- Phone: (859) 272-3441
- Meeting Address:
4300 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, KY 40515
- Mailing Address: 4300 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, KY 40515
- Sunday: 10:45am-6:30pm
A ministry that seeks to support widows and widowers in our Porter church family and beyond through prayer, Biblical encouragement and fellowship.
Have you ever been reading something and certain words are so meaningful that they just jump off the page at you? This happened to me recently. In Sunday School (sorry, Bible Study!!), we just completed a study on holiness. Our verse, Eph. 4-22, 24: …putting off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires…and putting on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. We’ve read this verse before. The author of the lesson, Jerry Bridges, was talking about our attitude toward sin and resultant forgiveness. He stated that our attitude toward sin is more self-centered because we are more concerned about our “own victory” over sin than the fact that our sin grieves the Father. I had to wonder how many sermons or lessons I had heard on this topic! Maybe this Sunday morning it was just God’s timing and His need to remind me (again) what true obedience was. I realized that I had done this very thing! I was claiming victory over sin because of extreme guilt and not always because I had disappointed or grieved my Father. Since then I have thought a lot about sin, forgiveness and holiness. It is not just uttering words to God to relieve the guilt; it is being obedient to God, realizing He has been deeply grieved by my actions. In 2 Corinthians 7:10 (NIV) we read Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. This also means giving the overwhelming sin and guilt to God once and for all! Using Micah 7:19 as a basis Corrie ten Boom once said: “God takes our sins – the past, present, and future, and dumps them in the sea and puts up a sign that says NO FISHING ALLOWED.” I don’t know about you but what a wonderful visual representation of forgiveness this is!
PRAYERS, PRAISES AND UPDATES
Praise and Prayer – Meg Doran: Meg fell the week before Easter and was badly bruised but thankfully nothing was broken. She will be moving to Brookdale Senior Living, formerly Richmond Place, on Rio Dosa Drive sometime the first part of May. Pray for her as she transitions to Brookdale.
Prayer – Jane Cranfill: Thank you to all my H2H Sisters for your prayers & support during my surgery & this time of recovery. I am improving from the surgery as expected, I think, & doing my walking & exercises as ordered (like a good patient)!! Moving slow but today is 2 weeks & I think I am where I should be.
Prayer – Betty Whiteker: Continue to remember Betty in prayer in the loss of her son. Also Betty has had cataract surgery on both eyes.
Prayer – Elisa Layhue: Elisa is scheduled to have pacemaker replacement the last week of April.
Prayer – Allan Cartwright: Allan is now home and Hospice Care has been called in.
Prayer – Cassie Massie: Cassie had a fall in her home and is now recuperating in The Willows, Fritz Farm. She is in room 208.
Prayer – Wilma McCreary: Wilma recently had to go to the hospital because of angina. After additional medication, she is feeling better.
Prayer – Cheryl Erwin: My youngest son Jonathan seems to be feeling better of late. His neurologist increased the medication for his migraines. They seem to be helping along with the resumption of helpful OTC medicine for his sinuses. THANKS for your continued prayers for him.
PRAISE – Cheryl Erwin: THANK YOU for the opportunity to teach our study of James! I hope that those who were able to attend were positively affected by the practical truths that we learned together. My hope and prayer is that the ministry of Heart 2 Heart going forward will be deeply impacted as well. The time of Bible Study that we do together in one another's homes deepens our bonds of friendship and fellowship. I would strongly encourage you all to have Bible studies together each spring and fall!
Linda Taylor 5/1 Pat Welman 5/13
Joyce Cote 5/1 Gale Grigsby 5/23
Maxine Jenkins 5/13 Marlene Neville 5/29
Rubye Sauteben 5/31 Nancy Steward 5/4
I’ve been in the process of cleaning off my desk and throwing away my ever growing pile of papers. I ran across this “Food for Thought” that I had saved to share with you at some point in time.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
May blessings to each of you,