Lower Susquehanna Synod Prayer List

Week of July 5, 2021:

  • St. John (Franklin), Dillsburg
  • St. John (Hampton), New Oxford
  • St. John (Hoernerstown), Hummelstown
  • St. John (Sadler’s), Stewartstown
  • St. John Center, East Earl

Week of July 12, 2021:

  • St. Luke, Bainbridge
  • St. Luke, Chambersburg
  • St. Luke, Littlestown
  • St. Luke (New Bridgeville), Felton
  • St. Luke (Williamson), Saint Thomas

Week of July 19, 2021:

  • St. Luke Evangelical, Schaefferstown
  • St. Mark, Annville
  • St. Mark, Hanover
  • St. Mark, Harrisburg
  • St. Mark, Mechanicsburg

Week of July 26, 2021:

  • St. Mark, West Fairview
  • St. Mark, York
  • St. Mark (Heidlersburg), Gettysburg
  • St. Matthew, Hanover
  • St. Matthew, Lancaster

Week of July 5, 2021:

  • The Rev. W. Robert Kurz (Retired)
  • The Rev. Philip S. Lambdin (Retired)
  • The Rev. Roland Evans Langford Jr. (Retired)
  • The Rev. Dr. John G. Largen (Retired)
  • The Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen (Gettysburg, ULS, Prof. of Systematic Theology; Gettysburg College, Assoc. Dean, Chaplain)
  • The Rev. Karen E. Larson (Leola, Zion)
  • The Rev. Marjorie E. Lauver (New Oxford, Cross Keys Village, Chaplain)
  • The Rev. Lisa M. Leber (Carlisle, First)
  • The Rev. Abigail C. Leese (Dover, Calvary)

Week of July 12, 2021:

  • The Rev. Matthew J. Lenahan (Akron, Zion and Peter’s Porch (SAWC))
  • The Rev. Robert M. Lescallette (Retired)
  • The Rev. Rochelle E. Lewis (Retired)
  • The Rev. Donald I. Lindman (Retired)
  • The Rev. Gregory B. Lindsey (Gratz, Simeon United)
  • The Rev. Charles H. Lisse (Retired)
  • The Rev. Herbert A. Lohr (Retired)
  • The Rev. Daniel M. Long (Retired)
  • The Rev. Richard G. Lorenz (Retired)

Week of July 19, 2021:

  • The Rev. Glenn E. Ludwig (Retired)
  • The Rev. Mark R. Luscombe (Ephrata, Holy Trinity)
  • The Rev. Philip A. Lynch (Retired)
  • The Rev. Sandra R. Mackie (Retired)
  • The Rev. Robert N. Maddox Jr. (Retired)
  • The Rev. Deborah A. Mahady (Dillsburg, Christ (Filey’s))
  • The Rev. Michael J. Martine (Mount Joy, Trinity)
  • The Rev. Amy E. Reumann (Washington DC, ELCA Director of Advocacy)

Week of July 26, 2021:

  • The Rev. Jennifer H. Richards (Harrisburg, Communities of Hope)
  • The Rev. Jillian E. Riddle (Lebanon, Luthercare, Chaplain)
  • The Rev. Barry M. Ridge (Retired)
  • The Rev. Dr. Chad M. Rimmer (Switzerland, LWF, program executive for Lutheran theology and practice)
  • The Rev. Brenda M. Ritterpusch (Retired)
  • The Rev. David L. Ritterpusch (Retired)
  • The Rev. Edward J. Robbins (Retired)
  • The Rev. Laurie Charles Roberts (Retired)
  • The Rev. Russell A. Rockwell (Lancaster, Word of Life Deaf)

Week of July 5, 2021 –LIRS, Krish O’Mara Vignarajah

Week of July 12, 2021 – Lutheran Camping, Michael Youse

Week of July 19, 2021 – Lutheran Campus Ministry – Penn State, Deacon Alicia Anderson

Week of July 26, 2021 – Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Rev. Dr. Mary Hinkle Shore


Week of July 5, 2021 – Susan Scott

Week of July 12, 2021 – Karl Segletes

Week of July 19, 2021 – John Sheaf

Week of July 26, 2021 – Troy Spencer

  • 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. William C. Knotts – 3/30/2021
  • 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

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

  • Rev. Bob Wegehoft– 5/24/2021
  • Linda Long – 5/6/21
  • Bill Fuller III (Father of Deacon Marsha Roscoe)- 3/22/21
  • Bill Fuller IV (Brother of Deacon Marsha Roscoe)- 3/22/21
  • 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
  • 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 Indonesia
  • 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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Have a prayer request to share with others in our synod? Please contact Marsha Roscoe at mroscoe@lss-elca.org. Please also notify her when you wish to be removed from the list.