Editorially Speaking

We are happy to announce that the Standard Bearer, beginning with the current volume, is now available in microform from University Microfilms Inc., 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106. It is also possible that in the future all our past volumes will also be microfilmed and become available in this form.


For the benefit of those who may be traveling this summer in the vicinity of any of our Protestant Reformed Churches, we are publishing again a directory of our Protestant Reformed Churches. We have not yet received information concerning our new Lacombe, Alberta congregation. However, such information can undoubtedly be obtained from the contact telephone number of the Edmonton Church.


We had hoped to carry a report in this issue concerning the 1987 Synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches. However, at this writing synod had completed its work only on mission matters (Advisory Committee 1). Synod decided to continue labors in all three home mission stations (Northwest Chicago, Norristown, Pa., and Ripon-Modesto, CA). Synod also decided to call a second missionary for Jamaica. An overture to change the position of our churches as to the time of baptism for adopted children was rejected. Since our next issue is a special issue, there will be no further report on Synod of 1987; by the time of our September 1 issue the news will be stale.

—HCH