Prayer Line & Requests
"The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth" (Psalm 145:18)
6-18-18 (Update) - Tim Clark is still at Mayo Clinic undergoing radiation treatments. Please continue to keep Tim in your prayers during this difficult time.
6-18-18 - Please keep Louie Hartke in your prayers as he is in ICU at Allen for internal bleeding.
6-18-18 - Please keep Karen Boelman in your prayers, as she has a severe case of shingles. Pray for healing and rest.
6-14-18 (Update) - Marianne Abel-Lipschutz asks that prayers continue for the people, communities, and rescue workers affected by ongoing eruptions of Volcano Fuego in central Guatemala since the major eruption on June 3. More than 110 people have died; 12,784 have been evacuated; 3557 people are in shelters; and 197 people remain missing. Mudslides and road washouts due to heavy rains obstruct access to the affected area.
6-13-18 - Larry Haskin's dad had a high-grade cancerous tumor removed successfully and will now begin localized treatments in 5 weeks. He will have 1 treatment a week for 6 weeks. Please pray for good results and good health during treatment.
6-13-18 - Boots Willett is between chemo treatments for her advanced cancer, but is dealing with many side effects that have caused her to pass out, lose vision, and need various transfusions. Please pray that God brings both healing and peace during this medical struggle.
6-12-18- Please pray for Rose, who recently attempted suicide. Miraculously, she was not harmed. Please pray for her and her family as they navigate this difficult time.
6-11-18- Rae would like prayers that she gets the help she needs regarding her treatment at a mental health facility.
6-11-18 - Tim Clark, who has lung cancer, was taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic yesterday. He will be undergoing radiation, then a combination of Chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Pray that the tumors will shrink or disappear. They are putting pressure on his spine causing numbness from his chest down.
6-11-18 - Please be praying for our OHC Team that is in Mozambique, Africa right now. They are spending time with our partners, Food for the Hungry Staff and families. They will have the opportunity to meet their sponsored children, see much of the amazing work that Food for the Hungry is doing in the communities of Gorongosa, Mozambique and encourage and cheer on the FH Staff and families. Pray for the strengthening of relationships and that they would have safe travels.
6-11-18 (Update) - Erma Christiansen passed away Friday night at Covenant Hospital surrounded by her family. Please remember Erma's daughters and son and their families in your prayers. Visitation will be at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home on Monday, June 11 from 4-6pm. The funeral will at Orchard Hill Church on Tuesday, June 12 at 10:30am, followed by a lunch, with a burial service immediately after at the Stout Cemetery where Erma will be laid to rest next to her husband, Chuck, who passed away in August of 2014.
6-7-18 (Update) - Please keep Erma Christiansen in your prayers today as she has been transferred to ICU.
6-4-18 - Marianne Abel-Lipschutz asks for prayer for all the people, communities, and rescue workers affected by yesterday's eruption of Volcan Fuego in central Guatemala. We and our immediate mission partners are safe. Many injuries and infrastructure damage south of here where Kids Alive International operates a Christian school and ag economic development program.
Please pray for our president and the safety of our troops. The following people are family/friends of our congregation who are in the service at this time.
Thank you for your Prayers
If you have any prayer requests, please call the church office at 319-266-9796 or fill out the prayer request form. You may also write your prayer request on the preferated end of your bulletin, tear it off, and drop it in the offering plate or leave it at the Welcome Center. Requests will be kept confidential unless you indicate you would like it put on the public prayer line.