Weekly Prayer Guide - August 4, 2020

Janie Tappe - Pray for healing as Janie is now home recuperating from her hip surgery. Pray that her Physical Therapy goes well and that she will be able to get around easier. That the Lord will provide for all her needs.

Sus Pussilano- Please keep my son Phil in prayer as he has been on deployment. Please pray for peace on the ship as he and the troops cannot leave the dock and visit the port cities because of Covid. Also keep his family in prayer as he has been away from them for several months.

Annie- Pray for me as I have had severe back pain. Pray for my friend Matt who has throat cancer and receiving chemo. Pray for my children to come to the Lord

Edie Smith- Pray for my son James Nutt who fell 2x last week. He may have broken his ribs. Pray for Julie Woolf as she faces possibility of having COVID. She is the only one holding her family together. Pray for me as I have had 2 accidents in 2 weeks, thankful that no one was hurt. Pray for our country and leadership as we face many crises.

Kristin Nelson- Continue to pray for Paul Crooks for healing, strength, stamina, wisdom & health.  For my unsaved family, parents Bill & Carolyn. For Jeanne who is healing from tendon surgery. Pray for Janie Tappe, for healing. Pray for school administration that they will have wisdom to make decisions for the upcoming school year. Pray for our Nation to heal and for unity.

Geisellen Fairthorne- Please pray for Tom, after 31 years he was let go and now urgently needs to find a job with health insurance. Pray for our grandchildren to grow closer to the Lord even when they are not attending church services.

Amy Crooks– Pray for son in law Jay recovering from open heart surgery to continue to heal and get stronger. Pray for Paul’s continued healing & wisdom to be guided to the right people for treatment and therapy.

Daniela Rand- Pray for Andy and her mother Jane. She is very ill. Pray for strength for Andy as she takes care of her mother. May the Lord be glorified & family remembers to lean on Jesus during this difficult time.

Lois Harris- ​​​​​​​Please pray for my brother Larry Harris and his medical issues.

Helen Bayne- Please pray for a hedge of protection around Gerald & Alexa as they drive cross country to her college in Arizona. They will be setting her up for her sophomore year. Pray that the school doesn’t encounter any mechanical problems. Pray for their safety and protection.

Karen Allas- Please pray for my brother Michael who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Thank you.

Linda Johnson – Please pray for my children, my sister, my new nephew Ethan & my best friend Sherry. Thank you.

Joy Piccolo – My coworker Reyna Rodriguez who just lost her little girl. Pray for the comfort of God to help get her through this terrible tragedy as she is in a depression and has another daughter to take care of.

Dina Hempel– Bible Study group, Amanda, Teresa & Cheryl who are all new to the Word of God that they will continue to be hungry and grow closer to Him!. For our son Scott to return to the Lord and Erika is girlfriend to come to know the Lord, Kyle & Jessica to return to the Lord. For Ted as he starts a new job in August and for him to have a changed heart. PTL that He has protected my family from the virus.

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