Rev. J. Kortering, of Hull, has received a call from the congregation at Isabel; South Dakota.
First Church, of Grand Rapids, has announced the following Duo for Minister: The Revs. J.A. Heys and B. Woudenberg. The new Trio for missionary consists of the Revs. D. Engelsma, G. VanBaren, and H. Veldman. This duo and trio will be presented for the congregation’s approval at the regular annual congregational meeting November 29.
The Radio Speaker for the month of November is Rev. M. Schipper of Southeast church in Grand Rapids. The topics for the month are as follows: Nov. 1—”An Exhortation To Walk Honestly”. (I Pet. 2:11, 12); Nov. 8—”An Exhortation To Be Submissive To Government” (I Peter 2:13-16); Nov. 15—”An Admonition Respecting the Servant-Master Relation” (I Peter 2:18-20); Nov. 22—”In The Spiritual Beauty Parlor” (I Pet. 3:1-6); Nov. 29—”Dwelling In The House Of Knowledge” (I Pet. 3:7). Remember, you can obtain copies of these sermons by writing to the Reformed Witness Hour, P.O. Box 1230, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49501.
The Protestant Reformed High School Circle has scheduled a public meeting for Nov. 12 at Southwest Church. They have engaged Prof. H.C. Hoeksema to speak on “Parental Obligation Respecting Protestant Reformed Secondary Education.” With advance notices in the area bulletins the Circle urges all our people to attend this meeting.
According to Hudsonville’s Oct. 18 bulletin their pastor, Rev. G. Vos, once again occupied the pulpit for both services after an extended “sick leave.” Truly, Hudsonville’s beloved pastor is one of those faithful ministers of the Word whose motto is, “We live to serve.” Thanks be to God for this continuance of his life of service! We have lifted from Southeast’s bulletin the following: “All societies will meet this week according to schedule. If you are a living member of this church you will be present and attend your society regularly.” Are we living members of our church?
Rev. H. Veldman addressed the Office Bearer’s Conference held at First Church Oct. 6. His topic—”The Calling of the Elders in Family Visitation.” The speaker asserted that Family Visitation is an official activity conducted in the Name of the Shepherd of His Flock, and that Elders are ordained and qualified to speak authoritatively in that Name. It was a timely subject and raised many questions from the members of the conference relating to various aspects of the work and the relative merits of various methods used to carry it out.
. . . . . . . . see you in church.