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The August 2018 Newsletter #602
The August 2018 Newsletter #602
Aug 1, 2018
August 2018 Messenger
From the Pastor
This Changes Everything!
“When the walls around me crumble, when the ground beneath me shakes, when the skies above me rumble or when my heart breaks… you’re there, with me, with me.. Oh God, You never leave.. This changes everything, everything This changes everything, this changes everything, everything, this changes everything, everything This changes everything, everything… Now we’re learning to surrender In our weakness, You are strong, When we’re desperate for a breakthrough We find hope in You alone… You’re there with us, with us.. Jesus You never leave… “
Four students from different high schools spent 6 days together in a town 21 hours away from home along with over 30,000 other HS students looking and hoping for a Jesus experience that “changes everything”. There were many stories and those will come from the girls, so I’d like to share my experience as their adult leader. From the bus ride down to our amazing Friday experience, my heart was filled with admiration for these girls as they navigated the new experiences. Each saw God’s presence in different ways as they shared with each other in our “Daily 15” Bible study and prayers. They trusted each other and made choices as a group on meals and activities. Each had her own “best” experience of the day and there were also some shared God experiences that were very powerful.
My directive was to show patience and flexibility.. show a lighthearted, loving and fun side and consult the youth in decision making as much as possible. The biggest challenge for me was not being mom to our daughters! I did succeed with being flexible, showing some lighthearted fun and definitely involved them in decision making … the challenge to be patient was the hardest for me – mostly with my own daughters!
During our time at the Gathering, I saw each of them reach out in friendship to other youth, accept pins and snaps from other youth, heard their cheers for speakers as well as their tears when touched by speakers. They danced, swayed and enjoyed the Mass Gatherings each night – if there was one memory I could package for them to forever hold onto, it would be that experience of worshiping with 30,000+ other youth who believe in the same God and Jesus that they do.
For this group of students, there is a strong desire to belong to a part of something good that changes the world. Please pray with us as we consider ways to extend service opportunities for our students so that they can continue to grow in their faith. The Gathering itself may be over, however, our youth’s desire to “find someone to become, somewhere to belong and something positive to do continues… The Gathering at least opened up pathways of discovery.” When our youth can identify that God’s love and the gift of grace is for everyone, this certainly changes everything!
In Christ, Pastor Lynne
Music & Worship Notes
One More Chance to WOW!!
There is one more chance to come out for Wednesday Outdoor Worship (WOW) this summer! We enjoyed the Summer Solstice in June and Christmas in July in June. And now we look forward to:
Wednesday, August 15th
Theme: Hot August Nights
Dinner: Route 66 Potluck Picnic with a build your own Sundae dessert
Dinner will start at 6 and Worship will begin at 7. The setting will be casual - bring your own bag chair and enjoy great food, great fellowship and an inspiring open-air worship experience. In the event of inclement weather we’ll meet in Friendship Place.
For those of you with musical talent – please consider sharing your gift with the congregation this summer! Wether you sing, or play piano (or another instrument) Roger would like to hear from you! Just email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch him on a Sunday morning. He’d love to hear from you!
And also let Roger know what your FAVORITE HYMNS are so he can include them during our summer services!
What, No Setting??
See if you notice anything different about worship services in August?! We aren’t using a “Setting”! “Settings” are like a template that forms the order of the worship service.
Our ELW hymnal has 10 different settings which offer different styles of worship. The settings are different expressions of liturgy reflecting cultural traditions. Liturgy is the
form of public worship.
And, it is a growing trend in Liturgical congregations to set aside the formal Liturgical Settings of Worship and replace the music with songs and hymns that lend themselves to the particular liturgical elements... So for the month of August we are going to "set aside the Setting" and do just that, use hymns and songs in place of the music of the liturgy. The Hymn of Praise, Gospel Acclamation and Holy, Holy will take on a new sound with "Glorify Thy Name", "Thy Word" and Jimmy and Carol Owens' "Holy, Holy". Let us open our hearts and minds to the many new and exciting possibilities that worship offers us.
Our Assistance Ministry team continues to serve anywhere from 10-20 guests each week. Besides serving a nutritious lunch, guests are invited to take a “to go” sack lunch and are offered assistance to find resources and services to help improve their lives. This summer several of our younger members and friends who are off of school have come to help. What a blessing indeed! If you’re available stop in to help on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Or donations of food and clothing are always welcome too! Check with Connie Kaufman to see how you can help!
Quilts & Kits
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER!
• August 19 Quilt Assembly after service
• September 9 (ELCA Day of Service) – Assembly of personal care kits & quilt assembly
• September 30 (school kit assembly during worship and quilt assembly following worship)
• October 1 – packing boxes 10-1
• October 6& 7 LWR truck at Messiah to load boxes for MLC and area churches
We’re entering our busy time for completing quilts, personal care and school kits for Lutheran World Relief! We’ve prepared some of the items for school kits, as well as the backpacks so now we need to fill them! Back to school sales have already started!
The 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
The biggest need will be the notebooks. Generally Staples, Meijer and Walmart have them on sale for 25 cents each but usually limit to purchasing 30 at a time. If we are to fill all our backpacks we’ll need 660 notebooks!
We’re also still collecting supplies for the Personal Care Kits. The main items we need now are bath towels and 4oz bars of soap (each kit requires 2 bars).
And remember – no sewing experience necessary to help assemble quilts! – there’s something to do for everyone!
Trudi Handzel & Carol Hrodey
Will all resume in September!
See you then!!
Child Care Center
CCC is wrapping up the summer program as of August 10th! It’s been another great summer with a week of Vacation Bible School thrown in!
The center will be closed the week of August 13-17 for cleaning and preparation for the new school year to start the following week.
The open house will be Monday, August 20 with classes starting on Tuesday, August 21st! Registration is still being accepted for the fall!
For more information on CCC Activities and Programs contact CCC Office at
AND SPEAKING OF GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!
AUGUST 19TH IS
BACKPACK BLESSING DAY!
Bring your backpacks to church on the 19th for a special blessing before returning to school!
THE 19TH IS A DAY TO BLESS
TEACHERS & STUDENTS!
All teachers and students are invited to the worship service to receive a special blessing for the new school year!
THE FOLLOWING IS EXCERPTED FROM AN ARTICLE FROM ADVOCATE HEALTH – ALL ABOUT BACKPACKS!!
Dr. Anisha Shetty, an Advocate Children’s Medical Group pediatrician at Dreyer in Aurora, Ill., says there are some important health-related factors you should keep in mind when it comes to picking a backpack.
Dr. Shetty says. “Improperly used backpacks may injure muscles and joints. This can lead to severe back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems.”
Picking a backpack that is lightweight with many compartments to help distribute the weight can also be helpful. She advises parents that backpacks should be worn using both shoulder straps, which should be padded.
She also says parents should make sure their child’s backpack weighs no more than 10 to 20 percent of their body weight and suggests purchasing a small to medium sized backpack.
To prevent injury when using a backpack, Dr. Shetty recommends the following tips:
• Your child’s backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline.
• Tighten the straps to keep the load closer to the back.
• Organize the items: pack heavier things low and towards the center.
• Pack light, removing items if the backpack is too heavy. Carry only those items that are required for the day, and if possible, leave unnecessary books at home or school.
• Lift properly by bending at the knees when picking up a backpack.
Dr. Shetty also offers this advice for parents:
• Encourage your child or teenager to tell you about numbness, tingling or discomfort in the arms or legs, which may indicate poor backpack fit or too much weight being carried.
• Watch your child put on or take off their backpack to see if it is a struggle. If the backpack seems too heavy for the child, have them remove some of the books and carry them in their arms to ease the load on their back.
• Do not ignore any back pain in a child or teenager.
• Talk to the school about lightening the load. Team up with other parents to encourage changes.
• Encourage your child to stop at his or her locker when time permits throughout the day to drop off or exchange heavier books.
• If your child has back pain that does not improve, consider buying a second set of textbooks to keep at home.
ELCA NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERINGS THRU THE YEARS
Check out: https://elcaymnet.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/the-history-of-the-youth-gathering/ This site has information about years of Lutheran youth gatherings dating back to 1902. “The ELCA Youth Gathering has a long history, and an even longer lineage, going back to 1902.” The next gathering in Minneapolis will actually be the 14th time a youth gathering was held there.
Sending Arden, Julia, Novena and Samantha with Pastor Lynne to Houston brought up a lot of memories for several of us at Messiah. While we eagerly await hearing from the Houston contingent, here are a few memories of others who have attended over the years:
Dave Hanson attended one in Milwaukee in 1960 as a delegate for the Constituting Convention of the ALC Luther League! He said it was a merger between three synods.
Carol Hrodey attended “And We Say We Care” in New York City in 1970. A favorite memory is the brightly colored stage in Madison Square Garden where Pete Seger was a featured guest. For those of you who don’t know who that is, he was a folk singer/writer and social activist. We sang “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” with thousands of other “Luther Leaguers”!
Dave and Connie Kaufman went to “Called to Freedom” in Dallas in 1991 as sponsors from Messiah. It was the second youth gathering for the ELCA. Connie’s favorite memory was receiving communion – she said it was “an awesome experience to share with so many”. She added that “the music and positive energy was amazing… (and) also noted how many Lutheran churches there were in Iowa and Minnesota”.
Dave’s memory is going to a break-out session on music and listening to John Ylvisaker (he was nicknamed the “Bob Dylan of Lutheranism”) talk about the hymns he wrote that are in our hymnal and singing them with him. He also remembers receiving communion with over 26,000 people. And Dave remembers watching Claudine Tjhio from Messiah buy bread and pass it out to the homeless.
Aly Allemeier attended “2 Be Alive” in Atlanta in 1994. She said “I just loved the energy of being there, a bunch of Lutherans.” Plus she remembers visiting the Martin Luther King museum and Emory University campus.
Kirsten Kaufman went to the “River of Hope” gathering in New Orleans in 1997. A fond memory for her was running into friends at the conference she made while at Lutherdale Bible Camp several years earlier. They took a picture together and enjoyed this "chance" meeting.
Kevin Kaufman went to the youth gathering in St. Louis in 2000 – “Dancing at the Crossroads”. (we’re not sure if he actually danced at this gathering!) His favorite memory was listening to Desmond Tutu speak and then riding in the elevator with him because they stayed in the same hotel.
Another person who “danced” in St. Louis is Alaine Wong, soon to be our new Office Manager. She attended as a teenager and then as a sponsor to the “Cruzando” or Crossing in San Antonio in 2006. Her favorite part “was seeing entire arenas filled with young people all there for the same reason. It was so moving.”
When speaking to anyone who has attended a youth gathering it seems that everyone agrees that it was a meaningful experience in their life and would recommend it to the youth of the future to attend! So here’s to 2021 in Minneapolis!
Messiah Book Club
The next Messiah Book Club will meet on September 6th at 7:00. We’re reading “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman. It 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, August 11th at 9 a.m. All Messiah men are invited to Jimmy’s on Rand Road in Des Plaines.
Manna orders will be due Monday, August 6th at 9 a.m.!
Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber
This New York Times best-sellng author will present “Finding God in all the Wrong People” at Old St. Patrick's Church-Community Hall, 625 West Adams, Chicago on October 3 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $10. If you’re interested in going, contact Pastor Lynne as soon as possible. For more information check out: http://events.dom.edu/nadia-bolz-weber
ELCA DAY OF SERVICE – GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS
The annual Day of Service is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th!
Our outside crew will again collect non-perishable food items for the Maine Township Food Pantry and our inside crew will work on Lutheran World Relief kits – personal care and school kits – as well as assemble quilts. Plus other jobs that may come up in the meantime! The MLCW will sponsor its annual chicken lunch (yum!)!
Need a t-shirt? Deadline to order is Sunday, August 12th! We can add Messiah to the shirt with an order of 10 or more. Sizes range from youth S-M-L and adult S to 5XL. Cost is $10.00. Order forms available in Narthex or contact church office.
CAMPUS CLEAN-UP DAYS TO BE SCHEDULED!
The EC will be scheduling a series of Campus Clean-up Days soon! We need a good “Clean-Up” inside and outside! As stewards of this building and campus we need to tend to both with love and care for our future generations!! Meanwhile, all groups are asked to look at what they currently have stored and consider what is no longer needed, properly storing what you have and determining what your storage needs are. Watch for details!!
From the Family of Millie Anderson:
Dear Messiah Friends,
On behalf of Millie’s family, than you so much for the wonderful lunch/reception, as well as the full support during the service, at Mom’s Celebration of Life. The service and opportunity to share showed Messiah’s heart & love. I know how much work it took to do “the day”. Thank you so much for everything!
Love, Cheryl, for Greg & Millie’s family
Messiah received a Certificate of Appreciation for our gift to Metropolitan Chicago Synod’s Million Dollar ELCA World Hunger Challenge!
The meeting will be held Sunday, August 26th following worship!!
On August 7th we’ll welcome our new Office Manager, Alaine Wong! From Alaine:
“I live on the Northwest side of Chicago in the Norwood Park neighborhood with my husband Tim and our two sons, Evan (7) and Nathan (4). Before moving to Chicago I lived in the western suburbs with my parents and siblings and we attended Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Addison. My grandparents were charter members of the church and my parents and grandfather still attend. In my free time I love to read and cook but my favorite thing to do is dance and sing in the kitchen with my boys. I am very excited to be a part of Messiah and I look forward to meeting everyone!”
Parking Lot Resurfacing!
Will take place the week of August 13-17! Specific dates are pending weather!
Jackie Steigerwald, 8/1
Sandy Deines, 8/7
Kevin Kaufman, 8/8
Jennifer Robles, 8/8
Cindy Norberg, 8/10
Barbara Shapiro, 8/12
Ravi Penumaka, 8/15
Henry Allemeier, 8/16
Connie Travis, 8/19
Michael Deines, 8/20
Carlos Santos, 8/21
Sue & Ed Kopij, 8/25
Andy & Connie Travis, 8/28
Ralph & Teresa Lippert, 8/31
Pastor Lynne’s Ordination Anniversary 8/8
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
Sunday Worship Focus Christian Education
August 5 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
1st Reading: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
Psalm: Psalm 51:1-12
Gospel: John 6:24-35
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!!
August 12 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
1st Reading: 2 Samuel 18:5-9,15,31-33
Psalm: Psalm 130
Gospel: John 6:35,41-51
August 19 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
1st Reading: 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14
Psalm: Psalm 111
Gospel: John 6:51-58
August 26 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
1st Reading: 1 Kings 8:1,6,10-11,22-30,41-43
Psalm: Psalm 84
Gospel: John 6:56-69
August 5 August 12 August 19 August 26
10:15 am 10:15 am 10:15 am 10:15 am
Acolytes Evelyn A Kyle H TBD Michaelene M
Assisting Ministers Vikki H Pat K David S Karen B
Readers Pat K Teresa L Larry R Debbie DS
Comm. Assts. Aly A Laura H TBD Mary Jo M
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 Marilyn D Marilyn D
Counter Jim H Jim H Jim H Jim H
Sunday August 26th we will have a last hurrah to summer! Before we put away the white shoes and Hawaiian shirts for fall, let’s brighten up worship by wearing Hawaiian (or brightly colored) shirts.
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.
August 5 Available Available
August 12 In loving memory of Neil Hauser by the Hauser Family Available
August 19 In memory of Clare Rodin by Brad and Pat Kovach Available.
August 26 Available In celebration of Sue & Ed Kopij’s
44th wedding anniversary!
EC CORNER Highlights from the July meeting include new OM update, property issues including resurfacing parking lot and campus clean-up, upcoming CCC Board & EC meeting, campus security, fundraising plans for 7-3-19 & Harvest Festival Oct 20, Youth Gathering follow-up activities
June Giving (Gen. Fund & MAP)
Wk1=$4249 Wk2=$3496 Wk3=$1159 Wk4=$2544
June Facility Use
Wk1=$0 Wk2=$3150 Wk3=$0 Wk4=$1000
MEMORIAL & HONORARIUM REPORT as of June 29, 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 the church office
In memory of Millie Anderson – Karen Fogarty, Robert & Katherine Johnson, Northern Illinois Synod, Larry & Cheryl Reimer, Jackie Steigerwald, Frank & Elaine Vitale
In honor of Adam & Ryan Hauser’s 17th birthdays by Maria Raica
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
JOYFUL THANKSGIVING (JULY)
We’re thankful for Pastor Andy Travis leading us in worship today (7/1)!
We are joyful knowing that Arden, Julia, Novena and Samantha went to Houston with Pastor
Lynne at the National Youth Gathering – and we’re thankful for the safe journey home of Arden, Julia, Novena, Samantha and Pastor Lynne from the National Youth Gathering in
Houston!! We eagerly await to hear about their experience!!
We are joyful for the birth of Vivian Joyce Manzella, born on July 11th to Jennifer and
Vince Manzella – she joins siblings Ava and Andrew! We rejoice with proud
grandparents Les and Nancy Herak!
We give joyful thanks to all who prayed, contributed and supported the group who
attended the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston!
We celebrate with Holly Norberg as she begins to study to obtain her Masters in Speech
Pathology at Governor’s State University!
We give thanks for the excellent candidates for our Office Manager position, the diligent
work of the EC, Pastor Lynne and Carol Hrodey to work through the interim period and
interview process and the discernment to select Alaine Wong for the job!
We celebrate Pastor Lynne’s 9th anniversary with Messiah!! We thank God for the
blessing of her ministry!!
We are thankful to have Bill Decker with us today (7/29) so that Roger Turek can share his
talent at a friend’s wedding this weekend.
We are thankful for receiving a Thrivent Action Team grant to help purchase supplies for
Quilts and Kits!!
Prayers of the People
Please include the following individuals and families in your prayers this month: Our prayers for healing are with: Bishop Curry, Ellen Wyshel, Jennifer Marshall, Rosie, Joe, Tony, Phil Barco, Gera Mitiku, Geleta Mekonnen, Ursula Kalin, Nick Adam, Crystal Levy Pesce, Chris, Rev George Schelter, Jordan McLain, Lynda Jeppesen Jordan McLain, Dumerer Family, Trudi Handzel, Marsha S, Marsha G, Kathy E, Kathy G, 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, 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, Kathy Bayshore, Danny O’Connor, Tom Daniels, the Wiberg family, the family of Vern Frost, Felicia, Sharon Wilk, Warren Lathan, 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, 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: everyone needing relief from all the rain/flooding, 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: Christian Travis, Tommy Hanson, Melissa Holzer, Kevin Kovach, Paul Song, 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.