Archive for April, 2017

Bulletin for this Weekend

Attached is the bulletin for this weekend’s services — the Third Sunday in Easter.  04-30-2017 – 3 in Easter


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From Amanda Roberts: James Roberts will present a piano recital this Saturday (April 29th) at 2:30 p.m. in the Creative Arts Center at Wright State University. The program will include works by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and more. A reception will follow.

 If you are able to attend, James would be delighted to see you there. The recital will take place in the Recital Hall. You may enter the building through the main entrance and follow the signs. 


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From Martha — Tom has a blood clot in his right leg.  We think they’re going to start lovinox shots but the ER Doctor seems to be starting from square one.  I ask your prayers for Tom that this clot would dissolve and that his veins would be clear.


Almighty God and Father, thank you that you hear our cry for our brother Tom.  We pray for your divine keeping in Tom’s life that he would continue to be a testimony of your grace and mercy and healing.  We pray your blessing on Tom, on Martha, and on all who minister to Tom this night.  All these things we ask in confidence, knowing that you hear us, as we pray in the Name of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen

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I received a phone call late this evening from a friend I’ve known since high school.  She and three other of our friends were having their monthly dinner when Anne received a phone call from her husband. telling her their daughter, Clair (21) had passed away. This was sudden and unexpected. Please be praying for Anne, Dennis, and their son.

Thank you,

Karen Burns

Blessed Jesus, who has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; We pray that you will satisfy this family with your mercy, and strengthen them with your consolation; that, in all their sorrow and desolation, they may find peace in your Presence, and comfort in your love; our Hope and our Strength, our very present Help in trouble. Amen


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Update from Iraq

Dear Sisters & Brothers of Christ Our Hope,

Today, on my 30th day after arriving at the Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Emergency Field Hospital (EFH), I left the hospital to begin my journey back to Ohio. I wanted to update you again on what has been happening in this my final week there.

As I had mentioned last week, there continued to be a few medical facilities re-openning in some of the liberated parts of Mosul. This has meant that we could both keep many of our patients longer for follow-up care, and also receive some patients who were not as critically injured, with the result that our hospital has become quite busy again.

Sadly, we continued to see far too many seriously and critically wounded women, children, and infants.

We also continued to periodically hear loud thundering explosions in the distance to the West of us, which is hard knowing that even though the war is against ISIS, so many non-combatant men, women and children are caught in harm’s way.

It was an amazing experience to live and work in such a remarkable, close-knit, well functioning Christian community, just outside a terrible war zone. We witnessed several people coming to faith, and many being greatly encouraged and strengthened, with many seeds of love, compassion and truth being sown into this war-torn region.

Among the precious memories are the many members of the persecuted church whom I have been so honored and privileged to pray with, commune with, and serve with in the cause of Jesus Christ our King!

Thank you for your continued prayers for us, and for the dear people of Iraq I look forward to worshipping with you all again this weekend!

He is Risen!


Harry P. Mathis III


Christ Our Hope Anglican Church

Dayton, OH=

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Attached is an update on the work of our REC Board of Foreign Missions from Canon Bill Jerden.    How exciting to see how God is working in our world!  170417_BFM-News

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Bulletin for This Weekend

Attached is the bulletin for services this weekend — the Second Sunday in Eastertide  04-23-2017 – 2 in Easter

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