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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 16 October, 2005


"The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth

between the cherubims; let the earth be moved" (Ps. 99:1)


Morning Service - 11:00 AM
The Ark of the Covenant (7)

The Ark Returns to Israel

1 Samuel 6:1-7:2

I. The Philistine Plan

II. The Miraculous Journey

III. The Terrible Slaughter

Psalms: 100:1-5; 19:1-8; 24:1-6; 78:63-69


Evening Service - 6:00 PM
Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem

Psalm 122

I. The Identity of Jerusalem

II. Praying for Jerusalem

III. The Implications of this Prayer

Psalms: 121:1-8; 19:9-14; 81:14-19; 122:1-8


CPRF website:

Quotes to Consider:

John Calvin on Psalm 122:3: "The church can only remain in a state of safety when unanimity prevails in her, and when, being joined together by faith and charity, she cultivates a holy unity."

John Calvin on the unity of the church: "A departure from the church is a renunciation of God and Christ ... criminal dissension ... Nor is it possible to imagine a more atrocious crime."

Announcements (subject to God's Will):

We welcome Rev. Philip & Beverley Burley of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia to our worship services today and next week.

Please check the back table for information on renewing your The Standard Bearer and renew promptly. A new CPRF phone and address list (not a membership list) is being drawn up. Please check your information on the draft sheet on the back table and tick it if all the details are correct.

Catechism: Today after the evening service - Hamills Monday at 7 PM with the Campbells at the manse. Thursday at 5:30 PM at the Murrays and 7 PM at the Hamills.

Rev. Stewart is to speak at Harryville Primary this Wednesday, 19 October.

Bible Study will be held this week Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the manse. We will continue applying scriptural tests to the five systems of church government.

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 23 October (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Not By Might, But By My Spirit" (Zech. 4:6).

With the approval of Hudsonville PRC, Philip Rainey is nominated for the CPRF Steering Committee. Male confessing CPRF members will vote to approve/disapprove Philip’s nomination after the Sunday evening service of 23 October.

The annual church visitation is planned for January 2006. Rev. Garry Eriks (Hudsonville) is nominated as one of the two men to visit us.

Rev. & Mary Stewart had a good trip to Limerick this past Tuesday. The speech on the Blessed Virgin Mary drew a large audience and we added a few new names to the C. R. News list.

More sermons and articles have recently been added to the CPRF website.

Last Week’s Offerings: General Fund - £694.20, Building Fund - £18,500. The total money raised for our church building is approaching £120,000.

PRC News: Faith PRC has a new trio of Revs. Bruinsma (Kalamazoo, MI), R. Kleyn (Trinity, MI), and Koole (Grandville, MI). Rev. Spriensma received the call to Covenant PRC (New Jersey). The trio for Pittsburgh/Eastern Home Missionary is Revs. Bruinsma, A. Brummel (S. Holland, IL), and R. Kleyn. Rev. D. Kleyn was installed this past week in Holland (MI).