Lower Susquehanna Synod Prayer List

Week of December 5, 2022:

  • First, Carlisle
  • First, Chambersburg
  • First, New Oxford
  • Flohr’s, McKnightstown
  • Friedens, Myerstown

Week of December 12, 2022:

  • Friedensaal, Seven Valleys
  • Good Shepherd, Harrisburg
  • Good Shepherd, Lancaster
  • Good Shepherd, Liverpool
  • Grace, Camp Hill

Week of December 19, 2022:

  • Grace, Lancaster
  • Grace, Red Lion
  • Grace, York
  • Grace (Roundtown), York
  • Hill (Cleona), Lebanon

Week of December 26, 2022:

  • Holy Spirit, Lancaster
  • Holy Trinity, Ephrata
  • Holy Trinity, Hershey
  • Holy Trinity, Lancaster
  • Holy Trinity, Lebanon

Week of December 5, 2022:

  • Deacon George E. Bennett Jr., Retired
  • The Rev. Andrew Evan Berdahl, York, Advent
  • The Rev. Taylor A. Berdahl, Hanover, St. Matthew
  • The Rev. Shawn M. Berkebile, Abbottstown, St. John
  • The Rev. Matthew B. Best, On Leave From Call
  • The Rev. Brian A. Biery, Shrewsbury, Christ
  • The Rev. Daniel V. Biles III, Retired
  • The Rev. Dana J. Blouch-Hanson, Assistant to the Bishop
  • The Rev. Douglas Y. Boden, Retired

Week of December 12, 2022:

  • The Rev. Jay M. Bohn, Retired
  • The Rev. DeAnn Renea Books, York, Shiloh
  • The Rev. Alison Rose Bowlan-Kurland, Spring Grove, St. Paul
  • The Rev. Carol J. Bowman, Retired
  • The Rev. Steven R. Bowser, Retired
  • The Rev. Martha S. Boyd, On Leave From Call
  • The Rev. Katherine R.L.B. Brantner, Glen Rock, St. Paul (Hametown)
  • The Rev. Margareta M. Breden, Retired
  • The Rev. Michael R. Brendle, Retired

Week of December 19, 2022:

  • The Rev. John H. Brock, Camp Hill, Trinity
  • Sister Marianne B. Brock, ELCA Foundation, Regional Gift Planner
  • The Rev. Nancy Kathleen Brody, Halifax, Messiah and St. Peter
  • The Rev. Cindy A. Brommer, Hershey, Holy Trinity
  • The Rev. Scott Vincent Brubaker, Reinholds, Swamp
  • The Rev. Deborah L. Brumbaugh, Boiling Springs, Mt. Zion
  • The Rev. Thomas G. Bruner Jr., Berrysburg, St. John
  • Deacon Karen L. Buckwalter, Retired
  • The Rev. Roger A. Bucy, Retired

Week of December 26, 2022:

  • The Rev. E. Robert Burkhart, Hanover, St. Paul
  • The Rev. C. Roger Burkins, Retired
  • The Rev. Chad Alan Butz, Highspire, St. Peter; Steelton, Trinity
  • The Rev. Martin J. Carlson, Retired
  • The Rev. Pamela J. Carnes, East Petersburg, Zion Intentional Interim
  • The Rev. Barbara A. Caruana, Retired
  • The Rev. William E. Chamberlin, Mechanicsburg, Celtic Hospice & Home Health, Chaplain
  • The Rev. Cynthia A. Chambers, Retired
  • The Rev. Gerald Christianson, Retired

Week of December 5, 2022 – ELCA Region 8, The Rev. Beth Martini

Week of December 12, 2022 – LAMPa, Tracey DePasquale

Week of December 19, 2022 – Lutheran Immigration and Refuge Services, Kristin Witte

Week of December 26, 2022 – Lutheran Camping Corporation, Michael Youse

Week of December 5, 2022 – Susan Scott

Week of December 12, 2022 –Karl Segletes

Week of December 19, 2022 – John Sheaf

Week of December 26, 2022 –Keith Shively


  • 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 Shiffer (spouse of the Rev. Eugene Shiffer) – deceased 10/6/2022
  • The Rev. Philip Lambdin – deceased 10/6/2022
  • The Rev. Philip Lynch – deceased 9/1/2022
  • The Rev. Martin Young – deceased 9/2/2022
  • Jane Helmers (spouse of the Rev. Hans-Peter Helmers) – deceased 9/6/2022
  • Allan Minnich (spouse of the Rev. Tina Minnich) – deceased 9/14/2022
  • Sister Phyllis Enck – deceased 9/18/2022

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

  • The Rev. Miriam Nicholson – 11/16/22
  • Ann Seitz-Brown – 11/10/22
  • The Rev. Bob Wegehoft – 11/2/22
  • The Rev. Gale Gregor – 10/31/22
  • Deacon Anna Herr (hospice care)
  • The Rev. Hans-Peter Helmers – 8/30/22
  • The Rev. Glenn Miller – 8/23/2022
  • The Rev. Allen Schwarz (On Leave from Call) – 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, Bishop Geoffrey Samuel Mwakihaba 
  • 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.