Submit your prayer requests by clicking here or call the church office (630) 830-3003.

Update: 10-10-2021

Anne T: Prayers of Joy on the very nice memorial service for Terry Kane held at GSUMC on 10/9.

Tatiana K: Prayers of Joy that her husband, Alexander, is home after 20 days in the hospital.  Also, continued prayers for his recovery.
Ann M. Prayers of Concern for Ron, who is in hospice care and for Susan, who will be making decisions on his care.
Lori A: Prayers of Concern for continued prayers for Melissa Kress and for George (and Pam) K.
Pastor Becky asked for continued prayers for Tammy W.  

Update: 10-3-2021

Tatiana K: Prayers of Concern for her husband’s health.

Update: 9-26-2021

Ann T: Prayers of Joy as Lynda B’s birthday is Tuesday.

Ann MS: Prayers of Concern for those who have COVID: Nancy, George, Karen, Charlotte, and Richard.

Tatiana K: Prayers of Concern for her husband Alexander who is currently in hospital.

Lynda B: Prayers of Concern for Mary N.’s sister who had rotator cuff surgery and for Mary who is taking care of her.

Update: 9-19-2021

Gail C: Prayers of Joy that last Sunday’s blood drive was a success with 46 donors participating.

Carie S: Prayers of Concern for the Payleightner family who lost 2 uncles last week.

Mary N: Prayers that all goes well for her sister Julie who is having rotator cuff surgery.

Lori A: Prayers for her neighbor Sue who is also having rotator cuff surgery.

Lin L: Prayers of Concern for his brother Ron who has had several by-pass surgeries and is depressed.

Chris L: Prayers of Concern for her brother Jeff who is looking for a job.

Tim C: Prayers of Concern for his friend Arlene who is suffering with a bad cold.

Update: 9-12-2021

Lori A: Continued prayers for Melissa K.’s health.  Continued prayers for George K. with his recovery and wellness.

Mary N: – Prayers for Tammy W. and her health.  It is also a joy that her grand daughter turned 7 years old!

Margo G: Continued prayers for Tatiana’s husband Sasha and his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Ann T: Prayers for Kitty G. who is receiving chemotherapy treatments.

Gail C: Prayers of Concern for Gary as he continues his struggle with cancer.

Update: 9-5-2021

Prayers of Concern for Tatiana’s husband Alexander who will have biopsy surgery Tuesday and for hopeful and helpful results.

Prayers of Concern for Anita, family, friends, students, and colleagues of Dom K. who died last week.

Prayers of Concern for Tammy W. for healing and recovery.

Prayers of Joy for Ann M who is celebrating the 4th Anniversary of finishing her chemo/radiation treatments.

Update: 8-29-21

Prayers of Concern for people in the path of the hurricane.

Prayers of Concern for the family and friends of Don K. who passed away. Don was GSUMC piano tuner for over 20 years, Tatiana worked with him and Margo was one of his students.

Heather F: Prayers of Concern for the family and friends of her friend Tammy who has bile duct cancer and is in hospice.

Prayers of Concern for George K. who is in rehabilitation for healing and for Pam K. as they go through this process.

Tatiana K: Prayers of Concern for her friend Carol who has COVID

Update 8-24-2021

Beverly E: Prayers of concern for her daughter Erin who has leukemia and was exposed to Covid. Prayers for Erin’s family members that have Covid and the extended family members.

Update: 8-7-2021

Jacquie H: Prayer request for Erin Z. (daughter of Beverley E. and sister of Seamus E.). She is in the hospital and has been diagnosed as having leukemia. Prayers for her, her family and those who are caring for her.

Update: 8-4-2021

Kristina S: Prayers of Concern for the family and friends of Alex C. who passed in a car accident.

Update: 8-1-2021

Sherry O: Prayers of Thanks her sister Mary is doing well.

Lori A: Prayers of Concern for Melissa K. and Debbie. Prayers for Kitty G. who is experiencing difficulty with her current chemotherapy treatment.

Ann MS: Prayers of Thanks that Val’s surgery was successful, and all her cancer was removed.

Tatiana K: Prayers of Concern for prayers for her husband Sasha.  The doctors found a cyst on his pancreas, and he will have an MRI soon for more results.

Update: 7-25-2021

Lynda B: Prayers of Joy for a family reunion last weekend.

Kitty G: Prayers of Joy after many months apart she was able to go out with friends Ann and Robin last week for lunch.  She also appreciated Lynda driving her to a cancer treatment.

Annalise MS: Prayers of Joy that her two sons ended a 300 mile bicycle trip across country and that she was able to take a 3-day getaway with a friend last week.

Todd & Jeremy J: Prayers of Joy as they are celebrating Cheryl’s birthday.

Pastor Becky: Prayers for Carolyn who is still in hospice; Don Levan and his family; and for Val who will undergo colon cancer surgery Thursday, and whose husband has pancreatic cancer; and for Mary who is coming home after a rather short stay in rehabilitation – that she will get the extra help she needs.

Update: 7-18-2021

Gail C:  Prayers of Joy 36 pints of blood were donated at the drive last week; next drive is September 12.  Also, PADS is trying to start up in October and she’d like GS to continue it’s meal donations in October, December, February, and April.

Gail C: Prayers of Concern her daughter-in-law’s father died last Tuesday, she asked for prayers for the Domky family.

Dave J: Prayers of Joy Taylor celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, July 14. Dave & Chris celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary the same day!

Kitty G: Prayers of Joy and thanks for a good visit with her mom and family.

Update: 7-11-2021

Margo G: Prayers of Concern for Melissa K. she was in the hospital last week with Pancreatic cancer treatment complications.

 
Beth: Prayers of Concern for 2 coworkers, Mike and Will, who both have cancer.  Also prayers for Kitty G. who is undergoing ongoing cancer treatment.  Also, her friend, Rachel is pregnant with twins and in the hospital.

 
Sharon P: Prayers of Concern for a friend of the family Russel D. passed away suddenly, prayers for him and his family.


Sherry O: Prayers of Concern for her sister Mary fell in grocery store and fractured her hip and shoulder, Mary also suffers from some mental health issues.  Need prayers for emotional and physical healing.

 
Mary N.: Prayers of Joy for the big family reunion they attended.  Prayers of Concern for her nephew, Andrew N. who had an emergency .  And prayers for all who are traveling this summer.


Dave H: Prayers of Joy and Thanksgiving for a successful 4th of July booth at Bartlett Fest.  Many thanks to Dave and Taylor J. for all their efforts running and coordinating the booth.  Also, Betty L. passed away last week.  She was one of the key players in making our current church building possible, prayers of concern for her family. 

Update: 7-4-2021

Sherry P. Prayers of Concern for her mom, Carolyn, who lives out of state has been in the hospital for the last month with COPD and O2 fluctuations.

Buzz & lady friend, Pat: Prayers of thanks for the call from the church to check on them—glad to be back in church.

Dave J. Prayers of Thanks that the 4th of July booth going well, need more help with clean up and break down.

Ann S: Prayers of Joy as we are happy to welcome Pastor Becky.

Sharon P: Prayers of Concern for new baby niece, Maggie, who will need spinal surgery next week.

Gail C.: GSUMC is hosting a blood drive next Sunday 12:30 -5 pm.  Also, her husband, Gary, is just finishing 30 rounds of radiation treatments for cancer.

Kitty G.: Prayers of Joy as her sister, Beth is traveling to pick up her mom from OH and coming to IL for a visit.  She is really looking forward to all the laughs & hugs.

Pastor Becky: Prayers of Thanks to all those who worked on the church building, painted pews;  worked and donated to the 4th of July booth.  Prayers of hope that Little Angels program can be successful this fall.

Lori A.: Prayers of Concern Melissa Kress as she is still being treated for pancreatic cancer.

Tammy W.: Prayers of Concern for those who are looking for work; those who are grieving.

Update: 6-28-2021

 Lynda B.: Prayers of Joy her grand daughter, Cecilia graduated high school and will be going to Temple in the fall.  Also, niece & family traveling from France this week.

Kitty G: Prayers of Joy her mom (96  years young) will be coming to visit along with her sister Beth.

Norvell B: Prayers of Joy as he is pleased and grateful to see a full house in worship today.

Cheryl J: Prayers of thanks to attend a memorial for her cousin who died in May of thyroid cancer.  Also her mom’s estate sale will be next week, prayers it is successful.

Steve & Dorie G. this is their last Sunday at GSUMC, as they are looking for a church with more kids.

Update: 6-27-2021

Gigi G:  Prayers of Concern asking for continued prayers for her dad doing chemotherapy and going well.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Pastor Aviani’s son, 16 years old, undergoing treatments stomach cancer, but currently doing well.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for all victims and families of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida.

Gigi G:  Prayers of Joy that her daughter Christina and her husband moved into their first home.

Gigi G:  Prayers of Joy she received test results show negative on recent test, Prayers for next test to receive negative result as well.

Update: 6-20-21

Sue S:  Prayers of Concern for her Aunt Joan and Uncle Norman as his health has been declining.

Sue S:  Prayers of Concern as Sue begins physical therapy for the next six weeks on her ankle.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Joy that her physical therapy is starting to work, and Linda is 3 months old.

Update from 6-13-2021 Inperson Worship

Heather F:  Prayers as her family and friends celebrated her mom’s life in Maryland.

Roger H: Prayers of Joy as they celebrated his parents’ 70th wedding anniversary.

Sherry O:  Prayers of Concern for her friend Linda, who has no family in the area, ended up in the hospital and Sherry is uncertain how she is doing.

Margo G:  Prayers of Concern for her brother-in-law, John, who is status post craniotomy had a seizure but is thankfully on meds and home now.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for her friend, Jan H, fell and fractured her hip.

Margo G:  Prayers of Concern for her neighbor, Debbie was in a horrific car accident and fractured her spine–thankful she is home now and starting to be able to walk around the neighborhood.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Pastor Avani and family due to ongoing cancer treatments.

Tammy W:  Prayers of Concern for those in our midst that are looking for work; are grieving or are suffering ongoing illness.

Tammy W:  Prayers of Joy and thankful that her mom, Juanita, is here today, has moved to Wheaton and is celebrating a birthday this week.  Also asking for prayers of healing for Jim as he sustained a cat bite on his hand.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Joy that she is making progress in Physical Therapy and prayers of thanks for all the prayers lifted for her growing family.

Roger H:  Prayers of Joy that the NIC has appointed Rev Becky Nichol of Geneva to be our new half time pastor beginning July 1.

Update: 6-13-2021

Deb F: Prayers for cooler weather.

Terri T: Prayers of joy that we had rain Saturday.

Beth: Prayers of concern for Maria, a grandmother of one of her students, taken off of life support lift her and her family in your prayers.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for all pastors and their churches as we move to Phase 5 and create a faithful and accommodating environment.

Update: 6-10-21

Beth: Prayers of Concern for Maria, grandmother of one of her students, who is in the hospital with horrible lung effects from COVID. She is suffering and not a candidate for lung transplant. She will be taken off of life support, please keep her and her family in your prayers.

Update: 6-7-2021

Deb F:  Prayers of Concern for any health concerns surrounding Gail and Gary Casey.

Sue S:  Prayers for safe travels to family members as they travel to weddings this weekend and that they return safely.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Pastor Aviani’s teenage son who has an abdominal tumor.

Pastor Megan;  Prayers of Concerns for herself as she is continuing to recovery from Linda’s delivery, back, hips, knees, and epidural issues.  Thankfully Linda arrived safely and is in good health.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Sean K. as they plan Terry’s memorial service.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for the Bishop and cabinet as they continue to work on who will be the best fit for GSUMC.

Update: 5-30-2021

Deb F: Prayers of Concern as she is fighting some kidney issues, will be seeing a specialist. She also has is dealing with heart and cancer issues.

Sue S: Prayers of concern as she is continuing to heal from broken ankle, hoping she gets good news from doctor appointment.

Sue S: Prayers of Joy that she and Jerry have celebrated 33 years of marriage. Prayers of Joy they will be grandparents in November.

Margo G: Prayers of Joy her brother in law was out of ICU and home now after a stroke last week. 

Margo G: Prayers of Concern for Ellen G. who lost her brother.

Buzz: Prayers of Joy that he experienced gall bladder issues a week ago, but is doing better now.  Buzz was also thankful for the prospect of a new great grandchild. 

Buzz: Prayers of Concern for a friend who had open heart surgery.

Ann T: Prayers that it is Memorial Day Weekend and asked that we remember all veterans. 

George and Pam K: Prayers of Joy as they are thankful for their grandson having his first birthday and the blessing for the time they have been able to spend with him.

Chris: Prayers of Joy and congratulations for all the high school and college graduates, who have made it through in difficult times. 

Dale S: Prayers of Joy he is thankful for Pastor Michael R. and that GSUMC was a part of his development.   

Update: 5-21-2021

Becky W:  Prayers of joy for Aaron as we celebrate his high school graduation on May 29th.

Update: 5-18-2021

Margo G: Prayers of Concern as Ellen G.’s brother died, safe travels as Ellen and family travel to New Jersey to help during this time

Ann T: Prayers of Joy Happy birthday to Pat H. and Tatiana

Richard H: Prayers of Joy their great-grandchild is doing well, after being born 5 weeks early.

Dale S: Prayers of Joy as they are moving to Dell Web community at the end of June.

Linda B: Prayers of Joy was had at a friend of her daughters Baby Shower.  Her Daughter and partner have also found a new home.

Tatiana K: Prayers of Joy Thankful for her card and happy to play and see everyone at church!  Grateful to God for all this many gifts she has received.

