by Pastor Richard Todd

for the week beginning Sunday, May 7, 2017

Yes, Mother’s Day is next Sunday. I have to pick up 3 Mother’s Day cards this year as my son, Riley, and his wife, Bre, are in the midst of adopting a newborn baby, Ivar. Some months ago I purchased the first two cards so I just need to pick up one more this week.

Next Sunday we will have special corsages for all the moms present with us. Custom prepared with love by one of you.

Hundreds of believers from all over our city gathered at the Whittier City Hall steps this past Thursday evening for the National Day of Prayer. What did we pray for and about?  I’ve placed a program with the people who led us in pray and the topics of prayer at the Information Center for you to look at today.

I meet with the lead pastors in our city the first Thursday morning of each month to pray. We currently have two pastors whose wives have stage 4 cancer amongst other diseases other wives have. We met a few days ago for our month of May prayer time.

Many Whittier City Council meetings start with a person leading in prayer during the public comment time. The schedule is planned by many of us pastors in our monthly meetings. Would you like to lead in prayer publicly at an upcoming meeting of our City Council? If so, let me know and we can get you on the schedule.

We continued our teaching series on GETTING STALLED IN THE CHRISTIAN JOURNEY on April 30 and studying Matthew 14 with GETTING STALLED BY A STORM. Today we turn to John 21 for our last message in the series.

Our next Church Family Business Meeting is today, May 7, after the conclusion of the morning service.

Serve Whittier is a project of the Christians in our city and will be held the weekend of May 19-21. A kickoff prayer will be held outside Whittier City Hall on Saturday morning, May 20. A final closing rally and testimony time will be held Sunday evening, May 21 beginning at 5pm at Central Park in Uptown (the rally includes dinner).

I meet with a group of you for 30 minutes of prayer most Wednesdays at 6pm. Each week I share a new verse on prayer from the Bible that I have not shared before. During the summer time we review verses from the September-June school year. I shared on May 3 the following: Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 

God’s best to you,

Pastor Richard