Prayers for God’s Comfort, Support and Presence


… prayers for a healthy, future democracy in the United States of America.   We humbly call upon Eternal God of Love and Justice to bless our nation’s November 5, 2024 National Election.

… prayers for God’s guiding presence to remain with Bill and Nancy Miller (parents of K. White). 

… Jeanette and Bob Fieberg (friends of Sheahans); Jeanette is receiving hospice care.  —July 7, 2024

… Holly Winship, Audrey Farrell and Jane Farrell who are at U.C.C. church camp June 23-28.  May all who are at camp this week enjoy a meaningful, spiritual, safe experience! God’s blessings! 

… God’s presence with Zack Nix (great nephew of Steve and Linda Lowry); Zack had heart surgery June 11; and now has been placed on liver transplant list.  Prayers for Zack’s parents, Tom and Dani Nix, and for his grandparents, Larry and Katherine Nix. 

… Zack Ward (grandson of Washburns) who is dealing with health concerns.  Prayers for Mariah Ward and D. Washburn. 

… Jeanette Fieberg (friend of Sheahans) who is receiving hospice care.  Prayers for Bob Fieberg. 

… God’s presence with Gail and Frank Meyers (parents of Jacki Fine; friend of S. Wilson). Jacki’s mother Gail is in the hospital. 

… God’s presence with John and Lori Donovan (friends of Wilsons); John is experiencing health issues. 

… God’s comfort for family and loved ones of Clancy Richey who passed onto life eternal. Prayers’s for Clancy’s wife Kathy Richey (high school classmate of S. Wilson) and their children Cole Richey and Connor Richey.

… comfort for Colton Wilson and Ashton Wilson who put down their beloved pet cat Buttercup on June 2. 

… may God comfort the family and loves ones of Jude Montis (Haitian director of Missions in Haiti, Inc.) Tragically, Jude was killed by Haitian gang violence near Port-au-Prince on May 23. 

… may God comfort the family and loved ones of Natalie (neé Baker) Lloyd and Davy Lloyd (missionaries  working with Missions in Haiti, Inc.).  Tragically, Natalie and Davy were were killed by Haitian gang violence near Port-au-Prince on May 23.

… may God comfort the family and loved ones of Scott Schurwan (husband of Liz) who passed on to life eternal May 13.  Visitation and Funeral will take place at Bopp Chapel (10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood).  Visitation:  4 pm-8 pm Friday, May 17.   Funeral:  10 am Saturday, May 18. 

… for God’s presence and comfort to be with the family of Bob De Fer (husband of Doris De Fer) who passed on to life eternal May 5, 2024.

… for God’s presence and comfort to be with the family of George White (father-in-law of Kara White) who passed on to life eternal May 3, 2024.

… for God’s presence with the faith community of Peace United Church of Christ in Jerseyville, Illinois.  Their church building was destroyed by fire April 13, 2024. Special prayers for their pastor and teacher, the Rev. Dr. Deborah Lawson.

… for God’s presence with and peace among the family of Vanh Ly (sister-in-law of K. White).  On April 7, Vanh travelled to Vietnam, where her mother is hospitalized with a terminal illness.

… God’s comfort for the entire World Central Kitchen (WCK) ‘family’ who continue grieving the hostile killings of 7 WCK aide workers killed in Gaza on April 1, 2024. The deceased are:  Lalzawmi Frankcom (Australia); Saiffeden Issam Ayad Abutaha (Palestinian); Damian Sobol (Poland); John Chapman (United Kingdom); James Henderson (United Kingdom); James Kirby (United Kingdom); and Jacob Flickinger (Canada and USA).  

… for the family and loved ones of Joe Vijungcu (friend of Pasias).  Joe passed on to life eternal Feb. 23.  Special prayers for Joe’s wife Herminha Vijungcu.

… for the family and loved ones of Bernadine “Birdie” Pruessner, Ellie Pruessner, Ivy Pruessner, Jackson Spader and Millie Spader, who died Feb. 19 in a house fire.  All five are precious human beings who are sacred to God.  This was a tragic event and a sorrow beyond words.  May God rest their souls.  

… family and loved ones of Eileen Stumpf (wife of cousin of L. Schmidt) who passed on to life eternal Feb. 19, 2024. 

… for family and loved ones of Lisa Lopez-Galvan who was killed Feb. 14, 2024 in Kansas City shooting.  Specials prayer for her husband Mike Galvan, and their children, son Marc and daughter Alisa.

… for family and loved ones of Alison Stevens (friend of K. White) who passed on to life eternal. Prayers for Alison’s husband Ryan and their 2 children. Alison will be dearly missed. May her soul rest in peace. 

… for George and Debbie White (parents of Ed; in-laws of Kara).  George is hospitalized.  God’s presence with George, his wife Debbie, their children, and all of their loved ones. (2024)  

… for the family and loved ones of Scott Huston (cousin of J. Moody) who passed on to life eternal January 21. 

… for the family and loved ones of Jan Ellersick (dear friend of J. Wirtz) who passed on to life eternal January 16.

… for the family and loved ones of Fay Edwards who passed on to life eternal January 20, 2024.

… for God’s presence with Paul Rossi (friend of L. Ledbetter) who is receiving medical diagnosis and determining his treatment plan.

… for the family and loved ones of Judy Hertenstein who passed on to life eternal Dec. 26.  Special prayers calling on God to comfort Rod Hertenstein, Paul Hertenstein, Laura Mignerone, and Gabe Mignerone.  God’s peace at this time of sorrow.  

… for the family of Michael Casey (son of Nora Casey; friend of G. Thoele).  Michael had a heart attack and passed on to life eternal on January 6.  Prayers for Michael’s wife Marilyn, Michael’s son Patrick, and Michael’s mother Nora at this time of sorrow. 

… for the family and loved ones of Babs Touchette-Jackson (former high school acquaintance of S. Wilson).  Babs unexpectedly and suddenly passed on to life eternal on January 5.   

… for the family and loved ones of James Riechman (father of Rev. Tracey Harris) who passed on to life eternal Dec. 12.  

… for the family and loved ones of Leon Morrison (father of Wilsons’ sister-in-law Lesa W. ) who passed on to life eternal Nov. 22.  A worship service praising God for Leon’s life was celebrated Nov. 27, 2023. 

… God’s comfort for the family and loved ones of Cleo Steffens who passed on to life eternal on Nov. 13. 

… God’s comfort for the family and loved ones of Laverne Schmidt (mother of S. Wilson and D. Schmidt) who passed on to life eternal Nov. 15, 2023.  A worship service praising God for Laverne’s life was celebrated Nov. 27.  

… God’s presence and help for civilians in harm’s way in Ukraine, Gaza,  the West Bank, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, and throughout the Middle East. Prayers for an end to warfare and violence. 

… Ana Marie (sister of B. Klott) who passed on to life eternal. 

