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8/17 STEWART: Keith went home to the Lord at 2:10 AM. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow as we cling to the knowledge that we will be reunited in the future. Memorial service will be held once we can finalize plans. You prayed us through this difficult journey. We could feel the Lord’s presence. Please continue to lift all of us up as we go thru this phase. Love you all. Cathy
 
8/16 LAYMAN: My cousin just had a little girl 2 months early and the baby is doing fine, she (the mother) was admitted to Ruby Memorial last night with severe pain and trouble breathing.  They think she has a blod clot somewhere, so please pray the the doctors find out what is going on and that she lives through this. She has only been able to hold and see her baby two times in the past two weeks.  Thank you! Janey
 
8/16 HUTCHINSON: Update. Jake is now home and they have put him on more meds for seizures and has to take it easy which will be hard for him because he is a active kid thanks for the prayers and keep them coming Thank you. Ashley
 
8/16 CPC: Congratulations to Josh & Laura (Johns) Sonney on the birth of a son, Jaxon Jeffrey, yesterday.
 
8/16 STAUFFER: Pray for a young man from Tabernacle Church. His name is Steve Pupillo. He just finished his rotations, passed all his boards, got a job to be a teaching physician at St Elizabeth hospital, has a young family–wife who grew up in the church and is a friend of our daughter. He also has a daughter, 5 and son, 1 yr old. He had a seizure last night and they have found a mass on his brain. He has been hospitalized and needs our prayers! Daneen
 
8/15 HUTCHINSON: Please pray my friend son Jake had seizure and fell back on the concrete floor yesterday. He  has skull fracture and is at Akron Main campus. Waiting on test results to see if he can come home. Thank you, Ashley
 
8/14 CARE LIST PRAYER REQUESTS: Myra – for her health; Mary Ellen – for her health; Eleanor – continued improvement on her health; Ethel – for her health.
 
8/13 STEWART: Transition toward the end of this journey and the beginning of eternity continues. Cathy
 
8/13 ORLANDO: Erik starts new job today – Kara pregnant with quads admitted to hospital at 26 weeks. Lynn
 
8/13 HOLES: Pray for my chest xray as I have trouble breathing. Alfred
 
8/13 SIMKINS: Neighbor is in hospiace with a week to live – has heard the truth many times. Please pray that he receives God’s salvation. Peggy
 
8/11 STEWART: Please pray! Cathy
 
8/11 GHIRARDI: Darlene is now out of the hospital and recuperating at home. PTL!
 
8/10 BROWN: Jerry Reading has been moved to Sharon Hospital. He will be receiving more therapy for his stroke. Prayers for strength and healing. Praying for the Lords healing touch. Sally Brown.
 
8/10 STEWART: The past 72 hours have brought new challenges to this journey. We’ve increased the morphine infusion,had to replace the port needle, increased frequency of nebulizer treatments and increased the oxygen Keith gets. The increasing frequency of shortness of breath is part of the process. He is awake and able to do basic things for himself. He can converse for short periods before his voice gives out. Sleep, once it comes, is a solid 6 to 8 hours. Naps can be long or only a desire for both of us. Lord give me strength and patience! Love you all. The prayers sustain us. Cathy
 
8/9 JOHNS: Nila’s obituary is in today’s edition (Thursday August 9th) of the Sharon Herald and Greenville Record-Argus. Calling hours are Sunday at Loutzenhizer/Jordan Funeral Home in Greenville, PA from 2-4 PM. The Funeral Service will be at 10:30 AM Monday at the funeral home. 
 
8/8 JOHNS: 1.) Becky’s mother passed away Tuesday morning at 9/10 AM. We were Blessed to be able to be with her at the end when God called her home. She is handling it well, a pillar of strength, the Rock of Gibraltar. The funeral home will be Loutzenhizer/Jordan in Greenville (Sunday), with the service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenville (Monday) . Becky is currently meeting with everyone in Greenville and we will have final details later on today.
2.) Pray for safe travel for all family members coming from out of town.
3.) Chemo did not go well this week. The side effects/nausea is starting much quicker than in the past, and lasting much longer. Sigh. Thankfully there are only two remaining sessions. This has been a journey, albeit a not-fun one, both for me and for my family.
More to come as things update. In His Name, Jeff
 
8/8 MANNION: Request from Kaitlyn Mannion….please pray for the three wildfires burning in California. They are the three biggest California has ever seen. None are close to her at this time but they have destroyed over 400,000 acres and none are over 34% contained. Barb
 
8/7 LATCOM: Pray for Nathan and Kathy Ramsey and John and Karen Lytle as they meet today to complete reports from the July summer mission trip, evaluate the trip and plan for the future.
 
