From the new trio consisting of Rev. H.Bleyenberg (Providence), Rev. C.Haak (Georgetown), and Rev. Rodney Kleyn (Covenant of Grace, Spokane) the congregation voted on June 10 to extend a call to Rev.R.Kleyn.
These group pictures (as well as the other pictures) were taken by our Stated Clerk, Mr.Don Doezema on Wednesday, June 12.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013: One of Synod's first actions every year is the appointment of committees. The work of Synod is usually didvided among five (5) committees. Attached is a pdf of these committee assignments.
Wednesday June 12, 2013: The truth of God’s Word that unifies our churches was confessed today as Mr. Erik Guichelaar was examined in the sections of Reformed Dogmatics. From 8:00am until noon, Mr. Guichelaar was asked questions in Theology, Anthropology, Christology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. He gave a good account of his knowledge of this truth. As churches we have many reasons to give thanks – for the truth of God’s Word, the gifts God has given to this young men who confessed the truth so beautifully, and a seminary which faithfully teaches these truths so the church receives the truth each Sunday. The rest of his examination will begin tomorrow morning at 8:00am and should finish by noon. Again the examination will be live-streamed on Hudsonville’s website.
Read the latest newsletter from our missionaries in the Philippines, Rev.R.Smit and Rev.D.Kleyn. Learn about the annual Berean PRC Conference in Manila, the Hinobaan Conference in Negros Occidental, the ongoing work in Leyte, and the developments toward federation among the churches there. Click on the attached pdf to read the newsletter!
Monday, June 10, 2013: The pre-synodical service was held at Hudsonville PRC. Rev. Steve Key, the president of Synod 2012, preached a sermon on Psalm 133, reminding us to celebrate and give thanks to God for the unity He has given to our churches, as is evident from the items in the agenda of synod. There was also a time for prayer to thank God for our denomination and to ask God’s blessing upon the work of synod and our denomination. The sermon will be available on Hudsonville PRC's website soon.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013: After opening devotions led by Rev. Key, the president of Synod 2012, synod elected new officers with the following results: President – Rev. Ron Van Overloop; Vice-President – Rev. James Laning; First Clerk – Rev. Doug Kuiper; Second Clerk – Rev. Garry Eriks. Rev. Van Overloop welcomed, on behalf of synod, Mr. Wee Gim Theng, a delegate from our sister-church in Singapore, and Mr. Ivan Reid, a delegate from our sister-church in Northern Ireland.
On Tuesday morning, June 11, 2013 the synod and its visitors assembled in the sanctuary of Hudsonville PRC to hear the sermon of Mr. Erik Guichelaar. Synod unanimously approved his sermon, stating that the sermon demonstrated that Mr. Guichelaar has the gifts to preach a sermon for the edification of God’s people. Synod took this opportunity to thank God for the sermon and to thank the seminary faculty for their faithful labors.