“I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.” 1 Timothy 2:8

There are conditions that govern the activity called prayer. One condition is that we are to lift up “holy hands.” We are not now concerned about the question of posture in prayer, nor to indicate that the Jews generally stood and held up their hands to God when they prayed. We shall not tarry with the fact that it was a Jewish custom to wash their hands before they took part in an act of worship. That was merely the external symbol used to emphasize the principle that the apostle is anxious to stress.

The clean hands, the “holy hands,” are indicative of and represent a holy character. That must ever be the first question in any approach to God. “Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). “Thou [God] art of purer eyes than to behold evil” and cannot “look on iniquity” (Habakkuk 1:13). There is nothing that is so utterly contrary to the whole teaching of the Bible as the assumption that anyone at any time without any conditions whatsoever may approach God in prayer. Indeed, the first effect of sin, and the main result of the Fall, was to break the communion that obtained between God and man. Man, by sin, has forfeited his right approach to God, and indeed were he left to himself he never would approach God. But God in His wondrous grace has made a way for man to approach Him. That is the explanation of all the teaching concerning offerings and sacrifices in the Old Testament, as it is also the explanation of the ceremony of the Tabernacle and the

Temple and the Aaronic priesthood. Without these things’ men could not approach God. We can commune with Him only in this way and according to His dictates. There is no access otherwise. – Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones


The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, August 4, 2019

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

6:00 p.m. Pre-service prayer time

6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Mr. Jonathan McAnally

Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements

Wednesday, August 7th

7:25 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer meeting – Mr. Alex Newell

Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements

Sunday, August 11th

Note: Communion will be on August 18thfollowing the morning service.

11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Rev. Anthony D’Addurno

3:00 p.m. Community Outreach – Light lunch following the morning service.

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

6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Mr. Ed Santos

Wednesday, August 14th

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

Upcoming Events

Please Pray for the Pastor

Dr. & Mrs. Saunders will be visiting the Czech Republic this weekend and then travelling to Northern Ireland where Pastor Saunders will be preaching in Tullyvallen and Magherafelt.


We encourage everyone to prayerfully support our two young ladies, Betty Wimalachandran and Eunice Siu, who are making preparations for the mission trip to Mexico this August. Thanks to everyone who donated to help with expenses.


 Derrick and Lydia Bowman – Grace FPC

Beth Berner – Faith FPC

Nolan Bowman – Grace FPC

Kelsey Morrow – Phoenix FPC

Audrey Munger – Grace FPC

Luke Sassa – Malvern FPC

Eunice Siu – Toronto FPC

Bobby Rowe – Faith FPC

Betty Wimalachandran – Toronto FPC


  • Pray that the Lord will bless our outreach ministries.
  • We will be teaching English language classes and present English Bible lessons.
  • We will be distributing tracts, flyers, and Gospel of John booklets in the community.
  • We will be helping in practical ways with projects in the local churches.
  • Pray for the missionaries and pastors we will be helping.
  • Jason and Danielle Boyle in Mexico City.
  • Marcus and Jennifer Reyes in Orizaba,Veracruz.
  • Lalo Peña in Córdoba, Veracruz.
  • Pray for help to communicate to people across the language barrier.
  • Pray that the Lord will supply the necessary funds for each team member.


Covenant FPC Columbia, SC

Rev. John Wagner

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16

  • Addition of young people and children to the work.
  • Kim Wagner’s health.
  • Growth through conversions.

Please Pray for