APRIL 21st; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2019.
THIS WEEK'S HYMN. “Rise My Soul Behold 'Tis Jesus” by Rev. Mr. Joseph Denham Smith (1817-1889). Rev. Smith was an Independent Minister who served in the Country of Ireland.
THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING. GOD has answered Prayer. There are many things to be thankful for this week. 1. A Lady who was seriously sick is better. 2. A Care Facility received a considerable increase in Residents. 3. A Lady's Brother's toe was near amputation, but it healed up. 4. A Lady's Sister was sick but has since recovered. 5. A Lady's Daughter applied for a nearby job so she could be closer to her Mother. She obtained the job. 6. A Lady was in the Hospital for about three weeks. She has since returned to her Care Facility. It was good having her back in the Church Service this past week. 7. A Lady was actually able to fulfill her appointment with a Specialist. Last month, on her way to the place, she fell and was obliged to go to the Hospital. She missed the appointment. 8. A Gentleman who was seriously ill has unexpectedly and considerably improved. The Old Hymn says: “Mercy drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead!”
SPECIAL MENTION. Dr. Spence received a delightful Card last week from a former Resident's Family. It was pleasant hearing from them.
THIS WEEK'S PRAYERLIST. These Prayer Requests have been made by different Residents and Staff in the Care Facilities. As long as we live in this world, there will always be need for Prayer. 1. A Lady lost her Nephew. Please remember the Family in Prayer. 2. A Lady with troubling sores. 3. A Gentleman's Grandmother has heart problems. 4. Two Ladies who are often sad. 5. A Gentleman with intense leg pain. 6. A dear Gentleman who says he is surrounded by too much “drama.” May THE LORD give him peace. 7. A Lady who has asked Dr. Spence to borrow book on THE TRINITY. 8. A Lady's Mother who now seems obliged to sell her house. 9. A Lady's Sister lost her Husband. 10. A dear Gentleman who passed away. Please pray for his Family. We will miss his presence in the Church Services. Jeremiah 3.22 says: “Behold, we come unto Thee; for Thou art the Lord our God.” *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, 180 Printed Sermons were distributed in Businesses but mostly in Hospitals and Care Facilities located in Whitehall, Brentwood, Pittsburgh, Monongahela, Belle Vernon, Mount Lebanon, and Lower Burrell. 2. Please pray for the Monthly Colportage which will hopefully happen this week. May GOD bless His Word! 3. 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.
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. 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.
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