Between 25 and 30 people gather for worship each week at Verde Valley Reformed Chapel. Pastor Brian Chang reports that the congregational life of the church is growing stronger. A small stream of visitors has come to worship recently. Because of the good response to the Hebrew class that Brian taught earlier this year, he is planning to begin a new class. Please pray that new people will come to the Hebrew class and that God will use it to bring people to Verde Valley Reformed Chapel. Pray too as the board of a local crisis pregnancy center discusses Brian’s offer to lead a Bible study for clients.
God has richly blessed Shiloh Presbyterian Church, and less than a year after denominational financial assistance began, it has been determined that the support is no longer needed. Praise God for his gracious blessings to this young congregation and her pastor Gabe Fluhrer. More than 100 people gather at Penny Road Elementary School each week to worship God. Please pray that God will give wisdom to the building search committee and will bless the congregation with a more suitable meeting facility. Pray too for the congregation as it works towards organization.
God is blessing Redeemer OPC Mission. The congregation has a good meeting place with very reasonable rent. Rev. Tom Albaugh has taken advantage of the building’s visibility to put up signs advertising outreach events. A marriage conference held earlier this year was attended by couples from several local churches. A Hot Dog Bash brought 35 people who were not associated with Redeemer, and 50 people attended a Christmas open house. Give thanks to God for the people who have attended these events. Praise God that giving by the congregation has been generous including a Thank Offering of more than $4,000. Pray that God will bless the Bible studies held in various locations during the week. Give thanks that visitors regularly show up to worship
Gateway OPC is still recovering from the loss of four large families to out-of-state moves, but three families have been interviewed for membership and will join the church soon. Rev. Todd Wagenmaker reports that visitors to Gateway seem to come in waves, and for the last few months, there have not been many new visitors. Still God has provided some regular visitors, including teachers from the classical Christian school where Todd formerly served as headmaster and an international student from Washington University who has come faithfully since the beginning of the semester, often bringing friends. Pray that God will send new visitors. Give thanks for generous giving for local needs and to the Thank Offering. Pray for God’s leading
Praise God that Redeemer OPC in Airdrie Alberta is able to conclude its denominational program of financial support earlier than was scheduled. About 120 people attend morning worship each week, and the finances are very stable. Pastor Larry Wilson is leading a membership class with 8 young people, and is meeting with several adults who have expressed interest in professing their faith. The Lord has granted increasing unity of mind and spirit within the body, and those from non-Reformed backgrounds have been increasingly embracing the Reformed faith. Officer training will begin soon with the goal of having officers installed in the fall of 2013. Pray that God will provide a more adequate meeting facility. Praise the Lord that Larry’s recent