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Is Regular Church Attendance Necessary For Christians?

By Elder John Bender I once was presented with the opinion that church attendance was not necessary to be a Christian and was asked to show where the Bible said that we need to attend church. In addition, regular church attendance has been on the decline as the years have gone by. I once had a conversation with a man …

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June-July Full Issue, PDF Download

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Thinking about Vocation

Rev. William Boekstein A few years ago I made a mid-afternoon pastoral visit to an unmarried couple living in our city. Sitting on the floor of their dark apartment—surrounded by ashtrays, prescription bottles, and piles of clothes—I learned that the couple’s daily routine revolved around smoking cigarettes and watching their one movie on their thirteen inch T.V. As the visit …

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Church News, July 2014

New Beginnings From First Reformed Church, Yuba City, CA Olive plants around the table at First Reformed Church! This spring, God has tremendously blessed us with five new covenant children. Oliver and Marshall Johnson and Wyatt Opie were baptized on April 27th. Anna Rose Reardon was baptized on May 4th and Luke Rainwater was baptized on June 8th. Photo from …

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Synod Memories

With thanks for his 13 years of diligence and loving labor as Reformed Herald Editor, Rev. Paul Treick is presented with shades, a frosty mug (Green Bay Packer!) and some matching duct tape to continue his excellent “Cut and Paste” work in his retirement.             At each meal, the Synod President, Rev. James Sawtelle, instructed …

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