Update: March 6, 2022

‘Then Noah and his family left the ark and he built an altar to the Lord.  

He took clean animals and birds and offered burnt offerings to the Lord.  

The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, and said in his heart,  

“I will never again curse the ground because of man even though the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down  every living creature as I have done. While the earth remains, seed time and harvest,  cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. I have established  my covenant with you and every living creature for all future generations:  

I have set my rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. I will remember my everlasting covenant between me and you and every living creature.”’

Excerpts from Genesis 8 and 9 

Today’s speaker: Larry Cleek

Please pray for:

Bob and Pam Rozzoni as they travel to Italy (March 16th to the 31st) to minister to and encourage the  churches in the Veneto area (the area of Venice and north through the Alps to the Austrian border). These  churches have been in the good fight… 

Kathleen Harmon continues to battle complications from her surgery. Pray for God’s grace and joy to  surround her and encourage her in this long haul and for total healing. 

IPC clients who come in with heartbreaking stories: drug addiction, separation, no support system to name a  few. Pray for God’s love to break through these situations and for the staff ministering to these clients.

Praise Report from Barb Murphy: Her brother, Gordon, who recently had brain surgery in Rochester can now  receive radiation and chemo treatments locally at CMC. Continue to pray for his salvation and total healing. 

Prayer for Ukraine: 

Father, we come to you in humility and boldness. You said we could come to your throne of grace and ask for  mercy. We are asking you for mercy to be given to the people of Ukraine. We ask for you to use the evil that is  taking place, and bring any possible good from it, just as you did with the prodigal in Scripture. (Prayer from IFA  March 4th)  

Please return your baby bottle as soon as you can. 

Please join us for prayer at 9am on Sunday mornings in the Prayer Tower. 

Update: February 27, 2022

I will sing to the Lord for he has triumphed gloriously; 

He has hurled the horse and rider into the sea. 

The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. 

This is my God, and I will praise him—my Father’s God and I will exalt him. 

Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power. 

Your right hand, O Lord, smashes the enemy. 

In the greatness of your majesty, you overthrow those who rise against you. 

Who is like you among the gods, O Lord— 

Glorious in holiness, Awesome in splendor,  

Performing great wonders? 

With your unfailing love you lead the people you have redeemed. 

In your might, you guide them to your sacred home. 

Selections from Exodus 15 

Today’s speaker: Larry Cleek

Please pray for:

Kathleen Harmon is battling complications since her surgery. Pray against any more infections and for her  legs to start working again. This is now the fifth week that she is in the hospital/rehab center. ∙ Polly is improving slowly; still experiencing painful spasms in her back and legs but the intensity is less.  Continue to pray for total and complete healing. 

Conflict to be resolved between Russia and Ukraine.  

Christians in prison. Pray for God’s protection over them, for their health and nutrition, and that they will  have opportunities to witness for Christ to guards and fellow prisoners. 

Remember to sign up for an Immerse Book Club if you haven’t already. 

If you can help with the Afghan resettlement program, please contact Johnor Betsy Lampman. 

The CLC Thursday Night Prayer Meeting is being moved to Fridays starting March 4th at 7pm.

Weekend Backpack Program February – 4oz. fruit cups

Update: February 20, 2022

“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. In that day you will say; ‘Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.'” (Isaiah 12:2-6)

Today’s speaker: Steve Swartz


Gary and Mae Ellen Fick who are experiencing medical issues. Pray for Gary as he undergoes treatment for prostate cancer. Mae Ellen is dealing with joint pain.

Praise the Lord! Polly Miner’s surgery on Friday went very well and she should be feeling better soon.

May God bless all the teachers, staff and students on winter break this coming week.

God to heal the wounds of our divided nation.

Christians in prison. Pray for God’s protection over them, for their health and nutrition, and that they will have opportunities to witness for Christ to guards and fellow prisoners.

PRAISE REPORT: After much prayer, letters, and publicity, five Pakistani Christians were recently released from prison after being scheduled to be executed.

If you can help with the Afghan resettlement program, please contact John or Betsy Lampman.

The CLC Thursday Night Prayer Meeting is being moved to Fridays starting March 4th at 7pm.

Annual Business Meeting: February 22 at 7pm.

Update: February 13, 2022

“Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which you were called. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:12, 14-17

Today’s speaker: Larry Cleek

Pray for:

~Continue to pray for Kathleen Harmon and Polly Miner. Kathleen is experiencing ongoing complications from her surgery and Polly is facing back surgery on the 18th. Contact Sharon Cleek if you would like to make a meal for John and Polly. Cards for Kathleen can be mailed to 121 Pemberton Ave., Plainfield, NJ 070062

~Barb Murphy’s son, Dana, and his children who are battling COVID. Also Barb’s brother is having surgery on Wednesday to remove a brain tumor. Please pray for salvation and total and complete healing for all.

~Steve and R.K. Ulrich continue to spread God’s glorious light to countries all over the world. Even through the pandemic, the Lord continued to work through them to encourage churches and believers in these countries. They did not shrink back, but found new, creative ways of serving and bringing the Gospel to the people. Due to the generosity of some of their donors, they were also able to help, above and beyond their long term financial commitments, with food distribution in several communities among destitute people who had become impoverished by the effects of the pandemic. Pray that their effort would be successful and bring many into God’s kingdom.

~The spread of the gospel among participants in the Olympic games and among local, provincial, and national Communist Party Leaders. Pray the for the safe distribution of Bibles in every part of China.

Afghan resettlement meeting: There will be a short meeting after church for anyone interested in helping Afghani refugees settle in our area. Come learn about what is involved in welcoming people and helping them settle in. Responsibilites for the ninety day commitment include furnishing their first home, meeting them at the airport, helping them find housing and jobs, enrolling children in school, connecting adults to English classes, signing them up for public benefits, introducing them to the local area, and orienting them to American culture. If you are interested, but cannot attend, contact John or Betsy Lampman.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96747035219?pwd=Zk92UUFhbmRDTEg3R0ROclFXb1pwQT09

Update: January 30, 2022

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, His greatness is unsearchable! One generation shall commend your works to another, and declare your mighty acts. The Lord is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made. The Lord is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His works. My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh bless His Holy Name forever and ever. ~Psalm 145:1-4, 9, 17, 21

Today’s speaker: Ray Crognale

Pray for:

Polly Miner, whose back surgery is scheduled for Feb 18th. Pray for a successful surgery. Contact Sharon Cleek if you would like to make a meal for them after the surgery.

Scott Ross who had a heart attack last week. The doctors gave him a few hours to live but God has raised him up and he is doing better. He is being transported to another hospital for a heart evaluation and possible surgery. Scott said, “I’m not gone yet; I don’t plan on being gone soon!”

Cora Hunter for physical healing from serious side effects of COVID. If you can help with meals, please contact Mary Johnson.

Kathleen Harmon who is recovering from a difficult gallbladder surgery. Pray for a complete and quick recovery.

More students have been getting COVID recently. Pray for God to protect our students in the schools.

Sadly, the U.S. just passed 900,000 COVID deaths. Pray for God’s mercy for this to be reduced and for doctors and hospital staff to be strengthened.

There has been an increase in persecution of Christians in Uganda. Some of them have had property taken away and some have been put to death. Pray for courage and safety for converts who are now sharing the Gospel.

Upcoming Annual Business Meeting: February 22, 7 pm

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: 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.