8/6 ORLANDO: Praise God for Erik’s job. Thank you for your prayers. Lynn
 
8/6 DAUGHERTY: Dealing with a lot infections with the mesh the placed in January. I may have to go to wound care to get it fixed. Donna
 
8/6 WORK: Funeral arrangements for Linda Hoffman (Beth Work’s mother) – visitation Tuesday, Aug 7th 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral service 11am Wednesday, Aug 8. Richard Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney, PA. Online condolences at www.faitfuneralhome.com. Rick
 
8/6 GHIRARDI: Darlene Kilgore fell down a flight of stairs while she was visiting friends. She has a brain bleed, broken wrist and fingers. She’s been transported to Pitts. Presbyterian.
 
8/6 WORK: Praising God for his perfect timing in all things. Kyle made it home Tuesday night and was able to spend time with his Grammy ( Beth’s mom) on Wednesday. Her health was on the decline and she went home to be with Jesus this morning. Thanking the Lord that her suffering was short and the Lord took her peacefully and quickly. Praying that the Lord will use this all to draw Kyle and other family members to himself!! In this life we will have trouble but praise be to our Lord and savior for he has overcome !! We can rest assured the battle is won and he is our hope!!!!
Thank you all for prayers hugs and encouragement!! We love our CPC church family !!
The Works
 
8/5 ORIS: Please keep my grandson, Greyson in prayer! He will have out patient surgery in Akron Children’s Hospital Mon. 8/6! The Dr. will do exploratory surgery, through the urethra all the while checking his kidney! Pray for healing hands for staff and positive healing for Greyson! All glory goes to our Heavenly Father. Heather
 
8/5 BUTCHY: Thanks for your continued prayers for Doug’s Dad. He will undergo open heart surgery Monday morning to install an LVAD (left ventricular assist device); his team of doctors are confident that the procedure will go well. He has been placed on a heart transplant list, with the expectation that he will have a new heart within a year. God is good! Prayers to the hands of those who will perform Cedric ‘s surgery, and prayers of thanks to all family and friends who have uplifted all of us these past two weeks. “We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” —Romans 8.28 Heather
 
8/5 JOHNS: Please remember to keep Becky (and me) in your prayers as nature progresses and God’s will be done with regards to Becky’s mom.
Friday night, Becky’s mom lost her balance, fell, and bumped her head. Unfortunately, this bump lead to bleeding on the brain. From the time they did the CAT can in Greenville Hospital to a repeat CAT scan at UPMC Presby in Pgh, the bleeding had increased significantly, leading to a semi-unconscious state. She slept just about the whole day yesterday, only waking for momentary periods of time.
The hospital moved Becky’s mom out of ICU in Presby and into a private room in Montefiore yesterday afternoon. The decision was made that there would be no surgery to alleviate the bleeding on the brain as 1.) the bleeding was increasing and 2.) the surgery would be very difficult on a person of her age (92 this coming December). The hospital staff so far has been MARVELOUS through this whole surreal experience. The plan then is to have her relocated to John 23rd Home on Monday and into Hospice care while nature takes its course. We are heading back down to Pittsburgh this morning to be with her and will keep you posted as things progress. In His Name, Jeff
Tomorrow is chemo infusion #10/12 for me. Almost done! There is a light at the end of the tunnel!
 
8/4 CHRISTY: Marge Stanley has been moved to a memory care assisted living facility. She would appreciate cards and they may be mailed to the following:
Marge Stanley, Room #22, 2 Windsor Place, Warren, OH 44483… It would be better if we wait awhile for her to adjust before visiting her. Cheryl
 
8/3 CPC: Congratulations to Samantha & Erik Rainey on the birth of Kamdyn this afternoon. He is 6lbs 15oz, 19 1/2″ long. Mom and baby are doing fine.
 
8/3 WOODS: Update on Chuck. All is well after many tests. We are on our way home. Thank you for your prayers. Connie
 
8/3 WOODS: We are on our way to Pittsburgh. Chuck has some swelling and pain so they want to do an ultrasound. Connie
 
8/2 WOODS: First a praise watching the healing process really gives you time to consider how wonderfully we are made! Thanks for all your prayers and standing with me through this trial. Also if you will pray for help in finding a house to rent. Pray God leads us to his perfect choice for us. Connie
 
7/31 BUTCHY: Update on Doug’s dad: he was flown to Pittsburgh on Saturday; after 24 hours of improvement, there was a setback…rapid/irregular heartbeat that could not be controlled by meds. A temporary balloon pump was reinstalled Monday to give doctors time to consult about next steps…likely the installation a similar device that’s more semi-permanent, then placement on a donor list. Lord, give us all strength, and thank you all for your continued prayers. Heather
 
7/31 CPC: Lydia update: Lydia had her heart biopsy and cath Friday. Slightly surprised that her stent from the SVC to the subclavian needed ballooned because the gradient was too high but knew it would be done eventually. Needed to be admitted (With one of our favorite nurses, Lynn!) for echo, X-rays, and labs. The good news is that stenosed area opened to a higher flow but the bad news is it means six months of blood thinner shots. BEST for last – 4 1/2 years later there is no rejection (0)!!
 
