Protestant Reformed Fellowship
Lord’s Day, 23
"Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye
of all his wondrous works" (Psalm 105:2)
Morning Service - 11:00 AM
Church Discipline, a Key of the Kingdom of Heaven (5)
Fellowship with Excommunicated Persons
Catechism, Lord’s Day 31; I Corinthians 5:9-13
II. The Right
91:1-6; 121:1-8; 149:5-9; 26:4-11
Service - 6:00 PM
God & the
I. He Sends
Out the Waters
Manifests His Wisdom & Strength
III. He Turns
the Wise into Fools
18:1-7; 122:1-9; 46:1-8; 29:1-4, 10-11
cassettes of the worship services, contact the bookstore.
Quote to Consider:
Jonathan Edwards on fellowship with excommunicated
persons: "The people of God are, as much as may be, to withdraw from
them as to that common society which is proper to subsist among
Christians.—Not that they should avoid speaking to them on any occasion.
All manner and all degrees of society are not forbidden; but all
unnecessary society, or such as is wont to be among those who delight in
the company of each other. We should not associate ourselves with them
so as to make them our companions. Yea, there ought to be such an
avoiding of their company as may show great dislike" (Works, vol.
2, p. 119).
Announcements (subject to God's will):
We welcome Wayne, Sarah & Connor Courtney, Andrea
Lenting & Sara Kamps from Michigan to our worship services today.
In connection with today’s sermon on excommunication,
there is a pamphlet on the back table entitled Zeal for God’s House. The
new Standard Bearer is available today as are audio cassette
copies of the Psalm Debate.
New RFPA books are in: the revised
Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 1 by Herman Hoeksema and the revised
and partially rewritten
We & Our Children by Prof. Hanko. Books for book club members
are on the back table. Those who prefer to do so may give Mary Stewart
the equivalent in British pounds (marked on your bill) rather than
paying the RFPA directly.
Catechism classes: Monday at the manse at 7 PM
with the Campbells and Thursday at the Hamills at 7 PM.
Due to Friday’s lecture there will be no Midweek
Bible Study this week.
This week Friday is the lecture on "Problems
with Revivals" at 8 PM at the Protestant Hall. Along with Rev. Stewart’s
speech, Lindsay Williams will give a short slide presentation on the
Rev. & Mary Stewart’s trip to Wales this past
week went well. There were a few new visitors at the meeting.
The Reformed Witness Hour next Lord’s Day, 30
January (8:30-9:00 AM, on Gospel 846MW) is "With Jesus in His Glory"
Sign up on the sheet on the back table for the
congregational dinner at The Ramble Inn at 7:30 PM on Friday, 11
Last Week’s Offerings: £457.30. Donations:
£100, £30 (CR News), £58.20 (S. Wales).
PRC News: Rev. Kuiper (Randolph, WI) is
considering a call from Doon PRC and Rev. A. denHartog (Singapore) is
considering calls from Bethel and Southwest PRC. Hudsonville PRC will
call today from the trio of Rev. A. Brummel (S. Holland, IL), Rev.
denHartog, and Prof. Engelsma. Edmonton PRC has formed a trio consisting
of Revs. A. Brummel, denHartog, and Mahtani.