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 3, 2018

Pray for Ed Woolf, Assistant Treasurer and Gift Operations Manager of the Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Illinois. Let us pray with appreciation for those who work quietly and without notice, but whose work is necessary for the advancement of God’s reign.

June 10, 2018

Pray for the year-round staff, the summer staff, counselors and campers, as the summer camping program takes place at Camp Bethel. Let us pray that the camp experience will be a laboratory for Christian living and that every camper might be drawn closer to Christ and the church.

June 17, 2018

Pray for David A. Whitten, to be installed this morning as pastor of the West Richmond Church in Henrico County, Virginia. Let us pray that the Lord of the Harvest will call and send out workers into fields near and far.  

June 24, 2018

Pray for the ministry of the Laurel Branch Church in Floyd County, Virginia as they celebrate their one hundredth anniversary this year. 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.

July 1, 2018 -

Pray for Gerald L. Hylton as he celebrates ten years as pastor of the Stonewall Church.  Let us pray that our pastoral families will be refreshed for the work of Christ and the church!

July 8, 2018 -

Pray for those who volunteer for the work of Brethren Disaster Ministries, particularly those from the Peace Covenant Church in Durham, N.C. who will be working at St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands from July 15-22.

July 15, 2018 -

Pray for the National Youth Conference (NYC) of the Church of the Brethren meeting in Colorado from July 21st through July 26th. Let us pray that this will be a mountaintop spiritual experience for our youth, for their counselors and the event leadership, as well as travelling mercies en-route and in return. 

July 22, 2018 -

Pray for W. Leonard Foley, who began as pastor of the PleasantDale Church of the Brethren in Botetourt County, Virginia on June 1. Let us give glory to God for the manifold gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon Christ’s church.

July 29, 2018 -

Pray for the faculty, students and staff of the Christian Growth Institute and others as they gather at the Stone Church of the Brethren in Buena Vista, Virginia on August 4 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 5, 2018 –

Pray for the 35th Anniversary World Hunger Auction to be held at the Antioch Church in Franklin County, Virginia on August 11.   Let us pray that God might multiply the efforts to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and care for the imprisoned.

August 12, 2018 -

Pray for Jessica A. Slusher, whose ordination to the Gospel Ministry is scheduled for this afternoon at the Bethany Church of the Brethren near Callaway, Virginia.  Let us pray that we will support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service.

August 19, 2018 -

Pray for Joshua N. Lucas, who was called as co-pastor of the Oakvale Church of the Brethren in Mercer County, West Virginia effective June 1, 2018. Let us honor the commitment, dedication and work of those who have given themselves to the work of Christ and the church.

August 26, 2018 -

Pray for Lori Current, who serves as Executive Director for Admissions and Student Services at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana. Let us pray with appreciation for those who work quietly and without notice, but whose work is necessary for the advancement of God’s reign.

September 2, 2018 -

Pray for Traci Rabenstein, Director of the Office of Mission Advancement of the Church of the Brethren. Let us remember that every person who serves the Body of Christ is important and that those parts which seem to be weaker are indispensible.

September 9, 2018 -

Pray for the Virlina District Board as it meets on September 15 at the Topeco Church in Floyd 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 16, 2018 -

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 those we encounter.

September 23, 2018 -

Pray for the ministry of the First Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Virginia, as they celebrate their one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary on Saturday afternoon, September 29.   Let us pray that God would enable us to minister creatively in every place and situation.

September 30, 2018 -

Pray for Heritage Day at Camp Bethel on October 5.  Let us give thanks for the goodly spiritual heritage which we have received from our predecessors.