The prayer ministry is a vital part of the life of First Lutheran Church. There are many ways to live out your commitment to prayer. Which one speaks to you?
"Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective." James 5:13-16
Please join us for our next Healing Prayer Worship Services, Saturday, April 29 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 9 and 11:15 a.m. At these services, faithful people will be available to pray with you at prayer stations located throughout the Sanctuary during the time of Holy Communion.
The Healing Prayer Ministry Team provides a place to live out James’ call to prayer in and for our faith community. Four times a year, special services for prayer and healing are offered during a special afternoon vigil.
Worshipers have an opportunity to be anointed with oil and to have someone pray with them. Whatever your prayer - whether you need prayers for relief from suffering, thanksgiving and praise, healing, or forgiveness - you are welcome.
If you like to pray and would like to be part of the Healing Prayer Team, please contact Marcie Watson, Director of Spiritual Transformation at email@example.com
or (319) 365-1494, extension 280.
The Prayer Chain is a vital part of First Lutheran's prayer ministry. We are a people of prayer and this network of people is committed to prayer on behalf of the congregation based on Jesus’ words to "ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened," (Matthew 7:7). The importance of the prayer chain is that it faithfully intercedes on behalf of others in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns and emergency situations. All prayer requests submitted to the prayer chain are held strictly confidential.
If you have someone or something you would like prayer for or about, please note your request on the prayer concern portion of the yellow registration sheet in the weekend worship bulletin, email your request to Tammy Horak at TammyH@firstlutherancr.org, or call Tammy at (319) 365-1494.
If you have the gift of intercession and are interested in being part of our Prayer Chain team, please send your email address to Tammy Horak at TammyH@firstlutherancr.org. Prayer requests are sent out weekly on Mondays
and throughout the week, as needed.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Wrapped in Prayer
Over the years, the Prayer Shawl Ministry has given well over 350 shawls to people who are suffering or celebrating. Shawls are primarily knitted or crocheted from home with gathering events periodically throughout the year to learn the basics, to be inspired, or to simply visit with friends as you create.
Come and Knit with Us!
The next gathering for both new and experienced knitters will be on Saturday, February 11, 9-11 a.m., in room 312.
Whether you’ve been knitting prayer shawls for years – or wanted to but didn’t know where to begin – please join us to learn the
basics, receive help and inspiration from some “old pros,” or simply visit with friends
as you knit. If you’re new to creating
shawls, we have yarn and needles available
if you’d like to try it before you invest. Yummy snacks will be provided too! For details, contact Marla Thompson at 395-0646.