17 Jul GS 2013 art 1
GS 2013 Article 1 – Opening of Synod
On behalf of the convening church, Dr. Andrew J. Pol called the meeting to order. He requested all who were present to sing Psalm 133 and then read from Romans 12:1-13. After giving a meditation on this passage he had the assembly sing Hymn 49:1-4 and then led the assembly in prayer. A word of welcome was extended to all present, especially the delegates to synod and those representing churches with which the Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC) have ecclesiastical fellowship (EF) or contact. Dr. Pol’s opening address can be found in Appendix 1 of these Acts.