Grace Lutheran Church
17880 E. Covina Blvd. | Covina, CA 91722
www.gracecovina.org | office@gracecovina.org | (626) 332-4536
You are Welcome Here
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their cry – Psalm 34:15 

The community of Grace believes in the power of prayer. It isn't that prayer changes God's mind; it is that prayer changes us, and puts in God's hands that which we cry out for.

The people of Grace would love to pray with you and for you. Whether you are praying for healing or direction, whether you want to offer thanks for something or ask God why things didn't turn out the way you feel they should have, we will pray with you. If you feel you don't have the words to pray, or you feel like your prayers are just bouncing off the ceiling, let us say the prayers for you. Publishing prayer requests which are not confidential enables our entire Grace community to join in this ministry.

Throughout the pandemic, the Grace-Covina Prayer Group has continued to receive your prayer requests. The Prayer Group will resume in-person meetings at 10:00 a.m. on first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning September 7. As with any group meeting at Grace, including Sunday Worship, safety protocols will be followed.

With COVID-19 still affecting our society and lives, our prayer list has become long. We know that it's sometimes difficult to send updates, and that some prayer needs are ongoing. Ongoing, we will be using the following process in our prayer ministry.

Prayer requests can be sent to us through the link on the Grace-Covina website here. You can also include your prayer request on your attendance card at Sunday Worship, or email bllarini@hotmail.com.

Please include:
- Your name
- Your email address, if possible
- Who we are praying for (and how you know that person)
- What the prayer needs are (direction, healing, thanks, etc.)
- Whether the prayer request is confidential

If you submit a name for the prayer list, we ask that you give us an update by the end of each month. Updates should be emailed to bllarini@hotmail.com. If we don't receive an update, it will be assumed that there is no longer a need for prayer for that specific person or issue, and they will be removed from the prayer list.

If a name or a prayer concern has been removed from the list, it can be resubmitted through the website, on your attendance card, or by emailing bllarini@hotmail.com or office@gracecovina.org. Please let us know if this is a resubmission or a continuing request.

Please let us know, as far as you are able, the reason for the prayer request, especially in the case of a medical condition. If you let us know that a prayer request is confidential, it will not be published in the Sunday bulletin or in church media.

Families of those deceased will remain on the prayer list through the end of the month following the prayer request.

We look forward to hearing from our members, and continue to offer prayers for all the families and friends of Grace.

Please feel free to call, text, or email Bonnie Larini at:
626-926-3084 (cell)
626-331-8541 (home)
GLC and More Online
Worship
We've now returned to the Sanctuary for Worship! Join us for a blended, in-person service Sundays at 9:30 a.m. 

We are now streaming Sunday Worship on FaceBook, and posting those services to YouTube by Monday. If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or have had contact recently with anyone with COVID-19, we ask that you worship safely with us online.
Please pray for those with medical needs, including: Fern Hastings, Art James, Rose Marie Quesada,Vicki Jacobs, Sergio and Sally, Marty and Mary Spradley, Paula Varela, Gary Schantz and family, Jason, Robert Boomsma, Christopher Turner, Karen Putnam, Annalisa Morgan, Hailey, Trina Clay, Walter Hoke, the Davidson Family, Jaxon Turner, Sarah Encabo, Shiloh Truman Charles, Mickie Spangler, Harper, Ed McGee, Suzanna Auckland, Dakota Garske, Aria Labrum, Kari Watson, Peggy Salcido, John Carlin, Jason Foutch, Addie, Susan Atkison,  Jan Sieber, Ofelia Rodriguez, Dave Diaz, Lee and Joan Juneau, Meade Stemple, Rhonda Kloster, Marie Cole, John Brown and Casey Broccini, Marie and Tom McCarthy, Penelope Ross, Russ Mohrmann, Amrie and Denis, Robin Kreitzer, Nikki Intravia, Connie Brown, Jeremiah Reese, Ken Gillingham, Tony Key and family, Cody, Adrian Burden, Jennie Walters, Emma, Pat Bergeson, Esperanza Avalos, Pam Elparia, Myrna Ott, Ron Ott, Marilyn Heyne, Cindy Skolaski, Mamasan Ajito, Robert Larsen, Deneice Hadley, Cheryl Miller, Janis Lovullo, Sam Kamler, Christine Tury, Valerie Beasley, Jaime Wilcots, Beverly Smith, and victims of COVID-19.

Please pray for others in need of prayer, including: Cheryl Van Arsdel, the family of Kevin Ardery, the the family of Helen Turner, the family of Joan Evinger, the family of Ed Fay, Deborah and Mark Roberts, Bernie Allman with Linda Ann and David, the Quezada Family, and our Grace neighbors.

Please pray for the men and women currently serving in the military, who are bravely protecting us and our country, including: Andrew Ranabarger, Cole Elliot (Marine Corps), Nathaniel Morgan (Army), and Christian Van Allen.

Please pray for all victims of natural disasters.
 
Please pray for those who are being faced with grief, and all who know violence and hate.
 
Please pray for our Grace Lutheran Church Congregation and partners in ministry.
 
Please pray for the teachers and children of our preschool and infant care program, and for the teachers and students of Ben Lomond Elementary School, our school districts, and all schools, that they and their families will be safe.

Please pray for hospital staff, all medical personnel and first responders, those in essential services, and the leaders of our world, state, country, and local governments.
 
Please pray for the ACTION Food Pantry, the clients that they serve, and all those in need.
www.gracecovina.org | office@gracecovina.org | (626) 332 - 4536