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In Memoriam: Prof. Robert D. Decker, 1940 - 2021

DeckerRD ObituaryProf. Robert Dale Decker, age 80 of Jenison, while surrounded by his loving family, departed this life to behold his Lord and Savior face to face on May 5, 2021.

Robert attended Grand Rapids Christian High, Calvin College, the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary and then received his Master of Theology degree from Calvin Theological Seminary.  He spent his life serving the Protestant Reformed churches as a pastor in Doon, Iowa, and South Holland, Illinois, and 33 years as a professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Dorothy Decker. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn Poelstra Decker, by his children Deborah Altena (Doug), Daniel Decker (Denise), Timothy Decker (Kathy), and Jonathan Decker (Sarah), and by his nine loving grandchildren, and three precious great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his sister Mary Potjer (Carl), his sister Doris Hoksbergen (Ken), and his brother James Decker (Nancy). 

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church, 7146 48th Avenue, Hudsonville MI 49426, with Rev. Carl Haak and Rev. Nathan Decker officiating.   Visitation will be 4:00-7:30 pm, Friday also at Georgetown PRC, and again on Saturday 10:30-11:30am prior to the funeral service.

(Facial coverings and social distancing observed/required at visitation, all current church worship restrictions will be observed during the funeral service.)  Private interment will be in Georgetown Twp. Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions to the Protestant Reformed Seminary.  You can watch livestream at www.georgetownprc.org

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for January 2021

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for January 2021 on the RWH radio/Internet program.

This month Rev. W. Bruinsma, pastor of Pittsburgh (PA) PRC concludes his four-month service for the RWH program. For January he delivers a special New Year's message and then returns to his series on 1 Corinthians. Be sure to tune in (or listen online anytime!) for these important messages. The schedule for this month is laid out below and also attached in pdf form.

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January 3, 2021 - Confidence in Christ's Coming, Hebrews 10:35-37

January 10, 2021 - All Things Are Yours, I Corinthians 3:21-23

January 17, 2021 - Stewards of Christ, I Corinthians 4:1,2

January 24 2021 - The Church's Authority to Discipline, I Corinthians 5:3-5

January 31, 2021 - Suffering Wrong from a Brother, 1 Corinthians 6:7,8

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 80th year (1941-2021) of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

DID YOU KNOW? Our weekly broadcast is available as a podcast on Google Play, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and most other podcast apps. Subscribe today by searching for “Reformed Witness Hour”.

Visit our website for the latest podcast and for other news and information!

The Reformed Witness Hour Committee wishes to remind everyone that you can receive their bi-monthly newsletter via email by simply signing up at http://eepurl.com/gikNsL .  Each newsletter contains information about places around our globe where the RWH is downloaded; news about the RWH’s witness on the radio and via the internet, printed booklet, and CD and links to many popular and relevant RWH messages.

And don't forget our Spanish programs on YouTube!

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

PO Box 1230, Grand Rapids MI, 49501 | reformedwitnesshour.org | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list to receive the printed booklet of the messages each month, send an email to Judi Doezema at doezema at prca.org.

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for December 2020

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for December 2020 on the RWH radio/Internet program.

This month Rev. W. Bruinsma, pastor of Pittsburgh (PA) PRC continues his four-month service for the RWH program. For December he delivers some special Advent messages, as well as an end-of-the-year message. Be sure to tune in (or listen online anytime!) for these important messages. The schedule for this month is laid out below and also attached in pdf form.

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December 6, 2020 - Malachi's Prophecy Fulfilled, Luke 1:16,17

December 13, 2020 - Doubting Zacharias, Luke 1:18-20

December 20, 2020 - The Good Tidings of the Angel, Luke 2:10,11

December 27, 2020 - The Changeless Jehovah, Malachi 3:6

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 79th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

DID YOU KNOW? Our weekly broadcast is available as a podcast on Google Play, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and most other podcast apps. Subscribe today by searching for “Reformed Witness Hour”.

Visit our website for the latest podcast and for other news and information!

Special notices for December: 

The Reformed Witness Hour is pleased to announce that beginning this fall (October) we have added a new broadcast time on Wednesday evenings at 8PM on WFUR-FM 92.9/AM1570 (Grand Rapids, MI).  The RWH will also continue to broadcast at our normal time slot on Sundays at 4PM. We encourage you to listen if you are able, and to promote the broadcast to family and friends when you have the opportunity.

The Reformed Witness Hour is pleased to announce that beginning this fall (October) we have added a new broadcast in the Kalamazoo area at 4PM each Sunday on WKPR-FM 105.1/AM1440. We encourage you to listen if you are able, and to promote the broadcast to family and friends.

