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PRC Weekly Congregational, Denominational, and Sister-Church News - December 3, 2017

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On this first Lord's Day of December 2017 (Dec.3) we note the following news and information concerning PRC congregations, mission fields, and sister churches.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS:

  • On Nov.26 Rev. J. Engelsma (Doon PRC) DECLINED the call from SW PRC (Wyoming, MI).
  • On Nov.26 Rev. B. Huizinga (Hope PRC (Redlands, CA) DECLINED the call from First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • This past week at the special meeting of Classis West, the examinations of pastors-elect Brian Feenstra and Stephan Regnerus were approved and their Councils instructed to proceed with ordination. The ordination/installation of Pastor-elect S. Regnerus took place this past Friday evening, Dec.1, in the Lynden PRC. Today he preaches his inaugural sermon in that congregation. The ordination/installation of Pastor-elect B. Feenstra is set for Dec.10 (afternoon service) in Immanuel PRC, Lacombe, AB, with his inaugural sermon to be on Dec.17.
  • The Council of First PRC (Grand Rapids, MI) announces a new trio from which to call a pastor: Revs. C. Griess, J. Mahtani, and Candidate D. Noorman. The congregation plans to vote on Dec.14.

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DENOMINATIONAL and SISTER-CHURCH NEWS

  • For news on the special meeting of Classis West this past Wednesday, Nov.29, in Lynden, WA, visit this webpage. 
  • For the latest news from our sister church, Covenant ERC in Singapore, visit this page for the November 2017 issue of Reformed News Asia.
  • From Covenant PRC in Ballymena, N. Ireland, we learn this news from a recent bulletin: "The church visitors, Rev. Decker and Sid Miedema, will be in N. Ireland from Thursday 18 January to the morning of Thursday 25 January. The congregational dinner will be held on Friday, 19 January. On Wednesday, 24 January, Rev. Decker is planning to give a lecture on “Living Wisely in a Digital Age.” They will be with the LRF from 25-29 January."


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SPECIAL NOTICES:

  • Beacon Lights Christmas Special: Beacon Lights is running their Christmas Special again this year! Buy one subscription, and you’ll get another for free to gift to someone else! Beacon Lights magazine makes a great gift for anyone, but especially. It is filled with edifying articles, devotionals, poems, and more! Take advantage of this amazing offer today!
  • This past Monday, November 27, Prof. David J. Engelsma was interviewed again by Christopher Amzen on his radio program “Iron Sharpens Iron.” The subject was his recent book, Gospel Truth of Justification. An mp3 of the program is now available here.
  • Reformed Book Outlet: December special: December 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 retail price all month.

  • NEW Psalter CD Available! The Covenant Christian High School Choirs (Grand Rapids, MI) have recently recorded their 3rd Psalm CD "Teach Me to Pray", which will be available in time for Christmas! Watch for a sign-up sheet at your church or contact the school office.
  • THE HOPE HERALDS 2017 CD ENTITLED, “OUR GOD IS GOD” is available for $10 in the main offices of Covenant Chr. High School and Heritage Christian School and also at the Reformed Book Outlet and the PR Seminary bookstore. If you are not able to pick up your copy at any of these locations, please call or text Karen Daling (616-662-0784) or Dan VanDyke (616-610-3276) and we will mail the CD for $12. Thank you!

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  • Don't forget to listen to the Reformed Witness Hour each Sunday! Todays' message by radio pastor Rev. W. Bruinsma is titled "Studying to be Quiet," based on 1 Thess.4:11-12.
    • NEW RWH Station - The Cornerstone PRC Word and Deed committee has partnered with the Reformed Witness Hour to air their messages on the radio in the Chicago area. Beginning today, September 10, the broadcast can be heard every Sunday at 4:00PM on WYLL 1160AM or on the internet at www.1160hope.com. Please tune in and encourage others to do so as opportunity arises in your personal witnessing.

