Philippians 4:6 (NIV) tells us:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

About a year ago, as part of a special prayer during worship, various bible verses were handed out for each person to silently repeat and pray over. This verse just happened to be on the card I drew. As someone who personally tends to obsess over details and worry, A LOT, I kept it and have it displayed near the desk area in the choir room to serve as a reminder.

Fast forward a few months, and my family was suddenly thrust into an unimaginable turmoil when my husband, Larry, was hospitalized with life-threatening pancreatitis. As the hospitalizations and procedures continued, with no clear answers and multiple “end-alls” coming and going without success, it admittedly became more and more difficult not to worry or be anxious; however, our prayers and petitions never ceased, and God surrounded us with so many answered prayers, many of which came through as acts of love from this very congregation.

There are no words sufficient to express how truly and humbly grateful we are to be a part of such a loving church family. Thank you, thank you, thank you all, for sharing the love of Christ and being God’s answer to our prayers!

-Beth Tyrer
Interim Music Director

Thank you for all the support, love, and prayers you have given to me and our family. These truly have been trying times, and I don’t think we could’ve made it without God’s grace or the graciousness of our church family. My illness has forced me to think about my life and what’s important to me. It has strengthened my love of family and has brought me closer to God.

I recall praying while hospitalized in Macon. I said, “Lord, I don’t know what you want me to do, but I want to do it.” I knew I would make it out, but I didn’t know why it happened to me. I think I’m better for it, and in some regard, thankful for it.

I am thankful that my family has found a larger family with all of you at Covenant Presbyterian, and look forward to the journey that yet lies ahead of us. Thank you and God bless you.

     -Larry Tyrer