Harvest RCUS, Minot, ND
Sunday, March 2nd, marked the confirmation of Jeremy and Rachel Dockter, son and daughter of Elton and Cherise Dockter of Harvest Reformed Church, Minot, ND. They completed a 3 year program having memorized the Heidelberg Catechism with flying colors. They made their profession of faith in Christ as Lord and Savior and were admitted as communicant members of HRC. Elton is a deacon in the church.
Trinity RCUS, Modesto, CA
Alfonso Sanchez Martinez, age 91, passed away on February 25, 2014. He joined the church in 1995, along with his wife, Carolina, who preceded him in death. Although he suffered failing health for a number of years, he seldom missed a worship service – setting a good example for all the congregation. He is now with the Lord he loved and served. A memorial service was held on March 2 at the church, and a burial service for family and friends was held at the graveside on March 4.
Isaac and Jill Vander Veen were received as members of Trinity Reformed Church on February 23, having been dismissed from Covenant OPC, San Jose, CA. They also presented their infant daughter, Kadence Rae, to receive the sacrament of holy baptism. Isaac is presently enrolled in the police academy and hopes to serve in the Stockton, CA, Police Dept.
NEW BOOKS AVAILABLE:
In 2010, the 264th Annual Synod of the RCUS erected a Study Committee to produce a paper “Promoting a Biblical Sexual Morality”. This paper was to include a didactic section that will: 1) teach the biblical support and blessings of the teaching of godly sexual morality, 2) will set biblical morality over against the abominations of homosexuality, adultery and man-centered views of sexuality to our own people and to our culture, and 3) will provide biblical requirements for the use of human sexuality in the midst of and to the improvement of culture. This report has been bound in a 120 page book and is now available on Amazon.com.
“Faith of our Fathers, Living Still”, by Paul H. Treick has been slightly edited and reprinted in a 225 paperback book. This is a study of the Five Points of Calvinism as we hold to them from the Canons of Dort. The contrast is between the sovereignty of God and Arminian doctrines. It is similar to the earlier spiral bound book from the RCUS Book Depository, and still has the Discussion questions after each of the 18 Chapters. It is suitable for adult Sunday School and Bible Studies, and is now available on Amazon.com.
From Mid-America Reformed Seminary
Churches are encouraged to make application to Mid-America Reformed Seminary for a seminary intern for the summer months. This will provide further training to help prepare a man for the gospel ministry. Interested church councils should contact Rev. Mark Vander Hart, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, 229 Seminary Dr., Dyer, IN 46311-1069. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (219) 864-2400, ext. 408; fax: (219) 864-2410.