Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
In a letter to their congregation the Evangelism Committee of the South Holland, IL PRC reminded their fellow church members that if they needed a good book to take on their summer vacation, they could possibly find a title that sounded interesting in the bookshelf the Evangelism Committee maintains in their church basement. In fact, one of their older correspondents related to them that he helped his grandchildren with their school tuition by paying them to read material from the bookshelf. We wonder if that offer included reading this magazine?
We take this opportunity to remind our readers in the Chicago, IL area that the Reformed Witness Hour broadcasts can now be heard on WYLL 1160 on Sunday mornings at 8 A.M. These broadcasts are supported through the evangelism efforts of all our Chicago-land churches.
The Evangelism Committee of the Grace PRC in Standale, MI makes and distributes audiotapes of theBeacon Lights, a magazine for our denomination’s young people, for the blind or visually impaired. These tapes are free for the asking. If you or anyone you know could benefit from receiving these audio copies of theBeacon Lights, you may contact Bill Leep at 616-990-5944 or Bill Leep@innotecgroup.com.
Mr. & Mrs. David Moelker were in Fayetteville, NC Sunday, July 31. Mr. Moelker was there as representative of our churches’ Domestic Mission Committee. While there Mr. Moelker was able to lead a Bible study and to help the group with local contacts. The DMC is planning once-a-month visits to help further the cause of missions and to help encourage the saints there.
The weekend of July 22-24, Rev. A. denHartog, along with Elders Jim Kuiper and Darrel Huisken, from the Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI, the calling church for the Pittsburgh Mission, visited the field for their biannual visit. The delegation met with Pittsburgh’s Steering Committee, as well as personally with others in the group. Rev. denHartog also preached both services on Sunday.
Missionary pastor Rev. Angus Stewart, with Mary his wife, returned to the United States July 25 for about a month’s worth of vacation. Vacation may not be the best word to use, since plans called for Rev. Stewart to preach every Sunday in August, as well as give at least two presentations on his labors in Ballymena, Northern Ireland and spend time with various committees and consistories reviewing the work.
While Rev. Stewart was away from his pulpit in Ballymena and the saints of the Covenant PR Fellowship there, Rev. Jai Mahtani, pastor of the Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL, went to Northern Ireland, with his wife Esther, to preach for the group for three Lord’s Days. From accounts provided by Rev. Mahtani to Bethel it sounds as if the three weeks spent there were very pleasant, active, fruitful, and blessed.
In early July, the congregation of First PRC in Grand Rapids, MI met after their evening service for a light lunch and a short program to welcome their seminary intern, Mr. Andy Lanning, his wife Stephanie, and their two children into their fellowship.
Sunday evening, August 7, Rev. Garrett Eriks was installed as the ninth pastor of the Hudsonville, MI PRC. Rev. Ron VanOverloop, pastor of the Byron Center PRC and a son of Hudsonville, preached for Hudsonville, choosing as his text Acts 14:26, under the theme “Committed unto the Grace of God.” Prof. Barry Gritters con ducted the installation. The following Lord’s Day, August 14, Rev. Eriks preached his inaugural sermon based on the Word found in II Corinthians 5:18-20 under the theme “The Ministry of Reconciliation.” In between these two Sundays, Hudsonville also came together on August 10 for a welcome evening for Rev. Eriks and Rev. Stewart. The evening consisted of a short program, dinner, and then some volleyball, beanbag games, roller blade hockey, or for those less active older members, just good Christian fellowship.
A special 10-year anniversary program was held Sunday evening, July 31, for members of the Grace PRC in Standale, MI. The congregation joined together for an uplifting evening of song and fellowship in thanksgiving to God.
At a congregational meeting held July 18, the First PRC in Grand Rapids, MI voted to redo the flooring and carpeting in their sanctuary, as well as to purchase new pew Bibles.
In early August each family and individual confessing member of the Hull, IA PRC was encouraged to read an informational sheet and complete a questionnaire-survey regarding the possible organization of a new daughter congregation.
The Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI has extended a call to Rev. Daniel Kleyn to serve as Eastern Home Missionary for our churches.
The congregation of First PRC in Holland, MI has extended a call to Rev. D. Kleyn to serve as their next pastor.