GS 2004 art 56

GS 2004 Article 56 – Opening Devotions

The chairman reopened Synod by reading Phil. 3:12-4:1 and giving a meditation on this passage.  He led us in prayer, after which we sang Psalm 84:3,4.  The roll was called and all were present.

Welcome: Rev. L.W. Bilkes and Rev. J. Ferguson

The chairman extended a warm welcome to Rev. L.W. Bilkes, an observer from the Free Reformed Church in North America, as well as Rev. J. Ferguson, a fraternal delegate from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

Adoption of the Acts

After some corrections Articles 42-56 of the Acts were adopted.  The chairman adjourned Synod in order to give the committees time to work on their proposals.