Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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Covenant Protestant Reformed Church

83 Clarence Street, Ballymena BT43 5DR
Rev. Angus Stewart
Lord’s Day, 13 October, 2013

"But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth" (Psalm 86:15)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

The Power and Gentleness of the Spirit  [download]  [youtube]
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 61
Text: Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 20

I. In Creation and in Inspiration
II. In Christ and in Us
Psalms: 29:1-6; 48:7-14; 33:6-11; 143:5-11

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

The Man of Sin (8)
The Miracles of the Man of Sin  [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Revelation 13
Text: II Thessalonians 2:9

I. Their Nature
II. Their Origin
Psalms: 125:1-5; 49:1-9; 105:26-37; 109:6-12

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

CPRC Website: • Live Webcast:
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Quote to Consider

J. Alexander on the Holy Spirit: "There is something at once dreadful and delightful in this indwelling of the Holy One in houses of clay. It is dreadful to be so near that divine glory, before which the seraphim veil their faces … It is, on the other hand, delightful to consider, that the source of all holiness and comfort is within us, if we belong to Christ. The promised Comforter has made His shrine in our very bodies, and possesses our souls with His presence. He cannot be ignorant of our condition. And no trial can befall us without His permission, as there is also no sorrow which He cannot assuage."

Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome Jess, Rachel, Emma and Charlotte Higgs from the EPC in Australia to our worship services today. Both services are being broadcast live on the internet (

Standard Bearers and Beacon Lights are on the back table for subscribers. Rev. McGeown’s bi-monthly letter to the PRC is also available.

Parents, please note that children should not be running around in the carpark after church. It is dangerous and we do not want any hit by cars.

Rev. & Mary Stewart, Rev. McGeown and Marco Barone will travel together to the U.S. tomorrow. Rev. Stewart is to speak at the Heidelberg Catechism Conference being held this Thursday - Saturday in Grand Rapids. Elder Brian Crossett will lead the worship services next Lord’s Day.

There will be no Monday catechism classes, Tuesday morning class or Wednesday Belgic Confession class this week. The Stewarts return early next week Tuesday morning, so catechism classes will be held that Tuesday evening, 22 October at the usual times. The Wednesday class will resume 23 October.

Ladies’ Bible Study on Rachel and Leah meets this Friday at 10 AM at church.

Men’s Bible Study meets this Saturday at 8 PM at the Kennedys to study chapter 3 of the Ezra study guide.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) is entitled "The Omnipotent and Omniscient God" (Isa. 40:12-14).

Ballymena Lecture: Rev. Stewart will give a lecture on "War and Peace in the Heidelberg Catechism" on Friday, 1 November, at 7:30 PM here at the CPRC.

S. Wales Lecture: Rev. Stewart will speak on "Original Sin" on Thursday, 7 November, 7:15 PM, at a new venue, the Round Chapel, Margam, Port Talbot.

Offerings: General Fund - £858.36. Building Fund - £262.17.

Website Addition: 1 Portuguese translation.

PRC News: Rev. R. Kleyn declined the call to Doon PRC. Faith PRC’s new trio is Revs. Eriks, Koole and Van Overloop. Pastor-elect Guichelaar successfully sustained his exam before Classis and is to be ordained in Randolph PRC today.

Heidelberg Catechism Conference

Our Only Comfort: Celebrating the 450th Anniversary
of the Heidelberg Catechism


Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church
5101 Beechtree St., Hudsonville, Michigan, USA

Thursday Evening, October 17, 2013
7:00 p.m. Greeting and Introduction
7:15 p.m. [1] The History and Purpose of the Heidelberg Catechism (Dr. J. Klautke)
8:15 p.m. [2] The Heidelberg Catechism’s Theme of Comfort (Prof. R. Cammenga)

Friday Evening, October 18, 2013
7:00 p.m. [3] Systematic Preaching of the Heidelberg Catechism (Prof. B. Gritters)
8:00 p.m. [4] The Heidelberg Catechism’s View of the Christian Life as Gratitude (Rev. C. Haak)

Saturday Morning, October 19, 2013
9:00 a.m. [5] The Irenic/Polemical Nature of the Heidelberg Catechism (Rev. A. Stewart)
10:30 a.m. [6] The Heidelberg Catechism’s Teaching Concerning God’s Covenant (Prof. R. Dykstra)

Sponsored by: Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary