“…but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;” 1 Timothy 6:17
Our Lord Jesus is ever giving—and does not for a solitary instant withdraw His hand. As long as there is a vessel of grace not yet full to the brim—the oil shall not be stopped. He is a sun ever-shining; He is manna always falling round the camp; He is a rock in the desert, ever sending out streams of life from His smitten side; the rain of His grace is always dropping; the river of His bounty is ever-flowing, and the well-spring of His love is constantly overflowing. As the King can never die—so His grace can never fail. Daily we pluck His fruit, and daily His branches bend down to our hand with a fresh store of mercy.
There are seven feast-days in His weeks, and as many as are the days, so many are the banquets in His years. Who has ever returned from His door, unblessed? Who has ever risen from His table unsatisfied; or from His bosom un-imparadised? His mercies are new every morning—and fresh every evening.
Who can know the number of His benefits, or recount the list of His bounties? Every sand which drops from the glass of time—is but the tardy follower of a myriad of mercies. The wings of our hours are covered with the silver of His kindness, and with the yellow gold of His affection. The river of time bears from the mountains of eternity—the golden sands of His favour. The countless stars are but as the standard-bearers of a more innumerable multitude of blessings. Who can count the dust of the benefits which He bestows on Jacob, or tell the number of the fourth part of His mercies towards Israel? How shall my soul extol Him—who daily loads us with benefits, and who crowns us with loving-kindness? O that my praise could be as ceaseless as His bounty! O miserable tongue, how can you be silent? Wake up, I beg you, lest I call you no more my glory—but my shame. “Awake, psaltery and harp—I myself will awake right early!” – C.H. Spurgeon
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Spring Clean Up
The Board has set two evenings, May 22 & 29 from 7-9pm, for a clean-up of the buildings and grounds. Ladies are also invited to help with the interior of our church and school buildings. We appreciate anyone who can help to keep the Lord’s house clean and tidy.
International Lunch – DATE CHANGE - May 27th
We are planning another international lunch following the morning service on May 27th. Families are asked to bring a hot dish and salad or dessert. Beverages will be provided, we hope you will be able to attend.
Trinitarian Bible Society
We had an informative presentation last Wednesday on the Bible translation work of the TBS. If you would like to donate toward this vital ministry, please mark your offering envelope “TBS”. Please pray for the team of translators and the safe distribution of Bibles into foreign lands.
We encourage those planning to go to our congress in Malvern, PA, to contact Dr. Pollock about hotel reservations very soon. Also, if you need transport please speak to Dr. Saunders as soon as possible, as space is limited.
Election of Deacons
We ask the congregation to be in prayer for the upcoming election of deacons to serve for the next three years. The Session has set the date for September 19th, to give time for nominations, interviews and prayer. The Pastor is planning to speak on the office of the deacon on May 20th, with further information on the nomination process.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Please remember in prayer: Ron Blair, Robin Cleland, Lee Femson, Sara Mathew, Francesca Fernandes, Isabelle Glynn, Richard Teo and Jenny Tian.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam & Maud McAnally, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk and John & Thelma Watson