Church Bulletin – October 22, 2017

A Word in Season

“The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary.” Isaiah 50:4

The Lord Jesus gives His people the tongue of the learned, the they may sometimes speak a word in season to His weary ones. Have you not a word for Christ? May you not go to that tried believer in sickness, in poverty, in adversity, or in prison, and tell of the balm that has often healed your spirit, and of the cordial that has often cheered your heart? “A word spoken in due season, how good is it!” A text quoted, a sentiment repeated, an observation made, a hint dropped, a kind caution suggested, a gentle rebuke given, a tender admonition left—oh! the blessing that has flowed from it! It was a word spoken in season! Say not with Moses, “I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue;” or with Jeremiah, “Ah! Lord God! behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child.” Hear the answer of the Lord: “Who has made man’s mouth? have not I, the Lord? Now therefore go: I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall say.” And oh! how frequently and effectually does the Lord speak to His weary ones, even through the weary. All, perhaps, was conflict within, and darkness without; but one word falling from the lips of a man of God has been the voice of God to the soul. And what an honor conferred, thus to be the channel conveying consolation from the loving heart of the Father to the disconsolate heart of the child! to go and smooth a ruffled pillow, lift the pressure from off a burdened spirit, and light up the gloomy chamber of sorrow, of sickness, and of death, as with the first dawning’s of the coming glory! Go, Christian reader, and ask the Lord so to clothe your tongue with holy, heavenly eloquence, that you may know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary. Ah! it is impossible to speak of the preciousness of Christ to another, and not, while we speak, feel Him precious to our own souls. It is impossible to lead another to the cross, and not find ourselves overshadowed by its glory. It is impossible to establish another in the being, character, and truth of God, and not feel our own minds fortified and confirmed. It is impossible to quote the promises and unfold the consolations of the gospel to another, and not be sensible of a tranquillizing and soothing influence stealing softly over our own hearts. It is impossible to break the alabaster box, and not fill the house with the odor of the ointment.
In contending for the faith, remember that the Lord Jesus can give you the tongue of the learned. Listen to His promises—”I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” Thus, the most unlearned and the most weak may be so deeply taught, and be so skillfully armed in Christ’s school, as to be able valiantly to defend and successfully to preach the truth, putting to “silence the ignorance of foolish men.” – Octavius Winslow

The Lord's Day Services


Sunday, October 22nd

10:00a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages.

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

6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Time

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


Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements


Wednesday, October 25th

7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study


Thursday, October 26th       

Women’s Missionary Fellowship Singing in Port Hope – Everyone is invited to travel on the church bus, leaving at 6:15p.m.


Friday, October 27th

7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club


Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements


Sunday, October 29th

10:00a.m. Joint Sunday School & Bible Class (DVD – “The Building of the Ark Encounter”)

11:00a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Ken Elliot

6:00p.m. Pre-Service Prayer Time

6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Ken Elliot

Fellowship & Refreshments following the evening service. Team #1 is on duty.


Tuesday, October 31st     

6:00p.m. Funtastik Night


Wednesday, November 1st

7:25p.m. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study


Friday, November 3rd

7:00p.m. Good News Bible Club


Please note that the November Communion Service will be moved to the 12th in the morning.


Upcoming Events

Port Hope FPC 24th Anniversary Services

Sunday, October 22nd – Friday, October 27th

Sunday Services 11:00a.m. & 6:00p.m.

Monday to Friday at 7:30p.m.

Preacher: Rev. Ken Elliott- Bethany FPC, Portadown, N. Ireland

All are welcome to attend.

Reformation Services

On October 29th Rev. Ken Elliot will be our guest preacher as we recognize the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Please join us and invite your family and friends.

Funtastik Night

Tuesday, October 31st 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Each year we provide a safe alternative to Halloween for our children. It will be held in the high school building for

children ages 6-12. If you would like to make a contribution please mark your envelope accordingly.

Please Pray for

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