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Reformation 500 Lecture, October 13, 2017 - Bethel PRC, Roselle, IL

The congregation of Bethel PRC in Roselle, IL (NW Chicago) invite all in their area to a special Reformation 500th anniversary lecture, to be held in their church Friday evening, October 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Rev. Rodney Kleyn, pastor of Covenant of Grace PRC in Spokane, WA, will deliver the message: "Martin Luther, Father of the Reformation."

Below is a poster with the details, which is also attached in pdf form. YOU are cordially invited to attend!

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Reformation Day Lecture - Crete PRC - Oct. 31, 2017

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The Evangelism Committee of Crete PRC informs the members and friends of the PRC and those in its area of a special Reformation Day lecture coming up the end of this month.

Below are the details. Make plans to attend and invite others to join you!

Martin Luther was an extraordinary monk.  He commented that “if anyone could have earned heaven by the life of a monk, it was I.”  But his life as a monk was one of spiritual torment, he was always fearful of the wrath of God.  It was only when studying Scripture that he realized that man is saved by faith alone.  Join us on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:30 at Crete PRC as Rev. N. Langerak develops the theme:  "Martin Luther:  A Christian’s Quest for Assurance".  The lecture will also be livestreamed on our website at www.prccrete.org.

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PRC Weekly Congregational and Denominational News - October 1, 2017 **(Updated)

Jer3 15 pastorsOn this October 1, 2017 Lord's Day we note the following news and information from PRC congregations, classes, and mission fields.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS:

  • *UPDATE: The Council of Lynden PRC has formed a trio of Rev. B.Huizinga (Hope PRC, Redlands), J.Mahtani (Cornerstone PRC, Dyer, IN) and Cand. S.Regnerus.
  • Pastor-elect Matt DeBoer was examined at the meeting of Classis West this past week, approved for ordination, and ordained and installed in Edgerton PRC this past Friday night, Sept.29. We praise God for His provision of another pastor to serve in the PRC. May the Spirit of Christ make this servant's ministry faithful and fruitful. For more on this, visit this special news item.
  • The Council of Byron Center PRC has formed a new trio from which to call a pastor: Revs G. Eriks (Hudsonville PRC), C. Griess (Calvary PRC, Hull IA) and A. Lanning (CERC, Singapore). A congregational meeting will be held TODAY after the evening service to call one of these men. *UPDATE: Rev. A. Lanning has received this call.
  • On Sept.10 Cand. S. Regnerus received the call from the congregation of Southwest PRC (Wyoming, MI). He has up to six weeks to consider this call.
  • Cand. Brian Feenstra is considering the call from Immanuel PRC (Lacombe, AB) (Received Sept.3). He also has up to six weeks to consider this call. *UPDATE: Cand. Feenstra has ACCEPTED this call.
  • On August 27 Candidate Justin Smidstra ACCEPTED the call from First PRC of Holland MI, declining the call from Southwest PRC. He will be examined, D.V., at a special meeting of Classis East in Georgetown PRC on October 18.
  • On August 13 Candidate Joe Holstege ACCEPTED the call to Zion PRC. He will be examined, D.V., at a special meeting of Classis East in Georgetown PRC on October 18.
  • Candidates Jon Langerak  and David Noorman are both assisting pastors and congregations in the Grand Rapids area (Georgetown PRC and Hudsonville PRC, respectively) while they wait for calls.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS:

  • CLASSIS WEST met this past Wednesday, September 27, in Hull (IA) PRC, with the highlight being the examination of Pastor-elect Matthew De Boer. For more on this, visit this special news item. A special conference on The Five Solas and How They Matter for the Ministry was held the day before. If you wish to listen to the five speeches that were given, visit this link.

  • CLASSIS EAST will meet in special session on Wednesday, Oct.18, at Georgetown PRC for the purpose of examining Pastors-elect J. Holstege (Zion PRC, Hudsonville, MI) and J. Smidstra (First PRC, Holland, MI).

SPECIAL NOTICES:

  • Reformed Book Outlet: Check out the special Reformation resources this month! Many titles to choose from - for adults and children!

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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 for the Church," based on 1 Thess.1:1-4.
    • 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:

  • On Sept.17 Rev. A. Spriensma was installed as home missionary, having been called by Byron Center PRC.
  • On Sept.17 The congregation of Doon PRC voted to call Rev. R. Smit (pastor, First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI) to serve as a third missionary to the Philippines. *UPDATE: Rev. R. Smit has ACCEPTED this call.

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Rev. J. Flores preaching for the PR Fellowship in Leyte this Spring.

