Prayer & Praise Items

April 26, 2017
First Mennonite Church

Praise the Lord for the safe return of the “snowbirds” who wintered in the South.

Praise God for the healing He gives us when we pray. Let us not forget to give thanks for answered prayer.

Pray for our missionaries of the week: Brian, Noelia, Mikaela, Elisa, Norah Fox. On Friday, April 28th, we will be heading to Barcelona for a three-day conference with the other churches from our Anabaptist network here in Spain. This is a biannual event, and so it will be good to connect with many brothers and sisters in Christ that we haven't seen for some time. During our time there Brian and another youth leader from the church will be leading a time for the youth who are attending. Please pray for our time there, that everyone will be safe while traveling to and from the conference and that God would bless our time together. Also, the Saturday after the conference, on May 6th, we will be hosting a one-day event at our church called Post-Origen. The idea is to stay connected throughout the year with the youth who attended our conference in February. Pray for the team that is organizing everything for the event and that God would continue to work in the hearts and lives of the youth here in Spain.

Pray for 7 unspoken requests.

Pray for our nation and its leaders. With the National Day of Prayer on May 4th approaching, (theme: For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us....Forgive Us.....Heal Us!) let us continue to pray for revival in this great nation.
Pray for the strengthening of homes and marriages. Pray that in each one of our homes, wives and husbands will value one another & honor the sacredness of their marriage vows.

Pray for comfort for Howard & Eleanor Flueckiger and other family in the death of his sister, Virginia Mattax, on April 16.

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of April 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.
26 Jerry Flueckiger 29 Daniel Fennig

Cleveland Clinic: Dan Wenger - throat surgery today

Mic Hodson - medication reaction recovery
Ernest Sprunger - Swiss Village nursing care
Phyllis Wiltheiss (Bertie Lehman’s mother) Bluffton Regional - infection and pneumonia
Sharon Wheeler - chemo treatments
Claire Kuprowicz (cu-PRO-uts) - progressing
Cancer issues - Tim Breauchy, Bob Beitler, Phil Sprunger

We pray for the following who are part of the First Mennonite family:
George, Anna, Kristen & Rebekah Steiner
Chris, Shelby & Forrest Reusser
John & Connie Malberg
Jeff & Becky Lehman
Elmer Graber
Bracton & Briana Eicher
Matt & Kadin Beaman
Gloria Lehman
Doris Liechty
Glenna Moser


Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00
a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jerry Flueckiger, 589-4666.