… for the family and loved ones of Lawrence Laricks (brother of B. Klott) who passed on to life eternal.

… for the family and loved ones of Raymond Kergo  (uncle of G. Lindhorst)  who passed on to life eternal Nov. 4.

… for the family and loved ones of Russ Washburn who passed on to life eternal on August 20, 2023.  Christian love and special prayers for Russ’ wife Debbie.  A meaningful worship celebrating Russ’ life was celebrated on October 28, 2023. 

… for all people (especially civilians living in Israel and Gaza) during this tragic time of war.  

… for Jennifer Tullman Botzer (former student of D. Sheahan) who lives in Israel. 

… Lawrence (brother of B. Klott) who is receiving hospice care.

… Ana Marie (sister of B. Klott) who has dementia. 

… Laverne S. (mother of S. Wilson and D. S.) who is receiving hospice care.  (October, 2023)

… Leslie Herbst (daughter of Molyneaux) who had a procedure Oct. 12 and is awaiting results which will influence recommendations for the future course of Leslie’s medical treatment.   

… God’s reassuring presence with Judy Hertenstein who is living in a care facility and has a chronic disease. (Sept., 2023) 

… for the family and loved ones of Russ Washburn who passed on to life eternal on August 20, 2023.   

… for the family and loved ones of Peter LaSalle who passed on to life eternal August 19, 2023.  Christian love and special prayers for Peter’s wife Sally Dodge and for their children (Bill LaSalle, Michelle Phillips, Suzanne Bassler) and their families at this time of immense sorrow. 

… for the family and loved ones of Kathy Perry (friend of P. and C. Winship) who passed on to life eternal. 

… God’s presence with Payton Sutherland (granddaughter of A. Crippen) who is living on Maui.  Payton recently moved to Maui and had begun working as a hotel restaurant manager.  The hotel is without electricity.  Payton had been living in staff housing.  She had just signed a lease on an apartment which has been destroyed by fire.   Prayers for Payton as she attempts to navigate an uncertain path forward.  

… God’s presence with Judy Hertenstein who recently re-located to a new living environment and who is in the process of acclimating to living in a care facility. Prayers for Judy’s husband Rod who also is adjusting to a big change in his living situation. Now that Judy has moved, Rod lives in the house alone.   

… for family and loved ones of Dorothy Hertenstein (mother of Bryan Hertenstein and Rod Hertenstein) who passed on to life eternal on July 31, 2023.  Special prayers for Dorothy’s grandchildren Paul Hertenstein, Jake Hertenstein, Laura Mignerone, and Ross Hertenstein, and for Dorothy’s great-grandson Gabriel Mignerone.   

… for family and loved ones of Sandra “Sandy” Sybert (cousin of M. Weiland) who passed on to life eternal July 28.  A worship service in remembrance of Sandy will be celebrated at 2 pm August 3.      

… for family and loved ones of Barb Springer (mother of L. Pemberton; friend of V. Waterman) who passed on to life eternal July 10.  A funeral service honoring Barb’s life was celebrated at Schrader Funeral Home on Sunday, July 16.  

… God’s presence with Dorothy Hertenstein (mother of R. Hertenstein) who is receiving hospice care. 7/23

… God’s presence with Zach Ward (grandson of Washburns) who will be having hip surgery.  Special prayers for Zach’s wife Mariah and Zach’s son Brayson.  

… God’s presence with Laverne Schmidt (mother of S. Wilson) now living at a skilled care nursing facility. (7/10/23) 

… for the family and loved ones of Patricia Vollertsen Malik (Rev. Pat formerly served as Ivy Chapel UCC Minister of Youth and Christian Education) who passed on to life eternal June 3.  Special prayers for Pat’s children, Amanda Vollertsen and John Vollertsen, at this time of sorrow. 

… relief from chronic pain for Rob Thoele (nephew of G. Thoele).  Prayers for Rob and his family.

… for the family and loved ones of Beverly “Bev” Govreau who passed on to life eternal May 12, 2023.

… for God’s presence with Laverne Schmidt (mother of S. Wilson and D. Schmidt) who is experiencing health challenges.  (temporarily at a rehab center) 5/

… prayers for God’s presence with Kathy Perry (friend of P. Winship) undergoing medical testing. (2023) 

… God’s presence and protection for Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ (Loomis, CA); their pastor, Rev. Casey Tinnin; and their ministry “The Landing Spot.” (3/2023)

… Our hearts go out to the extended family of Jerry French (brother of Jim) who passed on to life eternal January 25th.  Jerry’s passing was very sudden and unexpected.  We pray for Jerry’s loved ones at this time of immense grief and sorrow.  We also pray that God will bless Jerry’s soul with everlasting peace and rest. (2023)

… for the family and loved ones of Lonnie Goeddel (cousin of S. Wilson) who passed on to life eternal on Dec. 30, 2022.  Special prayers asking God to comfort Lonnie’s wife Linda, son Scott, daughter-in-law Sally, grandchildren Hannah and Noah. 

… God’s comfort for the family and loved ones of Matthew O’Neill (son of Patrick O’Neill; step-son of Jennifer O’Neill; son of Susan O’Neill; brother of Robert Joseph O’Neill; step-brother of John Higgins and Will Higgins; grandson of Ann O’Neill; step-grandson of Ralph and Myrna Weiland; step-nephew of John Weiland and Joy McMillen; step-nephew of Chris and Anne Weiland).  Matthew passed on to life eternal Sunday, Dec. 11.  Mass celebrating Matthew’s life will be 10 am Dec. 19 at Incarnate Word Catholic Church in Chesterfield. (2022) 

… God’s comfort for the family and loved ones of Deloris Ratliff (mother of Mike Ratliff; Mike and Julie are friends of Wilsons); Deloris passed on to life eternal December 5, 2022.

… God’s comfort for the family and loved ones of Linda (Sieglinda) Rowton (sister of H. Lauer) who passed on to life eternal Dec. 2, 2022.

… God’s comfort for the family and loved ones of Tom Volk (friend of Wilson Family) who passed on to life eternal Nov. 28, 2022.

… for God’s comfort and presence with all victims of the Nov. 20 shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs. (2022)

… may God’s blessing offer comfort to the loved ones and family of Alexzandria Bell (student killed in Oct. 24 shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis). 

… may God’s blessing offer comfort to the loved ones and family of Jean Kuczka (teacher killed in Oct. 24 shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis).

… may God’s blessing offer comfort to the loved ones and family of Orlando Harris (the assailant who was  killed in Oct. 24 shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis).

… may God’s presence uphold and guide all who are grieving the tragic October 24 school shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis. (2022)

… God’s presence with the family and loved ones of Dr. Romeo Perez (dear friend of Pasias) who passed on to life eternal Sept. 23.  Special prayers seeking comfort for Romeo’s wife Isabella Perez. (2022)

… may God’s comforting love and companionship bless Tom Volk (friend of Wilson Family) who is experiencing personal challenges and physical health issues (related to receiving a serious medical diagnosis in the month of September 2022). 

