Prayer Concerns -
March 18, 2019

Second Sunday in Lent

God of the covenant, in the mystery of the cross you promise everlasting life to the world. Gather all peoples into your arms, and shelter us with your mercy, that we may rejoice in the life we share in 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 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.  Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, 8800 Peebles Road, Allison Park, PA 15101.  A funeral service for Dr. Mann will be held on Saturday 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 family of Marie Musser, mother of Pastor Robert Musser.  Mrs. Musser died on March 2, 2019.  We will share arrangements when they are made known. (3/04/19).

Prayers for the family of Father Robert Coval, who died on February 21, 2019. Father Coval, an Anglican Priest, served St. John's Stone Lutheran Church in Lancaster Township (Harmony).    A memorial service for Father Coval was held on Tuesday, February 26 at St. John's Stone Lutheran Church; 235 Stone Church Road; Harmony, PA 16037. An obituary notice for Father Coval can be found in the Beaver Valley Times, HERE: https://www.timesonline.com/obituaries/20190222/rev-robert-p-coval (2/22/19).

Prayers for the family of Elma Maier, widow of Pastor Pat Maier.  Mrs. Maier died on February 14, 2019.  A memorial service for Mrs. Maier will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11 AM in the Seaman Memorial Chapel, Passavant Retirement Community, Zelienople, PA. (2/21/19).

Prayers for family and friends of Pastor Tom Smith.  Pastor Smith died on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. 

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).