“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
We may here meet a question which has often been asked by those who are conscious of a relapsed state of soul- “Am I still to be found in spiritual duties and enjoyments while sensible of a backsliding state of heart from God?” To this we reply- The warrant of a Christian’s duty is not the measure of his grace, but the command of his God. If this be so- and we have no reason to question its truth- then, be your state of soul low as it may, you are bound to meet all those obligations and to discharge all those duties which a profession of Christ enjoins, irrespective of the spiritual and mental fluctuations to which the soul is always exposed. Unless aware of his design, Satan will here obtain a great advantage over you. Assuming the form of an angel of light, and with angelic gentleness and plausibility, he will suggest that your frame of soul is too torpid and lifeless and dull to draw near to God; that your affections are too frigid, your love too congealed, your heart too carnal, your mind too groveling, your pursuits too earthly, your backslidings too great, your neglects too many to take to Christ. He will hold up to view the folly, the hypocrisy, and the inconsistency of being found in the employment and use of holy and spiritual duties, while your soul thus cleaves to the dust. But listen not to his false suggestions, and heed not his sophistical reasoning, no, not for a moment. It is only in the way of waiting upon God that you will be recovered from the lapsed state of your soul. In the way of meditation, of confession, of tears, of prayer, you may yet rise from the dust, and with bolder pinion, and richer plumage, and sweeter song, soar to the gate of heaven, and return again, scattering around you its blessings, and reflecting its glory. Oh! go to Jesus, then, however low and discouraging your spiritual state may be, and relax not a single means of grace. – Octavius Winslow
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, June 17, 2018
10:00a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Diploma Day for the Sunday School children.
Special Prayer Focus – Heritage FPC, Prince George, BC
The church in Prince George has been without pastor for some time, please pray for the congregation there. Mr. Roger Valenziano will be there covering the pulpit for a month. We pray that he will be an encouragement to the congregation as he brings the Word. Jeremiah 33:3: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
The Lord’s shepherding care while there is no full-time pastor
Increase in attendance
Outreach & ministry helpers
Pray for Sonya Louis
Please remember Sonya as she heads out on June 18th for a mission trip to Columbia. Pray that she will be kept safe along with the rest of the team and that they will know the power of God in witnessing for Christ.
Tickets are now available for this years’ school play “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Royal Bombay Ruby”on June 19, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and $5.00. Please speak to Diana Fraser regarding tickets.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Please remember in prayer: Sharon Kruger who is recovering from knee surgery, Ron Blair, Lee Femson, Sara Mathew, Francesca Fernandes, Jenny Tian and Mary Todd.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam & Maud McAnally, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk and John & Thelma Watson