.
Eastside Christian School is conducting our 2014-15 Deficit Fund Drive. Our goal for this school
year is $140,000. Please prayerfully consider the needs of Protestant Reformed Christian education.
Contributions or pledges can be mailed to the school or put in your church collection plate. If you
have questions regarding this Fund Drive or need more information, please call Tim Hop at (616)
446-8071 or email to [email protected]
The Heritage Christian Finance committee reminds all supporters to send in your Fall drive
contributions as soon as possible. We still need to collect $20,000 in order to meet our goal. Thank
you for your support!
The Hope PR Christian School Board would like to thank all who have generously contributed to
the Fall Financial Drive. As of October 30, we have collected $72,000 of our $125,000 goal. If you
have not sent in your contribution, please send it to Hope PR Christian School before November 25.
Covenant Christian High School is beginning its 2014-15 Annual Support Drive this week. The goal
for this year's drive is $270,000. Please look for the information letter and the pledge form that were
mailed out this week. Please prayerfully consider this need.
Adams Christian School continues its deficit support drive for the 2014-2015 year. Information has
been mailed out. If you did not receive a packet in the mail, you can get one by calling the school
office. Please remember this need and send your gift or pledge to the school by Nov. 17, or put it in
the collection plate in the envelope provided. We need your reply even if you cannot contribute at
this time.