Rev. James Slopsema declined the call extended to him by our church in Randolph, Wisconsin. Soon after they received this news, Randolph formed a new trio consisting of Rev. John Heys, Rev. Rodney Miersma, and Candidate Kenneth Koole. After a recent congregational meeting, Candidate Koole received the call from Randolph.
Rev. George Lubbers, pastor of our church in Pella, Iowa, planned to spend about two weeks in Maine toward the end of October and in early November. Beside preaching on Sunday, Rev. Lubbers planned to give two midweek lectures on the subjects: “The Raging of Satan in History” and “The Infallible Earmark of the Last Hour.”
During their most recent celebration of the Lord’s Supper, the Pella congregation dedicated their Thank Offering to the support of the Jamaican ministers with whom our churches have been working for some time: Revs. Brown, Williams, Nish, and Elliott. Rev. Nish was married on September 25 in Dias. Rev. Brown preached the sermon.
Our Iowa/Minnesota churches sponsored a Reformation Day lecture on October 26 in the Sheldon Community Building in Sheldon, Iowa. Rev. Kamps of Doon, Iowa, planned to speak on “Limited Inerrancy: Right or Wrong?” or, “Does the Bible; Contain Errors?” This western lecture was scheduled the day before the Michigan area Reformation Day Lecture in Hudsonville. Prof. Homer Hoeksema was to speak on “Reformation—Option or Mandate?”
At a recent special congregational meeting, the Edgerton congregation voted to insulate their parsonage. Randolph has also been busy with repairs to their parsonage while it is vacant.
During the months of October and November the ten stations of the Family Radio network are broadcasting some of the sermons on Romans 9 preached by Rev. G. VanBaren in First Church, Grand Rapids. Some months ago, Family Radio broadcast a series of Rev. VanBaren’s sermons on the first chapters of the book of Genesis.