Lord’s Day 20, May 20, 2018

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.  (Ps. 22:27)  Our Lord Jesus accomplished the salvation of the nations, and then poured out His Spirit to gather all the nations in. On this Pentecost Sunday let us worship Jesus, Lord of the nations!


A hearty welcome to our visitors today! We pray that God will bless you in our midst as we worship Him together. Please join us after the worship services for refreshments and fellowship.



Morning Service – 9:30 a.m.

Silent Prayer (concluded by singing PH 292:2)
*Song of Approach  HP 11
*Call to Worship   
*Confession of Dependence
     M: Congregation, in whose name is your help?
      C: Our help is in the name of the LORD,
           the Maker of heaven and earth.
*God’s Greeting
*Song of Adoration  PH 187:1-2,4-5
God’s Law
Song of Confession  PH 95
Congregational Prayer
Offerings  1) Church  2) R.I.T.E. (support-a-student)
*Song of Preparation  PH 405
Scripture Reading  Acts 2:1-42
Text  Acts 2:33
Sermon  The Earth-shaking Reign of Jesus Christ
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response  PH 391
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
*Song of Thanksgiving  PH 37 
Offering  Word & Deed
*The Benediction
*Closing Song  PH 373

Afternoon Service – 3:00 p.m.

Silent Prayer (concluded by singing PH 489)
*Song of Approach  PH
*Call to Worship
*Confession of Dependence
    M: Congregation, in whose name is your help?
     C: Our help is in the name of the LORD,
          the Maker of heaven and earth.
*God’s Greeting
*Song of Adoration  PH
*Confession of Faith  Apostles’ Creed (p. 3)
*concluding doxology  PH 
Reading through the Psalms  Psalm 103
Congregational Prayer
Offering  R.I.T.E. Seminary (support-a-student)
*Song of Preparation  PH 445
Scripture Reading  Ecclesiastes 7:23-8:17
Text  Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Sermon  How to relax in stressful political times
wisdom obeys the king
wisdom fears God
wisdom does not have all the answers
Prayer of Application
*Song of Response  PH 176, 222
*Closing Song  PH


This morning we will celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. As we gather round His table,

let us do this In remembrance of Him who died and rose for us and is reigning over us at God’s right hand.

We pray that the Holy Spirit will use the Supper to strengthen our faith in Jesus and our witness to Him.

If you are visiting and would like to join us at the Lord’s Supper, please speak with the greeting elder before the service.


Next Sunday, Lord willing, we will gather to hear the Lord speak to us in His Word:

AM Service: led by Seminarian Bryce de Zwarte

PM Service: Ecclesiastes 9  Eat, drink and be merry. Really.   




May 20

May 27

June 3




Fam. C. Paas


Fam. S. Beintema



Fam. A. Brand

Fam. R. Boer



Josh Baker

Steve Anjema

Mike Rooth

Phil Dekker

Dave Vanoostveen

Nathan Talsma


Kevin & Geraldine Pennings

Marty & Pam VanderMeyden

Marty & Pam VanderMeyden

Jason & Elishia Cowell

Jason & Elishia Cowell

Brad & Denise Clarke



Rick & Anje Boer

Walt & Effie Feddema

Steve & Jo Anjema



RITE – Support a Student (Donetsk Seminary)

Mission – Hispanic Ministries (Eric Pennings)


NURSERY Rm.1:    



Rm. 2:


Evelyn Kooistra

Bethany VanderDeen

Kaleena Poort

Karen Poort

Amanda Ellens

Larissa Poort

Katherine Vanoostveen

Antoinette Prange

Janneke DeJong

Rachel Vanderdeen

Ariya Vellenga

Faith Anjema

Sandra Benjamins

Johanna Westerhof

Kayla Dekker

Leanne Deboer

Allison Anjema

Bethany Bouma

 P.M.   Rm. 1:


 Rm.  2:     

Anne Marie Baker

Vera Hoogendoorn

Cheri Kooistra

Lyn Zekveld

Terry Wiegers

Kezia Haklander

Deanna Zylstra

Leah Pennings

Denis Clarke

Abby Dekker

Pat Bork

Keira Baker

Mother for the Month


                 Amanda Ellens                 


Elishia Cowell            


This Sunday’s Second Offerings is for RITE which supports reformed education in Donetsk, Ukraine. 

Their mission is to educate and equip nationals in the reformed theological education. 

Some of the students have become pastors or youth workers within the local community. 

Please visit ritecanada.ca for more information.                                                       


We praise the Lord for answering our prayers for financial support of our ministry with SEND. 

We would like to thank PURC members for being a channel of God’s providence by sharing your blessings with

us and our ministry.  We are very much humbled and encouraged to press on to find the workers 

that God is raising for His harvest fields!  May God’s grace, peace and blessing be with you all and may

He supply all your needs in Christ Jesus! – Ed & Marlu Vencio


All Seniors are invited to our meeting on Wednesday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. 

Our pastor will introduce the topic “Christianity I Egypt”.  Hope to see you all at Maple Court Room, Trillium Village, on Wed., May 23.


Mark your Calendars! The Annual Church Picnic will be held Saturday, June 23 at the Kerwood Ball Park. 