7/30 STAUFFER: Pray for healing for my mom, Jan Hoffman, she has shingles. Daneen
 
7/26 WILSTER: My granddaughter, Layla, is very sick and on her way to the er. Please pray for her and travel safety for my son who faces a 6 hour drive to get to the hospital. Thank you. Kathy
 
7/26 STAUFFER: Please pray for my sister, Gwen’s, surgery Thursday, July 26. Pray for successful surgery, quick healing, and for me as I stay with her in Houston, PA for 3 days. Pray for a growing relationship for us. Daneen
 
7/25 SHANDER: Praise God – Andrew released from prison under house arrest, God is good!
 
7/25 LACAMERA: Requesting prayer for coming worker’s son Mark. He is not working. He is back home from New York City and is very depressed and threatening suicide again. My friend and her husband are devastated. Marlene
 
7/25 WIESEN: Please continue to pray for the current students at penn state Altoona and incoming freshman that they would have soften hearts to hear Gods voice and receive him this fall and prepare my heart as I get ready to leave and move to Altoona on August 7th that the Transition will be good and that the lord will take away all anxiety and fears from me and that I will continue to keep seeking him in this journey. Thank you for your prayers they are greatly appreciated. Ray
 
7/25 MCCARTHY: Please pray that my husband will know how hurtful his actions have been to me Please pray that my daughter would start speaking to me and forgive me Please give me the strength to go on and to have a ray of hope I am so hurt and feeling so lost and alone and deserted by my family Do not feel that they love me at all anymore. Janet
 
7/25 R AND R: Pray for Ron to learn how to regain Rachael’s trust and to show her sacrificial love to heal her heart and change her hardened heart to a tenderheart for God and Ron. Pray God works in her heart to heal the past and make her into the woman she wants to be and God plans for her. Pray Rachael overcomes and the barriers between the two are torn down. Pray they communicate humbly, lovingly, peacefully, and graciously. Pray they understand each other and forgive each other. Pray for their baby girls to know their parents love them and each other and for them to have no issues and be protected. Pray the external dividers be removed from this marriage and family and Ron and Rachael stay faithful to their marriage during this separation. Lord restore what the enemy intended to kill, destroy and steal. Lord restore this family and marriage and their love and trust. Pray the voices who say reconciliation is wrong to be silenced and this marriage and family is an example of what God’s restorative love is. Help them Lord and guide them and heal them.
 
7/23 SPEARS: Update on our great grandchild Titus age 3 1/2 yrs old with Bells Palsy. Blood test came back showing Lyme’s disease. Our Luke shared that being as they caught it early, the medication should be successful. We are praying on the success. Thank you for your prayers. Evelyn & Jim
 
7/23 BROWN: Please pray for Gerald Reading who suffered a stroke. He is now in a rehabilitation hospital. Pray for strength to endure and peace during this difficult time. Sally
 
7/23 STAUFFER: Please pray for all the details of our process of moving to Sharpsville (August 17-20). Bob & Debbie
 
7/22 JOHNS: It’s going to be a bit of a trying week this week; I have chemotherapy infusion tomorrow (Monday) after last week’s delay (horrible blood counts postponed last week’s infusion to this coming week). Sadly, nausea has been getting progressively worse as we get closer to chemo ending (On a positive note, after tomorrows delightfully delicious session, there are only THREE MORE INFUSIONS TO GO! There is a light at the end of the tunnel!! [Now I know how Chris felt as his chemo ended.]). Additionally, after Wednesday’s pump removal, I go to Passavant in Pgh. for another ablation (the expansion of the esophagus) to try to help with eating issues I have been having for the past few months. The ablation is a minor procedure, something I’m unconcerned about. Pray though that it is successful/does it’s job so that I can get back to eating where food goes down and stays down. Also, keep me in prayers as we move to the ending of chemo (such a delightful ride). Jeff
 
7/22 BUTCHY: Please pray for Doug’s Dad, Cedric; he suffered a severe heart attack. May the Lord provide strength to Cedric, the doctors and nurses on staff, and our family. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1) Heather
 
7/21 WOODS: Just an update on my husband’s progress. He was released today and came home to recover. Drs were amazed at how fast he was bouncing back. I credit all your prayers that our very gracious Lord answered! Can’t thank you enough, all glory to the Father. Connie
 
7/21 ORLANDO: Please pray for Erik for a job of a lifetime for a Christian boss, Dana. He will decide next wk. Thank you. Lynn
 
7/20 SPEARS: Our great grandson Titus is experiencing Bells Palsy which affects the one side of his face. One would not visualize that a 3 1/2 year old to have this. Titus is on medication and we pray that Titus will experience immediate relief. He has two siblings. Once again we thank you for your prayers. His Grandpa Todd is to return Monday from his Africa Mission trip. Travel mercies! Evelyn & Jim
 
7/19 BAKER: Please pray for Drew’s surgery. Annie
 
7/19 JEAN BROWN: Praise that my legs are better! My feet are still swelled. Thank you for your prayers. Continue to pray for Mary suffering with cancer.
 
