Weekly Prayer Guide - February 16, 2020

John and Kim Caputo- Please keep the Caputo family in prayers as they work with students assisting them on their spiritual walk.  Please pray for future ministry planning as well as continuous interaction with students. 

Dawn- Please pray for my cousin, Debbie and my father-in-law. They are both sick. Also my friend, Diana is struggling with illness.

The Fairthornes- Please continue to pray that God will convict our daughter LeAnn’s heart to come back to Him. Pray that she would read His word and start attending a Bible believing church in NC.

Kelly Lee- Please pray for my son, Matt. Pray that he commits his life to Christ and can find a strong Bible believing church in Orlando where he lives.

Miranda Parmly- Please pray for Shannon and Ricky Fary. Ricky is currently undergoing treatment for terminal cancer. Please pray for a miracle.

Patricia Betancourt- Please pray for my neighbor, Frank, who will be going back on chemo because his cancer has returned.

Janie Tappe- Please pray as I go for a check up for my eye on the 26th with a specialist. My left eye seems off. No pain, just off. Thank you.

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

Cindy Arsenault- Please pray for me. I fell on my left side on Wednesday and jolted my back, rib and neck. I am still in pain, especially on my left side and lower back.

Dina- Please pray for Daniel who is stationed in Afghanistan. Pray for my family to turn to Jesus.

Kristin Nelson- Continue to pray for Paul for strength, healing peace and stamina. Pray for Amy to have strength, peace, stamina and good health. Please pray for unsaved family and parents, Bill and Carolyn. Pray for our niece, Emma. They found a build up of certain minerals in her blood and urine that are causing her kidneys not to work properly. Pray for healing and wisdom. Pray for Ezra who has stage 4 testicular cancer and a mass in his stomach. Pray for his salvation. Pray for Aunt Cheryl who has coronary artery disease and Parkinson’s. Pray for her salvation. Pray for Calvary Academy team as they head out to the Dominican Republic. Pray for safety, fruitfulness and a revival in our kids.

Gina Martin- Please pray for my children and myself, that we would get this apartment that will make a better life for us. Please pray that my older sons find a way to get a place of their own together. Please pray that I can find a reliable vehicle and that my son finds one as well. Please pray for my son Brian who has been drinking too much. Pray that he can find comfort in the Lord and stop drinking. Please pray that my mother comes to the Lord. Please pray that I remain focused on my relationship with the Lord. Thank you

Linda Johnson- Please pray for my children and my family and friends. Please pray for me to be happy. Thank you.

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. They weren’t able to perform the surgery due to the size and condition of the area. The vet did a biopsy to see what we’re dealing with. Pray for good results.

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. They weren’t able to perform the surgery due to the size and condition of the area. The vet did a biopsy to see what we’re dealing with. Pray for good results.

Linda Friedman- Please pray for me. I'm on this diet trying to lose weight and I lost like 10-12 lbs and want to lose more but it doesn’t seem like I am. I go to the gym to workout, watching what I eat even taking fiber as well nothing so pray that I eat the right foods and exercising more. Also pray that I get the proper respect I deserve at work and I take better control of my emotions. Also pray for my parents that they work out their differences, love each other more and draw closer to Jesus. Also pray that my father works on his anger issues and be a happier person.

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