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We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender!
We go not forth alone against the foe;
Strong in Thy strength, safe in Thy keeping tender,
We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go.
Strong in Thy strength, safe in Thy keeping tender,
We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go.

We go in faith, our own great weakness feeling,
And needing more each day Thy grace to know:
Yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
“We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go.”
Yet from our hearts a song of triumph pealing,
“We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go.”

We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender!
Thine is the battle, Thine shall be the praise;
When passing through the gates of pearly splendor,
Victors, we rest with Thee, through endless days.
When passing through the gates of pearly splendor,
Victors, we rest with Thee, through endless days

Edith Cherry

Without faith it is impossible to please God.

Hebrews 11:6

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

He who has the Son has life

1 John 5:12



Scripture in song

The hymn on the cover and featured this month, is a long standing favourite of believers through the generations. This much loved hymn is a good example of how words in the Bible can used in verse and a melody composed that powerfully reinforce the truth of God's word. Every Christian has a selection of songs hymns or even choruses that they have come to listen, learn the words and appreciate the message that is conveyed. It is difficult to ascertain what is the most well-liked as there are many, each though are alike as they stand the test of time, endure and be a blessing. Whatever hymns or songs you sing or indeed listen to, if they Glorify God will be a benefit as well as an encouragement to you as you follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Andy Wilson


Mission Focus

Last month the Mission Focus featured the photos and experience of Liz McKinnon, along with Sam and Beth, of their recent visit to Brazil. It was good to see some of the scenes and people whom they spent their visit with. May God bless all that was accomplished as a result of their time in Brazil.

This month we hope to have Graeme Cunningham along to share something of his visit made along with Elaine to Zambia, to assist Ian and Marilyn Campbell.

Church Day Out 15th June

Hymn

This hymn on the front cover has a sad story associated with it. In January 1956, five missionaries sang it before entering the Ecuadorian jungle to bring the Gospel to the Auca Indi-ans. Their names were Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Jim Elliott, Roger Yoderian, and Peter Fleming. After the men reached the Aucas, the Indians murdered them on the Curaray River. However, the story has a happy ending. Years later, contact with the Aucas was re-established, and many came to Christ, including the killers, which is how first hand details of the missionaries' deaths came to light.

One of the best known of the five martyrs was Jim Elliot. A number of his sayings are still quoted (e.g., “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose”). Elliot's wife Elisabeth went on to considerable fame as an author and radio broadcaster. Her book Through the Gates of Splendour describes the encount-er with the Aucas; its title comes from a line in this hymn.

News

It was a great encouragement on Sunday evening 28th April to have Charles Macharia from Johnstone baptised during the evening service. It was a great occasion to have so many there to witness the event, it was particularly good to have so many young people coming along.

Please remember in your prayers Betty Purse unwell and currently in hospital.

Come follow me and I will make you fishers of menMatthew 4:19


Sundays
Breaking of Bread
10.30am
Every Sunday
 
Date
Family Service at 12 noon
Bible Teaching at 6.30 pm
5th
Alan Kitt
Alan Kitt
12th
DVD - David Livingston
Jim McLatchie
19th
Scott Hanvey
Derek Malcolm
26th
Steve Moss
Marc Campbell
Tuesdays at 7.30 pm
7th
Prayer Meeting
14th
Bible Study - Nehemiah
21st
Prayer Meeting
28th
Mission Focus
Incy Wincy Parent and Toddler Group
9.45 am
Every Thursday
Growing Christians
7.30 pm
Every Thursday

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