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Pittsburgh PRC Calls Rev. W. Bruinsma

WBruinsma 2From their trio of Revs. W. Bruinsma, C. Griess (Calvary PRC), and R. Kleyn (Covenant of Grace PRC), the newly organized Pittsburgh PRC extended a call to Missionary-pastor W. Bruinsma on Sunday, July 10.

Rev. Bruinsma has served as Eastern Home Misisonary in the PRC since 2006, mainly stationed in Pittsburgh mission.

May the Lord of the church make His will plain to this servant and give Him grace to follow it.

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First Trio for Third Missionary to the Philippines

DoonPRC 2015The Council of Doon PRC, the calling church for the field in the Philippines, has formed the following trio from which to call a third missionary to the Philippines:

Revs. A. Brummel (Heritage PRC, Sioux Falls, SD), C. Griess (Calvary PRC, Hull, IA), and B. Huizinga (Hope PRC, Redlands, CA).  

A congregational meeting is scheduled for July 24.

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Reformed Witness Hour Messages for July 2016

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First PRC of Grand Rapids, MI and the Reformed Witness Hour Committee announce the messages scheduled for July 2016 on the RWH radio program.

haak smallRev. Carl Haak, pastor of Georgetown PRC (Hudsonville, MI) begins his four-month service for the RWH program.

You are encouraged to take in these timely messages and to let others know about them too. Help spread the word about the Reformed Witness Hour, celebrating in 2016 its 75th year of broadcasting the truths of God's sovereign, particular grace!

Below is the schedule of messages, which you will also find below in flyer form and attached in pdf form

July 3, 2016 – Freedom, Romans 8:2

July 10, 2016 – To God, My Exceeding Joy, I Will Go, Psalm 43

July 17, 2016 –Except Ye Be Converted, Matthew 18: 1-5

July 24, 2016 – Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy, Hebrews 10: 24-25

July 31, 2016 – Not Weary in Well Doing, Galatians 6:9

 

For stations and time of broadcast, visit the RWH website, where you may also listen to and download past messages from the archive section.

The Reformed Witness Hour | PO Box 1230, Grand Rapids MI, 49505

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Rev.D. Holstege Installed As Missionary - Friday, July 1, 2016

Daniel HolstegeThis evening in Calvary PRC (see note below) Rev. Daniel Holstege will be installed as a PRC missionary, called by Doon PRC to serve in the Philippines with Rev. Daniel Kleyn.

This is the note that appeared concerning the event in Doon's bulletin this past Sunday, June 26, 2016:

The consistory calls the congregation to a special worship service on July 1 for the installation of Rev. D.Holstege as our missionary. Because of space constraints in our building, the service will be held at Calvary PRC, beginning at 7:00pm. The offering that evening will be for the Philippine Book Fund. Rev.Holstege will preach his inaugural sermon during our morning worship service on July 3.

Let us remember this pastor and his family as he takes up this new charge and prepares to take up the labors in that part of the world.

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Our Newest PRC Congregation - Pittsburgh PRC - June 24, 2016 (New Updates)

Update (3): The new Pittsburgh PRC is now listed under the PRC congregations, where her news items will appear in the future.

Update (2): From their first trio the newly organized Pittsburgh PRC extended a call to Missionary-pastor W. Bruinsma on Sunday, July 10. We pray for him as he considers this call.

Update (1): The Pittsburgh PRC formed a trio of Revs. W. Bruinsma, C. Griess (Calvary PRC, Hull, IA), and R. Kleyn (Covenant of Grace, Spokane, WA) to call its first minister.  They will extend a call on July 10, D.V.

It may also be noted the new congregation adopted the official name of Pittsburgh Protestant Reformed Church.

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Rev. W. Bruinsma (missionary) and A. den Hartog (SW PRC) leading the organizational service.

On Friday evening, June 24, 2016, the Pittsburgh PR Fellowship was organized as a PR congregation, under the supervision of the SW PRC, which had been the calling church for this mission. Many visitors were in attendance, including members of the Domestic Mission Committee.

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Below is a note Missionary-pastor W. Bruinsma sent out afterward:

Last night, July 24 the Pittsburgh Protestant Reformed Church was instituted as a congregation in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Keith Bauman and Peter Cnossen were chosen as elders and Anthony Bauman as deacon. We rejoice together with this small body of believers and ask God's continued care as they stand on their own in years to come. The church here greatly appreciates all the prayers and support given in the past years on their behalf. Please continue to pray for them as they begin their labors and witness as a church of Jesus Christ.

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New officebearers signing the Formula of Subscription.

Below is part of the program for the evening (You will also find it attached in pdf form).

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We rejoice with this latest "sister" in our PRC federation, and pray God's richest blessings on her as she shines as Christ's light in that city.

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Our Newest PRC Congregation - Pittsburgh PRC - June 24, 2016 (Updated)

Update: The Pittsburgh PRC formed a trio of Revs. W. Bruinsma, C. Griess (Calvary PRC, Hull, IA), and R. Kleyn (Covenant of Grace, Spokane, WA) to call its first minister.  They will extend a call on July 10, D.V.

It may also be noted the new congregation adopted the official name of Pittsburgh Protestant Reformed Church.

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Rev. W. Bruinsma (missionary) and A. den Hartog (SW PRC) leading the organizational service.

On Friday evening, June 24, 2016, the Pittsburgh PR Fellowship was organized as a PR congregation, under the supervision of the SW PRC, which had been the calling church for this mission. Many visitors were in attendance, including members of the Domestic Mission Committee.

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Below is a note Missionary-pastor W. Bruinsma sent out afterward:

Last night, July 24 the Pittsburgh Protestant Reformed Church was instituted as a congregation in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Keith Bauman and Peter Cnossen were chosen as elders and Anthony Bauman as deacon. We rejoice together with this small body of believers and ask God's continued care as they stand on their own in years to come. The church here greatly appreciates all the prayers and support given in the past years on their behalf. Please continue to pray for them as they begin their labors and witness as a church of Jesus Christ.

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New officebearers signing the Formula of Subscription.

Below is part of the program for the evening (You will also find it attached in pdf form).

Pitts Organization program Page 1

We rejoice with this latest "sister" in our PRC federation, and pray God's richest blessings on her as she shines as Christ's light in that city.

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