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


OCTOBER 20th; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2019.

THIS WEEK'S PSALM.  “Break Thou The Bread Of Life” by Miss Mary Artemesia Lathbury (1841-1913).  These words were written in 1877.

THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING.  There were answers to Prayer this week.  1. A Gentleman's arm surgery went as well as heart could wish.  2. THE LORD answered Prayer concerning an Aide's Daughter.  3. A Lady's Daughter had health tests.  The results were good news.  4. A Gentleman's Wife and Son are improving in health.  Colossians 3.15 says: “Be ye thankful.”  Romans 1.21 says: “When they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations.”

THIS WEEK'S PRAYERLIST.  These Prayer Requests have been made by different Residents and Staff in the Care Facilities.  1. A Lady who has complications from a fall.  2. A Lady who was obliged to return to her former Care Facility.  Her Apartment situation did not work out.  She constantly attends the Church Services.  3. Those who are frail.  4. A Gentleman who has an important Doctor appointment at the end of the month.  5. Those who are in pain.  6. A Lady's Son who is in the Hospital.  7. A Lady who had a massive stroke and now is in Skilled Care.  We will miss her.  8. A Gentleman asks Prayer for his Aunt.  9. A Gentleman who is not well.  10. A Lady asks Prayer for her Family.  11. A Gentleman in one of the Care Facilities passed away last week.  Dr. Spence spent time with the Family.  Please remember them in Prayer.  12. There is talk going on about Dr. Spence visiting a new Care Facility.  Please pray THE LORD will open the door.  Psalm 20.5 says: “The Lord fulfil all thy petitions.”  *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, 223 Printed Sermons were distributed in Businesses, Hospitals, but mostly Care Facilities located in Whitehall, Bethel Park, South Hills, McCandless, Kittanning, and Belle Vernon.  2. 1 Printed Sermon was mailed to an individual in Illinois.  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.  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.