Prayer & Praise Items


April 17, 2019
First Mennonite Church

That God’s delight was to redeem us.....
...that our Savior was willing to step out of Heaven knowing
    He would end up nailed to a cross for our sins...
....that we will have the joy of praising Him and seeing Him
    face to face someday.                           
Praise Him for the spring rains that water the earth and bring growth as part of the Lord’s provision for us.

Pray for our missionaries of the week: Grant & Jessica.
Pray for the Coffee Zone and those students involved, that their hearts will be open to hearing about their Creator.Guys and Girls Club: Pray that relationships will be strengthened and more opportunities to share the truth will happen. Pray for our family as we prepare to say goodbye to our friends and home. Pray for us, as saying goodbye is very bittersweet. Pray for our son Benjamin as he’s struggling with the leaving process and for us to have the wisdom to help him leave well during this transition.

Pray for 7 unspoken prayer requests (thanks for upholding these needs in prayer).

Pray for comfort for Carol Balsiger, Bob & Vickie Beaman, Von & Dawn Balsiger, and other family in the death of Brad Spaulding on April 12.

Pray for comfort for Helen Buckingham and other family in the death of Kathryn Sprunger on April 15.

Pray for the 27 people going on the Dominican mission trip June 8-15.

Pray for the Misfits as they return home, that they will have safe travels.

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of April 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.
21 Monia Maxwell    26 Jerry Flueckiger  29  Daniel Fennig


Swiss Village Rehab:  Janet Bixler; Sue Carlson

Swiss Village: Ruth Sommer (on Hospice)

Cancer: Marinel Sprunger, Lena Nagel, Sharon Wheeler, Don Graber, Jerry Flueckiger, Clyde Wulliman, Mic Hodson, Tim Breauchy, David Kloepper

We pray for these who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Adam & Taylor Lehman
Bill & Linda McKean
Denver & Jane Nussbaum
Jack & Sue Shoaf
Mark Sprunger
Tom & Betty Stuber
Gary & Connie Yoder
Mary Bauman
Jarred & Monica Shaffer

Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00
a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jim Schwartz, 525-0124.