November 2, 2011
Classis East met in special session on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the Cornerstone PRC in Dyer, IN. The purpose of this session was to examine Pastor-elect Jonathan Mahtani with a view to his ordination and installation as the pastor of the Cornerstone PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Revs. D. Kuiper, N. Langerak, and C. Spronk were present as the synodical deputies from Classis West.
Classis unanimously approved the examination of Pastor-elect Mahtani. It was with thanksgiving to God that the churches received another minister of the gospel into the Protestant Reformed Churches. After a two-year vacancy, it was a particular joy for the Cornerstone PRC to witness this successful examination and to proceed that very evening to the ordination and installation of their new pastor, Jonathan Mahtani.
The expenses of classis amounted to $2,535.73. Classis will meet next at its regularly scheduled meeting of Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Hudsonville PRC.
Jon J. Huisken,