March 25, 2009

Prayer for Terminated Church Workers

" also join in helping us by your prayers..." 2 Corinthians 1:11

Please continue to remember in your prayers these loyal church workers whose positions with the denominational branch of the Church of the Brethren have been terminated in the past month:

  • Janis Pyle, Coordinator of Mission Connections
  • Nancy Knepper, Coordinator of District Ministry
  • Amy Adkins, Washington DC office
  • Wolfgang Spreen, Buildings & Grounds at New Windsor
  • Joan McGrath, Human Resource Coordinator at New Windsor
  • Phil Jones, Director of the Washington DC Office (and the closing of the office)
  • Kim Bickler, Volunteer Service Ministries Secretary
  • Mary Lou Garrison, Director of the Wellness Ministry
  • Stan Dueck, Congregational Life Team
  • Jeff Glass, Congregational Life Team
  • Duane Grady, Congregational Life Team
  • Steve Gregory, Congregational Life Team
  • Janice King, Congregational Life Team
  • Carol Mason, Congregational Life Team
  • Carol Yeazell, Congregational Life Team
  • Ruben Deoleo, Congregational Life Team (appointed to a new position as FT Director of Intercultural Ministry with Congregational Life Ministries)
  • the discontinuance of the program of Congregational Life Team ministries
  • persons yet to be announced
O God, we pray for these our brothers and sisters who have faithfully served the church well during the years. For their gifts shared to strengthen the ministries of the church, we thank you. We pray that you will guide them into new paths of ministry for the sake of your church.

We confess our part, individually and corporately, in the financial situation that has led to their dismissal. Where we have failed to faithfully support the church, both locally and at district and denominational levels, we confess our failures. Give us, O God, the will and the way to more fully encourage and support our church through our words, our talents, our tithes, and our prayers.

O God, in these difficult days grant us wisdom and courage for the living of these days. Amen.