Early March Madness for PRC Ministers and Seminary Students

Our “Friday Fun” item for this week comes a day late. But it is no less fun on Saturday morning. 🙂


As you know, March in the U.S. is known as “March madness” time, because of all the basketball tournaments – both at the high school level and at the college level.


Last week Saturday (March 4) saw a very special version of “March madness,” as down in Dyer, IN (Hoosier-land!) a group of PRC ministers from that area and a group of PRC Seminary students  (“Sons of the Prophets”, I have now learned) from up here combined to form a team to play against the basketball teams of Heritage Christian High School (the Defenders!). The big game was a fundraising event put on by the young people of Cornerstone PRC.


Thanks to some pictures taken by Prof. R. Dykstra, who was in the area to preach last Sunday, we can show you some highlights.

DSC_0013Ryan VO and Ted A at the scorer’s table. Do you have a tape of the game?

After seeing his album of pictures and hearing who did the announcing (Ted Andringa) and listening to the stories of the contest at Seminary coffeetimes this week, I wish I had been there. Sounds like a great time was had by all – and for a good cause!


Rev. G. Eriks shooting a big freethrow with the game on the line.

Who won the game? Well, just check out that last picture here.


The scoreboard doesn’t lie – our students contributed to the one-point victory! Perhaps it was Coach “R” and his smart maneuvers throughout the game (That would be Sem student Stephan Regnerus). Go “Sons of the Prophets”! Are there any other challengers out there?!

In any case, thankful to report that there were no serious injuries. But I can imagine there were some mighty sore muscles Sunday morning. 🙂


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Another Special Friday Lunch

Yesterday the PRC Seminary enjoyed another special lunch hour. As you may remember, we have the custom of grilling brats or burgers and, when we can, enjoying a “cultural” experience.


Yesterday during lunch Mr. Peter Adams gave the second part of his presentation on the Renaissance, the Reformation and art – another profitable “Powerpoint” talk. We thank him for taking the time to share his knowledge of and Reformed perspective on this subject with us.


Another benefit of our Friday lunches is the fellowship we enjoy together. Often we have guests (word spreads fast about the good food!), as well as Seminarian wives and children who join us. And when there is a new baby, well, the crowd gathers!


The newest addition to our Seminary family is Abigail Tan, daughter of Josiah (first-year student from CERC in Singapore) and his wife “HQ” (Hui Qi). She is a beautiful girl, precious to her parents and to us.


And since this is supposed to be my “Friday Fun” post, I will include these two images, also from yesterday. While closing things up at the end of the day yesterday, I came eye to eye with a deer who was grazing just outside the assembly room window. I was able to sneak up and capture her as she looked up and spotted me.


And, finally, we are having Spring-like weather in West Michigan, which means some of the early bulb flowers are already poking up. In a protected corner of the front of the building are these daffodils up 4 inches already, unaware that Winter is still officially a month away. That’s ok, it’s a happy sight anyway. 🙂

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Friday Seminary Culture Session – Art History!

You may recall that for a few years now those providing food for the Friday brat/burger lunch at Seminary (we divide ourselves up into groups) have the opportunity also to provide a “cultural” experience for the entire group.

In the past we have enjoyed unique music, learned to sing the Psalms chant style, benefited from a presentation on coins from the biblical era, and learned about Philippino life, among other things.


Today we were privileged to have Mr. Peter (Robert) Adams, retired PRCS teacher and former administrator/teacher at Eastside CS in Grand Rapids, give a presentation on art. It is actually a two-part presentation, with today’s being on the Renaissance and art, while next week’s will be on the Reformation and art.


Today we learned how art was influenced by the humanism of the Renaissance movement, so that the Christian themes that once dominated art in early Christianity and in the Middle Ages were replaced by man-centered themes (as you will see from the pictures).


Now we look forward to “part 2” next week and hearing about how the Reformation influenced art.


For the rest of our “Friday fun” feature today, we include these pictures of a great gathering of deer last month in the Seminary’s “backyard.” First we counted 13, then a little later we counted 16 – the most we have ever seen at once on our grounds! The snow was gone after our January thaw, and the deer had “fresh” grass to nibble on. No doubt, thoughts of Spring were on their “minds.” They are on us humankind’s minds too. 🙂


Hope the rest of your Friday is good too!

