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The June 2018 Newsletter #600
The June 2018 Newsletter #600
Jun 3, 2018
JUNE 2018 MESSENGER
FROM THE PASTOR
The Greens of Summer and the Pentecost season have finally arrived!
This summer, we are blessed to have new opportunities for growth through worship, fellowship, prayer, food and fun!
Looking to Growth your faith in musical worship? We look forward to the WoW (Wednesday Outside Worship) in our beautiful green campus and grow in our faith as children of God. All children of God, all ages are welcome!
Growing faith while having fun and enjoying food (also called Fellowship) is always a good option! The Youth will offer car baptisms (“car wash”) and then later in the month, we will gather to send our youth off to ELCA National Youth Gathering on June 24th.
This month we will celebrate the faithful life of Millie Anderson and welcome her newest great granddaughter to the family of faith. Four young women will travel to Houston to join with 30,000 other high school students from around the US to grow in their faith by serving the communities affected by last summer’s flooding.
Rather view the green from inside? The Friendship Place is a wonderful addition to the fellowship space of the Messiah campus. Are you looking for a place to be quiet, pray, share food or study God’s Word with a friend? Come inside, bring a friend or make a new friend and enjoy our welcoming Friendship Place!
The power of God’s Word is present and available for you during this Pentecost and summer season. I pray that you feel God’s transforming love present in each of your relationships. It is our privilege and responsibility to explore ways that the Messiah Lutheran Church + Child Care Center can help grow disciples in the faith while serving our neighbors in love.
In Christ, Pastor Lynne
OUR MISSIONARY: Reverend Dr. Philip Knutson
Check out Pastor Knutson’s blog (southernafricanconnections.wordpress.com) where he tells us about his recent visit with the director of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa to visit projects in the Mount Frere area in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. This mountainous region was previously known as the Transkei homeland under the apartheid regime. Its name in isiXhosa is kwaBhaca, or "place of the Bhaca ‘refugee’ people."
Godspeed to Millie!
Millie Anderson December 5, 1921 – April 26, 2018
Millie Anderson, long-time member of Messiah, died April 26 at her retirement community in Rockford, Illinois. She was 96 years old.
Millie was born in Petersburg, Virginia, to William T. and Alice (Poland) Savory on December 5, 1921. After high school she attended Farmville State Teachers College in Virginia. She married U.S. Army Captain William C. Anderson on October 27, 1945 in Petersburg, Virginia. They soon moved to Chicago, Bill’s home. She worked in several clerical positions prior to becoming a volunteer and leader in numerous church and community organizations in her long and full life. She was an active member of Luther Memorial Church, Chicago, and later Messiah Lutheran Church, Park Ridge.
Millie, Bill (“Andy”) and their children Cheryl and Greg joined Messiah in 1967 after moving to Park Ridge in 1965. Being active in a congregation was integral to them, and they soon became involved in various ministries. Millie was passionate about hospitality and service. She experienced real culture shock when she moved North and also when she began attending a Lutheran church with Bill. She made it her mission to get to know people and make sure that anyone she didn’t know, were made to feel welcome. She was part of Church Women United and, as “a Methodist who was a member of a Lutheran Church,” she believed in working together with other Christians for the good of all.
She also strongly believed in faith in action. She worked on the quilts and had great fun in going to garage sales to buy gently used items for the LWR layette kits, as well as not being shy about “encouraging” people to donate or give toward items needed for the other kits.
She used her extroverted personality to usher, greet, and try to connect people to one another. Anyone who knew Millie knew that she could hold strong opinions and express them. ‘nough said!
When Millie had to move out to Rockford, due to health challenges, she knew that she would not be back to Messiah. But she still read the Messenger every month and kept up with everyone as best she could. Millie enjoyed frequent visits from her family – including her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren! Towards the end of her life, she spent some time in what seemed to be the “Next World”. Dad visited her often, she said, and during her last month, she became very fixated on needing to get back to Messiah, for a renewing of vows with Bill. Cheryl knew that the next time she would be at Messiah would be for her memorial service; it seemed Millie was getting herself ready.
Her family is so grateful for the cards and e-mails from her Messiah friends that brightened her days in Rockford. She loved you all very much.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, at Messiah Lutheran Church, with the Reverend Lynne Morrow officiating. Opportunities to meet the family will begin at 9 a.m. The service will be followed by lunch at Messiah. Arrangements are by Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 South Northwest Highway, Park Ridge. Memorials may be given to Messiah Lutheran Church, the 21st Star Chapter DAR Scholarship Fund, Lutheran World Relief or charity of one's choice.
