Members of Christ the King gathered to prepare a rental home for the Heaton family who will soon arrive as Ryan begins a yearlong church planting internship with Eric. The congregation is considering a building near Interstate 75. If they decide to purchase the building, they would welcome teams of volunteers later this year to help with renovations. Pray that the Lord will give wisdom as they consider this move. Several people are in an inquirers’ class. One family is preparing to move out of state. Pray that the Lord will send families with teenagers to join the congregation. Pray for wisdom as the congregation considers who might be called to serve as officers in the congregation. Pray too that they will be able to organize early next
Pastor Malamisuro and many in the congregation continue to work through the Embers to a Flame video conference once a month. Pray that the congregation will be encouraged and refreshed to serve as they consider this material. One member family recently moved out of state. The congregation has not had a local visitor since earlier this year. Pray that they will be faithful in reaching out to the community and that effective follow up will encourage visitors to return. Geneva College’s New Song ensemble will sing at Good Shepherd in July. Pray that this will be a time of fellowship and encouragement for the congregation. Pray also that others will come to the event.
A local visitor has attended faithfully for several months. Pastor Bennett and several others were able to present the gospel to several people recently at Hillbilly Days. They are preparing to have a booth and do more walk-up evangelism at the Mountain Heritage Festival in the fall. Pray that this will lead to more visitors. Preparations are also being made for the congregation’s fifth annual Theology Conference for students at Alice Lloyd College. Interactions at a recent freshman orientation event led to ten new students expressing interest in the weekly Bible study there. Pray that these contacts will be blessed by the study. Pastor Bennett and one student plan to go to the Alice Lloyd campus weekly to talk with students. They will also
San Antonio Reformed Church recently began growth groups meeting weekly in members’ homes throughout San Antonio. Pray that these groups will facilitate discipleship and fellowship, as well as provide opportunities for people to invite their neighbors to interact with the church. The congregation is nearing the comfortable capacity of their current rented space, and they are in the last year of their lease. Pray for wisdom as the congregation considers whether to remain in their current space or look for a new location. Finances are stable, but the congregation is not yet self-sustaining. Pray that the Lord will continue to provide for the work. Pray too for the Moodys and others who are preparing for the presbytery’s youth camp which
Jim Bosgraf has been active at Gospel Life Church in Chicago, regularly attending worship there and visiting members of the work. He continues to travel to the Presbytery of the Midwest’s various mission works. Pray for the work in Pella, Iowa as they search for a pastor. Pray for effective follow up with the good number of visitors who have attended worship in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Also pray that the Lord will raise up officers for Christ Covenant OPC in Crystal Lake, Illinois. A number of churches in the presbytery will have summer outreach programs. Pray that the Lord will bless these efforts with new visitors to worship. Pray too for wisdom as Jim continues to consider new locations for future works throughout the presbytery.