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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 22 Years

This Week

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JULY 21st; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2019. 

THIS WEEK'S HYMN.  “Trusting Jesus” by Mr. Edgar Stites (1836-1921).  Mr. Stites was an American Civil War Soldier.  This Hymn was written in 1876.

THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING.  There were answers to Prayer this week.  1. A Lady who was suffering from back pain is not only back from the Hospital, but her back is all better.  2. Many who were sick with colds, flus, and pneumonia have recovered.  3. A Lady who was suffering from a health condition is now fine.  4. A Gentleman who was having serious trouble with his medicine was able to straighten things out.  5. Several who were in the Hospital have returned to their Care Facilities.  6. A Lady's Niece is dramatically improving.  7. A few new Residents attended the Church Services last week.  8. Last week, Dr. Spence was given good Church Services among the Care Facilities.  Psalm 68.19 says: “Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loadeth us with benefits.”

THIS WEEK'S PRAYERLIST.  These Prayer Requests have been made by different Residents and Staff in the Care Facilities.  1. Two Ladies who have painful legs.  2. A Lady who will never walk again.  3. A Lady who asked for a Bible.  4. A Gentleman who received a New Testament last week.  He was glad to get it.  LORD, open up his eyes to see.  Are you reading your Bible?  5. A Lady, her Mother, her Sisters, and her entire Family.  6. An Aide who is going through personal trials.  7. An Aide who learned she has COPD.  8. A Lady who is having serious eye troubles.  9. A Lady who fell and broke her hip.  10. A Lady who asked for Prayer.  11. A Lady who left her Care Facility and went somewhere else.  We will miss her in the Church Services.  LORD, bless her.  12. A dear Lady who is dying.  Dr. Spence and his Family briefly visited her last week.  II Samuel 7.28,29 says: “And now, O Lord God, Thou art God.  Let it please Thee to bless with Thy Blessing.”  *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, 135 Printed Sermons were distributed in Businesses and chiefly Care Facilities located in Pittsburgh, Brentwood, Whitehall, Elizabeth, Belle Vernon, Allison Park, Mount Lebanon, Lower Burrell, Uniontown, & Monongahela.  2. 1 Printed Sermon was mailed to an individual in Ohio.  3. A New Testament was given to a Gentleman.  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 twenty-two 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.