Archive for May, 2014

Sorry this is so late!  Attached is the bulletin for tomorrow morning….

Ascension Day 6-01-14


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They have removed neck artery IV with backup pacemaker this morning & other stuff. Will move her to regular room later today if one is available. Depending on how things go she may go home today but for sure on Sunday (if everything keeps going as it has been).

Please continue to keep both Anita and her mother in your prayers.

Almighty God, we thank you for the successful heart procedure  for Georgia and for your constant love and mercy in this time of waiting.  We pray that you will bless Anita for her faithfulness and love, even as you continue to work in Georgia for healing of body, soul, and spirit.  We praise you for your goodness, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

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Update — Marianne Morse

We just got home from an appointment with the surgeon who took out Marianne’s lymph gland in her neck last week, and he said the pathology report confirmed that there was cancer in the lymph gland, but surprisingly it wasn’t what they had expected. Though her bladder is clear of cancer, the cancer in the lymph gland was bladder cancer, and they expect that the spots in her lungs are also bladder cancer. She hasn’t met with her oncologist or gynecologist yet, but they had already discussed and devised a treatment plan based on their assumption that the cancer in her neck was going to be some other cancer, so now they will have to come up with a different approach. She is also going to have to have a new appointment with the bladder doctor to see what he says. Since her bladder was clear of cancer last week he told her she didn’t have to come back for 6 months.

I hope this isn’t confusing, but we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

By the way, the surgeon said we sure made his job easy by being so happy about this. Of course, we aren’t really happy about it, but we are very pleased to rest in God’s hands and in his loving care.

Thanks for your prayers.


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In Memoriam

Dear DMA and REC Family,

As some of you may know, Mrs. Dorothy M. Grote, age 92, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, May 24, 2014. Mrs. Grote is the mother of Bishop Royal Grote. Bishop Grote will be in New Jersey over the weekend of May 30-June 1 for the memorial service which will be held at Community Bible Church in Shark River Hills, New Jersey, on Saturday, May 31, at 2:00 PM. Bishop Grote wanted to convey his thanks for the many expressions of love, prayer and sympathy which he has received.

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Anita Evanhoe just called to say that the procedure for her mother this morning was actually the implantation of a new heart valve, rather than bypass surgery.  The surgeon has just told Anita that the procedure went smoothly and her mom is in recovery before going to the ICU for further observation.  Anita is doing well herself and greatly appreciates everyone’s prayers.

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Please pray for Anita’s mother, Georgia, who is having heart bypass surgery today, until about 1 p.m. our time.  Please also pray for Anita as she waits, and then ministers to her mother during recovery.

Dear Lord, our Great Physician, who in your earthly walk healed the diseases of our frail bodies: Bless the surgeon who is ministering to your servant, Georgia, with knowledge and skill, and guide his hand; so that all things may work together for good, and she will be speedily restored to health; bless and guide all who minister to her at this time, and give peace to your servant Anita, who awaits the work of your hands for her mother, we pray to you who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, forever one God.  Amen

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From Dorathea Fortener —

Hello everyone  –  I just arrived home about 10 p.m. from being at Miami Valley Hospital’s E.R. since 2 p.m.  Bill fell this morning and broke 3 ribs, one puncturing his right lung.  He was admitted to the Surgical ICU in case he has to have surgery; it’s not really expected, but if the air between his lung and rib cage gets worse, surgery is a possibility.  He was in a lot of pain (9 on a scale of 1-10), but is resting well now.  They’ve given him morphine and are going to monitor him very closely so that he doesn’t go into pneumonia.  While at the hospital, he had an ultrasound of his left leg, which was greatly clogged with blood clots in January; there are still some clots in his leg, but they are blocked from traveling by the filter that was inserted in January at the time his stent was implanted.

That’s all the news I have at this time, but I’ll keep you informed as he progresses.  You can help me by reinstating prayers (or continuing them) for Bill.  He was very tired when I left and was NPO (hasn’t had anything to eat or drink since 11 a.m.)  –  this did not make him happy.

God bless each of you for your love and prayers.  Love to all, Dorathea

O Lord, who feels the pain of the world, and looks upon all sick and suffering persons with compassion, enfolding them with your love; Grant that in the midst of pain our brother Bill  may know your presence; to his doctors and nurses grant tender hearts and healing hands; and give health again in body and soul, for the sake of your mercy, in which we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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