Update: 5-9-2021

Gigi G: Prayers of Concern her dad who has pancreatic cancer is currently undergoing chemo therapy. He’s alone in Philippines with only caregiver, having a hard time with treatments and may need to be hospitalized.  She’s trying to figure out a way for a family member to get to Philippines to support him. 

Lynda B: Prayers of Joy that her daughter and daughter in laws are wonderful moms to her grandchildren.

Lynda B: Prayers of Joy her and her husband have both been fully vaccinated.

Gigi G: Prayers of Joy her cancer treatments have gone well and she received an all clear from her doctors.

Update: 5-2-2021

Gail C: Prayers of Concern for her husband Gary, as he is fighting two types of cancer.

Heather F:  Prayers of Joy they got to see their nephew, who was at Norte Dame for a lacrosse game.

Margo G:  Prayers of Joy her father-in-law was in visiting from Arizona and they were able to get 15-16 family members together to visit.

Gail C:  Prayers of Joy as they were celebrating her granddaughter’s 15th birthday. 

Update: 4-25-2021

Deb F:  Prayers of Joy she was able to meet up with a group of old friends (friends of approx. 75 years), happy to see them as they gathered outside.

Richard H:  Prayers of Concern as Lincoln is safely progressing, continue to do so, he is expected to come home this week. 

Richard H: Prayers of Joy we safely returned from Ohio when they participated in a Remembrance for their niece, also were able to visit with old friends from high school.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern just flew back from out of town, airport is full of people, prayers that everyone is safe and being smart.

Sue S:  Prayers of concern, broke ankle, prayers for healing.

Sue S: Prayers of Concern for Aunt Joan and Uncle Norm, Joan in memory care facility, prayers for adjustment, this change is difficult for them both.

Tammy W:  Prayers of Concern for members of our congregation who are undergoing cancer treatment and for those unemployed.

Update: 4-22-2021

Kristina S: Prayers for the Bachert family as they say goodbye to their young daughter Alyssa, who is loosing her battle with cancer.

Update: 4-18-2021

Beth:  Prayers of Concern for our country, since March 2, there has been many mass shootings, pray for peace for our country.

Beth:  Prayers of Concern for her 5-year-old student, Ashton to feel confident as he presents his science project, she would like to see him have fun with it.

Richard H:  Prayers of Concern their great grandson was born 5 weeks early, Lincoln Elliott, needs help with his breathing, he is a beautiful boy, 7lbs. 6 oz.

Tammy W:  Prayers of Concern for Melissa K. who is undergoing cancer treatments.

Tammy W:  Prayers of Concern keep Gail and Gary C in our prayers.

Beth:  Prayers of Concern for Kitty as she undergoes additional cancer treatments, sending her love and know God is watching over her.

Kitty G:  Prayers of Joy had a wonderful walk this morning, beautiful to see the flowers blooming.

Howells:  Prayers of Joy anxiously waiting for a tree to bloom in their yard.

Tammy W:  Prayers of Joy saw her mom this weekend, they are all vaccinated so she came for a visit, has not seen her since last March.

Heather F.  Prayers of Concern for her niece Carley, healing for her broken arm.

Dale S.  Prayers of Concern for his niece, she has breast cancer and will have double mastectomy.

Diane W:  Prayers of Concern for Sandy, LA teacher, as her family mourns the loss of her sister-in-law Mary from cancer. Prayers of Comfort for her brother Tom and nephew TJ.

Tammy W:  Prayers of Concern for those looking for work.

Tammy W:  Prayers of Concern for Kitty and Melissa who are undergoing cancer treatments.

Lynda B.  Prayers of Joy that she and Joe got their first vaccine shot.  Niece Mandy was diagnosed and will receive necessary treatment.

Tammy W.  Prayers of Joy for Richard and Patsy H. they have a new great grandchild, Lincoln born five weeks early.

Dave and Sara H.  Prayers of Joy as they celebrate a new granddaughter, Naomi Kei.

Dave H.  Prayers of Joy and special thanks to Lori, Wayne and their crew who did all the repairs on the pews, before painting and staining. 

Update: 4-11-2021

Lynda B:  Prayers of Concern for her niece Mandy, lives in Florida, having joint pain, trouble getting into correct doctor for a diagnosis, prayers she gets where she needs to be.

Sue S:  Prayers of Concern for Margaret and her family, she was hit by truck in November, she has left rehab and returned home, continued prayers for their family.

Terri T:  Prayers of Joy that she was able to get her vaccine and it was the J & J so she’s one shot and done.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Joy and Blessings her and her husband getting vaccine on Thursday.

Update: 4-9-2021

Jean D: Prayers of concern for our daughter Lisa, her husband Tyler and their newborn son who were all diagnosed with Covid.

Update: 4-4-2021

Tammy W: Prayers of Joy for seeing new families in church today and for hearing the music of Margo and Tatiana.

Ann T: Prayers of Joy for the beautiful sunshine and warm weather that is forecasted for today. 

Update: 4-3-2021

Gail C: Prayers of Concern for her husband who will have cancer and part of his ear removed April 13th at Loyola Medical Center, Maywood. Also for Gail who had surgery for skin cancer on her shin.
Prayers of Concern for the family of her Brother –In-Law who passed away 2 weeks ago from diabetes.

Update: 3-31-2021

Jean D: Prayers of joy: our daughter Lisa and her husband Tyler welcomed their first child on Saturday. Mom, Dad and little Mason are doing great. Glenn & I are overjoyed!

Update: 3-28-2021

Rev. Darneather MH:  Prayers of Concern for all the shootings in the world, may we find peace to change our hearts, minds, and soul, let us review our loss. Take a serious look at gun control, make sure the guns are put in the correct hands.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for all the carjacking, prayers for these people may they seek out God and church.

Sue S:  Prayers of Concern as Jerry will be traveling to Aunt Pat’s funeral and the following week to Aunt Jan’s funeral in Iowa.  Prayers for his mom, for all her loss.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for Laura K. who had COVID and has not recovered her sense of taste or smell.  Prayers for friends dealing with isolation and depression.

Roger H:  Prayers of Concern for his nephew and wife as their first child was stillborn, keep their family in your prayers this week as they have difficult funeral next Saturday.

Lori A:  Prayers of Joy celebrated her granddaughter’s 15th birthday, had a joyous celebration, good to safely see family members.

Pat H:  Prayers of Joy celebrated grandson, Ben’s 20th birthday and able to see family safely.

Update: 3-28-21

 Virginia S: Prayers of Concern for the Spizzirri and Jackson families. Ron and Nancy Spizzirri and John and Janet Jackson were members of Good Shepherd for many years. Aaron Jackson died on Friday. He was 20 years old.

Update: 3-21-2021

Tammy W:  Prayers of Concern for Heather Fagan and her family as her mom passed away last week.

Tammy W:  Prayers of Concern for Sean K. as his dad, Terry K, passed away Saturday night. Sean’s address is 3S465 Shagbark Lane; Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Tammy W:  Prayers of Concern for Melissa K as she is going through cancer treatments.

Kitty G. Prayers of Concern as she experiences cancer treatments and has had them for 11 years.

Sue S: Prayers of Concern for Jerry’s Aunt Janice, weeks to live, prayers for his mother, Barb, as she is losing a sister and just lost her sister-in-law.

James S.  Prayers of Concern for his boss, Mike, he was in a serious accident, in ICU, has three children, prayers for him as well as his whole family.

Beth:  Prayers of Concern for her co-worker, Will, kidney removed, going through cancer treatments, and co-worker Mike who has had tumors remove that have come back. 

Tammy W:  Prayers of Joy as Pastor Megan and Ken welcomed Linda into the world Saturday night, mom and baby are doing well.

Update: 3-14-2021

Sue S:  Prayers of Concern Jerry’s Aunt Pat passed away, prayers for family, specifically her son and grandchildren.

Richard H:  Prayers for Concern for Pat, she got 2nd vaccine and not reacting well to the shot has tiredness and body aches. 

Mary N:  Prayers for Concern for family members Terrance and Adelphia who had pregnancy’s issues last week and lost their baby.

Kitty G:  Prayers of Joy her granddaughter’s birthday is today, PI Day, she is 15 today! Prayers of Joy as Kitty received her appointment to get her first dose of the vaccine.

Sue S:  Prayers of Joy Michael is turning 28 on Tuesday, he is her baby!

Update: 3-7-2021

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern as Ken got first vaccine and he is feeling terrible. Prayers he is feeling better soon.

Carie S:  Prayers of Concern for Heather as her mom had a stroke, currently undergoing tests, Jessie came home for a visit at same time Heather got the news so that was a blessing.  Prayers for her mom and family as they deal with her current health concerns.

Mary N:  Prayers of Concern for her daughter in laws family members, Terrance and Adelphia M., they are having their 4th child, she’s experiencing some bleeding, prayers that they stay healthy pregnancy goes smoothly.

Beth:  Prayers of Concern for her coworker’s husband Will suffering with kidney cancer, another coworker Mike who has cancer, numerous areas, please lift in prayer for health issues for both.

Sue S:  Prayers of Concern for her Aunt Joan and Uncle Norm that they find a facility to house both while support Uncle Norms health issues.

Carie S:  Prayers of Concern for state of Minnesota as the trial for the George Floyd case begins, prayers for peaceful resolution and justice for all.

Lynda B:  Prayers for traveling mercy as her and Joe are heading to Florida for the remainder of March to visit family.

Lori A:  Prayers of Thanks for all who prayed for her requests.  Things are working out for the good of all, including mental health concerns and relationships working together, your prayers helped.    

Ann T:  Prayers of Concern Nelson’s friend Dave passed away of cancer, they were bowling buddies. Prayers for his family and friends.

Richard H Prayers of Concern he received the 2nd vaccine, difficult but he survived, Pat’s schedule for next Saturday.  Thanks to all who made efforts on their behalf.

Deb F:  Prayers of Joy and Thanks to Mary N. who called her to lift her up and be a good friend.  Mary called back later to give her information on a website for the vaccine, which she is scheduled to receive soon.

Beth:  Prayers of Joy she will be getting first vaccine this week.

Kim S.  Prayers of Joy for she received her 2nd vaccine and is feeling ok.  Bill to receive his first on Tuesday thankful that 2nd shot did not hit her hard

Update: 2-28-2021

Beth:  Prayers of Concern for her coworkers’ husband, Will, he has kidney cancer and recently had tumor removed, waiting for results.

Ann T:  Prayers of Concern for her upcoming cataract surgery on right eye.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for those who have issues with abuse and their families.

Mary N:  Prayers of Concern for Kinsey J., 11, she has a rare cancer, ABC, growth on hip bone, Prayers Dr finds the right treatment for her.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for all of those with who have cancer.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Concern for Pam, her daughter’s mother-in-law, she is worried about her upcoming shoulder surgery. Prayers that surgery goes well and for Pam’s peace.

Kim S:  Prayers of Joy her Mom moved into a new place, everyone doing great. Bill’s  is also doing good.

Update: 2-23-2021

Beth:  Prayers of Concern for Keegan, 6 years old, her cousin, he has leukemia, currently at hospital due to a setback.

Lori:  Prayers of Concern for people who leave the scene of the crime/accident, so they see what they are doing is wrong, people are feeling alone and desperate.

Gigi:  Prayers of Concern for her dad he is still on medication for cancer, feeling weak, cannot drive, praying he can come here to visit and spend time with family, he has decided that this time to forego cancer treatments. If he is able to visit, Gigi will then travel with him back home, prayers that her employer will allow her to work remote so she can accompany him.

Lori:  Prayers of Concern for the people of Texas and Louisiana, suffering from busted pipes, harsh weather conditions, in need of clean water, shelter, utility bills rocketing and the bad after math of this situation.

Kim S: Prayers of Concern for her mom who will be living by herself and it is very daunting for her.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Terry Kane, doing end of life preparations, now at home in hospice. Please reach out and give him Christian fellowship.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern Sharon P’s brother had an aneurysm and stroke; he is doing better so please continue to pray for him.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for Grace, Lori’s coworker whose mom has cancer and chosen to not have any treatment. Prayers of Concern for Melissa K. who is battling cancer and for her daughters as well.

Chris: Prayers of Thanks Taylor got rear ended on Friday night and the driver left, she was shaken up, but ok. Thankful that she is fine as things could have been worse!

Sue S:  Prayers of Joy that Michael got his first vaccine, and he is feeling well.

Update: 2-17-2021

Margo G: Prayers of Concern for Melissa K. who has stage 3 Pancreatic cancer, started chemo, was hospitalized and is now home, prayers for her journey and mental health, this is same cancer her sister died from months ago.

Heather F:  Prayers of Concern for her mom Jan, she will back with have surgery on March 22, continued prayers as she has been through a long year of trying other options. Prayers for her nerves and Heather and Peter that will be able to go support her parents at that time.

Kitty G:  Prayers of Concern for Keegan, 5, her cousins’ grandson who is battling cancer, having a setback, prayers for him and his mother and grandpa.

Carie S:  Prayers of Concern for Melissa’s daughters as they struggle with their mom’s diagnosis.

Carie S:  Prayer of Joy her daughter Megan and her fiancé both a house.  

Anne T: Prayers of Joy her cataract surgery went well, will have second surgery in March.

Update: 2-9-2021

Sharon P: Hi Pastor. Prayers for my brother (Danny Price). He suffered a substantial cerbrebral aneurysm this a.m. and is in ICU. Please pray for him, my sister in law and their kids.

Update: 2-7-2021

Ann T:  Prayers of Concern she is having cataract surgery Monday, she is claustrophobic and nervous about it, prayers for a successful surgery.

Kitty G:  Prayers of Concern for homeless people in Chicago, especially families who are without a home. Thinking why we cannot open empty buildings to homeless people, use resources we have to help people.

