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Rev. C. Hanko called the meeting to order. After the singing of No. 174 from the Psalter, he read I Tim. 4 and led in prayer. After the credential letters were accepted and classis was declared constituted. Rev. J. Heys was called upon to preside. Ke speaks a few words of welcome and then gives opportunity to those delegates who are present for the first time to sign the Articles of Subscription. The minutes of the July session are read and accepted. The stated clerk reports that he has carried out all the required correspondence. A brief report of the...

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The January meeting of Classis East was held in the Fuller Ave. Church. Rev. J. Heys called the meeting to order. After the singing of No. 247 from the Psalter, he read Ps. 46 and led in prayer. The credentials were received and accepted, showing that all the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. B. Kok was then called upon to preside while Rev. J. Heys functioned as secretary. The minutes of the former classical meeting were read and adopted. The stated clerk reports that he had carried out the instructions of the former classis. Grand Haven’s consistory came...

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Rev. A. Petter called the meeting to order. After the singing of No. 239 from the Psalter, he read a portion of Matthew 18 and led in prayer. The credentials were read and receiv­ed, showing that all the churches (ex­cept one, where the pastor alone was present), were represented by two dele­gates. After Classis is declared constituted, Rev. M. Schipper presides and Rev. A. Petter takes down the minutes. The president speaks a few words of wel­come and then asks those who are pre­sent for the first time at the Classis to sign the Formula of Subscription. The minutes of...

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Rev. M. Schipper calls the meeting to order. After the singing of No. 128 from the Psalter, he reads Psalm 46 and leads in prayer. The credentials are read and received, showing that ail the Churches are repre­sented and that the newly organized con­gregation of Randolph had sent her first delegates to Classis East. After Classis is declared constituted, Rev. H. Veldman is called upon to pre­side. He speaks a word of welcome to all the delegates, but especially to the delegates of the newly organized con­gregation of Randolph. The Formula of Subscription is signed by those who are present...

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The meeting of Jan. 5, 1944 was open­ed by Rev. H. Veldman in the usual way. The churches were all represented by two delegates except Randolph, which had sent only one. After the credentials were received, classis was declared constituted. From then on Rev. R. Veldman wielded the hammer and Rev. H. Veldman re­corded the minutes. The president speaks a word of wel­come to the delegates, including the delegates from Classis west who are present for the examination of Cand. W. Hofman. These delegates, the Revs. A. Cammenga, M. Gritter and G. Vos, as well as Rev. D. Jonker were...

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The Synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches convened in the parlors of the Fuller Ave. Church, beginning its first session Wednesday morning, June 7. On Tuesday evening, Rev. G. Vos, of Edgerton, Minn., the President of the Synod of 1943, preached the pre-synodical sermon, taking as his text Eph. 5:1, 2: Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children, and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and hath given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smell­ing savor. On Wednesday morning Rev. Vos led in the opening exercise of Synod....

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This classis met in regular session Wednesday, July 12, at the Fuller Ave. Church in Grand Rapids. Rev. L. Ver­meer called the meeting to order, led the devotionals, received the credentials and declared the meeting constituted. Rev. J. De Jong now presides and Rev. L. Vermeer takes down the min­utes. The Formula of Subscription is signed by those who are present at the classis for the first time. The report of the Classical Committee in re the dissolution of Byron Center was read and received for information. The report showed that various matters had been taken care of: namely, the...

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Classis East of the Protestant Re­formed Churches met Wednesday morn­ing at 9 o’clock, October 4, 1944 in the parlors of the First Church at Grand Rapids, Michigan. The opening exercises were conducted in the usual way by Rev. J. De Jong, the president of the former classis. The credentials were then read and received and classis was declared constituted. Rev. C. Hanko was called upon to pre­side and Rev. J. De Jong took down the minutes. The minutes of the July session of classis were read and approved. A report of the stated clerk was read and approved. A report...

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The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. W. Hofman. After the singing of No. 223 from the Psalter, he reads a few verses of Hebrews 12 and leads in prayer. The credentials were read and received. Classis was then declared constituted. Classis asked Rev. De Wolf to take down the minutes seeing the president of the preceding Classis was not present. Rev. G. M. Ophoff and D. Jonker were given advisory vote. The minutes of the previous Classical meeting were read and approved. The reply of Hudsonville’s consistory did not prove to be satisfactory to Classis. Classis requests that Hudsonville...

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The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. J. A. Heys in the usual manner. From the credentials it appeared that all the churches were represented by two delegates. The credentials are accepted. Classis is declared constituted. It is Rev. H. Hoeksema’s turn to preside, while Rev. J. A. Heys serves as secretary for this session of Classis. The Formula of Subscription is signed by those delegates who are present at the Classis for the first time. The minutes of the previous meeting of Classis are read and approved. The Revs. Ophoff and Jonker are given advisory vote. The reply of...

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