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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.

Minister Activities

Rev. S. Houck, pastor of the Peace PRC in Lynwood, IL, had a recurrence of his heart problems. At first it looked as though he would have to have bypass surgery again. However, it now looks as though doctors may be able to treat him simply with medication. Let us remember Rev. Houck, along with all our pastors, either active or retired, in prayer.

The congregation of the Edgerton, MN PRC has extended a call to Rev. R. Dykstra to serve as their next pastor. And the Lynden, WA congregation has extended a call to Rev. M. Joostens, with the prayer that in harmony with God’s will he will hear and accept their call to serve as their next pastor.

Evangelism Activities

Rev. S. Key, pastor of the Randolph, WI PRC, was asked to bring the Word at the evening service of the Second Christian Reformed Church of Randolph on January 8. Rev. Key preached from Luke 16:27-31 on the theme “The Sufficiency of the Word.”

Rev. J. Mahtani, pastor of the Trinity PRC in Houston, TX, was interviewed on three different occasions by radio station KHCB 105.7 FM in Houston concerning information about Trinity, the upcoming Reformed Evangelism Conference, and the Christian SINDHI outreach to the Indian community of Houston. Reportedly, Trinity received dozens of phone calls enquiring about their church as well as their upcoming conference. Rev. Mahtani was also able to bring the Word at a recent Christian SINDHI conference. One of their meetings was held in the sanctuary of Trinity, and Rev. Mahtani spoke on the subject “Train up a Child.”

We can also mention here that, as many of you undoubtedly know, the congregation of Trinity has been busy for the better part of a year now planning for this month’s Reformed Evangelism Spring Conference. From all accounts, registration for this conference has far exceeded expectations. God has greatly blessed the efforts of Trinity with more than 180 registered so far. Since original plans called for a conference to bring together PRs from all over this country, as well as guests from the Houston area, it was necessary to close registration in order to accommodate local interest in attending the meetings. The Lord willing, this conference will start on April 3, and run through April 5th. Let us remember Trinity and all those who gather there this first week in April in our prayers, that God will use all this for His glory.

The newly organized Evangelism Society of the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI has decided to purchase a new recording system to use during their weekly worship services.

Congregational Activities

Rev. S: Key, pastor of the Randolph, WI PRC, began the new year by introducing a series of sermons dealing with the subject of worship. This series was entitled “Reformed Worship: Fellowship with the Holy One.” Over the weeks, D.V., Rev. Key will use passages of Scripture to explain the various elements of our worship. He also hoped to show why we include in our worship such elements as: singing (exclusively Psalms), preaching, offerings, and prayer.

Young People’s Activities

The Young People’s Society of the Hull, IA PRC hosted a winter singspiration at their church. Through song and special numbers they developed the theme “Praise Ye the Lord.”

On February 11, the young people of the Grandville, MI PRC hosted a formal candlelight valentine dinner at Hope School. There were three seatings from 4:45-9:00 p.m. with couples having a choice of chicken or prime rib. Proceeds will go for this year’s convention.

The young people of the South Holland, IL PRC set a new record back in January when they made 406 sub-sandwiches as part of a fund-raiser for this year’s convention.

The sanctuary of the Grandville, MI PRC was the site of a Young People’s Society Mass Meeting held on February 19. Rev. A. Spriensma, Grandville’s pastor, spoke on “Personal Devotions of a Young Person.”

Young people from many west Michigan PR churches got together on Saturday, March 4 at Heritage Christian School in Hudsonville to make apple pies. This fund-raiser, sponsored by the Federation Board of Young People’s Societies, has turned into an annual event. This year the young people made 1,021 pies, starting at 7:30 a.m. and finishing around noon, after which the unbaked pies were delivered to area churches for pickup that afternoon, followed, no doubt, by consumption that night.

Food for Thought

“He that would walk aright must have one eye upward to Jesus Christ and another inward to the corruption of his own nature.”

—Thomas Boston