Weekly Prayer Guide - January 12, 2021

Pastors & Deacons: Please remember to keep our pastors and deacons close in prayer as they diligently serve the Lord and our church. Pray for Pastor Joe as he continues to have health issues. 

Our Nation - Please pray for God's will and direction for our country and He bless America. Protection for our Police officers nation wide.

Our community - Keep in prayer all the poeple who are currenty fighting this horrible COVID virus. Since the surge there are many people in our community who currently have it.

Emmons Family - Please pray for God's guidance in: Financial wisdom, Retirement decisions regarding location and housing, our daughter Jackie, her husband and our grandchildren. Praising God because He knows the plans for us!

Angela Forman - Pray for my baby. I am concerned about the baby having a genetic disorder that will impact the baby's helath. Pray for peace and calmness during this difficult time.

Dawn - Pray for Lyndsy Marzo that they will shrink her brain tumor. Also pray for my families salvation.

Patricia - Please pray for my RA to be healed. Also for housing for myself. 

Lois Harris - Please pray for my co-worker and dear friend Sally Block, head on collision left her with a broken neck and pelvis. Continue to pray for my brother's Larry & Jimmy Harris with their ongoing medical conditions.

Jerry Belfiore - Please pray for a good friend, her mom is not doing well health wise and she doesn't know the Lord. Keep them both in prayer.

Patricia Betancourt - Please pray for my husband Wally, he has terrible back pain.

Janie Tappe -  Pray for continued healing and strength. Pray for her children's salvation.

Kathy Cole - Please pray for Kathy and the salvation of her family.

Helen Bayne - Please pray for my mom's arthritic shoulders. Please pray for my daughter Alexa's salvation and for a hedge of protection around her. Also for my mother-in-law Lois who is battling alzheimer's. Pray for my father-in-law too since he is her caretaker.

Corkey Rodgers - Update on my brother in law Kenny: radiation therapy along with antibiotics has been working and the skin cancer on his cheek is healing.  Praise God it was not found on lymph nodes. He is finished with radiation and begins other therapy on Jan. 4.Thanks you all for praying for him!

Debbie Heard- Please pray the Lord will take away pain and stiffness in my torso, heaviness and weakness in my legs. My son Mike and daughter in law Michelle for Salvation. My mother Marilyn for Salvation, that her house sells so she can move closer to us.

Autumn A. -Pray for my family to be saved. Friend Joe Pinter who is in a nursing home, looks like long term. He needs salvation and healing. Also my niece Brenna who is 3 months pregnant, pray for her to carry a healthy baby full term and for peace in her heart.

Erica Shaw -  Please pray for salvation for my brother, and for my boyfriend Michael. That Michael will not turn to drugs. Please pray this covid goes away.

Sus Pussilano- Please pray for Robbie, a family member, who is in the need of a liver transplant. He is very sick and only 50 years old. Pray for my son Phil and his family as he is still deployed, pray he will be back in the states by December.

Kristin Nelson-Continue to pray for Paul & Amy; healing strength, stamina, wisdom & peace. Pray for Janie continued healing and strength. Unsaved family,  parents Bill & Carolyn. Liz aggressive breast cancer.  Our nation for healing & unity. Operation Christmas Child, pray as the boxes go on and the gospel will go forth! Praise Baby Max continue to pray for healing & strength, Krissy and the McManus family, peace & wisdom. Praise God that Joe Hoarvath Jr is home after a long road of covid.

Fairthorne- Continue to pray for Tom as he is still in school, pray he learns all things he needs in order to pass the truck driving test. For our daughter LeAnn Shaw that she draws closer to the Lord, also for Him to bless her with the right job.

McManus Family -  We are praising God that our mighty baby Max was finally taken off the ventilator! He is now wearing a CPAP mask which will continue to help him breathe. Please continue to pray that Max will not have brain damage or mental disabilities from the hydrocephalus, that the blood vessels behind his eyes grow in the right direction and that his lungs will continue to grow stronger so that he can come off oxygen completely. Please continue to pray for miracles for Max!

Paul & Amy Crooks– Pray for Paul’s continued healing & wisdom to be guided to the right people for treatment and therapy. For Amy, peace, strength, wisdom to make the right decisions and for her good health. That their family will be spared by the covid virus which could be debilitating for both Amy & Paul.That the Lord will continue to provide for all their needs.

Dina Hempel–My family (Ted, Scott, Kyle & Jessica) to turn back to the Lord. For me to spend more time with the Lord in his word. For the Lord to continue to guide and direct my path. Pray for my parents, Tom & Fran as they have covid and my dad is in the hospital. Pray for their recovery.

Ted Schafer- Please pray for Gus while he is aaway at Bible School. Pray that he sees God's purpose for his life. Pray for safety and wellness for Rebecca as she starts her new job as an EMT.

Miranda Parmly- Please pray for my dad, Teddy. He is having heart surgery on Jan. 27 in DC. Also pray for me and my siblings that will be taking him, we haven't all been together in about 10 years.

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.  Pray for IBC members Brett and Daniela Rand as they lead this very important ministry. 

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                                    

  • Misionaries in 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                       

  • Our Missionaries in Asia:  working with refugees, leadership training                            

  • Jon and Kim Caputo: Campus Outreach 

  • Our Missionaries in India                 

  • Dr. Sam Slobodian:  Russia

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

  • Zebby Wheelock: Safina Street Network- Tanzania