Following the recent decline of Rev.C.Griess (Calvary PRC) to her call (Sept.15, 2013) the Council of Faith PRC (Jenison, MI) presents a new trio to the congregation of Revs. Garrett Eriks (Hudsonville PRC), Ken Koole (Grandville PRC), and Ron Van Overloop (Grace PRC). A congregational meeting to call a pastor is scheduled for Sunday morning, October 27 after the morning service.
Below is the official public report - along with a few pictures - courtesy of Rev.Doug Kuiper, Stated Clerk of Classis West, - of the meeting of Classis West which met and concluded yesterday, Wednesday, October 9 in Loveland, CO.
Interested in what is happening on the mission field in Limerick, Ireland? Read the latest newsletter, just published for this month of October. Learn about Missionary-pastor Martyn McGeown's recent labors and activities, including an adult baptism that just took place, time at the PRC Young People's Convention this past summer, and a trip to the U.S. for the Heidleberg Catechism Conference. Open the attached pdf or visit the missions page to find access to the newsletter.
This coming Sunday, October 13, Missionary-pastor Wilbur Bruinsma will be giving a presentation in Cornerstone PRC (Dyer, IN) on the Pittsburgh PR Fellowship and work. He will also preach for Crete PRC on Sunday, Oct.14. All in the area are cordially invited to attend this special missions presentation and to hear Rev.Bruinsma preach.
While Rev.Bruinsma is away from the Pittsburgh mission, Rev.J.Slopsema and his wife will be there to preach for them.
CLASSIS WEST is scheduled to meet this Wednesday, October 9 hosted by Loveland (CO) PR Church. The main item on the agenda is the classical examination of Randolph PRC's pastor-elect, Erik Guichelaar. For this purpose a special worship service is planned for Tuesday evening, the 8th, at 7 PM (MT). Synod is to be represented at this meeting by three ministers (delegates ad examina) from the East: Revs. C. Haak, K. Koole and R.VanOverloop.
Let us remember in prayer the delegates as they travel and carry out the work of the churches in the West and for pastor-elect E.Guichelaar as he is examined. May the Lord be pleased to bless all the labors conducted and the decisions reached.
Check out the Reformed Book Outlet's October Newsletter (below and attached) for special notices on music and books!
October – 2013
**We have new CD's from Mattaniah and Hosanna Choirs:
"He is My Strength and Song" - a dbl. CD by Hosanna Choir. One CD is all Psalms and the other is all
-- "In Praise Uniting" - a dbl. CD by Hosanna and Mattaniah Choirs with both Psalms and Hymns.
**A Vol. 2 of "Thy Word Have I Hid in My Heart" is now available too. It also is of the Rehoboth Chr.
School choir singing all Psalms. This is a single CD.
**We have a good supply of other favorites:
-- "Lead Me to Choose the Everlasting Way" by Covenant Chr. Chamber Singers
-- "Lift Up Your Voice" - P.R.Mass Choir 2013
-- "Be Still My Soul" - Hope Heralds
For the month of October on the Reformed Witness Hour Missionary-pastor Wilbur Bruinsma (Pittsburgh, PA) will be doing a series of messages based on Isaiah 40. Below are the titles of the four messages. Attached is also a special flyer with this information on it. Be sure to check out the RWH website for the station locations and times - and be sure to listen in each week for these edifying messages!