  • From the bulletin of Provident Christian Church in Marikina, the Philippines we find the following notes concerning our missionaries and their labors today and in this coming week:
    • We welcome Rev. Vernon Ibe too who will lead our first worship service today. Rev. Holstege will preach for the Berean PRC in the first service. Then he will teach the Church Order here at PCC and preach in our second service. Rev. Kleyn will be at the PRC in Bulacan today.

    • This Wed, at 7:30 pm, Rev. Holstege will finish teaching the Canons of Dordt. We will consider the Rejection of Errors of Head 5. After this week, the Wed night class will recess until after the Christmas season, Lord willing.

    • This Saturday at 9:00 am, Rev. Kleyn will teach the catechism class for the children. The children should prepare lesson 16 in the OT History for Juniors.

  • And from the bulletin of the Maranatha PRC in Valanzuela City we learn about these special events:
    • A delegation of the Contact Committee of the PRCA plans to visit the PRCP in the Philippines (and also the CERC in Singapore) this October and November. The delegation consists of Rev. R. Smit and Elder David Kregel. The visit is part of the sister-church relationship that is being established between the PRCP and the PRCA. The delegation hopes to be in the Philippines from October 26 through November 6, the Lord willing.
    • A Reformation Day Conference is being planned for Tuesday, October 31. The theme is “Reformation 500: The Anniversary.” The speakers will be Rev. Holstege, Rev. Kleyn, and Rev. Smit. The conference will be held in Provident Village in Marikina, starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration is Php 50 per person.  All are welcome. Please plan to attend, and please invite others to attend, too.  A sign-up sheet will be available soon. [cf. flyer below]

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Reformed News Asia - September 2017 (Issue 43)

Issue 43 - September 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.
NEW Pamphlet!
THREE CUPS
By Rev Carl Haak (Reformed Witness Hour)

"Of all the truths of the sufferings of Jesus Christ there are none so dear as the truth that He suffered voluntarily. He was not dragged to the cross against His will. He did not endure His suffering as a passive victim, reluctantly, with cold resignation. But He went to the cross and endured His suffering willingly, zealously, and voluntarily...
  
Scripture presents this truth to us in a figure of speech, in the figure of a cup which He willingly drank. All the sufferings necessary to make full payment for our sins were poured into a cup which the Father presented to His Son, the Son of God, who knew what was in that cup and who loved us, drank the cup, and then dashed the empty cup on the ground before the cross."

Read to find out more of our Lord's willing suffering for His people.

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
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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
Click to listen to the latest sermons in the series on Galations:

Why Then The Law?

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Upcoming Events!
 
Mooncake Gospel Meeting

Invite your friends and loved ones to the upcoming mooncake gospel meeting on 7th Oct! Details in the poster below.
 
Reformation Day Conference 2017

Come commemorate the 500th year of the Reformation with us this RDC! Details in the poster below.
 
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/
 
Past Events...
 
CERC 30th Anniversary
On 23rd Sep, CERC celebrated her 30th anniversary. There was an exhortation based on our church theme, "Be Ye Holy", various song presentations as well as greetings from friends in sister churches, followed by cake-cutting and fellowship over dinner. We are thankful to the Lord for His preserving Hand over us all these years. May He keep CERC as a faithful church, shining for Him in this region of the world.

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Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
The youths' presentation on "By the Gentle Waters". Click to listen!
 
CK/CKS Outing
In our recent CKCKS outing, the youths had a time of sports and games at Bishan Park, during which some of us were doubled over in laughter. We were joined by two visitors from Washington, Sarah Kleyn and Lisa Heystek.
For the first game, we had to try and a insert a small tube through the mouth of a bottle while it dangled from a string tied to our waists. 
The second game was an animal relay in which participants had to transport a ball to and fro while moving like a duck, kangaroo or crab.
 
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 October 2017

WBruinsma 2First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for October 2017 on the RWH radio program.

Rev. Bill Bruinsma, pastor of Pittsburgh PRC (Pennsylvania) begins his four-month service for the RWH program, as he starts a new series on Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians (cf. schedule of messages below).

October 1 - Thanks for the Church, I Thess.1:1-4

October 8 - Followers of the Lord, I Thess.1:6-8

October 15 - Entrusted with the Gospel, I Thess.2:3-4

October 22 - Receiving the Word of God, I Thess. 2:13

October 29 - God's Saints: The Crown of Rejoicing, I Thess.2:19-20

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 76th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

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

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Meeting of Classis West - September 27, 2017 *(Updated)

HullPRC2012Classis West met on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, in Hull, IA PRC.

Rev. Nathan Langerak (Crete PRC) served as chair, and Rev. John Marcus (First, Edmonton PRC) as clerk.

