Food Pantry Needs

Back to School Supplies and Snacks for giveaway on August 28.

Please bring items to church by Sunday, August 20, 2023/

We are collecting donations to help prepare the children of families in need for the upcoming school year. Items for Elementary and Middle School students would be most helpful. We would also appreciate food items in the form of breakfast items or after school snacks.

These are the suggested items. All other similar items are gratefully accepted.

School Supplies                                    Breakfast and Snack Items

Pens / #2 PencilsPancake Mix &Syrup
Marble Notebooks Cookies
Glue SticksGranola Bars
Pencil BoxCereal
LunchboxSingle Serve Snacks
Multi-Subject NotebooksChips
FoldersRice Krispie Treats
HighlightersCheese Snacks

Above all else… Thank you for thinking of others in need!

Grace’s Pantry: An outreach ministry of The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, The Lafayette Reformed Baptist Church, The Franklin Presbyterian Church, The Ogdensburg Presbyterian Church, and The Hamburg Baptist Church

Building Improvement and Repair Fund

The Reformed Baptist Church of Lafayette’s building is over 65 years old and in need of repairs, maintenance, and improvements. Some of the projects and repairs include improving the buildings air quality, mason work, gutter maintenance, and outside window trim painting. This is a partial list. We need funds to cover the cost of these projects. We have established a Building Improvement and Repair Fund and request contributions to this fund.

All contributions to this fund should be designated. For your convenience, envelops marked with “Building Improvement and Repair Fund” are found in the foyer.

Please keep these church needs in your prayers and consider contributing to this fund.

Join us for Father’s Day Services

Worship is at 11:00 am

Pastor Harrison preaching from the Life of Samuel

A Thought for Father’s Day

“Here is the fundamental difference between the man of faith and the man of unbelief. The unbeliever is “of the world” and judges everything by worldly standards, views life from the standpoint of time and sense, and weighs everything in the balances of his own carnal making.

But the man of faith brings in God, looks at everything from His standpoint, estimates values by spiritual standards, and views life in the light of eternity. Doing this, he receives whatever comes as from the hand of God.

Doing this, his heart is calm in the midst of the storm. Doing this, he rejoices in hope of the glory of God.”

~ Arthur Pink, “The Sovereignty of God” 

5/21/23 New Teaching Series

Pastor Harrison will conduct an “Evangelism Training” class during the Sunday school hour (10:00 am) for a number of weeks. Please plan to attend in person at church or via Zoom. Zoom information is found on our online bulletin.

Pastor Harrison has completed a series of sermons on the book of Hebrews. Starting this Sunday, he embarks on a new sermon series based on the book of Romans.

Mother’s Day

Please join us for a Mother’s Day Message.

Pastor Harrison will be preaching from Proverbs 31:1-9 on a “Mother’s Godly Admonition”

“The call to be a mother is a high calling indeed. Even when the home life is
fraught with difficulties and challenges, a Christian mother has a great
opportunity to influence her children for Christ. Her family is her mission field,
and like all faithful missionaries she should trust the Lord to supply grace to
meet all of the challenges as she seeks to seize all of the opportunities to
impact the rising generation with the gospel.”

Dr. Tom Ascol Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral.

A Thought for Easter

Charles Spurgeon delivered this message on Sunday April 21, 1889 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, London. The full sermon—along with nearly all of Spurgeon’s other sermons—is available in The Complete Spurgeon Sermons Collection.

Once more—the resurrection of Christ is operating at this present time with a quickening power on all who hear the word aright. The sun is, to the vegetable world, a great source of growth. In this month of April he goes forth with life in his beams and we see the result.
The buds are bursting, the trees are putting on their summer dress, the flowers are smiling and even the seeds which we buried in the earth are beginning to feel the vivifying warmth. They see not the Lord of day but they feel his smile. Over what an enormous territory is the returning sun continually operating! How potent are his forces when he crosses the line and lengthens the day!
Such is the risen Christ. In the grave he was like the sun in his winter solstice but he crossed the line in his resurrection. He has brought us all the hopes of spring and is bringing us the joys of summer. He is quickening many at this hour and will yet quicken myriads. This is the power with which the missionary goes forth to sow; this is the power in which the preacher at home continues to scatter the seed. The risen Christ is the great producer of harvests. By the power of his resurrection men are raised from their death in sin to eternal life.

Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm

Opening Prayer

“O Sacred Head, now Wounded” Hymn 178

Scripture Reading – John 19:16-27

“Alas! And Did my Savior Bleed” Hymn 195

Scripture Reading – John 19:28-42

Special Music – Dori Martin

Sermon – Pastor Patrick Harrison

I Peter 3:18

“The Suffering of our Lord Jesus”

“Glory Be To Jesus” Hymn 190

Closing Prayer

For Christ also suffered once for sins,

The Righteous for the unrighteous,

that he might bring us to God,

being put to death in the flesh

but made alive in the spirit,

I Peter 3:18

It was the will of the Lord to crush him;

He has put him to grief.

Isaiah 53:10

Easter Baskets for Grace’s Open Pantry


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Easter Basket Donation

Needs for

Grace’s Food Pantry

Bring donations to church by March 30

Potatoes, Box or Real

Canned Vegetables

Cake Mix

Can of Frosting


Pasta Sauce

Egg Decorating Kits

Bag of Jelly Beans

On behalf of all of us at Grace’s Pantry we would like to thank you all for the continued support. God Bless each of you.