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Prayer Requests

DATE UPDATED: 2/27/2024


Circuit 2
Bethlehem, Berkeley, CA
Grace, El Cerrito, CA
Memorial Lutheran Chapel for the Deaf, Fremont, CA
Prince of Peace, Fremont, CA
Good Shepherd, Hayward, CA
Oromo Lutheran, Hayward, CA
Zion, Piedmont, CA
Mt. Zion, Richmond, CA
Hope, San Leandro, CA
Bethlehem Ethiopian, San Lorenzo, CA
Calvary, San Lorenzo, CA


  • For Joel Wahlers (CNH District’s Education Executive) and his wife, Dawn, on the recent passing of their sister-in-law, Jill.

  • For the family of Frank Spiva, who peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 7. (Frank served as the Planned Giving Counselor for the CNH District from 1989 – 2011.) Click here for his obituary.

  • For the family of Virginia (Jenny) Kohlmeyer, wife of Rev. Phillip Kohlmeyer, pastor emeritus, as she was called to glory on Sunday, February 4.

  • Rev. Jeff Morey, Trinity, Stockton, CA, who recently fell, and as a result of the fall, had back surgery. Prayers are requested for his recovery, patience, and strength for upcoming physical therapy.

Ongoing prayers / various health needs:

  • For peace in the Middle East.

  • For God’s comfort and peace for the people of Maui. Ask God to give strength and wisdom to the members of Emmanuel, Kahului, Maui, as they minister to so many who are going through challenging times due to the fire.

  • For congregations of the CNH District, as they consider ideas for “1 in Every One,” the initiative that was developed at the 2022 District Convention – to start one new ministry in each circuit of the District by 2025.

  • For encouragement for all at our District schools: principals, teachers, students, and parents.

  • Rev. Norm Milz, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. Dr. John (Jack) Geach, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. John Huss, Peace, Arroyo Grande, CA, for the Lord to provide wisdom for ongoing treatment and his restoration to health

  • Rev. Larry A. Miller, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. Darrill Sandberg, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. Ray Kringel, pastor emeritus, and wife, Norma, his caregiver

  • Rev. Karl Bliese, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. David Chan, Faith, South San Francisco

  • Rev. Chris DelCol, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. Mark Haas, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. Bill Plath, pastor emeritus

  • Cheryl, wife of Rev. Hank Scherer, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. Ted Iverson, pastor emeritus

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