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The final (published) version of the Acts of Synod 2006 is available as a single PDF file here.
The Acts available in HTML format are an "Approved Draft", and contain spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and typos.
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Monday 17th July 2006 - Evening Session

Article 83 - Re-opening

The Chairman opened the evening session of Synod and invited all present to sing Hymn 57:1 and 2.

Article 84 - Address by Canadian delegate

The chairman gives Br Henk Hoogstra from the Canadian Reformed Churches the opportunity to address Synod (refer Appendix 1; address). The Chairman thanks him.

Rev Huizinga, on behalf of deputies, responds to this (refer Appendix 1; address).

Article 85 - Deputies for Relations with Canadian Reformed Churches

I. Material:

Agenda 12f(iv) - Deputies for Relations with Sister Churches - Canadian Reformed Churches

II. Decision:
  1. To continue sister relations with the Canadian Reformed Churches according to the established rules.

  2. To monitor developments within the CanRC for mutual benefit according to our rules.

  3. To authorise deputies (in cooperation with the Deputies for Training for the Ministry) to send one delegate to the next General Synod (2007 in Smithers).
  1. The Canadian Reformed Churches give evidence of continuing faithfulness to the Word of God, maintaining the Reformed Confessions and Church Order.

  2. We value our bond with the Canadian Reformed Churches and personal contact at the synodical level reinforces our contact with them (confer Article 17 - Training for the Ministry).

Article 86 - Report of Deputies for the Book of Praise

I. Material:

Agenda Item 12d - Reports Deputies Australian Book of Praise

II. Discussion:

A number of rounds of discussion takes place.

Article 87 - Adjournment

Rev W Huizinga invites all present to sing Hymn 23:5, 6, 7 and 8 and leads in prayer. The Chairman adjourns Synod.

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