JANUARY 13th; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2019. This is the second Sunday of the new year.
THIS WEEK'S HYMN. “Rock Of Ages” by Rev. Mr. Augustus Toplady (1740-1778). Rev. Toplady was Vicar at Broad Hembury, England. He later took the charge of a French Calvinist Church (Orange Street Chapel) in London. In his time, he was a notable defender of the Historic Protestant Faith. This Hymn was written in 1776.
THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING. GOD has answered Prayer. 1. A Lady's Daughter who we were praying for is feeling better. 2. The Care Facility Aide who was accidentally poked in the cheek with a needle is well again. The swelling is gone. 3. A Gentleman who severely broke his foot is on the mend. 4. There is now peace between two roommates. For these sweet Mercies, LORD, we thank Thee. I Chronicles 29.14 says: “All things come of Thee.”
THIS WEEK'S PRAYERLIST. These Prayer Requests have been made by different Residents and Staff in the Care Facilities. 1. Those who are in the Hospitals. 2. A 103-year-old Lady who is now troubled with back pain. 3. Several have lately passed away in the Care Facilities. We miss them. Please remember their Families in Prayer. 4. A Lady who suffers with a bad leg. 5. A Lady's Son is not well. 6. Two Care Facilities that desire to take care of more Residents. 7. A Lady who is not well. 8. A Lady who is presently in intense pain. 9. A Lady suffering with strep throat. 10. A young Lady who suffers with many health problems. Psalm 30.8 says: “Unto the Lord I made supplication.” It is precious we can bring our requests to 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. Privacy protection is also the reason there are no photos of Residents on Dr. Spence's website.
THIS WEEK'S COLPORTAGE REPORT. 1. 283 Printed Sermons were distributed last week in Businesses, Hospitals, but mostly Care Facilities located in Monongahela, Elizabeth, Jefferson Hills, West Mifflin, Brentwood, Belle Vernon, Kittanning, and Allison Park. 2. Is there anyone who could use the King James Version Book of Psalms in Braille? We still have some left. 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.