Prayers of the Synod

We are a praying Synod, and we invite you to join us in prayer for the following people, organizations, and needs lifted up by the people of SEPA.

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We Pray…

…In gratitude and thanksgiving

  • For all rostered ministers, church councils, and worship leaders guiding SEPA congregations through these exceptional times.
  • For all of our Synod’s candidates for rostered ministry, and for the members and work of the Candidacy Committee.
  • For the recent ordinations of Rev. Ron Dzuik and Rev. Kathleen Kerin

…For those who mourn

  • The Allen family on the death of Tony Allen (sister to Linda Curtis, Bishop Davenport’s sister-in-law)
  • The Gary family on the death of Mya Jackson
  • The Blezard family on the death of Pastor Sharon Blezard.
  • Pastor Kari Hart on the death of her mother
  • Pastor David Christensen on the death of his wife, Wendy
  • The family of Pastor Luther Johnson
  • Mrs. Kedra Flippin (wife of the Rev. Dr. William Flippin) on the death of her aunt Dorothy and uncle Clarence George

…For healing and comfort

  • Pastor Gerald Tancredi
  • Pastor George Keck
  • Pastor Carol Steinhart
  • Pastor Bruce Ewing
  • Jim Hollinger
  • Pastor Beth Lockard
  • Stephen Westra
  • Pastor Arlene Greenwald
  • Brother Earl Johnson
  • Pastor Susan Lynch
  • Pastor Ed Oswald
  • For all who serve as caregivers for the sick

…For the church

  • For the congregational and synodical activities returning to in-person gatherings
  • For all congregations in transition: Christ, North Philadelphia; Christ, Oreland; Christ, Trumbauersville; Emmanuel, Pottstown ; Faith, Montgomeryville; Family of God, Buckingham ; Good Shepherd, Southampton; Grace, Broomall; Grace, Mantua; Grace, Pottstown; Jerusalem, Almont; Living Word, Roslyn ; Peace, Bensalem; Reformation, Mt Airy; Resurrection, Yardley ; St. John, Morrisville; St. John, Phoenixville; St. John, Richlandtown; St. Luke, Ferndale; St. Luke, Obelisk ; St. Matthew, Chester Springs; St. Matthew, Perkasie ; St. Michael, Kensington; St. Michael, Unionville; St. Paul – Exton; St. Paul, Telford; St. Peter, Pottstown; St. Stephen, Feasterville; Trinity, Pleasant Valley ; Trinity, Quakertown; Trinity, South Philadelphia; University, University City; Zion, Spring City; ;
  • Tabernacle, Philadelphia
  • Trinity, South Philadelphia
  • St. Michael’s, Kensington
  • New Life, Philadelphia
  • For the ministry of the Right Reverend Julius Harrison McAllister, Sr., and Mother Joan Marla McAllister (new Presiding Prelate and Episcopal Supervisor of the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church) and blessings for former Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram and the Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram.

…For our community and world

  • For the individuals and communities experiencing COVID hot spots.
  • For the billions living in poorer countries who do not have access to COVID vaccines.
  • For those affected by extraordinary heat and wildfires in the Western US.
  • For people who have lost loved ones or homes because of flooding in Germany and China.
  • For the people and government of Haiti.
  • For the divisions in our nation and the rise in White Nationalist activity in our region.
  • For all who are suffering because of the increasing gun violence in Philadelphia and other cities — for those who have died, been wounded, or are grieving a lost loved one, as well as for all first responders.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers!

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