Good Friday Service at 7:00 PM

Opening Prayer

“Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing” Hymn 189

Scripture Reading – Luke 23:26-43

“Glory be to Jesus” Hymn 190

Scripture Reading – Luke 23:44-56

Special Music – Dori Martin

Sermon – Pastor Patrick Harrison

Isaiah 53

“Our Atoning, Sin-Bearer”

“Man of Sorrows!” Hymn 175

Closing Prayer

When he was reviled, he did not revile in return;

when he suffered, he did not threaten,

but continued entrusting himself

to him who judges justly.

I Peter 2:23

You know that he appeared in order to take away sins,

and in him there is no sin.

I John 3:5

These are written so that you may believe

that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,

and that by believing you may

have life in his name.

John 20:31

“The Resurrection is the event

without which there is no Christianity,

without which there is not salvation,

without which there is no forgiveness,

without which there is no heaven.

The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ

was the divine affirmation of His work

of atonement on the cross.

When God raised Jesus from the dead,

He was declaring that He was satisfied

by Jesus’ perfect sacrifice,

had accepted it as full payment

for the sins of His people.

Resurrection then demonstrates

that sin was atoned for,

death was conquered,

and eternal life is available

to those who believe the Gospel.”

John MacArthur

Christ Be With Me

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone

who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every one

who speaks to me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Salvation is of the Lord.
Salvation is of the Christ.
May your salvation, Lord, be ever with us.

The Prayer of St. Patrick

Annual Congregational Meeting 2/25/24

No afternoon service this Sunday. The Congregational Meeting immediately follows the morning service.

The agenda and reports are available at the meeting. The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom. If you would like the meeting package sent to you please submit a request to Tom Taylor as found in the church directory or submit a request through the website.

2/25/24 RBCL Congregational Meeting at Church and via Zoom

Topic: Congregational Meeting

Time: Feb 25, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Grace’s Pantry Easter Baskets

Items requested by Sunday, March 24th.

Canned Vegetables


Pasta Sauce

Instant Potatoes




Dinner Rolls

Cake Mix


Egg Decorating Kits

Jelly Beans

$10.00 Gift Card

An outreach ministry of The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, The Reformed Baptist

Church of Lafayette, The First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, The First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg, and The Hamburg Baptist Church.

Ladies Brunch

At the Reformed Baptist Church of Lafayette


February 10

At 10:30

For a time of Food and Fellowship

It is a “BYOB brunch”


bring food to share, such as your favorite brunch dish, quiche, egg dish, French toast, bread, pastry, fruit, yogurt….

Sign up is in the foyer. or let Jean Horjus know that you are attending.

Memorizing Scripture is beneficial because it:

1. Helps to renew your mind and change your thought life, establishing permanent change in your entire manner of life and conduct (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2-3).
2. Follows the example of the Lord Jesus Christ

(Matthew 4:1-10).
3. Equips you to use Scripture in everyday situations (for example: Acts 2:16-21, 25-28; 3:22-23; 13:40-41, 47).
4. Allows God’s Word to be the foundation of your life (Deuteronomy 6:6-8).
5. Provides guidance (Psalm 119:24, 105).
6. Develops confidence in witnessing (Isaiah 55:11).
7. Establishes a fountain to conquer temptation (for example: Matthew 4:1-10) and to gain victory over sin

(Psalm 119:9-11).
 8. Becomes an integral part of your prayer life (for example: Acts 4:24-31).
 9. Enables you to teach, counsel, encourage, and build up others in the Body of Christ (Colossians 3:16).
10. Provides a basis for meditation On God’s Word

(Psalm 119:15-16, 97).
11. Makes the Word of God readily available for comfort (Psalm 119:52).
12. Keeps God’s Word ready to refresh or revive

(Psalm 119:93).
13. Provides stability in your spiritual life (Psalm 37:31; 40:8).
14. Gives you the truth so that, at times of need, you are ready to answer others concerning your source of hope (Proverbs 22:17-21; 1 Peter 3:15).

This material is excerpted from the Biblical Counseling Foundation’s 480-page in-depth discipleship manual,  John Broger.

Thank You from Grace’s Pantry

Dear members of the Lafayette Reformed Baptist Congregation:

I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude and thanks for your support of Grace’s Pantry through this recent Christmas Season. The needs have been great but our Lord’s ability to provide has been greater! With your assistance we were able to provide food baskets and Christmas gifts for 27 families in the northern Sussex County area. The back story is that we assisted an additional 24 families throughout the month with just our normal amount of help.

Even more impressively is that our shelves are currently well stocked as we head into the winter

season. Having said all of this, please allow me to add that hunger does not take a vacation. Shelves that are full today could very easily be depleted in only a few weeks. So I would ask that as the year proceeds that you keep Grace’s Pantry in prayer and when the opportunity arises please feel free to donate.

Again, Thank You! From Grace’s Pantry.

Douglas Mac Rae, Food Panty Coordinator

1/7/2024 Services will be only via Zoom

The online bulletin contains the Zoom link for today’s service.

WORSHIP SERVICE                                               11:00 AM            



Call to Worship

Hymn – 502 “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – John 9:26-41

Hymn – 507 “Take up thy Cross”                                                          


Hymn – 500 “He Leadeth Me”

Sermon – Pastor Phil Horjus 

        II Corinthians 12:1-10

“Paul’s Prayer in Affliction”

Hymn – 501 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

Closing Prayer


FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON – Will resume January 14, 2024              

AFTERNOON SERVICE   –   Will resume January 14, 2024                                       

Al Gaines Funeral Information

A burial Service will commence at 10:00 am at the Frankford Plains Cemetery on Friday, December 8.

A Memorial Service will follow at the Reformed Baptist Church of Lafayette at 11:00 am.

Zoom information is given below:

Topic: Albert Gaines Funeral
Time: Dec 8, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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