Prayer Concerns -
January 15, 2019

Baptism of Our Lord

Almighty God, you anointed Jesus at his baptism with the Holy Spirit and revealed him as your beloved Son. Keep all who are born of water and the Spirit faithful in your service, that we may rejoice to be called children of God, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Please contact Sandy DeLorenze at the synod office to make changes to or add to prayer requests. 

Prayers for family and friends of Pastor Tom Smith.  Pastor Smith died on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. When funeral arrangements are made, we will send the information by email. (1/15/19).

Prayers for the family of Burdette Theophilus, father of Pastor Linda Theophilus.  Mr. Theophilus died on January 4, 2019, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (1/4/19).

Prayers for the family of Pastor Robert Free.  Pastor Free died on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The funeral service for Pastor Free was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 5 at Harrold Zion Lutheran Church.  (1/7/19).

Prayers for the family of Pastor James Wente.  Pastor Wente died on November 5, 2018.  There was a memorial service for Pastor Wente on Saturday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Upper St. Clair.  Here is a link to an obituary notice provided by the funeral director:   (12/18/18)

Prayers for The Rev. Wayne Harrison, Interim Executive Director of Camp Agape. Rev. Harrison has fractures in two tibia bones and will be having surgery. (9/10/18).

Prayers for Pastor Fred Heitzenroder. Pastor Heitzenroder had surgery for colon cancer in September in Florida.

Prayers for the Rev. Howard Gillette. Father Gillette, an Episcopal priest serving at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Worthington, has been diagnosed with colon cancer that is attached to his liver. Father Gillette will be undergoing chemotherapy. (7/17/2018).

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

Prayers for Kelly Moody, sister of Sandy DeLorenze. Kelly is ill with oral cancer. (12/7/18).

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).