Monday, February 23, 2009

Marblemount Chapel

On Saturday afternoon I was speaking with the wife (Betty) of one of our Missionary Pastor's (Bob Dillard). He had had a stroke the precious day or two before and was in the hospital. The reality was he would not be preaching on Sunday so as I talked with her I volunteered for us to come up and fill the pulpit if they needed someone. She thought that was a great idea and invited us to come and stay for the potluck afterwards. So we headed out early Sunday morning meandering up I-5 and then heading east through Burlington, Sedro Woolley, Concrete and arriving at Marblemount on the North Cascade Highway. Marblemount Chapel is an AMF (American Missionary Fellowship) ministry; formerly the American Sunday School Union.

We joined the small group of folks for Sunday School and since no one had prepared for a lesson we sang hymns most of the time. Then
they turned the Worship Service time over to me and I preached from Colossians 1:9-12 on The Deliberated Priority of Prayer for Others. Following the service we enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship and great cooking. Then we headed down the road following Betty to the Skagit Valley Medical Hospital to visit Bob for a few moments. After a short visit we turned our direction toward home arriving about 4:30pm. We're praying that God gives Bob strength to continue his ministry as Pastor and ability to preach the Word in the days ahead.

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