Prayer Concerns -

April 18, 2017


Resurrection of Our Lord, Prayer of the Day

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
O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 Please contact Sandy DeLorenze at the Synod Office to make changes or additions to the prayer requests. 

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 the family of Sara A. (Montgomery) Schwartz, mother of Pastor Susan Schwartz.  Mrs. Schwartz died on April 11, 2017.  Click HERE for an obituary notice.  (4/12/17).

Prayers for the family of Pastor Donald Zundel.  Pastor Zundel died on April 8, 2017.  Our synod office just learned of his passing today.  An obituary notice for Pastor Zundel will be mailed shortly.  (4/12/17).

Prayers for the family of Eva Bowser Shearer, sister of Pastor Mont Bowser.  Ms. Shearer died on April 3.  There will be a time for visitation on Thursday, April 6 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home in Washington, PA. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 7 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Scenery Hill, PA.  Click HERE for an obituary notice.  (4/4/17).

Prayers for Margaret Podolinski, mother of Pastor Frank Podolinski. Mrs. Podolinski fell yesterday, cut her face badly, broke her hip and fractured a vertebrae in her neck. She is currently having surgery for a partial or full hip replacement. (4/4/17).

Prayers for the family of Gloria Schock.  Mrs. Schock was the mother of Pastor Jeff Schock.  Mrs. Schock died on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  An obituary notice is available HERE.  (4/4/17).

Prayers for the family of Pastor David Gleason.  Pastor Gleason died on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.   A Requiem Eucharist for Pastor Gleason will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m. at First English Ev. Lutheran Church, Downtown.  Please click HERE for an obituary written by Peter Smith of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (3/21/17).

Prayers for the family of Ada McGregor.  Mrs. McGregor was the mother of Pastor Jill McGregor.  Mrs. McGregor died on February 10, 2017, and a funeral was held on February 15, 2017, in Dillsburg, PA.  An obituary notice is available HERE.  (2/20/17).

Prayers for the family of Marylen Compton, mother-in-law of Kelly Spanninger.  A memorial service for Mrs. Compton will be held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church (Shadyside), 304 Morewood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 on Monday, February 20th, at 11:00 am. There will no formal visitation, but everyone is invited to greet and support the family at a luncheon in St. Andrew's fellowship hall immediately following the service. Memorial Gifts may be given to the American Diabetes Association or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Prayers for Pastor Beverly Banyay, who is recuperating at home from a fractured pelvis.  (1/17/17).

Prayers for Victor Rotella, father-in-law of Pastor Chris Rotella.  Mr. Rotella has fallen at home and broken his neck. He is currently hospitalized.  (12/13/16).

We grieve with the family of Pastor Ted Erickson and Mary Ellen Haines at the sudden loss of their son, Andrew.  (Pastor Erickson is a U.C.C. pastor serving in a Full Communion partnership with our synod at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Jeannette.) (1/3/17).

Prayers for Raymond Dittenhafer, husband of Pastor Becky Dittenhafer.  Mr. Dittenhafer fell and broke his hip and is currently recuperating at home and doing therapy.  (11/8/16).

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 Kelly Moody, sister of Sandy DeLorenze.  Kelly is currently undergoing chemotherapy for advanced oral cancer.  (8/18/16). 

Prayers for Pastor Bruce Nordeen as he continues to recover at home from a serious illness. (5/23/16).

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).

Prayers for Pastor John Harman as he continues to recover from Whipple Surgery for pancreatic cancer. (3/10/15)

Prayers for Kristen Phillips, daughter of Pastor Thomas McCurdy.  Kristen is recovering from surgery for a skull fracture.  (2/27/15)