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Rev. Joostens has asked for a two-week extension to consider the call to be pastor of Lynden Church in Washington. Rev. Dale Kuiper has received the call to be minister at Isabel Church in South Dakota. Rev. M. DeVries has accepted the call to Edgerton, Minnesota. Rev. Bruinsma writes that a few aspects of the work which need much time and labor are the need to begin a consistent and solid program to teach the young children the Bible and the truths of our Protestant Reformed Churches. Hand in hand with this is the difficulty of maintaining the interest of...

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Rev. DeVries preached his farewell sermon at Southwest Church in Michigan the evening of May 26 and was installed in our Edgerton Church in Minnesota June 6th. Rev. R. Moore was installed in our Hull Church in Iowa the evening of May 26. Rev. Kamps led the church service. Since the time that Rev. Joostens declined the call to our Lynden Church in Washington, Lynden Church has formed a trio of Rev. R. Hanko, Rev. K. Koole, and Rev. G. Van Baren. Rev. C. Haak has declined the call to Southwest Church and Rev. D. Kuiper has asked for an...

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If you have a copy of this year’s Acts and Yearbook of Synod, please make the following change on page 143: Rev. Kortering’s telephone number should read—(616) 538-2575. This will greatly reduce the number of telephone calls to the person at the 2572 telephone number. Rev. Bruinsma and family have been visiting the Grand Rapids, Michigan area for a few weeks. In a letter to the congregation of First Church, in Grand Rapids, Rev. Bruinsma wrote, “. . . First of all, the congregation in Waterworks has had a new beginning . . . . Since there was no available building...

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The organizational meeting of the Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church took place Thursday, October 20, in the Byron Center Christian Junior High School. Prof. Hoeksema was the speaker. May God bless this new church.  The consistory of Hope Protestant Reformed Church held a meeting on August 18 for all those who were interested in the organization of a church in the Grandville area. Since then a group of families has met for Sunday worship services in the Grandville High School. It is the desire of these families to organize in the near future. 

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David Harbach is a teacher at Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. There has been a change in the speakers for the conference on the subject of “Marriage: For Better, For Worse.” The speakers will be Rev. Jason Kortering, Rev. D. Engelsma, and Rev. J. Slopsema. Each of these ministers will speak twice. The meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn, Elmhurst, Illinois. Registration forms will be forthcoming. The conference, which will be held November 22 & 23, is sponsored by the Northwest Chicago Mission Field and South Holland’s Evangelism Committee. Plan now to attend this...

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David Harbach is a teacher at Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Reformation Day lectures were in abundance again this time of the year, an evidence of the love for the Reformation that God has put into our hearts. Many of us enjoyed the lecture given by Rev. J. Kortering on “Psalm Singing: A Reformed Heritage.” This lecture is available on tape from the Lecture Committee of the churches in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Perhaps someone would even consider putting this lecture into a booklet form. Rev. R. Hanko gave a lecture in New Jersey...

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David Harbach is a teacher at Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The response to the conference on “Marriage: For Better, For Worse” was more than expected; so a larger meeting room had to be obtained. I would imagine that materials used during this conference will be made available to those who were not able to attend. When I find out more information about this, I’ll write about it. As many of us know, Synod 1985 decided to raise $20,000 for a special emergency medical fund for Missionary Houck s son Jeremy. Of this amount $10,000 is...

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