“This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11.
Many were celebrating our LORD’s first coming yesterday; let us turn our thoughts to the promise of His second coming. This is as sure as the first advent and derives a great measure of its certainty from it. He who came as a lowly man to serve will assuredly come to take the reward of His service. He who came to suffer will not be slow in coming to reign. This is our glorious hope, for we shall share His joy. Today we are in our concealment and humiliation, even as He was while here below, but when He cometh, it will be our manifestation, even as it will be His revelation. Dead saints shall live at His appearing. The slandered and despised shall shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Then shall the saints appear as kings and priests, and the days of their mourning shall be ended. The long rest and inconceivable splendour of the millennial reign will be an abundant recompense for the ages of witnessing and warring. Oh, that the LORD would come! He is coming! He is on the road and travelling quickly. The sound of His approach should be as music to our hearts! Ring out, ye bells of hope! – C.H. Spurgeon
No Bible Study & Prayer meeting over the Christmas holiday.
Sunday, January 3rd
11:00 a.m.Morning Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer – on Zoom only.
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Dr. Saunders – available on SermonAudio only.
Wednesday, January 6th
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer – Dr. Saunders – on Zoom
Saturday, January 9th
7:00 p.m. FPC Connect Group
Thursday, January 14th
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting
7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting
Monday, January 25 – Wednesday, January 27th
7:30 p.m. Evenings of Bible Study and Prayer
Thursday, January 28th
7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Mrs. Jill Saunders
Sunday Service Sign Up
We thank the Lord for SermonAudio, especially during these difficult days of lockdown. But we know many of you miss being physically in the church services. The province-wide lockdown restricts us to 10 people for our services. We want to invite individuals and families to attend a Sunday service keeping within the restrictions. To sign-up, please email Jonathan McAnally (email@example.com), indicating how many people in your family and your preference for either a morning or evening service. You will then receive a reply informing you which service is available.
Memorial Service for Mr. Lou Johnson
The Memorial Service for Mr. Lou Johnson will be held at Ajax Baptist Church on Monday, December 28, at 11:30 a.m., for the family only. A live-stream is available through Facebook Live. Click here on Monday to watch the service. The live-stream will be recorded, and if you do not have a Facebook account, you may watch the recorded version after the funeral on YouTube by clicking here. Please be much in prayer for the Johnson family at this sad time.
2021 Bible Reading Calendar
The 2021 Bible reading calendar is now available. The church will be open after the morning service on December 27th until 1:00 p.m. if you wish to stop by and pick up a copy. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. A third option is to view and print a copy by clicking on this link: 2021 Daily Reading Calendar
“Many books in my library are now behind and beneath me. They were good in their way once, and so were the clothes I wore when I was ten years old, but I have outgrown them. Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.” – C.H. Spurgeon
Christmas Card Appeal
Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the Christmas Card fund! Over $5,000 has been raised so far. There is still an opportunity for anyone who has not yet donated and would like to. This account will be open until December 31, 2020.
Women's Bible Study
The Women’s Bible study will recommence Thursday, January 28th. The focus of the study will be on The Women of Romans 16 – Lessons for Life.
The Shorter Catechism
Q34. What is adoption?
A. Adoption is an act of God’s free grace1, whereby we are received into the number and have a right to all the privileges of the sons of God2.
1. Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God! (1 John 3:1)
2. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:12).
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; (Romans 8:17).
The Children's Catechism - Doctrine
Q34. Who appointed the two sacraments?
A. Christ, the head of the church.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Louis Fernandes, Dr. Frank McClelland, Ron Blair, Kim Wagner and Serene Wong.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Muriel Crothers, Sam McAnally, Tony & Grace Puccini, Maria Santos, Grace Saunders, Ruth Slade, Mary Todd, John & Thelma Watson, Jim & Norma Wilson and Marjorie Wright.
Pray for Our Churches
This week we remember Iglesia Cristiana El Redentor (Redeemer Christian Church), Mexico City, Mexico.
Please pray for Rev. Jason Boyle and the congregation under his care.