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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 18 January, 2004


"Because thy lovingkindness is better

than life, my lips shall praise thee."

(Psalm 63:3)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Christian Marriage & Singleness (5)

Married to an Unbeliever

I Corinthians 7:12-14, 16

I. No Divorce

II. Viewing Your Spouse

III. Viewing Your Children

Psalms: 145::1-7; 91:7-11; 78:5-8; 105:4-9


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Graven on the Palms of God’s Hands

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 46, Isaiah 49:16

I. The Meaning

II. The Implications

Psalms: 48:10-14; 91:12-16; 74:1-4; 102:13-14, 19-22


For audio cassettes of the worship services, please contact Sean, phone: (028) 25 641200 or e-mail:


CPRF Website:


The Steering Committee heard the confession of faith of William Graham this past Tuesday. We rejoice in our brother’s good confession. Unless any lawful objections are made, William’s baptism and public confession of faith will take place on 1 February (DV).

Rev. Slopsema and Elder Jim Jansma, from Hudsonville PRC, will be coming for the yearly PRC church visitation (Thursday, 29 January to Monday, 9 February). While they are here, the congregational dinner will be held on Friday, 30 January, at the Ramble Inn at 7:30 PM. The church visitors will also accompany Rev. & Mary Stewart to South Wales. Rev. Stewart will give a lecture in Porthcawl on Friday, 6 February.

On the back of the bulletin is a letter from Stephen Rushton. He and his son, Christopher, have booked flights to visit us 13-17 February.

On the back table:

(1) The new CPRF address/telephone list

(2) The letters on Christ’s effectual atonement

(3) A sign-up sheet for those who would like to have Rev. Slopsema & Mr. Jansma over for dinner

Catechism will be held Monday at the Crossetts and Thursday at the Hamills.

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

5-a-side football is arranged for 8-9 PM on Friday at the Antrim Forum.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 25 January, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Entering the Kingdom by the Strait Gate" (Matt. 7:13-14).

Last Week’s Offerings: £614.33. Donation: £140 (tapes).

Weekly Offerings for the calendar year 2003 averaged £501. Other donations totalled almost £7,000. Both of these figures are our highest ever.

From the CPRF Bookstore: We have now distributed almost 100 cassettes of Calvin vs. Pighius—our best selling individual tape. Our #1 selling series is on Romans 9, The Most Avoided Chapter of the Bible. Over 100 sets of the seven tapes have gone out.

PRC News: Classis East met this past Wednesday. It approved the request from the Wingham OCRC (13 families, 27 communicant members) in Ontario, Canada, to join the PRC. Rev. Bruinsma (Kalamazoo) declined the call to Lacombe.

News of former members now in the US: Wayne & Sarah Courtney were blessed with a baby boy, Conner John, on 5 January. Although the baby initially had problems breathing due to an infection, he is home and doing fine now. Herman Hanko married Lindy Lotterman on 9 January.


Greetings from Bradford in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Christopher and I are looking forward to meeting with the fellowship in Ballymena (DV) over the weekend of Friday 13 to Tuesday, 17 February. We both attend a local evangelical church in Clayton, near Bradford in W. Yorkshire. Christopher professed faith about 5 or 6 years ago having attended our local fellowship since he was 3 years old. He is presently in his first year of his "A" levels. He is studying English Literature, History, Media Studies, and music at Rhodeswy sixth form centre.

I am 49 years old and have been married to Anne for just over 30 years. We have three sons, Stephen (30), Neil (26), and Christopher (16). Christopher is the only other in our family to profess faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Presently I am unemployed having lost my last job due to ill health, although I am now fit and looking for employment. By trade, I am a mechanical engineer having spent 28 years as model maker in the electronic industry. I came to faith in 1985. Since then I have searched for the true Biblical faith. Now I believe I have found it in the Reformed faith as taught in the Three Forms of Unity by the PRC and CPRF. I have grown to appreciate and love the distinctive doctrines held by the PRC and CPRF along with the preaching of the Rev. Stewart. I look forward (DV) to the worship of Almighty God according to the regulative principle, something impossible to do locally.

Yours in Christ,

Stephen Rushton