Well, here I am again, in the office between the holidays on a snowy morning and it’s quiet! I know it’s a sign of aging and I still do enjoy some noisy fun, but quiet is great! This Lord’s Day we will be observing the Lord’s Supper. The theme of our service focuses on sin’s terrible stain and the supernatural cleansing that is ours through His blood…our stain will be made “as white as snow.” This fresh new snow is such a fitting background for finishing my preparations for this Sunday.
This morning there are a few significant prayer requests on my heart that I’m going to share with you.
*There are a number of men still out of work in our church family. It is easier to remember to pray when we first get the news that they lost their jobs. It is harder, but even more important to pray as the search remains long and discouraging. Please remember. Please pray.
*Please pray for Betty and Joe Coleman. Joe has been failing for such a long time. Betty is faced with those sobering medical treatment judgment calls about how much and how long. She needs our prayers right now.
*Continue to pray for the many who struggle with the ongoing treatment of different forms of cancer, like Jon Vervoort, Edie Haman, the Troths, Mike Alamo, and others.
*A NEW AND URGENT request is for Rob and Lee Clarke in China. Lee was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. They rushed her to Beijing and did urgent and serious surgery. The doctors believe they removed all of the mass. They will now need to remain in Beijing for a few months for follow up radiation and chemo. We need to pray and we need to step up and help them with the emergency and unexpected costs. As a church family you have always stepped up when people were in need and sacrificed to help. This Sunday’s charitable offering will be designated to help the Clarkes at this time. So please pray and plan to give generously.
*Finally, please continue to pray for me. Without Him, His wisdom, His strength, and His matchless grace I am nothing. I have nothing. With Him, well that’s a altogether different story! I really do need and treasure your prayers.