Prayer & Praise Items

October 11, 2017
First Mennonite Church

Praise God for the das Marit Farmers’ & Artists’ Market’s success as it concludes its season on October 14.

Praise God for His bountiful blessings day by day. We in this community have enjoyed safety from terrorists, religious persecution, war and other terrible events that many people endure day after day.

Praise God for the joy and encouragement received by shut-ins for many years through the Sunshine Hour, and for those who are willing to help out with this ministry led by Pastor Jerry Flueckiger.


Pray for our missionaries of the week: Loren & Pat. Praise that
Ken got a job and that Kyle has settled in at college. Praise that my trip (Loren) is going well with excellent meetings in Western India. Pray for safety on the train rides in Bangladesh. Praise that 7 students were healed in the Discipleship Training School in Bangladesh. Pray for our financial support; we are still at 50% support. Pray that I will have wisdom over the next years as to how best to choose which leaders I’ll partner with in S. Asia. Pray for Patricia as she is attending and helping out with the Business Conference in Seattle on October 14. Pray that the speakers will speak with clarity and passion and that many business people will be motivated to partner with us for startup businesses, getting the funding they need, and that new relationships and networks are birthed.

Pray for 6 unspoken requests.

Pray for the women who will be attending the Women’s Retreat, “It’s Time to Win,” this weekend, that they will receive what God has in store for them and be strengthened in prayer.

Pray for those going through times of discouragement, doubt or fear, that the Lord will make their faith strong.

Pray for Jeff, Megan, Nate & Josh Linthicum on mission sabbatical.

Pray for comfort for Tony & Kaye Mellencamp in the death of his mother, Barb Robertson, this morning.


God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of October 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.
11 Benjamin Meyer (Grant) 15 Elias Bryan (Doug)
15 Loren Claassen 17 Nate Linthicum (Jeff)
20 Jonathan Fennig (Chuck) 27 Steve Hult
28 Marie Nussbaum

Lutheran Hospital: Nancy Graber - tests

Nicki Lehman - hip replacement on Oct. 17 at Bluffton Regional
Cancer: Sharon Wheeler, Betty Stuber, Mic Hodson
Claire Kuprowicz (cu-PRO-uts) - progressing

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Malcolm & Jeanne Stauffer
Lloyd & Carol Neuenschwander
Kent, Teri, Evan & Riley Liechty
Darren, Heidi, Caroline, Sarah, Joseph, Daniel, Will & Tate Kloepper
Brandon, Elizabeth, Brooklyn & Alyssa Fruechte
Vera Culp
Wade, Taya & Alex Augsburger
Ryan Sprunger
Marge Von Gunten
Gordon & Jarna Claassen

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