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The Rev. Mark Donald Brumbach is busy reaching out to toe least, the last and the lost, in Jesus name, through your prayerful support of our Shepherd of the Streets Ministry.
He has been busy updating all of our Shepherd of the Streets promotional materials and starting to network with pastors and congregations as well as community organizations, businesses and individuals within the county. He will share the purpose, ministry and needs of the Shepherd of the Streets. We hope to garner all of your ongoing support. Further we will continue to evaluate and assess the current policies and procedures for the overall ministry of the Shepherd.
The immediate and ongoing needs of the ministry. Financial support continues to be our greatest need. The cost of providing assistance with for medical needs, including co-pays for prescriptions and limited necessary travel to medical appointments runs about $2,000/week. Financial contributions should be sent to: Shepherd of the Streets, P. O. Box 2184, Williamsport, PA 17703.
We also need a variety of items for our health kits. Providing these items allows our clients to use the money they would have expended for them, on other necessary items. Therefore, the family sized hygiene items are a major blessing! We share toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving cream and razors, shampoo and conditioner, women’s hygiene products, towels and wash cloths, band-aids, hand and body lotion, facial tissue, toilet tissue and paper towels, soap, deodorant (men’s and women’s), combs and brushes, bedding (new or clean and gently used [king or queen preferred,]) adult diapers (pull-ups M, L, XL, especially M), baby diapers and pull-ups […]
We are making 2021 a special year of prayer involving all congregations and people in the county.
The heart of United Churches is our life and work together. Through our life together we have built many relationships and look forward to building many more. We will celebrate with a daily prayer calendar. The calendar for the first ten days is below. Currently please pray for:
Saturday 1/9 – Sojourner Truth Ministry, 501 High Street, Williamsport, Rev. Angelique Labadie-Chianowyz, Director – Pray that the economically and otherwise challenged people served here know the transforming love of God. ❦
Sunday 1/10 – Pennsdale Friends Meeting House, Mary Engle, Clerk – Pray with our small congregation as we too find our way through the pandemic, trying to stay active but with a number of people not feeling safe to be meeting for worship. Pray for all congregations who struggle with the clarity to see the way forward. As Friends tend to do, we “wait in the Light”, individually and corporately, for guidance, trying not to rush God for that guidance. ❦
Monday 1/11 – Pray for all Church Staff as they continue in their varied duties, both traditional and continually changing in these unprecedented times. ❦
Tuesday 1/12 –New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 East Third Street, Williamsport, Rev. Brad Walmer – Please pray for our congregation; the pastor, members and ministries. ❦
Wednesday 1/13 – Chaplaincy Department at UPMC Susquehanna – Rev. John Charnock, Director – Pray for the health and safety of all Chaplains and Caregivers as they serve the sick and suffering. ❦
Thursday 1/14 – Unityville United Methodist Charge – Pine Wesley and Franklin Fairview UMC – Kathy Burkhart, Certified Lay Minister – Pray for us as we struggle without new, younger attendees with children. Help us to see our church and community with God’s big eyes and a heart full of love. We don’t have the modern […]