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!
October 6, 2013 - Rev. W.Bruinsma
"Waiting Upon Our Everlasting God" - Isaiah 40: 27-28
October 13, 2013 - Rev. W.Bruinsma
"The Shepherd of the Covenant" - Isaiah 40: 10-11
October 20, 2013 - Rev. W.Bruinsma
"The Omnipotent and Omniscient God" - Isaiah 40: 12-14
October 27, 2013 - Rev. W.Bruinsma
"Jehovah Weighs the Nations" - Isaiah 40: 15-17
The Evangelism Committee of Randolph PRC (WI) is hosting a lecture this Friday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Dr. Nate Lanning, a cancer biologist at the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, MI, will be speaking on "Understanding Evolution from the Reformed Perspective". Dr.Lanning will show that being a dedicated Christian scientist does not mean caving in to the pressures of modern evolutionism, but that one can and must maintain a faithful Biblical stand while working in the sciences today. All in the area are cordially invited to attend this timely lecture on a vitally important subject.
Original announcement: The organizational meeting for the Classis of the PRC of the Philippines is planned for Thursday, October 31. The churches forming this new Classis are the Berean Protestant Reformed Church (Cubao, Metro Manila, Rev. Vernon Ibe) and the First Reformed Church of Bulacan (Muzon, Bulacan Rev. John Flores). The meeting will include signing ceremonies, a meditation from Scripture, singing, prayer of thanksgiving, a group photo, as well as an opportunity to hear greetings and thanksgiving to God from other churches. The brethren there would be thrilled with your greetings (card,
letters) at this meeting. Send to: P.O. Box 1173 ACPO, Antipolo City, Rizal 1870, The Philippines.
UPDATE: "The Consistories of the Berean Reformed Church and the First Reformed Church in Bulacan in the Philippines inform our ecclesiastical friends in the CERCS CPRNI, and PRCA that regretfully it was necessary for us to postpone our organization as a federation in order to have more time to complete the necessary legal and procedural preparations for proper organization. Continue to pray for us as we look forward to the day when the Lord by His providence and blessing will make it possible for us to be established as a denomination of faithful churches of Jesus Christ in the Philippines, knit together in the blessed truth and Gospel on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, if our God wills."