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We may as well begin with information concerning a couple of not very recent calls. Rev. R. Moore was chosen, from a trio which included also Rev. R. Harbach and Cand. R. Miersma, to receive the call to serve as pastor in our church in Randolph, Wisconsin. Rev. Moore has also received the call from Doon. According to a late report, Rev. Moore has accepted the call from Doon. Rev. D. Engelsma has declined the call to become the third professor in our seminary. And, at the time of this writing, Rev. R.

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At a congregational meeting held in our Redlands Protestant Reformed Church on May 15, Rev. D. Kuiper was chosen to receive the call to serve as minister there. Rev. Engelsma is again considering the call to serve as third professor in the seminary.  The month of June has brought graduation for many of our young people. It might be appropriate, therefore, to include a “note to our graduates” which appeared in a bulletin of Hull Protestant Reformed Church in May of 1971. It comes, very likely, from the pen of Rev. Kortering.

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Classis East met in regular session on June 27th, 1973 in the First Prot. Ref. Church. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. G. Lubbers, on furlough from his work in Jamaica, who also present and was given advisory vote.  Rev. G. VanBaren led the classis in opening devotions and Rev. R. VanOverloop was given the privilege of chairing Classis East for the first time. 

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Some time ago I was sent a copy of the minutes of a meeting of the Fiftieth Anniversary Committee, with the suggestion that some advance publicity be given by way of the Church News column. A fine idea, I think, especially now that our Standard Bearer has launched the commemoration of its own fiftieth anniversary. The fiftieth year of our churches’ existence follows on the heels of that of the Standard Bearer, so the celebration of the latter ought to excite interest in that of the former.

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