We will worship at 9:30 AM (US EST, 1430 GMT) on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 22). Our Pastor will preach on "The Living Giving God" from the beautiful description of God in 1 Timothy 6:17b, "The Living God who giveth us all things richly to enjoy."You...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Friday, November 2, First Protestant Church of Holland MI will host a lecture. Prof. Hanko will speak on a Reformation Day theme with emphasis on Piety. All are welcome to come. The Lecture will be at 7:30 PM in their church auditorium. The...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Protestant Reformed Churches are now holding worship services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Meeting place:Holiday Inn City Centre,Sioux Falls, South DakotaServices: 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.Preaching: Rev. Allen BrummelPhone: (605)...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The CRC Synod and Women in Office Two days after the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) celebrated its 150th anniversary, its synod voted to strike the word “male” from the church order requirement for office bearers. Church order...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Congregation, Synod finished its deliberations this afternoon at around 5 PM. The big item on today's agenda was the decision of Synod 2006 to advise Classis East to encourage Covenant PRC in Wyckoff to disband. Synod 2006 gave 7...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Congregation, Below is Rev. Brummel's report, pretty detailed, so I'll not rewrite it. We met all day in the fellowship building. It was a day of pauses. By that I mean Synod stopped several times to take note of the blessing of God in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Congregation, Thursday morning Synod continued with Nate Langerak's oral exam. He was examined first in Church history for 45 minutes by Prof. Dykstra. Usually the exam focuses on some aspect or section of church history. When I was...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear Congregation, Synod began this morning at 8:30 AM. The whole morning, as well as the first hour after lunch, was taken up with Nate's oral exam in the six loci of dogmatics. Prof. Engelsma teaches dogmatics at seminary and so he did all...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dear congregation, The main event of today's session of synod was Nathan Langerak's sermon on Isaiah 43:1-3. His work on and delivery of this sermon was outstanding. Synod approved the sermon and will proceed to the oral exam beginning...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This is an article written for the May 2007 special issue of the "Standard Bearer," a periodical published by the Reformed Free Publishing Association for the promotion of Reformed truth and living. Visit www.rfpa.org to read more, or to subscribe.
Rev. Rodney Kleyn
Rev. Rodney Kleyn is the pastor of Covenant of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Spokane, WA. He was born and raised in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church...