News & Views July 2009

Remember in Prayer:

  • Ruth Hale, retired ministers widow, Chesapeake, still recovering from open heart surgery.
  • Jackie Fletcher, retired ministers wife, Loch Lynn, recovering from gallbladder surgery.
  • Rev. Paul Harne, pastor, Virginia Avenue, recovering from knee replacement surgery in June.
  • Rev. Philip Morris, retired minister, Crossroads, needs our prayers.
  • Rev. Steve Buillon, pastor, Waldorf, still needs our prayers for surgery and issues with broken leg.
  • Jill Ross, pastor’s wife at Grasonville, Lake View Fellowship
  • Pastor Jim Hamby, pastor, Damascus still in need of prayer
  • Rev. Ron Laro, pastor, Dundalk Community, recovering from surgery in June.
  • Naomi Hancock, retired ministers wife, Edgemere, recovering from surgery
  • Sister Verdell Simpkins, wife of minister Joseph Simpkins, Harvest Temple, cancer treatment.
  • Carroll Reid, sister of Regional EV Director Bill Reid, cancer treatment
  • Rev. Betty Rice, pastor, College Park, continues to need our prayers.
  • Pastor Juan Ramos, pastor, Forestville, Iglesia De Dios a Las Naciones, cancer treatment
  • Jim Davis, father of Betty Boggs, pastors’ wife at Laurel Living Hope, in advanced stage of cancer.
  • Kathy Isaacs, wife of Rev. Bill Isaacs, Administrative Bishop in Northern Ohio, undergoing chemo therapy.

Congratulations:

  • Rev. & Mrs. Robert Shockley, pastors Lewes, DE, Light of the World (mission) in the birth of a new grandson, Caleb Gritton (7lbs, 7oz) born June 2.

In Sympathy:

  • Rev. & Mrs. Sylvester Williamson, staff pastors, National, in the tragic death of their 32 year old daughter in an auto accident in Buffalo, NY on June 25.
  • Rev. Dan Southern, pastor, Centreville, in the death of his Mother in June.
  • Betty Moore, pastors’ wife, Owings Mills, in the death of her sister.
  • Rev. Jeremias Noquera, pastor, Baltimore-All Nations, in the death of his mother. Please remember the family as they will be transporting her to Guatamala for burial arrangements as per her wishes.


Rev. Daniel Homner, Gone Home to be with the Lord!
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Rev. Daniel Homner,
retired Ordained Bishop in the Church of God in Delmarva-DC. Bro. Homner was 91
years old and has served the Church of God for many years, in various capacities.
Please remember Sister Emma Homner in your prayers as well as his entire family.

Cards may be sent to:
Emma Homner
c/o Beth Osborne
910 Riverside Drive
Salisbury, MD 21801

Arrangements are as follows:
Visitation:
Sunday, July 12 6 – 8 PM
Monday, July 13, 1 – 2 PM
Funeral:
Monday, July 13, 2 PM
Holloway Funeral Home
501 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone: 410-742-5141

News & Views May 2009

Sights and Sounds of Revival:

