Prayer Care List

Healing & Support
Kathy Anderson, friend of Kari Unruh
Alisa Leonard, friend of Kari Unruh
Kristi Donovan
Vicki Bickle
Connie Dueffert, sister of Gwen Olson

Kayla Bachmann
Chuck and Kathy Hoff
Kathy Lingren
Nancy and Jim Ellis
Katie Belair, daughter of Debi Henry

Amara Strande, friend of Nancy Meyhoefer
Diane Holm
Sue Seyfert
Danny Theis
Jacki Whyte, friend of Cindee Forby
Patricia Hall
Jay Hoger, brother of John Hoger
Darlene Wright, friend of Stacy Hakanson
Tiger Lepowsky
Ben Bickle, son of Ron and Vicki Bickle

Zandra Jezior, granddaughter of Maxine Taxdahl
Doris Rathman
Janice Hedlund
Steve Luegge
Tracy Hindt and family
Joanie Strand

Gloria Moldrem and family, upon the death of her brother Bill Horne
Family of Sheldon Scheu, upon his death
Nancy Meyhoefer on the death of her Aunt Marjorie Wabeman

Please join us in the peace prayer for March 2018:

Dear Friends,

Because of recent events, we are sending you the March Peace Prayer a few days early.

Peace Prayer, March 2018

Merciful Lord,
We come to you heavy hearted.
Although we find ourselves in a broken world,
A world where children can be brutally killed
In a place where they should feel safe,
We seek your wisdom as we attempt to create
Pathways to hope and healing.
Give us the strength and will
To work to end gun violence,
And to protect all, but especially the young
  and innocent, from its evil.
Work through us to mend our nation's brokenness.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray,

--Adapted from "A Christian Prayer to end Gun Violence
      Pico National Network, 2018


World and Regional Concerns
God of peace, of justice, of love, You are good beyond all that is good. 
Invite all of humanity to experience your kingdom more fully - even now, even here.
To find it among your imperfect people and in unlikely places and times. In suffering as fully as in joy, for this is how you choose to come and be and live; WITH US in our actual living of messy lives. 
Lord, You are the strength of the weary.

Heal the dissensions which divide us from one another and from ourselves. We pray for peace in communities near and far, peace in our hearts, peace among the wondrous diversity of people you have made, peace between countries, between religions, between ideologies, and regions. We pray for the presence of your surpassing peace in each mind, and it's comfort and compassion felt in each life. Bring vitality and healing to those whose health and safety have been threatened, especially by the Zika virus, earthquakes, drought, storms, contaminated water supplies, homelessness, hopelessness, and trauma. 

Fill us each with active and holy compassion for ALL your people, and make us mindful of those WE harm with our choices, willful blindness, and apathy. May your grace, love, and hope be made known, and lived-out in us more fully, so that EACH may taste the sweet goodness you give so freely to all!