Thursday, August 9, 2012

Prayer Update - August 9, 2012

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Featured Church/Mission: Exeter Presbyterian Church (profile), Exeter, New Hampshire (Pastor Steve Magee)
1. The church is preparing to open up nominations for elders and deacons in September. Please pray that we would have the Lord's wisdom at this important time.
2. We are also considering calling Nathan Snyder as an Associate Pastor. Again, we seek the Lord's leading with much thankfulness for Nathan's year of internship with us.
3. Please pray for our teaching and preaching this fall. Nathan and I will be working on a new Sunday School class on the Wisdom books of the Old Testament. I will be teaching a course on the Bible as Literature through the town Adult Education Enrichment Program. My wife, Candy, will be leading two women's groups through a study of Hebrews. One of our deacons, Dave Herrod, will be teaching Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.
4. Ask the Lord to give us all clarity, focus, and joy as we seek to be faithful living letters of the gospel of the grace of God in our place and time (Acts 20:24). 
Featured Potential Church Planting Site: Brunswick, Maine (profile)
1. Pray for the spiritual and economic prosperity of the people of Brunswick.
2. Pray for the existing evangelical churches in Brunswick, including Merrymeeting Bay OPC, currently meeting there.
3. Pray for the expansion of the Kingdom in central Maine.

Featured Potential College Ministry Site: Bowdoin College (profile), Brunswick, Maine
1. Pray for the students, faculty, and staff of Bowdoin College as they begin to prepare for the new semester.
2. Pray for Mike and Narelle Whitney as they minister to the students of Bowdoin College through a partnership between InterVarsity and Navigators.

MNA Committee work:
Continue to pray for work of church planting in Northern New England.
1. Pray that God would be raising up men who would have a heart for planting churches in the region.
2. Pray for an abundance in God’s provision for new works to begin.

RUF/University of Vermont:
1. Praise the Lord for the ordination/installation of John Meinen as the new RUF minister at UVM on August 4th.
2. Pray for John and Megan as they get settled in their new home in Burlington, VT.
3. Pray for John as he prepares to begin this new ministry to the students at UVM.