Lower Susquehanna Synod Prayer List
Faith United Evangelical, Denver, First, Carlisle, First, Chambersburg, First, New Oxford and Flohr’s, McKnightstown.
The Rev. Richard L. Dowhower (retired), The Rev. James S. Dunlop (Bishop, Lower Susquehanna Synod), The Rev. Dr. Karen J. Durbin (Trinity, Mechanicsburg), The Rev. Nancy R. Easton (on leave), The Rev. J. Richard Eckert (St. Peter, Middletown), The Rev. Guy S. Edmiston (Bishop Emeritus, retired), The Rev. Godfred Effisah (Salem [Rife-Killinger] and Zion [Rife-Killinger], Millersburg), The Rev. Thomas W. Eifert (retired) and The Rev. Newell W. Embley, III (retired).
St. Barnabas Center for Ministry – Carol Witzeman, board chair
Richard Cassem, II
The Rev. Kenneth G. Swick (retired), Barbara Klepper (wife of The Rev. David E. Klepper), The Rev. George H. DeFrehn (retired), Edith Hebel (mother of Ann Bruner and mother-in-law of The Rev. Tom Bruner), The Rev. William A. Martin (retired), Judith A. Davis (mother of The Rev. Scott K. Davis), The Rev. Leonard E. Shertzer (retired), The Rev. Brinkley Craft Goranson (former synod pastor), Brenda D. Hartzell (synod council member), Jean Tilly (mother of The Rev. Beth Costlow), Steve Ruth (husband of The Rev. Mary-Margaret “Mimi” Ruth), Sister Sandra Lehr (retired), Randy Rambo (brother in law of The Rev. Carol Bowman), Ruth Springer (wife of the late Rev. Henry Springer), Elaine Darr (mother of The Rev. Tom Darr), Leonard Greifzu (husband of Donna Greifzu), Judi Krape (mother of Deacon Chelle Huth), Dale Meldahl (brother of The Rev. Cheri Korte), 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.
Joseph M. Stepansky (synod treasurer), The Rev. Dennis Trout (Swamp, Reinholds), Winnie Holland (mother of The Rev. Katrina Holland), The Rev. Sharron Blezard (on medical leave), The Rev. Beth Schlegel (St. Peter, York), The Rev. Allen Schwarz (Canadochly, York), The Rev. Kathy Swords (Shiloh, York), 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), 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 Lubold, The Rev. Carl Bentz (retired) and his wife, Fair Bentz, The 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), The Rev. Al Ambrose (retired) and Mrs. Janice Ambrose, 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).
Elizabeth, Jim, 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.