Prayer Request help needed! When a difficult time arises, and we are in need of prayer it is easy to make a call or send a message asking for prayer. However, when God answers, and the need is no longer pressing we forget to contact the Prayer Team with an update. Some requests therefore linger on the list long after the need has been satisfied. Since there are more than 250 people who look to the church for ministry in this way it would be most helpful if you would take a moment to send a note advising of the status of your situation, friend, or loved one. Thank you for your help! Together we are making a difference in the lives of people who need the comfort and help of prayer.
Our friend, Cahal Dunn, will return next spring to entertain us with his music and Irish wit. In the meantime please pray for Cahal's son who is a police officer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pray for his safety during this difficult time. Thank you.
Cathy and Mike Koons have advised us that their friend, Evie Read from Minnesota has passed away. She had a brave battle with cancer. Pray for Evie's family and friends as they grieve her loss. Thank God that the fight and pain are over and she has peace.
Please pray for Karen Roosa and family as her sister-in-law Joan Heikkila passed away this am. Pray for comfort for the families. Thank you.
Please pray for Norman Newsome. He is suffering from Sickle Cell Disease. His mother is on the staff of the USB bank on Route 441. Pastor Jim has known Norman's mother for many years. Pray for comfort and healing.
Good News! Tony Katsune is now home following his hospitalization and rehab stay with COVID. Let's keep praying for Tony to win this battle.
Mary Starkweather is requesting prayers for Barbara Beach a Spruce Creek south resident and a friend of Jerry's caregiver. Her 51 yr. old son was hospitalized yesterday at Ocala Regional and passed away. She is devastated and needs are prayers for comfort. Thank you.
Please pray for Kemi and Zach Froman of California. Their Dad, Michael Froman, Godson of Dale and Maryann Barton, passed away suddenly recently. Pray for all Michael's friends and family during this difficult time.
It's come to our attention that Jan Doren is at home recovering from COVID. Please pray for a full and speedy recovery. Thank you.
Please pray for Libby Regan as she is experiencing shortness of breath and weakness. Pray her breathing becomes easier and she regains her strength.
Please pray for Bonnie Pearson as she developed a problem with her left shoulder replacement while being overseas. Pray for speedy healing and comfort.
Please pray for Kathy Kivitt, Charles' wife, as she had a slight stroke a few days ago. She is presently ay home recovering and doing fairly well according to Charles. Pray for comfort and a complete recovery for Kathy and peace of mind for Charles.
Pam Hanower is requesting prayers for Carol Andreasian. Carol is having Aortic Valve surgery at Advent Health in Orlando on October 20. Please pray for a successful surgery guiding the surgeon hands, and a successful rehab. Thank you.
Please pray for Deanna Gomez and family. Deanna is the daughter of our sound company owners, Don and Barb Peterson. We have worked with Don since our building was built six years ago. Deanna's husband, Justin, passed away from COVID recently. He leaves his wife and three children (Xander, Lily, and Bryson). Pray for God's comfort and direction for this wonderful family.
Karen Lewis is requesting prayers for her husband Bill. She says he has had a difficult summer and has been in and out of the hospital twice. He has been diagnosed with COPD and emphysema. He also has a lower intestinal ulceration. Please pray for healing and comfort for Bill and peace of mind for Karen. Thank you.
Ginny Poe is asking for prayer for Debi Soper who has undergone a painful surgery to reconstruct her jaw which she injured in a car accident.
Please pray for Courtney Stein. Courtney is the young mother of a ten month old who is about to have her third brain surgery. She and her husband both have worked regularly and now find themselves in need of our Infant & Toddler Pantry for help. Pray for successful surgery and healing.
Please pray for Kathy Hall, is recuperating at home from cardiac issues. She lives in the village of Santo Domingo and her daughter Beth is here in Florida to help in her recovery. Pray for comfort and a speedy recovery. Thank you.
Jan Doran is requesting prayers for Dolores L'Homedieu. Dolores has kidney cancer, needs surgery and possible kidney donation/transplant. Please pray for a successful surgery, treatment and outcome.
Prayer request from Ginny Poe: "Mindy Parker is a young single mother with 3 young children and is scheduled for surgery for stage 3 breast cancer. It's an aggressive cancer and she needs prayers," Please pray!
Pray for Rev. Scott DeWitt, the Keough's son-in-law. Scott, who has preached at our church, will be on a mission trip to Kenya in October. It is a medical mission trip and Scott is going along to meet with Kenyan pastors and churches.
Mary Starkweather is requesting prayers for Jenn Harvey, a home health aide. She has been diagnosed with ALS since April and the disease is progressing rapidly. Prayers for comfort and peace would be greatly appreciated.
Bonnie Pearson asks for prayers for Jim Hamuka, a new friend to our church. Jim recently had a 6.5 hour surgery at Shands in Gainesville. The stents and aneurism look good but there are some issues with drainage tubes. Let's pray for Jim and his wife Barb as they go through the healing and recovery process.
Please continue to pray for Mary Ellen Kresel's brother Louis as his dementia is worsening. Please pray for Mary Ellen and family for comfort and understanding.
Pray for our friend Jean Gorney. Jean has been going through numerous health issues. She is looking for medical answers and a new doctor (her doctor retired). If you would like to send a card or note of encouragement it would be a blessing. Jean Gorney, 17849 SE 105th Terr., Summerfield, FL, 34491.
Karin Roosa who recently fell and had several fractures in her arm had surgery in Erie, PA on Friday, August 6th.. Please pray for a successful outcome, pain control and rehab.
Dan and Pam Sabo are requesting prayers for their daughter Vickie Sabo. She is presently at home and will be seeing a specialist in the near future Pray for healing and pain relief.
Please pray for Jerry Starkweather fell and broke bones in his knee and ankle. He is at home with nursing care. Please pray for healing, comfort for Jerry and also for his wife Mary.
Bonnie Pearson is requesting prayers for Russ Stehle who is experiencing internal bleeding. He is having testing done to locate the source of the bleeding. Please pray for a swift diagnosis and treatment plan. Pray for his wife Kathy as she helps him through this difficult time
Carol Andreasian is requesting prayers for her friend Pat Sheridan in Chestnut Hill, MA. Pat is having cardiac issues and she and her family needs our prayers.
Diane Dresbach is asking for prayers for Helga York, a member who moved up north to be closer to family. She has just recently been diagnosed with cancer and will be moving into an assisted living facility. Please send cards of greetings and encouragement to Helga York, 66 Hawthorne Dr. Apt. 215, Bedford, NH 03110.
The children who visit our Infant and Toddler Pantry and their families.
Scott Tomberlin is asking for prayers for his friends Brian and Deb Delo of Holland, MI. Deb is a multiple Myeloma patient who has been in remission for 10 years. Recently her routine testing has shown it is back. Please pray for successful treatments and good results. She is going to need lots of encouragement through this difficult time.
Pamela Hanower. Pamela is currently home in Massachusetts with her two puppies. She has been having a severe problem with pain that has affected her mobility. Pray for Pamela to find relief.
Please pray for Natalie Andrews. Natalie is having some atrial fibrillation issues. Your prayers will help.
Please pray for Gale Wigner. Gale was diagnosed with bladder cancer. He has had several surgical procedures The latest news is that recent tests show him to be clear of cancer. If you want to send a card: 6819 Williams Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48329.
Prayers are needed for a young woman named Danielle, a friend of Diane Dresback and Sandy Hoffmann, who lives here in Florida. She relapsed back into her drug addiction and she and her family are struggling to survive this challenge. Please pray for daily strength and healing.
Karen Roosa is requesting prayers for her "quilting sister" Mary Ann Sasenick, who is undergoing chemo treatments for breast cancer. Please pray for successful treatments and comfort for her and her family.
Bill Deysher is requesting prayers for his son-in-law Scott Rofofsky who has been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal and liver cancer. Please pray for comfort and successful treatment. Bill greatly appreciates your prayers and concern.
Pray for calm, patience and peace for our world and society. The pandemic, troubles in Washington, economic distress and more are causing the very fabric of our lives to be ripped and shredded. Tension in homes and marriages. A rise in the suicide rate. Schools reporting increased behavioral problems. We need to pray for serenity and an end to the turmoil. Our bodies will have an increased negative reaction to this culture of anger. Sickness of every type will increase. Calm down and pray.
Please pray for Bob Gorney's brother, Anthony. Anthony is dealing with cancer and the treatments. Pray for strength and comfort.
Please pray for Dawn Payzant. Dawn has attended our services many times and is a good friend of Nancy Doggett. Dawn lives in Nova Scotia. She is currently suffering from an advancing case of Parkinson's Disease.
Pray for Steve Feustel. Steve is home in Michigan for the summer having rehab and overcoming the effects of a stroke. Steve will soon be having cataract surgery. Pray for Steve and Beth.
Please pray for Billie Thatcher's sister, Mary Lou Kovacs. Mary Lou is suffering with severe memory issues. Pray for her and husband Ron.
Please pray for Frank Szczepanski. Frank is having lung infection treatments that will last up to 24 months. The side effects from the medications have caused him to lose his hearing which will not likely return. Also pray for his wife, Vi, as they struggle through this difficult time together.
Sally Gillies, a friend and from Michigan, is having procedures and treatments for stage 3 cancer. Please pray for Sally to have strength, hope and healing.
Please pray for Tami Blaze. Tami has worked in our Infant & Toddler Pantry. She has been bravely battling health issues for several years. The most recent report is that Tami will be going to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for new treatments.
Please pray for Bennie Exum's son, David, who suffers from pulmonary fibrosis. David recently had COVID and pneumonia. He is now on a heart and lung transplant list. Please pray for David and his mother Bennie.
Pray for the necessary reforms to be brought about that will establish unity and justice for all citizens of our country. May economic justice, police reform and an end to racism be established.
Pray for the families of the police officers and individuals who have been killed in the recent violence in our country. Pray for the store and business owners who have lost everything to the senseless violence of the last few weeks.
Pray for peace to return to the cities and towns of our country. Pray to stop the violence, looting and hatred. Give our leaders the wisdom to take the actions necessary to restore order.
Please pray for Cathy Kivitt, the sister-in-law of Charles and Kathy Kivitt, she is battling cancer and other health issues. Pray for healing, comfort, and strength.
Pray for the many people around the world who are suffering from the coronavirus. Pray to stop the spread of this virus, halt the panic, heal the many children and elderly it is afflicting.
Prayer request from Rick Nelli: "Please pray for my friends Melinda and John Thompson. John is at home with advanced prostate cancer and the prognosis is not good. Melinda spends most of her time as his caretaker. Pray for them both, please."