Prayer & Praise Items

August 16, 2017
First Mennonite Church

Praise God for Christian teachers in our schools. Pray that they may be a good testimony by their lives, and in other ways, to show the love of Christ to the students who need Christ as Savior.

Praise God for the Ministries Council. Pray that they may have wisdom as they make decisions concerning the overall ministry of our church.

Pray for our missionaries of the week: Kurt, Katie, Max & Derek Cline. We want to praise God to a great first quarter of school with the kids. We've already had around 200 guests this summer on short-term teams and so much has been accomplished. God is so good and continues to provide not only financially, but also with skilled people of all trades. We do ask for prayer for our medical bills with our boys' eye surgery. They have come through, and we are looking for ways to receive aid. It can be a difficult process with insurance and hospital billing because of our unique circumstances. We pray that God would provide and that He would be glorified. Thank you so much for your consistent prayers and support.

Pray for 5 unspoken requests.

Pray for the elementary, middle school, and high school students and teachers who are a part of our congregation as they began a new school year this week.

Pray for each of our college students, both new and returning, as they begin a new school year. Ask God to bring new assurance of His loving direction into their lives, that they would continually choose to follow and serve Him.
Pray that government leaders would desire to lead nations according to righteousness, justice, and peace.

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of August 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.
17 Edith Von Gunten                24 Bill Helmlinger
25 Debra Neuenschwander         26 Naarah Helmlinger
26 Roberta Maxwell

Lutheran: Roy Liechty - surgery recovery; Bert Neuenschwander - surgery recovery

Adams Memorial: Dianne Von Gunten - infection

Lutheran Orthopaedic: Phyllis Habegger - knee replacement surgery recovery

Floyd Liechty - hernia surgery tomorrow
Betty Stuber - surgery at Parkview on Monday, August 21
Swiss Village - Logan Sprunger, Arleda Sorgen, Glenna Moser, Ruth Habegger
Cancer issues - Sharon Wheeler, Mic Hodson, Tim Breauchy, Bob Beitler, Phil Sprunger
Claire Kuprowicz (cu-PRO-uts) - progressing

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Brad & Diane Schrock
Pat Myers
Lydia Lehman
Clarence & Hope Hudson
Kevin, Lydia, Brady, Trevor, Isabella, Cade & Alyse Fox
Dan Breauchy
Albert, Renee, Isaac & Addilynne Andrews
Janet Miller
Jennifer Ober and Sarah & Zane Wiley
James, Trina & Charlotte Sommer

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