The PR Fellowship in Pittsburgh, PA will be hosting a Reformation Day lecture both in Cranberry Township, PA on October 30 and in the Fellowship meeting place in Pittsburgh on November 1. Missionary-pastor W.Bruinsma will speak on the subject: "Why the Reformation Was Necessary." Both lectures will begin at 7 PM. The lecture in Cranberry Township will be held in Four Points by Sheraton in the Cranberry Room. We cordially welcome all in the area and any out-of-town visitors to join us!
PR Churches (USA & Canada)
From their new trio of Revs. R. Kleyn (Covenant PRC, Spokane), W. Langerak (SE PRC, Grand Rapids, MI), and J. Marcus (First PRC, Edmonton) Doon PRC extended a call to Rev.R.Kleyn on Sunday, Sept.15. He plans to answer by Sunday, October 6.
September 19, 2013 | Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church | 7:30 p.m.
Save the date for the RFPA Annual Meeting! This year's keynote address will be given by Rev. Brian Huizinga, pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. Rev. Huizinga will present
Encouraging the Next Generation to Read
"Reading has a significant place in the covenant of grace as an instrument of God for the fulfilling of His promises," said Rev. Huizinga. "We must share the conviction that reading sound, spiritually edifying literature cannot disappear among us, lest a generation arise which know not the Lord nor the works which He has done for us.What can we do to help promote such reading among the next generation?"
This topic of encouraging young people to read comes on the heels of a report from the RFPA that at present only 64% of Protestant Reformed households subscribe to the Standard Bearer.Additionally, at various Christian conferences throughout the year it is commonly and alarmingly reported by others that young people today do not read sound, spiritually edifying literature.
Stick around after the speech to hear more about the work of the RFPA and enjoy refreshments and fellowship with our Association members, authors, and fellow readers!
P.S. The audio of the meeting and speech is now available at the RFPA's Sermonaudio page. Visit and listen to this outstanding speech! Be inspired to read well!
For the month of September Rev.Carl Haak, pastor of Georgetown PRC, will continue his messages on the Reformed Witness Hour, sponsored by the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, MI. The topics and texts for these messages are as follows (You will also find the September flyer in pdf form attached here for posting use):
Sept. 1, 2013: Youth, Remember! Ecclesiastes 12:1
Sept. 8. 2013: Keeping The Lord’s Day Holy; Hebrews 10: 24-25
Sept. 15, 2013: Not Weary in Well Doing; Gal. 6: 9
Sept. 22, 2013: Spiritual Lethargy, Song of Sol. 5: 1-8
Sept. 29, 2013:Grace For Today, Matthew 6: 34
You are cordially invited and encouraged to listen to this solid Reformed radio and internet broadcast!
On Sunday, August 25, 2013, Candidate Erik Guichelaar announced that he was led to accept the call from Randolph (WI) PRC to enter the ministry of the Word and sacraments and become their next pastor. This also meant that he declined the call from Doon (IA) PRC. The plan is for him to be examined at the meeting of Classis West, now to be held Wednesday, October 9, in Loveland, CO, with his ordination and installation to follow shortly thereafter, D.V. We rejoice with Erik and Cherith, and pray that God continues to bless their preparations for the gospel ministry in our churches.
UPDATE from Randolph's Council: "Having accepted our call to serve as our next pastor, the council has requested of the classical committee that Pastor Elect Erik Guichelaar be examined at the meeting of Classis West on October 9 in Loveland, CO. The Lord willing, Pastor Elect Guichelaar will be ordained and installed as Pastor of Randolph PRC, in our sanctuary, during the morning service of October 13. Professor Ron Cammenga will lead us in worship that day and will officiate the installation. Pastor Elect Guichelaar and his wife plan to move to Randolph near the end of September."