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By the time this appears in print, Rev. C. Hanko and Prof. Hoeksema will be well into their work on the other side of the world. About the middle of June they left Michigan and the United States, and headed for Australia and New Zealand. According to Southwest’s bulletin, they will, “as representatives of our churches, be busy working with contacts in that area until about the first part of August.” Along with the writer of that announcement, “we wish them God-speed and we pray that the Lord may richly bless them and their activities among the brethren ‘down under.'”

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The congregation of Edgerton has called Rev. Van Baren, from a trio which included also Rev. Heys and Rev. Moore. Rev. Harbach was installed as Home Missionary on May 8, in Hope Church. Rev. Van Overloop preached the sermon and Rev. C. Hanko read the “Form of Ordination of Missionaries.” Rev. and Mrs. Veldman, as you probably recall, spent the four Sundays of April in Maine. The May 5 bulletin carried the following note from Southwest’s pastor, on his return to Grand Rapids: “Needless to say, the pastor and his wife are happy to be back with you today.

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Rev. G. Lanting preached his farewell sermon in Edgerton on Sunday, May .26. On the 29th he moved to Colorado, and on the 30th he was installed as pastor of the Loveland congregation. Isabel’s pastor, Rev. Miersma, who was Loveland’s moderator during her vacancy, conducted the worship service and installation.  After Rev. Van Baren declined the call from Edgerton, the consistory there formed a new trio consisting of the Revs. Heys, Lubbers, and Kortering. The calI was extended to Rev. Kortering. 

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It happens that, because of an unusual summer schedule, this column was written on June 12—which shouldn’t really make a particle of difference, since the Standard Bearer news is never current anyway. I just finished my copy for the July 1 issue, and I find that I still have some material left over. I figured that, if it would have been good enough for July news, it ought to be good enough for the August column too. (What we need is a new news writer.)

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There are no less than four calls being considered at the time of the writing of the news for this issue. It’s been quite some time, I dare say, since this column carried that many at one time. Not only are there three churches currently vacant (Edgerton, Kalamazoo, and Prospect Park), but also, in accordance with a decision of the 1974 Synod, Hudsonville has called a second missionary (whose initial field of labor will be in the state of Maine). 

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