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May 12, 2004

Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at the Georgetown PRC. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. William Langerak served as the chairman for this session.

Much of the business of this session was routine. Reports from the Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee were received; the report of the committee to assist Wingham in its transition to the PRC was also presented and approved.

An overture to Synod 2005 from two brothers in our Cornerstone PRC requesting that synod appoint a committee to study the matter of proper Bible translation and advise synod whether it should recommend the use of a newer, vernacular Bible to our churches was presented. Classis put this matter in the hands of a study committee to bring recommendations to the September 2004 meeting of classis.

Classis was in closed session to consider a matter of discipline brought by one of the churches.

Classical appointments were given to Georgetown, Hudsonville, and Wingham. Wingham’s appointments extend through June 2004, when they expect the arrival of their new pastor, Rev. M. DeVries.

Expenses for this classis amounted to $1,424.85. Classis will meet next on September 8, 2004 at the Holland PRC.

Respectfully submitted,

Jon J. Huisken,

Stated Clerk