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A Typical Sunday in Covenant ERC, Singapore

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Have you ever wondered what a typical Sunday is like in our sister church in Singapore? Back in August of this year Stephanie Lanning, wife of Rev.Andy Lanning, pastor of the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore, did a special blog post on a typcial Sunday in this congregation. She titled it "A Day at Church". With help from her father, Rev.Steven Key, who was visiting at the time, she also included some supporting pictures.

We should know the faith and practice of our "sister" in Singapore. Then we will better appreciate and be thankful for our covenant "church family" relation. And we will also be better equipped to pray for her according to her particular needs.

 

 

What follows is part of her post, including the Sunday schedule and two pictures. Visit this post to see more pictures, and make frequent visits to Mrs.Lanning's blog for many other interesting posts about life in Singapore and in the CERC.

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First and third quarters of the year
9:30-11:00 -- Morning church service
11:00-12:15 -- Sunday School for youngest kids
11:30-12:30 -- Catechism for ages 6-12 (Older classes meet on Saturday afternoons.)
                   -- Some type of classes for the young people
                   -- Ladies' Bible Study twice a month
                   -- Men's Bible Study twice a month
                   -- During the weeks off from Bible study, there are sometimes other 
                     activities, such as Shepherding a Child's Heart videos and discussion.
12:30-2:00 -- Lunch
                 -- Library is open
                 -- Time for visiting
                 -- Practice for any upcoming events; for example, a group sang at Paul & 
                    Anthea's wedding in February, and right now a group is practicing an 
                    instrumental number for the church anniversary in September.
2:00-3:00 -- Second church service
 
Second and fourth quarters of the year
9:30-11:00 -- Morning church service
11:00-12:15 -- Sunday School for ages 1-12
11:30-12:30 -- Canons class for adults -- This consists of a 45-minute speech by my 
                      husband on one article of the Canons, followed by a question and answer
                      period.
                   -- Classes for the young people
12:30-2:00 -- Same as first and third quarters
2:00-3:00 -- Second church service
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Seminary on Exam Schedule This Week

Students in ClassThe PRC Seminary is on 1st Semester exam schedule this week, with exams being held each day Monday through Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. To view the exam schedule visit the Seminary website and scroll down to the bottom of the home page for the calendar (click on each day's notice for the specific exams).

The Seminary office and staff will keep its regular hours this week, available from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. From December 23 - January 3 professors and students will be on break, but the office will still be open, except on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Let us remember our Seminary students in prayer this week, that they may give a good account to the Lord of their studies and preparation for the gospel ministry.

 

 

 

Faith PRC Announces New Trio

sm faithThe Council of Faith PRC announced a new trio from which to call a pastor. It consists of Rev. Allen Brummel (Heritage PRC, Sioux Falls, SD), Rev. Carl Haak (Georgetown PRC, Hudsonville, MI), and Rev. Ron Van Overloop (Grace PRC, Standale, MI).  The congregational meeting to vote for a pastor from this trio is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 29 after the morning service.

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January 2014 Interim Course Postponed

cammengaThe faculty of the PRC Seminary with the approval of the TSC (Theological School Commitee) announces that the January 2014 Interim session scheduled to be taught by Prof.R.Cammenga ("The Theology of John Calvin") from Jan.6-15 has now been postponed. This decision was made in light of the ongoing treatments Prof.Cammenga's wife Rhonda is receiving for uterine cancer as well as other pressing needs in his family at this time.

Prof.Cammenga does plan to teach this new course in the future, D.V., but there will be no interim course taught next year (January 2014).

Please remember the Cammenga family in your prayers as they pass through this trial.

Isaiah 43:1-2 

1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Philippines Newsletter - December 2013

MissionariesKleynSmitOur missionaries in the Philippines, along with the Foreign Mission Committee and the calling church, Doon PRC Council, have recently published the last newsletter of this year. The December 2013 issue, penned by Rev.R.Smit, is packed with the latest news and information about the difficult and diverse labors of our two missionaries in that part of the world.

They also include news about the recent typhoon that devastated the central part of the Philippines and affected the PR Fellowship in Albuera, Leyte. And they also convey their disappointment in the delay of forming a church federation involving the Berean PRC and First Reformed Church of Bulacan.

To find out more about these matters and more, read the newsletter below. Besides the form here, it is also attached in pdf form.

Dec2013 Page 1Dec2013 Page 2

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2014 PR YP's Convention - Registration Now Open!

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PRYPs2014logoThe 2014 Young people’s convention hosted by Hope PRC of Redlands, CA is under a year away.  Start making plans to chaperone next year’s convention in Idylwilde, CA on August 4th to 9th

Update: All those interested in chaperoning the 2014 Young Peoples Convention held in Idyllwild, CA from August 4-9, 2014 may now complete an application found at www.prcconvention.com. Registration for applicants will be closed on March 15. We are especially in need of medical personnel, those certified in CPR, or EMT’s. Please contact the Chaperone Committee with any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Beth Potjer (909)-335-9544 or Sara Huisken (909)-831-0030.

Registration for the 2014 Convention in California is now open. Registration can be done online at http://www.prcconvention.com/registration.htm.  Note that due to space limitations, registration will be capped at 450 conventioneers.  Also, please see the convention web site as well for information on travel, things to bring and other convention information."

 

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