Richard H:  Prayers of Concern, their neighbors’ father George, is in hospice with cancer,  George is a genuinely nice man who cannot help himself by not smoking.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern, kicking the habit is hard, prayers for Devan and Moses, trying to kick alcoholism and Prayers of Concern for Grace whose mom is in hospital.

Sue S:  Prayers of Concern for Margaret who got hit by a truck in Nov. she is on a feeding tube and continuing in rehab.

Kim S:  Prayers of Concern for Bill who is diagnosed with glaucoma, prayers for the whole family as they work through this and support Bill, praying that God will be his vision.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Gigi’s dad who is in the Philippines with pancreas cancer, having trouble again, their family is having a trying time to gather to go see him as its challenging with the distance and time off work.

Tommy A:  Prayers of Concern for classmates at college and their and mental health, lift these young folks up.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Terri Kane not given good news, he is preparing for his final days.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for herself as her body is having extra stress with baby weight, at 34 weeks, baby gaining ½ pound, her knees and back present challenge for her daily.

Deb F:  Prayers of Joy the choir sang at worship online, it was good!

Dave H:  Prayers of Joy for both All-Church Meetings this week it was great to see everyone good time for fellowship, sharing, and time of hope.

Beth:  Prayers of Joy her asst. worker, had a scare on her mammograph, but got news everything is ok.

Update: 1-31-2021

Ellen: Prayers of Concern for her coworker’s husband, Will who have kidney cancer.

Also, prayers of concern for the Dominican sister house, 9 sisters have COVID-19.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Jodie’s father-in-law who recently had a stroke and heart attack, her mother-in-law who has Alzheimer’s.  Her father-in-law has shown great improvement, he is out of ICU, and going to care facility.  Prayers of Concern for Jodie’s husband as he facilitates mom’s needs.

Mary N:  Prayers of Concern for the people in our country to receive vaccine, let it be a safe distribution, and accessible vaccine for all.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for those who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical conditions.

Ann T:  Prayers of Concern for Gail’s husband Gary as he is undergoing cancer treatments.  He is doing better, gaining weight, and not using a walker.

Mary N:  Prayers of Joy to be a part of Pastor Megan and Ken’s baby shower, prayers for a healthy last month of pregnancy and smooth delivery.

Heather F:  Prayers of Joy as it was a blessing that Kitty called her to reach out. Beth: Prayers of Joy the parents of school she teaches at have been donating items for classroom, specifically items Spanish items, which are helpful and much appreciated

Update: 1-24-2021

Roger H:  Prayers of Concern for Ben H. as he has COVID, currently mild, so hopefully it doesn’t develop into a more severe case and doesn’t spread throughout the household.

Margo G:  Prayers of Concern for her cousin, Martha and her mom Aunt Franny, whose dying due to COVID complications, prayers for the whole family.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Jodie, LA Director, whose father-in-law, Frank had a heart attack and stroke, airlifted to a different hospital. As well as her mother-in-law who has dementia, and her husband who drove to Connecticut to support them.  Her father-in-law was her mom’s main caregiver.

Pastor Megan:  Prayer request from Spain:  during last year’s Christian Unity week she and Ken meet Sister Amiya, a Franciscan sister in Spain, prayers of concern for their whole order as they stay safe and support as they are trying to minister others.

Margo G:  Prayers of Concern for our new president, and all of us to heal and find ways to be united together.

Sue S:  Prayers of Joy as they celebrated their Granddaughter’s Elise, 2nd birthday, she is a joy.

Richard H:  Prayers of Joy he and Pat are celebrating their 64th Wedding Anniversary this week.  They are having a virtual party and virtual cake!

Lori A:  Prayers of Joy her granddaughter is back home, prayers that they seek counseling for healing and loving each other.

Update: 1-22-2021

Jodie R: Please pray for her father in law, Frank Gibbard, who had a heart attack and a stroke last night and is in surgery. He is the care taker for her mother in law who has Alzheimer’s.

Update: 1-21-2021

Terry K: (Caring Bridge) Dear ones, I’m not sure how much each of you are up to date on my condition but here’s the latest: a late December scan revealed that some nodules have formed in my brain and I commenced radiation treatment last week. Those finished this week and I have a pet scan planned that will give status on my whole body, in terms of cancer state throughout so more on that hopefully soon. Otherwise feeling generally okay day to day. Love you all! (To subscribe to Terry’s Caring Bridge Journal: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/terrykane)

Update: 1-17-2021

Margo G:  Prayers of Concern for her best friend Cynthia, who lost her good friend Jean to COVID, prayers for Cynthia and Jean’s family as they deal with the loss.

Dave H:  Prayers of Concern for Sara’s brother Paul going through cancer testing.

Beth:  Prayers of Concern as she was given the opportunity to receive the COVID vaccine, prayers needed as she is deciding to receive or not receive the vaccine.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for the 1st UMC of West Chicago congregation and Pastor Aviani, who has had to bury 17 members from COVID.  Good Shepherd Church has been blessed that those in our congregation who had COVID have recovered.

Mary N:  Prayers of Concern for a safe inauguration this week and our country. 

Roger H:  Prayers of Joy and Thanks as his aunt Mary, 95, who had COVID and is now home recovering.

Update: 1-13-21

Laura M: Please share this information. Lamariya Neal is someone I know personally. She is an amazing young woman who has had a very tough life. If you can share this maybe someone will see her and help her. My heart is broken… https://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1404431/1/screen

Update: 1-10-21

Mary N:  Prayers of concern for our country, the safely of capitol, safety for Biden, going forward that clear heads move us.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for crowds gathering in individual state houses, we need God’s intervention and Grace, and courage to speak love, true, and justice.

Deb F:  Prayer of concern for the people we choose to elect that they lead us in a healthy way.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for those mourning the 5 lives lost during the Capitol breaching.

Beth:  Prayers of concern for a parent at her school who is pregnant and got the vaccine, praying it will not affect the baby.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for all pregnant moms and nursing moms as the vaccine was not tested on pregnant and nursing women.

Tammy W:  Prayers of concern for her Aunt Christine and her family who is dealing with health issues.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern her three cousins all carrying babies, one delivered in November, one due in January, Dominique with her second child and herself, prayers for safe delivery and healthy babies.

Kristina S:  Prayers of concern for all students and teachers going back to hybrid school this week.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for the Chicago school district.

Terry T:  Prayers of concern as she had her appendix removed, prayers for ongoing healing, very sore.

Margo G:  Prayers of concern for her friend Julie who is having surgery for breast cancer, prayers for the procedure to go smoothly and she recovers well.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of thanks that Pfeiffer vaccine is effective for fighting at least one of the variants of UK COVID-19.

Mary N:  Prayers of joy her nephew’s wife delivered a healthy baby girl this past Tuesday.

Update 1-5-21

Beth P:  Prayers of Concern for Terry, her ex-husband and his wife Tina who have COVID-19.

Diane KH:  Prayers of Concern for her friend Irene who is in the hospital due to complications from COVID-19.  Also, Prayers of Concern for her friend SJ who has multiple health issues: stroke, cardiac, and kidney problems and is currently in the hospital. In addition, Prayers of Concern for her Dad, he tested positive for COVID-19 is having minimal symptoms.

Mary N:  Prayers of Concern for her friends, the Denier family, who are in physical and mental decline.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Cheryl J.’s neighbor who was rushed to hospital, Cheryl is taking care of the children.

Prayers of Concern Jerry has COVID, but mild symptoms, and Gigi’s cousin has COVID as well. Joy that GIGI is recovering well from COVID.  

Howells:  Prayers of Concern for their son and daughter in law who live in Pennsylvania, their daughter in law’s father died, prayers for the whole Keygen family.

David J. Prayers of Concern for Jel’s brother who is in ICU with COVID, pray for his brother and their whole family.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Thanks for the vaccine and for those responsible for caring and administering the vaccine.

Heather Prayers of Joy that Jessie and her friend made the 14-hour drive to Ft. Collins safely!

Ann T:  Prayers of Joy that her back is better, little pain but bearable. Thanks for all the prayers.

Update: 1-2-2021

Diane KH: Prayers for my dear friend Irene. She has been in hospital for 3plus weeks due to complications of Covid. She is immuno compromised. Prayers for my friend S.J. who has had multiple health issues including a stroke, cardiac and kidney function problems. They are now hospitalized for (non covid) pneumonia and awaiting additional scans. Prayers for my Dad who tested positive for Covid, he is doing well with minimal symptoms.

Update: 12-29-2020

Cheryl J: Prayers for her neighbor who had to go to the hospital Tuesday evening with stomach pains.

Gigi G: Prayers for her family in the loss of her cousin to COVID. Also, prayers of thanksgiving as Gigi has recovered from COVID. Prayers for Jerry as he now has COVID but is not experiencing symptoms.

Ann T:  Prayers of concern for her back pains, very painful, trying to work it out with exercises.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for Dale S. who continues to suffer with back issues.  Prayers of concern for Gigi as she is suffering with COVID, hoping her family stays healthy.

Mary N:  Prayers of concern for her nephew, who has been hospitalized, he is home now but he is not accepting things to get help himself get stronger, prayers that he complies and continues to improve.

Cheryl J:  Prayers of concern for her brother and sister-in-law who have COVID, prayers for recovery.

Roger H:  Prayers of concern for the family of Mike Fleming, dad’s cousin, died from COVID.

Kitty G:  Prayers for Beth, under the weather, prayers she does not have COVID, and feels better soon.

Heather F:  Prayers of Joy her daughters are home, first time in 6 months, nice to have whole family together.

Ann T: Prayers of Joy for our successful year of Blood Drive we were able to support over 567 patient’s, and happy we are hosting a Blood Drive in January.

Update: 12-22-2020

Pam K: Prayers for Gigi as she battles COVID. Prayers for Jerry to stay healthy.

Cheryl J: Prayers for her brother and sister in-law as they both have COVID and will not be coming for Christmas.

Chris L:  Prayer of Joy and thanks for all the wonderful people in their lives that made their move into their new house as easy as possible, special thanks to the Secret Elves, who helped make Christmas in their home wonderful so far.

Heather F:  Prayers of Joy and thanks that both of her daughters are home, it has been 6 months that they have all been together under one roof.

Mary N:  Prayers of Joy we sold all the cookbooks, thankful for that.

Prayers of Concern for her nephew Carmine, he has a leg infection and pneumonia

Pat H: Prayer of Joy they spent the day making cookies at their daughter’s house, although they do not need to see anymore cookies right away. Prayers of Joy as they celebrated their oldest son birthday! 

Beth:  Prayers of Thanks for spending time with all of you on Sundays, thankful she has her family to be loving with and share good times.

Lynda B.  Prayer of Thanks we had a great response for Needy Families this year, our best year, Wayne township was very thankful for our donation. 

Pastor Megan: Thankful to the Girl Scout troops that made two drop off donations for our Needy Family collection. Thankful Grandma turns 96 on Thursday, give God thanks for her! Continue to pray for Gary C’s recovery. Prayers for Dale’s management of back pain. Prayers for safe travels for the Rivera family packing up to move to Oklahoma to do ministry, prays for a smooth transition. Prayers for her body as she is adjusting to horrible heartburn.

Sara H: Prayers of healing. She will be going to an ENT doctor in January.

Update: 12-15-2020

Beth:  Prayers of Concern for a friend at school whose mom died, had 2 teenagers, dad (divorced) need support forget their challenge of raising teens.

Mary N:  Prayers of Concern for her nephew Carmen, hospitalized with COVID and has a leg infection, prayers that he responds to all the treatments.

Sue S:  Continued prayers for Margaret’s healing and her family as she is being moved to a different hospital, so family has shorted commute to visit her,

Lynda B:  Prayers of Concern for her sister Karen cracked kneecap getting tangled up with her dog.  Prayers for her sister’s husband Tucker who has vertigo.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Concern for Gail C. as Gary, her husband, went to hospital, prayers for her and her Gary, his cancer treatments having been well, but was not feeling well so they convinced him to go to the hospital, he was diagnosed with pneumonia and having sleep issues. He has also tested positive for COVID.

Heather F: Prayers of Concern for her friend Tammy starting chemo, already had radiation, trouble sleeping, prayers chemo will not make her sicker.

Prayers of Concern for Jan, her mom, still experiencing back pain, will have surgery to put spacers in, she is in pain and miserable.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Tammy W, extremely sick on Thursday, flu, or bad sinus infection.

Prayers of Concern for Dale S. he is having back pain, consulting with surgeon this week.

Prayers of Concern for Mariana, her friend who loss Mom due to COVID-19, having a bad week, her mom’s birthday and Mariana is also post-partum, so having a difficult time.

Prayers of Concern for Tonya and her partner both have COVID, having long term issues, aftereffects one of them is on insulin and one on dialysis.

Update: 12-12-2020

Pastor Megan: Prayers for the Perez family as members of their extended family face COVID and other challenges. Also, prayers for the Riveras as they prepare for their move to Oklahoma this month.

Update: 12-8-2020

Carie S.: Prayers for the care home where her father resides. A patient has tested positive for COVID.

Heather F.: Prayers for Jessie. She had her appendix removed.

Pastor Megan: Continue to lift Gary Casey as he continues his cancer battle, and Dale Schlitter as he battles with debilitating back pain. Also, please pray for my friend and her partner who are both dealing with serious long haul illness from COVID.

Margo’s Mom: Prayers of Concern as Elise and Jordon tested positive for COVID, waiting on Margo’s test results.

Sue S:  Prayers of concern for Margaret as she recovers from her accident, she was walking her dog and she was hit by a car, brain pressure is better, worried about her blood pressure, prayers for her whole family.

