Randolph, Wisc., has called Rev. J. Kortering, of Hull, Iowa, to be their minister. The trio also included the Revs. R.C. Harbach and G. Lanting.
The Reformed Witness Hour has scheduled Rev. J. Kortering, of Hull, Iowa, for the last two Sundays in October and the first two in November. On Oct. 24 Rev. Kortering’s sermon will be on, “The Gift of Faith” (Eph. 2:8); and on Oct. 31 the text of Phil. 4:8 will be exegeted under the theme, “The Communion of Saints”. Remember that copies of all the radio sermons may be had by writing to The Reformed Witness Hour, P.O. Box 1230, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Randolph’s consistory has placed a subscription to our Standard Beaver in the public library of Beaver Dam, Wisc. Our paper is now on the magazine table with the many others it displays. God grant that it may be a power for good in that community.
The Reformation Day Rally to be held in the Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium Oct. 27 is being widely advertised in the area. Nine big billboards in Grand Rapids, two in Kalamazoo, and one each in Holland and Muskegon, and radio and press announcements will call this meeting to the attention of the Reformed people in the community. Have you invited your friends and neighbors?
The Reformed Action Society of our Western churches has sponsored a public lecture in Edgerton, Minn., Friday evening, Sept. 25, with the Rev. B. Woudenberg as speaker. After the lecture the annual business was conducted, including election of office bearers.
Did you know that our people in South Holland are building a new church? The walls are in, six arches are in place and the seventh awaits the brick; and then the church will have taken shape. It is rumored that this building will incorporate some unique characteristics, but this will be reported when it is finished.
The Ladies’ Circle of the Society for P.R. Secondary Education sponsored a lecture featuring Prof. H. Hanko as speaker. His topic, “Prot. Ref. Education—Unique Enterprise” was treated under three points: its Basis, its Character and its Advantage. The basis was that knowledge should be treated, not as a collection of bare facts, but as a revelation of the God of Creation. The character of our teaching would be shown by the goals for which we strive—that knowledge is for knowledge’s sake, to learn to know God. The advantage we may expect is to produce “wise children” as they are described in the Book of Proverbs. Special numbers on the program were singing by Mr. and Mrs. C. Jonker, by the Hope Heralds, and an organ-piano duet by the Misses Mary and Ellen Kregel.
Did you know that Mrs. C. Hanko, Redland’s pastor’s wife, has improved to the extent that she might accompany her husband on a classical appointment to Lynden, Wash.? and, that Mrs. Heys, wife of South Holland’s pastor, has submitted to back surgery and has returned home, and is “as well as can be expected?”
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