Thursday, September 29, 2016

28 September 2016

“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.” [Ezekiel 33:6]

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” [Ephesians 6:12]

The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARPC)’s Virginia Presbytery on Sunday evening 25 September 2016 for the second year in a row held a psalm/hymn sing, this year at Edgemont ARP Church in Covington, Virginia. There were about 135 in attendance including choirs from six churches in the presbytery.

The ARPC Virginia Presbytery had a tradition of holding annual psalm/hymn sings until around 1990, then stopped until the tradition began again in 2015.

Pictured is the Edgemont ARP Church Choir who closed the program.

Christian Observer, Post Office Box 1371, Lexington, Virginia 24450,

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1 Cleveland Street Suite 110, Greenville, South Carolina, 29601, 864-232-8297, Fax: 864-271-3729

Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians Reaches 300th Member Congregation

A 21 September 2016
The Christian Post article by Michael Gryboski titled “Conservative Presbyterian Denomination Reaches Milestone of 300th Member Church After Break From PCUSA” reports that the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians on 20 September 2016 announced that they had reached 300 member congregations of formerly Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) congregations.

Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians was begun in reaction to the PCUSA’s growing acceptance of homosexuality.

The Christian Post, National Press Building, 529 14th Street Northwest, Suite 420, Washington DC 20045, 202-347-7734,

Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, 8134 New LaGrange Road, Suite 227, Louisville, Kentucky 40222, 502-425-4630,

Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, 888-728-7228, Fax: 502-569-8005

Five Zimbabwean Church Leaders Send Letter to Robert Mugabe Asking for Dialog on Civil Unrest and Asking for Cessation of Government Terror against Dissidents

A 23 September 2016
The Zimbabwean article titled “Zimbabwe church leaders: letter to President Mugabe” reports that five Harare, Zimbabwe church leaders have written a letter to Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe expressing concern about the danger of escalating civil unrest, and asking Mugabe to:

- Open up national dialogue to resolve the crisis, and

- Stop unleashing terror on citizens for expressing genuine grievances.

A church service will be held Saturday 1 October 2016 at the Dutch Reformed Church on Samora Machel Avenue in Harare, where Christians will be called to speak out against current evils including mass starvation and bloody political violence.

The Zimbabwean,

+ Dutch Reformed Church - Synod of Central Africa, 35 Samora, Machel Avenue,
Harare, Zimbabwe 236-4-774-748, Fax: 263-4-774-739,