Lower Susquehanna Synod Prayer List

  • St. John, New Freedom
  • St. John, Shiremanstown
  • St. John, Steelton
  • St. John (Barner’s), Liverpool
  • St. John (Franklin), Dillsburg
  • The Rev. Robert N. Maddox, Jr. (retired)
  • The Rev. Deborah A. Mahady (Christ [Filey’s], Dillsburg)
  • The Rev. Michael J. Martine (Trinity, Mount Joy)
  • The Rev. Alexander R. Martini (St. Peter, Mechanicsburg)
  • The Rev. Elizabeth G. Martini (Assistant to the Bishop)
  • The Rev. Robert F. Matthias (retired)
  • The Rev. Karl J. Mattson (retired)
  • Deacon Augustus G. Mauro (retired)
  • The Rev. William Robert May (retired)
  • Those in the path of severe weather
  • The Revs. Donald and Beth Costlow and their neighbor Knowledge (house fires).
  • Lothar Schwabe (father of The Rev. Peter Schwabe-Fry) – Request Date 7/15/19
  • Harold M. Good (husband of Norma Good, former LWR Coordinator) – Request Date 6/24/19
  • Geraldine (Gerry) Nienstedt (mother of The Rev. William B. Nienstedt) – Request Date 6/10/19
  • Reginald Dunkinson (grandfather of Deacon Marsha Roscoe, synod staff) – Request Date 5/20/19
  • Clarence P. Hawkins (father of The Rev. Larry Hawkins) – Request Date 4/11/19

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

  • The Rev. Miriam Nicholson (disability) – 7/18/19
  • The Rev. Kester “Chip” Sobers (retired) – 7/15/19
  • The Rev. Irvin Straw (retired) – ongoing
  • The Rev. Dennis Trout (Swamp, Reinholds) – ongoing
  • The Rev. Sharron Blezard (on medical leave) – ongoing
  • The Rev. Allen Schwarz (Canadochly, York) – ongoing
  • The Rev. Ken Jetto who is recovering from a kidney transplant as well as prayers of consolation for the family of the kidney donor. – 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
  • The Rev. Al Ambrose (retired) and 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
  • 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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ELCA Prayer Ventures

Here you’ll find daily prayer petitions in PDF or Word documents for your personal use or for use in your congregation.

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World in Prayer

A ministry of the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Lodi, CA. offering weekly prayers grounded in current world events

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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.