GS 2019 art 1

GS 2019 Article 1 – Opening of Synod

On behalf of the convening church, the Rev. Julius VanSpronsen called the meeting to order. He welcomed all present, especially the delegates to GS 2019. He requested all who were present to sing Psalm 99:1,2,3 and then read 1 Timothy 6:11-21. After speaking some words on this passage (see Appendix 1), he had the assembly sing Psalm 124 and then led in prayer. He spoke some words of introduction on the city of Edmonton, the Canadian Reformed Churches and NAPARC churches in the area, as well as information regarding pertinent logistics.