Lower Susquehanna Synod Prayer List

Week of September 6, 2021:

  • 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 13, 2021:

  • St. Paul (Stoverstown), Spring Grove
  • St. Paul (Wertzville), Enola
  • St. Paul’s, York
  • St. Peter, Halifax
  • St. Peter, Highspire

Week of September 20, 2021:

  • St. Peter, Lancaster
  • St. Peter, Mechanicsburg
  • St. Peter, Middletown
  • St. Peter, York
  • St. Peter, (Upper Frankford) Newville

Week of September 27, 2021:

  • St. Stephen, New Kingstown
  • St. Stephen (Upton), Greencastle
  • St. Thomas, Saint Thomas
  • Sudanese Worshipping Community, Harrisburg
  • Swamp, Reinholds

Week of September 6, 2021:

  • The Rev. Paul W. Smeltz (Retired)
  • Deacon Catherine Smith (Hershey, Zion (Union Deposit))
  • The Rev. Ruth E. Smith (Retired)
  • The Rev. Faye C. Snyder (Retired)
  • The Rev. Patricia A. Snyder (Retired)
  • The Rev. William C. Snyder (Retired)
  • The Rev. Kester T. Sobers (Retired)
  • The Rev. Arthur F. Sonnenberg (Retired)

Week of September 13, 2021:

  • The Rev. William C. Sowers (Retired)
  • The Rev. Herbert C. Spomer (Retired)
  • The Rev. Gustaf H. Steinhilber (Retired)
  • The Rev. Eric B. Stenman (Retired)
  • The Rev. Joanne P. Stenman (Retired)
  • The Rev. Roy H. Stetler IV (York, Quickel)
  • The Rev. William Q. Stickley (Retired)
  • The Rev. James E. Stough (Retired)
  • The Rev. Kevin C. Stout (Boiling Springs, St. John)

Week of September 20, 2021:

  • The Rev. Kurt S. Strause (Reinholds, Swamp, Intentional Interim)
  • Deacon Joanne P. Strunck (Retired)
  • The Rev. Gene R. Stuckey Sr. (Retired)
  • The Rev. Emily E. Styer (Retired)
  • The Rev. Darlis J. Swan (Retired)
  • The Rev. Martin L. Swartz (Retired)
  • The Rev. Kathy A. Swords (Retired)
  • The Rev. H. James Tanner Jr. (Retired)
  • The Rev. Sarah E. Teichmann (Lancaster, St. Peter)

Week of September 27, 2021:

  • The Rev. John G. Teitman (ELCA Military Chaplain)
  • The Rev. Charles Frank Terhune (Retired)
  • The Rev. Christopher W. Thomas (Littlestown, St. Paul)
  • The Rev. LaDonna E. Thomas (Hanover, St. David)
  • The Rev. Steven E. Thomas (Hanover, St. Bartholomew’s United Church ELCA)
  • The Rev. Sean Spencer Titus (Dillsburg, St. Paul )
  • The Rev. Jennifer Lynn Toburen (Duncannon, Christ)
  • Deacon April E. Trout (Konde Diocese Tanzania)
  • The Rev. Dennis L. Trout (Retired)

Week of September 6, 2021 –Reconciling Works, Ronald Couchman

Week of September 13, 2021 – Seafarers International, Marsh Luther Drege

Week of September 20, 2021 – Seminary Ridge Museum, Rob Williams

Week of September 27, 2021 – SpiriTrust Lutheran, Robert Rundle

Week of September 6, 2021 – Scott Brubaker

Week of September 13, 2021 – Rosalie Brunner

Week of September 20, 2021 – Rebekah Cochrane

Week of September 27, 2021 – Jonah Davis

  • 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. Richard Geib – 8/30/21
  • Rev. Kevin O’Bryan, his family, and Mannsville Lutheran Church – 8/25/21
  • Rev. David W. Clark – 8/16/21
  • Rev. Bob Wegehoft– 5/24/2021
  • Linda Long – 5/6/21
  • Bill Fuller III (Father of Deacon Marsha Roscoe)- 8/09/21
  • 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.