PRC news (denominational)

Minister calls and activities:

On February 6 Rev. R. Barnhill accepted the call to Heritage PRC (Sioux Falls, SD), which also meant he declined the call Hudsonville PRC had extended to him.

On February 6 Grace PRC announced a trio of Revs. J. Laning (Hull PRC), J. Marcus, and C. Spronk (Faith PRC). The congregation was to vote on February 17.

On February 13 First PRC-Edmonton announced a new trio: Revs. A. Brummel (Calvary PRC, Hull, IA), E. Guichelaar (Randolph, WI), and S. Regnerus (Lynden, WA). The congregational meeting is planned for February 27.

On February 27 Rev. J. Langerak was installed by Rev. R. Hanko as the second pastor in Covenant of Grace PRC’s history.

On Friday and Saturday, February 11-12, about 30 PRC ministers and their wives from both classes gathered for the annual ministers’ retreat in Shipshewana, IN. Besides time for informal conversation and recreation, they held discussions centered on the theme of “Taking Heed to Ourselves,” based on I Timothy 4:16. According to their testimony, it was a time of wonderful fellowship and mutual encouragement in the midst of their often-difficult labors. Do we pray daily for our pastors and their wives?

PRC news (congregational)

In the northern part of the U.S., tis’ the season for soup suppers, as these notices attest:

In Doon (IA) the NWIPRS Ladies’ Circle sponsored their annual Soup Supper on February 7 at the Doon Community Center from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Hudsonville PRC’s young people hosted one on February 17, along with a silent auction, from 5-7 p.m.

Kalamazoo PRC’s Activities Committee planned one for February 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the church. The announcement spoke of an evening of “fun and fellowship,” so perhaps more was planned than just a soup dinner. But, certainly, just enjoying good soup with fellow saints is sufficient fun and fellowship!

Lynden PRC (WA) had a congregational fellowship one on February 6—after the morning service! How wonderful to be able to do this!

Randolph PRC (WI) held one at Faith Christian School on February 7.

Meanwhile, in Loveland PRC, a special winter luncheon was held February 16 starting at 11 a.m. for the members of our church in the ‘Golden Age’ of 65+.” Indeed, seniors receive special privileges.

And speaking of seniors, Grace PRC is planning the next “Seniors’ Retreat,” and according to their flyer it will be held September 20-23 at The Blue Gate Inn and Conference Center in Shipshewana. The theme is “Finding Us Faithful for the Generations That Follow” based on Psalm 78:4-8. Revs. J. Slopsema and S. Key and Prof. Dykstra are the speakers. Plenty of activities are planned at the venue as well as day trips to other places. Registration will open on May 1. Seniors, plan your fall outing to this event now!