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The Latest PRC Seminary Journal

Though a few months late, the November 2016 issue of the PRC Seminary’s Theological Journal is now out.


The digital version has been available for a few weeks now, while the print version became available the first week of January (the other digital versions will be forthcoming). Both domestic and foreign copies have now been mailed out. If you are on our mailing list, you should be receiving your copy soon. If you would like a copy mailed to you, let us know. And if you would like to pick up a copy at the Seminary, feel free to do that too.

The PRTJ’s editor, Prof. R. Cammenga, introduces the issue with these comments:

Editor’s Notes
This issue of the Protestant Reformed Theological Journal is the first issue of volume fifty. That, certainly, is a milestone! For fifty years, without interruption, the Lord has made it possible for the Protestant Reformed Seminary to publish two issues per year of its theological journal. Founded in 1966, at a time when the seminary was housed in the basement of the First Protestant Reformed Church, located on the corner of Fuller Avenue and Franklin Street, the first issues were a “testing of the waters” to determine whether there was sufficient interest to warrant continued publication. From the enthusiastic reception of those first issues to the present day, the PRTJ continues to occupy a place on the shelves and in the hearts of those who love the heritage of the Reformed faith. After fifty years, PRTJ continues to publish scholarly theological articles that set forth and defend the Reformed faith, as that faith has been delivered to the Protestant Reformed Churches and preserved and developed in her seminary. And after fifty years, we continue to be one of the only theological journals that does not charge its subscribers an annual subscription fee. The costs of publication and mailing are covered by the generous donations of the PRCA and our readership. To you who regularly contribute, we express our thanks.

You will find this issue to be similar in content to previous issues. We include a slate of articles, two by members of the faculty of the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary, one by a fourth-year seminary student, and one by a recent guest speaker. That guest speaker was the Reverend Thomas Reid, librarian and occasional lecturer at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. This past Spring, Mr. Reid gave two outstanding lectures to the faculty and student body of the Protestant Reformed Seminary on the history and struggles of the French Reformed church. We judged the lectures to be worthy of wider distribution and he has kindly consented to prepare them for publication. For a number of reasons, brother Reid has a special interest in the French Reformed church, including the fact that his wife Geneviève traces her roots to the French Reformed. The first of those two lectures, “The Battles of the French Reformed Tradition,” is included in this issue of PRTJ. His second lecture focused on one of the important recent theologians of the French Reformed church, Auguste Lecerf. Look for that lecture to be included in the April 2017 issue of PRTJ.

Included in this issue is also the translation of the sermon preached by the Reverend Simon Van Velzen on the Lord’s Day following the death of Reverend Hendrik De Cock, the father of the Dutch Reformed reformation movement known as the Afscheiding. The sermon text was Revelation 14:13, “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.” The sermon is a sound, moving, exegetical work, full of practical application—exemplary in so many respects. The sermon was translated by the late Marvin Kamps. He was so captivated by the sermon that he translated it and submitted it for publication in our journal, convinced of its value for as wide an audience as possible. We agree. To our knowledge, it has never before been translated from the Dutch in which it was originally preached and transcribed.

And, of course, included in this issue of PRTJ are a number of book reviews. These are books that will be of value to seminary students, ministers, and professors of theology, not only, but to the informed Reformed believer who desires to stay abreast of the latest publications promoting—at least, hopefully—the Reformed faith and worldview. This is always a worthwhile section of our journal, and I am sure you will find it so in this issue as well.

Read and enjoy!
Soli Deo Gloria!

It’s not too late to get started with your reading! As you will see, all of the articles are worthy of your attention.

