Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 17
"That ye may
with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even
the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 15:6)
Service - 11:00 AM
84:1-6; 72:1-8; 27:1-5; 84:7-12
Service - 6:00 PM
Saul, the King Israel Asked For (7)
98:1-8; 72:9-14; 27:9-14; 89:29-37
For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact
Sean Courtney (email@example.com)
Quote to Consider:
Calvin on Psalm 84:6: "There is, however, no
doubt, that dry and barren deserts are here to be understood, in
travelling through which, much difficulty and privation must be endured,
particularly from the want of water; drink being of all other articles
the most necessary to persons when travelling. David intended this as an
argument to prove the steadfastness of the godly, whom the scarcity of
water, which often discourages travellers from prosecuting their
journey, will not hinder from hastening to seek God, though their way
should be through sandy and arid vales. In these words, reproof is
administered to the slothfulness of those who will not submit to any
inconvenience for the sake of being benefited by the service of God.
They indulge themselves in their own ease and pleasures, and allow
nothing to interfere with these. They will, therefore, provided they are
not required to make any exertion or sacrifice, readily profess
themselves to be the servants of God; but they would not give a hair of
their head, or make the smallest sacrifice, to obtain the liberty of
hearing the gospel preached, and of enjoying the sacraments. This
slothful spirit, as is evident from daily observation, keeps multitudes
fast bound to their nests, so that they cannot bear to forego in any
degree their own ease and convenience."
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
This morning we witness the baptisms of Stephen &
Eunice Murray. We rejoice in their good confession and pray that the
Lord will bless them in our midst.
A new address, telephone and e-mail list is
on the back table. Please check to make sure your details are correct.
If there are no corrections, place a tick beside your surname to
indicate that you have read and confirmed your details. If you would
like to add your mobile phone number or e-mail address, please do so.
Catechism: Monday, 5 PM at the Murrays, 7 PM
with the Campbells at the manse.
Our Mid-Week Bible Study is Wednesday at 7:45
PM at the manse. We will deal with (IIIA) "We repudiate" in the
"Declaration of Principles."
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 24
Dec. (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Born in a Manger"
Upcoming Lecture: Friday, 12 Jan., in S.
Wales, on "The Baptism of the Holy Spirit: Are the Pentecostals Right?"
Everyone is invited to the manse after the
evening service on New Year’s Eve.
Rev. VanOverloop and Rev. Eriks plan to be
here from Friday, 27 January, to Monday, 5 February. The
will be Friday, 2 February.
Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £766.16.
Donations: £20 (CR News), £27 (Building Fund).
PRC News: Doon PRC has formed a new trio for
missionary to the Philippines consisting of Revs. Dick (Grace), R. Kleyn
(Trinity), and Laning (Hope).