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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 for his safe return to the United States
  • 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
  • For elders, deacons, teachers and all church servant leaders, that they might have the energy and the guidance that come from God in their work
  • From the POV - Seymour, First, First Presbyterian, Rev. Scott Hookey Seymour is a church of approximately 120 members.  Over the winter a group of members sought to interview each member to get their impressions of the church and its meaning for them.  At the top of the list for most was that First is a church that supports one another throughout all of life. Nurturing these personal relationships, enjoying fellowship, and supporting each other in times of need is paramount.  Beyond that, the church seeks to draw from that strength to reach out to the community and is continually in search of ways to extend the grace of God into our community.  As a congregation, we continue to pray for each other and our church family as we seek safe and appropriate ways to reopen this summer.  As with most churches, we covet the prayers of others as we discern our way.  
*indicates update of information
  •  For the family of Officer Greg Ferency and our law enforcement community.
  • 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.
  • Brian Harder-Army National Guard
  • 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 

O Heavenly Father,
in whom we live and move and have our being,
I humbly pray Thee so to guide and govern me by Thy Holy Spirit,
that in all the cares and occupations of my daily life
I may never forget Thee,
but remember that I am ever walking in Thy sight;
for Thine own name's sake.
   -- Ancient Collect

Do not cast me off because I am a sinner,
do not hold aloof from me because I am not clean ....
Forgive the sins I have committed today.
Protect me during the coming night and keep me safe
from the machinations and contrivances of the enemy,
that I may not sin ...
   -- Macarius of Egypt (300-390)
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