Weekly Prayer Guide - January 12, 2020

Zebby Wheelock- Please keep Zebby and the Safina Street Network lifted up in prayer as they do God’s work in Tanzania. Pray protection for all those delivering God’s message and salvation for all those who receive it.

James Nutt- Please pray for my sister who is always too “busy” or working to interact with others. She is neglecting everything else. Also pray that she had a good birthday on Jan 13. Pray for the people in Australia, as they battle these massive wildfires and land devastation. Pray for the safety of the people there. Pray for the people of Puerto Rico also.

Lois Harris- Please pray for my brother, Larry Harris, age 55. He has been diagnosed with connective tissue disorder, which connects parts of the body that connect to the structure of the body. It affects his bones and blood vessels. His hands are hard to open, his legs are stiff and not stable and he gets sharp pains in his face. He is my super hero because he still fights to go to work each day.

Patricia Betancourt- Please pray for my husband, Wally, that he gets relief from his back and shoulder pain.

Wells- Please pray for the Romania trip, for the planning and financial provision. Pray for team unity and health. Pray for our home school that the girls will finish this year strong. Pray as we search for a car for Miranda.

Janet Wilson- Please let me know if anyone is in need of help. I am looking for work as a care giver, If you or someone you know is in need of help please call me at 732-409-7794. Thank you

Dawn- Please pray for my friend, Diana. She has many medical issues. Pray also for my father-in-law’s salvation.

Dina Hempel- Please continue to pray for my husband and children for salvation, to return to the Lord. Pray for my physical health and continued time with the Lord daily. Pray for Paul Crooks to continue growing stronger.

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

Janie Tappe- Please continue to pray for our Nation, our President and God’s wisdom for him. Pray for my family for salvation, no one is saved yet. Pray for my son and daughter to continue to heal in their relationship. Pray for Betty Trotta and Kathy Cole to remain healthy and strong.

Amanda Casarola- Please keep me in prayer as I struggle emotionally. I’ve been struggling with emotional problems. Please pray for my boyfriend John. He is struggling with financial issues.

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