Publication slightly delayed. The Publication Committee regrets to announce that the previously announced publication date of April 1 for the book, “Behold, He Cometh!” could not be met. We encountered some unavoidable delays with the printing and binding, due apparently to the fact that this is a busy season in those trades. As of this writing, the book is at the printing plant; but it appears that work will not be completed until some time in the first part of May. To those who placed their pre-publication orders we advise: Have patience! We will send your copy as soon as possible; and the wait will be worthwhile.
About Social Security for Clergy. Your attention is called to an item about this subject in the report of Classis West which appears in this issue’s news columns. I assume that the report on the Oak Lawn overture and of the classical decision both appear here in condensed form; and therefore it is difficult to say anything in detail about them. It appears to me, however, that there is some merit in the suggestion of Oak Lawn, and that this subject will stand some careful synodical attention. I also believe that there is merit in the suggestion “that Synod review our emeritation program,” even apart from the Social Security question. Personally, I am inclined to think that our synodical Emeritus Fund is not operated with sufficient foresight.
Fellow Editors: Before long it will be time for our annual staff meeting, to be held, D.V., when synod meets. At that time plans must be made for another volume-year of the Standard Bearer. Please give this matter some thought. Should it be impossible for you to attend the staff meeting, send your suggestions to our staff secretary, Rev. J. Kortering.