The Protestant Reformed Seminar held its third session this season, Nov. 24. The subject for discussion was introduced by Mr. L. Lubbers with a paper which dealt with correct methods of instruction.
Rev. H. Veldman, of Redlands, conducted the funeral service for Rev. H.H. Kuiper in Loveland. Because his own congregation could not attend this service Rev. Veldman repeated his sermon in his church the following Sunday evening. This kindness of Redland’s pastor reflects in no little measure the close bond of unity existing between our churches.
From Isabel, South Dakota, comes this welcomecontribution: “The Hope Bible Study Society of Israel began their Fall meetings on Oct. 9, and will continue every Monday evening through March. There are twelve members. New officers are, President, Hiram Streyle; Gen. Adj., Ephraim Reichert; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. Milton Collmann. For our Bible discussion we are studying St. John 3. After our business meeting each family in turn has charge of the program for the week.”
Sample copies of Beacon Lights were placed at the disposal of the members of Doon’s church so that those who are not subscribers might examine the magazine to learn its true value. We wonder how many new subscriptions this produced.
Hope’s School paper, “Highlights” carried this short editorial in its November issue: “Christian schools, where children of the covenant are trained and instructed by dedicated teachers, are often taken for granted. We have become so accustomed to Christian education that we oftentimes forget our schools. In this Thanksgiving and Christmas season do not forget our school. By the grace of God we have Protestant Reformed Christian schools where our covenant children may be educated. We, the teachers, ask that you remember this institution and the staff as your prayers ascend daily to the throne of grace.” And, this information: Plans are crystallizing so that instrumental music will soon be given and Hope will have a school band.
Did you know that our newest school in South Holland edits a monthly school paper called, “Reflector”?
Beacon Lights Singspiration is scheduled to be held in Hope Church, Dec. 17. The program will include many Christmas carols and three special numbers. The announcement reminded the people that attending this singspiration would be a good way to express the true Christmas spirit.
First Church auditorium was chosen to contain the crowds expected to come out for the Christmas program given by the Hope school children. The program will be rendered D.V., Dec. 21, and will be presented under the theme, “O Worship The King.”
From Redlands we learn: that on a recent Ladies’ Society after recess program their pastor answered the question, “Will a person appear in Heaven with all his physical deformities?” The announcement was accompanied with a reference to the prints of the nails in Christ’s hands after His resurrection. And that Mr. and Mrs. Marion Paauwe, with their six baptized children, were re-admitted into their membership after a separation of several years.
On November 19 Rev. Kortering was on classical appointment in Pella; Rev. VanBaren preached in Hull in the afternoon; and, the P.M. service in Doon was conducted by Rev. R. Veldman of Grand Rapids’ Southeast Church. This was possible because of Rev. Veldman’s stay in Doon to attend the funeral service for Rev. Kuiper in that city, on Saturday.
Hull’s Nov. 29 meeting of the Ladies’ Society featured on its program an introduction to the subject, “Thanksgiving In Prosperity” by Mrs. J. De Boer.
Rev. M. Schipper was the speaker at a lecture scheduled to be held in South Holland, Dec. 14. Rev. Schipper’s topic was “The Four Horsemen of Revelation.”
From Oak Lawn’s bulletin we learn that “The church extension committee is planning an extensive program of mailing our literature, beginning the first of the year.” Mr. L. Regnerus also put out a call for an addressograph operator and typists to help the committee in this work.
Hope’s congregation gave their consistory permission to purchase lots adjacent to the church for possible future building needs.
At First’s annual congregational meeting it was decided to concur in the request of the 1961 Synod, and $4,000.00 was contributed from their Mission Endeavor Fund to Synod’s Foreign Mission Fund for broadcasting in the British Isles.
Bulletin quote (Lynden’s): “The best proof of love which one Christian can give to another is to ‘edify him in love,’ to help him grow in knowledge, and faith, and zeal, and humility and usefulness.” Rev. John Brown.
Remember—that Jesus, the root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star said, “And behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” Rev. 22:12.
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