Pastor Drew Adcock reports that Omega OPC recently held its first big outreach event, a pancake breakfast. The turnout was not as large as hoped but two visitors returned for Sunday worship, with one indicating that she plans to attend regularly. The Adcocks hosted a 4th of July picnic for the church where many members enjoyed good fellowship. Pray that the Lord will bring new families to worship at Omega. The Pajama Factory, where Omega rents space will be holding “First Friday” arts events. Pray that Omega will be able to connect with those who attend these events.
The Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension meets at the administrative offices on September 11 and 12. Please ask the Lord to provide wisdom concerning the many important decisions that need to be made, including support for several new mission works. Pray also for the safety of the Committee members as they travel from around the country to attend this meeting.
Sovereign Grace OPC in the Quad Cities area of Illinois and Iowa is preparing to move from a youth center in Moline, Illinois, to a Seventh Day Adventist Church in Davenport, Iowa. Pastor Ken Golden reports that they will begin worshiping in Davenport, where many of the members live, in October. Praise God that one woman recently made a public profession of faith, and a covenant child is taking a membership class. The church recently had a booth at Davenport’s Streetfest. Forty people participated in “tabletop” presentations of the gospel (designed by Bill Welzien of Keys Evangelistic Ministries). Ken reports that some listeners were members of other churches, some just listened politely, but others were visibly moved by the gospel and gave
Faith Presbyterian Church is in a season of change as they reach the end of their period of denominational financial support. Pastor Matt Figura reports that giving is consistent. The congregation is losing one member who is moving away, but several Tennessee Technical University (TTU) graduates have found jobs and plan to stay at Faith. The fall semester has begun at TTU, and two new students have come to worship. Pray that there will be opportunity to begin a Bible study on the TTU campus and that students will be brought into the congregation as a result. Four men will soon begin an officer-training course. Pray that the congregation will remain united in purpose and that God will raise up a session that will be unified and have a strong
Give thanks with Reformation Presbyterian Church that they have been able to worship in the public school building throughout the summer, but please pray for yet another upcoming ruling in September regarding churches’ ability to meet in New York’s public schools. An appeals court that has continually ruled against the churches is set to rule yet again. Pray that the Lord will allow the Reformation congregation to remain in the school, or provide a suitable location if they are evicted. Pastor Brad Hertzog reports that the Lord has opened doors for teaching and discipleship with a growing number of students at St. John’s University and asks that we pray for these opportunities to expand as the new school year begins. Lastly, please continue