Weekly Prayer Guide - December 8,  2019

John & Beverly Tolbert– Please keep the Tolbert's lifted up as they do God’s work in Asia.


Debbie Heard- Pray for safe travels for our son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Paige with our granddaughter, Ava as they will be traveling through the night Dec 20 from NC to be here for Christmas week.


Cindy Arsenault- Please pray for one of the individuals at the group home where I work. Her dad hurt his back weeks ago and they don’t know how or what’s wrong. He is in a lot of pain. Please pray for healing for him his name is Peter, also pray for his salvation.


Dina Hempel- Praise God! Jessica is starting a new job. Please continue to pray that my family turns to Jesus. Pray also for healing of my inflammation.


Kristin Nelson- Please continue to pray for Paul for healing, stamina and strength. Pray for Amy for peace, strength, stamina, wisdom and health. Pray for unsaved family and parents, Bill and Carolyn. Pray for Nate’s cousin, Ezra who has a mass in his chest. Pray for Lisa for continued healing of thyroid cancer. Continue to pray for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes as they continue to be processed and head out to the children all over the world. Pray for the children who will be receiving a box that they will come to know our Lord and Savior.


Jamie Lawrence- Please pray for God’s protection on our move to Colorado and for traveling mercies to all throughout this holiday season. Please pray that the peace of the Spirit will abound in me during this stressful time of moving and uncertainty.


Rick Trotta- Please pray for my mom, Betty. She is in extreme pain both physically and emotionally.


Anita Linton- Please pray for my mother, Mabel as she heads to Cooper hospital for evaluation of a mass on her shoulder bone.


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




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