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Trivia Question

Which six ministers in the PRCA have a last name that begins with the letter L? Answer later in this column.

Reformed Free Publishing Association

The RFPA annual meeting was held Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Angus Stewart speaking on “The RFPA, the CPRC, and the Spread of the Truth” at Grace PR Church in Grand Rapids, MI. This speech addressed the role of RFPA literature from the perspective of a PR sister church running a bookstore and doing missionary work in another country, showing how these Reformed materials edify the CPRC’s members and assist in reaching its contacts. Men, women, and young people were all cordially invited to attend the meeting and were informed and inspired!

Minister activities

Rev. Rodney Kleyn was led by God to decline the call issued to him by Grandville PRC to serve as minister-on- loan to the Covenant ERC of Singapore. The Council of Grandville PRC has since announced another trio: Revs. G. Eriks, S. Key, and W. Langerak.

After considering the call to Grandville PRC, Rev. Nathan Decker (Trinity PRC) accepted it on September 23.

On October 26 and 27 Prof. D. Engelsma will be one of the featured speakers at a conference in Ashland, TN (a suburb of Nashville). The conference is hosted by a group called Reforming America Ministries (RAM).

RAM hosts a Reformation Preaching Conference every year at the end of October. This year their theme is “The Doctrine of Justification Defined and Defended against the Heresies Taught by John Piper, Federal Vi­sion and the New Perspective on Paul.” Prof. Engelsma’s speech(es) are titled “Justification by Faith: Denigrates Federal Vision Heresy.” His speech is scheduled to be broken into two parts, the first will be delivered on Fri­day, October 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EDT) and the second part on Saturday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m. (EDT). The event will be live-streamed on Reforming America Ministries Facebook page.

Young People’s activities

Grace PRC Young People held a Labor Day breakfast. Hudsonville PRC Young People sponsored their third annual Whiffle Ball Tournament and Zion PRC held their mum sale. All these recent activities served as fundraisers for the young people.

Evangelism activities

From our Hope congregation in Redlands:

On October 26th at 7 p.m. (PST) Professor Gritters will be speaking on “Evangelicals and Catholics Together? Reconciling the Unreconcilable.” Please invite friends, family, and acquaintances for an online, live viewing on our website hopeprc.org. Even better if you can attend in person!

From the Randolph, WI PRC bulletin:

The Evangelism Committee is planning a Reformation Day Lecture, to be held Friday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. Because this Autumn marks the 400th anniversary of the start of the Synod of Dordt, Rev. E. Guichelaar will be giving the lecture on the Canons of Dordt. Reserve the date, and stay tuned for more information.

On October 5 Rev. Angus Stewart, pastor at Cove­nant PRC of Northern Ireland, presented a speech about Martin Luther and his wife Katie at the Pittsburgh PRC.

The Synod of Dordt held its first meeting on Novem­ber 13, 1618. Crete, IL PRC invites you to commemo­rate the 400th anniversary of this great event in church history by attending a special lecture given by Profes­sor D. Kuiper on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The speech will be live-streamed at prccrete.org.

School activities

School fundraisers that were scheduled to be completed by now include the Adams Annual Auction, Covenant CHS Foundation Golf Outing and Fall Festival, Heritage Christian Fall Family Supper, Trinity Christian High Labor Day Breakfast. Also, the Faith Christian School Ladies’ Circle in Randolph, WI planned a Jog-a-Thon in late September.

Sister-Church activities

During the time Rev. Daniel Kleyn supplied the pulpit of the CERC in Singapore in September he also had opportunity to give a presentation there on the work of our missionaries in the Philippines. Rev. Audred Spriensma followed Rev. Kleyn in the pulpit supply rotation in Singapore for three Sundays.

Congregational activities

From Georgetown PRC: Girls Conference 2018: “Shine as Lights in the World” / Nov. 10, 2018 / Grades 9-Post High/College: Join us for great speeches, music, games, food, and fun. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Register now at: https://shineaslights2018.eventbrite.com. Save the date!

The girls’ group at Providence RPC sold delicious caramel apples for their fundraiser this Fall.

Grandville PRC held a church bowling outing at Hudsonville Lanes on October 5.

Trinity PRC held a progressive dinner on October 12.

Trivia answer

The six ministers in the PRCA whose last names begin with the letter “L” are: Revs. Jonathan Langerak, Nathan Langerak, William Langerak, James Laning, Andrew Lanning, and Dennis Lee. More trivia next time.