Our Church

OUR CHURCH

Providence United Reformed Church of Strathroy is a congregation of God’s people. We exist to offer God sincere worship, to serve His people in brotherly love, and to show God’s glory in this world by following Jesus and obeying His commandments.

We offer many opportunities for all family members to become involved. This involvement helps us to draw closer together as a family of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

In 1999, Providence United Reformed Church of Strathroy was organized and began meeting in the upper room of the Strathroy Family Flea Market. In 2003, we moved into our new church building on Second Street and continue to meet there. Since 2000, Rev. Harry Zekveld has served as pastor of our congregation, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ each Lord’s Day.

OUR HERITAGE

Providence United Reformed Church of Strathroy is a member congregation of the United Reformed Churches in North America, a federation whose roots go back to the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation.

We are indebted to such men as Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Knox and John Calvin, who directed the church in the 16th century back to the infallible teachings of the Holy Scriptures.

OUR AUTHORITY

We believe that the Bible – the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments is God’s inspired, infallible (unfailing), and inerrant (unerring) Word. It is the final authority on matters of doctrine and life.

The Holy Spirit sovereignly applies the Gospel to us by working repentance and faith into the hearts of God’s chosen, covenant people.

The Head of our church is Jesus Christ, who has appointed minsters, elders and deacons for the care and nurture of His body.  These leaders are elected by the congregation and are called to oversee the doctrine and life of the congregation, and to supervise the care of the needy.

The consistory (pastor and elders) oversees the preaching of the Word, the administration of the sacraments and the exercise of church discipline to see to it that the Word of Jesus Christ our Head is being honoured in the church’s ministry

The confessional standards of our church to which we subscribe are the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), the Belgic Confession of Faith (1561), and the Canons of Dordt (1619). These “Three Forms of Unity” we believe are a faithful and systematic (orderly) summary of the truths found in Holy Scripture.

OUR SAVIOUR AND LORD

There is only one name under heaven, given among men, whereby we are saved: Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God (See Acts 4:23).  By His sacrificial death on the cross He has paid the penalty of our sins. By His perfect life He has merited for us the righteousness which is imputed (given) to us by grace through faith. These are all God’s gifts, graciously given to us.

Righteous and holy lives of thanksgiving, which God requires of us, are the result of the gracious, sanctifying (renewing) work of God’s Holy Spirit. We trust in the power and grace of God to cause us to persevere in true faith until the glorious appearing of our Lord, who will come to judge the living and the dead. When He comes again He will make our mortal bodies like unto His glorified body, to live and reign with Him forever.

Following the command of our Lord, we call all people to repent of their sin and believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ, for their salvation and to faithfully and thankfully serve Him in fellowship with other believers.

We welcome you to join with us to worship God and service for others.

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