Weekly Prayer Guide - March 8, 2020

Geber and Dione Coelho- Please keep the Coelho’s in prayer as they do our Lord’s work in Brazil. Pray for those that they are working along-side as witnesses to more than 40,000 people in their area. Pray as they started a Sports Task Force to reach the youth in their community.

Edie Smith & Jim Nutt- Please pray as we are facing so many obstacles as wee try to get help for Walter, Jim’s dad. Pray that doors would open. Pray for Julie, my niece, and her family as they are going through some difficult times. Pray for Jim and I as we are going to be doing some traveling soon. Pray for safety and that we can find rest and strength to face the struggles when we return. Thank you Lord, for allowing me to help the people who need it.

Patricia Betancourt- Please pray for my husband, Wally. He had shoulder surgery and is in a lot of pain.

Carmine Pescatore- Please pray for me as I am scheduled to have eye surgery in a couple of weeks.

Kyla Maldonado- Please pray for me, I have braces and my teeth are starting to shift. It is very painful. I have a friend that I have been pouring my heart out to, pray that he comes to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Amanda Casarola- Please keep our family friend, Michele in prayer. She is in the hospital and is struggling. Please pray for my boyfriend as we both struggle with money issues. Praise the Lord. Amen.

Kristin Nelson- Continue to pray for Paul Crooks for healing, strength, peace, and stamina. Pray for Amy crooks for strength, peace, wisdom, and stamina. Please pray for my unsaved family and parents Bill and Carolyn. Pray for Emma for healing of her kidneys and wisdom for her parents, Jen and Jeremiah. Pray for Ezra as he continues to battle testicular cancer and a mass in his stomach. Pray for his salvation. Pray for my Aunt Cheryl, who has coronary artery disease and Parkinson’s. Pray for her salvation. Continue to pray for Operation Christmas Child as the boxes are being distributed. Pray that lives are changed for Christ.

The Howell Police Dept.- Please keep these men and women in prayer as they continue to serve our city.

The Emmons Family- Please pray for God’s guidance for our future as retirement may soon be approaching. Pray for financial wisdom and spiritual growth. Please pray for God’s protection and spiritual growth for our daughter’s and grandchildren.

Daniela Rand- Please pray for my friend, Andy and her mother Jane. She is very ill. I pray for strength for Andy as she takes care of her mother. I ask for the Lord to be glorified through this trial. Please pray for healing for Jane and for the family to remember that they can lean on Jesus during this difficult time.

Patty Morgan- Please pray for my husband, John. He has cancer in his neck. Please pray for a full recovery. Thank you

Lois Harris- Please continue to pray for my husband, Larry Harris. He is in pain daily with his conversion disorder. He still fights to work, he is my hero.

Kathy Houlihan- Please continue to pray for April as she battles breast cancer. Pray she can find strength in the Lord. Pray for my dog Pudgey. He has been diagnosed with cancer. He is scheduled to go in Wednesday 3/11. Pray that they are able to perform the surgery and remove the cancer.

Unice- Please continue to pray for my family in St Lucia. Pray for peace and togetherness and good health. Pray for my relationship, continue to steer us in the right direction.

Josh & Jackie Slick- Please pray for us as we have to find housing by July 1st, our lease is expiring. Pray that God makes our finances and helps us find something we can afford for our kids.

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 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.

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                                    

  • Courtney Deacon-Lalotra: 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                       

  • John and Beverly Tolbert:  Taiwan, working with Vietnamese refugees, leadership training                            

  • Jon and Kim Caputo: Campus Outreach 

  • Jeff and Angie Hicks: Christar India                 

  • Dr. Sam Slobodian:  Russia

  • Michael Tapia Jr.: SonSet Solutions, technology support for Radio ministries and community development 

  • Zebby Wheelock: Safina Street Network- Tanzania