The Council of Doon PRC (IA) has formed a new trio from which to call a pastor after the recent decline of Rev.R.Van Overloop (Feb.16). It consists of Revs. B. Huizinga (Hope, Redlands, CA), S. Key (Loveland, CO) and K. Koole (Grandville, MI). A congregational meeting will be held on Thursday, March 20, at 7:00 pm to call from this trio.
News from PR Churches (USA & Canada)
The Reformed Book Outlet in Hudsonville, MI, sponsored by Hudsonville PRC, has published their latest newsletter. If you are looking for some good literature and music for your spiritual growth and enjoyment, check out the latest list of items advertised in this newsletter. Then visit the store and support its ministry!
Follow the link above to find directions to the store and more details. The newsletter is also available here in pdf form (see below).
The Reformed Witness Hour Committee of First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI announces the messages to be broadcast on its RWH program for March 2014. Rev.Rodney Kleyn, pastor of Covenant of Grace PRC in Spokane, WA, will continue his series of messages on the OT book of Job.
You are encouraged to check the station list on the RWH website and listen in to these timely and edifying gospel messages. You will also find the past messages archived on the site.
Below is the special flyer for March 2014. It is also attached here in pdf form for your convenience.
Georgetown PRC has just published the latest India Mission Outreach Newsletter. The February 2014 issue focuses mainly on the recent visit of Prof.B.Gritters and elder Deane Wassink and their wives to the area of Vellore in southern India. There are reports on the conference held on Reformed church government and on Bible studies on the doctrine of the covenant, as well as on visits to the Grace Foster Home.
We produce the full newsletter here and also attach it in pdf form if you wish to print it. Let's continue to pray for this work and prayerfully consider supporting it financially.
On Sunday, February 16, 2014, Rev.Ron Van Overloop announced that he had declined the call extended to him from the Doon (IA) PRC on Jan.19, 2014.
Rev.R.Van Overloop is currently serving as pastor of the Grace PRC in Standale, MI.
Doon PRC has been vacant since Rev.D.Overway accepted the call from Hope PRC, Walker, MI and bid farewell in March 2013.
Rev. K.Koole (Grandville PRC) together with elder Dave Kregel (Grandville PRC) will be traveling to Singapore this coming Thursday, Feb. 20, on behalf of Grandville PRC as calling church (of the minister-on-loan) and for the Contact Committee for the annual visit to our sister church, Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church.
They plan to conduct church with the CERC Session (see picture taken in September of 2013 at the time of her 26th anniversary) and family visitation with the Lanings, as well as discuss with the CERC her calling of Rev. A.Lanning to be their minister later this year.
The delegates will be in Singapore the Sundays of Feb. 23 and March 2, returning home, D.V., Monday, March 3.
May God be pleased to grant them safe travels and profitable meetings with our sister church and our minister-on-loan and his family.
UPDATE: From Grandville PRC's March 2, 2014 bulletin:
"Rev Koole and Dave Kregel plan to return home from Singapore Monday evening, DV. They conducted family visitation with the Lannings and Church Visitation with the Session. Our unity in the reformed truth is very evident, and makes for sweet fellowship with the saints here. They are very thankful for the work of the PRC and the Lannings. The Lannings send their greetings and are thankful for the prayers of the congregation on their behalf."