Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 1
generation shall praise thy works to another,
declare thy mighty acts" (Ps. 145:4)
- 11:00 AM
The Dedication of David’s House (I) [download]
Reading: II Samuel 5:1-12; Psalm 30
Text: Psalm 30
I. The Identity
of David’s House
Significance of David’s House
72:9-14; 27:4-6; 30:1-5, 10-12
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Dedication of David’s House (II) [download]
Reading: Psalm 30
Text: Psalm 30
I. The Hard
Times That Preceded It
II. The Great
Joy That Marked It
72:15-19; 126:1-6; 30:5-12
Stephen Murray for CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship
Quotes to Consider:
John Calvin: "Whatever ability a faithful
Christian may possess, he ought to possess it for his fellow believers,
and he ought to make his interests subservient to the well-being of the
church in all sincerity."
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
We welcome Stephen Rushton from Bradford,
England, to our worship services.
The July Covenant
Reformed News is available on the book table in the foyer.
We rejoice with the Hallidays in the birth of a baby
girl, Rebekah Faith, on Saturday, 24 July, at 4:33 PM. May the
Lord be with them as they raise her in the fear and admonition of the
The second offering this morning is for our
Mr. Callender has been moved to the Elliot-Dynes
building of the Royal Victoria Hospital. Let us continue to remember our
brother and his family in our prayers and, if possible, stop at the
hospital for a visit.
Thanks to all who helped clean the building and
get it ready for the ordination
service of Rev. McGeown, and those who organized, brought and/or
served the food and drinks afterwards.
Tommy Hamill has been appointed caretaker for
our new building with Philip Hall as assistant caretaker.
Ladies who can help out in the kitchen, please
meet in the Bible study room after this evening’s service.
The Council will meet Monday, 2 August, at 7
PM in the new church building.
Anganeta Dyck moves here from Germany this
Wednesday. She will be staying with the Crossetts initially and going to
the BRF Conference.
Our church dedication service is this
Thursday, 5 August, at 7:00 PM beginning with the tape-cutting ceremony.
Conference near Cardiff, S. Wales, starts this Saturday. We pray
for safe travel for those who are attending the conference. Elder Brian
Crossett will lead the worship services next Lord’s Day.
The Reformed Witness
Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled
"The Creation" (Psalm 19:1-6).
Offerings: General Fund: £619.12. Donations:
£500 (DVDs), £100 (books), £45 (DVDs). Friday night’s offering for books
and pamphlets for Limerick: £418.90.
Website Addition: The Italian edition of the June
CR News was added.
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia met in Presbytery a
week ago. At this three-day meeting Dr. David Torlach was
examined and he successfully sustained his examination. He is now
licensed and eligible to receive a call from one of their churches.
"Thank you again for your faithfulness in keeping me
in touch with the life of the CPRC and the exciting developments not
only in the way the building is nearing completion but also with
Limerick being soon supplied with Brother McGeown’s ministering to them
and the outreach across the world which has grown from such a small and
humble beginning in Northern Ireland. What a wonderful blessing all this
has been and continues to be for the Lord’s people. The glorious rider
on the White Horse is surely conquering His people through the Word and
Spirit, while Satan and the wicked world seeks ever more ferociously to
kill the Church of Christ—yet simply fulfilling His eternal purpose: to
bring about the truth of His power and glory by way of their unbelief
which will show forth His eternal wrath against them. All praise and
honour unto the Lord our King and our God!" - New Zealand
"We pray that all is well and wish you every blessing
for Martyn’s ordination and
also the dedication of the new church building ..." - Co. Londonderry
"So pleased to see your soon coming ribbon cutting.
Wish we could be there to celebrate and worship with you." - Ohio,
"With great joy I’ve kept track of the developments
of the new church building on
Facebook! It’s great to see that it is finished now and also great
to see the video on YouTube in the new church building. I’m glad that
you all were able to have the ordination service at the new place (and
also seemed to have had nice fellowship afterwards) ... I’ll keep the
CPRC in my prayers!" - Germany
"Congratulations to you and the congregation [on your
new building]. May the work and the Word be blessed." - S. Africa
"Many thanks for the Hoeksema volume on Isaiah [Redeemed
With Judgment] received safely with ‘Ruth.’ We are most
impressed with the efficiency and speed of despatch ..." - Wrexham,
"I like the
article on your website concerning the false prophet, Harold Camping,
by Martyn McGeown. I would like to direct people to this article from
our website if possible ..." - USA
"The series of sermons on ‘The
Tongue’ that I received from you recently was very challenging and,
therefore, really edifying. I really needed that challenge—need it
regularly, in fact." - W. Yorkshire, England
"Thank you for your encouraging messages [on 'Learning
Contentment'] that I have had the privilege of listening to today.
At the moment I am recovering from major surgery ... God is indeed
gracious and close. Thank you once again and may God continue to bless
you richly personally and in your ministry." - Victoria, Australia
"I listened to the four sermons on CD on ‘Stephen,
the First Christian Martyr’ today. It is very good teaching, strong
meat and not just milk. I want to listen to more." - Co. Antrim
"I enjoyed listening to this sermon [‘The
Ultimate Theodicy’ from Romans 9:19-24] last night from your
website. I really liked your comment concerning the vehement objection
to God’s sovereignty by the man who asks, ‘Why does God still find
fault, for who can resist His will?’" - Georgia, USA
"The series of sermons on
Romans 11 have been a source of great joy to me."
W. Midlands, England
"Many thanks for the book, DVDs, etc., and
particularly for your kindness in arranging a subscription to the
Standard Bearer for one year ... I have read with great interest the
booklet ‘The Gift of
Assurance’—that it is a gift as is faith, I thank God." -
"I gave all the sermons I downloaded to a friend at
work. He mentioned that sometimes his church gave poor sermons, so I
couldn’t resist sharing the CPRC sermon
library I had ... I have more time for sermons so am going through
those in the morning hours before work after my Bible reading. Greetings
to the church and hope the
BRF Conference preparations are going well." - Ghana
"I just want to thank you for your website and the
great work you are doing. Your
debate against Arminianism was solid and greatly beneficial; my wife
and I listen to it often. I also am greatly blessed from your sermons. I
have never heard this strong Calvinism. I am profiting from your
teachings; they have helped me in connecting answers to theological
questions I have wrestled with. Can you please send me info on how to
order your material (CDs or DVDs)?" - USA
"Thank you for the book sent. That’s a very useful booklet ‘Reformed
Evangelism & the Sunday Evening Gospel Service.’ I just finished
Trinity and Covenant—it is superb, excellent stuff. Lord willing
I’ll see you at the BRF conference ..." - Staffordshire, England