GS 2010 art 9

GS 2010 Article 9 – Welcoming Fraternal Delegates and a Speech by the Delegate from the PCK

The chairman welcomed the following fraternal delegates: brs. Wayne Pleiter and Willem VanderVen of the Free Reformed Church of Australia (FRCA); Rev. John A. Bouwers of the United Reformed Churches in North America (URCNA); the Revs. Jonathan Merica and Lee Johnson of the Reformed Church of the United States (RCUS); and the Rev. Dr. Kyon Ho KWON of the Presbyterian Church of Korea – Kosin (PCK). Rev. DongSup Song of the Reformed Church of Korea (RCK) was welcomed as observer. Rev. Moesker then introduced Dr. KWON, noting improved interaction between the CanRC and the PCK. After this Dr. KWON addressed the assembly. He greeted all who were present, indicating his pleasure at being able to attend Synod and also that delegates from Canada have been able to attend the Assembly of the PCK. Despite differences between the churches, there is unity as brothers and sisters who have one heavenly Father. He noted the PCK’s agreement with the principles brought forward by the CanRC in regard to supervising attendance at the Lord’s Supper. He gave some statistics about the PCK and described efforts to instruct the young people and new members to embrace the Reformed faith, mentioning also the use of the Heidelberg Catechism as a teaching tool. In conclusion he wished Synod God’s blessings. The full text of his address can be found in Appendix 2.

Rev. Aasman responded with words of thanks and led in prayer for the PCK.

Synod then adjourned for committee work.