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If we were to choose from this page one single news item to be that of the greatest significance for the churches of our denomination, it would probably be this, that Rev. R. Decker, pastor of our South Holland, Illinois congregation, has accepted the call to serve as third professor in our seminary. The possibility of a pre-seminary program in our school during the 1973-1974 school year, rested with that decision. The fact that the Lord has provided for the need, must certainly be an evidence also of His blessing upon the labors there.

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It seems that Young People’s Societies throughout our denomination are busily engaged in various fundraising projects, with a view to their attending the eagerly-anticipated convention. The Federation Board of those societies, for example, sponsored a pancake breakfast at Hope School’s gymnasium last December 28. The young people of Hull, Iowa, held a soup supper, followed by sports’ activities in the gym of the community building, on February 22, The young people of the host societies (First Church) sponsored a Casserole Supper on the evening of January 30.

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Of keen interest, no doubt, is news concerning the calls which have been extended during the past months. For that reason, it’s not likely that many of our readers will learn of these calls for the first time through the Standard Bearer news column. But we’ll report them, nevertheless. Rev. Lanting declined the call from Hope Church (Grand Rapids). Candidate W. Bekkering, who received calls from both Forbes and Randolph, has accepted the call from the latter. Candidate M. Kamps received and accepted the call from Redlands, California. Rev.

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The following trios have been proposed recently by the council of Hope Church (Grand Rapids): for pastor, Rev. J. Heys, Candidate R. VanOverloop, and Rev. B. Woudenberg; for home missionary, Rev. R. Decker, Rev. D. Engelsma, and Rev. D. Kuiper. At a congregational meeting held on August 21, Candidate VanOverloop was elected from the former, and Rev. D. Kuiper from the latter. Candidate VanOverloop has also received the call from Forbes, North Dakota. 

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Rev. M. Kamps declined the call extended to him from Kalamazoo. The denominational Office Bearer’s Conference held in South Holland on March 4 was attended by nearly one hundred men. Discussions on the office of the diaconate were introduced by two papers—one, “Ministering to the Saints,” by Rev. Lubbers, and the other, “A Layman’s Observation of the Office of Mercy,” by Mr. Milton Alsum of our Loveland Church. The discussions were, according to Hope’s bulletin, “stimulating and instructive.”

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The annual spring lecture, planned by the Lecture Committee, was held in First Church- on April 24. The “Musical Number” in the program consisted of several selections by the Covenant Christian High School Choir, under the direction of Mr. Roland Petersen. The topic of the lecture for the evening was “The Christian Marriage and the Problem of Divorce.” The speaker, Rev. David Engelsma, began by assuring his audience that every pastor is well aware of the fact that there exist in many marriages problems—for some of which the only merciful solution, it would seem, is divorce.

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Members and Friends of the Reformed Free Publishing Association  Dear Brethren:  Once again your Board comes to you this evening with a resume of what has been accomplished this year with the help of our Covenant God.  We have met each month at the prescribed times and we received at these meetings, encouraging and gratifying reports on the acceptance and growth of the Standard Bearer. 

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Hope’s bulletin, which, by the way, is a usual source of general church news for this column, reported that “Classis East as it met in Hudsonville this past week will be long remembered because of the events which occurred there.” One of the events mentioned was that “the congregation of Prospect Park, New Jersey, was officially accepted as being one with us.” The congregation there wasted no time in forming a trio and calling a minister. From the trio, which included Rev. D. Engelsma, Rev. J. Kortering, and Candidate M.

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