PRAYERS OF HEALING FOR:
Nancy Lee’s father, Jim Gilbert
Martin Kari, who was hospitalized with leg pain
Margaret Skinner, also recently hospitalized
CONTINUING PRAYERS FOR:
The Bauer Family
Becky and Al France
Pastor Paul Gravrock
Dr. Allen Leland
Paul and Betty Olson
Brandt Stephen Oschner
PRAYERS FOR SAFEKEEPING:
Connor Braaten, USMC
Scott Clark, U.S. Navy
LCpL. Alexander Daley
Cody Davidson, US Army
Tim David, US Army
Jack Ingles, USMC
ET1 Patrick Maccarone, USN
Jake Marshall, USMC
Scott Mochatel, USCG
LCJG Caroline Truesdell, USCG
Prayers For Our Congregations In The ELCA, Southwest Synod
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and staff
SWCA Synod Bishop Brenda Bos and staff
Our Channel Islands Conference:
New Hope, Agoura Hills
Mt. Cross, Camarillo
King of Glory, Newbury Park
Holy Cross, Ojai
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Oxnard
Our Savior’s, Oxnard
Trinity, Santa Barbara
Emanuel, Santa Paula
Shepherd of the Valley, Simi Valley
Holy Trinity, Thousand Oaks
(To learn more, ask one of the pastors)
PRAYER OF PEACE:
For Ukraine, and help for all those who are suffering, grieving, or displaced, because of the evils of war and the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ian.
A prayer for worship from Pastor Tim (10-2-2022):
Dear God, this weekend, you will again call us together as a congregation to worship you. Thank you for the incredible privilege we have each week of gathering as one family in your holy presence. Thank you that each weekend, you speak words of life to us, and we respond in praise, gratitude, and obedience. Let us be renewed in Christ. As we live in the spirit of worshipful people, may our lives please you in every way, and may the light of Christ shine ever more brightly in our homes, workplaces, community, and anywhere in the world you may send us. I pray that by your Holy Spirit, you will work and move in powerful ways during the upcoming worship services.
I pray for:
- those involved in leading worship. Help them to serve you with heart and soul, motivated and energized by love for you and passion for your church.
- the whole congregation – myself included – that we will see ourselves as hosts and demonstrate the warm hospitality of Jesus to every newcomer and stranger who comes to our worship services.
- children and youth, that like Jesus we welcome them warmly, and that these young people are eager to be at worship and Sunday school because it is meaningful and fun and full of life.
- those who can’t make it to worship, that though your Holy Spirit, they may still feel connected to our community; help us to care for them.
May the name of Jesus be lifted high in Ascension’s worship!
In his name I pray, Amen.