7/18 MILD: Please pray for wisdom for both of us as we make decisions on courses of action for the medical issues we have. Thank you. Carolyn
 
7/18 STAUFFER: PRAISE report! Dad’s (Jim Hoffman) prostate surgery went well! Dr feels they got all of the cancer. Dad was told at 1 week check-up yesterday that having the surgery now rather than putting it off was a great decision b/c the type of cancer was actually a pretty aggressive one. PRAISE be to God for guiding his decision! Recovery has been pain-free! Prayer now is that Dad would be patient to rest as Dr orders until he is completely healed. Daneen
 
7/18 WOODS: Chuck’s surgery went better than expected. Prayers are needed for recovery. Connie
 
7/18 CPC: Andrew Brunson’s trial resumes today. Prayers are needed!
 
7/18 STEWART: Thank God this storm has passed. After some adjustments to the PCA pump on Sunday, Keith’s pain level has been a 3 with no spikes. He is much more alert and able to converse without falling asleep. The confusion has greatly diminished as well. Enjoying this reprieve. Cathy
 
7/18 SPEARS: Just a note of confirmation that our grandson and family arrived safely from Australia. Also our son Todd arrived safely to Gabon, Africa for a mission trip. Thanks so much for your prayers. Evelyn and Jim
 
7/16 MILD: Thanks for all of your prayers! Bob is back home after being diagnosed with a pinched nerve in his neck. The feeling came back into his hands during the night. He will be following up with a neurosurgeon to see where we go from here, God is good! Carolyn
 
7/16 SZABO: Donna Little update: She is going home today with medication to use if she has another bad migraine. Continued prayer as she recovers from this one. Cathy
 
7/16 WOODS: My husband Chuck is having by-pass surgery on his leg to restore circulation on Tuesday July 17th at 8am at the VA Hospital. in Pittsburgh. Please pray with me all of God’s shalom, love and wisdom prevail over this whole procedure from start to finish. Thank you. Connie
 
7/16 SZABO: Please keep Donna Little in prayer. She is in the hospital. She has had a migraine since Friday morning, early. She is getting fluids and having some tests run. Thanks for your prayers, I know she will appreciate them. Cathy
 
7/16 ORLANDO: Prayers for peace and diagnosis during a procedure today at 11:45. Lynn
 
7/14 MILD: Please pray for Bob Mild. I took him to emergency this afternoon when his hands and arms went numb. They are unable to determine what is causing this and sent him to West Penn in Pittsburgh by ambulance. The MRI was fine and they are puzzled as to what is going on. He is also getting over shingles and has recently been diagnosed with blockages in both legs- worse in the right. Also, please pray for me as I have a back problem that needs major surgery very soon and I need strength to get through this. I am in tremendous pain and don’t handle stress very well. Thank you, Carolyn
 
7/14 STEWART: Thank God for pca pumps and morphine. Pain level is 3 after a few hours. Much less confusion too. We started at an 8. Thank you all for praying us thru this.
 
7/13 STEWART: Keith’s pain is not controlled on oral meds. Changing pain meds to a continuous delivery thru a small pump this afternoon. Pray that this works. The pain is in the upper back to the left of the spine. Cathy
 
7/12 SCARMACK: Please pray for Joe’s cousin, Bob Pelini, who is very ill. Pray for comfort and peace. Sheryl
 
7/12 KREZMINSKI:
[We read] In the King James Bible, Ezekiel 22:30: “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”
O God, please help us and teach us to build a wall [of prayer] around the USA, Canada, Poland and Great Britain. Are you ready to stand in the gap, where God is the Helper and Teacher?
 
Please pray that Great Britain, Poland, the USA/Canada would overcome for: (The Acts 26.18).
* Poland, pray for freedom from dead religion to saving faith of Jesus Christ as the Saviour and the Lord by faith only,
* the Church in the USA & Canada & Great Britain – Pray for repentance and cleansing of the church – Matt. 3.12 “Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
* my family:
  1. Stir up the hearts of my family for ministry for me, my wife Dorothy, our daughter Ann, and our sons Peter and Daniel – “..but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24.15 2. Pray for God’s will, wisdom, discernment, revelation and recognition for me and my family; I ask God for Edmund’s work situation, God’s direction for Edmund , Dorothy, Peter, Daniel and Ann (also God’s protection over the company where she works), 3. God’s order in my work. I ask God for great wisdom at my work. Blessings and the knowledge of Jesus Christ for my bosses. Thank God for the continuation of my work.
Edmund & Dorothy Krzeminski
 
7/11 SPEARS: Travel mercies for our son Todd leaving tomorrow (Thursday) for a Mission Trip in regard to an Orphanage in Gabon, Africa. Thanks again for your concern. He is scheduled to leave from Canada. Evelyn & Jim
 