  • Pastor Terry Goodwin, Hancock reports a wonderful time of revival with Rev. Rick Lairsey on March 15. Sunday morning, Bro. Lairsey ministered in a mighty way the message of “Unholy Hunger,” the desire to touch the Lord no matter what it takes. The message touched the life of one young man and he gave his heart to the Lord at the altar while the congregation came forward in prayer. After the morning service, three people were baptized. The evening service was just as anointed with instruction on how to receive the blessings of the Lord. Praise God for His Word and the evangelist sent our way to bring the Good News!
  • Pastor Eddie Sweeney, Odenton, reports a spirit of excitement, spiritual renewal and growth having received 14 new members into the church recently and over 170 in attendance Sunday, March 29, 2009. He also repots a wonderful revival with Rev. Rick Lairsey, having10 saved and 11 filled with the Holy Ghost! God is a great God!
  • Pastor Tracy Everett, Crofton Covenant Life, reports a tremendous spiritual revival and renewal in the church. The church has increased to an average of over 60 per Sunday. Praise the Lord!
  • Pastor Ken Hill, Harvest Temple, reports an outstanding revival with Evangelist Jonathan Ziegler and a packed church building each night. To God be the Glory!
  • Pastor Robert Dodson, East Baltimore reports that they recently concluded a tremendous revival with Evangelist Farrell Kyser, of Alabama. The Sundays preceding the revival were a sign of things to come as Pastor Bob was unable to minister because of a heavy move of the Spirit of God each week. Many people were saved in those services alone. Then the revival services began and just added to what was already happening. Many were saved, restored, healed and delivered. Each night the revival theme song "Get Ready For Revival" rang out as the people came together to get in on the “move of God”. Breakthrough is still happening and to God we are thankful.
  • Pastor Andy Stevens, Milford, reports that on Sunday April 23, the church experienced a mighty move of the Holy Spirit with 2 altar services, 9 filled with the Holy Spirit, 5 miracle healings and great excitement. To God be the Glory!
  • Pastor Dan Moore, Owings Mills Harvest reports a great move of God in a revival with Evangelist Lane Sargent. Many were blessed and encouraged!
  • Pastor Darrel Morris, Lifeway, reports a revival the week before Easter with Evangelist Farrell Kyser with 19 baptized in the Holy Ghost!

Congratulations:

  • Tim & Jeanette Houston, pastors, Freedom Christian Church, in the birth of their daughter Hannah Marie, Saturday, April 4, 2009 @ 10;05 P.M. weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz and 21 inches long.
  • Rev. Sherise Webb and husband Damon, Odenton, announce the birth of their son Isaiah Noah Gordon Webb, born April 18, 2009 @ 8:35 P.M. weighing 7lbs 14 oz. and 20 inches long. Please keep little Isaiah (as well as his parents) in your prayers, he is dealing with some health issues and is still in the hospital.

In Christian Sympathy and Prayer:

  • Reverend Dorothy Frizzelle, Heritage, in the death of her mother on March 29. She would have celebrated her 103rd birthday on Saturday, April 4. She and her late husband had a total of 131 descendants, what a legacy!
  • Reverend Tom Dustin, Odenton, in the passing of his mother on March 29. Reverend John Kalfayan, Crossroads, in the death of his father.

Remember in Prayer:

  • Jill Ross, pastor’s wife at Grasonville, Lake View Fellowship
  • Rev. Daniel Homner, retired minister, Fruitland Crossroads
  • Pastor Jim Hamby, pastor Damascus still in need of prayer
  • Rev. James Caldwell, retired minister, recovering from surgery.
  • Rev. Howard and Naomi Hancock, retired pastor, Edgemere, health issues.
  • Sister Verdell Simpkins, wife of minister Joseph Simpkins, Harvest Temple, cancer treatment.
  • Carroll Reid, brother of Regional EV Director Bill Reid, cancer treatment
  • Rev. Betty Rice, pastor College Park, continues to need our prayers.
  • Pastor Juan Ramos, pastor Forestville, Iglesia De Dios a Las Naciones, cancer treatment
  • Pastor Steve Bullion, Waldorf New Hope, continue to remember him as he recovers from a severe broken leg.
  • Jim Davis, father of Betty Boggs, pastors’ wife at Laurel Living Hope, Laurel, MD., in advanced stage of cancer.
  • Sharon McCready, wife of Rev. Dan McCready, in the hospital with health issues.
  • Kathy Isaacs, wife of Rev. Bill Isaacs, Administrative Bishop in Northern Ohio, surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in colon and undergoing chemo therapy. Needs our prayers.
  • Rev. Mary Dye, pastor Rising Sun, was hospitalized for a couple days but is now resting at home.

