Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 31 December, 2017

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind ...” (Rom. 12:2)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Administration of the Lord’s Supper
A Doxology to Jesus Christ  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Revelation 1
Text: Revelation 1:5-6

I. What He Has Done for Us
II. What We Ascribe to Him
Psalms: 96:8-13; 63:1-5; 2:1-8; 89:21-28

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Ezra and the Word of God  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading:  Ezra 7:1-10; Nehemiah 8:1-12
Text: Ezra 7:10

I. His Purpose
II. His Preparation
III. His Prosperity
Psalms: 90:1-7; 63:6-11; 37:3-9; 119:9-16

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart or the elders

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Announcements (subject to God’s will)

After a week of self-examination, confessing members in good standing are called to partake of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Your participation in the Lord’s Supper is in part a witness that you repent of your sins, believe that Jesus Christ is your righteousness, and desire to live a new and godly life. As this heavenly food can be taken to one’s judgment (I Cor. 11:28-30) and as the common reception of this food is a confession of doctrinal unity (Acts 2:42), the elders supervise the partaking of the sacrament. Visitors who are members of other denominations must have already requested and received permission from the Council.

On the back table are new Protestant Reformed Theological Journals, the December issue of the Covenant Reformed News and Bible reading programmes for 2018.

Monday catechism classes: There are no classes tomorrow but they resume next week.

Tuesday Bible Study meets this week at 11 AM to study the Feast of Tabernacles in the land of Canaan.

Belgic Confession Class meets on Wednesday at 7:45 PM to continue our study of baptism.

Ladies’ Bible Study meets this Friday at 10:30 AM at church to begin our discussion of the book, The Fruit of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. All ladies are welcome.

Rev. Martyn McGeown (via phone link) is to discuss his book, Called to Watch for Christ’s Return, on “Iron Sharpens Iron” Radio in Pennsylvania this Friday from 4-6 PM Eastern Time (US), which is 9-11 PM in the British Isles.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846 MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. Bruinsma is “Confidence in Christ’s Coming” (Heb. 10:35-37).

The church visitors, Rev. Decker and Sid Miedema, will be in N. Ireland from Thursday 18 January to the morning of Thursday 25 January. They will be with the LRF from 25-29 January.

The congregational dinner will be held on Friday, 19 January, at Ross Park Hotel. Sign-up sheets are on the back table.

CPRC Lecture: Rev. Decker is planning to give a lecture on “Living Wisely in a Digital Age” on Wednesday, 24 January, at 7:45 PM.

S. Wales Lecture: Rev. Stewart will speak on “God’s Saving Will in the New Testament” in Margam Community Centre on Thursday, 25 January, at 7:15 PM.

Offerings: General Fund: £638.45.

Website Additions: 1 Hindi translation of “Try the Spirits.”

Dear Congregation, As another year ends, we are thankful for your prayers, love and growth in grace. We are especially thankful to our heavenly Father who has guided and carried all of us through many joys and sorrows. May we begin another year, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). Pastor & Mary