GS 2004 art 118

GS 2004 Article 118 – Closing

The chairman spoke some words of appreciation for the good harmony enjoyed at this assembly.  He also thanked the convening church for all its work.  This speech is included in the appendices of these Acts.  On behalf of Synod, the vice-chairman expressed our gratitude to the hosting church at Chatham by presenting gifts to Rev. H. Versteeg, the local pastor, and sr. Teresa Bergsma, the coordinator of housing and meals.  The vice-chairman also spoke a few words of appreciation for the work of the chairman, who led the assembly in a dedicated and efficient manner.  Next we sang Psalm 63:2,3.   The vice-chairman led us in closing prayer. The chairman declared Synod Chatham 2004 closed.