Regarding this Sunday, November 3, 2013
For friends and readers of EveryDay Life living in the Granite City/St. Louis area:
I will NOT BE SPEAKING this Sunday, November 3, at City Temple, Granite City, Illinois, as was previously announced. While ministering in California, I was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection which weakened my voice, resulted in congestion and pervasive coughing, and left me miserable and physically drained. Ministry would not have been advisable. Now home with a caring wife, medication to relieve wearying symptoms, extra rest, and especially prayer, and all will be well – just not in time for ministry responsibilities this weekend.
Pastor Rich Cope was gracious and understanding of the necessity for rescheduling ministry for another time. I doubt if God was surprised by this, even though I and Pastor Cope were. Please pray for an anointed, effective Sunday of ministry there. If you live in the area, I would recommend you visit their Sunday worship time any weekend. I look forward to an opportunity in the near future for ministry with Pastor Cope and his congregation.
September was Gayle’s and my 50th anniversary of ministry – and our journey began as Pastors of City Temple in 1963. I have so many memories of good friends and loving people there. A young college student, newly-married, and first-time pastor as I was, could not begin ministry at a better place or with kinder people.
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