… for the family and loved ones of Barbara Wagener (friend of G. Thoele) who passed on to life eternal August 26.  Special prayer’s for Barbara’s husband David and son Kevin.  (2022)

… comfort for the family and loved ones of Rick Happel (husband of B. Happel) who passed on to life eternal August 18, 2022.  We celebrate God’s image lived fully in Rick’s life.

… We pray for God’s presence with Will Vonder Harr who is hospitalized and contending with multiple physical health issues.  Prayers for God’s comforting presence with Will and with Will’s family – parents Adrienne and Carl; siblings Quinn, Lydia and Hayden (friends of K. White).  May God help, support and bless Will and each of his loved ones.   

… may God’s comfort and love bless the family and loved ones of Cameron Broadbent (husband of Katlin; father of Amelia; son-in-law of Julie and Mike Ratliff).  Cameron passed on to life eternal August 4.  Moved on so abruptly and so soon, young man.  May your soul rest in God’s peace, dear brother.  

… prayers for family and loved ones of Rodney Goessman who passed on to life eternal.  A Committal Service giving God thanks for Rod’s life was celebrated July 29, 2022.  Prayers for Mark Goessman, Clara Goldman, Myrna Bizer, Paul Bizer, Matthew Bizer and Luke Bizer. 

… prayers for God’s presence with Rory Winship, Audrey Farrell, Jane Farrell, and all campers and camp staff at DuBois Center the week of July 18.  May this be a sacred, joyful experience for all! (2022)

… comfort for family and loved ones of Howard Burke (friend of Wilson family) who passed on to life eternal June 28, 2022.  Prayers for Howard’s wife Jean, their children Shirley (Kyle), Michele (John) and Mike (Kendra), and their extended family.  Rest in peace, dear brother.

… Weston Bassler (2-year-old son of Suzanne and Tim; grandson of P. LaSalle and S. Dodge), who is awaiting results of quarterly kidney ultrasound test. (June 2022)

… prayers for the family and loved ones of Kyle Rieger (friend of Sarah Wilson) who was killed in a car crash and passed on to life eternal May 28, 2022.  May you rest in peace, good friend.  Prayers for God’s love and comfort to bless Kyle’s parents, Karen and David Rieger, and Kyle’s sister Kara Rieger.  Our hearts go out to you at this time of profound grief and sorrow.   

… prayers for the people of Uvalde, Texas, where the whole community is suffering enormous pain, grief and sorrow as a result of the May 24, 2022 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. 

… prayers for the family and loved ones of Caleb Gage (friend of K. Amsler) who passed on to life eternal May 15, 2022. 

… prayers for the victims, the survivors, and the families of the victims and the survivors of the mass shooting at the TOPS Supermarket in Buffalo, New York.  Let there be love not hate. (2022) 

… Barbara Wagener (good friend of G. Thoele) who is receiving hospice care. (2022) 

…  God’s comfort for the family of Carol Sue Vester (Aunt Suzy of J. Wirtz) who passed on to life eternal April 3.  Special prayers for Suzy’s husband Richard and son Scott. (2022)

… for family and loved ones of Bill Dunehew (father of S. Heend) who passed on to life eternal March 23., 2022. Prayers for God’s loving presence with Bill’s wife, Jane Dunehew, and Sarah, Rich and Calvin Heend.  

…for family and loved ones of Richard “Dick” Rogers who passed on to life eternal March 26, 2022.  Visitation and Funeral will be Monday, April 4.

… for comfort for the family and loved ones of Conrad Damsgaard (former church member and acquaintance) who passed on to life eternal March 23, 2022. 

… comfort for the family and loved ones of Pierre Zakrzewski (American news photographer) who was killed on March 15, 2022 in Horenka, Ukraine. 

… comfort for the family and loved ones of Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshinova (Ukrainian woman working with news team in the field) who was killed on March 15, 2022 in Horenka, Ukraine. 

… our friend Nancy passed on to life eternal March 5, 2022.  Our congregation extends our heartfelt sympathy to clients and staff of Seven Pines House in your time of loss.  God’s peace to you, friends.   

… prayers for family and loved ones of Shirley Headrick who passed on to life eternal January 27, 2022.    A Memorial Service giving God thanks for Shirley’s life will be celebrated March 29th at Ivy Chapel UCC. 

… prayers for God’s presence with Jean Shelton (sister of J. Molyneaux) who had a cardiac procedure March 8.   

… prayers for all who are grieving the passing of Vietnamese peace advocate and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, who passed on to life eternal January, 22, 2022. The life of this teacher of peace is a tremendous gift to the world. 

… prayers for God to comfort and bless the family of Benjamin Polson (St. Louis City firefighter who was accidentally killed on the job while fighting a house fire on January 13, 2022). 

 … prayers for all people who are experiencing significant impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We pray for all who are sick with the virus (whether mildly ill or severely ill).  We pray for medical personnel who continue striving to provide outstanding patient care, even though health care systems are critically overloaded at present. (1/2022)

… prayers asking for strength and guidance for Dave who is contending with chronic heart condition and in search of shelter and employment.  May God eternal lead Dave.

… May the grace and love of Eternal God bless all people who are recovering from the devastating Dec. 10 storms and tornadoes.  We pray for all who are hurting, experiencing trauma or shock, injured, afraid, grieving, without shelter or food, at a loss for how to move forward, or in any way struggling.  We ask God to help and to comfort each affected person.  We pray, in the holy name of Christ Jesus.  In your mercy, O God, hear our prayers. Amen.  (2021)

… Tim Bassler (husband of Suzanne B.) who has Dec. 15 oncology appointment. 

… Jane Niemeier (wife of Fred) will have back surgery Dec. 23.  Praying for God’s guidance and blessing.

… Weston Bassler (son of Suzanne and Tim) who will be undergoing medical testing Dec. 3, 2021.

… the family and loved ones of Betty Lindhorst who passed on to life eternal Nov. 2, 2021. God’s peace and comfort to Betty’s family in this time of grief and sorrow.

…the family and loved ones of Sue Baker (sister of L. Ledbetter) who passed on to life eternal Nov. 5, 2021.

… the family and loved ones of John Boulanger (co-worker of Greg Barks, who is husband of S. Wilson’s friend Kim) passed on to life eternal Oct. 29, 2021.

… the family and loved ones of Beverly Dodge (aunt of Sally Dodge) passed on to life eternal.  God’s peace and comfort to Beverly’s extended family in this time of grief and sorrow. (2021)

… the family and loved ones of Cindy Jaskowiak (daughter of R. Share; sister of S. Lindhorst) who passed on to life eternal Sept. 7, 2021.  Special Prayers for God to comfort Cindy’s husband Dennis and their children, Emily, Allison and Derek.

… Rita Herbert (friend of G. Thoele, mother of Linda and Mike) who is home receiving hospice care.