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 MISSION NEWS:

  • Rev.R. Smit was installed as third missionary to the Philippines last Sunday, Nov.26 at Doon PRC. The Smits plan to move to the Philippines on December 25, the Lord willing.
  • INDIA Delegation - From this week's Georgetown PRC bulletin we find this update: "Our India Delegation Rick and Ronda Wieringa returned home safely this Wednesday evening. Pastor and Sue VanOverloop return this Tuesday, the Lord willing. 'It was a privilege and blessing to have this opportunity to go to India and see the work God is doing there. It was wonderful to see how God is using Pastor Raj and Kas in India to spread the gospel. It was amazing to see the many different people interested in the Reformed Faith on the other side of the world. We loved spending time at GFH [Grace Foster Home], where God's love and care is shown daily to the precious children. We also really enjoyed the fellowship we shared with the people from the Christian Medical Hospital. We are thankful for the many new friendships that were made because of our shared faith and love for the Lord. We hope we were a blessing to those God placed on our path. We give God thanks for watching over us and truly blessing us on this trip!  God is good always. "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.'" Rick and Ronda
  • From this Sunday's bulletin of the Berean PRC and the Provident Christian Church in Marikina, the Philippines we find the following notes concerning their pastors as well as concerning our missionaries and their labors today and in this coming week:
    • Berean: Our pastor [Rev. V. Ibe] is also scheduled to preach at Kerusso Community church in Tondo, Manila today at 3pm and will lead them in their study of the Essentials of Reformed doctrine on lesson #18 at 5:30 pm. All, the Lord willing.
    • Rev. Holstege will preach both times today, and teach the Church Order (Articles 32ff) after the first service. Rev. Kleyn will preach for the PRC in Bulacan today. Next week, Lord willing, Rev. Holstege will preach both times at PCC.

    • Remember, beginning in January, Rev. Holstege and at least one member of the SC will be visiting your family at your home. This is the Reformed practice called “family visitation.” The Church Order directs elders “to visit the families of the congregation, in order particularly to comfort and instruct the members, and also to exhort others in respect to the Christian religion” (Art. 23). Please meditate on Matthew 6:33, our theme text for these visits, to prepare.

  • Let's remember these busy pastors and missionaries in the Philippines in our prayers daily. May the Lord of the harvest give them grace for all their labors.
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Report on Classis West Special Meeting - Wednesday, Nov.29, 2017

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Pastors-elect Stephan Regnerus (l) and Brian Feenstra (r) being examined

Report of Classis West

Classis West held a special meeting on Wednesday, November 29, in Lynden PRC.  The purpose of this meeting was to examine Pastors-elect Brian Feenstra and Stephan Regnerus, who had accepted the calls extended to them by Immanuel PRC (Lacombe) and Lynden PRC, respectively.

 
The night before Classis, Lynden held a special worship service at which Pastor-elect Regnerus preached a specimen sermon on Romans 12:1-2.  On Wednesday morning, after Classis was constituted, Pastor-elect Feenstra preached a specimen sermon on Revelation 5:1-17.   Classis approved both sermons, and then proceeded to examine the men in ten different subject areas for 20 minutes each.  The oral examination lasted until mid-afternoon.  Both men gave a good account of their knowledge, convictions, and spiritual character.  Classis West, with the concurrence of the synodical deputies from Classis East, unanimously approved their examinations and advised both consistories to proceed with their ordinations.  Pastor-elect Regnerus' ordination in Lynden is scheduled for Friday, December 1, and Pastor-elect Feenstra's ordination in Lacombe is scheduled for Sunday, December 10.
 
Lynden PRC did a fine job of hosting the meeting of Classis, and the delegates had several opportunities to enjoy good fellowship with each other and with the congregation.
 
The expenses of Classis totaled $14,964.87.  The next meeting of Classis is scheduled for March 7, 2018, in Loveland PRC.
 
Rev. Joshua Engelsma
Stated Clerk, Classis West

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Receiving the news of their approval from the chair of Classis, Rev. J. Laning

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We praise God for the gift to the churches of gospel preachers and pastors.

Reformed News Asia - November 2017

Issue 45 - November 2017
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.
NEWPamphlet!
THE FAITHFUL WITNESS
By Rev Carl Haak (Reformed Witness Hour)

"When Christ instructed the church to go and to make disciples of all nations, He gave that great commission to the entire church, so that every member must face this calling as a solemn duty before God.  Pastors and missionaries must make disciples by preaching and by baptism.  And members of the church are also involved in making disciples by their witnessing.  This is a privilege and a calling that is held before us in the Scriptures."
  
What does being a faithful witness entail? What motivates us to be faithful witnesses? What are the things that we, as faithful witnesses, cannot do? And finally, what are the tools that faithful witnesses may employ in their witnessing?

As one interested in your walk as a faithful witness, click to read more and find out the answers to these questions in this 4-part series!