The books reviewed in this issue are as follows:

  • Bolt, John. Bavinck on the Christian Life
  • Engelsma, David. Christianizing the World:
    Reformed Calling or Ecclesiastical Suicide?
  • Gordon, T. David. Why Johnny Can’t Preach:
    The Media Shaped the Messenger
  • Owen, John. Communion with the Triune God
  • Roberts, Dewey. Historic Christianity and the
    Federal Vision: A Theological Analysis
    and Practical Education
  • Sheers, Janet Sjaarda. Ministers of the
    Christian Reformed Church and
    Classical Assembly 1857-1870;
    General Assembly 1867-1879; and
    Synodical Assembly 1880:
  • Wielenga, B. The Reformed Baptism Form:
    A Commentary

Why I Became a Minister – Cornelius Hanko

chankoOur PRC archives post is a day late this week, but I want to get it in. This one features Rev. Cornelius Hanko, 1907-2005 (father of Prof. Herman Hanko), former minister of the Word in the PRC.

At various times in the Beacon Lights, the PR young peoples’ magazine, articles were penned by ministers and seminary students, in which they reflected on their call to the ministry and/or on their seminary experiences. Recently, Kevin Rau (my library/archives assistant) found several of these, which he photocopied for the archive files of these ministers.

Among these articles was one by Rev. C. Hanko, which appeared in the February 1978 issue (unfortunately the BL archives do not go back that far as yet). Today we quote from a portion of this article for your benefit (which I have slightly edited).

It was shortly after the split of 1924, in the spring of 1925 that I approached Rev. Herman Hoeksema with the suggestion that I would like to attend our seminary, which was to open in June, as soon as the other schools closed for the season. His first remark was that there were others who had expressed the same desire, but that there were no churches for us to serve.

I informed him that I had always had a strong desire to become [a] missionary rather than [a] minister. You see, for years we had brought our nickels and dimes to Sunday School for the Rehoboth mission [CRC mission work]. A few times Rev. J. W. Brink had come to our Eastern Avenue congregation, the calling church, to tell us about his labors there. Besides, I had heard and read about mission work in the Sudan, in Newfoundland, and many other places, all of which intrigued me very much. So, as a matter of course, I informed Rev. Hoeksema of this desire, upon which he responded that our churches would need missionaries also. So again the Lord opened the way for me to prepare for the ministry.

The next four years were difficult years. Of the twelve [students] that began, only three finished the course. Often we had to take our lessons and prepare them in some home in Iowa, preaching on Sunday and studying during the week. There was such a shortage of supply, that during the years I was in seminary, I never was able to take my final examinations with the other students; but, except for the classical exam, always took them by myself after returning from the churches. We received practical training as well as education from books (pp15-16).

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Morning has Broken – January 6, 2017

A glorious sunrise appeared on Seminary hill this morning. With the white coat of freshly fallen, lake-effect snow, it was beautiful. I captured these out the front windows. Yes, it was cold (around 5 F) and I stayed in! 🙂


On December 27, 2016, during our thaw period, these deer and turkey were roaming and grazing in the green grass up front. Always a treat to see them. Well, the deer at least. Those turkeys, well, they are a tad messier, if you know what I mean. 🙂


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New and Noteworthy in the PRC Seminary Library for 2016

SemLibrary2Even though it is the beginning of a new year and the first new books of 2017 are already being highlighted, today I want to call attention to some more of the significant books that were added to the PRC Seminary library in 2016.

For the benefit of the Theological School Committee that oversees all aspects of the PRC Seminary, including the library, as well as for the benefit of the faculty and student body I have compiled a list of significant titles obtained in the last year.

I divided the list into categories so that it is easier to keep track of the kinds of books we look for. I hope this helps you see the quality of titles we strive to add each year. Keep in mind, that as long as this list appears, it is only a sampling of what is actually added.

Which makes me think that it is time for another Seminary library guessing content. How many books were actually added in 2016? And how many total resources do we have in our library now? Look for that post in the near future! 🙂

96693a98-7a59-497a-9646-1909b11a2d17For now, enjoy this list of significant books for 2016. And maybe you will find a title or two (or more!) for your own reading edification in 2017.