… family and loved ones of Laurie Volz (wife of Michael Volz; daughter-in-law of Dick Volz) who passed on to life eternal July 22.  Special Prayers for Laurie’s husband Michael and her children Rachel and Steven.  Visitation:  4-8 pm Wednesday, July 27 at Baue Cave Springs (St. Charles, MO).  Funeral:  11 am Thursday, July 28, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Cottleville, MO).

… family and loved ones of Dave Lindblad who passed on to life eternal June 18. (2021)

… family and loved ones of Janet Lindblad who passed on to life eternal June 18.  (2021)

… Rita Herbert (friend of Gail Thoele) who is making decisions about her medical treatment.

… family and loved ones of James Tollers (brother-in-law of Sue Tollers; uncle of Heather Tollers) who passed on to life eternal May 26, 2021.

… Dave Lindblad and Janet Lindblad (uncle and aunt of A. Altenbaumer; parents of Jennifer) –  Dave had brain surgery April 27 and is back in the hospital.  Janet is receiving hospice care.

… loved ones of Billie Williamson (mother of Steve Williamson; friend of Wilsons) who passed on to life eternal. (2021) 

… Dave W. (co-worker of S. Wilson) who is transitioning to new workplace. 

… for family and loved ones of George Tindira (former Ivy Chapel UCC member) who passed on to life eternal May 9. Prayers that God will comfort George’s wife Carol and their children John and Matthew. 

… for family and loved ones of Mary Heininger (wife of the late Rev. Edward Heininger; mother of Marsha Ramey, Margot Olsen, Jim Heininger, and the late Mark Heininger) who passed on to life eternal on April 27, 2021.

… for the family and loved ones of Art Spellmeyer (friend of Washburns) who passed on to life eternal.  Special prayers for God to comfort Art’s wife Mary Lou.  [ 02/17/2021 ]

… for the family and loved ones of Cliff Heggs (friend of Washburns) who passed on to life eternal on January 30.  Prayers for God’s grace and comfort for Cliff’s wife Julie.  [ 2021 ]

… for Sue Baker (sister of L. Ledbetter) who is hospitalized and is struggling with physical health issues. God bless Sue and her loved ones.  [ 2021 ]

Prayers for God’s presence with Weston Bassler (son of Suzanne and Tim Bassler) who is receiving medical evaluation and care.  May Christ reassure and guide Weston and his family.

We pray for Steve and Liz Deveney (clergy colleague of D. Wilson).  Steve had major surgery Feb. 12, 2021.  Gratitude to God that Steve’s surgery went well.  Continuing prayers for God’s watchful care and healing. May Christ bring healing.

… God’s loving presence with Cindy and Dennis Jaskowiak (daughter and son-in-law of a church member). 

… the family and loved ones of Ashley Rivett (wife of John; mother of 3-year-old Greyson; and daughter-in-law of Sue Rivett).  Ashley passed on to life eternal suddenly and unexpectedly on January 17.  May God comfort and sustain Ashley’s loved ones at this time of deep sorrow.  (2021)

… the family and loved ones of Kerri Clark (friend of A. Altenbaumer) who passed on to life eternal Dec. 23, 2020.

… the family and loved ones of David Boehm (friend of D. Wilson) who passed on to life eternal Dec. 27, 2020.  May God’s blessings provide comfort and peace to David’s wife Patti and daughter Alexandra.

… the family and loved ones of Mary Alice Schmidt (mother of Gene and Mike; aunt of S. Wilson) who passed on to life eternal December 13.  Special prayers that God will bless and comfort Mary Alice’s children Mike Schmidt and Gene Schmidt and their families.  (2020)

… the family and loved ones of Bruce Patterson (brother-in-law of L. Schurwan) who passed on to life eternal.  Prayers for Bruce’s wife Jessica and their four children.  (2020)

… for the family and loved ones of Ralph Groene (father of Jeff, friend of D. Wilson) who passed on to life eternal Nov. 18.  Prayers for Ralph’s wife Carol and their children and extended family during their time of bereavement.  (2020) 

… comfort for the parents of Nolan (child of Tessa and Jason) who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

… for the family and loved ones of Ronn Foster who passed on to life eternal Nov. 9, 2020.  Prayers for Ronn’s wife Dottie and her family.

… the family and loved ones of Neva Fugate (aunt of Mark Moody) who passed on to life eternal Nov. 6.

… the family and loved ones of Brad Rosner (friend of A. DiVesta) who passed on to life eternal Nov. 5.  Prayers for Brad’s wife Barbara and their children Cole and David.

… the family and loved ones of John Bosnak (brother of D. Sheahan) passed on to life eternal Nov. 9, 2020. Prayers for John’s wife Laura, and their 3 children (Erin, Kirsten, Andy); their 4 grandchildren, and their 2 great grandchildren.

… We pray for God’s blessing of wholeness, bringing together all people of this nation on and following Election Day, November 3rd.  We pray for God’s guidance for the entire nation.  We pray for one another.  We pray that each and every citizen of this remarkable country will support true democracy.  May all voices begin to be heard, may all votes be counted, and may all lives begin to be genuinely valued.

… Jim and Judy Sago (uncle and aunt of B. Edwards, friend of Wilsons); Jim has terminal cancer and is receiving hospice care. (2020)

… May God persevere in leading all people of the world to a new day of genuine love, respect and justice.

…God’s loving and caring presence with all who are physically ill, hospitalized, grieving, upset, feeling alone, discouraged, or frightened in this time of extended COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing.

… everyone who is grieving over the August 24 shooting of Jacob Blake.  Healing for Jacob and his loved ones.

… everyone who is grieving the violent deaths of Trayford Pellerin, Joseph Rosenbaum; and Anthony Huber.

… the family and loved ones of Vicki Sizemore (sister of J. Molyneaux) who passed on to life eternal August 6, 2020.  Special prayers for Vicki’s husband Tom and their 2 children.  May God bless and comfort Vicki’s extended family. (2020)

… Nora Richardson (aunt of A. DiVesta; sister of Norm Aaron) who is contending with health issues.

… Jim Schwab (brother-in-law of Marstons’ daughter K. Lackey) who is ill with cancer.  Jim is living in a care facility.  Special prayers for Jim’s wife Michele.

… loved ones of Jim Rivett (brother-in-law of G. Thoele) who passed on to life eternal July 8. We ask God to uphold and comfort Jim’s wife Sue, their children, Jason, Ryan, and John, and their families.  (2020)

… Jacob Roderick Ragsdale (child of William and Andrea Ragsdale; nephew and his wife of F. Clark) who passed on to life eternal.

… loved ones and family of Ray Buente who passed on to life eternal June 22.  Special prayers for Ray’s wife Rosalie and son Tom. (6/2020)

… Cindy and Dennis Jaskowiak (daughter and son-in-law of a church member). Cindy is contending with an illness.

