Prayer Requests

DATE UPDATED: 7/27/2021

(Circuit 12)
St. Paul, Artois, CA
Community Church of Joy, Brownsville, CA
Faith, Burney, CA
Redeemer, Chico, CA
Bethlehem, Colusa, CA
Mt. Olive, Corning, CA
Grace, Gridley, CA
Calvary, Oroville, CA
Our Savior, Paradise, CA
St. Paul, Red Bluff, CA
Trinity, Redding, CA
First, Willows, CA


  • Ann Heine, wife of Rev. Mark Heine, St. John, Napa, CA, praise that the exploratory surgery revealed no cancer.

  • Linda Holt, wife of Rev. Paul Holt, Pilgrim, Oakland, CA, for strength and healing.

  • The following pastors were recently called to glory. Please keep their families in your prayers:

          o Rev. Richard Brewer, pastor emeritus, Pleasant Hill, CA (Friday, July 16). The memorial
             service for Rev. Brewer will be held on Saturday, October 9, 10am, Faith Lutheran Church,
             50 Woodsworth Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA.
          o Rev. Henry Lai, Union City, CA (Friday, July 16). The memorial service for Rev. Lai will be
             held on Friday, July 30, 12pm, Calvary Lutheran Church, 17200 Via Magdalena, San
             Lorenzo, CA.
          o Rev. Dr. Richard Thompson, pastor emeritus, Lincoln, CA (Thursday, July 8). A memorial
             service will not be held, per the request of the Thompson family.

  • Rev. Rex Umbenhaur, Reno, NV, suffering from stage 4 cancer.

  • Thanksgiving for the birth of a daughter, Lydia, to Rev. Chad and Magdalena Biar, St. John, Fallon, NV, on July 7.

Ongoing prayers / various health needs:

  • Continue to pray for those infected with COVID -19. Also pray that the Lord will renew the energy of all healthcare workers.

  • Those affected by the fires all over California, including the firefighters and first responders.

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

  • Robin, wife of Rev. Ryan Hochgrebe, former pastor of Mt. Olive, Folsom

  • Rev. Mark Heine, St. John, Napa, CA

  • Rev. Ray Kringel, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. Chris DelCol, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. Karl Bliese, St. John, Willits, CA

  • Rev. Mark Haas, pastor emeritus

  • June, mother of Rev. Matt Switzer, Trinity, San Rafael, CA

  • Rev. Dean Gade, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. Bill Plath, pastor emeritus

  • Joann, wife of Rev. Rick Barklage, Arcata, CA

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

  • Beth, wife of Rev. Alan Sommer, Light of the Hills, Cameron Park, CA

  • Norma, wife of Rev. Lu Werth, pastor emeritus

  • Rev. Ted Iverson, pastor emeritus