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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 9 July, 2006


"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises

unto thy name, O most High: to shew forth thy lovingkindness in

the morning, and thy faithfulness every night" (Psalm 92:1-2)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Fencing the Table

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 30; I Peter 4:10-5:14

I. The People Who are to be Admitted

II. The Judgment Which is Threatened

III. The Ecclesiology Which is Implied

Psalms: 26:4-11; 51:1-7; 106:14-20; 101:3-8


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The History of the Covenant (2)

The Covenant with Adam (2)

Genesis 2

I. Adam Created in God’s Covenant

II. Adam Living in God’s Covenant

III. Adam Transgressing God’s Covenant

Psalms: 95:6-11; 51:8-14; 8:1-9; 128:1-6


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


CPRF website:

Quotes to Consider:

John Calvin: "For everyone to be admitted to the Lord’s Supper, without distinction or selection, is a sign of contempt that the Lord cannot endure. The Lord himself distributed the supper to his disciples only. Therefore anyone not instructed in the doctrine of the gospel ought not to approach what the Lord has instituted. No one should be distressed when his Christianity is examined even down to the finest point when he is to be admitted to the Lord’s Supper. It should be established as part of the total state and system of discipline that ought to flourish in the church that those who are judged unworthy should not be admitted" (Calvin’s Ecclesiastical Advice, pp. 154-155).

Van Dellen & Monsma Church Order Commentary on Article 61: "... the Reformed Churches from the Reformation era on have held that attendance at the Lord’s Table is not free to all. It is not a matter which is to be left to the judgment of individuals. The office-bearers are guardians over the Lord’s Table. They must only admit those whom they believe to be worthy. Erastus and the Remonstrants —those defending the tenets of Arminianism—held that attendance or non-attendance at the Lord’s Table should be left to the individual conscience."

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

The Beacon Lights are available on the back table.

The Steering Committee will meet on Monday, 10 July, at 7 PM at the manse.

Membership Class will be held on Thursday, 6:30 PM, at the Murrays.

Family visitation: To Be Arranged Grahams & Buchanans (Rainey/Rev. Stewart)

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 16 July (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "O God, Strengthen My Hands" (Neh. 6).

The CPRF plans to have a stall of books, pamphlets, and tapes at: Ballymena, 12th of July, Ballee playing fields Antrim Agricultural Show, Saturday, 22 July Clogher Valley Agricultural Show, Wednesday, 26 July

Upcoming Meetings: Limerick, Lord’s Day Worship Services, 20 & 27 August, 11AM & 5PM S. Wales Lecture, "Covenant Baptism," Friday, 15 September.

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £933.40, Building Fund - £395.50. Donations: £27.65 (building fund), £40 (tapes), £10 (pamphlets).

PRC News: This past Monday, Rev. Eriks’ mother suffered a stroke and on Thursday afternoon she had emergency surgery to relieve the pressure on her brain due to swelling. The surgery went well, but she is still in a coma. Let us remember Rev. Eriks and his family in our prayers.