Weekly Prayer Journal- June 15, 2021

Missionaries of the month


Pastors & Deacons: Please remember to keep our pastors and deacons close in prayer as they diligently serve the Lord and our church. Pray for Pastor Joe as he continues to have health issues. 

Patricia Betancourt-Please pray for Brett and Daniella Rand as they manage the Mercy House.

Michele - Please pray for my daughter. She struggles with mental illness, suicidal thoughts, and self esteem. She just wants to be happy. 

Holly Case- Please pray for me over the guilt I feel over my brothers death. He was only 51 yrs. old. Gary always asked me to get together with him. I could have made the time but never did because he lived in Manahawkin. I feel such guilt for not making time for him. Pray for me please so I don't feel such heartbreak. 

Patty Morgan-Please pray for health issues for my daughter Samantha. 

Amy Negron- please pray fo my daughter who is batting with addictions. 

Janet Wilson- I am in need of a car to purchase. My number is 732-252-8358

Geselen Fairthorne-Pray for Tom as he takes a hasmat test on June 22nd. Please pray he passes so he will be able to get a job. His unemployment is running out in September. Pray for LeeAnn to get a 40 hr. a week day job so she doesn't have to work nights. Pray for a place for her and her son to live and also pray for daycare for Riko.

Joy Piccolo-Please pray for Elizabeth Dejesus' brain tumor that developed after her sickness. Pray for Andy Sr. and Andy Jr. that they both surrender their lives to Christ. Pray for healing for Joe C. after his heart valve surgery and that his hemoglobin will stay normal. 

Dina Hempel-Pray for God's will building the house with building supplies skyrocketing. 

Sara Reed-Pray for my sister Trish, husband and son to grow closer to the Lord.

Suzanne-Pray for Carly and Robert who attended IBC for awhile. Robert was diagnosed with leukemia and while hospitalized, he came down with COVID. Please pray for healing and for the doctors to be able to treat him accurately. Please pray for strength for Carly. 

Emmons Family-Pray for healing for Guy's knee, housing for our daughter Jackie  and for salvation for a grandchildren. Praise- We are thankful for IBC!

Sue Pussilano-Please conyinue to pray for a family friend Naydine, early 50's. She had a large brain tumor removed and is now going through chemo & radiation treatments. Please pray her heart remains strong during the treatments. 

Nasta Family-Please pray for Greg for his health isssues and please Lord hear my prayers for my daughter and the rest of my family. 

Helen Bayne -Pray for Alexa & Zach's salvation & a hedge of protection around them too. Pray for Billy & Terry for healing and comfort in their lives. Pray for my mom's salvation & health, Gerald's dad who is caretaker for his mom with Alzheimer's. 

Stanley Goworek- Pray for Katie a single mom of Gracie (13) as she is struggling with addiction and mental health issues. Pray for Richie  who has not been returning calls and we fear he is using drugs. Pray for my brother Robert as he struggles to care for his children and wife (pending divorce). Pray for my parents health and guidance for me as I navigate Medicare.

Kathy Cole - Please pray for Kathy and the salvation of her  family. Pray for our son Bill, he has early stage prostate cancer.

McManus Family -Praise: Baby Max is home! Thank you for your prayers for the past nine months which turned our one pound grandson into a miracle. Please pray for Max's severe reflux to go away, for his eyesight to improve, and for there to be no brain damage from the hydrocephalus. Your faithful prayers are appreciated for our miracle baby. 

Annie Hollering—Please pray that we find our very last home to move into. I’ve been having a lot of stress & panic attacks. Also for  the salvation of my children.   

Janie Tappe -  Pray for all my family members. Pray for healing for our nation and wisdom for our leaders. Pray for healing for all the sick, suffering & addicted. 

Debbie Heard- Continue to pray for healing for the stiffness and discomfort in my legs and torso from the MS. Salvation for my Mom ,brother, sister in law, our son Mike & Michelle.

J. W. Casey- Prayers for Kayla Rose, she has an ovarian tumor, pray it is benign and removable. 

Kristin Nelson- Praise my father-in-law is home from the hospital. His surgery went well. Please continue to pray for his healing. Pray salvation for my parents Bill & Carolyn. Also pray for healing & unity our nation and state and for protection for our youth from what socity says is cool (acceptable)

Jennifer Alvich— Pray for the custody battle  for Chris.

