Update: January 2, 2022

Happy New Year!

“Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him! Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen as His heritage. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, EVEN AS WE HOPE IN YOU.” Psalm 33:1, 5, 8, 12, 22

Today’s speaker: Larry Cleek

Pray for:

God to raise up a standard of health and healing for our country in the fight against COVID. Many children are being affected with some in the hospital. Pray for the Lord’s protection and healing to be upon them.

Chuck and Ann Tompkins who are suffering from COVID. May the Lord bless and heal them quickly.

Ray Crognale in the loss of his older brother, Fred. Also pray for Ray and Gretchen as they travel on Jan 6th to CA to perform a wedding.

Kathleen Harmon who is scheduled for surgery on Jan 26th. Pray for no ill effects from the anesthesia.

Families who lost their homes in the recent Colorado fires. Pray for the local churches to rise up and help meet their needs.

May all believers everywhere be deeply rooted in God’s word.

Second Wind Cottages is planning to build a multi-unit residential facility dedicated to housing homeless women and children. Pray for the Dryden community to support this work.

Update: December 19, 2021

Welcome to the fourth Sunday in the Advent Season!

The fourth week of Advent is the angel candle, the candle of love, Jesus being sent to earth.

Advent! Watch! He is coming!

“Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on the earth peace with goodwill toward men” Luke 2:8-14

Today’s speaker: Larry Cleek


Please pray for:

John and Betsy Lampman and family. Betsy’s brother, Bob Mitchell, went to be with the Lord this past week. Pray for God’s peace and comfort to rest on them.

Polly Miner, who is still dealing with intense back pain and waiting for surgery, which has been delayed by the insurance company. Pray for a quick resolve so surgery can be scheduled, and for grace in this waiting period.

People to meet the Lord this Christmas season!

Covid cases in Tompkins County to be greatly reduced and January would see all schools back in session.

May all believers everywhere be deeply rooted in God’s word.

Update: December 12, 2021

Welcome to the Third Sunday of Advent Season!

The third week of Advent is the shepherd candle of joy. The pink candle stands for the rose of Sharon that was blooming on the hills. Advent! Watch! He is coming!

Shepherds were out in the field keeping watch over their flocks by night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they were filled with great fear.

The angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!” ~Luke 2:8-14

Today’s speaker: Larry Cleek

Pray with us for:

The Snedeker family. A memorial service is scheduled for January 22, 2022 at Thrive (ROFC). More details to follow. We are continuing to take donations for the Snedekers for their extra expenses. If you write a check, please put Benevolence Fund in the memo.

Our government to come up with successful solutions that will put a stop to the “smash and grabs” that are occurring in many of our major cities.

Supreme Court to make godly decisions concerning Roe v. Wade. The judges are writing up their decisions at this time.

President Biden and his advisors to find constructive solutions in the many difficult issues we are facing today as a nation.

May all believers everywhere be deeply rooted and united in God’s word.

Update: October 24, 2021

The Angel of the Lord said, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. The baby born to you will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. For the word of God will never fail.” Mary responded, “Oh how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! He took notice of this lowly servant girl, now all generations will call me blessed. For the Mighty One is holy, and has done great things for me. He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear him. His mighty arm has done tremendous things.” (Selections from Immerse Bible pages 4-5)

Today’s speaker is Larry Cleek

Pray with us for:

People still recovering from covid

That we as individuals would bring glory to God by accomplishing all He has given us to do. “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do.” (John 17:4)

“May the God of peace equip our persecuted brothers and sisters with all they need for doing His will.” (Hebrews 13:20)

Immerse Book Club

We’re excited to launch our Immerse Book Club at CLC Church, starting the week of October 17, 2021.

“Using a Bible designed for reading at length, readers are invited to get lost in the stories, poetry, letters, and other literature that make up that grand narrative of the Scriptures. A simplified “book club” discussion model encourages groups to read large portions of the Bible and simply talk about what they read.”

“It’s not a Bible study. It’s ultimately an invitation to a vibrant, transformative relationship with God and with each other through his Word.” (from Institute for Bible Reading)

Let us Immerse ourselves in God’s Word anew!

Update: October 17, 2021

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105

“Work hard so God can approve you. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

Today’s speaker is Nelson Mead.

Pray with us for: an anointing on our Immerse Bible Clubs that will begin this week, a greater love for the lost to be saved, a responsible federal budget, for spiritual revival to sweep across our nation.