Prayer & Praise Items

April 8, 2020
First Mennonite Church
Memory Verse for Sunday:  John 11:25 “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.’”

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you... Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 Thank you, Lord, that you have always proved yourself faithful to us.

Thank you, Lord, that we hear the birds singing sweetly in the trees and feel the gentle breeze, reminding us of how great Thou art!

Pray for our missionaries of the week:   Kurt & Katie
With the upcoming eye surgeries for our boys in July, we are currently in the process of applying for financial aid. This is a huge expense every year.  We are praying that we would find favor in the eyes of BCHM, the charity organization out of Ohio, for help with these medical bills.  Your prayers for favor would be much appreciated.  We also continue to pray for healing in their eyes, that their retinas would be restored and the blood vessels would be renewed.  As you know, our God is the Great Doctor and Healer and we are believing him for this miracle. Thank you again for joining us in prayer for our boys! We continue to praise God for his provisions and the way that He continues to work in our lives to form us and shape us!

Pray for Seth Ringger. He will soon return home from Columbus, Ohio.  Due to the virus, the overseas REACH teams had to be brought back to the U.S. Summer outreach is also canceled.  Ask God to direct Seth’s next steps as a result of this unexpected development.

Pray for 7 unspoken prayer requests.

Continue to pray for Joey Hobby in rehab in Indianapolis.

Pray for comfort for Becky Sprunger and other family in the death of Fritz Sprunger, who died on April 5.

COVID-19 requests: Continue to pray for those whom the Lord has placed on your heart during these days, including health care workers, those ill with the virus, families who have lost loved ones, businesses and livelihoods, churches sharing the hope found in Jesus, our church family caring for those in need around us, families facing stress, our nation’s leaders

At Home:
Jim Dennison (was taken to Lutheran with a heart attack; a stent was inserted; pray for recovery); Linda Page (home from AMH following a bout with pneumonia); Sharon Wheeler (asks for prayer for relief from pain)

Other: Ron Oetting (Jenni Garringer’s father) diagnosed with cancer; pray for him as he sees doctor April 17 to decide on treatment options.

Cancer: Elaine Crider, Jamie Cressman, Katie Reinhard, Lena Nagel, Lori Rhodus, Malcom Lehman, Mic Hodson, Ruben Sanchez, Sharon Wheeler, Shirley Prentiss, Don Graber

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Jamie & Marcia Cressman
Matthew, Jesica, Max, Gus & Eva Jo Adams
Phil, Amy & Sydney Tumbleson
Eldon, Jan & Sarah Claassen
Corwin & Ann Fosnaugh
Jamie, William & Skye Sheets
Orlyn & Lois Lehman
Jean Kirchhofer
Phillip, Autumn, Anthem & Eden Brown
Rich & Elaine Crider
Jared Habegger

Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jim Schwartz, 525-0124