Prayer & Praise Items

February 22, 2017
First Mennonite Church

Praise God for the work of the Berne Preschool and the Christlike example of the teachers to the children.

Praise God for the warm weather we are having this week; the preschool children have been able to play out on the playground.

Pray for our missionaries of the week: Tim and Suanne are in Sri Lanka and India to celebrate the marriage of their youngest son, Nathan, to Roshni Verghese. Roshni is from India and Nathan met her while working there just after college. She is currently finishing a Ph.D. from IU. They live in Florida. The wedding took place in Sri Lanka with an intimate group of family and friends who all traveled in from around the world! Even our oldest son, Andy, was able to come from China, where he works. Tim was asked to officiate the ceremony, and that was very special! There will be a reception on Friday in Hyderabad, India, with many of her parents' friends. We will be there for that and then return home. Please join us in praying for God's leading in their lives and His blessing on their marriage. We are so grateful to God for allowing us to be here and be a part of this very special family celebration!

Pray for Gail Simon and Mitch & Tracy Simon and family in the death of Larry Simon on Saturday, following extensive heart surgery. Calling on Friday from 3-7 at Yager’s and service here in the chapel on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Pray for the leaders of our nation.

Pray for 9 unspoken requests.

God calls us to encourage each other. Here is a list of February 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.
27 Laverne Steiner    27 Conner Hyman

Sharon Wheeler - chemo treatments
Claire Kuprowicz (cu-PRO-uts) - progressing
Bob Beitler - chemo treatments
Pray for Hazel (newborn granddaughter of Denver & Jane Nussbaum) in intensive care - for lung development
John Juhnke (Dianne Von Gunten’s brother) heart surgery on Friday
Pay Myers - surgery recovery

We pray for the following who are part of the First Mennonite family:
Jon & Jennifer Stauffer
Jerrold & Shirley Neuenschwander
Paul & Barb Lehman
John Kirchhofer
Kurt Frank
Brian, June, Noah & Ethan Crockett
Melvin & Rita Augsburger
Dan & Nancy Mock
Linda & Aaron Page
Steve & Mary Sommer


Please phone Prayer & Praise items to church office, 8:00
a.m.- 4:30 p.m., 589-3108, or Jerry Flueckiger, 589-4666.