Social time will start at 3:00pm with supper to follow starting at 5:00pm!  Hope you all can make it for a fun time of fellowship and games!  

If you have any questions feel free to talk to Mike or Amanda Rooth. 


Word & Deed is looking for a temporary full-time summer employee to assist in our office in St. Thomas, ON with various administrative functions.

Good computer skills, willingness to complete repetitive tasks, as well as a heart to serve, are necessary.

To apply send your resume with a cover letter to office@wordanddeed.org as soon as possible.


Covenant Christian School's Spring Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, May 28 at 8:00 at the school, 7 Howard Ave in Lambeth. 

Members should have received a membership package by now.  If you have not, please contact the Board secretary, Mrs. Lisa

Pieterman at boardsecretary@ccslondon.org.  At this meeting we will be voting for two new Board members.

If you cannot attend, please send in a proxy vote (in your membership package).  


SCCS’s  TOUCH A TRUCK is Back – Saturday, June 9!   This annual family-favourite event is going to be amazing once again, with tons of trucks,

two bouncy castles, face painting and much more. It's happening for only four short hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is only $5 per child,

free for adults and children two and under. See you at Strathroy Community Christian School! 

For Your Meditation


Pray for the Persecuted Church (from Voice of the Martyrs Website)


Suicide Bomber Family Attacks Three Churches

[Source(s): World Evangelical Alliance, Release International, New York Times, 17 May 2018]

A series of coordinated church bombings in the city of Surabaya has resulted in as many as 28 fatalities and the wounding of 50 victims;

some critically. The attacks were carried out on the morning of May 13th by members of a single family.


Dita Futrianto, a local leader for a militant Islamic group known as Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, dropped off his wife and two daughters,

ages 9 and 12, at the Diponegro Indonesian Christian Church. All three female accomplices had bombs strapped to them which exploded in the courtyard outside the church.


The instigator of the initial suicide bombing attack, Dita, then crashed his bomb-laden car into the Surabaya Centre Pentecostal Church where it exploded.

At the same time, his two sons, ages 16 and 18, rode motorcycles into the Santa Maria Catholic Church and detonated the explosives they were carrying.

The police later disabled three remaining bombs that were still in the family's home.


These suicide bombings are considered the deadliest in Indonesia in more than a decade. It is also the first known instance where children

were used in such a horrific way. It has been reported that the family had been living in Syria and was inspired by the ISIS terrorist group.


Please remember the surviving members of these three churches -- and Christians throughout Indonesia -- 

who are now facing the aftermath of this devastation and the resulting pain. Pray that the Indonesian authorities will be effective in preventing any further attacks.



Our Church Family

-Jane Vander Heide spent a few days in the Strathroy hospital to undergo tests and returned home last Tuesday. We give thanks that she is feeling better.


-Mr. Bryce de Zwarte plans to arrive tomorrow for his summer assignment. He will be living at the home of Daniel Brunsveld.

You can reach him by email at brycedezwarte@gmail.com or by phone at 641-204-1580. Please pray for Bryce and welcome him into your homes.


-With thanksgiving the Consistory has accepted the testimony of faith of Dan Oatman and his mother, Kae Oatman, who have requested to become members of our congregation. Previously Dan and Kae belonged to Poplar Hill Christian Church. If there are no lawful objections, they will be welcomed on June 6, D.V.


-Let us remember our shut-ins in their needs: Fred Wielinga, Annie Boersma, Nelia Van Dam, Hank & Jenny Ryskamp, Shirley Stol, Harry Linker, Rika Vander Til, and Dien Van Kampen.   May the Lord’s grace shine on them anew each day.


Pray for our Missionaries and Mission workers:

Tony Phelps is a church planting pastor in Colorado Springs, CO. Please pray for:  1. God's blessing on our outreach efforts at a local library. 2. God's grace and comfort to Amanda - a new Christian in hospice care.3. the Lord to continue to build His church by His Word and Spirit - for spiritual and numerical growth. 

Calendar for May 20-27, D.V.


Sunday, May 20

-Sunday School classes JK-Grade 6 meet after the morning service for program practice.



Tuesday, May 22

-Profession of Faith class , 8 pm


Wednesday, May 23

-Seniors’ Meeting, 10 am at Trillium Village.  The topic is: “Christianity in Egypt.”

-Council Meeting at 7:30 pm to review synodical agenda


Thursday, May 24

-Ladies’ Bible Study at 9:30 am. We will study lessons 20 & 21.

-Community craft evening


Sunday, May 27

-Sunday School singing after the service



Song of the Month: The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want


Memory Verse:  For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (I John 5:4)

Counselling Support: Christian Counselling Center 1-866-833-2741  info@christiancounsellingcenter.ca

Council chairman: Henk Pastoor 519-882-4940     hspastoor@gmail.com

Vice-chairman: Clarence VanderDeen  vanderdeenc@gmail.com

Clerk: George Wiegers – purc.council@gmail.com

Deacon chairman: Martin Vandermeyden – 519-289-5838, firemanmarty@xplornet.ca

Pastor: Harry Zekveld – 519-246-1261, hzekveld@gmail.com

Bulletin Secretary: Liz Looper – 519-247-3702, lizlooper@hotmail.ca  deadline:  Thursdays, 4 p.m.