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Koinonia Prayer List

PRAYER REQUESTS (joys and concerns) should be called in or e-mailed to the church office. With your permission, they will be listed in the Koinonia prayer list, and announced in worship so that the church family can pray for the mentioned needs. Please keep the office updated on the requests.

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.   Romans 8:26
CELEBRATIONS/Prayers of thanksgiving
  • Tim Ghogle has received his Visa and plans to return to the US as scheduled on July 23.
  • For the Covid-19 vaccine and those that are receiving it 
  • Thanks be to God for those recovered from Covid
  • Thanks to the volunteers that are continuing to produce our live and recorded worship services.  
  • The CPC deacons that are shepherding their flocks and caring for needs of the church and community
NEW REQUESTS 
  •   From the POV - Churches Seeking Pastoral Leadership -- At any given time in our presbytery, several congregations are in search of pastoral leadership. As of June 2021, four pastor nominating committees (PNCs) are in place and searching for installed pastoral leadership. Other sessions are searching for part-time stated supply pastors. Still others are exploring the type of pastoral leadership that will best help them be in ministry to one another and their communities. Please pray for discernment for all involved in the search for pastoral leadership, for those pastors searching for a new call, and for the committee on ministry and presbytery staff that help guide congregations and pastors through times of transition.  
CONTINUING REQUESTS
*indicates update of information
  • Myrtle Carpenter, elderly friend of Sarah Kelsheimer, recovering from surgery to remove eye due to serious infection 
  • Katie Salmeron, doing well
  • Carrie Mead, Steve's daughter, health issue has improved and she is doing much better
  • Carol Ennis, home at Westminster Village
  • Continued prayers for the family and friends of Gayle Wilson, a memorial service will be held later in the summer
  • For those suffering from mental illness
  • For Session continuing to make important decisions
  • Linda Mohrhaus, friend of the Holder family, in a long term care facility due to multiple health issues; depression due to inability to return home
  • For those suffering from regressive illnesses, including memory loss.
  • Ernie Danek, prostate cancer, radiation
  • For unity and fellowship in the churches.
  • For families, as they face challenges across the generations.
  • William Farmer, Phil & Kay's grandson
  • Megan Rader, being treated for Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
  • Yolee Ekstrom, PJ and Peter's daughter-in-law, cancer; chemotherapy
  • Vivian Marsh
  • Eunice Pate, CIDP (chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy)
  • For strength and peace for those that may be in quarantine or that have tested positive for Covid
  • Sally Moulton
  • Agnes Moles
  • *Bethany Grossman, mosaic trisomy 9 - MRI determined no Hydrocephalus
  • Rebecca Stinnett
  • John Cleveland
  • For all who continue to feel isolated, bored, afraid 
  • Molly Wadsworth's cousin, Connie Shull Zemelis, at home continuing recovery which will be long term; her life situation is tenuous at best and may be for some time
  • At-risk children and their parents/caregivers or foster families
  • Cousin of P.J. Ekstrom with health issues; he lives in Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • William Seo and HEMEfund
  • Louis Turcotte, Evelyn's husband, suffering from the side effects of hereditary, non-alcoholic liver disease; doing fairly well
  • Mary McCullough, Steve's mother
  • Alexander Speinburg, nephew of Caroline (Wadsworth) and Jeremy Johnson, rare disease with limited physical development  
  • Laura Bowman, friend of Kyle & Valeri Kershaw, struggle with stage 4 cancer continues; mother of 3 young children
  • David, P.J. Ekstrom's cousin, prostate cancer that is now stage 4 cancer through his body; his wife, Margery needs support and prayers for peace
  • Bob Beck, Molly Wadworth's brother-in-law, Alzheimers
  • Kyung Kim
  • Shawn Larson, Phillip Smith’s godson, struggling with limitations of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Peggy Kord, Susan Moulton’s sister-in-law, Multiple Sclerosis
MILITARY SERVICE  
  • Brian Harder-Army National Guard
SHUT-INS & THOSE UNABLE TO GET OUT OFTEN
  • Mary Jean DeMarr, Westminster Village
  • Simone Cline
The Greek word “koinonia” as often used in the New Testament writings, means Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians.
Weekly Prayers 
Morning:

O Good Jesu,
Word of the Father,
the brightness of the Father's glory,
whom angels desire to behold;
teach us to do Your will;
that guided by Your good Spirit,
we may come to that blessed city where there is everlasting day.
Amen
   -- Gregory the Great (540-604)
Evening:

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended;
The darkness falls at Thy behest.
To Thee my morning prayers ascended;
Thy praise shall hallow now my rest.
Amen
   -- John Ellerton (1826-1893)
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