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 September, 2015

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind ...” (Rom. 12:2)

Morning Service - 11:00 AM

Installation of an Elder
The Care of All the Churches   [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: II Corinthians 11:12-33
Text: II Corinthians 11:28

I. The Meaning
II. The Application
Psalms: 100:1-5; 110:1-7; 75:2-10; 101:3-8

Evening Service - 6:00 PM

Adult Baptism
Baptized Into Christ   [download]  [youtube]

Scripture Reading: Romans 6
Text: Romans 6:3-4

I. The Profound Meaning
II. The Resulting Death
III. The New Life
Psalms: 27:1-5; 111:1-5; 25:4-10; 119:33-40

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

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Announcements (subject to God’s will)

We welcome Peter Kleyn from Grace PRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to our worship services today.

Brian Crossett was approved for an additional 3-year term as elder. He will be reinstalled at this morning’s service.

This evening we witness the adult baptism of Timothy Spence. May the Lord give him grace and strength to hold fast his profession as he begins university.

Everyone is welcome to stay for tea after the evening service today. It is Group B’s turn on the tea rota.

Monday evening’s Catechism classes:
5:45 PM - Taylor, Josh, Corey, Bradley & Samuel (Beginners OT, book 2)
6:30 PM - Alex & Nathan (Seniors OT)
7:15 PM - Jacob, Joseph & Chris (Heidelberg Catechism, book 1)

The Council meets this Monday, 14 September at 8 PM.

The Tuesday Bible study will meet at 11 AM to study Hosea’s use of earlier Old Testament history.

The Belgic Confession Class will meet this week Wednesday at 7:45 PM to continue our study of Article 26 on “Christ’s Intercession.”

Ladies’ Bible Study meets this week Friday at 10:30 AM at church to study I Peter. All ladies are welcome. If you have any questions, please talk to Beth.

Men’s Bible Study meets this week Saturday at 8 PM at the Kennedys on chapters 8 and 10 of Respectable Sins dealing with ungodliness and unthankfulness.

The Reformed Witness Hour broadcast next Lord’s Day (Gospel 846MW at 8:30 AM) by Rev. Haak is entitled “The Secret Providence of God” (Psalm 57:2).

We will have a preparatory service next Lord’s Day evening with a view to partaking of the Lord’s Supper on Sunday morning, 27 September.

Upcoming Reformation Lectures:
S. Wales - “Jan Hus: His Martyrdom and Ecclesiology,” Thursday, 8 October.
Ballymena - “Jan Hus: His Martyrdom and Ecclesiology,” Friday, 30 October.

Offerings: General Fund: £792.47. Building Fund: £239.50. Donations: £100 (pamphlets), £200 (DVDs).

Website Additions: 2 Indonesian and 2 Hungarian translations.

PRC News: Seminary Convocation will be held this Wednesday at 7:30 PM in Southwest PRC. Prof. Cammenga will be speaking on “The Calling of the Protestant Reformed Seminary: The Training of Shepherds.” The program will be live-streamed from Southwest PRC (

Ballymena Times and Ballymena Guardian, 8 September, 2015

Teaching Classes at the CPRC

Our children go back to school in September but have you ever felt as an adult that you could do with some classes in the Christian faith?

The Covenant Protestant Reformed Church (CPRC) in Ballymena is a church that emphasizes teaching, as well as doing. Besides our regular Sunday services (11 am and 6 pm) and catechism classes for children, we have two weekly classes on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

We all know a certain amount about prayer but what about Christ's intercession for His people? How does Scripture assure us of His love, power and wisdom in praying for us, purifying our prayers and bringing us to our heavenly Father in prayer? This is the subject of article 26 of the Belgic Confession, penned by Reformation martyr, Guido de Bres, in the Lowlands. The Belgic Confession class resumes this Wednesday (9 September) at 7:45 pm.

The Tuesday morning class (11 am) is studying Hosea, the first-listed of the twelve minor prophets in the Old Testament. Jehovah told Hosea to marry a prostitute, so that, through his sad home life with his wife and her three children, God's relationship to wayward Israel would be mirrored.

Questions and discussion are encouraged, and tea and coffee are served at both classes at the CPRC, 83 Clarence Street (off the Cullybackey Road) in Ballymena. For more information go on-line ( or phone Mary (25 891851). All are very welcome!