“Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.”

Ruth 3:18

This was the instruction given to Ruth by Naomi in hopes that her kinsman, Boaz, would be willing to perform his family duty and marry Ruth, whose Jewish husband had died in Moab. Ruth’s behaviour had been honourable, and she had done what she could to let Boaz know she was willing to be his wife, but now she could do nothing except to sit still and wait.

This lesson needs to be remembered by Christians today. All too often we rush ahead of the Lord, fearful that things won’t work out unless we take matters into our own hands. When the Jews were being invaded by the Assyrian armies and felt they needed an alliance with Pharaoh, God warned: “The Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still. . . . In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” (Isaiah 30:7-15).

Long before, when the children of Israel were in even more desperate circumstances, with the Egyptian armies pursuing them and the Red Sea in front of them, Moses had said: “Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD” (Exodus 14:13). Soon, Pharaoh’s chariots were at the bottom of the sea, just as, in due time, Boaz did marry Ruth, and as, 600 years later, the hosts of the Assyrians were slain by the angel of the Lord (Isaiah 37:36).

There is, certainly, a time to work—and work hard—in the service of the Lord. There are spiritual battles to be fought and races to be run. But when we have done the best we know how, according to the Scriptures, and still don’t see the answer, there comes a time when we must simply sit still and wait for the Lord. He would have us “be still and know that [He is] God” (Psalm 46:10).  – Dr. Henry M. Morris

The Lord's Day Services

Sunday, June 2, 2019

10:00 a.m. Sunday School – Dr. Frank McClelland

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

5:00 p.m. Fellowship Classes

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

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

– Communion following the evening service.

Sunday School Committee meeting following the Communion Service.

Weekly Events

Weekly Announcements

Monday, June 3rd

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Gym Fellowship

Wednesday, June 5th

7:25 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer meeting

Friday, June 7th

9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Bible study – Final meeting

7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club

Weekly Events
Upcoming Events

Advance Announcements

Sunday, June 9th

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

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

5:00 p.m. Fellowship Classes

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

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

Tuesday, June 11th

7:15 p.m. Women’s Bible Study – Philippians 4:10-23 Abounding, Fragrant & Well Pleasing Final meeting

Wednesday, June 12th

7:25 p.m.  Bible Study & Prayer meeting

Friday, June 14th

7:00 p.m. Good News Bible Club final meeting

Upcoming Events


Everyone is invited to this five-week series, held on the Lord’s Day afternoon from June 2nd – 30that 5:00 p.m. We hope to cover some of the distinctive positions of our church and what it means to be an active member in this fellowship. These classes will provide helpful information for those considering membership and for those who have already joined.


We encourage everyone to prayerfully and practically support our two young ladies, Betty Wimalachandran and Eunice Siu, who are making preparations for the mission trip to Mexico this August. If you would like to contribute to this trip please mark your offering envelope “Mission Trip”.


Fredericton FPC

Fredericton, NB

Vacant Pulpit

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:38

  • For Mr. Neil Samson as he preaches each week in the absence of a full-time pastor.
  • For a man to be called by God to lead the work.
  • Continued perseverance and grace for the faithful mem­bers and friends that attend regularly.



1. Antolin to Fernandez

2. Fraser to Sam McAnally

3. McClelland to Saunders

4. Schenk to Zhang


1. Mr. James Fraser

2. Mr. Jonathan McAnally

3. Mr. Alex Newell

4. Mr. George Robinson

Please Pray for