Next Sunday, June 2: Rev. L.W. Bilkes both services. Public confession of faith will be made during the morning service.
Sunday, June 9: Rev. L.W. Bilkes both services.
Three confession of faith class students have been interviewed by the consistory, and are now ready to make public confession of faith.
Faith Vander Boon
If you have a lawful objection against any of these persons making confession of faith, please notify the consistory before Wednesday, May 29. The service for confession of faith will be held at the Sunday morning service on June 2.
From Pastor van den Berg. We are still waiting and looking forward to come to Grand Rapids. Although sometimes we experience some stress, the Lord is still giving us peace in the decision to go to Providence Reformed Church. We are thankful for that. Yesterday my wife received the third treatment for her eye. They also investigated the result till now. The doctor was very surprised that the eyesight had improved so much. It is the mighty hand of our gracious God!
The consistory would like some assistance in formulating letters to our elected leaders on behalf of Providence Reformed Church. We would like to form a group of members, (young people are welcome, too) who can write and edit letters, and the consistory will send then out in the name of the church. Please contact Walter Rozeboom if you would like to participate. firstname.lastname@example.org.
And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. Jer. 32:40, 41. "Grant, almighty God, that since we are by nature wholly addicted to evil and bring nothing from the womb but depravity - O grant that, being regenerated by Thy Spirit, we may strive to please and obey thee. And as our frailty is such that we may at any moment fall away, supply Thou us with firmness and constancy, that we may never faint in the middle of our course, but so constantly obey thee that we may at length enjoy that blessed rest that is prepared for us, after we shall have passed through our earthly warfare, in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen."
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. Hosea 6:6. "Grant, Almighty God, that as we are prone to every kind of wickedness and are so easily led away to imitate it when there is any excuse for going astray and any opportunity is offered- O grant that, being strengthened by the help of Thy spirit, we may continue in purity of faith, and that what we have learned concerning Thee, that thou art a Spirit, may so profit us that we may worship Thee in spirit and with a sincere heart, and never turn aside after the corruptions of the world or think that we can deceive Thee.
But may we so devote our souls and bodies to Thee that our life may in every part of it testify that we are a pure and holy sacrifice to Thee in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen."
from the prayers of Rev. John Calvin
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