Prayer Link for May
Rev Adam Plenderleith, Chaplain, Glasgow
Royal Infirmary. Chaplaincy at Glasgow Royal
Infirmary continues to be an exciting challenge.
Please pray that we, as a team, would be enabled
by His Grace to gel effectively. The team has
changed completely over the last few months
and we look forward to working together
effectively. My teaching opportunities, both at
post graduate and under graduate level, are
increasing and I would welcome support in
prayer. Also pray for protection as we travel.
Thanks in His name.
Rev Jim Simpson, Chaplain, Royal Cornhill
Hospital, Aberdeen. Thank God for the people
who find refuge in the hospital, a safe space,
where support and understanding is given; for
those who visit regularly, accepting a
responsibility for a difficult and uncertain
journey. With a small team consisting of two
fulltime and one halftime chaplains we work
with patients, family members and staff while
based in Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen. The
challenges of Mental Health are varied and
demanding but at the same time extremely
rewarding. On Easter Sunday the chapel was full
to overflowing with people standing around the
door – we could do with more space. At the
critical time in peoples’ experience they ask the
right questions and seek help in finding answers
so a constant stream wash into the office or
request through staff attendance in the ward. To
have the privilege of offering a Christ centred
presence is fulfilling in frontline ministry of
Uddingston: Please pray for the church and its pastor, Rev Graham McAuliffe.
Viewfield, Dunfermline: Rev Michael Bonser.
We have been challenged and encouraged by our
Lent studies using the Purpose Driven Life
material, with over a hundred people
participating in small groups and doing the daily
readings. Please pray that we will
put into practice the lessons learned, and that we
will move forward as God leads. We have also
been encouraged by a number of new people
becoming involved in our fellowship, some of
whom are new Christians or exploring faith.
Please pray that they will feel warmly welcomed
and that they will draw closer to God.
We give thanks for a successful children's
Holiday Club last summer, for a small but
growing work with young people, and for good
contacts with families through our Parent and
Toddler Groups. Please pray for these
ongoing ministries, for a number of community
events that have become established and that we
will be able to strengthen relationships and share
God's love with these people. We are involved
with other churches in Dunfermline Foodbank
and Street Pastors.
Our building is in urgent need of refurbishment
primarily to make it accessible to all, and also to
support our ministries. Please pray for wisdom as
we make decisions regarding our buildings.
Westray, Orkney: Rev Gavin Hunter. Thank
God for the faithful members and adherents of
Westray church. The last year has been an
exciting year for us as a church as we thank God
for our recently refurbished building. Please pray
for us as we seek to be faithful witnesses to
those in our local community. Thank God for the
good opportunities to serve in the local schools,
after school clubs including sports coaching,
youth fellowship. Please pray we will also
develop our relationships with the local care
home. Please pray for us that God will continue
to draw people to Christ and that we will be
faithful in our call to make disciples. Thank you
so much for all your prayers.
Westwood, East Kilbride: Rev Nigel Heath.
Our Context: Westwood Baptist Church is sited
in a housing scheme in East Kilbride which has
its distinct identity but merges with the other
districts of the New Town.
Our Direction: We aim to further develop a
discipling culture at the heart of church life, and
be missional disciples in all expressions of
outward looking community.
Key Goal: To continue to be healthy church,
constantly maturing in our faith and capable of
birthing spiritual children and grandchildren for
generations to come.
Encouragements: A high rate of active
involvement in church activities and in
partnership with others in activities such as CAP
Money, Kerith Counselling, Light & Life and
Key Challenge: Effectively reaching young
people for Christ who set out to become mature
disciples of Christ.
Opportunities: Café West (drop in café for local
teenagers on a Thursday evening)
Thanks to God: For enthusiastic and committed
volunteers and church members and adherents
who give generously and serve God
Whyte's Causeway, Kirkcaldy: Rev Philip
Egglestone. We do give thanks to God for a
number of events we have had in the church over
the past year. These include:- Activity Days
during term time and a Holiday Club during the
summer holidays for the children, Daniel Jazz (a
musical evening open to all), and Cafe Church (a
series of evenings looking at various aspects of
our faith). Our prayer requests would include:- good
health for a number of members who have had
operations recently, a new series of Cafe Church
meetings and the Holiday Club this summer. We
would also ask prayer concerning our church
building which is constantly requiring costly
repairs. We thank God for His faithfulness in so many
ways and look to Him for His guidance and help
for the future.
Wick and Keiss: Rev Bill Ferguson. We give
thanks for those who have been baptised in the
last year and for those whom the Lord has drawn
both to our church and also into the membership
of the church.
We give thanks to the Lord for new ministries
and the opportunity to reach new people for
Christ. We also give thanks for the many
children in our Sunday School and Youth Work
Programmes. God has been gracious and has
blessed us abundantly.
We pray that God will open new doors in the
schools and for the upcoming visit of the
PWAMM team and their Challenger buses and
we pray that all of the financial provision will be
made for this and the ongoing life and ministry of
the church. We pray for all who serve in all our
church ministries in whatever capacity that God
will continue to use and challenge and we pray
that the hallmark of love of one another will be
evident in our church family.