7/10 SPEARS: Travel mercies please for our grandson Jacob, Amanda and their three children traveling from Australia and are to land in Canada where family will pick them up. This trip takes almost 24 hours all together. Please remember them on this tiring trip. Thanking you for your kindness. Evelyn & Jim
 
7/10 SMITH: My family is being tested and the devil keeps creeping in. My cousin was hospitalized because of a thyroid storm. She was just diagnosed with Graves’ disease. Thyroid issues run in my family and it’s usually hypothyroidism (under active, hard to lose weight). My aunt (her mom) had to have her thyroid removed years ago because of hypothyroidism. She is worried about my cousin now. Please keep her in prayers. She doesn’t have insurance to get radiation or surgery to take care of this issue. Angie
 
7/10 STAUFFER: Please pray for my Dad, Jim Hoffman. He is having surgery tomorrow for prostate cancer. Pray that the robotic surgery is successful, that his recovery would be speedy and free of complications, that he would be a good patient during recovery, and for Mom to have strength and patience as she cares for him. He is in great health and the Drs feel he will do well. Also pray for God’s timing in the sale of their lakefront TN home that they have just listed, and that the Lord will provide a perfect “downsize” home for them in nearby northeast OH!! Daneen
 
7/10 WIESEN: Word of praise in May I got into an accident and the damages cost more then I paid the car. So I needed to get a car worrying how I would pay for a new car since I just started working for the CCO and I have to raise support I get contacted by a dealership in Altoona pa where I will be serving with the CCO. The owners of the dealership are supporters of the CCO and heard about my car problem and they wanted to help get me a car for a cheaper price then my car cost to get fixed. Tomorrow I am going down to pick up my new 2013 Dodge Dart! God provides and he is so faithful! Ray
 
7/10 AITKENS: Please pray for my friend Terry who has pancreatic cancer that the Lord watches over her & keeps her pain down as she only has 3-6 months. Katherine
 
7/9 WILSTER: Please pray for a man that was hit by a car while driving on a four wheeler near my sister’s house in Hillsville, Pa. My sister and brother-in-law helped with other neighbors to keep him alive until the paramedics arrived. Pray also for his wife because she was traumatized at the scene. He was life-flighted to St. Elizabeth Hospital. In 2009 my son was hit from behind while driving his motorcycle by a van traveling at 100 mph. He recovered in the same hospital so I know first-hand the power of our prayers. Thank you. Kathy
 
7/9 MILLER: Pray for Jessica. She is not doing well after her surgery. Bob
 
7/9 MADURA: I fell and had surgery for a broken wrist. Please pray for a quick recovery. Barb
 
7/9 ORLANDO: Prayer for my son, Erik, and the his decisions. Continued prayer for my diagnosis. Lynn
 
7/8 ANONYMOUS: Please pray that my faith can grow stronger. I’m having numerous health issues & I can’t afford medication or doctor appointments. & I’m trying to move to go care for one sister who is in last stages of copd. Then I find out other sister in Arizona has pancreatic cancer & only 3-6 months to live. It’s more than I can handle. So my faith that it’s going to get better is not to good.
 
7/7 STEWART: It has been a long 30 hours but Praise God his pain is manageable again. Cathy
 
7/7 GRACE: Please pray this prayer for my family. Please pray for God to lead my daughter Raewyn safely out of the difficult situation that she is living in. Thank you. Father I pray that You would protect Marie and her family from all the evils that are lurking nearby and from those that would seek to harm them. Uphold this family and keep them safe from all the evils that encircle their lives. Put Your hedge of protection and safety around them as we pray, and place a guard at their doors and protects them from all that pass by their gate. And Father, keep Marie’s families hearts from fear but rather fill overflowing with Your perfect peace that passes all understanding. Thank You that You are indeed this families refuge and strength. You are that ever present Help in time of trouble – therefore in Your strength Marie will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the middle of the sea. You are with them wherever they go. Thank You in Jesus name, Marie Grace.
 
7/7 CPC: Jim Zomparelli had shoulder surgery and is home recuperating.
 
7/5 STEWART: It is past time for an update. Not the best picture but we had an extra special visitor for 10 days. William and parents were here. Keith let us know ” it is my turn” to hold him. They will be back in a few weeks. Keith continues to battle with pain control. Still adjusting meds. He sleeps so well at night that the gap in meds is sometimes too long and then we play catch up. Short term memory is not good but he remembers other stuff without a problem. He still is up and about in the house and eating fairly well. Enjoying the times of lucidity. Trying to grow my patience a moment at a time. Cathy
 
7/5 CPC: The mission team is accomplishing a great deal on the ranch in Mexico. Please keep them in prayer!
 
7/2 CPC: Ethel Lilly had a fall Friday morning. Pray for healing and guidance for the family.
 
6/29 CPC: Today’s is the last day of Summer’s Best 2 Weeks. The closing program is at 11:30am. Pray that the lessons learned in camp will permeate the lives of the campers and their families.
 
