Prayer & Praise Items

January 16, 2019
First Mennonite Church

Praise God for His loving-kindness to us in providing warm homes, clothing, and food for us. So many people in the world are lacking these essentials. Pray that we may be willing to share some of the manifold provisions we have.

Praise for the children attending our Sunday school, preschool, and other children’s ministries; for the opportunity to give to their eager hearts the message of the Savior’s love.

Pray for our missionaries of the week: Doug & Kerry Bryan.
We praise God for a lovely Christmas break in Rwanda, where the Lord provided rest, rejuvenation, and special times for us as a family.  Please pray for KICS as there has been staff turnover and some stressful situations, particularly for the administration. Pray for Douglas and his third graders as they start this new semester, that God would use him as a picture of Jesus.  Pray for qualified teachers to apply for next year’s open positions.

Pray for 8 unspoken requests. Thank you for upholding these needs in prayer.

Pray for our nation as we observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on January 20, that we might pause and reflect on the value of life which has been given to us by God.

Pray for comfort for Tim & Val Summersett, Kip & Linda Summersett and other family in the death of Alexa Summersett on January 13. Viewing is on Thursday, and the funeral is Friday at the First Missionary Church.

Pray for comfort for Wilmer & Kenlyn Sprunger in the death of his brother, Charles Sprunger, on January 9.

Pray for Marie Nussbaum’s sister, Tina, and family in the death of her husband, John Siemens, on January 15.

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of  January & February birthdays for missionaries and church staff. A basket will be placed in the foyer in which you may place cards for them, and these will be sent for you.
19 Brian Fox    February  4 Kurt Cline    17 Matthew Fennig
18 Mikaela Fox    27 Laverne Steiner   27 Conner Hyman
Adams Memorial: Carolyn Brown (recovery from fall)

Lutheran: Vickie Beachey (knee replacement surgery today)

St. Rita’s Hospital, Lima, Ohio: Janet Bixler  - rehab

Swiss Village Rehab:  Jerome Flueckiger

At Home: Jayne Mann ( recovery from oral surgery and still has pain from her cellulitis); Carol Garringer (knee replacement recovery); Rick Gorrell (back surgery recovery)   

Other: Colombia, South America: Paul Stucky (in the hospital with bronchitis, pneumonia & chicken pox); Peter Stucky (recovering from two weeks in the hospital with bacteria in the blood and is now on heavy antibiotics)                       
Cancer: Marinel Sprunger, Don Graber, Sharon Wheeler, Jerry Flueckiger, Clyde Wulliman, Mic Hodson, Tim Breauchy, David Kloepper
We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Leona Neuenschwander
Rick & June Liechty
Dave & Beth Knuth
Bob & Carol Garringer
Sam Steiner
Dan & Barb Dawson
Carol Balsiger
Betty Liechty
Arleda Sorgen
Gail Simon
Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00
a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jim Schwartz, 525-0124.