Lower Susquehanna Synod Prayer List

Week of December 7, 2020:

  • Zion, Lebanon
  • Zion, Leola
  • Zion, Manheim

Week of December 14, 2020:

  • Zion, Marietta
  • Zion, Newville
  • Zion, York

Week of December 21, 2020:

  • Zion (Buck Valley), Warfordsburg
  • Zion (Erdman), Klingerstown
  • Zion (Rife-Killinger), Millersburg

Week of December 28, 2020:

  • Zion (Union Deposit), Hershey

Week of December 7, 2020:

  • The Rev. Nancy L. Weiss (retired)
  • The Rev. Alan C. Wenrich (retired)
  • The Rev. Diane G. Wenthe (retired)
  • The Rev. John J. Wenzke (retired)

Week of December 14, 2020:

  • The Rev. Nancy J. Werner (SpiriTrust Lutheran, Utz Terrace, Hanover)
  • The Rev. Richard A. Whitesel (retired)
  • The Rev. Donald M. Wilcox (retired)
  • The Rev. Alan R. Wilson (St. Luke, Williamson & St. Stephen [Upton], Greencastle)

Week of December 21, 2020:

  • The Rev. Barbara J. Winey (retired)
  • The Rev. Patrick P. Wirick Jr. (Epiphany, Harrisburg)
  • Deacon James H. Wise (retired)
  • The Rev. Marilyn Witte (retired)
  • The Rev. Allan S. Wysocki (retired)

Week of December 28, 2020:

  • The Rev. Stephen W. Yambor (retired)
  • The Rev. Robert R. Yankovitz (Zion, Blain & St. Paul, Loysville)
  • The Rev. Daniel M. Yeiser (Redeemer, Lancaster)
  • The Rev. Martin T. Young (retired)
  • The Rev. Conrat B. Youse (retired)

Week of December 7, 2020 – Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, Mark T. Pile, President/CEO

Week of December 14 2020 – Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries, The Rev. Dr. Bill Trexler, cluster board chair

Week of December 21, 2020 – Gettysburg College, The Rev. Kristin J. Largen, chaplain of the college

Week of December 28, 2020 – Seafarers International House, The Rev. Marsh Luther Drege, executive director

Week of December 7, 2020 – Susan Mull

Week of December 14, 2020 – Kurt Nielsen

Week of December 21, 2020 – Emily Orner

Week of December 28, 2020 – Elizabeth Peter Eckman

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Seminarian Mary Lou Aims – 9/11/20
  • Jessie Brock, mother of The Rev. John Brock and mother-in-law of Deacon Marianne Brock – 8/31/20
  • Pat McEllroy, spouse of The Rev. Robert McEllroy – 8/24/20
  • The Rev. John Lamb (Northeast Penn Synod) – 8/4/20

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

  • The Rev. E. Gordon Ross (retired) – 11/19/20
  • The Rev. Mary-Margaret Ruth (retired) – 9/30/20
  • 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. 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

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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Have a prayer request to share with others in our synod? Please contact Cathy Deitrich at cdeitrich@lss-elca.org. Please also notify her when you wish to be removed from the list.