6/29 LAYMAN: Praise the Lord! My job is safe!!! Hopefully now the Superintendent realizes that I am indeed part of the STEM curriculum, lol! I had a lot of students and parents come out and support me by speaking at the Board meeting on my behalf! Thank you for your concern and your prayers! Janey
 
6/28 SMITH: It’s a bittersweet day today. We are really excited that the 5-FU torpedo is off and chemo is done, but we will miss the staff at the cancer care center. I know we will see them occasionally for things, but not like we have been. We have gotten to know them through this time. Today we gave each one a bag of Firebean Espresso coffee and a dark pink rose (appreciation and gratitude). Each one had tears in their eyes and gave us hugs. We even gave the oncologist a rose (Chris thought is was weird to give a guy a rose). Speaking of roses, our one friend helped us out enormously. What she did was so sweet, we are really grateful and appreciate it. Thank you Kim Zippie for helping us with the roses. Thank you to our friends Kim and Kenzie at Firebean Espresso for keeping Camryn today so Chris and I could hand out the gifts after he got his chemo off. Your family has been wonderful to us. Thank you to our friends, the Reading family for watching both girls Tuesday so I could be with Chris as he got his last chemo treatment. It was truly appreciated. We are are so grateful for the family and friends who have been there for us in this journey. The chemo is done, now let the testing commence. God Bless. Angie
 
6/28 CPC: Our sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Tom Galloway. Calling hours will be 1 to 4pm on Sunday at the John Flynn Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Monday at the funeral home at 11am.
 
6/27 SB2W: The track meet will run as scheduled today! Keep the campers and leaders safe during today’s meet!
 
6/27 STAUFFER: Our son, Andrew, wife, Leah, and daughter, Selah, are flying to Colorado today. This is Selah’s 1st flight! Prayer for safe flight, but also that Selah would do OK! Second request for our daughter, Megan, and husband, Sam, as they meet with a lawyer friend this afternoon regarding what’s next in the process of moving from co-guardians to sole guardians to adopting little Grace! Prayer for the Lord to make the path smooth and quick; for wisdom, patience, and understanding for Sam and Meg. Daneen
 
6/26 SMITH: We are finally getting the last chemo treatment!!! Can’t wait to be completely done Thursday with it all. Granted, we will still be going through testings and won’t be considered “cancer free” until years to come. In our eyes, God has healed Chris and the cancer is gone. The medical staff here at the cancer center was so surprised at what we did and cannot believe we brought in stuff to celebrate the last session. Patients are enjoying the cupcakes and drinks. We had a family member of one patient come up to us saying that this has given her hope that there is a light at the end of this stuff. God is awesome. I wanted the patients to be inspired by us celebrating and to know that there is hope. This chemo will end. The cancer will be gone. There is light at the end of the tunnel even though it’s a tough one to get through. With God, all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 Angie
 
6/26 JEAN BROWN: Pray for Ben and Patty suffering with diabetes; Mary with stage 4 cancer and for my swollen legs.
 
6/26 LYON: I sprained a muscle connecting my thigh to my heel on my left leg. I have been off work resting it for a week. I am scheduled to go back to work tomorrow. Please pray it doesn’t hurt too much. It does feel much better since last week, but still “catches” at times and hurts after a while. Thanks. Mollie
 
6/26 CPC: Today is the SWIM MEET!
 
6/25 DK: Pray for the following: my sister, Gloria, in therapy at the hospital and she is doing much better and hopes to be home soon; work for my brother; healing for my family; prayer and thanks for all in church. Thank you all.
 
6/25 DIFEO: Pray for all mankind. Carl
 
6/24 LAYMAN: Please pray for our teachers who may lose their jobs this week. Our district has never cut any jobs since the early 1970s and is, for some reason, $1 in debt this year. My program is one on the chopping block so please pray that I am able to speak well at the board meeting on Wednesday and that there are other cuts that can be made other than teaching jobs. Thanks! I miss you all so much! Janey
 
6/24 HOMER: Thank you for all the prayers. Mike and family are home. It was an extremely long and difficult trip because they had to stop so often, but he said the kiddos were troopers. I’m just glad they’re home. Thanks again!! Joanie
 
6/24 PORTAL: Please pray for my friend, Julie’s mother, Anne. She collapsed on Wednesday and has been non-responsive ever since. Keep the family in prayer.
 
