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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 12 July, 2009


"Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep

the testimony of thy mouth" (Ps. 119:88)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Great Rejoicing Through Understanding God’s Word    [download]

Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 8

Text: Nehemiah 8:12

I. Great Rejoicing: In What?

II. Great Rejoicing: Why?

III. Great Rejoicing: By Whom?

Psalms: 147:1-8; 33:1-7; 19:7-13; 119:105-112


Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Ezra’s Expository Preaching     [download]

Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 8

Text: Nehemiah 8:8

I. The Occasion

II. The Method

III. The Goal

Psalms: 147:12-20; 33:8-14; 1:1-6; 119:161-168

Contact Sean Courtney ( for CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services.


CPRC website:

CPRC YouTube Site:


Quotes to Consider:

Prof. Herman Hanko: "So often our attitude towards the church is one of selfishness ... The whole church does not revolve around whether you are edified or not. If you are, that is good. You must be. If you take a proper attitude towards the preaching of the word, you will be. And if you dedicate yourself to the church, blessings will flow to you and to your family. But it is not all about you. It is not a personal matter that involves your own personal feelings and judgments. It is the church; it is the cause of God and of Christ. It is the cause of His covenant, which is far, far greater and far more important than your personal edification or mine" (Keeping God’s Covenant, pp. 27-28).

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

We rejoice with Philip & Susan Hall in the birth of a baby boy, Corey Jonathan, this past Wednesday. Susan and the baby are home and doing well. The consistory has granted the Hall’s request for baptism next Sunday morning.

We welcome Pete and Marilyn Adams, Susan Hall’s parents, and Marco Barone to our worship services today.

A new Beacon Lights is on the back table for subscribers. DVDs of Friday’s lecture are also available. Contact Sean if you would like additional copies.

Everyone is invited to the manse for a barbecue this week Tuesday evening. Please come at 6:30 PM or as soon as you can thereafter.

The Council meets next Wednesday, 15 July, at 7:30 PM at the manse.

The second lecture on "Calvin’s Battle for the Reformation" is set for this Friday at 8 PM in the Protestant Hall. Attendance at the first lecture is not necessary to enjoy the second lecture. We hope to see you there!

Thanks to Francesco, Marco, Linda, Doug, Jamie, Debbie, Stephen and Julian, who helped us distribute 2,500 flyers and 2,500 CR News in Ballymena this week.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW), is entitled "The Grace of Giving" (II Corinthians 9:5-8).

Other Upcoming Lectures:

S. Wales, Thursday, 23 July, 7:15 PM - Calvin vs. Darwin

Limerick, Thursday, 30 July, 7:30 PM - The 4 Horsemen of Revelation 6

Limerick, Thursday, 24 Sept., 7:30 PM - Guidance

Offerings: General Fund - £597.40. Building Fund - £326.80. Donations: £220 (building fund), £100 (building fund), £28.50 (building fund), £8 (CR News), £4 (DVDs), £45.50 (Ballymena lecture).

Website: 1 Afrikaans and 1 German translation were added this week.

PRC News: Rev. J. Laning declined the call to Lacombe. Byron Center’s new trio is Cand. Griess, Rev. Haak (Georgetown, MI) and Rev. Slopsema (First, MI).