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11, Jalan Mesin #04-00

Standard Industrial Building

Singapore 368813

Worship Services: 9:30 A.M. & 2:00 P.M. 

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Pastor (Interim): Rev. Arie denHartog

148 Bishan Street 11 #06-113 

Singapore  570148

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Covenant ERCS Delegation to India - January 2016

INDIA VISIT: 

Daniel HolstegeRev. D. Holstege (First PRC, Holland, MI) went from the Philippines to Singapore this past week to fill the pulpit at Covenant ERCS for one Lord’s Day.

Pastor A. Lanning, Elder Leong, Ishu Mahtani, Claudia Leong, and Emily Lanning are visiting in Kolkata, India from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4. The delegation of Elder Leong and Pastor Lanning will meet with Emmanuel and the other men in Kolkata regarding the work in Kolkata, as well as worship with the Fellowship on Jan.31.

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Rev.A. Lanning, Elder Leong, Emmanuel, and Ishu Mahtani outside Carey College in Kolkata, India in March of 2015

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New Issue of "Salt Shakers" Magazine - January 2016

ss 36 cover image"Covenant Keepers", the youth ministry of the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore (our sister church), has just released issue #36 of "Salt Shakers" (January 2016),their youth magazine.

Once again the "SS" is packed with interesting and edifying articles, and our PRC young people especially are invited and encouraged to read it.

Below you will find a note from the "SS" Committee introducing the contents of this issue and images of the cover and table of contents. The entire issue is also attached here in pdf form.

 Dear Beloved Readers,

As we enter a new year of our Lord, we give thanks to Him for faithfulness in the past and new mercies for the year ahead. As a committee we have been much enriched in the preparation of this new issue and pray that wherever you may be reading Salt Shakers, you will be thoroughly edified as well by the many excellent articles contributed by our writers. 
As children of our heavenly Father, as we face the roads ahead in 2016, let us harken to the promise given to Moses and to us: "And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest." What amazing comfort!
And let us likewise respond: "And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence." (Exodus 33:14-15). 
Pro Rege
Chua Lee Yang
On Behalf of the Salt Shakers Committee
 
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Reformed News Asia: Issue 24 - December 2015

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Issue 24 - December 2015
Pamphlets
We print pamphlets written by our members and those from other Reformed churches of like-minded faith. They include a wide range of topics from doctrines to church history and practical Christian living. These pamphlets serve to promote knowledge of the true God as expressed in the Reformed faith.
NEW Pamphlet!
(Part 2 of a 3-part series on articles on the Heidelberg Catechism)

Gratitude!
The Catechism's View of the Christian Life

by Rev Carl Haak
 
This article emphasises how the Heidelberg Catechism has shaped the spiritual lives of Reformed believers. It reminds us of our only comfort in life and in death - that we belong to our Savior Jesus Christ!

My sin, my deliverance, my gratitude forms the "triple knowledge". Gratitude to God is the only motive for Christian living! "The Catechism is making the point that thankfulness to God must drive the whole of our conduct." Hence, the need for good works!  

This gratitude is also long-suffering. It endures hardships, trials and temptation. It fights against Antichrist and holds to the truth contained in the Catechism. May we continue to live grateful lives, loving God and be thankful for the Heidelberg Catechism.


Click here to view our catalogue of pamphlets.

Click here to make an order.

All pamphlets are free. CERC reserves some discretion regarding large orders and/or orders from those outside Singapore.

 
Audio Recordings

At this year's CKCKS youth camp, Rev Lanning gave 4 speeches on Christ's letters to the 7 churches (Rev 2).

Click to listen to the 4 camp speeches!

Click here to access all our audio recordings.
 
Past Events...
 
CKCKS Camp 2015
This year's CKCKS Youth Camp was held from 16-19 Dec, with Rev Lanning as the speaker. The camp theme was "Hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches", with 4 main speeches on Christ's letters to the churches at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos and Thyatira.
Rev Lanning giving one of the speeches
One of the discussion groups after a speech
Wet Games!! With some horsing around...
The Camp Committee
Group photo!!
 