MUSIC & WORSHIP NOTES
What’s “Playing” This Summer??
WOW formerly known as Worship on Wednesday will this summer be known as Wednesday Outdoor Worship. One Wednesday night each month during June, July and August we invite you to worship with us “Ravinia Style”. Dinner will start at 6 and Worship will begin at 7. The music will be contemporary and led by Gloria Dei Choir and the setting will be casual. Bring your own bag chair or blanket and enjoy great food, great fellowship and an inspiring open-air worship experience. If you don’t have a bag chair or blanket, not to fear we’ve got chairs! In the event of inclement weather we’ll meet in Friendship Place.
Wednesday, June 20th:
Theme: Summer Solstice
Dinner: Sub Sandwich Fundraiser .. pre-order your homemade sub sandwich, and combine it with a bag of chips and a drink for $10. Watch for
Wednesday, July 24th
Theme : Christmas in July
Dinner: We’ll be firing up the grills.. watch for more details
Wednesday, August 15th
Theme: Hot August Nights
Dinner: Route 66 Potluck Picnic with a build your own Sundae dessert
It’s that time of year again. Gloria Dei Choir has packed up their robes and headed on vaca! So what’s a Music Coordinator to do? Hmm…aha… I’ll put a call out to everyone in the congregation to share their musical gifts with the congregation over the Summer. That’s it! Think of it as “Messiah’s Got Talent”. While you may not have time to make the commitment to Gloria Dei Choir perhaps you could commit to one or two Sundays over the Summer to help fill the void. So whether you sing, or play piano (or another instrument) I’d like to hear from you! Come share your God given gifts and talents…. You’ll be glad you did. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch me on a Sunday morning. Let’s work together and get you on the schedule.
Let Roger know what your FAVORITE HYMNS are so he can include them during our summer services!
And, on July 1st we’ll have our annual PATRIOTIC HYMN SING following the service – and led by our Music Coordinator, Roger Turek!!
Many of you know that our Music Coordinator, Roger Turek is also the Music Director for the Arlintones Men’s a cappella Chorus. But did you know that he also sings lead in one of their quartets, ChordFusion? Roger has invited the rest of the quartet - Mike (Tenor); Scott (Baritone) and Dave (Bass) - to provide special music for our service on Sunday, June 17th!
Spring is finally here and it looks like we've moved into summer! We were surprised to have 6-10 guests the past couple of weeks because of the cold, rainy Mondays.
Now that it is warm, requests will be for shorts, t- shirts, light jackets, baseball hats, etc. Gently used backpacks are also requested. Socks are always needed, regardless of the season. If you are traveling this summer, remember that the hotel shampoos, soaps, etc. are very much appreciated.
Thank you for sharing leftover fruit and sweets from coffee hours and gatherings. Our guests really enjoy these treats. We are now able to make smoothies - a refreshing treat that is also a healthy option!
We recently had one of our guests worship with us on Sunday and he brought a guest with him. Outreach to the community at work!
Once again, thanks for supporting this mission. The number of weekly volunteers is growing. If you'd like to help, have a question, care to drop off some food, have suggestions...please let me know.
QUILTS & KITS
The end of school reminds us that in a couple short months we’ll be seeing “Back to School” sales on school supplies! (sorry kids!). Our School Kits contain:
• 4 - 70 page spiral notebooks
• 5 - ballpoint pens (no gel pens)
• 5 - #2 pencils
• 1 - pencil sharpener
• 1 - pair blunt end scissors
• 1 - ruler (needs to include cm’s)
• 1 - eraser
• 1 - box of 24 crayons
Please be on the lookout and help us fill ALL the backpacks that Steve Yager and Trudi Handzel made!!
We’re also still collecting supplies for the Personal Care Kits. Thanks to Kristin Yager for finding a great deal on combs and David Swanson for getting toothbrushes! The main items we need now are bath towels and 4oz bars of soap (each kit requires 2 bars).
We’ll be assembling quilts and stringing cord in backpacks on the following Sundays following worship in the Friendship Place:
• June 10
• July 8
• July 29 (we threw in an extra one since we missed out in May)
• August 19
• September 9 (ELCA Day of Service)
• September 30 (school kit assembly during worship and quilt assembly following worship)
Remember – no sewing experience necessary – there’s something to do for everyone! Trudi Handzel & Carol Hrodey
Will all resume in September!
