One major part of the Church’s ministry is to uplift the needs and thanksgivings of God’s people in prayer. Anyone may solicit a prayer request from the Church, often for a friend or family member in need or for someone who has died, but for any other reason as well. Intercessions are listed in the Sunday bulletin for the prayers of the faithful, prayed outload during the mid-week service, held in the clergy’s private devotions, and lifted up by the healing ministry team in their regular prayer.
The primary way to make a request currently is to email the associate priest for pastoral care, the Rev. Jonathan Chesney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also call the parish office at 767-6987 to make your request and this information will be forwarded to the clergy.
Visiting the office is currently limited due to safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, but when safe return is possible, a physical list will also be kept at the reception desk which can be added to in person.
Prayer requests will be kept on the prayer list and included in the bulletin for four weeks and will then be rotated off, in order to keep the list manageable, but requesting again is encouraged as needed. For serious matters, you may request that they remain on the list for long-term prayer, until you ask to have them removed. Thanksgivings for new births, prayers for military or first responder service, and prayers for the dead are also common requests.
- Name of person in need.
- Any applicable details for the clergy to know.
- Requested by and contact details if further follow up requested.