Monday, June 10, 2013: The pre-synodical service was held at Hudsonville PRC. Rev. Steve Key, the president of Synod 2012, preached a sermon on Psalm 133, reminding us to celebrate and give thanks to God for the unity He has given to our churches, as is evident from the items in the agenda of synod. There was also a time for prayer to thank God for our denomination and to ask God’s blessing upon the work of synod and our denomination. The sermon will be available on Hudsonville PRC's website soon.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013: After opening devotions led by Rev. Key, the president of Synod 2012, synod elected new officers with the following results: President – Rev. Ron Van Overloop; Vice-President – Rev. James Laning; First Clerk – Rev. Doug Kuiper; Second Clerk – Rev. Garry Eriks. Rev. Van Overloop welcomed, on behalf of synod, Mr. Wee Gim Theng, a delegate from our sister-church in Singapore, and Mr. Ivan Reid, a delegate from our sister-church in Northern Ireland.
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.