In life, we have many different moments and emotions. We have times of joy, where everything is just going right and getting better by the minute. We also have times when life is sad, when calamities like sickness and hard times set in. No matter what the moment may hold, it is always important to pray. Prayer helps us to become closer to God, to help get the troubles of our lives off of our chest, and to help thank God for letting life go right. As a church, we keep a prayer list so that way people can pray for those who are not well. We ask you to keep the people on this list in your prayers.
As you take the time to pray, please remember in your prayers...
Windy Ackerman, John Barrick, Brock Bowman, Tom Cinson, Marylou Cooper ,Bonnie & John Day, Shiela Demattio, Pat Dischinger, Bob Easterday, Shirley Essig, Melinda Farber, Alexis Haines, Kim Henline, Dorothy Hunt, Corrine Haney, Pat Kovach, Tammy Klingelhoffer, Michele Pendolino, Robert Kuhns, Mary Larson, Annie Lightfoot, Micah Muller, Marty Lahmers, Rose Orlando, Renny Patterson, Art Pontones, Russ Rennie, Richard Rohrbaugh, Chloe Scott, Aiden Stiles, Tammy Seward, Kathy Taylor (Sandi Sommer’s sister-in-law), Pastor Roger Thompson, Nancy Tolfo, Michelle Wagner, Linda Wallace, Marlene Ward, Michelle Ward, the family of Matthew Dieffenbaugher, Mack McLendon family, the family of Robert Offenberger, the family of Rose Marie Shine, and those serving our country.
How do we make this list possible?
We make this list possible through the help of our congregation and the community, because everyone needs someone to pray for them. This list is updated thanks to the hard work of our secretary, Mary Drotleff. However, we do ask for the help of the congregation and the community to keep this list as up-to-date as possible. If you notice that a correction needs made to the list, whether a name needs to be added or removed, please contact the church.
Receive Prayer Requests Over the Phone
Do you or someone you know want to receive prayer requests instantly but do not have access to e-mail? If this is the case, we welcome you to join our church's prayer chain. The prayer chain is a group of people who call each other to get prayer requests out. Contact the church office to join the chain.
Emergencies Needing Prayer Immediately
If you know of any situation that needs prayer immediately, we have channels to send prayer requests out instantly. If a prayer request needs to go out immediately during our church's office hours, please contact Mary Drotleff. Any time past these office hours, please contact Jacob Schandel, church technology coordinator and webmaster. He will send out this request as well as pass on the prayer request to Mary to add to the official prayer list. Contact Mary or Jacob.
Receive Prayer Requests to Your E-mail
Our church provides an e-mail newsletter to push out updates such as prayer requests immediately. This newsletter is called Office Update. Subscribe to these updates.
Barney Bears and Prayer Shawls
Some very generous, creative individuals in our congregation have started some projects that we can give to people to let them know we care about them and are praying for them.
Barney Bear Ministry
Barney bears are small teddy bears available for free pick-up at the church. If you know someone who is ill or just needs reminded that they are cared about, these bears are available. If you wish to support this ministry, they can always use help making bears as well as donations of fleece, stuffing, and postage money for mailing bears to those who could use one. If anyone has questions about this ministry, they can call Dottie Scott at 330.956.5506.
Our prayer shawl ministry makes shawls for people who could use God's comfort. Whenever we give a shawl, we have a special blessing for it during our church service (much like you see here in this picture from Pastor Scott's installation service). If you know someone who could use a prayer shawl or if anyone has questions about how they can help this ministry, they can call Dottie Scott at 330.956.5506.