Addendum to the Agenda

All,

Please take note of this document [the Addendum to the Agenda, found by clicking here]. There are reports that include recommendations.

Also, watch you emails for the sermon of Perrin Warner which hopefully you’ll receive before you leave.

May the Lord give you safety on your travels and may you come well prepared.

Together in His service,

Henry Gunnink,

Agenda for March 2015

Colleagues,

The agenda and reports for our March 2-3, 2015 Classis meeting at Calvary CRC, Edina are now available. Please find them using the link on the website or by clicking here.

Take note that we are scheduling an exam for Perrin Werner for commissioned pastor status. This will be a modification to the usual process toward candidacy but we’ll take time to explain it and have synodical deputies agreement.

We will have a full two days, so please take time to read the reports and be edified by what you see the Lord doing.

We will need elder delegates to Synod to be held at Dordt College, June 12-18. So please encourage your elders to serve in this way. There are funds available for lost wages if needed.

Lodging is provided at the Holiday Inn in Bloomington. I need to know who wishes to stay there by February 14th. Please let me know by email (clerk@classislakesuperior.org). I will be away up to that time and unreachable by phone.

You are also encouraged to peruse the pre-classis materials of Karen Wilk which is also available with agenda materials at the link above.

Classis Agenda Notice

Please take note that, as per our rules of procedure, you are receiving this notice that reports from committees, functionaries, and delegates as well as any overtures from councils are to be sent to the clerk by January 19th for inclusion in the agenda for the March 2nd and 3rd, 2015 meeting of Classis Lake Superior.

Reports or other communications are best sent in electronic format to clerk@classislakesuperior.org   or  to henry.gunnink@gmail.com

Minutes of Special Meeting – December 2014

TO: Churches, Ministers and Commissioned Pastors in Classis Lake Superior, and CRCNA Offices
FROM: Harold de Jong, Stated Clerk
RE: Minutes of the Special Meeting of Classis, December 2, 2014
DATE: 12-09-14

Greetings to you all. Please see the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Classis on December 2, 2014, which are attached to this email. Please distribute as necessary. (NOTE: The minutes can be found on the website here)

Also, I would like to call your attention to the transition taking place at the end of the month. My term as Stated Clerk concludes December 31, 2014. Rev. Henry Gunnink will begin his term as Stated Clerk on January 1, 2015. Please note his email address on this email.

Thank you for the cooperation and understanding you have shown me through the past six years. It was a pleasure and an honour to serve in this way.

May the Lord of the Church continue to pour out his blessings upon you all this Christmas and throughout the New Year 2015.

Delegates

TO: Councils and Ministers in Classis Lake Superior

FROM: Harold de Jong, Stated Clerk

RE: Delegates to Classis Meeting in Bunde

DATE: November 19, 2014

Greetings. Please note that I have received only 8 confirmations of delegations to the special meeting of Classis in Bunde on December 2, 2014, beginning at 10:30 am. If you are planning to send delegates, please let me know the names. If you are planning not to send delegates, please let me know that, too.

Those who have responded so far are: Baldwin, Hancock, Faith, Calvary, Raymond, Emo, Bethlehem, First Thunder Bay, and Transcona (negative).

Agenda for Dec.2

[note: below is a copy of an email sent out on November 16. The documents that were attached to the email can be found on the Meeting Page for December 2.]

TO: Councils, Ministers and Commissioned Pastors in Classis Lake Superior
FROM: Harold de Jong, Stated Clerk
RE: Agenda for Special Meeting of Classis, December 2, 2014, Bunde CRC
DATE: November 16, 2014

Greetings. Attached please find the Agenda for the Special Meeting of Classis to be held at Bunde CRC, Clara City, MN, on December 2, 2014, beginning at 10:30 am. The purpose of this special meeting of Classis is to conduct the ministerial examination of Candidate Brady Mulder, called to Bunde CRC. The sermon submitted by Brady on the text assigned by CIC is also attached.

These materials will appear on the website in the next few days. On that website you will also find documents needed for this meeting, namely, credentials and expense forms.

Please note that lunch will be served at Bunde CRC at 12:00 noon.

If you need overnight accommodations, please make those arrangements yourself according to your needs.

If you have any questions, please ask.

Safe travels.

Stated Clerk Alternate

TO: Councils and Ministers in Classis Lake Superior
FROM: Harold de Jong, Stated Clerk
RE: Nominations for Stated Clerk Alternate
DATE: October 31, 2014

Please note that CIC is seeking nominations for Stated Clerk Alternate since the present alternate, Henry Gunnink, has been elected as Stated Clerk. He will be assuming the office on January 1, 2015.

I am informing you of this request now so you can share it with those who may be interested in standing for this position. It carries no responsibilities until such time as the Stated Clerk is not able to carry out the duties of the office, whether on a temporary or a permanent basis.
I will send a reminder of this call for nominations prior to the March meeting of Classis.

Special Meeting: Dec.2

TO: Councils and Ministers in Classis Lake Superior
FROM: Harold de Jong, Stated Clerk
RE: Call for a special meeting of Classis
DATE: October 31, 2014

Greetings. CIC met yesterday, October 30, 2014, and decided to call a special meeting of Classis for the purpose of examining a ministerial candidate, Brady Mulder, who has accepted the call to Bunde CRC.

Here are the details of the meeting:

Where: Bunde CRC, Clara City, MN,

When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 10:30 am CT

What: There will be only this one agenda item. But credentials are still needed. You can print the Classical Credentials from the website.

How: Lunch will be provided at Bunde CRC. If you need lodging for Monday or Tuesday night, please make your own arrangements. No classical expense check is required for this meeting. Please send me your delegate names by November 22, 2014.

Your questions are welcome!

Advisors for Synod 2015

TO: Councils and Ministers in Classis Lake Superior
FROM: Harold de Jong, Stated Clerk
RE: Nominations for Advisors to Synod 2015
DATE: October 23, 2014

Greetings. I have received a request for nominations of advisors to Synod 2015 in the categories of Youth, Ethnic, and Deacon. The nominations are due by Jan. 15, 2015. If you would like to recommend one or more persons in the above categories for advisors, please send me your suggestions.

You may find more information on these roles at www.crcna.org/SynodResources.