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, click here.
Knowing God in the Last Days
by Mark Hoeksema

From the RFPA website:

"Knowing God in the Last Days is an explanation of the general epistle of Peter to the early New Testament church. The primary theme of the letter is the knowledge of God, a concept that occurs many times and in various contexts throughout the book. This short epistle contains a wealth of instruction for the church today.

The secondary theme of 2 Peter is the application of the knowledge of God to the last days in which we live. Especially in his third chapter, Peter reveals to the church the knowledge of God as it relates to the end times.

Based on exegesis of the Greek text, this commentary gives clarity of explanation to God’s people regarding necessary and important aspects of today’s Christian life. May all who read be edified."

 
Audio Recordings
The 3 speeches by Rev Richard Smit at our 2017 annual Reformation Day Conference on the theme "500 Years Of God's Faithfulness To His Church"

Speech 1: The Legacy Of Martin Luther
Speech 2: Calvin's Doctrine Of The Covenant
Speech 3: Faithful Through The Days Of The Reformation
 

 
Upcoming Events!
 
Vacation Bible School 2017

Theme : Parable of the Sower
Date : 4 - 7 Dec 2017
Time : 10am - 3pm
Venue : Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church
Camp fee : $10
Friends who are not members of CERC are welcome to register.
Please register via this link: http://bit.ly/2yv0GEf
Registration closes on 18 November 2017.
For further queries please contact Deacon Meng Hsien.

 
CKCKS Camp 2017

Our annual CKCKS Camp is back! Save the dates!

Theme: Examine Yourselves (2 Cor 13:5)
Dates: 19-22 Dec 2017
Location: Aloha Loyang Sea View Bungalow 1
Registration: 12 Nov to 3 Dec

For more information, visit http://ckckscamp.weebly.com/

 
Christmas Carolling Event 2017

Christmas is round the corner! This year, we will be holding a Christmas Carolling event. This will be a good opportunity to invite our non-Christian family and friends to fellowship and hear Christ preached!

Dates: 25 Dec 2017
Time: 11am - 1.30pm
Location: TBC

Look out for more information on our weekly bulletin. 

 
Church Retreat 2017

New Year Church Retreat
Date: 1st January 2018 (Monday)

More details coming soon!

 
Past Events...
 
Reformation Day Conference 2017
On the 11th of November 2017, CERC held its annual Reformation Day Conference under the theme "500 years of God's Faithfulness to His church". Commemorating the 500th year of the Reformation, we give thanks as we acknowledge the great work of God and His faithfulness to His church! We were privileged to have Rev Richard Smit deliver 3 speeches which can be found above.
Rev Richard Smit delivering the first speech
Some serious discussion
Emmanuel and Sonali with Paul Liu and Naomi
Book sale!
 
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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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for December 2017

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for December 2017 on the RWH radio program.

Rev. Bill Bruinsma, pastor of Pittsburgh PRC (Pennsylvania), continues his four-month service for the RWH program, as he continues a series on Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians and brings special Christmas and Old Year's Day messages (cf. schedule of messages below).

December 3 - Studying to be Quiet, I Thessalonians 4: 11-12

December 10 - The Final Gathering of the Church, I Thessalonians 4:13-18

December 17 - Watching for Christ’s Return, I Thessalonians 5:1-6

December 24 - No Room for Mary’s Firstborn, Luke 2:7

December 31 - Great is Thy Faithfulness, Lamentations 3:22

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, now in its 77th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

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Use the attached flyer (pdf) to spread the news of these important gospel messages!

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PRC Weekly Congregational, Denominational, and Sister-Church News - November 26, 2017 *(Updated)

Psalms 23 3On this final Lord's Day of November 2017 (Nov.26) we note the following news and information concerning PRC congregations, mission fields, and sister churches.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS:

  • Rev. J. Engelsma (Doon PRC) continues to consider the call from  SW PRC (Wyoming, MI - received Nov.5). *Update: It was announced this morning that Rev. Engelsma DECLINED this call.
  • Rev. B. Huizinga (Hope PRC (Redlands, CA) is considering the call from First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI (received Oct.29). *UPDATE: It was announced this morning that Rev. Huizinga DECLINED this call.
  • The ordination of Pastor-elect S. Regnerus is planned for this Friday evening, Dec.1, in the Lynden PRC. That of Pastor-elect B. Feenstra is set for Dec.10 (afternoon service) in Immanuel PRC, Lacombe, AB. (cf. the note below on their examination this week in Lynden PRC)
  • Cand.J. Langerak is supplying our Lynden PRC yet today, until the examination and ordination of pastor-elect S. Regnerus this weekend.
  • Cand. D. Noorman continues to assist in our Hudsonville PRC while he waits for a call. He will also be traveling to Singapore to supply the Covenant ERC for three Sundays the end of the year and the beginning of the new year.

