Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 9
"But I will
hope continually, and will yet praise thee
more and more"
- 11:00 AM
The Requirements of the Fourth Commandment (download)
Reading: Psalm 92
Catechism, Lord’s Day 38
I. The Zealous
Maintenance of the Gospel Ministry
II. The Diligent
Frequenting of God’s Church
III. The Glad
Praise of God’s Name
64:1-4; 84:4-12; 92:10-15
Evening Service - 6:00 PM
of Christ’s Last Week (6)
The Talents (download)
Reading: Matthew 25:14-46
I. The Story
II. The Meaning
64:5-10; 18:20-28; 73:23-28
Stephen Murray for CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship
Quotes to Consider:
Martin Luther: "To gather with God’s people in
united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as
John Calvin: "If we turn Sunday into a day for
living it up for our sport and pleasure, indeed how will God be honoured
in that? Is it not mockery and a profanation of his name? … We ought to
observe Sunday as a tower to climb high and contemplate the works of God
in a way neither impeded by nor occupied with anything else, so we might
extend all our senses to recognize the benefits and favours with which
God has enlarged us … When Sunday is spent only in pastimes full of
vanity, one has not at all celebrated Sunday and God is offended in many
Gordon Keddie on Matthew 25:29-30:
"There are some people who have to be in the limelight or they will do
nothing. They tell themselves (and never miss and opportunity to
complain to others) that their 'gifts' are not being recognized. It is
not unusual to hear of people who, when denied a teaching role in one
church, go to another church and even tell the pastor they are looking
for a fellowship that will give them scope to exercise their talents.
This sounds so pious, but it is really just pride dressed up as
willingness to serve Christ. The church and her pastors and people are
treated as a vehicle for 'my gifts' to be exercised. My assessment of
myself is the starting-point. Everyone should see that God has given me
to the church for a ministry of great usefulness! And what is so sad is
that people who think that way believe their attitude is right,
spiritual and even humble! How easily we deceive ourselves! God,
however, will not let any wool be pulled over his eyes!" (He Spoke in
Parables, p. 245).
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
We welcome Jennifer Hanko of Lynden PRC to our
Everyone is welcome to stay for tea after the
On the back table are new Beacon Lights
including articles by David Crossett and Manuel Kuhs. Free copies of a
new pamphlet on "Reformed
Evangelism and the Sunday Evening ‘Gospel Service’" are available to
take and/or pass on.
8 PM - Mark & Lauren at the Hamills
PM - Beginners OT Class at the manse
The Council meets tomorrow evening, 10 May, at
7:00 PM at the manse.
Midweek Bible study has its final meeting of the
season this Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the manse. We will be studying I
Peter 5:10f. on "the true grace of God."
Rev. and Mary Stewart travel to Wales on
Thursday where Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "Preaching: The Voice
Family visitation starts this Friday. The
schedule is on the back of the bulletin. We hope you can make the times
and dates work as much as possible.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day
(8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "The Praiseworthy Woman"
Building Update: A second section of perimeter
wall has been built; the flue is up and the heat is now on in the
building; floor tiles have been laid in the kitchen and bathrooms;
inside doors are being hung and the wooden ceiling in the main
auditorium has been fitted. Painting is on-going.
Italy, Wednesday & Thursday, 2 & 3 June
Friday, 11 June - "The Valley of Dry Bones" (Eze. 37)
Website Additions: Two new "Resource
Pages" on the "Trinity" and
on "Israel" were added. One
German and 2 Italian translations were also put on-line.
Offerings: General Fund: £429.26. Building Fund:
PRC News: The newly instituted Heritage PRC called Rev. A.
Brummel to be their first pastor. Rev. Eriks received the call to