DECEMBER 9th; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2018.
*LORD, specially bless the Care Facility Church Services at this time of the year. At this time of the year, when many think of home—as they remember the times they had with their spouses and their children—we pray that Thou wilt sovereignly bless the preaching of Thy Word to the good, comfort, and salvation of souls. In JESUS' Name we pray. Amen.
THIS WEEK'S HYMN. “I Need Thee Every Hour” by Mrs. Annie Hawks (1836-1918). This Hymn was published in 1872.
THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING. GOD has answered Prayer. 1. After a few months, a Lady has finally returned from the Hospital and Rehabilitation and is now back in her Personal Care Home. 2. A Gentleman's broken hand has healed. 3. A Lady who had pneumonia is better. 4. After a serious fall on a sidewalk, a Lady is completely well again. 5. A Personal Care Home that has been desiring to care for more Residents received two more Residents last week. Psalm 65.2 says: “O Thou that hearest prayer.”
THIS WEEK'S PRAYERLIST. These Prayer Requests have been made by different Residents and Staff in the Care Facilities. 1. A Gentleman has asked for a New Testament. 2. A Lady has asked for a complete Bible. 3. A Lady who has not been well for a long time. 4. A Lady who is struggling with a numb calf. 5. A Gentleman who is generally declining in his health. 6. A Lady who has many requests. 7. A Care Facility Aide's Husband who has cancer. 8. A Secretary in one of the Personal Care Homes handed Dr. Spence a list of Prayer requests. 9. A Lady's Son who is not well. 10. Another Lady's Daughter who is not well. Psalm 25.1 says: “Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.” *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.
THIS WEEK'S COLPORTAGE REPORT. 1. 31 Printed Sermons were distributed last week at a local Hospital. 2. 253 Chaplain Calendars were distributed last week in the Care Facilities Dr. Spence visits. 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. 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.