Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship


Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 2 January, 2005


"Honour and majesty are before Him: strength

and beauty are his sanctuary" (Psalm 96:6)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Church Discipline, a Key of the Kingdom of Heaven (2)

Excommunication—Delivered to Satan

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 31; I Corinthians 5:3-5

I. The Nature of Excommunication

II. The Subjects of Excommunication

III. The Act of Excommunication

Psalms: 116:1-8; 119:137-144; 97:1-7; 101:3-8


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Apostolic Office (5)

The Signs of an Apostle

II Corinthians 12:12

I. The Nature of the Signs

II. The Worker of the Signs

Psalms: 135:8-14; 119:145-152; 105:26-37; 78:12-17

For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.

CPRF website:

Quote to Consider:

John Calvin on excommunication: "Paul’s course of action for excommunicating a man is the lawful one, provided the elders do not do it by themselves alone, but with the knowledge and approval of the church; in this way the multitude of the people does not decide the action but observes as witness and guardian so that nothing may be done according to the whim of a few. Indeed, the whole sequence of the action, besides the calling on God’s name, ought to have that gravity which bespeaks the presence of Christ in order that there may be no doubt that he himself presides at his own tribunal" (Institutes 4.12.7).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The Hamill family has been officially received as members of the CPRF. Their membership papers were received from Buckna Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

Another e-mail from Prof. Engelsma on church membership is available. There are also some free Psalm CDs on the back table. We thank Sean Hanley for making these CDs available to us.

Catechism classes: Monday at the manse at 7 PM with the Campbells and Thursday at 7 PM at the Hamills.

Midweek Bible Study on miracles will be held Wednesday, 8 PM, at the manse.

From the CPRF Bookstore: Top sellers from May-December of 2004 were 

1. Upon This Rock - Don Doezema 

2. Doctrine According to Godliness - Rev. Ron Hanko 

3. God’s Hymnbook for the Christian Church - Malcolm Watts 

4=. Christ’s Spiritual Kingdom - Prof. Engelsma, Mysteries of the Kingdom - Prof. Hanko, Behold He Cometh - Herman Hoeksema, Triple Knowledge (set) - Herman Hoeksema 

8=. Sovereignty of God - A. W. Pink, Common Grace Revisited - Prof. Engelsma, Reformed Education - Prof. Engelsma, History of the Free Offer - Prof. Hanko, Come Out From Among Them - John Calvin

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 9 January (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "I Will Give You Rest" (Matthew 11:28).

Last Week’s Offerings: £681.40

PRC News: Rev. Overway (New Jersey) is considering the call from Edmonton. Southwest has extended a call to Rev. denHartog (Singapore). Doon has a trio of Revs. denHartog, Kuiper (Randolph, WI), and Vander Wal (Redlands, CA). Bethel has a new trio of Revs. denHartog, Dick (Grace), and Eriks (Loveland).