“He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth…” Isaiah 53:7
How much grace it requires to bear a misunderstanding rightly, and to receive an unkind judgment in holy sweetness! Nothing tests the Christian character more than to have some evil thing said about him. This is the file that soon proves whether we are electro-plate or solid gold. If we could only know the blessings that lie hidden in our trials we would say like David, when Shimei cursed him, “Let him curse; … it may be … that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day.”
Some people get easily turned aside from the grandeur of their life-work by pursuing their own grievances and enemies, until their life gets turned into one little petty whirl of warfare. It is like a nest of hornets. You may disperse the hornets, but you will probably get terribly stung, and get nothing for your pains, for even their honey is not worth a search.
God give us more of His Spirit, “who, when he was reviled, reviled not again”; but “committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.” “Consider him that endureth such contradiction of sinners against himself.” —A.B. Simpson
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, September 30, 2018
10:00 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages.
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
6:00 p.m. Pre-service prayer time
6:30 p.m. Evening Service – Rev. Ian Goligher Cloverdale FPC
Fellowship & refreshments following the evening service. Team #3 is on duty.
Prayer Meeting in Barrie. We will be moving our prayer meeting to Barrie for a special meeting during the week of prayer. Our bus will provide transport and will leave TFPC at 5:15 p.m. The service starts at 7:00 p.m. in Barrie.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Norm and Debbie Lanting, on the passing of Norm’s dad. We pray that the family will know the comfort of the Lord at this sad time.
THANKSGIVING FOOD DONATIONS
Each year, we encourage all our congregation to share the bounty the Lord has blessed us with. We ask that you bring some non-perishable food items by Sunday, October 7thso that we can donate to those who are in need in our community. Please ensure to check “Best Before” dates on food items, thank you!
PRESBYTERY MEETINGS OCTOBER 1st– 5th Barrie FPC
Please pray for all of our ministers and elders as they travel to Barrie and meet together. We pray they will know help and guidance from the Lord.
REFORMATION SERVICES – OCTOBER 18-21
Dr. John McKnight, pastor of Reformation Bible Church, will be with us for a weekend of special meetings, followed by the WCS Dedication Service on the Lord’s Day evening, October 21st. Please plan to attend all these meetings and pray for God’s presence and power in the preaching of the Word.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Please remember in prayer: Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Lee Femson, Sara Mathew, Francesca Fernandes, Stephen Kelly, Ken Postill, Mary Todd and Maud McAnally.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Mary Long, Sam & Maud McAnally, Yvonne Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson