Prayer Concerns -
July 9, 2018

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

God of the covenant, in our baptism you call us to proclaim the coming of your kingdom. Give us the courage you gave the apostles, that we may faithfully witness to your love and peace in every circumstance of life, in the name of 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 Pastor David Rike and his family.  Pastor Rike is the newly called pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fox Chapel. Their home recently experienced devastating flooding, and they have lost  some of their belongings.  The family is being housed temporarily with church members.  The synod office will be sending information in next Tuesday's synod-wide email providing ways to help the Rike family monetarily.  In the meantime, please keep them in your prayers. (7/6/18).

Prayers of thanksgiving for the volunteers who helped to clean up flood waters at Christ Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh (Millvale).  The congregation was blessed with volunteers who helped with cleaning and some who provided food and water for the cleaners. (7/6/18).

Prayers for the communities that have been affected by recent flooding, including Sharpsburg, Etna, Millvale, Bethel Park, Fox Chapel, and Verona. If there are other communities that you are aware of, please contact the synod office, and we'll add those communities to our prayer concerns. (7/6/18).

Prayers for Pastor Fred Heitzenroder.  Pastor Heitzenroder has been diagnosed with colon cancer.  Plans for treatment include chemo, radiation, and surgery at some point, but nothing is "set in stone" yet.  We will keep you updated as we hear more from Pastor Heitzenroder. (6/25/18).

Prayers for Pastor Tim Dawes.  Pastor Dawes is recovering from knee surgery. (6/15/18).

Prayers for Pastor Janice Altenburger as she begins radiation for breast cancer.  (6/3/18).

Prayers for Tony Schwan, brother-in-law of Pastor Ann Woodman-Howe.  Mr. Schwan has heart problems and suffered a recent stroke. (5/31/18).

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 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).