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January 5, 2020
Pray for Marla B. Abe, pastor of the Bethel Church, for Thomas E. Auker, pastor of the Jones Chapel Church and for W. Leonard Foley, pastor of the Masons Cove Church; all of whom began their new pastorates on January 1, 2020. Let us give glory to God for the manifold gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon Christ’s church.
January 12, 2020
Pray for the Nominating and Personnel Committee of District Conference as they gather for their first meeting on Saturday, January 18, 2020 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.
January 19, 2020
Pray for Richard W. Berkley, who attained twenty years of pastoral service with the Schoolfield Church in Danville, Virginia on December 12, 2019 and continues his consecrated service. Let us support, encourage and pray for our pastors and ministers.
January 26, 2020
Pray for the Smith Mountain Lake Community Church in Franklin County, Virginia as they celebrate twentyfive years of service to community and world. Let us pray that God would enable us to minister creatively in every place and situation.
February 2, 2020
Pray for Alexandra “Alex” Parker, a 24-year old woman from Hutchinson, Kansas, who is undertaking a year’s service as a Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Worker for Congregations In Action at Highland Park Elementary School in Roanoke, Virginia. Let us listen to hear God’s voice in all of our life lessons.
February 9, 2020
Pray for Jennifer “Jen” Houser and Zechariah “Zech” Houser, students at the Duke Divinity School, whose licensing to the Gospel Ministry is scheduled today. Let us pray that we will support, encourage and pray for those who are preparing for set-apart ministerial service.
February 16, 2020
Pray for Michael L. Pugh, who has served and continues to serve the White Rock Church in Floyd County, Virginia as pastor for fifteen years as of December 5, 2019. Let us honor the commitment, dedication and work of those who have given themselves to the work of Christ and the church.
February 23, 2020
Pray for the Virlina District Pastors and Spouses Retreat, to be held at the Eagle Eyrie Conference Center on February 28-29, 2020. Let us pray that our ministers and their families will be refreshed for the work of Christ and the church!
March 1, 2020
Pray for the Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren as it meets at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio on March 14-16, 2020. Let us prayerfully uphold those who serve with and for us throughout our nation and the world.
March 8, 2020
Pray for the participants and leadership of Pilgrimage XXIV: A FaithQuest for Adults, a spiritual development retreat of the Virlina District, to be held on March 20-22, 2020. Let us pray that those who participate gain a deeper spirituality and greater commitment.
March 15, 2020
Pray for the Virlina District Board, meeting at the Summerdean Church in Roanoke, Virginia for its winter meeting on March 21, 2020. Let us pray that the Spirit of God will grant discernment, guide every decision and empower every undertaking.
March 22, 2020
Pray for Sherri Crowe, Client Manager for Brethren Foundation Funds in Elgin, Illinois. Let us remember that every person who serves the Body of Christ is important, those parts which seem to be weaker are indispensible.
March 29, 2020
Pray for the Topeco Church of the Brethren in Floyd County, VA, and the Peters Creek Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, VA. as they celebrate one hundred and seventy-five years of congregational life this year. 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.