Prayer Concerns

Prayer Requests of Harbor United Methodist Church ~ July 12, 2021

Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving: From Mike ~ “Alice and Mike Hamer are feeling very thankful for our Church family for their part in our celebration of our 60th Anniversary with cards, notes and beautiful flowers and personal well wishes. We are so blessed to have a Church family that made our day wonderful to remember.” ⁎ Our First Friday Fish Fry was a success, thanks to so many helpers, including Mullaney’s donation of the fish and the Doc Ellis Band, and our wonderful diners who enjoyed the fellowship with our faith family after so long. SANDS (Scituate Alliance of Natural Disaster Services) is grateful for our $2000 support. ⁎ We’re looking forward to opening our doors again with the Pie Social on Friday, August 6th, which kicks off Heritage Days. ⁎ Thank you to Lisa Ryan for hosting a delightful potluck picnic (complete with cloth table linens and roses!) after worship to celebrate Pastor Chris’s receiving her official license and assignment to HUMC! We also celebrated Alice and Nancy’s shared birthday on the same day! (And the skies cleared for the celebration! Thank you, good and gracious God) ⁎ Happy Anniversary to Wayne and Dianne Thompson on July 15! Happy Birthday to: Kelsey Lovering 7/16, Mike Bruccoleri Jr. 7/20, Wayne Thompson 7/22. ⁎ From John and Barbara Burns (Dot Harris’s sister): “To HUMC ~ Thanks for all the hard work you girls have done cleaning Dottie’s house.” (They donated $100 to the church too!)
A literal “hands and feet” opportunity presented itself when they generously offered to the church the remaining contents of Dot’s home. Our yard sale mavens (Sue and Tom, Kelsey, Micaela, and Tommy, as well as Suzanne [Lovering] Whitman; Mary Sheehan; Judy; Wayne; Nancy and Anthony; Ann; Barbara and John) breathed a sign of relief when the rain held off and the buyers arrived, raising $748.20! It was great fun meeting and greeting! We’re looking forward to stamping with Dot’s stash! Thank you also to Colleen McCall who shared packing paper with us! ⁎ We have so enjoyed the lovely altar flowers from both Nancy A’s, Dianne, Emily and Lisa. Thank you! ⁎ June’s Mission focus was the Partson Farm in Zimbabwe, administered by Bishop Emmanuel Bawa. Our monetary support of $1200, as well as prayers, goes a long way to helping the beleaguered farm families hit hard by COVID-19 and the government lockdown. Your generosity has buoyed their spirits. We look forward to Bishop Bawa and his wife, as well as Pastor Abi and Sheillah, visiting us in October.

Prayers for healing, strength, comfort and courage for all who are fighting cancer:
Prayers for Sue’s brother, Earle Bearce, who’s staying at Cindy’s where he’s happy.
Prayers for Beth Schwarz’s mother, Florence ~ her cancer has spread to her brain for which she’s
being treated, but she’s already very weak.
For Frank’s dear friend Troy whose condition is grave. He’s touch and go; the chemo has shrunk the
3 spots which was good but 3 others showed up which isn’t. There is a silver lining: he moved in
with his ex-wife to take pressure off the kids, and they’re enjoying each other which is really lovely
since they’re both great people. Keep the prayers coming!!!
For Sarah’s friend Kim who underwent a double mastectomy recently. Good news: no radiation is
needed. Special prayers for this young wife and mother.
For Mike Bruccoleri’s cousin Terri who has been diagnosed with cancer. Prayers for her please.
For Nancy’s cousin’s husband Nicholas Mouw (brain tumor) is improved, thank God.
Prayers for Lisa’s friend Bill who had surgery to remove kidney cancer (they think that they removed
all of the cancer). He’s been struggling with MS and now he has kidney cancer.
Prayers for Lee Harm’s dad, Harry, who’s fighting cancer.
For David A. Wheelwright. ⁎ Audrey Wheeler ⁎ Bradley ⁎ Ellen Hayes
Prayers for Mike and Jim. ⁎ Siobhan ⁎ Wendy
Prayers for John Rielly, still in treatment. ⁎ Barbara Crowley ⁎ Stacy Hughes
Prayers for Paula Higgins ⁎ Dennis Clifford ⁎ Cindy McCall ⁎ Brian
Prayers for Lori Mahoney, inoperable thyroid cancer. ⁎ Erin, breast cancer
For Laura who’s begun new treatment. Prayers for success with few side effects.
For Kimberley Ann Stieglitz, colon cancer. ⁎ For Dr. Anne-Marie Fields, N+A’s niece.

Prayers of the People:
For Ann’s friend Bill Fitzgerald 94 who passed into the arms of our Lord last Wednesday. Prayers for
wife Barbara and Family. May Bill’s memory be a blessing to all who knew him.
Mike and Alice’s grandson Walker is facing a long recovery, still on plain liquids, and is in
considerable pain. Please continue prayers of complete healing.
For Wally’s family and friends in Alabama and Georgia.
For Bill Wood who’s been dealing with a persistent UTI which has derailed his plans to visit us.
For Mary C’s granddaughter ~ for continued healing from a bad fall.
For JP Lazcano who suffered a pulmonary embolism in early March. Michele reports that,
“He’s still in rehab care being treated for a Traumatic Brain Injury.”
For Ann’s cousin Judy who’s searching for “a way through,” following her son Scott’s death at 59.
For Carol Spahn who’s dealing with physical difficulties (feet and rotator cuff) and family issues.
May the physical therapy provide relief. And may reason, love and peace prevail in their family.
For Francina who’s in PT for shoulder pain ~ hoping to avoid rotator cuff surgery.
For Bill and Debby Zenallis in Georgia, friends of Robin and Steve Smith’s: Prayers needed after
Bill (75) was diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia and is in a mental hospital. Strength.
For Jen who’s awaiting a liver transplant. ⁎ For Helen in treatment for substance dependency.
For Rich Lynam who’s in need of many prayers. ⁎ Healing for Donna ⁎ Jean ~ depression
Prayers for the Longman family, for Pastor Chris as she leads and grows. ⁎ Dick V.

Please continue to keep the following in your prayers for healing and strength as they continue to recover at home or in a facility: Walker Hamer, Meredith, Fran Davies, Alice,
Barbara Keefe, Kitsy Shedd, Barbara, Anne Russell (total knee replacement), and Wendy Murphy.
For all in nursing care: Joe Casey, Peggy’s sister Claire, and all others. ⁎ Please bless those in nursing care with comfort and peace. Grant that their caregivers are kind, compassionate, and very well trained.

Prayers for the marginalized youth in our country who fall into human trafficking.
Prayers for all of our service men and women wherever they are serving, for safety and
a safe return home to their families.
Prayers for all teachers and students as they have begun summer vacation.
Prayers for those with lingering effects from COVID or the vaccinations.
Prayers for our church family, the larger community and the United Methodist Church.
Prayers for those concerns we hold deep in our hearts, unsaid and even unknown…