"God shapes the World By Prayer. The more praying there is in the world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil. God works through the prayers of His people!" (Paul E. Billheimer)
Some of you know by reading my past Blog posts, I am blessed to be starting my 2nd year as Church Council Member and Stewardship Chair at Christ Lutheran Church located across the street from Valparaiso High School.
Recently, the city approved the sale of several acres of Prime Property at the corner of Vale Park Road and Campbell Street adjacent to our Church. So we are busy in raising funds with a Capital Campaign to start building a New Sanctuary this Spring!
Our Pastor, Jerry Castleman picked Psalm 85, specifically verse 9 NIV as the title for our Capital Stewardship Campaign to build the New Church.
I am so excited to share that we are hosting a Prayer Vigil at Christ Lutheran Church on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 from 6am till 10pm and the Public is Welcome to come join us ... drop in whenever you can.
There will be Music Interludes every hour on the hour by talented congregational members either playing musical instruments or singing.
Each half hour on the Hour, there will be Readings from the Scripture by CLC members who have chosen to share passages that inspire them to pray.
The rest of the time will be for silent reflection, Bibles will be provided, to read and reflect on God's word.
The Youth Groups are making prayer beads to give out as gifts to those attending.
A Host Table will be set up with volunteer Greeters - and a special keepsake scrapbook is being made by a talented member to use for guests sign in.
We will have plenty of Prayer Request Forms that guests can fill in and leave with us - for their prayer requests to be lifted up at Future Sunday Services.
Also, There will be a collection of prayers written by congregation members that will be sealed and buried in a Time Capsule in our planned PRAYER WALK which connects our corner parcel of Church land to the existing Community Walking Paths!
If you can join us in person, or even take time to pray with us from a remote location that day, we would welcome it!
For those unable to attend, but who wish to submit a prayer request in advance please feel free to email me @ email@example.com with "Prayer Request" as the topic in your email.
I leave you with this comforting verse that I recently prayed with our Leadership Team :
John 14:12-14 (New International Version)
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
God Bless You
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