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We Pray 2018-07-16T10:54:22+00:00

Lower Susquehanna Synod Prayer List

St. John (Shiremanstown), St. John (Steelton), St. John [Barner’s] (Liverpool), St. John [Franklin] (Dillsburg), St. John [Hampton] (New Oxford) and St. John [Hoernerstown] (Hummelstown).

The Rev. Michael J. Martine (Trinity, Mount Joy), The Rev. Alexander R. Martini (St. Peter, Mechanicsburg), The Rev. Elizabeth G. Martini (on leave),  The Rev. Robert F. Matthias (retired),  The Rev. Karl J. Mattson (retired), Deacon Augustus G. Mauro (retired), The Rev. William Robert May (retired), The Rev. Howard J. McCarney (retired) and The Rev. Susan J. McCarthy (Benders & St. Paul, Biglerville).

West Virginia – Western Maryland Synod, ELCA – The Rev. Matthew L. Riegel, bishop

Geraldine Shifflett (mother of Marty Shifflett – synod staff & Barb Myers – former synod staff), George Riessinger (father of The Rev. Sharron Blezard – synod staff), Irene McKenney (mother of The Rev. Jane Nicholson), Anna Merkel (mother of The Rev. John Merkel), The Rev. Charles Aurand (retired, WV-WMd Synod), Connie White (mother-in-law of The Rev. Michael Cooper White), Mary Anne Stetler (mother of The Rev. Roy H. Stetler), Joan B. Rouse (mother of The Rev. Nancy (Rouse) Easton), The Rev. William Butts  (retired), The Rev. Elwood H. Leister (retired), The Rev. Richard Weaver (former synod pastor), Ruth Anderson (mother of The Rev. Eric Anderson), Eloise Joppa (mother of The Rev. Jan Mills), Charles Compton (father of The Rev. Jeffrey Compton, retired) and Richard Miller (father of The Rev. Sherry Miller, SpiriTrust Chaplain), Lea Kassekert (sister of The Rev. Tasha Genck-Morton), The Rev. George R. Knarr (retired). Fae Appleby (former synod vice president), Margaret Keyser (spouse of The Rev. Ed Keyser, retired), Richard W. Eckert (father of The Rev. J. Richard Eckert – St. Peter, Middletown), John Kelly (father of The Rev. Sharon Kelly – Trinity, Chambersburg), The Rev. Frederick L. Shilling (retired), Louise L. Reynolds (mother of Megan McClinton and mother-in-law of The Rev. Brian McClinton), The Rev. Robert W. Jenson (retired), The Rev. Jay B. Eickhoff, Glenn Snyder (spouse of The Rev. Patricia Snyder), Dorothy Peterman, mother of Connie Dunlop, mother-in-law of Bishop Jim Dunlop, and former secretary of our synod.

Angela Long (sister of Deacon Marsha Roscoe, synod staff), The Rev. Ken Jetto who is recovering from a kidney transplant as well as prayers of consolation for the family of the kidney donor.  The Rev. Miriam Nicholson (on leave), Elspeth Allsopp (daughter of Pastors Rob & Sharron Blezard)Ernestine Ierien (mother of The Rev. Robert Ierien), The Rev. Charles Kampmeyer (retired), The Rev. William Knotts and his wife, Nancy (retired), Natalie Rimmer, wife of The Rev. Chad Rimmer (on leave), Denny Lubold, husband of former synod staff member Linda LuboldThe Rev. Carl Bentz (retired) and his wife, Fair BentzThe Rev. Richard Starr (retired, serving Starview), The Rev. Terry McCarthy (St. Paul, Broadway, Hanover), The Rev. Susan McCarthy (Benders and St. Paul, Biglerville), The Rev. David DeLong (Mt. Carmel), Janice Ambrose, wife of The Rev. Al Ambrose (retired), Janice Cromer (wife of The Rev. Douglas Cromer, retired), The Rev. Don Gallion (retired), The Rev. Jay Bohn, (retired) and his wife, Mary Bohn, The Rev. George Buechner (retired).

ElizabethJim, and  Bishop of Konde Diocese, The Rev. Dr. Edward Johnson Mwaikali –– and all who serve the church.

for the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Truscott, serving in Singapore, Pastor Stephen Deal, serving in Central America, for Young Adults in Global Mission, Dr. Joe and Pastor Deborah Troester, serving in Tanzania, Deacon April Trout serving the St. Paul Area Synod and for all other missionaries serving around the world.

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.

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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