Biblical studies

  • IVP Reformation Commentaries (OT & NT)
  • IVP Ancient Christian Commentaries (OT & NT)
  • Preach the Word Series (Crossway)
  • Reformed Expository Commentary Series (P&R)

Church History

  • A Century of Church History : The Legacy Of Philip Schaff / Philip Schaff, 1819-1893.. ; Henry Warner. Bowden. ; David W. Lotz, 1937-. — 1st-hc. — Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.
  • Church And School In Early Modern Protestantism : Studies In Honor Of Richard A. Muller On The Maturation Of A Theological Tradition / Jordan J. (Jordan Joseph) Ballor. ; David S. Sytsma. ; Jason. Zuidema. ; Robert J. (Series) Bast . — 1st. — Leiden/Boston : Brill, 2013. (Studies In The History Of Christian Traditions)
  • Brand Luther: 1517, Printing, And The Making Of The Reformation / Pettegree. — 1st-hc. — New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
  • October 31, 1517: Martin Luther And The Day That Changed The World /  Martin E. Marty, 1928- author.. ; James Martin. — 1st-hc. — Brewster, MA : Paraclete Press, 2016.
  • Martin Luther : Visionary Reformer / Scott H. Hendrix. — 1st-hc. — New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2015.
  • Luther’s Fortress : Martin Luther And His Reformation Under Siege / James Reston, Jr., 1941-. — 1st-hc. — New York : Basic Books, 2015.
  • Martin Luther And The Enduring Word Of God : The Wittenberg School And Its Scripture- Centered Proclamation / Robert Kolb, 1941-. — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, 2016.
  • John Knox / Jane E. A. Dawson. — 1st-pb. — New Haven ;London : Yale Univ. Press, 2016.
  • Tyndale : The Man Who Gave God An English Voice / Teems. — 1st-pb. — Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2012.
  • Handbook of Dutch Church History / J. Selderhuis, 1961-. ; Frank Van Der Pol. ; George Harinck, 1958-. — 1st Engl.-hc. — Gottingen/Bristol, CT : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015.
  • The Pastor Bonus : Papers Read At The British-Dutch Colloquium At Utrecht, 18-21 September 2002 / Clemens. ; Wim. Janse. ; Peter Raedts. ; Theo and Wim Janse Clemens . — 1st-hc. — Leiden ;Boston : Brill, 2004.
  • The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics, and the Stage in the Dutch Republic, Freya Sierhuis. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015. 294pp.
  • Rescuing The Gospel : The Story And Significance Of The Reformation / Erwin W. Lutzer. — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Books, 2016.
  • John Newton / Richard Cecil. ; John Pollock. ; Marylynne Rouse . — reprint-hc. — Fearn, Ross-shire, GB : Christian Focus, 2000.
  • All Things Made New : The Reformation And Its Legacy / MacCulloch. — 1st-hc. — New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Augustine : Conversions To Confessions / Robin Lane Fox, 1946-. — 1st US-hc. — New York : Basic Books, 2015.
  • Reformations : The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 / Carlos M. N. Eire. — 1st-hc. — New Haven and London : Yale University Press, 2016.


  • In God’s School : Foundations For A Christian Life / Pierre Charles. Marcel. ; Howard Griffith. ; William Edgar. — 1st-Engl-pb. — Eugene OR : Wipf & Stock Pub, 2008.
  • Lest Any Man Should Boast : The Canons of Dort Simply Explained / Arthur Van Delden. — 1st-hc. — Armadale, W.A. : Pro Ecclesia Publishers, 2004. 353 p.
  • Truths We Confess: Volume I – The Triune God (Chapters 1-8 of the Confession) : A Layman’s Guide to the Westminster Confession Of Faith / C. (Robert Charles) Sproul, 1939-. — 1st-hc. — Phillipsburg, N.J. : P & R Pub., 2006-07. (all 3 volumes added)
  • A Defense Of Confessionalism : Biblical Foundations & Confessional Considerations / Arden L. Hodgins. ; James M. Renihan . — 1st-pb. — Palmdale, CA : Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2016. (Recovering Our Confessional Heritage) vols. 1-3

