word to Welcome to our Church Website
From Pastor...It hurts...but who other than God and you know it. I've never been one to keep records...the baptisms, the weddings, the funerals, the hospital visits, etc. I know many pastors who keep them diligently.
I also don't keep a record of things like times of depression within the
calendar year. I know they exist, though, like from around Halloween
until Valentines Day. Too many events? Too many expectations? So
much sickness? Too many deaths? Oooops! It's JOY TO THE WORLD
TIME...well that's the idea...
Being, that our Lord created us, [Genesis 1-2 & Psalm 139:13-16], I know, He knows, everything about human nature there is to know. Obviously that
means He knows what is best for us.
He tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:4, 'there is a time for sorrow and a time for joy,
a time for mourning and a time for dancing.' In Proverbs 17:22 we are told,
'being cheerful keeps us healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time.'
IT hurts...but who other than you and God know it. And one of the unique
dynamics of life is that in our times of grief, sorrow, depression, our Lord reminds us that He is a God of mercies and comfort. He comforts us in our
depressions so we can comfort others in their depression and sorrow.
[2 Corinthians 1:3&4] Empathy is a word that describes the action of
comfort. Listening to someone who hurts, because in our hurt, we sense
they too are in pain, brings healing. The joy and cheer of Proverbs and
Ecclesiastes aren't just unattainable ideas, they are elements of life, dynamics, gifts from our Lord which come from Him and gifts which He
enables us to share with others.
Practically speaking, that sharing could be as simple as asking someone out to lunch, to Tim Horton's for a coffee, or to send an "I'm Thinking Of You Card" or just calling or texting a message. Who knows how much joy that might bring to someone or how much it might cheer them up.
It hurts...Our Lord comforts us...so we can comfort others with the comfort
we received from Him. That might be of one the best gifts we can give this
'Holyday' time of year!
As Peter Truman of the Global News in Toronto used to say, "That's not news, but it too is reality!"
"There is SALVATION in NO ONE ELSE! There is NO OTHER NAME in all of heaven for people to call on TO SAVE THEM!" [Portions of Acts 4:11&12] Jesus is the One to call upon!
He said about Himself, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one gets to the Father except by Me!" John 14:6
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved!" Acts 16:31
About our fellowship..Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving fellowship, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about us.
If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to have you be our guest for Sunday School and worship.
When you visit our church, you will find:
Sunday mornings our Education classes begin at 9:15am and Worship service starts at 10:30am. All church members are encouraged to attend and ALL who would like to learn more about God Almighty and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ are welcome, and encouraged, to attend as well.