"Give all your worries and cares to God,
for he cares about what happens to you." 1 Peter 5:7

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. Please call all prayer concerns to Karen Peffer (724-452-8715) our Prayer Coordinator. If Karen is unavailable, please phone Joann Castor or Jim and Esther Miller. 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.

Spoken and un-spoken prayer request can also be made by calling the church office at 724-843-0862, or sending an e-mail to unionville1@comcast.net

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, June 21st . . .

Some wanna raise a fist up high,

Blame all the hard things on the Father in the sky,

But He hears when we call.

We can trust him through it all.

He's the God of every story,

He sees each tear that falls.

We may not understand but one thing is certain.

He is faithful, He's a faithful God.

His ways are holier

Than we could ever comprehend.

When our world is shaking,

He holds us in the palm of His hand.

You're the God of every story,

No matter what I'm going through.

I may not understand, You are God and I am just a man.

Yeah I'm forever trusting in Your plan.

One thing is certain

You are faithful, You're faithful God.   ~God Of Every Story

Dear Friends,

Please lift Debbie Istick in prayer. Debbie is the owner of Pine Run Market and has just been diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. She is awaiting a treatment plan. Please also lift her husband Charlie as he is not handling it well.

Please lift Dan Mullin in prayer who is scheduled for bladder surgery on July 5th.

Please lift Ron Palmer in prayer. Ron has an infection in both of his eyes and is losing his sight. Ron is Joann Castor’s son-in-law.

Please lift Eddie Frederick in prayer. Eddie is Tina Petrik’s nephew. His kidney counts are abnormal and they will be doing a biopsy on Friday morning.

Please also continue prayers for infant Dominic Gilarno.



The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;  his mercies never come to an end; they are new  every morning; great is your faithfulness. ~ Lamentations 3:22-23

Tuesday, June 20th . . .

You know when you are planning to go on vacation? You have your “to do” checklist ready and systematically check off the items on your list, all in preparation and anticipation of a wonderful relaxing time away.

Vacation comes to an end for the most part all too soon, and you sadly begin the packing for your return home… and then as you begin your travels home, something in you changes and you just cannot wait until you reach home, you anticipate home!

As I think of the passing of loved ones this week, I can’t help but think of their journey HOME… not to a place that they’ve known here on earth, but truly HOME!

It is in these thoughts where I find peace, hope and joy for what is yet to come for each one of us when our work here on earth is complete.

Jesus awaits our arrival HOME and He does so with open arms.

May you find peace in these thoughts this day and every day. AMEN

Dear Friends,

Please keep Kathy Landis’ friend from high school, Debbie Kowalski, who lives in Texas in prayer.  Kathy was just informed that she has a very large tumor in the abdominal area that has attached itself to the majority of her organs.  She is in a lot of pain and will be starting treatments this week.  Please pray for the Lord to give the doctors the wisdom to treat her and heal her. 

Funeral arrangements for Mike Shane are as follows:  Please continue to keep Tim and Jo along with the rest of Mike’s family in prayer.

Visitation – Thursday, 3-8 @Murphy’s Funeral Home, Rochester

Service – Friday, 11:00 @ Murphy’s Funeral Home, Rochester

Please lift the Vodenichar Family (Carol Flickinger, Dottie Pfaff, Alta Musgrave) in prayer as they mourn the loss of their nephew, Jay Vodenichar.

There will be a memorial service held for Jay on July 8th @Oak Grove Lutheran Church.

Please continue prayers for the Greggs family in the passing of Dave and Melissa’s mother and mother-in-law Sandy.

Visitation and service will be held for Sandy at the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home in Sharpsville, PA on Wednesday and Thursday.



Please pray for Rev Bob Lash (retired UM pastor)who has been diagnosed with mesothelieoma and is having surgery at NH Passavant on Thursday. Also pray for Dottie Walker, former director of Operation Sunday School (a grp I was part of) is having surgery for a brain tumor in Washington state. 

By reports i saw on fb, God is to be praised for a most successful VBS

Thank you. Love, Ruth Higginbotham

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ~Psalm 73:26

Monday, June 19th . . .

“Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.  Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of his wonderful acts.  Glory in his name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.  Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”

(Psalm 105:1-4)

Friends, just last week, Mike Shane began receiving hospice care, and a few days ago, said he was ready to meet the Lord.  Earlier this day, Mike was ushered into the presence of the Lord, where the pain has vanished, and he can be in the presence of the Lord.  We give thanks this day for Mike’s life, his faithfulness, and his witness.  We give thanks that, after a lifetime of telling of the mighty acts of the Lord, Mike is seeing the Lord face-to-face.  Thanks be to God. 

Please lift Mike’s wife Ruth Ann, and his children in prayer.  Pray also for Tim & Jo as they mourn the loss of their brother & brother-in-law.

Funeral arrangements will be shared once they are determined.


Thursday, June 15th . . .

Please lift prayers for newborn Dominic Gilarno and his family. Dominic is very sick.

PRAYER MINISTRY: Intentional prayer every day at 3 pm for our Bishop, The Cabinet, Our District Superintendent, Our Church, Our Pastor and Church Leaders.