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held Oct. 25, 1956, at First Prot. Ref. Church. Mrs. Tom Van Eenanam played the piano prelude and also for the group singing. We sang Psalter No. 151 and Dutch Psalm No. 42 verse 1. Our President, Mrs. Harbin read I Peter 2 and led the meeting in prayer. She gave word of welcome to all the ladies present. We were favored with a musical number entitled “I Know Whom I Have Believed” by a double trio from Fourth Church.

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Featured in our May 15 “Special Issue” on Missions and Evangelism was the work of various PR Evangelism Committees. The contribution of South Holland PRC’s Evangelism Committee was inadvertently omitted. With our apologies to South Holland, we print theirs belatedly below. The Evangelism Committee of the South Holland Protestant Reformed Church officially labors in direct obedience to Christ’s command to proclaim the gospel to all nations. We do this under the supervision of the council of our church, with our pastor as the chairman of the Evangelism Committee. The committee takes this work very seriously. The work is nothing less...

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This contribution was submitted by a long-time, and accomplished, church-organist in the Protestant Reformed Churches. We honor the author’s request to remain anonymous in The Standard Bearer. The most important part of a church service is the preaching of the Word of God. Another very important part of our church service is the congregational singing. Because the church organist aids the congregational singing, he or she is also important. In the past we have become increasingly aware of a decreasing supply of church organists. Perhaps organists become threatened by unsympathetic music committees and critical church membership. The service as church...

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Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ Who gathers, defends, and preserves His church even unto the ends of the earth. Once again there are many exciting things to tell you about the Lord’s work in His church here in Singapore. He continues to cause His church to grow and prosper in His grace. On January 22 we celebrated the second anniversary of the institution of the church. This was a special Lord’s Day for us beginning with a special worship service where Pastor Lau preached the Word and concluding with an afternoon program of praise and thanks...

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The following is the text of an address given by Rev. Ron Cammenga at the special dedication service of the new church building of our congregation in Loveland, Colorado. The building has been in construction for about a year, most of the labor being done on a volunteer basis by the members of the congregation. The new church is 54 x 100 feet, with a full basement, and seats approximately 350 people. The dedication service was held on Friday, July 11, 1986. Tonight we give thanks to God for the spacious and beautiful new church building that is ours for the public...

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Sure Footed In some ways the animals of the wild are superior to man. Mountain goats and big-horn sheep and several of the deer family are amazingly sure footed. It is nothing unusual for these animals to pick out their paths on the narrow ledges of a rock cliff. They need but little space for their hoofs, and the sheer drop of the cliff troubles them not at all. But sometimes even the narrow ledge comes to an end. Then the impossible is performed. Reaching up, and pawing the rock with his front hoofs, the animal will search for the...

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HOLLAND—The Consistory announces the following Trio was selected by them in their meeting of June 1: Rev. C. Hanko, Candidate R. Harhach and Candidate J. McCollam.  RANDOLPH—Rev. E. Emanuel has accepted the call of this congregation. The Reverend and his family are planning to move from Grand Rapids July 12. The installation service is planned to he held July 15.  Mr. and Mrs. T. Westra left for the Netherlands where they will make their residence. 2nd of GRAND RAPIDS—Rev. G. Vanden Berg declined the call of this congregation extended to him. 

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It has been several months since “Reformed Dogmatics” came from the press, and various book reviews are beginning to make their appearance in magazines to which review copies were sent. Because the readers of the Standard Bearer, we feel, have a special interest in this publication, we thought it would be interesting and perhaps enlightening to publish these reviews in our magazine. Two reviews, one from Christianity Today and one from theReformed Journal, appear below.

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