In 1990, Cedar Park Assembly of God in Bothell, Washington, began setting aside Presentation Sunday (Luke 2:21-38) as a time to pray for infertile couples. Twelve years later, more than 150 couples credit the service for their new children. Couples from around the world have attended, but Senior Pastor Joe Fuiten is particularly surprised by the Muslims and Buddhists who have sought out the church. This year, Cedar Park has united with 14 other area churches (including PCUSA and Episcopal congregations) for special Presentation Sunday Prayer Services.
News coverage of Cedar Park's Presentation Sunday observation includes:
Eastside churches hold services for couples trying to become parents — Seattle Times (Jan. 31, 2000)
No one can conceive how she conceived— Seattle Times (Jan. 30, 1999)
Having faith: Service devoted to infertile couples— Seattle Times (Jan. 26, 1998)
How God is answering the prayers of couples desiring children— Pentecostal Evangel1