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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 23 January, 2005


"Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye

of all his wondrous works" (Psalm 105:2)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Church Discipline, a Key of the Kingdom of Heaven (5)

No Fellowship with Excommunicated Persons

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 31; I Corinthians 5:9-13

I. The Misunderstanding

II. The Right Understanding

Psalms: 91:1-6; 121:1-8; 149:5-9; 26:4-11


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

God & the Tsunami

Job 12

I. He Sends Out the Waters

II. He Manifests His Wisdom & Strength

III. He Turns the Wise into Fools

Psalms: 18:1-7; 122:1-9; 46:1-8; 29:1-4, 10-11


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


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Quote to Consider:

Jonathan Edwards on fellowship with excommunicated persons: "The people of God are, as much as may be, to withdraw from them as to that common society which is proper to subsist among Christians.—Not that they should avoid speaking to them on any occasion. All manner and all degrees of society are not forbidden; but all unnecessary society, or such as is wont to be among those who delight in the company of each other. We should not associate ourselves with them so as to make them our companions. Yea, there ought to be such an avoiding of their company as may show great dislike" (Works, vol. 2, p. 119).

Announcements (subject to God's will):

We welcome Wayne, Sarah & Connor Courtney, Andrea Lenting & Sara Kamps from Michigan to our worship services today.

In connection with today’s sermon on excommunication, there is a pamphlet on the back table entitled Zeal for God’s House. The new Standard Bearer is available today as are audio cassette copies of the Psalm Debate.

New RFPA books are in: the revised Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 1 by Herman Hoeksema and the revised and partially rewritten We & Our Children by Prof. Hanko. Books for book club members are on the back table. Those who prefer to do so may give Mary Stewart the equivalent in British pounds (marked on your bill) rather than paying the RFPA directly.

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

Due to Friday’s lecture there will be no Midweek Bible Study this week.

This week Friday is the lecture on "Problems with Revivals" at 8 PM at the Protestant Hall. Along with Rev. Stewart’s speech, Lindsay Williams will give a short slide presentation on the Welsh Revivals.

Rev. & Mary Stewart’s trip to Wales this past week went well. There were a few new visitors at the meeting.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 30 January (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "With Jesus in His Glory" (John 17:24).

Sign up on the sheet on the back table for the congregational dinner at The Ramble Inn at 7:30 PM on Friday, 11 February.

Last Week’s Offerings: £457.30. Donations: £100, £30 (CR News), £58.20 (S. Wales).

PRC News: Rev. Kuiper (Randolph, WI) is considering a call from Doon PRC and Rev. A. denHartog (Singapore) is considering calls from Bethel and Southwest PRC. Hudsonville PRC will call today from the trio of Rev. A. Brummel (S. Holland, IL), Rev. denHartog, and Prof. Engelsma. Edmonton PRC has formed a trio consisting of Revs. A. Brummel, denHartog, and Mahtani.