The newly appointed Stated Clerk of Classis West, Rev. Josh Engelsma, has now completed his first official public report, which now follows, along with some pictures sent in from various observers.

 
Report of Classis West

While Classis West did not officially convene until Wednesday, September 27, two noteworthy events took place the day before.

 
First, an officebearers' conference was held in Hull PRC.  In connection with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the conference was entitled "The Five Solas and How They Matter for the Ministry."  Rev. C. Griess spoke on "Scripture Alone," Rev. A. Brummel on "Faith Alone," Rev. E. Guichelaar on "Grace Alone," Rev. R. Barnhill on "Christ Alone," and Rev. B. Huizinga on "God's Glory Alone."  The speeches were a great encouragement to all assembled.  If you weren't able to attend the conference but would like to hear the speeches, go to Covenant of Grace PRC's page on sermonaudio.com
 
Second, on Tuesday night the delegates of Classis assembled with the congregation of Hull PRC to hear the specimen sermon of Pastor-elect Matthew De Boer, who had accepted the call to serve as pastor of Edgerton PRC.  Mr. De Boer preached on Psalm 91:1-2 and gave evidence of his abilities to feed God's sheep.

The following morning Classis convened to hear the oral examination of Mr. De Boer.  He was examined in the six sections of Reformed doctrine, knowledge of Scripture, knowledge of the confessions, controversy, and practica. Classis West, with the concurrence of the synodical deputies from Classis East, unanimously approved his examination and advised Edgerton PRC to ordain him to the ministry. Edgerton intends to do this at a special worship service on September 29.
Classis also approved the request of Lynden PRC for the emeritation of her pastor, Rev. Ron Hanko.  His emeritation will be effective on October 15, and he and his wife plan to move to Spokane, WA to be closer to their son, Neal.  Classis expressed its deep appreciation to Rev. Hanko for his 38 years of faithful service in our churches and on the mission field.
 
In other matters, Classis advised a consistory to increase the censure on an impenitent member.  Increased subsidy for one of our churches was approved.  The following schedule of classical appointments for Immanuel (Lacombe) PRC was approved: Nov. 5 and 12 – Rev. Brummel; Nov. 19 and 26 – Rev. De Boer; Dec. 3 and 10 – Rev. Griess; Dec. 31, Jan. 1, and Jan. 7 – Rev. Engelsma; Jan. 21 and 28 – Rev. Langerak; Feb. 11 and 18 – Rev. Key; March 4 and 11 – Rev. Huizinga; March 18 and 25 – Rev. Guichelaar.
 
With his accepting of the call to serve as professor in our seminary, Rev. Doug Kuiper tendered his resignation as stated clerk of Classis West, a service he has performed for almost 10 years.  Rev. Joshua Engelsma was appointed to replace him.
 
The expenses of Classis totaled $8,433.31.  The next regular meeting of Classis is scheduled for March 7, 2018 in Loveland PRC.
 
Rev. Joshua Engelsma
Stated Clerk, Classis West  

 

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The highlight of the day was the examination of Pastor-elect Matt DeBoer (Edgerton, MN PRC). After careful examination in all branches of theology and the main subjects of practical theology (cf. picture above). 

Classis West voted unanimously to approve the brother for ordination into the ministry of the Word and sacraments in the PRC, and informed the Council of Edgerton PRC that she may proceed to his ordination and installation. That will take place Friday evening, Sept.29, at 7 pm (CT) in Edgerton PRC.

We rejoice with Pastor-elect DeBoer and his wife and their families and thank God for His sustaining grace evident during the examination.

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Pastor-elect Matt De Boer (with wife Kelsey) receiving his classical diploma from Rev. N. Langerak

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Some of the (young) audience in attendance at Classis (local Christian school children).

On Tuesday, Sept.26 an Officebearers' Conference on the Five Solas of the Reformation was held, also in Hull PRC (cf. flyer below). If you would like to listen to the speeches on each of the solas, visit this special Sermonaudio link.

