Prayer & Praise Items
PRAISE & PRAYER
November 15, 2017
First Mennonite Church
Praise God for the blessings and challenges we received in the Mission Festival services this past week. Praise God that the Mission Festival offering to date is $213,236.57. We praise the Lord for each gift and giver. Let us pray that the goal of $216,000 will be met. Offerings for Mission Festival will be received through Sunday, November 19.
Praise God for the messages the children received during the Children’s Mission Festival. They raised over $1,200 for their Mission Festival offering project.
Pray for our missionaries, Brian & Noelia Fox. We are very thankful for the retreat we had with our youth two weeks ago. We had a great time worshiping together and studying God's word. Lately, it seems that God is speaking to us as a group about our mission, both internal and external. Part of our external mission takes place with our annual youth event Origen. As a group, we are trying to seek God´s plan and vision for our next Origen. Please pray for us as we try to discern God's will and make important decisions over the next few weeks. Also, please pray for our church's annual retreat, which will take place the first weekend of December. We will have three days together as a church to worship and fellowship together. These times are always important for bringing unity and vision to our church. So please pray that God would use this time to work in us as we take time away from our busy schedules to seek Him as a church community.
Pray for 4 unspoken requests.
Pray for those who are experiencing deep distress, that they will be reminded that Jesus knows, understands, and cares.
Pray for comfort for Eldon & Jan, Loren & Pat, Gordon & Jarna, and Lloyd & Gail Claassen in the death of Curt Claassen this morning.
Pray for comfort for the family of Robin LaRue, who died on November 12.
God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of November birthdays for missionaries and church staff. A basket will be placed in the foyer in which you may place cards for them, and these will be sent for you.
25 Arlene Bauman 28 Mary Bauman
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL:
Adams Memorial: Lynn Steenburg (knee replacement recovery)
Lutheran: Roy Liechty
Brandon Hill (spine tumor surgery pending)
Ron Spade (fractured ribs & pelvic bone)
Claire Kuprowicz (cu-PRO-uts) - progressing
Cancer: Sharon Wheeler, Betty Stuber, Byron Fox, Jerry Flueckiger, Clyde Wulliman, Mic Hodson, Tim Breauchy, Bob Beitler, Phil Sprunger
We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Tim, Brittany & Chloe Steffen
Paul & Evelyn Norr
Ted, Kathy & Jon Liechty
Jim & Janet Dennison
Dan & Arlene Bauman
Fred & Sonia Lehman
Byron & Ruth Mary Liechty
Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00
a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jerry Flueckiger, 589-4666.