… loved ones and family of Ralph Quellhorst (father of M. Quellhorst, friend of Wilsons) who passed on to life eternal in June. (6/2020)

… our friend Pauline passed on to life eternal.  Our congregation extends our heartfelt sympathy to the clients and staff of Seven Pines House in your time of loss.  God’s peace to you, friends.  (2020) 

… Roy Zinselmeier (brother of Mary; friend of S. Wilson) who passed on to life eternal. (March 2020)

… loved ones and family of Cherish Tripp Collins (friend of Sue Wilson) who passed on to life eternal Feb. 13, 2020.

… for family and loved ones of Nancy Pomiechowski (mother of Alex; mother-in-law of Molyneaux’ daughter Susan; grandmother of Ian and Cole)  who passed on to life eternal Feb. 6, 2020.

… for family and loved ones of Glenn Dunehew (uncle of S. Heend) who passed on to life eternal February 2, 2020.

… Peggy and Les Altenbaumer (parents of Ann Altenbaumer; friend of Wilsons).  Peggy is exploring medical treatment options.

… Joan Siegersma (sister of Don Wolff) who passed on to life eternal.

… for Tess and Jim Stone (friends of Dick Volz).  Tess has Alzheimer’s Disease.

… for Jon Hanchett (high school classmate of P. LaSalle) who passed on to life eternal January 12, 2020.

… the family and loved ones of Bob Stubbs (friend of Jack and Nancy Litzinger) who passed on to life eternal January 18, 2020.  Prayers for Bob’s wife Rose Stubbs.

… for the family and loved ones of Al Herbst (father of Bo Herbst; father-in-law of Leslie [nee Molyneaux] Herbst); Al passed on to life eternal January 9, 2020.

… for the family and loved ones of Dale Schindewolf (friend of Debbie and Tom Glenn) who passed on to life eternal Dec. 28, 2019.

… Jean Shelton (sister of J. Molyneaux) who received a difficult diagnosis.

… for the family and loved ones of Patsy Aaron (mother of Norm Aaron; grandmother of Anna DiVesta) who passed on to life eternal. (1/2020)

… for the family and loved ones of Julie Matecki (friend of Bob and Diane Droege).  Julie passed on to life eternal Dec. 22. Prayers for Julie’s husband Ed and their daughters, Katie and Megan.

… for the family and loved ones of Bob Whittier (father of John Whittier) who passed on to life eternal Dec. 24, 2019.

… Lynn Goeddel (sister of C. Tichy) passed on to life eternal Dec. 4, 2019.

… Amy Wacker (daughter of Kathy Streiker; niece of Pat and Carl Winship)  passed on to life eternal Dec. 4. (12/2019)

… John Grewe (uncle of S. Heend) passed on to life eternal Nov. 30, 2019.  Prayers for his wife Dorothy and their family.

… family and loved ones of Barbara Kassel (cousin of J. Hertenstein)  who passed on to life eternal.

… family and loved ones of Marie Farr (aunt of J. Hertenstein)  who passed on to life eternal.

… family and loved ones of the 3 students killed in Saugus High School shooting:  Those who died are:  Gracie Muehlberger, Dominic Blackwell and Nathaniel Berhow. 

… Nancy Zelle (friend of N. Marston) has pancreatic cancer and is in hospice care.  (11/10/2019)

… God’s comforting presence with Cliff Heggs (friend of Washburns and Wirtzes) has pancreatic cancer. Prayers also for Cliff’s wife Julie. (11/2019)

… God’s comforting presence with Jim Dame (friends of Washburns and Wirtzes) has pancreatic cancer and is in hospice care.  Prayers also for Jim’s wife Sue.  (11/2019)

… for family and loved ones of Everett Griffith (husband of cousin of D. and B. Stevens) who passed on to life eternal.  Memorial Service celebrating Everett’s life was Sunday, October 6, 2019.  Together, Everett and his wife Fay made 49 mission trips to Jamaica.

… for family and loved ones of David Miller (friend of D. Droege) who passed on to life eternal October 4.  David was 54 years old. (2019) 

… for family and loved ones of Dottie Buchmueller (friend of Litzingers) who passed on to life eternal in late Sept.

… for family and loved ones of Lester Smith (high school classmate of P. LaSalle) who passed on to life eternal.

… for family and loved ones of Larry Vollertsen (husband of Rev. Pat Vollertsen) who passed on to life eternal Sept. 15.  May Living God comfort Pat, Amanda and John in their sorrow.

… for family and loved ones of Steve Cole (uncle of S. Heend).  Steve passed on to life eternal Sept. 5.  Special prayers for Steve’s wife Becky.

… for family and loved ones of Gerald “Jerry” Finke (father of N. Marston) who passed on to life eternal Sept. 4. Prayers for Jerry’s children Trudy Finke, Nancy (Rich) Marston and Rick (Sharon) Finke.  Jerry’s birthdate is May 27, 1924.

… for family and loved ones of Jon Braude (father of S. Wilson’s friend Benji).  Jon passed on to life eternal Sept. 6, 2019.  Special prayers for Jon’s wife Cyndi.

… condolences to the family and loved ones of Jerry Diekroeger (friend of Washburns) who passed on to life eternal August 31, 2019.

… God’s comforting presence with Jim and Sue Dame (friends of Washburns). Jim is receiving hospice care (9/2019)

… God’s comforting presence with Cliff and Julie Heggs (friends of Washburns).  Cliff is ill with cancer (9/2019)

… may the steadfast love of God surround, support and bless all who are recovering following tragic mass shooting in Odessa, Texas.

… for family and loved ones of Tom Shasserre (friend of M. Gerdes) who passed on to life eternal August 14, 2019.

… strength and comfort for the family and loved ones of Joe Seiler (friend of Litzingers) who passed to life eternal this week.

… for family and loved ones of Craig Aubouchon (neighbor of Marstons) who was killed in a car accident while on vacation with his family in Colorado. (2019)

… for family and loved ones of William Margenau (husband of Sarah; father of Michele; uncle of G. L.) who passed on to life eternal July 11, 2019.

… comfort for the family of Susan Krombach (friend of N. Litzinger) who passed on to life eternal at the end of June.

… for family and loved ones of Dee Volz who passed on to life eternal June 20, 2019.  Our prayers for God’s comfort and love to bless Dee’s husband Dick, and their children Michael, David and Carrie Volz-Dewey.

… for Mary Ann Carey (grandmother of Sarah Marino; friend of E. Winship) who passed on to life eternal May 21, following a long illness.

… for housemates and loved ones of Jacquie O.  (Seven Pines House friend of our congregation) who passed on to life eternal May 1, 2019.

… for family of Alma Reitz (friend of Litzingers) who passed on to life eternal. (2019)

… for family and loved ones of Linda Rowton (sister of H. Lauer) who is in a care facility in Albuquerque.

