Church Bulletin – January 21, 2018

ENLIST GOD'S AID THROUGH PRAYER

“…Beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.” Matthew 14:30

 Sinking times are praying times with the Lord’s servants. Peter neglected prayer at starting upon his venturous journey, but when he began to sink his danger made him a suppliant, and his cry though late was not too late. In our hours of bodily pain and mental anguish, we find ourselves as naturally driven to prayer as the wreck is driven upon the shore by the waves. The fox hies to its hole for protection; the bird flies to the wood for shelter; and even so the tried believer hastens to the mercy seat for safety. Heaven’s great harbour of refuge is All-prayer; thousands of weather-beaten vessels have found a haven there, and the moment a storm comes on, it is wise for us to make for it with all sail.

Short prayers are long enough. There were but three words in the petition which Peter gasped out, but they were sufficient for his purpose. Not length but strength is desirable. A sense of need is a mighty teacher of brevity. If our prayers had less of the tail feathers of pride and more wing they would be all the better. Verbiage is to devotion as chaff to the wheat. Precious things lie in small compass, and all that is real prayer in many a long address might have been uttered in a petition as short as that of Peter.

Our extremities are the Lord’s opportunities. Immediately a keen sense of danger forces an anxious cry from us the ear of Jesus hears, and with him ear and heart go together, and the hand does not long linger. At the last moment we appeal to our Master, but his swift hand makes up for our delays by instant and effectual action. Are we nearly engulfed by the boisterous waters of affliction? Let us then lift up our souls unto our Saviour, and we may rest assured that he will not suffer us to perish. When we can do nothing Jesus can do all things; let us enlist his powerful aid upon our side, and all will be well. – C.H. Spurgeon

The Lord's Day Services


Sunday, January 21, 2018

10:00a.m. Sunday School for all ages.

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Pastor John Bodner

6:00p.m. Pre-service prayer time

6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders


Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements


Week of Prayer: January 22nd – 26th

Each night at 7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study


Thursday, January 25th

7:25p.m. Baptismal Service


Friday, January 26th

9:00a.m. Women’s Morning Bible Study

7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club


Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements


Sunday, January 28th

10:00a.m. Sunday school for all ages

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

6:00p.m. Pre-service Prayer Meeting

6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Larry Saunders

Fellowship & Refreshments following the evening service. Team #4 is on duty.


Wednesday, January 31st

7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study


Thursday, February 1st

7:00-9:00p.m. Drop-in Wedding Reception


Friday, February 2nd

7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club


Saturday, February 3rd

5:00p.m. Youth & Young Adults Fellowship (Gym & pizza night)


Upcoming Events

WEEK OF PRAYER

Our congregational week of prayer will be held from January 22-26. Plan to attend each night to pray for God’s blessing on our church and all its ministries. May God be pleased to bless us with salvation and spiritual growth.

WEDDING RECEPTION

Everyone in the church family is invited to attend an informal drop-in reception to celebrate the recent marriage of David and Rachel Saunders. It will be held in the church basement on Thursday, February 1st from 7:00-9:00pm, hosted by the family. Best wishes only.

Please Pray for

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