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Trivia question Which congregation in the PRCA became the denomination’s first “English speaking congregation?” Answer later in this column.   Minister activities Hudsonville PRC formed a new trio of Rev. R. Kleyn (Covenant of Grace PRC–Spokane, WA), Rev. E. Guichelaar (Randolph PRC), and Rev. R. Barnhill (Peace PRC–Dyer, IN). Rev. R. Kleyn received this call. Rev. R. Barnhill (Peace PRC-Dyer, IN) declined the calls from Wingham PRC and Kalamazoo PRC. Crete PRC called Rev. J. Engelsma (Doon PRC). Rev. Engelsma was directed by God to accept Crete’s call. Rev. Engelsma preached his farewell sermon on August 1, with a farewell...

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Trivia question Who was the seminary student that graduated in 1999 and accepted the call to Loveland, CO PRC? Answer found later in this article.   Denominational activities The pre-synodical service was held Monday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in Georgetown PRC with Rev. R. Van Overloop preaching. Synod convened on June 8, at 8 a.m. in Georgetown PRC. Seminary graduation took place on Thursday, June 10 in Georgetown PRC, at 7:30 p.m. with Prof. D. Kuiper giving the address on ”Putting One’s Neck to the Work.” To watch the program, visit the seminary’s YouTube channel at prcts.org.   Minister...

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Trivia question Which church was organized in 1932 as the third Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids? Find the answer later in this column.   Minister activities Rev. J. Smidstra (First PRC, Holland) received the call to Hudsonville PRC and, after consideration, declined it on February 14. Kalamazoo PRC formed a new trio consisting of: Revs. M. DeBoer (Edgerton, MN), E. Guichelaar (Randolph, WI), and J. Laning (Hull, IA). Rev. Guichelaar received this call. A trio was formed by the consistory of Wingham, Ontario consisting of Rev. N. Langerak, Rev. J. Smidstra, and Rev. S. Regnerus. On February 23, the...

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Trivia question Of the ministers currently serving in the Protestant Reformed Churches, four have last names beginning with the letter “S.” Can you name them? Answer later in this column.   Minister activities Rev. D. Holstege (PRC missionary to the Philippines) received and considered the call to Kalamazoo PRC. Rev. Holstege announced on December 20 that God had led him to decline the call and to remain a foreign missionary to the Philippines. Rev. Holstege, along with his wife and children, left the Philippines Wednesday, December 16, for his missionary furlough in the U.S. (until June 30, 2021). According to...

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Trivia question When the Crete, IL PRC organized in 1926 how many families were there, and in which city? See the church profile section for this answer. More trivia next time!   Sister-church activities It was decided that Prof. R. Dykstra would bring God’s word to Covenant ERC of Singapore for four Sundays in October in the morning worship services via livestreaming. “We are thankful to the audio team who are able to support the church with the use of modern technology, and Prof. Dykstra who is willing, and Marcus Wee who is assisting him from the Seminary’s lecture room”...

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