Our Primary Prayer Focus this week is for Christ’s work in and through us:

• Nurturing and mentoring our youth into greater faith and witness.
• Strengthening our faith and witness.
• Using us to bring his grace and mercy to our community.
• Growing in us all sacrificial hearts and habits of faithful financial stewardship.


And we pray for all the people Jesus will draw into our building this month.


And we remember those at both ends of life on this earth, the unborn and newly born, and the elderly and those nearing life's end, remembering especially all pregnant mothers, and Janet Schutt (who is in hospice care).


† In Our Thoughts and Prayers †


For Loved Ones Called Home: The family of Helen “Margaret” Holman who was called home last weekend.


Praise and Thanksgiving: For the confirmands today, Natalie Anno and Alyson Cooley, may they always walk the path God has laid our for them.


Protection and Strength For: Ryan Brinkey as he works with the children in Macedonia as a Peace Corps Volunteer.


God’s Healing Hand on: Marlene Cherry, Brenda Finger, Vicki Corbett, Janet Semenjuk, John Todt (father of Vicki Berkseth), Scott Baker (Diane Ustick’s grandson), Bob Nelson, Karen Johnson (cousin of Vicki LeBerg), Elaine Evanoff (friend of Clair Odgers), Janette Gellina (sister of Mary Lee McKay), Scott Weidell (nephew of Geri Liechfelt), Warren Cooley (father of Don), Jean Bawden (mother of Elizabeth Kruse), Carline Mae Servo (granddaughter of Renee Thelen).


Continued prayers for Healing & Strength for: Curtis Hogan JR, Chris Huber, David Deubel, Lois Haviland, Sieg Gannon, Lori Kucharek, Beth White and Matt Tilton (family of Elsie Adams), Alyssa Delano (granddaughter of Theresa Delano), Tiffany Crow (granddaughter of Marilyn Redmond), Cristal Morris (former preschool aide).


To connect to the STL PRAYER CHAIN, contact Karen Dolan (