DENOMINATIONAL and SISTER-CHURCH NEWS

  • Classis West will meet this Wednesday, Nov.29, in Lynden, WA.  A call to worship for Lynden will be held Tuesday night during which time Pastor-Elect Regnerus will preach.  Pastor-Elect Feenstra will preach before Classis Wed. morning. Both pastors-elect will be examined by the Classis. *NOTE: These specimen sermons and exams will be livestreamed through Lynden PRC's website here:  www.lyndenprc.org/live. We pray for these young men as they submit to this phase of their entrance into the ministry of the Word.
  • Mrs. Stephanie Lanning did a post on her blog ("Stories from Singapore") this week about the recent visit of Covenant ERC's missionary to India, Rev. E. Singh and his wife. Here is one picture she posted; find the rest at the link provided.

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Mrs. Lanning adds this note: Rev. Emmanuel & Sonali Singh were just in Singapore for their annual visit from our mission work in Kolkata.  CERC has made it a practice to invite them to Singapore at the time of the Reformation Day Conference each year.  This year they were not only able to attend that, but Rev. Singh was able to be present at the annual church visitation.  And they were able to fellowship with the saints in Singapore once again.

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SPECIAL NOTICES:

  • Beacon Lights Christmas Special: Beacon Lights is running their Christmas Special again this year! Buy one subscription, and you’ll get another for free to gift to someone else! Beacon Lights magazine makes a great gift for anyone, but especially. It is filled with edifying articles, devotionals, poems, and more! Take advantage of this amazing offer today!
  • This coming Monday, November 27, Prof. David J. Engelsma will be interviewed by Christopher Amzen on his radio program “Iron Sharpens Iron” from 4-6 pm EST. The subject will be his recent book, Gospel Truth of Justification. Visit www.ironsharpensironradio.com and click on the livestream box to tune in and listen from any device. The program can also be listened to by phone at (563)999-9206; press #3 for Christian Radio when prompted. *UPDATE: An mp3 of the program is now available here.
  • THE SECOND/FINAL INSTALLMENT of Prof. David Engelsma's response to questions submitted after his speech regarding spousal abuse is now available. Please visit Byron Center's website to find the appropriate link: byronprc.org.
  • Reformed Book Outlet: November special: RBO has a special offer for the month of November. When you purchase $35.00 worth of goods, before tax, you can pick out a free Protestant Reformed Psalm Singing Choir CD. We carry all 19 volumes of these CDs (the earlier ones are called Fitting Praises).

  • NEW Psalter CD Available! The Covenant Christian High School Choirs (Grand Rapids, MI) have recently recorded their 3rd Psalm CD "Teach Me to Pray", which will be available in time for Christmas! Watch for a sign-up sheet at your church or contact the school office.
  • THE HOPE HERALDS 2017 CD ENTITLED, “OUR GOD IS GOD” is available for $10 in the main offices of Covenant Chr. High School and Heritage Christian School and also at the Reformed Book Outlet and the PR Seminary bookstore. If you are not able to pick up your copy at any of these locations, please call or text Karen Daling (616-662-0784) or Dan VanDyke (616-610-3276) and we will mail the CD for $12. Thank you!

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  • Don't forget to listen to the Reformed Witness Hour each Sunday! Todays' message by radio pastor Rev. W. Bruinsma is titled "Called unto Holiness" based on 1 Thess.4:3-5, 7,8.
    • NEW RWH Station - The Cornerstone PRC Word and Deed committee has partnered with the Reformed Witness Hour to air their messages on the radio in the Chicago area. Beginning today, September 10, the broadcast can be heard every Sunday at 4:00PM on WYLL 1160AM or on the internet at www.1160hope.com. Please tune in and encourage others to do so as opportunity arises in your personal witnessing.

 MISSION NEWS:

  • Rev.R. Smit will be installed as third missionary to the Philippines today during the morning service at Doon PRC. He will then preach his inaugural sermon as a missionary during the 2nd worship service in Doon PRC. The Smits plan to move to the Philippines on December 25, the Lord willing.
  • INDIA Delegation - From this week's Georgetown PRC bulletin we find this update: Our India Delegation (Rev. and Sue VanOverloop, Rick and Ronda Wieringa) spent a busy week with our fellow believers of the PRCV of Vellore, India. Time was spent in training local pastors in Reformed Doctrines, visiting families of the congregation, leading Bible Studies for both the English and Tamil Church, and conducting family vitiation for the Raj Family and Church Visitation for the PRCV. Daily updates [may be found] on our Church Facebook page. The Wieringas plan to return home this Wednesday. Pray for the Lord’s blessing.

