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A news item was printed in De Hollander reporting that the new church building was dedicated the previous Sunday. The First Reformed Church congregation could leave the log church and enjoy worship in the new Pillar Church. Rev. Albertus Van Raalte, pastor, preached on Psalm 84, verses two and three. In the afternoon, he preached on the third petition of the Lord's prayer, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In the evening, Rev. John Van Vleck preached in English. Four young people made profession of faith, one of whom was baptized. The reporter said that the congregation had a great feast day.
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ten Hoor, Henry, "News Item Printed in De Hollander" (1856). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 336.