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Limerick Reformed Fellowship Newsletter - September 2017

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Rev. Martyn McGeown, missionary
38 Abbeyvale, Corbally Co. Limerick, Ireland

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dear saints in the Protestant Reformed Churches,

The new “church season” has started in Limerick. On September 12, something momentous occurred, the first ever catechism class for a second-generation member of the LRF! Sebastian Kuhs, the first child that I baptized (March 23, 2012), is now old enough for catechism, for he is now six years old. So that he is not in a class by himself, we are also including Jason Watterson, the second child that I baptized (December 23, 2012), who is joining him, although he is not quite as old as his fellow catechumen (he will be five years old in November, DV). Since both children are homeschooled, which also began this year, I teach catechism on Tuesday morning at the Kuhs’ house. This is a very exciting time, to see the covenant youth ready for formal catechetical instruction.
Two first-time catechumens:

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Jason Watterson (left), Sebastian Kuhs (right) with Rev. M. McGeown

In addition, Chester and Dale Mansona are in a pre-confession class on Saturday mornings. We are currently studying the Belgic Confession. (Because they come from a Baptist background in the Philippines, they were never baptized as children, so we hope to have baptism at some point, DV). On top of that, due to the wonders of modern technology, I am catechizing my nieces via the internet: Anna is studying Old Testament History for Juniors, while Lily and Hope are studying Old Testament History for Beginners. We are currently on Lesson 3.

We enjoyed many exciting activities in the period between June and September. First, on June 18, I baptized Jonas Watterson and preached on “Foolishness Bound in the Hearts of Our Children” (Prov. 22:15). Second, we finished family visitation, using the text of Proverbs 23:23, “Buying and Not Selling the Truth.” Third, near the end of July, Alana Schipper (Southwest PRC) and Rev. Heath and Deb Bleyenberg (Providence PRC) were in Limerick. It was good to spend a few days visiting some of the sights of Ireland with them before I headed to the USA for my annual vacation. Rev. Bleyenberg preached for the LRF on July 30. Fourth, from August 1-17, I was in the USA, during which time I attended the Young People’s Convention (my prowess at turkey-hunting was placed on public display by the Turtle Cammandos! If you do not understand the reference, ask Holland’s YPC banquet committee), spent some time with (some of) Larisa DeJong’s family, preached four times in three different congregations, and caught up with many friends in the faith. As usual, I thank you for your fellowship, your hospitality, and your interest in, and prayers for, the work of the LRF!

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Rev. McGeown with Rev. Heath and Deb Bleyenberg and Alana Schipper at Blarney Castle, Cork

I have started a new series from the book of Acts, “The Coming of the Holy Spirit of Christ.” So far, I have preached on Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-3; and Acts 2:4-13. This week, we begin to study Peter’s sermon on the Day of Pentecost. We also had a “Back to Basics” lecture on “The Christian Church” last Saturday (September 23). Our Muslim friend Saeed still attends these lectures, which are designed to be introductory to the Reformed faith. (Speaking of lectures, the last lecture I gave in Wales on July 6 attracted only 4 people. Since the topic was “Christian Humility,” I suppose that was humbling. It was, however, nice to spend the day with the Harris family whose son Joshua was also at the Young People’s Convention, his third, I believe).

In our Bible study, we are edging ever closer to the end of Romans. (We are currently near the end of chapter 15). By the next newsletter, DV, we will have chosen a new book to study. We have also nearly fin-ished Daniel with the Mansona family. (At our next meeting, we plan to study chapter 12).

I am planning another visit to the USA soon (October 24 to November 8). The seminary has asked me to speak at the upcoming conference on the Reformation. My speech, “The Reformation’s Recovery of Right Worship,” is scheduled for Saturday October 28 in Faith PRC. A week later, DV, I will give the speech at a mini-conference (Rev. Key, Prof. Cammenga, and I will speak) in Loveland PRC in Colorado. Since I have never been to Colorado before, and since three of Larisa’s brothers live in Colorado and are members of Loveland PRC, Larisa and I are greatly looking for-ward to visiting Loveland (November 1-7).

Do honor the conferences in Michigan (October 27-28) and/or Colorado (November 3-4) with your presence.

In Christian love,
Rev. Martyn McGeown

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PRC Weekly Congregational and Denominational News - September 24, 2017

Psalms 16 11On this final Lord's Day of September 2017 (Sept. 24) we note the following news and information from PRC congregations, denominational committees, and mission fields.

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS:

  • The Council of Byron Center PRC has formed a new trio from which to call a pastor: Revs G. Eriks (Hudsonville PRC), C. Griess (Calvary PRC, Hull IA) and A. Lanning (CERC, Singapore). A congregational meeting will be held on October 1 after the evening service to call one of these men.
  • On Sept.10 Cand. S. Regnerus received the call from the congregation of Southwest PRC (Wyoming, MI). He has up to six weeks to consider this call.
  • Cand. Brian Feenstra is considering the call from Immanuel PRC (Lacombe, AB) (Received Sept.3).
  • On August 27 Candidate Justin Smidstra ACCEPTED the call from First PRC of Holland MI, declining the call from Southwest PRC. He will be examined, D.V., at a special meeting of Classis East in Georgetown PRC on October 18.
  • On August 27 Candidate Matt DeBoer ACCEPTED the call from Edgerton PRC. He will be examined at the meeting of Classis West in Hull, IA this week (cf. below).
  • On August 13 Candidate Joe Holstege ACCEPTED the call to Zion PRC. He will be examined, D.V., at a special meeting of Classis East in Georgetown PRC on October 18.
  • Candidates Jon Langerak  and David Noorman are both assisting pastors and congregations in the Grand Rapids area (Georgetown PRC and Hudsonville PRC, respectively) while they wait for calls.

