From the Pastor’s Desk 5/17/2018

I want to begin this week with a praise and a prayer request:



We met and exceeded our 16th mission offering goal in a row! It took a little while longer than in the past, but our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering receipts now total $9, 135!  Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!


Prayer Request

I recently received a call from my predecessor and dear friend, Dr. Bob Hinson.  Bro. Bob has been prayerfully and courageously dealing with heart-related issues for several years.  He has had various heart procedures, including in the last few years, multiple pacemakers and defibrillators. On May 22, a state-of-the-art combination pacemaker/defibrillator will be installed at The Cleveland Clinic, the leading heart hospital in the United States. The top surgeon in that field will be heading up a stellar team to perform this procedure. I assured him that he will be in good Hands above and below! Please pray for this faithful servant and friend…

  • That God would put a “hedge of protection” around him during the days leading up to May 22.
  • That God will use the surgeon and his team as instruments of His blessing and for the extension of Bro. Bob’s life and service for Christ.
  • That God will give him, wife, Sue, and family members traveling mercies, in addition to sustaining grace and peace before, during, and after the procedure.
  • That God will receive praise and glory through it all!

Also, please join me in taking time on the morning of May 22 to pray for Bro. Bob, Sue, and family.


Bob, on a personal, selfish note, I am also praying for God to bless you through this procedure so that you and I can fellowship and fish together again!  You are loved!