See you then!!
CHILD CARE CENTER
• CCC closed June 1st for cleaning
• Summer program starts June 4th
For more information on CCC Activities and Programs contact CCC Office at
SALUTING OUR GRADUATES!!
We’re proud of all our graduates this year and wish them Godspeed and best wishes in their next adventures!!
Anastasia B. From Child Care Center Kindergarten!
Evelyn Allemeier From Lincoln Middle School – Going to Prospect High School
Alexis Chervinko From Maine South HS – Going to Uof Wisconsin (Madison)
Nicholas Levy From Maine South HS – Going to Illinois State University
Haley Lippert From Maine South HS – Going to Oakton Community College
Dina Salemi From Maine South HS – Going to Chamberlain University
Arden Sasak From Maine South HS – Going to St. Olaf College
Thomas Yager From Maine South HS – Going to Carnegie Mellon University
Jenni Hanson From Michigan State Police Training Academy as a Michigan Law Enforcement Conservation Officer (12/21/17)
Mikey Hanson From United States Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA as a Private in the United States Marine Corps (4-13-18)
Roseanne Manos (“Miss Ro” from CCC) – From Central DuPage College as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Peter Fox From Southern Illinois University with a BS in Geography & Environmental Sustainability
SALUTING OUR TEACHERS!!
In June we also honor our teachers! We are blessed beyond words by the entire staff of the Child Care Center and our Sunday School and Confirmation teachers who challenge the minds and nurtures the hearts of children. We pray that the Church and Child Care Center remains a lively place for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom. We are also blessed by all who are engaged in the work of education. We give thanks to God for these educators, and the many and various gifts of all who teach!
YOUTH CAR WASH!!
10:00 a.m. –
Get your car washed and support our youth going to the ELCA Youth Gathering! Watch for details
TEXAS BBQ & SEND-OFF FOR NATIONAL GATHERING!!
Has been RESCHEDULED!!
Sunday, June 24th
Followed by a BBQ lunch!
Instead of a Saturday BBQ we’ll share a blessing with our travelers at the worship service and then share a BBQ lunch with them following the service!! Save the date and watch for further details and be sure to come and help send them off with a true Messiah Godspeed!!
ELCA YOUTH GATHERING
Arden Sasak, Novena Christal, Julia and Sam Fogel along with Pastor Lynne will join 30,000+ ELCA Youth in Houston June 27 – July 1 for a week of service, worship and being God’s hands!
HELP SUPPORT US!
To raise money to help our Youth participate they’re holding BAKE SALES the last Sunday of each month.
The last sale is on June 17th!
Be sure to purchase your goodies then!
Direct Donations can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/vgw7b-elca-youth-gathering-2018-houston
We’re getting close to our goal – please help put us over the top!!
And a BIG THANKS to those who have already contributed!!
Contact Debbie Sasak or Pastor Lynne for more information!
BLAST OFF FOR BOOKS!! Attendees of the National Gathering are participating in a service project to boost literacy in Houston. They are asking donations of specific books for PreK-6th Grade. A list of books requested is available in the Narthex. Please bring donated books to church by June 24th!!
PLEASE check with church office before you schedule an event – there is a room assignment calendar maintained by the Office Manager.
MESSIAH BOOK CLUB
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Weather permitting we’ll meet at the Grove home at 2007 Woodland Avenue in Park Ridge!! Thanks to the Groves! In the event of bad weather, we’ll meet at church in the Friendship Place.
We will discuss the book “A Man Called Ove” by Frederick Blackman. Ove is a curmudgeon but then new neighbors lead to a heartwarming story of unexpected friendship.
Book Club is open to anyone who enjoys reading. All are welcome. If anyone has any questions, please contact Paul Holzer at 847-296-0734.
MEN’S BROTHERHOOD BREAKFAST
Saturday, June 9th at 9 a.m. All Messiah men are invited to Jimmy’s on Rand Road in Des Plaines
Metro Chicago Synod Assembly
July 8-9 in Tinley Park
If you’re able to represent Messiah with Pastor Lynne let her know ASAP!!
WHY DO WE DO THAT? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Ever wonder what certain parts of the Worship Service means? Or why we do certain things? Are there parts of the service that are especially meaningful to you? Are there things you’d like to see happen during Worship Services?
