“…this do in remembrance of me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24
It seems then that Christians may forget Christ! There could be no need for this loving exhortation if there were not a fearful supposition that our memories might prove treacherous. Nor is this a bare supposition: it is, alas! Too well confirmed in our experience, not as a possibility, but as a lamentable fact. It appears almost impossible that those who have been redeemed by the blood of the dying Lamb, and loved with an everlasting love by the eternal Son of God, should forget that gracious Saviour; but, if startling to the ear, it is, alas! Too apparent to the eye to allow us to deny the crime. Forget Him who never forgot us! Forget Him who poured His blood forth for our sins! Forget Him who loved us even to the death! Can it be possible? Yes, it is not only possible, but conscience confesses that it is too sadly a fault with all of us, that we suffer Him to be as a wayfaring man tarrying but for a night. He whom we should make the abiding tenant of our memories is but a visitor therein. The cross where one would think that memory would linger and unmindfulness would be an unknown intruder is desecrated by the feet of forgetfulness. Does not your conscience say that this is true? Do you not find yourselves forgetful of Jesus? Some creature steals away your heart, and you are unmindful of Him upon whom your affection ought to be set. Some earthly business engrosses your attention when you should fix your eye steadily upon the cross. It is the incessant turmoil of the world, the constant attraction of earthly things, which takes away the soul from Christ. While memory too well preserves a poisonous weed, it suffers the rose of Sharon to wither. Let us charge ourselves to bind a heavenly forget-me-not about our hearts for Jesus our Beloved, and, whatever else we let slip, let us hold fast to Him. – C.H. Spurgeon
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, October 3, 2021
9:55 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Pastor Saunders
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Pastor Saunders
Communion Service following the evening service.
Wednesday, October 6th
Please see the ‘Special Notice’ below regarding our Bible study and prayer meeting for this week.
Sunday, October 10th
9:55 a.m. Sunday School
– Rev. Ian Goligher
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
– Rev. Ian Goligher
5:50 p.m. Pre-Service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship
– Pastor Saunders
Wednesday, October 13th
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Thursday, October 14th
6:00 p.m. Session Meeting
7:30 p.m. Session and Board Meeting
Sunday, October 31st
11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. – Rev. Ryan McKee
4:50 p.m. Session and Board Prayer
October 4-8 marks the week of prayer and business meetings for the FPCNA Presbytery. These meetings will be held in Indianapolis FPC. On Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m., they will be having a special meeting with reports from Rev. Jason Boyle, Mr. Lalo Peña, Mr. Ramón Sosa and Rev. Armen Thomassian will be preaching the Word.
The session of our church thought it would be beneficial for us to watch this service on Wednesday. However, due to the earlier time of the meeting, we will not meet in person but ask that you remain home and view the meeting on the Indianapolis FPC’s SermonAudio webpage. Click here for a direct link.
Please keep the men of the Presbytery in your prayers as they join together for this special week.
Thanksgiving Food Donations
We encourage our congregation to share the bounty the Lord has blessed us with during this Thanksgiving season. We ask that you bring some non-perishable food items to donate to those in need in our community. Please ensure to check the “best before” date. There will be baskets in the church foyer to receive your donations. Thank you!
Trinitarian Bible Society
On Wednesday, October 13, Mr. Pooyan Merhashahi from the Trinitarian Bible Society will be the guest speaker. Mr. Merhashahi will be sharing a report of his involvement in the TBS. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Port Hope FPC
Port Hope FPC will be holding a week of anniversary meetings on October 25-29 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Ryan McKee, from Magherafelt FPC in N. Ireland, will be the guest preacher. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Shorter Catechism
A: The eighth commandment requireth the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves1 and others.2
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. (Proverbs 27:23).
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. (Philippians 2:4).
The Children's Catechism - History
Q29: What became of Lot’s wife?
A: She looked back and became a pillar of salt.