Laura M:  Prayers of Concern for her friend Mary, both of Mary’s parents have COVID, dad passed away, prayers for her mother to recover from COVID.

Tim R:  Prayers of Concern for his sister Mary who has digestive issues, prayers for her health and diagnose and recovery, not COVID related.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for the Bartlett community many looking for support during these times, and many in need. We have been able to help some, unfortunately cannot help everybody but God will provide to all.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern Diane’s W. husband had knee surgery, her mother-in-law doing well in her recovery from COVID, her brother has unexpected health challenges.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Concern for the future of our church and Pastor Megan’s future, as the Holy Spirit leads us through these challenging decisions we make together, let us walk together.

Lynda B: Prayers of Joy her daughters’ best friend just delivered twin boys, all is well.  Her daughter also has twin girls.

Richard H:  Prayers of Joy thankful they are still here! It is a joy to see everyone via zoom

Update: 11-30-2020

Dave H:  Prayers of Concern Sarah has been under weather, did receive a negative COVID test, but still hoping to get her energy back.  Prayers of concern for the Front-line workers health and strength during this time.

Kitty G:  Prayers of concern for Margret, young mom who was out walking dog and got hit my truck prayers for her and her 3 children.

Prayers of Concern for Patty, a good friend, her son died prayers for her and her family.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for her granddaughter Madison, decided to move out and be on her own, prayers for mental challenges, strength and clarity of thought, prayers for whole family. Prayers of Concern for Aunt Elsie, 96, has pneumonia, pray for her health

Beth:  Prayers of concern for her sister in Cincinnati friend Keane, both and her and her husband have COVID-19, her husband died.

Mary N:  Prayers of Joy as they will have a new grandchild. Prayers of Joy as she is grateful for cookbook orders, made minimum order of 10. 

Kitty G:  Prayers of joy a plane full of the vaccine has arrived in Chicago.  Prayers for patience and success with this vaccine.  

Deb F: Prayers of joy her doctor was pleased with her scan and current health.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Joy her 24-week checkup went well, and all is going smoothly with the baby.

Pastor Megan: Prayers of Joy as Diane and her husband tested negative for COVID, prayers of concern for her husband’s surgery and mother in laws recovery from COVID.

Prayers of Concern for Tatiana as she was in a car accident, perfectly fine, but smashed up car, dealing with circumstances of this.

Prayers for the congregation as we prepare for Church Conference this Thursday at 7:00pm celebrating ministries of the church and planning for what will be ahead.   

Update: 11-25-2020

Diane W.: Prayers for my brother who having unexpected health challenges.

Laura M.: Prayers for my friend Mary. Her dad has COVID and is not expected to live. her mom also has it. She is really really sick but so far it looks like she may live.

Pastor Megan: Prayers for our former Little Angels Director, Laura S. who is sick and recovering following being around two people who have tested positive.

Update: 11-24-2020

Deb F:  Prayers of Concern as last Monday she was taken to the hospital, spent 6 hours in waiting room and went home, she did have a stroke and her kidneys are not functioning well.  Prayers for healing.

Beth:  Prayers of Concern her sister Cindy has internal bleeding and anemic.

Sue S:  Prayers of Concern for her friend Teresa who is in hospital with low oxygen levels.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern a website visitor Delia recently had major surgery, some complications, asking for prayers for her road ahead.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Joy as her brother in law’s hearts test went well, thanks for all the prayers.

Chris L:  Prayers of Joy they are in their new home, functioning and all under one roof.

Richard H:  Prayers of Joy he is doing well, No COVID symptoms for him and Pat, no more brain bleeding, and thanks to all for calls and letters, it really helped.

Mary N:  Prayers of Joy as her son’s girlfriend being induced and they will have a new grandchild.

Ann T:  Prayers of Joy Nelson had successful surgery Thursday, stent implanted in his right artery. Richard H:  Prayers of Joy they will be Great grandparents again, their daughter Lisa, her daughter is expecting in May, around Pat’s birthday

Update: 11-23-2020

Steve G.: Please include my brothers Randy and Brian in your prayers for complete recovery from their coronavirus infections.

Update: 11-18-2020

Diane W: Prayers of concern for my mother in law who has covid and pneumonia that she recovers smoothly, prayers that the rest of the family stays healthy.

Update: 11-15-2020

Beth:  Prayers of concern for her co-worker’s husband Mike, he has liver and rectal cancer, in a lot of pain, currently in ICU and has had 3 surgery recently.

Deb F. Prayers of concern as she has new medical issues that she is experiencing.

Mary N.  Prayers of concern for all people suffering from COVID in our congregation and all around us.

Ann T:  Prayers of concern for Nelson, her husband, he is having an operation Thursday due to curated arteries on his left and right side.

Lori A:  Prayers of concern for her Granddaughter who is going through some things, possibly related to mental health, have God guide her through her upcoming choices.

Sherry O:  Prayers of concern as she is experiencing difficulties after her knee surgery.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for those suffering with COVID.  Chris B who is still fighting COVID aftermath, and her mom too. Kevin is better.  Paul is better, Sharon is still having symptoms that are dragging her along.  Richard H is home and feeling alright.

Lynda B: Prayers of thanks for a great trip to Florida.  Blessing that we were able to help Joe’s daughter and son in law get settled in their new place.  Enjoyed time with her brother and sister in law got to visit with them while traveling back and forth to Florida.

Prayers of concern for her brother in law Bob, having test done on his heart and prayers for her stepdaughter’s mom having surgery due to breast cancer.

Ann MS:  Prayers of continued success, as her knee surgery went well.

Update: 11-11-2020

Dear Good Shepherd Friends, 
How do I thank you for the thoughts and prayers sent to me over the last few weeks?  I have to admit I was very, very scared in the ICU which is why I reached out to Pastor Megan.  I was listening to hymns on my worst day (the doctors didn’t know what else to do to help me) and I heard God tell me to reach out to Good Shepherd.  I immediately heard from Pastor Megan and many others.  I can’t tell you how that calmed me.  I also want to thank Tammy White for bringing food to Kevin.  I was so worried about him too.  
Where we are now:

  • Kevin – He is back to normal and feels great!
  • My mom who lives with us – she is still weak (she was in the hospital for three days) from being dehydrated, but didn’t need oxygen and is feeling better each day. 
  • Savannah was deployed for a year to a year and a half on the day Kevin and I started showing symptoms.  Luckily, she has tested negative. 
  • I am better, but still dealing with pneumonia in my lungs and severe headaches.  The doctors say there isn’t really anything they can do.  They say it can take a few months for full recovery.  I just need to rest and be careful.  

Again, thank you for all the thoughts and prayers – our Good Shepherd family truly are a blessing. 
Love, Chris and Kevin Bailey

Update: 11-10-2020

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for Richard H. he fell on Friday, brain bleed, also has COVID, mental state is particularly good, prayers for the whole family.

Kitty G:  Prayers of concern for an art teacher where her sister works, she has COVID prayers for all the students, teachers, and those in contact with her.

Margo G:  Prayers of concern for Cheryl J. on the loss her mom, prayers for the whole family as they deal with the loss.

Ann T:  Prayers for a successful blood drive and that all volunteers and donors involved stay healthy.

Mary N: Prayers for president elect as we come together and for the healing of our nation.

Update: 11-7-2020

R. Howell: Is currently hospitalized in ICU with a brain bleed and COVID following a fall on Friday. He is in good spirits. Prayers for their family as others are tested.

Update: 11-2-2020

Kristina S:  Prayers of concern for her cousin’s family, as their house is on fire and a total loss, thankfully his son who was home e-learning made it out of the house safely.

Sherri A:  Prayers of concern for my dad who is experiencing weakness and severe neck pain after a fall last week.  Prayers of concern for Jenni who is having her gallbladder removed, she recently had a baby, so she cannot hold her child for a bit, prayers for quick and smooth recovery.

Deb F:  Prayers of concern for those families affected by the fact that we cannot pack up food etc. for the Thanksgiving Needy Family Turkey Dinner.

Lynda B:  Prayers for traveling mercies as she and Joe going to Florida to help daughter.

Sara H:  Prayers for traveling mercies as they are driving down to Florida for the winter.

Lynda B:  Prayers of concern that we receive election results quickly and with peaceful results and a peaceful Election day.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for her Sister in law, as she was working with hot water bottle, it busted open and she has bad burns on her hand and needed to go hospital for treatment.

Gail C:  Prayers of concern for her husband, Gary as he goes through lymphoma treatments.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Sharon feeling better and Chris home from hospital, although both of their spouses pushing through COVID symptoms.

Terri T:  Prayers of Concern for her daughters’ grandma, Ruth, who has congestive heart failure.

Kitty G:  Prayers of concern for a one-year old child, John, who had open heart surgery.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for two families in Bartlett area that are experiencing home insecurities along with food and utilities.  Prayers for our neighbors.

Heather F:  Continued prayers for mom who has back pain.

Margo G:  Prayers of concern for all people who had damage or injury due to recent hurricanes.

Margo G: Prayers of Joy to God and thanks for safe travels she and her family experienced.

Pam K:  Prayers of Joy that George’s ankle is recovering well, and he is close to not having to use crutches.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Joy that her 20-week doctor’s appointment and scan show looking good with baby, normal and healthy.

Update: 10-29-2020

Sherri A.: Prayers for my dad who is experiencing weakness and severe neck pain after a fall last week. Also prayers for Jenni who will be having her gallbladder removed on Monday and won’t be able to lift her sweet baby for at least a week while she recovers.

Update: 10-27-2020

Terri T: Prayers for Ruth, Ally and Sarah’s grandmother. She is in the hospital with congestive heart failure.

Kitty G: Prayers for little 1 year old John. His grandparents grew up down the street from me when I was growing up. Baby John is scheduled for open heart surgery today, so he & the family need everyone’s prayers.

Pastor Megan: Two families in our surrounding Bartlett community request our prayers as they deal with financial challenges. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide assistance to help them with some of their immediate housing and food needs, and pray for them as they continue to press forward.

Update: 10-25-2020

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for Sharon P. as she has COVID, as well as Paul waiting on results, and her niece who also tested positive.   

Heather F:  Prayers of Concern for her mom, Jan, still in back pain, getting depressed, will try some new ways to hopefully elevate some pain.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Chris B. she is out of ICU, although her oxygen and blood pressure keep dropping, Kevin is at home, also has COVID, and keep Chris’s mom in your prayers as well. 

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for friend Greg, waiting on test results for cancer. Also, prayers of concern for her daughter and granddaughter as they are home together dealing with mental health issues.

Carie S:  Prayers of Concern for her Dad’s care facility, someone tested positive for COVID, prayers that it does not spread throughout facility.

GiGi:  Prayers of Concern for her Dad, had surgery to remove pancreas, his body is adjusting without this organ but in a lot of pain.

Gail C:  Prayers of Concern for Gary as he is undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers for her family and all clergy on the conference health insurance, thanks be to God the church’s insurance is not being raised but clergy’s insurance is.  Pastor Megan and Ken will have to move, prayers as they search for a new place, a move, and her expanding family, during this time. Also, both will have to have COVID tests following potential exposure which led to today’s in person worship gathering to be cancelled.

Ann MS:  Prayers of Joy for her son’s recovery, and the rest of his family does not have COVID. They had a good trip to Missouri, Leo went down memory lane as he grew up in the area, it was enjoyable, they all came back healthy.  Prayers of Joy as they rode around town to see the fall colors, appreciate God’s gifts to us.

Ann MS: Prayers of Concern for her daughter in Alabama as they may get hit by another hurricane.

Ann MS: Prayers of Concern for their friend, Bob, in ICU with health problems and for his family as they deal with this.

Mary N:  Prayers for her family on Monday they buried her mother in law and brother in law ashes, They were able to find a safe way to bond with family as they mourn their loss.

Mary N: Prayers of Concern for her brother in law who is struggling with sciatic pain, hope to find a good way to relieve his pain.

Deb F:  Prayers of Joy she went on field trip with Nick to see the Fall colors in the surrounding area, it was beautiful.  Deb is not allowed out of house until vaccine comes, so she has been truly quarantined since March, it felt good to take a drive.

Update: 10-24-2020

Sharon P.: Prayers of healing for us. I have tested positive. Paul is sick and can’t get tested until Monday but we’re pretty sure he has it too. One of my nieces is positive too.

Update: 10-21-2020

Lori A.: Prayers of Concern for friend Greg who is waiting on test results related to cancer.

Carie S.: Prayers of Concern as her Father’s home facility had a worker test positive for COVID, so other testing will be taking place. Prayers for minimal spread.

Gigi G.: Prayers of Concern for her Father who is experiencing abdominal pains as his body is adjusting to having no pancreas.

Update: 10-20-2020

Lori A: Prayers of concern for her daughter and granddaughter as they navigate being home together dealing with mental health and various issues.

Gail C: Prayers of concern for her husband Gary as he deals with lymphoma.

Update: 10-19-2020

Chris B. Prayers of concern for herself, as she is in the ICU with COVID-19.

Update: 10-18-2020

Sue S:  Prayers of joy they had a wedding shower for her nephew and wife, who got married in July, and weren’t able to have all the festivities, but they were able to celebrate with them and other family members via this shower.

Ann MS: Prayers of concern as they went to visit Leo’s brother, his health is not good, also prayers for Leo’s health as it continues to be a challenge. Prayers of concern for Ann, she is having knee surgery to hopefully relieve some pain for her.

Pastor Megan: Prayers of concerns for her Armenian colleagues for the conflict in their country, pray for peace in and around the world.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of joy that we were given the opportunities to receive and share some food and help folk in our community.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers that everyone stays safe and healthy as COVID numbers rise, take care of yourself and others.

