Prayer connects us with God. Sharing each other's concerns strengthens our faith and reminds that we are not alone. How may we pray for you?
Praying for each other is important to us. Spoken and un-spoken prayer requests can be made by calling the church office (724-843-0862), sending an e-mail to the church email@example.com, or calling Elmira Hollingshead (724-432-3403). Special thanks for your help in keeping us in touch with the concerns of our church family. Let us continue to lift one another up in a spirit of prayer.
If you would like to be added to our prayer concerns e-mail list, please notify the church office.
Current Prayer Concerns for our Church Family and Friends are published in each months Church Newsletter. Prayer concerns received after each newsletter has been published are posted on this page as they are received. Please check back often.
Wednesday, December 8th . . .
Please lift Tim Shane in prayer as he was at the hospital today and has been sent home on antibiotics for double pneumonia.
Please lift Jake in prayer who is dealing with many personal issues.
Please lift the family and school community of the Seneca Valley student who took his own life.
Please remember to lift all those who struggle depression and anxiety.
O Lord hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and your righteousness come to my relief. Psalm 143:1
Tuesday, December 7th . . .
We ask this day for prayers for Paul Schlosser, a friend of Judy and Bob Cantner, as Paul is on a ventilator in the hospital due to COVID.
We also ask for prayers for Belinda, a former aid on Aidan’s bus, as she is scheduled for a biopsy.
And, of course, we continue to hold the Haskell family in our prayers. Please continue prayers for Janet Pfaff who is now suffering with Positional Vertigo. She will have surgery on December 20th to remove lymph nodes with additional procedures at a later date.
Please lift Carol Bubb in prayer who is in Villa St Joseph with various health challenges. She is getting PT and is in good spirits.
Please lift prayers for John Hollingshead who has to see a cardiologist. John is Elmira’s son.
Please lift Alene Ashurst in prayer as she had a complete knee replacement this morning. Pray for healing, and control for pain and swift rehabilitation.
Please lift various unspoken requests as well.
"There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off." ~Proverbs 23:18
Monday, December 6th . . .
It is with sadness that I share news that Karen Haskell has passed on to her eternal home. Karen has had a long journey of health challenges, most recently with a UTI that placed her in Heritage Valley Beaver. Her struggle is now over and she is finally resting in peace. Please hold Skip and Chris and his family in prayer.
Funeral arrangements will be shared as they are determined.
“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6).
Arrangements for Karen Haskell are as follows:
Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 at William Murphy Funeral Home (Rochester).
Also, Friday morning from 10:00 until the funeral service at 11:00 (also at Murphys)
“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings” (Psalm 61:1-4)
Friday, December 3rd . . .
We have several concerns for which to pray this afternoon:
First, we lift the Schetlin family in prayer this day. We received word today that Matt – brother of Lori Calve, Terry Ewing, & Mark – has passed on to his heavenly home. We also received word of the passing of their dear Aunt Marilyn, their dad’s last remaining sister. So while we try to imagine the reunion taking place in heaven, we also surround this family in prayer in this time of loss.
We also ask for prayers for Edna Poelcher, who is in the ICU at UPMC North Hills Passavant Hospital with COVID. Edna’ is the mother of Tina Petrik’s daughter-in-law.
My apologies for missing Tracy Vucinic’s name as a sister of Matt Schetlin. We lift the Vucinic family In prayers as well.
“Jesus said to [Martha], “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:25-26a).
PRAYER MINISTRY: Intentional prayer every day at 3 pm for our Bishop, The Cabinet, Our District Superintendent, Our Church, Our Pastor and Church Leaders.