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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 16 January, 2011


"One generation shall praise thy works to another,

and shall declare thy mighty acts" (Ps. 145:4)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Moving House for God’s Church (1)

From Bethlehem to Moab   [download]   [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Ruth 1

Text: Ruth 1:1-5

I. The Sad Events

II. The Scriptural Evaluation

Psalms: 115:1-11; 86:8-12; 16:1-7; 137:1-6


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Moving House for God’s Church (2)

Elimelech’s Rationale for Moving to Moab   [download]   [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Ruth 1

Text: Ruth 1:1-5

I. He Did It for His Family

II. He Intended Only to Sojourn There

III. His Spiritual Problem

Psalms: 122:1-9; 86:13-17; 42:1-5; 84:1-6


Contact Stephen Murray for CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services.


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Quote to Consider:

Richard Bernard on Ruth 1:1: "And if the love of corporal life be so forcible, how much more the love of eternal life, for which we should be willing to forsake all! But, alas, the least worldly gain or carnal pleasure banisheth this love out of many men’s hearts, who rather follow here Elimelech, to leave the people of God to go into Moab for the world, than Abraham, to forsake his country at the commandment of God."

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

New Standard Bearers are on the back table. Subscriptions are due—£16.50. This can be paid to Rev. Stewart, who will then pay the RFPA.

Ladies Discussion Group meets this Monday at 11 AM at the church. We will begin our discussion on the book of Ruth.

Anyone interested in assisting with church cleaning on Monday night (6 PM - 7 PM), contact Philip Hall.

Catechism classes:

Monday, 6:00 PM - Joseph, Jacob, Nathan & Alex

Monday, 6:45 PM - Zoe, Amy & Lea

Tuesday, 12:15 AM - Beginners NT Class

Tuesday Bible study: 11 AM. We’ll consider II Thessalonians 2:4f. on the man of sin’s exaltation of himself.

Wednesday Belgic Confession class: 7:45 PM. We’ll continue Article 8 on the Holy Trinity.

Thursday’s Membership class is at 7:30 PM.

Rev. & Mary Stewart travel to S. Wales this Friday where Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "Scripture Alone." Please pray for this witness.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Husbands Who Love Their Wives" (Eph. 5:25-33) by Rev. R. Kleyn.

On Friday, 4 February, at 7:30 PM in Lurgan Town Hall, Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "Predestination: What the Bible Says."

The Contact Committee of the PRC has asked Rev. Stewart and Rev. McGeown to represent the PRC and speak at a conference in Portugal. The CPRC Council has agreed to this request. The conference is planned for Tuesday, 8 March.

Offerings: General Fund - £560.51. Donations: £100 (CR News), £20 (pamphlets), £9.50 (building fund), £30 (building fund), £200 (DVDs), £6.85 (CR News).

Website Additions: 2 German translations were added.

PRC News: Cornerstone PRC called Rev. VanOverloop (Grace, MI). Rev. Eriks declined the call to Trinity PRC.

The city of Brisbane, Australia, was hit last week with the flood waters that have inundated Australia. One of the Evangelical Presbyterian Churches of Australia, with whom the PRC have a Corresponding Relationship, is located in Brisbane. Thus far, God in His providence has spared all of the members of the Brisbane congregation from loss of life and property in the floods. Rev. Chris Connors, pastor of the Brisbane EPCA, summarized what they have witnessed: "It has been a display of the awesome righteousness of our God who, though he keeps his promise not to destroy the whole earth again with water, has smitten our materialistic humanism with a very severe judgment. Pray for us that we might have the courage and wisdom to declare the word of God at such a time." Let us remember our fellow saints before our heavenly Father’s throne that they may see in the physical waters the spiritual lesson of Isaiah 43: "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee .... For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour."