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Church News: Rev. Gene Sawtelle

On December 2, 2012, Rev. Gene Sawtelle celebrated a very low-key commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the gospel ministry with the congregation of First Reformed Church in Yuba City. Ordained in December 1962 in Canon City, Colorado (in a congregation pastored by the late Rev. Dorman Savage), Rev. Sawtelle was examined and received into the RCUS …

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Church News: First Reformed Church, Yuba City, CA

Silas Ochsner and Kaerie Powell were received into full communicant church membership by the rite of confirmation on December 23, 2012. Silas Ochsner is the son of James and Jenette Ochsner, and the grandson of Gene and Sharon Sawtelle and Ewald and Elsie Ochsner. Kaerie Powell is the daughter of Sam and Susan Powell, and the granddaughter of Bud and …

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Heidelberg—450: Prolegomena – With Reference To The Catechism

Zacharias Ursinus [The following is taken from the Special Prolegomena to Ursinus’s Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism. In this article we are given some of the basics of catechizing in general and Ursinus’s teaching on the structure and purpose of the Heidelberg Catechism. Having been written in 1563, we are, this year, celebrating the 450th Anniversary of this instructional creed …

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Heidelberg West Youth Camp

Q. 32. But why art thou called a Christian? A. Because by faith I am a member of Christ and thus a partaker of his anointing, in order that I also may confess His name, may present myself a living sacrifice of thankfulness to Him: and that with a free conscience I may fight against sin and the devil in …

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Congregational News: Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church

Manitowoc, WI Florence A. Luebke, age 84, a Manitowoc resident, passed into the loving arms of her Savior on Monday, October 8, 2012 with her family at her side. She was at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc following a brief illness. Florence was born March 24, 1928, in Newton, daughter of the late Henry and Ella (Reichwald) Hochkammer. …

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