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PRC Congregational News, Sept.18, 2016 (Updated re Call to the Philippines)

HuizingaBrianOn Sunday, Sept.18, 2016, Rev. Brian Huizinga (Hope PRC, Redlands, CA) announced his decline of the call First PRC (Holland, MI) extended to him on August 28.

May the Lord assure this congregation of His knowledge of her need for another undershepherd and of His care for her while she waits for a pastor.

 

RMiersmaFrom Hull PRC's bulletin we find this significant notice concerning one of the PRC's emeritus ministers:

With thanksgiving to the Lord of the harvest, we remind our fellow saints of the 45th  anniversary of the ordination and installation into the ministry of Rev. Rodney G. Miersma [September, 1971]. He and his wife, Sharon, have faithfully served our churches in Isabel, SD; Pella, IA; Holland, MI; Wellington, NZ; Lacombe, AB; foreign missionary to Ghana; and Loveland, CO. Our emeritus minister continues to serve our churches in northwest Iowa. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. (Ezekiel 33:7)

And, finally, this reminder of the upcoming mission call to the Philippines from Doon PRC:

The Council of Doon PRC announces a trio for calling a third missionary to the Philippines. It consists of Revs. A. Brummel (Heritage PRC, Sioux Falls, SD), N. Decker (Trinity PRC - Hudsonville, MI), and R. Kleyn (Covenant of Grace PRC - Spokane, WA).  The congregation plans to call on Monday, Sept 19.

NathanDeckerAt her congregational meeting Monday night, Sept.19, 2016, Doon PRC voted to call Rev. Nathan Decker of Trinity PRC (Hudsonville, MI) to serve as third missionary to the Philippines. Let us remember this pastor and his family in our prayers as he considers this call.

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Reformed Book Outlet - September 2016 Newsletter & Specials

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September – 2016

25% off month!

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    September is one of Reformed Book Outlet’s 25% off sale months.

Almost all of our books, and all Bibles and Bible covers are 25% off all month.

The sale does not include NET books, such as cookbooks, and Psalters.

Nor does it include any music CDs or cards.

 

Fitting Praises Cds:  We still have volumes 3, 4, 6, 8, and 15 left for $3.00 each.   These will remain on sale for $3.00 each, only through the month of September.  These Cds make great gifts, especially for shut-ins. 

        Once again school is starting, and soon our Bible societies will begin meeting.  You are able to find many helpful books for these needs at RBO.

        We stock a large variety of King James Bibles; regular print, large print, extra-giant print, compact size, study Bibles, Bibles with notes for youth, and parallel Bibles.

We keep on hand a good supply of Bible study aides such as Strong’s and Young’s Concordances, and Naves Topical Bible, etc.  We have several Bible dictionaries, and Bible atlases.

        Our commentary section includes many volumes on one book of the Bible, in addition to a one-volume commentary on the whole Bible, and a six volume commentary on the whole Bible.  In addition to actual commentaries, we have many books written concerning certain themes and people of scripture.  We can also try to special order any particular book you might need that you can’t find in the store, and if possible – at 25% off.

          We carry the entire inventory of RPFA books and study guides - priced at 25% off this month.    If your child’s class is using Suffer Little Children or Show Me Thy Ways by Gertrude Hoeksema, you can purchase the book for yourself at RBO for additional help at home; and for your child’s piano lessons – Marilyn DeVries’ Praise His Majesty is also 25% off.

        Be sure to stop in at RBO for all your needs as you begin the school year, and the society season.

        We will also have a 30% off table during the month of September, with many fiction books, (Lori Wick and Wanda Brunstetter titles among others) and some overstock of Christian living titles.

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for September 2016

First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for September 2016 on the RWH radio program.

haak smallRev. Carl Haak, pastor of Georgetown PRC (Hudsonville, MI) continues his four-month service for the RWH program.

You are encouraged to listen to these important messages and to let others know about them too. Help spread the word about the Reformed Witness Hour, celebrating in 2016 its 75th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign particular grace!

To find a station in your area, visit the RWH website.  Or visit the RWH Sermonaudio channel.

Below is the schedule of messages, which you will also find below in flyer form and attached in pdf form.

September 4, 2016 – Rev. Carl Haak - The Secret Providence of God, Job 19:21

September 11, 2016 – Rev. Carl Haak - Who is Jesus? Matthew 1:21

September 18, 2016 – Rev. Carl Haak - The Sin of Lukewarmness, Song of Solomon 5:1-8

September 25, 2016 – Rev. Carl Haak - Grace for Today, Matthew 6:34

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Reformed News Asia - August 2016 (Issue 32)

Issue 32 - August 2016
Pamphlets
We print pamphlets written by our members and those from other Reformed churches of like-minded faith. They include a wide range of topics from doctrines to church history and practical Christian living. These pamphlets serve to promote knowledge of the true God as expressed in the Reformed faith.
FEATURED Pamphlet!
KJV vs NIV
By Prof (then Rev) Ronald Cammenga

"The matter of which Bible translation is to be accepted by and used among the people of God is a matter of highest priority. For centuries the King James Version was the undisputed version of choice among English-speaking Christians."

In this article, the history of the NIV is first evaluated in depth. Next, the author criticizes the NIV for its poor translation which has resulted in the weakening of various doctrines. This includes the deity of Christ, predestination, justification and divorce and marriage. A clear, precise and faithful translation is needed for the proper understanding of God's revelation. Lastly, the author explains why the KJV should be retained as the preferred translation.

Read to find out more about these Bible translations and why we continue to use the KJV.


