Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 25 March, 2007


"Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout

all ages, world without end. Amen" (Ephesians 3:21)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Administration of the Lord’s Supper

With Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (1)

Christ’s Agony in Gethsemane

Matthew 26:36-39

I. The Terrible Agony

II. The Bitter Cup

Psalms: 115:1-9; 79:1-7; 116:1-8; 69:14-20


Evening Service - 6:00 PM


With Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (2)

Christ’s Prayers in Gethsemane

Matthew 26:36-44

I. The Ernest Prayers

II. The Divine Answers

Psalms: 121:1-8; 79:8-13; 65:1-5; 118:1-9


For audio cassettes or CDs of the worship services, contact Sean Courtney (


CPRC website:


Announcements (subject to God’s will):


We welcome Susan Adams from South Holland PRC to our worship services. Everyone is welcome to stay for tea after this evening’s service.


After a week of self-examination, confessing members in good standing are called to partake of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper this morning. Your participation in the Lord’s Supper is in part a witness that you repent of your sins, believe that Jesus Christ is your righteousness, and desire to live a new and godly life. As this heavenly food can be taken to one’s judgment (I Cor. 11:28-30) and as the common reception of this food is a confession of doctrinal oneness (Acts 2:42), the elders supervise the partaking of the sacrament. Visitors from other denominations must make their request at the council meeting prior to communion. The consistory has granted permission to Susan Adams to partake of the Lord’s Supper with us today.


A letter from Rev. Bruinsma, the PRC missionary in Pittsburgh, is on the back table.


Catechism: Monday, 5:30 PM at the Murrays, 7:00 PM with the Campbells. Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Hamills.

Membership Class: Tuesday, 7:30 PM at the Hallidays.


Our Mid-Week Bible Study will be held Wednesday, at 7:45 PM at the manse. We will study I Thessalonians 2:14ff. on persecution by unbelieving Jews.


The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 1 April (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "The Pleasure of God in Bruising His Son" (Isaiah 53:10).


The second offering taken next Lord’s Day morning will be for the building fund.


Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £352.50. Donations: £160 (tapes), £500 (books), £20 (CR News), £27 (Limerick), £73 (tapes).


We were able to hold our lecture on homosexuality in Limerick this past Friday. The meeting went well and passed without further trouble.


CPRC Website: Three articles translated by Janet Napier into French were added as was an Italian translation of another chapter from We and Our Children. The Romanian Belgic Confession is now on-line for the first time.


Advanced Notices

(1) Lecture in S. Wales, "A Plea for Creeds," Friday, 20 April 

(2) Lecture on "Homosexuality: What Does the Bible Teach?" Friday, 11 May, 8 PM, Ballymena Protestant Hall 

(3) The CPRC plans to have a stall at the agricultural shows in Ballymena on Sat. 26 May, and in Antrim on Sat. 28 July


Rev. Michael DeVries (Wingham PRC, Ontario, Canada) will be preaching for us this summer, 22 & 29 July & 5 August, and we will have a reading service on 12 August, while Rev. Stewart is in the U.S.