Redlands has extended a call to Rev. C. Hanko of First Church. The trio also included the Revs. G. Lubbers and J. Kortering.
Our Missionary, Rev. G. Lubbers is considering the call which came to him from our Loveland congregation. The others on that trio were the Revs. B. Woudenberg and G. Vos.
Southwest Church has announced a new trio: Revs. G. Lanting, G. Lubbers and B. Woudenberg.
Lynden’s trio consists of the Revs. G. Lubbers, G. Van den Berg and H. Veldman.
The date of Rev. H. Veldman’s installation at Hope has been re-scheduled for the morning of May 26. He hopes to preach his inaugural sermon in the evening service.
Holland has scheduled a Mission Program for May 31 featuring our Missionary who will give a talk and show pictures of his newest field of labor.
At a congregational meeting held May 9, Holland’s congregation decided to purchase property upon which they hope to build a church edifice, D.V. The Building Committee was on hand the previous Saturday afternoon to show the proposed site to the members of the congregation.
Contribution from the Radio Committee: A great Gift, a great Commission, a great Calling, a great and important question, and a great Promise are the general subjects of Prof. H.C. Hoeksema’s radio sermons which, the Lord willing, are to be heard over the Reformed Witness Hour during June. On Sunday, June 2, “Receiving the Gift of the Spirit,” a Pentecostal message, will be aired. The great Commission of the Church to “Preach the Word,” will be explained the following Lord’s Day, June 9. A message reminding the listening audience of the great Calling of the Church, as “Ambassadors for Christ,” to say, “thus saith the Lord,” will be heard Sunday, June 16. Proclaiming the truth concerning God’s love for the world (John 3:16), the great and important question “Whom Does God Love?” will be answered, June 23. The great Promise of God, “that whosoever believeth in God’s only begotten Son shall not perish, but have everlasting life” will be treated by Prof. Hoeksema Sunday, June 30, under the theme, “God’s Great Love Toward the World.” The Radio Committee of the Reformed Witness Hour invites our readers to listen to these Distinctively Reformed Radio Programs, and for those who cannot tune in, we remind you that printed copies of the sermons can be obtained by writing to The Reformed Witness Hour, Box 1230, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Hudsonville’s Choral Society shared the fruits of their practice sessions with the congregation, giving a public program after the evening service, May 19.
In many of our churches the activities of the various societies have again come to a sudden halt with banquets to celebrate the event. It is a good thing that our church councils do not follow this example with regard to public worship services as some modern churches do. It is really too bad that our societies cannot meet the year round as a continuous demonstration of the communion of saints.
Hudsonville opened the doors to their Summer Sunday School session, May 5. The memory verse for the littlest ones was appropriately, “Seek ye the Lord.”
Through correspondence between the consistories of First Church in Grand Rapids and Redlands, California, permission was given Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ezinga, of First Church, to have their infant baptized by the Redland’s pastor in their May 5th service. Mr. Ezinga is with the Armed Forces stationed near San Francisco and is being transferred to Mississippi.
At one of the April meetings of Hull’s Ladies’ Society the after recess program consisted of a discussion on “Children and the Worship Service,” which was introduced by Mrs. W. Hoksbergen and Mrs. G. Hoekstra.
Three annual business meetmgs were announced in the area bulletins: The Society for Prot. Ref. Secondary Education, May 16 at Southwest Church; Adams St. School, May 21; and, Hope’s School, June 10.
Did you know that The Reformed Witness Hour can now be heard in the Houston, Texas, area over F.M. Station KFMK? At present this program is heard between 6 and 6:30 P.M. on Sundays.
A harbinger of Spring: Picnic dates announced in several bulletins.
. . . . See you in church.