Reformed Herald Articles

Editorial – “I’m a Pretty Good Person”

Even if someone agrees with you that the God of the Bible exists, they may still not be interested in your attempts to evangelize them.  When told they need to put faith in Jesus Christ, they will probably answer you, “No thanks.  I don’t need your religion and your strict, uptight morals to tell me what to do.  I can ...

2015 Report of the President Pro-tem of Covenant East Classis of the Reformed Church in the United States

Acts 2:42 says: And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. John Calvin comments on this verse: “Wheresoever the pure voice of the gospel doth sound, where men continue in the profession thereof, where they exercise themselves in hearing the same ordinarily that they may profit, without all doubt ...

Report on the Annual Meeting of Covenant East Classis

  “Bless the Lord, oh my soul.  Oh my soul, worship His holy name.”  With these words, the choir of St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church (Hamburg, MN) lifted their voices to praise our Redeemer during the worship service on Tuesday evening, March 1, 2016.  So stirring were the words of this song that, before he began his sermon, the now-licentiate, ...

Love Without Hypocrisy

Devotion delivered at Covenant East Classis, March 2016 9Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another. (Romans 12:9-10, NKJV)   Brothers, will you please turn with me in your Bibles to the Apostle Paul’s Epistle written to the ...

NEPAL MISSION TRIP REPORT

By Rev. Dennis E. Roe JANUARY 2016  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your commitment to the work of Christian missions in the land of Nepal. By your generous gifts we were able to purchase and distribute over two hundred blankets and do much more in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. First, ...

Report on the Annual Meeting of Western Classis

The Western Classis of the RCUS convened for its 31st Annual Session on March 1, 2016, in the stately two-story building of Grace Reformed Church in downtown Willows, California.  Willows is slightly over a one-hour drive north from Sacramento and two and one-half hours from San Francisco.  President Frank Walker called the meeting to order at 1:00 PM with seventeen ...

2016 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 is to summarize “the state of the Church” (Article 81). This is done by evaluating the various reports presented to Classis. However, I must admit to being rather nonplused by some activities of the pastors of the Western Classis. One, for example, mentioned that he had set himself on ...

The Power of Christ in Human Weakness

Sermon delivered at Western Classis, March 2016  7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.  8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from ...

Mission Work Updates : Christ Reformed Church of Casper, WY

The work in Casper by God’s grace is being blessed richly.  The people that God has brought to be part of the work are steadily growing in grace and knowledge of the Reformed faith, and in love for one another.  Different trials in the lives of different families were met with faith.  They produced in God’s people a greater patience, ...

Report of the 2016 Synod Home Missions Committee Meeting

On February 23-25, 2016, the Synod Home Missions Committee (SHMC) met in Cerritos, a suburb of Los Angeles, CA, with Rehoboth Reformed Church Mission Work.  Special thanks to Elder Robert Mettler who made multiple trips both to pickup and drop off committee members and missionaries from John Wayne Airport. The meeting began with a delicious fellowship dinner brought in by ...

Church News

Baptism MaryAnne Elaine Mosley, daughter of Rev. J.P. and Francesca Mosley, was baptized on 1/24/16. Confirmation Kylie Ann Sorensen, daughter of Rev. Kyle and Donielle Sorensen, was confirmed in the Christian faith on 3/20/16. Ordination and Installation of Officers Elder Brian Davis was ordained and installed at Hope Reformed in Pierre, SD, on 1/24/16. Rev. Randall Klynsma (2nd from Right) ...

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