Monday, February 23, 2009
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.
Posted by Robert W. Rodgers at Monday, February 23, 2009