Pastor Lane speaking…
we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to
respect those who labor among you, and have
charge of you in the Lord and admonish you;
them very highly in love because of their
work. Be at peace among yourselves.
we urge you, beloved, to admonish the
idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the
weak, be patient with all of them.
that none of you repays evil for evil, but
always seek to do good to one another and to
thanks in all circumstances; for this is the
will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
not quench the Spirit.
not despise the words of prophets,
test everything; hold fast to what is good;
from every form of evil.
Cross of Christ has begun a prayer hour
every Wednesday from 10am to 11am. Everyone
is invited and encouraged to come and join.
People can come and go as desired you don’t
have to be there the whole hour. Every week
a prayer list is put together of people in
need, local businesses, issues that arise in
our community, international issues…the list
can go on and on. It is just a suggestion of
things to include in prayer. Certainly there
are things in everyone’s life that we need
to put in conversation with God.
Occasionally there will be information of
different styles of prayer and meditation
that you can apply to your prayer life. This
list and information will be available to
pick up on Sunday in the back of the church.
You don’t have to do it on Wednesday. You
can pray whenever you can or want to pray.
Wednesday is just set aside for those who
are able to join in and make the church
available at a common time.
Prayer is a standard discipline that is
common to most religions. What we are trying
to do is encourage, provide opportunity and
information. I hope that even if you cannot
be there Wednesday mornings you will still
take part wherever and whenever you are
able. As part of this, we will begin praying
through our membership list as well starting
in March. Check the list and if your name is
on it and you would like some specific
issues to be included you can let me know.
They also will not be made public unless you
want them to be public. For example; I have
a grandson due to be born on or around March
9. I request that you join Mary and me in
praying for a healthy bouncing baby boy and
that everything goes well with the delivery.
Thank you for joining us.