Buck Edeen— Please continue to pray for my mom, Mary Ann who is 89yrs.

Angela Forman—Please pray for my baby to be born healthy and with no genetic defect. Also pray for the doctors to successfully turn the baby as he is currently in a breech position and I am feeling uncomfortable and restless these last few weeks. Pray for a smooth delivery as well. My due date is June 9th. 

Amy & Paul-Pray for Paul as he continues to improve with new therapies, and for Amy as she needs to stay healthy. Pray for guidance, strength and stamina. 

Autumn A.—Pray for Joe Pinter for salvation. Pray for my my niece Brenna’s pregnancy, and salvation for my family. Please pray for my dog Timber. He has been diagnosed with osteo-sarcoma cancer in his bone. Pray for comfort & peace for my family as we deal with this. 

Ministries of the Church

Leadership - Please pray for continued unity, praise the Lord!  Pray for vision and direction as we develop a ministry of care and shepherding.  Please keep all our new families in prayer as they have made the decision to join Immanuel.  Pray as we look at the possibility of a new community outreach center in the future.

His Mercy House - Pray for the ministry team there on Tuesdays 10 am -12 pm and Thursday 6 - 8 pm as they reach out to many families each week.  Pray for continued opportunities for sharing the gospel and follow up and discipleship.  Praise God for the laborers He has sent.   We could use more laborers to sort clothing and help in other ways.  Team members:  Pray for IBC members Bob and Kathy Derner, Gina Alleruzzo, John Cataudella, Joe Bogulaski, Betty Stasko and the many others as they serve each week!

Children’s Ministries - Pray for more than 30 volunteers who serve throughout Sunday morning and Wednesdays AWANA to our children.  Pray as the children go through the curriculum “The Gospel Project.” Please pray for the children and their families; that they grow in Christ together.  Pray for more help for second hour on Sundays.  Pray for Jeanne Thomas and Pastor Mike Tapia as they oversee and lead.  Also pray for Miranda Parmly who oversees the nursery.  Pray for Bill Nevins as he leads a team of 15 on Wednesdays with our AWANA ministry, that they would know Christ and learn to abide in His word.

Adult Discipleship - Pray for our Community Group time as we do sermon application lessons in Fellowship Hall.  Pray also for the 15 various small groups in homes and the church and that God would raise up more homes and leaders.  Also pray for the pastors as they seek God to anchor our church deeper into God’s word.  Pray for Pastor Mike Heard as he oversees the various discipleship ministries of the church.

Women's Ministry - Continue praying for the Hub which meets on the 3rd Friday of each month.  Pray that the women of the church continue to foster a vision for discipleship with those younger ladies who need mentoring.  Pray for the men’s monthly prayer breakfast on the 1st Saturday of each month and pray for the men’s study as they meet each Saturday 8-9:30 am.

Youth Ministry - Pray for Youth Ministry as Mike Meirose, Aaron Peace and Pastor Mike Tapia lead our youth with Youth Impact on the second and fourth Sunday of every month.  Pray for the future efforts to disciple our youth through missions, outreach and the teaching of God’s word. Pray also for Nate Nelson and Michelle Wells (6th-8th grades), as they minister to our youth on Sunday mornings. 

Outreach Ministries - Pray for this coming summer’s Soccer Camp and VBS, for Deacon Nate Nelson and Kristin as they lead.  Pray for our monthly Soup Kitchen and other efforts to reach out to our community.  Pray for the outreach team as they strategize around this and other efforts. 


  • Bernard and Bernice Dodeler:  France, leadership training
  • Missionaries in India, working with handicapped children
  • Guy and Carolyn Eshelman: Albania, currently at Caryn University in PA ministering
  • David & Kathy Mannon: Rutgers, International students                          
  • Gerber and Dione Coelho: Brazil, church planting                       
  • Our Missionaries in Asia:  working with refugees, leadership training                            
  • Jon and Kim Caputo: Campus Outreach 
  • Our Missionaries in India                 
  • Dr. Sam Slobodian:  Russia
  • Michael Tapia Jr.: SonSet Solutions, technology support for Radio ministries and community development 
  • Zebby Wheelock: Safina Street Network- Tanzania 

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