Service - 11:00 AM
Christian Marriage & Singleness (5)
Corinthians 7:12-14, 16
Viewing Your Children
145::1-7; 91:7-11; 78:5-8; 105:4-9
Service - 6:00 PM
the Palms of God’s Hands
Catechism, Lord’s Day 46, Isaiah 49:16
48:10-14; 91:12-16; 74:1-4; 102:13-14, 19-22
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The Steering Committee heard the confession of
faith of William Graham this past Tuesday. We rejoice in our
brother’s good confession. Unless any lawful objections are made,
William’s baptism and public confession of faith will take place on 1
Rev. Slopsema and Elder Jim Jansma, from
Hudsonville PRC, will be coming for the yearly PRC church visitation
(Thursday, 29 January to Monday, 9 February). While they are here, the
congregational dinner will be held on Friday, 30 January, at
the Ramble Inn at 7:30 PM. The church visitors will also accompany
Rev. & Mary Stewart to South Wales. Rev. Stewart will give a lecture
in Porthcawl on Friday, 6 February.
On the back of the bulletin is a letter from
Stephen Rushton. He and his son, Christopher, have booked flights
to visit us 13-17 February.
On the back
(1) The new
CPRF address/telephone list
letters on Christ’s effectual atonement
sign-up sheet for those who would like to have Rev. Slopsema & Mr.
Jansma over for dinner
Catechism will be held Monday at the Crossetts
and Thursday at the Hamills.
Bible Study will be held on Wednesday at 8 PM
at the manse.
5-a-side football is arranged for 8-9 PM on
Friday at the Antrim Forum.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day,
25 January, (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "Entering the Kingdom
by the Strait Gate" (Matt. 7:13-14).
Last Week’s Offerings: £614.33. Donation:
Weekly Offerings for the calendar year 2003
averaged £501. Other donations totalled almost £7,000. Both of these
figures are our highest ever.
From the CPRF Bookstore: We have now
distributed almost 100 cassettes of Calvin vs. Pighius—our best
selling individual tape. Our #1 selling series is on Romans 9, The
Most Avoided Chapter of the Bible. Over 100 sets of the seven
tapes have gone out.
PRC News: Classis East met this past Wednesday.
It approved the request from the Wingham OCRC (13 families, 27
communicant members) in Ontario, Canada, to join the PRC. Rev.
Bruinsma (Kalamazoo) declined the call to Lacombe.
News of former members now in the US: Wayne &
Sarah Courtney were blessed with a baby boy, Conner John, on 5
January. Although the baby initially had problems breathing due to an
infection, he is home and doing fine now. Herman Hanko married Lindy
Lotterman on 9 January.
Greetings from Bradford in our Lord Jesus Christ,
Christopher and I are looking forward to meeting
with the fellowship in Ballymena (DV) over the weekend of Friday 13 to
Tuesday, 17 February. We both attend a local evangelical church in
Clayton, near Bradford in W. Yorkshire. Christopher professed faith
about 5 or 6 years ago having attended our local fellowship since he
was 3 years old. He is presently in his first year of his "A" levels.
He is studying English Literature, History, Media Studies, and music
at Rhodeswy sixth form centre.
I am 49 years old and have been married to Anne for
just over 30 years. We have three sons, Stephen (30), Neil (26), and
Christopher (16). Christopher is the only other in our family to
profess faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Presently I am unemployed
having lost my last job due to ill health, although I am now fit and
looking for employment. By trade, I am a mechanical engineer having
spent 28 years as model maker in the electronic industry. I came to
faith in 1985. Since then I have searched for the true Biblical faith.
Now I believe I have found it in the Reformed faith as taught in the
Three Forms of Unity by the PRC and CPRF. I have grown to
appreciate and love the distinctive doctrines held by the PRC and CPRF
along with the preaching of the Rev. Stewart. I look forward (DV) to
the worship of Almighty God according to the regulative principle,
something impossible to do locally.
Yours in Christ,