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Our Orange City congregation is again in the possession of a pastor of its own in the person of Rev. S. Cammenga. We were vacant for six months following the departure of the Rev. J. Blankespoor who left us to serve our congregation at Doon, Iowa. After we had attempted repeatedly to call one of God’s servants, we were finally gladdened by the news that Cand. S. Cammenga, to whom we had extended a call on August 2, would come over and help us. Having no parsonage of our own in which our pastor-elect could live, we immediately made work...

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The Lord moves in mysterious ways, His will and counsel to perform; and separates us from our earthly relationships, as with a silent voice. And in a fleeting moment, the past becomes but history, and all the future plans undone. For the Lord is calling! And His faithful servants respond in the words of childlike Samuel: “Speak Lord, for thy servant heareth!” The work of thy kingdom must carry on. The bonds of faithful labor, in love, communion of saints, and friend­ships, through tangible relationship, must wait; till realized in its fullest perfection, in that glorious king­dom of our Lord...

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We are all aware that in this present day unionism is on the increase, and growing even during the war. In our own city this is the case also. Although we believe that in more than one respect labor has just complaints against capital, we also believe that the organizations are such that it is impossible for the Christian to affiliate, with them and to do so out of faith. The latter is quite necessary for God’s Word teaches that what it not of faith is sin. Since practically the very beginning of the separate existence of our Protestant Reformed...

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2nd of GRAND RAPIDS—Reverend M. Schipper has accepted the call extended to him. He will be installed on the 2nd and will preach his inaugural sermon Sunday morning, September 5.  HOLLAND—Reverend J. McCollum has begun his labors with us following acceptance of our call. His examination will be held in the October session of Classis. SOUTH HOLLAND—The Consistory selected the following trio: Reverends G. Vos, C. Hanko and G. VandenBerg.  HULL—The following Trio was selected by the Consistory: Reverends G. Vos, C. Hanko and G. Lubbers. 

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A Brief History  The Protestant Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa, was organized in 1928 with seven families. Under the successive ministries of the Revs. Ver Meer, H. Veldman, Lubbers, Ver Meer, and Gritters, the congregation prospered until in 1952 it numbered twenty-eight families. However, here too, the conditional-theology controversy took its toll; only three families stood with us in the year 1955. From that time until 1967, as few as three individuals constituted the flock.

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