19 Aug GS 2007 art 1
GS 2007 Article 1 – Opening of Synod on behalf of the Convening Church
On behalf of the convening church the Reverend Julius M. VanSpronsen called the meeting to order. He requested all who were present to sing Psalm 1:1, 2 and 3 after which he read Isaiah 51:1-16. He gave a meditation on this passage and encouraged the delegates to seek their strength and wisdom in the Lord. He then led in prayer and requested the assembly to sing Psalm 67:1, 2 and 3. A welcome was extended to all the delegates to synod, including the fraternal delegates from sister churches who were introduced at this time. The opening address by Rev. VanSpronsen can be found in the appendices of these Acts.