Update: 10-15-2020

Anne M. S.: Prayers for Leo’s health, and my upcoming knee surgery. We also request prayers for my son who has COVID, and blessings for our drive to Missouri to visit Leo’s brother who is not doing well.

Gail C: Prayers for all our needy friends as cold weather approaches. Our last blood drive for 2020 is Nov. 8th from 12:30-5:30.

Update: 10-11-2020

Richard H:  Prayers of Joy that Richard’s test results showed no signs of cancer.

Terri T:  Prayers of concern for people affected by Hurricane Delta.

Ann T:  Prayers of concern for her husband, Nelson who fell and hurt his back.  He is in terrible back pain and recently overcame COVID. Prayers of Concern for Ann as she has tested positive for COVID awhile back and is back in quarantine.  Nurse mentioned she can potentially test positive for up to 90 days from original diagnosis.

Update: 10-4-2020

Bill S:  Prayers of joy and thanks for both Kim and I successfully battling through our positive Covid-19 diagnoses, as well as Billy remaining symptom-free via strict isolation. Thanks to all who offered prayers of healing to us, as well as dropping off needed supplies.

Ann T:  Prayers of Joy that Mary will be celebrating a birthday this week.

Margo G:  Prayers of Joy she has been enjoying family time together as they celebrate her nephew’s life.

Pastor Megan: Prayers of Joy we have two confirmands, Tyler S. and Taylor J. who will celebrate confirmation today.  Prayers of Joy that she was able to drop off communion elements at the Howell’s house.

Pat H:  Prayers of Joy that Richard’s minor surgery went well and their daughters been around to help them.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Joy for a wonderful weekend in Galena and thankful to be away.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Joy and thanks that we have 10 cars signed up for Trunk n Treat! Also have 230 people interested in this event on Facebook.

Roger H.:  Prayers of Concern for Lisa’s back that has gone out and her healing. Prayers of Concern as Roger lost job on Friday, prayers as he goes through the employment process.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Concern for our president and others suffering with COVID, may this be a turning point and more people take this virus seriously.

Update: 9-27-2020

Mary N:  Prayers of joy that she meets her son’s future in laws, they had a nice visit, grateful they all arrived safely.  Thankful that we will have outside worship each Sunday in October. Also, she is thankful that she can drive again following her knee surgery.

Ann T:  Prayers of Joy to celebrate Lynda’s birthday.

Margo G:  Prayers of joy they will be gathering on Friday as the whole family is coming in to visit.

Pat H:  Prayers of joy for another day, and that all things are good, also thankful our regions COVID numbers are low.

Richard H:  Prayers of concern as Richard is getting tested for COVID so Friday he can get a tumor removed from his arm, and doctors will also check to see if the cancer is spread.  Prayers that this goes well, and no additional surgery or removal is needed.

Kristina S:  Prayers of concern as Chris’s dad died, prayers for the whole family.

Kristina S: Prayers of concern for all parents of U-46 as they must make decisions regarding their children’s education moving forward, these are tough decisions.

Tammy W:  Prayers of concern for Vicki and Dick, Dick may have Parkinson and has dementia.

Tammy W: Prayers of concern for her Aunt Christine who had hip surgery and has recently fallen.

Tammy W: Prayers of concern for Barbara, she has stress and fatigue from caring for her dad, her marriage, and other issues.

Tammy W: Prayers for a swift and complete healing for her nephew, Mel in SC. He is an essential medical worker who has COVID, very sick with pneumonia in both lungs.  Mel is currently in the hospital. His wife and children were also exposed and their results are pending.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for Dale S. who will have hip surgery on Monday.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for Cheryl J’s as her mom is out of hospital, and staying at home with Cheryl. Please lift her mom and family as they take care of her.

Update: 9-26-2020

Kristina S.: Prayers for Chris and his family. His father passed away this morning.

Update: 9-20-2020

Kitty G:  Prayers of joy witnessed the birth of a Monarch butterfly; it was a girl!  It was hard to see her fly away.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of joy for the gorgeous weather we have today and yesterday’s also. Prayers of Joy for the Henderson’s and the Dyes who are both expecting grandchildren.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Joy her and Joe going to Galena next weekend, looking forward to getting away.

Mary N:  Prayers of Joy Sarah C. and her husband had a baby, joys for their whole family.

Richard H:  Prayers of Joy, he had a car accident but thankfully no one was injured.

Lynda B:  Prayers for her stepdaughter’s mom, Yajna, she need to have another surgery from a mastectomy.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for Tommy there was an altercation at his school, praying for healing for all those involved.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for Cheryl J. her mom had fallen last week, is hospitalized, and running test, prayers for decisions family has to make to future.

Prayers of concern for Jean D. many people in her life dealing with cancer.

Mary N:  Prayers of concern for healing on her leg, had a rough night, which is normal, but prayers for her forward motion.  Also, traveling mercies for her son’s brother-in-law traveling with three children.

Pastor Megan: Prayers of concern for her friend Josiah and his family, lost his grandfather who suffered with COVID.

Update: 9-16-2020

Tommy A.: Please pray for the students at WIU. There was a shooting last night, a roommate dispute between to guys led to the shooting of a male and female. The shooter was a freshman and in being tracked down stilled considered armed and dangerous. One of my friends was on the floor where it happened.

Update: 9-15-2020

Cheryl J.: Prayers for her mom who experienced a fall and is currently undergoing tests. Prayers for decision making when the results come in.

Jean D.: Joy: our youngest daughter Lisa & her husband Tyler are expecting their first child at the end of March. 
Concern: our good friend Sue passed a few weeks ago from cancer. Prayers for her 2 daughters and their families. 
Concern: a friend Liz has cancer. Prayers for her healing. 
Concern: our daughter Kristy’s husbands aunt Gina has a large brain tumor which cannot be operated on. Prayers for her comfort.

Update: 9-13-2020

Ann T:  Prayers of Joy she and Nelson are feeling better, getting appetite back, and they are very thankful for all the prayers they received.

Dave H:  Prayers of Joy He and Sara had a nice 8-day retreat with son and daughter in law in Michigan, very nice to get away, had an enjoyable time.

Kitty G:  Prayers of Joy that she will be witnessing a monarch butterfly emerge from chrysalis today or tomorrow, it is exciting to watch.

Heather F: Prayers for her girlfriend, PET scan revealed cancer is not as bad as they originally received, she will have longer than expected to live, a joy for her and her family.

Wayne S:  Prayers of Joy and celebration yet sad, Claire died this past week from brain tumor, his niece, Kirsten, rallied the community to make Claire’s journey a celebration and shows the faith line that is so strong.  Funeral on Saturday they will be traveling to attend this.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Joy she is meeting with a couple who would like to get married at Good Shepherd, a small ceremony with their parents witnessing, this is a beautiful thing people wanting to start life togethers during this time.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Concern for all those affected by the wildfires.

Ann T: Prayers of Concern her nephews’ wife, Rosemarie, 62, died this week from lupus and cancer.

Ann’s son Greg and family who live in California are under evacuation orders but so far have not had to leave their home.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for a colleague, whose son died fighting from fires in Washington a few years ago, this time of year brings back pain for those whose lose family members in wildfires, prayers for all first responders who loss lives in previous fires, triggering times of sadness.

Heather F:  Prayers of Concern for family friend Joe, 87, climbed ladder and fell, in hospital with broken ribs and broken vertebrae in his back, prayers for healing for Joe.

Update: 9-9-2020

Ann T: Our son in California and family have been told to be ready too evacuate. They live at the base of San Gabriel Mountans. The Bob Cat fire close by doubled in size. Prayers for their safety.

Tammy W: Prayers for Phyllis, who is recovering from a fall.


Update: 9-6-2020

Wayne S:  Prayers of comfort, Our Claire is now an angel. She went to heaven this morning at 3:10. Prayers for the whole family as they mourn their loss.

Diane W:  Prayers of concern for Margaret, who had elbow surgery due to a biking accident.

Mary N:  Prayers of joy for the rain, it is a gift, ground is dry, and rain is most welcome. Also, prayers of joy that her granddaughter is celebrating her 6th birthday this week.

Lynda B:  Prayers of joy her granddaughter turned 17 last week.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of joy that she ordered maternity clothes, although they have not arrived, she is glad that some dresses she had were a bit big, so they fit well today.

Richard & Pat H:  Prayers of joy they are thankful for everyday!

Ann T:  Prayers of concern that Nelson who’s still in hospital from COVID, sounds better today, Ann also has COVID. She feels good despite loss sense of appetite and sense of smell.  She was very happy that Nelson sounded so good on the phone today, much better than yesterday.

Kristina S:  Prayers of concern for her friend and her baby that is experiencing seizures.

Mary N:  Prayers of concern for her sister in law Beth, she lost her brother due to cancer, and recently loss son, so she needs God’s grace and support

Update: 09-05-2020

Wayne & Virginia S. – Prayers for Claire that God takes her soon. Through July Claire had a great summer and acted almost like a normal 10 year old. Claire started having worse headaches around the 4th of August. A MRI showed that her tumor had grown significantly and that there were 3 more in her brain. Claire has been quickly losing use of her muscles. Three weeks ago they said a month or 6 weeks. The end is near and we hope that she does not have to suffer much longer. Please pray for all the people she has touched. As she told me last week,” Don’t worry I will be an angel”.

Update: 8-30-2020

Kitty G:  Prayers of Joy her baby sister from Michigan came to visit and they spent a fun day together.

Anne T:  Prayers of Joy for a beautiful day Saturday, she was happy to work in her garden with the nice breeze.

Heather F:  Prayers of Joy for technology which provides her and family to meet weekly via Zoom, thankful for the capabilities this brings to her.

Pat H:  Prayers of Joy that Richard is celebrating a birthday on Wednesday. Their family has 8 birthdays in September.

Mary N:  Prayers of Joy she was able to spend one on one time with her son, nice to spend a few hours at his place.

Anne T:  Prayers of Concern for the people in Louisiana and Texas who are in the pathway of Hurricane Laura, prayers for their lives and homes, concern for living with no water, no electricity, hot weather and COVID.

Sue S:  Prayers of Concern for her aunt and uncle, Joan and Norm, he has dementia and was in a facility which didn’t work out for them, she brought him home and has home health care, prayers this goes smoothly as they help him battle dementia.

Mary N:  Prayers of Concern for our nation’s violence, all over but recently in Kenosha, WI, sadness over all this and prayers for peace.

Richard H:  Prayers of Concern as on his birthday he will be consulting with doctors regarding melanoma (1/4 size on his arm) the removal of this and hoping not as serious as doctors are indicating it may be.

Heather F:  Prayers of Concern for her friend Tammy, has metastatic cancer also had liver transplant, doctors trying to extend her life, prayers for her family as they go through this difficult time.

Pastor Megan added prayers for Heather as well, as it is challenging to watch a friend go through this.

Heather F:  Prayers of concern for her mom and her back pain, she is afraid of having back surgery due to it requiring putting rods in her back. Doctors are trying one more option, hoping this supports her.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for all who have COVID this is a difficult, life threatening, with long term effects. Prayers to keep ourselves healthy and those arounds us healthy. 

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for Margo and her family as her nephew, in his 20’s died, pray for entire family as this is a difficult loss.

Update: 8-24-2020

Sharon P: Prayers for Paul’s brother and his wife who are hoping for a child following IVF. Also, a friend and co-worker had a family member test positive in her house and she too now is sick. 

Cecily H: Prayers for her internship applications and dissertation writing process.

Kitty G:  Prayers of joy as Ann, Mary, and Lynda surprised her this week with a Birthday party complete with lunch and cake, had a wonderful time visiting with each other.

Richard H:  Prayers of joy that Pat continues to get better.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of joy that her and Ken are expecting, due in the spring.

Lynda B:  Prayers of joy that she spent time with all her grandchildren and kids this week.

Margo G:  Prayers of concern as her nephew, in his 20’s passed away Friday, pray for entire family.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for Gary C. he had a stomach bug while having treatments and was hospitalized, he is now home.

Lori A:  Prayers of concern for her co-worker Yolando who’s brother Joe is on a ventilator due to COVID, prayers for his recovery.

Gigi G:  Prayers of concern for her dad had a low blood count, now home recuperating.

Kristina S:  Prayers of concern for her aunt, Eileen, whose home is in path of California fires and all those affected by the fires.

Lynda B; Prayers of concern for her friend Karen as her husband Frank has lung cancer.

Prayers of concern for our country as we face election, God’s hand directs us in the right direction.

Update: 8-22-2020

Gail C: Continued prayers for Gary as he continues with chemo treatments for lymphoma after catching a bug and feeling unwell last week.

Lori A: Coworker Yolanda’s brother Joe is on a ventilator for COVID. Prayers that he pulls through and recovers quickly. Also, 12 year old Matthew is showing improvement.

Update: 8-19-2020

Kristina S.: Pray for my aunt. She just got an evacuation notice. She lives in CA by the fires.

Update: 8-16-2020

Gail C:  Prayers of Joy that although Gary is having chemo, he is doing quite well. He was in the hospital for six days and has gained a much needed 15 lbs.!

Richard H:  Prayers of Joy that Pat is home and feeling much better.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Joy that Margo is with us today, on her birthday.

Prayers of Joy that while our yard was torn up from recent storm, we were able to clean up and all is well. Some my family members in the city and south side did not have power for days.   Kristina S. friend had a tree fall in her house, 2 feet from where her friend was standing, prayers of thanks she was safe.  Thanks, and praise to God that people made it through storm, and prayers as they rebuild.

