The Consistory has approved a request from the faculty of the seminary that our Consistory and Pastor oversee the internship of Seminarian Joshua Engelsma. The Lord willing Seminarian Engelsma, his wife Courtney, and children Calvin and Charlotte, will be part of our congregation’s life and fellowship from July 1 to December 31. We look forward to welcoming the Engelsma family into our midst.
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The Young Adults Bible Study is currently hosting a video series on child-rearing, entitled “Shepherding a Child’s Heart,” by Tedd Tripp. This will occur in the months of April and May, with most meetings taking place on Thursday nights from 7:30 - 9:00. Pastor Key will chair the meetings and lead any discussion. Members of the congregation are welcome to attend.
Attention writers who love the Heidelberg Catechism: A writing contest sponsored by the Protestant Reformed Seminary will be part of the celebration of the 450th anniversary of this beautiful confession this coming fall. Generous prizes will be awarded to excellent papers on assigned topics submitted by writers in five different age categories, including a category for adult writers this time. For more information, please visit the new website set up by Hudsonville PRC, the host church for the celebration in the fall of 2013. Don't delay; the due date for all contest entries is Friday, June 28. Click here to see and print the Contest Guidelines.
As of the end of November 2012 Rev Andrew Lanning has begun his official labors in the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore. Grandville (MI) PRC is the calling church for the "minister-on-loan".
The Lanning's address is: 148 Bishan Street 11 #06-113 Singapore 570148. Mrs.S.Lanning's blog is singaporelannings.blogspot.com (You may sign up to receive the posts via email if you wish.). Rev.A.Lanning's blog is http://thesingaporeseven.yolasite.com/
[From the 1st Reformed Church of Bulacan Bulletin]: Missionary R.Smit and his family (the Philippines) will soon be taking a six week furlough to the USA. They plan to leave on June 4, and return mid-July. Rev. Smit will give presentations to the PRCA members concerning the mission work here in the Philippines. He will also preach in some of the churches, and attend the annual PRCA Synod (June 11-14). May God bless their time away and give them safety as they travel.