Church News

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Update on Crickett

Crickett saw the doctor Tuesday.  The antibiotics have reduced the infection somewhat.  He gave her a second round of them and will see her next week to monitor the progress.  The surgery will be scheduled when he feels that the infection is gone. Thanks for your prayers for her in this situation.  We look forward to being back at work on Sept 16 when Sabbatical ends.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sympathy for the Norton family

Our Christian love and sympathy go out to Barry and Lavada Norton and Barri and Ted Pratt in the loss of Barry's older sister, Ethel who died yesterday.  She suffered from a short illness and now is at peace

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Prayer requests for August 22

Please keep Crickett in your prayers as she is being treated for an ongoing infection.  No other surgeries or treatments can begin until this infection is resolved. She will be going to see her doctor again next Tuesday. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sympathy for the family of JoAnn Kierce

Our Christian Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of JoAnn Kierce, who passed away this morning. 

There will be a graveside service at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Greenville, AL this Sunday, August 25, at 4:00 PM.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Arrangements for Grace Higginbotham

Peoples Chapel Hueytown on Thursday
Visitation at 10 AM
Service at 11 AM
Burial at Highland's


Monday, August 19, 2013

Prayer Concerns for August 19

Goooooood Morning Prayer Troopers!

I have an update on our Crickett.  Her oncologist believes that a mastectomy is the best option.  At the present time, it will not need to be a radical mastectomy, but that will be confirmed later.  Crickett goes back to her surgeon next Tuesday the 27th.  Expected date for mastectomy right now is first week in September.  Let us pray that no further cancer is found so that she will not need a radical mastectomy and that she will continue to heal from the last surgery she had.  Also let us continue to hold her and Randy close in our hearts and prayers and pray for both of their strength and victory over their illnesses.

Also, Julie Bradley has another court appearance tomorrow. Let us continue to pray for her strength and victory over her situation as well.

Keep the family of Grace Higginbotham in your prayers as she has recongnized her final and eternal victory.  I understand the funeral will be Thursday, but more information will be forthcoming.

Remember, as friends and family and children of God, no one fights alone!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Prayer Concerns for August 12

Grace made it through the night but remains unresponsive.

Barri Norton's sister Ethel (in South Carolina) is also near death this morning.

Thank you for your faithful prayers.

Randy Kesler
First Presbyterian Church
Bessemer, Al, 35020

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Update on Grace Higginbotham

I'm told you received word this morning of Grace's worsening condition.  Having talked to Michael (her son) this evening, she is not expected to live through the night. You may not know it, but Grace transferred her membership to First Pres in Tuscaloosa and Charlie Durham, her pastor now, will be handling the service.

I can tell you that Peoples' Funeral Home in Hueytown will handle the arrangements.  I'll keep you informed as word comes.

Grace is so sweet, kind and loving.  Heaven will be enriched with her presence.  Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Randy Kesler
First Presbyterian Church
Bessemer, Al, 35020

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Prayer Concerns for August 1

Let us remember Dr. Holt this morning as he is recovering from some skin cancer surgery done yesterday.

Also, Crickett's pathology report shows they did not find cancer but they did find some DCIS cells which are precancerous.  More surgery will be required once she heals from last week's surgery.  With the second surgery, the doctors will remove the DCIS cells and test them.  If they still indicate pre-cancerous, she will need to have a mastectomy.   An uneasy wait both for the second surgery and the results forthcoming so please lift her up and ask for strength and peace to encompass her.