Prayer Concerns -
May 18, 2018

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. By your Spirit transform us and your beloved world, that we may find our joy in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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 the family of Harry B. Thompson, father of Pastor Deb Thompson.  Mr. Thompson died on May 16, 2018. (5/18/18).

Prayers for Pastor Bruce Nordeen, who is in the hospital (4/20/18).

Prayers for the family of John "J.D." Bryte, father of Pastor Scott Bryte. Mr. Bryte died on Sunday, April 22, 2018.  A visitation for Mr. Bryte will be held on Tuesday, April 24, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Slater Funeral Home, 4201 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227 (Brentwood).  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 11:00 at Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church.  Please see an obituary notice HERE.  (4/23/18).

Prayers for the family of Arthur Martin, father-in-law of Pastor William Diehm.  Mr. Martin died on April 6, 2018. (4/10/18).

Prayers for the family of Richard E. Tarbert.  Mr. Tarbert was the uncle of Bishop Kurt Kusserow. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 3 from 6 - 8 pm and Wednesday, April 4 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Laughlin Funeral Home, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15216.  A funeral service for Mr. Tarbert will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Carnegie, PA 15106 at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 5.  An obituary notice is available HERE.  (4/3/18).

Prayers for the family of Pastor James Hughes. Pastor Hughes died on Friday, March 23, 2018. A funeral service for Pastor Hughes was held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at noon at Christ Lutheran Church in Heath, Ohio. (4/3/18).

Prayers for Pastor Richard Merkner, who is continuing to recover from surgery. (3/27/18).

Prayers for Kelly Moody, sister of Sandy DeLorenze. Kelly is ill with oral cancer. (11/3/17).

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).