Calls: Lynden—Rev. J. Kortering, of Hull, from a trio which included the Revs. G. Lanting and H. Veldman. Hope—Rev. H. Veldman, of Redlands, from a trio which included Revs. C. Hanko and J. Heys.
Declined: Rev. J. Kortering—Southwest. Rev. G. Vanden Berg—Hope.
New Trios: Southwest—Revs. H. Veldman, J. Heys, B. Woudenberg. Loveland—Revs. J. Kortering, H. Veldman, B. Woudenberg.
The League of Men’s Societies has scheduled their Spring Meeting for April 15 at Southwest Church. Prof. H.C. Hoeksema will speak, D.V. on “The Atonement of Christ, According to Dordt.” This should be of value for those of us who are following the controversy concerning the statement, “God loves all men.” So, men, whether you are a member of one of the societies or not, you are urged to attend this meeting.
Advance notice: Adams St. School Mothers Club is sponsoring a program featuring the school’s Junior Choir and the Radio Choir. This program will be held, D.V. in First Church, April 21. These choirs, under the direction of Roland Petersen, either singly or in combination, produce some really fine music. You can depend upon it that this program, like all their public performances, will only include music that is conducive to the praise of God.
Rev. H. Hoeksema, who has been the regular speaker on The Reformed Witness Hour since Dec. 2, will preach D.V. the 22nd and concluding radio sermon of his current series April 28. The April 7th sermon topic will be “Rejected by the World Powers.” April 14 (Resurrection Day) the glorious message concerning, “The Resurrection of Christ” will be aired, proclaiming de truth “that Christ, Who is the first-born of every creature, is also the first-begotten of the dead.” April 21, the pastor hopes to explain the reason for our Lord’s resurrection in a sermon entitled, “The Heavenly Lord and His Heavenly People.” “A Glorious Change.” (I Cor. 15:51, 52) is to be the theme of the pastor’s final radio message of the season, April 28. Printed copies of these radio sermons can be obtained by writing to: The Reformed Witness Hour, Box 1230, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Next month, the Lord willing, Rev. G. VanBaren of Randolph, Wis., will be the speaker on our Distinctively Reformed radio broadcasts.
Add to the number of young people who publicly confessed their faith March 3rd (to the twelve mentioned in the last issue) four of Hull’s congregation. Rev. Kortering’s sermon topic for the occasion was II Tim. 3:14, 15.
The Iowa-Protestant Reformed School Society sponsored a lecture in Doon March 19. The speaker: Rev. J.A. Heys of South Holland.
Rev. H. Hanko, so recently transplanted in Doon, has already been fitted into the place left by Rev. VanBaren—that of co-operating with Revs. Kortering and Woudenberg in supplying one another’s pulpits while the regular pastor is away on Classical appointment. Hull’s Ladies’ Society, on an after recess program, recently discussed “The Tongue, an Instrument for Good or Evil.” We wonder if they came to the conclusion that the “evil” flowing from that fountain contributes the lion’s share of the manifestation of our “old nature.”
First Church’s bulletin revealed that Mrs. H. Hoeksema has been transferred to Pine Rest Hospital for professional care and treatment.
Rev. H. Hoeksema conducted Prayer Day services in First Church, preaching on the words, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” If one thinks that that text would not make a good Prayer Day sermon it only means that he was not there to hear it!
Other Prayer Day texts: Redlands—”Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me; Lest I be full, and deny These, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor and steal, and take the Name of my God in vain” (Prov. 30:8, 9). Oaklawn—”Let us come boldly to the throne of Grace” (Heb. 4:16).
The Association of Sunday School Teachers have Fall and Spring Inspirational Meetings. The first to give an. inspiration to the teachers at the beginning of the season; the latter evidently is to bolster the morale of the teachers: so they can say that it really was worth it after all. Rev. M. Schipper, of Southeast, will address the Spring Meeting in his church March 22.
The newest controversy kindled in the various church papers concerning the statement “God loves all men” are having a salutary effect in our circles as evidenced in the fact that both Southeast and First Church’s young people’s: Societies are independently studying the so-called “Common Grace proof-texts.”
Hudsonville’s Mr. and Mrs. Society was host to that of Southeast March 19. After recess the members enjoyed some of Mr. Seymour Beiber’s collection of beautiful colored slides.
Quiet Thought (from Southeast’s bulletin): Many Christians call God their Father, and act as orphans.
. . . . see you in church.