This Thursday, October 31, 2013, marks the 496th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. As is their custom, the PRC commemorate this event in a variety of ways, usually with a program which includes a lecture. This year is no exception. The PR Seminary marked it last weekend with a major conference in connection with the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism. At least one other congregation (Bethel PRC, Roselle, IL) already held their Reformation Day event. And this week and next six PR congregations and one mission station will hold lectures with a Reformation theme. In addition, our sister church in Singapore, Covenant ERC, held a two-day conference this past weekend and our other sister church in N.Ireland, Covenant PRC, Ballymena, will also sponsor one this Friday, Nov.1.
Below are the events planned by these churches as found on the PRC calendar. We hope that you will attend one of the events if possible to celebrate the great work of God in reforming His church according to the Word of God.
Reformation Day: October 31, 7:30 PM, at Covenant PRC, Spokane, WA. Rev. Ron Hanko (Lynden, WA PRC) will be here to speak on "Calvin's Doctrine of the Church."
Crete PRC Evangelism Committee invites you and your family to our Reformation Day lecture to be held on Reformation Day, October 31 at Crete P.R.Church at 7:00 P.M., D.V. Mr. Joshua Engelsma, fourth year student of our Protestant Reformed Seminary who is currently interning at Peace Protestant Reformed Church will speak on “Simon van Velzen: Watchman on the Walls of God’s Zion.” We invite you to join us as we celebrate Reformation Day.
The annual Fall Lecture will be held November 1, 2013 at Heritage PRC (Sioux Falls, SD) at 7:30 p.m. All are encouraged to attend to hear Prof. Russell Dykstra speak on the topic of "The Reformation's Zeal for Christian Schools". A collection will be taken for the Association for PR Education in Sioux Falls.
Immanuel PRC of Lacombe AB is again sponsoring a Reformation Day lecture. "450 Years of Comfort: The Heidelberg Catechism", a Reformation Day Celebration. Thursday, October 31, at 7:30 p.m. Rev.T.Miersma will be speaking.
Reformation Lecture: The Lynden PRC Evangelism Committee is planning a lecture to be held in our church on Friday, November 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Rev. R. Kleyn will speak on the theme, "Martin Luther: Father of the Reformation".
The PR Fellowship in Pittsburgh, PA will be hosting a Reformation Day lecture both in Cranberry Township, PA on October 30 and in our Fellowship in Pittsburgh on November 1. Missionary-pastor W.Bruinsma will speak on the subject: "Why the Reformation Was Necessary." Both lectures will begin at 7 PM. The lecture in Cranberry Township will be held in Four Points by Sheraton in the Cranberry Room.
The Consistory of Wingham PRC (On, Canada) is sponsoring a Reformation Day lecture on Friday evening, November 8, at 8:00 pm. Our speaker will be Mr. Adrian Stoutjesdyk, of the Trinitarian Bible Society. He will speak on the history of Bible translation, how many men sacrifice their lives to bring the Bible to peoples in their own languages, including our English. There will be a time for questions after the lecture and refreshments will be served.