Prayer Partner Prayer Requests for October 2017

Pastoral Ministry – Paul Thompson

Our India mission team departs on the 29th … please pray for our safety, our health, and most of all for our Gospel effectiveness. Pray also that God will give me the right words as I have opportunity to teach, preach, and share the gospel face-to-face. Our team is Tyler Campbell, Katie Lilly, Gail McCoy, David Glover, and me.

Pray for our missionary friends, Bill and Merrilee as well. Pray we are a real benefit and blessing to them and other Christians while we are there.

Please pray for Alex as he begins his final season of basketball at Samford. Pray that he’d love Jesus as much as he loves basketball.

Please pray for Sarah as she continues to adjust to college life (and all our other young freshmen out there!)

And thanks for praying for Mark and his recent dental adventure! He did great and they were able to fix his broken front tooth, get all the x-rays they wanted, thoroughly clean his teeth, and fill a few cavities. It was a great success!

Finally, please pray for Charles and Dan as they preach the Word these next two weeks in my absence.

I love you all and can’t wait to be back in the pulpit in a couple of weeks!


Executive Pastor – Charles Uptain

Thanks for praying for your church and especially the pastors and staff.

Prayer Requests:

Pray for me as I prepare to preach in both morning services on Sunday, October 1.

Pray for the Guatemala and Argentina Mission Trips that begin on October 25.

Pray for our church families to use Halloween as an outreach to the many families that will be out in our neighborhoods on October 31.

Pray for our student ministry. Pray God continues to use the students to be a light in their schools.

Pray for the families of our church. God has given us a great responsibility to raise up the next generation of Christians. Pray moms and dads display God’s glory to their children in every area of their life.


Worship Pastor – Matthew Dorsey

We have been very blessed to finally arrive in Dothan.  Getting started in a new position is always filled with challenges, but the Calvary family has been very helpful in making this transition a smooth one for me and my family.

Pray for Calvary – My desire is for our services to be filled with the sound of the congregational singing, faithful preaching, and fervent prayer.  For this to be a reality we must gather in the overflow of our personal walks and worship from the week.  We will not sing boldly the truths of the gospel if we are not worshiping with those truths in the everyday ebb and flow of life.  We will not listen intently and be changed by the preached Word if we are not living in a posture of repentance and faith toward the God of the Bible.  We will not pray pleasing prayers if we are not filled with the truth and have a clear understanding of our finite posture in this life.  Please pray that worship of Lord Jesus will be the defining mark of our Church family.

Pray for the music team of Calvary – My goal for our team is to lead worship not to perform.  Music is a tool to aid in worship not that which should be worshipped.  Pray that we will love God and his glory more than ourselves and our glory.  Pray for the Spirit of God to unify us in our service. Pray that all our team members would sense the gravity of our service and therefore the need to prepare and be faithful in attendance. 

Pray for my family – for my children to settle into school, catch up on studies, make godly friends, love serving at Calvary and to love the Lord; for Alyssa and I to be able to lead the children well through this transition, have time to spend with each other and love the Lord more than ever before.   


Discipleship Ministry – Dan Tankersley

Please pray for Calvary as the Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesian church:

Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV)

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Pray specifically for:

- Life Group Leaders

- Romans study 

- Transformation of lives into Christ-likeness at Calvary

- Increasing passion and focus on mission at Calvary

- Increasing love for God and others at Calvary

- Increasing joy in the Lord

- A culture of discipleship to continue to take root at Calvary

- Lives to be impacted through FCA at Girard

- Lives to be impacted through Camp ROC 

- Wisdom for church leadership


Senior Adult Ministry – Patty Farrington

Pastoral Care – Woody Farrington

Prayer Partners, thank you for your faithfulness to pray for our church and for each ministry.

Thank you for praying for our senior adults. We have many facing challenging health issues at this time.  

Please pray for those senior adults who are facing the end of life but continue to have much joy and thankfulness for all the Lord has done for them.  Please pray for family members as they provide care.

Please pray for our Life Group leaders as they prepare and teach Romans.  

Please pray for the ministry at Westside Terrace Health and Rehab facility.  Our worship service there continues to grow.  Pray for us as we share the love of Jesus each week.  

Thank you for praying for our family.  We are so thankful for each prayer offered on our behalf.  Thank you for praying for Woody and his family while in NYC.  Pray for Woody and I as we plan visits and safe travels.  Please pray for the safe arrival our newest grandson in January!