Join Pastor Lynne and Roger Turek to talk about Worship Services on Sunday, June 3rd following the service. Looking for your input!!
For June, Manna orders will be due Monday, June 11th at 9 a.m.!
Join us on Sunday, June 17th to celebrate all the men who provide love and support to us! And buy him a treat at the Youth Bake Sale!!
FIREWORKS PARKING PASSES
40 parking passes will be available for the back (east) parking lot for the July 3rd fireworks! Proceeds from this fundraiser go to support the ministries of Messiah! We are suggesting a donation of $15 for each pass, which guarantees a spot in our parking lot. If you want a pass, contact the church office soon – the passes will go quickly! The main (north) lot will be open to the public on the 3rd on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Adult Down Syndrome Center is once again planning their Annual 5K run/3K walk for Saturday, June 9th from 6:00 am to approximately 11:00am. Weeg Way will be closed during that time. The Center will use our drive way for a first aid tent and several parking spaces during the event.
Fundraising: Shopping and More
Remember when shopping on Amazon to go to AMAZON SMILE and select Messiah Lutheran Church Park Ridge.
The other shopping donation site is GOODSHOP! Just go to goodsearch.com/goodshop and register, select Messiah and shop!! Goodshop can also be accessed on other social media sites and offers an app for your phone.
Another way to help Messiah is through Thrivent. Are you a THRIVENT member? Select Messiah Lutheran Park Ridge for your Choice Dollars!!
Rainbow Hospice is seeking volunteers: Patient Care Friendly Visitors, Pet Therapy Volunteers, Massage Therapy Volunteer, Greeter/Receptionist in Mt Prospect and Sewers (to help make memory bears). They have training for some of the positions – June 20, July 18, September 19 and November 14. For more information contact Kathe Kirby, Volunteer Services Manager at 847-653-3199.
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Bernard Nugnis, 6/1
Matthew Seggeling, 6/1
Christine Ruterschmidt, 6/2
Vikki Hanson, 6/3
Nancy Boomer, 6/13
Sue Kopij, 6/13
Pat Kovach, 6/14
Natalie Norberg, 6/17
David DiVita, 6/19
Barb Loverme, 6/22
Mary Jane Kovach, 6/23
Michael Yager, 6/24
Floyd Yager, 6/26
Zachery Clauser, 6/29
Jake Saul, 6/29
Jessica Saul, 6/29
Christian Travis, 6/29
If you do not see your birthday or anniversary here, that means the church office does not have it in the system.
Please let us know if we don’t have your “celebration information!”
THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
June 3 Second Sunday of Pentecost
1st Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-10
Psalm: Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Gospel: Mark 2:23-3:6
June 10 Third Sunday of Pentecost
1st Reading: 1 Samuel 8:4-11,16-20, 11:14-15
Psalm: Psalm 138
Gospel: Mark 3:20-35
June 17 Fourth Sunday of Pentecost
1st Reading: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
Psalm: Psalm 20
Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
June 24 Fifth Sunday of Pentecost
1st Reading: 1 Samuel 17:1a,4-11,32-49
Psalm: Psalm 9:9-20
Gospel: Mark 4:35-41
Even though Chat Room,
Sunday School are off for
the summer –
we keep Jesus in our hearts
and continue learning and
growing in our faith!!
June 3 June 10 June 17 June 24
10:15 am 10:15 am 10:15 am 10:15 am
Acolytes Michaelene M TBD Evelyn A Ryan H
Assisting Ministers Vikki H Pat K Karen B David S
Readers Larry Ryczek Marilynn D Rich L Debbie DS
Comm. Assts. Mary Jo TBD Aly A Laura H
Ushers TBD TBD TBD TBD
Projection & Video Jim H & Paul H Jim H & Paul H Jim H & Paul H Jim H & Paul H
Altar Guild Sue K Nancy H Marilynn D Cindy N
Counter Jim H Jim H Jim H Jim H
We are currently in the Season of Pentecost!
The Festival of Pentecost comes 50 days after Easter Sunday and typically falls between mid-May or early June. It is the longest season of the church year, extending to the season of Advent. Whereas the other seasons of the church year (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter) emphasize some aspect of the life of Jesus, Pentecost emphasizes the life of the Spirit-infused church—disciples in action.
