Lower Susquehanna Synod Prayer List

  • Good Shepherd, Liverpool
  • Grace, Camp Hill
  • Grace, Gettysburg
  • Grace, Lancaster
  • Grace, Red Lion
  • The Rev. Benjamin S. Erzkus (Zion, East Petersburg)
  • The Rev. Courtney Ann Erzkus (Grace, Red Lion)
  • The Rev. Clifton D. Eshbach (Holy Spirit, Lancaster)
  • Sister Davia Ann Evans (disability)
  • The Rev. Tonya Lynn Eza (St. John, Steelton & Salem, Oberlin)
  • The Rev. Keith Fair (St. Mathew, York)
  • The Rev. Robin B. Fero (St. Matthew, Lancaster)
  • The Rev. Ruth A. Fieldhouse (retired)
  • The Rev. Michael Kenneth Fischer (Country Meadows, York)

Christ Lutheran Health Ministries Prenatal Clinic – Deacon Holly M. Hoffman, MD, medical director

  • 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.

  • Elisabeth Smith (mother of The Rev. Ursula Schreffler) – 3/14/20
  • Hazel Rice (mother of The Rev. Linda P. Shank) – 2/24/20
  • The Rev. George E. Buechner – 2/16/20
  • Peter Francis Verkouw (father of The Rev. Dr. Stephen P. Verkouw) – 2/2/20
  • Gerald Fero (father of The Rev. Robin B. Fero) – 1/11/20
  • Pearl McKee (mother of The Rev. Thomas E. McKee) – 1/11/20
  • The Rev. Richard C. Jones – 1/6/20

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

  • The Rev. Ray Shriver (retired) – 3/4/20
  • The Rev. Timothy Seitz-Brown (interim at St Paul & Bender, Biglerville) – 3/4/20
  • Deacon Micki Kautz (St. Michael, Rossville) – 2/12/20
  • The Rev. Nelson Strobert (retired from Gettysburg Seminary) – 2/11/20
  • Deacon Ellen D. Doughty – 1/10/20
  • The Rev. Henry Johnson & Janet Johnson – 1/7/20
  • Vicki Embley (wife of The Rev. Newell Embley) – 12/18/19
  • The Rev. Dr. Edward Johnson Mwaikali (Bishop of Konde Diocese) – 12/10/19
  • The Rev. Jerry Smith (retired) – 12/5/19
  • The Rev. Rochelle Lewis (retired) – 11/7/19
  • The Rev. Miriam Nicholson (disability) – 7/18/19
  • The Rev. Kester “Chip” Sobers (retired) – 7/15/19
  • 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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ELCA Prayer Ventures

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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.