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South Central Classis: Spring of 2012

This year the South Central Classis met in Sutton, NE, at the Emmanuel Reformed Church. The delegates gathered early to experience a great meal. I mean an unbelievable meal, reminding us of the great bounty God has given. We had prime rib steak that was as big as your face and 1.5 inches thick. It was accompanied by an au …

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President’s Report of the State of the Church

For the 266th Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States Rev. Jim Sawtelle Esteemed Brothers, “Although the Reformed Church in the United States is a church of history, we recognize that she has re-entered a form of organization only a year ago. Now again, as a Synod, with four Classes, she is a year old.” These are the …

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Report of the 266th Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States

Organization Synodical delegates of the RCUS gathered for the 266th annual meeting at Grace Reformed Church of Rapid City, SD, on May 21–24, 2012. The meeting was opened with a worship service on Monday evening with the Rev. Darrell Kingswood preaching. An additional worship service was held on Wednesday evening with the Rev. Harvey Opp preaching. Also, morning devotions were …

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Positively Negative

I can remember when most advertisers would not mention negative things or name their competitors when they presented their goods for sale. That has changed, and maybe it’s a clue as to where our whole society has gone—more negative than positive. That attitude can also infect the church. Certainly in an election year, we expect some negatives about opponents in …

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