Infant Baptisms
Prov 13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

What inheritance will grandparents leave for their grandchildren?

When asked "Whether you promise and intend to see these children, when come to the years of discretion (whereof you are either parent or witness), instructed and brought up in the aforesaid doctrine, or help or cause them to be instructed therein, to the utmost of your power?", these parents answered with a resounding yes!

Paul and Anthea Liu with their daughter, Naomi Liu.
Mr and Mrs Lee Kong Wee and their son Noah Lee.
 
Notes
Southwest PRC Evangelism

What must be the biblical and confessional response of Christians to the teaching of theistic evolutionists? This and other questions were addressed in a lecture by Prof Ronald Cammenga titled “Theistic Evolution: Should the Church Make Peace or War?” at Grace Community Church in Hudsonville, MI on Friday October 9 at 7.30pm.

Click here to access the video recording.

 
NEW CLM WEBSITE!!

Visit our new CLM website to read the latest articles and access archives of the Daily Meditations. Click the picture to access.

 
Salt Shakers
Salt Shakers is a bi-monthly magazine published by the youth in CERC. Included in each issue are writings pertaining to both Reformed doctrine and practical theology. Articles are contributed by the Session, youth and members of CERC, as well as pastors and professors from the Protestant Reformed Churches in the USA and Northern Ireland. Salt Shakers also features articles from other Reformed publications, notably the Standard Bearer and Beacon Lights. Click here to access!
 
Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church
We are a Reformed Church that holds to the doctrines of the Reformation as they are expressed in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dordt.

Lord’s Day services on Sunday at 930 am & 2 pm • 11 Jalan Mesin, #04-00, Standard Industrial Building, Singapore 368813 • Pastor: Rev Andy Lanning  • www.cerc.org.sg 
 

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Reformed News Asia - November 2015 (Issue 23)

Issue 23 - November 2015

Daily Meditations - Dec 2015

“Is God’s will, as Reformed Christians teach, always accomplished? If so, why do we need  to pray for God’s will to be done?"

- Rev Martyn McGeown, on Praying God's Will Be Done


This issue of Daily Meditations takes us through Lord's Days 49-52. May you find comfort in these devotions.
DOWNLOAD
For hard copy orders of the Daily Meditations, please click here.
 
Pamphlets
We print pamphlets written by our members and those from other Reformed churches of like-minded faith. They include a wide range of topics from doctrines to church history and practical Christian living. These pamphlets serve to promote knowledge of the true God as expressed in the Reformed faith.
NEW Pamphlet!
(Part 1 of a 3-part series on articles on the Heidelberg Catechism)

Preach the Catechism! The Great Blessing of This Long-Standing Practice
by Prof Barrett Gritters
 
Do you know the history of preaching catechisms? Why does your our church preach from a 450-year-old man-made document each week?

This is the history of Reformed churches from their beginnings. And CERC practises it!

This article discusses the Dutch origins of the Reformers, the Arminians' objections to preaching the Heidelberg and the struggles our forefathers had in defending and maintaining this practice.

There are many blessings in Heidelberg Catechism preaching. This article explains 8 ways in which it is beneficial for us. Download and read more to find out how we benefit from the HC preaching!


Click hereto view our catalogue of pamphlets.

Click here to make an order.

All pamphlets are free. CERC reserves some discretion regarding large orders and/or orders from those outside Singapore.

 
Audio Recordings

At this year's Reformation Day Conference, Rev Andy Lanning gave three speeches under the theme "The Forgotten Sola Of the Reformation: Solus Foedus".

Was the Covenant a forgotten Sola? Which doctrine of the covenant is true? How does the covenant affect our lives as God's people?

Click to listen to the 3 RDC speeches!

Click here to access all our audio recordings.
 
Past Events...
 