Dogmatics/Theology/Historical Theology

  • Knowing Christ / Mark Jones. ; J. I. Packer, (James Innell). — 1st-pb. — Edinburgh ; Carlisle, PA : Banner of Truth, 2015.
  • The Glory Of Christ / Peter Lewis, 1945 February 6-. — reprint-pb. — Chicago, Ill. : Moody Press, c1997.
  • Historic Christianity And The Federal Vision : A Theological Analysis And Practical Evaluation / Dewey Roberts. ; Michael A. Milton. ; Morton H. Smith. — 1st-hc. — Destin, FL : Sola Fide Publications, 2016.
  • The Beauty And Glory Of Christ’s Bride / Joel R. Beeke. ; Conrad Mbewe. ; Gerald M. Bilkes. ; Joel R. Beeke . — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Reformation Heritage Books, 2015.
  • The Beauty And Glory Of The Word Of God / Joel R. Beeke. ; Michael Barrett. ; Geoff Thomas. ; Joel R. Beeke, 1952- . — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Reformation Heritage Books, 2016.
  • Common Grace : God’s Gifts For A Fallen World, Volume 1: The Historical Section / Abraham Kuyper, 1837-1920.. ; Nelson D. Kloosterman, Transl.. ; Richard J. Mouw. ; Jordan J. and Stephen J. Grabill Ballor . — 1st-hc. — Bellingham, WA : Lexham Press, 2016. 632 p.  — (Collected Works in Public Theology)
  • Pro Rege : Living Under Christ The King, Volume 1 / Abraham Kuyper, 1837-1920.. ; Albert Gootjes, Transl.. ; John Kok. ; John and Nelson D. Kloosterman Kok . — 1st Eng-hc. — Bellingham, WA : Lexham Press, 2016. 507 p.  — (Collected Works in Public Theology) vol. 1
  • The Oxford Handbook Of Martin Luther’s Theology / Robert Kolb, 1941- , editor of compilation.. ; Irene Dingel, 1956- , editor of compilation.. ; Lubomir Batka, 1974- , editor of compilation.. — 1st-pb. — Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2014.
  • James Durham (1622-1658) : And The Gospel Offer In Its Seventeenth-century Context / Donald John. MacLean. — 1st-hc. — Gottingen, Bristol : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015.
  • Corrupting The Word Of God : The History of The Well-meant Offer / Herman C. Hanko, 1930-. ; Mark H. Hoeksema. — 1st-hc. — Jenison, MI : Reformed Free Pub Assn, 2016.
  • The Doctrines Of Election And Justification / Arthur Walkington Pink, 1886-1952.. — reprint-pb. — New Ipswich, NH : Pietan Publications, 1997.
  • Biblical Theology : Volume 1: The Common Grace Covenants / Jeffrey Jay. Niehaus. — 1st-pb. — Wooster, OH : Weaver Book Company, 2014.
  • Biblical Authority After Babel : Retrieving The Solas In The Spirit Of Mere Protestant Christianity / Kevin J. Vanhoozer. — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Brazos Press, 2016.

Practical Theology

  • Pulpit Aflame : Essays In Honor Of Steven J. Lawson / Joel R. Beeke, 1952- editor.. ; Ian Hamilton. ; Dustin W. Benge. ; Joel R. and Benge Beeke, Dustin W. . — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Reformation Heritage Books, 2016.
  • The Pastor’s Book : A Comprehensive And Practical Guide To Pastoral Ministry / Kent Hughes, 1942-. ; Douglas Sean O’Donnell, 1972-. — 1st-hc. — Wheaton, IL : Crossway, 2015.
  • The Pastor As Public Theologian : Reclaiming A Lost Vision / Kevin J. Vanhoozer. ; Owen. Strachan. — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids : Baker Academic, 2015.
  • A Clear And Simple Treatise On The Lord’s Supper : In Which The Published Slanders Of Joachim Westphal Are Finally Refuted / Theodore Beza, 1519-1605. ; David C. Noe, (David Craig) , translator.. ; Martin I. Klauber. — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapid, Mich. : Reformation Heritage Books, 2016.
  • The Reformed Baptism Form : A Commentary / Wielenga. ; Annemie Godbehere, Transl.. ; David J. Engelsma, ed.. ; David J. Engelsma . — 1st English-hc. — Jenison, MI : Reformed Free Pub Assn, 2016.
  • Church Polity in the Canadian Reformed Churches and the Christian Reformed Church : A Comparative Study of Two Dutch Immigrant Churches / William J. Van Oene, 1920-. — bound-hc. — Fergus, ON : Knox College / Toronto School of Theology, 1973.
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White Walkers and Other Wonders in Our Sudden Michigan Winter

