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Holland’s congregation has extended a call to Rev. J. A. Heys, of South Holland, Ill., to be their minister. Rev. C. Hanko, of Redlands, Calif. has received the call from our church in Hull, Iowa to come over to help them. 

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The 1967 Lecture Series in Grand Rapids is off to a good start — the first meeting having been postponed due to severe weather conditions. The lecture on, “Total Depravity” was given by Prof. H. Hanko to a large-audience in First Church a week later than was announced. The audience, like those of last year, was characterized by marked attentiveness. It is heartening to observe this interest shown in a subject such as this which, to say the least, is suffering neglect by the churches of the Reformation; this neglect is beginning to bear fruits of opposition and direct denial in some instances. But this is the sort of revival that Reformed people, should experience — a revival of the basic truths as embodied in the Five Points of Calvinism. For you who would like tapes of each lecture the news is out that they are available for the nominal price of $3.00 per tape. By the time you read this the first two lectures will have been taped for your benefit. Send your request to: Mr. H. Vander Wall 1047 Alto Ave., S.E. Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507. 

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The blizzard that hit the Chicago area blanketed South Holland with twenty-six inches of snow, forcing the cancellation of Rev. Heys’ morning service. Cars were forbidden to park on the streets but their parking lot was cleared in time for the evening service. Experiences like this, no doubt, were duplicated in many of our Western churches. 

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The Permanent Committee for the Publication of Protestant Reformed Literature, those good people who gave us Rev. H. Hoeksema’s Dogmatics, has decided to begin working with Rev. Hoeksema’s commentary on the Book of Revelations, and expect to get it off the presses later this year. They are sure that book will have great appeal because of the general interest in The Doctrines of the Last Things generated by the many signs that so plainly indicate the nearness of the Day of the Lord. It is their hope that this forthcoming publication may help fill the need of the Christian who is awaiting that Day and who wants to be alert, to heed the word of Christ, “What I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch!” 

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Note this paragraph lifted from Doon’s Feb. 5 bulletin: “A momentous and far-reaching step has been taken by our Northwest Iowa Protestant Reform School Society at its meeting last Tuesday. It was decided to proceed with the building of our own school with a view to providing Protestant Reformed instruction for our children in September of this year. May God give us courage and strength to persevere in this our holy covenant calling that we may also experience His richest blessings in the future in our generations. To Him be the Glory.” 

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The Winter Beacon Lights Singspiration was held in Southeast Church after the evening service, Feb. 11. The spirited singing was led by Mr. Henry Vander Vennen, and special music was furnished by Donna Knoper and Eunice Hoeksema who gave a piano-organ duet. The audience was neither too large or too small, just an average winter evening crowd. 

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Lynden’s pastor, Rev. Woudenberg, informed his congregation, “One of the readers of our Study Sheets in Houston, Texas, has offered to send out one thousand sample copies to the members of a Christian Political Party to which he belongs.” 

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One of the bulletin notices announcing the second lecture of Prof. H. Hanko on, “Unconditional Election” added this promise, “Not only is this series a diet of meat for the aged in the faith, but there also is plenty of milk for the babes in the faith.” 

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Oak Lawn’s new clerk is Mr. J. W. Regnerus, 6855 W. 107th St., Worth, Illinois, 60482. *** 

Rev. M. Schipper, of our Southeast Church, has submitted to a kidney stone operation Feb. 13, and the reports are that the surgery was successful. 

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Are you listening to the Reformed Witness Hour regularly? If you cannot tune in to the current series of sermons on the Book of Genesis by Prof. H. C. Hoeksema, you should send for the free copies thereof. Every high school and college student should have them to combat the influence of their instruction regarding the revelation of God the Creator. Remember, young people, after Genesis has been safely covered up in your schoolroom’s wastebasket the other sixty-five Books will soon follow it! 

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The Northwest Iowa “Reformed Witness” latest pamphlet is being mailed to many on the mailing lists of each church extension committee — Loveland alone sends out 500 — and this one is by Rev. R. Dekker of Doon, on, “For Whom Did Christ Die?” 

. . .see you in church. 

J.M.F.