6/23 WIESEN: One of my friends from college mother had a massive heart attack this week and tomorrow they are taking her off of life support please pray for my friend Danielle Moyer! This happened so fast and she doesn’t want to accept what is happening. Ray
 
6/23 HOMER: My son Mike and his family are on their way home from North Carolina. Unfortunately they all woke up this morning with intestinal flu! Please pray that Mike can drive them home safely! They were all miserable when he called this morning. It’s going to be a long day! Thank you for your prayers! Joanie
 
6/23 KILGORE: Please keep me in prayer as I navigate the course of my healing from this awful autoimmune disease, I need WISDOM as to what decisions to make and what treatments to pursue plus of course finances. Darlene
 
6/22 KILGORE: Please keep my mother in prayer. Darlene
 
6/22 ORIS: To my church family: please keep my family in prayer. Heather
 
6/21 JOHNS: Jan, AMEN! Jeff
 
6/21 BOMBECK: Praising our Lord this morning! I love this special time at our church. God shows us His love and light in tangible ways through the staff, volunteers, and kids. I see light in the eyes and warmth in the welcomes and encouragement throughout each day as our church and our church’s friends give of themselves so freely for God’s purposes. Please join me in praising Him today! Jan
 
6/19 ORLANDO: Prayers for diagnosis of stomach issues for myself. Lynn
 
6/19 DOTY: Pray for Robert and his grandma. He has to move. Rayanne
 
6/18 STEWART: Praise the Lord! We are back home safe and sound. It truly takes a “village” to accomplish things when life isn’t simple. A heartfelt thank you to all of our prayer warriors and special angels that made everything go as smooth as possible. We are so blessed with our family and friends. Please continue to uplift Kendra in prayer. She is doing so much better. Actually saw a few smiles from Keith on our car ride home. Looking forward to a calmer day. Cathy
 
6/18 SB2W Camps are off to a great start! Please keep the camps in prayer!
 
6/17 STEWART: My trip to Virginia has been challenging. Flew done to help with the drive back to Pa. Flying home tonight. Kendra became very sick and ended up in the hospital for 24 hours. We sprang her at midnight. Difficult being separated from her 8 day old son. She, John and William have to postpone their trip a few more days and I need to get back home. Keith has been in respite care and has had some good days and some troublesome ones. He is in excellent hands but forgets why I’m not there. Pray for my flight tonight and the kids as they travel to Pa later this week. Cathy
 
6/17 Summer’s Best 2 Weeks begins TOMORROW! Please keep everyone in prayer!
 
6/16 STEWART: Please pray for Kendra. She has been hospitalized with an infection.
 
6/16 HOMER: Please pray for safe travels for my son Mike and his family as they travel to the Outer Banks. Joan
 
6/16 Summer’s Best 2 Weeks begins on Monday (including the junior camp). Please keep the leaders, counselors, work crew, and the many, many volunteers in prayer as they prepare. Also, keep the campers in prayer. On Monday we will have OVER 200 people in the building! These camps impact our valley for the glory of God!
 
6/15 STAUFFER: Thank you ALL for your many prayers! We closed today at noon and we are OFFICIALLY Hermitage residents and are moved into our Knapp Ave home! Rick is feeling much better, just low on energy. See you all at worship on Sunday! Rick & Daneen
 
6/14 STEWART: Say a few extra prayers as I fly to Virginia tomorrow. Driving back Saturday with John, Kendra and William. Our newest family member will be with us for a few weeks. Keith is in respite care for a few days at Avalon Springs Place. The staff is great. We’re both having a bit of anxiety. Cathy
 
6/14 SMITH: One more to go, one more to go, one more to go!!!!!! Yay!! We are so excited that we have one more chemo treatment left. Chris just got finished today with getting his pump off from session 9. We are planning a party at the cancer center on the last day. Can’t wait!! We just want to get back with our lives and for this to no longer be the norm of life. Sadly there are a few people we know who are still having to go through the “C” words (cancer, chemo, crap). Just to let those of you who are still fighting, we are fighting with you. No one fights alone. Exodus 14:14. We are praying for you and your families. You will overcome all of this and your testimony will show how God has been with you. We give all of you, many heartfelt thanks for being here for us. Praying and helping us through. Angie
 
6/13 MILLER: Jessica had knee replacement surgery and is recuperating at home. Bob
 
6/13 STAUFFER: Yay!! We got word yesterday at 6:30PM that the proper certificate our buyer needed has come through!! Even though it’s late, WE CAN CLOSE!!! Our seller is allowing us to take possession as scheduled (even though it will be slightly before we close in Hermitage) so we don’t have to reschedule with the moving company. GOD IS GOOD! Please continue to pray us there! Also for Rick who isn’t feeling well at this point. See you all soon! Rick & Daneen
 
6/13 COSTELLO: Please pray for our friend Dale who is in ICU in Sharon. God knows. Cathy
 
6/13 CPC: Congratulations to Joe and Nikki Patton. Their daughter, Carmen, was born Monday. She was 5lb 12oz 18 1/2 inches long.
 
