The Presbytery will be praying each week for our churches throughout the year. Praying for one another is a way to show that God’s love extends to each and everyone of us, and by doing so we demonstrate that we are a community of people who genuinely care for one another. Each congregation is an important part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and we pray that God’s blessings be with all of them this day and everyday.

For those under treatment for various health problems:

  • Rev. Paul Bembower, who has had a heart attack and in the hospital, pray also for his wife Margaret as she is with Paul in this journey
  • Rev. Tom Bass, taking treatments for cancer
  • Jim Starks, recently diagnosed with cancer
  • Sarah and Kennedy Carnes, as they prepare for a kidney donation
  • Don Marshall, recovering from pacemaker surgery
  • Jim Cook, transplant is complete, but please continue to pray for the donor, for the physicians who care for  him and for the success of the transplant, and for his family as they walk this journey with him.
  • Wally Diboll, Westminster, as he was diagnosed with Lymphoma and undergoes treatments.
  • Rev. Bart Brenner, HR, as he deals with his treatments for prostate cancer.
  • For Kerry Downing, Rev. Wendy Downing’s brother,with heart valve issues stemming from carcinoid cancer.

     Prayers also for:

  • Rev. Jeff Snell, and family in the death of his father.
  • Rev. Dr. Chris Keating, and family in the death of his brother
  • For all the men and women serving in our military.
  • For newly ordained and/or installed, as they begin to lead churches:
  • Prayers for Projects of the Presbytery:
    • UKirk Campus Ministry and Reverend Miriam Foltz the pastor to UKirk.
    • 2MIP and program director Tom McShane
    • Our Partners in Plan Grande #2 Nicaragua: Political unrest and violence plague the region.
    • Partners for Just Trade as they continue their work with Peru and Fair Trade.
    • For Peace in North Korea, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and around the globe.
    • Mound Ridge: as their journey continues in love in different directions.
  • Prayers for Sri Lanka, as the country heals from mass bombings on Easter
  • Prayers for New Zealand and Muslim Communities, near and far, as they mourn the lives lost in a Mass Shooting.

     Prayers in thanksgiving for their energy, strength, and peace

  • For all of the servant ministries of our congregations
  • For all those who fight on the front line for social justice and peace.
  • For all of those in Presbyterian Disaster Assistance who work to help those impacted by hurricanes, floods, mud slides, tornadoes and drought.