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Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship



Rev. Angus Stewart

Lord’s Day, 11 September, 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 (3)

Israel Crosses the Jordan

Joshua 3-4

I.    The Events

II.   The Significance

III.  The Memorial

Psalms: 111:1-6; 16:1-11; 95:5-11; 114:1-8


Evening Service - 6:00 PM
The Unmerciful Servant

Heidelberg Catechism; Lord's Day 51; Matthew 18:23-35

I.   A Great Debt

II.  A Great Mercy

III. A Great Hypocrisy

Psalms: 130:1-8; 17:1-7; 143:1-9; 32:1-5


For audio cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.


CPRF website:

Quote to Consider:

Randall Price: "As the Ark travelled and camped with the Israelites, its usual position was in the middle of the assembled tribes (Num. 2:17; 10:14-28). This was to remind Israel that God was fulfilling His promise to dwell in their midst. Joshua 3:3-4 tells us that at the first crossing of the Jordan, the Ark was repositioned at the head of the tribes, and all Israel was commanded to follow it. The reason given in the text is ‘that you may know the way by which you shall go, for you have not passed this way before.’ Thus, the Ark provided both divine guidance and powerful protection for the Israelites. It served as a focus for their faith in an unknown and untried place. God was not to be in the background of their lives but always in the forefront—the One who must be followed by faith when passing through the deep waters of life" (The Ark of the Covenant, p. 61).

Announcements (subject to God's Will):

The Covenant Reformed News is on the back table.

The catechism season starts this week Monday with the Campbells at the manse at 7 PM. Catechism with the Hamills & with the Murrays is to be arranged.

Bible Study on church government starts this week Wednesday at 8 PM at the manse. This season we shall consider (DV) the different systems of church government, the Church Order of Dordt, special offices, the office of believer, church protests, church membership, etc. This is especially relevant as we work towards organization as a church. Come to the first study and plan to attend through the year.

Rev. Stewart will give a lecture in South Wales this Friday, 16 September (DV) entitled "God’s Love & Hatred."

The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 11 September (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is entitled "Hiding God’s Word in Our Hearts" (Ps. 119:11).

Upcoming Lectures: Friday, 30 September, in Aberdeen on "The Synod of Dordt" Tuesday, 11 October, in Limerick on "The Blessed Virgin Mary"

As was our practice in the days of the CPRC, on the first Lord’s Day of the month (beginning 2 October), we will take a second offering in the morning service for our building fund. Currently the CPRF has about £60,000 to put toward a building and the PRC has collected about £25,000 for us. Please prayerfully consider this need.

Last Week’s Offerings: £673.10. Donations: £150 (tapes).

PRC News: Rev. Key, (Hull, IA) is considering the call to Faith. Rev. D. Kleyn (Edgerton, MN) declined the call to Pittsburgh, but accepted the call to Holland. Edmonton extended a call to Candidate Marcus. Rev. Bruinsma declined both the call to Covenant (NJ) and Loveland (CO). Covenant (NJ) has a new trio of Revs. Dick, Houck, Spriensma.