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We begin this issue of the “News” with an apology to the Southeast PRC in Grand Rapids, MI. In the March 1 issue we mistak­enly wrote that the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI was celebrating their anniversary as an organized congregation on March 7, 1944. We should have said Southeast PRC not Southwest. The information given us was correct. We erred in our report­ing of it. Congregation Activities Reflecting on the Word of God found in Psalm 84:4, “Blessed are they that dwell in thy house,” we call your attention to the anniversary of the Edgerton, MNPRC, organized on April...

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Congregation Activities Reflecting on the words of Psalm 84:2, “My soul longeth, yea even fainteth for the courts of the Lord,” we call your attention to the anniversaries of the Hull, IA PRC, organized on March 16, 1925; the Doon, IA PRC, organized on March 17, 1926; the Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL, organized on March 29, 1989; and the Covenant of Grace PRC in Spokane, WA, organized on March 31, 2009. A recent bulletin from the Wing­ham, Ontario PRC reminded their congregation of an organized church skate on Saturday, February 16. The first hour was scheduled to be a...

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Congregation Activities Reflecting on the words of Psalm 84:1, “How amiable are thy taberna­cles, O Lord of hosts,” we call your attention to the anniversaries of the Georgetown PRC located in Hud­sonville, MI, organized on March 2, 1994, and the Southwest PRC located in Grandville, MI, organized on March 7, 1944. We thank Dr. Brian Decker, a member of the Faith congregation in Jenison, MI, for providing the “News” with the following information. About a year ago the Faith congrega­tion started the practice of singing for their shut-ins. Faith has many shut-ins and members that attend infrequently due to age...

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Congregation Activities Again remembering the Word of God found in I Timothy 3:15: “. . . the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth,” we call your attention to the anniversary of the Faith PRC in Jenison, MI, orga­nized on February 22, 1973. Speaking of Faith, we are reminded that on Sunday, December 30, dur­ing their evening service, they had an uninvited guest make an appearance. A bat decided that then was a good time to make several fly-overs of the congregation. This bat also seemed to have a special attraction to Rev. Nathan Decker,...

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Congregation Activities Remembering the Word of God found in I Timothy 3:15, “. . .the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth,” we call your attention to the anniversary of the Grandville, MI PRC, organized on February 9, 1984. Rev. C. Haak, Elder Deane Was­sink, and Prof. B. Gritters, on behalf of Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI, left January 2 for a two-week trip to the Reformed Christian Church of Vellore, India (RCCV). In addition to preaching in both the English and Tamil congregations, the men also planned to give a conference on the Office...

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Congregation Activities Last year the city of Hudsonville, MI made the decision to tear down the building that our Hudsonville PRC had built and called home from 1927 until moving into bigger facili­ties in 1976. But before that build­ing came down in early December, the city of Hudsonville approached Hudsonville PRC to see if they were interested in purchasing the original bell that still hung in the steeple of that building. They were. As you can imagine, this old bell has both historical and sentimental value to our Hudsonville congregation, as it dates back to their beginning, and was purchased...

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Congregation Activities The “News” begins this first is­sue of the year with a new feature. Starting this month and continuing through December, D.V., we will highlight the dates of the organiza­tion of our 31 congregations and our two sister churches. The News will give a reminder to you, our readers, of those anniversaries, as they come along during the year. There are no anniversaries of any of our churches this month, so you will have to wait until February. There are two that month. Do you know which ones they are? On Sunday evening, November 18, the Choir of Hope...

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Evangelism Activities We continue now with some Ref­ormation Day lectures sponsored by our various congregations. The Evangelism Committee of the Kalamazoo, MI PRC invited their community to join them the evening of October 26 to hear Prof. Russell Dykstra speak on the timely topic, “False Prophets and the Cer­tain End of the World: What the Reformation Can Teach us.” Prof. Dykstra promised to answer ques­tions regarding the marks of a false church and what we can know from the Bible about the end of the world. The Evangelism Committee of the Crete, IL PRC sponsored a lec­ture on October 26...

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Evangelism Activities With thanks to God, we can testify that the PRC is known for Reforma­tion Day lectures. This year, as in the past, many of our churches again sponsored lectures around the end of October. Thankfully, most of those lectures, if not all, will have been re­corded and will be available online, on CDs, or in print. Lectures started this October on the 19th, when the members of Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL sponsored a Reformation Day lecture at their church. Rev. S. Key, pastor of the Loveland, CO PRC, was this year’s featured speaker. Rev. Key spoke on...

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Seminary Activities Classes for the new year at our PR Theological School in Grand­ville, MI began Tuesday, August 28. There are three students in the semi­nary this year. Mr. Eric Guichelaar is a fourth-year student and is pres­ently serving a six-month internship in our Loveland, CO PRC. Mr. Joshua Engelsma is a third-year student, and Mr. Ryan Barnhill is a second-year student. There are no first-year students this year. May the Lord daily equip the students and professors, and their wives and children, for their labors and prepare the students for being commissioned as ministers of the gospel to wher­ever...

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