I know those in West Michigan know, but in case those outside of our great state do not, we are experiencing winter in full force in the last two weeks! After a frigid week with plenty of lake-effect snow, a major system is coming our way today, with promises of 6-10 inches of more snow.

Rather than complain or run to warmer climates, we cherish and relish “the treasures of the snow”, our winter wonderland! Our mighty Creator and loving Father certainly displays His glory in special ways through the season of winter.

“Michigan in Pictures” had another beauty posted this morning (see below).

White Walkers, photo by Aaron Springer I think we can all agree that Winter is not merely coming, it’s here. View Aaron’s photo bigger and see more in his slideshow.

Source: White Walkers | Michigan in Pictures

But we have also seen some special beauty in our little “neck of the woods” here at the PRC Seminary. Yesterday I took a few pictures of the grounds out front. Enjoy! And know what you “outsiders” are missing! 🙂

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Samples of Recent Seminary Scenes

On this Friday (fun day!) we shall give you a sampling of some recent scenes taken at Seminary.

Yes, we do all work hard during the week, but we also look forward to Friday, when we are privileged to enjoy our special lunches (grilled brats, etc.), with special guests (such as Prof. Gritter’s mother from Redlands, CA) – and sometimes special birthdays – like that of our Singaporean student’s (Josiah Tan) wife, Hui Qi (or “HQ”, as we more easily and affectionately like to call her).


The Tans also enjoy playing some ping-pong against each other. Can’t imagine. 🙂 We hope Josiah goes easy on his expecting wife (November)!


Speaking of ping-pong, have you seen the new upgrades to the backstop this year? The students of the past have used assorted pieces of cardboard and wood to keep the ball from going into unwanted areas, but this year’s group has taken it to a whole new level. Hope they informed their wives about these sheets.


And finally, while you are accustomed to seeing deer and wild turkeys on Seminary hill, you may not be used to seeing foxes. We aren’t either. But recently one mangy one (maybe literally!) was wandering behind the building at coffeetime (look carefully in the lower corner in the shade – it’s the best shot I could get!).


And to this I can now add a few Fall pictures – not peak yet but still some good colors around.





Have a great Friday!

O, and Go Cubbies! One more win at Wrigley and we are in the World Series! Now, that will be historic. 🙂

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Of Brats, Ping-pong, and Cherry Trees

Our “Friday Fun” feature has a Part II today. It just had to be after second-year seminarian Matt Kortus sent me this photo of what was really happening as lunch was being prepared today.


You see, each Friday during the school year we share a brat cookout lunch, and today was our first one. The students usually do the grilling and today was no exception. What was the exception is that, unbeknownst to any of us, they moved the ping-pong table outside!

Yes, indeed, students of all ages and institutions are always students, given to non-convention and invention.

So while Darren Vink kept diligent watch on the brats (and I assume, Matt Kortus too), Jacob Maatman (left) and Josiah Tan (right) carried on a tense match. Who won? You will have to check with them.

As for the brat lunch, it was delicious! Topped off with ice cream with fresh peaches and strawberries, compliments of Prof. Dykstra. Now you know why we look forward to Friday lunch.

And I didn’t even mention Mrs. Judi Doezema’s famous Friday coffee-break snacks. Today’s platter: blueberry muffins and poppyseed bread. Yes, we are spoiled (blessed).


Now, what about these cherry trees I mention? Just one, actually. A new Kwanzen Cherry tree planted by Kregel’s Nursery this week, to replace the crab apple that was uprooted by the tornado that passed near Seminary on August 20 (above photo).


We look forward to Spring and the beautiful pink blossoms this tree will have.

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