Rev. B. Woudenberg, of Edgerton, has received the call to be Home Missionary, from a trio which included the Revs. J.A. Heys and J. Kortering.
The Western Ladies’ League met April 10 at Edgerton Church, with the Rev. J. Kortering as principle speaker. The subject of his speech was the Jewish-girl-made-queen whose intercession with King Ahasuerus saved her people from extermination, which deliverance was the origin of the Feast of Purim which the Jews still observe today.
The bulletins of many of our churches carry identical announcements that of after recess discussions in the Young People’s Societies on essays on “Youth and Holiness.” That is the theme of next summer’s convention to be held in Hope Church, Grand Rapids. The host society has requested up to three essays from the societies to compete in a contest covering that subject, thereby preparing the delegates for a worthwhile and stimulating discussion on the mandate: “Be ye holy as I am Holy.”
The Sunday School Teachers’ Mass Meeting, April 3, featured the Rev. H. Veldman, speaking on, “The Sunday School and Discipline”; the Mr. and Mrs. Mass Meeting, April 17; scheduled Rev. R.C. Harbach as speaker; the Men’s League Meeting, April 20; heard Rev. C. Hanko speak on, “The Relation of the Magistrate to the Church”; and, the Eastern Ladies’ League invited Rev. R.C. Harbach to lecture on “Personal Dedication and Consecration.”
The various Young People’s Societies’ members employed different ways to solicit convention contributions from their people. First’s Y.P. canvassed the congregation personally, while Southeast’s Y.P. supplied envelopes after a morning service, asking the donors to give their contributions via envelopes in the collection plate.
Radio Program schedule for May: Rev. H. Veldman, 3. and 10—”Spiritually Minded” Rom. 8:6; 17 and 24th—”The Carnal Mind—Enmity against God” Rom. 8:7, 8; May 31: Rev. C. Hanko—”The Cleansing of the Leper”II Kings 5.
The Easter-time Beacon Lights Singspiration was held in First Church auditorium. With Cal Reitsema as chairman: C. Jonker as song leader, Karlene Oomkes at the organ and Sharon Prince at the piano, a delightful time was experienced by the sizeable crowd that came out to close the day with singing. Special numbers were furnished by Hope: Male Quartet and soloist Arnold Dykstra. All of this served to complete that Sabbath Day’s picture of “the Rest that remaineth, to the people of God.” Heb. 4:9.
Most of us are acquainted with the Permanent Committee for the Publishing of Protestant Reformed Literature sometimes called, The Publication Committee. But, do you know that they are crying to raise $6,000.00 for their first publication: the “Dogmatics” of Rev. H. Hoeksema? Yom contribution is urgently being sought so that the material may go to press as soon as possible.
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