FLOWERS AND BULLETINS
Sunday Flowers are given … Bulletins are given …
The sign-ups for flowers and bulletins are in the narthex by the hall to the Educational Wing. Flowers are $40, and the Bulletins are $10. Envelopes are provided next to the sign-up calendar, or you may simply write “Flowers” or “Bulletin” on your regular envelope in the Other box.
June 3 In Loving Honor of Neil and Laura Hauser’s anniversary by Messiah friends In Loving Memory of Neil Hauser on their anniversary by Laura Hauser
June 10 In Honor of Pat Kovach’s birthday by Daniel & Kevin Kovach Available.
June 17 In memory of Joan Miller by Brad & Pat Kovach Available.
June 24 In honor of Mary Jane Kovach’s birthday by Brad, Pat, Daniel & Kevin Kovach Available.
EC CORNER Highlights from the May meeting include: Update on Office Manager position, parking lot resurfacing proposals, property/parsonage use update, property updates including lighting improvements, new printers, office furniture, fundraising, tech update, July 3 fireworks
Wk4=46 Week 5=44
April Giving (Gen. Fund & MAP)
Wk1=$4072 Wk2=$3563 Wk3=$2510 Wk4=$1253 Wk5 = $2451
April Facility Use
Wk1=$0 Wk2=$625 Wk3=$3090 Wk4=$100 Wk5 = $0c
MEMORIAL & HONORARIUM REPORT as of May 27, 2018
All gifts to the Memorial & Honorarium Fund are automatically acknowledged to the giver and donee or family by a personal note. Unless otherwise designated, all gifts go into the General Fund. Addresses and envelope numbers on memorial cards or checks are much appreciated. The purpose of this report is to confirm that gifts are received. If you don’t see your gift listed here after two months, please contact Carol Hrodey at email@example.com.
In memory of Millie Anderson – Laura Hansen and Gary & Pat Erickson
Pastor: Rev. Lynne Morrow
Music Ministry Coor.: Roger Turek
Child Care Center Dir. Karen Black
Bookkeeper: Daniel Kovach
Property Coordinator: David Hanson
President: Larry Ryczek
Vice President: Trygve Jensen
Secretary: Aly Allemeier
Treasurer: Janitha Chellian
Financial Sec.: Jim Handzel
Chair: Tim Saul, Erik Grove
Secretary: Kathy Malyszko, Sue Kopij
Treasurer: Pat Kovach
Floyd Yager and Jennie Read Robles ExTENDED LEADERSHIP TEAM
Assistance Ministry: Connie Kaufman
Altar Guild: Sue Kopij,
Brotherhood: Rich Seggeling
CHAT Room: David Swanson
Cross+Gen: Julie Luck Jensen
Confirmation/Youth: Pat Kovach
Memorials: Carol Hrodey
Women’s Svc. Group: Trudi Handzel
Spiritual Gifts Coor.: Steve Yager
Worship Assistants: David Swanson
Worship Readers: Rich Levy
Ushers: Steve Yager
John 17 Fellowship: David Swanson
Prayer Cards: Jackie Steigerwald
Sign Ministry: Staff
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
JOYFUL THANKSGIVING (MAY)
• We are grateful for Reverend Andy Travis for filling in for Pastor Lynne so she could be with her family at Julia’s Olympic events for the first time in several years!
• Congratulations to Nicholas Levy for being accepted to Illinois State University!
• We celebrate Mother’s Day and all the women who have been role models or cared for us!!
• And speaking of women – congratulations to Rev Patricia A. Davenport and Rev Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld – they are the first female Bishops of African-descent to be elected in the ELCA. They will serve the SE Pennsylvania Synod and South Central Synod of Wisconsin respectively.
• The Child Care extends their thanks for all Messiah members who helped and participated in the annual Fun Fair!
• We celebrate the confirmation of Evelyn Claire Allemeier!!
• Congratulations to Adam Hauser and his classmate Themi for receiving a Superior medal in the State Competition for their history project!
• Congratulations to Nicholas Levy for receiving the Speech, Drama, Broadcasting Booster Scholarship!
• Congratulations to Henry Allemeier for achieving his Green Belt!
• Congratulations to Evelyn Allemeier for receiving awards for Outstanding Character and Outstanding Academic Excellence from Lincoln Middle School!
Congratulations to Julia Fogel for receiving the Most Improved Performer Award!
Keep in our prayers the Anderson and Erdman families as they mourn the passing of Millie Anderson.
