All Articles For Report of Classis East

Results 21 to 30 of 268

After preaching their specimen sermons and upon receiving the approval of their preaching from Classis East and the Synodical Delegates Ad Examina of Classis West, the Pastors-elect Joe Holstege and Justin Smidstra were examined extensively on the six loci of Reformed dogmatics, and their knowledge of the Scriptures, confessions, controversy, and practica. Both Pastors-elect gave excellent demonstrations of their knowledge and training in all these areas over roughly five hours of oral questioning. Upon the conclusion of their examinations, there were unanimous decisions to approve of their examinations, to recommend that Zion PRC proceed to the ordination and installation of...

Continue reading

The Synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches convened in the parlors of the Fuller Ave. Church, beginning its first session Wednesday morning, June 7. On Tuesday evening, Rev. G. Vos, of Edgerton, Minn., the President of the Synod of 1943, preached the pre-synodical sermon, taking as his text Eph. 5:1, 2: Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children, and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us, and hath given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smell­ing savor. On Wednesday morning Rev. Vos led in the opening exercise of Synod....

Continue reading

This classis met in regular session Wednesday, July 12, at the Fuller Ave. Church in Grand Rapids. Rev. L. Ver­meer called the meeting to order, led the devotionals, received the credentials and declared the meeting constituted. Rev. J. De Jong now presides and Rev. L. Vermeer takes down the min­utes. The Formula of Subscription is signed by those who are present at the classis for the first time. The report of the Classical Committee in re the dissolution of Byron Center was read and received for information. The report showed that various matters had been taken care of: namely, the...

Continue reading

September 13, 2017 at Grandville PRC Classis East met in regular session on the morning of Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The churches were each represented by two delegates. Rev. J. Mahtani was the chairman for this session. Rev. W. Langerak was appointed as the moderator of Byron Center PRC in their vacancy. Holland PRC, Southwest PRC, and Zion PRC were granted classical pulpit supply for evening services during their vacancies. Most of the morning was spent on an appeal by a brother against his consistory. This was appointed to a pre-advice committee for recommendations. After thorough deliberations Classis declared that...

Continue reading

May 10, 2017 Byron Center PRC Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Each church was each represented by two delegates. Rev. Wm. Langerak was the chairman for this session. Rev. K. Koole was appointed as the new moderator of Southwest PRC. He replaces Rev. A. denHartog who has been on the west coast assisting our Lynden Church during the illness of Rev. Ron Hanko. Holland PRC, Southwest PRC, and Zion PRC were granted Classical pulpit supply for evening services from June through September, should they be needed. Classis was informed that a brother intends to...

Continue reading

January 11, 2017 Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the Georgetown PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Present also were the synodical deputies from Classis West: Revs. S. Key, D. Kuiper, and N. Langerak. Rev. K. Koole was the chairman for this session. The Classis dealt first with the request from Faith PRC to organize a new congregation in the Jenison area, which congregation will be known as Zion PRC. With thanks to God, the Classis approved this request and instructed Faith PRC to proceed with the organization...

Continue reading

Classis East of the Protestant Re­formed Churches met Wednesday morn­ing at 9 o’clock, October 4, 1944 in the parlors of the First Church at Grand Rapids, Michigan. The opening exercises were conducted in the usual way by Rev. J. De Jong, the president of the former classis. The credentials were then read and received and classis was declared constituted. Rev. C. Hanko was called upon to pre­side and Rev. J. De Jong took down the minutes. The minutes of the July session of classis were read and approved. A report of the stated clerk was read and approved. A report...

Continue reading

The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. W. Hofman. After the singing of No. 223 from the Psalter, he reads a few verses of Hebrews 12 and leads in prayer. The credentials were read and received. Classis was then declared constituted. Classis asked Rev. De Wolf to take down the minutes seeing the president of the preceding Classis was not present. Rev. G. M. Ophoff and D. Jonker were given advisory vote. The minutes of the previous Classical meeting were read and approved. The reply of Hudsonville’s consistory did not prove to be satisfactory to Classis. Classis requests that Hudsonville...

Continue reading

The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. J. A. Heys in the usual manner. From the credentials it appeared that all the churches were represented by two delegates. The credentials are accepted. Classis is declared constituted. It is Rev. H. Hoeksema’s turn to preside, while Rev. J. A. Heys serves as secretary for this session of Classis. The Formula of Subscription is signed by those delegates who are present at the Classis for the first time. The minutes of the previous meeting of Classis are read and approved. The Revs. Ophoff and Jonker are given advisory vote. The reply of...

Continue reading

Classis West met in regular session on September 28, 2016, in Randolph, WI. Rev. S. Key opened the meeting with devotions and an exhortation based on I Thessalonians 2:1-6. He reminded the delegates that God has entrusted us with the gospel. This becomes a source of confidence for us who minister the Word, as well as a reason for commitment and the power of divine commission. Rev. R. Kleyn chaired this meeting of Classis. The agenda was brief. The stated clerk, classical committee, and reading sermon committee all reported routine labors. The expenses of this meeting totaled $6,871.73. Classis adjourned...

Continue reading