JANUARY 20th; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2019. This is the third Sunday of the new year.
*It was on Wednesday, January 20th, 1982, when Dr. Spence first began preaching the Gospel. These have been 37 precious years.
THIS WEEK'S HYMN. “Moment By Moment” by Major Daniel Whittle (1840-1901). Major Whittle was a soldier in the American Civil War. This Hymn was written in 1893. In the Care Facility Meetings, there once lived a Gentleman who resided in a Care Facility located in Claysville who preferred this Hymn above all the others. Speaking of the Care Facility Meetings: singing the old Hymns in these first Meetings of the year has been a real pleasure.
THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING. GOD has answered Prayer. There are many things to be thankful for. 1. A Lady who was living in extreme pain is now enjoying relief. 2. Several have returned from the Hospitals. They have pleasantly returned to their Care Facilities. 3. A young Lady who was struggling with sores on both heels is better. 4. A Lady who had pain in her left foot is fine. 5. A Lady's Son who was on a trip has safely returned. 6. Another Son who was formerly sick with the stomach-bug is well. 7. A Lady who was struggling with back pain is pain free. 8. A Lady who was dizzy is now calm and stable. 9. Thank GOD that many Care Facilities so far have had few colds and sicknesses this year. 10. Dr. Spence received a dear letter from one of the Sermon Advertisers last week. Psalm 126.3 says: “The Lord hath done great things for us.”
THIS WEEK'S PRAYERLIST. These Prayer Requests have been made by different Residents and Staff in the Care Facilities. 1. A young Gentleman who has many and serious health problems. 2. A Lady's Brother-in-law. 3. A Lady who battles with chronic pneumonia and other complications. 4. A polite Care Facility Aide. 5. Those who are in the Hospital. 6. Four Care Facilities who desire to take care of more Residents. 7. A Lady who is seriously battling an infection. 8. A dear Lady who is now dying. May GOD help her in her hour of need! She constantly attended the Meetings. 9. Two more Care Facilities need Prayer. 10. A Lady who has odd facial pain. Psalm 22.5 says: “They cried unto Thee and were delivered.” *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. 83 Printed Sermons were distributed last week in Businesses and Care Facilities located in Lower Burrell, Charleroi, Belle Vernon, Fayette City, West Mifflin, New Eagle, and Monongahela. 2. Please pray for the Monthly Colportage which will hopefully happen this week. 3. 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.