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Picture from Mrs. D. Kleyn's blog post on the book table at the recent Reformation 500 Conference.

  • From the Nov.26 bulletins of the Berean PRC in Manila and the Provident Christian Church in Marikina, the Philippines we find the following notes concerning their pastors as well as concerning our missionaries and their labors today and in this coming week:
    • Berean PRC:
      • Revs. Holstege and Ibe will lead us in our worship services today! Rev. Ibe will preach for the PCC in the first worship service today and Rev. Holstege in their 2nd worship service.
      • Rev Ibe is scheduled to visit the saints in Sitio Karugang, Gabaldon NE on Friday (Dec. 01, 2017). Rev. Ibe will lead them in their study of the Essentials of Reformed doctrine on lesson #18.
      • The PRFA (Protestant Reformed Fellowship in Albuera, Leyte) is now an official mission work of the PRCP. In view of the same, PRC in Bulacan was appointed as the calling church for PRFA and thus instructed by the Classis to arrange and to send a monthly delegation, pending the availability of the funds through special collections that all our PRCP congregations have been asked to take for mission work.
    • Provident CC:

      • We welcome Rev. Vernon Ibe to our pulpit in the first service today. Rev. Holstege will preach for the Berean PRC in the first service, and here at PCC in the second. He will teach the Church Order at 10:15. Next week, Rev. Holstege plans to preach both times.

      • All members of PCC are warmly invited to the Youth Fellowship today at 1:30. Today we begin to look at the music and singing practices of the PRC. You will have opportunity to learn more about the Psalter, to ask questions about the singing practices of the PRC, and of course to sing together. Please join us for a time of fellowship and singing!

      • The SC also approved beginning Family Visitation in January. Rev. Holstege will visit all the families of PCC accompanied by at least one member of the SC. We will use Matthew 6:33 and the theme “Seeking First the Kingdom of God.”

  • Let's remember these busy pastors and missionaries in the Philippines in our prayers daily. May the Lord of the harvest give them grace for all their labors.
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PRC Weekly Congregational, Denominational, and Sister-Church News - November 19, 2017

Ps 147 5 6On this third Lord's Day of November 2017 (Nov.19) we note the following news and information concerning PRC congregations, mission fields, and sister churches.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS:

  • Thanksgiving Day services will be held in the U.S. congregations of the PRC this Thursday morning, Nov.23. You are cordially invited to join us in worship of the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy (1 Tim.6:17).
  • Rev. J. Engelsma (Doon PRC) continues to consider the call from  SW PRC (Wyoming, MI - received Nov.5). He plans to answer on Nov.26.
  • Rev. B. Huizinga (Hope PRC (Redlands, CA) is considering the call from First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI (received Oct.29).
  • Cand.J. Langerak is supplying our Lynden PRC for a few weeks, until the examination and ordination of pastor-elect S. Regnerus.
  • Cand. D. Noorman continues to assist in our Hudsonville PRC while he waits for a call.

DENOMINATIONAL and SISTER-CHURCH NEWS

  • Mrs. Stephanie Lanning did a post on her blog ("Stories from Singapore") this week about the PRC church visitors, Rev. R. Smit and Mr. David Kregel, who were there this month. Here is one picture of the session together with them and Rev. E. Singh, CERC missionary in India. Visit the post for more pictures and information!

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SPECIAL NOTICES:

  • Are you a Standard Bearer subscriber and an RFPA Book Club member? If not, isn't it time you became one? Visit the Reformed Free Publishing Association website for more information on having and reading solid Reformed literature in your home.
  • THE SECOND/FINAL INSTALLMENT of Prof. David Engelsma's response to questions submitted after his speech regarding spousal abuse is now available. Please visit Byron Center's website to find the appropriate link: byronprc.org.
  • Reformed Book Outlet: November special: RBO has a special offer for the month of November. When you purchase $35.00 worth of goods, before tax, you can pick out a free Protestant Reformed Psalm Singing Choir CD. We carry all 19 volumes of these CDs (the earlier ones are called Fitting Praises).

