Church of the Brethren
Virlina District
3402 Plantation Road, NE
Roanoke, Virginia  24012
(800) 847-5462
(540) 362-1816
Virlina District

Church of the Brethren
Continuing the Work of Jesus.  Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Continuing the Work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.


December 18, 2016 - 

Pray for every individual whose life is changed, endangered or lost by acts of violence, hatred and war.  Let us manifest acts of healing, compassion and reconciliation in our daily lives with all whom we encounter.


December 25, 2016 - 

Pray for the mission and ministry of the Church of the Brethren; our members, congregations, fellowships, and mission organizations, during the coming year.   Let us use all of our being and substance to witness to the fullness of God in Jesus Christ in the midst of the great challenges and wonderful opportunities which are before us!


January 1, 2017 -

Pray for Marvin D. Wade (Beaver Creek) and Richard W. Thomas, Sr. (Oak Grove-South), both celebrating ten years in their current placements today. Let us pray that the wideness and breadth of God’s work might continue to challenge us to seek wider, greater and more creative fields of mission and ministry.


January 8, 2017 - 

Pray for the Nominating and Personnel Committee of District Conference as they meet this coming Saturday, January 14, to pursue the calling process for district leadership.   Let us pray for the guidance and aid of the Holy Spirit in discerning those called to leadership in the church.


January 15, 2017 - 

Pray for Ted M. Turner, Jr., to be installed as pastor of the Topeco Church in Floyd County, Virginia this morning. Let us pray that the Lord of the Harvest will call and send out workers into fields near and far.


January 22, 2017 - 

Pray for the ministry of the Mount Hermon Church in Henry County, Virginia, as they celebrate the one-hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of their congregation in 2017.   Let us give thanks to God for the vision of those who saw the possibilities in their day, for the faithfulness to respond during the intervening years, and for the ongoing call to mission and ministry that is before us.


January 29, 2017 - 

Pray for Julie M. Hostetter, who will retire as Executive Director of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership of the Church of the Brethren in Richmond, Indiana effective January 1, 2017.   Let us give thanks for the commitment of those who serve in the ministry and mission of the church. 


February 5, 2017 - 

Pray for Harvey S. Leddy, pastor of the Williamson Road Church in Roanoke, Virginia, who began his full time ministry there on January 1, 2017. Let us honor the commitment, dedication and work of those who have given themselves to the work of Christ and the church.


February 12, 2017 - 

Pray for the Virlina District Board, meeting at the Boones Mill Church in Franklin County, Virginia, for its winter meeting on February 18, 2017.   Let us pray that the Spirit of God will grant discernment, guide every decision and empower every undertaking.


February 19, 2017 - 

Pray for the Virlina District Ministers and Spouses Retreat, led by Joe Detrick, Director of Ministry for the Church of the Brethren, to be held at the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center on February 24-25, 2017.    Let us pray that our leaders, our ministers and their families will be refreshed for the work of Christ and the church!


February 26, 2017 -  

Pray for Jenn Dorsch, Director of Brethren Disaster Ministries, in New Windsor, Maryland, as she serves on behalf of Christ and the church.   Let us give thanks to God for the work and witness which we accomplish together.


March 5, 2017 – 

Pray for Andrew C. Duffey, pastor of the Antioch Church in Franklin County, Virginia, who begins his full time ministry there on March 15. Let us give glory to God for the manifold gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon Christ’s church.


March 12, 2017 - 

Pray for Aaron W. Klink, a member of the Peace Covenant Church of the Brethren in Durham, North Carolina and a hospice chaplain, who is scheduled to be ordained on March 25. Let us pray that we will support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service.  


March 19, 2017 - 

Pray for the participants and leadership of Pilgrimage XXI: A FaithQuest for Adults, a spiritual development retreat of the Virlina District, to be held on March 24-26, 2017.  Let us pray that God will reward those who seek the divine will with deeper spirituality and greater commitment.


March 26, 2017 - 

Pray for Roundtable 2017, to be held March 31-April 2, 2017 at Bridgewater College. Tyler and Chelsea Goss, members of the West Richmond Church and widely known Brethren young adults, will provide leadership. Let us ask God to nurture the spiritual depth of our young people.