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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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MAY 19th; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2019.

THIS WEEK'S HYMN.  “It Is Well With My Soul” by Mr. Horatio Spafford (1828-1888).  Mr. Spafford was a Lawyer, Businessman, and Sunday School Teacher who lived in Chicago, Illinois.  This Hymn was written in 1873 immediately after Mr. Spafford's four beloved Daughters perished at sea.

THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING.  GOD has answered Prayer.  1. Several Care Facilities that were desiring to take care of more Residents have received more Residents.  2. In general, many Residents have lately returned Home from the Hospitals and are safely back in their Care Facilities.  3. In particular, there is one Lady who returned from the Hospital and is back in her Care Facility after an extended illness.  It was good to see her again this week.  She is improving.  4. Dr. Spence was given many good Church Services last week.  Psalm 103.2-5 says: “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; Who healeth all thy diseases; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies.”

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 Hospital.  2. One Lady who keeps returning to the Hospital.  3. A Lady who will be appearing in Court on Monday.  4. A Lady who is frequently sad.  5. A Lady who has asked to borrow another “good book” from Dr. Spence's library.  What good books are you reading these days?  6. A Lady who received a Bible.  7. A Lady who is troubled over many things.  8. A Lady asks Prayer for her Granddaughter.  9. An Administrator has a bump on his neck.  10. Those in pain.  Psalm 4.6 says: “Lord, lift Thou up the light of Thy countenance upon us.”  *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, 1 Printed Sermon was mailed to an individual in Missouri.  2. Please pray for the Monthly Colportage that will hopefully happen some day this week.  Last month was the best Colportage this year.  THE LORD bless the printed distribution of 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.  

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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.  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.