… for family and loved ones of Rev. Paul Porter (pastor of Eden UCC – Affton; and colleague of Pastor Dan) who passed on to life eternal April 27, 2019.  Special prayers for Paul’s wife Cindie, children Emme and Tristan, stepchildren Eric, Beth and Trevor, and additional family members.

… for family and loved ones of Rose Brandes (mother of D. Grote) who passed on to life eternal April 29, 2019.

… for family and loved ones of Opal Most (mother of Kathy Most Scholtes and Peggy Most; “adopted” mother of Jan Wirtz) who passed on to life eternal April 27, 2019.

… for family and loved ones of Lori Kaye who was killed in Congregation Chabad (Poway, CA) shooting April 27.

… for family and loved ones of Ellie Bednarek (friend of S. Wilson) who passed on to life eternal April 13, 2019.  Special prayers for her loving parents Kathy and Jim, and her loving brother Cass.

… for Rob Northem, Brian Steiner, Sarah Wilson and their families.

… for George Hughes who is in an end of life phase and receiving hospice care.  Prayers for George’s wife Mary Beth.

… for Joan Siegersma (sister of D. Wolff)

… for family and loved ones of Vivian Culver (friend of P. LaSalle’s parents) who passed on to life eternal at age 96.

… for family and loved ones of Don Griffin (high school teacher of P. LaSalle) who passed on to life eternal at age 103.

… for family and loved ones of Arie Irawan (who died April 7).  Comfort for his wife Marina Malek in her sorrow.

…  for the family and loved ones of David Marjamaa (friend and former co-worker of M. Ramey) who passed on to life eternal in March.

… comfort for victims of the March 15 mass shootings at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand.  We pray for God to bless the killed, the injured and the grieving.

… for Amy Lauer (daughter-in-law of Lauers) who is contending with health issues.  Prayers for Michael Lauer (Amy’s husband).

… for the loved ones and family of Yusuf Omar (3-week-old child of Mufti Asif Umar and his wife).  Yusuf became ill and passed on to life eternal March 10, 2019.  Our love and prayers for the Umar family.

… for family and loved ones of Ingrid Bail (wife of Bill Bail, former classmate of P. LaSalle).  Ingrid passed on to life eternal in March.

… comforting presence with Bob Whittier (father of John) who is in hospice care.

… family and loved ones of Ryan Brady (son of Mark and Christine Brady; friends of Beth Noonan and Frank Pfau).  Ryan passed on to life eternal January 21.  May God comfort and sustain Christine and Mark.

… family and loved ones of Donna Lehmann (wife of Dave Lehmann; best friend of Bill Wirtz).  Donna passed on to life eternal January 19, 2019.

… family and loved ones of Jay Gosch (brother-in-law of Jan and Bill Wirtz).  Jay passed on to life eternal Dec. 30, 2018 of injuries from an accidental fall.  Special prayers for Jay’s wife Cheryl Gosch.

… family and loved ones of Vicki McKinley (friend of Litzingers) who passed on to life eternal.

… for Laurie Feldman (friend of Litzingers)  whose partner Tom died.

… for Gerry McClain (friend of G. Theole)  who is receiving hospice care.

… with everyone in Alaska impacted by November earthquakes.

… Cherish Tripp Collins (friend of Sue Wilson) who is very ill.  May God bless and reassure Cherish of God’s unending love for her.

… for Jeanette Gartner (friend of Pat and Carl Winship) will be having a cardiac oblation treatment.

… Brad Jacobson (friend of Jim French).  Brad’s father passed on to life eternal.

… family and loved ones of Lesley Wagner (niece of F. Purviance; Godmother of M. Purviance); who passed on to life eternal Sept. 23, 2018.  May God comfort and bless her loved ones.

… may God’s presence offer support, comfort and love to Gary Nelling (cousin of C. Winship).  Treatment which Gary is receiving for his illness is not working.

… for all who are in the process of moving to a new home.

… for family and loved ones of Merrill Ryder (high school classmate of P. LaSalle) who passed on to life eternal August 2.  (2018)

… comfort of the family and loved ones of Margaret Hamilton (mother-in-law of Kristi Ponder) who passed on to life eternal the week of August 1. (2018)

… family and loved ones of Glenna Massler (mother-in-law of D. Wolff) who passed on to life eternal.  A lovely service celebrating Glenna’s life was celebrated at Chesterfield Community Church on July 10.  (2018)

… comfort and peace for the family of Mary Jo Cannon (friend of N. Litzinger) who passed on to life eternal.

… friends and loved ones of Bobby Patterson (uncle of Joy Weiland) who passed on to life eternal June 2.

… for family and loved ones of Ramona Schaeperkoetter (wife of Cleo Steffens’ cousin Ivan) who passed on to life eternal.

… for family and loved ones of DeWitt Talmadge Segler, Jr. (close friend of R. Marston) who passed on to life eternal May 28, 2018.

… for family and loved ones of Ralph Dubray (cousin of F. Clark) who passed on to life eternal June 1.

… for family and loved ones of Juanita Gibson (former Ivy Chapel UCC member) who passed on to life eternal.  Prayers for her husband Frank, and children, Becky and Terry.  In 1988, Juanita and Frank Gibson received Ivy Chapel UCC “Whale of a Fellow Award.”

… for family and loved ones of Lucas Shanker (brother of friends of Emily and Michael Pfau) who was killed in a bicycling accident.  A worship service giving God thanks for Lucas’ life was celebrated Sunday, May 6, 2018.  Rest in peace.

… for family and loved ones of Ethan Renaud (father of preschool classmate of K. Lowry) who passed on to life eternal.  Prayers for Ethan’s wife Courtney and their children Ethan and Louie.  Rest in peace.

… for the Philipak Family (friends of K. Kuntzman).  Their teenage son died April 19.  May his soul rest in peace.

… for family and loved ones of Maureen Adams (friend of G. Thoele) who passed on to life eternal April 14, 2018.  Prayers for Maureen’s husband Keith; children Bryn and Harper; sisters, Amy and Katie; parents, George and Linda Wilson.  May God provide comfort in this time of sorrow.

… for family and loved ones of Jocelyn “Joey” Einig (wife of Dick Einig; neighbor of F. Purviance). Joey passed on to life eternal Thursday, April 5, 2018.

… for friends and loved ones of Courtney Hake (work acquaintance of C. Tichy); Courtney was killed in a car crash Sat., March 31, 2018.

Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 Prayer Request: “A prayer for all those affected by gun violence  –  What would Jesus say?” 

… for family and loved ones of Jim Wendt who passed on to life eternal March 18, 2018.

… for family and loved ones of Marcella Buzzetta (mother of J. Hertenstein) who passed on to life eternal March 8, 2018. 

… for family and loved ones of Kitty D. (neighbor of Wilsons) who passed on to life eternal March 1, 2018.  Special prayers for her husband Jim.

… for family and loved ones of Keith Alabach (cousin of P. Winship) who passed on to life eternal Jan. 25, 2018.

