A college student who began visiting regularly after last fall’s theology conference recently joined the church. The two college campus Bible studies will soon wrap up for the summer. Several members will join Pastor Bennett at Hillbilly Days. Instead of opening a booth, as they’ve done in the past, the members will engage people in conversations as they walk throughout the festival. Pray that they will have significant conversations with many people. A couple from Cedar Presbyterian Church in Hudsonville, Michigan recently helped the Bennetts make progress on several manse renovation projects. One member has moved out of the area, and another couple expects to move in the coming months. Pray that more local residents will be brought into
About 40 people are gathering for worship at Corona Presbyterian Church each week. Two new families have begun attending regularly since the beginning of the year. Twelve people are taking a new members class which Pastor Prather hopes to wrap up this Sunday. Plans are already underway to begin another class soon. Several men are also participating in a leadership training class. The synagogue where the congregation meets continues to be a good location for worship and Sunday school. The group gathers in the Prather’s home on Sunday evenings. Sermons are streamed live on Corona Presbyterian’s Facebook page. An evangelism encouragement group meets monthly. Pray for wisdom as the group seeks to reach out to Corona.
Resurrection has seen a marked increase in visitors recently. Attendance is now about 35, and a new family is transferring their membership to Resurrection. Several other families have been attending regularly as well. The congregation has received approval to put up a sign from 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. This week, they will begin displaying a 4-foot by 25-foot banner announcing that they worship in the building along with yard signs that tell more about them. Pastor Holda is thankful that God has provided a “great place at a great price.” Pray that contacts in the community will come to worship. Pray too that the Lord will bless the ordinary means of grace, and that members will have many opportunities for fellowship outside of
A team from Zion Christian School in western Michigan is serving as ambassadors for Christ the King Church this week. Among other activities, they have washed windows in 23 houses. Members are preparing to nominate officers. Pray that the Lord will give wisdom as Eric considers a year-long intern. A covenant child will make profession of faith this week. Praise the Lord for his faithfulness. Pray that the congregation will be effective in reaching out to families with teenagers. The Hausler’s Muslim friend has been faithfully attending worship and now wants to attend Bible studies. Pray that the Lord will bring her and many others to himself. Pray also for wisdom as the congregation looks for a larger location over the next year.
The cold waters of Lake Erie delay spring’s arrival in Huron, so Pastor Oldaker hasn’t been walking the pier yet, but he continues to build relationships with the regulars at the local coffee shop. April 16 will be an invitation Sunday with food and fellowship after the service. Invitation cards are being handed out. One woman attended worship recently after Larry gave her a card and engaged her in conversation. A new member is to be received by profession of faith and baptism on Easter, and his unbelieving parents will attend the service. Pray that the Lord will work in their hearts. Attendance has been hit by a wave of illness in the congregation. Pray that the Lord will bring members back to full health soon. Pray also for new