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Wednesday 12th July 2006 - Evening Session


Article 38 - Re-opening

The Chairman re-opened the evening session of Synod with the singing of Psalm 87:1-5.


Article 39 - Address of Delegate from Sister Churches in Korea

The Chairman gives Rev Jun, Tae from the Presbyterian Church in Korea (Kosin) the opportunity to address synod (refer Appendix 1; address). The Chairman thanks him.

Br M Bruning responds to this address (refer Appendix 1; address).


Article 40 - Presbyterian Churches in Korea (Kosin)

I. Material:

Agenda Item 12f iv - Presbyterian Church in Korea

Agenda Item 8dd - Letter FRC Byford re Deputies Report Korea

II. Admissibility:

Admissibility of Item 8dd - Letter FRC Byford re Deputies Report Korea

DECLARED INADMISSIBLE

Grounds:

This submission was received too late for the agenda.

III. Decision::
  1. To continue sister relations with the PCK in accordance with the established rules.

  2. To express thanks that visits to the PCK have resulted in improved lines of communications as well as a visit from a delegation of our Korean sisters.

  3. To accept the assessment of deputies that since there is agreement for better communications, there is also reason to be more optimistic about the viability of continued sister relations.
Grounds:
  1. No evidence has arisen suggesting that the PCK departs from the Word of God, the reformed confessions or their Church Order.

  2. Visits to Korea in the past three years have helped to build better lines of communication.

  3. For the first time in our history we may be able to welcome a delegation from our Korean sisters to our synod.

  4. Pledges have been given for a good line of communication as well as regular English summaries concerning their annual general assemblies.
After discussion, this recommendation from the deputies was amended.

IV. Amended Decision:
  1. To continue sister relations with the PCK in accordance with the established rules and to publish the fruit of these relations for the churches.

  2. To express thanks that visits to the PCK have resulted in improved lines of communications as well as a visit from a delegation of our Korean sisters.

  3. To accept the assessment of deputies that since there is agreement for better communications, there is also reason to be more optimistic about the viability of continued sister relations.

  4. To authorise deputies to send one delegate to visit the PCK once in the next three years subject to available funds.
Grounds:
  1. From more recent contacts there is evidence that the PCK abides by the Word of God, the reformed confessions and their Form of Government.

  2. Visits to Korea in the past three years have helped to build better lines of communication.

  3. For the first time in our history we may be able to welcome a delegation from our Korean sisters to our synod.

  4. Pledges have been given for a good line of communication as well as regular English summaries concerning their annual general assemblies.
ADOPTED


Article 41 - Appeal from Legana re Art 67 Synod Launceston 1985 (refer Article 33)

I. Material:

Agenda item 8i - Letter FRC Legana Appeal re Article 67 Acts 1985

II. Discussion:

A round of discussion takes place regarding the submission of the Free Reformed Church of Legana.


Article 42 - Adjournment

Br B Veenendaal invites all present to sing Psalm 149:1 and 2 and leads in prayer. The Chairman adjourns Synod.




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