We warmly welcome you to the web site of the Heritage Reformed Congregation of Burgessville, Ontario.
Out of the Protestant Reformation came the Latin phrase ecclesia semper reformans, semper reformanda, meaning "the church is always reformed and always reforming." We strive, by God's grace, to be such a church.
We bear a clear and distinctive witness to the biblical and Reformed faith as summarized in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dordt—our official creeds. We hold two worship services each Sunday, various catechism classes as well as mid-week services and mens, ladies and family Bible Studies.
We wholeheartedly invite you to worship and study God's Word with us and that you would be blessed by God in your life and bring glory to His great name. "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised!"
Mighty to Save
"...Mighty to save." Isaiah 63:1
Let us glance at the authoritative manner with which He executes His mighty acts of grace. Mark His deportment. Was there anything that betrayed the consciousness of an inferior, the submission of a dependent, the weakness of a mortal, or the imperfection of a sinner? Did not the God shine through the man with majestic awe, when to the leper He said, "I will; be thou clean"; to the man with the withered hand, "Stretch forth thy hand"; to the blind, "Receive thy sight"; to the dead, "I say unto thee, Arise"; and to the tumultuous waves, "Peace, be still"? Dear reader, are you an experimental believer in Jesus? Then this omnipotent Christ is wedded to your best interests. He is omnipotent to save, to protect, to deliver, to subdue all your iniquities, to make you humble, holy, and obedient. All power resides in Him. "It pleased the Father that in him" as the Mediator of His Church, "all fullness should dwell" (Col. 1:19). Not a corruption, but He is omnipotent to subdue it; not a temptation, but He is omnipotent to overcome it; not a foe, but He is omnipotent to conquer it; not a fear, but He is omnipotent to quell it. "All power," is His own consoling language, "is given unto me in heaven and in earth" (Matt. 28:18).
What We Believe
Holding to the Reformed tradition, our faith is centered in Christ. Every need of ours finds its answer in Jesus Christ.
Furthermore, the final authority in the Reformed faith is Holy Scripture, the living Word of God, spoken to everyone through the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit takes this Word and makes it real and actual in our lives. This has always been and will always be the authentic wellspring of Reformed faith.
The following confessions and creeds are statements of our beliefs:
Three historic confessions - the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Confession, and the Canons of Dort.
Three historic creeds - the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.
The Westminster Standards of the 1640s: The Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism, and the Shorter Catechism.
Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition. -Jeremiah Burroughs %%
He may look on death withjoy, who can look on forgiveness with faith. -Thomas Watson