On Tuesday morning, June 11, 2013 the synod and its visitors assembled in the sanctuary of Hudsonville PRC to hear the sermon of Mr. Erik Guichelaar. Synod unanimously approved his sermon, stating that the sermon demonstrated that Mr. Guichelaar has the gifts to preach a sermon for the edification of God’s people. Synod took this opportunity to thank God for the sermon and to thank the seminary faculty for their faithful labors.
Synod is to convene on Tuesday morning at 8:30 AM. Following a specimen sermon by Seminarian Erik Guichelaar Tuesday morning, the various committees of pre-advice will spend the rest of Tuesday drawing-up their advice. Sem.Guichelaar's exam is to take place Wednesday and Thursday mornings. His graduation is scheduled for Thursday evening. The various sessions of Synod are open to the public, and you are invited to attend. Synod covets your prayers for the guidance of the Spirit in their deliberations.
The Lynden WA PRC hosted the regular meeting of Classis West on March 6, with a special conference on the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism held on Tuesday, March 5. For a report of this regular meeting, including delegates to Synod 2013, click on the Stated Clerk's report (pdf).
Classis East met this past Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Faith PRC. The agenda was light and the men completed their work in short order. Rev.D.Overway (Hope PRC) chaired the meeting. A classical appointment schedule for Faith PRC was approved. The September classis is to meet at Byron Center PRC.