6:00 pm, 2 July 2023
Gathering MusicPsalm 122-B
*Call to Worship: (Psalm 68:1-4 NKJV)
Let God arise,
Let His enemies be scattered;
Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
As smoke is driven away, So drive them away;
As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
But let the righteous be glad;
Let them rejoice before God;
Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name Yah,
And rejoice before Him.
*Confession of God and His Word: (Psalm 119:137-144 NKJV in unison)
Righteous are You, O Lord, and upright are Your judgments.
Your testimonies, which You have commanded,
Are righteous and very faithful.
My zeal has consumed me,
Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.
Your word is very pure;
Therefore your servant loves it.
I am small and despised, yet I do not forget Your precepts.
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
And Your law is truth.
Trouble and anguish have overtaken me,
Yet Your commandments are my delights.
The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting;
Give me understanding, and I shall live.
*Song of PraisePsalm 48-B
Old Testament Scripture Reading1 Kings 2:1-12
Song of SupplicationPsalm 12-B
SermonGuard the Treasure
New Testament Scripture Reading1 Timothy 6:20-21
*Song of CommitmentPsalm 119-P
*Benediction: (1 Timothy 6:21 NKJV)
Grace be with you. Amen.
You are encouraged to visit our literature table
A box is on the table at the back for tithes and offerings
Electronic giving: www.crpchalifax.ca/give
A Warm Welcome to All
Welcome: We are pleased that you have come to worship with us at Erskine ARP Church. We believe that Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, has called His people to gather each Lord's Day in worshipping assemblies like this. We pattern our worship according to the directives He has given to us in the Bible. We pray that your attendance today will be beneficial to you.
Parents: You are encouraged to keep your children with you in the worship service. If the need arises, we will work to assist parents in caring for their little ones during the service. We are considering the best way to provide for this need as we get started here.
Erskine ARP is a chapel of Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church (CRPC), Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Synod, in Halifax. You can learn more about us at https://www.crpchalifax.ca/.
The ARP Synod (our denomination) was formed in North America in 1782 when the Associate Presbyterian and the Reformed Presbyterian Churches merged. An interesting fact is that the first Presbyterian minister who was called to minister in this area was from the Associate Presbyterian Church in Scotland. He served the Presbyterians here who later build this church building. These early Presbyterians in this area were following in the train of the reformers of the 16th century who laboured to return the holy catholic church (the universal church) to the teaching and practice of Jesus and His Apostles as set forth in the Holy Scriptures.
Today's Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is committed to the same fidelity to the scriptures. Our desire to establish a new congregation here is in fact a desire to re-established a reformed church in this community that is true to the Reformed Confessions. You can learn more about the ARP Synod at https://arpchurch.org/. We believe that the need for the church to return to its apostolic roots is much needed today.
Our plan is to hold worship services here on the first and third Sunday of every month at 6:00 pm. These will be under the oversight of the session (minister and elders) of CRPC. Our prayer is that by providing biblical worship and preaching, the Lord will gather a congregation here that can eventually call its own pastor and elders and organise as an ARP congregation of Canadian Presbytery. Visit www.ErskineARP.ca for more information.
If you are interested in learning more about what we are doing here and what we want to see as a church, please do not hesitate to talk to us. Before we are able to begin holding weekly morning and evening worship services on this site, we invite you to worship with us in Halifax at 2063 Parker Street whenever you are able. We meet each week in Halifax at 10:30 for morning worship, 12:15 for lunch, 1:25 for prayer, and 2:00 for afternoon worship.