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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 ERC in Singapore Calls Rev.A.Lanning to be Her Pastor

AndrewLanningThis past Sunday, September 28, 2014 our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, voted unanimously to extend a call to Rev.A.Lanning to serve as her own pastor (He being her only candidate.).

For the last two years Rev.Lanning has been serving as minister-on-loan from the PRC to the CERC, with Grandville PRC being the calling church for this special position. But now Covenant ERC wants Rev.Lanning to serve as her own minister, and for this purpose she has now called him.

He has until October 19 to answer this call. May the Lord give him clear knowledge of His will and godly submission to it, for the good of the church of Christ in that place as well as here.

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News from Our Singapore Sister

 We can report on some interesting and significant developments in our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, as reported in her bulletin of this past Sunday (Sept.14).

The first concerns her 27th anniversary as a church, which will be celebrated this coming Sunday, Sept.21. Hearty congratulations! And may God continue to bless her richly with faithfulness to the truth of the gospel and zeal for His cause in that part of the world!

27th Anniv - Sept 2014- YP singing

If you wish to participate further in this anniversary celebration, visit Stephanie Lanning's blog, "Stories from Singapore", where she also includes several pictures from the day (one of which we include here).

AndrewLanningThe second item concerns the calling of Rev.Andrew Lanning to be their own, full-time pastor. The session (Council) has begun the formal process of doing this, and has laid out this schedule:

Session has begun the formal process of calling Rev. Andrew Lanning to serve as our resident minister in
CERC as earlier announced to the congregation regarding our intention to do so on 16 March. Please
note the following schedule for the call process. Let’s commit this important matter in prayer into His
sovereign Hands of our Heavenly Father:
Wednesday, 10 September: Session makes nomination for a pastor to call
Sunday, 14 September : Session announces nomination to the congregation and the date of the
congregation meeting to vote on extending the call
Sunday, 21 September : Session makes the second announcement to the congregation
Sunday, 28 September : Congregational meeting after the morning service to call a pastor
Sunday, 19 October : Rev. Lanning answers the call on or before this date
Sunday, 9 November : Installation of pastor into CERC (DV)

Finally, were you aware that the members of the CERCS are planning to form their own Christian School Society and School Board, with the plain intention of starting their own Christian school? They are; very soon. Here's the brief news on that:

 

Meetings on Christian Education
Please be informed on the following two upcoming meetings to be held in church
1) Friday, 19 September at 8pm: An informal meeting to encourage formation of a school society
2) Friday, 10 October at 8pm : A meeting to form a school society and to elect a school board
Session invites all members of CERC and all interested parties to attend

Let's be in prayer with and for our Singapore sister as she faces these important matters!

 

 

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Reformed News Asia: Issue 9 - September 2014

BC Meditations - Sept2014 coverThe ninth issue of "Reformed News Asia" has been released by the Christian Literature Ministry of our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, and it is another issue filled with informative and edifying content (for information on the previous issue, #, visit this page)!

One of the special features of this issue is once again the devotions on the Belgic Confession, covering Articles 26-27 (see pdf attachment) on the topics of Christ's intercession and the holy catholic church. Written by Missionary-pastors M.MeGeown (Limerick Reformed Fellowship, Ireland) and D.Kleyn (the Philippines), these devotions on the BC take you through the month of September (Sept.4 - October 1) for the beginning of Sept., see issue 8). You will find great spiritual profit in using these devotions day by day.

In addition, the newsletter also contains information about the CLM's pamphlet and book ministries and about activities going on in the CERC, including some recent weddings and a special note of thanks to Prof.R.Dykstra and his wife Carol for their extended stay there this summer while Rev.A.Lanning was on furlough. (see picture below).

Dykstras Visit-Summer 2014

For more information on how to subscribe to this newsletter, visit this page on the CERC website.

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New Salt Shakers Magazine - Issue 27!

"Covenant Keepers", the youth ministry of the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore (our sister church), has just published issue #27 of "Salt Shakers"their youth magazine.

This is another issue packed with interesting and edifying articles. This is the note that came with this issue introducing it to the reader:

Dearest Salt Shakers readers,
Attached is the 27th issue of the Salt Shakers magazine! We are very thankful to God for yet another release. Some of the topics covered are...
- Dealing with sexual temptations
- Korean Pop Music
- Is this Home? Truly Home? (A National Day special)
- Work stress
- The history of the ERCS

May God bless you through this magazine! Thank you!
For the King,
Josiah Tan
On behalf of the Salt Shakers committee

Below you will find the first two pages of the magazine, including its table of contents. You are encouraged to visit the"Salt Shakers" webpage where you will find a downloadable e-copy for your reading and spiritual growth. Or you may find the full copy attached here in pdf form.

SS 27 web Page 1

SS 27 web Page 2

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Reformed News Asia: Issue 8 - August 2014

Aug2014-BC MeditationsThe eighth issue of "Reformed News Asia" has been released by the Christian Literature Ministry of our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, and it is another issue filled with informative and edifying content (for information on the previous issue, #7, click on this link)!

One of the special features of this issue is once again the devotions on the Belgic Confession, covering Articles 24-25 (see pdf attachment) on the topics of man's sanctification and good works, and the abolishing of the ceremonial law. Written by Missionary-pastor M.MeGeown (Limerick Reformed Fellowship, Ireland), these devotions on the BC take you through the month of August (August 13-Sept.3 - for the beginning of August, see issue 7). You will find great spiritual profit in using these devotions day by day.

In addition, the newsletter also contains information about the CLM's pamphlet and book ministries and about activities going on in the CERC, including some of the special events revolving around the visits of Prof.R.Dykstra and Rev.N.Decker (see picture below).

For more information on how to subscribe to this newsletter, visit this page on the CERC website.

NDecker with YP-July 2014

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Reformed News Asia: Issue 7 - July 2014

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The seventh issue of "Reformed News Asia" has been released by the Christian Literature Ministry of our sister church in Singapore, the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, and it is another issue filled with informative and edifying content (for information on the previous issue #6, click on this link)!

BC Meditations - July 2014 - coverOne of the special features of this issue is once again the devotions on the Belgic Confession, covering Articles 21-23 on the topics of Satisfaction of Christ, Faith in Jesus Christ, and Justification. Written by Missionary-pastor M.MeGeown, these devotions on the BC take you through the month of July (July 2-August 2) You will find great spiritual profit in using these devotions day by day.

In addition, the newsletter also contains information about the CLM's pamphlet and book ministries and about activities going on in the CERC, such as a beautiful wedding, the recent youth retreat, the annual church camp at which Prof.R.Dykstra spoke on the theme of the covenant as revealed in the Psalms, and a special Sunday of foreign fellowship (see pictures below).

For more information on how to subscribe to this newsletter, visit this page on the CERC website.

ALim speech at CERC YP retreat-June 2014

Aaron Lim giving speech on reading for the youth retreat.

RDykstra-YouthCamp-June2014

Prof.R.Dykstra giving speech at the annual CERC church camp.

Church camp-June2014 - group pic

CERC church camp picture

 

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