News & Views March 2009

Sights and Sounds of Revival:

  • Pastor Andrew Stevens, Milford Church of God recently received 12 new members into the church andbaptized 4 in water.  A “spirit of revival” is prevailing and God has worked several financialmiracles for the church in recent weeks.  To God be the Glory!
  • Rev. David Boggs, Laurel Living Hope, reports receiving 13 new members on Sunday February 15along with “Praise to the Lord” for the numerical and spiritual growth and excitement they are experiencing.  We rejoice with them!
  • Pastor Jerry Elder, Lansdowne Worship Center, reports a great day Sunday, February 8 with 3 newmembers and 8 baptized in water!  To God be the Glory!

In Christian Sympathy and Prayer

  • Rev. Jeff Robinson, former Regional Evangelism Director, in the death of his mother Jeanne Robinson, Cleveland, TN.
  • Rev. Jean Pierce, ordained minister, Dover Eagles Wings, in the death of her Mother.
  • Rev. Ruth Stant, retired minister Crisfield, in the death of her husband, Alvin Stant on February 12.
  • Remember the family of Rev. Bobby Tucker, retired pastor Clarksburg Church of God.  He went to bewith the Lord in February.

Remember in Prayer

  • Jill Ross, pastor’s wife at Grasonville, Lake View Fellowship
  • Reverend Daniel Homner, retired minister, Fruitland Crossroads
  • Rev. Jim Hamby, pastor Damascus still in need of prayer
  • Pastor Steve Lowery, National, recovering from heart surgery.
  • Rev. Dr. Raymond Crowley, retired minister, Chincoteague.
  • Jonathan Thorne, son of Pastor John Thorne, Chincoteague.  Jonathan and a work partner fell off a roofwhile working on Monday, Feb. 23.
  • Rev. James Caldwell, retired minister, undergoing treatment for cancer.
  • Rev. Howard and Naomi Hancock, retired pastor, Edgemere, health issues.
  • Rev. Lanae Kirwan. Pastor Millersville Life of Victory, her Mother is recovering from open heartsurgery.
  • Sister Verdell Simpkins, wife of minister Joseph Simpkins, Harvest Temple, cancer treatment.
  • Pastor Jerry Elder, Lansdowne Worship Center, knee replacement surgery.
  • Carroll Reid, brother of Regional EV Director Bill Reid, cancer treatment
  • Rev. Betty Rice, pastor College Park, continues to need our prayers.
  • Pastor Juan Ramos, pastor Forestville, Iglesia De Dios a Las Naciones, cancer treatment
  • Pastor Steve Bullion, Waldorf New Hope, fell on the ice on Monday, March 2 and experienced acompound break in his leg and underwent surgery March 3.  Remember him in your prayers for aspeedy recovery.

 

News & Views April 2009

Sights and Sounds of Revival:

  • Pastor Joseph Ross, Grasonville Lake View Fellowship, reports an outstanding Sunday on March15 with over 100 in attendance and 18 baptized in water. To God be the Glory!
  • Pastor James Jones, Baltimore Celebration, reports beginning “Club Celebration”, for teens andchildren meeting on Friday nights.  They have experienced over 30 in attendance and 18 decisionsfor Christ.  We rejoice with Pastor Jones in this exciting new venture!
  • Pastor Tim Shawyer, Princess Anne Walker Memorial, reports that as a result of a lady who was saved at the Women’s Conference  -  she brought several people from her apartment complex to church with her Sunday, March 15, and the church rejoiced as 8 new converts were born into the kingdom and 5 reclaimed.  To God be the Glory!

