Current Prayer Concerns
Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving: A light has gone out. Our hearts are broken that Parker Ryan passed into the loving arms of our Lord on Friday, June 16, 2023. The touching Celebration of Life Service was held at the Scituate High School’s Performing Arts Center for over 600 people. Our sanctuary altar was moved to the high school, as was the cross (made by Parker’s grandfather, Phil Young [Judy’s father]), and created a sacred space for all. Dr. Corey Everly played and sang beautifully, reminding us that singing is praying twice. After, the Collation at the church included the CP’s Pizza Truck (another of Parker’s many jobs), music, tears, and shared remembrances: “He lived each day to the fullest and touched the lives of many people from coast to coast.” Please keep Lisa, John, Madeline, Nicholas, Judy, Leanne, and Ronan in your prayers.
⁎ Thank you, Guest Musician Stephen Foster for providing lovely music on both piano and guitar this summer. ⁎ What a wonderful birthday celebration for Val Sweeney’s mom with so much family present! ⁎ Wayne Ross has returned from the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Portland, Oregon, after competing in 10 events + 6 swimming races, earning 10 gold medals, 2 silver and 3 bronze. He’s already training for next year’s games in New Orleans, Louisiana. Well done! ⁎ Travel mercies for Marissa, Inga and Gretchen as they attend a wedding in Derry, Ireland for 10 days, while “glamping” and enjoying the countryside. ⁎ Our sweet Shirley Lynam passed into the loving arms of the Lord on Thursday, June 29th, just shy of her 94th birthday. Shirley was a faithful member here for more than 50 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held here on Sunday, July 23 at 2:00pm, with a Collation following. Prayers of peace and forgiveness for her “boys” ~ Jim, Frank, John, and Richie. ⁎ Thank you to the basement crew who got “down and dirty” yesterday. ⁎ Travel mercies for Kelsey Lovering and friends in Nashville. ⁎ Our 2 First Friday Fish Fry events/mission outreach were very successful. We partnered with the South Shore Veterans Assistance in June and Rolling Wave this month, enjoying delicious freshly-cooked food, lively music and wonderful community support. Our many helping hands were appreciated. ⁎ Wally thoroughly enjoyed his Honor Flight New England trip to Washington, DC on Sunday, May 7 where he received a surprise “mail call” while visiting memorials in our nation’s capital. ⁎ Thank you to the Spahns who hosted Rev. Juliet Bawa from Zimbabwe as she visited with us. Rev. Abi drove up from Groton, CT, and we all enjoyed a potluck lunch. ⁎ Continued prayers for travel mercies, as so many folks are visiting friends and family this summer. Ask Dianne and Wayne about Malta!
Happy Birthday (belated but heartfelt) to: O’Keefe’s anniversary 6/4, Ronan Kearney 6/7, Becky Fay 6/13, Alan and Cindy’s anniversary 6/16, Amanda Rhodes 6/24, Siobhan Sweeney 6/27, Mary Voelger 6/29, Mike and Alice’s anniversary 7/1, Chris Longman 7/1, Alice Hamer 7/11, Nancy Antoniello 7/11, Kelsey Lovering 7/16, Wayne Thompson 7/22, Coni Wessman 7/27, and Nicholas Ryan 7/28. ⁎ God is good! All the time!
Prayers for healing, strength, comfort and courage for all who are fighting cancer: Prayers for David Terry Jr, 52 ~ oral cancer, FL ⁎ Tom ~ complications with his cancer diagnosis Prayers for Lee Harm’s dad, Harry. ⁎ Mary Ellen Rodrigues, Nancy’s neighbor For David A. Wheelwright. ⁎ Audrey Wheeler ⁎ Bradley ⁎ Ellen Hayes Prayers for Mike and Jim ⁎ Cindy McCall ⁎ Brian ⁎ Julie’s twin sister, Janis God’s peace and comfort for Meredith’s sister-in-law Anne whose cancer has metastasized. Her family is devastated, as they just buried her mother. Prayers please for her whole family. Prayers for Cindy’s 2 women friends in Florida, as they battle cancer. Good news for Penny whose cancer surgery was successful, and full recovery is expected! Larry Plant, Nancy Rampino, Suzette Staandring, and Barbara’s 2 cousins are all in treatment now.
Prayers of the People: Prayers for Frank Longman who’s having knee surgery on Tuesday and looking forward to including his long walks to the Lighthouse for PT. May the surgeon’s hands be skilled and blessed. Prayers for Bob Amweg’s speedy and complete recovery from his recent surgery. Prayers for Tom Lovering who has Lyme disease (joint pain) and is on antibiotics. Please remember in your prayers Glenn and Margi Mannke, Ann’s friends of many years. He’s received a bone marrow transplant and will be isolated for 1 year. Prayers for pain relief for Fran Davies (Mary Voelger). Please. Prayers for Alice and Mike (781-545-4112, 25 Brook Street). We miss seeing them in church. Prayers for Don (Patrick’s older brother) who passed away peacefully in Atlanta at 91. Prayers for Beatriz Hurwitch (Joan Powers’ friend) who passed away in Spain. From Rita: for John’s health to improve. ⁎ Prayers for Jack H. with gall bladder issues. From Barbara Fitzgerald: Maureen has totally recovered from heart surgery and is even back to bowling! Her husband has memory loss and requires a caregiver 3 days/week. For Mary Sheehan’s sister Pat whose health is thankfully improving. And her husband Bob is recovering well at home after a stroke. ⁎ For Carol Spahn’s friend Claudia Prayers please for Pastor Mike and his wife Carol. ⁎ For Tom Lenehan living with Parkinson’s. Travel mercies for Josee’s daughter, SIL and baby coming up from Georgia to stay with them. From Mary whose son needs prayers with addiction issues and a brain injury. Prayers for Lisa’s friend Linda whose 54-year old husband is failing quickly with dementia. Prayers for Thomas with health and emotional issues. Strength for his family who loves him dearly. For Peter Burrows. ⁎ For Rick after a car accident. ⁎ For Helen ~ dependency. Laura and Mary Jane ~ for restoration of good health. ⁎ Healing for Donna. For Jean ~ depression. ⁎ For Joe S. ~ depression ⁎ Prayers for 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: Prayers for Tara, Lisa’s friend who had open heart surgery and is recovering slowly at home, Coni Wessman (von Willebrand disease), caregiver Terry C. and his father who’s recovering steadily at home, Susan (brain surgery), Barbara, and Wendy Murphy. For all in nursing care: Joe Casey, Peggy’s sister Claire, Marie, Jim 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 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…