Several people are going through the membership process at Anaheim Hills Presbyterian Church. The congregation regularly has unbelievers at worship. Pastor Hartshorn reports that they are thankful to have solid families, but they pray for more unbelievers. Pray that the Lord will send more unbelievers to hear his word preached faithfully. Pray for a member family that has been separated for months due to an immigration paperwork delay. With attendance nearly doubling in the last few months, the congregation has outgrown its current room. Pray that the congregation will be able to move into a larger room at their current facility. Pray too for wisdom in establishing a Bible study in Corona, CA where six families recently attended an
Since organizing last fall, Pastor Fowler has been encouraged by serving with the new session and deacon, as they have brought new strength and focus in the work of the church. Many have participated in outreach efforts this spring, and visitors have come to worship as a result. A man recently professed his faith and was baptized. Pray that the Lord will provide opportunities to present the gospel to more unbelievers. Pray too with Pastor Fowler that four new families will join the work. A detailed plan for Christian Education has been laid out, and hopes are to hold a conference on apologetics at the conclusion of a Sunday school class on the topic. Pray that the Lord will provide a pianist, and that he will provide a new facility in time,
Christ Covenant OPC lost a family to an out-of-state move, but there has been an uptick in the number of visitors this year. Pray that those who visit worship will return and become part of the work. Pray too that the Lord will raise up officers for the body in Crystal Lake. While the group is struggling to get past an average attendance of 30 people, giving has been strong, largely covering monthly expenses. Preparations are being made to have a booth at the county fair. In past years mostly believers stopped by the booth. Pray that God will provide a way to meet more unbelievers this year. Pastor Wilkins was recently invited to conduct a worship service at a nursing home where one of Christ Covenant’s members leads a Bible study. The
Immanuel Church began meeting on Sunday mornings on May 17. The switch from an afternoon service meant the loss of three couples from the core group, but the Lord has graciously brought three new couples into the group in recent weeks. Another couple plans to join the group later this summer. The Hoekstras are preparing to host a block party as a way to get to know their neighbors better. Later in the summer other members will do the same. Pray that these gatherings will be effective ways to develop relationships with neighbors. One Sunday evening a month the group gathers for a Q&A time. A group of young people will come for two days to pass out literature about the church plant and hold a car wash. Pray that the Lord will bless these
Omega OPC is set to close on a building, a former steak house that another church adapted, on June 22. Pray that the final details will be worked out, and that the building will be well used to God’s glory. Pray too that the congregation will remain unified throughout the transition to the new location. On Friendship Sunday, the fifth Sunday of each month, members are encouraged to invite acquaintances to worship. After a slow period the congregation has had six unexpected visitors each of the last three Sundays. Several visitors have also attended a series of events offering time for questions and answers followed by food. Pray that these visitors will return and desire to join the congregation.