I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.”

1 Corinthians 1:10

The St. Lawrence Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America met by Zoom conferencing on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  Rev. Matt Dyck (Hillside RPC in Almonte, Ontario) brought a devotional message on 1 Corinthians 1:1-17, from which he presented Jesus Christ himself as the antidote to disunity among Christians. Rev. Dyck urged us to see that our identity with Christ is to guide our thoughts about both the past (memory) and the future (destiny).   

No Vacancies!

Moderator Allan MacLeod (Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Toronto, Ontario) guided the Presbytery through its main points of business. Congregational reports from both U.S. and Canadian congregations were given, considered, and accompanied with seasons of prayer. The Presbytery testifies to Christ’s faithfulness to his Church in that all the congregations are now supplied with installed pastors, the two most recent being Gabriel Wingfield, pastor in Oswego, NY, and Garrett Mann, pastor in Lisbon, NY (pictured above in nearly matching plaid shirts). This is the fruit of many years of hopeful prayer!

Petition for an RPC of Canada

A particular feature was discussion and action on a petition of the “Reformed Presbyterian Church of Canada Formation Committee”. Presbytery approved that the petition be sent up to the RPCNA Synod 2021. 

To God alone be the glory!

Brian Coombs is a graduate of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; pastor of Messiah’s Church in Syracuse, New York; and clerk of the St. Lawrence Presbytery.

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