Please include the following individuals and families in your prayers this month: Our prayers for healing are with: Janelle, Dorothy Nagel, Linda (Rodin) Ufkes, Kwame Pitts, Cedric P., Marlena, Marsha Diamond, the Nemeth Family, Helen Young, Andrea Quintenilla, Bob Nelson, Pastor Lynne and her family, the Hauser Family, Diane Wilson, Joe Ketola, Doris’ family, the Soucie Family, the Sapien Family, the family of Ryan Sernel, Carolyn Harbensee, Jillian & Simeon Bonilla, Ricky Redd, Porsia Bonilla, Janelle Hockett, Margaret, Linka, Doug Hubbard, Ted Gradt, Sam Fogel, Russ Reynolds, Carol Hrodey, Rich Levy, Trudi Handzel, Charles Maynard, the family of Gilbert Garcia, Soto Family, Al Rembis, Mark Banaszak, Annette, Ashley Williams, Leslie, Tom Jencius, Ruth Perzentka, the Hanson family, Bob Kallas, Sharon Rose Keenon, Francis, Hailey and Johnny, Kathy, Rochele Kasny, June Abbryscato, Kathy Bayshore, Danny O’Connor, Tom Daniels, the Wiberg family, the family of Vern Frost, Felicia, Sharon Wilk, Warren Lathan, Robert Saul, the family of Jeff Koszczuk, Teri and Bill Muenster, John Francis, Cookie Bonilla and her sisters and brother, Annie’s new baby and family (John, Elissia, Naz), Judy Jones, Carolyn Morrow, Doris Hay, Nancy Wendt, Ping, Bob Morrow, Michael Baumeister and family, Myra Lusiak, Betty & Ray Hoyle, Szul family, Lukasz Stechnij, Baby Grace Horton, Jackie Saul, Dan, Lea, Katy, Tom & Berni, Debby Brown, Beth Perfetti, Margot, David Swanson, Chuck Powers, Piper, Mr. Young, Auntie Helmke, Teri and Bill Muenster, Nancy Maltec (Rhonda Cady’s mom), Chad Adams and Family, Dottie Burger, Terry DeSchepper, Dan S., Helmke Fields, Brad Kovach, Linda Ostrand, Jeanne Dumerer, Laura Soto, Bob and Justine Bisgard, Barb Loverme, Jeane Reeve, Eva Thoren, Julie Higgins, Maria Raica, Arlene
Baranowski, those living with cancer, those living with mental illness, those dealing with sorrow, Norb Wenson, Cathie Glesener, Diane Brendza, Ron Nytko, Robin Horton, Julia Ramsland, Sean White, Jackie Powers, Mary Cvetan, Bill Schuman, Charlie Kizer, Gary Hamilton, people in silent pain.
Those requesting prayers for other purposes such as emotional, grief, financial, employment, general or unknown are: for world peace, the people of Syria, the family of Dwayne and Michelle Miller, Dave Hanson, Don and Mary Jane Kovach, John Francis, Anne Evans, Bill Zuhme, Debbie Dietrich, Salena Jason, the Jefferson family, Sarah Nugnis, Kevin Kovach, Terry K., Fred D., the families and staff of Child Care Center, Mike Wokisin, Haley Lippert, Eastaven Bargas, Meaghan, EB, Griffin family, Worknesh Deressa, Joann Wood, Penumaka family, Larry Dumerer, Fox family, Victoria Candiotti, Provenzano family, Kraiger family, those who live with anxiety and depression, families whom are seeking reconciliation, those who are unemployed or underemployed, those striving for peace in the Mideast, those living with addiction, those who are hungry, alone or homeless, our assistance guests, and all of those affected by hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.
We want to remember in our prayers military and first responder personnel (those known to us and those serving who are not known to us): Jenni Hanson, Mikey Hanson, Jerred Engvall, Brandon Ajyek, Tim David, Tyler Daye, Bobby Hanson, Tom Hanson, Andreas Johnsen, Jason Koesler, Sam Krawitz, Joey Rosequist, Claudine Ward, Officer Matt McGannon.
We also want to remember in prayer our college students: Art DeSchepper, Tommy Hanson, Melissa Holzer, Kevin Kovach, Paul Song, Brynn Wildenauer, Phil Holzer, Rachel Daye.
* We understand that some prayer requests are short-term for specific events, while others find ongoing prayers to be powerful. We appreciate being updated so our prayer list is as current as possible.