  • NEW Psalter CD Available! The Covenant Christian High School Choirs (Grand Rapids, MI) have recently recorded their 3rd Psalm CD "Teach Me to Pray", which will be available in time for Christmas! Watch for a sign-up sheet at your church or contact the school office.
  • THE HOPE HERALDS 2017 CD ENTITLED, “OUR GOD IS GOD” is available for $10 in the main offices of Covenant Chr. High School and Heritage Christian School and also at the Reformed Book Outlet and the PR Seminary bookstore. If you are not able to pick up your copy at any of these locations, please call or text Karen Daling (616-662-0784) or Dan VanDyke (616-610-3276) and we will mail the CD for $12. Thank you!

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  • Don't forget to listen to the Reformed Witness Hour each Sunday! Todays' message by radio pastor Rev. W. Bruinsma is titled "Thanks Be to God" based on 2 Cor.9:15.
    • NEW RWH Station - The Cornerstone PRC Word and Deed committee has partnered with the Reformed Witness Hour to air their messages on the radio in the Chicago area. Beginning today, September 10, the broadcast can be heard every Sunday at 4:00PM on WYLL 1160AM or on the internet at www.1160hope.com. Please tune in and encourage others to do so as opportunity arises in your personal witnessing.

 MISSION NEWS:

  • From Byron Center PRC comes this note re the labors of her (and our!) home missionary in the pst week and today, Rev. A. Spriensma: Our home missionary is in Franklin, PA to spend a week trying to make contacts there and preaching for the group on Sunday.
  • INDIA: A delegation of Rev. Ron and Sue VanOverloop and Rick and Ronda Wieringa have been sent by Georgetown PRC to visit the PRC of Vellore, India for three weeks (Nov. 15-Dec. 4). Pastor VanOverloop will be preaching in both the Tamil and English congregations, assisting in the training of Pastors in the Sola Gratia Program, holding seminars on Reformed Doctrine, speaking at a retreat for Doctors and medical students of the CMC of Vellore, and preaching in area village outreaches. The delegation plans to conduct Church Visitation with the VPRC while there, participate in congregational Bible Studies, and visit with many of the members of the VPRC in their homes. Pray for the Lord’s blessing.
  • On Oct.1 Rev. R. Smit (First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI) ACCEPTED the call of Doon PRC to serve as a third missionary to the Philippines. According to Doon's bulletin "[Rev. Smit] will be installed as our missionary on November 26. The Smits plan to move to the Philippines on December 25. All this, the Lord willing."We give thanks to the Lord of the harvest for providing this next foreign missionary for this abundant field of labor.

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Picture from Mrs. D. Kleyn's blog post on the recent Reformation conference.
A Reformation Day Conference was held in Provident Christian Church on Tuesday, October 30, 2017 to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation.  We had a thrilling day remembering the great heritage God has given us through men that He raised up to return His church to the truths of the Bible.  

  • From the Nov.19 bulletins of the Berean PRC in Manila and the Provident Christian Church in Marikina, the Philippines we find the following notes concerning their pastors as well as concerning our missionaries and their labors today and in this coming week:
    • Berean PRC:
      • We are celebrating our 11th anniversary today as an instituted Protestant Reformed church. To God be all the Glory! ‘Ye are the salt of the earth….Ye are the light of the world…glorify your Father which is in heaven’ (Matthew 5:13,14 & 16).
      • Our pastor and Elder Peñaverde visited the saints in Sitio Karugang, Gabaldon NE on Friday (Nov. 17, 2017). Rev. Ibe led them in their study of the Essentials of Reformed doctrine on lesson #17.
      • The PRFA (Protestant Reformed Fellowship in Albuera, Leyte) is now an official mission work of the PRCP. In view of the same, PRC in Bulacan was appointed as the calling church for PRFA and thus instructed by the Classis to arrange and to send a monthly delegation, pending the availability of the funds through special collections that all our PRCP congregations have been asked to take for mission work.
    • Provident CC:

      • Rev. Kleyn will preach in the first service today and Rev. Holstege in the second. Next Sunday, Lord willing, Rev. Holstege will preach both times.

      • Rev. and Sharon Kleyn will travel to Negros this week to teach the pastors in Sipalay. May the Lord be with them in their travels and teaching.

      • Listen again or for the first time to the speeches from the Reformation 500th Anniversary Conference at prcaphilippinesaudio.wordpress.com/speeches

  • Let's remember these busy pastors and missionaries in the Philippines in our prayers daily. May the Lord of the harvest give them grace for all their labors.
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Classical Officers

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