Friday, May 26, 2006

Successful surgery

Liz VanBastelaar's surgery went well--the surgeons were very positive about it. She will have a followup visit with the surgeons in a week and a half to determine next steps. Everyone is rejoicing with her. Give thanks for answered prayer and continue to pray that God will fully restore her to good health.

Mississippi Rebuilding

Tomorrow morning Tom Witmer and Mary Thompson leave for Biloxi, Mississippi, where they will deliver a portion of our Easter Sacrificial Offering to First Presbyterian Church. The funds are going towards the rebuilding of a home in that area, which the team and others will be working on for two weeks while they are there. Sue Hoyt will join the team later in the week.

As you remember to pray for the team and for the ongoing rebuilding in the Gulf Coast, you can also pray for the new church plant in Bay St. Louis, Lagniappe Presbyterian Church. If you're unfamiliar with the word "lagniappe," check out their website to find out why they chose the name for this new work.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Congregational Forum Sunday and Call to Meeting

Go to for information on an upcoming special congregational meeting. Additional information will be posted there after Sunday's meeting.

Church Picnic June 3, Noon–7pm

Go to for information.

Baby Born to Rob and Kristen Eller

Anna Katherine Eller was born to Rob and Kristen early this am (May 23), weighing 8 lbs and measuring 20 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well.


David Apple has provided the link to the latest CityNet newsletter: Keep up with church plant ministries in Philadelphia!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Moyer Update

Noah Daniel Moyer (see yesterday's post) was admitted to Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania Monday afternoon. Please pray as he has medical tests to determine the cause of his difficulties and for treatment to resolve them.

Stand with the Tripps in Prayer

Paul and Luella Tripp's daughter Nicole was seriously injured by an SUV that came onto a sidewalk in Center City Philadelphia. Paul has a blogsite to keep people informed so that they can stand with them in prayer:

Monday, May 22, 2006

mereBreath's Video Preview

Click here to see mereBreath's Edifice preview video.

Moving Help Needed and Furniture for Sale

Ted and Sarah Gail are moving June 12 and would like help. They will still be in the same parish. They also have some furniture for sale (posted with details on bulletin board at Tenth: TV, king-size bed, dinette set with 4 chairs, reclining sofa, buffet, long table, rectangular table, dresser set, crib, changing table, rocking chair and ottoman, twin-size bed, computer desk). Contact them at 267.882.8831.

News from the Moyers, too

Tim and Kathy Moyer are happy to inform you that Noah Daniel Moyer arrived Thursday, May 18, at 10:08AM. He came into this world loudly "announcing" his displeasure with being disturbed from his peaceful abode. He weighed in at 7lb 7oz and 20.5inches, and has a cute pudgy face (but I may be a bit biased).

Kathy is doing reasonably well, although still in some significant pain and quite tired from not sleeping well. Although Noah appears healthy and normal, some blood work did not return as expected, and while not needing immediate intervention, he may soon need to make his way to Childrens' Hospital at UofPenn for further investigation. This of course has us very concerned and anxious. Yet in God we trust. He knew of this day and all those to follow long before we encountered them, and He will remain our creator and savior in all these things. Please hold us in your prayers.

News from Scott Moreau!

Barnes, Caleb and Stephen Moreau are pleased to announce the arrival of their new baby sister, Lydia Levering Moreau on May 21, 2006 at 4:32am (just after a 4:00am ER arrival!!) Lydia weighed 8lbs 6.5 oz and measured almost 21 inches long and is doing well. Vickylee was a champ, getting her natural childbirth experience that she has never sought or desired! She is very sore and tired but got a good night's sleep last night. Thanks for all of your prayers as we welcome this new little blessing from the Lord into our family."One who heard us was a woman named Lydia , from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshipper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul." (Lydia, the first believer in the Philippian church) ~ Acts 16:14