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.

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June 25, 2017 -

Pray for the moderator, officers, delegates and attendees of the 231st Recorded Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan from June 28-July 2. Let us pray that our leaders, delegates and membership be given travel mercy, wisdom, discernment and insight as they serve Christ and the church.

July 2, 2017 -

Pray for Diana L. Lovett, who began as pastor of the Jones Chapel Church of the Brethren in Henry County, Virginia on June 15. Let us give glory to God for the manifold gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon Christ’s church.

July 9, 2017 -

Pray for the Crab Orchard Church, in Raleigh County, West Virginia, as they celebrate Almost Heaven 2017 this weekend.   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.

July 16, 2017 -

Tabitha H. Rudy, Interim Associate District Executive, as she prepares to serve the Virlina District as she serves our congregations, district and denomination for the next year. Let us pray that our leaders, our ministers and their families will be empowered and emboldened for the work of Christ and the church!

July 23, 2017 -

Pray for Harvey S. Leddy, whose ordination to the Gospel Ministry is scheduled for July 30 at the Williamson Road Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Virginia.  Let us pray that we will support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service.   

July 30, 2017 -

Pray for the faculty, students and staff of the Christian Growth Institute and others as they gather at the Summerdean Church of the Brethren in Roanoke County, Virginia on August 5 for “Practice of Ministry Day.” Let us express gratitude to God for those who are engaged in study, practice and formation for the Gospel Ministry in Shenandoah and Virlina Districts.

August 6, 2017 –

Pray for the 34th Anniversary World Hunger Auction to be held at the Antioch Church in Franklin County, Virginia on August 12.   Let us pray that God might multiply the efforts to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and care for the imprisoned.

August 13, 2017 -

Pray for the ministry of the Henry Fork Church in Franklin County, Virginia as they celebrate their one hundredth anniversary on Sunday, August 20. Let us honor the spiritual foundation laid for us by that great cloud of witnesses and work with a will in our own generation for the edification of the church.

August 20, 2017 -

Pray for the ministry of the Mount Hermon Church in Henry County, Virginia, as they celebrate their one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary on Saturday evening, August 26.   Let us pray that God would enable us to minister creatively in every place and situation.

August 27, 2017 -

Pray for C. Richard Edwards, who retired as pastor of the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren in Fayette County, West Virginia on June 30. Let us honor the commitment, dedication and work of those who have given themselves to the work of Christ and the church.

September 3, 2017 -

Pray for those planning the Sixth Calling the Called Series for persons in Shenandoah and Virlina Districts to consider the call of God to the set-apart ministry.   Let us pray that the Spirit of God might call forth more men and women for the set-apart ministry.

September 10, 2017 -

Pray for the Virlina District Board as it meets on September 16 at the Cloverdale Church in Botetourt County, Virginia.   Let every decision which affects the mission and ministry of the church, from the smallest to the greatest, be the subject and result of sincere prayer.

September 17, 2017 -

Pray that peace might prevail in our communities, our nation and our world, every day and especially on the International Day of Prayer for Peace on September 21.  Let us manifest acts of healing, compassion and reconciliation in our daily lives with all whom we encounter.

September 24, 2017 -

Pray for Paul J. Stover, Jr. as he celebrates ten years as pastor at Jeters Chapel Church.  Let us pray that our pastors and their families will be refreshed for the work of Christ and the church!