Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.
If you can remember back to the February 15th issue of the “News,” then you might remember an item about a committee being appointed by the consistory of the Hudsonville, MI PRC to look at possible solutions to their overcrowding “problems.”
This committee was contacted by the Hudsonville Reformed Church to inform them that their present building is for sale. This church is located on the northwest corner of School St. and Van Buren in Hudsonville. Some of you “older” readers may remember that the old Hudsonville PRC was located on the southeast corner of that same intersection.
The committee toured that facility and felt strongly that this location could possibly serve as a new daughter church of Hudsonville PRC. They then went ahead and made arrangements for an open house on March 30 for their congregation to view this facility. Interested members of Hudsonville could tour the church, parsonage, and other buildings from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. At 8:00 the group spent about 15 minutes singing, so they would be able to hear the pipe organ. This was followed by a question and answer period.
The congregation of the Grace PRC in Standale, MI was invited to a discussion/lecture presented by Mr. Herman Ophoff on April 11. His topic was, “The Split of 1924 and 1953.”
At a special congregational meeting in early April, the congregation of the Loveland, CO PRC voted to approve proposals from their consistory to re-carpet their auditorium and paint their sanctuary and narthex ceilings.
Members of the Cornerstone PRC meeting in Schererville, IN found something besides news in a recent Sunday bulletin. Enclosed in the bulletin of April 2 they found a daily Bible reading for the month of April. These are planned for the first bulletin of each month to help as a hand tool to encourage Bible reading.
The Spring Cantata, “Risen This Day,” was presented on April 14 by the choir of the Randolph, WI PRC. This was a fund-raiser for Faith Christian School Ladies School Circle.
Choirs from the Peace PRC in Lansing, IL and Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI also presented their annual Spring concerts on Sunday, April 16. Peace sang a variety of songs commemorating the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, while Georgetown performed the cantata, “No Greater Love.”
Young People’s Activities
The Young People’s Society of the Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL invited their congregation to a dinner on March 31 to celebrate the first anniversary of their new church building. A surprise supper was planned, followed by a program.
On Saturday, April 15, the Young People’s Society of the Covenant PRC in Wyckoff, NJ went to work on the landscaping at the front of their church. They planned to put in a few more shrubs and flowers and to redo the mulch.
Revs. Cammenga, Koole, and VanOverloop, members of our churches’ Contact Committee, met with the Ecumenicity Committee of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA on April 11. They planned to discuss the issue of the offer of the gospel. They will be reporting the results to this year’s synod.
Prof. and Mrs. H. Hanko returned home from their seven-month stay in Singapore in mid-April. We are grateful that they both could serve our churches in this way in their retirement.
Rev. and Mrs. Kortering and Jack and Judie Feenstra were unable to enter Myanmar because of visa problems. Over 50 men had traveled (some at great trouble) to attend a long teaching session (April 11 – May 5) by Rev. Kortering and instruction in English from the Feenstras. They submit to and wait on the Lord’s will.
Our Randolph, WI PRC hosted a speech by Rev. B. Gritters on April 3 in their sanctuary. Rev. Gritters spoke on the theme, “Godly Parenting in an Ungodly World.”
The first chapel service at the Holland Mission, sponsored by the First PRC in Holland, MI, went well. Rev. Terpstra spoke on John 14:6, “Jesus, the Only Way to the Father.” There were about 30 in attendance from the mission and 12 members from First’s congregation.
The Evangelism Committee of the Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, Alberta, CN is in the process of establishing a library in their church to provide good reading material for themselves and their children. They asked their congregation for donations to help get this project started, so we thought, why not place it here in the “News” for your consideration as well? We are sure they would appreciate any good books or donations of money. You may send them to: Rev. R. Miersma, 1 Sunset Way, Rosedale Valley, AB T4L 1X8 Canada.