Pastor Chad Mullinix is encouraged by the testimonies he hears from those who have joined Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church. Several more people have recently joined the church, and a few young families have been attending. One single man who was recently introduced to the Reformed faith has expressed thankfulness for the way he has been warmly received by the congregation. The ladies of the church have begun a twice-monthly Bible study, and several women who had not been to Holy Trinity are attending the study. Pray that the congregation will respond to God’s word, not only by growing in grace, but also by reaching out to lost friends and neighbors. The congregation will gather for a fellowship night during which they will they will
Fifteen new members joined Shiloh OPC last month and visitors continue to come to worship. Organizing Pastor Gabe Fluhrer reports that many of those visitors are neighbors or coworkers of members. The congregation is also gearing up for two outreach events. This weekend members will be talking with people and handing out literature at a festival. Later this month, Shiloh OPC will host the inaugural Raleigh Reformation Conference with the theme of “Science, Evil and the Environment”. Many who have no affiliation with the OPC have already signed up to attend the conference. The congregation hopes to have more events in the future, but plans have not yet been made because they are searching for a more suitable meeting facility. Please pray for
Robert Arendale arrived in Houston just a few weeks ago. He is serving as the organizing pastor at Cornerstone OPC. This work in the northwest part of the city began a couple of years ago as a Bible study. About 30 people now gather in a day care center for morning worship. Robert hopes to add Bible studies and a prayer meeting to the weekly schedule in the coming months. Please pray that this group, diverse in ethnicity, age and denominational background, will continue to grow together, and that they will enjoy increasing fellowship throughout the week – not just on the Lord’s day. Pray too that the congregation will increase in their evangelistic focus.
Living Hope OPC has been in its new location on the main corner in Beamsville for about a month. Praise God for this new worship location, which is in in a youth center. Pastor Doug Bylsma is involved in the ministry of the youth center. A coffee shop in the front of the building supports the Christian youth center. Invitations were sent out announcing the new location resulting in twenty visitors at the morning service and sixteen more at the afternoon service. Pray that God will use this prominent location to build his church. Doug recently lead a camping trip for the young people of Living Hope and their mother church, Grace Covenant OPC of Sheffield. The trip capped a season of successful youth group activities. Pray that
Providence OPC in Tulsa Oklahoma began its term of denominational financial support this month as Pastor Jim Stevenson and his family arrived in town. The group, which now numbers in the low 30s met as a Bible study for some time before beginning worship this spring. They now gather in the chapel of a local Christian school for worship each Lord’s Day morning. Pray for wisdom as the congregation considers how to advertise to let people know of their presence. The church already has a website and Facebook page and sermons are posted on Sermonaudio.com. Pray too for both spiritual and numerical growth for this new church plant. Pray for the Stevenson family as they settle into their new home.