Trinity’s elders and deacons will meet later this month for a long-range planning meeting. Pray for wisdom as they consider hiring an associate pastor and planting a church in the next few years. Pray too for grace and wisdom as they minister to the congregation. The move to afternoon services in rented space in a Lutheran church in Syosset has gone well. Attendance at worship is about 130, and there are new visitors nearly every week. Two people were recently interviewed for membership and nine more are scheduled for interviews in the coming weeks. The deacons have ministered well to the congregation during various recent struggles. Pray for continued faithfulness in reaching out to friends and neighbors.
Seventy people attended a recent conference hosted by Good Shepherd OPC, and several attendees visited worship in the following weeks, but attendance has evened out again since then. One man came to church last Sunday as a result of a banner advertising worship on Easter, and a couple from Brazil attended evening worship. The church is losing three men due to moves out of the area. The congregation has been faithful in prayer and outreach but has seen little fruit. An outreach picnic is planned in June, followed by VBS, which was well-attended last year. Pray that the Lord will bless their efforts and encourage the congregation. A game night and progressive dinner are planned to give the body opportunity for fellowship. Pray that these will
Spring is a welcome sight in West Lebanon where there was significant snowfall four weekends in a row. The congregation now gathers for fifth-Sunday fellowship meals. Sunday school classes began in February, and teens and adults are now studying the foundations of our faith. Pray for several in the class who are preparing to become communicant members in the coming months. More in the community are hearing of Providence Presbyterian Church, and several visitors have begun attending worship on a semi-regular basis. Praise the Lord for providing financially. A couple of Dartmouth College students accompany on the piano many weeks. Please pray for increasing opportunities at the college. Pray too for effective outreach to the neighborhood
The first public worship service at New City Fellowship was held one year ago. About 220 people gathered for worship last week, of which roughly 35 are from the original core group. The session is currently conducting two or three membership interviews nearly every week. Praise the Lord for growth from New City’s neighborhood, and pray that still more will come. Some neighbors, whose children attended last summer’s Bible club (VBS), are still attending worship. Plans are being made to hold clubs in two locations this summer. Pray that the Lord will bless these clubs and other outreach efforts. The congregation’s building is serving it well, but the boiler must be replaced. Pray that the Lord will provide the means to take on this large
Attendance at Reformation OPC has remained steady in the low 50s. Several young people recently professed their faith and another covenant child was baptized. The congregation is in the midst of a concerted outreach effort. They have advertised on the front page of the local paper in mailers and with flyers. Pray that God will bless these efforts with new families. Pastor Fowler praises God for providing faithful, hardworking elders who have been a blessing to the congregation. The congregation is also well served by a faithful deacon. Praise God with the congregation for his financial provision as well. Pray that the Lord will provide a pianist to accompany the congregation’s singing.