Reformation Day Conference 2015
This year's Reformation Day Conference was held on 9 and 10 Nov, with Rev Lanning as the speaker.
Rev Lanning giving one of the speeches to an almost full house
Exhibits on the Reformation were set up in rooms around the church
Rev Lanning and Emmanuel at the book table
Salt Shakers promoting their latest issues
Youth Reformation Day Conference
 
Upcoming Events!
 
Vacation Bible School 2015
Gospel: A Witness Unto All Nations

8-11 Dec

Memories from last year's VBS...

 
Covenant Keepers' Camp 2015

Theme : Hear What The Spirit Saith Unto The Churches
Speaker : Pastor Andy Lanning
Date : 16 - 19 December (Wed-Sat)
Fees : $15 (2 or more days); $7 (2 or more meals)
Save the dates!

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Memories from CKCKS Camp 2014...
 
Notes
Southwest PRC Evangelism

What must be the biblical and confessional response of Christians to the teaching of theistic evolutionists? This and other questions were addressed in a lecture by Prof Ronald Cammenga titled “Theistic Evolution: Should the Church Make Peace or War?” at Grace Community Church in Hudsonville, MI on Friday October 9 at 7.30pm.

Click here to access the video recording.

 
NEW CLM WEBSITE!!

Visit our new CLM website to read the latest articles and access archives of the Daily Meditations. Click the picture to access.

 
Salt Shakers
Salt Shakers is a bi-monthly magazine published by the youth in CERC. Included in each issue are writings pertaining to both Reformed doctrine and practical theology. Articles are contributed by the Session, youth and members of CERC, as well as pastors and professors from the Protestant Reformed Churches in the USA and Northern Ireland. Salt Shakers also features articles from other Reformed publications, notably the Standard Bearer and Beacon Lights. Click here to access!
 
Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church
We are a Reformed Church that holds to the doctrines of the Reformation as they are expressed in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dordt.

Lord’s Day services on Sunday at 930 am & 2 pm • 11 Jalan Mesin, #04-00, Standard Industrial Building, Singapore 368813 • Pastor: Rev Andy Lanning  • www.cerc.org.sg 
 

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Latest Issue of "Salt Shakers" from the "Covenant Keepers" - November 2015

"Covenant Keepers", the youth ministry of the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore (our sister church), has just released issue #35 of "Salt Shakers" (November 2015),their youth magazine.

Once again the "SS" is packed with interesting and edifying articles, and our PRC young people especially are invited and encouraged to read it.

Below you will find a note from the "SS" Committee introducing the contents of this issue and images of the cover and table of contents. The entire issue is also attached here in pdf form.

Dear readers, 

We are thankful to be able to bring to you Salt Shakers issue 35! Another year of publishing has come and gone; the hour of history grows later, and the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ rapidly approach. Yet in the darkness of our present age, and as we look back on the events of the year, the saints may confidently confess: God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.
Do take the time to be edified by many excellent articles in this issue! Some of which include an examination of the teachings of the "Hyper Grace" and "Prosperity Gospel" message in Hyper Graceand a practical discussion of the Reformed distinctive of total depravity in Knowledge of Total Depravity and Self Esteem. We heartily thank all writers for their hard work and contributions to this issue of Salt Shakers. 
 
Pro Rege, Chua Lee Yang, On behalf of the Salt Shakers Committee

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SS 35 Nov 2015 Page 2

The committee is also pleased to publish the Salt Shakers Special Report: The History of Reformed Covenant Theology by Prof Herman Hanko. While many of our readers may be seeing this for the first time, this is actually an edited reprint of an earlier publishing in 2014 that was only distributed locally. This new edition was released for the occasion of Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church's celebration of Reformation Day this year.

Salt Shakers Special Report History Reformed Covenant Theology Hanko 2015 Page 1

You will find this new publication by Prof.H. Hanko in our pamphlet section in pdf form.

