As we wrap up our series on “What Jesus Brings” we’ll talk about how, in addition to good news, protection, and healing, Jesus also brings prayer. This is such an important gift to God’s people because, in this busy, me-centered culture, it causes us to pause and turn our attention to our Father. Prayer is the practice of being still in a busy world that says we need to be doing more.
Our reading from Mark chapter 1 says: “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he [Jesus] departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” (Mark 1:35) He could have healed more. He could have preached more. But instead, He took time to pray, to talk with His Father. What a wonderful gift and example for the households of faith.
Reach in Prayer
Members in treatment, at home, or recovering: David Sitzberger, Kay Herbst, Sandy Berres, Darrell Olson, Harold Justman, Monica Rosholt, Carolyn Mengel, Marcy Donaldson, Lloyd Prost, Eric Gilbert, Junette Wilke, Gloria Cassidy, Paul Johnson, Rick Heintz, Richard Ellis, Adrian Buntrock, Sue Knight, Tom Kohn, Cathy Schimmels, Elvera Voss, Ron Newell, Bev Sturgeon, Brad Sitzberger, Bill Ladwig, Sandy Lovato, Larke Mor, David Vernon, Doug Zarling, Darrel Hegy, Carla Kinkel, Carrie Kuehl, Delores Fischer, Robert Polivka, Evelyn Wornardt, Leatrice (Lea) Strupp, Gloria Kohn, Joseph (Tom) Augustine, Ken Endlich, Brandee Michels, Cindy Doers, Verna Kissinger, Lois Lewinski, James Zimbal, Sharon Stenschke, Barbara Moritz, Donna Menzel, Elmyra Martin, Mary Plaskey, Al Schaetz, Arlene Goebel, Gladys Hron, Mary Ann Yahr, Lois Gauger, Ellen Frank, Cheryl Eberhardt, Charles Frank, Lucille Seil, Nancie Purskey
Non-Members: Forrest & Louis Blum (Clara Guse’s brother & sister-in-law), Cordell Strack (Carol Roecker’s sister & Sherry Cullen’s mother), Marlys (Nonhof) Lohr (Diana Portlance’s mother), Roo Bublitz, Jeff Lee (Bruce & Denise Biendarra’s friend), Laura Moore & Family (Maggie Leimkuehler’s friend), Randy Abel (Dan Rudolf’s brother-in-law), Kathy Rosholt (Monica Rosholt’s mother), Debra Wussow (request from Kathleen Sitzberger), Ruth Seider (Joe & Marge Ruprecht’s friend), Barbara Black (Jean Black’s daughter), Al Danninger (Tina Noren’s Uncle), Steve Williams (Rick Dusenbery’s brother-in-law), Jason Collins, Dinah Cogdill (Arnie Mengel’s Sister). Pastor Matt Hoehner (Pastor Robert Hoehner’s son), Ben & Lucy (Mark Cassidy’s friends), Phillip S. (Jeff & Tina Noren’s neighbor), Betty Moskler (Mark Cassidy’s friend), Doug (Mark Cassidy’s friend), Ashlyn Roecker (Carol Roecker’s great-grand niece), Sherry (Kathy Sitzberger’s friend), Ashley Doll (Cathy Schimmel’s niece), Rich Buss, Mickie Wagner (Tom & Peggy Bruce’s friend), Audrey Fellenz (Lynn Fellenz’s mother-in-law), Scott & Val and family (friends of Susan Mueller), Duane (Jerry & Terri Buettner’s friend), Mary Ours (Janet Haliburton’s friend), Mason Jan (Jenny Wolf’s sister), Jack (Melede Meinzen’s friend), Nancy Brakebush (Clara Guse’s friend), Danielle Hayburn (Paul & Charlene Otto’s daughter), Bridgette Finster (Norm Finster’s mother), Kris Kraase (Evelyn Wornardt’s granddaughter-in-law), James Oelhafen (brother of Audrey Weiland), Richard Davies (father-in-law of Nicole Davies), Shane Nault (grandson of Carmen Kuntz), Mary (friend of Bruce & Denise Biendarra), and Steve Strehlow (brother of Melede Meinzen).