July celebrations invite outdoor picnics, barbecues, perhaps even fireworks. After all, you're only this
age or have this anniversary once in your lifetime!
1 - Charles
and Eileen Lippincott wedding anniversary.
2 - Paul and Marcelle Figlo wedding anniversary.
6 - Dale Apgar
8 - Bob
- Joslyn Hooper birthday.
16 – Harry Taylor birthday.
29 – Eric and Diana Cashman wedding anniversary.
Except for a brief interval in the latter half of July, it looks like this month will be one continuous
party. The best wishes and congratulations from your church family to each of you.
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underwent rotator cuff surgery on May 29, the operation was a success, and he has enjoyed relief from the pain. Now
he's facing the start of therapy. Keep praying for a rapid and complete recovery.
Keep Marcelle Figlo in prayer as she undergoes her most recent round of a new therapy.
Praise God that the therapy seems to be working.Keep praying for Ramona, mother of Amy Stanley.
She underwent heart surgery on June 4 and is doing well and now in rehab. Give thanks for the successful surgery and for
Amy's safe return home.
Praise the Lord for the baptism of Carrie-Ann Woodring on June 22
at the morning worship service. Her parents, William and Jill Woodring,
brothers William Jr. and Tyler, sister Cheyenne, her grandparents Tom
and Diane Cashman, and great-grandmother, Carrie Shaffer were among her family able to be
present. Her uncle, Eric Cashman and wife Diana, were given a special
charge as her Godparents during the sacrament. After the worship service, everyone crossed over to the
Christian Education Center for a great luncheon and fellowship. Carrie-Ann took all of the morning’s
festivities in stride, including remaining cheerful as she was held in many loving arms over the day.
Dave Derbyshire suffered
another stroke on June 23 which left him weakened on the right side. Pray for healing and courage through this episode.
Letha Andrews continues to call on lots of patience as she has had her back surgery postponed
and is in great pain. Pray for everything to come together and for relief from the pain and rapid healing
after the surgery.
Keep our military
in prayer for courage and moral strength as they serve to preserve the freedom that we all celebrate on July 4th.
Especially ask for protection for Paul Stofonak, Kyle Trippeda, Mark Washburn,
Alex Falkner and John W. Potter. John Potter will be
taking up new duty in Norfolk, Va. early this month. Kyle is presently in Kuwait. Paul
is facing the possibility of having to do a fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan. Keep them in prayer.
Keep all the members of this church family in prayer. There
are those who have health problems, who have trouble finding satisfying jobs, those who have trouble making ends meet.
There are those who are lonely and those who are discouraged. There are some whose past carries
the burden of regret, or, for some, causes the damage of anger. In other words, only God can bring peace,
healing, prosperity and hope. Pray for each one and each other.
Keep Pastor Geoff, our Sunday School staff, our choir and organist, and our officers
in prayer. Each of them provides what is needed at Holland Church – letting our light so shine …
that others may see our good works, and glorify our Father in heaven.
Pray for those who have devoted their lives to taking the Word into dangerous, hostile places – in
this country and on foreign shores; and pray for those who preach to churches and congregations which are “lukewarm
and neither cold nor hot” [Revelations 3:16].
At the end of the day, praise the Lord for having been at your side every step
of the way. Give thanks for when you were able to resist temptation. Repent and ask
forgiveness for when you slipped away from His guiding hand. Speak words of gratitude for those who showed
love to you. And when, finally, you crawl into bed, whisper words of gratefulness for rest and shelter
and His presence.
Hears and Answers Prayer
within our church family are unable to join in the various activities of the Holland Church. Keep them in prayer and, when
possible, in contact, so that they know they are missed and loved.
Sandy and Irene Nauman
Email us with your prayer requests
We cannot change yesterday,
that is quite clear,
start our tomorrow
until it is here,
But this is what all of us
surely can do -
Today we can trust Christ,
be faithful, be true.