“Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20 American KJV).
THE PRAYER PLACE
Fostering Hope throughout our Community
“The Christian Church is to be a power-house of prayer to help those in need,” says The Reverend Dean Schultz, who oversees the prayer ministry at Church of the Holy Spirit (CHS). In addition to being committed to serving the homeless (and near-homeless) through their “Loving Leesburg” outreach program which provides meals, clothing and other items to help those in need, CHS is hosting a Prayer Place at the upcoming Good Shepherd Alliance Walk for Shelter on Saturday September 17 in Leesburg. At the Prayer Place everyone is invited to receive prayer for their unique or immediate needs.
Through their outreach, the Anglican congregation has come to see that sometimes it’s hard for hurting people to believe that God is really interested in their lives. Many in our community are walking through the dark valley of homelessness, a failing marriage, family conflicts, financial pressures, job loss, a loved one battling with an alcohol or drug addiction, health problems, depression or other life issues. But God has faithfully walked with many down a path to wholeness and abundance of life. This church community is ready to give back by reaching out and assuring others that God is faithful and wants to reach out to all who request prayer.
CHS previously hosted a Prayer Place at the Good Shepherd Alliance Olde Tyme Country Fair this past June. “It was a wonderful experience – we just blessed people all day long!” was the remark of their Rector, Clancy Nixon. With an informal setting and hayrides that had drop off/pick up at the Prayer Place, there was plenty of opportunity to mingle with people and ask them if they’d like to receive prayer. People were receptive and the Lord was glorified!
With a vision to serve the community through direct involvement with people, companies, outreach organizations and missions, CHS is growing as God leads the way. The Prayer Place is one way to serve the community and fulfill the vision. “We worship, we serve, we grow,” and it all starts with God and prayer. Don’t miss experiencing the power of prayer at the Prayer Place featured at the 2011 Good Shepherd Alliance Walk for Shelter. CHS worships every Sunday at 10:00 am at 908 Trailview Boulevard, Suite 200, in Leesburg, just off Route 7 in Cardinal Park, near the Outlet Mall. For more information about CHS, see http://www.holyspiritanglican.org.
GSA to Host 7th Annual Homeless Walk Through Historic Leesburg, Virginia
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits” [Psalm 68:19].
Mark Your Calendars – Saturday September 17, 2011
Registration is at 9 am. Family activities are from 10 AM until 1 PM.
Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia
Call GSA at 703-724-1555 or visit on line at http://www.goodshepherdalliance.org
Join The Good Shepherd Alliance, Inc. (GSA) in our 7th Annual Walk for Shelter on September 17. Celebrate with us our 28th year in meeting the needs of homeless and indigent persons in the Loudoun Community.
See 2010 St. Davids’ Episcopal Homeless Walk video.
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