“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 15:11
The Christian owes it to the world to be supernaturally joyful. In this day of universal apprehension when men’s hearts are failing them for fear of those things that are coming upon the earth, we Christians are strategically placed to display a happiness that is not of this world and to exhibit a tranquillity that will be a little bit of heaven here below. All this takes for granted that sin has been dealt with by sincere repentance and thorough amendment of life. It assumes that we are walking in the light of truth, for true joy cannot be artificially induced. The “keep smiling” school of applied psychology is not even remotely related to the true faith of Christ. The chief fun of the comedian and the good humour of the wit who is the life of the party are like flowers growing on old graves, briefly interesting, but evanescent and always touched with sadness. But the fountain of Christian joy flows out from the throne of God, pure, refreshing and sweet everlastingly. – A. W. Tozer
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, September 15, 2019
10:00 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages.
Adult Bible Class – Dr. McClelland – Study in 1 Peter
Packaging for our Fall Outreach of the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts has been set for September 19th & 24th from 7-9 p.m. Many helpers are needed for this preparation.
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY – BOOK OF 2 PETER
Commencing this Tuesday, September 17th, the Women’s Evening Bible Study will be gleaning from chapter 1 of 2 Peter. Looking at how to “add” to our faith. In the church foyer, there are invitations with the dates and subject titles of each study. We look forward to delving into God’s word together and we hope you will be able to attend.
WEDDING RECEPTION DROP-IN
Peter and Emily were married in an intimate ceremony on August 17th, and the congregation is invited to congratulate the happy couple at a drop-in reception on Saturday, September 28th, from 1-3 p.m. in the church basement. They have kindly requested no giftsbut “Best Wishes” only. There is an RSVP list in the foyer of the church if you plan to attend.
WCS DEDICATION SERVICE
On Sunday, September 29th, we will dedicate our school year to the Lord. Pastor Jesse Bartz will be bringing the message that evening. Please note there will be no fellowship time following the evening service.
FPCNA PRAYER REQUESTS
“Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God.” 1 Chronicles 22:19
The Lord’s guidance regarding a new pastor.
A gracious move of the Holy Spirit.
A healthy financial situation to sustain & maintain the work in the year ahead.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Francesca Fernandes, Stephen Kelly, Rev. Kevin McLeod, Mary Todd, Grace Saunders, Maria Santos and Kim Wagner.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Sam McAnally, Ken Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson