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The September 2018 Messenger #603
The September 2018 Messenger #603
Aug 31, 2018
MESSIAH MESSENGER SEPTEMBER 2018
From the Pastor
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
As summer comes to an end, so do the free spirited fun, lazy days and spontaneity for some of us ... a return to the rhythm of school and activities, sports, and for others, business travel. Rhythm is not just for music but for the routines and traditions that play a key role in our lives and our culture.
The role that tradition plays in our lives cannot be underestimated… traditions exist for the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. Some consider going to church or worshiping every Sunday an outdated tradition … until we consider that going to church fulfills a need to belong to a community that has shared values centered around our common belief in Jesus Christ. Worshiping or going to church is not merely a routine or tradition; it is part of our identity. We may not really be able to put into words the reasons for what we do. We may worship because it's habit, because it's what our parents and grandparents did. We may worship just because it's what we've always done; because it's “what we do.” And that is a pretty good answer. We worship because it is what we do. As human beings created in the image of God, we worship God, our creator. It's what we were made to do and it's what we do.
It is my hope and prayer that in worship, you hear the Gospel (Good News) that God loves you unconditionally, you learn something, you think about God and yourself and the world in a slightly different way and you connect with the faith community who shares your common beliefs. Sharing the experience of worship together also allows the wisdom of the elder and the wonder of the child to deepen our faith in Jesus Christ.
Give this a try: gather with your Christian community here at Messiah for worship each week for at least one full month. Then, reflect on how you feel … does the 90 minutes of worship refresh your soul? Inspire you? Give you new perspective? Do you feel transformed? I look forward to hearing about your reflections.
“For where two or more are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20
In Christ, Pastor Lynne
Music & Worship Notes
To My Messiah Family...
Two of the most exciting things about life are the new adventures you undertake and the memories you make in the process. Tonight I am writing to you with a message about both.....
By now most of you are probably aware that I will be leaving Messiah mid-September to join the ministry team and begin a new adventure as the full time Director of Music, Worship and Arts for a Lutheran Church and School (LC-MS) in Oklahoma City. It is a large church with a day school K-8 where I’ll be teaching and a child care learning center. This is an incredible opportunity for both me and Jill professionally and personally. It offers us many "fresh starts" and new beginnings and for this reason more than any other I have accepted their position.
There have been several unique elements involved in this process and it was as if God was tapping me on the shoulder and pointing west. I will be able to continue my involvement with the LCC Comfort Dogs and there are several connections with staff at the church I’ll be working at. And to top it off, the name of the church is Messiah Lutheran Church!
Memories are the other part of life's journey. And I leave Messiah with many wonderful memories gathered in the short time of one year. It has been both a joy, and professionally rewarding to work with Pastor Lynne planning worship and other events for our congregation. It was a joy to share the gift of music with the children in the Child Care Center once a week and especially at Christmas. I have been blessed getting to know you and learning about your journey. Thank you so much for your commitment and dedication in sharing your gifts and talents and making Messiah the great and welcoming place it is.
Although our time together was short, I truly believe it is quality and not quantity that shapes our memories. I have enjoyed my time with you....thank you all so very much for being so welcoming and supportive.
Jill and I will keep you all in our prayers, and ask that you keep us in your prayers as well. God Bless You All. Shalom! Roger
Roger’s last Sunday at Messiah will be September 23rd. Please come to wish Roger and Jill well and Godspeed at a reception following worship. Meanwhile, the Executive Committee is seeking an interim person while searching for a new Music Ministry Coordinator.
GLORIA DEI CHOIR REHEARSALS START TUESDAY, 9/4 AT 7:30 IN THE MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM!!
COME JOIN US!
One More Chance to WOW!!
There is one more chance to come out for Wednesday Outdoor Worship (WOW)! The August Route 66 Potluck Picnic has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 12th. And guess what?
Route 66 runs through Oklahoma City where Roger is moving! Potluck dinner is at 6:00 with a build your own sundae dessert and service is at 7:00.
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.
ELCA DAY OF SERVICE 2018
“God’s work. Our hands.” is Sunday, September 9, 2018. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.
We’ll begin our day at Messiah with a brief outdoor “coffee-house service” that includes a continental breakfast and back to school blessings for backpacks, teachers and students. Then our indoor crew will work on personal care kits and quilts, while our outdoor crew will collect food in the neighborhood. Lunch will be provided at approximately 12:30. If you still need a t-shirt, contact the church office.
QUILTS & KITS
We’re entering the home stretch!
We still need some items to fill our School Kits:
• 70 page spiral notebooks (153)
• Blunt end scissors (96)
• Rulers (needs to include cm’s) (122)
• 24 count boxes of crayons (39)
Some stores like Target, Office Depot/Max, Walmart, Walgreens, Staples still have back-to-school sales on, although inventory is getting low. If you can help get any of these items please let Carol Hrodey know! And thanks to all those who have already purchased items for school and personal care kits!
We’ll assemble personal care kits during the Day of Service and the school kits on September 30th. And we’re still assembling quilts – both during the Day of Service and after worship on September 30th. Remember – no sewing experience necessary to help assemble quilts! – there’s something to do for everyone!
Trudi Handzel & Carol Hrodey
QUILTS & KITS
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER!
• 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
The Assistance Ministry Team continues to provide nutritious meals and "to go" lunches on Mondays. This is quite popular with 12-22 persons served weekly. We note that they tend not to eat and run but that they enjoy talking with each other and with our Ministry Team. We are continuing to give $10 Jewel cards and clothing and some food items. This picture shows just a small example of the weekly meals that are prepared by our team. Our guests will help pack LWR boxes on October 1st!
We applied for a 3 year ELCA domestic hunger grant and pray that this partnership will be approved so that we can continue to be more purposeful with this Ministry.
We asked for men's t-shirts, sweat shirts, sweats, hats and jeans and again, Messiah has responded generously. Thank you! Thank you!
OUR MISSIONARY: REV. DR. PHILIP KNUTSON
Be sure to check out Reverend Knutson’s blog page: southernafricanconnections.wordpress.com
In his August newsletter, Reverend Knutson describes his experience attending the 13th Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi (ELCM) in Lilongwe. The theme of the assembly was “May God bless the works of our hands” which was taken from Psalm 90:7.
Some 200 lay delegates and 70 pastors from 9 Deaneries were in attendance.
PENTECOST – PART 2!
We’re still in the season of Pentecost – the longest season of the church year. Our lectionary changes at mid-point or at Labor Day. The season after Pentecost, also called Ordinary Time, begins the day after Pentecost and ends the day before the first Sunday of Advent. It may include 23-28 Sundays, depending on the date of Easter.
Children ages 4-10 are all invited to attend! Parents are encouraged to participate with their child to encourage their faith formation and to build faith relationships with other families. Sunday School meets the first Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m. and will start on October 7th. Contact Aly Allemeier for more information.
The confirmands meet with Pat Kovach at 9 a.m. Sundays in the Confirmation Room, off the choir loft! In September they’ll be learning about Lutheran Theology. First class is September 16th.
Join us for Chat Room on Sundays at 9 in the Friendship Place. If you have requests/ideas for future topics, contact David Swanson. Chat Room will begin on September 16th. See page 12 for this month’s topics.
CHILD CARE CENTER
CCC’s fall session is underway!!
Its’ great to see some familiar faces as well as many new faces.
There are still openings in some of the classes if you know a child who would love to come to Messiah and learn about Jesus!
For more information on CCC Activities and Programs contact CCC Office at
847-825-3767 or see the website at www.messiahchildcare.com
AND SPEAKING OF GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!
Since many backpacks, teachers and students missed the Back to School Blessing in August, we will repeat it on Sunday, September 9th at the outdoor service that kicks off the ELCA Day of Service. The outdoor “coffee-house service” at 9:00 a.m. will include a continental breakfast and the Back to School Blessing! All teachers and students with their backpacks are invited to attend!
ELCA NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING – HOUSTON 2018
After reminiscing last month about my own experience at a National Youth Gathering, I was blessed to be able to sit down with Arden, Julia, Novena and Samantha to learn about their experiences in Houston.
Overall I’d say their enthusiasm was contagious. We’ve heard from Arden on August 26th about her impressions of the gathering and what it meant to her faith journey. We will be hearing from Novena in September, Samantha in October and Julia in November during worship services. Hearing about their experiences is inspiring.
I first asked about the bus ride! A long ride of 21 hours with minimal to no sleep, playing games on their phones and just talking to each other seemed to sum it up. One of the bathroom stops seemed particularly funny to me. Picture this – 150 individuals descending on a Walmart at 11:00 p.m. for a bathroom stop in Pocahontas, Arkansas!!
Their first night in Houston was on that Wednesday where they gathered in NRG Stadium with 30,000 others where they experienced speakers, singers, dancing, swaying and a stadium filled with the flashlights emanating from people’s phones.
All four of the young women were very moved by the 21 different speakers they heard. Ages of the speakers ranged from 11 years old into their 60’s. They provided motivational speeches of activism and overcoming human suffering to find lives of purpose and fulfillment through faith.
The gathering participants were divided into 3 groups and each group spent one day with other members of their synod, one in an interactive learning center and one engaged in service. Our group’s service day was spent helping at the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston that has programs for Meals on Wheels, refugee services and Animeals on Wheels (the only program in the country that helps with pets). They performed jobs including filling boxes with clothing, sorting boxes of donations, packing self-care items and outdoor work at the facility – in the heat of Houston! The books that were sent with them were taken by people from Community Life to be distributed.
Favorite part of the gathering? For Julia it was meeting new friends. Arden liked the service work and also meeting new friends. Novena’s favorite part was the speakers who she clearly found inspiring. And Samantha’s was the interactive learning center where she encountered new people, women of color of ELCA and messages of diversity. Did you know that the ELCA is one of the “whitest Christian denominations”?
And the theme – “This Changes Everything”? What did that translate for each of them? For Arden it was finding a community within Christ and striving to make faith more important in her life. Julia’s take-away was that life can be challenging but with Jesus – “I’m good”! The message Novena came home with was that no matter what situation one faces – God is there to help and we need to rely on that. And Samantha heard that everyone is going through things in their own life and we can all get through it.
Their message to those considering attending in the future? “Please go!” “It’s very fun!” “It’s worth it!” “It’s good to go – a chance to be surrounded by individuals of the same age who believe!” “Actually experiencing it makes a difference” After listening to them, I’m ready to go again – or at least to send the next group to Minneapolis in 3 years – how about you?! Carol Hrodey
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, September 8th at 9 a.m. All Messiah men are invited to Jimmy’s on Rand Road in Des Plaines.
Manna orders will be due Monday, September 10th at 9 a.m.!
Sunday, September 30th at 1:00 p.m.
Bring your special friends for the annual blessing on the lawn of the church!
HARVEST FEST IS COMING!!
Our Harvest Fest and CCC Open House and Pumpkin Patch are coming!!
Saturday, October 20th!
Help is needed – contact Alaine in the Church Office to let her know you can help! We also need crafters!!
• Day of Service September 9th
• WOW potluck & service September 12
• Godspeed for Roger & Jill Turek September 23
• Assembling School Kits September 30
• Assembling Quilts September 30
• Pet Blessing September 30
COMING IN OCTOBER:
• Packing Quilts & Kits Oct 1 at 10 am
• Nadia Bolz-Weber Oct 3
• LWR Truck Oct 6 9-12 & Oct 7 12-3
• Harvest Festival & CCC Open House Oct 20
• Pumpkin Patch Oct 20-28
• Crop Walk Oct 21
Coming in October!!
Harvest Festival & Child Care Open House – October 20th Volunteers and crafters needed – contact Alaine Wong in the church office if you can help.
Crop Walk – October 21st
To join Messiah’s team of walkers see David Swanson. To pledge talk to one of the walkers or go to https://www.crophungerwalk.org/nilesil
On behalf of me and my family I want to send a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for such a warm welcome. Thank you to those of you that have stopped in to the office to introduce yourself during the past few weeks and to those I haven’t met yet, I am very much looking forward to it. I need to make a special thank you to Pastor Lynne, Carol, Roger, Dave, and the CCC staff. Thank you for your knowledge, guidance and especially for patience. I know I will be successful because of you! Oh, and thank you for the delicious cake!!! Alaine Wong, Office Manager
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Upcoming Community Events
• Park Ridge Women’s Interfaith Breakfast – October 13 at the Park Ridge Country Club. Tickets may be purchased at brownpapertickets.com/event/3597513 or contact Joyce Johnson at 847-692-9536 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Soul Space Interfaith Women’s Group Fall Retreat – “How Does Faith Sustain Us Through Challenges and Adversity?”. November 4 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at The Moorings in Arlington Heights. Register at www.soulspaceinterfaith.org/registraion. Suggested donation is $10.
MILESTONES: BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Julia Fogel, 9/4
David Hanson, 9/8
George Magerl, 9/11
Melvin Shapiro, 9/12
Caitlin Levy, 9/13
Michael Hanson, 9/14
Kyle Hauser, 9/16
Tom Hanson, 9/17
Richard Levy, 9/18
Teresa Lippert, 9/20
Holly Norberg, 9/21
Worknesh Deressa, 9/22
Steve Loverme, 9/23
Julie Jensen, 9/25
Barbara Valasek, 9/26
Pat Fragale, 9/28
Bill & Sandi Downie, 9/16
Richard & Helen Levy, 9/20
THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
Sunday Worship Focus Chat Room Confirmation
September 2 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
1st Reading: Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm: Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9
Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
September 9 Day of Service _______ _______
September 16 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
1st Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm: Psalm 116:1-9
2nd Reading: James 3:1-12
Gospel: Mark 8:27-38 Music & Worship
Roger Turek Lutheran Theology
September 23 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
1st Reading: Jerimiah 11:18-20
Psalm: Psalm 54
2nd Reading: James 3:13-4:3,7-8a
Gospel: Mark 9:30-37 Church World Service Crop Walk
David Swanson Lutheran Theology
September 30 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
1st Reading Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
Psalm: Psalm 19:7-14
2nd Reading: James 5:13-20
Gospel: Mark 9:38-50 LWR School Kit Set-Up Lutheran Theology
September 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30
10:15 am 10:15 am 10:15 am 10:15 am 10:15 am
Acolytes Evelyn A Day of Novena C Kyle H Adam H
Assisting Ministers Diane B Service Eric G David S Andy T
Readers Andy T *** Eric G Dave H Marilynn D
Comm. Assts. Aly A Day of Janitha C Laura H Laura H
Ushers TBD Service TBD TBD TBD
Projection & Video Jim H & Paul H *** Jim H & Paul H Jim H & Paul H Jim H & Paul H
Altar Guild Cindy Day of Sue K Marilynn D Marilynn D
Counter Jim H Service Jim H Jim H Jim H
Flowers and Bulletins
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.
September 2 In honor of Julia’s 18th birthday by the Morrow-Fogel Family Available
September 9 Available In loving memory of Norbert A. Hauser by The Hauser Family
September 16 In memory of Skip & Lorraine Handzel by Jim & Trudi Handzel In Celebration of Kyle Hauser’s 13th Birthday by The Hauser Family
September 23 Available Available
September 30 Available Available
EC CORNER Highlights from the August meeting include discussion about Music Coordinator, Congregation Meeting, Harvest Festival, CCC Board Update, Property update, Parsonage usage update
July Giving (Gen. Fund & MAP)
Wk1=$2290 Wk2=$2097 Wk3=$2008 Wk4=$208 Wk5=$1402
MEMORIALS & HONORARIUM REPORT
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 Neil Hauser: Laura, Adam, Ryan & Kyle Hauser, Maria Raica, Kathy Yanku, Kristin & Floyd Yager
David Swanson: New home phone = 847-813-9794 / New email = email@example.com
Pastor: Rev. Lynne Morrow
Music Ministry Coor.: Roger Turek
Child Care Center Dir. Karen Black
Office Manager: Alaine Wong
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
Confirmation/Youth: Pat Kovach
Memorials: Office Manager
Women’s Svc. Group: Trudi Handzel
Spiritual Gifts Coor.:
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 (AUGUST)
We’re grateful to Pastor Andy Travis for leading us in worship today (8-5)
We are thankful for the discernment that led us to hire Alaine Wong as our new Office Manager!
We are joyful for the special ministry of the Child Care Center as it completes another summer session this week and prepares for the new fall session!
We’re grateful that Alaine Wong, our new Office Manager has started with us and completed her first week of orientation!!
We joyfully celebrate with our young people going off to college this year as they embark on this next chapter of their live! We will miss those of you who will be away from home – but look forward to your visits and stories about your new adventures! Wishing you God’s speed!
We are grateful to have our parking lot resurfaced! Thanks to Dave Hanson for coordinating this effort.
We are joyful for the start of another school year for Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center! We pray for a great year for students, families and staff!
We are grateful for all our students and those who teach them as they head back to school this year. Have a great year!
We are joyful to welcome Alaine Wong and her family (8-26) as Alaine is officially installed as our new Office Manager.
We are grateful for the Executive Committee of Messiah as they lead us in the Congregation Meeting (8-26)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Keep in our prayers the Markay & Eric Suevel and family as they mourn the passing of Markay’s father, Rev George Scheuer. Markay & Eric lovingly restored and moved our Life of Christ windows.
We also keep in our prayers the Brendza family as they mourn the sudden passing of Diane. The Brendza family are dear neighbors of Jackie Steigerwald.
Please include the following individuals and families in your prayers this month: Our prayers for healing are with: Bob Levy, Wendy, Diane, Polly, Szuis family, Jacob C., Nancy H, Kathy Bashore, Tim Cook, Paul Jensen, Jeanette Garcia, Tina Jogman + family, Bishop Curry, Ellen Wyshel, Jennifer Marshall, Rosie, Joe, Tony, Phil Barco, Gera Mitiku, Geleta Mekonnen, Ursula Kalin, Nick Adam, Crystal Levy Pesce, Chris, 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, 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, Szul family, Lukasz Stechnij, Dan, Lea, Katy, Beth Perfetti, Margot, David Swanson, Chuck Powers, Piper, Mr. Young, Auntie Helmke, Nancy Maltec (Rhonda Cady’s mom), Chad Adams and Family, Dotty 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: Field School, 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: Rachel Daye, Tommy Hanson, Melissa Holzer, Phil Holzer, Kevin Kovach, Nick Levy, Haley Lippert, Dina Salemi, Arden Sasak, Paul Song, Christian Travis, Thomas Yager.
* 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.