To those gathered to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ elsewhere:

Beloved brethren, greetings in our Savior’s precious name.

After prayer and being before the Lord, we believe we have the Lord’s mind to invite our brethren again this year for two days of meetings to be held in Montrose, PA on September 7th and 8th. The details are attached.

Brethren, we are still in a “land of drought and dearth”, and to the cry of our longing spirits the Lord answers with His Word and His Spirit. He has not left us comfortless and without resource – His word is a “lamp unto [our] feet and a light unto [our] path” (Psalm 119:105), and His Spirit our guide into all the truth (John 16:13).

As we recognize that the Creator God has given us His mind, and we have the very Word of God in our hands, do we not say, “but my heart standeth in awe of Thy word. I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil” (Psalm 116:161-162)?

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.” (1 Peter 1:23)

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth…and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” (James 1:18, 21)

That same Word that has been used by God to produce life in us (where there was none) is that same Word which will save us practically on in our earthly pathway. How we feel our need for the guidance offered in it, and how thankful we can be for its living and abiding character! How thankful too, that, by His Spirit, our loving Father can open up the truth of it so beautifully; for all throughout it we see the glorious person of Christ.

Please join us in prayer as we are fully dependent on the Lord (the head of the body from which all nourishment comes) that there would be the liberty of the Spirit so that the Lord’s word would have free course in building up of the body, and that all would be to His honor and glory.


With much love to our brethren from those gathered to the name of Jesus in Scranton, PA,

Gary A. Gruen                                      Kenneth Tansits                                           Aaron Stewart