Report of Classis East

July 6, 1966 at Hudsonville

Rev. R.C. Harbach led in the opening devotions. After the Classis was constituted, the Rev. G. Lanting presided, while the Rev. Harbach recorded the minutes. 

All the churches were represented by two delegates each, and Prof. H.C. Hoeksema and Rev. R. Decker, who were in attendance, were given an advisory vote. 

The transcribed minutes of the April Classis were read by the Stated Clerk and approved. His report re correspondence, as well as the report of the Classical Committee, was filed for information. 

The brethren Herman Kuiper and Peter Koole were appointed by the chair to serve on the finance committee. 

The Classical Committee was instructed to supply the next Classis with a copy of its constitution. 

Classical appointments were granted to Hudsonville and Randolph as follows: HUDSONVILLE: July 17—Harbach, July 24—Schipper, July 31—VanBaren, Aug. 14—Lanting, Aug. 28—Lubbers, Sept. 4—Veldman, Sept. 11—VanBaren, Sept. 25—Schipper, Oct. 2—Lanting. 

RANDOLPH: July 17—Lanting, July 24—Lanting, July 31—Veldman, Aug. 7—Lubbers, Aug. 28—Harbach, Sept. 11—Schipper, Sept. 18—Lubbers, Sept. 25—Veldman, Oct. 2—VanBaren, Oct. 9—Harbach. 

A letter from the Stated Clerk of Synod was read and filed for information.

Two appeals appeared on the agenda of Classis, which Classis decided could not be treated because the Consistory did not have sufficient time to give a final answer to them. 

Mr. J.M. Faber was appointed to thank the ladies of Hudsonville for, their excellent catering.

Classis accepted the invitation of Holland to meet there next time on the first Wednesday in October. 

Questions of Article 41 of the Church Order were asked and answered satisfactorily. 

After the concept minutes were read and approved, and the chairman expressed appreciation for the co-operation of the delegates, Classis sang Psalter Number 325, and the Rev. R. Decker of our Doon Church offered the closing prayer of thanksgiving. 

—M. Schipper, Stated Clerk