Churches in Pastoral Transition

(1) Delta, PA Church

(2) Halethorpe, MD Connections Church

(3) Hanover, PA Trinity

(4) Jessup, MD New Generation Church

(5) Oakland, MD Church

(6) St. Charles, MD LifeStream Church

(7) Salisbury, MD Cross Pointe Church


We join with the Sowden family in mourning the loss of Lynn Sowden. Lynn passed away from this world Monday night.

Lynn had been hospitalized for a week, diagnosed with cancer, and started chemotherapy. He developed severe complications in treatment and faced emergency surgery.

Please remain in prayer for Lynn’s wife Kim & their children Kirsten & Brandon. Pray for Terry & Darlene as well.  Life celebration details will follow. 


Prayer for Pastors

Please continue to keep R. Larry Taylor (Lead Pastor at Washington, DC Community of Hope) in prayer following a car accident and surgery.

Julie Taylor, Larry's wife, shared:

Larry was taking church members/co-workers home from a fun day at Kings Dominion on Saturday, July 13. He was on the DC beltway and traffic has slowed at some point and he rear-ended a car. While he, the other driver and Md State Trooper were handling that accident, another driver rear-ended the state trooper, which pushed his vehicle into the back of Larry's car. At the time, Larry was outside of the car and was injured because of the impact. He sustained a broken ankle, tibia, and fibula. He was taken to Prince George's Hospital and has been there since late Saturday night/Sunday morning. He had surgery on Monday, July 15 to put rods in his leg (left lower leg). He will be transported to a rehabilitation facility today (hopefully) as he awaits his next surgery.

I have been in DC since July 4, but was returning to my mother's in Charlotte, NC after leaving Kings Dominion on Saturday evening. I was about 30 minutes away from my mother's home when I got the news of the accident. I returned to DC the next morning and will be here indefinitely.

Get well wishes and cards may be sent to: R. Larry Taylor, 901 Alabama Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20032.


Rev. David Blades, pastor of our Indian Head, Maryland Church had triple bypass heart surgery in early June. On June 21st he returned to the Washington Medical Center in DC and upon evaluation he has had three more surgeries because of infection. He spent many days in ICU. He was released on Tuesday, July 2 and is home recovering under the watchful care of his wife, Joann.

He is to spend the next six weeks recovering. Please keep Pastor Dave in your prayers as well as the Indian Head Church. Rev. Will Guensch, associate at Indian Head Church as well as Joann Blades, and Rev. Dolores Joyner are providing pulpit supply.  Get well cards may be sent to: David Blades, 3109 Jenkins Lane, Indian Head, MD 20640


Please pray for retired pastor Mike Routh who has stage 4 colorectal cancer with hot lymph nodes in the abdomen area. He had a port installed on Tuesday of this week. On Friday of this week (June 14) he starts a very harsh chemo treatment. Mike & his wife Joyce, recently retired from the Glen Burnie, MD Church. They have moved to Ohio and are presently living with their daughter and family while house hunting.