Click hereto view our catalogue of pamphlets.

Click here to make an order.

All pamphlets are free. CERC reserves some discretion regarding large orders and/or orders from those outside Singapore.

 
Featured Book
For local orders (S'pore), please contact Ms Daisy Lim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For international orders, you may purchase directly from the Reformed Free Publishing Association (RFPA; rfpa.org)
Christianizing the World by Prof David Engelsma
From the RFPA website:

This book is a critique of Abraham Kuyper’s cultural theory of a common grace of God and of the grandiose mission of this grace, and of those who confess the theory and evidently intend to promote it so that it accomplishes the end Kuyper claimed. The book exposes Kuyper’s biblical basis for his theory and its practical mission.

The first and main part of the book is a much-expanded version of the public lecture given in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2014 under the auspices of the evangelism society of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Wyoming, Michigan. The second part of the book consists of questions raised by the audience at the conclusion of the lecture and of the answers by the speaker at the lecture. 

 
Audio Recordings

While Rev Lanning was on furlough, Prof Dykstra preached a series of sermons on the OT book of Ezra in CERC, under the theme "That My House May Be Built". Access the recordings here

  1. Cyrus, Jehovah’s Servant
  2. A Remnant Returned
  3. A Return To The Worship Of Jehovah
  4. The Foundation Is Laid
  5. Rejecting False Church Unity
  6. A Lesson In Priorities
  7. Only By Jehovah's Spirit
  8. The Work Prospered ByThe Lord
  9. Ezra’s Heart For The Lord’s House
  10. A Safe Journey To Jerusalem
  11. Facing The Question: Shall We Sin Again?
  12. Putting Away Strange Wives
Click here to access all our audio recordings.
 
Upcoming Events!
 
CERC Olympics 2016
Ready to set a new world record? CERC Olympics is here! Come join us for a time of (not so) friendly sports and games and Christian fellowship. Here are the details:

Date: 12 Sep 2016 (Mon)
Time: 930am to 1230pm
Venue: Bishan Active Park
Programme:
9:30-10:00          Singing and Exhortation
10:00-10:15        Split into teams
10:15-11:15        Slot 1 Games
11:30-12:30        Slot 2 Games
12:30 onwards   Lunch (packet food) and free and easy

Slot 1 games: Football, Captain's Ball, Kinball
Slot 2 games: Volleyball, Frisbee, Kinball

Sign up in the church dining area soon!

CKCKS youths playing kinball at an outing this year
 
Save these dates!

18 Sep  29th CERC Church Anniversary

22 Oct Gospel Meeting (in Chinese)
29 Oct Examination of Emmanuel Singh

4-5 Nov Reformation Day Conference 2016
12 Nov Youth Reformation Day Conference 2016

14-17 Dec CK/CKS Youth Camp

 
Past Events...
 
Installation of Office Bearers
On 7th Aug, CERC installed 3 men into the offices of elder and deacon. We thank God for the willing service of these men and pray the Lord's blessings upon them as they undertake the work of the church.
Laying on of hands on Bros Paul Liu (L) and Cornelius Boon as they were installed into the office of Deacon
Bro Lee Kong Wee was reinstalled into the office of Elder for another term
Session (Consistory) of CERC
 
National Day Hike
9th August, Singapore's National Day, is a public holiday. This year, our church gathered at MacRitchie Nature Reserve on that day for a time of hiking and fellowship.
Before the hike: Trying to keep out of the sun as Cornelius Boon gave an exhortation
Starting our hike around the reservoir
Lunch together after the hike
 
CKCKS August Outing
This August, our monthly youth group outing was at a relatively unknown Tampines Eco Green, tucked away in the east of Singapore. Situated in the middle of housing estates, this park was a serene refuge for us busy Singaporeans. With various natural habitats such as open grasslands, freshwater wetlands and a secondary rainforest, this outing turned out to be a pleasantly refreshing experience.
1st Group Shot!
Strolling along the scenic path
Getting ready for Captain's Ball
End-of-hike shot - still looking fresh!
 
Notes
New Salt Shakers Website!
Salt Shakers is a bi-monthly magazine published by the youth in CERC. Included in each issue are writings pertaining to both Reformed doctrine and practical theology. Articles are contributed by the Session, youth and members of CERC, as well as pastors and professors from the Protestant Reformed Churches in the USA and Northern Ireland. Salt Shakers also features articles from other Reformed publications, notably the Standard Bearer and Beacon Lights. Click here to access!
 
Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church
We are a Reformed Church that holds to the doctrines of the Reformation as they are expressed in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dordt.

Lord’s Day services on Sunday at 930 am & 2 pm • 11 Jalan Mesin, #04-00, Standard Industrial Building, Singapore 368813 • Pastor: Rev Andy Lanning  •www.cerc.org.sg 
 

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Rev.C. Griess Declines Mission Call from Doon PRC; 1st PRC, Holland Calls Rev. B.Huizinga

RevCGriessOn Sunday, August 28, 2016 it was announced in Doon PRC (calling church) and Calvary PRC (pastor's current charge) that Rev. C. Griess was led by the Lord to decline the call to serve as third missionary to the Philippines.

May the Lord bless Rev. Griess as he continues his labors in Calvary (Hull, IA), and may He give direction to the Council of Doon PRC with regard to the need in the Philippines.

HuizingaBrianAlso, on Sunday morning, August 28, the congregation of First PRC, Holland, MI, extended a call to Rev. B. Huizinga, currently pastor of Hope PRC in Redlands, CA. May the Lord guide His servant into the sure knowledge of His will and work for him in His vineyard.

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