Due to renovations in their regular rented space, South Austin Presbyterian Church is temporarily meeting at an elementary school until June 3, but does not have a place to meet after that. Pray that the Lord will soon provide a suitable meeting place soon. Because of the move, the congregation’s evening service has been temporarily suspended enabling members to support their outreach in New Braunfels, Tex., which meets each Lord’s Day afternoon. Pray that God will bless this work. Two families recently joined SAPC, and two people are taking membership classes. In the coming weeks, members will go to a popular walking trail to engage people with the gospel, and on another day, they will place door hangers in an apartment complex. Pray that
Anaheim Hills Presbyterian is reaching the limits of their current worship location. They have put in a bid to lease a building in the quarter-mile area they desire to be located. Pray that God will provide this space for them. A recent convert from Mormonism will be baptized in June. Praise the Lord for his mercy, and pray that this man’s zeal to reach Mormons with the gospel will be used to bring many more to faith. Pastor Hartshorn has been getting to know several men who have said they might come to worship. Pray that they will come. Members are intentional about taking the gospel to those around them. Several bring recordings of the sermon to shut-ins. Pray that the congregation will continue to grow in its outward focus.
Several families joined Yuma OPC last month, and several more are preparing for membership. Pastor Baker reports that people’s busy schedules would make it hard to plan outreach events, but members have been faithful in speaking with neighbors and coworkers. Pray that these contacts will be used to bring people into the Kingdom. After the rented church office flooded in January, Pastor Baker began working at home. He recently moved into office space at the busiest corner in Yuma. Pray that he will have opportunities to talk with many of his new neighbors in the coming months. Several men are taking officer training classes, Pray that the Lord will provide leaders for the congregation, and bless them as they move toward becoming a particular
April marked the first month since worship services began that attendance averaged more than 30 people at morning worship. About half of those people return each week for evening worship. One family from town has expressed a desire to join the congregation. Praise God for this answer to prayer and pray that more families will be added to the congregation. Several of the McKamys’ new neighbors have said that they might attend worship. Pray that they will attend. Pray also that the Lord will provide opportunity for a midweek evangelistic Bible study to begin soon. The congregation needs someone with graphic design skills to produce outreach literature and work on the website. Pray that God will provide someone with the talent to serve in this
RHM David Holmlund reports that God is steadily bringing together an OPC congregation in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. The congregation is having several men candidate. Pray that a man will be called and installed as church planter by the end of the year. Membership interviews are scheduled with two new households, and there have been new visitors recently. The senior center where the congregation worships will be moving later this year. Pray for wisdom in determining the best location for Downingtown OPC to meet in the future. Several other groups have expressed some interest in becoming an Orthodox Presbyterian church plant. Pray for wisdom for RHM Holmlund as he seeks the best location for the presbytery’s next mission work.