C.R.C. set to celebrate anniversary

Planning for the 50th anniversary of the Christian Reformed Church in Emo is moving along, with a few details still to be completed. Gathering facts, documents, and photographs are slowly coming together.
Nick Schryvershof is chair of the organizing committee, which also includes Hilda Schryvershof, Heidi Gustafson, Mark VanHeyst, Rick and Ann Veldhuisen, Ted and Ynske Kaemingh, Corrie and Janice Wiersema, Ria Hettinga, Arie and Audrey Borger, John and Linda Esselink, Sietske VanZwol, Diane Veldhuisen, and Milt Guba.
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Speaking of the C.R.C., you could hear a pin drop during Sunday’s worship services as guest speaker Rev. Tony Schweitzer from Hope Centre in Winnipeg brought message topics on “Enter the New Year in Faith” and “Using Your Talents or Counting the Cost.”
Pianist Marie-Ann deGroot led the congregational singing.
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A new Alpha course from the Emo ministerial will begin with an introductory dinner tomorrow (Jan. 9) at 6:30 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo.
Clarence Haak will introduce the 10-week program on the Christian faith, involving video presentations and discussion, which actually will get underway the following Thursday (Jan. 16) and wrap up with a retreat April 10.
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Speaking with my son, Jay, in Sudbury, he tells me he’ll be one of the officials at the world curling tournament slated there this weekend (Jan. 9-12).
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All of our students who had been home for the holidays are now back at university and college, including my grandson, Todd Michl, who is enrolled in the two-year computer technoloy technician course at Confederation College in Thunder Bay.
Other local students, like Julie Leek, headed back to the University of Manitoba. Talking to certain students, they all reported having excellent report cards.
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Memories will not be forgotten of those who passed away recently, including Larry Arch, an old friend of the late Earl Swanson, who pastored at the Covenant Church in Fort Frances.
Earl and Larry were good fishing buddies.
Then this past week, two more well-known men left us—Emil Halverson, whom I had met at the late Fran Cain’s welding shop which now houses the Village Variety, and Gary Wilson of Marathon, whohad not been well for some time.
Our condolences to all the families.
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Emo Legion president Jane Allan said their next cribbage/500 card party is slated this Saturday (Jan. 11). Contact the Legion for more details.

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