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Trivia question

Which of the PRCA churches was organized twice, the latter in 1983? See the church profile portion of this article for the answer. More trivia next time.

 

Minister activities

Prof. R. Dykstra and his wife Carol arrived in Singapore on December 16. They were then required to be quarantined in a government-designated facility before taking up their work there face to face. The plan is to fill the pulpit of the CERC, our sister congregation, for about the first half of 2021.

Rev. D. Holstege (PRC missionary to the Philippines) declined the call to Kalamazoo, MI PRC. Rev. A. Spriensma (PRC home missionary) accepted the call to Cornerstone PRC (Dyer, IN). Rev. J. Engelsma (Doon, IA PRC) declined the call to Wingham, ON PRC in Canada. Rev. C. Spronk (Faith, Jenison, MI PRC) declined the call to Hudsonville, MI PRC.

The internship of Seminarian Josiah Tan officially ended January 1 with him leading the service at First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI that New Year’s morning. On December 27 after the evening service Sem. Tan gave a presentation, which was followed by a farewell for the Tan family.

 

School activities

This announcement appeared on the bulletins of the five Siouxland area churches:

Fifth Annual Pinewood Derby Event is scheduled to be held at Heritage PRC on February 27, 2021. A $15 entry fee includes a standard class kit and lunch. Feel free to come to watch, have lunch, and fellowship as well. A freewill donation will be taken to help offset the costs for lunch and support the School Association. All proceeds will go to Sioux Falls Protestant Reformed Christian School. RSVP your entries to the school board via email: assocpredusf@gmail.com. Races begin at 11:00 a.m. with weigh-in starting at 10:00 a.m. An additional class with cars from previous years with more open rules may be held at the end for an additional fee. See the school’s Facebook page for more details.

 

Congregational activities

The Young Adults’ and Young People’s Bible Studies of Covenant of Grace PRC in Spokane, WA met together to discuss “A Biblical Response to COVID-19.” Discussion outlines were available.

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1.