Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
The Evangelism Society of the Southeast PRC in Grand Rapids, MI sponsored a conference on Eschatology on August 4, 11, 18 and 25. Each one of these sessions was led by a different minister, starting with Prof. H. Hanko, and followed by Prof. D. Engelsma, Rev. D. Kuiper, and Rev. W. Bruinsma.
The Evangelism Committee of the Immanuel PRC of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada sponsored a lecture given by Prof. R. Decker on the topic, “The Foolishness of Preaching.” This lecture was held in mid June in the Lacombe Christian School gym. The audience for the night numbered about 100, with one-third of them being from outside Lacombe’s congregation. While Prof. Decker and his wife were in Lacombe, he preached for the congregation of Immanuel for two Sundays while Rev. Dick was on vacation. He also led a two-day seminar on the subject, “The Office of Elder in God’s Church.” This seminar consisted of four lectures followed by discussion.
We also want to update our readers concerning the ongoing work in the Alamosa/Monte Vista, CO area as reported in our August issue of the “news.” With the Lord’s blessing, the first Sunday services were held there on June 20, with Rev. R. Cammenga (Loveland, CO PRC’s pastor) preaching on the subject, “Our Comfort in Christ,” based on Lord’s Day 1 of the Heidelberg Catechism. Present at that morning service were two families with children, two couples, and three individuals. Present at the afternoon service were four families with children, one couple, and three individuals.
Sunday services continue in Alamosa, with pulpit supply coming from Loveland’s pastor, or another minister from Classis West, Rev. W. Bekkering being there July 18 and 25. The services in Alamosa are attended also by members of the Loveland, CO congregation on a regular basis. And we have learned that two families from Michigan also attended recently.
The evening of July 18, 1993 was an exciting one for Trinity PRC of Houston, TX. The installation of a new pastor is always cause for excitement, but it was especially so in this instance because their new pastor came to them from faraway Singapore, having before been an ordained minister in the Evangelical Reformed Church of that country. We are thankful to God for bringing this event to pass. May God’s blessing rest on Pastor Mahtani and his family as he begins his labors in the Houston area.
Rev. J. Slopsema declined the call he had been considering to become pastor of the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI. And, subsequent to that decline, the Council of Southwest formed anew trio from which to call a minister. This trio consisted of the Revs. R. Cammenga (Loveland, CO), T. Miersma (Edmonton, AB), and C. Terpstra (South Holland, IL). The congregation met on July 29 and called Rev. Cammenga.
The Consistory of the Bethel PRC of Elk Grove Village, IL has appointed two committees to work on the matter of their future church location. One committee is to investigate alternative locations for their present worship services, and the other was given a mandate to determine the approximate cost of a structure on their Pratt Blvd. property.
The month of September marks the 50th anniversary of the Randolph, WI PRC. The congregation plans to mark the event with an evening program on Friday, September 10, a picnic on September 11, and special worship services on Sunday, the 12th. We mention this here in the September 1 issue so that possibly you might be able to attend one of these events instead of reading about it in News From Our Churches after it has happened.
Mr. David Higgs, who is presently attending our seminary, and who is a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia, was in our Loveland, CO PRC this summer with his wife and family. While there he gave a presentation concerning the EPC of Australia and answered questions about that church.
And one last item concerning our Christian schools. In mid-July, Rev. C. Haak gave a special lecture held at the Lynden, WA PRC on the promotion of Covenant education, sponsored by the Society for PR Secondary Education.