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Dr. Paul Spence, Chaplain
Chaplain Spence Services

A Full-time Independent Chaplain

 Serving Care Facilities In Southwestern Pennsylvania

 For More Than 23 Years

This Week

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DECEMBER 8th; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2019.

THIS WEEK'S HYMN.  “Abide With Me” by Rev. Mr. Henry Lyte (1793-1847).  Rev. Lyte wrote this Hymn in 1847.  This is a suitable Hymn for the end of the year.

THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING.  There were answers to Prayer this week.  1. Several who were not well are feeling better.  2. A Lady had a safe trip with her Son.  3. Dr. Spence was given good Church Services in the Care Facilities last week.  Psalm 65.2 says: “Thou that hearest prayer.” 

THIS WEEK'S PRAYERLIST.  These Prayer Requests have been made by different Residents and Staff in the Care Facilities.  1. Several who seem to be thirsting after GOD.  2. A Lady asks Prayer for herself and her Daughter.  3. A Gentleman as he goes into the New Year.  4. A Lady passed away.  She constantly attended the Church Services.  We will miss her.  Please pray for her Family at this time.  5. A Lady who lost her Son last week.  This is the second Son she has lost.  6. Those who are in the Hospital.  This week there are many.  7. A Gentleman who has had complications since his surgery.  8. A Gentleman who has returned from the Hospital in a very weak state of health.  9. Those who want to go Home.  10. A Lady who was given a New Testament last week.  She was happy to receive it.  Psalm 80.3 says: “Turn us again, O God, and cause Thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.”  *In the Thanksgiving and Prayerlist sections, the names of the people have been withheld to protect their privacy.  Nevertheless, the Thanksgivings and Prayer Requests are real and actual.  Respect for privacy is also the reason there are usually no photos of Residents on Dr. Spence's website.

THIS WEEK'S COLPORTAGE REPORT.  1. Last week, 165 Printed Sermons were distributed in a Hospital and Care Facilities located in Washington, Bentleyville, and Monessen.  2. 225 Chaplain Calendars were distributed in Care Facilities located in Allison Park, Kittanning, Lower Burrell, Bethel Park, Uniontown, Point Marion, Oakdale, Charleroi, Dunlevy, and Scottdale.  3. An autobiography of the admirable Dr. Jonathan Edwards was loaned to a Lady in one of the Care Facilities.  4. Is there anyone who could use the King James Version Book of Psalms in Braille?  If you or someone you know could use these Psalms, please contact us.  The Book and postage are free.   

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IN THIS WORLD, there often arises temporary situations and unique circumstances.  People necessarily leave their Homes and move into Care Facilities.  Others are confined to their Homes.  Very frequently, these people, spiritually, fall between the cracks.  They are forgotten and forsaken.  For more than 23 years, Dr. Spence has served as a Personal, Domestic, and Care Facility Chaplain meeting the spiritual needs of many of these people.  James 1.27 says: "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."  If you have questions or comments, or if you are interested in Dr. Spence's services, please contact us.  Dr. Spence seeks to answer calls here in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  However, he tries to go wherever he is requested.