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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 12 March, 2006


"And above all these things put on charity, which is the

bond of perfectness" (Col. 3:14)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM 

Grow in Grace!

II Peter 3:18a

I. The Meaning

II. The Means

III. The Motivation

Psalms: 121:1-8; 37:8-14; 119:9-16; 119:33-40


Evening Service - 6:00 PM 

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 18; Psalm 47

God Ascended With a Shout

I. The Meaning

II. The Results

III. The Calling

Psalms: 95:1-7; 37:15-22; 68:16-20; 47:1-9


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


CPRF website:

Quote to Consider:

J. C. Ryle: "When I speak of growth in grace, I only mean increase in the degree, size, strength, vigour and power of the graces which the Holy Spirit plants in a believer’s heart. I hold that every one of those graces admits of growth, progress and increase. I hold that repentance, faith, hope, love, humility, zeal, courage and the like may be little or great, strong or weak, vigorous or feeble, and may vary greatly in the same man at different periods of his life. When I speak of a man growing in grace, I mean simply this—that his sense of sin is becoming deeper, his faith stronger, his hope brighter, his love more extensive, his spiritual–mindedness more marked. He feels more of the power of godliness in his own heart. He manifests more of it in his life. He is going on from strength to strength, from faith to faith and from grace to grace. I leave it to others to describe such a man’s condition by any words they please. For myself I think the truest and best account of him is this—he is growing in grace."

Announcements (subject to God’s will):

Mr. Desmond Callender suffered a stroke last Lord’s Day and on Tuesday underwent an operation to remove a blood clot at the back of his brain. He has been moved out of ICU to the neurology ward in the Royal Hospital. It is unlikely that he will recover movement and sight on his right side. Please continue to remember him and the Callender family in your prayers.

The new, padded, blues chairs are being used for the first time today.

Catechism: Today, after the evening service with the Hamills Monday at 7 PM at the manse with the Campbells Tuesday at 5:30 PM at the Murrays (Membership class at 6:30 PM) Thursday at 7 PM at the Hamills

Bible Study will be held this week Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the manse on the nature of church authority.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 19 March (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Jesus Dies in Triumph" (Mark 15:37).

Upcoming Lectures: "Miracles & the End of the World," Limerick, Wednesday, 29 March "The Synod of Dordt," Ballymena Protestant Hall, 8 PM, Friday, 7 April

Church Site: A water line has been brought to the site and a tap has been fitted. Sewage pipes will be laid next.

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £353.10. Building Fund - £533.00. Donations: $50 (Bookstore from Active in Missions).

PRC News: Kalamazoo has formed a trio of Rev. Dick (Grace, MI), Rev. Laning (Hope, MI) and Rev. Slopsema (First, MI). Rev. Slopsema is considering the call to Wyckoff, NJ. The recent unrest in Manila in the Philippines, where Rev. Spriensma is labouring, has died down. The Spriensmas have been able to return to their normal routine.