Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
Lord’s Day, 13
"God is my
King of old, working salvation in the midst of
Morning Service -
Knowing Our Corruption
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s
Day 3, Psalm 51
I. Knowing Its Extent
II. Knowing Its Origin
III. The Usefulness of This
86:1-7; 58:1-6; 51:1-7
Service - 6:00 PM
The City of God (1)
The City of God
I. A City of Praise
II. A City of Beauty
86:8-12; 46:1-7; 48:1-9
For audio cassettes of the
worship services or CDs of the sermons, contact Sean Courtney
Quotes to Consider:
Augustine: "The city of God we speak of is the
same to which testimony is borne by that Scripture ... ‘Glorious things
are spoken of thee, O city of God.’ And in another psalm we read, ‘Great
is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the
mountain of His holiness, increasing the joy of the whole earth.’ ...
And in another, ‘There is a river the streams whereof shall make glad
the city of our God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.’ From these and
similar testimonies ... we have learned that there is a city of God, and
its Founder has inspired us with a love which makes us covet its
citizenship" (The City of God 11:1).
Announcements (subject to God’s will):
Ivan & Lily Reid leave this week for the U.S.
Ivan will represent the CPRC at the PRC Synod in June, which treats
sister church relations between us and the PRC. We wish them the Lord’s
blessing as they travel.
Those using Gift Aid envelopes, please put
your number on your envelopes while Ivan Reid is away.
Family visitation schedule for this week: Today
after PM service - Janet Napier Monday, 7 PM - Campbells, 8 PM - Grahams
Tuesday, 7 PM - Raineys, 8 PM - Murrays
The Annual General Meeting is planned for this
week Wednesday, 16 May, at 7:30 PM at the manse. We would like everyone
to attend. A financial report will be given, as well as other reports of
church activities over the last year. Tea will be provided afterward.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 20
May (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "My Soul is Anchored in
Heaven" (Hebrews 6:20-21).
Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £655.60.
Building Fund - £264.83. Donations: £50 (building fund),
£20 (C. R. News).
CPRC Website: The homosexuality lecture is
on-line at www.cprf.co.uk/audio.htm#homosexuality (CDs of this lecture
are on the back table). Eight Portuguese translations from
Reformed Dogmatics were added this week. Felipe, a Brazilian
translator, has also set up his own "Herman Hoeksema blog"
Advanced Notices: (1) The CPRC plans to have a
stall at the agricultural shows in Ballymena on Sat. 26 May, and in
Antrim on Sat. 28 July (2) South Wales Lecture, "The Psalms versus
Common Grace," Friday, 8 June, at 7:15 PM
PRC News: Rev. Spriensma and Rev. VanOverloop will be visiting
the Berean PRC in the Philippines from 21-30 May.