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Rev. Jon Smith has accepted the call to Trinity Protestant Reformed Church of Houston, Texas. Rev. M. Kamps has declined the call to Hull Church in Iowa. A welcome program for Rev. Bekkering and his family was held December 19th at Faith Church in Jenison, Michigan.

While Rev. Miersma is laboring in New Zealand, please send all bulletin announcements for First Church in Holland, Michigan to Mrs. Brent Overway, 791 South 96th Avenue, Holland, MI 49423; telephone—722-4848. Grandville Church in Grandville, Michigan has a new bulletin clerk: Rev. J. Kortering, 3212 Calvin Ct., Grandville, MI 49418. Please forward any changes in bulletin clerks or clerks of the consistory to me so that they can be put in the news.

Loveland Church in Colorado has changed their evening service to 6:00 P.M., except for the months of June through September. Grandville Church has made the following change in its order of worship. At the conclusion of the worship service, while the congregation remains standing, the consistory will shake hands with the pastor. The pastor and one elder will then exit to the back of the auditorium. The congregation then leaves the auditorium as families, including their children. The pastor and elder extend greetings to our families and visitors as they leave the auditorium. This will give better expression to an orderly conclusion to the worship service. This gives the office bearers opportunity to express greetings to the congregation and thus express the true love for one another in Christ.

The Evangelism Committee of South Holland Church in Illinois has received correspondence from Japan. A married couple from Japan was referred to South Holland by someone in Australia who received pamphlets from South Holland. Perhaps we will have some new subscribers from Japan in the near future.

The Office Bearers’ Conference was well attended on January 8 at Southeast Church in Grand Rapids. Prof. Hanko gave an encouraging speech on the “Elder’s Role.”

—DH