Redlands has extended a call to Rev. C. Hanko of First Church. The trio also included the Revs. G. Lubbers and J. Kortering. Our Missionary, Rev. G. Lubbers is considering the call which came to him from our Loveland congregation. The others on that trio were the Revs. B. Woudenberg and G. Vos. Southwest Church has announced a new trio: Revs. G. Lanting, G. Lubbers and B. Woudenberg. Lynden’s trio consists of the Revs. G. Lubbers, G. Van den Berg and H. Veldman.
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On the afternoon of April 18, 1963, the Western Ladies’ League met at Doon, Iowa. We opened by singing Psalter numbers 298 and 30. Rev. Kortering led us in prayer. Our president, Mrs. Kortering, readProv. 31:10-31. Mrs. Kortering then introduced our speaker, Rev. H. Hanko, who spoke on the topic: “A Mother’s Witness.”
RACE TRACK SWEEPSTAKES One by one sins become legalized and the moral standards in this country continue to disintegrate. The latest step in the legal support of sin is the passing of a law by the legislature of the state of New Hampshire to permit a state-operated racetrack lottery.
In connection with the 79th Article of the Church Order we have been discussing the matter of the suspension and deposition of office bearers because of gross or public sins. We have seen that in case an elder or deacon is found to I be guilty of such sins he is not only suspended from office but immediately deposed by the consistory in conjunction with the consistory of the nearest church.
We have now arrived at the conclusion of Paul in this first epistle to Timothy, and in this essay we shall be finished with our study of this letter so full of instruction, admonition and reproof that the man of God be thoroughly equipped unto every good work; particularly that a minister of the gospel of Christ Jesus might know how to keep the trust, the commitment of the gospel, free from error, and thus save himself and also save those who hear him.
And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old and stricken in age. And Joshua called for all Israel and for their eiders, and for their heads, and for their judges, and, for their officers, and said unto them, I am old and stricken in age. . . .
It is true that this divine calling comes to us through the preaching of the gospel. However, this does not imply that here, at last, the gathering of the church becomes the work of man. Never are the preachers of the gospel co-laborers with God or co-laborers with Christ.