 

In Christian Sympathy and Prayer

  • Remember the family of Rev. John Nichols, Cleveland, TN, in his passing on March 13, 2009


Remember in Prayer

  • Jill Ross, pastor’s wife at Grasonville, Lake View Fellowship
  • Rev. Daniel Homner, retired minister, Fruitland Crossroads
  • Pastor Jim Hamby, pastor Damascus still in need of prayer
  • Pastor Steve Lowery, National, recovering from heart surgery.
  • Rev. James Caldwell, retired minister, had surgery to remove a tumor from under his arm.
  • Rev. Howard and Naomi Hancock, retired pastor, Edgemere, health issues.
  • Sister Verdell Simpkins, wife of minister Joseph Simpkins, Harvest Temple, cancer treatment.
  • Pastor Jerry Elder, Lansdowne Worship Center, recovering from knee replacement surgery.
  • Pastor Jerry Price, Frederick Maranatha, recovering from sinus surgery.
  • Carroll Reid, brother of Regional EV Director Bill Reid, cancer treatment
  • Rev. Betty Rice, pastor College Park, continues to need our prayers.
  • Pastor Juan Ramos, pastor Forestville, Iglesia De Dios a Las Naciones, cancer treatment
  • Pastor Steve Bullion, Waldorf New Hope, speedy recovery from a bad leg break.  He has to be off his leg for 3 to 4 months.
  • Jim Davis, father of Betty Boggs, pastors’ wife at Laurel Living Hope, Laurel, MD., in advanced stage of cancer.
  • Joyce Collins, retired ministers wife, Easton, recovering from knee replacement surgery.

News & Views February 2009

Sights and Sounds of Revival:

  • Pastors Dan and Betty Moore of Harvest Church-Owings Mills, report that on Sunday, January 4, the church initiated an 8:00 a.m. prayer service to participate in the “Great Day of Prayer” as requested by General Overseer, Dr. Raymond Culpepper.  More than 25 people responded and requested that this continue every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. throughout January.  There was a great spirit of excitement and anointing that carried over into the morning worship!  To God be the Glory!
  • Pastor Skip Lewis of the Christian Fellowship Church, Baltimore, reports a spirit of revival prevailing in the church and at least 9 saved since November.  We rejoice with Pastor Lewis and his congregation!
  • Pastor Joseph Harrell of the Wilmington Church of God reports that at the first of January the church began a 21-day corporate fast.  They believe they are obeying the voice of God in preparing their church for a season of greatness that
  • He has given to them.  They also just finished a dynamic revival with Evangelist Bishop Jonathan Ziegler!
  • Easton Church of God, Pastor Keith Maxwell reports a fantastic “Friend Day” on Sunday, January 18 with nearly 800 in attendance.  The format this year was expanded to include displays of the various ministries of the church and an “Open House” of all the Sunday School classes.  As a result the church experienced a significant increase in the visitor return rate the following Sunday.  To God be the Glory!

In Christian Sympathy and Prayer

  • Pastor Tim McDorman, Georgetown, in the passing of his brother, who was killed in a car accident.

Remember in Prayer

  • Jill Ross, pastor’s wife at Grasonville, Lake View Fellowship
  • Reverend Daniel Homner, retired minister, Fruitland Crossroads
  • Sharon McCready, pastor’s wife Middletown, DE
  • Rev. Jim Hamby, pastor Damascus still in need of prayer
  • Rev. Roy Whetzel, Salisbury Parkway, Missionary to Chili requests that we keep them in our prayers.  In the past two years, his mother and wife have passed away.  He is now pastoring in Santiago, Chili.  They urgently need property in order to build for a congregation that has already outgrown their facility.  Project # 132-2029
  • Jeanette Houston, wife of Pastor Tim Houston, Freedom Christian, pray for full-term pregnancy
  • Rev. George Tsakalas, pastor Baltimore Metropolitan, knee replacement surgery on Thursday, Feb 5.

Congratulations:

  • Rev. Josh & Lauren Fletcher, music & youth pastors at Grasonville Lake View Fellowship, in the birth of their daughter, Aliyah Destiny, born Jan. 30 @ 7:02 AM, 19 in long , 5 lbs, 14 oz.  Congratulations to the proud grandparents:  Revs. Robert Jr. & Suzi Fletcher, pastors Salisbury Parkway; and Rev. Kim & Priscilla Tephabock, pastors Dagsboro; and great grandparents, Rev. Robert Sr. & Jackie Fletcher, retired ministers at Loch Lynn.