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Reformed News Asia - October 2015 (Issue 22)

Issue 22 - October 2015

Daily Meditations - Oct 2015

“Why should God require that His people ask of Him anything? In His providence, has He not eternally determined everything we would receive?"

- Rev.G. Van Baren, on Why is Prayer Necessary?

This issue of Daily Meditations takes us through Lord's Days 45-48. May you find comfort in these devotions.
DOWNLOAD
For hard copy orders of the Daily Meditations, please click here.
 
Pamphlets
We print pamphlets written by our members and those from other Reformed churches of like-minded faith. They include a wide range of topics from doctrines to church history and practical Christian living. These pamphlets serve to promote knowledge of the true God as expressed in the Reformed faith.
FEATURED Pamphlet!
Zeal for God's House: The Motivation for Christian Discipline
by Prof Ronald Cammenga 

Jesus' first official act was cleansing the temple. He drove out those that were buying and selling as they defiled God's house. The disciples remember the words from John 2:17 " The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up."

Our Lord Jesus Christ also expects this zeal in us. To keep His house clean and undefiled. To have Christian discipline. And there is motivation. What is this motivation?

This pamphlet lists 3 motivations behind this zeal; Love for the Erring Brother, Love for the Church and Love for God. Download to find out more! 

Click here  to view our catalogue of pamphlets.

Click here to make an order.

All pamphlets are free. CERC reserves some discretion regarding large orders and/or orders from those outside Singapore.
 
Audio Recordings

CERC recently concluded a series of "Bible Study Workshops" in which we learnt of the importance of of Bible Study and the roles of the Bible Study leader and member.

Click to listen to this 3-part series!
Click here to access all our audio recordings.
 
Upcoming Events!
 
Reformation Day Conference 2015
What is the “Forgotten Sola of the Reformation”? Join us at RDC 2015 for more!

Date/Time :
9th November (6.30pm)
10th November (Deepavali public holiday) (10am)

Theme : The Forgotten Sola of the Reformation: Solus Foedus
Speaker : Pastor Lanning

Meals will be provided on both days. Do send your enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Youth Reformation Day Conference 2015
Why was the Christian Reformed Church formed? What were the things they stood
for? Why is it important for us to know? YRDC 2015 is the opportunity to learn more!

Date : 14 November (Saturday)
Theme : The Reformation of 1857
Speaker : Pastor Lanning
Time : 3pm
Dinner will be provided.
 
Covenant Keepers' Camp 2015

Theme : Hear What The Spirit Saith Unto The Churches
Speaker : Pastor Andy Lanning
Date : 16 - 19 December (Wed-Sat)
Fees : $15 (2 or more days); $7 (2 or more meals)
Save the dates!

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
Memories from CKCKS Camp 2014...
 
Notes
Southwest PRC Evangelism

What must be the biblical and confessional response of Christians to the teaching of theistic evolutionists? This and other questions were addressed in a lecture by Prof Ronald Cammenga titled “Theistic Evolution: Should the Church Make Peace or War?” at Grace Community Church in Hudsonville, MI on Friday October 9 at 7.30pm.

Click here to access the video recording.
 
NEW CLM WEBSITE!!

Visit our new CLM website to read the latest articles and access archives of the Daily Meditations. Click the picture to access.
 
Salt Shakers
Salt Shakers is a bi-monthly magazine published by the youth in CERC. Included in each issue are writings pertaining to both Reformed doctrine and practical theology. Articles are contributed by the Session, youth and members of CERC, as well as pastors and professors from the Protestant Reformed Churches in the USA and Northern Ireland. Salt Shakers also features articles from other Reformed publications, notably the Standard Bearer and Beacon Lights. Click here to access!
 
Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church
We are a Reformed Church that holds to the doctrines of the Reformation as they are expressed in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dordt.

Lord’s Day services on Sunday at 930 am & 2 pm • 11 Jalan Mesin, #04-00, Standard Industrial Building, Singapore 368813 • Pastor: Rev Andy Lanning  • www.cerc.org.sg 
 
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