On this Lord's Day of March 5, 2017 the following news items from the PRC congregations and mission fields may be noted:
- The Council of the newly organized Zion PRC has formed a trio of Rev. G. Eriks (Hudsonville, MI), Rev. C. Haak (Georgetown- Hudsonville, MI), and Rev. R. Kleyn (Covenant of Grace- Spokane, WA.) The congregation plans to call this Tuesday, March 7.
- SW PRC's Council has formed a new trio from which the congregation will call a new pastor. The ministers are Rev. Steve Key (Loveland), Rev. William Langerak (SE), and Rev. Jon Mahtani (Cornerstone). The congregation will vote after the Prayer Day service this Wednesday, March 8.
Mission and Evangelism News:
- The congregation of Byron Center PRC voted on Feb.26 to call Rev. W. Langerak to serve as home missionary.
- Grace PRC's Spring Lake (MI) Bible Study will meet Tuesday evening, March 7, at 7 PM and will consider Genesis 3:21ff. (Meets in the public library)
Classis West News (this information was taken from church bulletins in Classis West. Look for the official stated clerk's report in the Classis West section soon):
Classis West met this past Wednesday in Redlands, CA. In closed session Classis advised a consistory to proceed with the erasure of two of their baptized members. Classis approved the emeritation request of Rev. Miersma and the consistory of Immanuel PRC and passed this along to Synod for final approval. If approved, Rev. Miersma plans to lay down his work in September. Classis rejected the emeritation request of Rev. Hanko and the consistory of Lynden PRC due in part to the fact that the documents submitted did not adequately demonstrate how he has been rendered incapable of performing his work. Subsidy requests for six congregations were approved and forwarded to Synod. Voting for synodical delegates resulted in the following men being chosen: Revs. Huizinga, Key, Kleyn, Kuiper, and Laning; Elders Robert Brands (Loveland PRC), Keith Bruinsma (Peace PRC), Henry Ferguson (Edmonton PRC), Chester Hunter (Edgerton PRC), and Al Meurer (Bethel PRC). Classis is scheduled to meet again on September 27 in Hull PRC.