DENOMINATIONAL NEWS:

  • The installation of Rev. Doug Kuiper as professor of church history took place this past Wednesday, September 20, at Faith PRC in Jenison, MI. For more on this significant event, visit this page.

  • CLASSIS WEST: Classis West will meet this Wednesday, September 27, in Hull (IA) PRC, with the agenda involving the examination of Pastor-elect Matthew De Boer among other busniess.
    • Pastor-elect Matthew De Boer will be leading a worship service at Hull PRC Tuesday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. as part of his Classical Examination. 
    • A Classis West Conference on The Five Solas and How They Matter for the Ministry will be held at Hull PRC on Tuesday, September 26 starting at 9:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served with a free-will offering.  All are invited to attend.  *[cf. attached pdf and flyer image below]

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  • Classis East met on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Grandville PRC. For the report, visit this page.

SPECIAL NOTICES:

  • Reformed Book Outlet: Through the month of September, we are once again selling selected volumes of the Protestant Reformed Psalm Singing Choir (formerly called "Fitting Praises") for $3.00 each. This includes volumes 3,4,6,8, and 15, and each CD contains different Psalter numbers.  These CDs make great gifts, especially for shut-ins, and newly married couples.  Call 616-669-6730, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • A new PRC Psalter app (Android) has been developed by Hope PRC member Jonathan Vermeer. You will find it in the Google Play store at this link. The app includes lyrics and tunes to all of our Psalter #s and links to the Psalms themselves. Plus, it has a special "night mode" setting for use in the dark (as, for example, for campfire singing).

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  • Don't forget to listen to the Reformed Witness Hour each Sunday! Todays' message by radio pastor Rev. C. Haak is "Who is Jesus?", based on Matthew 1:21.
    • 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:

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  • On Sept.17 Rev. A. Spriensma was installed as home missionary, having been called by Byron Center PRC.
  • On Sept.17 The congregation of Doon PRC voted to call Rev. R. Smit (pastor, First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI) to serve as a third missionary to the Philippines.

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Missionary-pastor D. Holstege leading the 7M pastors' meeting (Dec. 2016) - cf. note below.

  • From the bulletin of Provident Christian Church in Marikina, the Philippines we find the following notes concerning our missionaries and their labors today and in this coming week:
    • Rev. Holstege will preach both sermons today and teach the Church Order from 10:15-10:45. Rev. Kleyn will preach for Maranatha PRC today.

    • This Wed, at 7:30 pm, Rev. Holstege will teach the Canons of Dordt, Head 5, Art. 12-13. “This certainty of perseverance…is the real source of humility, filial reverence, true piety, patience in every tribulation, fervent prayers, constancy in suffering and in confessing the truth, and of solid rejoicing in God…”

    • This Saturday at 9:00 am, Rev. Kleyn will teach the catechism class for the children. The children should prepare lesson 15 in the OT History for Juniors.

  • And from the bulletin of the Maranatha PRC in Valanzuela City we learn about these special events:
    • The 7M pastors’ classes will be held on Tuesday (Sept. 26) at 9:30 a.m. in Provident Village, Marikina City, DV. Both of the standing committees of the Classis plan to hold meetings during the afternoon of this Tuesday, September 26, at Provident Christian Church — Committee #2 at 1:00 p.m., and Committee #1 at 3:30 p.m.
    • A delegation of the Contact Committee of the PRCA plans to visit the PRCP in the Philippines (and also the CERC in Singapore) this October and November. The delegation consists of Rev. R. Smit and Elder David Kregel. The visit is part of the sister-church relationship that is being established between the PRCP and the PRCA. The delegation hopes to be in the Philippines from October 26 through November 6, the Lord willing.
    • A Reformation Day Conference is being planned for Tuesday, October 31. The theme is “Reformation 500: The Anniversary.” The speakers will be Rev. Holstege, Rev. Kleyn, and Rev. Smit. The conference will be held in Provident Village in Marikina, starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration is Php 50 per person.  All are welcome. Please plan to attend, and please invite others to attend, too.  A sign-up sheet will be available soon. [cf. flyer below]

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Classical Officers

Classis East
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