Pastor Emmanuel Singh at a November 2015 presentation in the CERC
Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church in Singapore, sister church of the PRC, has a busy couple of weeks beginning the week of October 23, 2016.
From their bulletin of October 23 we find these special events mentioned in the "pastoral voice" section:
...This week will be busy for our congregation as we host the church visitors and conduct Emmanuel’s [Singh, from Kolkata, India, where the CERC is supporting a mission work] examination this Saturday (29 October). Pray for our brother as he preaches his sermon and answers the questions.
...Church Visitation, which is required by Article 44 of our Church Order, will be conducted on Thursday, 27 October, at 8pm at church. During the Church Visitation, the brethren that we have invited from the PRCA will ask the Session a set of pre-determined questions regarding the church and the work of the officebearers. The purpose of the questions is to help CERC remain faithful in the calling that God has given us as a church, and to help the officebearers remain faithful in their work.
The Lord is good to His church, and through these many events we can see the Lord’s goodness to CERC. Let us continue to seek His face in all our life as a church.
Conducting the church visitation will be Rev. D. Kleyn, PRC missionary to the Philippines, and Rev. W. Bruinsma, pastor of Pittsburgh PRC (on behalf of the PRC Contact Committee). Rev. and Mrs. (Sharon) Kleyn plan to arrive in Singapore on Monday, Oct.24, leaving on Oct.31, while Rev. and Mrs. (Mary) Bruinsma plan to arrive on Wednesday, Oct.26, departing on Nov.8. Emmanuel Singh and his wife Sonali are scheduled to arrive in Singapore Oct.27, staying until Nov.7.
Rev. Kleyn and Rev. Bruinsma will also be preaching at the afternoon service in the CERC while there - Rev. Kleyn on Oct.30 and Rev. Bruinsma on Nov.6.
In addition, the CERC will hold its annual Reformation Day Conference on Nov.4-5, at which Rev. Bruinsma will be speaking.
Let us do as Rev. A. Laning exhorted his congregation to do - pray for these events and for all those involved, including for safe travels for the special visitors.
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