GS 2004 art 1

GS 2004 Article 1 – Opening

On behalf of the convening church, Rev. H. Versteeg called the meeting to order.  He asked all who were present to sing Psalm 123:1, after which he also read Psalm 123.  Next he gave a meditation on this Psalm and encouraged the delegates in their task.  This speech can be found in the appendices of these Acts.  He then led in prayer, after which we sang Psalm 67:1.  A welcome was extended to all the delegates, including the fraternal delegates from sister churches.