Let us pray with the Lord Jesus Christ for the unity of His Church; for Bishops Eaton and Smith; for Francis, Bartholomew, and all bishops, for all pastors including Samuel Zumwalt, Marvin Schedler, Robert Kuppler; Peter Hoyer, Michael Bergbower; for all church workers; for Stēphen Ministers; for the people of God, and for all people according to their needs.  [Pause]

A: Almighty Father, it is Your will to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace. Let the design of Your great love shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrow, and give peace to Your Church, peace among nations, peace in our homes, and peace in our hearts, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. In Your mercy,

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A: Almighty Father, grant that we, who have been redeemed from the old life of sin by our baptism into the death and resurrection of Your Son Jesus Christ, may be renewed in Your Holy Spirit to live in righteousness and true holiness; through Your Son Jesus Christ. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Heavenly Father, we thank You for the birth of Page Branson Knoll and for the gift of life in this world from the moment of conception until we take our last breath. Look with kindness upon all pregnant women and their babies, especially remembering Sarah Bishton and Melanie O’Brien and their children. We give you thanks for the birthdays of Art Dingfelder; Kelsie Johns; Denise Benoit; Al Birnstein; Lea Shipman; Needham Hall. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Gracious Father, we give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries and ask that they may give bold witness to the faithfulness of Your Son, especially: Frank & Marti Felter; Larry & Norma Troutman; Howard & Lani Beuerman; Greg & Donna Adams; Paul & Sue Mowrey. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Compassionate Father, give healing and strength to the sick, to those afflicted in body or mind, and grant to those who struggle the gift of Your peace which the world cannot give. We pray especially for Rod Andrew; Arlene Robie; Janet Hall; Fran Perry; Arthur & Barbara Moore; Ruth Smith; Jane Dove; Judy Daniels; Lois & Pr. Bob Kuppler; Arthur Pease; Howard Beuerman; Dick Williams; Russ Kuhn; Sue & Terry Miller; Joel Peterson; Donna Franklin; Ken Manning; Ed Ludacer; Al Birnstein; Susan Strickland; Paul Rady; for all who mourn; for those persecuted for Jesus’ sake; and for those we name aloud or in our hearts, [pause]. Lord, in your mercy,

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A: Merciful Father, grant repentance to all who receive the true Body and most precious Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant us the peace the world cannot give, the love that cannot be taken, the hope that will not be disappointed, and the joy that shatters the darkness with brilliant Light. Lord, in your mercy,

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Pastor: Into your hands, dear Father, we commend all for whom we pray trusting in your mercy through your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reign with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.