… for family and loved ones of Lucille Doing (aunt of Kay Kreder) who passed on to life eternal.

… for all victims of the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. (2018)

… for family and loved ones of Marge Faust (mother-in-law of C. Faust) who passed on to life eternal Jan. 17, 2018.

… for family and loved ones of Ruth Miller (sister of Cleo Steffens) who passed on to life eternal Dec. 28, 2017. Memorial Service was celebrated Jan. 17, 2018 at Parkway Baptist Church.

… for the family and loved ones of Dave Walden (husband of Rebecca; cousin of F. Clark) who passed on to life eternal Dec. 19, 2017.  May God comfort and sustain each of Dave’s loved ones.

… for God’s comfort and love for Judy Engberg (friend of N. Litzinger) who is dealing with major health challenges

… for the family and loved ones of Steve Fraser who passed on to life eternal Dec. 5, 2017.  Special prayers for his wife Cathy and their children.

… for the family and loved ones of George Scott (father of S. Scott; grandfather of G. Scott) who passed on to life eternal.

… for the family of Janet Ellis (mother of Lowrys’ niece’s husband Jeremy Ellis) who died Nov. 28, 2017.  Prayers for Jeremy, Melissa, Brayden, Lucas and Jeremy Ellis.

… for the family and loved ones of Dana Whitelaw (niece of Steve Shene, a friend of P. LaSalle) who was killed in a car crash Nov. 23.

… for the family and loved ones of Brennan Gaeth (son of Jan and Dave Gaeth; friends of Wilsons) who died Nov. 23, 2017.

… for family and loved ones of Anna May Nugent (mentor of P. LaSalle) who passed on to life eternal Nov. 18, 2017.

… for Janelle Walker (friend of Sarah Wilson) whose dad passed on to life eternal Nov. 15, 2017.

… for Eli Abeles (husband of Diane Droege’s friend Stacy) who is contending with kidney cancer.

… for family and loved ones of Evelyn Williams (sister of R. Washburn) who passed on to life eternal Nov. 7, 2017.

… for family and loved ones of Bruce Gibson (husband of Glenda; cousin of F. Clark) who passed on to life eternal November 6.  May Bruce rest in peace.

… for everyone contending with recurring trauma following a violent event.

… for the family and loved ones of Mary Mitchell who passed on to life eternal Sept. 23, 2017.  A Service of Thanksgiving for Mary’s life was celebrated on Saturday afternoon, October 21 at Ivy Chapel UCC.

… for family and loved ones of Mike Miller (long-time friend of C. Ramey) who passed on to life eternal in Sept.  Prayers for Mike’s wife Jan and family.

… comfort and strength for the family of Joyce Ringkamp who passed on to life eternal.

… comfort and strength for the family of Kirk Mayer (friend of Litzingers) who passed on to life eternal.

… faith and comfort to the family of Carl Phillips (acquaintance of Litzingers) who passed on to life eternal.

… faith and comfort to the family of Mary Fran Berne (acquaintance of Litzingers) who passed on to life eternal.

… for family of William Bell Volpe (friend of Ivy Chapel UCC)  who passed on to life eternal Aug. 24, 2017.

… for family and loved ones of Jeanette Fellows (friend of Wilsons) who passed on to life eternal Aug. 22, 2017.

… comfort for the family and loves ones of Officer Berke Bates (Virginia State Trooper killed August 12 in Charlottesville, VA).

… comfort for the family and loves ones of Lieutenant Jay Cullen (Virginia State Trooper killed August 12 in Charlottesville, VA).

… comfort for the family and loved ones of Heather Heyer (32-year-old killed August 12 in Charlottesville, VA). 2017

… for the family and loved ones of Pastor Sultan Masih, a Christian pastor who was killed by 2 strangers in Ludhiana, Punjab, India in July.  Pastor Masih was a humble servant of God.

… the family and loved ones of Gary Tripp (uncle of Anna DiVesta); Gary passed on to life eternal.  Special prayers for Gary’s wife Myra (sister of Norm Aaron).

… the family and loved ones of Bob Gregory who passed on to life eternal.

… the family and loved ones of David Warth (former co-worker of T. Glenn) passed on to life eternal July 21.

… family and loved ones of Rachel and Kyle Smith.  Sadly, their newborn son Luca died 30 minutes after birth.  (Rachel is the daughter of friends of Mike and Donna Grote.)

… Jeff Stearns (son-in-law of B. Otterson) had another surgery in July.  Prayers for Jeff and his wife Stephanie. (2017) 

… family and loved ones of Janet and Stanton Williams (sister and brother-in-law of J. Wirtz’ brother-in-law Jay Gosch);  Janet was injured and Stanton died in an auto accident.

… family and loved ones of Ron Fix in their sorrow.  Ron passed on to life eternal June 20, 2017.

… day by day, may the peace of God Eternal guide humankind  –  comforting sorrow, relieving fear, inspiring loving kindness among all people.

… Cecilia Phillips (mom of neighbor of Litzingers) diagnosed with cancer.

… Barb Rosendall (friend of N. Marston) has acute leukemia.

… family and loved ones of Tracy Crippen (wife of S. Lowry’s nephew Tim Crippen).  Tracy passed on to life eternal.  Prayers of comfort for all who are grieving Tracy’s death.

… for loved ones of Harriet Ford (mother of Wilsons’ sister-in-law Laura Schmidt) passed on to life eternal May 10, 2017.

… for the family and loved ones of Bob Wiens (member of Tremble Clefs Choir) who passed on to life eternal.

… for Shirley Headrick who has relocated and is now living at Garden View Care Center (Olive Blvd.). [spring 2017]

… for family and loved ones of Mary Jo Benhardt (friend of S. Lindhorst) who passed on to life eternal.

… for the family of Susan Behrens (daughter of Art and Linda Behrens; Linda is co-worker of M. Ramey).  Susan died in a hiking accident in April.  Our sympathy to all of her loved ones.

… for family and loved ones of Eileen Baublite (Godmother of D. Droege) who passed on to life eternal April 17, 2017.

… for the family of Paul and Carol Craig (friends of Mike and Donna Grote):  Paul Craig recovering from April 11 surgery. Rachel Smith (Craigs’ daughter) is experiencing complications with her pregnancy.  Jessica Branson (Craigs’ daughter) is receiving chemotherapy.

… we offer our love and prayers to the family of Earl H. Samel (husband of Pat Samel) who passed on to life eternal April 3, 2017.  A service giving God thanks for Earl’s life was celebrated on April 10.

… our prayers are with family and loved ones of Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ M. who passed on to life eternal March 26, 2017. We appeal to God with special prayers on behalf of Jackie’s housemates and staff at Seven Pines House.  Jackie was a blessing of God to us all, a dear companion, and a precious soul who will be missed.

… for family and loved ones of Bob Peining who passed on to life eternal March 29, 2017.

