Lower Susquehanna Synod Prayer List

Week of September 7, 2020:

  • St. Paul, Carlisle
  • St. Paul, Dillsburg
  • St. Paul, Fayetteville
  • St. Paul, Hanover
  • St. Paul, Lititz

Week of September 14, 2020:

  • St. Paul, Littlestown
  • St. Paul, Millersville
  • St. Paul, New Cumberland
  • St. Paul, Newport
  • St. Paul, Orrstown

Week of September 21, 2020:

  • St. Paul, Penryn
  • St. Paul, Quincy
  • St. Paul, Spring Grove
  • St. Paul (Blain), Loysville
  • St. Paul (Broadway), Hanover

Week of September 28, 2020:

  • St. Paul (Dubs), Hanover
  • St. Paul (Hametown), Glen Rock
  • St. Paul (Lebanon), Felton
  • St. Paul (New Chester), New Oxford
  • St. Paul (Sand Hill), Hummelstown

Week of September 7, 2020:

  • The Rev. Joel D. Petruschke (Our Saviour, Harrisburg)
  • The Rev. Eric Lee Petty (Messiah & St. Paul, Newport)
  • The Rev. Elizabeth Polanzke (St. Mark, York)
  • The Rev. James D. Polanzke (Christ [Spry], York)
  • The Rev. Jeffrey H. Pretz (retired)
  • The Rev. Dennis J. Probst (Flohr’s, McKnightstown)
  • The Rev. Carl P. Rabbe (Palm, Palmyra)
  • Deacon Henrietta K. Ranck (retired)
  • The Rev. Edgar C. Reed (retired)

Week of September 14, 2020:

  • The Rev. Stanley D. Reep (St. Paul’s, York)
  • The Rev. Anne-Rose Reeves (retired)
  • The Rev. Michael L. Reist (St. Mark, Annville)
  • The Rev. Amy E. Reumann (ELCA Director of Advocacy, Washington DC)
  • The Rev. Jennifer H. Richards (Communities of Hope, Harrisburg)
  • The Rev. Jillian E. Riddle (Luthercare, Lebanon)
  • The Rev. Barry M. Ridge (retired)
  • The Rev. Dr. Chad M. Rimmer (LWF, Switzerland)
  • The Rev. Brenda M. Ritterpusch (retired)

Week of September 21, 2020:

  • The Rev. David L. Ritterpusch (retired)
  • The Rev. Edward J. Robbins (retired)
  • The Rev. Laurie Charles Roberts (retired)
  • The Rev. Russell A. Rockwell (Word of Life Deaf, Lancaster)
  • The Rev. Jacquelyn H. Roderick (York Hospital & WellSpan Surgical and Rehab Hospital)
  • The Rev. Dr. Holger Roggelin (Messiah, Harrisburg)
  • The Rev. Patrick Joseph Rooney(retired)
  • Deacon Marsha L. Roscoe (Collaborative Mission Center Director)
  • The Rev. Craig A. Ross (St. Peter, Lancaster)

Week of September 28, 2020:

  • The Rev. E. Gordon Ross (retired)
  • Deacon Patricia Ross (retired)
  • The Rev. James W. Roth (retired)
  • The Rev. S. Alan Ruby (retired)
  • Sister Janice E. Ruch (retired)
  • The Rev. Thomas W. Rundell (retired)
  • The Rev. Arlyn William Rusche (Trinity, Chambersburg)
  • The Rev. Mark Luther Russell (Good Shepherd, Lancaster)
  • The Rev. Lillian C. Russell-Nicolai (retired)

Week of September 7, 2020 – Metropolitan New York Synod, The Rev. Paul T. Egensteiner, bishop

Week of September 14, 2020 – New Jersey Synod, The Rev. Tracie L. Bartholomew, bishop

Week of September 21, 2020 – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, D.D., J.C.L., bishop

Week of September 28, 2020 – Penn Central Conference United Church of Christ, The Rev. Carrie Call, conference minister

Week of September 7, 2020 – Stephen Boyhont

Week of September 14, 2020 – Scott Brubaker

Week of September 21, 2020 – Thomas Busteed

Week of September 28, 2020 – Rebekah Cochrane

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Nancy Anne Biery, mother of The Rev. Brian Biery – 6/23/20
  • The Rev. Richard B. Starr – 6/2/20

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

  • Deacon Ellen Doughty (UPMC Memorial, York ) – 7/15/20
  • 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
  • The Rev. Susan 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.