Several families meet one Sunday evening each month in Lebanon. A new couple attended the Bible study this month, and the group has developed a brochure to use in reaching their community. Pray that this group will develop into a church plant. About 20 people gather monthly in the Lewistown area. Pray that logistics will soon be worked out so that the group is able to meet for weekly evening worship services. Pastor Adcock is training men to serve as officers at Omega OPC in Williamsport. Pray that this congregation will be able to particularize this year. Chris Walmer has been presenting the work of Home Missions to churches throughout the presbytery. Pray that these presentations will continue to unite the regional church in the work of
Pastor Kirklin reports that Trinity OPC has settled into their new location, which has enabled them to add Sunday School to the Lord’s Day schedule. Most long-term attenders have already joined the congregation. One family is in a membership class, and three couples that study at Baylor University are also considering membership. An evangelism reading group has begun meeting a couple times a month as they seek to become more effective in sharing the good news. Pray that the congregation will be faithful in reaching into the community and that God will bless their efforts with more visitors and conversions. Pray for the Kirklin family as they adjust to Amanda working as a long-term substitute teacher. Thank the Lord for his provision of this
Winter along Lake Erie is a season of hibernation. For Grace Fellowship OPC, this has also been a season of evaluation and planning. The congregation has not seen the growth it needs to become self-sustaining. Giving is slightly behind budget, but Pastor Oldaker is encouraged by generous giving to Worldwide Outreach and local diaconal needs. Pray for wisdom as plans are made to reach out to the community when the weather begins to warm. Pray for an opportunity for Pastor Oldaker to minister to students on the Oberlin College campus. Pray for several teenagers who are considering making a profession of faith and for a woman who has attended the women’s Bible studies and has been asking good questions.
Corona Presbyterian Church recently added 11 new members. Another couple is transferring their membership to the church. Four families have been attending regularly and two new families attended worship last week. Pray that long-time visitors will become members. Praise the Lord for this recent growth in the congregation. Continue to pray with them that the Lord will also bring unbelievers to himself. Last week marked the beginning of children’s Sunday school. Pray that this will be a blessing to the children and their families. A new Bible study is beginning in Riverside, California. Pray that this will lead to a daughter church in God’s time. Pray for the three men in leadership training as they study the Westminster Confession of Faith
Two people are wrapping up a membership class, and a family that recently moved to the area has begun attending regularly. Pastor Bennett has asked you to pray that Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church will be able to organize by 2020. While the congregation is not ready yet, he and others are encouraged by slow, but steady growth over the last few years as well as increased giving. A fair amount of the growth has come as students from Alice Lloyd College begin attending worship after meeting Pastor Bennett as he regularly leads a Bible study there. He and one other man also regularly evangelize students on campus. Pray for continued growth, both at the college and from within the community.