Lori A:  Prayers of Joy for all those who have jobs and good health, these are blessings that we should not take for granted.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Joy she meets her new grandson, and she was able to take her other grandchild out for ice cream. Prayers of Joy as they celebrated her daughter’s 40th birthday.

Wayne S:  Prayers of Joy that their two oldest grandchildren can go off to college.  Prayers of Joy that he went on a canoe trip with his daughter and two grandsons, highlight of trip was capsizing canoe.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Joy as our seniors are heading off to college, some this week, Chloe & Tommy, others later.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for all those going off to college that they stay safe and away from sickness.

Pastor Megan: Prayers of Concern for Bishop John who was in a car accident and died. Prayers for his family and church families. Prayers of Concern for Georgetown UMC in Grand Rapids, MI as they had a rainbow door decorated with children’s handprint that was vandalized and painted over. Prayers of healing for their community.

Kristine R:  Prayers of Concern for the start up of the school year, nervous about this, will be all E-learning for first semester, so far, have not received much guidance from school district.  Prayers of balance between home and school for parents to manage both.

Update: 8-10-2020

Lynda B:  Prayers of Joy for their new grandson, Roman, born Monday.

Dave H:  Prayers of Joy as they are celebrating Sara’s Birthday with family.

Pastor M:  Prayers of Joy that her zucchini plant has a few zucchini’s after much laboring, squash coming up too.

Anne MS:   Prayers of Joy for her mermaid friends, she met through water aerobics, all same age, same interests, they meet in friend’s backyard, enjoy each other, the weather and friendship that they have.

Dave H:  Prayers of Joy for 5K Virtual Run for food pantry, very successful, Heather did a great job fundraising.

Margo G:  Prayers of Joy Elise accepted into CNR school, parents are very proud of her!

Mary N:  Prayers of Joy her recent visit with Orthopedic specialist stated her knee has recovered very nicely from surgery.  She has her other knee surgery scheduled for Sept. 10, pray all goes well and surgery will take place as planned.

Kitty G:  Prayers of Joy for the wonderful weather this past week

Tammy W:  Prayers of Concern for her aunt Christine, fell broke hip had surgery, painful recovery.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers for her home church family & friends, childhood friend passed away from COVID.

Anne MS:  Prayers for Mermaid friend Eva passed away, she was a loving caring person, passed peaceful, Mermaid group will miss her. Eva recently shared her childhood with group, was a sad childhood.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Concern for Lebanon area for lives lost and disrupted from blast. United Methodist Ministries will be sending ways for us to support relief effort.

Update 8-7-2020

Tammy W: Prayers for my Aunt Christine. She fell last weekend and broke her hip. She is having a painful recovery after the surgery.

Update 8-3-2020

Lynda B:  Prayers of Thanks we had a great family reunion, great to see her sister, brother and their families.  Reunion, while a small gathering, went well.

Heather F:  Prayers of Thanks for safely traveling back and forth to see family.

Richard H:  Prayers of Joy that we safely gathered with 14 family members, wonderful to see them all, unfortunately daughter received a speeding ticket, but we will think of happier time spent together.

Anne T:  Prayers of Joy that she was able to talk with her sister, Ethel, who had a stroke 2 weeks ago, they were able to have a nice conversation.

Pastor M:  Prayers of concern for her colleagues who are serving and now having to dial back due to a resurgence, hoping all their members feel better.

Gigi G:  We praise God and thank Him that our Dad survived his 18 or 19-hour long surgery. The tumor is cancerous. The surgeon wanted to save part of the pancreas, but the margins came back positive for cancer and had to remove it. They had to transfuse 2 units of blood. Dad is now in the ICU in stable condition. Please continue to pray for him and for his fast and complete recovery. Thank you. ❤

Gail C:  Prayers of concern for my husband, Gary, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He will be starting chemo shortly.

Lori A:  Prayers of concern for Matthew, a 12-year-old, who had a stroke.

Heather F:  Prayers of concern for her girlfriend Tammi, who had a liver transplant, now terminal, prayers for her acceptance and her family through this grieving process.

Margo G:  Prayers of concern for her neighbor, Tom, who has bladder cancer.

Sue S:  Prayers of concern for her Aunt Joan, who had to put her Uncle Norm (Joan’s husband) in a memory care facility, very hard decision for Aunt Joan to make. Uncle Norm has been deteriorating.

Diane W:  Prayers of concern for Leslie who lost her husband, James, 30 and dad to their daughter, Hailey (3).

Update 8-1-2020

Gail C. – Prayers for my husband, Gary, who has been diagnosed with lymphoma. He will be starting chemo shortly.

Lori A. – Please pray for Matthew B 12yrs old has a stroke due to a small vein in his head. He is having issues with the pressure building when he tried to sit up. Pray for the Doctors and Matthew.

Gigi G. – We praise God and thank Him that our Dad survived his 18 or 19-hour long surgery. The tumor is cancerous. The surgeon wanted to save part of the pancreas but the margins came back positive for cancer and had to remove it. They had to transfuse 2 units of blood. Dad is now in the ICU in stable condition. Please continue to pray for him and for his fast and complete recovery.

Update 7-29-2020

Gigi G: My family and I are asking for prayers for our father (Pete L). He will be undergoing Whipple procedure tonight at 8:00 PM CST (Thursday, 9:00 AM in the Philippines). We are praying for an uneventful, safe and successful surgery. We also ask for fast and complete recovery. May God grant wisdom and guidance to Dr. V. (surgeon) and her team/assistants, Dr. G. (anesthesiologist), nurses and ancillary staff. May He provide them the strength and endurance as they perform this 8-hour procedure. Thank you 

Update: 7-26-2020

Margo G:  Prayers of thanks that she had a good visit with her sister Ana, happy that Ana was not in need of an oxygen tank.  Also, happy to spend time with her brother and sister in law, had an awesome visit with all of them, thankful she had safe travels with family and friends.

Jel R:  Prayers of thanks to Rachelle T. who has served in the Good Shepherd Nursery for over 23 years, her and her daughter have touched many children’s and parents lives over this time. We pray for her and her family good health and good luck as she moves on.

Jel R:  Prayers of joy that he had a few days off of work allowing him and Kristine to take the girls to Warren Dunes for a few days of sun, nice breezes, warm Lake Michigan water, good to be out in nature and enjoys God’s beauty, aside from the sunburn.

Sue S:  Prayers of joy that her nephew Joe and new wife Elaina had a beautiful wedding ceremony inside a church, happy the family got to witness and celebrate together.

Jel R:  Prayers of concern as we prepare to go back to church safely, look forward to seeing everyone soon, as it will be good to see all.

Ann T:  Prayers of concern as her sister Alza, had a stroke, they were able to dissolve the blood clot in her brain and she in now home and happy to be home.  Ann has prayers of joy that she and her sister will still be able to have their weekly Tuesday Zoom chat.

Margo G:  Prayers of concern for her friend’s nephew, Matthew, who has thyroid cancer and recently had surgery to remove tumor, prayers of comfort and healing to him.

Jel R:  Prayers of concern for school administrators, educators, parents as we cover online learning, and make decisions on how to go back to school safely and keeping everyone safe and prayers for patience to adults with children at home.

Kitty G:  Continued prayers for Vi, her friend, she recently had a stem cell transplant, had some trouble but is working through it.

Mary N:  Continued prayers for our country, especially for cities with federal troops coming in to support, prayers that they come into the city with the right intent to reduce violence in these cities.

Update: 7-23-2020

Please continue to pray for our Dad (Pete Luz). His diagnostic laparoscopy results showed no cancer in the abdominal fluids and lymph nodes. His Whipple surgery has been postponed until after August 4th because he developed an infection in his blood. IV antibiotics are working and he is regaining strength. Thank you.

Scott L:  Prayers for Dustin K. who had a serious accident over the weekend. He is in ICU with a head injury. He’s able to respond to questions and move fingers and toes.  Next 24-48 hours are going to be critical.

Update: 7-20-2020

Mary N:  Prayers for her sister in law, Beth, who lost her son to a drug overdose, as this is a difficult time for the family to move forward, prayers as they can deal with this, are kept safe and in God’s grace.

Lynda B:  Continued prayers for her daughter’s friend, Barb, who lost her unborn baby this week.

Roger H:  Prayers of healing for his high school friend, Dick, who had heart surgery, currently doing well, prayers for his recovery.

Patti:  Prayers for Margo’s safe return from her visit to see her sister Ana

Pastor Megan:  Prayers for her and Ken, as one of Ken’s co-workers is awaiting COVID test results, they are in quarantine until the results are known. If positive they will be in quarantine for two weeks. Prayers for all workers who cannot work while they wait these results.

Mary N:  Continued Prayers for school administrators and they determine the safest way to education students and keep all staff and employees safe.

Prayers for the Little Angels directors and staff and they begin to implement a plan for the upcoming school year.

Kitty G:  Prayers of healing and blessings Ellie and her family, Baby Ellie (1 year old) has Hepatoblastoma. She will need 2-4 rounds of chemo, a tumor removed from her liver, followed by more chemo.

Also, Prayers for Kayla, who recently had a baby boy, and they both were diagnosed with COVID.  Prayers for them and their whole family.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Joy as they are heading to Indiana for a family reunion, small gathering, but still looking forward to spending time together.

Dave H:  Prayers of Joy that our church is working on a safe plan to host church again. Thanks to the ReTurn team who is working hard to hopefully to have outside worship in August.

Anne T:  Prayers of thanks for our successful Blood Drive, had 46 pints, Red Cross was quite pleased with results and turnout.

Lynda B:  Prayers for our country’s leadership and all our citizens as we live in a state of confusion.

Update: 7-14-2020

Deb F:  Prayers of Joy that she does not need surgery, just needs to make lifestyle changes for her heart to heal.

Ann T:  Prayers of Joy to listen to Pastor Megan sing during the online worship, also happy to see the GS Senior Video with a bonus of seeing David P. on video as well.

Heather F:  Prayers of Joy that she is married to someone she likes to spend time with, and she appreciates her husband, Peter as they are indeed spending a lot of time together.

Reniva Girls:  Grateful for their house and pool

Ann MS:  Prayers of joy that she has good friends to enjoy

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of joy that her okra she planted last week is sprouting.

Laura M:  Prayers for her friend Aimee, whose daughter is 34 weeks pregnant and is delivering baby girl, Samantha today (7/14), praying that baby and mom are healthy.

Lynda B:  Prayers of comfort for her aunt who is in hospice care, praying for a peaceful transition for her.

Ann MS:  Prayers for her daughter as she is looking for a job, recently had a second interview, hoping she finds employment soon.

Prayers of comfort for her friend Bob, who has pancreatic cancer and his wife as they go through this rough road ahead.

Margo G:  Prayers for traveling mercies as she will be traveling this weekend to visit her sister Ana. It will be a short visit although she is happy to support and show love to her sister during this difficult journey.

Heather F:  Prayers for her mother in law, Maureen, who has stomach issues, recently had surgery, prayers for healing also to figure out her health issues. 

Prayers for her mom, Jan, who has back issues, seeing a pain Doctor as a last-ditch effort before surgery which she is scared to have.

Prayers for the Ott family, Dad is a friend of Peter, who got hit by a car and died, his daughter performed CPR on him, prayers of comfort for whole family as they struggle with this tragic and sudden accident.

Chris L:  Prayers to see each other soon! Nothing like seeing everyone in person and being able to worship in person.

Lynda B:  Prayers for her daughters’ best friend, Barb, and Joe, who is 5 months pregnant and recently found out baby will not live and prayers as they make these difficult decisions.

Kitty G:  Prayers for her friend Vi, who is having stem cell transplant Monday, not an easy thing to go through.

Kristina S:  Prayers for her stepdad’s family as her uncle had a massive heart attack and died, and her grandma is in the hospital. Prayers for her friend Amy whose grandma died a few days ago.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of comfort for Dye family as Jean’s mom died

Prayers of comfort for Joe R. and family as his grandfather died

Prayers for all who are isolated and those feeling isolated.

Mary N:  Prayers for today’s Blood Drive to be successful, for all volunteers able to work, donors able to donate, overall success for this needed drive.

Kristine R:  Prayers for school administrators who are making decisions for ways to allow staff and children to safely return and ways to proceed forward.

Richard H:  Prayers for granddaughter and family, as she is an ICU nurse that works daily with COVID patients and has a 4-month-old son at home, in Texas, which is currently in a scary state of existence.

Update: 7-6-2020

Sara H:  Prayers of Joy as we closed on our house in Florida on July 1 and are currently here enjoying it.

Lori A:  Prayer of Joy her mom is visiting her.

Diane W:  Prayers of Joy that family is healthy and will be over to gather for a BBQ.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Thanks that a longtime friend of Ken and Pastor Megan is expecting her first child.

Ann T:  Prayers of Joy it was so nice to see GS Seniors last week and chat with them.

Lynda B:  Prayers for Joe as tested positive for COVID again, so no knee surgery (elective), they both are feeling no side effects, they are staying put and keeping their distance from family.

Deb F:  Prayers as she has her consultation with the doctors on Tuesday, all tests have been done, and they will see how to proceed. Prayers for Nick that school opens, and he can go back.

Patti:  Prayers for Lorrie, who just finished chemo and will have surgery on Monday.

Kitty G:  Prayers for her friend Via, although they have never meet in person, they both are diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Kitty has been helping her through her anxiety and apprehensiveness as she prepares for stem cell replacement.  Prayers that she trusts the doctors and nurses who know exactly how to deal with this.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers for her friend, who is early in her pregnancy and just lost her mom from COVID.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers as she officiates the grave site eulogy for her great Aunt Marguerite, prayers that her family can remember and give thanks while they release the grief and share the joy of her aunt’s life.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers for Terry Kane as he is at the Mayo clinic and needs encouragement. You can text him or follow his online journey via Caring Bridges.

