Lower Susquehanna Synod Prayer List

Week of February 1, 2021:

  • Chestnut Grove (Latimore), York Springs
  • Christ, Duncannon
  • Christ, Elizabethtown
  • Christ, Gettysburg
  • Christ, Harrisburg

Week of February 8, 2021:

  • Christ, Lancaster
  • Christ, Linglestown
  • Christ, Loganville
  • Christ, Manchester
  • Christ, New Bloomfield

Week of February 15, 2021:

  • Christ, Shrewsbury
  • Christ, York
  • Christ (Aspers), Bendersville
  • Christ (Filey), Dillsburg
  • Christ (Spry), York

Week of February 22, 2021:

  • Christ (Starview), Mount Wolf
  • Communities of Hope, Harrisburg
  • Concordia, Columbia
  • Emanuel (Freysville), Red Lion
  • Emmanuel, Franklintown

Week of February 1, 2021:

  • The Rev. Glenn A. Beard Jr.  (Luthercare, Lititz)
  • The Rev. Dennis E. Beaver (Evangelical, Waynesboro)
  • The Rev. Dr. William H. Beck (retired)
  • The Rev. Parris C. Beckhardt (retired)
  • The Rev. Hans Eric Becklin (Salem, Lititz)
  • The Rev. Marissa Kay Becklin (Faith United Evangelical, Denver)
  • Deacon George E. Bennett Jr. (retired)
  • The Rev. Shawn M. Berkebile (St. John, Abbottstown)
  • The Rev. Matthew B. Best (St. Stephen, New Kingstown)

Week of February 8, 2021:

  • The Rev. Brian A. Biery (Christ, Shrewsbury)
  • The Rev. Daniel V. Biles III (retired)
  • The Rev. Dana J. Blouch-Hanson (Lower Susquehanna Synod, Assistant to the Bishop)
  • The Rev. Douglas Y. Boden (retired)
  • The Rev. Jay M. Bohn (retired)
  • The Rev. Alison Schmidt Bowlan (St. Paul, Spring Grove)
  • The Rev. Carol J. Bowman (retired)
  • The Rev. Steven R. Bowser (Ascension, Willow Street)
  • The Rev. Martha S. Boyd (St. John [Hoernerstown], Hummelstown)

Week of February 15, 2021:

  • The Rev. Katherine R.L.B. Brantner (St. Paul (Hametown), Glen Rock)
  • The Rev. Margareta M. Breden (retired)
  • The Rev. Michael R. Brendle (retired)
  • The Rev. John H. Brock (Trinity, Camp Hill)
  • Sister Marianne B. Brock (Regional Gift Planner, ELCA Foundation)
  • The Rev. Nancy Kathleen Brody (Messiah and St. Peter, Halifax)
  • The Rev. Cindy A. Brommer (Holy Trinity, Hershey)
  • The Rev. Deborah L. Brumbaugh (Mt. Zion, Boiling Springs)
  • The Rev. Thomas G. Bruner Jr. (St. John, Berrysburg)

Week of February 22, 2021:

  • Deacon Karen L. Buckwalter (retired)
  • The Rev. Roger A. Bucy (retired)
  • The Rev. E. Robert Burkhart (St. Paul, Hanover)
  • The Rev. C. Roger Burkins (retired)
  • The Rev. Chad Alan Butz (St. Peter, Highspire & Trinity, Steelton)
  • The Rev. Martin J. Carlson (retired)
  • The Rev. Pamela J. Carnes (on leave)
  • The Rev. Barbara A. Caruana (retired)
  • The Rev. William E. Chamberlin (Celtic Hospice & Home Health, Mechanicsburg)

Week of February 1, 2021 – Lutheran Campus Ministry – Lutheran Student Community at Penn State Alicia Anderson, campus minister

Week of February 8, 2021 – United Lutheran Seminary – The Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, President

Week of February 15, 2021 – Luthercare – Carl R. McAloose, president and CEO

Week of February 22, 2021 – Pennsylvania Council of Churches – The Rev. Dr. Larry Pickens, Executive Director

Week of February 1, 2021 – Mindy Shively

Week of February 8, 2021 – Keith Shively

Week of February 15, 2021 – Troy Spencer

Week of February 22, 2021 – Vanessa Storlie

  • Those in the path of severe weather – ongoing

Requests will remain on the list for 3 months unless there is a request for ongoing prayers.

