A Full-time Independent Chaplain
Serving Care Facilities In Southwestern Pennsylvania
For More Than 23 Years
APRIL 5th; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2020.
THIS WEEK'S HYMN. “My Redeemer” by an unknown author. However, the words must have been written before 1867. For in that year, the gifted Mr. Henry Smart (1813-1879) attached a beautiful tune to this celebrated Hymn. And what a fine Hymn it is! The author may be unknown, but the Truth is well known and agrees handsomely with Scripture.
SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST. During these days of the coronavirus outbreak, please pray for the Care Facilities Dr. Spence serves. They now have more on them. Among many Residents, there is considerable fear.
THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING. There were answers to Prayer this week. 1. A Gentleman has returned from the Hospital. He was happy to be in the Church Service last week. And it was good to see him back! 2. A Lady who lately had two falls is feeling better. 3. We are also thankful for some of the Residents and their Families. In light of the national emergency, in recent days, they have expressed their care and concern for Dr. Spence and sent him gifts. A Family also who used to own a Care Facility that Dr. Spence visited for 21 years before it closed, gave many food items. All this kindness is particularly appreciated at this time. Thank you very much. I Thessalonians 1.2 says: “We give thanks to God.”
THIS WEEK'S PRAYERLIST. These Prayer Requests have been made by different Residents and Staff in the Care Facilities. 1. A Lady's Father seems to be in his last days. At least, the Doctor says so. Please pray for this Lady, her Father, her Mother, and the rest of the Family at this time. 2. A Gentleman gave a detailed list of names of his Family members that he desires to be prayed for. Please remember them in Prayer. 3. Because of the sad circumstances of the coronavirus, many important Doctor appointments and Hospital visits are being canceled. Please keep the Residents experiencing these cancellations in Prayer. 4. A Lady and her Family. 5. Another Lady and her Family. 6. A Lady who lives with intense pain in her knees and hands. She attended the Church Service last week. 7. Many who desire to go Home. 8. These days Dr. Spence is writing many Letters and Mrs. Spence is making many calls. Please pray that they will be a spiritual Blessing. Acts 12.5 says: “Prayer was made without ceasing.” *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, 9 Chaplain brochures, 40 Chaplain calendars, and 440 Printed Sermons were distributed in several Businesses but mostly in Care Facilities located in Monongahela, New Eagle, Finleyville, Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair, South Hills, Mount Lebanon, Pittsburgh, Breckenridge, Lower Burrell, Kittanning, Charleroi, and Belle Vernon. 2. 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.
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