Jean D:  Prayers for our family as her mother, Margaret passed on July 2nd. She had surgery on her hip again and passed from cardiac arrest. She was 89 and we will miss her dearly.

Update: 6-30-2020

Prayers for the family of Pastor Megan’s Aunt Marguerite who passed away Monday. 

Sue S:  Prayers of Joy her nephew and fiancé are getting married in 3 weeks in Aurora, since their November wedding plans will not work out as originally planned, her brother called to invite her to the ceremony.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Joy Joe received a negative on his COVID19 test allowing him to have knee surgery on Monday.

Prayers of Joy as the drive by 80th Birthday celebration for Gail went well, and she can see how happy it made Gail.

Margo G:  Prayers of Joy that her sister Anna, who had difficulty breathing earlier in the week, ended up having extreme type of surgery and is now breathing on her own and at home.  A small victory, but still a good victory. Please continue to prayer for Anna.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of Thanks for her indoor and outdoor vegetables, especially her zucchini that has tripled in size. 

Thanks to the folks on the ReTurn Team who meet on Thursday to sort out the possibilities. Pray for the team as the Holy Spirit has guided these folks so we can begin to prepare to physically see each other in a safe environment.  It is important work to be done.

Margo G:  Prayers of Joy that we can celebrate her mom, Patti’s birthday via a social distancing family BBQ together.

Mary N:  Prayers of Joy that her son, the baby of the family, is celebrating his 36th birthday and she wishes for him a new chapter, new year with good new challenges ahead.

Pastor Megan:  Thanks for the continued prayers for her Aunt Marguerite, 94, her grandma’s little sister, who is still with us but declining (Sunday 6-28). She appreciates having Zoom and Google meet capabilities which has allowed her family a way to be together and support each other.

Deb F:  Prayers of Concern as she has a leaking heart value, she will make decisions on the right path for her after having a Doctors consultation this week. 

Update: 6-23-2020

Sue S: Prayers of joy that we are hearing “Amy Grant” as part of the music in our service this week.

Pastor Megan: Prayers for Melissa and the family of her sister Jen, who recently passed away, prayers to lift their family as they mourn Jen.

Update: 6-22-2020

Pastor M:  Prayers of Joy and thanks for God our Father, all our fathers and those father figures who are special and important to us.

Lynda B:  Prayers of Joy that they were able to celebrate Melissa and Megan’s engagement, the family is very excited for them. Prayers of joy as both Lynda and Joe although they tested positive for COVID,  neither one has any symptoms, they have quarantined for 2 weeks.  Joe needed to be tested before his knee surgery.  They both retested and are currently waiting for Joe to be cleared for his surgery.

Gigi G:  Prayers for my father (Pete Luz) has been diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer. The tumor is located in between two major arteries and it is too risky to surgically remove at this time. He will undergo a diagnostic laparoscopy this coming week (6/24 or 6/25) to biopsy the lymph node and the surrounding areas involved. This is also to determine the type of chemotherapy drugs to administer to him. He will receive 3 – 4 cycles of chemotherapy to decrease the size of the tumor. Please pray for successful and safe treatments and procedures, full recovery, and healing. May he not waver in his faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you.

Wayne & Virginia S:  Prayers for Claire who is handling her new Chemo drugs very well. At the moment she is acting like a 10-year-old which is so great. We will be heading to Wisconsin this coming week to spend time with her. The fact that she is doing well right now is a miracle. Please keep her in your prayers because they do work.

Lori A:  Prayers of Concern for her girlfriend’s adult son, Devan, ask God to guide him and help him deal with life.

Mary N:  Prayers for her brother in law and sister in law, Jimmy and Beth, as they mourn their son’s death from heroin overdose and help them try to deal with this.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers for the Jackson family as they mourn the death of David’s nephew, Jeff.  Also, prayers for David as he will be doing part of the eulogy.

Margo G: Prayers for Pastor Megan and the family of her aunt Marguerite, 94, her grandma’s little sister, who tested negative for COVID, but something set off other issues. She is currently only eating ice cream, being a diabetic, if they cannot get her to eat and drink her health will decline.  The family has been gathering via Zoom to help support her cousin who is physically with the aunt so he can break occasionally. 

Kitty G:  Prayers for her friend Lupita, her father in law is having problems that is affecting the whole family. Prayers for the whole family.

Update: 6-18-2020

Gail C: Prayers for our Red Cross blood drive, Sunday, July 12. They have extended our blood drive from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. as blood shortages are extremely low. Prayers for a cure for the COVID19 soon.

Updates: 6-17-2020

Lynda B:  Prayers of Joy for her daughter Missy and partner Megan just got engaged, no date set yet, she is very excited for them.

Anne M. S:  Prayers of Joy that we celebrated Bartlett High School graduates with a parade.

Richard H:  Prayers of joy that their 3 grandchildren that had COVID, stayed quarantined for 2 weeks and have now received an all clear bill of health. Prayers of joy their daughter who is in Texas, to visit their 4-month-old great grandson and celebrated a 90th birthday of their daughter’s other great grandmother during their visit.

Ann T:  Prayers of joy that her grandchild, Mackenzie just turned 2 years old and they are celebrating her birthday with a family party.

Anne M S:  Prayers of concern as her daughter Great lost her job on Friday, hope she finds something soon, prayers for whole family.

Patti P: Prayers for Margo and family as they mourn the passing of Marc’s mom Rika.  Prayers of healing for them all.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers for Melissa and family as they mourn the passing of her sister Jen, who fought a long and hard battle, she is with God. See Melissa’ Facebook page for streaming of the funeral held Monday at noon.

Kitty G: Prayers of concern as she lost her job on Tuesday, she resumes her job search.

Pastor Megan:  Prayers of concern for a sister NIC UM church who had their zoom meeting interrupted by someone speaking racial slurs and anger. Pastor had to disconnect Zoom worship and switch to their Facebook page to continue.  Prayers for those who have anger and hatred in their hearts, may their hearts soften and minds open.  Prayers for all those who gather in prayer that their virtual space is not violated.

Laura S: Prayers of concern for a family relative, June F., who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

Pastor Megan: Prayers for her family as they are holding vigil for her aunt Marguerite, 94, during her time of transition.

Updates: 6-12-2020

Melissa K. – Her sister Jen passed away on Thursday. Prayers for her family during this time.

Margo G. – Her mother-in-law Rika passed away on Wednesday. Prayers for her family at this time.

Updates: 6-8-2020

Mary N:  Prayers of Joy a business’s owner in Chicago said they are working together with positive energy and representing fairness, felt good to hear positive feelings, protests went smoothly, and enjoyed Thursday’s prayer service.

Deb F:  Prayers of Joy that her son Andy. who was on active duty during protest and looting said he has not experienced problems or hassles during this time, and the protests were peaceful.

Ann M:  Prayers of Thanks that she has people to talk to that listen to her concerns and help her to open her heart and mind to different ideas.

Lynda B:  Prayers of joy that protests help us push forward and see positive changes in our future, feels most Americans are on board with these changes.  Also, joyful that she has a big yard that allowed her children and grandchildren to gather and see one another.

Deb:  Prayers of thanks to Diane for work on Thursday’s meeting, information was very informative.

Margo G:  Prayers of concern for Rika, her mother in law, who is in the hospital and has not eaten for a few days, no diagnosis yet. Update: Rika is currently on a ventilator and in ICU with heart issues. Prayers that doctors find out what is wrong so they can fix it.

Lynda B:  Prayers of concern for husband Joe who is having knee surgery on Monday, prayers it goes well.

Pastor M:  Prayers for her whole family they have lost several cousins and most recently as they are mourning the loss of her cousin Bobby, Battle Creek, MI. She is glad he is a peace now.

Melissa K:  Prayers for her sister Jen as she prepares to meet Jesus shortly, she has recently declined and prayers to keep her comfortable, prayers for a peaceful passing and prayers for the whole family. Jen truly a child of God.

Kitty G:  Prayers for her niece, Heather, needed to have a port replaced in her chest that was not working, it was put in a vein that was too small so she’s getting blood clots. Currently on blood thinner and will see Doctor Monday.

Updates: 5/31/2020

Kitty G: Prayers of joy as she has a job! Pray it will work out and her health and safety won’t be comprimised.

Heather F: Prayers of joy that the Karavas’s grandson, Weston, is out of the NICU and home with mom and dad.

Margo’s Mom: Prayers of thanks that out of 98 apartments in her complex, only one person contracted the COVID19, she’s thankful no one else has gotten it.

Mary N: Prayers of joy as the weather has been ideal these last few days, hoping to clone this weather for all of June.

Lynda B: Prayers of concern for her husband, Joe who hasn’t been feeling well and will be going to the doctor Monday. Prayers for her sister, Karen, who fell and broke her rib, is in a lot of pain and is supposed to be immobile for 8 weeks.

Ellen: Prayers for God’s guidance and strength for all families as to this past weekend’s events, devastating to all of us involved.

Dave H: Prayers for the community specifically those of color, that the police brutality stops and we can make progress and move on as one country.

Pastor M: Prayers for clergy of color, and all clergy, as we really struggle with witnessing what’s going on and find words to cope with generations and years of pain, prayers of healing, let the Holy Spirit give us courage and to be the one to start having conversations about the issues.

Mary N: Prayers as states begin to open it’s businesses and such, let us use common sense, protect ourselves, wear a mask, and realize it’s not over. Let us be smart and safe.

Pastor M: Prayers to lift everyone and everyone’s spirit as we continue to hope and remember and look forward to a time when we can be together again.

Updates: 5/24/2020

Mary N:  Prayers of Joy her son Hunter and his girlfriend are expecting and bought a new house. Prayers of joy that the numbers are flattening, and some essential businesses are opening.

Ann Mollsen S:  Prayers of Joy that granddaughter, Gabriella graduated from Bartlett High School.

Also, GSUMC has 6 seniors who graduated from high school. 

Kitty G:  Prayers of Joy that she and her mom had a good conversation with lots of laughs. Kitty’s mom must elevate her legs daily, so Kitty drew a picture of her mom and cat elevating her legs, her mom had a good laugh about this picture, it was good to hear mom’s laughter.

Diane W: Prayers of Joy that she and her husband are celebrating 39 years of marriage today.

Ann Mollen S:  Prayers of concern as Leo’s glucose levels are high and Doctors figure out the reasons, and he also had surgery on his face, prayers that they got all the cancer.

Jacquie H. Her friend Katie’s sister who is a nurse has COVID19 and lives with mom and dad, prayers for the Schaefer family that they do not get COVID19 also.

Heather F:  Prayers for The Karavas’s grandson Weston, is in NICU, he had a traumatic birth, prayers that he can go home soon, hopefully Tuesday.  Also, prayers for Karavas’s as their house was flooded, and they are dealing with this as well.

Pastor Megan:  Mel and Marlon who have been working extensively are also supporting their aunt and uncle whose house had 3 feet of flooding, it has been a challenge to help her and work.

Jean D:  Prayers for her daughter and new son, who had a difficult delivery and the baby has a broken collar bone. Prayers of joy on the birth of their new grandson who is now home and doing well.

Margo G:  Prayers of Joy that Elise, who was not feeling well for 2 weeks is now feeling better.

__________________

Updates: 5/22/20

-Mel R.: Prayers for Mel & Marlon as they work on helping Marlon’s Aunt and Uncle following a flood in their basement, while continuing to work. Marlon’s Aunt and Uncle were swept away in the flood, but not harmed. Also, prayers for people trying to find ways to stay in their home and keep their businesses afloat.


Updates:  5/21/20

-Alexa S:  Prayers for two children of my brother-in-law, Jerry C., are currently dealing with health issues. Tim C. has been dealing with a cancer diagnosis and most recently has taken a fall that he is not recovering from. He is a diabetic and his feet have turned black so they are grafting tissue from other parts of his body.
-Jerry’s other son, Michael, recently had a tumor found on his pancreas. He is scheduled for a biopsy next week.

-Kitty G:  Her sister Beth asking for a prayer request for Mike, who has liver cancer, will have surgery June to remove grapefruit size tumor, later date he will need to have other tumors removed.  Prayers for his wife Carrie and their daughter.


Updates: 5/17/2020

-Gigi G: Hello, my dear Church Family and Fellow Prayer Warriors. My family needs your help. Our Dad (Pete Luz), who is in the Philippines, was just discharged from his 2nd hospital admission and currently at home recovering. The doctors found a mass in his pancreas and we pray it is benign or it will miraculously disappear. He will be undergoing major surgery (Whipple Procedure) anytime in the coming weeks. We are hoping for a miracle right now. Please spread the word also so that a lot of people will pray for him. Let us storm heaven with prayers for him and those who are ill. We serve a powerful God. Thank you! ❤️Gigi G. & Family

-Chris Leo:  Prayers of thanks for a beautiful day which has certainly lifted spirits.  Prayers of thanks that her brother found work, while he does have to travel, thankful he has a job.

-Pastor Megan:  Prayers of thanks from Jodie, Little Angels Asst. Director, she is thankful to Good Shepherd family for prayers and support during her mom’s illness and passing.

-Pam K:  Prayers for her daughter Emily, who is pregnant, baby is getting big and they will induce on Thursday if baby does not come before then.  Prayers for safe delivery for mom and baby.

-Lynda B:  Prayers for upcoming Blood Drive, this is first time she is volunteering so prayers that it goes well. Prayers to all volunteers, technicians, and donors who support this essential event.

-Margo G:  Prayers as she returns to work on Monday, she has concerns for this reentry into workplace.

