Church Bulletin – July 15, 2018

ELIJAH WATCHED & WAITED

“And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. “1 Kings 17:7

Week after week, with unfaltering and steadfast spirit, Elijah watched that dwindling brook; often tempted to stagger through unbelief but refusing to allow his circumstances to come between himself and God. Unbelief sees God through circumstances, as we sometimes see the sun shorn of his rays through smoky air; but faith puts God between itself and circumstances and looks at them through Him.

And so, the dwindling brook became a silver thread; and the silver thread stood presently in pools at the foot of the largest boulders; and the pools shrank. The birds fled; the wild creatures of field and forest came no more to drink; the brook was dry. Only then to his patient and unwavering spirit, “the word of the Lord came, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath.”

Most of us would have gotten anxious and worn with planning long before that. We should have ceased our songs as soon as the streamlet caroled less musically over its rocky bed; and with harps swinging on the willows, we should have paced to and fro upon the withering grass, lost in pensive thought. And probably, long ere the brook was dry, we should have devised some plan, and asking God’s blessing on it, would have started off elsewhere.

God often does extricate us, because His mercy endureth forever; but if we had only waited first to see the unfolding of His plans, we should never have found ourselves landed in such an inextricable labyrinth; and we should never have been compelled to retrace our steps with so many tears of shame. – F. B. Meyer

The Lord's Day Services


Sunday, July 15, 2018

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Mr. James Fraser

6:00p.m. Pre-service prayer time

6:30p.m. Evening Service Mr. Roger Valenziano


Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, July 18th

7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study – Mr. James Fraser


Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements


Sunday, July 22nd

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Rev. Reggie Cranston

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

6:30p.m. Evening Service – Pastor Jesse Bartz


Wednesday, July 25th

7:25p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Meeting


Upcoming Events

FPC Youth Camp July 14th – 21st
Rock Mountain Bible Camp -Gibson, PA

Please be in prayer for the youth camp this week. Pray for safety in the daily activities, for God’s blessing every time His Word is opened and that there will be spiritual growth in each heart.

Oswald Chambers

“It takes a tremendous amount of discipline to live the worthy and excellent life of a disciple of Jesus in the realities of life”

Please Pray for

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