Prayer Concerns -
May 19, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter

O Lord God, you teach us that without love, our actions gain nothing. Pour into our hearts your most excellent gift of love, that, made alive by your Spirit, we may know goodness and peace, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Please contact Sandy DeLorenze at the synod office to make changes to or add to prayer requests. 

Prayers for the family of Esther Schneck, mother of Pastor Tony Schneck.  Mrs. Schneck died on May 15, 2019.  Visitation will be on Sunday, May 19, from, 2-4 and 6-8 at the Boylan Funeral Home, 324 East Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063. A funeral service for Mrs. Schneck will be held on Monday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Seaman Memorial Chapel at the Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople. Sister Mildred McCracken will preach and Pastor Ed Sheehan will preside. (5/16/19).

Prayers for Pastor Richard Grance, who will be having knee surgery on May 21.  (5/16/19).

Prayers for the family of Mrs. Joyce Steiner, mother of Pastor Roger Steiner.  Mrs. Steiner died peacefully, in Georgia, on April 11, 2019.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prospect, PA.  Memorial donations  may be made to Camp Lutherlyn. (4/16/19).  An obituary notice for Mrs. Steiner is available here:

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Prayers for Deacon Mark Nurnberger.  We have learned that Mark is hospitalized for a blood disorder. (4/8/19).

Prayers of thanksgiving for the birth of Indarisha Lynn Khyllep, daughter of Pastor Cheryl Khyllep and her husband. Pastor Khyllep, a Presbyterian USA pastor, is serving as interim at St. John Mark, Homestead. Indarisha was born on Friday, March 29.

Prayers for the family of Pastor Carol Sipes, former pastor of Mt. Zion, Donegal.  Pastor Sipes died on March 28.   A funeral for Pastor Sipes was held on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Church, 1803 Dundalk Ave., Dundalk, Maryland.  An obituary notice is available HERE.

Prayers for the family of Philip Muck, father of Pastor Chris Rotella.  Mr. Muck died on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  (3/22/19).

Prayers for the family of the Rev. Dr. Terry Mann.  We received word from Donna van Kirk, Vice President of Lutheran SeniorLife, that Dr. Mann died on March 15, 2019.  Dr. Mann served as  the Administrator of Lutheran Service Society and LIFE Beaver and Lawrence.  A funeral service for Dr. Mann will be held on March, 23, 2019 at 11:00 at Memorial Park.  An obituary notice is available HERE.  (3/18/19).

Prayers for the congregation of House of Prayer, Aliquippa, and the family of Shirley Estright, council president of House of Prayer. Shirley died unexpectedly on March 11, 2019.  An obituary notice is available HERE

Prayers for the Rev. Howard Gillette. Father Gillette, an Episcopal priest serving at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Worthington, has been diagnosed with colon cancer that is attached to his liver. Father Gillette will be undergoing chemotherapy. (7/17/2018).

Prayers for Kelly Moody, sister of Sandy DeLorenze. Kelly is ill with oral cancer. (12/7/18).

Prayers for Pastor Gary Koch. Pastor Koch, who is now living in Allentown, PA, is suffering from some of the effects of worsening Parkinson's Disease. (6/30/15).