Members of the Reformation 500 Holland committee: Back (left to right) Lou Wagenveld, Chris Dorn, Steve Vander Molen, Jeff Tyler, Don Sinnema. Front (left to right) Mary Johnson, Bob Batastini, Marv Hofman, Tom Ludwig. Missing: Larry Schuyler.
Organist Peter Kurziel and Narrator Bob Batastini lead the enthusiastic congregational singing at the initial event of the Holland area Reformation 500 commemoration on Oct. 1.
Eduardo Echeverria delivering his presentation "Is the Catholic Counter Reformation Over?" on October 8 at Fourteenth Street Christian Reformed Church
Reformation 500 Holland Committee members Don Sinemma (left) and Marv Hofman (right) welcoming attendees of the October 8 presentation by Eduardo Echeverria
We were so engrossed in October 15 and 22 presentations that no one remembered to take pictures. Thankfully, the folks at Christ Memorial Church supplied the following photos from our worship service. You can also see the entire video of the service.
A shot of the sancturary, which was nearly full!
Our massed choir of about 100 singers, drawn from a variety of Holland congregations, not to mention a few from outlying communities.
Pastor Marv Hofman, of Fourteenth Street Christian Reform Church, who led the service.
Father Charlie Brown, of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, reading John 17:20-26.
Rev. Dr. John Witvliet delivering the sermon, "Our Lord's Longing"
Chicago Drive bill board
U.S. 31 bill board