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Pastors Portraits– Rev. Valentin Alpuche

    I was born in a very small town called Nohakal (a Mayan word meaning something like a big natural watering hole or pond) in the state of Campeche in Southeast Mexico. I was born on October 19, 1975, to Juan Bautista Alpuche (not the John the Baptist from the Gospels, though)  and Margarita Martinez. By God’s grace I …

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THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST, By Otto Thelemann

THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST: The resurrection of Christ gives us the victory over death in its three forms: bodily, spiritual and eternal Editor: This article is from Otto Thelemann’s fine commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, An Aid to the Heidelberg Catechism, 265-270 (orig. published in Detmold, Germany, 1892; available in English and electronically from the Reformed Church in the U.S., …

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Peace Through Worship

Peace Through Worship [Editor: the following was originally published over two weeks as worship notes for the RCUS congregation at Christ Reformed Church in Casper, WY] Peace Through Worship, Part One The continuing reality of sin in the believer’s life is a difficult part of our present existence.  As believers, we have acknowledged the abhorrence of sin, realized its terrible …

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Report on the Annual Meeting of Western Classis

Report on the Annual Meeting of Western Classis The Western Classis of the Reformed Church in the United States convened its 30th annual session beginning March 3, 2015. The meeting was held in beautiful downtown Shafter, California, at the church building of Ebenezer Reformed Church. The host pastor, the Rev. Paul Henderson, welcomed the delegates and presented a devotion from …

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2015 Report of the President of Western Classis of the Reformed Church in the United States

2015 Report of the President of Western Classis of the Reformed Church in the United States Esteemed Fathers and Brethren: The purpose of the President’s Report, according to Article 81 of the Constitution, is to summarize and assess “the state of the Church.” In previous years, these reports have commented individually on each parochial report, but this year I have …

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