September 14, 2011
Hope Protestant Reformed Church
Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at the Hope PRC, Walker, MI. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. G. Eriks was the chairman of this session. The delegates ad examina from Classis West were present, as were two visitors from a small denomination in Germany who were in the area to visit with our Contact Committee.
This was a happy occasion for the classis. The delegates were able to witness the successful classical examination of Nathan Decker, Pastor-elect of the Trinity PRC. This young brother gave a good account of himself, and at the end of the day he was informed that classis approved his examination and that Trinity PRC was authorized to proceed with his ordination and installation. There was ample evidence that the churches were glad for God’s gift of another minister of the gospel in the PRC.
Classis was in closed session to deal with a matter of discipline. Classical appointments were given to Cornerstone and Hope. The expenses of the classis amounted to $1,185.30.
Classis will meet next on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Hudsonville PRC.
Jon J. Huisken, Stated Clerk