Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 11 November, 2012

"Those that be planted in the house of the Lord
shall flourish in the courts of our God" (Ps. 92:13)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM - Rev. M. McGeown

Grow in Grace   [youtube]
Scripture Reading: II Peter 3:1-18
Text: II Peter 3:18

I. The Activity
II. The Means
III. The Urgency
Psalms: 1:1-6; 16:1-6; 92:10-15; 144:11-15

Evening Service - 6:00 PM - Rev. M. McGeown

Led by the Shepherd   [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Psalm 23:1-6
Text: Psalm 23:3

I. His Leading
II. Our Need
III. His Motivation
Psalms: 77:14-20; 16:7-11; 119:169-176; 23:1-6

For CDs of the sermons and DVDs of the worship services, contact Stephen Murray
If you desire a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Stewart

CPRC website:
CPRC YouTube:
CPRC Facebook:

Quote to Consider

Phillip W. Keller: "Only those intimately acquainted with sheep and their habits understand the significance of a ‘cast’ sheep or a ‘cast down’ sheep. This is an old English shepherd’s term for a sheep that has turned over on its back and cannot get up again by itself. A ‘cast’ sheep is a very pathetic sight. Lying on its back, its feet in the air, it flays away frantically struggling to stand up, without success. Sometimes it will bleat a little for help, but generally it lies there lashing about in frightened frustration ... As it lies there struggling, gases begin to build up in the rumen. As these expand they tend to retard and cut off blood circulation to extremities of the body, especially the legs. If the weather is very hot and sunny a ‘cast’ sheep can die in a few hours " (A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, pp. 60-61).

Matthew Henry: "When [the sheep] tire or are weary, are sick and faint, when they meet with foul ways, [Christ] will carry them on, and take care they are not left behind. He will gently lead them. By his word he requires no more service, and by his providence he inflicts no more trouble, than he will fit them for; for he considers their frame."

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome Rev. McGeown who will be preaching for the CPRC today. Rev. Stewart is preaching for the LRF.

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28). There are many in our congregation who are suffering both short and long term illnesses. We are especially mindful of those who are not able to worship with us at times: Mr. Callender in Carryduff Nursing Home, Mrs. Callender with fractures in her pelvis, Sinead with chronic fatigue and Eunice with multiple sclerosis. But others also deal with pain and discomfort on a daily basis. Let us continue to pray for one another.

Monday Catechism:
6 PM - O.T. Beginners (Bradley, Alex & Kirstin)
6:45 PM - N.T. Juniors (Nathan, Jacob & Joseph)
7:30 PM - Heidelberg (Timothy & Jackie)

The Tuesday morning Bible study will be held this week at 11 AM. We will look at Satan’s little season.

The Belgic Confession Class will meet this Wednesday, at 7:45 PM, to begin article 18 on "The Incarnation of Jesus Christ."

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) will be "Every Creature Received With Thanks" (I Timothy 4:4-5) by Rev. Bruinsma.

Offerings: General Fund - £475.78. Building Fund - £226.10.

Website Additions: 2 Spanish translations and 5 Italian translations.

PRC News: Randolph PRC will call from a trio of Revs. Bruinsma, Haak and W. Langerak.