The Evangelism Committee has recently ordered the printing of a new pamphlet, “The Christian Life,” by John Calvin. This pamphlet is made up of chapters 6 through 10 of book 3 of the Institutes and includes chapters on "Scriptural arguments exhorting us to holiness," "Not our own," "Self-denial and bearing the cross," "Aspiring to the future life," and "Rightly using the present life and its comforts." We have printed advanced copies of the pamphlet and placed them in the back of the church for our congregation.
The Council has drawn up the following new trio from which to call a pastor: Revs. G. Eriks (Hudsonville MI), C. Haak (Georgetown MI), and R. Kleyn (Spokane WA). A congregational meeting has been set for Thursday, May 16 at 8:00 PM for the purpose of calling a minister.
Register now for the 2013 Young People's Convention hosted by Crete PRC! The registration deadline has been extended to May 29. Registration forms postmarked after May 29 must include the $25 late fee. Please join us August 12-16, 2013 at Lake Williamson Christian Center in Carlinville, IL for a week of fellowship centered on the theme, "Not Ashamed of the Gospel" Romans 1:16. Visit the convention website for registration forms and additional information.
The Installation of our new pastor (the 12th in our history), Rev. David Overway, took place Sunday evening, April 14. April 21 marked the beginning of his ministry in our midst. We are thankful to the Lord for bringing him and his family to us. Through the preaching may we experience drawing near to God and to one another. “He that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort” (1 Cor. 14:3).
Read Prof. Russell Dykstra's Pre-Synod Report from the May 15, 2012 issue of The Standard Bearer (click here for pdf)
The pre-synodical service was held Monday, June 11, in Crete PR Church, Crete, Illinois. Rev. J. Slopsema, president of last year’s meetings, led the service and preached on I Corinthians 15:58. You may hear this sermon at Crete PRC's website (in the sermon archive box scroll down to this sermon).
Synod convened Tuesday morning, June 12, at 8:30 in Crete Church.
Synodical Committees Layout (pdf)