-Pastor Megan: Prayers of safety to all of those who have been at workplaces and those who will be returning to their workplace. Prayers for Dale S. as he was in route to see his sister in Iowa when he received a call from home saying they had water in their house, so he had to turn around and go home to assist. Prayers for all those who have had water in their home, Pastor Megan has had water as well. Prayers for all her colleagues who has been ministering at a distance, and those challenges that this brings. Prayers for a colleague who has COVID19.

-John W:  Prayers for all of us to get along as we live within the limits of our houses, these are challenging times.

-Melissa K: Prayers for her sister, Jen, who had a round of chemo recently that was rough, she needs lots of rest from receiving this.  Jen will continue to receive blood treatments.  Glad that Melissa’s children and her sister’s children will be coming soon. Please lift Jen and Melissa during this time. If you would like to send a card to brighten her day, please send to: Jen Chapman 12337 County Road 4048 Holts Summit, MO  65043


Updates: 05/16/2020

Pam K. – prayers for Emily. She will be induced this Thursday if the baby doesn’t come before then.

-Jodie R: Prayers of thanksgiving for the love and support from Good Shepherd

-Pastor Megan: Prayers for Darneather Murph-Heath, our District Superintendent, who stopped by our church and prayed in the parking lot for our congregation, prayers for her health and strength during this time.

-Mary N: Prayers of joy her physical therapist told her she not longer needs to see her; Mary is functioning well on her own! She is happy she had a smooth transition from her surgery.

-Kristine R:  Happy Mother’s Day to all, thanks for the garden flowers at church.

-Kitty G:  Prayers for her Uncle Bob who suffered a massive heart attack in April and though he woke up and was hungry for a short time, he passed away this past week. Prayers for his beautiful family as they lay him to rest.

-Pastor Megan: Prayers to lift Jodie, LA teacher, her mom, Geneva, has passed away fighting COVID, prayers for the whole family. Prayers also for Anna, LA teacher, as her family works together to make the best decisions moving forward with her mom’s health issues. Prayers for Jeremy J. as he recovers as well as his whole family.

-Heather F:  Prayers for her mom who has a rash and is not able to see a Doctor due to offices being closed, prayers for an ease in her pain from this.

-Lori A:  Prayers for Terry K. for what he is going through battling pain as he continues to fight his cancer.

-Melissa K: Continued prayers for her sister Jen who is battling cancer.


Updates: 05/08/2020

-Prayers for Jodie R. (Little Angels Assistant Director) and family in the loss of her mom.

-Prayers for Anne D. (Little Angels Teacher) and her family as the make decisions regarding her mom.

-Deb F: Prayers of joy Andy’s test for COVID came back negative.

-Mary N: Prayers of joy and thanks to Pastor Megan and Margo for giving us online worship each week! Prayers of joy that the tulips she planted at church have bloomed and are in full color.

-John W: Prayers of joy his nephew and wife had a baby girl named Blair, by emergency C-section (that was unexpected) but mom and baby are doing well, they had a good social distance family outing to see new life and family members.

-Lynda B: Prayers of joy that her and Mary celebrated with Ann T. by having a social distancing birthday party outside complete with cake.

-Kristine R: Prayers of joy to see the beautiful tulips as the girls played in the church parking lot.

-Anne Mollen S: Thankful her son, who worked downtown, that neither he nor his co-workers got the virus. Prayers of joy that all those patients were able to go home.

-Heather F: Prayers of Joy that she has been feeding the birds and taking pictures of them. An Indigo Bunting showed up.

BFE0ECBA-8E97-4DCC-8CBB-01E47BAC391F
Indigo Bunting at Heather F.’s bird feeder

Heather F: Prayers for Terry Kane who is in a lot of pain from his back and lung cancer. Prayers for his son Sean who has moved in and taking care of him. Please support the meal train link to help Terry and Sean

-Anne Mollsen S: Prayers for her friends’ husband that fell and had to go to a nursing home, where he got infected with COVID and passed away. Prayers for Leo who has back pain but is stubborn and will not call the doctor, give him pain relief and wisdom. Prayers for Anne for patience and support as she cares for him.

-Deb F: Prayers for the results from COVID tests to come back in a quicker time frame.

-Margo G: Prayers for Elise, her daughter, continued good health as her blood pressure and echo cardiogram went well.

-Margo’s mom: Prayers for Elise who is an ICU nurse, dealing with COVID patients at North Western Hospital

-Lori A: Prayers for Moses, son of friend who deals with substance abuse. Prayers for all people who have mental health struggles and are not dealing well with this.

-Roger H: Prayers for co-workers who have been let go and all those dealing with job loss.

-Chris L: Prayers for her brother who is out work, currently in the process of getting a loan, this is a very slow process, prayers he will be able to get through this.

-Mary N: Prayers that God protects governor as he makes decisions to begin the process of opening businesses, give him a watchful eye.

-Melissa K: Continued prayers for her sister Jen who is battling cancer. They took Jen to hospital on Friday she was administered 2 units of blood and then they were able to bring her home. Please lift Jen and Melissa during this time.

-Rachelle T: another friend has been lost to COVID19. Prayers for our cousin and her baby who are fighting for their lives.


04 /28/2020

–Jodie (L.A. Assistant Director): Prayers for her mom who has tested positive for COVID19. After initially improving, she is now in decline. Prayers for a peaceful transition, and prayers for Jodie’s family.

-Ann T: Prayers of joy celebrating her 80th birthday, would of loved to share birthday cake with  church people. Happy Birthday to Roger H. whose birthday is this week too.

-Diane W: Prayers of joy that we are blessed with new granddaughter, Aviana.

-Kitty G: Prayers for her aunt Jackie of MI who passed away from COVID19, prayers for Uncle Bob in Nashville who suffered a massive heart attack, his family, Thelma and children, is with him and he’s trying to come back

-Ann T: Prayers for Michelle W. who has breast cancer, she’s a baker for our cookie walk.

-Wayne S: Prayers for Clair bear as she starts a new regiment of chemo treatments, new hope!

-Sue S: Prayers for family of Sharon’s husband niece who had a fire and lost everything.

-Deb F: Prayers for Andy who’s not feeling well, currently not sure what his illness is

-Margo G: Prayers for Elise, her daughter, who has elevated heart rates, been back and forth to the ER, pray to resolve what is causing this elevation

-Sue B: Prayers for Wade’s mother, Evelyn has passed away. Prayers for family at this time. Also prayers for Wade’s brother Don as his warehouse is clearing out.

-Sandy (L.A. Teacher): Prayers for her sister-in-law, Mary, who is undergoing cancer treatments. Also prayers for Sandy’s brother Tom, and son TJ.

-Our Good Shepherd Students, Youth, and Children. This has been a challenging time.

-Ann T: Prayers of thanks for a beautiful day today! No snow, birds are signing, took a walk in the garden.

-Lynda B: Prayers of joy that she babysits the twins on Tuesday, they all had fun. Prayers for stepdaughter’s mom for continued recovery, which is going well.

-Diane W: Prayers of thanks that we are finding ways to communicate and joy in seeing people’s faces. Joy that we should have a grandchild by end of week.

-Mary N:  Prayers for sister in New York who is recovered from COVID19, she tested positive again, even though she has no symptoms, it is a puzzle. May God surround her sister and her sister’s husband.

-Lois M-D:  Prayers of healing for Angela.

-Dave H:  Prayers for his cousin Joe, who suffered a stroke and is in a care facility, which someone in facility has COVID19.

-Lori A:  Prayers for people with mental health issues that in seclusion, dealing with mental health is a challenge, may they find comfort in at home resources that are available to them.

-Pastor M:  Prayers for her cousin Anna who had a bad asthma attack, appears to not be COVID19 and is only asthma.


ONGOING CARE NEEDS

Meal Train for Terry Kane: https://mealtrain.com/6w8q3z


PREVIOUS REQUESTS

PRAYERS OF JOY

We are thankful that with our resources we can help at least some who are in need.

-Strongs: Claire is home for Easter and her first cancer anniversary. She has outlived projections.

-Jen (Melissa K’s sister): Thankful for all of the prayers and encouragement from Good Shepherd

Melissa: Jen is still with us and getting blood transfusions. She got a visit from her grandbabies.

Roes: Thankful for Good Shepherd support in loss of nephew Seamus. Continued prayers for the family.

Mary N: Thankful for a good week of recovery from knee surgery

Sue S:  Happy her mother in law’s in rehab is now thriving, getting good help, was able to wave from outside the window to her

Jacqui H: Her sister is doing much better. Continued prayers for her.

Margo: Thankful for first responders and those who are working including pizza delivery people. Happy to see everyone.

John W: Blessing to hear all the stories of people getting fed and being served with no questions asked!

Mary N:  Prayers of gratitude that her sister is home from the hospital recovering and her sister’s husband is still feeling weak but showing signs of getting stronger. Thankful that she is getting stronger and healing.

Ann MS:  Everyone is doing well, Leo is feeling better and everyday walking a bit farther, we are keeping our spirits up enjoying video calls. Blessing that their granddaughter, who’s cancelled prom was supposed to be this past weekend, the prom photographer offered free pictures in the forest preserve to all.

Lynda B:  Grateful that her children and their spouses have jobs. Blessings that her cousin, Mary Ellen is doing well despite having lung cancer.

Margo G: Blessing that her friend Cynthia’s test came back negative for virus, although she does have ammonia. Happy that they were able to give Elise her a car to use so she doesn’t have to use public transportation to get back and forth to work at hospital.  God is good all the time!

Diane W:  Blessing to see family and friends through virtual media. Happy that we have good things in our lives as upcoming marriage for son and daughter in law and new grandchild due in April.

PRAYERS OF CONCERN

We lift all of those affected by the virus.

We lift everyone who is in need.

We lift those who are in unhealthy shelter-in-place situations (abuse, sanitation, incarceration).

Continued prayers for health care workers and “essential” workers.

-Mary N.: Prayers that we can stay together and there will be a cure

-Anne T. : This is an Easter we will never forget; patience for those working behind the scenes caring for all

-Melissa K: Continued prayers for her sister Jen who is battling cancer.

-Juanita D.: Prayers for the world, that we will pray, talk, and listen

-Johnsons: Prayers for Jeremy’s recovery. We are thankful for those who have jobs. Prayers for those who have lost jobs

-Lori: perspective and help

-Margo: Anna is struggling in pain and having extra bleeding; continued prayers for relief efforts. Elise is feeling better

-Kitty: Aunt Jackie who is 95 and has the virus; brother in law rushed to hospital on wednesday with a mini stroke

-Chris Leo: Brother is self employed and having a hard time

-CrasH: healing for Rose and her family

-Kitty G: My elderly Uncle Bob (in Nashville) was having trouble breathing last week & was rushed to the hospital where they were able to rule out the Corona virus and treat him. He is now in rehab & of course can’t see my Aunt Thelma who is so concerned. Prayers for them & for my cousins (also in Nashville) who aren’t even allowed to help either of them.

-Pam K: prayers for my daughter who is pregnant and recently diagnosed with gestational diabetics

-Lynna J:  prayers for all health care workers, those working outside of their home, grocery store workers etc. Prayers for her sister who is going through a divorce, current situation is making this process extra complicated.

-Tammy W: Friend Marc has passed away from COVID19. The senior we were praying for is doing better.

Sue B: Prayers for daughter, Lauren, following a severe allergic reaction and trip to the emergency room. She is home now and resting. Sue is exhausted.

Diane: prayers for caregivers and front line workers.

Anne M.: Daughter is home for a week with a fever; also prayers for safety.

Mary N: concerned for first responders and teenagers and others who are not being diligent with staying at home

Lynda B: For those who are struggling

Sapps: Neices and nephews that are first line people. Prayers for people who can’t be with families, and those who are grieving, and those who are sick and can’t have visit

Anne T: Hopefully soon something will be discovered to help those who are critically ill and a vaccine developed

Chris J: mom is home by herself

David J: prayers for these unprecedented times

Sue S:  Prayers for Jacquie H. sister whose cat passed away; she is all alone

Mel R: Prayers for her aunt who had heart surgery. It was successful but still pray for full recovery. And this economic downturn paralyzing families is heartbreaking.

Roger & Lisa H:  Prayers for COVID19 work being done, coping to stay healthy. Prayers for people who must go into office that they can stay healthy.

Diane KH:  Prayers for health care workers, and Cecily, who is at risk to exposure, unsung heroes that help.

Chris L:  Prayers for those feeling trapped and support with challenges they face.

Terri T:  Prayers that minds come together to work on this problem, Lord move in lives of those who have brilliant minds to quickly find ways to overcome virus.

Mary N:  Prayers for her nephew and family members of his friend, Anthony, who has passed away.

Prayers for scientists and all families being isolated.

Ann MS:  Prayers for her son who is a Physician Assistant.

Lynda B:  Prayers for her daughter and son in law who work for Loyola, as they are working long and stressful hours.

Margo G:  Prayers for friend Cynthia who has pneumonia. Proud of daughter Elise, who works in ICU directly with COVID19 patients, she is well, prayers for health. Prayers for Melissa K. and her sister Jan who has cancer.

Diane W: Prayers for the family of her Uncle Dom, who passed away on Sunday.

Pastor Megan:  (from Gail) Prayers for folks who are helped by PADS, GSUMC is no longer doing PADS at Prince of Peace they officially closed, a mega church will be supporting them.  They are currently still being cared for in a hotel with are need experiencing own bed, shower and privacy. Also, prayers for those who have food allergies and or intolerance, that they are receiving the nutrition they need as people hoard food.

PRAYERS OF BLESSING

Ann T: Thanks to all workers: police, fire, medical, etc. for all they do, not sure how we will be able to repay them. God bless them.

May we have a blessed Holy Week and Easter.