GS 1998 art 4

GS 1998 Article 4 – Welcome

Rev. R. Aasman thanks everyone for the confidence placed in him and the other members of the executive. He expresses appreciation for the words of Rev. J. deGelder during the prayer service the previous evening and the words of Rev. J. G. Slaa this morning. Rev. R. Aasman thanks the church at Fergus for their extensive labours in preparing for this synod. He expresses words of welcome to Rev. C. Bouwman who is present as a fraternal delegate from the Free Reformed Churches of Australia. Also the schoolchildren from the Maranatha Canadian Reformed School of Fergus are welcomed, as are the members of the press. It is decided to seat the counsellor of the church at Fergus, the Rev. J. G. Slaa, as advisor to Synod. Thereafter synod takes a break in order to give the executive an opportunity to make some arrangements for the proceedings.