Prayer Concerns - September 21, 2017

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

O Lord God, merciful judge, you are the inexhaustible fountain of forgiveness. Replace our hearts of stone with hearts that love and adore you, that we may delight in doing your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

O God, rich in mercy, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world and rescued us from the hopelessness of death. Lead us into your light, that all our deeds may reflect your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. - See more at: http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Worship/Lectionary/YearB#Easter
Almighty God, with joy we celebrate the day of our Lord’s resurrection. By the grace of Christ among us, enable us to show the power of the resurrection in all that we say and do, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. - See more at: http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Worship/Lectionary/YearB#Easter
Holy God, your word feeds your people with life that is eternal. Direct our choices and preserve us in your truth, that, renouncing what is false and evil, we may live in you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. - See more at: http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Worship/Lectionary/YearB#Pentecost
 Please contact Sandy DeLorenze at the Synod Office to make changes or additions to the prayer requests. 

Prayers for Raymond Dittenhafer, husband of Pastor Rebecca Dittenhafer.  Ray has been experiencing some health concerns. (9/2/17).

Prayers for Pastor Dorothy Worth, as she is being released to a rehab facility. (9/14/17).

Prayers for Pastor Don Worth, who is in a rehab facility. (8/23/17).

Prayers for Kelly Moody, sister of Sandy DeLorenze.  Kelly is undergoing chemotherapy for oral cancer, and currently recovering from jaw surgery. (8/23/17).

Prayers for Jane Sampsell Nye, who is ill with cancer. (8/11/17).

Prayers for the family of Pastor Reinhold "Dutch" Weber.  Pastor Weber died on Saturday, August 5.  A funeral service was held on Saturday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church; 120 Sunset Drive; Butler, PA 16001.  A memorial service was held on Sunday, August 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the Seaman Memorial Chapel at Passavant Community; 105 Burgess Drive; Zelienople, PA 16063.  (8/23/17).

Prayers for Bob Cairns and his family upon the death of Bob's father-in-law, Warren Koenig.  Visitation will be Sunday, July 16, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Neely's Funeral Home, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116.  A funeral service will be held at Neely's on Monday, July 17, at 11:30 a.m.

Prayers for Sandy McCoid, who is experiencing some serious eye problems. (7/13/17).

Prayers for Mrs. Carol Kusserow, who is recovering from surgery for a broken hip.  Mrs. Kusserow is the wife of Pastor Ralph Kusserow and the mother of Bishop Kurt Kusserow.  (6/27/17).

Prayers for Pastor Herb Dubler and his caregiver, Deacon Andrea Dubler. Pastor Dubler's latest PET scans show that the small cell cancer is back, and he is starting a new medication. Pastor Dubler remains upbeat and says he is feeling "almost" normal. (4/18/2017).

Prayers for Joyce Steiner, mother of Pastor Roger Steiner and widow of Pastor William Steiner.  Mrs. Steiner has had an a fib episode and respiratory failure.  She is currently hospitalized in Georgia.  (10/12/16).

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).