  • The Rev. Sterlen S. Sheaffer – 1/27/21
  • Eunice Boden, wife of the Rev. Douglas Y. Boden – 1/21/21
  • The Rev. John F. “Jack” Lose – 1/1/21
  • Ulysses Crockett, father of the Rev. Carla Christopher Wilson – 12/22/20
  • Wallace L. Bergeron, father of the Rev. Beth Bergeron Folkemer – 11/30/20
  • Doris A. Mentzer, mother of The Rev. Dr. Timothy Mentzer – 11/18/20
  • Deacon June W. Albers – 11/8/20
  • The Rev. Walter Carlson – 10/25/20

Requests will remain on the list for 3 months unless there is a request for ongoing prayers.

  • Stacey Stright (friend and colleague of Deacon Ellen Doughty) – 12/29/20
  • The Rev. Mary-Margaret Ruth (retired) – 12/22/20
  • The Rev. Dennis L. Trout (retired) – 12/16/20
  • The Rev. E. Gordon Ross (retired) – 11/19/20
  • The Rev. Sharron Blezard (on medical leave) – ongoing
  • The Rev. Allen Schwarz (Canadochly, York) – ongoing
  • The Rev. Charles Kampmeyer (retired) – ongoing
  • The Rev. William Knotts and his wife, Nancy (retired) – ongoing
  • Natalie Rimmer, wife of The Rev. Chad Rimmer (on leave) – ongoing
  • The Rev. Terry McCarthy (disability) – ongoing
  • Mrs. Janice Ambrose – ongoing
  • Janice Cromer (wife of The Rev. Douglas Cromer, retired) – ongoing
  • The Rev. Jay Bohn, (retired) and his wife, Mary Bohn – ongoing

Requests will remain on the list for 3 months unless there is a request for ongoing prayers.

  • Elizabeth
  • Jim
  • Bishop of Konde Diocese, The Rev. Dr. Edward Johnson Mwaikali
  • and all who serve the church

that they serve with wisdom, vision, seek peace and justice, and work for the good of all citizens.

We pray for the many ministries across our Lower Susquehanna Synod and give thanks for the difference being made.

especially those in the paths of the volcanic eruptions in Guatemala and Hawaii.

for the whole human family around the world that encounters violence, racism, prejudice, and injustice.

  • The Rev. Jennifer and Deacon David Hope-Tringali, serving in Guatemala
  • The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Truscott, serving in Singapore
  • Pastor Stephen Deal, serving in Central America, for Young Adults in Global Mission
  • Deacon April Trout serving the Lower Susquehanna Synod as liaison to the Konde Diocese in Mbeya, Tanzania
  • all other missionaries serving around the world

who in their desperation to move to a new country put their lives in danger; that all be led safely in God’s care.

around our world, both at home and abroad. We pray for cooler heads, respect for one another, and saner solutions. We pray for the courage to love all God’s children. We pray that black lives will matter to all. We pray that law enforcement officials will be safe in their work, and that God’s house in all places will safe space and sanctuary for all who enter.

especially this month we pray for the administration, staff, corrections officers, inmates, families of inmates of following facilities: Forest County Jail, Franklin County Jail, Fulton County Jail, Greene County Prison, Huntingdon County Prison, SCI Retreat at Humlock Creek, SCI Rockview at Bellefonte, and SCI Somerset.

that they recognize the violence they have committed, that their hearts would be changed, and that they receive forgiveness, mercy, and grace when it is offered and in doing so be changed.

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