The Reformed Witness Hour Committee wishes to remind everyone that you can receive their bi-monthly newsletter via email by simply signing up at http://eepurl.com/gikNsL .  Each newsletter contains information about places around our globe where the RWH is downloaded; news about the RWH’s witness on the radio and via the internet, printed booklet, and CD and links to many popular and relevant RWH messages.

And don't forget our Spanish programs on YouTube!

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

PO Box 1230, Grand Rapids MI, 49501 | reformedwitnesshour.org | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list to receive the printed booklet of the messages each month, send an email to Judi Doezema at doezema at prca.org.

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for November 2020

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for November 2020 on the RWH radio/Internet program.

This month Rev. W. Bruinsma, pastor of Pittsburgh (PA) PRC continues his four-month service for the RWH program. For November he continues a series on the NT book of 1 Corinthians, plus gives a special Thanksgiving Day message. Be sure to tune in (or listen online anytime!) for these important messages. The schedule for this month is laid out below and also attached in pdf form.

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November 1, 2020 - Hidden Wisdom Revealed, 1 Corinthians 2:7,8,10

November 8, 2020 - The Spiritual Man Versus the Natural, 1 Corinthians 2:14

November 15, 2020 - The Church: God's Husbandry, 1 Corinthians 3:7-9

November 22, 2020 - Thanksgiving unto God's Glory, 2 Corinthians 4:15

November 29, 2020 - Take Heed How One Builds, 1 Corinthians 3:10-15

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 79th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular, efficacious grace!

DID YOU KNOW? Our weekly broadcast is available as a podcast on Google Play, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and most other podcast apps. Subscribe today by searching for “Reformed Witness Hour”.

Visit our website for the latest podcast and for other news and information!

Special notices for November: 

The Reformed Witness Hour is pleased to announce that beginning this month we are adding a new broadcast time on Wednesday evenings at 8PM on WFUR-FM 92.9/AM1570 (Grand Rapids, MI).  The RWH will also continue to broadcast at our normal time slot on Sundays at 4PM. We encourage you to listen if you are able, and to promote the broadcast to family and friends when you have the opportunity.

The Reformed Witness Hour is pleased to announce that beginning this month we are adding a new broadcast in the Kalamazoo area at 4PM each Sunday on WKPR-FM 105.1/AM1440. We encourage you to listen if you are able, and to promote the broadcast to family and friends.

The Reformed Witness Hour Committee wishes to remind everyone that you can receive their bi-monthly newsletter via email by simply signing up at http://eepurl.com/gikNsL .  Each newsletter contains information about places around our globe where the RWH is downloaded; news about the RWH’s witness on the radio and via the internet, printed booklet, and CD and links to many popular and relevant RWH messages.

And don't forget our Spanish programs on YouTube!

RWH Facebook image

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

PO Box 1230, Grand Rapids MI, 49501 | reformedwitnesshour.org | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to be added to the mailing list to receive the printed booklet of the messages each month, send an email to Judi Doezema at doezema at prca.org.

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Crete PRC Reformation Lecture: "Of, Through, To God" - Friday, October 30, 2020

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The Crete PRC Evangelism Committee (Crete, IL) is hosting the annual Reformation Day Lecture on October 30, at 7:00 p.m.

Prof. Brian Huizinga (PRC Seminary) will speak on:

“Of God, Through God, To God: Our Covenant Doctrine as Protestant Reformed Churches."

You are cordially invited to attend this important lecture and evening of celebrating the Reformation.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Parenting Conference Live-Streamed This Wednesday and Thursday, April 29 & 30

Proverbs 22 6Hudsonville PRC invites you to a live-streamed parenting conference on April 29 and 30 (Wednesday and Thursday nights) beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

Rev. and Mrs. J. Mahtani, Rev. and Mrs. G. Eriks, and Prof. and Mrs. B. Gritters will be speaking on the three stages of parenting - the childhood years, the teenage years, and the adult years. 

Attending the conference is as simple as going to the Hudsonville PRC website (http://www.hudsonvilleprc.org)  Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30pm.  There will be a time for questions and answers Thursday evening. 

More information is available on Hudsonville PRC’s website (For example, outlines of the presentations). 

Conference Schedule:

Wednesday:
7:30 - Introduction
7:40 - The Childhood Years by Pastor and Keri Mahtani
8:20 - Break (put kids to bed, get a snack, etc
8:35 - The Teenage Years by Pastor and Jen Eriks

Thursday:
7:30 - Introduction
7:40 - The Adult Years (Let Them Leave But Don’t Let Them Go) Prof. and Lori Gritters
8:20 - Break
8:35 - Question and Answer with all the speakers

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