On Sunday, January 7, Pastor John talked about the new year ahead being an opportunity to “develop or deepen our own spiritual practices.” If this strikes a chord with you, consider joining one of these prayer groups or practices at Faith. You will grow a deeper relationship with the world around you, and with God. You can be involved from the comfort of your own home if transportation is a challenge, or you can join a group of other like-minded individuals on a weekly basis.
On Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. the Intercessory Prayer Group meets in the Chapel at Faith. They pray for those identified in the Sunday Bulletin announcements or for prayer concerns that are collected on Sundays during the services. Please join them as your schedule allows.
In each Sunday’s bulletin, a list of individuals is identified for inclusion in your weekly prayers. There is a list of Faith members who may be dealing with health issues or other challenges. There is also an identified list of Faith members included from the alphabetical membership list. Keep these lists by your devotional materials and include someone daily in your prayers.
Did you know Faith has an email prayer chain? Specific prayer requests are either collected at Sunday services, forwarded from messages left at the church office, or sent directly to the prayer chain captains, Brian and Jennifer Tolzmann. If you would like to be included in this email prayer chain, please send your email information to or contact the church office. Prayer requests sent out through this chain arrive to you through a “blind copy” email. Your address is not shared. You are asked to record this request in some manner…. a prayer log, list, folder in your inbox… and pray as your schedule allows. The only thing asked is for the confidentiality of these requests. We are asked to honor the privacy of these requests and not share them in other ways.
The power of prayer is amazing to those for whom we pray and to those who are doing the praying. Consider taking part in one of these opportunities to “develop or deepen your own spiritual practice” for 2018.
Philippians 4:6-8 (The Message)
6 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.
7 Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
8 Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious - the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.