Announcements for Sunday, June 4.

The office bearers whose terms expire this year are Elder Walter Rozeboom and Deacon Will Heikoop. For the election of elder, the consistory has nominated Mark Hoffmann and Walter Rozeboom. For the election of deacon, the consistory has elected Will Heikoop and John Boerkoel. The congregational meeting is scheduled for June 5.
The offerings for May 2017 are as follows:
General                                $7,301.94
CEF                                      $1,848.00
Building                               $1,209.00
Benevolent                          $ 742.00
Thank you for your love expressed to our family, by visiting dad, your cards, and at the time of his passing away.
The Mast families. Ps. 116:15.
Bible study. (4:45-5:45 pm)
This week. — Bible study: 1 Thess. 4.. “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him”.

Meditation for Sunday, June 4.

“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him.” John 6:44.
How deeply and thoroughly is the nature of man corrupted, and what an enemy is every man to his own happiness, that he must be drawn to it? John 5:40 “You will not come unto me, that ye might have life.”
Life is desirable in every man’s eyes, and eternal life is the most excellent: yet, in this, the world is rather agreed to die and perish forever than come to Christ for life. Had Christ told us of fields and vineyards, sheep and oxen, gold and silver, honors and sensual pleasures, who would not have come to him for these? But to tell of mortification, self denial, strictness of life, and sufferings for his sake, and all this for an happiness to be enjoyed in the world to come, nature will never like such a proposition as this.
You see where it sticks, not in a simple inability to believe, but in an inability complicated with enmity; they neither call come, nor will come to Christ. It is true, all that do come to Christ, come willingly, but thanks be to the grace of God, that has freed and persuaded the will, else they never had been willing to come. Who ever found his own heart first stir and move towards Christ? How long may we wait and expect before we shall feel our hearts naturally burn with desires after, and love to Jesus Christ?
This aversion of the will and affections from God is one of the main roots of original sin. No argument can prevail to bring the soul to Christ, till this be mastered and overpowered by the Father’s drawing. In our motions to sin we need restraining, but in all our motions to Christ we as much need drawing. He that comes to heaven may say, Lord, if I had had mine own way and will, I had never come here: if thou hadst not drawn me, I should never have come to thee. O the riches of the grace of God! Oh unparalleled mercy and goodness! not only to prepare such a glory as this for an unworthy soul, but to put forth the exceeding greatness of thy power, afterwards to draw an unwilling soul to the enjoyment of it. John Flavel

Service information for 6/4/17

9:15 a.m.
Theme: Spirit filled preaching
1. Christ centered
2. Sin convincing
3. Fruit bearing
Pr. 427:6-8
Acts 2:14-41 (33)
Pr. 168:1-5
Pr. 64:1-3
Pr. 199:1-5

6:00 p.m.

Theme: Be filled with the Spirit
1. Not wine, but the Spirit
2. An important exhortation
3. The daily practical meaning
Pr. 124:1-5
Ephesians 5:1-21 (18)
Pr. 141:1-4
Pr. 417:1-3
Pr. 163:1-3

Meditation for Sunday, May 28.

Luke 24:29, “Abide with us: for it is toward evening.”
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell’st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.
Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.
I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Announcements for Sunday, May 28.

The marriage of Case VerBeek and Maria Vander Boon will be solemnized, the Lord willing, on Friday June 2 at Grand Haven Gospel Chapel at 6 pm. “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.” Eph. 5:31.
Please remember in prayer the family of Mr. John Mast. He passed away peacefully yesterday morning. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.’ Ps. 116:15.
A church bridal shower for Jenny Kwekel will be held in the church on Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 pm, the Lord willing.
The office bearers whose terms expire this year are Elder Walter Rozeboom and Deacon Will Heikoop. For the election of elder, the consistory has nominated Mark Hoffmann and Walter Rozeboom. For the election of deacon, the consistory has elected Will Heikoop and John Boerkoel. The congregational meeting is scheduled for June 5.
Plymouth Christian High School graduation will be Friday Evening, June 9, 2017 at 7:30pm  D.V.DeVos Center for Arts & Worship 2300 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.
Bible study. (4:45-5:45 pm)
Next week. — Bible study: 1 Thess. 4.. “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him”.

Service information for 5/27/17

9:15 a.m.
Theme: Christ will come again
1. Preparing a place
2. Receiving unto himself
3. Not leaving comfortless

Pr. 283:1-5
John 14:1-20 (3)
Pr. 421:5-6
Pr. 111:1-4
Pr. 198:1-5


6:00 p.m.
Theme: God’s reward if of grace

Pr. 96:1-4
Matthew 19:27-20:16 (15a) HC LD24 qa63
Pr. 175:1-4
Pr. 232:1-3
Pr. 428:9-10

Ascension Day service 2017

7:00 p.m.
Theme: Seeing the ascended Christ
1. Christ as king
2. Christ as priest
3. The victory of Christ
Pr. 58:1-3
Luke 24:44-53
and Psalm 110:1-7 (v3)
Pr. 420:3-4
Pr. 303:1-3
Pr. 266:1-3

Announcements for Sunday, May 21.

  • Please remember in prayer Don Walma after his knee surgery last week.  He expects an extended period for healing and rehabilitation following the surgery
  • Thank you for your prayers and support during these difficult weeks with the deaths of Joshua and Laurena Vander Boon and the trip to Washington, D.C. with Family Research Council.  It is a blessing to be a part of this church family and we pray that all these things will be used for God’s glory and the extension of His kingdom.
    Don and Ellen Vander Boon and family
  • Reminder. The dates for the family camp this summer are Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26.
  • The following people will make confession of faith during the evening service.

Samantha Joy Barnard
Paul Brian Dykema
Elisabeth Jayne Heikoop
Josiah John Heikoop
Brandina Van den Berg
Darren John Vander Boon

  • Bible study. (4:45-5:45 pm)
    This week. — Bible study: 1 Thess. 2, 3. “For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord”.

Meditation for Sunday, May 21.

Luke 24:29, “Abide with us: for it is toward evening.”
Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighborhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother clergyman. Lyte says of him:—
“He died happy under the belief that though he had deeply erred, there was One whose death and sufferings would atone for his delinquencies, and be accepted for all that he had incurred;” and concerning himself he adds:—
“I was greatly affected by the whole matter, and brought to look at life and its issue with a different eye than before; and I began to study my Bible, and preach in another manner than I had previously done.”

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Service information for 5/21/17

9:15 a.m.
Theme: To live by faith
1. To follow God’s word
2. To trust God’s might
3. To see God’s hand

Pr. 90:1-5
1 Kings 17:7-16 (14)
Pr. 425:1-3
Pr. 297:1-3
Pr. 401:1-4


6:00 p.m.
Theme: Confession of faith
1. A doubting disciple
2. Christ dealing with doubt
3. Thomas confessing Christ

Pr. 415:1-3
John 20:19-31 (28)
Pr. 92:1-3
Pr. 134:1-3
Pr. 298:1-3
Pr. 30:1-3