… may God comfort the family of Dave (co-worker and friend of S. Burnley) whose son died in a car crash.

… for the loved ones of Lenore Moody (mother of M. Moody) who passed on to life eternal Friday, March 17, 2017.

… for Jeff Hahn (high school friend of S. Heend) who has received a terminal diagnosis. Prayers for Jeff’s family.

… for family and loved ones of Daniel Dace (son of D. Dace) who passed away in February, 2017.

… for family and loved ones of Kathy McFarlin (neighbor of Litzingers) who died suddenly Feb. 14.  A mass giving God thanks for Kathy’s life was celebrated Feb. 20, 2017 at Incarnate Word Catholic Church.

… Dot Maciejowski (aunt of Sally Dodge) died in February, 2017.

…for family and loved ones of Amy Dillon (sister of Ann Altenbaumer) who passed on to life eternal Feb. 13, 2017. A worship service giving God thanks for Amy’s life was celebrated Feb. 18 at Zion UCC – Central City, IL.

… for loved ones of John Alemani who passed on to life eternal February 6, 2017.  We are blessed that God enabled us to accompany one another on a portion of this earthly faith journey.  John was a beautiful soul, and he will be missed.

Prayers for families and for all people affected by executive order relating to immigration.  God’s justice for all.

… for family of Jerry Sheen (classmate of P. LaSalle) who died suddenly in his sleep.

… for family and loved ones of Tim Smith (friend of T. Glenn) who died unexpectedly and suddenly Jan. 25, 2017.  Prayers for Tim’s wife Susan and their children Jenna, Rachel and Bryan.

… for friends struggling with addiction.

… for Julie Kiehl (friend of N. Litzinger) grieving the passing of her dad and dealing with increased responsibilities with her mom.

… comfort and peace for the family of Stefan Oswald (friend of Litzingers) who passed away in January.

… comfort for the family of Larry Oberle (friend of Litzingers) who passed away in late Dec. 2016.

… comfort for the family of Jim Connaughton (friend of Litzingers) who passed away in late Dec. 2016.

… God’s presence with Mary M. who is receiving dialysis treatment (11/2016).

… God’s comforting presence with Elmer Snelling (father of a friend of Rameys) battling cancer and heart failure.

… for the family of Fran Watson (grandmother of Mark Baker) who passed on to life eternal Oct. 28, 2016.

… for the family of G. R. Schmidt (son of S. Wilson’s cousin Gene Schmidt) who died Oct. 24, 2016.

… for Suzie Baalmann (step-mother of M. Baalmann) who has a severe illness.  May God be with Suzie and her husband Lee as they continue on a difficult journey.

… for family and loved ones of Jason Clyde (friend of M. Winship) who passed on to life eternal Sept. 19.

… for family and loved ones of Larry Kettler (father of Matt Kettler) who passed on to life eternal Sept. 19.  A service giving God thanks for Larry’s life was celebrated Friday, Sept. 23.  Special prayers for Larry’s wife Sue, and for their three children Matthew, Brian and Scott, and for all extended family.

… for family and loved ones of Rev. Howard Self who passed on to life eternal August 16, 2016.  Special prayers for Howard’s wife Priscilla.  May you rest in peace, brother Howard. Your soul now embraces our Savior’s promise: “Peace I leave with you.  My peace I give to you.  I do not give as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” [The Gospel of John 14:27]

… prayers for LESS:   less violence; less hatred; less senseless killing.

… prayers for MORE:  more genuine listening to each other.

… for the family and loved ones of Larry Tyler (friend and mentor of N. Gerdes) who passed on to life eternal May 6, 2016.  Special prayers for Larry’s wife Judy.

… prayers for God’s guidance in the lives of the daughters of Veda Bond.

… for the family and loved ones of Rev. Ed Heininger (father of M. Ramey) who passed on to life eternal March 14, 2016.

… for the family and loved ones of Mark Stevens (son of B. Stevens) who passed on to life eternal March 7, 2016.

… for the family and loved ones of Jerry Huth (co-worker of S. Heend) who unexpectedly passed on Feb. 12, 2016.

… for the family and loved ones of Jacob “Jack” Dorhauer (father of John Dorhauer) who passed on Feb. 4, 2016.

… for loved ones of  Kathy Eiswirth (friend of Mike and Donna Grote) who passed on to life eternal January 2016.

… asking God to be with Jerry Finke (father of N. Marston) who had a stroke in November 2015.

… for strength and faith for Maureen Bell (friend of N. Litzinger) who has been diagnosed with MS.

… for the family and loved ones of Steve Ganshaw (good friend of E. Moody) who died Oct. 31, 2015.

… for family and loved ones of Tom Hutchason (friend of Debbie and Tom Glenn) who passed on to life eternal.

… for the family and loved ones of Debbie Lindhorst (daughter of Betty Lindhorst; sister of Gary Lindhorst) who passed on to life eternal Oct. 1, 2015.

… for loved ones of Charlie Galvin (acquaintance of Litzingers) who passed on peacefully Sept. 19, 2015.

… for the family and loved ones of Sam Buzzetta (father of J. Hertenstein) who died August 18, 2015.

… for the loved ones of Helen Alabach (dear “Aunt Silver” of Pat Winship) who died July 13, 2015.

… for the family of Marian Lindell (mother of Joe Lindell) who died May 16, 2015.

… for the family and loved ones of Dolores Rine (mother of D. Carr) who died March 31, 2015.  (ongoing prayer for Donnagail’s dad Richard Rine).

… for the family of Mark Belline (family friend of Moodys) who died in early April.  Prayers for Mark’s parents Bob and Betty, and for Mark’s sister Debbie.

… prayers for God’s reassuring presence with Shirley Headrick now living at NHC – Maryland Heights (March 2017);  had moved to Cape Albeon (in 2015).

Prayers for God’s justice and God’s presence in all communities.  Every life is valuable.  There is nothing that makes anyone more valuable or less valuable than anyone else.

Prayers for Patricia Adams (mother of Eric Adams; college roommate of G. Tichy) diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Prayers of condolence for the loved ones of Donna Marie Lewis (daughter of D. Stevens) who died June 17, 2014.

Prayers for the family and loved ones of the Rev. Dennis Lindberg who died June 9, 2014.

Prayers of comfort for the loved ones of Gene “Skip” Manzo (sister of P. Samels) who died June 2, 2014.

Prayers that God will bless the family and loved ones of Lois Finke (mother of N. Marston) who died May 4, 2014.   May God be with Gerald Finke (father of N. Marston).

Prayers for the Lorhan family (neighbors of G. Thoele) whose daughter Amanda is missing.  We pray for her safety.

Prayers for God’s presence with Patrick Scott and his parents, Sally and Neal (friends of M. Rine, brother of D. Carr).

Prayers for God’s presence in the lives of recent Ivy Chapel UCC guests.  We rejoice together that God eternally touches human hearts and moves us to faithful discipleship.

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