I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” Revelation 3:8
Saints who remain faithful to the truth of God have an open door before them. My soul, thou hast resolved to live and die by that which the LORD has revealed in His Word, and therefore before thee stands this open door. I will enter in by the open door of communion with God. Who shall say me nay? Jesus has removed my sin and given me His righteousness; therefore I may freely enter. LORD, I do so by Thy grace. I have also before me an open door into the mysteries of the Word. I may enter into the deep things of God. Election, union to Christ, the Second advent-all these are before me, and I may enjoy them. No promise and no doctrine are now locked up against me. An open door of access is before me in private and an open door of usefulness in public. God will hear me; God will use me. A door is opened for my onward march to the church above, and for my daily fellowship with saints below. Some may try to shut me up or shut me out, but all in vain. Soon shall I see an open door into heaven: the pearl gate will be my way of entrance, and then I shall go in unto my LORD and King and be with God eternally shut-in. – C.H. Spurgeon
October Communion Service
As Pastor Saunders is preaching in Cloverdale and Calgary over the next two Sundays, the October Communion service will be moved to Sunday, October 16, after the morning service. Please keep Pastor Saunders in your prayers as he travels and ministers to our sister congregations.
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 on or before Sunday, October 9. Please ensure to check the “best before” date. There will be baskets in the church foyer to receive your donations. Thank you!
Please pray for the ministers and elders as they meet for prayer and presbytery meetings in Calgary FPC.
Wednesday, October 5
7:25 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Friday, October 7
7:00 p.m. Gym Fellowship
Sunday, October 9
9:55 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship – Rev. Ian Goligher
5:50 p.m. Pre-service Prayer
6:30 p.m. Evening Worship – Rev. Ian Goligher
Wednesday, October 12
7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer
Sunday, October 23
Rev. Jason Boyle
Sunday, October 30
Rev. Brian McClung
The Shorter Catechism
Q19: What is the misery of that estate whereinto man fell?
A: All mankind by their fall lost communion with God1, are under his wrath and curse2, and so made liable to all miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever3.
1. Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. So he drove out the man. (Genesis 3:8, 24).
2. And were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. (Ephesians 2:3).
Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. (Galatians 3:10).
3. The wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23).
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: (Matthew 25:41).
The Children's Catechism - History
Q84: Who was Esther?
A: A Jewess who was made queen and saved her people from being destroyed.