Prayer Concerns - December 14, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent

Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives; through 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 Pastor Donald Hebrank.  Pastor Hebrank died on Friday, December 8, 2017. A funeral service for Pastor Hebrank was held on Tuesday, December 12 at First Lutheran Church, Washington, PA. (12/14/17).

Prayers for the family of Pastor Herb Dubler.  Pastor Dubler died on Monday, November 4, 2017.  A funeral service for Pastor Dubler was held on Monday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church,  Connellsville, PA 15425.  (12/14/17).

Prayers for Pastor Janice Altenburger.  Pastor Altenburger will be having a heart catheterization on  Tuesday, November 28, 2017. (11/22/17).

Prayers for the family of Pastor Jack Hernstrom and Nancy Hernstrom. Nancy's father, Stanley Sczerba, died on November 17, 2017.  An obituary notice is available HERE. (11/20/17).

Prayers for the family of the Rev. Richard Brunk (brother of Pastor Robert Brunk.)  Pastor Richard Brunk died last week.  He served in our synod in the 60s and 70s.  We will share more information when it becomes available.  (11/3/17).

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

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

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

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

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

Prayers for Pastor Herb Dubler and his caregiver, Deacon Andrea Dubler. Pastor Dubler is at home and receiving in-home rehab. (11/3/17).

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).

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