On behalf of all our readers, the Standard Bearer heartily welcomes the new Protestant Reformed congregation. We rejoice in a work of God, who, as Article 28 of our Belgic Confession of Faith instructs us, is the one who “establishes” every true church.

The new congregation is another daughter of the Protestant Reformed Church of South Holland, IL.

The church was instituted in a worship service of the South Holland congregation on May 5. Rev. Allen Brummel preached on I Timothy 3:15b, “The Church: Pillar and Ground of the Truth.” Officebearers of the new church were then chosen by the male confessing members of the new congregation.

At organization, the congregation consisted of 24 families and four individuals.

For the time being, the congregation will hold worship services in the Scheub Community Center, 1515 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville, Indiana. This is in northwest Indiana, a little east of Dyer. Services will be at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM on the Lord’s Day.

By the time this welcome is published, the church will have chosen a name and called a minister.

Those who want to have contact with the church can address the vice-president of the consistory, Mr. George Vroom, 16525 Louis Ave., South Holland, IL 60473 (telephone:[708] 596-1771), or the clerk, Mr. Rick Wories, 399 Greenbriar Lane, Crete, IL 60417.

The formation of the new church enriches the fellowship of the covenantal federation and extends the witness of the gospel of sovereign grace to the world without.

Under the indispensable blessing of the King of the church.

Let us pray for the new congregation, and for all our churches.

— DJE