6/11 STAUFFER: Our agent called and told us that closing on our house here in Canfield has been delayed AGAIN (4th time!) because the buyer’s bank is not ready yet with USDA approval. We were supposed to close LAST MONDAY before we left for CA! We have the movers coming to pack us up tomorrow (Tues), load the van in OH Wed, and move us into our new home (if we can close??) on Thursday. Please pray that closing can happen tomorrow morning on our Canfield, OH home, as that will allow us to still move forward with our closing in PA tomorrow at 1PM as scheduled without having to come up with “Plan B!” Rick and Daneen
 
6/11 JOHNS: Kudos and Praises to everyone involved in yesterday’s wonderfully, tremendously successful Church picnic at Buhl Park. Man oh man, what a good time that was had by all! You could feel the presence of the Saints around us, the power of the Holy Spirit. The different selections of food brought by everyone created a mouth-watering aroma that meandered through the shelter, sending people up for second and third helpings (not that I was keeping track). Even Mother Nature, in her infinite indecision on what kind of weather to bring to the party, couldn’t dampen the spirits of all in attendance. Now the only thing left to do is to get some of those delicious recipes (like the baked beans with ground meat for starters…..). Jeff
 
6/11 ORLANDO: Prayers for test on Monday, June 18th. Lynn
 
6/8 CPC: Congratulations to new grandparents, Keith & Cathy Stewart! Kendra and 9lb. 15 oz. baby boy, William, are doing well!
 
6/7 SPEARS: Follow up: Ashley Spears grandfather Jody Merrick came home yesterday (Wed.) and doing better. Definitely needs more prayer for his healing as he had to have a long period of time in the hospital. Also pray for his wife Beth Lynn as she has had a lot on her plate. Thanks for continued prayer as it is much appreciated. Evelyn and Jim
 
6/7 DK: Please pray for the following: my recovery from therapy and my cough and arthirits, financial help/work for my brother. Thank you for praying for Jim’s infected finger. It is now healed.
 
6/6 CPC: Please pray for all the Braymers as family members begin to travel in from across the country to be here for the memorial service for Linda’s mother [Donna Rambeck] on Saturday, June 9th. The Braymers welcome anyone from their Covenant family to join them in celebrating her life @ 11:00 at Christ Lutheran Church, 396 Buhl Blvd.
 
6/4 APA: Pray for Floyd Augustino. He is having by-pass surgery and will need prayer during his recovery. John P.
 
6/4 ORLANDO: Pray for health issues. Lynn
 
6/4 SMITH: For all who are going through a rough time in life right now, just to let you know that God is still with you. You will be STRONGER!! Angie
 
6/3 JOHNS: The minute I hit ‘send’, I remembered the other warriors in this fight for healing who are also in need of our prayers and support. I wanted to mention, the TRUE unspoken heroes; the spouses and family members who offer no end of support in the never-ending battle against this dreaded disease. While most everyone is focused on us, the cancer-stricken individuals and the toll it constantly takes when we go through our ‘sessions’ (both physically and mentally), we tend to forget about the toll it takes on those around us as well, our loved ones; spouses, family, and friends. Please forgive my sin of omission and remember to pray also for the family members (as so eloquently stated by Angie in her recent post), for these are not easy times for them either. In His Name, Jeff
 
6/3 JOHNS: Finished my 6th (out of 12) chemo sessions this past week. In the past, I felt ‘Meh’ the day after the pump removal, but that passed fairly quickly. However, this time, I actually feel horrible and can’t seem to shake that constant ‘on the edge of nausea’ feeling in my stomach, which is making getting motivated and doing things quite challenging. Secondly, I have been fighting severe swelling in my calves, for which the doctor prescribed a diuretic. It has helped a little bit, but there is still a lot of swelling. Hopefully this diuretic will be much more helpful long-term. Thirdly, I see the dermatologist Monday to check out some skin problems on my ankles (which I assume is associated with the chemo drugs. Now I know what a leper feels like!). Let’s pray it’s something simple (as if I’ve ever taken the simple approach!). And fourthly, I’m scheduled for a CAT scan next week prior to my next infusion/doctor visit. He wants to see how/if things are progressing positively as a result of the chemo treatment, if things are stagnant, or if it isn’t working at all and we need to figure out a new approach. So, I’ll be on pins and needles for the next 10 days. While praying for me, please do remember my chemo brothers in arms too. In His Name. Jeff
 
6/2 AITKENS: Please pray for my friend Nan for her health to get better. Thanks Sara
 
6/2 LACAMERA: Thanks to all for prayers. Praise the Lord my procedure went well! In the healing process with only mild discomfort today. Awaiting biopsy results but the doctor is confident that this should be negative. Marlene
 
6/2 STEWART: Quick update: We have good days and so so days and each day has it’s blessings. Since the strength of the patch was increased pain is much more under control. The c diff is gone and he remains on decreasing amounts of antibiotics for 4 to 6 more weeks. Everything else is status quo. Waiting for our grandson who is due any day now. Getting ready to celebrate Kate’s birthday and our 42nd wedding anniversary. Cathy
 
6/1 WIESEN: Please pray for me as I go down to Robert Morris university today and start my month long new staff training with the CCO and that the Lord will be the center of this whole month! Thank you all so much see you in July! Ray
 
6/1 LACAMERA: I am having a surgical procedure Friday morning. It should be minor but I am apprehensive about having anesthesia. Would appreciate prayer that all goes well and that the Lord guide the hands of the surgeon and team. Thank you and God bless all. Marlene